Ben Askren is Set to Shake Up the UFC as a New Era Begins

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Ben Askren is Set to Shake Up the UFC Former ONE and Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, has been semi-retired for a while. But it seems like a new era is being ushered in for the world of MMA and it is starting to look a bit more like other major sports. However, in this … Read moreBen Askren is Set to Shake Up the UFC as a New Era Begins

Dana White: “DJ never got love and respect from fans that he deserved”

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Um, what? Maybe I missed something in all of my years covering MMA, but Dana White said that Demetrious Johnson never got the love and respect that he deserved. This is very well documented as we fans have seen Dana White absolutely shit on DJ for YEARS. However, Dana went on record saying it was the fans who didn’t do their part. Again; What?

Fans have been supportive and have loved watching Demetrious Johnson for years now. With each title defense, fans got more and more on board the DJ train. In fact, before he fought Henry Cejudo, Johnso was considered by many to be the greatest fighter of all time.

Not Dana White, though. Never Dana White. I’m actually stunned that Dana placed the blame on the fans for this one. Then again, I’m actually not stunned that Dana placed the blame on fans for this one.

Could the UFC be turning the gears on TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo

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TJ Dillashaw was on the Joe Rogan Experience and hinted it might take place. Well, I guess Demetrious Johnson’s being the best Flyweight ever and the longest running UFC champion ever doesn’t earn him an immediate rematch. In what was a very hotly contested clash, Henry Cejudo defeated Johnson to become the Flyweight champion via … Read moreCould the UFC be turning the gears on TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo

Top pros show how impressed they are with Conor’s ground skills

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FightEffect on YouTube always put out great videos. Whether it’s cornerman audio during a fight or other things of the like, they put together fantastic videos which give us a view of things we may not normally see. In this case, they have a bunch of the top professionals in MMA and BJJ commenting on Conor McGregor’s ground skills.

Just because Conor has lost all of his fights on the ground does not mean that he doesn’t have ground skills. Conor is very good on the ground, but he can starch people with one punch while standing; So why even attempt to grapple?

FightEffect shows reactions from people like Demetrious Johnson, Rener Gracie, and Georges St-Pierre during McGregor’s fights. These top wrestlers and BJJ practitioners are commenting about his groundwork and being very complimentary about it.

Saying that he’s pretty damn good on the ground tells us a lot before going into his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Does this mean that Connor’s better on the ground than Khabib? Probably not. However, it might not be as much of a cakewalk for Khabib as everybody is thinking.

Demetrious Johnson suspended indefinitely by CSAC due to injured knee

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Demetrious Johnson suffered a slight tear to his LCL ligament in his knee. The California State Athletic Commission will need to see a medical clearance from a doctor before they will allow Demetrious back into the cage. During his fight at UFC 227 suffered an injured knee and what he initially believed to be a broken foot. … Read moreDemetrious Johnson suspended indefinitely by CSAC due to injured knee

Stipe Miocic wins the internet with low key burn on DC and the UFC

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Stipe Miocic laid in wait for his moment to pound, and pounce he did! There has been a lot of chat surrounding whether or not former Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will get an immediate rematch after his controversial split decision loss to Henry Cejudo. Henry indicated he was down to run it back, but Dana … Read moreStipe Miocic wins the internet with low key burn on DC and the UFC

Trying to make sense out of the muddled UFC rankings

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Demetrious Johnson dropped to number 6 in the pound for pound list. The UFC rankings are an enigma that has become less and less reliable. By and large, they don’t matter, because the UFC no longer cares about rankings as it pertains to title fights, they simply book who they believe might sell. As a … Read moreTrying to make sense out of the muddled UFC rankings

UFC 227 Fight Motion preview: A look back at the action!

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UFC 227 was a crazy night of action, take a look back with Fight Motion

UFC 227 is in the books, but you can relive the highlights in super slow motion by checking out the UFC 227 Fight Motion preview. These videos are incredible and they are available with a Fight Pass membership. In these highlights, you can relive the moments from the two championship fights.

TJ Dillashaw retained his title when he stopped Cody Garbrandt in the first round of their rematch. Cody again had Dillashaw hurt first, but threw caution to the wind and got sloppy, got clipped and finished. It’s the second time Cody had TJ on the rails in a fight, only to get stopped moments later.

Henry Cejudo made history when he became the first fighter to win Olympic gold and then earn a UFC title. He won a razor-thin Split Decision victory over Demetrious Johnson to become the Flight champion. It was an incredible fight and Henry pressured DJ for five rounds, earning the victory.

You can see all of the UFC 227 results right here.

Cha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

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The main and co-main event combatants from UFC 227 all made out pretty well this past weekend. Each of the top four fighters on the card all pulled in six figures. Of course, this is all before sponsor dollars and Reebok, etc. However, the disclosed UFC payroll is nothing to scoff at. Demetrious Johnson led … Read moreCha-Ching! Four UFC 227 fighters made six figures

Demetrious Johnson might have a new nickname, “Bigfoot”

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Johnson has a badly swollen foot and believes he injured his knee as well Saturday night. Demetrious Johnson seemed to handle his loss to Henry Cejudo Saturday night exceedingly well. He clapped for the new champion as the results were read aloud by Bruce Buffer. He was gracious in his post-fight interview. He’s just a … Read moreDemetrious Johnson might have a new nickname, “Bigfoot”

Henry Cejudo open to running it back with DJ already

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If you really pay attention to what is going on in this video, yes, that’s Henry Cejudo walking his new title belt in a stroller. Strollers are for babies and the flyweight belt happens to be Cejudo’s newborn. Despite the new addition to the Cejudo family, he’s open to running it back and giving Demetrious Johnson the opportunity of reclaiming it.

Cejudo has been on cloud 9 since his victory over DJ and rightfully so. Who can really blame the guy when he’s beaten arguably the greatest fighter who has ever lived?

Cejudo doesn’t look like he wants to be one of those guys who holds a belt hostage. In fact, he’s ready to defend it. When asked if he’d give DJ a rematch, Cejudo says,

“Let’s make it happen, baby. Whatever, whenever. I’m ready to throw down now.”

This is good news for Johnson, who more than deserves an immediate rematch just based on his history as flyweight champion. Although, Johnson seems to have sustained some injuries that could keep him out for an extended amount of time. We’ll just have to wait and see how it all plays out but this is the fight that MMA fans are already calling for.

UFC 227 Event Results: TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt II

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We have your UFC 227 Event Results as they happen! Tonight in Los Angeles, CA the UFC will hold UFC 227. In the main event, we have the rematch for the Bantamweight title fight between former friends turned bitter enemies, TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. In the co-feature bout of the night, Demetrious Johnson will … Read moreUFC 227 Event Results: TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt II

Early weigh-ins results, UFC 227 traditional faceoffs. From Staples Center.

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The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California is the site of UFC 227 tomorrow night. First, the fighters need to square off for the traditional weigh-ins. The early weigh-ins already took place and everyone made weight with no high drama.

They go live at 6 PM/ET 3 PM PT

Fight Card

UFC 227 PPV Main Event:

TJ Dillashaw (135) vs. Cody Garbrandt (134.75) *Bantamweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Henry Cejudo (124.5) *Flyweight Championship
Renato Moicano (146) vs. Cub Swanson (145.25)
JJ Aldrich (115.75) vs. Polyana Viana (115)
Thiago Santos (185.5) vs. Kevin Holland (184.75)

FX Prelims

Pedro Munhoz (135) vs. Brett Johns (135.25)
Ricky Simon (135.25) vs. Montel Jackson (136)
Kyung Ho Kang (136) vs. Ricardo Ramos (135.5)
Sheymon Moraes (146) vs. Matt Sayles (145.75)

Fight Pass Prelims

Alex Perez (126) vs. Jose Torres (125)
Danielle Taylor (115.25) vs. Weili Zhang (115.5)
Wuliji Buren (135.5) vs. Marlon Vera (135.5)

Quick Picks – UFC 227 TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

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Everyone stop what you’re doing, it’s time for Quick Picks! Alert the media, I went 5-0 this week on the PFL 5 card. Ring the bell, sound the alarm and send in the clowns! It was a perfect performance, and I almost hit all five manners in which fights would end. I went four for five, … Read moreQuick Picks – UFC 227 TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt

UFC 227 Embedded Ep. 4 – Doing media and getting ready

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The UFC releases another UFC 227 Embedded Episode It’s that time again, UFC 227 Embedded episode 4 is launched and you can see it below. In this episode, the fighters are all in Los Angeles ahead of UFC 227. In this episode TJ Dillashaw is all about training, getting in a lot of work ahead … Read moreUFC 227 Embedded Ep. 4 – Doing media and getting ready