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Apr 11, 2017 7:55 am

Michael Bisping trashes “little b*tch” Chris Weidman for UFC 210 fiasco

Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 210, Chris Weidman lost to Gegard Mousasi by second-round TKO. The circumstances of this TKO, however, were quite controversial. It began with Mousasi landing what appeared to be two illegal knees. From there, the action was stopped, as a swarm of confused officials and referees milled about...

Apr 11, 2017 6:47 am

Report: Bellator MMA has its sights set on two more UFC stars

When streaking middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Octagon with Chris Weidman at last Saturday’s UFC 210, it marked the final obligation on his current UFC contract. Though it was not without controversy, he was able to win this final contracted fight, and will now be able to test free agency as one of...

Apr 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored a controversial second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman at this past weekend’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York. Mousasi caught Weidman with a pair of knees following the midway point...


Apr 10, 2017 7:54 am

Luke Rockhold calls for interim title fight, Dana White responds

The middleweight title picture is currently a bit chaotic, as reigning champ Michael Bisping is poised to defend his title against Georges St-Pierre, a former welterweight champion who has never fought at middleweight before. Unsurprisingly, this news has not gone over well with the many more deserving contenders at middleweight, such as former champ Luke Rockhold. In...

Apr 9, 2017 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win

Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi picked up his fifth win in a row at last night’s UFC 210 pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York by earning a second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman. Unfortunately for Mousasi, his victory over...

Apr 9, 2017 12:24 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Carvalho head kick flattens Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 176

Back in May of 2016, Brazil’s Rafael Carvalho scored a controversial split decision win over Dutch kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef, defending the Bellator middleweight strap in the process. Given that many fans and pundits believed Manhoef should have gotten the nod in this fight, Bellator then pencilled the two middleweights in for a rematch –...

Apr 9, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO l Fighters prove Daniel Cormier’s towel-grab can actually help shed some pounds

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSpIn2xgQD5/ Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defended his crown with a second-round submission of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. As impressive as Cormier’s blowout of Johnson was, however, it was not without controversy. On Friday morning, the 26 fighters competing on the UFC 210 bill were scheduled to...

Apr 8, 2017 10:57 am

Daniel Cormier says he is done fighting at 205lbs

Friday morning at the UFC 210 early weigh-ins, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier came in overweight, weighing in at 206.2 pounds for his highly anticipated title fight with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Cormier then stepped back for just over two minutes before reemerging and weighing-in at 205 pounds. With that being said, there was quite...

Apr 8, 2017 9:01 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson ‘EA Sports UFC 2’ simulation

Tonight, in New York, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will look to defend his light heavyweight championship for the second time when he steps into the Octagon with light heavyweight knockout artist Anthony Johnson for a highly anticipated rematch two years in the making. Ahead of the fight, EA Sports UFC 2 predicted the...

Apr 7, 2017 3:54 pm

Jon Jones reacts to today’s “dirty” UFC 210 weigh ins

Jon Jones reacts to today’s “dirty” UFC 210 weigh ins Earlier today UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made headlines when he came in 1.2 pounds over weight for his UFC 210 title fight rematch with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. However, just two minutes after weighing in at 206.2 pounds, Cormier was back on the scales...

Apr 7, 2017 3:16 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier explains his use of the towel at today’s UFC 210 weigh ins

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier explains his use of the towel at today’s UFC 210 weigh ins Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made headlines earlier today after he came in 1.2 pounds over weight for his UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson. However, just two minutes after initially weighing in at 206.2-pounds, Cormier...

Apr 7, 2017 10:38 am

MMA community stunned as Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 last minute

Friday morning, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made headlines as he missed weight for his scheduled UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson tomorrow night in New York. Cormier then made headlines once again as he controversially made weight by pressing on the privacy towel, offsetting his weight and aiding him in appearing to...

Apr 7, 2017 8:59 am

VIDEO | NYSAC executive director address Daniel Cormier weigh-in controversy

Here's NYSAC executive director Tony Giardina explaining why Cormier was allowed to weigh in twice: pic.twitter.com/vxzpcnrT9y — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 7, 2017 Friday morning, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped on the scale for early weigh-ins ahead of his UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson tomorrow night. Cormier left those in attendance...

Apr 7, 2017 6:49 am

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. However, news broke yesterday evening that Gastelum had been pulled from the event, this after he was flagged for...

Apr 6, 2017 7:30 pm

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212 Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is willing to step in and fight former division kingpin Anderson Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that “The Soldier of God” would step in...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Mar 31, 2017 1:31 pm

Light heavyweights weigh in on Jon Jones and an immediate title shot

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to fight in the UFC again on July 7 as his one-year suspension for testing positive for banned substances will be up. With Jones’ fight eligibility date approaching, many are wondering if there will be an immediate title shot in line when the former king of...

Mar 31, 2017 9:06 am

Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee headlines ‘UFC Fight Night: OKC’

On June 25th, streaking lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee will step into the Octagon for a pivotal showdown for these two top ranked lightweights. The UFC announced the matchup on Twitter, where they also revealed that the fight would serve as the main event scrap to an already stacked card which features the likes...

Mar 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Bellator 175 weigh-in results: Bulky ‘Rampage’ out-weighs ‘King Mo’ by 41 lbs.

Back in May of 2014, in the main event of Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scored a controversial – and admittedly lackluster – defeat of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Tomorrow night in the main event of Bellator 175, the two Bellator stars will go at it again. The key...

Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title shot back to Yoel Romero, or fight Tyron Woodley instead. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given a title shot over...

Mar 30, 2017 11:32 am

Tony Ferguson calls out Nate Diaz, says no one else deserves a fight

Top ranked UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson recently found himself without a fight when his UFC 208 opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov, was forced out of their co-main event interim lightweight title fight the day before they were set to throw down. Following Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal from the fight, Ferguson was left without an opponent after he &...

Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the...

Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Joe Lauzon makes case for BJ Penn being the ‘GOAT’

UFC veteran Joe Lauzon is currently gearing up for his upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ scrap on April 22nd against Stevie Ray. For Lauzon, one of fight fan’s favorite fighters to watch, he will be looking to build on his controversial split decision win over Marcin Held earlier this year, which saw him rebound from...