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Jul 2, 2016 1:00 pm

Luke Rockhold rips “pice of s**t” Michael Bisping

While most fighters squash their beef after they fight in the Octagon, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping have continued their rivalry in the wake of Bisping’s UFC 199 knockout win over Rockhold. With the score tied at 1 win apiece for both men, Rockhold is eyeing a trilogy fight with Bisping sooner rather than later...

Jul 1, 2016 9:59 pm

Anderson Silva continues campaign for Michael Bisping rematch

Nearly 6 months ago, Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva squared off in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’. The fight was a rather controversial one, with Bisping losing his mouthguard midway through the fight. When Bisping went to retrieve his mouthguard from referee Herb Dean, Silva took advantage of the situation and landed...

Jul 1, 2016 8:40 pm

Fedor Emelianenko’s friend, VP of Russian MMA Union, suspended

Last month, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko returned to the cage to fight UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado in the main event of EFN 50 in Russia. The fight was a controversial one, with Emelianenko getting the win via majority decision. Immediately following the fight, Maldonado and his team revealed that they would be appealing the decision....

Jul 1, 2016 8:21 pm

UFC releases statement on fighter not being suspended after failing drug test

Earlier this week, controversial news surfaced that UFC heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk had failed a USADA administered out-of-competition drug test for Meldonium. The controversial aspect of the story is that Omielanczuk will not be suspended for the drug test due to the fact that the substance was added to the banned substance list on January 1st,...


Jul 1, 2016 10:12 am

Fabio Maldonado nothing but respectful in wake of Fedor Emelianenko fight

Last month, Fabio Maldonado and Fedor Emelianenko squared off in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown in the main event of EFN 50 in Russia. In the first round, Maldonado rocked Emelianenko for almost the entire round, nearly finishing the MMA legend. While the fight arguably could have been stopped, the referee allowed the fight to...

Jun 28, 2016 12:18 pm

VIDEO | On This Day: Anderson Silva makes UFC debut at the age of 31

#OnThisDay in 2006: @spiderandersonsilva made his UFC debut and it was savage! Watch again on @ufcfightpass A video posted by UFC Europe (@ufceurope) on Jun 28, 2016 at 7:04am PDT Anderson “The Spider” Silva made his UFC debut on this day 10 years ago. Silva stepped into the Octagon with Chris Leben and made a...

Jun 28, 2016 11:52 am

Carlos Condit set to return to the Octagon at UFC 202

After much speculation as to whether or not he would return to the Octagon following his controversial split decision loss to Robbie Lawler for the welterweight championship, Carlos Condit will be returning to the Octagon at UFC 202 on August 20th to fight Demian Maia. While Condit is going into the bout after a loss,...

Jun 27, 2016 11:23 am

Anderson Silva states his case for a rematch with Michael Bisping

Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping fought a controversial fight back at UFC Fight Night 84, just a few months prior to Bisping becoming the UFC middleweight champion at UFC 199. Silva thought he had finished Bisping at the end of the third round and ran off jumping on the cage celebrating, but was dumbfounded when...

Jun 25, 2016 6:44 pm

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy talks Michael Bisping, next fight, and more

Back in 2014, Tim Kennedy defeated Michael Bisping via unanimous decision at the TUF Nations finale. Fast forward two years, and Michael Bisping is the UFC middleweight champion after knocking out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199 earlier this month. While Kennedy doesn’t have a fight announced, he did an interview to...

Jun 21, 2016 9:49 am

Fabio Maldonado’s team to appeal loss to Fedor Emelianenko

Last Friday in Russia, former UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado put on an incredible performance against MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately for Maldonado, the performance wasn’t enough to win him the fight, as he lost via majority decision. Maldonado came out of the gate strong as he had Emelianenko rocked and nearly finished for almost...

Jun 21, 2016 8:55 am

Dana White reacts to Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado

Last Friday, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko stepped into the cage in the main event of EFN 50 in Russia to fight former UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado in his second fight since returning to MMA on New Year’s Eve. The fight started off extremely bad for Emelianenko, who spent the majority of the first round...

Jun 21, 2016 8:48 am

Luke Rockhold reflects on loss to “piece of s***” Michael Bisping

In the main event of UFC 199, UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was knocked out cold by Michael Bisping, earning ‘The Count’ the middleweight championship after nearly a decade with the UFC. Following the bout, the pair were involved in two post-fight exchanges. The first took place in the Octagon, when Bisping attempted to shake...

Jun 20, 2016 3:21 pm

Georges St-Pierre explains why he wants to fight again after three-year hiatus

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made it clear on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” that he is ready to get back in the Octagon. “Rush” last fought in November 2013 where he took a controversial split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. However, after a recent successful test camp to ensure his skills were still...

Jun 20, 2016 1:37 pm

Georges St-Pierre is ready to fight in the UFC again based off successful test camp

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has just announced that he is ready to return to fighting in the UFC Octagon once again. St-Pierre spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” and let the world know that he just completed a successful test fight camp to ensure that he is capable...

Jun 18, 2016 9:06 am

Rory MacDonald & Stephen Thompson predict Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley

Saturday night in Ottawa, former teammates Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson will square off in a highly anticipated matchup of welterweight contenders that will likely see the next welterweight title challenger crowned. The winner of MacDonald vs. Thompson will likely be facing the winner of UFC 201’s Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley scrap, which...

Jun 18, 2016 8:32 am

Fabio Maldonado reflects on fight with Fedor Emelianenko

Friday afternoon, Fabio Maldonado and Fedor Emelianenko squared off in the main event of EFN 50. Maldonado survived an early onslaught from Emelianenko, before firing back with some heavy offense of his own. Maldonado dropped, and nearly finished The Last Emperor, who managed to survive the 1st round, and win the next 2 en route...

Jun 17, 2016 10:35 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to Fedor Emelianenko’s win over Fabio Maldonado

Friday afternoon in Russia, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko fought former UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado in the main event of EFN 50. After being dropped in the first round, Emelianenko went on to win the next two rounds, and ultimately win a majority decision. While some thought that the judges made the right call given...

Jun 17, 2016 8:42 am

Georges St-Pierre’s camp officially reaches out for title fight with Michael Bisping

In the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold to claim the UFC middleweight championship. While many want to see a rematch with Luke Rockhold, or even a rematch with Dan Henderson for Bisping’s first title defense, former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is reportedly interested in returning to the Octagon for...

Jun 16, 2016 1:03 pm

Sage Northcutt’s dad fires back at Muay Thai champion

Earlier this month, Muay Thai champion Ilya Grad took to Instagram to recall a training session with UFC prospect Sage Northcutt. Grad’s recollection of the situation was far from good, as he called out Northcutt’s father for interfering with their training. While video footage of the sparring session in question has since surfaced, Northcutt and...

Jun 16, 2016 8:38 am

Carlos Condit gives update on hiatus from the UFC

It’s been 6 months since Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit had their welterweight title fight at UFC 195. The fight, which was an extremely controversial one in terms of scoring, saw Lawler retain his championship via split decision. Prior to the bout, Condit revealed the fans that he wasn’t sure how many more fights he...

Jun 15, 2016 9:44 am

Michael Bisping clarifies post-fight exchanges with Luke Rockhold

In the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world as he knocked Luke Rockhold out cold in the very first round of their UFC 199 middleweight title scrap. Following the fight, Bisping and Rockhold engaged in two heated verbal exchanges. The first was in the Octagon, where Rockhold refused to shake Bisping’s...

Jun 14, 2016 9:05 am

Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping in the works?

It’s been nearly 3 years since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre was in the Octagon. In St-Pierre’s last fight, he won a controversial split decision over Johny Hendricks. Following the bout, St-Pierre ultimately retired from MMA. Since then, there has been much speculation as to whether or not GSP would return to the Octagon....

Jun 13, 2016 1:42 am

Stephen Thompson is not happy with the UFC welterweight title picture

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson is not happy that his next fight isn’t for the welterweight title. Thompson will face Rory MacDonald at UFC Fight Night 89, which takes place in Ottawa, Canada on June 18. This fight will likely determine the next in line to fight for the welterweight title. Thompson, however, feels he already should...

Jun 10, 2016 11:32 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold forced to be separated backstage

Bisping and Rockhold still going at it after the post fight press conference. pic.twitter.com/Ojiiwlo9O1 — Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) June 5, 2016 In the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold in the first round of their title fight to win the middleweight championship. While many fighters squash their beef after fights,...

May 31, 2016 10:46 am

Reebok payouts for UFC Fight Night 88

After fight cards, the always controversial topic of Reebok payouts is always a hot topic. Following this Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 88 event in Las Vegas, where Cody Garbrandt ended Thomas Almeida’s undefeated streak, and Jeremy Stephens defeated former bantamweight champion Renan Barao, MMAJunkie obtained the Reebok payouts for the event: Cody Garbrandt: $2,500 def....

May 28, 2016 7:23 am

Tyron Woodley denies sitting out for title shot

Back in October, top ranked UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley was set to fight former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in what was believed to be a #1 contender fight. Unfortunately, Hendricks had a botched weight cut, and was forced to be rushed to the emergency room, cancelling the bout. UFC President Dana White stated after the...

May 27, 2016 9:42 pm

VIDEO | Carlos Condit training, UFC return imminent?

At UFC 195, Carlos Condit was on the wrong end of a split decision that saw Robbie Lawler retain the UFC middleweight championship in what many consider to be one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history. Prior to the fight, Condit revealed that he may very well be closing in on retirement after...