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Oct 27, 2015 10:26 am

Askren slams Hendricks over “pathetic excuses” with weight-cutting

ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren is always going to speak his mind. As the undefeated champion of ONE with a 14-0 record, Askren shared his thoughts with MMA Junkie on Johny Hendricks missing weight for his fight scheduled against former teammate Tyon Woodley at UFC 192. “People are finally getting to see what I’ve...

Oct 27, 2015 9:46 am

Jones’ manager: DC rematch will be on our terms

Jon Jones was recently reinstated by the UFC, and has reportedly never been more focused. With that being said, a rematch with current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is on everyone’s mind. The only obstacle to that is that DC is currently looking to sit out for a while and rest up for the...

Oct 27, 2015 9:38 am

Ian McCall eyeing ‘Cerrone-like’ schedule after returning from surgery

UFC flyweight Ian McCall has had a laundry list of injuries that have haunted him since signing with the UFC in 2012. McCall said in an interview with MMA Junkie that he just finished shoulder surgery twelve weeks ago for a torn rotator cuff, two torn labra, and a torn bicep tendon. McCall was initially...

Oct 27, 2015 9:26 am

Poirier: I saved Norman Parke’s career

When Joseph Duffy withdrew from his main event bout of ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ against Dustin Poirier the UFC offered Norman Parke the opportunity to step in on short notice for Duffy. Parke accepted the bout, however Poirier didn’t, which brought him criticism from many fans. Parke went on to fight Reza Madadi in the...


Oct 27, 2015 8:30 am

Arrest warrant issued for Hong-Man Choi

Things aren’t looking good for former K-1 fighter Hong-Man Choi. According to The Korea Times, an arrest warrant has been issued for the 7’2 kickboxer due to unpaid debts dating back to 2013. Choi allegedly borrowed 1 million won (approximately $900 USD) from a friend back in 2013, and then another 25 million won (approximately...

Oct 27, 2015 8:18 am

Luke Rockhold blasts “dirty” Vitor Belfort for cheating on “another level”

When it comes to Vitor Belfort’s past transgressions, fighters and fans are split right down the middle. While some see Vitor Belfort’s failed drug tests and PED usage as a thing of the past, others believe he should continue to be ostracized for them. Prior to Belfort’s appearance on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour podcast...

Oct 27, 2015 8:05 am

Duffy planned to fight Poirier despite concussion

This past weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ was supposed to be headlined by an exciting lightweight matchup between Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier. Several days before fight night, it was announced that Duffy had suffered a concussion in training and would be unable to compete. Norman Parke was offered as a replacement for Duffy, but...

Oct 27, 2015 7:59 am

Rothwell goes off on Anderson Silva: You’re not a man, you’re nothing

Ben Rothwell has quickly become a fan-favorite fighter. From giving out free t-shirts during a recent Q&A event, to the menacing laugh he does during post-fight Octagon interviews, Rothwell is loved by many. However with his recent comments towards former UFC middleweight kingpin, Rothwell likely didn’t earn himself any extra fans. He spoke on The...

Oct 27, 2015 7:44 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ medical suspensions

This past Saturday the UFC headed to Dublin for an action-packed night of fights that ended with beer being thrown at Louis Smolka for defeating Ireland’s hometown-hero Paddy Holohan. We now have the medical suspensions from the event, courtesy of MixedMartialArts.com. Garreth McLellan: 7 days mandatory rest Bubba Bush: 45 days no fight, 30 days...

Oct 27, 2015 7:00 am

Dustin Ortiz burns “UFC Fight Night 76” winner Louis Smolka

This past Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ Louis Smolka stepped into the Octagon in hostile territory, where he ultimately submitted hometown hero Paddy Holohan. Following the bout Smolka was asked what he thought he had to do to climb the UFC’s flyweight ranking ladder, to which he responded that he needed wins over ranked...

Oct 27, 2015 7:00 am

WATCH! Vitor Belfort releases new training footage ahead of UFC Fight Night 77

A third bout between legendary fighters Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson is set for UFC Fight Night 77 at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 7. Belfort released more training footage leading up to their fight and his camp looks to be in good form. Will “The Phenom” have the edge mentally...

Oct 27, 2015 6:29 am

Bellator 144’s ratings are in and they aren’t pretty

Friday night’s Bellator 144 event was packed with finishes, as well as a title fight, but that wasn’t enough to bring eyes to the fight card.  According to MMAFighting, the event drew in a dismal 555,000 viewers, the lowest of any Scott Coker era Bellator event.  Prior to Bellator 144, the lowest viewership for a...

Oct 26, 2015 2:56 pm

Coker: Koscheck/Daley II targeted for summer 2016

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck (17-10 MMA) signed a contract with Bellator MMA this past June and is currently awaiting his first opponent from the promotion. The former “Ultimate Fighter Season 1” star was initially slated to make his first Bellator appearance this December at Bellator 147, but instead is now being targeted for a January event....

Oct 26, 2015 2:56 pm

‘I’ve Never Seen Jon Jones This Focused…’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones made headlines last Friday, when UFC officials announced that “Bones” had been formally reinstated by the organization. Shortly after the news broke, Jones took to his personal Facebook page to address his fans with the following message: “I am grateful for the opportunity to resume my career and...

Oct 26, 2015 2:18 pm

Dustin Poirier to haters: ‘You really think I’m scared to fight somebody?’

UFC lightweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier (18-4 MMA) fell under scrutiny last week, when he opted against taking a short-notice fight with Norman Parke at this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin, Ireland. Poirier defended his decision during a recent interview with MMAJunkieRadio: “This is the thing I want people to know,” he said. “This would have been...

Oct 26, 2015 1:56 pm

Manager: Jon Jones is aiming for April return to UFC

Jon “Bones” Jones has officially been reinstated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship now that his personal business is settled and fans of the sport could not be more happy. “Bones” himself shared how excited he was to make his return to the octagon in a video, and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was quick...

Oct 26, 2015 12:53 pm

Dana White: Partnership has been a ‘home run for Reebok’

The Reebok and UFC deal has been a good and a bad thing depending on who you ask. UFC President Dana White clamors that the deal struck between the two mega brands has been a “home run.” “The backlash to Reebok was ridiculous but everybody thinks they know all about this sh*t and they have...

Oct 26, 2015 11:46 am

Chris Weidman responds to Luke Rockhold’s “slow” comments

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman faces contender Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rockhold recently expressed in an interview that he was very confident in his match versus the champion, who he feels is “slow, slow, slow.” Weidman sent out a tweet with MMA Fighting’s link talking about Rockhold’s...

Oct 26, 2015 11:36 am

Rockhold vows to finish “slow, slow, slow” UFC Champ Weidman

UFC Middleweight Championship contender Luke Rockhold is extremely confident in his upcoming fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 194., and he has every right to be. He is coming off a dominant victory over former champion Lyoto Machida and is currently riding a four fight win streak. That’s not to say Weidman shouldn’t be confident...

Oct 26, 2015 11:30 am

‘I took 6 years off from sparring’

Robbie Lawler is the perfect example of “never say never”. Fans were ecstatic to see “Ruthless” make his return at “UFC 157” in 2013 where due to the fact that he always gave them a show. Even though his run in Strikeforce was less-than-stellar, fans knew they would always get an exciting scrap when Lawler...

Oct 26, 2015 10:16 am

WATCH! Conor McGregor fires off spinning s*** in training

A video posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Oct 25, 2015 at 6:41pm PDT UFC Featherweight Champions Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo are set to clash at “UFC 194” to decide who the king of the division truly is. The two were originally scheduled to main event “UFC 189” back in July, but a...

Oct 26, 2015 9:54 am

UFC fighter challenges Sage Northcutt to breakdance competition

A video posted by ufc (@ufc) on Oct 24, 2015 at 12:16pm PDT The bloody fight, which streamed on UFC Fight Pass was a tough battle between the two competitors, but the post-fight celebration is what a lot of fans remembered. UFC middleweight Krzysztof Jotko celebrated his split-decision win over Scott Askham with some B...

Oct 26, 2015 8:40 am

Reebok executive responds to Brendan Schaub’s criticisms

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub has made his opinion known on the Reebok deal that was struck with the UFC, ultimately retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts with the Reebok sponsorship playing a big part in his decision. Reebok senior director of combat training Michael Lunardelli spoke with the MMA Hour last week...

Oct 26, 2015 6:34 am

Conor McGregor has a message for future UFC opponents

Conor McGregor has proven time and time again that fans should think twice before they doubt him. Behind every great fighter is a great team, and this situation is no different; John Kavanagh and Primal MMA head coach Owen Roddy help McGregor craft his gameplans and aid him through his training camps that lead him...

Oct 26, 2015 6:01 am

WATCH! UFC unveils new “Conor McGregor On The Brink” video part 2

On Sunday, UFC on Fox unveiled a two part series highlighting Conor McGregor’s path to fighting at UFC 189. UFC on Fox describes the video saying, “Irish superstar Conor McGregor’s personal account of his mission to seize the interim featherweight belt, including never before seen sights and sounds from his UFC 189 championship blockbuster versus Chad Mendes.” Click...

Oct 26, 2015 6:00 am

Rizin FF heavyweight tournament gets a new champion entrant

Rizin Fighting Federation made a major splash in the mixed martial arts community before they even ran a show when they announced the signing of PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko. While fans had hoped “The Last Emperor” would be squaring off in the octagon next, he will be testing his might against an unnamed opponent on...

Oct 26, 2015 6:00 am

WATCH! UFC unveils new “Conor McGregor On The Brink” video part 1

On Sunday, UFC on Fox unveiled a two part series highlighting Conor McGregor’s path to fighting at UFC 189. UFC on Fox describes the video saying, “Irish superstar Conor McGregor’s personal account of his mission to seize the interim featherweight belt, including never before seen sights and sounds from his UFC 189 championship blockbuster versus Chad...