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UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson predictions

The UFC returns to action for UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson on Saturday, February 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was originally billed as UFC 196, but after the UFC heavyweight championship bout was cancelled due to injuries the UFC moved the event to a Fight Night card. The night kicks off with a two-fight early prelim card at 7...
Via Mill City Sports
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Doubts Conor McGregor Can Beat Rafael Dos Anjos

The UFC haven’t stood in new featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s way after he decided that he wanted to move up to lightweight to challenge the division’s champion Rafael dos Anjos for the belt at UFC 196 in March, but Dana White has revealed that this might be a step too far for the Irish sensation. […]
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman Rematch Slated For UFC 199

UFC president Dana White is breaking news all over Super Bowl row right now. An hour after announcing they are aiming to have former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones challenge current champ Daniel Cormier to reclaim his throne in April, White said middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold (pictured) will grant Chris Weidman an immediate rematch at UFC 199. White reported the sequel...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Thompson just needs one night to change minds, and his life

Stephen Thompson is on the verge of being a challenger for the UFC's welterweight title. To push past that edge, he'll have to beat former champion Johny Hendricks this Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82, in Las Vegas.The former karate and kickboxing champion has only lost once in his MMA career. Still, he's relatively new to the sport since transitioning from strickly...
Via Fox Sports
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez comments on rumors he left Team Alpha Male

UFC flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez joined the Great MMA Debate podcast, addressing rumors that he had left Team Alpha Male. Instead of confirming the suspicions on many thinking he had left, Benavidez responded by saying he simply wanted to train with other people, but he still was committed to his team in Sacramento. Benavidez has been spotted recently training in Colorado...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson Jumps From UFC to Bellator

It looks like former UFC champ Benson Henderson is headed to Bellator FC. Henderson made the announcement on his official website: I’d like to officially announce my move over to Bellator MMA. I’m beyond excited for this next phase of my career, it’s a big move, like any move when switching employers or jobs after having worked somewhere for such a long time. I have to thank...
Via BadCulture
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Lays Out Light Heavyweight Future Before Heavyweight Move

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (pictured) is a man on a mission, and on Sunday night he laid out his agenda for the MMA world to see. With Jones’ long awaited transition to the heavyweight division expected to take place sooner rather than later, particularly since “Bones” has been hitting the weight room hard after April’s felony hit and run arrest, Jones...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Rivera beats Iuri Alcantara in front of home state crowd in New Jersey

Jimmie Rivera made the New Jersey faithful proud with a unanimous decision win over top 15 ranked opponent Iuri Alcantara to remain undefeated in the UFC.Rivera has been considered a top prospect since signing with the promotion but facing a crafty veteran like Alcantara was a big step up in competition for only his third fight in the Octagon. Needless to say, Rivera delivered while...
Via Fox Sports
6 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hendricks vs Thompson To Headline UFC Fight Night on 2/6

Las Vegas – UFC® announced today that its card on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will now air live on FS1 and be headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between former champion Johny Hendricks and the dynamic Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.   Originally scheduled as UFC 196 live on Pay-Per-View, the fight card was moved to FS1 following...
Via BadCulture
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The MMA Ten: Rousey Does SNL, Aldo Would Have Totes Beat McGregor

The MMA Ten keeps you up to date on the latest news from the world of the UFC and beyond. Read it and you’ll feel like a hipster who just bought a fresh skullcap. Ronda Rousey Hosts SNL Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey hosted SNL over the weekend. She seemed a bit nervous at first, but her first line was a winner. “I’m so excited to be here, because...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Withdraws From UFC 196, Fight Vs. Stipe Miocic Due To Injuries

UFC 196 will go on without its featured attractions, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum. ESPN reported Monday that Werdum told MMAFighting.com he won’t fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 because he’s battling foot and back injuries. Werdum’s announcement comes less a day after his original opponent, Cain Velasquez, withdrew from the fight due to a back injury. UFC arranged Miocic...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg trolls Ronda Rousey on Twitter during SNL

The ongoing fiery feud between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino had some gasoline dumped on it Saturday night, as Cyborg simply couldn’t resist the perfect chance to troll her eternal nemesis with Rousey hosting Saturday Night Live. Rousey suffered her first professional loss against Holly Holm in November after being unable to dictate the fight using her stellar...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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