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Jan 18, 2017 5:46 am

Nate Diaz well on his way to acquiring boxing license in Nevada

Nate Diaz is well on his way to acquiring a boxing license in the state of Nevada. According to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, who spoke with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett, Diaz has been working toward this end for several months. Having paid the $50,000 fine he was handed by the NSAC...

Jan 17, 2017 6:21 am

Conor McGregor looks to trademark his nickname

As the first fighter ever to wear UFC gold in two divisions concurrently, Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world. With numerous UFC records in the areas of fighter pay and pay-per-view sales, and side projects ranging from video game appearances to short films with John Lovitz, he’s also an astute...

Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Floyd Mayweather offers to help train Ronda Rousey

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather holds a polished 49-0 undefeated boxing record and has recently been a hot topic amongst MMA fans with the talk of a potential fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Another name in MMA that came up a lot with Mayweather was former UFC women’s bantmaweight champion, Ronda Rousey, as the...

Jan 16, 2017 6:20 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather: “tough guy” Dana White used to carry my bags

Last week, we witnessed perhaps the biggest development in the ongoing Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor narrative thus far. UFC President Dana White made the retired boxing great what he called a “real offer” to fight the MMA superstar. This offer was for $25 million dollars, and a to-be-negotiated pay-per-view split. Shortly after the broadcast...

Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Anderson Silva wants a catchweight superfight with Conor McGregor

These days, it seems that pretty much everybody wants to fight UFC lightweight champ and bona fide MMA megastar Conor McGregor. You can add middleweight legend Anderson Silva to that list. Silva explained this desire in a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet GloboTV. His words: “Now that I’m old, I’m beginning to challenge everyone....

Jan 15, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Business-minded Floyd Mayweather says he “absolutely” wants to fight Conor McGregor

.@FloydMayweather talks possible boxing fight with @TheNotoriousMMA #Boxing #JackDeGale pic.twitter.com/tTxyL4pglg — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 15, 2017 The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today is undeniably the potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. This fight dominated combat sports headlines for the majority of 2016, and...

Jan 13, 2017 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather responds to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor

On Friday, UFC President Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather $25 million to fight Conor McGregor with pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. It didn’t take long for the undefeated, retired boxing superstar to respond as TMZ caught up with Mayweather later on Friday. “Ahh you’re a f***ing comedian,” Mayweather exclaimed after TMZ told him White’s offer....

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis continues to poke at Jon Jones

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and BJJ phenom Dillon Danis are surely feeding off of each other’s strengths. For McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, “The Notorious” brought in Danis to work on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu after being submitted by Diaz in their first bout at UFC 196. Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia...

Jan 11, 2017 11:00 am

Floyd Mayweather makes Conor McGregor boxing match offer

The ongoing storyline of a Conor McGregor boxing match with Floyd Mayweather continues this week. Leading up to Conor McGregor‘s UFC 205 scrap with Eddie Alvarez in November, where the Irish superstar captured the UFC lightweight championship, becoming the first ever simultaneous two-division UFC champion, and the third man in UFC history to hold championship...

Jan 11, 2017 6:39 am

Holly Holm wants to hold two UFC belts at the same time

In November of 2015, Holly Holm shocked the world by shutting off Ronda Rousey with a second round kick to the head. With this defeat of the seemingly unbeatable Rousey, Holm claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight belt, becoming just the second woman in promotional history to wear it. Unfortunately for Holm and her army of...

Jan 11, 2017 5:59 am

Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar

Last July, on the main card of UFC 200, Mark Hunt was given the tough job of welcoming Brock Lesnar back to the Octagon. In the end, Hunt was unable to thwart the former heavyweight champion’s long-discussed comeback plans, instead coming up short on the judges’ scorecards after being out-wrestled for three rounds. In the...

Jan 10, 2017 9:41 am

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos retires from MMA

MMA veteran Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos officially retired from MMA. In 2016, the MMA veteran was on the wrong end of what will forever go down as one of the most disturbing losses in MMA history. In the second round of his Bellator 158 scrap with Michael Page, Santos lunged in for a cross in an...

Jan 10, 2017 8:26 am

Conor McGregor reportedly concerned with potential future brain trauma

For quite some time now, reports have periodically surfaced that UFC superstar Conor McGregor is concerned with brain trauma. Prior to being signed to the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor was reportedly concerned over the possibility of long-term brain damage. Despite that, the Irish superstar was signed to the promotion and went on quite the...

Jan 6, 2017 6:45 am

‘Shogun’ Rua returns against Gian Villante in March

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now knows the details of his next fight. The former light heavyweight champ will be taking on Gian Villante on March 11 in Brazil, as part of UFC Fight Night 107. Shogun will enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak. His most recent win occurred all the way back in May, on...

Jan 5, 2017 8:35 am

PHOTO | Miesha Tate undergoes successful nose surgery

Back in November at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate retired from MMA in the midst of a 2-fight losing streak. Tate had quite the emotional rollercoaster of a year as she won the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in March by picking up a spectacular 5th round submission win over Holly Holm...

Jan 4, 2017 6:33 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor announces career as horse-racing jockey in hilarious promo

Sport of Kings – meet your new King! @PegasusWorldCup @realjonlovitz pic.twitter.com/IOiqHw8ImC — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 4, 2017 It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is one of the greatest fighters on earth. Having won the UFC featherweight title from Jose Aldo in December of 2015, he then went on to clobber Eddie Alvarez to win...

Jan 3, 2017 10:49 am

Cody Garbrandt’s coach discusses first potential title defense

To close out 2016, undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt put on the performance of a lifetime as he not only defeated former bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, but picked ‘The Dominator’ apart over the course of five rounds, even rocking Cruz several times throughout the fight. Leading up to the fight, Garbrandt stated several...

Jan 3, 2017 9:08 am

“No concern” about Ronda Rousey having suicidal thoughts post-UFC 207

Following Ronda Rousey’s UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015, the former champ was very open about her thoughts of suicide backstage immediately following the loss. Several months following the loss, Rousey joined Ellen DeGeneres on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to discuss he suicidal thoughts post-fight, saying: “Honestly, my thought, I was...

Jan 1, 2017 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt gets mural in Sacramento after bantamweight title win

Check out the @cody_nolove painting by Sacramento legend @garibaldiarts we had this pre-made to celebrate Cody's victory with a unique Champion shirt @torque1_net so proud of this guy! Broken hearts and hand grenades #nolove A post shared by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Jan 1, 2017 at 12:06pm PST   Last Friday night, in the co-main...

Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Frank Mir punks UFC Undisputed video game motion capture specialist

You have to be a pretty brave soul to play tricks on some of the most talented mixed martial arts athletes in the world. In this hilarious video, we take a look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doing some motion capture sequences for the UFC Undisputed video game. The video shows a man...

Dec 28, 2016 7:38 am

VIDEO | 380 lb giant gets KO’d by smaller opponent in super-heavyweight fight

There’s a place in the heart of just about every fight fan for a good freak show fight: fights between hulking, musclebound leviathans, and smaller, but generally more skilled opponents. These fights are typically relegated to the Asian mixed martial arts circuit, where sanctioning bodies are a little less rigid. We saw dozens of these fights...

Dec 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen: Why Liddell and Hughes lost their UFC jobs, but Griffin kept his

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG earlier this year, there followed a wave of controversial layoffs, as everyone from Tom Wright to social media specialist Shanda Maloney lost their jobs. The latest high-profile UFC employees on the chopping block were UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, who were given desk jobs...

Dec 19, 2016 8:47 am

VIDEO | Holly Holm breaks down Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey

The next UFC event on the horizon is UFC 207, which will go down on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Amanda Nunes, and once-dominant former champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey, of course, has not been seen in action in more than...

Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm

TJ Dillashaw sends Urijah Faber a message following retirement fight at UFC on FOX 22

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber retired from the sport of mixed martials arts last night, this following his dominant UFC on FOX 22 victory over Brad Pickett, which took place in front of Faber`s hometown crowd in Sacramento, California. Shortly after earning the decisive victory, Faber`s former teammate and protégé TJ Dillashaw reached out...

Dec 16, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Freddie Roach on Conor McGregor: ‘He’s not that good of a fighter’

Famed boxing coach and trainer Freddie Roach has worked with some big names in mixed martial arts. From Georges St-Pierre to Anderson Silva, Roach is familiar with talent in both MMA and of course, boxing. With current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently getting his boxing license, it has caused quite a buzz in the...