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Aug 30, 2015 1:41 am

UFC Fighters react to the MTV VMAs and it isn’t pretty

For better or worse, MTV’s “Video Music Awards” always becomes one of the most talked-about nights in American culture. Whether it’s because it is the only night of the year MTV actually acknowledges music videos or because something crazy happened, mainstream outlets are usually picking up on it and breaking down the best and the...

Aug 19, 2015 9:00 am

Report: Mark Hunt vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva 2 To Take Place In November

A heavyweight rematch between Mark Hunt and ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is being targeted for November’s UFC 193 pay-per-view event in Australia. MMAFighting.com was first to report the news, stating that verbal agreements are in place from both parties. “The Super Samoan” and “Bigfoot” first met at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia in December of 2013....

Aug 11, 2015 5:28 pm

Bellator Signs Josh Thomson To Exclusive Multi-Fight Contract

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and, now, former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is now a Bellator MMA lightweight. The promotion announced today that they have reached an exclusive multi-fight contract with Thomson. The UFC choose not to renew the top lightweight’s contract and it looks like Bellator wasted no time grabbing him up. Via press release:...

Aug 7, 2015 2:41 pm

ALL ACCESS — Go Inside BJ Penn’s UFC Hall-Of-Fame Induction

Following his historic two-division two-time championship UFC career, BJ “The Prodigy” Penn was recently awarded the sports biggest honor, a UFC Hall-Of-Fame induction. On July 11, 2015 Penn was inducted into the UFC’s Modern Era wing for his contributions to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Having made his professional Mixed Martial Arts debut at...


Jul 29, 2015 4:01 am

Is The NBA’s LeBron James Afraid Of Ronda Rousey?

UFC champion Ronda Rousey is a star in MMA and now out of the sport as well. She’s in movies and has won several awards that span across several sports. Most recently at the ESPYs she picked up two awards, for best fighter and best female athlete. While there it turns out another sport superstar...

Jul 28, 2015 5:39 am

REPLAY! Maurico Rua vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

‘Before their anticipated rematch at UFC 190, UFC FIGHT PASS presents the first matchup between Maurico Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira where the two engaged in an epic encounter at PRIDE: Critical Countdown 2005 which won several “fight of the year” awards.’ BJ Penn, Matt Hughes, & Frank Trigg Talk Fighting… Eachother — EPIC! –...

Jul 26, 2015 2:00 am

Luke Rockhold is DWARFED By These Bodybuilders

Luke Rockhold is by no means a small man. The American Kickboxing Academy championship contender trains with the likes of Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier, so he’s used to throwing down with bigger guys. It doesn’t get much bigger than Jay Cutler and Akim Williams, though. Cutler has won several body building awards including the...

Jul 20, 2015 4:14 pm

UFC Fight Night 71 Payout Report: Duffee Earns $12,000 for Main Event Bout

Todd Duffee’s first trip into a UFC main event did not end well, to say the least. The heavyweight kept the fight standing and traded shots with long-time veteran Frank Mir and was holding his ground. Duffee fired off a wild shot that left him susceptible to a counter and Mir dropped him like a...

Jul 20, 2015 9:10 am

“Cyborg” to Rousey: ‘This Is What Happens When You Talk Too Much!’

This past weekend, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino sent out a message to Ronda Rousey congratulating her on winning ESPN’s “ESPY” award. It seemed like a peace offering, but “Cyborg” just dished out another diss to the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion— it seems like all the love is lost! funny!!!look what happens when you talk too much!...

Jul 20, 2015 2:00 am

Rousey Admits ESPYs Jab at Mayweather Was Payback — WATCH!

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is preparing to defend her title against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in August, but she had to take time away from training to accept ANOTHER award. Rousey was presented with the ESPY for “Athlete of the Year” and she took a serious verbal-jab at Floyd Mayweather Jr. She...

Jul 17, 2015 8:07 am

Rousey Reveals Why She Dissed Mayweather

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey won two ESPY awards, for Best Fighter and for Best Female Athlete. When she was given the award for Best Fighter Rousey did not hold back and slammed her fellow nominee Floyd Mayweather, saying that she wondered how he felt getting beat by a girl for once. She was obviously...

Jul 17, 2015 12:01 am

Ronda Rousey Wins ESPY, Delivers Heartfelt Speech

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey won two ESPY awards, for Best Fighter and Best Female Athlete. Here’s her acceptance speech for the Best Female Athlete award. Cris Cyborg: ‘I dont hate Ronda Rousey, I’m just promoting the fight’

Jul 15, 2015 4:59 pm

OH-SNAP! Rousey Wins ESPY, Burns Mayweather

Ronda Rousey #MicDrop Posted by UFC on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Ronda Rousey was presented with the ESPY award for best fighter and had something to say about fellow nominee Floyd Mayweather Jr. Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard Perez

Jul 13, 2015 1:34 pm

“TUF 21 Finale” Payout Report: Masvidal Earns Six Figures with KO Win

“The Ultimate Fighter: ATT vs. Blackzilians” finale is in the books and the payout report has been released! Jorge Masvidal picked up a big knockout victory over Cezar Ferreira on Sunday night and will be taking home $102,000! Jake Ellenberger is the second biggest earner on the card, but keep in mind that Thompson will...

Jul 13, 2015 11:33 am

Invicta FC 13 Payout Report: ‘Cyborg’ Earns More than Half of Total Payroll

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos not only dominated Faith Van Duin in the main event of “Invicta FC 13”, but she also dominated the payroll as well! “Cyborg” took home $100,000 of the $162,000 reported payouts from Friday’s event. MMA Junkie obtained the payouts on Monday afternoon. Check out the report below! The disclosed purses reported by certain...

Jul 13, 2015 9:12 am

UFC 189 Payout Report: McGregor and Mendes Earn Big

Chad Mendes stepped in on short notice to save the main-event of “UFC 189” and was rewarded handsomely for doing so. Conor McGregor was able to put away Mendes in less than ten minutes, but it wasn’t with ease. McGregor was cut open and was taken down several times before finishing Mendes with strikes in...

Jul 5, 2015 7:57 am

UFC Reveals Their Fighter of the Year for 2015… So Far

Several fighters have had a monumental 2015 despite only being six months into the year. With June in the books, Ultimate Fighting Championship have released their unofficial half year awards and it may feature some unexpected names. Joanna Jedrzejczyk topped second-ranked Donald Cerrone in the fighter of the year category and with good reason; She...

Jun 28, 2015 2:00 am

Floyd Mayweather Shows Off a Ridiculous Amount of Jewelry

If there’s anybody that deserves to show off, it is the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. His dominant performance over Manny Pacquiao in May earned him one of the biggest paydays in combat sports history. At 48-0, Mayweather has earned the right to flaunt off whatever he buys on social media. Check out what he chose to...

Jun 7, 2015 4:20 pm

Boxing and MMA Clash when Floyd Mayweather Meets Bellator’s Best

Floyd Mayweather has been appearing with a lot of mixed martial arts fighters as of late. In May, Chris Weidman celebrated his UFC Middleweight Championship defense at the pool with ‘Money’ and now, Bellator fighters got to meet the boxing superstar! Check out a picture below where Mayweather got to meet Phil Davis and King...

Jun 7, 2015 2:22 pm

Tito Ortiz Kicks It with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

It isn’t often that “The People’s Champion” gets to meet… “THE People’s Champion”. Tito Ortiz ran into fellow ass-kicker Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Spike’s Guy’s Choice Awards. If The Rock and Tito Ortiz were to throw down, who do you think would win? Great night at #GuysChoiceAwards the biggest and best man in the...

May 28, 2015 2:17 am

BJ Penn Final Inductee For UFC 2015 Hall of Fame Class

The final 2015 inductee for the reinvigorated UFC Hall of Fame will be legendary two-time, two-division UFC world champion BJ Penn. Known as “The Prodigy” throughout his amazing 13-year, 16-10-2 professional mixed martial arts career, Penn takes his place in the Modern Era category of the UFC Hall of Fame. The Modern Era category recognizes...

May 25, 2015 11:28 am

White: ‘UFC 189 Commercial Was the Most Expensive We’ve Ever Done’

UFC 187 was a spectacle unto itself considering the fact that there were two championship fights featuring the likes of Chris Weidman, Vitor Belfort and Daniel Cormier. However, chills were sent down fans’ spines when UFC aired the newest commercial for “UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor”. The commercial cost a fortune, according to Dana White....

May 16, 2015 8:07 am

UFC Fight Night 66 Results: Nover Wrestles Way to Win Against Nam

Phillipe Nover controlled the opening round with his superior takedown game. Yui Chul Nam had no answer when it came to takedown defense, but Nover offered little to no offense while the fight was on the ground. He seemed happy to take the fight to the ground, but apprehensive to advance. Nam was able to...

May 7, 2015 10:41 am

Jiu Jitsu Master — Weidman’s Game Is Beautiful’

Chris Weidman may have just earned his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but his game has been off the charts for a while now according to his coach Renzo Gracie. “Chris is so tough right now. His Jiu-Jitsu is beautiful”. Gracie told Combate. Gracie made the remark moments after he awarded Weidman his black...

May 1, 2015 2:04 am

FEATHERWEIGHT! Diego Sanchez Dropping Down to 145

“I’m going down to 145″ For the first time since 2010, Diego Sanchez will be fighting outside of the lightweight division. Sanchez has fought for the middleweight and welterweight classes in the past, but this time he will be moving down to featherweight! Sanchez has accomplished a milestone at each weight class he fought in....

May 1, 2015 2:00 am

WATCH! – RETURN OF THE STANKY-LEG!

What could easily earn the most vicious knockout in the half-year awards also takes the cake for the best stanky-leg knockout in mixed martial arts. Kevin Bostick WRECKED Chris Costello at “BAMMA USA BadBeat 15” with an elbow while he was near the cage. Instead of falling backward, Costello simply folded and landed in the...

Apr 4, 2015 1:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 63 Bonus Report: 4 Fighters Take Home $50K!

Check out who the UFC awarded the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses to! Timothy Johnson Johnson made quick work of Abdurakhimov when he knocked him out in the last seconds of round one. The performance brought the crowd to life after a lackluster opening fight. Dustin Poirier Dustin Poirier is back in lightweight and...