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Former two-division UFC champ and legend of the sport BJ Penn caused a stir recently when he called out UFC fighter Nik Lentz and former nutritionist Mike Dolce.

Following his second flyweight championship loss to Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson at UFC 191 last month, John Dodson is looking to move back up to his old home in the bantamweight division. The move was reported on UFC Tonight.

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson may have recently said he is considering retirement due to his ongoing legal battle with Bellator, but he does still seem to have the motivation to fight; at least against one particular individual.

It was recently announced that Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko will be making his return to fighting at a special New Year's Eve event in Saitama, Japan. Fedor's opponent is expected to be confirmed at a press conference on Thursday October 8th.

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has confirmed he will be moving from Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California to Elevation Fight Team in Denver, Colorado for his next training camp. The move was first reported by Globo.

Former pro wrestling superstar Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks will have to wait a little longer than originally expected to make his MMA debut, it has been revealed by Punk's head coach Duke Roufus in an ESPN interview, after Punk suffered a shoulder injury in training.

One Championship bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes' story of his rise through MMA is one of the most inspirational stories in a sport filled with inspiring characters. Hear him tell of his journey in this new video.

British UFC veteran Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy will swap the Octagon for the Atlantic ocean as a crew member of the Great Britain team for its 5,300-mile month-long opening leg of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, from London, England to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC welterweight champion 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler is among the most destructive fighters in his division, so it's no surprise he's a big fan of action movies. Lawler explained his love for action-packed blockbusters in a recent interview with Fighters Only.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson recently took a break from dominating the 125lb weight class to discuss his favorite TV shows, music and other aspects of his lifestyle in an exclusive interview with Fighters Only magazine.

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is currently on a collision course with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as the two are set to fight at UFC on Fox 15 on April 18th.

But following a recent appearance on US reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, Luke's personal life (and more specifically, his love life) has been of even more interest than his fighting career. In an exclusive interview with the former Strikeforce middleweight champ in the current issue of Fighters Only, Rockhold discusses the movies and TV shows he enjoys when not training and, of course, talks a little about the ladies. Read below for a special preview.

Despite the haters, the profile of Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to rise as it was announced yesterday that the one they call 'The Notorious' has inked a deal with top sports equipment brand Reebok. 

“Can you smell that money?" Conor joked with UFC Tonight host Kenny Florian. "I’ve partnered with Reebok. It’s a big step forward in my career and I’m honored to be with this brand... I’m honored to be one of the athletes that Reebok has chosen to get behind. I will prove that by going out and performing in phenomenal style.”

The deal comes roughly one-and-a-half months after the UFC confirmed an exclusive apparel deal with the brand.

McGregor will face his next challenge in Dennis Siver this Sunday in the main event at UFC Fight Night 59. With a win the Irishman will get the next shot at Jose Aldo's featherweight title. He has stated numerous times in the build-up to his next contest that he believes he will stop the fight within the first two minutes.

“I enjoy pressure," he said when asked if he has put more pressure on himself with his bold prediction. "I like the feeling and illusion of pressure. Where the prediction has come from, I analyze my opponent. The shot I need to put him away will happen four or five times over within the first two minutes. So I feel two minutes is a fair prediction for Dennis. I feel it could even be the first exchange. The way he moves, he will not take what I give.”

Watch Conor's full UFC Tonight interview below. 


UFC bantamweight Michael McDonald looked like one of the hottest young prospects in the 135lb just a couple of years ago, but has fallen into relative obscurity after sitting on the sidelines since his December 2013 loss to Urijah Faber.

It was announced this week that UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw will be leaving Team Alpha Male to have his next training camp with Elevation Fight Team in Denver, Colorado. 

UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier is currently healing up following his rough five-round battle with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192 last Saturday. But, despite still being a little beaten up, 'DC' already has his mind on who the next challenger to his title will be.

Two-time World MMA Awards 'Coach of the Year' and former Team Alpha Male head coach Duane Ludwig has found himself coming under fire recently after TAM founder Urijah Faber spoke out on the long-running dispute between the two.

UFC light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier didn't have much time to celebrate his hard-fought win over Alexander Gustafsson this past weekend before questions of a rematch with former champ Jon Jones started coming his way.

Daniel Cormier successfully defended his UFC light heavyweight title for the first time this weekend at UFC 192 with a split-decision win over Alexander Gustafsson. The challenger certainly put up a tough fight and pushed the champ to his limits, but most still felt the win for Cormier was clearer than the split-decision verdict suggested.


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October 3rd's UFC 192 card was one of the most stacked we've seen this year - even with the cancellation of Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley - but didn't quite receive the hype it deserved. Still, there's plenty to talk about in the aftermath so here's an analysis of some of the highlights.

This past weekend's UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico saw three successful guillotine executions - among them was Fabricio Werdum's amazing upset win over Cain Velasquez in the main event, unifying the heavyweight and interim heavyweight championships to become the undisputed champion.

MMA fans in the US will have plenty more chances to catch the 7th annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards as the event is set to re-air on the Fox Sports 2 network over the next nine days.

Full re-airing schedule (times: ET)

  • Wednesday Feb. 4th, 9pm
  • Friday Feb. 6th, 11pm
  • Sunday Feb. 8th, 11pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 11th, 10am & 12am
  • Thursday Feb. 12th, 4pm

This year's show, sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, RDX Sports and MusclePharm, was hosted on Friday January 30th at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. It was hosted by Nicole Dabeau and retired MMA and military veteran Brian Stann.

Among the winners at the event were UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who bagged the coveted 'Fighter of the Year' award, and UFC 135b champ TJ Dillashaw who took home the newly-introduced 'Upset of the Year' for his title win over Renan Barao at UFC 173.

Back in the spring of 2014, the pound-for-pound debate had ventured down a fresh path following a monumental shift in the MMA landscape. Perennial P4P players Georges St Pierre and Anderson Silva had both departed – one voluntarily and the other on the flat of his back – and the sport was looking ahead to an age with new power players.


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