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Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Former title challenger Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon at the TUF 25 Finale

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard, who now competes in the UFC featherweight division, will face a stiff test in his next fight. The hard-nosed veteran will be taking on Japanese Team Alpha Male prospect Teruto Ishihara. Maynard and Ishihara will collide at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale this July 7, in the midst...

Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Joe Lauzon explains how Chris Weidman “took one for the team” at UFC 210

UFC 210 was steeped in controversy, as Pearl Gonzales was very nearly forced out of her fight with Cynthia Calvillo for having breast implants, and Daniel Cormier appeared to push down on his towel to make weight for his light heavyweight title fight with Anthony  “Rumble” Johnson. Of all the controversies attached to this card,...

Apr 16, 2017 9:08 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza releases statement after TKO loss

On Friday night, Brazilian grappling sensation Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was one of the hottest contenders in the middleweight division, and one of the most deserving men of a shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title. On Saturday night, he was dropped by a second-round Robert Whittaker head-kick, and polished off by a meteor shower of ground...

Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Anthony Johnson issues statement on appeal against Daniel Cormier

This week, news surfaced that recently retired UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson had filed a formal appeal with the NYSAC regarding his fight with Daniel Cormier. The appeal revealed that Johnson was looking to have Cormier testify under oath as to why he held the privacy towel at the early UFC 210 weigh-ins, and if...

Apr 13, 2017 1:05 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 210, former light heavyweight No. 1 contender back to the top

UFC 210 took place this past weekend as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was able to defend his belt against the knockout specialist Anthony Johnson. Following Cormier’s second round submission win, Johnson surprised the MMA community by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Johnson said in the post-fight Octagon interview,...

Apr 13, 2017 11:41 am

Johnson demands Daniel Cormier be stripped of belt in formal appeal

This past weekend at UFC 210, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defeated Anthony Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch two years in the making. Prior to the fight however, Cormier made headlines for his controversial weigh-in. The champ stepped in the scale with just minutes to go until time was up, and weighed-in at...

Apr 13, 2017 8:47 am

Joe Rogan weighs in on Mousasi-Weidman controversy

This past weekend at UFC 210, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped into the Octagon with Gegard Mousasi in hopes of snapping a 2-fight skid that had seen him lose the UFC middleweight title to Luke Rockhold in 2015 before then being viciously knocked out by Yoel Romero in November. In the fight with...

Apr 13, 2017 5:51 am

Jon Jones once again rips Daniel Cormier over ‘TowelGate’ incident

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 210, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier scored an impressive, second-round submission win over the ever-dangerous Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Regrettably, Cormier’s win was not without controversy. On the Friday morning before his battle with Rumble, Cormier stepped onto the scale and weighed in a 206.2 pounds, 1.2...

Apr 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Hard to deny Gegard Mousasi’s value to the UFC with his compelling UFC event stats

Gegard Mousasi has picked up multiple championship titles throughout his mixed martial arts career, including a light heavyweight Strikeforce strap and two division titles in DREAM. There is no denying the UFC middleweight contender’s status as one of the elite fighters in mixed martial arts. However, Mousasi in now at the crossroads on his MMA...

Apr 12, 2017 9:47 am

Daniel Cormier once again defends holding towel at weigh-ins

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stirred up quite a bit of controversy on Friday at the UFC 210 early weigh-ins prior to his UFC 210 showdown with Anthony Johnson on Saturday evening. Cormier missed weight on his first attempt, weighing in at 206.2 pounds; 1.2 pounds over the light heavyweight title fight limit of...

Apr 12, 2017 9:27 am

UFC 210 medical suspensions

This past weekend, the UFC hit New York for a highly anticipated night of fights headlined by a light heavyweight tilt between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson for the UFC light heavyweight championship. In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman looked to return to title contention as he fought Gegard Mousasi in...

Apr 12, 2017 7:49 am

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi gets thug life treatment following UFC 210 win

@mousasi_mma pic.twitter.com/4kSUSQRYEP — Fury's Fight Picks (@FurysFightPicks) April 12, 2017 Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 210, streaking middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored an extremely valuable win over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Unfortunately, this win was not without controversy… The controversy began in the second round, when Mousasi seemed to be stealing...

Apr 11, 2017 5:49 pm

Michael Bisping blasts Chris Weidman for “Oscar Winning Performance” at UFC 210

Michael Bisping blasts Chris Weidman for “Oscar Winning Performance” at UFC 210 Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a controversial TKO loss to surging division Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of this past weekend’s UFC 210 pay-per-view fight card in Buffalo, New York. Just over the midway point of the fights second-round, Gegard...

Apr 11, 2017 3:51 pm

Anderson Silva shuts down Belfort and Rockhold, has two opponents in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva shuts down Belfort and Rockhold, has two opponents in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Unfortunately for fight fans, news broke last week that Gastelum had been...

Apr 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Holly Holm targeted to return in June against former title challenger

There has been speculation for quite some time regarding when former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm would be returning to the Octagon following her UFC 208 unanimous decision loss to Germaine De Randamie in a failed bid for the inaugural featherweight title. This week, MMAFighting confirmed reports that Holm is being targeted to return...

Apr 11, 2017 10:06 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre explains how he has benefited from his time off

After months of conflicting rumors and reports, and a very public contract dispute with the UFC, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is now pencilled in for a return to the Octagon. Though we don’t yet know when or where this St-Pierre comeback will go down, we know it will occur in the unfamiliar ranks...

Apr 11, 2017 9:18 am

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson scores incredible knockout in kickboxing match

https://www.facebook.com/SoaTheHulk/videos/1308152085887395/ It’s no secret that UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson possesses some of the best striking in the entire UFC given his Karate background. Thompson won numerous International Kickboxing Federation (IKR) championships in the early 2000s. In addition, Thompson never lost a match, going a perfect 37-0 throughout the course of his kickboxing career. When Thompson...

Apr 11, 2017 7:55 am

Michael Bisping trashes “little b*tch” Chris Weidman for UFC 210 fiasco

Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 210, Chris Weidman lost to Gegard Mousasi by second-round TKO. The circumstances of this TKO, however, were quite controversial. It began with Mousasi landing what appeared to be two illegal knees. From there, the action was stopped, as a swarm of confused officials and referees milled about...

Apr 11, 2017 6:47 am

Report: Bellator MMA has its sights set on two more UFC stars

When streaking middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Octagon with Chris Weidman at last Saturday’s UFC 210, it marked the final obligation on his current UFC contract. Though it was not without controversy, he was able to win this final contracted fight, and will now be able to test free agency as one of...

Apr 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored a controversial second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman at this past weekend’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York. Mousasi caught Weidman with a pair of knees following the midway point...

Apr 10, 2017 7:54 am

Luke Rockhold calls for interim title fight, Dana White responds

The middleweight title picture is currently a bit chaotic, as reigning champ Michael Bisping is poised to defend his title against Georges St-Pierre, a former welterweight champion who has never fought at middleweight before. Unsurprisingly, this news has not gone over well with the many more deserving contenders at middleweight, such as former champ Luke Rockhold. In...

Apr 9, 2017 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win

Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi picked up his fifth win in a row at last night’s UFC 210 pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York by earning a second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman. Unfortunately for Mousasi, his victory over...

Apr 9, 2017 12:24 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Carvalho head kick flattens Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 176

Back in May of 2016, Brazil’s Rafael Carvalho scored a controversial split decision win over Dutch kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef, defending the Bellator middleweight strap in the process. Given that many fans and pundits believed Manhoef should have gotten the nod in this fight, Bellator then pencilled the two middleweights in for a rematch –...

Apr 9, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO l Fighters prove Daniel Cormier’s towel-grab can actually help shed some pounds

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSpIn2xgQD5/ Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defended his crown with a second-round submission of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. As impressive as Cormier’s blowout of Johnson was, however, it was not without controversy. On Friday morning, the 26 fighters competing on the UFC 210 bill were scheduled to...

Apr 8, 2017 10:57 am

Daniel Cormier says he is done fighting at 205lbs

Friday morning at the UFC 210 early weigh-ins, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier came in overweight, weighing in at 206.2 pounds for his highly anticipated title fight with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Cormier then stepped back for just over two minutes before reemerging and weighing-in at 205 pounds. With that being said, there was quite...