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MMA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Benson Henderson and the Importance of Competition

Even when the rumors started, it seemed hard to believe that a former UFC champ would leave. Early last week, it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had decided to leave the UFC and sign with North America’s second largest promotion in Bellator FC. And while Henderson isn’t the first to test greener pastures—Josh Thomson and Josh Koscheck both...
Via The Sports Post
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Is Coming Out Of Retirement And It Bums Me Out

Chris Leben is the type of guy who often gets pigeonholed. He’s regularly described as a striker with a good chin; other times, people have called him a wild man who leaves it all in the cage. These descriptors are not inaccurate but they are in a way insensitive. Leben was once a feared contender in the middleweight division. His rise through the ranks was filled with fights that...
Via Oregon Sports News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Favored Over Rafael Dos Anjos At UFC 196

As Conor McGregor (pictured) says, “Gods recognize Gods,” and the Gambling Gods are recognizing Mcgregor as the UFC’s impending lightweight champion. Despite what Dos Anjos has done to Anthony Pettis to capture the crown and to Donald Cerrone to retain his title, the powers that be believe McGregor will make a successful lightweight debut to become the UFC’s first two-way...
Via 5thRound.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
Via Rumors and Rants
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones mocks reporters for covering his probation story

Jon Jones mocked the media for covering a story about him potentially breaking his probation terms. Jones was cited on Jan. 31 for allegedly driving without a license, proof of insurance or proof of registration. He is currently on 18 months of probation stemming from a felony hit-and-run incident in April, meaning he cannot break the law. In response to stories about the matter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Several Bouts Added To UFC on FOX 19, Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov Headlines

Lost in the Stephen Thompson hoopla was the fact that several scraps were announced for UFC on FOX 19 on Saturday night. As expected, a lightweight thriller between Tony Ferguson (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov will collide in the April 16 event. However, it was confirmed the 155-pound shootout will headline the freebie fight card. It is believed the victor will be next in...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 82: Stephen Thompson vs. Johny Hendricks (Video Highlights)

There wasn’t much buzz entering Saturday’s UFC card after heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez fell out of the main event with respective injuries. Good thing Stephen Thompson (pictured) came along to steal the show. Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to beat “Wonderboy” in the show’s featured attraction...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 197 Gets Cormier Vs Jones II And Johnson Vs Cejudo Title Fights

Last night it was announced that UFC 197 on April 23rd will be headlined by the eagerly awaited return of Jon Jones in a light-heavyweight title rematch with current champion Daniel Cormier, though it won’t be the only belt on the line in Las Vegas. Alongside Cormier Vs Jones II in the co-main event spot […]
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Rivas delivers flying knee KO at UFC Fight Night 82

Diego Rivas treated UFC fans to one of the best knockouts in recent years at Fight Night 82 on Saturday. Rivas got dominated in the first round of the match, so he knew he needed to reach into his bag of tricks and pull out something good. That’s exactly what he did. Rivas noticed Noad Lahat was giving him some distance, and he took advantage by unleashing a sick flying knee to...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovince Saint Preux beats Rafael Cavalcante at UFC Fight Night

Just two minutes into his light heavyweight contest with Rafael Cavalcante, Ovince Saint Preux hurt his right ankle after landing a kick to the lead thigh of "Feijao" and began to visibly limp on it. The Brazilian zoned-in on that injured leg and immediately began attacking it with leg kicks.Saint Preux hung tough, though clearly hurt, and threw big strikes of his own that ultimately...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in Tampa

The next FOX UFC Fight Night heads to Tampa on April 16 with Khabib Nurmagomedov battling Tony Ferguson in a five-round main event with the winner likely moving on to fight for the lightweight title later this year.Nurmagomedov and Ferguson will be joined by four legends of the Octagon as former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua also meet on the card...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: If CM Punk loses first fight, it’s up to him if he wants to fight again

CM Punk will make his UFC debut at some time this year. It is likely that he will step into the Octagon with Mickey Gall at UFC 200, but nothing has yet to be confirmed. Many UFC fans are not happy with Punk being in the company and believe that he used his fame from professional wrestling to earn a contract without ever having a fight. Most fans also want Punk to lose his first...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Means Fails Drug Test; No Longer Fighting Donald Cerrone

Tim Means is the latest fighter to have been flagged by USADA for a potential drug test failure and as such has been pulled from his UFC Fight Night 83 headline bout with Donald Cerrone. Means is believed to have failed an out-of-competition test and came up positive for Ostarine, a performance enhancing drug which […]
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Preacher hopes Conor McGregor gets struck down by lightning

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has no shortage of haters. One of them, apparently, is a baptist preacher in Texas.On a sermon posted on YouTube, Donnie Romero, who heads the Steadfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, blasted the current UFC featherweight champion."The guy’s a UFC fighter,” Romero said. “That guy’s nothing! He’s let money go to his head! He’s got pride...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ryan Bader still be a contender?

Up until this past weekend, Ryan Bader was doing pretty well. In fact, between December of 2013 and October 2015 he never lost more than a round over a five fight winning streak; in the looming absence that was Jon Jones’ suspension, you could say Ryan Bader soared. That was, of course, before former welterweight (hard to believe) Anthony “Rumble” Johnson nearly caved the...
Via Fight Booth
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UndercarDVR: UFC on FOX: Bader vs. Johnson

  Contributor: Nolan Howell   Welcome to another installment of UndercarDVR, where we review what you need to see from this week in combat sports. We go fight by fight to see whether it needs to be watched, saved, deleted, or watched in fast forward. The UFC returned to Fox proper with a fairly strong main card …and Sage Northcutt.  Light Heavyweight, Heavyweight, and Bantamweight...
Via Undercard Superstar
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson signs deal with Bellator MMA

If you’ve watched anything UFC-related in the last few years, you are more than likely familiar with the one and only Benson Henderson. The former UFC lightweight champion has announced today that he has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Henderson’s announcement of his deal with Bellator came from his website. Here’s Henderson’s post: I’d like to officially announce my move...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley explodes Andy Uhrich with his ‘Red Right Hand’ at Bellator 148

“Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley and Josh Koscheck have been on a collision course for 6 years since the punch after the bell heard round the MMA world and Paul Daley takes advantage of center stage.” – Sean Grande Since being excommunicated by the UFC for punching Josh Koscheck after the bell all the way back in 2010, saying Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has stayed busy would be a gross...
Via Fight Booth
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey may never watch tape of Holly Holm fight

Ronda Rousey slipped into a deep depression after losing to Holly Holm back in November, and it sounds like she has no intention of revisiting both the physical and emotional pain she felt after the fight. Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, told Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com this week that Rousey still has not watched any tape from her loss to Holm. In fact, she may never watch it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Billboard Company In Ireland Making Fun Of Jose Aldo With New Billboard

When Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo finally squared off in December, fans were expecting a heck of a fight, but instead they just got a heck of a knockout. McGregor needed just 13 seconds to knock Aldo out and take the title belt from him. It is kind of hard to get more dominant than that. Aldo is already talking serious smack about the eventual rematch.He must have forgotten how bad...
Via FatManWriting
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Picked Apart By Boyfriend Travis Browne’s Estranged Wife

Ronda Rousey struck a chord with Travis Browne’s estranged wife, Jenna Renee Webb. Rousey was spotted wearing a promise ring (presumably from her boyfriend, Browne) Saturday night during her “SNL” appearance, prompting plenty of Internet commentary. The most notable reaction came from Webb, who accused Browne of domestic violence via social media last summer. Webb posted a...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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