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Top UFC Heavyweight Ben Rothwell Flagged For Potential Anti-Doping Violation

UFC 211, which takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on May 13th, gained one exciting match-up on Tuesday but lost another. UFC officials confirmed that lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier have verbally agreed to meet at the event, but the heavyweight scrap between former champion Fabricio Werdum and Ben Rothwell is off. That’s because Rothwell, who …

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Joe Rogan Recounts The Intriguing Exchange He Had With Big John McCarthy Immediately After UFC 209’s Underwhelming Main Event

With the anti-drama of UFC 209’s main event clash between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson now firmly in the rear view mirror, Joe Rogan has revealed just how close referee John McCarthy came to stopping the fight in the fifth round. Speaking with Alberto Gallazzi on his podcast, Rogan recounts a conversation he had with McCarthy about the late flurry …

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Eddie Alvarez Has Verbally Agreed To Face Dustin Poirier At UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez(28-5) will compete for the first time since dropping the UFC lightweight title to Conor McGregor in New York last November, when he faces Dustin Poirier(21-5) at UFC 211 in Dallas on May 13th. ESPN journalist Brett Okamoto broke the news after confirming with UFC officials that the lightweight pair have verbally agreed to the bout. BREAKING: Eddie Alvarez …

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Georges St-Pierre Slates Michael Bisping’s Trash Talking Game

Georges St-Pierre is responsible for one of the most iconic and celebrated put-downs in UFC history. After Matt Hughes had defended the promotion’s welterweight title with a stoppage win over BJ Penn at UFC 63, St-Pierre got into the octagon, embraced Hughes like a brother and then grabbed the microphone to the deliver a brutally and brilliantly basic line, that …

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Despite Friendly Appearances, Tyron Woodley And Dana White Continue Bickering In Media

During an episode of UFC 209: Embedded, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and the promotion’s president Dana White made light of a recent exchange they had in the media. After Woodley claimed that he was “the worst treated champion in UFC history” due to the colour of his skin, White branded him a “drama queen”. ‘T-Wood’ subsequently fired back in …

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Watch: Nurmagomedov Manager Reveals Worrying Details About Hospital Dash During Failed UFC 209 Weight Cut

The fallout continues from the cancellation of  the hotly anticipated UFC 209 clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, with details emerging on Tuesday of the Russian’s middle-of the-night hospital dash hours before his official weigh-in. Appearing on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, The Eagle’s manager and friend Ali Abdel-Aziz revealed that he panicked when he found his fighter …

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