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Jul 11, 2013 9:52 am

Holloway fills in for an injured Ogle against McGregor

UFC officials today announced that Max Holloway (7-2) has stepped in for an injured Andy Ogle (9-2) and will face Conor McGregor (13-2) in a featherweight showdown at UFC on Fox Sports 11. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will be the UFC’s debut on...

Jul 11, 2013 9:48 am

Brian Stann retires from MMA, Set To Join ACC Broadcast Team For FOX

Marine veteran turned mixed martial artist turned UFC standout Brian Stann announced today something he’s known for about 4 months. According to Stann decided to step away from the UFC and MMA after an eight-year career following his loss to Wanderlei Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in March. “I said it that...

Jul 10, 2013 5:44 pm

With Contract Expired Chael Sonnen Lists Demands for New UFC Deal

Chael Sonnen has demands for his new UFC contract.  At the top of that list: replace veteran ring announcer Bruce Buffer with Jello Biafra, the former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It seems that Chael Sonnen has changed his stance on not needing a contract to fight for the UFC. ...

Jul 10, 2013 1:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Warren Discusses Bellator’s Fight Master, UFC 162 Aftermath, and His Next Fight | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN |’s Chase Raymond and Kinch, hosts of the weekly radio show Late Night Cage Side, invited Bellator Fight Master coach and former featherweight champion, Joe Warren, onto this week’s episode. Mr. Warren came onto the airwaves and shared some time and thoughts with all the fans here at as he discussed the new...

Jul 10, 2013 12:29 pm

Rousey: ‘Female fighters not giving me props for sports growth’

Ronda Rousey, apparently, isn’t feeling the love. Rousey, the UFC bantamweight champion and the face of women’s MMA, spoke with Bleacher Report about not expecting thanks from competitors as the sports grows in the UFC: “It’s amazing and it really works out fortunately that these girls are a lot better off now,” Rousey said. “It’s...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...

Jul 10, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Rips Disrespectful Fan At UFC Fan Expo

Chael P. Sonnen, took to the main stage at last weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas to host a Q&A session with the people in attendance. Everything was going great until one guy thought it wise to question Sonnen’s most recent performances inside the cage.

Jul 10, 2013 11:06 am

Quick Twitt | Tito Ortiz Hints At Return To Action, Notifies Bellator & UFC

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, took to twitter recently to announce a possible return to action. Check it out! Come backs are always the best test! Live life to the fullest. #Positive — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) July 7, 2013 Fighting is starting to sound fun again. 💪👍👊#Peopleschamp #comeback #Positive body is almost healed....

Jul 10, 2013 10:56 am

Mike Pierce Motivated By Sponsor Pay & Main Card Slot

“Sponsors pay more money for the primetime airtime. So yeah, it’s going to be a little different than if I’d been higher up on the card, but this was another opportunity to get myself in that spot and make more money on sponsors. Hopefully that happens… The only guys I’ve lost to are guys who...

Jul 10, 2013 10:33 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Reacts To Silva’s Loss & Comments On His Antics

Yesterday the UFC held a press conference in Toronto to kick off the promotion of UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson. During the presser UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones discussed his thoughts on Anderson Silva’s loss, performance, antics and more.

Jul 10, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell Responds to Gripes About Fighter Pay

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current VP of Business Development recently responded to growing complaints about fighter pay. On SiriusXM Fight Club, Liddell talked about his own past with the UFC, explaining that monetary compensation in any sport is based on performance. “Those guys have got ot understand, this is...

Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

In the wake of his shocking defeat to Chris Weidman, a disappointed Anderson Silva, while still in the octagon, stated that he had no interest in a rematch for the belt that was his for almost seven years. When asked about those words in the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White quickly turned down...

Jul 10, 2013 10:05 am

Anthony Pettis on an October Fight With Josh Thomson: “No One Really Knows Who He Is”

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Josh Thomson is not the only one interested in a fight between him and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, it seems.  Pettis told that he has no qualms taking on ‘The Punk’ in an October matchup to solidify the number one contender at 155. “Thomson called me out,” said Pettis (16-2).  “I’m...

Jul 10, 2013 8:48 am

Friend of Maiquel Falcao Still in Hospital After Brawl Outside Gas Station

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Undefeated MMA fighter Kaue Mena remains in the Hospital do Coracao in Santa Catarina, Brazil after being severely beaten by several men in violent altercation outside a convenience store. The fight began when Mena’s friend, current Bellator and former UFC fighter Maiquel Falcao, got in an argument with two women in...

Jul 9, 2013 8:33 pm

Anderson Silva Opens Up as Favorite in Rematch Against Chris Weidman

Regardless of whether or not, you believe Chris Weidman’s (10-0) win over former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva (33-5) was a fluke or not, Silva has opened up as a favorite in early betting lines for a rematch that has yet to be announced or scheduled. Silva had gone undefeated in his previous 16 fights...

Jul 9, 2013 8:02 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Calls Jon Jones: The ‘Greatest Test in My Career’

If fans think that UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones has his hands full with upcoming challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, try putting the shoe on the other foot. Gustafsson is well prepared, at least mentally, at this stage in the pre-fight festivities, calling Jones the toughest test of his career: “I see the greatest test in my...

Jul 9, 2013 7:48 pm

Rumored: Anderson Silva Wants Rematch on Super Bowl Weekend

With talks of a rematch between former middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and new champion Chris Weidman, only reaching the level of speculation, any news comes as potential breaking news down the road. The most recent and quite possibly the most promising save Dana White’s assumption that Silva already wants a rematch, came today from Brazilian...

Jul 9, 2013 5:41 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Invicta President Shannon Knapp Talks Upcoming Invicta 6, Building a Successful MMA Promotion, and Anderson Silva’s Loss at UFC 162 | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Denny and Anton over at’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Invicta FC co-founder and president, Shannon Knapp, onto this week’s show.Knapp, who as of late has been receiving an abundance of praise from everyone in the MMA world, is currently preparing her company for its upcoming event, Invicta 6, which takes place this Saturday, July...

Jul 9, 2013 12:14 pm

Jon Jones: ‘War Gods made Anderson Silva pay for abusing his gifts’

“I think Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift. I think he’s gotten to the point where he really believes in his gift and he’s comfortable with his gift. He abused his gift, disrespected his gift, by disrespecting his opponent. Martial arts is a sport that is traditionally...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis.