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Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 23, 2016 11:55 pm

Dominick Cruz taunts “ignorant” Cody Garbrandt

In just under one week, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will step into the Octagon against #8 ranked bantamweight Cody Garbrandt in a highly anticipated grudge match for the bantamweight title. While Garbrandt is entering the fight undefeated, on a 10 fight win streak that has seen him go 5-0 inside the Octagon, the champ...

Dec 23, 2016 11:13 pm

Martin Kampann issues warning to young fighters about sparring

UFC veteran Martin ‘The Hitman’ Kampmann spent 10 years fighting professionally, ending his career earlier this year after a 3-year hiatus following his 4th round TKO loss to Carlos Condit, resulting in ‘The Hitman’ being on a 2-fight losing streak. With 27 professional MMA fights, in addition to numerous amateur Muay Thai & Boxing matches,...

Dec 23, 2016 2:17 pm

Dan Hardy expecting final verdict on UFC return in January

It’s been a long and emotional journey for former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy. In the midst of a 2-fight win streak that saw him KO Duane Ludwig, and then pick up a unanimous decision win over Air Sadollah in 2012, Hardy was surprisingly pulled from his UFC on FOX 7 scrap with Matt...

Dec 23, 2016 11:57 am

2 American Animals Episode 26 – Enson Inoue (aka, Yamato Damashii) Joins the Show!

On this episode of American Animals, the animals are thrilled to welcome one of their greatest influences, Enson Inoue (aka, Yamato Damashii) to the show. Enson teaches the guys about Japanese MMA, discusses his willingness to die in the ring, and fills everyone in on the people/causes he is fighting for in Japan. Join us...

Dec 23, 2016 11:41 am

TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz will “try and retire before he fights me again”

In one week’s time, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against undefeated challenged Cody Garbrandt. Though Garbrandt has yet to beat a top-5 opponent, his incredible punching power and sizzling beef with the champ have most members of the MMA community pretty excited for...

Dec 23, 2016 11:37 am

Dana White drops bombshell regarding Conor McGregor’s first potential title defense

Since Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight championship by TKOing Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 back in November, there has been much talk regarding who McGregor will face next as he will have to defend his lightweight title. With that being said, McGregor revealed at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference...

Dec 23, 2016 11:27 am

The 10 Best UFC Knockouts of 2016

There is nothing quite like a highlight reel knockout. One well placed punch, perfectly timed kick, or surprise knee, and bam, it’s curtains. In 2016, the many talented fighters on the UFC roster provided us with a seemingly endless list of emphatic knockouts, some dealt with punches, others dealt with shins, others dealt with heels,...

Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am

Not so fast! Mark Hunt maintains fight with Overeem is not official

Over the course of this week, reports have continued to surface that fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will be fighting MMA veteran Alistair Overeem at UFC 209. Despite that, Hunt has continued to maintain that he will not be fighting until the UFC agrees to put a clause in his contract protecting him from fighting...

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 am

Fedor Emelianenko weighs-in on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Last month at UFC 205, Khabib Nurmedomedov cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender when he picked up a horrifically dominant win over Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov used his grappling skills to repeatedly take Johnson down, and land countless elbows, complete with trash talk to Johnson mid-fight, and a conversation with UFC President Dana White...

Dec 23, 2016 9:11 am

Cris Cyborg’s rep gives info on failed drug test

This week, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a random out-of-competition drug test on December 5th, and was potentially in violation of USADA’s anti-doping policy. The UFC was quick to release a statement on the matter, which was ultimately followed up by a statement from Cyborg herself on social...

Dec 23, 2016 9:01 am

Jose Aldo’s coach calls for UFC to back up interim title fight claims

Throughout the course of this week, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway revealed that an ankle injury will keep him from fighting Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 208 in February. Following that, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that he was in negotiations with the UFC to fight for...

Dec 23, 2016 7:18 am

VIDEO | Amanda Nunes says Ronda Rousey blocked her on Instagram

In one week’s time, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will attempt the first defense of her title. She will do so against former champion and transcendent MMA star Ronda Rousey, who will be making her first steps into the Octagon since she was knocked out by Holly Holm more than a year ago. The...

Dec 23, 2016 6:29 am

UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk weighs in on Nunes vs. Rousey

In one weeks’ time, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will make the first defense of her title. She will do so against former champion Ronda Rousey, who has not been seen in action since she was knocked out by a Holly Holm head kick in November of 2015. In advance of this fight, fans, pundits and...

Dec 23, 2016 6:01 am

VIDEO | The Best UFC Trash Talk of 2016

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/812066749688385536 2016 has been a banner year for fun fights. The year gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. It gave us Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2, Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva, Marco Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim, Steve Bossé vs. Sean O’Connell, and...

Dec 23, 2016 5:50 am

VIDEO | Amanda Nunes isn’t bothered by the Rousey favoritism in UFC 207 promos

"She can work for me." – Amanda Nunes on if @RondaRousey loses and decides to retire after #UFC207 pic.twitter.com/I4lXPxgnuk — FSLive: #JayAndDan (@foxsportslive) December 23, 2016 On December 30, former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make her first steps into the Octagon since she was knocked out cold by a Holly Holm head kick...

Dec 22, 2016 3:31 pm

Cris Cyborg releases statement on failed drug test

Thursday morning the MMA community woke up to news that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a USADA drug test earlier this month. The UFC was notified of the drug testing failure and released a statement of their own. While Cyborg’s team maintained radio silence on the matter immediately, the WMMA vet...

Dec 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Gabi Garcia gets new 49-year-old opponent for RIZIN New Year’s Eve card

Japanese MMA promotion RIZIN has announced that Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia will be facing a new opponent on the New Year’s Eve card scheduled to take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Garcia’s originally scheduled opponent, 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori was forced out of the...

Dec 22, 2016 2:35 pm

VIDEO | Dana White talks about Cris Cyborg’s failed USADA drug test: ‘I thought it was just strange that she was turning down all these fights’

The MMA community has been buzzing with the news of Cris Cyborg’s potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on December 5, 2016. The UFC released a statement on Thursday stating that they were notified of the potential violation. UFC President Dana White spoke with TMZ on Thursday about the situation. “USADA...

Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Cris Cyborg releases first statement on failed USADA drug test

Big news hit the MMA community on Thursday when the UFC released a statement that they were notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. Cyborg gave a short statement to MMA Fighting following the news...

Dec 22, 2016 11:40 am

BREAKING! Cris Cyborg fails USADA drug test

On the heels of news that Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be competing for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship at UFC 208, it has now been revealed that the UFC has been notified of a failed drug test from Cris Cyborg. The UFC released a statement on their website: “The UFC organization was...

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...