In it for the scares on all Hallows Eve. UFC fighters get spooked.

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All Hallows Eve is all over. However, the videos taken on Halloween will last forever. We call these ‘memories’ and the UFC created some great ones one scaring the crap out of their fighters this past weekend.

I’ve seen this scare prank before. It has a small maze or something and the viewer is forced to follow a square very intently. While focusing on this small square (and not having any idea about what is about to happen), suddenly the face of Linda Blair in The Exorcist pops up with a louder than normal scream. The result is that it scares the bejeezus out of whoever is watching.

In this case; Volkan Oezdemir, DC, Anthony Smith, Gian Villante, and others are the victims and it doesn’t get much funnier than this.

UFC Moncton early weigh-in results: Michael Johnson fails to make weight

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It sucks when a fighter fails to make weight. It really sucks when that fighter takes a fight on short notice and misses weight. Michael Jonson stepped up on two weeks notice to take on Artem Lobov and without enough time to prepare, Johnson missed the featherweight limit by one pound. However, Artem Lobov not … Read moreUFC Moncton early weigh-in results: Michael Johnson fails to make weight

UFC Fight Night 138 gets a heck of a light heavyweight main event

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Fight Night 138 will feature Volkan Oezdemir versus Anthony Smith Another big matchup has been announced. We told you about Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier getting tagged for UFC 230 and now we have another announcement. A pair of top Light Heavyweights will clash at Fight Night 138 in Moncton, New Brunswick, CA. Anthony Smith … Read moreUFC Fight Night 138 gets a heck of a light heavyweight main event

Take a look at the broken nose that kept Volkan Oezdemir off of UFC 227

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Volkan Oezdemir’s nose has certainly seen better days! Volkan Oezdemir was supposed to face Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227, but Volkan had to pull out of the fight with a broken nose. Evan Shoman reported that last week. Now we have a photo of it. The news certainly came as a letdown as fans were … Read moreTake a look at the broken nose that kept Volkan Oezdemir off of UFC 227

Broken nose forces Volkan Oezdemir OUT against Alexander Gustafsson

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There are never any dull moments in MMA. Whether it be USADA ruining someone’s career or eleventh-hour injuries, something is always going down. This time it’s the on-again / off-again career of Volkan Oezdemir. He’s been linked to a few different fights over the past months, but his latest was set in stone for a … Read moreBroken nose forces Volkan Oezdemir OUT against Alexander Gustafsson

Volkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

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Volkan was set to fight Shogun Rua, but Anthony Smith is stepping in to take his place. The UFC has been big on moving fighters around and out of scheduled fights lately. We talked about James Vick being pulled from his Paul Felder fight to face Justin Gaethje and now Shogun lost his opponent as … Read moreVolkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson set to battle at UFC 227

Injury forces Santiago Ponzinibbio out of fight with Kamaru Usman

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The UFC Chile card has lost it’s main and co-main events The UFC has got to be about sick and tired of the Injury Bug ruining their events. The original fight poster for UFC Chile featured a pair of exciting fights. Shogun Rua vs. Volkan Oezdemir was set to battle at 205 pounds and Welterweights … Read moreInjury forces Santiago Ponzinibbio out of fight with Kamaru Usman

Old school Pride fans, rejoice. Shogun Rua has a fight booked.

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Enhance your calm, everyone. Shogun Rua is back. Over the last three years, the Pride legend has only fought one time per year. However, since 2015, all three of his annual fights were victories. Shogun looks to make it four in a row when he takes on former title contender, Volkan Oezdemir. Thomas Gerbasi broke … Read moreOld school Pride fans, rejoice. Shogun Rua has a fight booked.

True sportsmen. DC and Volkan backstage after their fight.

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This is what it is all about. Talking crazy smack about each other leading up to a fight, duking it out, then being true sportsmen afterwards. After their light heavyweight championship bout, Volkan Oezdemir and Daniel Cormier took a minute to reflect and appreciate each other.

There is such a fine blurred line in MMA that it is easy to get sucked into storylines that may not really exist. If two NFL players talk a whole bunch of mess before a game, odds are no one is going to get punched in the face or get their limbs twisted off. In MMA, fighting is still fighting. It may be a sporting event, but it is still two people trying to kill each other.

The respect and admiration between two fighters after sharing the cage is still one of MMA’s most fascinating aspects.

Video from MMA Micks Twitter

All fighters make weight ahead of UFC 220, title fights are good to go

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UFC 220 Weigh-ins complete, both title fights are green-lit after all fighters make weight. Friday morning in Boston, the fighters stepped on a scale to have their official weights recorded. The UFC 220 weigh-ins went off without a hitch, with all 22 fighters coming in on point. Daniel Cormier, who has had some issues making weight … Read moreAll fighters make weight ahead of UFC 220, title fights are good to go

It’s time for the MikeSwick.com 2017 MMA Awards

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We’re excited to present the first ever MikeSwick.com Year-End Awards. It’s time for some year-end shenanigans. Mike Swick, Evan Shoman and Dan Rose have decided to throw our hats into the ring of nominating and crowning award winners for an amazing 2017 year in fighting.  It seemed like a fun idea and a break from … Read moreIt’s time for the MikeSwick.com 2017 MMA Awards

The UFC releases promo for UFC 220, so get hyped!

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UFC 220 features a pair of world title fights.

UFC 220 is undoubtedly the first must-see event of the New Year. It features a pair of mega title fights and the rest of the card is stacked with young talent as well. Stipe Miocic will defend his title against the burgeoning star Francis NGannou and Daniel Cormier defends against upstart Volkan Oezdemir.

There is a lot of young talent on this card as well. Undefeated fighter Shane Burgos will be on the main card as will Thomas Almeida and others. It should be a great card.

The entire UFC 220 card is available here.

Tune in and watch the UFC 220 Press Conference this afternoon.

UFC 220 Press Conference

Who doesn’t love a UFC Press Conference? Head on over and check it out today.

We told you earlier you could watch the UFC 219 ceremonial weigh-ins here, so why not double-dip and watch the UFC 220 Press Conference first. Daniel Cormier, Volkan Oezdemir, Stipe Miocic and Francis NGannou are all going to be chatting about their upcoming championship fights.

Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir seem to be a go, despite the felony charges going forward against Volkan. Oezdemir is facing legal action for his part in a bar altercation that left a Florida man unconscious and badly injured.  Whenever Daniel Cormier is involved, you can expect fun and fireworks, and this should be no exception.

It will also be interesting to see what Stipe has to say about people anointing NGannou as the uncrowned champion like his victory of Miocic is a foregone conclusion. Stipe doesn’t dig that, and he’ll likely say as much today. Tune in, don’t be the guy asking everyone else what happened after the fact.

Daniel Cormier will headline UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir

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The Light Heavyweight title will be on the line Jan. 20th in Boston. Volkan Oezdemir’s legal issues don’t seem like they will keep him from a World Title shot against Daniel Cormier. This according to the UFC. Volkan was recently arrested stemming from an incident in a Florida bar that left the victim, Kevin Cohen … Read moreDaniel Cormier will headline UFC 220 against Volkan Oezdemir

Volkan Oezdemir arrested on battery charges, issues a statement

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Volkan Oezdemir, who is next in line for a Title Shot at 205 was arrested last night. Man, sometimes people just can’t get out of their own way. The UFC’s Light Heavyweight division seems of late an island of misfit toys. First, we had the ongoing Jon Jones saga, and now Volkan Oezdemir was arrested … Read moreVolkan Oezdemir arrested on battery charges, issues a statement