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  • Rory MacDonald: If Bellator welterweights fight like that against me, they’ll be ‘another body in the grave’

    Rory MacDonald threw a bucket of cold water on Bellator’s welterweight title fight Saturday night, just seconds after it happened.

    The top 170-pound fighter, who should be in line for a title fight next, slammed the performances of Douglas Lima and Lorenz Larkin at Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden. Lima ended up winning a unanimous decision against the very tough UFC veteran. But MacDonald wanted to see more.

  • Roy Jones Jr. wants to fight Anderson Silva on McGregor vs. Mayweather card

    Four-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. thinks a fight with Anderson Silva would be the perfect co-headliner for a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather card.

    Jones (65-9, 47 KO) is still active, and actually won the vacant WBF cruiserweight title last weekend with an 8th-round TKO stoppage of journeyman Bobby Gunn. Gunn hadn’t fought in over three years before getting the call to fight RJJ though, so it’s not like Jones is still out there taking out top-level guys.

  • Roy Nelson apologizes for referee kick, but 'wouldn't take it back'

    It doesn't look like Roy Nelson will be punished for his actions against referee John McCarthy last night in Brasilia. The heavyweight picked up a win over Antonio Silva on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95, but was upset about how the stoppage went down.

  • Royce Gracie: Demian Maia has everything to break my record in the UFC

    Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 10 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.

  • Running or resetting? Fighters weigh in on Conor McGregor's UFC 202 tactics vs. Nate Diaz

    There’s a split in opinion among fellow fighters regarding the way Conor McGregor decided to fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 earlier this month.

  • Sage Northcutt returns at UFC 214 against Claudio Puelles

    “Super” Sage Northcutt will make his first Octagon appearance of 2017 this July.

    After ending last year on a down note, UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is returning to lightweight for his first fight of 2017. The UFC confirmed on Wednesday that Northcutt will take on Peru’s Claudio Puelles at this summer’s UFC 214.

  • Sage Northcutt’s father shuts down Mickey Gall fight at UFC 205

    Mickey Gall was at the center of attention on Saturday night at UFC 203, following his quite expected win over CM Punk. Right after the fight, he called out fellow “Looking for a Fight” catch Sage Northcutt.

  • Sara McMann wants Julianna Pena or Valentina Shevchenko next, talks division upheaval

    Sara McMann was in Las Vegas during International Fight Week and present during the UFC 200 ceremonial weigh-ins at T-Mobile Arena. The UFC women's bantamweight contender heard the crowd boo when, in a promo, UFC president Dana White called Miesha Tate "the baddest woman on the planet — except for Ronda Rousey."

  • Scott Coker unsure of Mayweather vs. McGregor impact on UFC: ‘You’re putting your fighter in harm’s way'

    The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing showdown is finally on. Pro athletes from around the combat world reacted to the news Wednesday evening.

    Scott Coker hasn’t thought all that much about how he’d approach the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

    From an MMA promoter’s perspective, the Bellator MMA president does question what the UFC will gain from letting McGregor enter the boxing world and face Mayweather on Mayweather’s turf. Most people in boxing feel like McGregor, a great UFC champion, does not stand much of a chance against the 49-0 Mayweather in boxing.

  • Shane Carwin confirms comeback, but says it won’t be with the UFC

    A former elite heavyweights is plotting a return to MMA. Just not with the UFC.

    Shane Carwin confirmed his desire to make a comeback in a post Wednesday on The UG, adding that he is now a free agent. Carwin was under contract with the UFC, but wrote he and the promotion "decided mutually" that he would attempt to compete elsewhere.

  • Showtime releases official Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor poster

    The official poster for the mega boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been revealed.

    After just a year of back-and-forth talks, the biggest boxing match of the year has been made official. Floyd Mayweather will be coming out of a two-year retirement to fight UFC lightweight champion and company superstar Conor McGregor on August 26th in Las Vegas.

  • SINGAPOREAN TIFFANY TEO SET FOR ONE CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT AT ONE: DEFENDING HONOR

    06 October 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced three additional bouts at ONE: DEFENDING HONOR to complete the blockbuster fight card. The event is set to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 11 November. The main event features the return of ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki who goes up against top contender Eduard Folayang. In the co-main event, ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov takes on former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in a highly-anticipated rematch.

  • Soriano, Doliguez target clean sweep at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS

    Two Filipino homegrown talents will don the Philippine colors on the undercard of ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS on Friday, 10 February at the 12,000-capacity Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Burn “The Hitman” Soriano locks horns with Malaysian stalwart Saiful “The Vampire” Merican in a three-round bantamweight contest, while former Philippine boxing champion Roy Doliguez faces strawweight ace Alex “Little Rock” Silva.

  • Sources: Conor McGregor healthy, willing to fight at MSG for lightweight title

    Conor McGregor wants to fight at Madison Square Garden later this year.

    Contrary to a report on FS1's UFC Tonight, multiple sources have confirmed that the Irishman is ready and willing to fight Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title on Nov. 12 in New York City.

  • Stephanie McMahon: WWE would welcome Ronda Rousey ‘with open arms’

    WWE’s Stephanie McMahon is open to offering Rousey a more regular fixture in the promotion.

    Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC is a question mark. After losing her prized bantamweight title to Holly Holm last year, the Olympic bronze medalist has been largely absent from the media.

    In fact, it’s being reported that ‘Rowdy’ may avoid the press altogether in the lead up to her UFC 207 bout with current 145 lbs champion Amanda Nunes on Dec. 30.

  • Stephen Thompson would ‘hate’ to fight ‘inspiration’ Georges St-Pierre

    Wonderboy’ talks about how hard it would be for him to fight the former UFC welterweight champion.

    Not so long ago, MMA fan favorite and pound-for-pound great Georges St-Pierre was touting Stephen Thompson as the future of the sport.

    Flash forward to 2017, and Wonderboy will have a chance to become the new UFC welterweight champion, just as St-Pierre predicted.

  • Stevie Ray vs. Paul Felder booked for UFC Glasgow

    Lightweights Stevie Ray and Paul Felder have agreed to fight at UFC Fight Night in Scotland.

    An exciting lightweight match was added to the next card in Scotland, as UFC Europe reported on Twitter that Stevie Ray will be taking on Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night 113.

  • Stop asking! UFC 202’s Anthony Johnson, Glover Teixeira don’t want to talk about Jon Jones or his problems

    Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira were part of the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference earlier today (Aug., 17, 2016) to promote their upcoming fight on Aug., 20, in Las Vegas, Nevada. You know, before it was cut short because of this near-riot.

  • Striking dynamo Lorenz Larkin on McGregor: He ‘doesn’t really impress me’

    Welterweight striker Lorenz Larkin is not too impressed with Conor McGregor’s striking.

    Lorenz Larkin knows a thing or two about strking, but the No. 8 ranked UFC welterweight contender doesn’t think Conor McGregor’s striking is all it’s made out to be.

  • Surging Yair Rodriguez doesn’t feel bad about beating up B.J. Penn, wants UFC title next

    UFC featherweight prospect Rodriguez doesn’t feel bad about battering Penn and says he wants to fight for the title next.

    24-year-old Yair Rodriguez was nothing short of spectacular at UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday.

    The Mexican fighter put on a scintillating performance against UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn in the main event, blasting the MMA legend with a series of dynamic kicks and strikes, eventually picking up the TKO stoppage just 24 seconds into the second round.