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Jul 9, 2014 12:53 pm

Sonnen ‘accepting responsibility’ for second drug testing failure

Standing on the sidelines looking in, laid-off FOX commentator and UFC personality, Chael Sonnen is, according to his NSAC response, ‘Accepting Responsibility’ for his second failed drug test. Sonnen’s inability to give a clean testing sample on two-seperate occasions is forcing him into uncharted waters with the NSAC, who are seeking up to $250k in...

Jul 9, 2014 12:45 pm

Mousasi Blasts The UFC For Unprofessional PR Stint

The fighters are always the last to know… In the wake of the UFC’s second pay-per-view cancellation, Gegard Mousasi was on the road promoting, when he discovered on social media his fight had indeed been cancelled. Scheduled to fight Jacare Souza next month at UFC 176 in Los Angeles, the top middleweights now have a...

Jul 9, 2014 12:27 pm

Joe Rogan Teaches the brutal “Imanari” Finish

Joe Rogan, Jiu Jitsu blackbelt, stops by Onnit headquarters to teach some Jiu Jitsu to Whitney Miller, Danny Castillo, and TJ Dillashaw. He shows them the “Imanari” position, step by step, including utilizing the seatbelt and zombie grappling technique.

Jul 9, 2014 9:56 am

REPORT: UFC Champ Rousey Broke Her Hand In Davis Scrap

In updated news surrounding UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, it appears as if the fighting star has suffered a broken hand in the wake of her most recent title defense. Rousey easily dispatched Alexis Davis at last weekend’s UFC 175 event, but now, according to Yahoo! Sports, she’s paying the price today. Check it: (Via...

Jul 9, 2014 9:45 am

Fertitta Explains UFC 176 Cancellation

After the announcement of the postponement of UFC 176, chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta joins FOX Sports Live to explain why and when to look for it to be rescheduled for.

Jul 9, 2014 9:27 am

Caraway Feels McDonald May Be Next Opponent

Bantamweight fighter Brian Caraway has been steadily rising through the division, with his last victory against Erik Perez bringing his UFC record to 4-1. When speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, Caraway mentioned that there have been talks about his next top-tier opponent. “There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao, a guy that’s...

Jul 9, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Duane Ludwig Never Rests

Famed striking coach Duane Bang Ludwig, former head coach of Team Alpha Male, who coached TJ Dillashaw against Renan Barao, may be parting ways with TAM, but he will still coach Chad Mendes against Jose Aldo. Mendes posted the following picture onto his Instagram account of Duane Ludwig writing down combos on the plane while...

Jul 9, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Team Alpha Male Holds Meeting

Team Alpha Male held a meeting, and while no details are known about what occurred during the meeting, everyone looks fairly tense. It is no secret that former head coach Duane Ludwig and Urijah Faber have a rocky relationship, and it is interesting to note that both men are seated at the heads of the...

Jul 9, 2014 5:02 am

Derrick Lewis: MMA Saved My Life

Derrick Lewis spoke with the media at the TUF 19 post fight press conference about his past and how MMA essentially saved his life. Lewis had just picked up a win over Guto Inocente earlier that night.

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 7:50 pm

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov Targeted For End Of Summer

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov is being targeted for an end of summer event, possibly UFC 177. MMABoxing.ru broke the news that the bout was slated for UFC 177, however MMAJunkie got a report from a source close to the event that it wasn’t official yet. Ben Rothwell hasn’t seen Octagon action since August of...

Jul 8, 2014 7:17 pm

Jouban vs. Baczynski Set For Fight Night 47

UFC Fight Night 47: St. Preux vs. Bader takes place at the end of summer, and it just picked up another bout. Alan Jouban, who will be making his UFC debut, will fight Seth Baczynski. Jouban is riding a two fight winning streak into the Octagon with back to back wins in the RFA. Seth...

Jul 8, 2014 7:07 pm

UFC 176: Mendes vs. Aldo Cancelled

UFC 176: Mendes vs. Aldo II has been cancelled after Jose Aldo withdrew from the fight with a neck and shoulder injury. The bout was scheduled to take place August 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The UFC said all of the fights that had been scheduled for the event would be shifted...

Jul 8, 2014 6:59 pm

Dominick Cruz Set To Make Return At UFC 178

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Cruz is coming off a nearly three year absence from the Octagon, which was due to two torn ACL’s. Mizugaki will be riding a five fight win streak into the bout, including wins over Bryan Caraway...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 3:44 pm

Jens Pulver Wishes He Had Retired Sooner

The first ever Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver retired this Sunday, right before his biggest rival BJ Penn retired Sunday night. Pulver spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about his retirement. It was early in the morning, and we were at the [UFC Fan] Expo, and I just…you know, I’m done,” he...

Jul 8, 2014 3:30 pm

Joe Rogan Explains Confrontation With Dana White At UFC 175

UFC commentator Joe Rogan explained the confrontation that took place between him and Dana White at UFC 175 after someone from the production team told Rogan to ask Ronda Rousey if she would fight again in a month on the UFC 176 card. Immediately it was obvious that Dana White was not happy with what...

Jul 8, 2014 3:03 pm

Rousey’s Coach Wants Cyborg Fight

Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about a potential matchup between Rousey and Cris Cyborg. “Absolutely, I like that fight,” he said, as transcribed by Luke Thomas for Cyborg” target=”_blank”>MMAFighting. “I love that fight. Ronda knows, I spoke to Ronda. I said, ‘You knock out Cyborg...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 8, 2014 2:40 pm

UFC Fight Night 47 Poster Revealed

UFC Fight Night 47, which features a light heavyweight bout between Ovince St. Preux and Ryan Bader, and takes place August 16th from Maine, officially has a fight poster. Check it out below: The fight card so far is as follows: Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May Tim Boetsch vs....

Jul 8, 2014 2:38 pm

Eddie Bravo Calls For One More BJ Penn Fight

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo posted a thred on The UnderGround calling for BJ Penn to return to the UFC for one more fight, but with some changes. That crazy strategy should retire not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive...

Jul 8, 2014 2:30 pm

Faber Calls Out Yamamoto For Fight Night 52 In Japan

UFC Fight Night 52, which features a heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt may also be getting a bout between Urijah Faber and Kid Yamamoto according to UFC President Dana White. Faber spoke to Fighters Only about the potential fight saying: “That (Yamamoto) fight would’ve really been awesome, sadly it kind of went...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. MMAJunkie.com verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...

Jul 8, 2014 1:46 pm

UFC 176 Ticket Pre-Sale Numbers High Despite Aldo’s Injury

The rematch between Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo was supposed to take place August 2nd at UFC 176, however Jose Aldo suffered a neck and shoulder injury during training and will no longer be able to fight on the card. Dana White said this past Sunday that the fight will “eventually” happen, given that Aldo...