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Nov 24, 2014 3:36 pm

QUICK TWITT: Weidman randomly drug tested ahead of Belfort bout

Ahead of his UFC 184 title defense against Vitor Belfort, Chris Weidman was randomly drug tested, something the champ is happy of. I was just randomly drug tested for the 1st time. Great for the sport.Out of comp testing coming to a home near you! — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 21, 2014 What are your...

Nov 24, 2014 3:32 pm

Legends coming to EA Sports UFC

EA Sports announced earlier today that they would be bringing legends to the game, however no names were given yet. It is worth noting that the trailer uses the hashtag UFCLegends, indicating they will not be using fighters who fought under the PRIDE FC banner, but not the UFC, such as Fedor Emelianenko. Check out...

Nov 24, 2014 3:31 pm

Aisling Daly used to beat up McGregor and Pendred when they first began MMA

Conor McGregor is one of the top ranked featherweight fighters in the world. With that being said, everyone has to start somewhere. TUF 20 competitor Aisling Daly, who is teammates with Conor McGregor revealed that she, was McGregor and Cathal Pendred’s first training partners. She spoke to “It’s been a really great experience to...

Nov 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Will Brooks reveals he fought Michael Chandler with torn hamstring

Earlier this month at Bellator 131, Will Brooks scored an impressive fourth round TKO win over Michael Chandler to win the vacant lightweight title, a belt he believes was rightfully his to begin with given that he was the interim champion. What makes Brooks win more impressive is that he won the bout with a...

Nov 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Unbelievable highlights from regional scene

Check out these incredible highlights from the local MMA regional scene highlighted by multiple KO’s, and capped off by an amazing kneebar-electric chair crossover submission.

Nov 24, 2014 2:49 pm

Faber talks Dillashaw-Aldo superfight: ‘TJ has a great style for Aldo’

Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber has been a mentor to TJ Dillashaw, the current bantamweight champion. It’s no secret that Team Alpha Male and Nova Uniao have a rivalry. Prior to TJ Dillashaw’s upset over Renan Barao, Team Alpha Male was winless against Nova Uniao. Jose Aldo, who has defeated both Urijah Faber and...

Nov 24, 2014 11:15 am

Corey Anderson gets last-minute replacement opponent for UFC 181

TUF 19 winner Corey Anderson has received a late replacement for his upcoming fight at UFC 181 on December 6th. Anderson will now be facing undefeated prospect Justin Jones, who will be making his UFC debut at the event. Jones has only been a professional fighter for under a year, and has posted 3 finishes...

Nov 24, 2014 11:04 am

Benavidez: ‘It doesn’t make sense to call anybody out”

Joseph Benavidez put on arguably one of the most spectacular performances of his MMA career this past weekend when he defeated Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision. Benavidez utilized his speed to batter Ortiz over the course of three rounds, rocking him multiple times in the process. He spoke at the post-fight press conference to discuss...

Nov 24, 2014 10:42 am

King Mo on Tito Ortiz: “I would destroy Tito”

The new hot rivalry in Bellator MMA is between Tito Ortiz and Mohammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Following Bellator 131, where King Mo defeated Joe Vedepo, and Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar, King Mo called out Tito Ortiz, with King Mo saying he would “Django” Tito. (See that HERE). Since then the rivalry hasn’t died down,...

Nov 24, 2014 10:10 am

Rare footage of TJ Dillashaw wrestling in High School

In this video we see UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw pulling off a massive upset against a top ranked national wrestler in his high school days. Check it out: Footage courtesy of Earl Smith.

Nov 24, 2014 9:26 am

King Mo: “MMA is not a true sport like football and basketball”

Top ranked Bellator MMA light heavyweight Mohammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal is one to never shy away from speaking what he believes. So when he was asked by Submission Radio as to what his thoughts are regarding a rivalry between the UFC and Bellator, King Mo said what he believes. “As far as rivalries go, at...

Nov 24, 2014 9:25 am

UFC Fight Night Boston: McGregor vs. Siver preview

Check out this preview of UFC Fight Night Boston, which features a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver. The bout is slated to go down on January 31st from the TD Garden.

Nov 24, 2014 9:16 am

PHOTOS | Anthony Johnson looking massive next to Alexander Gustafsson

Recently, Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson traveled to Stockholm to promote their UFC on FOX 14 bout which will determine who will next face Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title should he defeat Daniel Cormier in December. Alexander Gustafsson posted the following photo of the pair, during media-duties in Stockholm, on his official Facebook...

Nov 24, 2014 9:01 am

UFC confirms four dates for UFC on FOX events in 2015

The UFC has officially confirmed four dates for upcoming UFC on FOX cards in the new year. MMAJunkie broke the news earlier today, in which is was reported that: UFC on FOX 14, which was previously announced, goes down January 14th, 2015 in Stockholm Sweden and will feature a light heavyweight #1 contender match between...

Nov 24, 2014 8:49 am

Eminem disses Ronda Rousey on new track – *EXPLICIT*

Rap legend Eminem has just released his newest rap album, Shady XV, which is a 2-disc CD set with the first disc being all new songs from his ‘Shady’ label, and the second being the greatest hits from the label. In the title track Eminem disses UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Em raps: I...

Nov 24, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie on Sakuraba: “I have no animosity towards him”

After having his arm broken in 2000 at a PRIDE FC match, Renzo Gracie had a chance to avenge his loss to Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 this past weekend. Gracie and Sakuraba grappled for 20 minutes to a draw, with Renzo Gracie controlling the majority of the fight. He spoke to Sherdog after the...

Nov 24, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Teammates Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza pose post-fight

Following UFC Fight Night 57, Team Iron Horse teammates Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza posed backstage with their team. In the main event, Frankie Edgar submitted Cub Swanson with just 4 seconds left in the bout. In the co-main event, Edson Barboza defeated Bobby Green via decision. The team picked up a couple more wins...

Nov 24, 2014 5:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Cub Swanson to his fans – “I’ll be back”

Following his UFC Fight Night 57 loss to Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. I'm ok I appreciate all the support. I'll be back — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) November 23, 2014 Which one of these @Onnit products makes my face look normal again? — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson)...

Nov 23, 2014 4:41 pm

REPLAY! Frankie Edgar post-fight Octagon speech

Last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, Frankie Edgar scored a late 5th round submission win over Cub Swanson with just 4 seconds left in the bout. The submission not only earned Edgar ‘Performance of the Night’ honors, but earned him a place in the record books as the latest finish...

Nov 23, 2014 4:33 pm

REPLAY! Edson Barboza post-fight Octagon speech

Last night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 57 Edson Barboza defeated Bobby ‘King’ Green via unanimous decision. Below is Barboza’s post-fight Octagon speech from the event.

Nov 23, 2014 4:27 pm

Rory MacDonald wants to return to Metamoris in the future

Last night, at Metamoris 5, Rory MacDonald grappled JT Torres for a full 20 minutes to a draw. During the course of the match however, Torres sunk in a tight armbar, that many fans expected MacDonald to tap to. He spoke to Sherdog to discuss his desire to compete at Metamoris again in the future,...

Nov 23, 2014 3:52 pm

Rare double armbar from guard

In this video we see Scott Schilling pull off the seldom seen double armbar from guard. What makes this submission so tricky is that it requires a high guard, which Scott has modified to a leg triangle, as well as a grip around both elbows, which is hard to obtain. Check it out: Post by...

Nov 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Diaz: “I’m the right guy for the job”

Stockton bad boy Nick Diaz is currently gearing up for his UFC 183 bout against Anderson Silva on January 31st. It will be Diaz’s first bout in the cage since losing to GSP in a welterweight title fight in March of 2013, and it will be Anderson Silva’s first fight since snapping his shin in...

Nov 23, 2014 3:15 pm

Pacquiao on Algieri win: “I didn’t want to be careless”

Following his win over Chris Algieri in Macau last night, Manny Pacquiao spoke to media members about why he was unable to put Algieri away, despite knocking the American down 6 times throughout the bout. “He didn’t want to engage. He only engaged during the start of the first round. I didn’t really have a...