Undefeated Prospect Mackenzie Dern Announces Pregnancy

Not all mixed martial arts news is bad news, as this morning Mackenzie Dern gave everyone something to smile about, posting that she will be having a baby with her boyfriend, Wesley Santos.

Max Holloway-Dustin Poirier Interim 155-Pound Title Fight Tops UFC 236 in Atlanta

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is officially returning to Atlanta for the first time since 2016, bringing not one but two interim title fights, with the main attraction in the form of Max Holloway against Dustin Poirier at lightweight.

Brendan Allen Pulverizes Moses Murrietta to Retain Middleweight Title in LFA 61 Main Event

Brendan Allen became the first fighter in history to defend the LFA middleweight title on Friday night by dominating a grossly overmatched Moses Murrietta.

UFC Fight Night 145 ‘Blachowicz vs. Santos’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

The prelims start at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) while the six-fight main card kicks off at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). The entire card will be shown on ESPN+, and for Canadians the entire card will be exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

Georges St-Pierre won’t completely rule out comeback for Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre is retired but that doesn’t mean he’s not willing to listen to options.

The former two-division UFC champion announced on Thursday that he was calling it a career after putting together an incredible resume including title runs at both welterweight and middleweight.

Prior to his announcement, St-Pierre revealed that he was originally pursuing a fight against UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov before ultimately deciding to retire from the sport.

“My agent was talking to UFC, we tried to organize the fight with Khabib. I know Khabib wanted it and I want it but the UFC had other plans,” St-Pierre stated.

As disappointing as it was not to land the fight he wanted, St-Pierre understood that the UFC is a business and allowing him to face the lightweight champion knowing that he probably wasn’t going to stick around to defend the title was a difficult proposition.

St-Pierre added that facing someone like Nurmagomedov is the only kind of fight he was interested in taking because it would allow him to add another accolade to his Hall of Fame worthy resume.

Just after news broke that St-Pierre planned to retire on Thursday, Nurmagoemdov took to Instagram in hopes of luring him back for one more fight against him in November.

“For a fighter where I am in my career right now, the most exciting thing [which] is also the scariest thing to do is to fight an opponent who seems invincible. Khabib is that guy right now. That’s why I wanted to fight him,” St-Pierre said. “It was a fight that could elevate my legacy. I knew he wanted to fight me.

“This message excited me but unfortunately it takes two fighters and also the organization to make the fight happen and the UFC has other plans for Khabib. I wish him the best of luck. I remain a big fan and I look forward to his next fight. I’m sure he’s going to do great.”

When it comes to mixed martial artists who have walked away from the sport, retirement typically only seems to last as long as the next best option that is made available.

In St-Pierre’s case, he’s been fortunate enough to earn enough money that he doesn’t have to fight again but even he can’t say with 100-percent certainty that if UFC president Dana White called him with a great offer to face Nurmagomedov in the future that he would shut him down.

“If ever something happened and Dana called me back with something interesting, we’ll see,” St-Pierre said. “Like a movie scenario — oh he’s coming back! But we’ll see. Right now I’m not thinking about it.”

St-Pierre said during the latter part of his career, he learned to treat the sport more like a business than his early days where he was just committed to fighting anyone, anywhere, at any time.

That’s why as much as he’s certain about his retirement today, St-Pierre can’t tell what might happen tomorrow or six months down the road if a great business proposal was made to him.

“When you make a business offer it’s now. You take the business offer yes or no. You don’t take it, OK. You can’t say in a few months ‘hey your business offer finally I want to accept it’. No, it’s now, you take or your refuse, that’s how you do business,” St-Pierre explained. “In MMA, that’s a business game, too. It became for me a business game. First I started doing it because I loved it but I have my agents that take care of that for me.

“I don’t know where I will be, mentally the state of mind I will be in my life or where I will be in a few months. I don’t know. For me it’s retire now. I don’t think about nothing else.”

Official Poster For UFC on ESPN+ 6 Released (Photo)

The official poster for UFC on ESPN+ 6 has officially been released. Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson headlines. He’ll face former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. The action goes down from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on March 23rd. Check out the poster here: Thompson hasn’t fought since being defeated by Darren Till […]

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Vinicius De Jesus Claims Dillon Danis is Ducking Him

Vinicius De Jesus (7-2) got a first-round finish over Rodolfo Barcellos at Bellator 216 last weekend and the welterweight wasted no time in calling out Dillon Danis for his next fight. Danis is only 1-0 in MMA but he already has the attention of many fighters looking to silence his outspoken persona in regards to […]

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UFC on ESPN 1 Salaries: Cain Velasquez Makes Bank

The State Athletic Commission released the UFC on ESPN 1 salaries on Thursday and some of the top tier talents got paid some major cash. UFC on ESPN 1 took place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card aired on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET. The […]

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Bellator Announces Contract Extensions With Freire Brothers

The “Pitbull” brothers won’t be leaving Bellator mixed martial arts (MMA) anytime soon. It was announced yesterday (Wed. February 20, 2019) that Patricio and Patricky Freire extended their contracts with the promotion. Patricio currently reigns as the promotion’s featherweight champion. He has been fighting for Bellator since 2010. Patricio is the younger of the Freire brothers and holds […]

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Amanda Nunes Reveals She Is Not Fighting at UFC 237 in Brazil

UFC 237 in Brazil just took a major hit. Rumors had swirled for weeks that one of the marquee fights on the card would feature two-division UFC champion Amanda Nunes defending her bantamweight title against Holly Holm. Now it appears that fight is no longer on the table after Nunes announced that she wouldn’t be […]

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