1. Eddie Yagin Talks Bringing UFC to Hawaii, UFC 145, Mark Hominick

    UFC featherweight Eddie Yagin is ready to bounce back after falling in his Octagon debut to Junior Assunção. Yagin is also ready to meet an actual fighter rather than a runner...

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  2. John Makdessi: 'Every Fight Is Like a New Girlfriend'

    No one likes to lose. But it's up to the individual to decide whether losing is something that bends or breaks. For UFC lightweight John Makdessi, it was a game changer...

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  3. Mark Bocek: "If You Use Marijuana, You Shouldn't Be Fighting"

    There's been a growing connection with the sport of mixed martial arts and marijuana over the past several years as the sport continues to grow...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,433 reads 14 comments

  4. Stephen Thompson Talks UFC 145, Training with Rashad and Overeem Drug Test

    After posting a perfect 62-0 record in the sport of kickboxing, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson made the transition to the world of mixed martial arts. Same story, different sport...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,255 reads 2 comments

  5. Anthony Njokuani Talks Dancing, UFC 145, Steroids in MMA, and More

    "So dance, dance like it's the last, last night of your life..." It's rare that a mixed martial artist and Usher ever be used in the same sentence. That is however unless your name is Anthony Njokuani...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,253 reads 2 comments

  6. Mark Hominick Talks Loss of Shawn Tompkins, UFC 145 and More

    The greatest boxer to ever walk the face of the earth once said, "Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong." UFC featherweight Mark Hominick was down...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 567 reads 0 comments

  7. Reza Madadi: 'I Will Manhandle Him and Send Him Back Home'

    The fun and games are over. UFC newcomer Reza Madadi (11-2) is ready to make a statement when he enters the Octagon to take on Yoislandy Izquierdo (6-0) at UFC on Fuel 2. "I will manhandle him and send him back home," Madadi told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 630 reads 1 comments

  8. Damacio Page: "It's Do or Die, My Back Is Against the Wall"

    Very rarely does a fighter see himself remain in the UFC after suffering three consecutive losses. Therefore, it's do-or-die for Damacio Page ...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 471 reads 2 comments

  9. Francis Carmont Talks UFC in Sweden, Remembering Dreams, and More

    We've all been stressed out at one point or another. But few can understand the stress a mixed-martial artist undergoes leading up to his UFC debut. Enter UFC middleweight, Francis Carmont (17-7)...

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  10. Brad Pickett Talks Damacio Page, Title Shot, and Surviving an Early Storm

    Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but Brad Pickett was pretty darn close. "I believe that if I would have beaten Renan Barao I might have gotten a title shot," Pickett told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 376 reads 3 comments

  11. Dennis Siver Predicts 2nd Round TKO, Talks 145 Debut and More

    Change isn't always a bad thing. In the case of rising UFC star Dennis Siver (19-8), it could be a great thing. "This will be my first fight as a featherweight," Siver told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,461 reads 6 comments

  12. Simeon Thoresen: "I Received an Early Christmas Present"

    Sometimes Christmas presents come a little early. For UFC newcomer Simeon Thoresen (16-2-1), that present didn't come in wrapping or even in a gift bag. Instead, it came by a simple phone call...

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  13. Jason Young: 'I Need a Win and I Need It Badly'

    Jason Young (8-5) wants his first UFC win, and he wants it badly. Fortunately for Young, he'll get yet another opportunity after falling short in his first two UFC appearances. "I think I deserve another shot," Young told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 418 reads 0 comments

  14. Mike Ciesnolevicz: 'I Have Absolutely No Fear of Jon Jones'

    In order to be the best, you have to beat the best. If you're UFC veteran Mike Ciesnolevicz (19-4), the best is current UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 3,422 reads 18 comments

  15. Lloyd 'Cupcake' Woodard: 'I Want Another Shot at Michael Chandler'

    It wasn't the UFC. But it was still one of the best fights we've seen all year. "I was super stoked from the second the weigh-ins began," Lloyd Woodard (12-1) told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 393 reads 0 comments

  16. Paul Bradley: 'I'm Getting Back to the UFC and Staying There'

    The greatest fear in mixed martial arts is awaiting the judges' scorecards. The only thing worse is actually hearing the decision announced. And if you're on the receiving end of that bad news, it could stick with you for a long, long time...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,071 reads 4 comments

  17. Rodrigo Botti Talks Blackzilians, Joining Rashad and Overeem, and More

    The Blackzilians have yet another man on board. And quite possibly the wisest of the bunch: Rodrigo "The Brave" Botti (3-0). "I have always been inspired to accomplish many things...

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  18. Terry Callihan: 'We Produce Better Numbers Than Strikeforce and Bellator'

    Every fighter deserves respect. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. But, if you fight for Terry Callihan—respect is a priority...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,448 reads 2 comments

  19. Mike Ciesnolevicz: 'I Have Unfinished Business in the UFC'

    Imagine your entire house shaking. An immediate thought might be an earthquake. However, if you grew up in the Ciesnolevicz household you would have known it was far from it...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about over 2 years ago 1,601 reads 0 comments

  20. Shamar Bailey: 'I'll Give God the Glory After My Wins and Losses'

    Freedom doesn't always come free. Just ask former UFC lightweight Shamar Bailey (13-6). "When I was coming out of high school, I didn't have a choice but to attend a Bible college," Bailey told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 1,181 reads 8 comments

  21. Dennis Bermudez: Pablo Garza 'Won't See the Judge's Scorecards'

    Getting inside a cage to fight isn't for everyone. But it is for UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez (7-3). However, if you would have told Bermudez just two and a half years ago that he'd be fighting in the UFC, he would have said you're crazy...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 1,285 reads 2 comments

  22. Anthony Pettis: '155 Is My Home, I'll Get That Belt Soon'

    Many felt that Anthony Pettis (15-2) deserved to be next in line for UFC gold after a huge head-kick in his victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144. Unfortunately for Pettis and his fanbase, that opportunity didn't come...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 738 reads 13 comments

  23. Eric Scallan: "Something Big Is Going to Happen This Year for Me"

    A life full of regrets and "what ifs" isn't always a bad thing. Especially if your name is Eric Scallan. "I've been a wrestler my entire life but I never really had the discipline that it takes to be great," Scallan told Bleacher Report...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 409 reads 0 comments

  24. Jared Hamman: The Tim Tebow of MMA

    When we think of Christianity in the world of sports, one name comes to mind. Tim Tebow. However, with mixed martial arts on a rapid upswing, you're about to become familiar with yet another devoted man of faith...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 6,944 reads 32 comments

  25. Cody Gibson: 'I Can Compete with Guys in the UFC'

    "All I do is win, win, win no matter what.." According to up-and-coming MMA star Cody Gibson (5-2), that's exactly what he needs to do in order to arrive to his long-awaited destination, the UFC...

    Garrett Derr Written by Garrett Derr about almost 3 years ago 1,644 reads 2 comments