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Jan 12, 2015 10:11 pm

Mike Winkeljohn: ‘Cerrone Beats Henderson This Time, No Doubt About It’

When Donald Cerrone stepped up to fight Benson Henderson Sunday at UFC Fight Night Boston on just 14 days notice, the MMA world went nuts. Cerrone had just come off of a decision win over Myles Jury less than 48 hours before stepping in for Eddie Alvarez against Henderson, and to top it off, Cerrone...

Jan 12, 2015 9:54 pm

Ring Of Combat 50 Hits PPV TV

Later this month, Lou Neglia’s Ring Of Combat 50 will go down from Atlantic City New Jersey. It was announced earlier this week via a press release, that the event will be sold on cable TV as a Pay-Per View. GoFight Live (www.gfl.tv), the world’s premier online destination for live combat sports, announced today that...

Jan 12, 2015 9:44 pm

Cejudo vs. Cariaso Targeted For UFC 185

A flyweight bout between Olympian Henry Cejudo, and Chris Cariaso is being targeted for UFC 185. Following his successful UFC debut over Dustin Kimura, Henry Cejudo pleaded with UFC President Dana White to allow him to drop back down to flyweight. Despite saying Cejudo would never be allowed to fight at flyweight in the UFC...

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I’ve Paid My Dues, I Deserve Someone In The Top 10’

UFC welterweight fan-favorite, Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown is currently still without an opponent for UFC Fight Night Colorado on February 14th after Tarec Saffiedine was forced out of the bout with an injury. Brown, who is ranked #6 in the stacked welterweight division in the UFC’s official rankings, feels he deserves nothing less than a...

Jan 12, 2015 8:58 pm

Dillashaw: ‘If McGregor Loses To Siver, I Want Aldo’

UFC President Dana White has stated that if Conor McGregor defeats Dennis Siver on Sunday at UFC Fight Night Boston, that he will go on to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title. If McGregor doesn’t defeat Siver however, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw wants the next crack at Jose Aldo, likely to avenge...

Jan 12, 2015 8:46 pm

NSAC Suspends Two Fighters For 9 Months Each

Earlier this week at a hearing, the NSAC suspended both James Wilson and Bryson Gutches for nine months each. Gutches, a WSOF fighter had his submission win over Sosian Abanokov overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for a diuretic post-fight. He came clean about taking a pill from a woman he didn’t know,...

Jan 12, 2015 8:32 pm

NSAC Considering Forming Committee To Address Out-Of-Competition Testing

On the heels of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones testing positive for the main metabolite in cocaine, the NSAC spoke during a hearing recently about the possibility of forming a committee to address out-of-competition drug testing, which is viewed as somewhat of a gray area. Commissioner Pat Lundvall cautioned the commission to choose their...

Jan 12, 2015 8:10 pm

UFC Promises To Show More Of Siver Throughout Fight Week

Leading up to Sunday’s UFC Fight Night Boston, one can’t ignore the lack of Dennis Siver promos released by the UFC. On the other hand, the UFC has released countless Conor McGregor promo videos (See that HERE, HERE, and HERE) to get fans hyped. Lorenzo Fertitta spoke about Siver’s presence in promo videos leading up...

Jan 12, 2015 8:09 pm

PHOTOS | Bec Rawlings: “I Believe In Human Rights For ALL” – (NSFW)

Fan favorite TUF 20 strawweight ‘Rowdy’ Bec Rawlings took to social media today with a strong message against feminism, and calling for human rights for all, complete with two photos of ‘Rowdy’ like you’ve never seen her before. Post by Rowdy Bec Rawlings. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE and

Jan 12, 2015 6:56 pm

Rory MacDonald Calls For Changes To Process Of Awarding Title Shots

Rory MacDonald was admittedly “heartbroken” when he found out he had been passed up for a title shot again, in order for a trilogy match between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks to take place. The process of awarding title shots is a very inconsistent one, which is something that has been long-discussed in the MMA...

Jan 12, 2015 6:40 pm

QUICK TWITT: Khadzhimurat Gatsalov Hints At Possible MMA Career

Olympic wrestling gold medalist, and 5 time world freestyle champion Khadzhimurat Gatsalov may have just dropped a big hint that he could be venturing into the MMA world. Gatsalov defeated Daniel Cormier in the 2004 Olympics, and was brought into Cormier’s training camp ahead of UFC 182 to help Cormier prepare. He sent out the...

Jan 12, 2015 6:21 pm

Joe Rogan And Brian Stann Discuss Brain Damage In MMA

Longtime UFC commentator, JiuJitsu black belt, and former TaeKwonDo champion Joe Rogan spoke with former UFC fighter, Marine, and UFC analyst Brian Stann on The Joe Rogan Experience to discuss the subject of brain damage, and as always, the conversation was extremely interesting. (Segment starts around 36:45)

Jan 12, 2015 6:10 pm

Jon Jones Coach Recounts Story Of Jones Revealing He Failed Drug Test

By now it is well known that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones failed a random, pre-fight drug test prior to his UFC 182 showdown against Daniel Cormier. What wasn’t known however, was that Jones own coaches didn’t know that he had failed the drug test. His head striking coach Brandon Gibson talks about how...

Jan 12, 2015 4:40 pm

Rory MacDonald “Heartbroken” After Announcement Of Lawler-Hendricks Trilogy Bout

Going in to UFC 181: Lawler vs. Hendricks, it was believed Rory MacDonald would be fighting the winner of the bout for the UFC welterweight title. Things didn’t play out that way however. A split decision win that saw Robbie Lawler awarded the UFC welterweight championship was not decisive enough in the eyes of many,...

Jan 12, 2015 3:53 pm

Anderson Silva Feared Painkiller Addiction Following Broken Leg

As Anderson Silva prepares to return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st, he appeared at an NSAC hearing earlier today to get licensing to fight. The NSAC requires all fighters over 35 to speak at the hearing in order to get licensed, and as Silva is 39, he...

Jan 12, 2015 3:46 pm

Siver: ‘Smashing McGregor Beats Getting A Title Shot’

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston on Sunday, Dennis Siver has had enough of Conor McGregor’s trash talk, and is now speaking out. Siver has been silent so far over the past few months, but now is speaking out against ‘Notorious’, and saying the UFC is unrightfully hyping him. He spoke to GroundAndPound.de to discuss...

Jan 12, 2015 3:23 pm

Uriah Hall Gets Third Opponent For UFC Fight Night Boston

After Costas Philippou withdrew from his UFC Fight Night Boston bout against Uriah Hall with an injury, Louis Taylor stepped in on short notice to face Hall. Taylor then was forced out of the bout with an injury, and Hall was left without an opponent. Hall now has another opponent for the event, Ron Stallings,...

Jan 12, 2015 3:22 pm

Anderson Silva Unanimously Approved For License To Fight At UFC 183

Earlier today, the NSAC held a hearing, on the agenda was former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was required to appear in front of the commission as he is over 35 years of age, and applying for a license to fight. Silva was unanimously approved for a license by all 5 members of the...

Jan 12, 2015 3:16 pm

Referee And Judging Assignments Revealed For Diaz vs. Silva

Coming up on January 31st, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon for an epic superfight which will go down in the main event of UFC 183. Earlier today during a NSAC hearing it was revealed that ‘Big’ John McCarthy would be the referee for the bout, and Sal D’Amato, Marcos...

Jan 12, 2015 3:07 pm

Shields Says Failed Drug Test From 2012 Due To Diuretic

During a Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing earlier today to receive a license to fight at WSOF 17 this Saturday against Brian Foster in the main event. Shields is 36 years old, and the commission requires all fighters applying for a license over 35 to appear in front of the commission. Shields was granted...

Jan 12, 2015 2:33 pm

Get To Know Joseph Duffy, The Last Man To Defeat Conor McGregor

Cage Warrior Fighting Championship lost one of their top stars earlier this month to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Joseph Duffy (12-1) recently signed with the UFC and will be making his debut in the octagon in the near future. Even though people seem to think his claim to fame is being the last man to...

Jan 12, 2015 2:05 pm

Officials cancel UFC Fight Night event planned for March 7

A UFC Fight Night event tentatively planned for March 7 is no longer taking place. MMAjunkie recently confirmed the news with UFC officials that the event, tentatively labeled “UFC Fight Night 62”, has been scratched from the 2015 schedule. Windsor, Ontario, Canada had been rumored to be the host city for the UFC Fight Night 62 event,...

Jan 12, 2015 1:39 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz 2? Dana White would ‘love to see it’

Current UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA) has only suffered one knockout loss in his 35 professional mixed martial arts fights. That knockout loss came over 10 years ago at UFC 47 to Nick Diaz, who sent Lawler crashing to the canvas early in the second-round of their 2004 battle. Many fans and...

Jan 12, 2015 11:12 am

Randy Couture On Jon Jones Drug Test: ‘It Raises A Whole Bunch Of Questions’

Recently it was revealed that Jon Jones tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, in a pre-fight drug test. Following the announcement, many UFC fighters, fans, former fighters, and celebrities, began to give their thoughts on the situation. Randy Couture offered his thoughts on the situation in an interview with Submission Radio: “Well...

Jan 12, 2015 10:42 am

Lorenzo Fertitta Explains Why The UFC Booked Fight Night Boston On A Sunday

UFC fans may have scratched their heads when they saw UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Siver was booked for a Sunday, and understandably so as the UFC has never held an event on a Sunday. To make matters even stranger, the UFC booked the event in Boston, just a short drive from Gillette stadium, where...

Jan 12, 2015 10:29 am

BJPENN.com Radio Replay With Daniel Straus, Jake Shields, And Johnny Case

Last night BJPENN.com Radio returned for another stellar episode as always. First up we were joined by former Bellator MMA champion, Daniel Straus, who will be fighting for the featherweight title once again, against Patiricio Freire this Friday. Next up we were joined by former UFC fighter, Jake Shields, who will be fighting for the...

Jan 12, 2015 10:04 am

‘Black Belt’ Gets Submitted By Purple Belt, Claims Knee Injury

In this video we see purple belt Justin Farwell, calling out a UFC Gym instructor, named Jeremy Varney, for claiming to be a black belt, which he says he received from Hawaii, but does not disclose who his black belt instructor is. We learned from reading Justin Farwell’s comments on his video that he submitted...