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Jul 2, 2014 2:47 pm

UFC 175 Preview Mocks Flopping In The World Cup

MrUFCTrailers put together this hilarious video promoting UFC 175 by taking some friendly jabs at soccer players flopping. Check it out below: Please note this video was not made by the UFC.

Jul 2, 2014 2:35 pm

Hendricks Potentially Interested In Weidman Fight

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks joined Majority Draw Radio to talk about the welterweight division and his desire to eventually move up to middleweight after clearing out the 170 pound division. “Here’s the difference between me and Georges,” the Texas-based champ told Majority Draw Radio, “That if I do clear out the division and Dana...

Jul 2, 2014 2:24 pm

Dana White Hints At Cub Swanson Title Shot

UFC President Dana White hinted at Cub Swanson getting a title shot when he spoke to The Download earlier today. “Let me tell you what, Jeremy is ranked No. 10 but he’s not the number 10 fighter. He’s better than that, and Cub took big f****** shots from him early, ate his shots and came...

Jul 2, 2014 1:47 pm

Hendricks Cleared To Train, Wants Lawler, Puts Division On Notice

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been cleared to return to MMA training, and put the welterweight division on notice when talking to The MMA Fight Corner earlier today, including taking a jab at former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll throw with whoever’s the No. 1 contender. I’ll fight them....

Jul 2, 2014 11:50 am

PHOTO | Brittney Palmer Stuns At Art Show

For those who don’t know, UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer also enjoys painting, and is very good at it. Good enough that she had her own art show in Vegas that is going on all week. Check out the photo below, as well as several others showcasing her artwork, courtesy of Brittney’s official Instagram.

Jul 2, 2014 11:40 am

Thiago Alves Injured, Removed From Fight Night 49

After one of the most successful Octagon Returns in UFC history, Thiago Alves will be sidelined yet again, this time so the Pitbull can recover from a knee injury, which will not require surgery according to an ATT representative who spoke to MMAJunkie earlier today. His opponent, Jordan Mein, will now face 11-1 Brandon Thatch,...

Jul 2, 2014 10:18 am

QUICK TWITT: Brian Stann Approves Of Sonnen Being Fired

Former UFC middleweight and Fox analyst Brian Stann said he approves of the UFC’s decision to make an example of Chael Sonnen by cutting the two-time title challenger. “@AverageJoeArt: @BrianStann do you think UFC/FOX making an example of Chael is just?” Yes, absolutely no other choice imo — Brian Stann (@BrianStann) July 1, 2014 After...

Jul 2, 2014 9:14 am

Maia vs. Pyle, Leites vs. Carmont Added To FN 49

UFC Fight Night 49 takes place August 23rd from Tulsa Oklahoma, and the card picked up two fights today. Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle and Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont have been added two the card. Demian Maia is coming off a win over Alexander Yakovlev back in May which snapped his two fight losing...

Jul 2, 2014 8:24 am

Hendricks Disses GSP: ‘Lawler Was My First Title Defense’

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks took a bit of a jab at GSP yesterday when he spoke to MMA Fight Corner and said what many still maintain, that he believes he beat GSP in their UFC 167 fight. However as a result, he believes his fight with Robbie Lawler was actually his first title defense....

Jul 2, 2014 8:09 am

Cyborg Slams “One Trick Pony” Rousey, Supports Davis

Invicta FC feathweight champion, and enemy of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg spoke to about Rousey’s match at UFC 175 against Alexis Davis this Saturday. I think that Davis has a good ground game, I know the people who work with her. She needs to work on her defense of takedowns and...

Jul 2, 2014 7:51 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 1

Leading up to UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida this Saturday, the UFC brought fight fans the first episode of its UFC 175 Embedded vlog. Check it out below:

Jul 2, 2014 7:41 am

Lawlor Out Of Latifi Bout, UFC Seeks Replacement On Short Notice

Middleweight Tom Lawlor has withdrawn from his UFC Dublin bout against Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 46 on July 19th. MMAJunkie heard and confirmed the news with an anonymous source yesterday. Ilir Latifi is now left without an opponent, forcing the UFC to find one on short notice. The UFC Dublin card is as...

Jul 2, 2014 7:33 am

Glazer Praises Weidman: He’s The Future

Fox Sports broadcaster Jay Glazer spoke to about UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and how the champ doesn’t get the credit he deserves. “He has the potential to be the next star,” Glazer told MMAjunkie. “He’s a good-looking guy, and he’s as down to earth as you’re ever going to get. The sport can...

Jul 2, 2014 7:19 am

Daniel Aguiar Frustrated Over Timidity Disqualification

Last month veteran referee Mike Beltran disqualified Danny Aguiar at RFA 15 for ‘timidity’ something rarely seen in the MMA world. Yesterday Aguiar joined to speak about the incident, and why he doesn’t deserve the hate he is receiving because of it. What happened in the fight against Sam Toomer? The referee said you...

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jul 1, 2014 4:29 pm

UFC Fight Night 45 lineup finalized with 11 bouts

July’s “UFC Fight Night 45” event lineup has been finalized with a total of 11 exciting bouts for fight fans to look forward to watching. The event takes place July 16 live from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Ten of the eleven fights air on FOX Sports 1 following a lone prelim which streams on the...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jul 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Officials: Chael Sonnen will remain in Metamoris 4 headliner

To say Chael Sonnen has had a rough week would be an understatement. The self-proclaimed “American Gangstar” was released of his fighter/broadcaster duties with the UFC and FOX on Monday, this following a pair of failed drug tests that were administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) prior to Sonnen’s scheduled bout with Vitor Belfort, which would...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 11:33 am

Rousey: ‘I’d fight on 24 hours notice’

“I’d like to fight again on New Year’s, take a little break in between then, but the UFC knows if there’s an emergency, or if they need me, I’ll step up on 24 hours’ notice. I definitely don’t like resting too much. That high after a win is what I enjoy the most, not sitting...

Jul 1, 2014 9:33 am

Urijah Faber understands why he is on the UFC 175 prelims

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber says he understands the UFC’s choice to showcase him on the prelims for this weekends UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. “You know, for me it actually makes a little more sense,” Faber told Submission Radio. “It’s the main event on the free card, the Fox Sports 1 card, so...

Jul 1, 2014 9:17 am

Weidman: Moving past Anderson Silva is ‘kind of a bummer’

Former title holder Anderson “The Spider” Silva recently stated that current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has beaten him twice and that a third fight with the “All American” is not in his plans. When the high-point of your career is twice beating the greatest fighter in history, how does it feel to move on? Weidman recently appeared on FOX Sports’...

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...