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  • Should UFC star Andrei Arlovski consider retirement?

    Should UFC star Andrei Arlovski consider retirement?

    UFC head honcho Dana White forced Chuck Liddell into retirement after the "Iceman" got knocked out by Rich Franklin in 2010. For Liddell, the dreaded retirement talk came after he was punched unconscious for the sixth time in his career, and following a stretch of five losses in six starts. The UFC...
  • UFC: Cris 'Cyborg' smoothly slides into Paige VanZant's DMs on Twitter

    UFC: Cris 'Cyborg' smoothly slides into Paige VanZant's DMs on Twitter

    UFC featherweight superstar Cris "Cyborg" Justino slid confidently and smoothly into Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant's direct message inbox on Twitter, according to a public tweet from the Brazilian legend.  What in the world could "Cyborg" have wanted to talk to the youngster about? Is it possible the...
  • Is it time for UFC to do away with outdated 'show and win' purse system?

    Is it time for UFC to do away with outdated 'show and win' purse system?

    Free-agent MMA fighter Ryan "Darth" Bader (22-5) made some interesting comments last month in an interview with Ariel Helwani, explaining that one of the main reasons he's thinking about jumping ship to Bellator is because of the UFC's show and win purse system.  The 33-year-old would rather be paid...
  • UFC: Is Cris 'Cyborg' a bigger draw than Holly Holm?

    UFC: Is Cris 'Cyborg' a bigger draw than Holly Holm?

    With "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey's future in question and Miesha "Cupcake" Tate sitting comfortably in retirement, the UFC is going to have to figure out in a hurry how to proceed with its female bantamweight division. Who is the new top star in the UFC's female 135-pound ranks? That's the question that...
  • Aspen Ladd won big at Invicta FC 21

    Undefeated blue-chip prospect Aspen Ladd an early candidate for 'Breakout Fighter of 2017'

    The first month of 2017 has already included a ton of breathtaking performances inside the cage, including everything from Yair Rodriguez' destruction of B.J. Penn to Megan Anderson's marvelous TKO of Charmaine "Not So Sweet" Tweet. Andrea "KGB" Lee also put on a clinic at Invicta FC 21, picking...
  • Megan Anderson is itching for a UFC title fight

    How would Megan Anderson fare against UFC's 145-pounders?

    Aussie featherweight Megan Anderson cut a slick promo after her TKO of Charmaine "Not So Sweet" Tweet at Invicta FC 21, imploring UFC head honcho Dana White to tell Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm and Germaine de Randamie to keep her belt warm -- because she's coming for it. The newly-crowned...
  • Peggy Morgan announced her retirement

    Peggy Morgan leaves a lasting legacy with MMA community

    Peggy "The Daywalker" Morgan was never an MMA world champion. Her brief UFC career, highlighted by "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey sprinkling water into her mouth like a baby gerbil during "TUF 18," flamed out faster than a candle in a kiddie pool. She was cut from the roster after falling short against...
  • Time for UFC to do away with interim titles

    Time for UFC to do away with interim titles

    It's time for the UFC to do away with interim titles. Recent history has debunked the myth that the general public only cares about world title fights. Millions of people -- diehard UFC supporters and casual fans alike -- bought into plenty of recent non-title fights, bouts such as Conor McGregor vs...
  • Meryl Streep has been banned from Combate Americas events

    Campbell McLaren bans Meryl Streep from Combate Americas events

    Campbell McLaren making bold, outrageous statements to build momentum for an MMA promotion? Sounds eerily familiar. That's how the 60-year-old turned the UFC into an iconic brand in the early '90s, securing headlines in national publications by promoting the company as having almost no rules. Now in...
  • UFC: Examining why Demian Maia got snubbed of yet another world title opportunity

    UFC: Examining why Demian Maia got snubbed of yet another world title opportunity

    Why does Demian Maia always come up with the short end of the stick on world title opportunities? Does the UFC hate him? Is there more to the story? It's a situation that's certainly worth examining. First of all, when it came time to decide who would be next to share the Octagon with welterweight...
  • Former UFC social media director lands sweet new gig

    Former UFC social media director lands sweet new gig

    Shanda Maloney suffered a knockdown last October, but she wouldn't stay down for the count. Use any tired combat sports cliche to describe her response to getting laid off and you'll get the same message: This lady has the heart of a champion and some serious fight. Maloney, the UFC's former social...
  • Coach of Ronda Rousey's first UFC opponent defends Edmond Tarverdyan

    Coach of Ronda Rousey's first UFC opponent defends Edmond Tarverdyan

    Several notable fighters and media outlets ripped Edmond Tarverdyan this week, blaming him for ruining "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey's career. Amanda "Lioness" Nunes, immediately after clobbering the former champ at UFC 207, publicly said what plenty of others were thinking: That Tarverdyan convinced Rousey...
  • UFC: Examining the historic collapse of Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen

    UFC: Examining the historic collapse of Ronda Rousey and the Four Horsewomen

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Four Horsewomen, just two years removed from their historic reign as the most dominant, intimidating faction in women's MMA, have now lost 12 in a row -- dating all the way back to the summer of 2015. Remember when group members "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, Shayna "The...
  • UFC should have given Mike Goldberg a better send-off

    UFC should have given Mike Goldberg a better send-off

    After 19 years of service as UFC play-by-play commentator, Mike Goldberg rode off into the sunset following UFC 207 -- with no real explanation and barely any fanfare. The 52-year-old went out with a whimper, quietly hanging up the mic and walking away while the lights were still shining bright on...
  • UFC has no plans to open a fourth female division in 2017

    UFC has no plans to open a fourth female division in 2017

    During the UFC 207 pre-fight media scrum, Dana White dropped a juicy tidbit of information, revealing that the UFC has no plans to add a fourth women's division. Is this a good business decision for the UFC? White's comments left fight fans scratching their heads. With strawweight champ Joanna...
  • Top female bantamweight contender to be determined at UFC on Fox 23

    Top female bantamweight contender to be determined at UFC on Fox 23

    The main event of UFC on Fox 23 -- Julianna "The Venezuelan Vixen" Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko -- has serious title implications in the talent-rich UFC women's bantamweight division.  Both women in the headliner are likely just a couple wins -- or one explosive finish -- from a world championship...
  • Time for UFC to book an all-female fight card

    Time for UFC to book an all-female fight card

    The women's revolution is upon us. High-level female competitors -- from three different weight classes -- have arrived in the UFC, the world's premier MMA promotion. Following the massive success of the female strawweight and bantamweight divisions, the UFC officially opened a women's featherweight...
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    Who should the UFC sign for its new female featherweight division?

    It's official: At UFC 208, former UFC bantamweight kingpin Holly "The Preacher's Daughter" Holm will be fighting Germaine "The Iron Lady" de Randamie for the inaugural UFC female featherweight title. It's going to be a historic night in Brooklyn, N.Y., as the UFC will finally have a female 145-pound...
  • Paige VanZant was defeated by Michelle Waterson

    UFC: Is the 'Paige and Sage Show' over?

    There's no denying that Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant (7-3) and Sage Northcutt looked bad at UFC on Fox 22, the "free" fight card that emanated Dec. 17 from Sacramento, Calif. The UFC's two brightest, most charismatic and marketable young stars had their flaws and weaknesses exposed on national...
  • Valerie Letourneau becomes first female in UFC to compete in three different divisions

    Valerie Letourneau becomes first female in UFC to compete in three different divisions

    Canadian superstar Valerie "Trouble" Letourneau made a unique kind of history over the weekend at UFC 206, becoming the first female to compete in three different divisions inside the world-famous Octagon. The 33-year-old competed at strawweight opposite Brazilian prospect Viviane Pereira, just a...
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