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Apr 18, 2014 5:07 pm

JDS: Nogueira ‘Still Has What it Takes to Compete’

After getting handed a brutal beating at the hands of Roy Nelson, UFC president Dana White said he would rather not see heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight again Nogueira’s trusty sidekick, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, told mmafighting that he feels that Nogueira has a few more in the tank. “I still...

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Apr 18, 2014 11:36 am

Fallon Fox Profile to Air on ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’

Since March 5, 2013, Fallon Fox has been steeped in controversy for coming out as a transgendered MMA fighter. Fox, who was born a male and transitioned to female, has lately received a lot of heat and opposition for wanting to compete against women. Outside of these things, there are few people that know her...


Apr 18, 2014 11:21 am

White to Diaz Brothers: ‘You better play the game before the bus passes you by’

The Diaz brothers are not known for being shy about their feelings or their wants. In fact, there always seems to be some sort of issue between them and the UFC, whether it’s about getting higher-level fights or a higher pay grade. UFC President Dana White recently spoke about his feelings regarding the Diaz brothers...

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...

Apr 18, 2014 6:14 am

White: Rousey is my new Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell became popular in the UFC because of his hard overhand right and his “anywhere, anytime” approach to other fighters. At the TUF Nations Finale, Dana White mentioned that Ronda Rousey, because of her similar go-getter attitude, is his new Chuck Liddell. “Because Ronda called me and said, ‘I wanna fight,'” said White while...

Apr 17, 2014 4:39 pm

PHOTO | Diego Sanchez ‘So Focused’ He Eats With UFC Gloves On

Diego Sanchez is preparing for his June fight against fellow TUF winner, Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson. The lightweight duo will square off in Diego’s backyard at the Tingley Colosseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of the main card on June 7. The photo, seen above, comes courtesy of Diego’s teammate, Ike Vallie-Flagg: Ha...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Apr 17, 2014 3:22 pm

Wanderlei: Dida had the “right motivation” when he punched Sonnen.

The UFC may have chosen to remove Andre Dida from the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 after a solidly placed punch to the back of Chael Sonnen’s head, but Wanderlei Silva is finding no fault in his friend and teammate’s actions. Wandy posted this statement on his facebook following the incident (the translation is from...

Apr 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Martin Kampmann’s Take On Training: ‘Spar once a week, maximal’

The sport of mixed martial arts has evolved at neck-snapping speeds over the past two decades, moving from bare-knuckle brawls with “no holds barred”, to technically proficient contests, regulated by athletic commissions. But the evolution isn’t just observed at the events – it’s also happening at the gyms where these martial artists train. In the...

Apr 17, 2014 3:00 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Kennedy vs. Bisping Bout

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, two TUF champions were crowned, Patrick Cote lead The TUF Nation’s Team Canada to a clean sweep, and Tim Kennedy backed up all the pre-fight trash-talk with a dominant decision win over Michael Bisping. Some of our favorite fighters took to twitter with their reaction. Check it: Kennedy sticks...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 17, 2014 2:23 pm

White: Wanderlai Silva Injured Back In TUF Brazil Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis According to UFC President Dana White Wanderlei Silva injured his back in the fight he had with Chael Sonnen on the set of a TUF Brazil episode which aired last week. “What happened was Wanderlei got hurt in that fight. He got double legged on the concrete and he hurt his back....

Apr 17, 2014 2:14 pm

Dana White Talks Diaz Brothers: This Will Be A Sad Story When We Look Back

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night, UFC President Dana White touched on (during his post-fight media scrum) the interesting situation he finds himself in with two of MMA’s most popular fighters, the Diaz Brothers. After Gilbert Melendez renegotiated his UFC contract, fellow teammate Nate Diaz unsuccessfully tried to do the same thing. Shortly after that Nick...

Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Roy Nelson Out Up to 180 days After UFC FN 39

A damaged right finger has UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson on the shelf. Today the UFC released the suspension information directly to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nelson defeated Antonio Nogueira with a highlight reel KO. As there is no sanctioning organization in the United Arab Emirates for mixed martial...

Apr 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chuck Liddell: ‘To me, pre-fight touching is not OK’

Chuck Liddell, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the UFC and a man known for being hard intimidate and carrying heavy hands, spoke to MMAjunkie recently about the increasing amount of pre-fight brawls between slated fighters. If you are already marked to fight each other in the ring, why get worked up before...

Apr 16, 2014 11:09 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 1 Recap

The show begins with a brief introduction of the two coaches, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn. The coaches are respectful to each other; Penn explains that he bears no ill-will towards Edgar, and that he’s just happy to be able to fight him again. Edgar is also happy to fight Penn again, and looks forward...

Apr 16, 2014 10:03 pm

.gif’s | ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 1 Fight Replays

The first episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ is in the books and the entry fights were pretty spectacular. If you missed tonight’s show, you need to check your local listing for the replay, but while you wait, here’s some highlights: (Props To KJ from LetusBang.com)    

Apr 16, 2014 2:30 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Roop Beats Kimura, Picks up 5th Decision of the Night

The Fox Sports 1 preliminary card kicked off with a bantamweight bout between Dustin Kimura and George Roop. Roop and Kimura seemed to be evenly matched throughout the fight as they exchanged grappling advantages throughout the round. Roop closed out the first five minutes in Kimura’s guard and locked up the round while Kimura did...

Apr 16, 2014 2:01 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Bocek Edges De La Torre in Split Decision Win

Mark Bocek was pushing a high-octane pace from the get-go and it almost looked like Mike De La Torre was going to be outclassed throughout the entire fight. However, De La Torre started to find his range and landed some impressive shots on Bocek himself. The back-and-forth exchanges between the two made for an exciting...

Apr 16, 2014 1:37 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Taleb Dominates Grujic, Gets Decision Victory

Nordine Taleb proved the bookies right when they labeled him as a -235 favorite. His bout with fellow “TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia” cast-mate Vik Grujic was extremely one sided. Taleb looked to be cautious in his attack in the first round, but it soon became evident that he was waiting for Grujic to attack...

Apr 16, 2014 1:10 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Results: Walsh Tops Indich in Decision Outcome

Written by Jon Kirschner | @MMAKirschner Chris Indich and Richard Walsh both made their official UFC debuts today as they squared off in the second bout of the UFC Fight Pass prelims. Both fighters took part of this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia’. Chris Indich was quick to get to the...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...