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BJ Penn Pulled from UFC 199: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

UFC fans will not get the opportunity to watch BJ Penn square off against Cole Miller at UFC 199 in Los Angeles on June 4. According to a statement on the UFC’s official website, Penn was suspended because of a “potential Anti-Doping...Show More Summary

A Conflict of Interest: MMA Promotion Execs Scrutinized for Managing Fighters

What if Scott Boras owned a Major League Baseball franchise? What if Drew Rosenhaus or Tom Condon was commissioner of the NFL? There's a reason sports agents aren't allowed to hold executive positions in the teams and leagues that employ their clients. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor's Top Quotes from ESPN's 'Sunday Conversation'

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has opened up on his “publicized civil war” with UFC President Dana White and the organisation during an interview with ESPN's Sunday Conversation. Sitting down across from Kenny Mayne, the Notorious...Show More Summary

Rousimar Palhares, Mayhem Miller Both Lose by Stoppage at Minor MMA Event

Rousimar Palhares, the notorious submission grappler banned by both the UFC and World Series of Fighting, lost by first-round knockout Saturday at Venator FC 3, a small MMA promotion based in Italy. At the same event, UFC veteran Jason...Show More Summary

Bellator 155 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Carvalho vs. Manhoef Card

If you like MMA cards with no action and tons of horrible judging, Bellator 155 was the event for you. Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho successfully defended his title via a controversial split decision over Melvin Manhoef (48-47, 48-47, 47-48) in Boise, Idaho, on Friday night. Carvalho didn't deserve to win. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz: Latest News, Rumors on Potential Rematch

Conor McGregor is looking for a chance to get revenge on Nate Diaz for his UFC 196 loss in March. On Friday, Diaz met with UFC President Dana White in Stockton, California, to discuss a rematch, according to's Brett Okamoto, but a source told Okamoto that they could not agree on financial terms. Read more MMA news on

Conor McGregor Comments on Meeting with Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor said he is in a "good place" with the UFC after meeting with co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White on Wednesday. The two sides met in Los Angeles for the first time since McGregor was removed from the UFC 200 card, in which he was supposed to main-event the show along with Nate Diaz. Show More Summary

UFC and 'DWTS' Star Paige VanZant Wants to Pose for SI, See Rousey vs. Cyborg

Mixed martial artist and current Dancing With The Stars finalist Paige VanZant, unsurprisingly, has thrown her support behind the hypothetical Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg fight. TMZ Sports caught PVZ out and about, and prodded her with questions regarding Rousey. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor All Smiles After Secret Meeting with Dana White

The relationship between Conor McGregor and UFC brass has been a hot topic for months now, and it seems to have only gotten worse over recent weeks. With that in mind, UFC executives had a clandestine meeting with McGregor at the Montage...Show More Summary

Holly Holm Willing to Fight Cris Cyborg Despite Rejecting UFC 198 Bout

Cris Cyborg made her UFC debut Saturday after three years of work outside the UFC's promotional umbrella. Despite dominating Leslie Smith at UFC 198, defeating the former Invicta FC title contender in just 81 seconds, one big question...Show More Summary

Michael Bisping Talks Luke Rockhold, Anderson Silva Ahead of UFC 199 Title Fight

Michael Bisping thinks “destiny” has handed him the chance to become the UFC middleweight champion as he gears up to face Luke Rockhold on June 4 at UFC 199. An injury to Chris Weidman left the main event of the show without a challenger, paving the way for Bisping to step in. Show More Summary

Cris Cyborg vs. Germaine De Randamie Reportedly Targeted for UFC 201

Cris Cyborg's second UFC fight is already on its way. The dominant Brazilian, who splashed onto the scene at UFC 198 on May 14, is slated to make her Octagon return in July for a bout against Germaine de Randamie. UFC Tonight reported the news. Show More Summary

Michael Bisping Replaces Chris Weidman at UFC 199: Latest Comments, Reaction

The UFC has found a replacement for the injured Chris Weidman at UFC 199, as Michael Bisping will challenge Luke Rockhold on June 4, per Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. Per Jason Floyd of the MMA Report, UFC President Dana White...Show More Summary

Chris Weidman Reportedly Pulls out of UFC 199 vs. Luke Rockhold Due to Injury

The most likely candidate may be Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who needed only one round to knock out Vitor Belfort at UFC 198 on Saturday. Fighting in back-to-back months would be something of a Herculean task—199 is just three weeks after...Show More Summary

New UFC HW Champ Stipe Miocic Hits Homer at Cleveland Indians Batting Practice

The new UFC heavyweight champion is back home, and he’s still knocking it out of the park. Pun fully intended. Stipe Miocic took in some batting practice with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday afternoon, and in his last at-bat the newly...Show More Summary

Tyron Woodley Challenges Robbie Lawler for the Welterweight Title at UFC 201

Buckle up, Atlanta. UFC 201 is coming to the Peach State with a welterweight title showdown. No. 1-ranked champion Robbie Lawler (26-10) defends his title against No. 4-ranked Tyron Woodley (15-3). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed the main event on Tuesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Is Stipe Miocic the Right Man to Lead Wild & Wacky UFC Heavyweight Division?

There’s no telling how long Stipe Miocic’s reign atop the topsy-turvy UFC heavyweight division might last. This isn’t a weight class known for making long commitments, after all. But Miocic seems like a good dude, and however long he...Show More Summary

UFC 198 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

And new. That's what UFC announcer Bruce Buffer had the privilege of saying at the end of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. Stipe Miocic caught an oncoming Fabricio Werdum with a clean shot that would have floored King Kong himself. And now...Show More Summary

Is New Free Agent Will Brooks a Good Addition to Stacked UFC Lightweight Roster?

Will Brooks has been released by Bellator. But this isn't just any release. Brooks was Bellator 's reigning lightweight champion. The 29-year-old hasn't lost in more than three years. Bleacher Report MMA writers identify him as the No. Show More Summary

UFC 198 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Brazil

Another UFC heavyweight title fight...another UFC heavyweight champion. UFC 198 saw Fabricio Werdum's title reign end at zero defenses, courtesy of a sweet right hand from newly crowned king Stipe Miocic. It was an odd performance from the hometown favorite. Show More Summary

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