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Michael Bisping Injury: Updates on UFC Champion's Recovery from Knee Surgery

January 20, 2017

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to undergo knee surgery that will keep him out of action until May.  He told John Pollock of Fight Network’s MMA Report (h/t Fox Sports’ Damon Martin): I actually found out just recently Read More…

Chael Sonnen Talks Move to Bellator MMA, Tito Ortiz and Whether Bad Men Also Cry

January 19, 2017

Near the end of the five-minute video vignette Bellator MMA produced to publicize Saturday’s fight against Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen starts to cry. The footage is remarkable for at least two reasons. First, because the short “In Focus” feature may Read More…

Bellator 170 Could Produce Needed Fireworks to Kick Off 2017

January 19, 2017

2016 ended on a stretch of endlessly fascinating and exciting happenings. Conor McGregor became the first dual champion in UFC history, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson had an amazing fight and Amanda Nunes tore through Ronda Rousey like she was Read More…

Former MMA Fighter Brett Rogers Charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

January 19, 2017

Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight Brett Rogers has been charged with two counts of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of interfering with someone’s privacy. Sarah Horner of the Pioneer Press cited official court documents to report that Rogers—said Read More…

Hisaki Kato on Ralek Gracie: Either It Will Be Boring or I Will Knock Him out

January 19, 2017

Hisaki Kato is not like a box of chocolates. You know exactly what the hell you’re getting with him. And his fans have another opportunity to get it Saturday, when the Japanese-French knockout sensation faces jiu-jitsu palace court member Ralek Read More…

Conor McGregor Manchester Interview: Date, Start Time, Live Stream, PPV Info

January 18, 2017

Conor McGregor will give a one-hour unscripted interview at EventCity in Manchester, England, on Saturday, Jan. 28, that will also be available to viewers on pay-per-view, according to Sheldan Keay of the Manchester Evening News.  Although all 5,000 tickets for the event have Read More…

Will UFC Employ the 'Conor McGregor' Strategy for Building Up Yair Rodriguez?

January 18, 2017

In retrospect, it’s impossible not to see Yair Rodriguez’s second-round TKO over BJ Penn for exactly what it was—a showcase fight for a top prospect against an overmatched veteran in deep decline. This shouldn’t come as breaking news to anyone. Read More…

UFC's 2016 Was Its Best Year Yet, but Is a Big Slump Coming in 2017?

January 17, 2017

Everything came together for the UFC in 2016. A year that may best be remembered in the mainstream for political unrest and sudden celebrity deaths was astonishingly sunny for the world’s largest MMA promoter. According to estimates by MMA Fighting’s Read More…

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

January 16, 2017

Yair Rodriguez blew through BJ Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday evening. The veteran couldn’t get anything going against the younger, quicker fighter. Rodriguez showed that the sport has moved passed Penn. Now, the Read More…

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

January 16, 2017

UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report’s Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn, TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def. Marcin Held, split decision (27-30, Read More…