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Jul 3, 2014 8:29 pm

Alexis Davis Feels No Pressure Going Into Rousey Bout

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis spoke to the media today leading up to her UFC 175 bout against Rousey, and despite facing an uphill battle int the eyes of oddsmakers, Davis says she feels no pressure. Davis explained the feeling to MMAJunkie “I’m on a rush right now. I’m enjoying myself.”

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jul 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Rousey Calls For Harsher Penalties For PED Abusers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to media members during a pre-fight media scrum for UFC 175 this Saturday. As it usually does with MMA related topics, the talk shifted to PED’s and failed drug tests. Rousey took a strong stand against them, noting the penalties are much harsher for Olympic athletes.

Jul 3, 2014 3:32 pm

Cordeiro Takes Jab At Weidman: Machida Will Knock Him Out

Lyoto Machida’s Muay Thai coach Rafael Cordeiro took some jabs at Machida’s opponent and middleweight champion Chris Weidman this Saturday. Many are saying that Machida has a weak chin, and can’t handle Weidman’s power, however Cordeira refuted those comments to MMAFighting.com saying: “You can’t say Lyoto has a weak chin. That’s a lie. Lyoto fought...

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...

Jul 3, 2014 2:35 pm

Marquardt Discusses Holes In Drug Testing Procedure

Fresh off his win over James Te Huna last month, Nate Marquardt spoke with MMAKanvas to discuss the UFC’s recent ban on TRT as well as the increased random drug testing that saw Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in quite a bit of trouble with the NSAC. “I think (the TRT ban is) great because...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 3, 2014 2:21 pm

Chris Dempsey Replaces Lawlor at Fight Night 46

Ilir Latifi will get to welcome UFC newcomer Chris Dempsey to the cage at UFC Fight Night 46. Dempsey got the call to replace an injured Tom Lawlor and accepted the bout earlier today. Latifi is coming off a submission win over Cyrille Diabate in March after losing his promotional debut to Gegard Mousasi. Dempsey...

Jul 3, 2014 9:34 am

Davis Talks Strategy, Why Rousey Has Been So Successful

Alexis Davis, who is challenging Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title on Saturday night spoke to the media today about why Ronda Rousey has been so successful so far, saying it’s because “she doesn’t give people time to think.”. Check out the full interview below:

Jul 3, 2014 9:26 am

Weidman Has No Doubts That He’s Better Than Silva

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready for his second title defense this Saturday against Lyoto Machida, but during an interview with the media Weidman said he has no doubts that he is better than former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, whom he beat two times.

Jul 3, 2014 9:00 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Possible For Fall Event

‘Mr. Wonderful’ Phil Davis, and Glover Teixeira will likely square off later this year in a fall event. While neither fighter has commented on the potential matchup and nothing is set in stone, however Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight that there has been talks from the UFC of the bout materializing. Phil Davis is...

Jul 3, 2014 8:33 am

Struve: My best years are coming up!

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) returns to the octagon this Saturday night when he meets Matt Mitrione (7-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on the UFC 175 main card. The 7-foot Dutchman has been out of action since March of 2013, this after being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. At...

Jul 3, 2014 8:31 am

Rousey Doesn’t Understand Why People Are Offended By Her Confidence

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to MMAJunkie today during an interview about why she doesn’t understand how people are offended by her confidence. “I don’t think there’s any place where anybody’s better than me. That’s the kind of attitude you have to have to be the best in the world, and I don’t...

Jul 3, 2014 8:26 am

Faber Pumped For Caceras Fight: I’m Not Scared Of Anything

When it was announced that Urijah Faber, a three time UFC title challenger, and former WEC champion would fight Alex Caceras at UFC 175, many MMA fans were left scratching their heads. Despite Caceras coming off a big win over a previously undefeated Sergio Pettis, “Bruce Leeroy” just hasn’t fought the caliber of opponents Faber...

Jul 3, 2014 8:12 am

Title challengers Machida & Davis take old school approach with pre-fight hype

Mixed martials arts was built on the foundation that one gives honor and respect to their opponents, both before and after competition. While some mixed martial artists still show nothing but class and respect to their opponoents, others in today’s MMA scene have made a career from being good at trash-talking. Take former 3-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...