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Apr 23, 2014 9:23 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 2 Recap – Team Penn Takes Early Lead

The second episode of UFC reality show, The Ultimate Fighter: Season 19  begins with the fighters entering the TUF house for the first time. Aside from the typical room picking, several of the fighters talk about how excited they are to be there. Last episode, with the first fight-pick in hand, Head Coach, BJ Penn...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 23, 2014 8:49 pm

VIDEO | TUF Winner Pena Discusses Injury & Dana White’s Reaction

“I think I’m a girl. I was a block away from the hospital, [in] my gym. I shouldn’t have had the phone in my hand when I was screaming in an intense amount of pain. I think that just explaining things in the heat of the moment … was just super overwhelming for both me...

Apr 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Velasquez Not Yet Cleared To Train, Eyeing TUF Coaching Slot

In a report coming out of today’s ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has still not received full clearance from doctors to train. The UFC was hoping to bring their show down to Mexico this November, but have insisted they will not make the leap down south unless they can...

Apr 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Lombard: Nick Diaz is ‘running’ from me

Hector Lombard is looking for a fight and by the looks of things, there aren’t many takers. Lombard is the only healthy fighter ranked within the UFC’s welterweight division’s top-eight with nothing on the docket. It was reported that earlier this month the UFC tried to pair Lombard against the mercurial Nick Diaz. But that...

Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Glover Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Jones Dominates Him

“In my fights and in my training people already know that this is very hard to happen. I have fought with “Rampage” Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too. None of them did this to me. I train...

Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

Edson Barboza: ‘Cerrone Got Lucky, Give Me A Rematch’

Excuses are like… A punch was thrown. A punch landed. Edson Barboza lost to Donald Cerrone. But for the Brazilian, Cerrone’s perfectly timed strike was all just a bit of luck. “I just want to fight again as soon as possible. If UFC gives me a rematch, I will be there. I want to keep...

Apr 23, 2014 5:16 pm

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: ‘My Son Fights MMA’

By Evan Stoumbelis Floyd Mayweather is preparing for arguably the biggest test of the undefeated prizefighter’s career. His fight with Marcos Maidana on May 3rd. Leading up to what has the makings to be boxing’s fight of the year Mayweather and Maidana were featured on the first of several “All Access” episodes on Showtime network....

Apr 23, 2014 4:50 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Salary Report: Fabricio Werdum Top Earner

Fabricio Werdum was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 11 event, as he collected a cool $175,000 in disclosed pay for his main event victory over Travis Browne. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed payouts from the Florida State Boxing Commission earlier today. The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Apr 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Former UFC Title Challenger Hermes Franca Deported Following Prison Sentence

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Hermes Franca (pictured) has been deported back to Brazil earlier today after serving 2 and a half years of a 3 and a half year sentence stemming from sexual abuse charges. Franca was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of...

Apr 23, 2014 4:20 pm

Former UFC Fighter Arrested On Cold Case Murder From 1999

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Homer “The Rock” Moore was arrested Monday for his involvement in the 1999 murder of Karam Hussein Jabar according to Tempe Police. Tempe Police described the case in a press release on Monday. “[Jabbar] was found deceased in the trunk of a vehicle, both hands and feet bound, and...

Apr 23, 2014 4:17 pm

Jones Tired Of Chuck Liddell Talk, Invites Him To Super Fight To Settle Beef

Jon Jones is tired of Chuck Liddell talking smack and invites him to back up the talk, inside the cage. This all happened during tonight’s UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1: “You gotta expect Chuck to have his boy’s back. That’s what he’s doing. He has been coming out and saying a lot of other...

Apr 23, 2014 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Machida Goes ‘Karate Kid’ On The Tightrope

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is back at it in this video, recently posted to his instagram. We first saw the former light-heavyweight champion’s balancing skills in THIS clip, and now we have more. Enjoy! Here’s another:

Apr 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Vitor Belfort Responds To Rockhold’s Criticism

Yesterday we ran a quote from former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Still bitter about his defeat against Belfort, Rockhold blasted the former UFC champ for having a ‘Shady’ life, citing Karma as a reason for his ultimate demise. (Read that Here). Now, Belfort has taken to his instragram with a response. The photo reads:This...

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

UFC Champ Barao: ‘My opponents make more than me’

“I’m very happy being an UFC champion. But i would like to improve my contract. Actually, an example: i know that Faber is a much older guy on the UFC, but he’s not even the champion and has a much better purse than mine” “It is what it is, we’re working for it to improve....

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 23, 2014 9:10 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Flashback: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson

UFC Fight Flashback: Jones vs. Gustafsson is an enhanced replay of the one of the best title fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art, specialty cameras, and exclusive new sound captured from all corners. Beginning with their arrivals at the arena, inside the locker rooms, into the Octagon, through the epic fight, and...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 am

UFC Vet Gerald Harris Retires From MMA

After 27 MMA fights, UFC Veteran, Gerald Harris announced his retirement yesterday afternoon on Facebook. “Thanks so much for the opportunity but I have a family to take care of so I’m going to have to walk away. I am retiring from Mixed Martial Arts today. @AliAbdelaziz00 @SugarRaySefo @MMAWorldSeries”

Apr 23, 2014 8:31 am

Jon Jones: ‘I am arrogant’

Jon Jones is arrogant.   Now, before all of his rabid fanboys start calling for my head, I’d like to clarify that this is not my personal opinion. It’s actually a quote, from a UFC champion.   And that champion? Well, he’s none other than Jon Jones.   In an interview (courtesy of Fox Sports), Jones...

Apr 23, 2014 7:53 am

Liddell Believes He Would Have K.O.’d Jon Jones During His Fighting Prime.

UFC legend Chuck Liddell is a fan of Jon Jones’ overall skill set except for one area; punching power. Liddell told FoxSports that in his prime, he would have taken care of business against the current light heavyweight champ. “I think I would have been a horrible matchup for him,” Liddell said. “I would have...

Apr 22, 2014 4:53 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: ‘Edgar Fight Means More Than Title’

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, Former UFC Multiple Time champion and TUF 19 coach, BJ Penn spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his stint as head coach on TUF 19, his fighting future as a featherweight and what it...