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May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC!

Nick Diaz blasts the UFC! Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz has not stepped foot inside the octagon since his UFC 183 middleweight scrap with Anderson Silva which occurred in January of 2015 in Las Vegas. The “Stockton Slugger” was outpointed by “The Spider” that night in Sin City and ended up losing the main...

May 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s USADA suspension reduced

Last year, UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight after proving to be inconsistent at making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Gastelum picked up a major TKO win over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in December of 2016 to pick up a major win in his middleweight debut. Most recently, Gastelum stepped...

May 12, 2017 8:26 am

Georges St-Pierre responds to Dana White cancelling fight

Early in 2017, UFC President Dana White revealed that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the pair had a press conference in early 2017 to hype the fight. Ultimately, Bisping issued...

May 11, 2017 1:41 pm

Nick Diaz congratulates Wiz Khalifa on beginning BJJ journey

It’s no secret that the Diaz brothers smoke marijuana. In addition to their transparency regarding their usage of the plant, both brothers have been involved in very public incidents regarding marijuana. Several years ago after fighting Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana, and was subsequently handed an unprecedented 5-year suspension....

May 11, 2017 12:50 pm

VIDEO | Taekwondo demonstrations will blow you away

Taekwondo is one of the most flashy disciplines of martial arts that you will see. In many Taekwondo demonstrations, you will see some high flying, insanely quick spinning moves that will leave you wondering how it is all physically possible. For a little background on the name of the Korean martial art discipline, we get...

May 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Confirmed: Jon Jones will rematch Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

Not long ago, UFC President Dana White suggested that he would never trust former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to headline a pay-per-view again, citing the former champ’s many troubles outside the cage as the reason. It appears that this was an empty promise. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor has confirmed with sources close to the...

May 10, 2017 11:02 am

PHOTO | Looks like Demetrious Johnson has finally received his belts

Back in mid-April, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his title for a whopping tenth time with a submission of BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis. In doing so, he tired Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. It was not, however, all sunshine and daisies for dominant flyweight king. In the...

May 9, 2017 9:56 am

Kelvin Gastelum allegedly changed story according to Brazilian sport court

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum recently found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons when it was announced in early April that he had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 212 showdown with Anderson Silva for a failed fight night drug test following his win over Vitor Belfort. Gastelum failed the fight night drug...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 1:48 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s impressive defeat of Vitor Belfort has been changed to a no-contest

Back in March, former welterweight contender and surging middleweight star Kelvin Gastelum scored an incredible, first-round knockout win over MMA legend Vitor Belfort. Unfortunately, this loss has been scratched from Gastelum’s record, and replaced with the words “no contest.” Shortly after his defeat of Belfort, news broke that Gastelum had tested positive for the banned...

May 7, 2017 1:11 pm

VIDEO | Cocky boxer loses fight in the weirdest way possible

Showboating is nothing new in the world of combat sports. We see it all the time in MMA. Middleweight great Anderson Silva, for example, frequently taunted his foes mid-fight  – often to a ridiculous extent. Silva also found himself on the receiving end of some serious taunting in his 2015 fight with Nick Diaz. Then...

Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm

UFC fighter seeks to inspire others after years of struggling with her own body image

There are a few fighters that have struggled with being bullied growing up. UFC strawweight Paige VanZant says she enrolled in college early to get away from the high school bullying she was going through. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was bullied during his childhood until the day he stood up to his peer...

Apr 20, 2017 6:36 am

Luke Rockhold reaffirms interest in a fight with Robert Whittaker

When 26-year-old Kiwi Robert Whittaker took out long-time middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on the main card of the UFC’s recent trip to Kansas City, he caught the attention of every other middleweight on the UFC. No middleweights, however, seem to be quite as interested in the young New Zealander as former champ Luke Rockhold,...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 19, 2017 11:50 am

VIDEO | Dana White on Conor McGregor vs. Demetrious Johnson: ‘Anything is possible’

Sorry Demetrious Johnson, but it looks like you have to get to the back of the Conor McGregor line. With his impressive 10th consecutive title defense over the weekend tying Anderson Silva for the record of most consecutive title defenses, “Mighty Mouse” is still looking for his big money fight. Johnson told TMZ that the...

Apr 18, 2017 6:31 am

Brian Stann: Demetrious Johnson is “the best to ever do it”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson tapped out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Wilson Reis. This win marked the champ’s tenth-straight title defense, which ties Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. In the wake of Johnson’s latest win, many members of the...

Apr 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his strap for the tenth time at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 24 event submitting Wilson Reis in the third-round of their main event fight. With the victory, “Mighty Mouse” tied former middleweight champion Anderson Silva...

Apr 17, 2017 9:44 am

UFC on Fox 24 Medical Suspensions: Only 4 fighters receive suspensions

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Kansas City, Missouri, with UFC on Fox 24. The card was an epic one, crammed to the edges with emphatic finishes. In the main event, we saw flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson piece challenger Wilson Reis up to a third-round armbar win. With this win, he tied...

Apr 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history (10) last night in Kansas City by scoring a dominant submission victory over Wilson Reis in the evenings main event. “Mighty Mouse” has essentially cleaned out the entire...

Apr 16, 2017 12:21 pm

UFC on FOX 24 Reebok Payouts: Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson leads the way

UFC on FOX 24 Reebok Payouts: Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson leads the way Last night’s UFC on FOX 24 event in Kansas City delivered with a numbers of exciting fights and some stellar finishes. The event was headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring current champion Demetrious Johnson taking on surging division contender Wilson Reis....

Apr 16, 2017 12:04 pm

Johnson vs. Reis draws worst overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history

Johnson vs. Reis draws worst overnight numbers in UFC on FOX history Last night’s UFC on FOX 24 event in Kansas City showcased a bunch of exciting fights and included UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson attempting to tie Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in promotional history with ten. Despite that, the seemingly attractive...

Apr 16, 2017 9:37 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses possible fights with Conor McGregor and Chael Sonnen

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson – known by the ring name “Mighty Mouse” – made a whopping 10th straight defense of his title. He did so with a third-round, arm bar induced submission defeat of BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis – an incredible feat in...