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UFC Fight Night 88 weigh-in highlights: Stephens shoves Barao, Garbrandt trash talks Almeida

Things got a little heated earlier today inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center when former bantamweight champion Renan Barao (33-3) got a little too close for his opponent Jeremy Stephens’ (24-12) comfort after both men made weight ahead of their co-main event contest tomorrow night on FOX Sports 1. This will be Barao’s first fight at featherweight since joining the UFC ranks...
Via Fight Booth
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 88 – Odds and Ends

This weekend, you have your Saturday night free from UFC action.  Take the girlfriend to a movie, play poker with the guys, and generally just have a good time.  Sunday though, get yourself a seat in front of a TV, because UFC Fight Night 88 isn’t to be missed.  For you out there who enjoy a little action, here’s who I believe will win the fights, and how their odds shape...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miesha Tate calls Ronda Rousey ’emotionally unstable’

The war of words between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey isn’t going away any time soon. Speaking with “Rush Fight Club” on SiriusXM Radio, Tate took a shot at Rousey’s mental health, citing an incident in April in which Rousey went after Paige VanZant at a party. “I think Ronda is somewhat emotionally unstable and I think that’s been characteristic for a long time,”...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar on Jose Aldo: 'He pulls out of every other fight'

In 2013, Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight world title against challenger Frankie Edgar with a narrow five-round decision that could have gone either way. Heading into their rematch at UFC 200, however, Aldo has claimed that he handily beat Edgar, back then, and did so with one arm."The Answer" thinks that Jose Aldo is just trying to do a Conor McGregor impersonation...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PaigeVanZant Wins Big Despite ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Loss

Without question, Paige VanZant (pictured) is the best UFC fighter … to ever compete on “Dancing With The Stars.” VanZant left UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, who competed on previous seasons of the popular dancing show, in her rear-view mirror weeks ago when it comes to ballroom blitzing. VanZant burst out of the tiny MMA bubble and onto the mainstream...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Alistair Overeem

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, it features Brad Pitt as a man who ages backwards.  The movie could be a biography for UFC fighter Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem.  Overeem’s career resurgence was sparked by, believe it or not, back-to-back KO losses and a positive drug test for steroids.  At the age of 36, these...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez set to clash at UFC 201 in Atlanta

Talented bantamweights Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez are slated to go toe-to-toe in a high-action bout at UFC 201 in Atlanta.The bout was confirmed by the UFC, via Twitter, on Tuesday afternoon.Perez was once one of the division's brightest stars, winning his first three UFC fights by first-round finish while absorbing just 16 significant strikes during that span. He would go on...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Renan Barao consulted Jose Aldo before moving to featherweight

For the better part of two years, Renan Barao was regarded as the best bantamweight in the world and one of the top pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.He ran through top 10 opponents like Urijah Faber, Michael McDonald and Eddie Wineland while reigning as the UFC champion at 135 pounds. Unfortunately he also did it all while suffering through a brutal series of weight cuts to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Suspended, Pulled From UFC 199 For Illegal IV Use

BJ Penn’s (pictured) return to mixed martial arts will have to wait for another day. On Monday, the UFC announced they were informed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the company the UFC hired last July to conduct year-round drug tests on their entire roster, that Penn revealed to them during a random, out-of-competition screening that he had illegally used an IV. As a result...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mayweather will fight McGregor in September

At least one well-known sports media personality is so certain that a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor is going to happen that he has already booked hotel accommodations for it. On his radio show Monday, Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports revealed that he has gotten information indicating Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place the weekend of Sept. 17, 2016, in Las...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 199: Predictions and analysis

UFC 199 took a serious blow when Chris Weidman was forced to pull out due to injury. His replacement, Michael Bisping, is a pretty big name in the UFC and is coming off a big win versus Anderson Silva, but it’s not the huge rematch fight fans were hoping for. Instead, we will all have to settle for what should still be a very good event. Now, I will be making my own predictions...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

McGregor on Mayweather: 'He needs me, I don't need him'

Conor McGregor is willing to negotiate a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the MMA star has no intention of taking less money than Mayweather in any potential bout. Mayweather has already said on numerous occasions that he would not come out of retirement for less than $100 million guaranteed. In an interview with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne this weekend, McGregor said he wants the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Rousimar Palhares gets KO’d by Emil Meek in 45 seconds at Venator FC 3

There is no bigger villain in the sport of MMA than Rousimar Palhares. He’s been banned from the UFC and WSOF. Professional fighters and promoters have gone on record saying that the man deserves a lifetime ban for holding onto submissions for too long on multiple occasions and delivering intentional eye pokes to his opponents. So why would a promoter like Venator FC’s Frank...
Via Fight Booth
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Henderson mulling retirement ahead of UFC contract negotiations

Legendary mixed martial artist Dan Henderson has one fight remaining on his contract with the UFC. The former Olympic wrestler, who is also a former Strikeforce champion and two-division PRIDE champion, however, is mulling retirement ahead of his upcoming contract negotiations. Henderson, 45, spoke with MMAjunkie.com and revealed he is not sure how much he has left in the tank. “I’m...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Luke-a-likes: Holly Holm or Amy Schumer?

Luke-a-likes is back with UFC fighter Holly Holm and comedian Amy Schumer.
Via CSN Chicago
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Uriah Hall: Luke Rockhold Make ‘Smart’ Choice To Fight ‘Easy’ Michael Bisping

Uriah Hall (pictured) has done lost his mind. The inconsistent striker, who UFC president Dana White previously called a “flop” who “has no killer instinct,” claims UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold took the easy way out by accepting a fight against Michael Bisping over him. Rockhold was slated to grant former champ Chris Weidman an immediate rematch at UFC 199 until...
Via 5thRound.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Angle offers advice to Chris Weidman for neck injury

Chris Weidman had to pull out of his main evet title shot at UFC 199 due to a pretty serious neck injury. There are few people who know what he is going through, but former professional wrestler and 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle certainly does. Weidman had to pull out of his title shot against Luke Rockhold due to a bulging disc in his neck, a similar injury to what Angle...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ronaldo Souza Appeas To Get Tired From Hitting Vitor Belfort's Head

Being a ref sucks. You want to keep things clean and make sure the athletes ae the ones that decide the contest, but you don't want to let too much slip and give one an unfair advantage. In MMA fights, the issues are more refs calling fights too early and not letting someone have a chance to get out of trouble.Some refs will call a fight quick while others may let things go so long...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg makes statement in UFC debut with dominant win

Cris “Cyborg” Justino was the heavy favorite and was fighting in front of her hometown fans at UFC 198, but that doesn’t make her quick win over Leslie Smith any less impressive. Cyborg made her UFC debut against Smith in a 140-pound catchweight fight at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, and she only needed 1:21 to beat Smith via TKO. Not only did she end the fight...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic is on the cusp of the UFC heavyweight championship

The moment has finally arrived for Stipe Miocic. We’ve spoken to him and about him on these pages for years now, since at least 2012. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years and ten UFC fights, but it has—and what a collection of ten fights it’s been. Miocic gets a title shot in his eleventh UFC fight this Saturday May 14 as he battles Fabricio Werdum for the heavyweight...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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