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May 23, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO | Kajan Johnson calls out Reebok rep at UFC retreat

This week, during the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson took a bold step as he stood up and aired his grievances to a Reebok rep during the man’s presentation. Johnson explained that he, like many other fighters, is losing quite a bit of money thanks to the Reebok deal. Following his time...

May 21, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley takes Demian Maia’s back at Athletes’ Retreat

Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley is getting that #UFC Welterweight Championship defense started early. Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, May 20, 2017 Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling specialist Demian Maia scored a competitive but undeniably impressive decision defeat over the ever dangerous Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. With...

May 19, 2017 11:17 am

VIDEO | Jeff Mayweather confirms Floyd Mayweather training for Conor McGregor

This week, news surfaced that UFC President Dana White and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor reached a deal in regards to a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. With that deal done, White explained that he now will negotiate with Mayweather’s team in order to get the second deal done that will see Conor McGregor...

May 19, 2017 9:22 am

Amanda Nunes could move up or down in weight in pursuit of second title

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is currently gearing up for her second bantamweight title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of that fight however, it is no secret that Nunes is looking to ultimately win a second UFC title. While initially, the champ expressed her desire to move up in weight, with the addition of...

May 19, 2017 12:32 am

VIDEO | Russian special forces ’12 minutes of hell’ test

Throughout the course of MMA history, Russia has continued to produce some of the most feared fighters on the planet. When Fedor Emelianenko burst onto the MMA scene and took the Pride FC heavyweight division by storm, he not only cemented his place in MMA history as one of the most dominant fighters ever, but...

May 18, 2017 8:41 am

Conor McGregor confirms his side of Mayweather deal is complete

What a wild ride this Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather business has been. At first, the much-discussed boxing mega fight seemed like a downright impossibility; a veritable no-go. As the months have passed, however, this strange but undeniably compelling spectacle has begun to look more and more likely, as various road blocks and red tape...

May 17, 2017 11:12 am

Michael Bisping unable to fight, willing to wait for Georges St-Pierre

The ongoing saga of scheduling a Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre fight took another unexpected turn this week when middleweight champion Michael Bisping revealed that he too is unable to fight in the near future, and as a result is more than okay with waiting on Georges St-Pierre to be ready to fight later this...

May 16, 2017 1:25 pm

VIDEO | Insane open-weight WMMA fight between Judoka & MMA figher

While Rizin FF may struggle finding opponents for Gabi Garcia in MMA, one Japanese promotion decided that an open weight fight between a female Judoka and an MMA fighter was a good idea. The fight looks somewhat reminiscent of watching smaller fighters in Pride FC run from much larger opponents in ‘spectacle fights’ back in...

May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

May 16, 2017 6:56 am

Stephen Thompson replies to Jorge Masvidal callout

Could a Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal fight be in the cards?  Last weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what looked like a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling...

May 16, 2017 5:58 am

Jorge Masvidal diagnoses Neil Magny with medical condition, calls out “Wonderboy”

Last weekend, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the far sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling skill, succumbing to four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds This past December the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the exciting announcement that they would be introducing a women’s featherweight division to their lineup. Then in February, the promotion crowned their first ever women’s 145-pound champion in the form of Germaine de Randamie, who defeated former...

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 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a 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 latest...

May 13, 2017 12:31 pm

Dana White talks Georges St-Pierre’s future following cancellation of fight

Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the UFC held a press conference for the scrap, pending an official fight date. Ultimately, Bisping got...

May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...

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 10, 2017 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Taekwondo black belt vs. Muay Thai champion

It’s no secret that UFC was originally formed with the intention of settling the argument of which martial art was truly the best. As we’ve stated countless times in articles, while nearly all MMA fighters today are well versed in multiple martial art disciplines, the topic of style vs style matchups in MMA is always...

May 8, 2017 10:39 am

American Animals Episode 40 – Ryan “Darth” Bader

Bader will make his Bellator debut versus Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. On this episode of American Animals, the Animals are back in the studio, and here to rock your week! Erik Apple and TJ De Santis are here to discuss the biggest and best news in all of MMA. The guys tell us about some of the biggest upcoming matches this summer,...

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...

May 4, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman channels Paige VanZant, releases sexy Reebok promo

Sometimes you just gotta let out your inner sexy…I got your back @paigevanzantufc @reebok pic.twitter.com/gnH0lZI56l — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 4, 2017 Earlier this month, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant found herself under fire after she shared a rather provocative, self-made Reebok promo video to her official Snapchat account. The backlash she received was...

May 4, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Here’s what happens when a 260-pound pro boxer fights a judo blackbelt

Today, when any respectable mixed martial artist continuously sharpens their skills in many different disciplines, the classic, style vs. style matchups that dominated the halcyon days of the sport have become almost nonexistent. While the early days of MMA were highlighted by fights between boxers and wrestlers, jiu jitsu fighters and kickboxers, et cetera, today’s fighters...

May 2, 2017 10:21 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy discusses the best in-fight trash talkers in MMA

Veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy has been refereeing MMA fights for nearly the entire existence of the UFC. With that being said, McCarthy has served as a referee for some of the biggest fights in the history of the UFC, and has served as a referee for nearly all UFC superstars at one point or...

Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Johny Hendricks wants to retire Georges St-Pierre “again”

Back in 2013, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon against Johny Hendricks for a highly anticipated showdown that served as his ninth title defense. The fight was an extremely close one, which saw the judges award St-Pierre with a split decision win, marking his ninth successful title defense. The decision was undoubtably...