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UFC Fight Night Notebook: McGregor Ignites Boston Crowd En Route to Title Fight

The UFC put on its third event from the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday night. The show was headlined by the promotion’s fastest-rising star, Conor McGregor. The Notorious had a rabid Irish-American crowd on the edge of their seats anticipating his arrival throughout the entire night. His second-round TKO over No. Show More Summary

Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone: I Think Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Next

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone just keeps winning. Since November 2013, Cerrone has fought seven times. He's won seven times, too. With his win over Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59 Sunday evening —his second win in as many weeks — Cerrone climbed ever closer to the top of the UFC's lightweight mountain. Show More Summary

Mendes vs. Lamas, Masvidal vs. Green Set for UFC Fight Night 63 in April

Former UFC featherweight title challengers Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will lock horns in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Per a report by, four other bouts were added...Show More Summary

UFC on Fox 14: Who's on the Hot Seat in Sweden This Saturday?

On Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson will meet Anthony Johnson in a matchup that is expected to produce the next light heavyweight title challenger. Following a narrow loss to 205-pound champion Jon Jones in September 2013, Gustafsson defeated Jimi Manuwa in a bout that was supposed to earn him a rematch with the light heavyweight titleholder. Show More Summary

UFC Targeting Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for UFC 187 on May 23

Entering UFC Fight Night 59, there was little question regarding what was next for Irish striker Conor McGregor. Should he beat Dennis Siver, he was destined to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the biggest fight in the division's history. Well, he did beat Siver, and the UFC is making good on its word regarding a McGregor title shot. Show More Summary

VIDEOS: Donald Cerrone Sneaks By Benson Henderson, Feels Kind of Bad About It Afterwards

Benson Henderson built his name on performances like the one he had on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 59. In his third fight against Donald Cerrone, Henderson landed just a little more often, stayed just a little busier, and was heading for yet another vaguely unsatisfying decision victory over an elite lightweight. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor and the UFC Implemented the Right Booking and Promotions Plan

Conor McGregor did what he needed to do against Dennis Siver. His second-round stoppage has earned him a title shot against longtime champion Jose Aldo. What's interesting about this case is that McGregor has done so in such a way that his messaging outside of the Octagon has been almost more important than what he was able to do within the cage. Show More Summary

BJ Penn Arrested in Maui After Alleged Hotel Room Assault

(This will have to do until the mugshot is released. / Photo via Getty) Retired UFC legend BJ Penn was arrested on Saturday night at his hotel room following an altercation between him and an unidentified friend. As first reported by, Penn "was staying at the Four Seasons Maui when police responded and encountered an inebriated Penn. Show More Summary

BJ Penn Arrested: Latest Details, Updates and More

Retired UFC star B.J. Penn was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a friend during an altercation at a Maui hotel. The arrest was first reported by and later confirmed by Steph Daniels of Bloody Elbow. Show More Summary

The Beaten Path: 5 Heavyweights the UFC Should Sign Now

Another year, another edition of the notorious "5 Prospects the UFC Should Sign" series. We as MMA fans are a little older and a little wiser. We're getting accustomed to more and more MMA popping up in the mainstream. It wasn't long ago that the UFC and Bellator were seemingly the only options on TV. Show More Summary

Dana White Explains Why Jose Aldo Didn't Face off with Conor McGregor

The UFC appeared to botch a golden opportunity to have Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo face off after the Irishman's victory Sunday night. But UFC President Dana White would later explain to Ariel Helwani why the two future adversaries did not face off in the cage. "He is superstitious, White said. Show More Summary

Narrative-Defying Donald Cerrone Keeps Blazing His Own Weird Trail Through UFC

At this point, the narrative on Donald Cerrone is that there is no narrative. Honestly, it’s getting to the point where there just isn ’t a lot left to say about the guy. Cerrone did his “Cowboy” thing again on Sunday at UFC Fight Night...Show More Summary

Donald Cerrone Was on the Correct End of a Questionable Decision

Controversial judging was one of the major stories coming out of UFC Fight Night: McGregor versus Siver. Donald Cerrone was involved in one of the decisions which left many upset with the abilities of commission selected judges. HisShow More Summary

Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas to Headline Daytime UFC Event, April 4th in Fairfax, VA

(Yep, that's Ricardo Lamas under the fake "Conrad McGillicutty" beard. Conor McGregor has responded by calling Lamas "a big fat mess making stupid videos.") Top-5 ranked featherweights Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63, April 4th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 59 Results: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Conor McGregor has taken the 145-pound division by storm and is now lined up to challenge featherweight champion Jose Aldo. With his win over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, McGregor improved to 5-0 inside the Octagon. In doing so,...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 59 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 14

UFC Fight Night 59 is in the books. The results are as follows: Fight Night 59 Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Conor McGregor def. Dennis Siver, TKO (Round 2, 1:54) Donald Cerrone def. Benson Henderson, unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Uriah Hall def. Show More Summary

Gross Photo of the Day: Here’s the Gnarly Gash That Uriah Hall Gave Ron Stallings

Speaking of utter mismatches at UFC Fight Night 59, middleweight Uriah Hall needed less than a round to tear open the face of obscure late-replacement Ron Stallings to the point where the fight was stopped by a doctor. Here's a nice, disgusting close-up of the damage, via SuckerPunch Entertainment. Video highlights of the Hall vs. Show More Summary

VIDEOS: Conor McGregor Mauls Dennis Siver, Jumps the Cage to Confront Jose Aldo

Last night's UFC Fight Night 59 bout between Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor and German role-player Dennis Siver was every bit the lopsided showcase we expected it to be. McGregor thoroughly outclassed Siver in the standup exchanges, using his speed, accuracy, and unpredictable variety of strikes to befuddle his opponent. Show More Summary

With Aldo vs. McGregor on Tap, 7 Fights That Make Sense for Other FW Contenders

With his win over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, No. 5 featherweight contender Conor McGregor earned a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. In the stacked featherweight class, multiple other competitors were deserving of a title shot, but McGregor rose above the rest by igniting MMA fans with his confidence inside and outside the Octagon. Show More Summary

The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 59

In the lead-up to Fight Night 59, the UFC made it absolutely clear its return to Boston was going to be "The Conor McGregor Show." With a push rarely seen in the promotion's 21-year history, the brash-talking Irishman was on constant display in the buildup to the Jan. Show More Summary

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