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Could 2017 see the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz actually take place inside a boxing ring? Following McGregor’s application for a professional boxers licence in the state of California, his two-fight rival has now followed suit and done the same in Nevada.

The young phenom, Yair Rodriguez did what many expected him to do last night – defeat former two-weight UFC champion BJ Penn in what ended up becoming a very-one sided beatdown.

It’s old lion vs. young lion this weekend as former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn comes out of a self imposed retirement to take on the super talented Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona.

The UFC yesterday announced the inaugural women’s featherweight title fight which will take place in Brooklyn, New York on February 11th at UFC 208. That was the good news. The bad news? It won’t involve Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino.

Paige VanZant might have her hands full with Michelle Waterson this coming weekend as the two strawweights headline UFC on Fox 22 from Sacramento, California, but that hasn’t stopped '12 Gauge' from speculating on a potential fight with Ronda Rousey.

 Following the UFC’s decision to strip Conor McGregor of his featherweight championship we have yet to hear from the brash Irishman. UFC president, Dana White, however, has broken his silence and explained ‘The Notorious’ no longer has the belt.

This week, in a Throwback Thursday video special, we look back on a sit-down interview with 'The Count' himself, recently crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Former UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is gracing the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. But rather than donning their model in the traditional swimwear for the magazine, SI took a different approach.

Let the dice decide which 145lb’er is king by playing FO’s fantasy featherweight game – fun for all the family!

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.

Undefeated light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary finally returns after a 14-month lay-off due to injury at Bellator 163 this weekend, when he'll put his title on the line against top contender Phil Davis in Uncasville, Connecticut. FO caught up with the champion ahead of his second defense and discovered a man determined to make up for lost time.

UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is taking a well-deserved break from fighting, but expects to make his second title defense early in 2017.

Josh Appelt steps up to co-main event status this Friday night at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee, taking on Bobby Lashley in a heavyweight scrap that could set him on the road to a title shot in 2017. The Californian tells FO all about the preparations for the biggest fight of his 12-5 fighting career.

Canadian featherweight Julia Budd is hoping a statement performance against Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend will land her a shot at vacant women's world title belt.

Ryan Couture returns to the cage at Bellator 162 next week to take on Goiti Yamauchi. Fighters Only caught up with the Las Vegas lightweight to find out what kind of shape he's in before departing for Memphis.

LA heavyweight Chase Gormley features on the Bellator 162 card in Memphis, Tennessee on October 21st against Bobby Brents, but first the UFC vet tells FO how he's gunning for the title; besets friends with Emanuel Newton; and misses his job at The Home Depot!
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UFC 207 isn’t just the organization’s last event of 2016, it represents a resetting of the proverbial chess board regardless of the outcome of the main event. Either the queen will be back on top in Ronda Rousey or the guard will change with the new year in the form of Amanda Nunes.

Sage Northcutt's unbeaten MMA run came to a surprising end this past weekend when he tapped to replacement opponent Bryan Barberena's modified head-and-arm choke.

Voting is now live for the Ninth Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards and no category this year is as tough to pick as 'Coach of the Year', with all five nominees enjoying stellar achievements in 2016. Here's a reminder of what the final five pulled off last year to help you with your vote.

Veteran UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer's voice is synonymous with some of the most memorable moments in MMA history. In an FO exclusive, Buffer speaks on his history with the sport's top promotion and reveals some of his personal favorite announcements.
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