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Feb 2, 2015 6:28 am

Dana White Confirms Gastelum, And Lineker Will Move Up Weight Classes

Leading up to UFC 183, both Kelvin Gastelum, and John Lineker missed weight, and not for the first time. This marked the 2nd time Gastelum missed weight, coming in 9 pounds over the welterweight limit of 170 pounds for his co-main event bout against Tyron Woodley, which he ultimately lost via decision. For Lineker, this...

Feb 2, 2015 6:20 am

Al Iaquinta Headed To Mexico After Defeating Joe Lauzon

At UFC 183, Al Iaquinta picked up the biggest win of his career as he defeated Joe Lauzon via TKO. The fight went on too long in the eyes of many, with Lauzon out on his feet, eating brutal shots from Iaquinta. Many, including Iaquinta, who rumor has it destroyed his hotel room afterwards, but...

Feb 2, 2015 6:19 am

Emelianenko Pleads Not Guilty To Several Charges

Aleksander Emelianenko recently plead guilty to multiple charges, such as: rape, stealing passports, and drug use stemming from March 3rd. His attorney spoke regarding the case, and Emelianenko’s plea saying: (Translated with Google Translate) “Emelianenko pleaded not guilty, there is no denying that they had sexual intercourse, but it was by mutual agreement” “She is...

Feb 2, 2015 6:16 am

Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th

Donald Cerrone has quickly become every fan’s favorite fighter, or at least one of their favorite fighters, with his ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ attitude towards fights, even going as far as to take a fight with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on just 14 day’s notice. Leading up to UFC 183, Donald Cerrone offered to...

Feb 2, 2015 5:40 am

Rising Star Jake Matthews Trained In His Backyard Until Recently

Australian rising star, Jake Matthews, who had a brief stint on The Ultimate Fighter, has gone 2-0 since his time on the show, submitting both Dashon Johnson, and Vagner Rocha. The wins extended Matthews unbeaten streak to 8, leaving the 20-year old undefeated in his professional career. What’s even more impressive however, is that Matthews...

Feb 2, 2015 5:05 am

Paige VanZant: ‘I’m Going To Prove That I’m Not Just A Pretty Face’

Recently top ranked UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant was put under fire from critics after making a seemingly innocent comment that she and Felice Herrig, her next opponent, are the ‘hot girls’ in the UFC. Paige responded to her critics prior to UFC 183 in a media scrum, saying: “You know, I think that me...

Feb 2, 2015 5:01 am

REPLAY! Ronda Rousey Discusses Headlining UFC 184

During the UFC 183 broadcast, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke about what it’s like being bumped up to the main-event slot after Chris Weidman pulled out of the main-event with an injury.

Feb 1, 2015 4:39 pm

Booking Roundup – UFC Books Several Major Matchups For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been incredibly busy this week booking fights for upcoming events, even more-so than usual! Booking nearly 20 bouts for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest happenings with’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Cody Pfister vs. James Moontasri, which will go down at UFC Fight Night 60 on...

Feb 1, 2015 3:11 pm

First Person Footage Of Sparring Ronda Rousey

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey throwing punches at you? If so you can now find out with this go-pro footage of her coach Edmond Tarverdyan holding mitts for her. Some GoPro yo #UFC184 via @hansgutknecht A video posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on Jan 28, 2015...

Feb 1, 2015 2:59 pm

Diaz Injured Arm Before Silva Fight, Couldn’t Punch During Camp

Last night in the main event of UFC 183, Nick Diaz put forth a valiant effort as he went 5 full rounds with Anderson Silva, something nobody had done since Demian Maia fought Silva in 2010. Diaz ultimately lost on all 3 judge’s scorecards, however the bout was much closer, and much more competitive than...

Feb 1, 2015 2:51 pm

Dana White On Silva’s Potential Retirement: “Anderson Silva Is A Competitor”

During his UFC 183 post-fight Octagon speech, and during the post-fight press conference, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was noncommittal when it came to answering questions regarding his fighting future. UFC President Dana White spoke post-fight to Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, and Jon Anik to discuss his thoughts on Silva’s future, and to dismiss...

Feb 1, 2015 2:49 pm

Ian McCall Apologizes To Fans Following Loss To Lineker

Last night on the preliminary card of UFC 183, Ian McCall fought John Lineker to a decision. The decision saw the bout scored in favor of Lineker unanimously. Leading up to the bout however, there was some controversy. Lineker missed weight by 5 pounds, marking the 4th time he has missed weight, and ultimately forcing...

Feb 1, 2015 11:48 am

Belfort: ‘I Don’t Want An Interim Belt’

Last night following UFC 183, UFC President Dana White spoke at the post-fight press conference about February’s UFC 184. For those who don’t know, Chris Weidman was forced off the card with an injury, forcing Rousey vs. Zingano to be bumped from the co-main event to the main event. White explained that Vitor Belfort and...

Feb 1, 2015 11:42 am

Anderson Silva Explains Why He Jumped The Cage To Celebrate With Jon Jones

Following the conclusion of the 5th round of UFC 183, Anderson Silva jumped the Octagon fence and shared a moment with UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. Silva and Jones have trained together in the past, and even had a sparring session (See that HERE), but many wondered why Silva went as far as to...

Feb 1, 2015 11:27 am

Dana White: ‘Gastelum Was A Completely Different Person On Fight Night’

Leading up to UFC 183, co-main event fighter Kelvin Gastelum missed weight by 9 pounds for his bout against Tyron Woodley. Immediately fans began wondering why officials allowed the bout to continue with Gastelum coming in so overweight. News surfaced that Gastelum had been ill, and nearly passed out, and even taken to the hospital....

Feb 1, 2015 11:14 am

Condit Discusses Welterweight Title Picture, Eyeing May Return

Carlos Condit hasn’t been in the Octagon since March of 2014 when he suffered a nasty injury at the hands of Tyron Woodley that led to the former interim champion having to undergo ACL surgery. Condit spoke to media members ahead of UFC 183 to discuss his timeline to return to the Octagon, as well...

Feb 1, 2015 11:01 am

Rousey: ‘I’ll Deal With Cyborg Later’

Ahead of UFC 183 last night, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke on Fox Sports 1 to discuss her upcoming title bout against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on February 27th. Prior to the interview, it was announced that Chris Weidman had injured his shoulder, and would not be able to compete in the...

Feb 1, 2015 10:54 am

Conor McGregor: ‘I Will Talk To Jose Aldo While I Break Him’

Recently it was announced that Jose Aldo would be defending his UFC featherweight strap against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11th. Last night, ahead of UFC 183, Conor McGregor spoke to media members about his title shot, and about his desire to break Jose Aldo. I am going to sprint straight for him....

Feb 1, 2015 10:49 am

Dana White Explains Why Brandao vs. Hettes Was Cancelled Last Minute

Last night, Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes was scrapped from the UFC Fight Pass preliminary card of UFC 183 last minute. The UFC released a statement which explained that Jimy Hettes passed out backstage, and was taken to a local hospital, according to MMAJunkie. UFC President Dana White explained after the event, that the doctor...

Feb 1, 2015 10:05 am

Linker Explains Why He Rubbed His Belly During McCall Fight

Last night during the preliminary card of UFC 183, Ian McCall lost via to John Lineker via decision. What caught the eye of many fans however was when Lineker chose to smile, laugh, and rub his belly during the 3rd round, after missing weight the previous day by 5 pounds. He explained his belly-rub at...

Feb 1, 2015 8:50 am

REPLAY! Silva Talks Win Over Diaz, Return To The UFC, And More

Last night in the main-event of UFC 183, Anderson Silva returned to the Octagon after over a year layoff following his broken leg. Following the decision win, Silva spoke with Michael Bisping, Daniel Cormier, and Jon Anik to discuss the win, his future, and his return.

Feb 1, 2015 8:39 am

Pros React To Anderson Silva’s Return To The UFC

Last night in the main-event of UFC 183, Anderson Silva returned to the Octagon to take on Nick Diaz. The bout was scored unanimously in favor of Silva, however it was much closer than the scorecards reflected. Below is a compilation of Tweets from fighters watching the bout. COM'ON @nickdiaz209 #bayarea — Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK)...

Feb 1, 2015 8:07 am

Silva Unsure Of Fighting Future, Plans To Talk With His Family

Last night in the main-event of UFC 183, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, returned to the Octagon after a year layoff to fight a very game Nick Diaz. The bout saw Silva pick up a unanimous decision win that was much closer than the scorecards reflected. After the bout, at the post-fight press conference, Silva answered...