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Jul 3, 2014 2:11 pm

Davis Wants Quentin Tarantino To Walk Her To The Cage – What?

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis has been doing her rounds with the media today in preparation for her fight with Ronda Rousey this Saturday at UFC 175. Today Davis gave the following request for what she would like to have happen on the way to the cage: “You know who I’d love? I’d...

Jul 3, 2014 2:03 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey Cutting Weight In Style

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been cutting weight for her upcoming fight with Alexis Davis this Saturday at UFC 175, and is doing it in style. Rousey posted the following photo on her official Instagram with this caption: Weight cutting with style thanks to @thedolcediet photo via @ewillphoto

Jul 3, 2014 12:27 pm

Phil Davis Draws Sharpie Abs On Forrest Griffin

Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis took a sharpie to former UFC champion Forrest Griffin, while several other UFC fighters and former fighters looked on. Tyron Woodley captured the moment with this video which he posted to his official Instagram with the following caption: These dudes!!! This is what happens when you get a bunch of punch...

Jul 3, 2014 9:34 am

Davis Talks Strategy, Why Rousey Has Been So Successful

Alexis Davis, who is challenging Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title on Saturday night spoke to the media today about why Ronda Rousey has been so successful so far, saying it’s because “she doesn’t give people time to think.”. Check out the full interview below:

Jul 3, 2014 9:26 am

Weidman Has No Doubts That He’s Better Than Silva

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready for his second title defense this Saturday against Lyoto Machida, but during an interview with the media Weidman said he has no doubts that he is better than former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, whom he beat two times.

Jul 3, 2014 9:00 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Possible For Fall Event

‘Mr. Wonderful’ Phil Davis, and Glover Teixeira will likely square off later this year in a fall event. While neither fighter has commented on the potential matchup and nothing is set in stone, however Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight that there has been talks from the UFC of the bout materializing. Phil Davis is...

Jul 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52

FOXSports.com has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jul 3, 2014 8:33 am

Struve: My best years are coming up!

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) returns to the octagon this Saturday night when he meets Matt Mitrione (7-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on the UFC 175 main card. The 7-foot Dutchman has been out of action since March of 2013, this after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. At...

Jul 3, 2014 8:31 am

Rousey Doesn’t Understand Why People Are Offended By Her Confidence

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to MMAJunkie today during an interview about why she doesn’t understand how people are offended by her confidence. “I don’t think there’s any place where anybody’s better than me. That’s the kind of attitude you have to have to be the best in the world, and I don’t...

Jul 3, 2014 8:26 am

Faber Pumped For Caceras Fight: I’m Not Scared Of Anything

When it was announced that Urijah Faber, a three time UFC title challenger, and former WEC champion would fight Alex Caceras at UFC 175, many MMA fans were left scratching their heads. Despite Caceras coming off a big win over a previously undefeated Sergio Pettis, “Bruce Leeroy” just hasn’t fought the caliber of opponents Faber...

Jul 3, 2014 8:12 am

Title challengers Machida & Davis take old school approach with pre-fight hype

Mixed martials arts was built on the foundation that one gives honor and respect to their opponents, both before and after competition. While some mixed martial artists still show nothing but class and respect to their opponoents, others in today’s MMA scene have made a career from being good at trash-talking. Take former 3-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...

Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...

Jul 3, 2014 7:34 am

Ricardo Lamas Slams Nik Lentz: He Has No Heart

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas fired back at Nik Lentz today during an interview with MMAJunkie. Lentz took a shot at Lamas’ performance this past Saturday against Hacran Dias, saying he would beat Lamas easy. “The Bully” didn’t take too kindly to that, and fired back by saying: “if he wants some, he can...

Jul 3, 2014 5:08 am

Machida Contemplates Drop To Welterweight

UFC 175 headliner Lyoto Machida spoke to media members today leading up to his UFC 175 title bout against Chris Weidman. ‘The Dragon’ revealed he is possibly contemplating a drop to welterweight after this bout.

Jul 3, 2014 5:07 am

Bigfoot Wants One More Fight Before Removing Tumor

Antonio Bigfoot Silva spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his suspension which is lifted in September, and how he wants a fight before 2014 is over, and after that he plans on undergoing surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland. “I need to do this surgery. I need to correct...

Jul 3, 2014 5:06 am

Rousey: Davis Has My Happiness Held Hostage

Ronda Rousey spoke to Sherdog about her upcoming title match against Alexis Davis this Saturday at UFC 175. Rousey has said before that other women just don’t want to be champion as bad as her because they can’t handle the stress that comes with being a champion. Rousey told Sherdog that Alexis Davis has her...

Jul 3, 2014 5:05 am

Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch Targeted For UFC 177 In Sacramento

A bantamweight rematch between newly crowned T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao is being targeted for UFC 177 on August 30th in Dillashaw’s hometown of Sacramento. Last month T.J. Dillashaw put on one of the best performances in UFC history when he dominated Renan Barao for 4 rounds before knocking Barao out in the 5th. No...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jul 3, 2014 5:03 am

Swanson vs. Stephens Averages 700k Viewers On FS1

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averaged 702,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, and peaked at 852,000 viewers during the first hour of the broadcast. This is much lower than the previous UFC Fight Night held on Fox Sports 1: Henderson vs. Khabilov which did 1.24 million average viewers. Swanson vs Stephens UFC Fight Night:...

Jul 3, 2014 5:03 am

Rousey Rejects Reporter At UFC 175 Media Scrum

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fielded questions from reporters ahead of UFC 175. The first question asked by a media member revolved around sex. He asked: “I watched you on Conan a while back. It was a great interview. You said that you like to have wild sex before a fight because it makes...

Jul 3, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 2

Earlier today we brought you the first episode of UFC 175 Embedded, and tonight we bring you the second. Take a look into the UFC 175 fighters lives leading up to Octagon action this Saturday.

Jul 3, 2014 5:01 am

Eye Fires Back At Rousey: ‘How Can You Make A Statement Like That?’

Jessica Eye spoke to MMAJunkie about comments made by Ronda Rousey regarding why she believes Sara McMann lost their title fight. Rousey said she believes McMann lost because she didn’t want to be the champ as bad as Ronda, and that she wanted to avoid the media because she couldn’t handle the pressure it takes...

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

Jul 2, 2014 5:28 pm

BREAKING | Jose Aldo Injured, Out Of Mendes Bout

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has apparently sustained an injury leading up to his August fight with Chad Mendes, and as a result has withdrawn from the bout. UFC President Dana White has confirmed the news, but there is no word yet as to who will replace Aldo against Mendes. Stay tuned for updates.

Jul 2, 2014 4:07 pm

Matt Hamill Retires From MMA

UFC veteran Matt Hamill has retired from MMA two years after returning to action at UFC 152, after that he dropped a loss to Thiago Silva before being cut by the UFC. Hamill then was signed to make his WSOF debut this Saturday, but an injury forced him out of the bout and as a...

Jul 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Dana White Willing To Give Sonnen Another Chance

UFC President Dana White spoke to Heidi Fang with MMA Fight Corner to talk about Chael Sonnen being cut from the UFC, and how if Sonnen plays his cards right, the UFC President would be willing to give Sonnen another shot. Quotes come courtesy of mixedmartialarts.com “What is your stance on everything that has happened...