• Dustin Poirier: 'Conor McGregor needs his mouth shut'

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter44 mins ago

    According to Conor McGregor, highly-ranked UFC featherweight fighter Dustin Poirier isn't "impressive."Poirier himself, however, says McGregor is simply an immature, loud kid who needs to be humbled.

    "This guy needs to get his ass whipped and his mouth shut," Poirier said recently of his UFC 178 opponent.

    "I'm the guy to serve the humble pie."

    Poirier may have bristled at McGregor's insults, but he isn't ungrateful for the attention the hype brings to their upcoming bout. If people want to see McGregor fight, that means that in this instance, they'll also be watching Poirier, and "Diamond" likes it that way.

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  • UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt wants Josh Barnett next

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter1 hr ago

    Fresh off his walk-off KO over Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt already knows who and when he wants to fight next. "I was thinking, Josh Barnett, he's one above me at number five, maybe Dana can put me and him on that show, on Sydney," Hunt said during a Monday interview with MMA Fighting.

    The "Super Samoan" is originally from New Zealand but calls Australia home. Apparently, he's healthy enough to fight again, in about a month, on that Nov. 8 Sydney card.

    As for why he wants Barnett...well there's revenge, for starters. Way back in 2006, Barnett submitted Hunt with an arm bar when they both competed in the now defunct Pride promotion.

    That loss snapped a five fight win streak for the kickboxer Hunt, and was the start of a six fight losing skid. Since then, Hunt has gone 5-2-1 in the UFC's heavyweight division, with four of his wins coming by way of knockout.

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  • WSOF to begin ppv events, and fighter revenue sharing, in 2015

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter2 hrs ago

    Beginning in the second half of 2015, MMA promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF) will enter the pay per view (ppv) market. Once they do enter the ppv game, WSOF says it will share 50% of all net revenue from live pay per view telecasts with the fighters on said cards.

    At present, the only consistent presence in MMA pay per view is the sport's leading promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Up to this point, WSOF events have been been broadcasted solely on NBC networks. 

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  • [VIDEOS] Countdown to UFC 178

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter23 hrs ago

    There will be a lot worth watching this weekend at UFC 178. For starters, Demetrious Johnson will defend his 125 pound championship against Chris Cariaso, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face off in a lightweight grudge match and Donald "Cowboy" Cerronewill welcome Eddie Alvarez to the UFC.

    In the new Countdown to UFC 178 mini-documentary special (above and below), you can check out all of those guys get ready for battle this Saturday from inside their training camps. Watch Johnson goof around with his family and then train hard, see Conor McGregor break boards, and Eddie Alvarez prepare to make his eagerly-anticipated UFC debut.

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