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Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie Extended Preview

It’s phenom vs. fearless as dynamic champion Jose Aldo faces the nearly-unstoppable “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. Plus, light heavyweight legend Lyoto Machida looks to shut down rising force Phil Davis.

Jul 24, 2013 1:30 pm

5 Shocking Facts About The UFC Pay Scale

In the past few weeks the topic of UFC fighter pay has been a huge point of discussion. Personally, I don’t really see anything wrong with the UFC’s model or how they conduct their business. If it wasn’t for the sport’s popularity, that they built, I wouldn’t have this amazing job that I have and...

Jul 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Stann to replace Rogan in the UFC 163 booth

UFC 163 will have a different flavor to it. Recently retired Brian Stann will replace regular analyst Joe Rogan for the event. UFC 163 will be held Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janerio. Stann, a former UFC middleweight who retired in early July, will team with Mike Goldberg for the call. The...

Jul 24, 2013 11:44 am

VIDEO | UFC Breakthrough: John Moraga’s UFC Debut

The UFC returns to KeyArena with another night of thrilling fights, headlined by the flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. In this video you can check out the debut of the UFC’s newest title challenger, John Moraga.

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 24, 2013 10:47 am

Coach of Chris Weidman Says Anderson Silva Will Have a ‘Bad Night’ in Rematch

Shortly after Chris Weidman won the belt in his last fight against former longtime middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, talks of a rematch ran rampant. Rumors were substantiated shortly after, granting Silva the immediate rematch at UFC 168 in December, the last event of the year. Silva opened up once again the betting favorite, even after...

Jul 24, 2013 10:27 am

Suspect Arrested in 2004 Kidnapping of Vitor Belfort’s Sister

In January of 2004, Priscilla Belfort, sister of then-number-1 contender for the UFC light heavyweight belt, disappeared.  Vitor Belfort (pictured) would go on, despite his sister’s disappearance, to fight Randy Couture and win the belt later that month at UFC 46.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have arrested Leonardo...

Jul 24, 2013 10:22 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

While we wait for Rory MacDonald to throw down with Jake Ellenberger this weekend, the UFC is releasing MacDonald video’s as part of the fight week hype. Back at UFC 145, MacDonald faced off with British slugger Che Mills and has been considered a top prospect for contention ever since.

Jul 24, 2013 10:12 am

Melancon In For Thiago Against Gastelum

Yesterday we announced the removal of Paulo Thiago from his UFC Fight Night 27 bout against TUF winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Today, we can now announce his replacement as it was confirmed on last night’s “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. In for the injured Paulo Thiago comes Brain Melancon. UFC Fight Night 27 is set to...

Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am

Sylvester Stallone announces Ronda Rousey role in ‘The Expendables 3’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has landed a role in the upcoming “Expendables 3” action movie. Screenplay writer and star of the series, Sylvester Stallone, made the announcement late Tuesday night on his official twitter page. It is unknown when Rousey will begin filming “Expendables 3” or how extensive a...

Jul 24, 2013 9:40 am

VIDEO | MacDonald Always Knew He Wanted To Be A Fighter

“I just fell in love. I started training. It was amazing. I was addicted. I was completely consumed in it. It was all I did like 24 hours a day was watch videos, train and try to learn as much as I could. “I pretty much knew instantly that this was going to be what...

Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Fight Master” Fighter AJ Matthews Talks About Cutting Weight, Suspects Joe Riggs of Peeing Himself

AJ Matthews defeated Darryl Cobb to join Spike TV’s new reality television show, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA AJ Matthews spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to discuss the most recent episode of Bellator’s reality television show on Spike TV, “Fight Master.” Matthews (6-2) has joined Anton and Dinny regularly since the show...

Jul 24, 2013 9:29 am

With new contract Chael Sonnen plans to return to middleweight after Shogun fight

Chael Sonnen has a light heavyweight bout against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua next month at UFC Fight Night 26, but he plans to move back down to his former weight class. On Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight, Sonnen (27-13-1) said that he plans to return to middleweight after he beats Shogun (21-7). “There are two...

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 24, 2013 7:27 am

Wanderlei SIlva Wants Contender Bout; Eyes Title Shot in Future

‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva only fought once this year, back in March, but displayed more in that one fight than most MMA veterans do in an entire year. Silva showed that brutality was still the name of the game all the while, having his chin and heart tested and maintaing his power and aggression...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 23, 2013 12:29 pm

Bonnar Lashes Back At “Broke” Tito Ortiz For HOF Comments

“I’m going to call it how it is. I’m going to help him out. We all know Tito is broke. We all know Jenna took his money. His punishment clothing, the only people I see wearing that are homeless people. His management company ***laughs*** he’s not banking any money there. So I’m going to help...

Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm

With Pettis Booked, Thomson Eyes Fight With Grant For Contender Slot

“I’m begging and pleading for it. I’ve made it very clear that whoever they decide they want me to fight, that’s going to make it the fastest way to the title, that’s who I’ll fight. T.J. would be great. I mean obviously they offered him the title shot and things didn’t work out, he got...

Jul 23, 2013 12:14 pm

Bendo Coach Calls ‘Showtime Kick” A Fluke

“It was a fluke. It’s like getting caught with a punch. All the best fighters have lost, you know what I mean? How many times has Anderson Silva seen the Ryo Chonan heel hook? How many times is he going to see Chris Weidman catching him with that hook? If you’re great, if you compete...

Jul 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Cleared for TRT Use for Fight with Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen is perhaps the most notorious fighter using Testosterone Replacement Therapy after he tested positive for high testosterone levels in his first loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.  In a recent interview, he confirmed that the athletic commission in Massachusetts has accepted his request for theraputic use of TRT for his UFC bout...

Jul 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Bill To Legalize MMA In France Fails To Pass

As if certain Americans needed another reason to thumb their nose at the French. reported on Monday that the French Sports ministry has confirmed the ban on mixed martial arts will remain, blocking chances that the UFC or any organization could make its way toward Gay Paree. The French ministry reconfirmed its stand. “The...