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Feb 4, 2015 4:05 am

Nevada Commissioner: Anderson Silva Failure “Unfortunate For All Of Us”

“I think it’s very unfortunate. The UFC have made a tremendous effort to level the playing field in their fight against PEDs. Credit goes to them for doing the right thing based on principles and they continue to support our out-of-competition drug testing efforts. You can’t lose sight of all the other athletes that do...

Feb 4, 2015 4:04 am

Vitor Belfort Asked For A Mark Munoz Interim Title Fight

When news broke that Chris Weidman was out of his UFC 184 title fight against Vitor Belfort, Belfort tried to make a quick move towards a third division UFC title. Vitor’s wife broke it down to The Brazilian Media: “I made a proposal for an interim title fight: Romero or Munoz. Weidman’s style is similar to...

Feb 4, 2015 4:03 am

‘IF I GOT OFFERED MCGREGOR, I WOULD TAKE IT’

“The reason why it would be welcome to the lightweight division is it would make things interesting. I would love to lock horns with this guy, I’d be up for that. I think he has some pretty good size for his weight class. He’s a big boy. I think he can carry the weight and...

Feb 4, 2015 4:02 am

Zahabi: ‘GSP Won’t Be Back In 2015’

“Georges won’t be fighting in 2015. I really doubt it. He’s got a lot of things going on and his own projects, and I don’t think he’s coming back in 2015. Me and Georges train regularly, but we don’t talk about the politics. “I think he’s going to fight when he’s ready to fight and...


Feb 4, 2015 4:01 am

Coach: ‘CM Punk will be “Entertaining”‘

“(It’s been) really good; we’ve had about a month together. We’re having a good time. The guy is working hard. He’s got a great attitude and he is a sponge. He’s going to be an entertaining fighter in the UFC, and that’s why we watch.” Duke Roufus, the man charged with readying CM Punk for...

Feb 4, 2015 4:00 am

UFC Rankings Report: Week of 2/2/15

The Rankings Report is a weekly UFC.com series that gives you, the fans, an in-depth look into the official UFC rankings. This week Matt Parrino and Forrest Griffin look back at UFC 183 and talk Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz, Al Iaquinta, and more.

Feb 3, 2015 10:36 pm

UFC Releases Statement On Nick Diaz Failed Drug Test

  “The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants...

Feb 3, 2015 6:26 pm

Nick Diaz Fails Post-Fight Drug Test For Marijuana

According to reports, Nick Diaz has failed his post-fight drug test for Marijuana. While this may not come as a surprise to many, it’s certainly alarming, considering the other half of last weekend’s UFC 183 main event also failed his drug test. Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole has it: Silva popped for drostanolone in a PRE-FIGHT...

Feb 3, 2015 6:17 pm

Anderson Silva Fails Pre-Fight Drug Test For Steroids

“On February 3, 2015, the UFC organization was notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Anderson Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites on his Jan. 9 out of competition drug test. UFC’s understanding is that further testing will be conducted by the Commission to confirm these preliminary results. “Anderson Silva has been an amazing...

Feb 3, 2015 5:49 pm

Anderson Passes The Torch: ‘Jon Jones, Now You’re The Best’

Immediately following his UFC 183 win over Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva jumped the cage, and embraced Jon Jones. Admitted friends, Anderson used the moment to pass the torch to the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion. Silva didn’t shy away when asked what the impromptu chat was all about. Check it: “Jones is my friend. I talk to...

Feb 3, 2015 5:42 pm

Woodley Explains Decision To Give Gastelum His $9K Back

“When we go out there to fight, we basically put ourselves through the fire, and we’re not assuming we’ll be losing half our money. If the purse is $5000 to show and $5000 to win, in my mind, it’s $10,000, so I do my training camp with that in mind. Now, when you step in...

Feb 3, 2015 5:16 pm

Weidman: ‘Silva should retire, doesn’t deserve title shot’

  “Being the champion, I know this ends up going further than I’d even want my comments to go, because my opinion, I don’t think, really matters that much and I don’t want it to weigh on him at all. But me as a fan, if I’m just a normal person, I want to see him...

Feb 3, 2015 5:11 pm

Medical Suspensions Report — ‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Edition

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended 14 UFC 183 fighters, following last Saturday’s event. Topping the list are Tyron Woodley, Miesha Tate, Tim Boetsch, John Lineker, and Tom Watson, who all received six-month terms. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Nick Diaz: Suspended 45 days with no contact 30 days for facial...

Feb 3, 2015 5:03 pm

Gilbert Melendez Calls Out Eddie Alvarez

“I look down at the Top 10, I look at the line up and I see a lot of guys matched up and I see a lot of names that I’d like to fight. The one name that stands out big time to me, this is a person, who probably doesn’t like me much and...

Feb 3, 2015 4:57 pm

Here’s Why Faber vs. Assuncao Was Cancelled

Top UFC bantamweight fighter Raphael Assuncao has withdrawn from his scheduled contest against Urijah Faber. The two were originally set to face-off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62, however a fight cancelling injury has halted the bout, leaving Faber opponentless. Assuncao, who already holds a win over the current champ T.J. Dillashaw,...

Feb 3, 2015 4:32 pm

Ultimate Knockouts: Rising Stars

See the wild finishes that put up-and-coming fighters on the fast-track to becoming big stars. With Conor McGregor, Cat Zingano, Myles Jury, and more, live now on UFC FIGHT PASS.

Feb 3, 2015 4:13 pm

Iaquinta, Not Cerrone, To Face Masvidal At UFC Fight Night 63

Rising UFC lightweight fighter, Al Iaquinta has stepped up to take on the highly regarded Jorge Masvidal, just days after his UFC 183 victory over Joe Lauzon. The two will meet at UFC Fight Night 63, which takes place on April. 4 from Fairfax, Va. Masvidal’s original opponent, Benson Henderson, was moved to an earlier...

Feb 3, 2015 4:04 pm

Rashad Evans: ‘Gustafsson got caught up in his own hype’

“One of the reasons why I felt AJ won was that Gustafsson… I like Gustafsson, Gustafsson is a cool guy and everything. But I honestly felt like he actually thought he was the champion. He had a great fight with Jones, and it could have went either way. but then he let the hype get...

Feb 3, 2015 3:57 pm

Cesar Gracie Explains Why Nick Ditched His Flight

“He didn’t know about the camera crew there. They totally caught him off guard. He wasn’t ready for it. He was uncomfortable and he wouldn’t be able to rest. So he said, ‘Hey, I’m catching a different plane’ and then he left.” “Nick wasn’t prepared for that. He was just trying to get into fight...

Feb 3, 2015 2:04 pm

Silva Manager: ‘Nick Diaz has got balls’

“Speaking to my business partner Jorge [Guimaraes], he said that was one of the greatest shoots he’d ever seen. Nick Diaz going and laying down, Nick Diaz doing what he was doing, and not only doing that…but doing that to Anderson Silva.” “I mean, if you’re going to lay down in a mixed martial arts...

Feb 3, 2015 1:22 pm

He’s A “Two-Time Convicted Juicehead”

“First of all, Vitor, he failed a drug test. That’s his second drug test that he failed. Usually he’d be out for at least a year, but I think they tested him when there was no bout agreement, so they couldn’t really punish him the way they wanted to. He wasn’t licensed. So the guy’s...

Feb 3, 2015 1:11 pm

Tate Flashes Broken Orbital In Shower-Time Selfie

Top UFC bantamweight Miesha “Cupcake” Tate may have won her UFC 183 bout against Sara McMann, but it was Sara who will leave the lasting impression. … On “Cupcake’s” face. “Post fight selfie! No makeup no filter, I am surprised a broken orbital bone can look completely normal, it still hurts quite a bit and...

Feb 3, 2015 12:50 pm

Champs! Jon Jones Celebrates With Tom Brady

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones comes from a family of champions. Just ask his brother Chandler, who’s seen above with his brother Jon and his QB Tom Brady, at this post-victory Super Bowl afterparty! Champions A photo posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Feb 2, 2015 at 1:55am PST

Feb 3, 2015 12:27 pm

Mousasi: ‘Where’s Vitor? Where’s the lion?’

With recent news that UFC 184 had lost it’s main event, several top UFC middleweights were hoping to cash-in. One of those middleweight’s was Gegard Mousasi, who accepted the UFC’s offer to fill in for Chris Weidman, against Vitor Belfort, only to be turned down by “The Phenom.” He took to twitter to vent his...

Feb 3, 2015 11:47 am

“The Original Yes Man!” — YES! YES! YES!

Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Diego Sanchez has long-awaited his dues for the “Yes!” chant, and now he’s got them. WWE’s Daniel Bryan, who used Diego’s chant for his own launch to superstardom, has given Sanchez his props. After all these years… Check it: Finally met the original YES man, @DiegoSanchezUFC here at #WWEAlbuquerque… Truly...

Feb 3, 2015 11:17 am

Shogun Who? Bisping Wants To Fight Nick Diaz

Last week, all we heard about was a potential throw-down between Michael Bisping and “Shogun” Rua. Today, all that’s changed: I became a fan of Nick Diaz at the weekend. Interviews him for fox and he was great, plus loved his attitude through the silva fight -1 — michael (@bisping) February 2, 2015 After I...

Feb 3, 2015 11:12 am

Woodley Suffered Severe Foot Fracture In Win Over Gastelum (Photo)

  Top UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley halted the hype train that is Kelvin Gastelum, in last weekend’s UFC 183 co-main event. It was an impressive performance against a young, hungry contender. And he did it with a broken foot. Check it: Well @UFC fans I broke my foot N the 1st rnd. I never want...