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Sep 18, 2014 5:03 am

Melvin Manhoef Explains How He Was Tricked Into Fighting Mark Hunt

Melvin Manhoef is arguably one of the hardest hitting fighters on the planet. One of his most spectacular highlight reel knockouts came during his time in Pride FC, where he knocked Mark Hunt out cold with a left hand. Prior to being knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in May of 2013, Hunt hadn’t been...

Sep 18, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 178 Headliners Demetrious Johnson And Chris Cariaso Randomly Drug Tested

In an effort to clean up the sport, the UFC has been increasing the volume of random out of competition drug tests. The latest fighters to get tested were none other than UFC 178 headliners Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. Cariaso recalls the situation to MMAjunkie: “They showed up at my door and said, ‘Alright,...

Sep 18, 2014 5:01 am

NAC Looking To Fine Jones And Cormier Entire Purse

Yesterday we reported that the NAC would be addressing the brawl at the UFC 178 promotional event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier next Tuesday at a hearing. More details on the hearing and the NAC’s intent have been revealed. MMAJunkie obtained a copy of the complaint against Jones and Cormier, which stated they were...

Sep 17, 2014 8:07 pm

TUF 20 Results: Joanne Calderwood Defeats Emily Kagan

In the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter 20, #2 ranked Joanne Calderwood took on #15 ranked Emily Kagan. In the first round both fighters looked hesitant to exchange, with Calderwood landing a high volume of leg kicks throughout the first minute of the round. As the round went on there were brief exchanges that...

Sep 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Chris Weidman Working On Footwork

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against Vitor Belfort in December. To get ready for the fight, Weidman can be seen in this video working on his footwork. By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 5:02 pm

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Gets Sandwich Named For Him

Former head coach of Team Alpha Male, and the mastermind behind TJ Dillashaw’s dominant upset over Renan Barao, was honored with his own sandwich at Brother’s BBQ in Colorado. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 4:49 pm

Tecia Torres Fought Randa Markos Injured

Last season was the premier of TUF 20, a groundbreaking season that would crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The first fight of the show was between #3 ranked Tecia Torres of Team Melendez, and #14 ranked Randa Markos of Team Pettis. The injury didn’t occur during training however, it happened while the coaches...

Sep 17, 2014 4:41 pm

NAC To Address Jones-Cormier Brawl At Hearing Next Tuesday

Last month when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier took the stage to have a staredown for the first time, a fight ensued. The brawl saw Jones throw UFC exec Dave Sholler aside before engaging Cormier in a brawl that ended with Jones on top, throwing punches at Cormier. Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight, that...

Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Dhiego Lima Returns To The Octagon At UFC Fight Night 56

After a brutal first round KO loss to Eddie Gordon at the TUF 19 finale, Dhiego Lima will return to the Octagon on November 8th in Brazil against Pawel Pawlak Lima is 9-3 in his professional MMA career. As one of the most promising prospects on TUF 19, Lima fought his way to the finale...

Sep 17, 2014 4:01 pm

TUF 20 Premier Draws Nearly 3 Million Viewers

FoxSports has sent out a press release regarding the TUF 20 premier ratings from last week, and the numbers are overwhelming. The historic season premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: A CHAMPION WILL BE CROWNED delivered a viewership knockout for FOX Sports. The new season of Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) storied reality series delivered FOX Sports...

Sep 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Ronda Rousey Talks Cyborg Matchup

In the above interview, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke about the pain of losing, and about why she would beat Cris Cyborg if the two ever fought. Shoutout to Erik Engelhart for sending us this video. By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Fedor Shuts Down Comeback Talk: “I’m Done Fighting”

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Over the course of his 12 year Mixed Martial Arts career, Fedor fought many of the world’s top fighters while under the Pride banner. Recently Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the possibility of a superfight...

Sep 17, 2014 2:59 pm

QUICK TWITT: Machida vs. Dollaway Set For UFC FN 58

Fresh off a 5-round war against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, Lyoto Machida will be stepping into the Octagon against C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil. The UFC announced this bout on Twitter, using UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to break the news. .@RondaRousey confirma: @lyotomachidafw encara @cbdollaway no #UFCBarueri (20/12)....

Sep 17, 2014 10:50 am

MMA Veteran Retires Following Tragic Death Of Mother

MMA veteran Jorge Gurgel has retired from MMA after losing his mother to a tragic accident last month. On August 29th at 2 p.m. Gurgel’s mother departed the Apple store with her newly resotred iPad and headed home to finish packing her suitcases and head to the airport to head to Ireland, where she would...

Sep 17, 2014 10:37 am

UFC Releases Francis Carmont

Former top 10 UFC middleweight Francis Carmont has announced that he has been cut from the UFC after losing to Thales Leites. Carmont made the announcement to his fans via Facebook: Post by Francis Carmont. By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 10:24 am

UFC Seeking Replacement For Robert Whiteford Against Dennis Siver

The UFC is currently shopping for a replacement for Robert Whiteford at UFC Fight Night 53 to step in against Dennis Siver. MMAJunkie confirmed Whiteford’s withdrawal with a source close to Whiteford, however no reason for the withdrawal was given. The fight will serve as Dennis Siver’s first bout back to the Octagon after serving...

Sep 17, 2014 10:18 am

Rin Nakai vs. Miesha Tate Extended Preview

Two time women’s bantamweight title challenger Miesha Tate will be stepping back into the Octagon this Saturday against Japan’s 16-0 Rin Nakai in a highly anticipated matchup. To get fight fans ready for UFC Fight Night 52, the UFC has compiled an extended preview of this bout, which takes an in depth look at both...

Sep 17, 2014 9:54 am

Rousey Believes Rose Namajunas Is TUF 20’s “Next Ronda Rousey”

Earlier this month, UFC President Dana White said that the promotion found “The next Ronda Rousey” on TUF 20. Rousey believes that the fighter White was talking about, is 2-1 Rose Namajunas. Rousey spoke with media members in Brazil about her pick. “I definitely think it’s Rose Namajunas. I called it from the very beginning....

Sep 17, 2014 9:45 am

TWITTER BEEF: Norman Parke And Diego Sanchez Trade Barbs On Twitter

Norman Parke and Diego Sanchez have been trading verbal shots at one another for some time, and will likely continue to do so until they meet in the Octagon on November 15th at UFC 180 in Mexico. The pair has taken their feud to Twitter recently. @DiegoSanchezUFC u gona try and take me down !!...

Sep 17, 2014 9:21 am

Rousey Slams Cyborg: ‘The Best She Has Isn’t Good Enough’

The plot between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg thickens once again. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Cris Cyborg wanted a fight with Rousey, but said that if she dropped to the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds, she would die. This silenced the talk of a potential superfight for some time,...

Sep 17, 2014 9:05 am

Hendricks vs. Lawler II Being Targeted For February

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler put on a spectacular performance when the pair fought for the vacant UFC welterweight title back in March. Hendricks ended up taking the decision, as well as the welterweight strap, but has been unable to defend the belt since due to a torn bicep. Robbie Lawler on the other hand...

Sep 17, 2014 8:56 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey Appears In Maxim Magazine

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has graced the pages of Maxim Magazine once again. This time, Rousey has joined athletes such as Russell Westbrook and Floyd Mayweather in Maxim’s spread of ‘The Baddest Athletes On The Planet’. Check it out: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 8:28 am

QUICK TWITT: Shayna Baszler Addresses Fans Regarding Loss To Bethe Correia

Ronda Rousey’s stablemate, and one member of the ‘4 Horsewomen’, Shayna Baszler recently lost via TKO to Bethe Correia. Baszler addressed her haters several days ago, for putting her under harsh criticism. Guess what I'm doing. Living my dreams. Guess what haters do. Clock in to grinding jobs & hat… — Shayna Baszler...

Sep 16, 2014 7:10 pm

Alvarez Has Harsh Words For Gilbert Melendez

“…I think Diego Sanchez must have really landed good with those uppercuts when they fought last year, if that’s the case. He must still be feeling them. I hope Melendez beats Pettis. Nothing against Pettis, but I want Melendez to win that fight. I want to beat Donald and then finally get my hands on...

Sep 16, 2014 6:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 50 & 51 medical suspensions

The medical suspensions from both UFC Fight Night 50 and UFC Fight Night 51 were obtained by MMAJUNKIE earlier today. According to the report, UFC Fight Night 50 headliner Ronaldo Souza has been suspended indefinitely, pending medical clearance for the injured right hand he sustained in his win over Gegard Mousasi. Here is the full...

Sep 16, 2014 5:56 pm

Rousey: ‘I want to fight Bethe In Brazil’

“I’m the champ. I’m supposed to fight anyone at any time, and I’m waiting for who steps up… I want to fight Bethe. I want to fight Bethe in Brazil actually. I think it would be an amazing event and I’d love to be part of it. “I think it’s very smart what she’s doing....

Sep 16, 2014 5:53 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘A Heavyweight GOAT Doesn’t Exist’

There is a large number of people in the mixed martial arts community who would answer “Fedor” if asked the question “who is the greatest MMA heavyweight of all time?”. Current UFC heavyweight contender Roy “Big Country” Nelson is not one of those people. The former TUF Season 10 winner recently explained to FOX Sports why he doesn’t believe a...

Sep 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Rin Nakai: Miesha Tate is ‘beautiful and sexy’

Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi recently did an interview with undefeated female Japanese fighter Rin Nakai (16-0 MMA) for During the interview, Modafferi learns that 27-year-old Rin Nakai has participated in combat sports nearly her entire life, starting with Judo at age 3. Nakai chose gymnastics over Judo in middle school, but her parents reversed...

Sep 16, 2014 5:17 pm

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