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Urijah Faber documents shoving match with Conor McGregor on 'The Ultimate Fighter'

Urijah Faber will coach against Conor McGregor on the upcoming season of 'The Ultimate Fighter' but the former featherweight champion isn't giving up hope on fighting him one day, especially after a couple altercations between the two fighters got physical. The first incident happened just before McGregor's fight with Chad Mendes at UFC 189 when Faber was in the backstage area using...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bellator not interested in Fedor Emelianenko for now

There has been some buzz in the mixed martial arts community since it was reported earlier this summer that all-time great Fedor Emelianenko was ready to make a comeback. Immediately, there was speculation that the heavyweight legend would be choosing between the UFC and Bellator as the stage for his return, but it appears that it may only be a one-horse face to land his services...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch For: Bellator 141 ‘Guillard vs. Girtz’

Bellator 141’s Melvin Guillard (32-14-2) was given a unique opportunity ahead of his headlining stint in Temecula, California’s Pechanga Resort and Casino tonight. Guillard, who will be making his Bellator debut, was allowed to pick his own opponent. According to “The Young Assassin,” who spoke with MMAJunkie Radio earlier this week about the subject, his team helped him...
Via Fight Booth
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ronda Rousey’s last fight topped 900,000 PPV buys

    Ronda Rousey has proven once again that she is the biggest star in the UFC. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that Rousey’s fight against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 is estimated to have done over 900,000 pay-per-view buys. UFC 190 is the third UFC event of the year to go over 800,000 buys, according to Meltzer. What makes the figures especially impressive is that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: TUF 22 ‘Team McGregor vs. Team Faber’ premieres September 9th

Instigator vs. Motivator Let’s be honest, TUF has been on life support for quite some time now. The 22nd season (yes, there has been 21 already and that’s not even counting the international installments) isn’t about format and it certainly isn’t about the fighters. It’s about the UFC’s hottest male star today – Conor McGregor and the ongoing feud between his team...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 75 ‘Barnett vs. Nelson’ fight card finalized

After the final episode of the Fight Pass original series Road to UFC: Japan airs, coaches Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson will clash in Japan in the main event of UFC Fight Night 75 on FOX Sports 1. A featherweight bout featuring the two finalists from the show will be featured on the preliminary portion of the card on FOX Sports 2 earlier on in the night. Below, you’ll find the...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rousey blasts Mayweather, suggests he’s illiterate

The war of words between Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather may go on in perpetuity of the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has anything to say about it. After the boxing champ appeared to make an effort to settle their long-running beef last month, Rousey came out firing when confronted by a TMZ camera crew while out walking her dog, seizing the opportunity to blast Mayweather...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman On Pace To Be The Greatest Fighter Of All Time

It was announced earlier this month that Chris Weidman would be defending his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 that will serve as the co-main event to Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor. This will be Weidman’s fourth title defense and is coming off of an impressive 1st round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort. The All-American wrestler is undefeated at 13-0 and has beaten...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Top 5 submissions of all time

Warning: this is not for the faint of heart.  If you don’t like bone breaking submissions, this article is not for you.  This list of submissions is a breakdown (pun intended) of the five best submissions in the UFC. 5) Nate Diaz vs Kurt Pellegrino. The bad boy of MMA There is no love lost between these two.  Generally speaking, Nate Diaz doesn’t like anybody but Pellegrino...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Vs Alistair Overeem Co-Main Events UFC On FOX 17

A heavyweight clash between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem has been made official for the co-main event of December 19th’s UFC On FOX 17 event in Orlando, Florida. The UFC have been trying to put this fight together for some time now, with two previous attempts to match them up having fallen through, so hopefully it holds together this time around. Former heavyweight champion...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Faces Alistair Overeem At UFC on FOX 17

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) and Alistair Overeem can finally stop bickering on Twitter, because they will have the chance to settle their long-running beef in real life on December 19.On Tuesday, the UFC announced the heavyweight shootout will co-headline UFC on FOX 17.This bout was initially supposed to go down three years ago, but Overeem flunked...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez coach: I didn't do my job before Fabricio Werdum fight

In advance of June's UFC 188, then-champion Cain Velasquez did not want to train in the event's host city Mexico City to adjust to the thin air at its high altitude, according to his coach Javier Mendez. The AKA founder said that he had to try hard to ultimately convince the heavyweight to spend just a couple weeks training in Mexico City before he faced Fabricio Werdum. Werdum,...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Vs Michael Johnson Announced For UFC On FOX 17

Nate Diaz finally has another fight booked and it’ll come against Michael Johnson at UFC On FOX 17 on December 19th. Diaz hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision loss to the man who now holds the lightweight title, Rafael dos Anjos back in December of last year. Diaz had come into that fight after almost a year out in protest at his current UFC salary and weighed in almost five...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar wants Max Holloway or Jeremy Stephens at TUF 22 Finale

Frankie Edgar wants to stay busy rather than sit on the sidelines waiting for either Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor so he's asking to fight on the upcoming 'Ultimate Fighter' Finale on December 11. With Aldo and McGregor set to do battle on December 12 as the main event for UFC 194, Edgar has been itching to book another fight for this year and then hopefully fight for the featherweight...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Oliveira explains freak injury, wants rematch

Sunday night’s UFC Fight Night 47 event at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada came to an anti-climactic end, when the main event bout between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira came to a screeching halt just over 90 seconds into the fight. No, neither man was able to score a highlight reel finish. Instead, it was a freak injury to Oliveira that brought the fight...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote TKO’s Josh Burkman In Wild Shootout (Video Highlights)

Patrick Cote (pictured) Josh Burkman didn’t win Fight of the Night honors for nothin’. The welterweights put on quite a show Sunday at UFC Fight Night 74, with Cote ultimately ending things via TKO in the third round. Both men were rocked on different occasions, but in the end, it was an overhand right by Cote that put Burkman down. Countless bombs on the canvas and the shootout...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Results: Max Holloway Wins After Charles Oliveira Injury

A highly-anticipated clash between featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira ended in anticlimactic fashion Sunday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, with Holloway winning via first-round TKO in the UFC Fight Night main event when Oliveira couldn’t continue due to injury. The victory was the seventh straight for Waianae, Hawaii’s Holloway, the fifth-ranked contender...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote TKO’s Josh Burkman In Third Round At UFC Fight Night 74

Patrick Cote got the better of Josh Burkman tonight at UFC Fight Night 74 as they both turned up the heat in the third round, dropping him with a right hook before finishing with ground and pound to the delight of the Canadian fans. Round One Burkman with a leg kick to start as Cote comes in with a punch. Side kick to the body from Burkman. Leg stomp and then a body kick from...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Legends of M.M.A: Royce Gracie

Similar to the “Fighter-Profile” series, the “Legends of M.M.A” series will analyze and give a historical perspective on each fighters.  This is the first of the series and who better to start it than Royce Gracie. Royce Gracie won three out of the first four UFC tournaments.  In the beginning, the UFC was design to be a tournament with a style vs. style format.  Gracie’s...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 74: Standing in St-Pierre’s shadow

Sunday’s Fight Night 74 will mark only the second time the Octagon has traveled to Canada this year under what seems to still be the looming shadow Georges St-Pierre left behind. With growing numbers of young and talented prospects, world-class MMA gyms, and a great fight culture, the recent fall-off of Canadian-hosted UFC events is rather puzzling. Especially when taking into...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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