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Apr 12, 2013 9:18 am

GSP admits he believes he weighed in at 170.4 at UFC 158 vs. Diaz!

The UFC 158 Welterweight Championship fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre is starting to seem like the fight that will not end. Armed with video footage evidence Nick Diaz and his camp demanded additional information claiming GSP received preferential treatment by the commission based on the fighters home province. Nick Diaz was told...

Apr 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Silva: Jones will ‘toy’ with Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will never be golfing buddies. The two UFC veterans have been verbal sparring partners for years now. So when Silva sat down with Sherdog and talked about many things, including the upcoming UFC title tilt, it should be no surprise who he thinks will win. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 11, 2013 11:43 am

UFC on FOX 8 Adds Robbie Lawler Against Tarec Saffiendene

UFC on FOX 8 will now host a match-up of talented welterweights as UFC veteran and former Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is set to square off with fellow former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Seffiedine. As announced by the promotion this afternoon, Lawler and Saffiedene are to meet on July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington....

Apr 11, 2013 11:39 am

Dana White Says UFC Will Fight For Olympic Wrestling

UFC President Dana White announced yesterday on the media call to promote UFC on FOX 7 that the UFC will be stepping up to help save Olympic Wrestling.   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared in February that it decided to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games.  The decision is not final, as the...

Apr 11, 2013 10:37 am

Cesar Gracie Comments on Split from Diaz

  The recent split between Nate Diaz and longtime trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie has been in the spotlight for a few days now as the media and fans alike seek answers. Yet what has been widely overlooked is the fact that Gracie has only split from Diaz as his manager and apparently remains his...

Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

Bobby Green vs Danny Castillo Set For UFC On Fox 8 In July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today via Twitter that lightweights Bobby Green and Danny Castillo will fight on UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle. 3 new July fights! Del Rosario/Dave Herman at UFC 162; Saffiedine/Lawler and Danny Castillo/Bobby Green at @ufconfox Seattle — UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2013 Strikeforce lightweight import Bobby Green (20-5) is...

Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

Anderson Silva Nearly Got Into Street Fight With Jose Landi-Jons In Brazil

Anderson “The Spider” Silva almost fought Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (27-15) in Curitiba, Brazil. In a recent article of the Portal Do Vale Tudo website, it appears that Landi-Jons and the UFC middleweight champion nearly scrapped in the middle of the street of Curitiba due to some beef that they held for years. Sherdog translated the...

Apr 11, 2013 8:57 am

Jones: ‘I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is’

  Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen’s chummy relationship has pretty much come to an end as we get closer to UFC 159. While the two were filming the Ultimate Fighter 17, Sonnen (notorious for playing head games with his verbal sparring) was cordial, helpful and very positive. Now that the taping is over, Sonnen is...

Apr 11, 2013 8:53 am

UFC Addresses Recent Amateur Fighter Death

At an unregulated amateur MMA event last week in Michigan, competitor Felix Pablo Elochukwu died in the match. There were no doctors on site and Elochukwu may have had an existing medical condition going into the fight. Regardless, the UFC had no involvement in this promotion nor do they carry responsibility for it. But at...

Apr 11, 2013 8:52 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC on FOX 8

After an injury layoff, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will next face Jake Ellenberger at Seattle’s upcoming Fox card. Carlos Condit was set to rematch MacDonald (14-1, 5-1 UFC), but the Canadian welterweight pulled out with a neck injury. MacDonald’s last fight was a dominant unanimous decision victory over former champion BJ Penn. Ellenberger (29-6, 8-2...

Apr 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Frank Mir to Daniel Cormier: “I Put People in the Hospital”

We are now just a little less than two weeks outside of the UFC on FOX 7 card which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on April 20th. The card is loaded with amazing match-ups,  notably the new kids on the block (Strikeforce transfers) taking on the UFC vets. One of the...

Apr 10, 2013 11:51 am

VIDEO | Mazzagatti Admits His Bad Call Caused Fighter A Loss

“It looked to me like he got hit with an uppercut. He went back, grabbed his face and hit the ground. Later on, we found out it was clear as day an eye poke. We didn’t have the instant replay at the time…so one of those losses on Anthony’s career was due to my bad...

Apr 10, 2013 11:27 am

Nate Diaz Enlists New Management Team

It looks like Nate Diaz has partially parted ways with Cesar Gracie. Ariel Helwani broke the news Tuesday night on “UFC Tonight.” Helwani stated that Diaz will now  be under the management services of Mike Kogan, who heads Real Talk Entertainment. Kogan’s notable clients include Roy Nelson and Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal. Diaz will still...

Apr 10, 2013 11:18 am

Fallon Fox Fires Back At Matt Mitrione

“Matt Mitrione went well beyond disagreeing with the medical experts who say I should be able to compete as a woman, and personally attacked me as a fighter, as a woman, and as a human being. “His comments do not reflect the spirit of our sport, where most competitors uphold values like respect and dignity.”...

Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am

Dave Herman Passes Rehab, Ready to Fight in the UFC Again

  Dave Herman is set to return to the UFC heavyweight division, having successfully completed the UFC’s requirements of him including 30 days of rehab and a passed drug test.   Entering the UFC in June 2011 with a 20-2 record, Dave Herman looked forward to a promising career ahead of him.  After his first...

Apr 10, 2013 10:24 am

Gunnar Nelson injured, Rick Story in against Mike Pyle

Welterweight Gunnar Nelson announced via his personal twitter account that an undisclosed injury, suffered during his preparations to fight Mike Pyle, will require surgery, which has forced him to withdraw from the bout at UFC 160. Rick Story will replace the icelandic rising star on what is scheduled to be the FX main event. Therefore,...

Apr 10, 2013 8:54 am

Hector Lombard Considering Weight Cut to Welterweight

Hector Lombard is looking for a fresh start in a new weight class. Lombard (32-4) had a successful run in middleweight class outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the “Lightning” holds a 1-2 record in the organization. After he goes under the knife for a nose surgery, Lombard is considering dropping to welterweight. Lombard broke...

Apr 9, 2013 10:00 pm

TUF 17, Episode 12 Results: Finalists Determined

And then there were two. The Ultimate Fighter returned to FX on Tuesday night, with the final episode of its seventeenth season, featuring two semifinal elimination fights. New Yorker Uriah Hall and Kelvin Gastelum of Yuma, Ariz. secured their berths in the final and moved within reach of a lucrative contract with the Ultimate Fighting...

Apr 9, 2013 12:42 pm

Hector Lombard To Partner With Mike Dolce

Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard has had a recent rough stretch with his new organization, the UFC. After going undefeated for nearly 5 years and 25 fights, Lombard has recently posted a disappointing 1-2 record in the UFC. It is evident that the Cuban-born Judoka needs a change in order to secure his place...

Apr 9, 2013 12:21 pm

Ontario Man Dies after MMA Fight in Michigan

Tragedy has struck the MMA world as news is now circulating that a thirty-five-year-old Ontario resident has passed away following his first amateur mixed martial arts bout in Port Huran, Michigan on Friday. Nigerian-born Pablo Elochukwu recently moved to Ontario in 2012 and was apparently very excited to compete in his first MMA bout. However,...

Apr 9, 2013 10:41 am

Tito Ortiz Calls UFC 148 Loss “Fishy”; Hints at Foul-Play

  UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz fought in what is supposedly his last MMA out of his storied career. In this fight, Tito fought Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148, dropping a close unanimous decision. Boos rained down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Griffin took the mic and made...

Apr 9, 2013 9:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Travis Browne: “I don’t think there’s a real master of MMA in the heavyweight division yet” | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Less than a week out from The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale, Travis “Hapa” Browne joined BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio program this past Sunday, April 7, 2013. Browne will face-off against seasoned UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga on Saturday night in his first fight back after tearing his hamstring. Fortunately for Browne, his muscle tear was the only...