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Oct 1, 2014 4:07 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine makes his Octagon debut against Korea’s rising star Hyun Gyu Lim. Watch Saffiedine battle Rory MacDonald in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 3:47 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: MacDonald vs. Maia

Looking to bounce back from a loss, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald stays focused on his opponent, Demian Maia, at UFC 170. See MacDonald fight Tarec Saffiedine in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 12:03 pm

White Takes Blame For Romero/Kennedy Controversy

“There was also a language barrier. But I saw the guys from the commission. They were yelling, ‘Get the hell out of there!’ I don’t care what language you speak — you know what get the hell out of there means. You know what time you’re supposed to be out of the octagon. It was...

Oct 1, 2014 11:56 am

Suspension Report: Kennedy Out With Facial Blowout

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of Mandatory medical suspensions for UFC 178 fighters. UFC 178 took place last weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days Dustin Poirier: suspended 45...

Oct 1, 2014 11:26 am

Evans Asks UFC Boss To Give Him Gustafsson Fight

“I’ve been very impressed with how his development has gone,” Evans said on FOX Sports 1’s post-UFC 178 show. “I would definitely like to fight him when I return. Definitely. When I left, I was at the top and Alexander Gustafsson has been getting better with every single fight. Dana (White), set it up.” With...

Oct 1, 2014 9:58 am

Fury vs. Cowboy?

Undefeated UFC lightweight Myles “Fury” Jury (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has apparently been offered a fight with surging 155-pound contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. “Fury” gave fans the inside scoop earlier today: I’m getting asked non-stop when I’m fighting next and if it’ll be against Donald Cerrone. Just to let you all have a little inside...

Oct 1, 2014 8:57 am

Cung Le tests positive for HGH following UFC Fight Night 48

Prior to his headlining bout with Michael Bisping at August’s ‘UFC Fight Night 48’ event in Macau, former Strikeforce champion Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell under heavy scrutiny/suspicion for his abnormally “jacked” physique. Apparently, that suspicion was well warranted, as UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Le tested positive for excess levels of...

Sep 30, 2014 5:07 am

PHOTO | Cat Zingano’s Son Surprises Her At Airport

Cat Zingano stated after her UFC 178 win over Amanda Nunes that she couldn’t wait to go home and see her son after the win. ‘Alpha’ got her wish, and was surprised at the airport by her son. My homecoming surprise at the airport!!! @ufc #UFC178 — Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) September 28, 2014

Sep 30, 2014 5:06 am

Conor McGregor Reacts To One Of His Suits Being ‘Borrowed’

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor went out to celebrate with friends, teammates and family. McGregor was shown a photo of his longtime coach John Kavanagh wearing one of his custom suits. The following video is McGregor’s reaction to being shown the picture.

Sep 30, 2014 5:05 am

Nogueira Brothers Barely Escaped Hostage Situation

Antonio Nogueira and his brother were staying at the Saint Peter Hotel in Brasilia, Brazi. The UFC fighters were evacuated from the hotel along with the rest of the guests for what was being initially reported as a gas leak. Globo is reporting that the story turned out to be a cover to keep guests...

Sep 30, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie Eyeing UFC Return After Sakuraba Match At Metamoris

JiuJitsu legend Renzo Gracie is eyeing a return to the UFC after he has his grappling match against Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 in November. Sakuraba broke Renzo’s arm when the two first faced off under the PRIDE FC banner in 2000. Renzo spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his desire to...

Sep 30, 2014 5:03 am

Rory MacDonald Set To Make Metamoris Debut

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to face Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax, however he already has another match lined up after that. MacDonald will be making his Metamoris debut on November 22nd on the promotions 5th JiuJitsu PPV. 1 day ago We’re looking forward to seeing Rory MacDonald face J.T....

Sep 30, 2014 5:02 am

Niklas Backstrom Explains Why He Doesn’t Want His Family At Fight Night 53

Niklas Backstrom is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night Stockholm this Saturday in his home country of Sweden. Backstrom is teammates with Alexander Gustafsson, and was one of his teammates featured in the UFC’s mini documentary, which you can watch HERE. He spoke to MMAJunkie about why he doesn’t like his...

Sep 30, 2014 5:01 am

Neil Seery Set To Fight Richie Vaculik At FN 55

Neil Seery is set to return to the Octagon for his third bout with the UFC, against Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney Australia on November 8th. Seery stepped into the bout for Ray Borg, who was injured and forced to withdraw from the bout. Seery is coming off a unanimous decision...

Sep 29, 2014 8:17 pm Radio Recap With Kenny Monday, And Jim Ross

This past Sunday returned with another amazing episode, that informed our listeners about an incredible upcoming MMA event. BattleGrounds MMA is holding a ‘one night tournament’ which will be held on Friday October 3rd. The show was kicked off by BattleGrounds MMA President Kenny Monday who spoke about his roots as an Olympic Gold...

Sep 29, 2014 7:14 pm

TUF 20 Finale Set For December 12 In Vegas

UFC officials announced today that the TUF 20 Finale will take place on December 12 live from The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which will crown the UFC’s first ever women’s strawweight champion, is set to air on FOX Sports 1. The live finale is expected to feature most if not all of the competitors from Season...

Sep 29, 2014 7:01 pm

Mark Hunt: I’m Not Rich, I Just Bank A Lot

Current UFC heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently made New Zealand’s 20 highest paid athletes list, this according to the New Zealand Herald: #17. Mark Hunt (UFC) – $890,000 Mark Hunt is New Zealand’s biggest name involved in the world’s fastest growing sport. Hunt recently signed a new six-fight deal with UFC worth...

Sep 29, 2014 4:27 pm

Luke Rockhold Signs With Adidas

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold has officially signed a deal with Adidas for their Combat Sports line of MMA and performance gear. Rockhold spoke to Forbes about the opportunity: “Ever since Run DMC came out with their shell toes and Adidas track suits, I was hooked. I can’t imagine a better brand to represent. I’m looking...

Sep 29, 2014 4:15 pm

Weidman Slams Belfort: “I’m Going To Embarrass Him”

Chris Weidman was forced out of his UFC 181 fight against Vitor Belfort with a broken hand, however Vitor Belfor began saying the UFC needs to have an interim belt until Weidman returns, which is believed to be February, just 2 months after their scheduled fight at UFC 181. Weidman spoke on The MMA Hour:...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 29, 2014 3:53 pm

Tim Kennedy Slams John McCarthy: “He F****d Up Majorly”

Tim Kennedy lost via TKO in his UFC 178 bout against Yoel Romero this past Saturday at UFC 178, however the bout was riddled with controversy. From Kennedy grabbing Romero’s glove, to Romero’s corner buying their fighter extra time. (Read our breakdown of the situation HERE) Kennedy joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to...

Sep 29, 2014 3:40 pm

Alan Patrick Out Of UFC 179 With Fractured Jaw

Alan Patrick has been forced out of his UFC 179 bout against Beneil Dariush on the main card of UFC 179 after fracturing his jaw in training. Patrick’s manager, D’Angelo Vidal spoke with MMAFighting about his client’s injury. “He was scheduled to compete in an ADCC match in Manaus on Sunday, but he had a...

Sep 29, 2014 3:20 pm

Rankings Report: Conor McGregor Cracks Top 5

At UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor cracked the top 5 rankings for the featherweight division according to the UFC’s official rankings. Prior to his win over Poirier this past weekend McGregor was ranked 9th on the ladder, however with his win he replaced Poirier on the ladder in the #5 spot. McGregor is...

Sep 29, 2014 3:05 pm

QUICK TWITT: Donald Cerrone Has “Great News”

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone is fresh off a big win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 this past weekend, and it appears that ‘Cowboy’ already has great news for fans. Leaving Vegas headed home! Back to work!!! And sure did leave with some great news — Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) September 29, 2014 The news very...

Sep 29, 2014 3:00 pm Radio Replay With Kenny Monday, and Jim Ross Radio was back last night with an incredible episode. The episode was kicked off with BattleGrounds MMA President Kenny Monday, who spoke about how he was able to bring back the ‘one night tournament’ format for MMA events, as well as how he started BattleGrounds MMA. After Kenny was on the show we had...

Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am

Commission Explains Why Taylor Lapilus Was Denied Licensing To Fight

Earlier today it was reported that Taylor Lapilus had been removed from this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Stockholm card in his bout against Dennis Siver. The only reason given as to why Lapilus was removed from the card was that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation felt he wasn’t a suitable opponent for Siver. Charles...

Sep 29, 2014 10:17 am

UFC 178 Salary Report: Johnson, McGregor Top Payroll

This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178. The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round. Below is the salary report for the event, which...

Sep 29, 2014 9:33 am

Stories From Stockholm: Swedish Giants

This Saturday the UFC hits Stockholm Sweden for UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Sweden is quickly becoming a hotspot for MMA talent, including Alexander Gustafsson, Ilir Latifi, Tor Troeng and more. Check out the mini-documentary from the UFC.

Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am

McGregor Open To Moving Up To Lightweight Eventually

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor attended the post-fight press conference complete with an “ivory elephant trunk suit” to continue his verbal assault on the featherweight division. (Read about it HERE). McGregor also informed media members that he would be open to fighting at lightweight, but not until after...