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Jan 8, 2017 6:57 am

Jimi Manuwa returns in March at UFC Fight Night London

A scrap between two of the UFC’s top ten light heavyweights will take place at UFC Fight Night London on March 18. Flocombat’s Jim Edwards was first to report the news announcing that feared 205-pound striker Jimi Manuwa would be taking on Corey Anderson at the event. Jimi Manuwa was last seen in action at October’s UFC 204...

Jan 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shuts down the talk of Michael Bisping vs. Tyron Woodley

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson battled division champion Tyron Woodley to a majority draw at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Immediately following the five-round war, which was voted “fight of the night”, UFC president Dana White stated that an immediate rematch between Woodley and Thompson would be put together by the promotion....

Jan 6, 2017 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson on Nick Diaz being offered Woodley fight “That is absolute crap”

In November of 2016, the UFC’s number-one ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson fought divisional king Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley held on to the welterweight belt, while Wonderboy seemed to have guaranteed himself another shot at the champ. Apparently, however, Thompson’s being given an immediate rematch with Woodley is far from a...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Jan 6, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig: Cody should be getting the next crack at TJ

Last Friday, on the main card of UFC 207, TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig watched his star pupil score a lopsided win over John Lineker, the bantamweight division’s number-two ranked fighter. Logic would suggest that with this win, Dillashaw guaranteed himself at the UFC bantamweight title he once owned, which is now held by Cody...

Jan 6, 2017 8:04 am

AUDIO | Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley talk trash over the phone

Last week, UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping and UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley made waves by agreeing to fight each other at a catchweight of 180lbs. Their agreeing to do so, of course, only means so much. Woodley, after all, currently has his hands full with streaking welterweight contenders like Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Demian Maia....

Jan 5, 2017 6:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley: UFC 209 is the date the UFC is giving me right now

Tyron Woodley is fresh off the holidays and ready to get back to defending his UFC welterweight title in the Octagon. Coming off a majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in his first welterweight title defense, BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor caught up with the Woodley on Tuesday’s episode of Rapid Fire to get the...

Jan 5, 2017 9:43 am

Mark Hunt plans to sue Alistair Overeem personally if he fails drug test

Last month, the UFC announced a thrilling heavyweight matchup between former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem and heavyweight MMA legend Mark Hunt for UFC 209 on March 4th. While the MMA community was quick to express their excitement over the matchup, Hunt was quick to shut down the reports as he explained that the...

Jan 4, 2017 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley opens up on potential fight with Michael Bisping

On the heels of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in November, a five-round contest that saw him retain his welterweight title in the co-main event, there has been much speculation as to who Woodley’s next fight will be against. Given that the fight with Thompson was a...

Jan 4, 2017 9:34 am

VIDEO | Forrest Griffin shaves head after losing bet to Cody Garbrandt

Leading up to UFC 207, UFC legend Forrest Griffin made his official prediction for the UFC 207 co-main event scrap between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt. While Griffin admitted that he liked Garbrandt, he believed that the undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect wasn’t quite ready to step into the Octagon with a legend like Cruz....

Jan 4, 2017 6:33 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor announces career as horse-racing jockey in hilarious promo

Sport of Kings – meet your new King! @PegasusWorldCup @realjonlovitz pic.twitter.com/IOiqHw8ImC — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 4, 2017 It’s no secret that Conor McGregor is one of the greatest fighters on earth. Having won the UFC featherweight title from Jose Aldo in December of 2015, he then went on to clobber Eddie Alvarez to win...

Jan 3, 2017 10:49 am

Cody Garbrandt’s coach discusses first potential title defense

To close out 2016, undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt put on the performance of a lifetime as he not only defeated former bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, but picked ‘The Dominator’ apart over the course of five rounds, even rocking Cruz several times throughout the fight. Leading up to the fight, Garbrandt stated several...

Jan 3, 2017 6:44 am

Amanda Nunes and Cat Zingano trade barbs on social media

On Friday night, in the main event of the stacked UFC 207, Amanda Nunes made her first successful defense of the bantamweight title she won from Miesha Tate in July. She did so with a 48-second mauling of women’s MMA trailblazer Ronda Rousey. With a firm grip on the UFC women’s bantamweight title, Nunes finds...

Jan 2, 2017 11:36 am

After UFC 207 title win, Cody Garbrandt targets “money fight” with Jose Aldo

Last Friday, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt put forth a masterful performance, swiping the bantamweight title from the waist of Dominick Cruz with a clear-cut unanimous decision win. With this win, logic would suggest that Garbrandt will now set his sights on top contender TJ Dillashaw, or even on a rematch with...

Jan 2, 2017 9:48 am

VIDEO | Amanda Nunes on Ronda Rousey: She can’t take the hits anymore

Amanda Nunes proved to be a force to be reckoned with in her first UFC women’s bantamweight title defense. Nunes destroyed former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, needing just 48 seconds to end the fight by TKO. Nunes served Rousey the second loss of her professional MMA career and is now on a two-fight losing...

Dec 31, 2016 12:37 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz discusses what went wrong in his loss to Cody Garbrandt

Dominick Cruz suffered his first loss since 2007 last night in Las Vegas when he dropped a five-round decision to Cody Garbrandt in the co-main event of UFC 207, surrendering his UFC bantamweight title in the process. Cruz spoke to the media backstage following the loss where he credited “No Love” for a terrific performance...

Dec 31, 2016 11:25 am

Dana White: TJ Dillashaw is “probably” next for title shot at 135

Friday night in the co-main event of UFC 207, undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt stepped into the Octagon and put on the performance of a lifetime as he picked apart bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, dropping the champ several times throughout the fight en route to a unanimous decision win to claim the UFC bantamweight championship....

Dec 31, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Scorecards from the Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

In the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. While Cruz was by far the more experienced fighter going into the scrap, Garbrandt proved that despite being just 10-0 prior to the fight, he was there to make a...

Dec 30, 2016 9:46 am

TJ Dillashaw considering weight class change after UFC 207

Tonight, on the main card of UFC 207, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be stepping into the Octagon against streaking bantamweight John Lineker. While the fight was expected to produce the bantamweight #1 contender, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby recently stated that the fight is not guaranteed to produce the next bantamweight title challenger:...

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 pm

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum fires back, posts screenshot of texts with Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently left without an opponent when former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of their scheduled UFC 207 scrap just days before the event after the NSAC deemed Velasquez medically unfit to fight. While Junior dos Santos initially opened up as a frontrunner for a late...

Dec 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Dana White says Nick Diaz has turned down all the fights the UFC has offered him

During today’s UFC 207 media scrum in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White revealed to MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas that former Stirkeforce champion Nick Diaz has been offered several welterweight fights by the promotion but unfortunately turned them all down. Weight debates aside, Dana White told me he's offered Nick Diaz fights at welterweight. According to...

Dec 28, 2016 12:53 pm

Family First: Nick Diaz turned down a fight with Conor McGregor

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the second round of a last-minute welterweight fight. Given McGregor’s previous dominance, and his status as MMA’s biggest star, he was given an immediate shot at redemption against Diaz. Though this rematch with Diaz was initially expected...

Dec 28, 2016 9:39 am

Ben Rothwell: Cain Velasquez used media to get himself pulled from UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced this past weekend that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled form his scheduled UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th after failing an extra pre-fight medical screening following news of a back injury he endured during training camp. Velasquez had been very open about the fact that...

Dec 28, 2016 9:30 am

Amanda Nunes ‘doesn’t know what’s wrong with’ Ronda Rousey

Leading up to UFC 207, much of the UFC’s promotion for the event has surrounded the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey, who will step back into the Octagon over a year after horrifically being knocked out cold by Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In addition to...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Fabricio Werdum questions Junior Dos Santos’ sexuality

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum this Friday. While the fight was expected to see one man crowned the heavyweight #1 contender, Velasquez was pulled from the fight after it was determined that he was medically...