Cast Revealed for The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor Vs. Team Faber

Las Vegas – Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter® led by UFC® interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC® featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing for one of 16 spots featuring eight Europeans and eight Americans and the opportunity to be coached by two of the sport’s best athletes.The Europeans will be led by Dublin’s ow ... Read the Full Article Here

Conor McGregor adds to his tattoo collection

Conor McGregor has an itch when it comes to getting fresh ink, and on Sunday night the interim UFC featherweight title gave his itch a little scratch.Check out McGregor’s brand new tattoo, which features the words “McGregor” and “Notorious” prominently placed among the gorilla and tiger on his lower torso."The Notorious" takes on Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the undisputed UFC featherweight title. Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket information.   I got more ink. A photo posted by Conor McGregor Offic ... Read the Full Article Here

The Karate Hottie Faces a Tiny Tornado

Fresh off her UFC debut win over Angela Magana in June, "The Karate Hottie," Michelle Waterson, will end 2015 in Las Vegas as she takes on number five-ranked strawweight Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres in UFC 194 action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.UFC 194 is headlined by the long-awaited featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and the middleweight championship fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold.Ranked eleventh at 115 pounds, Waterson is a former Invicta FC atomweight champion whose move to strawweight against Magana was a successful one, as she submitted her ... Read the Full Article Here

Alex Chambers Embraces the Underdog Role

When Alex Chambers entered the third and final round against Kailin Curran in May, she was in trouble. Chambers, who fights Paige VanZant this Saturday at UFC 191, had lost the first two rounds.All signs pointed to a victory for Curran, who was battering “Astro Girl” with strikes.After a grim talk from her coach, strawweight Chambers knew her spot in the UFC hung in the balance.  When the fight hit the ground, Chambers latched onto a Kimura and refused to let go in a grueling sequence that lasted more than a minute. Finally, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt Chambers transitio ... Read the Full Article Here

Could Hollywood steal Conor McGregor away from the UFC?

Where McGregor splinters on the debate of fighting versus Hollywood is when it becomes a distraction.He has long-term goals to go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time, and the moment when something pulls him away from that, McGregor could lose everything. Read Full Article   Read the Full Article Here

No Additional Motivation Needed for Collard

It’s no secret that mixed martial arts is an ever-evolving landscape. In the brief, but rich, history of the sport, everything from fighting styles to preparation has seen a once effective method give way to something more versatile and refined. And just as single-disciplined attacks inside the Octagon have become a thing of the past, so have the days of arriving to compete at the biggest stage in the sport unprepared.Where amateur scenes were just ramping up a decade back, the current crop of fighters filling the UFC roster not only came to the promotion with a handful of bouts to the ... Read the Full Article Here

Chad Mendes: Conor McGregor owes me a rematch

With the loss still eating at him, Mendes says he wants a rematch with the Irishman sooner rather than later. The Team Alpha Male fighter simply believes that things would be very different between he and McGregor if he had a training camp to prepare, as McGregor did at UFC 189. Read Full Article   Read the Full Article Here

Cole Miller Faces Alers on December 19

Veteran featherweight standout Cole Miller will face off with up and comer Jim Alers in an all-Florida meeting that will be featured in UFC Fight Night action on December 19 in Orlando's Amway Center.In the FOX-televised card’s main event, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone challenges for a UFC title for the first time when he battles lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos in a highly anticipated rematch, and in the co-feature, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos battles Alistair Overeem.A native of Georgia, Miller has long represented the American Top Team gym in Coconut Creek, Florid ... Read the Full Article Here

Johnson's legacy on line at UFC 191

  // Hate is such a strong word. Demetrious Johnson would never go there.So let’s just say he and John Dodson are polar opposites, like oil and water. Their lives and their personalities run in different directions. Johnson would prefer to cross the street than meet Dodson on the sidewalk.Get along? “We don’t,” Johnson says.It’s nothing personal, other than a clash of characters inside and outside the Octagon. Johnson is a no-nonsense guy, all business; Dodson is as much entertainer as fighter, smiling and waving, boasting without shame and undeniabl ... Read the Full Article Here

Mighty Mouse's Fab Five

Currently sitting at number three on the pound-for-pound list, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson isn’t just one of the most dominant champions competing in the Octagon at the moment; he may be one of the most dominant ever. That’s high praise for the Washington state standout, but he’s not resting on his laurels as he approaches his September 5 main event against the one man to give him his toughest bout as champion, John Dodson. Here are Mighty Mouse’s Fab Five.2011Miguel Angel Torres (WATCH ON UFC FIGHT PASS)Even though Johnson lost ... Read the Full Article Here

The Flyweight Division Heats Up

It may be one of the youngest collectives under the UFC banner, but the flyweight division is starting to shape into a highly competitive outfit with perennial title threats lurking in its ranks, all of which are aiming at dethrone long-reigning king and pound-for-pound-ranked Demetrious Johnson, who has stood for the past three years as the first and only champion of the 125-pound fold. “Mighty Mouse” has been a dominant force throughout his flyweight rule, as he’s successfully defended the championship strap on six straight occasions - turning back a cast of dangerous and ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC Statement On Travis Browne

UFC announced today that an investigation into allegations of domestic violence against heavyweight Travis Browne is now complete. Conducted by a former FBI agent with more than 25 years of experience, the seven-week investigation included interviews with multiple subjects associated with the principals, as well as the principals themselves. The investigation found inconclusive evidence to support claims of alleged domestic violence involving Browne and inconclusive evidence that Browne had violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy.As a result, UFC has lifted Browne’s temporary suspension ... Read the Full Article Here

BTN: The Top 10 TUF Coaches' Challenges

Including the international versions, The Ultimate Fighter has had 29 seasons, and UFC President Dana White is not shy about revealing that his favorite part of each run is the Coaches’ Challenge. Recently, White tweeted a picture of himself taking a helicopter to a remote desert location outside of Las Vegas as a sneak peek into the forthcoming Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber’s coaches’ challenge, and whether it’s shooting pool or go-kart racing or penalty kicks, the competition is a bit of random fun pitting the rival coaches against each other, usual ... Read the Full Article Here

Tweets of the Week - 8/28

You're Innocently Chillin', While Meanwhile on the Twitter... @felderpaul getting some much needed R&R. What the hell goes on at BMF Ranch, @Cowboycerrone?! pic.twitter.com/1nB79lLAxA — UFC (@ufc) August 24, 2015   @ufc @Cowboycerrone I hate all of you! @BMFRanch got me again with #nudify app — Paul Felder (@felderpaul) August 24, 2015 The Weird Part is the Shoot Out "POW POW" Noises Is it weird I pretend to shift gears in my prius and make a fake blow off valve noise? I need a faster car — Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) August 28, 2015 Eye on the Prize ... Read the Full Article Here

Going Big: 10 Amazing Fights to Close 2015

The UFC is set to #GOBIG over the final four months of the 2015 fight calendar, with a massive kickoff event featuring numerous champions and several of the top names on the roster scheduled to take place prior to the UFC 191 weigh-ins on Friday, September 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.But who can wait a week to start getting excited about the outstanding collection of contests penciled in to take place between now and the end of the year?Here’s a look at 10 of the best tilts heading into the Octagon before 2016 kicks off.Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson II – UFC 191 (September ... Read the Full Article Here

Talking Fights and the UFC with Devon Sawa

It has been said that a life without a passion is an empty life, but there is no shortage in the passion department where Devon Sawa is concerned.The Vancouver native has spent the majority of his life working in front of a camera and making movies for millions of cinephiles to enjoy. Sawa found acting at an early age, and after more than a decade spent making mainstream and independent films alike, he decided to go on hiatus from roles and searched for a change of direction.“It’s kind of weird but at the age of 25 I just decided to stop acting altogether,” Sawa said. “ ... Read the Full Article Here

Rousey vs. Holm to Now Headline UFC 193

The UFC women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, originally scheduled for UFC 195 on January 2, will now take place at the 70,000 seat Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on November 14 (November 15 in Australia). UFC President Dana White announced the UFC 193 main event switch on Friday's edition of ESPN SportsCenter."Ronda Rousey was huge for us in Brazil," White said of Rousey's UFC 190 win over Bethe Correia in Rio de Janeiro. "She was well received there and it was just a phenomenal event. It did very well on Pay-Per-View here in the United States, and she' ... Read the Full Article Here

Hassan and Luque Set for Rematch in Dec.

It will feel like a return to The Ultimate Fighter for TUF 21 alums Hayder Hassan and Vicente Luque, as they meet on December 19 in their backyard of south Florida for a UFC Fight Night welterweight bout at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.The two previously met on TUF 21, engaging in a memorable three-round bout won by American Top Team's Hassan via split decision over the Blackzilians' Luque. Both fighters went on to compete on the season finale card in Las Vegas on July 12, Hassan being submitted by Kamaru Usman while dropped a three-round decision to Michael Graves. On December 19, one of ... Read the Full Article Here

Andrei Arlovski not concerned with title shots – for now

Andrei Arlovski is on one of the heavyweight division’s best tears and has brought his career back from the brink of irrelevance just four years ago.Because of that – and because of the way he’s done it with back-to-back knockout wins over Antonio Silva and Travis Browne – he was thought to be on the short list for a possible UFC title shot.That won’t happen for him for a while, though. New champion Fabricio Werdum next will meet former champ Cain Velasquez, who was granted an immediate rematch after his submission loss at UFC 188 in June. And instead, Arlovski ... Read the Full Article Here

Garbrandt Reflects on another Promise Kept

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt won’t ever forget his experience at UFC 189, but it has very little to do with his performance against Henry Briones.Although the Team Alpha Male representative took to the cage and emerged with his second UFC win – and the seventh consecutive victory of his professional career – the truly memorable part of the event took place backstage before the fight and on the walk to the Octagon.That night, Garbrandt got to share the UFC experience with Maddux Maple, the nine-year-old boy he made a promise to years earlier when he was stil ... Read the Full Article Here