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The official UFC fighter salary details from this past weekend's UFC 187 event have been released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), and it's Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson and middleweight champ Chris Weidman who top the payroll.

The biggest MMA fight card of 2015 thus far took place in Las Vegas on Saturday May 23rd - with not one but two championship fights on show.

One: Warrior's Quest took place on Friday May 22nd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. In the main event, lightweight champion Shinya Aoki put his title on the line against Koji Ando.

Although it's taken a couple of considerable hits, UFC 187 is still among the biggest cards on the 2015 MMA calendar and it's going down this weekend!

All fighters competing at One: Warrior's Quest have made weight. The event takes place Friday May 22nd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

A light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Ovince St. Preux has been named as the main event for the UFC's upcoming visit to Nashville, Tennessee.

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 lightweight contender Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will make it two fights in just over two weeks this weekend as he faces Benson Henderson in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 59.

As part of the pre-fight build-up to this short notice trilogy blockbuster, the UFC presents All Angles in which viewers get to know Cerrone outside the cage and follow his thrilling escapades throughout late 2014. Among Cowboy's entertaining activities are duck hunting and Ultimate Frisbee.

News broke yesterday that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for benzoylecgonine (the main metabolite in cocaine) in a random drug test issued by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on December 4th - one month prior to his UFC 182 title defence against Daniel Cormier.

It may seem crazy to the outside world that a guy like Tim Kennedy makes his living fighting the world's most men inside the confines of a cage - but when you see how the smiling ex-soldier likes to relax then you begin to understand why it takes such extreme situations to get Kennedy's blood pumping.

It appears you can’t release a music video and expect it to reach the top of the charts anymore without getting ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber to cameo in it.

 

Hot on the heels of his guest appearance in Pharrell Williams’ 24-hour Happy video, where he danced along the California streets with sister Michaella, Faber is now the male lead in Lauren Mayhew’s next hit What Is Love.

The 'Natural Born Killer' faces Thiago Alves on Saturday night in the main event for UFC Fight Night 67 at the Goiania Arena in Brazil.

New UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had some choice words for former champ Jon Jones this past weekend after defeating Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson to claim the vacant title.

Michael Bisping is promising fireworks when he returns to fight on home soil for the first time in five years taking on revitalized Brazilian Thales Leites at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow, Scotland on July 18th.

'The All-American' is set to face 'The Phenom' on Saturday night after a string of postponements scuppered their previously scheduled bouts.

The Dutch striking master spoke to Fighters Only about two of his Blackzilian students, Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort, who will fight for UFC titles on Saturday at UFC 187.

The Jackson-Wink head striking coach tells FO how they had to change up the strategy for Donald Cerrone's UFC 187 fight once Khabib Nurmagomedov got injured.

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The UFC made its Philippines debut this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 66 in the nation's capital city of Manila. As always, the pro fighters were out in force - reacting to the events as they unfolded via social media.

In part three of Chris Weidman's UFC 187 training vlog, the UFC middleweight champion undergoes Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing training, and also discusses his focus ahead of his latest title defense.

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.

John Kavanagh, head coach of top Irish fighters including UFC 145lb contender Conor McGregor, opened up about his martial arts beginnings and more in an exclusive interview inside the current issue of Fighters Only magazine.

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