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UFC Sends Bulletproof Car to Pick Up Conor McGregor From Brazil Airport (Video)

Conor McGregor is doing his best to steal the show at UFC 179. He’s not on the fight card but somehow he’s still featured on the latest episode of UFC Embedded. You can watch as Conor lands in Rio and is picked up by a bulletproof car. The latest episode also features the headliners of UFC 179 preparing for saturday’s fight. Jose Aldo is shown joking with fellow Brazilian...
Via BlackSportsOnline
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

McGregor vs. Siver set to headline UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) The UFC is returning to Boston, Massachusetts and they are bringing a fan favorite with them. Rising mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor will face Dennis Siver in a featherweight matchup to headline the event which will take place at the TD Garden on Sunday, January 18 for UFC Fight Night 59. The five-round main event will take place on FOX Sports 1 and...
Via Mill City Sports
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Rankings: The Featherweights: Oct 24, 2014

(Conor McGregor image by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports) The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto’s rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Featherweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, speeds - Sports Two MMA Forum, Dave […]
Via MMA Manifesto
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nate Marquardt Battles Brad Tavares at UFC 182

A middleweight affair between veteran Nate Marquardt (pictured) and Brad Tavares has been added to the UFC 182 lineup. UFC officials confirmed the bout via Twitter. The January 3 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquardt collected a much-needed win by submitting James Te Huna in his last outing. “Nate the Great” had dropped three straight...
Via 5thRound.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stream Conor McGregor’s UFC 179 Fan Q&A Live at 1PM ET/10AM PT

The UFC’s best smack talker will be answering fan questions for one hour straight prior to Friday’s UFC 179 weigh-ins. UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) will host today’s fan Q&A in Brazil. Stream the session live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT. It will be interesting to see how well McGregor is received by the Brazilians. He hasn’t been...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Chad Mendes

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   Chad Mendes Vitals 5’5″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox May 1, 1985 Record 16-1 (UFC: 7-1) Current Streak 5 straight wins Training Two-time NCAA All-American wrestler Championships Held None   Strengths - incredible wrestler - very well coached – Team Alpha Male - big knockout power in his hands […]
Via MMA Manifesto
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver headlines the UFC's return to Boston

The UFC is shipping up to Boston with an Irish superstar headlining the card. Following a huge event at TD Garden for the launch of FOX Sports 1 in 2013, the UFC is returning to Boston for another show on Sunday, January 18 with Conor McGregor set to fight in the five round main event against Dennis Siver. UFC officials confirmed the new fight card and main event on Friday. McGregor...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Has Now Pulled Out Of UFC 180 As Well

The woes continue for the injury plagued UFC 180 event in Mexico on November 15th as now Diego Sanchez has pulled out of the event too. Sanchez had already seen two potential match-ups at the event fall through after both Myles Jury and then Joe Lauzon both succumbed to injuries, and now it’s turn with the fighter reporting that he’s torn a knee ligament. “To all my fans I...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Vs Dennis Siver Targeted For January UFC Event In Boston

It seems that Conor McGregor will definitely be taking on one more fight before earning a title shot in the featherweight division and it’s set to be against Dennis Siver at a UFC event in Boston on Sunday, January 18th. McGregor, who will be front row to watch this weekend’s 145lb title rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes in Brazil, has been a revelation inside and outside...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Embedded Episode 3

The latest episode of UFC 179 Embedded features Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis along with cameos from the likes of Urijah Faber and Conor McGregor. —
Via Fight Of The Night
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Dolce responds to "propaganda" from B.J. Penn

The back and forth between B.J. Penn and noted nutritionist and weight cutting guru Mike Dolce ratcheted up this week when the former two-weight class UFC champion went as far as to threaten his former coach via Twitter. The exchange happened after Penn heard several interviews where Dolce detailed the work he did with the Hawaiian ahead of his July 6 loss to Frankie Edgar at the...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown would like to face Georges St-Pierre for his return fight in the UFC

If Georges St-Pierre is considering a return to the UFC in 2015 there's a top five ranked welterweight who would love to welcome him back to the Octagon. Matt Brown -- a winner in seven out of his last eight fights -- has heard that the former welterweight champion may be staging a comeback next year following ACL surgery on his knee.  With St-Pierre's teammate Rory MacDonald...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Conor McGregor to face Dennis Siver in Boston this January

Well it appears Conor McGregor will not be stepping in on short notice at UFC 180 to take on Diego Sanchez after all. According to a report from MMAJunkie, McGregor is being targeted for a bout with UFC veteran and No. 10 ranked Featherweight Dennis Siver in January. Siver and McGregor have somewhat of a history. Last week McGregor called out Siver after his native German soccer...
Via Fight Hub TV
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Felice Herrig defeats Heather Clark, again

This was the fight that many fans were waiting to see this season and they made us wait and wait. Until it was almost anti-climatic when Felice Herrig took the UD over Heather Clark. It was a very good fight but without the fireworks that many were expecting. People wanted to see someone get KO’d after all of the talk. If they were fans of Herrig they wanted to see her shut Clark...
Via Fight Booth
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Conor McGregor Meets Dennis Siver in Boston

Beantown, your boy’s coming home. Your other boy, and his other home, that is. It appears UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) will meet Dennis Siver on January 18 (Sunday) in Boston. MMAJunkie.com confirmed the matchup Thursday. TD Garden is expected to host the festivities. McGregor was angling to meet the winner of Saturday’s UFC 179 title tilt between featherweight...
Via 5thRound.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva wants to be as good of a movie actor as he is a UFC fighter

Look out Ronda Rousey. There's another UFC star fixing to join you in Hollywood. Anderson Silva said at a press conference last week that he's interested in doing more acting in movies and wants to be as successful in that as he has been in the UFC. That's quite the statement considering the former middleweight champion is the greatest UFC fighter of all time. "I...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Favored to Capture UFC Interim Title Over Mark Hunt

The self-proclaimed “KFC King” may have finally received the UFC title fight he was hoping for, but the Gambling Gods don’t think Mark Hunt has much of a shot at leaving Mexico with the manufactured crown. The powers that be have pegged Fabricio Werdum (pictured) as more than a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to capture the belt. Hunt, meanwhile, checks in as a 2-1 underdog. UFC 180...
Via 5thRound.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Random Drug Tests for Vitor Belfort, UFC Champ Chris Weidman Baffled

The last time the Nevada Athletic Commission randomly drug tested Vitor Belfort (pictured), the UFC middleweight top contender failed miserably by clocking high levels of testosterone. So, why has the NAC not surprised Belfort with another drug screening after voting unanimously to grant him a license exactly three months ago, particularly when one of the three stipulations they...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo: Has Chad Mendes really evolved all that much?

For the first time in his storied career, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will finally rematch an opponent he's beaten previously. While rematches seem to be all the rage when it comes to UFC title fights these days, Aldo has managed to avoid them during his entire career both in and out of the Octagon.  He's rarely been challenged to the point where anyone thought...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon injured, Conor McGregor offers to step in against Diego Sanchez at UFC 180

UFC 180 is falling apart right before our very eyes, and the UFC has some scrambling to do in order to save their first venture into Mexico. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez withdrew from his title defense against Fabricio Werdum earlier this week, and the UFC opted to put the interim title up for grabs with Mark Hunt stepping in on short notice. Just one day later, news broke...
Via Fight Hub TV
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paulo Thiago Released From The UFC Following Losing Run

Paulo Thiago’s inability to get back in the win column has finally caught up with him as he’s now been officially released from his UFC contract. The Brazilian welterweight fighter was last seen competing in September at UFC Fight Night 51, losing by unanimous decision to Sean Spencer. Prior to that he’d also lost the same way to Gasan Umalatov along with a first round submission...
Via Fight Of The Night
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Kountermove Preview & Freeroll

After a three week UFC break, UFC 179 and the highly anticipated Aldo/Mendes rematch are finally here. In preparation for the fights on Saturday, we’ve got your regular KM breakdown including two picks I like and two I’m not so fond of. Before we get to that, here’s a reminder from the founders of the site on how KM works and how fights are scored: “About Kountermove. ...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paulo Thiago Cut by UFC

Remember when welterweight Paulo Thiago joined the UFC with a perfect 10-0 record then proceeded to TKO former top contender Josh Koscheck in his big league debut and everyone thought Thiago could contend for the title sooner rather than later? Yeah, about that… Fast forward nearly six years and Thiago now finds himself in the unemployment line. According to the Brazilian website...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aldo-Mendes rematch has become three-pronged affair

Finally, after a three-week layoff that felt much longer, MMA’s leading promotion will return on Saturday with one of the sport’s most highly-anticipated rematches in the main event of UFC 179 when featherweight champ Jose Aldo will put his belt on the line against top-ranked contender Chad Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In January of 2012, Aldo won the first battle of this...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BJ Penn Threatens to Mike Dolce

It’s been nearly four months since BJ Penn (pictured) retired from MMA after getting destroyed by Frankie Edgar at “The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.” However, Penn’s beef with nutritionist extraordinaire Mike Dolce won’t seem to go away. Penn essentially blames Dolce for not doing his job in making his weight cut as seamless as possible, which Penn claims resulted in his...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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