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Oct 16, 2017 9:07 am

Alexander Gustafsson makes prediction for possible Oezdemir vs. Cormier fight

Though nothing is official just yet, it sounds as though the next UFC light heavyweight title fight will pit reinstated champion Daniel Cormier against surging Swiss contender Volkan Oezdemir. If this fight does go down as expected, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson will be watching it intently, as he’s likely to be the next man in line for...

Oct 16, 2017 8:12 am

Tyron Woodley believes there’s only one fight that Ronda Rousey will return for

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey‘s last fight: an abrupt, December 2016 knockout loss to reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. This last Rousey fight, meanwhile, was preceded by an even longer layoff, as her next most recent fight occurred all the way back in November of 2015, when she...

Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Gokhan Saki discusses his progress in wrestling, jiu jitsu

Just weeks removed from his successful UFC debut – a first round clobbering of Henrique da Silva – kickboxing icon Gokhan Saki is already scheduled for his second Octagon bout. This sophomore UFC effort will occur at UFC 219 this December 30, when he will battle rising light heavyweight contender Khalil Rountree. Speaking to MMAFighting.com...

Oct 14, 2017 2:49 pm

Frankie Edgar Isn’t Convinced More Weight Classes Stop Brutal Cuts

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee put on a great fight at UFC 216 but it almost never happened. Media watched the early weigh-ins on that Friday morning on the edge of our seat. Watching Lee come out and stand on the scale at the very last second was stressful, both in the danger of the...

Oct 13, 2017 11:59 am

Demetrious Johnson Will Compete in H1Z1 at TwitchCon for $200K

Demetrious Johnson just beat Anderson Silva’s record, successfully defended his title, pulled off one of the most amazing submissions in UFC history, but he’s always on to the next challenge. He’s going to continue to try and take his gaming to the next level by competing at TwitchCon this year. He’ll be joined in the...

Oct 13, 2017 7:02 am

Junior dos Santos Says Not Knowing About His USADA Test Has Torn ‘His Soul Apart’

After losing his second fight with Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos was eager to step into the Octagon with rising star Francis Ngannou in his journey back to a title fight. Unfortunately, he became one of the victims of USADA. He was notified of a potential anti-doping violation and pulled out of the card. Eventually,...

Oct 12, 2017 8:08 am

Darren Till plans to call out another top welterweight right after he beats “Cowboy”

On October 21, in the main event of the UFC’s anticipated return to Poland, rising British welterweight Darren Till will face the biggest test of his career in Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Should Till defeat Cerrone, he plans to make an immediate callout of another ranked welterweight: “Platinum” Mike Perry. “I think that’s a good fight...

Oct 12, 2017 6:46 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses choice to stay at 125, what it will take to move to 135

Last weekend, UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson submitted Ray Borg, defending his title for a record-breaking 11th-consecutive time in the process. Given Johnson’s almost unfathomable dominance at flyweight, there have been widespread calls for him to move up to the 135-pound bantamweight division. Apparently, however, he plans to stay at 125 pounds, and further cement...

Oct 11, 2017 8:29 am

Carlos Condit understands where Tyron Woodley’s critics are coming from

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s last two title defenses, a pair of tepid decision wins over Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia, have generated quite a bit of criticism, as many fans feel he could have done more to pursue a finish over his foes. UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit, who will return from a long...

Oct 10, 2017 5:29 pm

Rose Namajunas Believes Opponents Are Beaten Before They Fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk

It was last Friday when probably the most intimidating women’s fighter on the planet stomped across the stage to stare into Rose Namajunas’ eyes. She’s basically dominated every UFC strawweight title hopeful in violent fashion. She’s known for her staredowns. Sometimes she’ll crouch down in some sort of animalistic way, making sure her face is...

Oct 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Demetrious Johnson talks about his phenomenal submission and where it came from

I couldn’t even believe this as I was watching it. #Repost @lovatojrbjj ・・・ This is getting posted everywhere, but it’s too beautiful for me not to share as well! Congrats @mightymouse125 for making history & thank you for displaying so much incredible technique in all of your fights! #demetriousjohnson #UFC #JiuJitsu #MMA A post shared...

Oct 10, 2017 5:59 am

Tony Ferguson directs an intense threat at Conor McGregor

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to capture the UFC interim lightweight title. In the wake of this title win, Ferguson quickly set his sights on a title unification battle with undisputed champion Conor McGregor, and according to UFC President Dana White, this is indeed the direction...

Oct 9, 2017 1:13 pm

Dana White comments on the latest with Cris Cyborg vs Holly Holm

Many are wondering when we will see Cris Cyborg make her way back to the Octagon to defend the UFC women’s featherweight title. Cyborg won the women’s 145-pound belt in July after the promotion stripped the title from the inaugural champion, Germaine de Randamie, after she refused to fight Cyborg who was the number one...

Oct 8, 2017 8:28 am

Tony Ferguson on Conor McGregor: he poses no threat to me

Last night, in the main event of the stacked UFC 216, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson finally earned himself a piece of UFC gold, authoring a third-round submission win over Kevin Lee to capture the promotion’s interim lightweight title. With this win in the rear-view, the expectation is that Ferguson is likely to battle undisputed...

Oct 7, 2017 10:51 am

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson Describes His ‘Next Stage’ Style as ‘F-cking Genius’

No matter how you feel about Tony Ferguson, whether you think he’s ‘weird’ or just don’t  like him, you can admit that he’s just different. If he’s not in workout clothes, he’s dressed like he just walked out of The Continental hotel with a new tactical suit. And what’s the deal with the shades? Then, he...

Oct 7, 2017 8:50 am

A Confident Kevin Lee Speaks On His ‘Mistimed’ Weight Cut

We’re still a wreck from yesterday but Kevin Lee looks on top of the world. A couple of days ago, it was reported that he had to lose 19lbs in 20 hours. It was a long and stressful cut, but he pulled it off yesterday. Last night after the big ceremonial weigh-ins, Kevin Lee joined...

Oct 3, 2017 6:46 am

Alistair Overeem reveals the huge stakes of his fight with Francis Ngannou

On December 2, in one of the biggest fights on the UFC 218 bill, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will enter the cage with surging French contender Francis Ngannou. According to Overeem, who appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, he’s been told by the UFC that he’ll get a...

Sep 29, 2017 7:30 am

Aljamain Sterling Gets Into It With Jimmie Rivera’s Wife on Twitter

This fight game gets heated, ladies and gentlemen. Especially now with a cornucopia of social media overflowing at our fingertips. It’s easy to get heavily invested in an upcoming fight and get carried away talking to someone about it online. It happens to the best of us. It must be even harder to try and...

Sep 23, 2017 7:27 am

Pros react to Ovince Saint Preux’s impressive first-round finish

Ovince Saint Preux squared off with Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 yesterday in Japan. “OSP” was able to secure top position early in round one, this after Okami decided to pull guard, and promptly submitted his Japanese opponent with a Von Flue choke. The victory marked Saint Preux’s second...

Sep 20, 2017 5:22 pm

Paige VanZant Shows Off Her Upcoming Book and Reveals Release Date

The latest news about Paige VanZant isn’t just that the strawweight will be moving up into the new flyweight division at UFC 216. Back in January, VanZant announced she had a new book deal in development and it looks like it has all came together. Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life, is the title...

Sep 19, 2017 11:10 am

Michael Bisping Contemplating Retirement After ‘Putting a Beating’ on GSP

For 11 years, Michael Bisping has Left Hook Larry-ed himself up to the tallest heights of the UFC ladder. He’s earned the UFC middleweight title, avenged two of his worst losses in the process, got a pretty cushy desk job, and even some movie gigs. At the age of 38 and the verge of what...

Sep 3, 2017 8:33 am

Bellator star AJ McKee updates on beef with “dumb ass” James Gallagher

AJ McKee (9-0) and James Gallagher (7-0) are two of the hottest prospects on the Bellator roster, and they happen to compete in the same division. As such, the two rising featherweights have developed a pretty memorable rivalry – one that will inevitably have to be settled in the cage. Speaking on the latest edition...

Aug 30, 2017 8:23 am

Paulie Malignaggi clarifies on claims that he was a spy for Floyd Mayweather

For a brief period, retired boxer Paulie Malignaggi served a sparring partner for Conor McGregor in an effort to help the Irishman prepare for his Saturday scrap with Floyd Mayweather. Unfortunately, McGregor and Malignaggi’s work together spawned one of the most high-profile beefs in combat sports, as Malignaggi didn’t like how he was portrayed by the...