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Jul 8, 2014 2:30 pm

Faber Calls Out Yamamoto For Fight Night 52 In Japan

UFC Fight Night 52, which features a heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt may also be getting a bout between Urijah Faber and Kid Yamamoto according to UFC President Dana White. Faber spoke to Fighters Only about the potential fight saying: “That (Yamamoto) fight would’ve really been awesome, sadly it kind of went...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...

Jul 8, 2014 1:46 pm

UFC 176 Ticket Pre-Sale Numbers High Despite Aldo’s Injury

The rematch between Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo was supposed to take place August 2nd at UFC 176, however Jose Aldo suffered a neck and shoulder injury during training and will no longer be able to fight on the card. Dana White said this past Sunday that the fight will “eventually” happen, given that Aldo...

Jul 8, 2014 12:54 pm

WSOF Terminates Contract With ‘White Pride’ Tattooed Fighter

This Past Saturday, before UFC 175, WSOF 11 took place on NBC. During the prelims of that card, Dustin Holyko fought, and lost, to Neiman Gracie in the second round via submission. However, the most interesting thing about the bout occurred several days after it took place when BloodyElbow’s Brent Brookhouse began doing research on...

Jul 8, 2014 9:45 am

QUICK TWITT: MMA Community Reacts To TUF 19 Finale

The TUF 19 Finale took place this past weekend, where fans saw Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson crowned as the TUF 19 champions. Also in the main event, fans saw Frankie Edgar defeat BJ Penn in the third round. Below is how the MMA community reacted to the event: Congrats @coreyA_mma gonna be a big...

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

NSAC Amends Complaint Against Sonnen, Faces $250,000 Fine

Chael Sonnen retired last month following a failed drug test for drugs that helped him transition off TRT. After Sonnen’s retirement it was announced that he had failed another drug test prior to the one that was announced. There was an NSAC hearing for several fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, during which Sonnen was suspended until...

Jul 8, 2014 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson Promo

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson is coming up this September at the Saitama Super Arena, and to get the fans pumped up, the UFC released this promo video. Check it out.

Jul 8, 2014 8:29 am

TUF 19 Finale Medical Suspensions, Three Out For 180 Days

The TUF 19 Finale was this past Sunday, and fight fans saw a dominant Frankie Edgar return to the Octagon after over a year to defeat BJ Penn. Also on the card, Eddie Gordon and Corey Anderson were crowned the winners of Ultimate Fighter Season 19 in their respective divisions. Below is a copy of...

Jul 8, 2014 7:56 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar And BJ Penn Backstage Post Fight

After Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn in the third round BJ Penn announced his retirement from MMA. Respect was shown from both sides in the Octagon after, and even backstage, as seen in this picture posted to the UFC’s official Instgram.

Jul 8, 2014 7:49 am

Shaquille O’Neal Hitting Mitts

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal is a big fan of the UFC, and has been campaigning for a fight against Jose Canseco for a while now. However, recently Shaq posted a picture of himself after Jiu-Jitsu training at a Gracie Academy. Now it looks like Shaq is working on the standup part of his game with...

Jul 8, 2014 5:05 am

Pat Miletich’s Hall Of Fame Induction Speech

This past Sunday, UFC legend Pat Miletich was inducted into the UFC Hall Of Fame, below are excerpts from his induction speech, which you can watch here courtesy of The speech opened up with Dana White speaking about Pat Miletich’s time in the UFC , as well as an explanation for what went down...

Jul 8, 2014 5:03 am

2014 Phantom Cam Highlights

The first half of 2014 is over, and the UFC’s ‘Fight Motion’ brings you all the best action again in super slow motion with the ‘phantom cam’. Check it out below:

Jul 8, 2014 5:03 am

Rousey Announces She Needs Surgery Following UFC 175

Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced during the post fight press conference of UFC 175 that she will have to undergo a fairly minor knee surgery for chronic injuries that have plagued her since she tore her ACL when she was 16. “With the knee surgery, it’s just something that’s more maintenance that I need...

Jul 8, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 175 Medical Suspensions, Weidman, Rousey Potentially Out Until 2015

The UFC’s biggest card of the year, UFC 175, took place this past Saturday, and the medical suspensions are rather extensive, with both Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey potentially out until January of 2015. Check out the full list below: Chris Weidman: Must have left jaw, right elbow, right ribs and right ankle x-rayed, and...

Jul 8, 2014 5:01 am

TWITTER BEEF: Matt Hughes Defends Hendricks Against Ben Askren

Earlier today we brought you news that Ben Askren had been taking shots at UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks via Twitter during the TUF 19 Finale. Now, UFC legend Matt Hughes has decided to get in on the action and defend the champ. Check out the series of Tweets below: @Benaskren @MMARoasted @JohnyHendricks You talk...

Jul 7, 2014 3:41 pm

Berish Tears ACL And MCL In Submission Loss To Drysdale

Keith Berish was in the midst of making his UFC debut this past Sunday against Jiu-Jitsu ace Robert Drysdale when Berish blew out his knee while Drysdale had his back. Berish explained what happened on the UnderGround saying: From: Lionkillerbjj So I fought Drysdale yesterday afternoon, and the fight was going not too bad. Felt...

Jul 7, 2014 3:35 pm

Dana White Changes Argument Against Cris Cyborg

UFC President Dana White was asked about signing Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg Santos, but this time Dana flipped the question back at the media members that were there. Dana asked them if they thought he should sign Cyborg, and unsurprisingly all but one media member thought Dana should sign Cyborg. Dana went on to...

Jul 7, 2014 3:15 pm

Longo Slams Belfort: Man Up And Play By The Rules

Chris Weidman’s coach Ray Longo took a shot at UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort in an interview with Ariel Helwani following Weidman’s win at UFC 175 saying: “Play by the rules. Man up, and don’t be a liar. I mean what do we stand for? You’ve got kids and your lying to everybody. Just play by...

Jul 7, 2014 2:44 pm

TUF 19 Finale Payroll, Edgar Tops List Of Payouts

This past Sunday, fight fans saw BJ Penn step into the Octagon for the last time, dropping a TKO loss to Frankie Edgar. Today MMAJunkie obtained the fighter payouts for the event. Check them out below: Additionally, Corey Anderson and Eddie Gordon were crowned “TUF 19″ show winners. The full TUF 19 Finale payouts included:...

Jul 7, 2014 2:18 pm

Cat Zingano Hits 14 Second Flying Armbar In JiuJitsu Tournament

‘Alpha’ Cat Zingano hit a flying armbar at Grapplers Quest JiuJitsu tournament this past weekend on a surgically repaired knee. Check out the awesome footage below: Zingano is 8-0 in her professional MMA career, and 1-0 in her UFC career with her win coming via TKO against Miesha Tate back in April of 2013 before...

Jul 7, 2014 2:11 pm

PHOTO | Dominick Cruz And TJ Dillashaw Face Off At UFC Expo

Dominick Cruz, who was stripped of his bantamweight belt last year, had a staredown with TJ Dillashaw at the UFC Fan Expo this past weekend in what was surely a tense moment. When Dominick Cruz comes back healthy, you can surely expect to see these two superstars collide in the cage should TJ Dillashaw defeat...

Jul 7, 2014 9:22 am

Chael Sonnen “Laying Low” Post Retirement

UFC middleweight, and two time title challenger Chael Sonnen has apparently been “laying low” and enjoying his money according to UFC President Dana White, who spoke with Sonnen recently. Dana told media members about the conversation during the UFC 175 post fight press conference saying: “He apologized, and he’s going to live his life, and...

Jul 7, 2014 9:19 am

Dana White Furious With UFC 175 Production Team

After Ronda Rousey defeated Alexis Davis in 16 seconds, Joe Rogan proceeded to do the normal post-fight interview in the cage. However Rogan said that the production team wanted him to ask her if she would fight on the UFC 176 card, which was supposed to feature Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, however Aldo pulled...

Jul 7, 2014 9:08 am

UFC 175 Payouts, Weidman Tops The List

UFC 175 took place this past weekend with an action packed card that saw a potential Fight Of The Year candidate between Lyoto Machida and middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Below are the payouts for the event, which do not include money from sponsors, PPV cuts, or any money received from Performance bonus’. MMAJunkie obtained the...

Jul 7, 2014 9:02 am

Fight Breaks Out On Set Of TUF 20

The first ever all-female cast of The Ultimate Fighter has started filming, and apparently things already got heated between two female strawweights. During the TUF 19 post fight press conference, a media member asked Dana White if Felice Herrig had almost been kicked off the show for starting a fight. UFC President Dana White responded...

Jul 7, 2014 8:42 am

TWITTER BEEF: Ben Askren Slams Johny Hendricks

ONE-FC fighter Ben Askren took some shots at not only UFC President Dana White, but welterweight champion Johny Hendricks as well yesterday while all three attended the TUF 19 finale. Check out Askren’s Tweets below: @danawhite ducking my heckling by sitting in the opposite side of the cage — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 7, 2014...

Jul 7, 2014 8:33 am

Jens Pulver Confirms Retirement

Leading up to the TUF 19 finale last night, another UFC legend decided to hang up their gloves, former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver has decided to officially announce his retirement. Lil Evil spoke to about his retirement saying: “I did (compete at) 135 for a bit, and everyone was saying ‘time to retire’,...

Jul 7, 2014 8:24 am

TUF 19 Finale Draws A Large Gate For BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar

Last week UFC President Dana White informed media members that the UFC would have a $175 million dollar effect on Las Vegas over this past weekend. With UFC 175, the TUF 19 Finale, and the UFC Fan Expo, it was a big weekend for the UFC. During the post fight press conference, Dana White told...