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Apr 17, 2012 6:48 am

Teammate vs. Teammate Debate With The Iceman

By Roberto Mattos: Should teammates fight? For some, this question can be a difficult one to answer. Training with someone day in and day out, they become more than just your team. They become your family. Even though you may want to d’arce choke your brother sometimes, stepping into the octagon against him may seem...

Apr 17, 2012 6:35 am

Evans On UFC Sponsoring Jones | "I can't worry about who the UFC favors"

By Jose Garcia: With arguably the most anticipated UFC fight of all time on the horizon, Rashad Evans is growing sick of talking about Greg Jackson and his former teammate, and Saturday night’s opponent, Jon Jones. Evans has mentioned on more than one occasion that he is plain and simple just ready to fight. In...

Apr 17, 2012 6:32 am

Overeem’s Manager: He Has A Good Excuse For Failed Drug Test

By Edward Fernandez: Kenny Rice with HDNet’s Inside MMA has revealed that Overeem’s manager is convinced he has a good excuse for his March 27 failed drug test and will still be eligible to fight for the UFC heavyweight title. Rice stated: “I spoke with Glenn Robinson, manager of Overeem and he says he is...

Apr 17, 2012 6:29 am

Despite initial concerns, UFC on Fuel 2's Siyar Bahadurzada's right hand not broken

By Lewis Mckeever: The fans expected fireworks in the Paulo Thiago/Siyar Bahadurzada match up and they received no less, Bahadurzada left the Ericsson Globe Arena with a bang. After clobbering Paulo Thiago into unconsciousness after just 41 seconds of action, conversing with Kenny Florian in the post fight interview, the Afghanistan native feared he may...

Apr 17, 2012 6:26 am

VIDEO | Dan Henderson Talks About Fighting JDS For The UFC HW Crown

By Lynn Mitchell: The bustling hoopla has started again with another big name fighter to step up to say he will accept a fight with UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This has all been a bit messy with the recent succession of heavyweight contender...

Apr 17, 2012 6:17 am

The Ultimate Fighter Live On FX Episode 6 Ratings Report

By Lynn Mitchell: There was a slight climb in ratings for the sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter producing 1 million viewers.  Episode 6 is when Team Faber took its first lead of the season.  Joe Proctor submits Team Cruz’s Chris Tickle in the first-round making the series 3-2. The deal with FOX caused the...

Apr 17, 2012 6:11 am

Gray Maynard Opens As 3 to 1 Favorite Over Clay Guida

Gray Maynard will look to get back in the hunt for the UFC Lightweight title in June when he faces off with Clay Guida at UFC on FX 4. Coming into the fight the odds makers have Maynard as the heavy favorite over Guida. According to, Maynard comes in as a 3 to 1...

Apr 17, 2012 6:05 am

Mark Hominick Talks About An Emotional Year & Getting Back To Winning Ways

By Jamie McAllister: “Yeah, it’s definitely been a mix of emotions this year, but I’ve always tried to use winning as my motivator.” “I think with the ‘Korean Zombie’ (Chan Sung Jung) fight, I wanted to win too badly. I fought really out of character by really wanting to make a statement and fought aggressively...

Apr 16, 2012 3:14 pm

Two Reasons Hawaii Should Watch UFC 145 This Weekend

LOOKING FORWARD TO HAWAII MMA FIGHTERS AT UFC 145 JONES VS EVANS By Romeo Cabras Jr.: Now that the UFC is back in full swing after what seemed like an eternity, a full 6 weeks to be exact, we focus our attention to this weeks fight card featuring two fighters with strong ties to Hawaii!!...

Apr 16, 2012 3:08 pm

Let’s Talk: Dana White on UFC Credibility and PEDs

By Edward Fernandez: In a recent interview following UFC on Fuel TV 2, UFC President Dana White made it clear that he was upset about the recent PED scandals that have been plaguing the organization. He also took the opportunity to assure the media all the necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the credibility...

Apr 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Frank Trigg Goes In-Depth About Legal Issues And Release From HDNet

By Roberto Mattos: Frank Trigg was on a recent episode of the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. For those who have not been following, there have been a lot of rumors swirling around about Twinkle-Toes and his recent divorce from both his wife and HDNet as a color commentator. Trigg touched briefly on the fight...

Apr 16, 2012 2:32 pm

Knockout of the Night winner Siyar Bahadurzada | X-ray to determine return

By Romeo Cabras Jr: With an impressive debut this weekend at UFC on Fuel TV 2, Siyar Bahadurzada made quick work of Paulo Thiago capturing Knockout of the Night honors in just 42 seconds. But, he did so with a possible broken hand. He’s been here before. The Afghan native has already seen his share...

Apr 16, 2012 12:03 pm

Rashad Evans is the underdog against Jones | But is he underrated?

By Lorenzo Luciano: Let us put aside for this fight analysis, all of the former teammate issues that have been headlining the upcoming fight between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number one contender Rashad Evans. Jon Jones is without a doubt one of the hottest and most talented fighters to come into...

Apr 16, 2012 11:44 am

Frank Trigg's Camp Breaks the Silence | Says Rumors Are Untrue

By Lynn Mitchell: Last week we ran a story that Frank Trigg was released from his duties as an HDNet Fights commentator. Frank Trigg’s camp responds to the reports of his recent dismissal from HDNet in the thick of a messy divorce proceeding -related to the alleged strangling of his wife to the point of unconsciousness – along with  Trigg’s...

Apr 16, 2012 11:37 am

Fighting teammates | Why Evans vs. Jones should not have happened

By Lorenzo Luciano: The next UFC pay per view event set to air on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta Georgia between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans has been tainted by an ongoing dispute between the two fighters. It is an unwritten rule in MMA that teammates do not fight...

Apr 16, 2012 11:31 am

VIDEO | Jones & Evans Go Head To Head In FUEL TV's Counterpunch (Part 2)

The war of words continues in Part 2 of “Counterpunch: Jones vs Evans” with UFC Ultimate Insider host Jon Anik. Were they really friends to begin with? Who’s the rightful UFC light heavyweight champ? Will Bones really skip to Suga’s lou? You be the judge. Rashad Evans: There’s a part of me that will always...

Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am

All Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champions Weigh-In On Jones vs. Evans

Some of the greatest names in the sport’s pantheon have held and fought for the UFC’s 205lbs title since its inception in 1997, including Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell and iconic fighters including Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz and “Rampage” Jackson.   The light heavyweight title – which was called the middleweight title...

Apr 16, 2012 11:06 am

UFC Contemplating Regional Titles With Global Expansion

By Jamie McAllister: “We talked about that too, we talked about rankings. Like, in boxing, guys [are] ranked in other countries. So you [would] end up with the UFC champions and then guys that are ranked in different countries. It makes sense; in the big picture long term it absolutely makes sense.” “Kicking off all...

Apr 16, 2012 11:02 am

POLL | Who will you root for this weekend, Jones or Evans?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. This is it, UFC 145 is upon us. This weekend in Atlanta Rashad Evans will look to dethrone Jon Jones in one of the heatest MMA rivals in history. But who are you rooting for? Cast your vote now!

Apr 16, 2012 8:36 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields Still Open To Moving To Middleweight

“I’m just trying to lift a lot of weights, eating a lot, gaining a little weight. I’m putting a few pounds on, just gotta make sure it’s the right kind of weight. I imagine within the next week or two I’ll have a for sure answer (on a possible move to middleweight).”