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Jun 8, 2016 10:13 am

Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has gone through a rough patch in the Octagon. After losing his UFC lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis dropped back to back decisions to Eddie Alvarez and most recently Edson Barboza. Given the 3-fight losing streak, Pettis feels as though it’s time for...

Jun 7, 2016 2:47 pm

New details emerge regarding Kimbo Slice’s death

Monday night, tragedy struck the MMA community as it was revealed that YouTube sensation and Bellator MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42. While no cause of death was immediately given, a followup report emerged revealing that the preliminary cause of death was listed as heart failure. Now, according to...

Jun 7, 2016 8:29 am

Brock Lesnar calls UFC return “win-win” for everyone

While Brock Lesnar only holds a 5-3 MMA record, and retired on a 2-fight losing streak that saw him get TKOd in back-to-back fights, he believes that his UFC 200 return against MMA veteran Mark Hunt is a win-win all parties involved. He spoke to ESPN to discuss whether or not his boss, Vince McMahon...

Jun 3, 2016 1:51 pm

Nate Diaz: ‘I laid out the blueprint of what should be happening right now’

Nate Diaz got the biggest payday of his career after he fought Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Prior to Diaz getting the fight with McGregor on short notice, the product of Stockton sent out a blaring message in his post-fight Octagon interview after beating Michael Johnson. Diaz addressed “The Notorious” with profane language that caught...

Jun 1, 2016 10:02 am

Chris Weidman to likely undergo neck surgery in 1-2 weeks

With just over two weeks to go until his rematch with Luke Rockhold for the middleweight championship, Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from UFC 199 with a neck injury. Weidman revealed that while he would be unable to compete at UFC 199, he planned to compete at UFC 205, the UFC’s first event at...

May 31, 2016 2:36 pm

Chris Weidman bashes Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold surprisingly backs Bisping

Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold both were guests on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. Weidman, who was forced to pull out of the title rematch against Rockhold due to injury opened up the opportunity for Michael Bisping to get his first chance to fight for a UFC championship belt. Weidman said that by pulling...

May 31, 2016 12:03 pm

Luke Rockhold says he is making over $1 million per fight as the champion

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold sounds like he has done really well for himself now that he is at the top of the UFC middleweight division. Ahead of his title fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 199, Rockhold spoke with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour and said that he is making over $1 million...

May 30, 2016 9:14 am

Aljamain Sterling reacts to first loss of professional MMA career

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway stepped in the Octagon to settle their feud. Sterling was the one who initially called for a fight against Caraway, however it was Caraway who left the Octagon with the win. The fight was a rather close one, with many scoring the bout in favor...

May 30, 2016 8:44 am

Fighters react to Cody Garbrandt’s win over Thomas Almeida

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Cody Garbrandt picked up the biggest win over his career as he defeated Thomas Almeida via 1st round KO. Not only did the win extend Garbrandt’s undefeated streak, it also likely put him on the top 10 ladder of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings. Understandably, the MMA community went wild on...

May 30, 2016 6:57 am

UFC Fight Night 88 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 88’ in Las Vegas delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 88’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Cody...

May 30, 2016 6:43 am

Photo | Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor event poster

Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather posted the following photo on Twitter late Sunday evening promoting his potential bout with current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. .@badmedina https://t.co/648Qb26FTL pic.twitter.com/67agluPAGt — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 30, 2016 “Money” Mayweather and “Mystic Mac” are rumored to be having a boxing match which will air on pay-per-view on September...

May 28, 2016 7:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva challenges Chael Sonnen to a fight

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was a recent guest on The MMA Hour where he told Ariel Helwani that he personally saved ‘TUF Brazil 3’ by showing opposing coach Wanderlei Silva his bank account. “The Axe Murderer” denied Sonnen’s recent claims in a video posted to Facebook, where he credited his coach Rafael Cordeiro...

May 27, 2016 9:32 am

Miesha Tate’s cautionary warning to Conor McGregor

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has been competing in MMA professionally for nearly a decade. In addition, ‘Cupcake’ was one of the first women in the UFC. Ahead of her UFC 200 fight against Amanda Nunes, Tate appeared on SiriusXM Fight Club, Tate tried to impart some wisdom on UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor,...

May 26, 2016 10:26 am

PHOTO | Georges St-Pierre training with boxing greats

There has been quite a bit of speculation as to whether or not former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon. While many initially expected GSP to return to the Octagon for UFC 200, there were several bumps in the road along the way, mainly the UFC’s deal with Reebok. Despite that,...

May 26, 2016 3:36 am

Let’s talk Nate Diaz vs. Floyd Mayweather

Nate Diaz has got some great boxing skills and made Conor McGregor crumble in their fight at UFC 196 with, yes, his boxing. While Diaz thinks the McGregor vs. Mayweather talk is all just a publicity stunt to build their respective fanbases, Diaz says he would beat down both McGregor and Mayweather on the same...

May 25, 2016 5:24 pm

Nate Diaz: Conor McGregor is ‘artificial’

Nate Diaz is sitting at the top of the UFC with the promotion’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor, “obsessed” with fighting him in a rematch. Diaz spoke with Ariel Helwani on a special edition of The MMA Hour on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics that included Nate Diaz’s position on the business of fighting...

May 25, 2016 9:23 am

Frankie Edgar fires back at Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo may have gotten the better of Frankie Edgar back at UFC 156, however at UFC 200 on July 9th, Frankie Edgar foresees a very different fight. Aldo on the other hand, believes he will win the fight after “easily” winning the first one, apparently with just his left arm. Ahead of UFC 200,...

May 25, 2016 8:57 am

Urijah Faber reacts to BJ Penn’s USADA violation

Unfortunate news broke earlier this week that UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 199 scrap with Cole Miller on June 4th after voluntarily revealing that he used an IV back in March. While there hasn’t been any word in regards to whether or not Penn will be suspended...

May 25, 2016 3:30 am

PHOTO | Nate Diaz honored by California assemblyman

Nate Diaz is doing big things outside of the Octagon and has been honored for the efforts behind his goodwill. On Tuesday, the graciefighter_209 account posted a photo of Diaz being honored for his efforts in giving back to his community. The caption read: “Tonight our own Nate Diaz was honored by Assemblyman Jim Cooper...

May 24, 2016 10:03 am

Dan Henderson “almost ready” to retire

Former Pride FC champion Dan Henderson undoubtably has one of the most historic careers in the history of MMA. After winning the Pride welterweight championship in 2005, Henderson went on to win the Pride middleweight championship by knocking out Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33 in 2007. In addition, Henderson is a former Strikeforce champion, and...

May 23, 2016 6:28 pm

UFC releases statement on BJ Penn being pulled from UFC 199 for USADA IV violation

Late Monday, BJPENN.COM learned that UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn was pulled from his UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller after his admitted use of an IV to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC gave the following statement regarding Penn’s USADA IV violation: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S....

May 23, 2016 10:33 am

Tito Ortiz gives his take on why the UFC is worth $4 billion

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has had a very interesting relationship with UFC President Dana White. Ortiz and White had many disputes over the years and once almost settled their differences regarding contract issues in a boxing match but that never ended up actually happening. While Ortiz has his...