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Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am

Al Iaquinta still not happy with UFC contract despite accepting a fight

When the UFC made it’s long awaited debut in New York City in November, it only seemed logical that talented New York lightweight “Ragin’” Al Iaquinta would be a part of the card. Given this, it was no surprise when he was booked for a lightweight bout with Thiago Alves on the card’s prelims. It...

Feb 17, 2017 5:55 am

Conor McGregor flaunts lavish lifestyle on social media

It’s now been a few months since we’ve seen Conor McGregor in the UFC’s Octagon. That, however, doesn’t mean the MMA megastar hasn’t been busy. McGregor is currently in the midst of a highly publicized trip to Nevada and California, during which he has several key items on his itinerary. Perhaps most importantly, McGregor will...

Feb 15, 2017 10:58 am

Conor McGregor is on the hunt for Khloé Kardashian’s “big fat ass”

In the wake of his November knockout of Eddie Alvarez, which earned him the UFC lightweight title, MMA superstar Conor McGregor announced that he would be taking some time off to father his first child with longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin. Since then, the champ has spent the bulk of his time in his native Ireland,...

Feb 15, 2017 9:18 am

NSAC willing to grant McGregor license to host Mayweather superfight in Vegas

In 2016, Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in California, but denied one by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At the time, it was explained that McGregor’s lack of professional boxing experience was the reason he had been denied a license in Nevada. Despite that, talks of a potential Floyd Mayweather superfight continued to...

Feb 15, 2017 7:20 am

Floyd Mayweather to McGregor: take care of business with the UFC, then we can make a deal

The biggest ongoing narrative in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This potential showdown seems to generate new headlines every day, each often contrary to the previous one. Late last week, for example, reports began to surface that McGregor and Mayweather had agreed on a...

Feb 15, 2017 6:40 am

Dana White on Mayweather vs. McGregor reports: There is no deal

Late last week, a report emerged from Ireland, suggesting that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather had agreed to a deal for their headline dominating mega fight. In an instant, a fight that has long looked almost impossible was suddenly glimmering with possibility. According to UFC President Dana White, however, there...

Feb 10, 2017 11:26 am

Tony Ferguson rips on Conor McGregor: ‘Mayweather is gonna knock his ass out!’

The #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked Tony Ferguson are set to meet in the Octagon for the interim UFC lightweight belt at UFC 209 on March 4. However, the future of a lightweight title unification bout is hazy as Conor McGregor currently holds the undisputed lightweight title and is taking time...

Feb 8, 2017 10:46 am

VIDEO | Sumo bout produces thunderous, walk-off knockout

Generally speaking, knockouts are a pretty uncommon sight in the sport of sumo. When two massive men collide at full speed, however, things tend to happen. Case in point: the match shown in the video above, which pits the 319-pound Musashikuni Mamu against the 242-pound Tomisakae Ryutaro. In this contest, Musashikuni quickly sends his smaller foe careening...

Feb 3, 2017 9:04 am

Eddie Alvarez’s coach Mark Henry reckons Conor McGregor could KO Floyd Mayweather

Before Mark Henry and Eddie Alvarez took on Conor McGregor in the Octagon, the coach of the then-UFC lightweight champion didn’t have a lot of good things to say about McGregor. With campaigning for fights for both his students, Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, Alvarez was the one tasked with taking on the Irish superstar...

Feb 1, 2017 11:49 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz says Conor McGregor has no chance against Mayweather or Pacquiao

These days, combat sports headlines are being dominated by the possibility of a mega fight between semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. It seems that new details about this potential showdown emerge every day. One of latest twists in this very mercurial story occurred when Manny Pacquiao, another great of the...

Jan 31, 2017 8:37 am

Jorge Masvidal is down for an “easy money” fight with Conor McGregor

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, American Top Team staple Jorge Masvidal secured one of the best wins of his career by knocking out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone – arguably twice in one fight. This massive defeat of Cowboy followed a strange, but undeniably dominant defeat of Jake Ellenberger,...

Jan 31, 2017 6:21 am

Artem Lobov: Conor McGregor would beat Manny Pacquiao in “one or two rounds”

Over the last few months, the combat sports world has been abuzz with the possibility of a boxing mega fight between MMA superstar Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. Yet while this mammoth showdown appears to be closer to fruition than ever, it is still blocked by a number of massive hurdles. As the...

Jan 30, 2017 10:01 am

UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo is interested in a career in boxing

These days, the biggest ongoing story in combat sports is a potential boxing mega bout between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. As it turns out, however, McGregor is not the only fighter with his sights set on a boxing career. Shortly after we learned that McGregor had been granted...

Jan 27, 2017 11:58 am

The 5 Best UFC on Fox Cards so far

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Denver with UFC on Fox 23. Headlined by a bantamweight number one contender fight between Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko, co-headlined by a welterweight battle between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, and featuring other big names like Andrei Arlovski, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling and Nate Marquardt,...

Jan 27, 2017 5:54 am

With contract dispute resolved, Al Iaquinta to return to the Octagon

Back in November, the UFC made it’s long awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Given that this event marked the organization’s first trip to The Big Apple, it unsurprisingly sought to fill the card’s lineup with New York based fighters. One of those fighters was Wantagh, New York’s Al Iaquinta, who was...

Jan 24, 2017 8:12 am

Dan Hardy elaborates on comment about Ortiz vs. Sonnen being “choreographed”

With no UFC card last weekend, the MMA spotlight was fixed firmly on Bellator 170, which went down on Saturday night. This card was headlined by a light heavyweight fight between retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning star Chael Sonnen. In advance of this fight, Sonnen assured it was one he’d wanted for years,...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:51 am

Jon Anik: Floyd Mayweather needs McGregor and the UFC more than they need him

The biggest ongoing storyline in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. Until recently, this history-making showdown has resided firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. When UFC President Dana White made what he called “a real offer” of $25 million to Mayweather, however,...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 20, 2017 7:27 am

Manny Pacquiao would step into the boxing ring with Conor McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds the possibility of a mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. Over the course of the last year, there have been ceaseless headlines about this bout. After UFC President Dana White made Mayweather what he called a “real offer” of...

Jan 19, 2017 6:00 pm

VIDEO | Holding mitts for Mike Tyson in his prime was a terrifying job

Mike Tyson on the pads, featuring a very brave man holding them:via EditinKing Boxing Channel Posted by Craziest Sports Fights on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 When Mike Tyson, the knockout artist from Brooklyn, New York came into the professional boxing scene, he ate up his competition and spit them out. At the age of 20,...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...