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UFC News: Will CM Punk's WWE Experience Help or Hinder His UFC Chances?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has already assured in an interview with ESPN that CM Punk, the iconoclast former WWE Champion turned UFC hopeful, will be pitted against competitors who share the same level of mixed martial arts experience. Show More Summary

Pros React to CM Punk UFC Signing

CM Punk will officially join Brock Lesnar as the second former WWE champion to make the transition to MMA and compete in the UFC. The former professional wrestling star made an appearance Saturday night on the live pay-per-view broadcast...Show More Summary

UFC Announces Fighter Uniform Deal With Reebok

("In the arms of an angel / fly awaaaaaay, from here..." / Photo by Paul Thatcher, Fight! Magazine) The UFC's long-rumored plan to institute an official uniform for its fighters has become a reality. As leaked last night by apparel company Dethrone — a longtime sponsor of MMA fighters — the UFC has partnered with Reebok for its uniform deal. Show More Summary

And Now He’s Retired: Yves Edwards Calls It Quits After 17 Years of Thug-Jitsu

Lightweight veteran Yves Edwards announced his retirement last night, after a career that spanned 17 years, 66 fights, and 21 appearances in the UFC. Edwards also competed for PRIDE, Strikeforce, Bellator, King of the Cage, MFC, Shooto — pretty much every promotion that mattered in the last two decades. Show More Summary

Can Tyron Woodley, Hector Lombard Get to UFC Title Without Fighting Each Other?

Top UFC welterweights, and American Top Team teammates, Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard are still a long way from ever fighting each other. After a quick knockout over Chinese star Dong Hyun Kim in August, Woodley made his intentions...Show More Summary

CM Punk: Vince McMahon Wouldn't Let Me Participate in 'Barbaric' UFC Event

Former WWE heavyweight champion CM Punk recently went off on his former boss, WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon, claiming that he would not allow him to walk Chael Sonnen down to the Octagon since MMA is too "barbaric" and somebody could...Show More Summary

Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis Booked for UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden

(Photo via Getty) UFC on FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson (January 24th, Stockholm) has just added another bout between top-ten ranked light-heavyweights. The UFC confirmed this morning that Ryan Bader and Phil Davis will also throw down...Show More Summary

GIF of the Day: Conor McGregor’s Capoeira Skills Are Legit

(Ya never seen an Oirishmin move wit such fluidatee. / Props: Ryan Harkness) Rumor has it, Conor McGregor learned these moves by watching just the first 20 minutes of Only the Strong. Seriously, though — this dude is an incredible athlete. And his shoe-game remains impeccable.

UFC 183 Continues to Improve Exponentially, Adds Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta

(Great fight banner, or greatest fight banner?) It appears that the UFC is just going to keep digging in regards to UFC 183 despite already striking oil with the booking of Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz for its main event. In addition...Show More Summary

Beast mode! Anthony Johnson insists Alexander Gustafsson is just as dangerous as Jon Jones

Which is why "Rumble" labels "The Mauler" the toughest opponent he has yet to face. Now that Anthony Johnson is free and clear of the domestic violence charges against him -- which were recently dismissed in court -- "Rumble" can get...Show More Summary

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Renzo Gracie: Full Video From Metamoris 5

(Props: MetaZapper) The Metamoris 5 main event between Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie ended in a draw on Saturday night, after the 20-minute submission grappling match went the distance. The bout took place over 14 years after the...Show More Summary

Ricardo Lamas has advice for UFC matchmakers: Stop protecting Conor McGregor and give him a wrestler

Yeah, but can he wrestle? That's the big question surrounding Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight needle-mover Conor McGregor, who still hasn't provided an answer despite four straight mixed martial arts (MMA) fights inside the hallowed Octagon. Because? Well, because UFC is "kind of protecting him," according to the No. Show More Summary

3 Fights to Make for Frankie Edgar After UFC Fight Night 57

Frankie Edgar is somehow still improving, ladies and gents. At 33 years old with 23 pro fights under his belt, Edgar should have shown us his full array of skills inside the cage by now. We've seen him in title fights and in No. 1 contender's...Show More Summary

Anthony Pettis Defends Duke Roufus in Light of Dennis Munson, Jr.'s Death

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, one of the most notable members of Milwaukee's Roufusport fight camp, is defending team founder Jeffrey "Duke" Roufus in the aftermath of the death of one his fellow gym goers. Ever since theShow More Summary

Friday Link Dump: Vinny Magalhaes Gets a Bounty on His Head, Bobby Green Uncut, The Best Holiday Movies of All Time + More

(NO GAM-GAM I CANNOT DOWNLOAD YOU A HOAGIE OFF THE INTERNET, GOD. via Cut Video) Vinny Magalhaes Discusses $10K 'bounty' Metamoris Put Out on Him & The Resurgence of Extreme Couture (BloodyElbow) Portrait: Kailin Curran (MMAFighting) UFC...Show More Summary

Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

In one of the more underrated, yet meaningful, Octagon showdowns of the year, lightweights Bobby Green and Edson Barboza will collide this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57. In a tantalizing matchup between a tricky boxer and a technical...Show More Summary

Projecting the 2015 Title Challengers for Each Division

If there's one thing that Dana White wants you to believe right now, it's that 2015 is going to be a big year for the UFC. Take a second to realize that the UFC will welcome the new year with Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor vs. Show More Summary

Latest EA Sports UFC video game update adds Yoel Romero, Andrei Arlovski and Myles Jury

EA Sports UFC recently released its fifth free gameplay update, adding popular Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Andrei Arlovksi (Heavyweight), as well as up-and-coming standouts Yoel Romero (Middleweight) and Myles Jury (Lightweight). This...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar, Swanson Still Hope to Choose Their Own Adventures

The dense plot surrounding the UFC featherweight title got some clarifying edits last Saturday at UFC 180. Prior to Ricardo Lamas’ quick-and-easy victory over Dennis Bermudez, you could make the case that as many as four men were in the hunt for the next shot at the 145-pound championship. Show More Summary

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