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Jan 18, 2012 4:29 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FX Headliner Melvin Guillard Looking to Make A Statement Against Miller

Explosive UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard (29-9-2, 1NC) returns to headline the inaguaral UFC on FX event this Friday night from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Guillard’s slated to face top-five lightweight Jim Miller (20-3) in the organization’s first main event on FX and he’s looking to deliver fans a great performance. “I am looking at making a...

Jan 18, 2012 2:02 pm

UFC NEWS – If Wanderlei Silva Trades With Me I’ll Break Him, Says Belfort

“(Johnson) pretended to be hungry when he came after me, but in reality he was not doing anything dangerous. A wrestler is not going to be able to take me down and smother me. It’s no use. I come from jiu-jitsu. You can try but it won’t lead to anything. I come from jiu-jitsu. On...

Jan 18, 2012 1:52 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC Hires Two Emmy Winning Producers To Head Up New Era Of Programming

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today the addition of two new staff members who will play key roles in the organization’s television production efforts. Former ESPN Deportes coordinating producer Kieren Portley joins UFC as Vice President of Studio and Spanish Production, while former ESPN producer Zach Candito takes the role of Event Producer for UFC’s...

Jan 18, 2012 1:47 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC 143 Broadcasting In 3-D Nationwide In Theatres

UFC officials announced today that “UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit” is going to be available in a special 3-D broadcast to be broadcast live in theatres nationwide. UFC 143 is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend. Georges St. Pierre was originally scheduled to headline...

Jan 18, 2012 9:59 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Jackson Reacts To King Mo's Failed Steroid Test

“He talk a big game, he say all this stuff, he’s calling people bums and everything and it’s just karma. Look at him. He’s a very cocky individual. I feel like any fighter that has to use steroids to go in a cage and fight somebody is not a true fighter. Some people have problems,...

Jan 18, 2012 9:52 am

UFC NEWS – "I'm not on the anti-Bisping bandwagon,” says Sonnen

“I’m not on the anti-Bisping bandwagon. I never have been. I think he’s good. I hear a lot of negative things said about him, but I think most of it comes from frustration of maybe his personality or something like that. I think if you’re real objective and you look at his skill set and...

Jan 18, 2012 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Fans Invited To Today's UFC on FX1 Open Workouts In Nashville

Today the UFC is holding an open to the public workout session with this Friday’s UFC on FX 1 participants. UFC on FX 1 is set to take place from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on January 20. A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller will serve as the evening’s main event...

Jan 18, 2012 5:15 am

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey" Official – Tickets On Pre-Sale Today For Columbus Event

A highly-anticipated and exciting title fight featuring two of the world’s elite mixed martial artists will take place when STRIKEFORCE returns to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, when newly-crowned women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate makes her first title defense against undefeated sensation Ronda Rousey. STRIKEFORCE: TATE vs. ROUSEY will air live...

Jan 18, 2012 4:30 am

MMA NEWS – ProElite And Dream Ink Fighter Exchange Partnership

ProElite MMA and Dream, the largest Japanese MMA organization, have initiated a promotional partnership and fighter exchange program, they jointly announced on Tuesday. The alliance will foster co-promoted events, both in the United States and in Japan with fighter exchanges featured on the cards of both fight promotions, respectively. “Our partnership with Dream forms a...

Jan 17, 2012 7:32 pm

UFC NEWS – Kenny Florian Announces He Is Not Retiring From MMA

During tonight’s “UFC Tonight” broadcast on FUEL TV, show host and UFC fighter Kenny Florian officially announced that he is not retiring from Mixed Martial Arts. Recent reports have circulated that Florian may be forced into retirement due to a nagging back injury, however when asked on this evenings show he stated the following: “You...

Jan 17, 2012 5:18 pm

UFC NEWS – Demian Maia Now Faces Chris Weidman On FOX 2 Card

With Munoz injured and Bisping taking the call to face Chael Sonnen on short notice, Demian Maia, who was originally scheduled to face “The Count” on the same evening was left without an opponent. Upon hearing the news Maia stated, “Unfortunately my fight versus Bisping is not gonna happen. I am very sad cause it...

Jan 17, 2012 2:21 pm

UFC NEWS – Munoz Injured, Bisping In Against Sonnen For Number-One Contender

An undisclosed injury has forced Mark Munoz out of his co-main event title-eliminator bout against Chael Sonnen scheduled for the UFC’s second appearance on FOX TV. In his place comes Michael Bisping. The winner of the newly minted Bisping vs. Sonnen main event will fight Anderson Silva for his middleweight title. In the main event,...

Jan 17, 2012 11:11 am

UFC NEWS – UFC Announces Pre-Contract Screening Policy For P.E.D.'s

Continuing a commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that all potential UFC and STRIKEFORCE signees will be subject to a mandatory pre-contract screening for performance-enhancing drugs. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, all incoming athletes will be tested prior to finalizing a contract with the world’s premier mixed...

Jan 17, 2012 9:50 am

MMA NEWS – Another Fighter Popped: King Mo Tests Positive For Steroids

Suspended and fined, King Mo now faces consequences for having anabolic steroids in his system. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today released the findings from the “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” drug screenings and out of all the fighters screened King Mo was the only one who tested positive for steroids. Lawal was found to have...

Jan 17, 2012 8:22 am

UFC NEWS – Aldo Only Moving To Lightweight For Immediate Title Shot

[box_light]”It won’t happen for now, unless he goes straight for a title shot. Not, “Oh no, he left the featherweight belt, moved up to lightweight and started from the beginning,’ no way.”[/box_light] Leader of Brazils Nova Uniao and trainer of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Andre Pederneiras, comments on the possibility of his champion moving...