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Jan 23, 2014 6:20 am

Adriano Martins: A Donald Cerrone Fight Is A ‘Shortcut To The Top 10’

Sometimes in this sport, you have to be at the right place, at the right time. Two weeks after Adriano Martins won his inaugural fight inside the UFC Octagon, he received a call that would turn out to be the harbinger of his greatest opportunity to date. It seemed that the UFC was having trouble...

Jan 23, 2014 6:19 am

UFC 171’s Hector Lombard: ‘Jake Shields isn’t a problem’

“As long as I go to the fight healthy and make my weight right, I don’t see him being any problem. I see myself knocking Jake Shields out to be honest. I have to show it, I have to prove it and I have to do it to be able to win… I don’t care...

Jan 23, 2014 6:10 am

Rebney Defends Strauss vs. Curran III Booking

During a conference call, Bellator MMA president Bjorn Rebney discussed a rematch between Daniel Straus and Pat Curran. The last time the two faced off Straus came out victorious via a controversial decision. So controversial that Rebney felt that the more logical matchup would be a rematch between the two rather that pitting Straus up...

Jan 22, 2014 6:47 pm

Anderson Silva Eyeing Roy Jones Jr Boxing Match Before UFC Return?

It is fair to assume that Anderson Silva’s year is going to be full of rehabilitation for his broken leg. However, “The Spider” has made his desire to make a comeback very known to the public. Along with a return to the Octagon it seems that the former UFC middleweight king still yearns to have...

Jan 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Dan Henderson Signs New Six Fight Deal with the UFC

It looks like Dan Henderson will be extending his stay with the Ultimate Fighting Championship a little bit longer. Despite what he called a “value issue” in the negotiations with the UFC, the two parties have come to terms on a new six-fight deal. The news was first announced on UFC Tonight, which stated that...

Jan 22, 2014 6:40 pm

Boxing Beat: Pacquiao vs Bradley rematch booked

The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley has been set according to a story by Nick Glongco of the Manila Bulletin. The two will face of on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The formal announcement will take place next week followed by a press tour starting in Los Angeles...

Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Shhh!!! Secret – Gustafsson Served 15 Months In Swedish Prison For Grievous Bodily Harm

Looks like the UFC’s light-heavyweight roster isn’t the only list of victims beaten by the hands of Alexander Gustafsson. The top 205’er, according to a Swedish Interview, served 15 months in a Swedish Prison for ‘Grievous Bodily Harm’. Now, before we dive into Gustafsson’s admission, I should note that I have it on good authority...

Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Move Over WSOF, NBC Tries To Get In Bed With Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis The MMA Report reported, and Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed, that NBC tried to work out a deal with Bellator fighting championships to air Bellator’s prelims on the network. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a preexisting deal with NBC, however the network bumped their prelims to an online stream. WSOF attempted...

Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Henderson On Thomson’s Terrible Camp: ‘That’s Life’

“I’m a pretty self-motivated person,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson when he hear of Josh Thomson’s claims that he had the worst fight camp of his life prior to their fight this weekend.  “ I don’t need certain things, scenarios, circumstances to get me motivated.  The way I am, the way I’m wired,...

Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Kaitlin Young Suffers Major Laceration During Training

Invicta Fighting Championships’ fighter, Kaitlin Young, suffered a major laceration to her forehead during training; but the bantamweight took the injury with good humor.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Kaitlin Young (7-8) suffered a major injury during training, as she posted on Facebook a couple of pictures to Facebook that show a laceration on her...

Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Shogun vs. Henderson Confirmed to Headline UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC announced the rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (left) and Dan Henderson (right) at UFC Fight Night 38, which will take place in Natal, Brazil on March 23.  Shogun and Henderson fought once before at UFC 139 in what became an unbelievably exciting fight, easily winning many people’s votes for Fight of the Year....

Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Soares: ‘I Wouldn’t Say Weidman Beat Silva, But He Won The Fight’

“Regardless, he won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition and you have to congratulate him — what he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do, one of them is knock out Anderson Silva and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice. Nobody’s ever...

Jan 22, 2014 9:39 am

Urijah Faber Explains New Found Mentality

Life can sometimes throw hurdles in your way and attempt to knock you off-balance. Something that MMA veteran Urijah Faber knows all too well. With so much in his basket it is hard to imagine how Faber keeps it together. He took some time with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” to discuss the hardships...

Jan 22, 2014 9:37 am

Nick Newell in line for possible WSOF lightweight title shot

Nick Newell is no stranger to criticism. He has been getting it his whole life. But now, he just might get the opportunity to shut all the negative onlookers up if he is set to face off against newly crowned World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. “I could beat everyone in the world...

Jan 22, 2014 9:36 am

Rony Jason vs. Steven Siler Set For UFC Fight Night 38

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil featherweight winner Rony Jason is set to redeem his last loss int he Octagon as he faces off against Steven Siler at UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal according to a report from MMAfighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz. After defeating Godofredo Pepey to win TUF Brazil, Rony Jason has also stacked up victories...

Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Josh Thomson Explains The Secret To His Longevity In The Sport

We’ve seen it countless times, on countless UFC programs – Fighter A, training from sunup to sundown. Or Fighter B, going to three different gyms in the space of one day, logging countless hours in an attempt to reach the pinnacle of his fighting ability. This level of dedication can be borderline masochistic. And –...

Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am

Dana White: Rousey’s Sportsmanship Different Than Richard Sherman

“Nope [I didn’t say anything to Ronda Rousey about not shaking Miesha Tate’s hand after UFC 168]. That was her own decision. It’s not about being an ungracious winner … Ronda said it best. She said, ‘I didn’t like her before the fight, I definitely don’t like her after the fight, and nobody is going...

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

Chris Leben’s Message To His Fans

Two days ago we learned that nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, was retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ‘The Crippler’ himself has now taken to his Facebook to address his fans on a more personal note. Check it: (unedited) Dear fans: man, it’s been a long couple weeks pondering this real big decision....

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

GSP Heads To NY, Assisting Carmont With UFC Training Camp

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, has left the arena, but not the game. The Canadian based fighter recently sent out the following up date, and yes, he’s still training with his team at the highest level. Is this a sign of things to come? Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Hackleman Wanted To Change Liddell’s Style, Chuck Wanted To Go Out A Banger

“Towards the end of his career I begged him not to so much and he still wouldn’t. He would not stop bangin’. He banged ’till the end. He couldn’t help it. We would spend hours and hours and hours [on it]. We put the little thing down between his chin and his shoulders to keep...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Report: Jewish Rabbi Wins His First MMA Fight

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn’t thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort’s journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. “I never thought that a...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I Feel Like I’m The Best’

“For a long time, I never really cared where I fit in the division or the rankings – until now,” he said. “Until right now. I feel like I’m the best in the world. I just need to prove it. I need a chance. And I really don’t feel like anybody out there can stop...

Jan 22, 2014 6:30 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Chuck Liddell In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters ofThe Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Chuck on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 22, 2014 6:29 am

Jessica Aguilar: “I don’t think I am the best, I am the best”

The UFC recently announced the first ever all female cast of The Ultimate Fighter featuring the new women’s straw weight division. The winner of the season would go on the become the first ever UFC straw weight champion. However, Jessica Aguilar of WSOF (World Series of Fighting) voiced her opinion that no matter who wins...