Dana White Reveals Cris Cyborg Turned Down UFC Title Fights

The outcome of a fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg continues to be a hotly debated topic among MMA fans. This week UFC chief Dana white revealed he’s made offers to Cyborg and been turned down twice. “What’s crazy about that is this: I offered Cris Cyborg a title fight at 145 pounds a month ago,” White told the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “She had eight weeks to get ready for it, she said she couldn’t make the weight, said she couldn’t make 145 pounds. “So then I offered her another 145-pound title fight for Brooklyn (UFC 208), she turned it down. She turned down two 145-pound title fights. One because she said she couldn’t make 145 pounds…

The Ultimate Fighter LATAM Season 3: Team Liddell vs Team Griffin – CAST REVEAL

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® LATIN AMERICA 3: TEAM LIDDELL VS. TEAM GRIFFIN FULL CAST REVEALED   The third season of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America will premiere starting the week of August 20 through UFC FIGHT PASS® in the US, on UFC Network® in all Latin America and afterwards it will be premiere on Televisa Channel 5 in Mexico, and additional Free-to-Air Networks in Latin America   Team Liddell and Team Griffin composed of 16 lightweight Latin American fighters will challenge each other to find out who will be the Season 3 winner of The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America     Buenos Aires, Argentina – The Ultimate Fighter® Latin America is officially back and has been filming its new series in Buenos Aires, Argentina…

UFC® HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT 2016 CLASS ON JULY 10

UFC® HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT 2016 CLASS ON JULY 10 Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that it will induct its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Sunday, July 10, at the UFC Fan Expo® during the final day of the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The ceremony will begin at 12 p.m. PT on the main stage theater of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event will also be streamed live and available on-demand exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®. The UFC Hall of Fame consists of four categories, which are: · Pioneer Era – Athletes who turned pro before November 17, 2000 (when unified rules of MMA were…

UFC Renews Partnership With International MMA Federation

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced the renewal of its partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The extension secures the organization’s continued global commitment to actively support the safe practice and promotion of amateur mixed martial arts. “We are excited to provide our continued global support to IMMAF,” UFC Vice President of Government Relations and Corporate Communications Mike Britt said. “IMMAF has done a tremendous job of bridging the gap between amateur MMA organizations throughout the world while providing a universally integrated set of procedures and measures to keep athletes of all levels safe.” “IMMAF’s renewed partnership with UFC will not only strengthen the federation, but also further advance the mutual goal…

Should We Be Mad At McGregor For Being Mad?

Conor McGregor is not retiring, as we figured. He’s upset, and rightly so. The loss to last minute opponent Nate Diaz on UFC’s biggest stage would damage even the strongest person’s ego. After a couple days of tongues wagging, the Notorious one emerged from the shadows and broke his silence regarding his impromptu  “retirement”  on twitter. Below is his statement in it’s entirety courtesy of his personal FB page. ***** Conor McGregor UFC 196 pre presser v1“I am just trying to do my job and fight here. I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote. I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting….

Conor McGregor To Retire? Sure.

Conor “the Notorious MMA” McGregor sure knows how to get the tongues wagging. On Tuesday, McGregor tweeted he is ready to hang it all up. Sorry Conor, we don’t believe you, you need more people. Well actually you don’t need more people but we don’t believe you are retiring. Until proven otherwise, talks are still underway to rematch McGregor against Nate Diaz at UFC 200. While we wait, enjoy this video from the press conference in Los Angeles ahead of the first McGregor vs Diaz bout.  

UFC® Announces 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that the 5th Annual UFC International Fight Week™, the world’s largest celebration of combat sports, will be capped off by the third and final day of UFC Fan Expo® at the Las Vegas Convention Center. UFC International Fight Week will take place from Tuesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 10. UFC International Fight Week will also feature three events in three nights, headlined by the landmark UFC 200®: DIAZ vs. McGREGOR 2 on Saturday, July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. The trio of events begins on Thursday, July 7, with a matchup for the world lightweight championship, with UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: DOS ANJOS vs. ALVAREZ, at MGM Grand Garden Arena…

Ultimate Fighter Searching For Next Flyweight Title Contender

Las Vegas – The search for the next UFC® title contender will unfold on season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter® as 16 flyweight competitors will compete for a shot at the 125-pound world championship, with the winner to face the UFC flyweight champion at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in December. Tryouts are scheduled for Monday, April 25 in Las Vegas at Palace Station and are open to all competitors aged 21-34 with at least three professional fights and a winning record. The next season of The Ultimate Fighter will begin filming in June and will premiere on FS1 on Wednesday, August 31. World class coaches, guest coaches, and former opponents of the current champion will…

Jon Jones Biggest Threat To Success Is Himself

The arrest of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones on March 29, 2016 appears to be just the latest in a series of bad vehicular incidents in the life of the pound-for-pound world’s best mixed martial arts fighter. He is currently facing a parole violation, but the charges stemming from his verbal confrontation with the police, which was posted publicly on the internet, may stand to reduce the severity of that charge. Either way, there is little expectation that his upcoming title fight with Daniel Cormier will be affected. According to Jones, he was was pulled over by local police after peeling away from a stop light on March 24th after showing off for…

UFC’s Garden Party – Legal MMA Finally Arrives In New York

“Excelsior” The motto of the State of New York, translated as “Ever Upward” The arrest of New York State Assemblyman Sheldon Silver in 2015 on corruption charges sent shockwaves through the political scene of the Empire State. But in-the-know fans of Mixed Martial Arts secretly rejoiced, knowing that with his arrest (and subsequent conviction), the state’s ban of MMA would finally come to an end. By the time this article sees print, New York State will be the last of the 50 states to officially vote to legalize MMA. This will allow for Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White to realize one of his dreams, a UFC Pay Per View being held at the Mecca…