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Mar 19, 2017 8:03 am

Misha Cirkunov: Jon Jones deserves any opportunities he’s given “as long as he pisses clean with USADA”

Things are suddenly looking pretty interesting in the UFC light heavyweight division. Champ Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson are scheduled for an imminent title rematch. Pride legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is enjoying an unlikely, late-career resurgence, and appears to be poised for one last title run. England’s Jimi Manuwa has burst into title...

Mar 17, 2017 9:21 am

Stephen Thompson tore MCL at UFC 209, plans to earn Woodley trilogy fight

In the main event of UFC 209, Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch that had been several months in the making. While both men stated prior to the fight that they were looking to go out and erase any doubts from their first meeting,...

Mar 16, 2017 12:23 pm

Chris Weidman weighs-in on Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre

This year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will step into the Octagon to fight former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre in a highly anticipated middleweight title fight. While there has been no official date set for the fight, UFC President Dana White has revealed that the two will fight sometime this year. Interestingly enough, White...

Mar 16, 2017 10:56 am

Duane Ludwig on infamous Garbrandt-Dillashaw KO video: From what I understand it was from a wrestling scramble

The next title fight in the ever-exciting UFC bantamweight division will pit reigning champion Cody Garbrandt against former champion and estranged teammate TJ Dillashaw at a to-be-determined date. Before the two bantamweight stars collide for gold, however, they will star as opposing coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Garbrandt and Dillashaw’s time on...

Mar 16, 2017 8:55 am

Invicta champ Megan Anderson defends “Cyborg,” criticizes USADA

Late last year, featherweight superstar Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino failed a drug test administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Given that Cyborg has had issues with performing enhancers in the past, the MMA community was quick to pick up their torches and pitchforks and accuse her of cheating. In the end, however, Cyborg was granted...

Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am

Misha Cirkunov predicts Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson rematch

On April 8, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. In the card’s main event, we’ll see light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempt to defend his title against an old foe in Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Cormier and Rumble first met back in 2015. On that night, Rumble nearly took Cormier’s...

Mar 16, 2017 7:25 am

Invicta champ Megan Anderson breaks down potential clash with “Cyborg”

Megan Anderson, who currently holds the Invicta interim featherweight title, is one of the best female featherweights on the planet today. While there is no indication that she’ll sign with the UFC in the immediate future, she is already being discussed as an opponent for UFC star Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, who is far and away...

Mar 16, 2017 6:25 am

Duane Ludwig on TUF 25: This is by far the best season for the fights themselves

The next season of The Ultimate Fighter, TUF 25, looks like it should be a good one. The season will be coached by reigning bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw, who are estranged former teammates and heated rivals. The cast, meanwhile, will be composed of TUF veterans – ranging from Joe Stevenson...

Mar 15, 2017 7:58 am

Daniel Cormier comments on shortage of contenders at light heavyweight

In a few short weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to defend his title against destructive challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. If all goes Cormier’s way, he’ll then attempt to defend his title against Jon Jones, a troubled former champion and his biggest rival. Beyond bouts with Rumble and Jones, however, it’s hard...

Mar 10, 2017 9:33 pm

Dan Kelly reflects on win over Rashad Evans, discusses future fights

This past weekend at UFC 209, ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Nations’ veteran Dan Kelly picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over Rashad Evans as he outstruck the former light heavyweight champ while taking ‘Suga’ down several times throughout the fight. Despite the win being a massive one for Kelly, he has yet to crack into...

Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am

Luke Rockhold gives major update on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was set to step into the Octagon with streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson for a highly anticipated showdown that would see one man crowned the interim lightweight champion, and earn one man the chance to fight Conor McGregor when he chooses to return following the birth of...

Mar 10, 2017 11:11 am

AUDIO | Luke Rockhold set on getting revenge on Bisping and gives analysis on Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is taking his time getting back into the Octagon, especially with the way the middleweight division is currently playing out. With the UFC recently announcing that middleweight champion Michael Bisping will be defending his belt against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre next, Rockhold told the guys at Submission Radio...

Mar 10, 2017 10:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov may be retiring early after UFC 209

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was set to return to the Octagon at UFC 209 to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight championship. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the fight the morning of weigh-ins after he was hospitalized. Fortunately, following the incident, UFC President Dana White stated that Nurmagomedov would be...

Mar 10, 2017 9:32 am

Cain Velasquez ‘rarely’ training according to coach, won’t fight soon

To close out 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looked to build momentum on his UFC 200 win over Travis Browne, which returned him to the win column following his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was set to step into the Octagon for a rematch with Werdum, to determine the heavyweight #1...

Mar 10, 2017 12:31 am

Michael Chiesa on Conor McGregor: He’s a douchebag, but he’s a great fighter

Earlier this year, The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner and current lightweight contender Michael Chiesa made headlines by claiming that he could defeat UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. “Conor is good, but I really don’t think he’s a true lightweight,” Chiesa told ESPN back in January. “That’s what I’m saying. With the landscape of this division, I...

Mar 10, 2017 12:30 am

Luke Rockhold predicts Georges St-Pierre will duck contenders if champion

This year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon on a new multi-fight contract with the UFC which will see him return to the Octagon against middleweight champion Michael Bisping later this year. With Georges St-Pierre now set to return to the Octagon, many are wondering...

Mar 9, 2017 12:28 pm

One Championship CEO Victor Cui breaks down upcoming Angela Lee vs. Jenny Huang title fight

This weekend, Singapore’s ONE Championship will touch down in sun-soaked Bangkok, Thailand with their latest show, which is entitled Warrior Kingdom. This card, which is stacked with talent from Thailand, larger Southeast Asia, and even further afield, has got fans of Asian MMA very excited. Of all the features of this latest ONE Championship card,...

Mar 9, 2017 12:07 pm

Joe Rogan questions UFC matchmaking: ‘Why have f**king championships at all?’

The sport vs. money fight matchups will be argued time and time again, especially after bouts such as Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre are announced by the UFC. With contenders climbing their way up the rankings their entire careers only to be leapfrogged by a more popular star that will sell a fight more, UFC...

Mar 9, 2017 9:07 am

With Eddie Alvarez fight off the table, Michael Chiesa calls out Tony Ferguson

Seventh-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has spent the last few weeks calling for a fight with former champion Eddie Alvarez. Unfortunately, Alvarez “dodged” a fight with Chiesa, and instead signed on for a fight with fellow lightweight talent Dustin Poirier. With this desired Alvarez fight off the table, Chiesa now has his sights set on...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Mar 2, 2017 12:43 pm

John Kavanagh wants Conor McGregor Nate Diaz trilogy fight

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may have avenged his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, however the way McGregor’s coach sees it, a trilogy fight between the two when McGregor returns to the Octagon makes sense. With that being said, a fight between Conor McGregor and the winner of this weekend’s UFC...

Mar 2, 2017 10:56 am

John Kavanagh gives inside update on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. While the NSAC has confirmed that negotiations between the two parties are ongoing, both Floyd Mayweather and UFC President Dana White have stated that they are quite far off from reaching a deal. Despite that,...

Mar 2, 2017 9:15 am

Coach John Kavanagh details his ideal next fights for Conor McGregor

Shortly after winning the UFC lightweight title with a beautiful, second-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor set his sights on a game-changing boxing match with semi-retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Whether this fight actually happens is still very difficult to say, but it remains the Irishman’s singular focus. McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, however,...