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Michael Bisping, GSP get in heated confrontation after press conference
The trash talk between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping spilled out into the backstage area after the UFC 217 press conference Friday in Toronto. In a confrontation captured on video by TMZ, Bisping approached GSP after the event and told him not to put his hands on him. During a staredown on stage, St-Pierre slapped away Bisping, who was pointing a finger in St-Pierre’s face.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 5:52PM by Braden - 21 comments
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Tony Ferguson (or Tony Montana) – UFC champ Conor McGregor breaks silence
UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor finally has spoken up and it looks like he’s accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 3:58PM by Braden - 1 comment
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USADA suspends Jesse Taylor one year for positive drug test for clomiphene
From comeback story to drug suspension in three months. USADA suspended Jesse Taylor one year for testing positive for anti-estrogen agent clomiphene in an out-of-competition drug test, the UFC’s anti-doping partner announced Friday. The failed drug test stemmed from a sample collected Aug. 22. Taylor was subsequently pulled from a UFC Sydney fight with Belal Muhammad in November. In the release, USADA stated that Taylor had accepted the suspension, which was the maximum for the prohibited substance. Clomiphene is not approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for use by males and “promotes the secretion of testosterone,” per USADA.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:29PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Dana White: Winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos will get UFC title shot
Rafael dos Anjos wanted an interim title fight, but it seems like he’ll be getting the next best thing.
Submitted Oct 13, 2017 2:27PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' interim title plea for Robbie Lawler fight
Tyron Woodley is one of many who doesn’t believe the newly announced UFC on FOX 26 main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler should have an interim welterweight championship up for grabs.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:26PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Dana White responds to Mark Hunt’s angry Instagram post, pulling him from UFC Sydney
Mark Hunt is furious at the UFC and president Dana White for pulling him out of the main event of UFC Sydney next month. “The Super Samoan” posted an expletive-filled caption Wednesday on Instagram blasting White, who he referred to as a “bald headed prick.” TMZ caught up with White on Thursday and asked him on video about Hunt’s rant.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:24PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Michelle Waterson joins cast of MTV’s ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars’
Michelle Waterson is getting a reality check this fall. The UFC strawweight contender has been announced as a cast member on the upcoming season of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a spin-off of the popular MTV reality game show The Challenge that traditionally features contestants from other MTV programs going head-to-head in various competitions, per
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 5:42PM by Braden - 11 comments
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Ronda Rousey and husband Travis Browne headed to WWE? ‘I don’t wanna ruin anything’
Ronda Rousey hasn’t spoke much about her UFC career since losing to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes in back-to-back fights, but the former women’s bantamweight champion has teased at a switch to professional wrestling. Speaking to TMZ Sports on Tuesday, Rousey, hinted that she could be heading to WWE in the near future. Rousey’s husband, UFC heavyweight veteran Travis Browne, also implied that he is in negotiations with WWE.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 3:16PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Mark Hunt blasts Dana White with profane Instagram post after removal from UFC Sydney main event
The UFC might be looking out for Mark Hunt’s best interests, but he’s not pleased with its latest decision regarding his career. Hunt was scheduled to fight Marcin Tybura in the heavyweight main event of UFC Sydney on Nov. 19, but the promotion announced Tuesday that “The Super Samoan” has been removed from that booking due to “medical concerns” and he will be replaced by Fabricio Werdum. Suffice to say, this apparently didn’t sit well with Hunt. He took to Instagram to post an expletive-laden message aimed at UFC president Dana White, threatening to sue him over the news:
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:47PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Conor McGregor may be headed to WrestleMania next
If you thought things boiled down to a toss up between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson, you were wrong. Rumors coming from the UK Sun have McGregor entertaining offers from the WWE to appear at WreslteMania 34 on April 8th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:17PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Due to IV use, DWCS 1 winner Kurt Holobaugh suspended 9 months and win overturned
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today voted unanimously to suspend featherweight Kurt Holobaugh nine months and fine him $750 for failing to properly disclose IV use. Holobaugh’s (17-4) knockout win at Dana White’s Contender Series 1 over Matt Bessette (22-7) on July 11 is now overturned to a no-contest, leaving his UFC career in limbo after he reportedly earned a UFC contract in July.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:14PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Henry Cejudo suffers burns, loses gold medal in California wildfire
UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo is one of the more than 20,000 people who has been affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California. However, contrary to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, Cejudo told on Tuesday that he did not suffer a broken ankle trying to escape Monday in Santa Rosa, Calif. He did suffer burns on his fight foot, though.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:12PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Police to investigate video of TUF Brazil winner Rony Jason assaulting woman
The first The Ultimate Fighter Brazil winner is in hot water. Rony Jason was caught on tape assaulting a woman during a party in his hometown of Quixada, Brazil, Saturday night. In two videos that went viral, Jason is caught landing a punch on the woman while she’s on the ground, pointing his finger and yelling at her. Brazilian news outlet G1 reported that the woman being attacked by Jason is his sister. Women’s Protection Police commissioner Janaina Siebra told the outlet that the case is being investigated, and the MMA fighter is expected to give his testimony soon.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:11PM by Braden - 0 comments
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UFC champ Daniel Cormier apologizes to Anthony Johnson: 'The reality is, I was wrong'
It’s not exactly rare for a fighter to have some words with past or future opponents. Apologies, though, don’t come around that often. So there’s something refreshing about UFC light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier’s willingness to admit he was wrong, during a recent MMAjunkie Radio appearance, in the way he went about former title challenger Anthony Johnson.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:59AM by Braden - 1 comment
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UFC champ Cris Cyborg waiting for right deal to fight Holly Holm at UFC 219
Cris Cyborg’s longtime manager said he and his team are in “daily” communications with UFC officials as a fight offer looms for UFC 219. Cyborg could look to defend her women’s featherweight title against ex-bantamweight champ Holly Holm at the Dec. 30 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Holm already has said she’s open to the fight. But Prajin said a new deal needs to be struck before Justino can commit.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Ian McCall granted release from UFC contract
One of the UFC’s best known flyweight fighters is no longer with the promotion. Ian McCall told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has been released from his UFC contract. Previously, McCall said he wouldn’t feel comfortable returning to the UFC under his standing contract due to health issues, including brain treatment. McCall said he asked the UFC for his release and was granted it.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:35PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Will Brooks puts Nik Lentz, Kevin Lee on blast after UFC 216 weight issues
Will Brooks says he knew from the jump that he wasn’t actually going to fight Nik Lentz at UFC 216. Brooks also had words for UFC 216 headliner Kevin Lee, who needed two attempts to make weight before his UFC interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson became official.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 5:09AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Anthony Johnson fires back at ‘cry baby ass’ Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson have fought twice and hardly any trash talk was exchanged prior to those bouts. Things have changed between the two men now, however. One day after Cormier called Johnson “f*cking soft” on his podcast, Johnson has fired back at the UFC light heavyweight champion on social media.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 9:05PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Full Conor McGregor film trailer released
Conor McGregor is coming to the big screen. On Thursday, the full trailer for McGregor’s documentary film was released online. The UFC lightweight champion tweeted about it, writing that the movie will be coming to theaters in November.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 3:30PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Daniel Cormier calls Anthony Johnson ‘f**king soft’ amidst comeback rumors
When Anthony Johnson tapped out to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 earlier this year, it was supposed to be his final act in the cage. After coming up short for a second time against Cormier, Johnson announced a shocking retirement from the sport to venture into the marijuana business. But earlier this week, Johnson’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that “Rumble,” was already contemplating a return to fighting, and that doesn’t sit right with his most recent opponent. On the most recent edition of his podcast Talk & Talker, Cormier spoke out about Johnson’s short-lived retirement, saying that it seems Johnson was just bitter about losing to him for a second time.
Submitted Oct 5, 2017 2:57PM by Braden - 0 comments
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