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CM Punk Hits out in Interview over Switch from WWE to UFC

In the latest episode of his transition from World Wrestling Entertainment to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, CM Punk has hit out at the "boring" questions regarding his decision to switch sports. In an interview with Kevin WongShow More Summary

Chuck Liddell Says He's Open to Training Ronda Rousey Ahead of UFC Return

Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell said he would train Ronda Rousey "any time she wants," noting the former women's bantamweight champion is in need of some help with her striking. The Iceman was approached by...Show More Summary

Johny Hendricks Unexpectedly Has a Lot to Prove at Rebranded UFC Fight Night 82

Did Johny Hendricks think he’d ever find himself here? The rest of us sure didn’t. For 13 solid months back in 2013-14, it seemed like Hendricks would be the new standard-bearer in the UFC welterweight division. Fast forward a year and...Show More Summary

The Complete Guide to UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson

UFC 196 is gone, replaced by UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson this Saturday night in Las Vegas. It doesn't quite have the same ring to it. This event was scheduled to be the rematch between heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and the man he beat for the belt, Cain Velasquez. Show More Summary

Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

What was supposed to be the UFC 196 co-main event is now the UFC Fight Night 82 main event. No. 2-ranked welterweight contender Johny Hendricks (17-3) meets No. 8-ranked Stephen Thompson (11-1) Saturday in Las Vegas. Since 2013, Hendricks is 3-2 with two split-decision losses in title tilts (Georges St-Pierre, Robbie Lawler ). Show More Summary

Dana White Gives Conor McGregor No Chance of Beating Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196

Dana White expects Conor McGregor to suffer his first UFC loss when he makes the move up to lightweight for a championship bout against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 on March 5. The Notorious will climb to lightweight for the first time...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson Card, Tickets, TV Info, Predictions

The event formerly known as UFC 196 may not have the same allure that it once did before injuries forced it off pay-per-view as UFC Fight Night 82, but a night of fights is still better than a night of watching movies on Lifetime. The...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night Hendricks vs. Thompson Betting Odds, Analysis, Preview

Instead of what was supposed to be a blockbuster Super Bowl pay-per-view card featuring a heavyweight title rematch between current champion Fabricio Werdum and former champ Cain Velasquez, MMA bettors will have to settle for UFC Fight...Show More Summary

Dana White Comments on Ronda Rousey Return, Sage Northcutt, More

Ronda Rousey will "probably" make a return to the Octagon in November, according to UFC president Dana White, who has also opened up on Sage Northcutt's first professional defeat. Reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm...Show More Summary

Tim Means Pulled from UFC Fight Night 83 over Potential USADA Violation

Tim Means was scheduled to fight Donald Cerrone Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, but the UFC needs to find a replacement because of a possible Anti-Doping Policy violation. According to UFC.com on Wednesday, “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Show More Summary

Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman: Fight Date Announced, Comments and Reaction

On Wednesday afternoon, UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports' Garbage Time (via Damon Martin of FoxSports.com) that Luke Rockhold will defend his middleweight title against Chris Weidman at UFC 199 in June. It will be a rematch...Show More Summary

Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier: Latest News, Rumours on Potential Fight

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday the MMA return of Jon Jones could come sometime in April against current UFC light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. Continue for updates. White: Jones to 'Probably' Fight Cormier in April Wednesday, Feb. Show More Summary

Chael Sonnen: I'm a 'Huge Supporter' of Donald Trump's Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump apparently has the MMA vote locked up. Retired UFC fighter, current MMA commentator and notoriously enthusiastic trash talker Chael Sonnen has thrown his weight behind Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Jon Jones Could Be Game-Changer UFC Heavyweight Division Has Needed All Along

Heavyweight has always been the UFC’s problem child. This has been the case since the very inception of weight classes in American MMA. Ever since Mark Coleman kicked off his stint as the inaugural UFC heavyweight champion with three...Show More Summary

The Question: Will Anthony Johnson Drive Jon Jones to Heavyweight?

It was the beating heard round the world. Ryan Bader walked into the Octagon last Saturday as a potential light heavyweight title challenger. A few minutes later, he was assisted out of the cage after a brutal and swift beating fromShow More Summary

Cowboy Cerrone Unscathed After Rolling Truck, 'I Will Still Make My Fight'

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (28-7, 1 NC) rarely offers up a dull moment in or out of the cage. Tuesday would be no different. The former lightweight title contender rolled his truck but luckily walked away without an injury. Cerrone posted...Show More Summary

B/R MMA Round Table: Breaking Down Benson Henderson's Move to Bellator

On Monday, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson announced his move to the Bellator promotion. The move was not terribly surprising; Henderson was always clear about his intention to explore free agency after his UFC contract...Show More Summary

Sage Northcutt's UFC Hype Train Derailed, but Not Forever

Sage Northcutt tasted defeat for the first time in his MMA career on Saturday night in Newark. That doesn't make him an exception; it makes him the rule. Even the best fighters in the sport's history have suffered losses early in their...Show More Summary

14-Fight UFC Veteran Benson Henderson Jumps Ship for Bellator

The MMA free-agency game has officially changed with the announcement that former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is joining Bellator MMA. Henderson officially broke the news on his personal website Monday morning. "I'd like to officially announce my move over to Bellator MMA," he said in a statement. Show More Summary

After Defeating Sage Northcutt, Bryan Barberena Appears to Mock 'Sage Flip'

Last fall, we were introduced to the Sage Flip. Saturday night, we met the Barberena Barrel Roll. After upsetting Sage Northcutt with a second-round submission Saturday night on the main card of UFC on Fox 18, Bryan Barberena celebrated...Show More Summary

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