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Oct 16, 2016 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz takes a shot at rival Conor McGregor

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz recently took to his Instagram where he posted the following photo with the caption “I was ready for round 3 that night were you?”, clearly taking shot at his rival Conor McGregor. I was ready for round 3 that nite were you ? A photo posted by natediaz209...

Oct 16, 2016 11:47 am

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed that he will be making a major announcement following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez this November in New York. McGregor has remained tight-lipped about the announcement and recently told MMAJunkie that he will not be spilling the beans until his business with Eddie...

Oct 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort officially retires following UFC 204

Former light heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort has officially retired from mixed martial arts. Following his co-main event fight with Gegard Mousasi, which he lost via TKO, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from MMA. Quem não conhecesse os seus erros não é digno de liderar a si mesmo, quanto mais...

Oct 14, 2016 7:35 pm

Conor McGregor weighs in on a potential trilogy bout with Nate Diaz

Most fight fans would love to see a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put together by UFC officials. The rivals first met at March’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas, this after Nate Diaz stepped up on short-notice to fill in for Rafael dos Anjos (the promotions lightweight champion at the time), who...

Oct 14, 2016 11:11 am

Dana White & Dan Henderson discussing UFC 204 scoring after decision is read

In the main event of UFC 204 this month, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson squared off in a highly anticipated rematch seven years in the making. The fight was an extremely incredible one that went the distance, ultimately seeing Bisping awarded the unanimous decision win to get his revenge on Dan Henderson, and defend the...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...

Oct 9, 2016 4:26 pm

ICYMI: ABC Approves Changes to MMA’s Unified Rules, Attempts to Improve Scoring Criteria

In August, the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) held its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this conference, the association approved some fairly major changes to MMA’s Unified Rules. Perhaps the most significant of these changes pertain to the language of MMA’s rather archaic scoring system. Good news, considering scoring controversies – like...

Oct 9, 2016 1:50 pm

UFC 204 Bonus Report

Last night’s UFC 204 event in Manchester, England, delivered some memorable fights and a whopping nine finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at yesterday’s UFC 204 post-fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 204’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus –...

Oct 5, 2016 5:33 pm

Daniel Cormier set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 206 in Toronto

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will return to the Octagon to defend his title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled to take place on December 10. Cormier made his announcement on Wednesday night’s “UFC Tonight” show on FOX Sports 1. Cormier is slated to face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in another...

Oct 5, 2016 2:16 pm

A Look Back at the Record-Breaking Rise of Conor McGregor

In April of 2013, a 25-year-old Conor McGregor waved goodbye to a job as a plumber’s apprentice and made a successful UFC debut with a first-round TKO of Marcus Brimage. In the moments after the win, McGregor would famously call for a knockout of the night bonus. He would receive that bonus, and return home...

Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 5, 2016 8:50 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ payouts

This past weekend the UFC hit Portland, Oregon for an action packed night of fights. The event started off with a bang on UFC Fight Pass as Curtis Blaydes picked up a spectacular KO win over Cody East, leaving East with a massive welt on his head from brutal elbows. Throughout the event the ball...

Oct 3, 2016 8:39 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for ‘UFC Fight Night: 96’ which took place in Portland, Oregon. The fight card was a spectacular one from top to bottom, from Curtis Blaydes’ spectacular knockout of Cody East on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, to Andre Fili’s impressive performance against Hacran Dias on the preliminary card,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...

Oct 3, 2016 10:16 am

Amanda Nunes Calls Out Ronda Rousey

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey relinquished the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we haven’t seen her since. In the year the that Rousey has been away from the cage, the division she once ruled has experienced an incredible amount of movement. First, Holly Holm surrendered the title...

Oct 2, 2016 7:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 96 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Portland, Oregon, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 96’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Brandon Moreno picked up...

Oct 1, 2016 11:45 pm

VIDEO | John Lineker vs. John Dodson (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ former top ranked flyweights John Lineker and John Dodson stepped into the Octagon in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Lineker, who missed weight the previous day, was on the offensive for the majority of the fight, stalking ‘The Magician’ down and looking to land bombs while his...

Sep 30, 2016 6:21 am

Artem Lobov Gets Awesome Opponent for UFC Belfast

Artem Lobov may have been born in Russia, but he is very much an Irishman. As such, the hard-hitting Conor McGregor training partner has been added to the lineup for the UFC’s November 19 return to Belfast, Ireland, where he will take on Japanese fan favorite Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara. This exciting featherweight showdown was revealed...

Sep 27, 2016 6:10 am

It’s Official! Chris Weidman Will Fight at UFC 205 in New York

UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in New York City, New York, is finally starting to take shape. Last week, the card grew with the addition of several dynamite match ups, including a strawweight title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, a women’s bantamweight bout between recent champ Miesha Tate and Raquel...

Sep 24, 2016 8:22 am

VIDEO | Mighty Mo brutally KOs Hong Man Choi

MIGHTY MO KO's HONG MAN CHOI pic.twitter.com/zkIdMxFfem — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) September 24, 2016 Saturday morning, fight fans tuned in for Road FC in South Korea. On the card, famed heavyweight kickboxer turned MMA fighter, Mighty Mo, squared off against K-1 legend Hong Man Choi in a highly anticipated MMA scrap. The fight was the third...

Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 21, 2016 7:23 am

McGregor Responds to Alvarez, Khabib and Dana with Two Simple Words

UFC 205, which will go down inside Madison Square Garden on November 12, is still without an official main event. Last night, that appeared to be changing, as a series of Tweets from UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez seemed to confirm that his long rumored scrap with featherweight title holder Conor McGregor would headline the...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...

Sep 20, 2016 6:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He’ll Keep Fighting if the Money is Right

In early June, aging Pride legend Dan Henderson scored a career-revivifying knockout win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Later that same night, England’s Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight title with a shocking knockout defeat of Luke Rockhold. Under normal circumstances, the first shot at Bisping’s title would have gone to a streaking contender...