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Apr 2, 2014 8:04 pm

Cormier/Hendo Winner To Get UFC Title Shot

A rumored bout between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier could have serious title implications. While the bout remains unannounced, several insiders point to it being nearly official and planned for UFC 175 in July. A hot topic on tonight’s UFC Tonight, on FOX Sports 1, Host Kenny Florian, touched on the subject, “It’s a tough...

Apr 2, 2014 7:58 pm

Jon Jones/Glover Teixeira Get Surprise Drug Test From Maryland Commission

Ahead of their UFC 172 bout, Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, were tested today, at random, by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. The event, at least for Jones, took place nearly live, while on UFC Tonight this evening. “The Maryland Commission sent a lab to drug test me and I’m glad they did,” said the...

Apr 2, 2014 7:15 pm

Jon Jones: ‘I’m Not Chuck Liddell’

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, is used to finding himself on the defensive. Most recently, John Hackleman, the legendary trainer of Chuck Liddell and Glover Teixeira, drew the comparison between Jones and Liddell, citing reason’s why people aren’t fond of the current champion. Today at Jackson’s MMA, the fight-team and trainers held a media...

Apr 2, 2014 2:37 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey’s Official Character Poster For Expendables 3

Expected to release this August, Expendables 3, features UFC bantamweight champion, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey. The UFC champ plays ‘Luna’ a character who fights alongside the usual cast and crew. Ronda is a busy lady. We recently got a sneak peek of her acting chops in, ‘Entourage’, the upcoming film she stars in. (You can see...

Apr 2, 2014 2:31 pm

Paige VanZant Ruled Too Young For TUF 20 House

There are few guarantees when entering the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter House, but drama, pranks and booze (lots of booze), are some of them. The booze aspect is probably the exact reason why, at just 20-years old, newly signed UFC fighter Paige VanZant has been denied access to the UFC’s TUF 20 cast. Paige confirmed with...

Apr 2, 2014 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Ready For Diaz Brothers On TUF 20 Set

As they prepare for their coaching stint on TUF 20, the Pettis brothers are readying for a confrontational Melendez coaching staff. As part of Cesar Gracie’s fight-team, Melendez is expected to enlist both Nick and Nate Diaz as part of his staff of coaches.

Apr 2, 2014 2:15 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Announces Intentions To Retire Following Fight With Beltran

On a recent episode of ‘Toe-to-Toe With Trigg’ UFC veteran and Bellator fighter, Vladimir Matyushenko, announced his intentions to retire following his upcoming bout against Joey Beltran. “Last fight Trigg, last fight. Doesn’t matter win or lose. That’s it,” said the aging light-heavyweight. Check the full video below:

Apr 2, 2014 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Lyoto Machida Walks The Tightrope

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, is a man of many talents. In one of his recent posting to Instagram, he shows off just how talented he actually is. Check it out:

Apr 2, 2014 12:38 pm

Jones Credits Psychological Edge To Greg Jackson’s “Tremendous Influence”

“Greg Jackson is more the guy that’s going to talk to you to make sure you have the right attitude going into the fight, make sure that you believe that you’re going to win, he’s more of an attitude guy, which is very important – to have a winning attitude.” “Greg has been a tremendous...

Apr 2, 2014 12:27 pm

UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

This summer’s UFC 175 headliner is safe, following a successful surgery performed on the UFC’s middleweight champion, Chris Weidman. News comes via his official instagram account where the champ stated, “Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. Surgery was a success!” Here’s some post-op photo’s:

Apr 2, 2014 12:16 pm

Bravo Has The Bug – Will Compete Again In Metamoris or His Own Show

  Following his dominant Metamoris 3 headliner, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu founder, Eddie Bravo, has the bug to compete again and will do it when the right opportunity presents itself. “What I do from this point on is to secure the best future for my family. I want what’s coming to me, so whatever the...

Apr 2, 2014 12:09 pm

WSOF Wants Melvin Guillard, Promises Title Shot Within Two Wins

After his unfortunate UFC release, Melvin Guillard, is on the outside and looking for a new fighting home for the first time in nearly 10-years. His storied UFC career started in 2005 and saw many ups-and-downs, but for sure, the one thing you could always count on with Guillard is, entertainment. That’s probably why the...

Apr 2, 2014 12:02 pm

Anderson Silva Returing To MMA So He “Can Give Back To The U.S.”

“Another couple of months and I would be ready to fight tho year. But I’m having this opportunity to spend more time with my family, to focus and work over my personal projects… I was a bit worried to begin with, but then I thought to myself, I have been doing this since I was...

Apr 2, 2014 11:58 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Close Up – TUF 20 Fighter Jo Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood spoke to BJPENN.COM affiliate, Whoa TV, ahead of her joining the TUF 20 cast. TUF 20 features 115-pound female fighters in a tournament that will crown the UFC’s first champ. TUF 20 will be coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 2, 2014 11:51 am

Pettis Laughing At Aldo’s Claims Of Fear, Champ Not Scared To Face Brazilian

Recently, Jose Aldo, the UFC’s featherweight champion, told the Brazilian media that he believes Anthony Pettis is scared and avoiding a champ vs. champ bout. To that, Anthony Pettis, told the following: I laughed of what he said because it’s me who is challenging Aldo since the beginning. I would drop of my division...

Apr 2, 2014 11:49 am

Sonnen Doesn’t Trust Silva’s Commitment To Fight, Readying For Cancellation

“It’s one of those things where, something stinks here. He’s talking more than ever. He’s saying things like ‘Chael better not get hurt’ and ‘Chael better not fall out.’ I’ve never pulled out, ever. If I’m hurt or I’m sick, I just show up. Never do I complain or I pull out. What that’s telling...

Apr 2, 2014 11:36 am

Palhares Causes Tears and Strains On Carl In WSOF Title Win

Fresh off his title-losing efforts against, UFC Veteran Rousimar Palhares, former WSOF champion, Steve Carl, went under the microscope to check on any post-fight injuries suffered during his submission loss. In typical Palhares fashion, the leg of Carl is wrecked! Steve took to Facebook with the update: “MRI results are in and I’m looking at...

Apr 2, 2014 11:17 am

TUF Winner Pena Breaks Injury Silence – Recounts Incident That Forced UFC Sideline

“I don’t think I accidentally explained it incorrectly to [Dana White] — I think I explained it 110 percent exactly how the story went…. What happened was, I wasn’t even wearing an Ultimate Fighter shirt … because the kid told me he thought it was an Ultimate Fighter rash guard. But, here’s the thing, it’s...

Apr 2, 2014 11:10 am

Diego Sanchez: ‘I don’t get hit hard, I don’t take damage’

“To be honest, I don’t feel like I’ve been hit very hard. I think when I was fighting at 70, I took a couple hard hits and of course BJ (Penn) hit me hard, but aside from that, I think it’s more cuts than anything. I’m not taking a lot of damage, I’ve never felt...

Apr 2, 2014 11:03 am

Hendricks Urges Welterweight Division To Continue Without Him

With a sidelining injury and a lengthy rehab schedule, newly minted UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, is urging the other competitors in his division to continue in his absence. The champ told MMAJunkie, “How many people are claiming they deserve a shot at me? I’ll be out for a little bit longer, so I would...