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Dec 11, 2014 9:49 am

REPLAY! Carla Esparza vs. Jessica Penne (Highlights)

Carla Esparza put on her most complete performance with a superior striking and wrestling attack to beat Jessica Penne and punch her ticket to the first ever UFC women’s strawweight title fight.

Dec 11, 2014 9:46 am

REPLAY! Fight Night Phoenix: Open Workout (Highlights)

Junior Dos Santos, Stipe Miocic and Rafael dos Anjos were all present and participated in the Fight Night Phoenix Open Workouts as they continue to prepare for their bouts. All three spoke to UFC correspondent Megan Olivi afterward.

Dec 10, 2014 8:20 pm

Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas Official For UFC Title Fight

  This Friday on FOX Sports 1, the UFC’s first ever female strawweight champion will be crowned. Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas will headline the TUF 20 Finale event, which takes place live from the Pearl at the Palms Casino, in Las Vegas. News of the matchup was released following tonight’s Ultimate Fighter episode on...

Dec 10, 2014 4:02 pm

Nate Diaz misses UFC on FOX 13 open workouts

Nate Diaz decided not to attend Wednesday’s UFC on FOX 13 open workouts at Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center. Diaz, who will co-main event the December 13 fight card, was scheduled to appear alongside fellow headliners Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic and Rafael dos Anjos. All three of the other fighters showed up to the event,...

Dec 10, 2014 2:59 pm

‘Stone Cold’ Breaks His Silence, Talks CM Punk’s UFC Deal

“I think he rolls with some [MMA] guys and it’s a very big passion of his. I wish him all the luck in the world, and I know they’ll do a helluva big buyrate… Match him up with someone his skill level … it’s hard to gauge what his skill level is though.” … “I...

Dec 10, 2014 2:48 pm

Dos Anjos on Diaz Fight: ‘If I win, I deserve a title shot’

“If I beat Diaz, I deserve a title shot.” “I think I’ve been the underdog in all of my fights in the UFC. It doesn’t bother me, though. It just gives me more motivation to win.” In a short-worded statement to FOX Sports, Rafael dos Anjos discussed the implications of his upcoming scrap against Nate...

Dec 10, 2014 2:42 pm

Miocic’s List – ‘Break His Will, Earn Title Shot’

“I don’t see why I wouldn’t (get the title shot). I really have no say so or choice, but he’s ranked No. 2 behind Fabricio (Werdum), so I don’t see why I wouldn’t.” “He’s as tough as they come. He’s a former champ. Watching the Cain fights there are a few things that we’re working...

Dec 10, 2014 2:35 pm

“I’ve got the skills to pay the bills”

“I’m more dangerous and deadly. I feel like I’ve got the skills to pay the bills with this fight.” “I don’t want to get too overconfident, but I definitely feel like this plays right into my ballpark. This is an MMA fight, not a grappling match, and I feel like I win in all areas....

Dec 10, 2014 2:25 pm


  TUF veteran UFC middleweight, Cathal Pendred is convinced, for whatever reason, that he has won the ‘CM Punk’ Lottery. It’s kind of soon to start talking about CM Punk opponent’s, but if this holds true, the former WWE Champ’s UFC debut just got a lot more interesting. Wait on the UFC’s official word before going ‘cray’...

Dec 10, 2014 11:56 am

Joe Rogan Explains Himself

“Its’ not just that I wanted him to be careful, I wanted him to end it (his career). He was talking before this fight about when he’s going to get out. After the fight he talked about two-years. He had a four-fight, two-year idea.  The reality of getting head trauma, is its cumulative, and  guys...

Dec 10, 2014 11:19 am

GOAL! ‘Retire as the GOAT’, DREAM! ‘Fight Anthony Pettis’

“I’m sure that I’m on of the best of all time. I don’t see where am I yet. When I stop, I want to be the greatest of all. I still seek some achievements. I’m the only UFC 145-pound champion in history and I want to keep that way until I retire. I also want...

Dec 10, 2014 10:55 am

Guida: ‘Potato-picking McGregor just a talking one-hit wonder’

“Conor has shown some skill and we can’t take that away from him but we haven’t seen enough from him to prove that he is legit. I don’t care how many millions of fans he has. He is a flash in the pan and you can tell him that – however, I don’t know if...

Dec 10, 2014 10:54 am


“Not to take anything away from rugby but I’d honestly think that rugby, when you look into it more, is the more dangerous sport. You’ve got these guys, who are massive men, running full tilt and hitting each other with forceful momentum that is very intense. “The other thing is, if you’re a guy with...

Dec 10, 2014 10:53 am

MMA’s Top Managers Discuss UFC’s Reebok Deal

Several of MMA’s top managers have growing concerns for the UFC’s new uniform policy, that will eventually lead to the elimination of in-cage sponsors for fighters.‘s Marc Ramimondi had six leading managers weigh-in on the topic. Check it:   Malki Kawa (pictured), First Round Management, (Jon Jones, Benson Henderson) “Until we see the actual...

Dec 10, 2014 10:46 am

Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort Top Forbes Brazilian Celeb List

Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Royalty, Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort have both ranked in Forbes top 100 biggest celebrities in Brazil. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was ranked ahead of Belfort in the number 27 slot, while Vitor was listed as number 50. Forbes takes into account each celebrities income figures, popularity, prestige, social...

Dec 10, 2014 10:39 am

Calling out Condoleezza Rice and Ronda Rousey

No one is out of bounds when it comes to the question, “If you could fight ANYONE who would it be?” Find out who the cast would scrap with, if given the chance.

Dec 10, 2014 10:13 am

Jon Jones Brings In Champion Wrestler Ahead Of Cormier Bout

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has brought in Ed Ruth to help prep for the wrestling prowess of Daniel Cormier. Ruth is widely considered the best wrestler of the decade. He’s a 3x National Champ out of Penn state and a 4x All-American. So grateful to have my man #EdRuth here to help clean...

Dec 10, 2014 9:58 am

Story Latest To Call Out ‘Fear The Fighter’ For Non Payment

Following the lead of Gegard Mousasi, popular UFC welterweight fighter, Rick ‘The Horror’ Story is complaining about non-payment from an elite-level UFC sponsor. Not cool. Check it: Just add me to the list. @Fearthefighter has not paid me for the last two fights. @mousasi_mma @AkiraCorassani @bisping @roynelsonmma @ufc — Rick (@Rick_Story) December 10, 2014 Of...

Dec 10, 2014 8:41 am

Lawler: Hendricks and I need to figure it out in a trilogy fight

The UFC’s plan was to have to Rory MacDonald face the winner of this past Saturday’s UFC 181 main event bout between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks. However, Lawler vs. Hendricks 2 ended up being such a close fight that now a lot of fans and media members have stated their desire to see a...

Dec 10, 2014 8:41 am

Gabriel Gonzaga is ready to start another run towards heavyweight gold

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga will return to the octagon this Saturday night when he faces Matt Mitrione on the main card of UFC on FOX 13. The fight will mark “Napao’s” first in bout in 11 months, as the Brazilian heavyweight had been sidelined by a nasty broken hand which required two...

Dec 10, 2014 8:40 am

Brad Pickett returns to bantamweight, wants Takeya Mizugaki

Following a 1-2 run inside the UFC’s flyweight division, Brad Pickett (24-10 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has decided to return to the bantamweight ranks. Pickett suffered a split-decision loss to Chico Camus at last month’s UFC Fight Night 57 event, which marked the Englishman’s second loss in a row at 125-pounds. Pickett recently spoke with Telegraph...

Dec 10, 2014 5:10 am

Frank Mir: ‘I need a very significant performance.’

“I did (consider retirement). If I wasn’t able to have a proper off-season and see what I could get my body level of fitness up to, then I would have considered it. Just because at that point, I don’t want to go in there and have a bad performance and keep getting worse and worse....

Dec 10, 2014 5:05 am

Report: Faber Draws Big On Fox Sports 1

Team Alpha Male founder Urijah “The California Kid” Faber has made a career out of setting trends, and staying ahead of the pack. Which is it’s no surprise that his decision to fight for free on TV is paying off in the numbers. Ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via The UFC 181 prelims,...

Dec 10, 2014 5:04 am

Gegard Mousasi Charges Popular Apparel Brand With Failure To Pay

In a climate where fighter pay is always under the microscope, many popular fighters rely on sponsorship income to help supplement their finances. When a sponsor doesn’t pay, it’s a serious charge, one that Gegard Mousasi is making against popular apparel company, Fear The Fighter. From his official twitter: *The cat is coming out of...