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Nov 20, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Duke Roufus bars journalist from Anthony Pettis press conference

Recently Duke Roufus has caught backlash in the MMA community from former students, fighters who once trained under him, and former instructors for his training methods following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote a very thorough article regarding Munson’s death, which has prompted Roufus to bar the journalist...

Nov 20, 2014 5:03 am

Lamas to UFC: ‘Stop protecting McGregor from wrestlers’

Following UFC 180, where Ricardo Lamas scored a quick, and impressive submission win over Dennis Bermudez, Lamas called out Conor McGregor. McGregor, who is slated to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ callout, and eventually the two engaged in a Twitter beef (See that HERE). Lamas spoke to MMAJunkie about his desire...

Nov 20, 2014 5:02 am

S&P drops Zuffa rating outlook by 10%

The Standard and Poor (S&P) initially estimated that Zuffa’s earnings would be down 30% this year. This week they released another report, which estimated Zuffa’s earnings 10% lower than their original report, having them down a total of 40% from last year. Fight fans need not fear however, the S&P attributed the drop in earning...

Nov 19, 2014 4:44 pm

Fallon Fox calls out Joe Rogan for recent comments

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox released this video on YouTube calling out UFC commentator Joe Rogan for his comments that Fox has an unfair advantage over women fighters due to the fact that she used to be a man. Fox countered Rogan’s comments in the video included below.

Nov 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Siver on McGregor trash talk: ‘It’s inappropriate’

Dennis Siver will meet Conor McGregor in the cage at UFC Fight Night Boston in January. However, for the next few months he will have to endure trash talk from ‘Notorious’, something Siver doesn’t think is appropriate. He spoke through an interpreter at the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference on Monday. “In my...

Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Dana White on Bellator 131 ratings: “I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar”

Last weekend the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting all went head to head on the same night. The UFC held UFC 180, which was on Pay-Per View, Bellator held Bellator 131 on Spike TV, and WSOF held WSOF 15 on NBC. UFC President Dana White spoke about the high numbers of Bellator 131...

Nov 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Diaz: GSP’s stance on PEDs “Sounds like old Lance Armstrong”

Since his indefinite leave of absence from the sport, GSP has taken a firm stance against PEDs, something that reminds Stockton bad-boy Nick Diaz of Lance Armstrong’s stance against PEDs prior to being popped for them. GSP has done everything possible to be transparent about his drug testing results, even posting photos of the results,...

Nov 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Namajunas explains why she speaks out against Roufus

Following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. in his first Muay Thai fight, Rose Namajunas spoke out about Duke Roufus, and the training methods at Roufusport. Following her lead, former students, instructors, and fighters spoke up about the methods used by Roufusport, and why they disagreed with them. She spoke to MMAJunkie about why she...

Nov 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Benavidez contemplates possibility of “unfulfilled” career without title

Joseph Benavidez is gearing up to fight Dustin Ortiz this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57. The bout is one that would extend Benavidez win streak to 2, and leaves the #2 ranked flyweight with a lot to lose against #13 ranked Dustin Ortiz, who is currently on a 2-fight win streak of his own....

Nov 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Ashlee Evans-Smith set to replace Holly Holm at UFC 181

The UFC announced earlier today that Ashlee Evans-Smith will be making her UFC debut next month at UFC 181. Evans-Smith will be filling in for Holly Holm, who injured her neck leading up to the bout, against Raquel Pennington. The two will meet on the the main card of the event, which will go down...

Nov 19, 2014 11:08 am

Cyborg responds to Ronda: “Lets meet in the middle at 140lbs”

Earlier this week Ronda Rousey stated that she would kill Cris Cyborg with her bare hands if Cyborg threatened to ‘undo all the work’ Ronda had done (Read that HERE). As always in this bitter feud, Cyborg has responded to the comments. She took to The UnderGround to fire back at Ronda. “Hahaha, you say...

Nov 19, 2014 10:51 am

Askren defends Duke Roufus: “Duke’s great to me”

ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren has spent time training with Roufusport head coach Duke Roufus, and as a result, is defending Roufus’ training methods which have been criticized recently after the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Since Munson’s death, UFC fighters, former students, and even instructors have all opened up about Roufus’ training methods,...

Nov 19, 2014 10:24 am

Bobby Green contemplating retirement after Barboza bout

Top ranked lightweight Bobby Green revealed on Facebook this week that he is contemplating retiring after his upcoming fight with Edson Barboza this Saturday. Green is one of the best up and coming fighters in the UFC, and has compiled a 4-0 record inside the UFC since coming over from Strikeforce, which extended his current...

Nov 19, 2014 10:15 am

White on Askren: “He doesn’t want to fight in the big show”

Widely believed to be the best prospect outside of the UFC, ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren has found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White on more than one occasion. Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off the Record’ about Askren, and why he hasn’t signed the prospect yet. “Ben Askren, I don’t hate...

Nov 19, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II extended preview

To get fight fans ready for UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the UFC has released this extended preview for the event. Check it out:

Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am

Dana White on “unique relationship” with Rampage: “He’s a good dude”

Rampage Jackson left the UFC nearly 2 years ago, the former champ’s departure was a bitter one that saw Jackson signed by the UFC’s rival company, Bellator MMA. This week Rampage sent out a Tweet hinting that he should have stayed with the UFC (See that HERE). UFC President Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off...

Nov 19, 2014 9:55 am

Lombard on Burkman fight: “It is what it is”

Hector Lombard is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Josh Burkman, however despite being thrilled to return to the Octagon after nearly a year-long layoff, ‘Showeather’ wishes he was fighting someone higher in the welterweight rankings. He spoke to MMAJunkie. “I wish I could fight a higher (ranked) opponent,” “But it is...

Nov 19, 2014 9:18 am

GSP Unsure, But White Confident He’ll Return

While there is no word as to the certainty of the return of Georges St Pierre, UFC President Dana White is confident the former welterweight kingpin will return. GSP returned to training recently, stoking the flame of potential return talks. Dana White spoke to media members and fans at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’...

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...

Nov 19, 2014 9:01 am

Edgar: ‘People are talking about 145’ers because of McGregor’

Outspoken Irishman Conor McGregor was praised by his fellow featherweight Frankie Edgar recently. McGregor has been able to keep his name in MMA headlines, and even picked up a spot on the Carson Daly Show (See that HERE). Edgar believes McGregor is the reason people are talking about the featherweight division. (via The MMA Hour)...

Nov 19, 2014 8:51 am

Rousey On Future: ‘I have a lot of important decisions to make’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been busy outside of the Octagon, as well as inside of it. ‘Rowdy’ took her talents to the bigscreen this year, acting in The Expendables 3 which premiered earlier this year, and Fast & Furious 7 which comes out next year. Going forward, the champ says she has...

Nov 19, 2014 8:43 am

Jon Jones, Nick Diaz Pose

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones snapped photos with many of the stars at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference, and even sparred with Anderson Silva after (See that HERE). In the below photo, Jones posed with Nick Diaz, quoting the Stockton bad-boy in the caption. Don't be scared Homie A photo posted...

Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am

GSP On Rory’s Title Shot, And His Personal MMA Future

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been noncommittal regarding his return to MMA. ‘Rush’ spoke to MMACanada, to discuss his potential return, his teammate Rory MacDonald, who will likely get a title shot in his next fight, and avoiding injuries in training. Check it out:

Nov 19, 2014 8:23 am

McGregor Pulling For Swanson Over Edgar

‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor will likely have his eye close on this Saturday’s main event between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar. UFC President Dana White has stated that if Swanson wins the bout, he will be awarded a title shot against Jose Aldo. McGregor, who fights Dennis Siver in January, will also likely earn a title...

Nov 19, 2014 8:20 am

The Ultimate Fighter Getting New Look In New Year

The UFC’s long-running reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, will be reportedly getting a new look in the new year. The UFC has caught criticism recently for the lack of talent on TUF, with viewers claiming the show was ‘getting old’. That changed this season with TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion....

Nov 19, 2014 8:16 am

“For those who think Machida’s Sexy”

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida did a photo shoot on Monday prior to the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones captured some of the shoot in a video for, “those who think Lyoto Macida’s sexy.” You guys should've seen the Dragon modeling earlier today. I'm telling you, he really...

Nov 19, 2014 8:10 am

Conor McGregor v. Jon Jones, Who Gets In More?

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones captured a video with ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Both men have built an impressive resume in the ring, and out of the ring with their brash trash talk. McGregor, like his nickname indicates, is notorious for his trash talk leading up...

Nov 19, 2014 8:03 am

Silva Says No Worries With Health Ahead Of Nick Diaz Bout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) says there should be no worries regarding his health heading in to his January 31st showdown with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. “The Spider” was hospitalized due to apparent back pain earlier this month in Brazil. However, after a quick observation from doctors, Silva was...

Nov 19, 2014 7:33 am

Velasquez vs. Werdum targeted for June in Mexico

Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) scored a second-round TKO victory over Mark Hunt at last weekend’s UFC 180 event in Mexico to claim the UFC’s interim Heavyweight Championship. According to UFC President Dana White, Werdum will likely get the chance to unify the heavyweight belts with Cain Velasquez this upcoming June at another event...