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Feb 8, 2015 7:34 am

Lauzon On Reebok Deal: “As Time Goes On They’ll Fix It”

While the UFC-Reebok uniform deal is not being enforced just yet, that hasn’t stopped fighters and fans from discussing the finer points of the deal, mainly, how fighters will be paid. Under the new Reebok deal, fighters will be paid based on their ranking, with the champion making the most money, and the fighters ranked...

Feb 8, 2015 7:33 am

Cody McKenzie Returns To MMA At WSOF 18

Cody McKenzie recent retired from MMA, and by recent we mean 2 months ago. Following his release from the UFC in 2013, McKenzie went 1-2 on the regional scene, going on a 2-fight losing streak before briefly retiring from MMA. McKenzie is now back in the game, and will be fighting at “WSOF 18: Moraes...

Feb 8, 2015 7:32 am

Mairbek Taisumov Signs New 5-Fight UFC Contract

So happy to sign a new contract for 5 more fights in the #UFC Big tnx to my big bro Roger Huerta & all TeamBanterbros pic.twitter.com/z0cv5H1WTn — Mairbek Taisumov (@MairbekTaisumov) February 8, 2015 (Can’t see this post? Click HERE) Fresh off his win over Anthony Christodoulou at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm last month,...


Feb 8, 2015 7:25 am

Patricio Freire Calls Out Critics: “Talk Is Easy”

Recently Bellator MMA featherweight champion Patricio Freire defended his title against former champion Daniel Straus. The bout went to the 4th round, ending with a submission win for Freire, but not before several low-blows, eye pokes, and headbutts from both fighters, which many fans were not pleased with. Freire spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss his...

Feb 8, 2015 6:27 am

Curran “Motivated” To Get Another Title Shot

After winning the Bellator MMA featherweight championship in 2012, Pat Curran went on to successfully defend the belt twice before losing the belt to Daniel Straus via unanimous decision. Curran received an immediate rematch against Straus, and won the belt back, but then lost the belt yet again to Patricio Freire in September of 2014....

Feb 7, 2015 2:31 pm

GOALS! Dillashaw Wants To Be The First Two-Division UFC Champion

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw was a guest host on the latest episode of Team Alpha Male Radio. During the live video podcast the champ answered questions from callers and talked about an array of topics. During the show Dillashaw revealed his new goals for the future and he is definitely shooting for the moon....

Feb 7, 2015 2:23 pm

Sonnen Explains The Can Of Coke vs. Jon Jones Moment

When Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine, the photo above went viral. Chael Sonnen drinking a can of coke while waiting for Jon Jones to get off the scale, for their UFC 159 title fight. It’s ironic if nothing else. On a recent edition of the Louder Crowder Podcast, he explained: “I would tell you this…...

Feb 7, 2015 2:15 pm

Conor McGregor Eyeing Bout With Anthony Pettis

“I think it would be a great fight. Definitely, 155 is in my future. Anthony is phenomenal on the feet. He’s got good jiu-jitsu. I feel it would be a great fight. It’s a fight I have my eyes on.” “As I grow, 155 will be more comfortable to get to. It’ll be less stress...

Feb 7, 2015 2:02 pm

Sonnen: Jon Jones Pulled A Gangster Move In Rehab

” Listen, this is funny, this is not right. But to pretend this isn’t funny…. he checked into rehab, he signed in, and he signed his ass right back out! They can’t force you to stay in rehab, they also can’t disclose how long you stay, there’s absolute anonymity…So when he wants to make a...

Feb 7, 2015 2:01 pm

ODDS: Mayweather Opens Up As Sizable Favorite Over Pacquiao

Reports of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao have been swirling for months. At one point the sporting world was sure the bout was a lock, however, even now, no official word has been uttered. Oddsmakers seem to think there’s enough steam behind these rumors and have come to add the following betting lines. Check it: (via Bovada.lv)...

Feb 7, 2015 1:54 pm

T.J. Dillashaw: ‘John Dodson Gets On My Nerves, But He’s Good’

On the latest episode of Team Alpha Male Radio UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw spoke about many things. The champ answered questions from listeners who called in. One of the callers asked him who he thought would have the best career, or is having the best career out of the fighters from his season on The...

Feb 7, 2015 1:43 pm

Coach: Nick Diaz Will Fight Again

“Let’s face it. He’s a fighter and he’s gonna fight. It’s gonna happen.” “I think a guy like him is better served doing big fights, no matter where they’re at,” Gracie said. “Seriously, no matter where the fight is — even if he has to go down a lighter weight than even 170. He wants...

Feb 7, 2015 1:37 pm

“Bendo” — ‘Move to 170 a temporary favor’

“We definitely know this is not a permanent move for me at 170. I will be going back down to 155. It was just Joe Silva and Dana White needed a favor. They asked me ‘we need a main event for this card’ and I said ‘okay, I’m your guy, I can do that’. “We...

Feb 7, 2015 12:45 pm

Masvidal Wants His “Marquee” Fight, Not Iaquinta

“[Benson Henderson’s] taking a couple steps up and I’m taking a few steps back. The kid’s (Al Iaquinta’s) talented and all, but I’ve got no business fighting this guy, you know? People are making a big deal because he beat Joe Lauzon. Welcome to the club, man. I kicked that dude’s ass eight years ago.”...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...

Feb 6, 2015 8:34 pm

Years Ago, Penn Warned Of MMA’s PED Problem

  Ever since the UFC decided to make out-of-competition drug testing “a thing”, they’ve had to endure some serious ramifications. Jon Jones was the first mega-bust, but this week we learned that the man many consider the greatest fighter of all time, Anderson Silva, was also found to have Performance Enhancing Drugs in his system....

Feb 6, 2015 8:18 pm

GLORY 19 Results: Schilling, Verhoeven and Holzken Win Big

Raymond Daniels def. Jonatan Oliveira by way of TKO (Body Kick) 2:15 of Round 2 Daniels Advanced to the Finals of the Welterweight Tournament… If you get knocked down three times in a GLORY one night tournament bout, you lose by way of technical knockout. Raymond Daniels was able to knock Jonathan Oliveira down three...

Feb 6, 2015 5:55 pm

‘Glory 19: Verhoeven vs. Zimmerman’ Live Results Thread

Tonight, from the Hampton Coliseum, in Hampton, VA., Glory 19 kicks off a an exciting night of kickboxing action on SPIKE TV. Glory 19 features a heavyweight headliner between Rico Verhoeven and Errol Zimmerman Fight fans who can’t make tonight’s event are encouraged to follow along with the results in this thread. Full Glory 19 Results:...

Feb 6, 2015 3:06 pm

Jon Fitch Fails Pre-Fight Drug Test

Former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch has been flagged by the California State Athletic Commission for failing his pre-fight WSOF 16 drug test. A CIR test has already confirmed the results. The California State Athletic Commission will not disclose the substance that Fitch tested positive for, though multiple sources believe it to be elevated testosterone....

Feb 6, 2015 1:37 pm

TJ Dillashaw: ‘I’d like to see Faber fight someone like McGregor or Edgar’

The guys over at Team Alpha Male Radio gave their thoughts on who Urijah Faber should fight next. Faber was scheduled to fight Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 62 but due to injury Assuncao pulled out. So what’s next for the California Kid? TAM members T.J. Dillashaw and Justin Buchholz gave their thoughts on...

Feb 6, 2015 1:25 pm

REPLAY! Dillashaw: ‘I Predict A Third Round TKO In Barao Rematch’

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw helped host the latest episode of Team Alpha Male Radio. During the popular video podcast the TAM members took calls from listeners. One of the callers asked the champ to make a prediction for his upcoming title defense against former champion Renan Barao. Check out his reply: “He’s a very...

Feb 6, 2015 12:45 pm

Askren: ‘CM Punk taking things very seriously’

“When someone decides to come into the UFC and they don’t have a combat sports background, you’re kind of thinking, does he really understand what he’s getting into? But I think he gets it. I think he’s taking it very seriously.” “Obviously, they’re not going to start him off against one of the higher-ranked guys,...

Feb 6, 2015 12:12 pm

VanZant: ‘I’m more than just a pretty face’

Ahead of her UFC on FOX 15 bout against Felice Herrig, self-proclaimed ‘Pretty girl’, Paige VanZant is out to prove she’s more than just a pretty face. “We were born this way. It’s nothing we can change, and it just means we both have to prove that we’re the toughest people out there. I’m going...

Feb 6, 2015 12:02 pm

Nick Diaz Hangs With Tommy Chong

Birds of a feather… Fan favorite UFC veteran Nick Diaz was in good company while at the ‘Champ’s Trade Show’ in Las Vegas. Seen below, Nick Diaz flashes his signed Futurola goods while hanging fellow cannabis advocate, Tommy Chong. Check it: Roll with the best #tommychong #nosteroids #allnatural A photo posted by nickdiaz209 (@nickdiaz209) on...

Feb 6, 2015 11:53 am

Thales Leites Calls Out Tim Kennedy

“I usually don’t choose opponents, I leave that to the UFC, but I believe Tim Kennedy is the best option for my next fight. I always want to be among the best, always respecting my opponents. He’s tough, he’s well ranked, and it would be an interesting fight.” Fresh off his UFC 183 victory over...

Feb 6, 2015 11:32 am

Anderson Silva’s Win Over Nick Diaz Taken Away By Nevada

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is having a rough week. After learning of his failed drug test, the widely considered pound-for-pound greatest fighter of all-time will have most recent win over Nick Diaz overturned by the State of Nevada. This unfortunate turn of events makes Silva winless in 2.5 years, with his last Octagon...