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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...

Feb 6, 2015 10:59 am

REPLAY! Team Alpha Male Radio Ep #039

Team Alpha Male Radio returned Thursday night with a special “championship” edition. UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was in studio, handling co-hosting abilities and taking fan questions throughout the three-hour show. Team Alpha Male Radio runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 PM PT on BJPENN.COM. Watch past episodes at the official Team Alpha Male...

Feb 6, 2015 10:58 am

FAT CASH? FAT CHANCE! Cerrone says he pays out 70% of earnings

One might look at Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with envy. The popular UFC lightweight star takes on all-comers, even on a few days notice. It’s a trait unmatched by modern MMA fighters. And, while you would think the financial rewards are lucrative, so are Donald’s debt collectors. He explains: What's that. O just transferred money to...

Feb 6, 2015 10:53 am

Diego Sanchez Posts Nasty Surgery Image (Graphic)

This photo isn’t for the squeamish. UFC lightweight contender Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez just underwent surgery to repair a damaged collarbone suffered in training. And while it was just the fighters second surgery in a 15-year MMA career, it was a nasty one. Diego shares: Second surgery in 15 years of competition. #hardware #cyborg pic.twitter.com/AvI5fp0CFf —...


Feb 6, 2015 10:47 am

Ronda Rousey Makes SI’s Swimsuit Edition?

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has made a career out of crossing boundaries. But the SI swimsuit issue? According to the cover below, it’s true. Check it: Thank you to my @si_swimsuit and @imgmodels family! I am honored to be your 2015 cover girl! Wow!! http://t.co/TKF5Ko03GE — Hannah Jeter (@hannahbjeter) February 5, 2015 Thank you...

Feb 6, 2015 8:29 am

Wanderlei Silva: ‘WWE has made me a million dollar offer’

Yesterday we learned that Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been invited to a sitdown with WWE execs. And now Wanderlei is revealing details about a WWE offer. Check it: Post by Wanderlei Silva. “I got a million dollar offer from WWE, and I’m thinking how only the MMA fighters get paid little money. They...

Feb 6, 2015 7:56 am

Rashad Evans: “Rumble will knock Jon out within 2 rounds”

UFC light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson earned top contender status by knocking out former title challenger Alexander Gustafsson at last month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. “Rumble” will now face current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 187 in May. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, who is...

Feb 6, 2015 4:00 am

Bellator MMA: Foundations with Melvin Manhoef

Bellator MMA analyst Jimmy Smith takes a closer look at hard hitting Middleweight, Melvin Manhoef’s last win, as he made a statement which helped define his “Foundation”.

Feb 6, 2015 4:00 am

Pioneers of MMA: Kazushi Sakuraba

Considered by UFC President Dana White to be one of the greatest talents of all time, the legend of Kazushi Sakuraba began at UFC Ultimate Japan in 1997, where the 183 lbs puroresu (traditional Japanese pro-wrestler) entered the heavyweight tournament on short notice only to win the four man event outright. Fighting almost exclusively in...

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Feb 5, 2015 3:54 pm

“BIGFOOT”: Anderson is ‘absolutely’ innocent

Former UFC title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is ‘absolutely sure’ that fellow Brazilian and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not guilty of anything. As a matter of fact, Silva believes that it is likely the doctor who is to blame and that “The Spider” was the ‘victim’ in this doping. His words (via...

Feb 5, 2015 3:38 pm

Florian: Silva – Jones Drug Test A “Black Eye” For The Sport

Former UFC title contender Kenny Florian was recently at FOX Sports with Daniel Cormier where he shared his thoughts on the failed drug tests of UFC superstars Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Jon Jones made headlines when it was announced that cocaine metabolites were found in his system, this after a random pre-fight drug test...

Feb 5, 2015 2:51 pm

Kaufman Smashes “Cupcake”

Don't be scared, Cupcake. @mieshatate @ufc @seanshelby A video posted by Sarah Kaufman (@sarahkaufmanmma) on Feb 4, 2015 at 10:53pm PST Sarah Kaufman, hungry for a fight, wants to take a bite out of “Cupcake”. Hit play!

Feb 5, 2015 2:46 pm

Bisping on Diaz Failed Drug Test: ‘You can’t fix stupid’

“After the fight, I sent out a very respectful tweet that if he wants to fight after the C.B. Dollaway fight, I would like to get in there with him. I think it would do great business. Obviously, he’s failed another marijuana test, and that’s three. Nick Diaz, he likes to smoke weed. What can...

Feb 5, 2015 2:11 pm

Correia Says ‘No’ To Fight With Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate is trying to get back to the top. And after her dominant performance over former title challenger Sara McMann, “Cupcake” called out Bethe Correia. Correia doesn’t want it: (via PVT) “Tate isn’t the only one that wants to face me. A lot of girls from the UFC roster want a bout with me....

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Nevada: ‘We would never conspire to delay drug results’

Anderson Silva failed his pre-fight drug test on January 9 for two different steroids. The former champion was then allowed to fight on February 3 in the UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz. Fans, and fighters, have an issue with that, and rightfully so. In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bob...

Feb 5, 2015 1:50 pm

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva To Meet With WWE Officials

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been invited to a sitdown with WWE officials, and it looks like they’re going. Sonnen broke the news on TSN’s Off The Record (Replay): “That’s true, that is fact. I got a call from WWE. They said, ‘Look, we have WrestleMania, a Hall of Fame show in March. If...

Feb 5, 2015 12:56 pm

Ratings Report: ‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Edition

‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ was a pay-per-view success, and it’s preliminary card drew well on FS1 as well. Ratings expert Dave Meltzer broke down Saturday’s numbers for MMAFighting.com. Check it: “…nearly two million viewers tuned in for the Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann fight. The fight delivered 1,992,000 viewers, the largest number for a...

Feb 5, 2015 12:12 pm

Mac Danzig, Gabe Ruediger Latest To File Lawsuit Against The UFC

Add Ultimate Fighter Veterans Gabe Ruediger (pictured) and Mac Danzig to the slowly-growing list of UFC fighters filing lawsuit against the ZUFFA owned Mixed Martial Arts Promotion. Their inclusion to this class-action cause is the fourth lawsuit filed against the UFC. Notable  fighters going after the promotion are, Cung Le, Brandon Vera, Jon Fitch, and more. Danzig, an...

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 pm

Expert Discusses Silva’s Supplements, And Their Side-Effects

Endocrinologist, Dr. Ali Mohamadi is an expert in the field of medicine, and he’s not afraid to dive deep on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDS). The SB Nation Doc has now gone on record to explain exactly what Anderson Silva’s steroids were doing to the former champion’s body. Many fans are grasping at straws, trying to point out...

Feb 5, 2015 11:47 am

Weidman: ‘Putting up an interim belt “kind of stupid”‘

“You know, I thought it was kind of stupid. I’m just like, hang on, Anthony Pettis was out for a year. Johny Hendricks was out for like nine months. Cain Velasquez, they just did an interim title, he was out for how long? A year and a half? So I’ve been out for six months,...

Feb 5, 2015 10:59 am

Tibau Replaces Injured Medeiros, Faces Ferguson At UFC 184

  The injury bug has taken out UFC 184’s Yancy Medeiros. Yancy, who was originally slated to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 184 has been replaced by perennial UFC lightweight, Gleison Tibau. Tibau comes in shy of four-weeks notice for the bout. UFC 184 takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In the...

Feb 5, 2015 10:39 am

Herrig: ‘Lucky VanZant’s believing her own hype’

“When I heard Paige called me ‘predictable’ and a ‘stepping stone,’ at first I was like, ‘What the f–k,’ but then I kind of chuckled a bit to myself because she said after she gets through me and makes her way to Carla (Esparza) that her wrestling would be as good as Carla’s by then....