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Apr 5, 2017 2:09 pm

Dana White unsure of why Daniel Cormier is unpopular among fans

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is arguably one of the most decorated fighters on the UFC roster. In addition to reigning as the UFC light heavyweight champion, Cormier is an extremely accomplished wrestler, qualifying as a NCAA Division I All-American, and as an Olympic wrestler. Of course, Cormier also was the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand...

Apr 5, 2017 1:22 pm

Dana White explains obligation to finalize Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, fight fans have continued to anxiously await news regarding a potential showdown between UFC superstar Conor McGregor & undefeated Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather. While reports had begun to emerge that led fans to believe the chances of a fight happening were rather slim, the UFC champion recently stated during a...

Apr 5, 2017 9:07 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino discusses possible title fight with Germaine de Randamie

Over the last few weeks, consensus-best female featherweight Cris “Cyborg” Justino has been campaigning for a  fight with UFC featherweight queen Germaine De Randamie. Cyborg is hoping to make this fight happen at UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 inside Anaheim’s Honda Center. Responding to BJPenn.com’s Tom Taylor, Cyborg explained that at the moment,...

Apr 5, 2017 6:28 am

Conor McGregor coach confirms Mayweather preparations have begun: ‘In my mind, it’s on’

There is currently no bigger story in the world of combat sports than that of UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor‘s possible boxing mega fight with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. This epic, sport versus sport showdown dominates headlines, and continues to enthral the combat sports community as new details continue to emerge. This fight, of course,...

Apr 3, 2017 1:08 pm

Breakdown: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s height, weight, and reach

“A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big. Conor McGregor is huge.” This is what UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports about the size difference between undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Here...

Apr 1, 2017 10:47 am

Paul Heyman not ruling out Brock Lesnar return to MMA

In 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar stepped into the Octagon for the first time in nearly 5 years to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar’s return was one that was quickly criticized after he was given an exemption from the first three months of mandatory USADA testing prior to the...

Mar 29, 2017 1:46 pm

MMA Roundup: What fighters do for fun outside of the cage

Although fighters that are competing do it because they love it, it surely isn’t the only thing the athletes are doing and have found some other hobbies and sports that they have gotten good at. In this MMA Roundup, we take a look at what some of the fighters enjoy doing with their time when...

Mar 29, 2017 10:57 am

Paul Heyman confident WWE community would embrace Ronda Rousey

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has managed to stay out of the public eye for the most part following her UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes. In that fight, Rousey looked to make her triumphant return to the Octagon following the first defeat of her professional career at the hands of Holly Holm...

Mar 29, 2017 8:05 am

Gunnar Nelson still wants ‘Wonderboy’ fight, but he has a backup plan

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson stepped onto the canvas with a very game Alan Jouban. Despite the scale of this test, Nelson passed it with flying colors, rattling his foe with a second-round punch, following up with a high-kick, and chasing him...

Mar 29, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold is willing to fight Yoel Romero – under one condition

When reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to defend his title against returning former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, it left several far more deserving middleweight contenders out in the cold – none more so than Yoel Romero. The former Olympic wrestler Romero is currently undefeated in the UFC, having gone 8-0 in his first...

Mar 28, 2017 9:10 am

Max Holloway fires at Jose Aldo for delaying title fight

After Max Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis via TKO at UFC 206 to win the interim featherweight championship, all signs pointed to Holloway then fighting Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight title. While no immediate timetable was given for when the fight would take place, it was reported that the winner of Holloway vs. Pettis would...

Mar 27, 2017 2:06 pm

Paul Heyman: Not once did you see Brock Lesnar in UFC at his absolute physical peak

It’s hard to imagine former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar in better physical shape than what he already displayed throughout his career. According to Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, Lesnar was never at his physical peak dating back to when he was winning wrestling championships in college. “I would suggest that Brock is...

Mar 22, 2017 1:48 pm

NSAC chairman suggests second hearing for Nate Diaz regarding water bottle incident

On Wednesday, Conor McGregor saved a lot of money after his second hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The second hearing was for the water bottle war that took place between McGregor and team Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. McGregor was initially served a $75,000 fine along with a...

Mar 22, 2017 9:53 am

Dana White not counting Conor McGregor out of Mayweather fight

UFC lightweight champion and former UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor may possess some of the best knockout power in the UFC’s 145 or 155 pound divisions. That has lead many to believe that McGregor stood a chance against undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather. On the other hand of course, Floyd Mayweather is one of the...

Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am

Miesha Tate: ‘I would love to’ appear in WWE

In the first fight on the main card of November’s landmark UFC 205, Miesha Tate came up short to Raquel Pennington. Shortly after this fight, the former women’s bantamweight champion announced her intention to retire from mixed martial arts competition. It’s not my time anymore,” Tate told UFC commentator Joe Rogan. “It’s the future’s time.”...

Mar 18, 2017 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Bisping & Florian imitate Nate Diaz, McGregor, Romero & more

On the latest episode of UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, hosts Michael Bisping, Kenny Florian, and Karyn Bryant participated in a new segment called ‘Shot Caller’ where Bisping and Florian took turns impersonating ‘shot callers’ in the UFC, discussing their next fights. Florian kicked off the segment by impersonating Conor McGregor as he called...

Mar 18, 2017 10:19 am

Three fighters suspended for marijuana from ‘UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Bermudez’

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that three fighters who competed on February’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Dennis Bermudez’ card have all been suspended and fined for failing fight night drug tests for marijuana. According to MMAFighting, Niko Price, Curtis Blaydes, and Abel Trujillo have all been suspended 90 days and fined $1000 by...

Mar 16, 2017 9:58 am

Skip Bayless: Dana White called Floyd Mayweather’s bluff

Conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding the status of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight, with UFC President Dana White, and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather denying reports of a nearly being finalized. Given this, fight fans have been left to wonder if a fight between McGregor & Mayweather will ever materialize. This...

Mar 16, 2017 9:29 am

Dana White reveals time he & Tito Ortiz brawled on a private plane

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz certainly have their fair share of animosity dating back many years. At one point in time, the two men were set to step into a boxing ring to settle their beef, however despite months of training on both men’s side,...

Mar 16, 2017 8:33 am

Dana White now confident McGregor-Mayweather will happen

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding the status of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight in the boxing ring. While Mayweather and the UFC President both made one another offers, neither offer was pleasing to both men, and as a result talks appeared to die down. Shortly...

Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am

Robert Whittaker not bothered by GSP-Bisping booking, offers prediction for the fight

When the UFC brass ironed out their differences with former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and pencilled him in for an immediate middleweight title shot against divisional king Michael Bisping, their hope was clearly for a positive reception. Unfortunately for them, this booking has been met with plenty in the way of backlash, as its been criticized...

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

Kelvin Gastelum still eyeing potential return to welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is currently competing at middleweight following several botched weight-cuts to welterweight. Gastelum won season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter in the middleweight division, but then dropped to welterweight in order to fight opponents his size. With that being said, Gastelum missed weight on several occasions, resulting in...

Mar 9, 2017 8:43 am

Chris Weidman reacts to Michael Bisping not fighting Yoel Romero

In 2016, Yoel Romero and Chris Weidman both looked to cement their place at the top of the UFC’s middleweight division as they stepped into the Octagon at UFC 205. With the fight tied at one round each, Romero scored a clutch 3rd round TKO, leaving the former champ on the canvas. Following the win,...

Mar 6, 2017 1:13 pm

PHOTO | Cody Garbrandt gets physical with TJ Dillashaw during TUF taping

It looks like Cody Garbrandt literally could not wait for his upcoming UFC bantamweight title fight to get his hands on his former teammate TJ Dillashaw. A preview has surfaced of Garbrandt putting his hand around Dillashaw’s neck. The incident took place during the taping of the The Ultimate Fighter 25 where the two are...

Mar 6, 2017 8:11 am

Stephen Thompson issues statement on controversial UFC 209 loss to Tyron Woodley

Last November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a majority draw, which meant Thompson did not become the champion. Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 209, Thompson got a second crack at...

Mar 3, 2017 11:43 am

Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their canceled bout

Fans were heartbroken when they heard the UFC had to cancel the UFC 209 co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The #1 and #2 UFC ranked lightweights were slated to battle in the Octagon in a five-round UFC interim lightweight title fight. However, Nurmagomedov was transported to the hospital hours before the official...

Mar 3, 2017 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled

On Friday morning, just a day before UFC 209, reports were buzzing that #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital. Russian news outlets first reported that “The Eagle” was taken to the hospital three hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins. Many fans were obviously worried but still held hope...