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Khabib Nurmagomedov Comments on Potential Fight vs. Conor McGregor

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov wants a shot at Conor McGregor. Brett Okamoto of noted on Wednesday the 24-0 fighter has campaigned for a chance at a title belt throughout the year "and was even seen demanding it from UFC President Dana White" while he was dominating Michael Johnson at UFC 205 on Nov. Show More Summary

The Question: Is Derek Brunson or Robert Whittaker Championship Material?

With Michael Bisping atop the UFC’s middleweight division, anything seems possible. Below him, contenders aplenty are patiently waiting their turns. Yoel Romero seems likely to get the next opportunity to fight for the belt, but Ronaldo...Show More Summary

The Biggest MMA Turkeys of 2016

This is the time of year when turkeys start to feel nervous. Don't be afraid only for the literal ones, which are killed and eaten en masse, but also for the metaphorical ones who face the chopping block of negative connotation. Now is the time when we celebrate all that stuff. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor's Agent Comments on UFC Fighter Possibly Joining WWE

Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in the UFC, but he will continue looking for other ways to spend his time. According to his agent, Audie Attar, McGregor will consider joining WWE if he is given an offer. "I think it's all about business, man," Attar said on the Five Rounds podcast, via Brian Campbell of Show More Summary

Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero Set to Be a Whole Lot of Good, Clean (?) Fun

Moments after uncorking the most astonishing knockout on UFC 205’s main card, Yoel Romero stood in the center of the Octagon and offered a message of love and compassion for middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Like almost everything...Show More Summary

Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

UFC Fight Night 101 emanates from Australia this weekend, and it is headlined by a sensational middleweight matchup. Originally slated for the event was former titleholder Luke Rockhold in a rematch against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. However,...Show More Summary

CM Punk Angling for 2nd Chance in UFC: Fighting 'Is What I Do Now'

Fans may not like it, but CM Punk doesn't feel like he's done in the UFC quite yet. The accomplished pro wrestler turned not-so-accomplished mixed martial artist discussed his future with Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMAShow More Summary

BJ Penn Gets January 15 Return Date, Meets Yair Rodriguez in Main Event

BJ Penn’s (16-10-2) return to action in the UFC has a new date and a new opponent. Penn is scheduled to fight in the main event against Yair Rodriguez (9-1) in Phoenix on January 15 at a yet-to-be-numbered UFC Fight Night. The UFC made the announcement via Twitter on Monday. 2016 was a tumultuous year for Penn. Show More Summary

Michael Chandler Still Bellator's Most Valuable Player, Edges Benson Henderson

Here's a new promotional strategy for Bellator MMA: Clone Michael Chandler. If the smaller fight company ever means to build itself into anything besides an occasional distraction from the UFC, it could use 20 guys just like him. Chandler...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Nights 99 and 100 Results: Real Winners, Losers in Belfast and Brazil

Oh, did you have something to do this Saturday? I'm so sorry. Are you one of those people with "social lives" and "other obligations outside of MMA"? Not this guy. I'll never understand people. All I want every weekend, without fail, is a full drumbeat of UFC activities. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 100 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into Fight Night 101

UFC Fight Nights 99 and 100 are in the books. The main card results are as follows: Fight Night 99 Results Artem Lobov def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) Alexander Volkov def. Timothy Johnson via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) Stevie Ray def. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 100 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Bader vs. Nogueira 2 Card

Ryan Bader is a bad, bad man. With his 15th victory inside the Octagon, Bader finished Antonio Nogueira in the third round Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 100 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was a dominant performance from the No. 4-ranked...Show More Summary

Bellator 165 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Chandler vs. Henderson Card

Bellator returned to San Jose, California, for its final card of November with Michael Chandler defeating Benson Henderson by split decision to retain the lightweight championship in a thrilling main event. Chandler entered SaturdayShow More Summary

UFC Fight Night 99 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Gegard Mousasi no longer has to deal with the ghost of his past after avenging his loss to Uriah Hall on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland at UFC Fight Night 99. Mousasi wasn't a crowd favorite going into Saturday's fight against Hall, mainly because of his beef with Ireland's own Conor McGregor. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 100: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

The UFC is headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for its 100th Fight Night event. Headlining will be a light heavyweight rematch between Ryan Bader and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The two originally met in 2010, and Bader came out on top in that...Show More Summary

Bellator's Competitive Excellence on Display with Michael Chandler

Bellator has been getting itself a little more respect over the past little while. Sure, you have Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen exchanging cringeworthy barbs in the name of selling a fight no one asked for, but for every promo they put...Show More Summary

Dana White Comments on Conor McGregor's Timeline for Next UFC Fight

Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez in impressive fashion at UFC 205, but it appears he won't be back in the Octagon anytime soon. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire, UFC President Dana White confirmed McGregor won't fight again for at least another six months. "He won’t fight before May," he said. Show More Summary

Invicta FC 20 Evinger vs. Kunitskaya: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Highlights

Invicta FC is back in Kansas City and back in our hearts for its 20th show. Bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger defends her crown against Yana Kunitskaya in the main event. Also in action, strawweight champion Angela Hill takes on Kaline...Show More Summary

Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Benson Henderson was one of Bellator's biggest signings to date when he inked in early 2016, but his showings inside the cage have not lived up to expectations just yet. Henderson debuted in a welterweight title tilt, losing to Andrey...Show More Summary

Bellator 165: Title Foes Ben Henderson, Michael Chandler Hear Different Callings

As fight week ended and Benson Henderson made his final preparations for his Bellator 165 lightweight title bout with Michael Chandler, he quietly celebrated his 33rd birthday. If it’s not an obvious milestone indicator, to Henderson,...Show More Summary

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