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Oct 19, 2016 10:14 am

PHOTO | Daniel Cormier & Anthony Johnson have first UFC 206 staredown

On December 10th, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and light heavyweight #1 contender Anthony Johnson will step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 206 in Canada in a highly anticipated light heavyweight rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The fight, which was announced earlier this month as the co-main event...

Oct 18, 2016 8:48 am

Anderson Silva apologizes for comments about UFC

While interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is still unhappy with the UFC brass given that they didn’t force UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor to take a fight with him after his UFC 202 majority decision win over Nate Diaz, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has taken a step back. After it was announced...

Oct 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort officially retires following UFC 204

Former light heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort has officially retired from mixed martial arts. Following his co-main event fight with Gegard Mousasi, which he lost via TKO, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from MMA. Quem não conhecesse os seus erros não é digno de liderar a si mesmo, quanto mais...

Oct 15, 2016 1:15 pm

Miesha Tate reflects on UFC 200 loss against Amanda Nunes

Miesha Tate was on a tear of the UFC women’s bantamweight division from 2014-2016 as she bounced back from back to back losses in 2013 to Cat Zingano and Ronda Rousey by going on a 5-fight win streak that ultimately saw her capture the UFC women’s bantamweight championship by submitting Holly Holm in the co-main...

Oct 15, 2016 9:56 am

Conor McGregor confident UFC 205 will break PPV record

UFC 205 is expected to be the biggest UFC Pay-Per View event in the promotion’s 25 year existence. While UFC 200 back in July was expected to be the biggest event in the promotion’s history, the card took two major blows when Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II was scrapped from the card, and when...

Oct 14, 2016 9:55 am

Oddsmakers Identify Cormier vs. Rumble 2 as a Pick ‘Em Fight

On December 10, the UFC will return to Toronto, Ontario, Canada with UFC 206. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between current champion Daniel Cormier, and brick-fisted challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. These two fighters, of course, have some history together. Back in May of 2015, Rumble was scheduled for a...

Oct 12, 2016 7:13 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva posts video of him sparring, practicing reverse-elbow

Anderson Silva appears to be training hard, releasing a video of him in a hard sparring session on Tuesday amidst rumors of a potential match-up with Georges Saint Pierre. In the video you can see Silva and his sparring partner throwing some heat! It appears as though The Spider gets tagged early on in the...

Oct 9, 2016 4:22 pm

Gegard Mousasi likes Michael Bisping but would beat him “easy”

Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi picked up an impressive second-round TKO victory over former UFC champion Vitor Belfort at yesterday’s UFC 204 event in Manchester, England. (Watch the highlights here). The victory marked Mousasi’s third in a row, as he had previously scored victories over Thiago Santos and Thales Leites respectively. The Armenian spoke about...

Oct 9, 2016 9:08 am

VIDEO | Watch Jimi Manuwa Score a Nasty KO Victory over Ovince St. Preux

Last night, on the main card of UFC 204, England’s Jimi Manuwa took his first steps into the Octagon since he was knocked stiff by Anthony “Rumble” Johnson more than a year ago. His opponent in this return to action was Ovince St. Preux, who recently contended for the interim light heavyweight title against pound-for-pound...

Oct 6, 2016 1:12 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson go at it on Twitter

Just hours after their rematch was officially announced for UFC 206 in Toronto, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson took to Twitter to stir up the pot with some trash talk. See for yourself how the exchanges went down! Let's bang then! Let's see how you handle getting hit as much as...

Oct 6, 2016 12:35 pm

Anderson Silva “very upset, sad, and disappointed” with UFC

When it was revealed that just 48 hours before UFC 200, interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be unable to fight Daniel Cormier for the undisputed light heavyweight championship due to a failed out-of-competition drug test the month prior, former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped up to take Jones’ place. On just two days...

Oct 5, 2016 5:33 pm

Daniel Cormier set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 206 in Toronto

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will return to the Octagon to defend his title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled to take place on December 10. Cormier made his announcement on Wednesday night’s “UFC Tonight” show on FOX Sports 1. Cormier is slated to face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in another...

Oct 5, 2016 3:18 pm

Dan Henderson sends a message to the middleweight division

When it was announced earlier this year that #13 ranked UFC middleweight Dan Henderson would be getting first crack at Michael Bisping and his middleweight championship, there was widespread outrage regarding Bisping cutting the line to get a middleweight title shot. While many MMA fans wanted to see the UFC 100 rematch between Bisping and...

Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 2, 2016 4:29 pm

VIDEO: Anderson Silva posts sparring session

Anderson Silva is back to the gym and appears to be training for another fight following his short-notice decision loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. ‘The Spider’ posted a video of some light sparring on his YouTube page on Saturday. Although the former middleweight kingpin doesn’t have another fight scheduled yet, the video reveals...

Oct 1, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen’s opponent for Bellator debut announced

Chael Sonnen, former UFC title challenger and recent Bellator signee, has finally received an opponent after signing with the promotion weeks ago. Sonnen will take on Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight bout in January, 2017, according to Inside MMA: On the finale of Inside MMA, @titoortiz breaks the news that his fight with @ChaelSonnen...

Oct 1, 2016 8:54 am

PHOTO | One year later, Daniel Cormier reflects on fight with Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 192, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped into the Octagon to defend his light heavyweight strap for the first time. Standing opposite ‘DC’ was Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, the man who many believed to have defeated Jon Jones back in 2013. The fight was an extremely close one that went the full...

Sep 28, 2016 11:45 am

VIDEO | Newly released Anthony Johnson sparring footage

It’s no secret that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is one of the hardest hitters in MMA. The top-ranked light heavyweight has showcased his incredible power time and time again, scoring blistering knockout wins over game competition in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alexander Gustafsson and most recently, Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader, and Glover Teixeira. With such incredible power packed...

Sep 25, 2016 2:32 pm

UFC Fight Night 100: Gustafsson vs. Nogueira adds six more bouts

UFC Fight Night 100 will take place November 19 live from the Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is headlined by a key light heavyweight tilt between former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. In addition to the main event, which was made official yesterday evening in Brazil, the UFC announced...

Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next. See...

Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Anthony Johnson blames “excuses” for Daniel Cormier not accepting rematch

Last month at UFC 202, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson picked up a spectacular 1st round knockout win over Glover Teixeira to cement his place at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Following the win, Johnson called out UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight championship. Cormier...

Sep 19, 2016 6:28 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson Has an Opponent in Mind for his Next Bout

While we wait to learn whether Daniel Cormier’s next title defense will be against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson or Jon Jones, the rest of the light heavyweight division is trundling on. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that two-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will be taking on 40-year-old veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil this November....

Sep 18, 2016 12:04 pm

BREAKING| Gustafsson Returns to Headline UFC Fight Night 100

Just weeks removed from his big win over Jan Blachowicz, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has another big fight in the pipe. While his last fight occurred on European soil, however, this one will take him across the world to Sao Paolo, Brazil. The two-time light heavyweight title challenger is now scheduled to take on...

Sep 18, 2016 7:00 am

Daniel Cormier Vows to Stand and Bang with “Rumble” Johnson in Rematch

In May of 2015, Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson fought for the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. In the end, Cormier would use his Olympic-caliber wrestling to ground this fight and lock up a fight-winning rear-naked choke in the third round. Yet the Olympian very nearly didn’t escape the first round, as he was nearly finished...

Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson during fan Q&A: ‘Nate Diaz definitely doesn’t hit hard’

LIVE w/ Michael "The Menace" Johnson!! Have questions? One half of the main event is answering you NOW!! #UFCHidalgo Posted by UFC on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Michael “The Menace” Johnson headlines UFC Fight Night 94 this Saturday against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. On Wednesday ahead of the main event, Johnson took to Facebook live...

Sep 15, 2016 3:46 pm

Anthony Johnson & Daniel Cormier trade shots on social media

Last month at UFC 202, top ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson picked up a major win as he knocked out Glover Teixeira in the first round of their UFC 202 scrap. Following the fight, ‘Rumble’ called for a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier verbally agreed to the fight, stating that Johnson...

Sep 13, 2016 5:12 pm

Report: CM Punk More Than Doubled UFC 203’s PPV Revenue

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk fell short in his long-awaited UFC debut, tapping out to Mickey Gall rear-naked choke just 2:14 into the first round. From a competitive vantage point his MMA foray was a pretty significant failure. From a fiscal perspective, however, Punk’s UFC debut is looking like...