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UFC's 2016 Was Its Best Year Yet, but Is a Big Slump Coming in 2017?

Everything came together for the UFC in 2016. A year that may best be remembered in the mainstream for political unrest and sudden celebrity deaths was astonishingly sunny for the world’s largest MMA promoter. According to estimatesShow More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

Yair Rodriguez blew through BJ Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday evening. The veteran couldn't get anything going against the younger, quicker fighter. Rodriguez showed that the sport has moved passed Penn. Now,...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn, TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held, split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) Ben Saunders def. Show More Summary

For BJ Penn, Refusal to Acknowledge End Was Both Blessing and Curse

The first time BJ Penn openly discussed retirement was more than five years ago. He slipped away to his warm Hawaiian paradise and contemplated life and decided that no, he preferred the raw and unforgiving UFC Octagon. That he had a little bit more to give. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Penn vs. Rodriguez

Everything about UFC Fight Night 103 was awkward. Its place on the UFC's calendar, two weeks after a massive UFC 207 pay-per-view. Its Sunday night time slot, presumably lined up to accommodate Fox's coverage of the NFL playoffs. Its...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Rodriguez vs. Penn Card

The 38-year-old B.J. Penn has plenty of UFC success on his resume, but he was no match for the 24-year-old Yair Rodriguez on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena. Rodriguez defeated Penn via a technical knockout in the second round of the headlining fight. Show More Summary

Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J. Penn Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC Fight Night 103

“The Prodigy” never had a shot. Yair Rodriguez entered as one of the shining future stars for the UFC, and he performed up to that billing. B.J. Penn was ousted without much trouble. Rodriguez’s speed and tenacity blew through the former...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

UFC Fight Night 103 is underway. The card features a bout between Yair Rodriquez and BJ Penn. Rodriguez enters the contest 5-0 as a UFC competitor and is looking to add a prestigious name to his hit list in Penn. For his part, Penn has...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Says He's Open to Working with Ronda Rousey in TMZ Exclusive

Former boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. told TMZ Sports he would be willing to work with UFC star Ronda Rousey on her striking if she would have him. "I'll work with her if she's willing to work with me," Floyd said. The pair have a contentious history. Show More Summary

Invicta FC 21 Anderson vs. Tweet: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Highlight

Invicta FC returned for its 21st edition and it caught the interim title bug from the UFC. Megan Anderson defeated Charmaine Tweet in the main event for the interim featherweight championship. Anderson faded a bit in the first round but went back to pressuring Tweet in the second. Show More Summary

BJ Penn Reminds Us Stars Burn Out, but Star Power Never Does

Sunday night in Phoenix, there will be a rising from the ashes. Surely there isn ’t a more appropriate city in the world for it to occur. BJ Penn, a living legend who has spent the past couple of years as a retired afterthought and the...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 103 Predictions: Main Card Staff Picks

It's time to break out the Octagon for 2017, and if flipping the calendar is in anyway emblematic of change, then Fight Night 103 is the perfect way to kick off the new year. The card, oddly scheduled for a Sunday, is headlined by a contest between a fading UFC legend and one of the sport's most promising young talents. Show More Summary

Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson Announced for UFC 208

UFC President Dana White announced Friday that Anderson Silva will face Derek Brunson at UFC 208. He revealed the bout with the following tweet: UFC 208 will take place Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and is scheduled...Show More Summary

Yair Rodriguez Looks to Become the UFC's First Superstar from Mexico

As a child growing up in Parral, Mexico, Yair Rodriguez watched MMA videos with his brother and cousin. They paid close attention to Fedor Emelianenko, Anderson Silva and other legends who made the sport seem so intriguing. At the time,...Show More Summary

Conor McGregor: 7 Potential Fights for His UFC Return

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the UFC—perhaps even more so now that Ronda Rousey has suffered a much-publicized fall from grace. The Irishman is, along with Rousey, the only true guarantee for the UFC in the pay-per-view space...Show More Summary

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Announced for UFC 209

The UFC added another fight to the UFC 209 card, announcing Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have agreed in principle to fight on March 4. " It’s happening," UFC President Dana White said Thursday, per the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire. Show More Summary

The Question: Will Hot Prospect Yair Rodriguez Retire the Legend BJ Penn?

BJ Penn has spent the last year trying to get back in the Octagon. This Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103, perhaps the fifth time will be the charm. That is, if you consider putting the slumping, 38-year-old veteran in the cage with fast-rising...Show More Summary

The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn

UFC Hall of Fame inductee BJ Penn makes his return to the Octagon Sunday 30 months after his disastrous last outing against dangerous up-and-comer Yair Rodriguez on Fox Sports 1. Does Penn have anything left in the tank, one last trick...Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Calls Out Floyd Mayweather in Tweet Referencing C.J. Watson

Conor McGregor heard about Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s First Take appearance and fired back on Twitter, sending out a tweet referencing the boxing star's history of domestic violence Wednesday: Text messages from NBA guard C.J. Watson reportedly...Show More Summary

Floyd Mayweather Comments on Ronda Rousey After UFC 207 Loss to Amanda Nunes

Retired boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. has offered crestfallen UFC superstar Ronda Rousey some words of encouragement following her second successive career defeat, which came against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. In a video published by...Show More Summary

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