February 12th 2015

Benson says extra weight "feels great" ahead of move up to 170lb

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will move up to 170lb on short notice this weekend to take on rising welterweight fighter Brandon Thatch in the main event at UFC Fight Night 60. Coming off two consecutive losses to top 155lb contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone, some have questioned the riskiness of Ben stepping up in weight to...
February 11th 2015

Moraes talks WSOF 18 training camp, not underestimating Hill

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes is set to put his title on the line on February 12th at WSOF 18 against undefeated contender Josh Hill. As a training partner of former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, Moraes has been getting in a good camp in New Jersey ahead of his next challenge. "The training camp has been great,"...
February 11th 2015

Graham Boylan resigns as Cage Warriors CEO

Graham Boylan has resigned as CEO of top UK-based MMA promotion Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC). Graham has served as Cage Warriors CEO since 2010. "It’s time for me to start a new chapter in my life so I have stepped down as CEO of Cage Warriors, but I’m very proud of what we achieved in the last four years," Boylan told The42. "I thoroughly enjoyed...
February 11th 2015

Paige VanZant "honored" to be signed by Reebok

UFC women's strawweight contender Paige VanZant has become the latest professional mixed martial artist to sign with Reebok. "So honored to be a Reebok athlete!!! My new kicks got me groovin," Paige posted on Instagram following the announcement of her new deal, along with a video of her dancing to MC Hammer's Can't Touch This - an homage to a similar video...
February 11th 2015

UFC releases statement on Lombard testing positive for steroids

It has been confirmed that the upcoming welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Hector Lombard, scheduled for UFC 186 in April, was pulled yesterday because Lombard tested positive for the anabolic steroid desoxymethyltestosterone in his UFC 182 fight night (January 3rd) test. Hector defeated Josh Burkman via unanimous decision at UFC 182. The win will likely...

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