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Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Jul 23, 2017 9:17 am

UFC on FOX 25 Reebok Payouts: Darren Elkins and Rafael Natal lead the way

UFC on FOX 25 took place last night live from Long Island, New York. In the events headliner, former UFC middleweight champion of the world Chris Weidman defeated surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum via third-round submission (arm triangle choke). Both Weidman and Gastelum each took home $10,000 from Reebok for their efforts. The top UFC...

May 30, 2017 7:58 am

UFC Long Island takes shape with multiple new fights

This July 22, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York, with UFC on Fox 25. As this UFC Long Island card draws ever closer, its lineup is beginning to take shape. Over the last few days, the UFC has announced a long list of new matchups for the card. The biggest of these new...

Mar 23, 2017 7:55 am

Fabricio Werdum responds to Luke Rockhold’s callout

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum recently found himself called out by former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold this week. Rockhold explained on a recent podcast appearance that he and ‘Vai Calvao’ had unfinished beef from the Strikeforce days, and as a result, he would be willing to move up to heavyweight to settle that beef....

Feb 6, 2017 9:22 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Rothwell discusses the injuries of Cain Velasquez and his teammates

Back in December of 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was scheduled to rematch a fellow former champ in Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge reigning champ Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight crown. Unfortunately, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated heavyweight showdown with an injury just days before...

Sep 7, 2016 6:36 am

JDS on professional boxing: “That would be my paradise!”

Not many fighters have better hands than Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos. The Brazilian slugger has 12 knockout victories to his name, and has put down some of the heavyweight division’s best with his hands alone. ‘Cigano’ blasted on to the scene with an uppercut knockout of eventual champion Fabricio Werdum, and showed off his slick...

Sep 7, 2016 6:26 am

Cain Velasquez: If I’m 100% Going Into a Fight, There’s Nobody That Can Touch Me

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his title against decorated challenger Alistair Overeem. Given the perennial popularity of the heavyweight division, this championship bout has the MMA community pretty excited. There is perhaps nobody more excited for this bout, however, than former heavyweight...

Sep 6, 2016 3:48 pm

Weidman vs Romero rumored for UFC 205 in NYC

Chris Weidman’s dream of fighting at the fabled Madison Square Garden, just 20-some odd miles from the home he grew up in on Long Island, appears to be coming closer to reality. Fansided is reporting that Weidman and Yoel ‘Soldier of God’ Romero are being rumored to fight at UFC 205 at the promotions debut...

Sep 6, 2016 12:29 pm

Cain Velasquez on Brock Lesnar’s PED-bust: It Didn’t Surprise Me

Shortly after he defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar was flagged for the estrogen blocker clomiphene. While this news was certainly disappointing, nobody was particularly surprised by it. During Tuesday’s episode of The MMA Hour, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who won his title by...

Sep 6, 2016 12:10 pm

Duke Roufus Says He Would Have Quit Coaching if Anthony Pettis Lost to Charles Oliveira

Last month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis dropped down to featherweight and scored a career-saving win over Charles Oliveira. Had he lost the fight, he’d have found himself on a dangerous four-fight losing streak – the kind of skid that has ejected many fighters from the UFC in the past. As it turns out,...

Apr 28, 2016 9:08 am

Cain Velasquez reacts to Conor McGregor’s standoff with the UFC

While many fans and members of the MMA community are taking sides in Conor McGregor’s standoff with the UFC, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez offers an interesting perspective on things. Velasquez, who won the UFC heavyweight championship twice and defended it twice, understands the promo work that a champion must do, and thus offered...

Mar 29, 2016 2:44 am

The UFC 198 card in Curitiba, Brazil is absolutely stacked

A heavyweight championship title fight featuring Fabricio Werdum looking to defend his title against top contender Stipe Miocic will anchor as the main event for UFC 198 that takes place in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14th. A UFC heavyweight title fight is already an exciting fight to hold down a UFC event. However, do these...

Feb 7, 2016 2:34 pm

Training Video: UFC 197 Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 – DO OR DIE

With a date finally set in place for one of the biggest rematches in UFC history, Jon Jones will finally step back into the octagon against champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23rd. Will the time off from action hurt the challenger’s odds of reclaiming the title? Watch the compilation training video of...

Jan 28, 2016 10:45 am

MUST SEE #TBT! Tug of War part 1, Alistair Overeem versus Bobb Sapp!

If you haven’t seen this challenge between these MMA veterans, check it out! Watch this classic #TBT clip of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem taking on MMA veteran Bob Sapp. The two MMA stars who have made themselves known fighting in Japan for promotions such as K-1 and PRIDE were faced against each other in an...

Dec 31, 2015 7:51 am

PHOTO | Jose Aldo back training after UFC 194 loss

It’s been less than a month since we saw Conor McGregor KO Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at UFC 194 to claim the UFC featherweight championship. Since then, there has of course been much speculation as to whether or not McGregor would give Aldo a rematch for the belt, move up to lightweight, or...

Dec 29, 2015 4:09 pm

UFC releases 8 fighters

News broke earlier this afternoon that the UFC had cut 8 fighters from their roster. The news was broken by MMAFighting, which revealed that the UFC has released 8 fighters, including: Fabio Maldonado Chico Camus Kevin Souza Ericka Almeida Bubba Bush Micael Lebout Vernon Ramos Jumabieka Tuerxun The most shocking of the releases is Fabio...

Dec 28, 2015 9:22 am

WATCH! Fighter’s massive physique drops Arianny Celeste’s jaw!

View post on imgur.com Check out this funny GIF from the past of UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste in awe of heavyweight Alistair Overeem stepping on the scales without his shirt. The freakish physique of Overeem is something that Celeste seems to be baffled by as you can see the expressions on her face show...

Dec 21, 2015 1:39 pm

Best Brutal MMA KO Compilation: Violent KO’s All Time? – You Be The Judge

There are hundreds of MMA compilations that range from KO’s to submissions and just when you think you’ve seen every “finish” you watch one and you might be shocked that one sneaked through. If anything these are some of the most nastiest KO finishes compiled for your viewing pleasure. Which KO ranks top on your...

Dec 14, 2015 10:02 am

UFC on Fox 17 Video: Road To The Octagon – It’s Time!

Ready to bring in the New Year?  Not so fast, Dana White and the UFC have one more event to end an amazing 2015 run.  The final card of the year features Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs Rafael dos Anjos,  Alistair Overeem vs Junior dos Santos. Returning to the octagon is Nate Diaz, pursuing a win against...

Nov 27, 2015 7:09 am

PHOTOS | See how the MMA community celebrated Thanksgiving

Yesterday was quite possibly one of the harder Holidays for fighter’s to celebrate. While most people gorge themselves on food, many fighters were forced to stay on their fight-camp diets. See how the MMA community celebrated Thanksgiving below! Walking into #Thanksgiving dinner like… pic.twitter.com/kdzbVXyD7Y — UFC (@ufc) November 26, 2015 HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! | |...

Sep 2, 2015 7:02 am

UFC Fighters React To Big Nog Retiring

  The sport of MMA has said goodbye to one of the biggest legends and names in the history of mixed martial arts. Big Nog, or Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, has decided to official call it quits and accepted a job from the UFC, as the Brazilian Ambassador. When the news was announced fighters came out...