Miesha Tate Fighting Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

Miesha Tate Fighting Amanda Nunes: UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will defend her title at UFC 200 in July.
April 8, 2016

Miesha Tate Fighting Amanda Nunes

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will defend her title at UFC 200 in July; it just won’t be against Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm.

The UFC decided against giving Holm, who lost the title to Tate in March, an immediate rematch, and it seems like Rousey is going to stick to her original plan of not returning until November or December.

So, the fighter that Tate will face is Amanda Nunes.

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JON JONES UNLEASHING FURY Hours After Release from Jail

JON JONES UNLEASHING FURY: Jones must have serious rage after being in jail for 3 days and hours after he was released he took it all out on his mitt guy.
April 1, 2016

JON JONES UNLEASHING FURY

JON JONES UNLEASHING FURY: Jon Jones must have built up some serious rage after being in jail for 3 days … and hours after he was released, he took it all out on his mitt guy.

The UFC superstar — who fights Daniel Cormier in less than a month — wasted no time getting back in the gym … and you can tell from the video, he’s angry.

“Won’t let nothing disturb my peace. Right back to work.. Round five out of seven.

Them Ramen noodles got me feeling right,” Jones added in the caption.

If this is peace, what’s war gonna look like?

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Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch scheduled for UFC 200

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch scheduled: A welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will officially headline UFC 200 on July 9
March 31, 2016

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch scheduled

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch scheduled: A welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will officially headline UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz rematch scheduled

UFC Tonight announced the official booking on Wednesday, and UFC officials have confirmed to ESPN. The fight will be contested at 170 pounds and will take place inside the newly built T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor (19-3) remains the UFC’s official 145-pound featherweight champion. He won that title by defeating Jose Aldo in a 13-second knockout in December. With McGregor accepting his second consecutive fight outside the weight class, the UFC has booked an interim title fight between Aldo (25-2) and Frankie Edgar (20-4-1), which also will take place at UFC 200.

McGregor, 27, suffered the first loss of his UFC career to Diaz (19-10) earlier this month at UFC 196. Diaz submitted McGregor via rear-naked choke in the second round.

UFC president Dana White, appearing on Wednesday’s edition of SportsCenter, explained how the rematch came together, saying he and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta met with McGregor after UFC 196 to discuss what was next for him.

“He was obsessed — obsessed with fighting Nate Diaz again,” White said. “Obviously, Lorenzo and I tried to argue with him and said, ‘Let’s go back to 145 (pounds) and defend your title. Or if you really want the Diaz fight that bad, do it at 155 (pounds).’ He wants the fight at 170.

“Even his coach tried to get him to get off the rematch and off the 170-pound fight,” White said, referring to John Kavanagh, “but it’s what he wanted.”

The original bout came under unique circumstances. McGregor was originally scheduled to challenge 155-pound lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, but that fight was scratched 11 days before, when dos Anjos withdrew with a broken foot. Diaz agreed to fill in on short notice, and the bout was made at 170 pounds.

Aldo, 29, has been asking for a rematch since losing to McGregor at UFC 194. Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Aldo had recorded seven title defenses before the loss.

The interim title fight is a rematch of a championship fight that took place at UFC 156 in February 2013. Aldo defeated Edgar via unanimous decision. Edgar, who is a former UFC lightweight champion, has earned a second shot at the title on the heels of a five-fight winning streak, including wins over BJ Penn, Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes.

According to White, the winner of the interim title fight between Aldo and Edgar will definitely face McGregor next.

“Win, lose or draw in this fight against Nate Diaz, (McGregor) will go in and fight either Jose or Frankie,” White said. “Whoever wins at UFC 200.”

Also confirmed for UFC 200 is the return of former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (13-2) against Travis Browne (18-3-1). Welterweight Johny Hendricks (17-4), also a former champion, will take on Kelvin Gastelum (11-2).

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UFC Star Denies Drag Racing Charges

UFC Star Denies Drag Racing Charges: Former UFC champion Jon Jones is claiming his innocence despite being charged with drag racing in Albuquerque.
March 29, 2016

UFC Star Denies Drag Racing Charges

UFC Star Denies Drag Racing Charges: Former UFC champion Jon Jones is claiming his innocence despite being charged with drag racing in Albuquerque last week.

Police in the area said Jones had also been speeding at the time, but Jones says his actions had been misinterpreted and he was merely greeting fans.

Jones said in a statement on Monday, “I feel that police used a technicality to ticket me for drag racing, while I was simply revving my engine and acknowledging some of my local fans.

UFC Star Denies Drag Racing

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UFC Brisbane Card Undergoes Last-Minute Shake-Up

UFC Brisbane Card Undergoes: The fight card for UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir has undergone a last-minute shuffle due to an injury and visa issues.
March 15, 2016

UFC Brisbane Card Undergoes

UFC Brisbane Card Undergoes: The fight card for UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir has undergone a last-minute shuffle due to an injury and visa issues.

The flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and Ben Nguyen was cancelled on Friday when Scoggins had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. UFC officials also announced on Friday that Abel Trujillo would be unable to face Ross Pearson after visa issues forced him from the card.

Chad Laprise was pulled from his scheduled bout against Alan Patrick and paired with Pearson. Pearson and Laprise are expected to headline the UFC Fight Pass prelims.

It took a couple of days, but UFC matchmakers eventually settled on Aussie Damien Brown to fight Patrick.

UFC Fight Night 85 takes place at Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane on Sunday, March 20 local time. It airs on Saturday, March 19, across North America due to the time difference.

UFC Fight Night 85 Line-Up:

Mark Hunt (11-10-1) vs. Frank Mir (18-10)
Neil Magny (17-4) vs. Hector Lombard (34-4-1, 2 NC)
Jake Matthews (9-1) vs. Johnny Case (22-4)
Daniel Kelly (10-1) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (6-1, 1 NC)
James Te Huna (18-8) vs. Steve Bosse (10-2)
Bec Rawlings (6-4) vs. Seo Hee Ham (16-6)
Brendan O’Reilly (5-1-1) vs. Alan Jouban (12-4)
Rich Walsh (9-4) vs. Viscardi Andrade (18-7)
Ross Pearson (18-10) vs. Chad Laprise (10-1)
Daniel Hooker (12-6) vs. Mark Eddiva (6-2)
Leslie Smith (7-6-1) vs. Rin Nakai (16-1-1)
Alan Patrick (12-1) vs. Damien Brown (15-8)

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LaDainian Tomlinson Real Fan Life S1:E4

LaDainian Tomlinson Real Fan Life. Tomlinson comes out swinging on retirement as he takes up MMA. In-between trading punches with Ben.
March 1, 2016

LaDainian Tomlinson Real Fan Life

LaDainian Tomlinson comes out swinging on retirement as he takes up MMA. In-between trading punches with Ben, he shares some insight on his training regimen, what inspired his touchdown dance and how his wife reacted when he told her he wanted to now fight for a living. Plus, Ben finds out if he can take a punch.

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Kimbo Slice Defeats Dada 5000 With the Most Pathetic Knockout Ever

Kimbo Slice Defeats Dada 5000: Friday night’s showdown between Kimbo and Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 might have been the most hilarious fight of all time.
February 23, 2016

Kimbo Slice Defeats Dada 5000

Kimbo Slice Defeats Dada 5000: Friday night’s showdown between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 might have been the most hilarious fight of all time. What was supposed to be an amazing fight (basically a pick’em going in), many are already calling the worst ever. Just to sum things up, this is how most of the fight went:

Those are seriously professional MMA fighters. After three embarrassing rounds that looked like two drunken hippos trying not to fall over, Kimbo delivered the knockout … well, kind of.

It doesn’t really look like Kimbo even connected on that final punch. Gravity just slowly brought Dada to the ground. These guys probably can’t even run 100 yards without stopping, much less go three rounds.

Dada had to be taken off on a stretcher after literally collapsing in the octagon.

Luckily, Dada would be okay. According to his family, Dada remains hospitalized but is in stable condition. 5000 hadn’t fought professionally in five years when he stepped into the cage against Slice. Friday’s fight brings in to question the risk of holding this type of an event.

Clearly both fighters weren’t conditioned to last beyond a couple of rounds. Most thought it would be over by the end of round one.

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Brock Lesnar: What Could Have Been?

Brock Lesnar
February 19, 2016

Brock Lesnar: What Could Have Been?

Brock Lesnar was a star MMA fighter before his fight against diverticulitis and mononucleosis took him out of the ring.

In his career Lesnar was the youngest NCAA wrestling champion at the University of Minnesota, he stopped Randy Couture in their second round against each other at the UFC 91, and he brought views up that year all the way to 1.6 million people watching with pay-per-view.

Unfortunately his health issues caused him to retire in 2011.

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