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Apr 20, 2012 9:06 am

Stop Fitching and Fitchery in MMA Now!

By Lewis Mckeever: This is not an article set out to condemn UFC welterweight grinder Jon Fitch, but rather, a tool to vent my growing frustration and concerns with Fitch’s widespread smothering fighting style, otherwise known as “Fitching”. Jon Fitch is renowned for his grapple heavy, “take no risks” approach to mixed martial arts. Jon...

Apr 20, 2012 8:47 am

Mark Muñoz Eyeing Possible Fight with Chris Weidman in July

By George Deutsch: Bone spurs. That’s what stood between Mark Muñoz (12-2) and a shot at top UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2 this past January. Had Muñoz won the No. 1 contender matchup, he would’ve gotten a long-awaited championship bout with current middleweight titleholder Anderson “the Spider” Silva. But it...

Apr 20, 2012 8:42 am

Werdum on Overeem: "No One In MMA Was Surprised" At Failed Test | UFC NEWS

By Mark Carrillo: UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum, recently shared his thoughts on fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem’s elevated testosterone levels which were found after a random drug test conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Overeem’s testosterone levels were at an astonishing 14:1 at the time of the drug test, which is 14 times higher than...

Apr 20, 2012 8:00 am

PREVIEW | MacDonald vs. Mills: UFC 145 Co-Main Event

By Adam Conklin: Main events usually cast a shadow that covers most of the main card. However, this shadow should not block the talent on the undercard. This is unfortunately the case with this weekends UFC 145 event, headlined, of course, by Jon Jones defending his title against Rashad Evans. Before I travel to far...


Apr 20, 2012 7:40 am

PREVIEW | Brown vs Thompson UFC 145

By Evan Stoumbelis Most of you are probably aware that this Saturday Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will be defending his light-heavyweight title against former teammate and former light-heavyweight champion ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans. I for one am excited for this event, I traveled to Chicago to see ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Phil Davis face Rashad for the #1 contender...

Apr 20, 2012 6:20 am

PHOTO | Anderson Silva Poses Nude For Brazilian Magazine

By Jamie McAllister: Anderson Silva poses nude for magazine with model Izabel Goulart. Silva has previously been involved in strange but entertaining commercials in Japan as well as spending time with Steven Segal so it may not come as a surprise to some that ‘The Spider’ is posing nude. Silva faces the Middleweight number one...

Apr 20, 2012 5:30 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER LIVE ON FX CONTINUES WITH “WEATHER THE STORM” TONIGHT!

The Ultimate Fighter® Live on FX continues tonight, live on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) when Team Faber’s John Cofer (7-1), of Hull, Ga., takes on Team Cruz’s Vinc Pichel (7-0), of Sherman Oaks, Calif., for a spot in the quarterfinals. With Team Faber’s Joe Proctor notching a victory over...

Apr 20, 2012 5:20 am

Nothing Is Certain For UFC Brazil, Venue Switch On The Horizon?

By Dustin Moore: Unforeseen complications have left the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen in jeopardy. The UFC may have to move the event move from a soccer stadium in Rio (Which has the capacity to hold 80,000 fans, making this the biggest event in UFC history) to the MGM grand in...

Apr 20, 2012 4:50 am

Video | Rory MacDonald Talks Che Mills & Not Fighting Teammate Georges St Pierre

By Jamie McAllister: Rory MacDonald currently appears to be on his way to the top of the Welterweight division, however the current champion Georges St Pierre is a training partner & friend. In a recent interview with MMAweekly MacDonald discusses fighting Che Mills as well as his solid stance on not fighting team mate Georges...

Apr 19, 2012 4:49 pm

Greg Jackson | Willing to Let Bygones Be Bygones with Rashad

Greg Jackson tells MMA weekly in a recent interview about UFC 145 “I’m certainly willing to let bygones be bygones. I’m never a guy that holds a grudge.  That will be up to him” Greg Jackson goes as far as taking responsibility for his part in the escalating feud between Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones...

Apr 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Lorenzo talks CagePotato | Issues Highlight The Fact That Rashad Thought It Was Legit.

By Lorenzo Luciano: The photo posted by CagePotato.com which implied that Dana White was wagering on Jon Jones in this week’s upcoming fight, was not taken lightly by many, including a very upset Rashad Evans. Although CagePotato.com insisted that it was humorous, they issued a retraction. The UFC had to scramble to answer many questions...

Apr 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Breaking down Jon Jones Vs. Rashad Evans

By Lewis Mckeever: The hour is nearly upon us. It has been billed as one of the most personal affairs to ever grace the octagon. A confrontational feud that has been brewing and escalating for over 12 months is almost set for conclusion. Saturday evening’s superstars; Jon Jones and Rashad Evans have almost exhausted the...

Apr 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Just Scrap Radio | BJ Penn Talks About His Genesis as a Fighter

By Lynn Mitchell: A segment of the Just Scrap Radio Show was BJ Penn recollecting memories of his father insisting he show up just one time to Tom Callos’ class.  BJ was more into boxing at that time and was not interested in jiu jitsu telling his father it wasn’t for him.  BJ’ father then...

Apr 19, 2012 1:35 pm

Dana White Warns Fighters of Team Greg Jackson | It's Not A Family It's A business

By Johanne Mitchell: UFC President, Dana White slams Greg Jackson in another statement painted in “expletives”. Dana warns fighters not to fall for the warm and fuzzies of family talk by Greg Jackson and at the end of the day Greg is a businessman. In an interview with Cagewriter, Dana uses the situation between former...

Apr 19, 2012 12:39 pm

Fuel TV Peak Ratings Higher Than Original Numbers Showed | Broke FUEL TV REcord

By Lynn Mitchell: The 7 year deal UFC with FOX has caused an increase from approximately 30 million homes to 36 million in the past few months.  The UFC programming played a big role in which has set ratings records for the sports-oriented station. UFC on FUEL TV 2 Gustafsson vs Silva averaged 197,000 viewers....

Apr 19, 2012 11:30 am

The Price Of Fighting | “Teammate VS Teammate”

By Tony D Bryant: In the world of fighting, fighters, fans, and companies come and go. The friendships that are built over the time are usually ones that can last through stories and memories. In baseball players are traded from team to team and it revolves all around money. Football and basketball are both built...

Apr 19, 2012 10:42 am

Georges St. Pierre Undecided On Rashad Evans/Jon Jones winner

By Lewis Mckeever: Canadian mixed martial arts icon Georges St. Pierre took to twitter to share his brief thoughts on this Saturday’s main attraction. A scholar under Greg Jackson’s tutelage himself, and having trained with both Jones and Evans, it’s no surprise to see Georges’ remain neutral with his fight pick: So, @UFC 145’s main...

Apr 19, 2012 10:35 am

Rashad Evans is '100 times harder to wrestle than Ryan Bader, claims Coach Van Arsdale

By Lewis Mckeever: Rashad Evans’ head coach Mike Van Arsdale has been singing praise of “Suga’s” wrestling talents. The imperial athletics instructor took some time out with MMA Fighting’s Luke Thomas to discuss Rashad’s upcoming mega-fight with Jon Jones: “The fight, all these fights, come down to distance, and who controls where the fight goes,...

Apr 19, 2012 10:26 am

MMA Bill Passes New York Senate Once Again

By Red Mattos: The state Senate in NY has again passed legislation to make it legal to punch someone in a cage, as opposed to a ring, which is perfectly fine. Local MMA instructor, Kevin Leonard, expressed his frustrations with not being able to do what he loves in his home state: “You gotta travel...

Apr 19, 2012 9:47 am

Video | Countdown to UFC 145 Full Episode

By Lynn Mitchell: Featuring one of the most dramatic  main event rivalries in UFC history:  UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones defends his belt against former team mate and champion Rashad Evans Top Welterweight Contender Rory McDonald challenges vicious knockout artist Che Mills in an electrifying co-main event. The Countdown to UFC 145 starts now Fuel TV...