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May 10, 2012 6:09 pm

UFC ANNOUNCES THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER AUSTRALIA VS UK

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed it will film an Australian edition of its hit reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter® (‘TUF’), giving Aussie and British mixed martial artists the opportunity to secure a lucrative contract with the world’s preeminent mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Registration is now open to all aspiring UFC fighters from...

May 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Exclusive | Kyle Kingsbury on Overeem disappointment, Velasquez, and fight with Teixeira

Kyle Kingsbury is scheduled to face Glover Teixeira at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012. The main event was originally slated to be UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus Dutch striker Alistair Overeem. On April 4, 2012, Overeem failed his pre-fight drug test and tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone that exceeded a...

May 10, 2012 2:58 pm

Junior Dos Santos | Frank Mir is a Fighter that Talks Too Much | UFC News

UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos is scheduled to face former champ Frank Mir on May 26 in Las Vegas upon notice of  Alistair Overeem failed drug test and consequently unable to be licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  An interview with USA Today’s Sergio non JDS states “People want to talk about the...

May 10, 2012 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen's Legacy of Lingo

With Chael Sonnen’s impending rematch with Anderson Silva at UFC 148 (and the hype that goes with it) I was inspired to write this article. Chael Sonnen has said some pretty interesting things throughout his UFC career. Granted most of them have been aimed at his arch rival and current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva....

May 10, 2012 2:43 pm

Daily Show's John Oliver: MMA Gayest Thing I've Ever Seen

In a recent episode of The Daily Show, British comedian John Oliver points out that TV shows have “never been gayer”. He goes on to argue with Jon Stewart proclaiming MMA is “the gayest thing I’ve ever seen”. “TV has never been gayer! You’ve got Smash, you’ve got Glee and you’ve got that sport where...

May 10, 2012 2:39 pm

"King Mo" Inks Deals with Bellator and TNA Pro Wrestling

In an unprecedented move – one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts, “King Mo” Lawal, has signed a deal to compete in Spike TV’s two major sports properties, Bellator Fighting Championships and TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling. King Mo will join the stars of TNA this summer and resume his mixed martial arts career next...

May 10, 2012 2:34 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta | "This last FOX show, I'd say it was a moderate performance."

By Jamie McAllister Lorenzo Fertitta comments to Yahoo sports. Fertitta comments on the recent fall in viewers on the UFC on FOX 3 show. “Would we like to see the numbers be trending differently? Yes, of course. But we’re not concerned and we don’t think it’s an overall reflection of our business. There are reasons...

May 10, 2012 2:30 pm

New UFC Signee Shane del Rosario Plans On Using His Speed Against The Big Men

By Jamie McAllister Shane Del Rosario comments to MMAprime. Del Rosario who is currently (11-0) in his MMA career.In his last outing he defeated Lavar Johnson in the first round via armbar. Del Rosario comments on how he prefers using his speed and footwork to his advantage. “I think that as a heavyweight I definitely...

May 10, 2012 2:29 pm

MMA Still Illegal in New York | Child Pornography is Legal

By Evan Stoumbelis: Recently the bill to make MMA legal in New York failed, leaving the MMA community angry and confused. However, yesterday the New York Court of Appeals ruled that viewing child pornography is no longer a criminal offense. MMA fans are left to wonder why MMA is illegal, but the viewing of child...

May 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Bigfoot Silva Brings In Special Help To Prepare For Velasquez | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva comments in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on the change of opponents due to the Heavyweight shuffle. “I was really glad about the opportunity. It’s my UFC debut and they are giving me a chance to fight one of the top two guys of the division, a former champion....

May 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Renan Barao On Faber | "I’d be really glad to confront him. That’s all."

By Jamie McAllister Renan Barao comments in an interview with TATAME. Barao comments on the possibility of facing Faber. “It would be great. Actually, I fight any guy UFC tells me to. I’m prepared and I can fight anyone” He also comments on his preparation for his next bout and is still keeping one eye...

May 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Josh Barnett | "I believe I’m the best heavyweight out there in the world"

By Jamie McAllister Josh Barnett comments in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. When asked when he would end up in the UFC. “It’s really unimportant. I think all the speculation is good for the people that enjoy the sport and they want to watch, and they want to be a part of that guessing game...

May 10, 2012 8:53 am

UFC on Fox | Mitrione vs. Broughton and Thompson vs. De Fries Confirmed to Fight

UFC officials will be throwing in two fights featuring heavyweights on UFC on FOX 4 taking place at the Los Angeles Staples Center scheduled to air on Fuel TV and streamed on Facebook August 4. 2012 The newest members of the fight card include Matt Mitrione who will square off with British fighter Rob Broughton....

May 10, 2012 8:16 am

VIDEO: Jeremy Stephens On Fighting Cowboy Cerrone, “It's Gonna Be a War”

Jeremy “Lil’ Heathen” Stephens is set battle with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FUEL TV 3 on May 15th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The headliner being a match-up between Dustin Poirier, and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, with the winner earning a shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Stephens says...

May 10, 2012 8:03 am

Cruz explains ACL Injury Denies Rousey Rumors

You may have heard that the UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz is out of UFC 148 with a blown ACL. Cruz was set to face rival Urijah Faber for the 135-pound strap on the same card as Sonnen vs Silva II in Las Vegas. With the UFC scrambling to find Faber another opponent for July...

May 10, 2012 7:57 am

VIDEO | Hector Lombard Ready To Blast Through UFC's Middleweight Division

As fans anxiously await the in-octagon debut of former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard, he made an appearance on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”. He talked about his recent UFC signing and briefly analyzed his highly anticipated bout with Brian Stann. “It was a very long process but I’m here in the UFC now so that’s...

May 10, 2012 7:51 am

Lauzon vs. Etim Added To Stacked UFC on FOX 4 Card

By: Jason Kindschy I have to say it again; UFC on FOX 4 just keeps getting better. A lightweight bout between Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (21-7) and Terry Etim (15-4) has been added to UFC on FOX 4, set to take place on August 4th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Joe Lauzon announced...

May 10, 2012 7:35 am

John Dodson Breaks Hand, Out "6 to 7 Weeks"

John Dodson was more tested in his first fight back since TUF 14 than his entire time on the long time running television show. Dodson faced off with a very unorthodox and talented young kid named Tim Elliott; however Dodson won via decision at UFC on Fox 3.  The victory did not come with ease...

May 10, 2012 7:31 am

VIDEO | Blind BJJ Fighter Finds Inspiration from B.J. Penn, Florian Brothers

Shannon Cantan is in many ways a typical young athlete with dreams of mixed martial arts success. A Hawaii native who transplanted to Boston, he grew up idolizing fighters B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian. In high school he ran track, played football and competed on the wrestling team. More recently he has found success in...