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Oct 23, 2014 11:29 am

Profile – Rory MacDonald Title Challenger

The folks over at Fightland put together this feature on Rory MacDonald. Get to know the UFC’s number one welterweight contender, by hitting play above.

Oct 23, 2014 10:41 am

Crazy Stuff Has Happened Since Cain’s Last Fight

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has not fought since his TKO win over Junior dos Santos, in October of 2013. And while that’s only been a year, a lot has happened in the company since the UFC’s most inactive champion stepped inside the cage. Having only fought five-times since 2010, Velasquez will now spend the...

Oct 23, 2014 10:20 am

Paulo Thiago Released By UFC Following 2-7 Skid

After his latest string of losses, longtime UFC welterweight Paulo Thiago has been released by the promotion. The Brazilian made his promotional debut by knocking out, then top 3 welterweight, Josh Koscheck, in the very first round. In his latest nine UFC contests Thiago has won just two bouts.

Oct 22, 2014 4:36 pm

REPORT: Lauzon Joins Velasquez On UFC 180 Sidelines, Out Of Diego Sanchez Bout

If reports hold true, UFC fan favorite Joe Lauzon has become the latest fighter to pull out of the UFC’s Mexico debut card of UFC 180. Lauzon was originally slated to fight Diego Sanchez on the night’s main card, and came in as a replacement opponent for Norman Parke. The reason behind Lauzon’s withdrawal is...

Oct 22, 2014 1:41 pm

PHOTO | No-TRT Vitor Update

It’s been awhile since former UFC champ, Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort has shown off his post-TRT physique, but he’s back, and we’ve got it. A photo posted by Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (@vitorbelfort) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:05am PDT

Oct 22, 2014 1:34 pm

UT-OH! Bisping Cut in Training

Just two-weeks out from his pending main event against, Luke Rockhold, and Michael Bisping is under a physician’s care for a training injury. A minor cut over the right-eye of the OC resident won’t keep him out of the Nov 7 event, but it probably gives Rockhold a new target to spot. The Count explains...

Oct 22, 2014 1:28 pm

Mark Hunt says his only challenge will be making weight

Yesterday, we learned that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had suffered a knee injury in training and was thus forced out of his scheduled main event title fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. With that news, the UFC decided to pit perennial contender Mark Hunt against Fabricio Werdum with the winner being crowned the...

Oct 22, 2014 12:30 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pros React To Cain Velasquez Knee Injury And Bout Withdrawal

No doubt, the return of the UFC’s heavyweight champion was highly anticipated. Fight fans have been waiting more than a year for Cain Velasquez to return to the cage, only to have him cancel, once more, just three-weeks before his sold out event. As such, some notable MMA figures took to twitter with their sore...

Oct 22, 2014 10:47 am

Man vs. Woman in the UFC? Rousey Says No Way

“I don’t think it’s realistically a good idea at all. Because MMA is already fighting to be accepted, especially with all the Ray Rice and all these things going on. “It’s never going to be a good thing to have a man hitting a woman on television or ever in any circumstance unless it’s the...

Oct 22, 2014 10:15 am

Cain Velasquez To Face Surgeon’s Knife Tomorrow In Cali

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez is set for surgery tomorrow to repair his UFC 180 fight canceling knee injury. The San Jose based fighter withdrew from his scheduled title bout against Fabricio Werdum yesterday. Instead of a top 5 opponent, Velasquez must now face a surgeon’s knife, as he goes in to repair a torn...

Oct 22, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 179 Embedded Episode 1: ‘Mendes is a piece of Sh**’

On episode 1 of UFC 179 Embedded, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for his title defense on home soil in Rio, he has harsh words for his opponent Chad Mendes and divisional up-and-comer Conor McGregor. Still stateside in Sacramento, Mendes trains alongside Nate Diaz, then packs for his long trip into enemy territory. UFC...

Oct 22, 2014 10:02 am

REPLAY! Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson (Full Fight)

Mark Hunt is the 4th ranked heavyweight in the world and now he’s going for the interim heavyweight title as he faces Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, stepping in for an injured Cain Velasquez. Take a look back as Mark Hunt faced Roy Nelson, earning the much-coveted Performance of the Night bonus as the two...

Oct 22, 2014 9:59 am

Werdum Reacts To Velasquez Injury: ‘It Feels Weird’

“I was relaxing here in Mexico with my team when I got a call from Dana White. He said ‘I have good and bad news for you, Fabricio. The good one is that you will still fight for the title on Nov. 15, and the bad news is that Velasquez is out with a knee...

Oct 22, 2014 5:05 am

Bethe To Tate: ‘Don’t be scared, “Honey!”’

Taking her focus of Ronda Rousey and the horsewomen, Bethe Corriea doesn’t mince words when addressing the former title challenger, Miesha Tate. I'm different! Sumtimes I like 2devour my dessert b4 another horsemeat dinner!Stand toe2toe w/ me Cupcake @MieshaTate Don't be scared Honey! — Bethe (@bethecorreia) October 19, 2014 Who wins this inside the cage?

Oct 22, 2014 5:04 am

Ronda Can’t Wait To Fight Cat Zingano, Ready To Fight NOW!

“Hopefully I’ll be fighting Cat Zingano January 3rd. I haven’t got the official word yet. I’m ready to fight right now if they call me,” stated UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who is eager to face top challenger Cat Zinganao at UFC 182 on January 3.

Oct 22, 2014 5:03 am

What It Looks Like When Ballerinas KO UFC Fighters

For a different look at some of the UFC’s more intense moments, the good folks over at Masato Toys have put together a fun gallery of fighters getting knocked out by Ballerinas. Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 am

UFC Rankings Report: Week of 10/20/14

The UFC Rankings Report is a new weekly series that gives you, the fans, a more in-depth look into the official UFC rankings. This week’s Matt Parrino and Insider Forrest Griffin discuss the upcoming Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes rematch at UFC 179, Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre’s possible return and more.

Oct 22, 2014 5:00 am

Kampmann: ‘I don’t see myself fighting anytime soon’

Team Alpha Male’s new head coach, Martin Kampmann, isn’t shutting the door on a return to the Octagon, but he’s not committing to one either. In a recent interview with Submission Radio, the UFC welterweight stated, “You know never say never, but I can’t see myself fighting anytime soon,That’s for sure.” You can listen to...

Oct 21, 2014 6:43 pm

Conor McGregor Promises Tea-Bagging Of Chad Mendes

“I am the number one contender, it’s that simple. I hold the key to the biggest gate, the biggest attendance, to football stadiums. I’m not holding back, I’m not sitting and waiting. We have spoken with Dana, Lorenzo and Uncle Frank. When you have that backing, you have control.” During a recent stint on BT...

Oct 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Velasquez Injured, Hunt Steps Up For Werdum Interim Title Fight On 3-Weeks Notice

The UFC”s debut in Mexico just took a heavyweight hit to its sold-out event. According to the UFC’s official twitter account, the UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has pulled out of UFC 180, due to injury. BREAKING: Velasquez injured. Werdum vs Hunt new UFC 180 main event Full Story: — UFC (@ufc) October 22,...

Oct 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Jose Aldo: Mendes striking has not evolved

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo knows very well that the man he fights this weekend for a second time, Chad Mendes, has won four of his past five contests via knockout or TKO. But those statistics haven’t made Aldo a believer in “Money’s” striking skills, as he told Combate (via Bloody Elbow) in a recent...

Oct 21, 2014 4:58 pm

TAKE BACKS! Cung Le Cleared Of All Charges, UFC Rescinds Suspension

At UFC Fight Night Macao on August 23rd, UFC contracted with an independent drug testing laboratory in Hong Kong to perform urinalysis testing on all fighters on the card. Additionally, UFC requested the laboratory to test blood samples from 4 fighters for human growth hormone (HGH), erythropoietin (EPO) and testosterone. One of the athletes who...

Oct 21, 2014 4:20 pm

Jose Aldo: ‘Fighters Make Millions For The UFC, Where’s Our Cut?’

“I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too. We give a lot for the company. I’ve seen this happening in the past, athletes were highly valued, and the company was not that big. Today, the company is very large and athletes devalued.” “If you’re fighting well, you are...

Oct 21, 2014 4:10 pm

Carwin: One-Dimensional Lesnar Needs To Stay Retired

“I basically almost died in that fight. In the second round, anybody could have tripped me and landed on me. He’s not coming back. I don’t even know why he would have the desire. He’s not going to improve the part of his game he needs to improve in that short (amount) of time. The...

Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Conor McGregor would rather keep busy than wait for a title shot

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Following his win over “The Diamond”, the brash young Irishman proclaimed himself the divisions number one contender, a notion that UFC president Dana White seems to agree with. McGregor will be...

Oct 21, 2014 3:32 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants “To Regain The Trust And The Respect of The Public”

“What Chael’s hoping for is to regain the trust and the respect of the public. He’s not concerned about his paycheck. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s capable. “What he wants to do is be a part of the industry that he loves and that he helped build to a large degree. He’s been a focal...

Oct 21, 2014 3:18 pm

Glover Teixeira Says Eye Pokes Made No Difference In Jones Title Tilt

“I don’t think it changed the result. It wasn’t because of eye-pokes that I lost that fight. Jones won that fight. He injured my arm at the start of the fight. He deserves credit for his win. The eye-pokes did bother me because it affected my vision a bit. But either way, he would have...