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Dec 18, 2016 11:55 am

VIDEO | Bernard Hopkins gets punched out of the ring in his final fight

Joe Smith damn near kills Bernard Hopkins! #HopkinsSmith pic.twitter.com/2dCKBtKXj2 — The Sports Junky (@TheSportsJunky1) December 18, 2016 Urijah Faber wasn’t the only combat sports legend to retire this weekend. On Saturday night, 51-year-old boxing legend Bernard Hopkins also competed in the final fight of his career. He did so in his first fight in 15...

Dec 18, 2016 11:53 am

After loss in Sacramento, “Platinum” Mike Perry requests rematch with Alan Jouban

One of the most anticipated features of Saturday’s UFC on Fox 22 lineup was a welterweight showdown between scrappy fan favorites Mike Perry and Alan Jouban. Given the pair’s proven propensity for violence, the possibility of a knockout in this fight seemed high. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a knockout. In fact, we didn’t even get...

Dec 18, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Mickey Gall calls out Dan Hardy and “The Outlaw” responds

UFC welterweight prospect Mickey Gall scored another submission victory at last night’s UFC on FOX 22 fight card in Sacramento defeating fellow prospect Sage Northcutt in the second-round of their co-main event contest. Following his victory over “Super Sage”, Mickey Gall called out former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy in his post-fight octagon interview....

Dec 18, 2016 9:32 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt trade trash talk on Fox

Morning. RT @UFCONFOX: ICYMI on @FOXTV earlier, @Cody_Nolove & @DominickCruz REALLY don't like each other. #UFC207 pic.twitter.com/yWgS1LFsZA — Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) December 18, 2016 On Saturday night, the UFC took over beautiful Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. Over the course of this 13-fight card, we saw several memorable moments unfold. Perhaps the most...


Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 18, 2016 8:44 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC on Fox 22: 16 fighters take home $2,500

Last night, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. At the moment, purses for this 13-fight card are not known. We do, however, know how much the card’s 26 fighters took home through the UFC’s frequently criticized outfitting deal with sports apparel giant Reebok. Under the UFC’s deal with Reebok,...

Dec 18, 2016 5:53 am

Urijah Faber weighs in on his final fight

Last night, on the main card of UFC on Fox 22, MMA legend Urijah Faber competed in the final bout of his long and illustrious career. He did so in his hometown of Sacramento, California, against English bantamweight Brad Pickett. Faber was able to dominate his English foe to a unanimous decision win for a...

Dec 17, 2016 11:27 pm

Mickey Gall reveals what he & Sage Northcutt were saying mid-fight

Saturday night in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’, welterweight prospects Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated matchup between two of the brightest prospects in not only the 170 pound division, but the UFC. While Gall went into the fight with just a 3-0 professional record,...

Dec 17, 2016 10:21 am

Max Holloway sends message to Jose Aldo: “Stop crying”

Interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has certainly been on a tear of the UFC’s featherweight division over the past two years. After dropping a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor in the Irish superstar’s second UFC fight, Holloway bounced back by rattling off ten straight wins, the most recent being a win over former UFC...

Dec 17, 2016 10:03 am

Dominick Cruz praises rival Urijah Faber ahead of retirement

Tonight in Sacramento, California, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he faces Brad Picket in front of his hometown fans in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community has continued to reflect on Faber’s iconic career, which dates back...

Dec 17, 2016 9:51 am

Holly Holm opens up on fighting for inaugural women’s featherweight belt

2016 has been a bit of a rough year for Holly Holm. In November of 2015, Holm picked up the biggest win of her career as she picked up a spectacular KO win over Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 193, extending her professional record to 10-0. Unfortunately for Holm, the momentum didn’t...

Dec 17, 2016 8:47 am

Daniel Cormier gives update on timetable for return

Earlier this month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was set to fight top ranked light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 206. The fight was not only set to be a highly anticipated rematch, but would also serve as Cormier’s second title defense. Unfortunately, several weeks before the fight, Cormier...

Dec 17, 2016 7:59 am

Mark Hunt reacts to Brock Lesnar’s one year suspension

Earlier this week, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar received his punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his pair of failed drug tests surrounding his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt back in July. After it was announced in June that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon to fight Hunt at UFC...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Dec 16, 2016 7:20 pm

VIDEO | WWE’s Triple H on Conor McGregor: ‘He is custom made for what we do’

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and his popularity continues to grow to new heights. Most recently, McGregor won the UFC lightweight belt from Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter in history to simultaneously hold two UFC weight class titles. Shortly after winning the UFC lightweight strap from Alvarez at UFC 205, the double champ was...

Dec 16, 2016 3:39 pm

Mike Perry calls out “old guys” at the top of the welterweight division

While undefeated welterweight prospect Mike Perry is just 2-0 inside the UFC, ‘Platinum’ has made quite the name for himself in his brief time with the promotion. The Flint, Michigan native has not only won all of his UFC fights, but all of his professional fights, by way of KO/TKO. In his UFC debut earlier...

Dec 16, 2016 3:30 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz: ‘Pound-for-pound I am number 1!’

UFC superstar Nate Diaz has been waiting for his trilogy fight with rival Conor McGregor ever since their rematch at UFC 202 back in August. While not interested in any other fight, the younger Diaz brother spoke with ESNews and questioned some issues with the last match with McGregor and why his name isn’t mentioned...

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...

Dec 16, 2016 12:10 pm

Urijah Faber defends legacy ahead of retirement

This Saturday, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he squares off against Brad Pickett in what Faber has stated will be his retirement fight. Over the course of his 13-year MMA career ‘The California Kid’ shared the cage with some of the biggest names in MMA including...

Dec 16, 2016 10:29 am

Michael Bisping has Rolex stolen from his house

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had an expensive Rolex watch stolen from his home in Los Angeles. Bisping posted on social media earlier in the day that he was having construction work done on his house, and that the workers were racing against time to finish the project in...

Dec 16, 2016 9:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for interim title reportedly nearly finalized

While top ranked lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have continued to trade verbal blows via social media, there have been no updates regarding the negotiations for the pair to fight. Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov took to social media to reveal that he had already accepted his next fight, but was simply waiting on...

Dec 16, 2016 9:42 am

‘King Mo’ Lawal explains why he would never fight Chael Sonnen

Later tonight, in the main event of Bellator’s debut in Ireland, light heavyweight veteran Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will take on Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout. If he emerges the victor in this bout, he’ll reestablish himself as one of the very best heavyweights on the Bellator roster. This, of course, would put him...

Dec 16, 2016 9:27 am

Mickey Gall takes verbal jabs at Sage Northcutt, gives prediction for fight

This Saturday in Sacramento, California, two of the youngest fighters on the UFC roster, Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall, will square off in a highly anticipated matchup. At just 20 years old, Northcutt has quite the impressive resume. With an 8-1 professional record, Northcutt has gone 3-1 inside the Octagon, dispatching of Francisco Trevino via...

Dec 16, 2016 8:54 am

UFC books two key heavyweight tilts for early 2017

The first quarter of 2017 will be a big stretch for the heavyweight division, as the UFC has pencilled two huge heavyweight scraps onto the calendar. These fights will see the division’s two best prospects take big steps up in competition against well established names. The first of these heavyweight showdowns will occur on January 28,...

Dec 16, 2016 8:50 am

Floyd Mayweather sends Nate Diaz message regarding Conor McGregor

While many combat sports fans believe that talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match are nothing more than talks to stir up the combat sports community, Mayweather has continued to indicate that he has every intention of fighting Conor McGregor. On a recent Instagram Live video, the undefeated boxer FaceTime called...

Dec 16, 2016 7:58 am

VIDEO | Behind the scenes footage of UFC 206’s biggest winners and losers

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the first time since 2013. The promotion did so with UFC 206. In advance of this Toronto return, the card was heavily criticized for its lack of big names. When its originally planned Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson main event fell through, these criticisms...