Alan Jouban is surging inside the UFC cage and breaking down barriers outside it

When the UFC granted Louisiana native Alan Jouban's request to book him to fight on the June 6th's New Orleans card, "Brahma" was elated. When the fighter had to pull out of his scheduled fight because of a serious injury needing surgery to the elbow he used to earn a KO at UFC 184, he was crestfallen. Fighters are known for their ability to bounce back, mentally, but Jouban admits...
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What’s next for UFC on FOX 15’s Max Holloway?

UFC on FOX 15 was a fight card littered with exciting performances from fighters entering different phases of their respective careers. One of those fighters was young Max Holloway. The 23-year-old Hawaiian has become a UFC veteran right in front of our eyes since his debut against Dustin Poirier in early 2012. He’s remained one of the most active fighters in the promotion since...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros Goes Down At UFC Fight Night 68

A lightweight encounter between Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros will take place at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans on June 6th. It’s a quick turnaround for Poirier who is only days removed from a successful move back up to the lightweight division, producing an impressive KO finish against Carlos Diego Ferreira that earned him a ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus for good...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Makes Quick Comeback, Meets Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68

Louisiana, your “Diamond” is coming home. After quickly disposing of Carlos Diego Ferreira this past Saturday in his return to lightweight, Dustin Poirier (pictured) requested to make a quick return to the cage in order to perform in front of his hometown. On Tuesday, Poirier was granted his wish. The UFC announced he will battle Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 68. The June...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63: Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Ferreira (Video Highlights)

Dustin Poirier (pictured) decided to head back to the lightweight division after losing to bitter rival Conor McGregor in his last outing. If what Poirier did to Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 63 is any indication, then the UFC’s stellar 155-pound division just got that much deeper. Poirier went through Ferreira like a freight train, easily knocking out the Brazilian in the...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mendes, Poirier, Pena and Johnson Earn Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 63

Following “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas,” UFC president Dana White awarded Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier (pictured), Juliana Pena and Timothy Johnson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. Once again, White decided against handing out a “Fight of the Night” bonus and opted for four “Performance of the Night” checks. Mendes made quick...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63 Bonus Awards

Following today’s UFC Fight Night 63 event the recipients of the $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Four ‘Performance of The Night’ awards were served up on this occasion with the first deservedly going to headliner Chad Mendes who’s destructive punching power led to a first round TKO victory against Ricardo Lamas. Dustin Poirier also pocketed a bonus with a similarly...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier returns to lightweight, scores TKO over Diego Ferreira

Dustin Poirier's return to the lightweight division was a rousing success Saturday, in Fairfax as he scored a first round TKO over Diego Ferreira. Both men fought aggressively from the start, letting punches and kicks rip. Eventually, Poirier began to find his mark with his hands in close exchanges, however, and hurt the Brazilian. Several straight lefts and short hooks damaged and...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier KO’s Carlos Diego Ferreira At UFC Fight Night 63

Dustin Poirier made an impressive step up to the lightweight division at UFC Fight Night 63 with a first round KO finish against Carlos Diego Ferreira. Round One: Ferreira with a few strikes to start this one, quickly taking the center of the Octagon. Both men quickly get into an exchange of punches in close and then Ferreira drags Poirier to the mat, but only momentarily as...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier: A lot of fighters are cutting way too much weight

Just over four years ago, Dustin Poirier made the same decision so many fighters make when trying to gain a competitive advantage over potential opponents. While he had fought most of his career at 155-pounds as he transitioned to the UFC, Poirier believed his best shot at success was to be a massive featherweight instead of an average sized lightweight. The gamble paid off as Poirier...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 63 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 63 takes place this coming Saturday night in Virginia and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the event is a clash of top featherweight contenders as the No.1 ranked Chad Mendes faces the No.4 placed Ricardo Lamas. In the co-main event both Jorge Masvidal and Al Iaquinta will be looking to protect three-fight winning streaks that have left them...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo set for July

Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports Heading into this week, fight fans knew that if there was one thing that could temporarily steal the spotlight from Anderson Silva’s return, it was news related to the upcoming showdown between featherweight king Jose Aldo and 145-pound superstar Conor McGregor. On Friday, that’s exactly what happened when the world of MMA momentarily turned...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier plans move back to lightweight

Dustin Poirier (16-4) was an excellent UFC lightweight when he decided to move down to featherweight. Now, as a top featherweight, Poirier has decided to move back up to lightweight. The reason? Well, according to Poirier, the cut down to 145 pounds has made him miserable. Judging by what we see in this video posted by Poirier, we believe him. The video shows a ripped Poirier stepping...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimy Hettes Battles Diego Brandao at UFC 183

On Tuesday, a featherweight tilt between Jimy Hettes (pictured) and Diego Brandao was added to UFC 183. UFC officials announced the scrap via Twitter. The January 31 event takes place at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both 145-pounders are looking to bounce back from losses – Brandao is coming back from two straight defeats. After kicking off his professional...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor is looking to pick a fight before his title shot

When Conor McGregor travels to Brazil next weekend to take in the featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, he’ll likely be given just as much media attention as the title fight itself. I am looking forward to going to Brazil this week to see the Number 1 contender fight between Aldo and Mendes. Who gets to face the KING? — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Korean Zombie Set To Be Out For Two Years Due To Military Service

Sadly we won’t be seeing Chan Sung Jung, better known as ‘The Korean Zombie’, in the Octagon any time soon as the UFC featherweight fighter has been called up to undertake his mandatory two year military service in his native South Korea. The 27 year-old Jung has already been out for over a year after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the fourth round of his title fight with...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Light for Conor McGregor

UFC 178 solidified the status of MMA’s newest and perhaps brightest young star, Conor Mcgregor. The 26-year-old Irish born featherweight stopped the No. 5 ranked Dustin Poirier at 1:45 of the first round by TKO. The stoppage occurred after a McGregor left hook grazed behind the ear of Poirier and sent him falling to the mat. A few follow up strikes later and the referee stepped...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Diego Sanchez, But Dana White Says No

Hot on the heels of his first round TKO of Dustin Poirier this past weekend at UFC 178, Irish sensation Conor McGregor made a surprise announcement that he would be fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 in Mexico on November 15th. “I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th,” McGregor wrote on Twitter last night. “He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier ‘heartbroken’ following UFC 178 loss to Conor McGregor

Although UFC Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title in style in the main event of the mammoth UFC 178 card this past weekend, the highlight storyline of the event came from Conor McGregor’s incredible dispatching of No. 5 ranked Featherweight Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. McGregor and Poirier went back and forth quite a bit during fight...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 53 Fight Card

The UFC returns to Stockholm, Sweden this coming Saturday for UFC Fight Night 53 and we’ve got the full line-up for you below. Headlining the show is unbeaten Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson who’s looking for his fifth straight UFC victory against Rick Story, a fighter trying to find consistency after failing to string two victories in a row together over the past three years. In...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 (Video Highlights)

If you look up “walk the walk, and talk the talk” in the dictionary, you’ll likely see a picture of Conor McGregor (pictured) flashing his million-dollar smile while donning a three-piece suit. McGregor told the MMA world that he was going to knock Dustin Poirier out in the opening round of their highly-anticipated shootout, and that’s exactly what the chatty Irishman did...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor surrounded by 'rookies and has-beens' at featherweight

It was hard to ignore the main event feel when Conor McGregor walked towards the Octagon on Saturday night for his fight against Dustin Poirier.  He received the full headline treatment with cameras following him from the back all the way out to the cage.  He got the stare down with Poirier that's typically reserved for main events or at least co-main events.  And at the post...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor calls his shot, puts away Dustin Poirier in first round

LAS VEGAS -- There was a main event feel when Irish superstar Conor McGregor entered the Octagon on Saturday night and he wasted no time making short work of Dustin Poirier before calling for a featherweight title shot. For all the bad blood leading up to the fight, neither McGregor or Poirier came out of the gates with an emotional response instead opting for a tactical attack as...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor KO’s Dustin Poirier In The First Round At UFC 178 (GIF)

Image courtesy of mmasucka.com Conor McGregor told everyone that he was going to knock out Dustin Poirier in the first round at UFC 178. AND HE DID! McGregor caught Poirier with a questionable punch that landed behind the ear of Poirier, which stunned him, and then ended the fight with a flurry of punches. McGregor is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC, you can see why...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor TKO’s Dustin Poirier In Under Two Minutes At UFC 178

Conor McGregor was true to his word – he finished Dustin Poirier in the first round of UFC 178 tonight to potentially set up a future featherweight title shot. Round One: McGregor with a hook kick to the head that just misses. McGregor with another fancy kick but losing his footing. Poirier with a couple of leg kicks as he moves around the outside. mcGergor bails out of a spinning...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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