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Cody Garbrandt Reveals Why He Didn’t Pull Out Of UFC 217

For some fighters, money isn't the only motivating factor to strive for success in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). But the lifestyle isn't cheap. Paying for training camp, mortgages and - for some fighters - children all add up. Cody Garbrandt experienced this first-hand in the lead-up to...

Randy Brown on UFC 217 Win: There’s Levels to MMA

Randy Brown believes he showed Mickey Gall that there are levels to mixed martial arts (MMA). At UFC 217, Brown took on Gall inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Brown was able to earn a unanimous decision win on the opening bout of the FOX Sports 1 preliminaries. During...

UFC 217: ‘The Thrill & The Agony’ Showcases Three Title Changes

UFC 217 has wrapped up and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has rolled out their latest “The Thrill and the Agony” preview. The event was held inside the Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4. Headlining the card was a UFC middleweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre...

UFC 217 Medical Suspensions: Georges St-Pierre Sits For 45 Days

Some nasty cuts are likely to blame for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Georges St-Pierre's 45-day sit. UFC 217 is history and the medical suspensions have been released. The event’s headliner saw Georges St-Pierre choke out Michael Bisping to capture the gold. He earned a third-round submission victory...

Prelims For UFC 217 Draw Impressive Numbers Despite FS1 Delay

Viewership numbers for the undercard of UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre have been released. The FOX Sports 1 (FS1) broadcast drew 1,276,000 viewers (via MMAFighting.com). The FS1 portion of the undercard was briefly moved to FS2 due to a college football game running past its expected end. In the featured...

UFC 217 Reebok Payouts: Three Former Champions Nab $40,000

The UFC 217 Reebok payouts have rolled out. UFC 217s main event featured a middleweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping. St-Pierre captured the UFC middleweight title with a third-round submission win and took home $30,000 for wearing the Reebok gear. Bisping emerged as one of the top...
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T.J. Dillashaw on Facing Demetrious Johnson: ‘That’s The Fight I Want’

New UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw isn't interested in defending his title for his next fight. Instead, he wants a champion vs. champion match with long-time flyweight king Demetrious Johnson. Earlier this year, Dillashaw had agreed to move down and fight Johnson to keep him on a planned card. Instead, "Mighty...
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Her UFC 217 Mistake: ‘My Hand was Low, She got Me’

Joanna Jedrzejczyk immediately went to the back and watched a replay of her UFC 217 loss to Rose Namajunas. And moments later, Jedrzejczyk had already saw her mistake. "My coach showed me the video," she said. "My hand was low and she got me. It was a big surprise, but...
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Rose Namajunas Always Plans on ‘Punch, Takedown, Choke’ to Win

Rose Namajunas has a certain plan she likes to follow. In a similar routine that was made famous by Brock Lesnar, Namajunas followed part of her plan in becoming the UFC strawweight champion by finishing Joanna Jedrzejczyk Saturday night. “A lot of girls were so desperate to take her down. My...

Tyron Woodley: Georges St-Pierre ‘Should Have Been Fighting Me’

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley worked the FOX Sports desk this weekend for UFC 217 coverage. In doing so, Woodley was front-and-center to watch Georges St-Pierre win the middleweight title over Michael Bisping at Madison Square Garden in New York City. And it clearly agitated Woodley. "Georges should have been fighting...

Michael Bisping on UFC 217 Loss: ‘I’m Crushed Inside, But Life Goes on’

Michael Bisping is taking his championship loss as well as he can. Last night (Nov. 4), Bisping defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217. "Rush" captured the gold when he choked out Bisping in the third round. It was St-Pierre's first bout in...
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Following UFC 217 Win, Stephen Thompson Says NYC is Second Home

Stephen Thompson is happy to earn a victory at UFC 217. Earlier tonight (Nov. 4) the UFC held a pay-per-view event inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. The second fight on the main card featured a welterweight clash between Thompson and Jorge Masvidal. Thompson was on point for all...
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Rose Namajunas Gives Emotion-Filled Interview Following UFC 217

Rose Namajunas is on top of the UFC strawweight world. Namajunas became just the third female fighter to hold the title Saturday night, finishing Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217. After making it to the finals of The Ultimate Fighter, Namajunas was topped by Carla Esparza. Now, she joins her as...
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Watch: UFC 217 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

Once UFC 217 has reached its conclusion, check out the post-fight press conference. The presser takes place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. A tentative time of 1:15 a.m. ET has been set for the press conference. Both Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre are expected to attend the...
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Ovince Saint Preux Makes Statement, Knocks Corey Anderson Out

UFC 217 featured some big-time prelim matches including a light heavyweight contest between Ovince Saint Preux and Corey Anderson. Saint Preux, who scored a pair of submission victories via the Von Flue choke earlier this year, earned his first knockout since 2015 when he landed a perfect head-kick on Anderson....