The UFC strips Nicco Montano of her Flyweight title

Nicco Montano

Dana White said Nicco would be stripped and Valentina would fight for the vacant title this year. Well, flyweight champion Nicco Montano, we hardly knew you at all. The fighter who was forced out of her title fight tomorrow night when she had kidney issues, has been stripped of her world title, per Dana White. … Read moreThe UFC strips Nicco Montano of her Flyweight title

Jessica-Rose Clark looks to meet Jessica Eye in Singapore event

Jessica-Rose Clark

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Jessica Eye is an interesting Flyweight clash Jessica-Rose Clark has been busy since joining the UFC’s roster back in November. She looks to be fighting for the third time in seven months in June when she fights Jessica Eye. The fight is not official yet, but it’s looking like it’s going to … Read moreJessica-Rose Clark looks to meet Jessica Eye in Singapore event

Paige VanZant looks to have an opponent for Fight Night 124 in St. Louis

Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant will be meeting Jessy Rose-Clark in St. Louis in January Paige VanZant has been absent from the Octagon in 2017.  She was scheduled to face Jessica Eye but VanZant opted out of the fight with a back injury. She has since turned down a match with Eye, much to Eye’s disappointment. Paige recently … Read morePaige VanZant looks to have an opponent for Fight Night 124 in St. Louis

Jessica Eye had a lot to say and it wasn’t pretty for Paige VanZant

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Jessica Eye aired out her grievances about Paige VanZant on Facebook Live and it wasn’t pretty. She had a lot to say about ‘America’s Sweetheart’ and was clearly frustrated at her current situation. The two were originally scheduled to square off at UFC 216, but VanZant pulled out of the fight due to an injury. They were supposedly rescheduled to fight again sometime this year, but apparently, now that isn’t happening either.

“I told Paige, ‘Alright let’s do it’ and she says the same thing. She verbally agrees. The contract comes over and we sign. The fight is fully signed for October 7th. So, from there, a couple weeks before it’s about to happen, Paige pulls out due to a back injury; Which we totally understand. Injuries happen.

We said that we’ll wait for that fight. A lot of girls were out and couldn’t fight, so there’s virtually no one else for us to fight at the moment. A fight was made so a fight should happen. As a woman and a professional, Paige and I both agreed to that fight, knowing what might be at stake and what might not be at stake.

So a couple months later the contract comes through. I signed my contract to fight Paige VanZant, again.

I received a phone call today that Paige VanZant, not this time is injured, but is refusing to fight me.

We have a legal signed document that we agreed upon that I signed for you. You agreed, as a professional and as a woman, to fight me because you’re an athlete and you’re a professional fighter. That’s what professional fighters do and we don’t run from each other.

It doesn’t matter what you did at 115 pounds and it doesn’t matter what I did at 135 pounds. All bets are off now and it doesn’t matter because that wasn’t 125 pounds. This is the new weight class.

You said that this fight does nothing for you because I’m coming off of a loss and that it’s too tough. Then why did you contact me originally? Why did you talk to the UFC and make them jump through hoops to constantly give you what you want? It’s unfair and I don’t care who agrees with me or not.

I appreciate all of you fans that do agree and all of you that don’t. This is my world and I live in it. You guys just watch it from the outside and it’s bullshit. It’s absolute bullshit that you can pull out of a fight for no apparent reason, other than you’re scared. That’s not cool and it’s not what we represent here as fighters.

Isn’t that what you’re supposed to promote as a public figure who has a blue checkmark? We’re fighters and we’re here to fight, not to be friends. We’re not here to be the prettiest, we’re not here to be the ugliest. We’re here to fight. And that’s what I came to the UFC to do, to fight.

It’s bullshit, Paige. And I hope you hear this.”

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that more than likely, she heard this.

Paige VanZant vs Jessica Eye UFC 216 fight is off, due to PVZ injury

PVZ / Eye fight gets scrapped from UFC 216

The UFC 216 fight between Eye and PVZ is off. Paige VanZant fans who were looking forward to her long-awaited return, are going to have to wait longer. MMA Fighting‘s Ariel Helwani broke the news this morning via his Twitter. The Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye UFC 216 fight is expected to get scrapped due … Read morePaige VanZant vs Jessica Eye UFC 216 fight is off, due to PVZ injury

Paige VanZant has a fight booked at Flyweight at UFC 216 it seems

Paige VanZant

The Fight will mark the first in the UFC’s new Flyweight Division The UFC just recently announced their TUF 26 competitors, with the winner earning the inaugural Flyweight Championship. Ahead of those fights, the UFC is looking at booking Paige VanZant to face Jessica Eye at UFC 216. FloCombat initially made the announcement and while … Read morePaige VanZant has a fight booked at Flyweight at UFC 216 it seems

The Women’s UFC Bantamweight Division Just got A Lot Thinner

As per the UFC’s official website, the women’s bantamweight division rankings are as follows: Women’s Bantamweight Division Champion: Amanda Nunes (13-4) Valentina Shevchenko (13-2) Julianna Pena (8-2) Holly Holm (10-2) Ronda Rousey (12-2) Raquel Pennington (9-5) Cat Zingano (9-2) Sara McMann (10-3) Liz Carmouche (11-5) Bethe Correia (10-2) Germaine de Randamie (6-3) Ashlee Evans-Smith (5-1) … Read moreThe Women’s UFC Bantamweight Division Just got A Lot Thinner

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold?

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold reportedly in the works

Over the years there are a number of dream matchups fans have wanted to see inside the UFC. Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva. Chris Weidman vs. Jon Jones. Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg. The list goes on. While in most cases these battles would seem unlikely due to the different weight classes the fighters … Read moreJon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold?

Miesha Tate not done fighting?

Following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 this past November, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement. If there’s one thing fighters have a hard time doing, it’s giving up the sport they love. It’s no surprise then that Tate might not be finished fighting after all. But … Read moreMiesha Tate not done fighting?

Jones Taps Henderson at Submission Underground 2

This past weekend saw a bevy of great combat sports events –  UFC 206, Bellator 168, Glory Kickboxing, and flying under the radar was a pretty cool submission only event, Submission Underground 2. Submission Underground, a grappling tournament run by veteran MMA fighter and commentator Chael Sonnen, held its second event SUG2 in Portland, Oregon, … Read moreJones Taps Henderson at Submission Underground 2