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Dec 1, 2014 2:49 pm

Dan Hardy breaks down UFC 181 bouts

Ahead of UFC 181 this Saturday, Dan Hardy and John Gooden broke down several of the bouts on the card. Check out their breakdown of the main event, and co-main event bouts below.

Dec 1, 2014 2:42 pm

Alex White quit job to train ahead of UFC 181

Many pro fighters have a day job to support themselves while they pursue a UFC contract. Alex White was one of those fighters up until recently. After being TKO’d by Lucas Martins in July, White quit his job to focus on training full time. He spoke to MMAJunkie about the lifestyle change, and how it...

Dec 1, 2014 10:49 am

Ortiz on “Journeyman” King Mo: ‘He talks like a street hood rat’

The feud continues between Tito Ortiz and King Mo. Following Ortiz win over Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131, and King Mo’s win over Joe Vedepo on the same card, King Mo began calling out Ortiz, saying that he would ‘Django’ Tito (See that HERE). Then the pair took their beef to Twitter, with both men...


Dec 1, 2014 10:34 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones training with Anderson Silva

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently doing several seminars in Brazil ahead of his UFC 182 bout against Daniel Cormier in January. The champ posted the following photo on his Instagram of himself rolling with Anderson Silva this past weekend. Check it out: Hope you guys ready to learn something new! Photo credit:...

Dec 1, 2014 9:50 am

BJPenn.com Radio Replay with Ashlee Evans-Smith, and Francisco Rivera

Last night BJPENN.com Radio was back with another star studded episode. First on the show was Ashlee Evans-Smith, who will be making her UFC debut this Saturday at UFC 181 against Raquel Pennington on just two weeks notice. Next up was Francisco Rivera, who will be fighting Urijah Faber in the main event of the...

Dec 1, 2014 9:36 am

Ortiz: ‘Only way Rousey vs. Cyborg happens is at catchweight’

Tito Ortiz had stated a long time ago that Cris Cyborg simply couldn’t safely cut down to 135 to fight Ronda Rousey. Eventually after much back and forth between Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Cyborg had a date, and opponent for her bantamweight debut. She would fight December 5th at Invicta 10,...

Dec 1, 2014 9:23 am

UFC releases fighter for competing in Boxing match while under contract

After releasing Dashon Johnson recently, the UFC has revealed there were further circumstances surrounding the termination of his contract than simply his 0-2 skid. The UFC informed 411Mania that Johnson’s release from the promotion came as a result of a breach of contract when he competed in a Boxing match last August. “UFC athletes are...

Dec 1, 2014 9:04 am

Lombard calls for fight with GSP: ‘He’s got no chance with me standing’

Hector Lombard has been on a tear since dropping down to welterweight, going 2-0, with a KO win over Nate Marquardt, and most recently a decision win over Jake Shields. Lombard, who is slated to fight Josh Burkman at UFC 182 on January 3rd 2015, is now calling for a fight against former welterweight kingpin...

Dec 1, 2014 8:55 am

Peters on UFC: “Everybody is underpaid”

Comedian Rusell Peters is no stranger to MMA, and is apparently close friends with many UFC fighters. Because of that, he is speaking out about fighter pay, and believes that if fighters were paid more, that MMA could compete with Boxing. He spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss why Boxing isn’t a dying sport...

Dec 1, 2014 8:44 am

REPLAY! Hendricks-Lawler segment from ‘Countdown to UFC 181’

In case you missed ‘Countdown to UFC 181’ last night on Fox Sports 1 you can rewatch Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler’s segment below. The card goes down this Saturday. Who do you think will take home the welterweight strap this time around?

Dec 1, 2014 8:31 am

Bellator MMA star arrested after assaulting Police Officer

Bellator MMA star Joe Vedepo recently sent a Police Officer to the hospital after headbutting him in the chest hard enough to injure his back. The incident allegedly took place on Friday. According to KCRG’s report, Vedepo was drunk, and attempted to resist officers who were trying to prevent him from going back into a...

Dec 1, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier updates fans on fight camp: “I can’t wait until January”

Undefeated MMA fighter, and Olympic medalist Daniel Cormier is in the middle of his training camp as he prepares to fight Jon Jones in a highly anticipated matchup for the light heavyweight title in January. Ahead of the bout he has updated his Facebook followers as to his training camp progress, which he says is...

Dec 1, 2014 5:04 am

REPORT: UFC will hold event at 50,000 seat Melbourne stadium in November 2015

Big news for the UFC! With the Labor Party’s candidate in office, and the ban of MMA events in a caged enclosure likely to be revoked, the UFC has set a date for their Melbourne debut, which will reportedly be held in the 50,000 plus seat Etihad Stadium. The original report came from The Daily...

Dec 1, 2014 5:03 am

.GIF | Greatest chin in combat sports?

Check out this incredible .GIF of a fighter eating brutal shots like they’re nothing! Does this man’s chin compare to the likes of Mark Hunt? Iron chin pic.twitter.com/RTSgj6R01S — MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) November 30, 2014

Dec 1, 2014 5:02 am

Chris Weidman playfully spars with young nephews on Thanksgiving

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman managed to get some work in on Thanksgiving as he playfully sparred with his nephews, and captured the videos on Instagram. Was getting some work in on thanksgiving getting beaten up by my nephews as usual. A video posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:33am PST...

Nov 30, 2014 5:26 pm

Yves Edwards retires from MMA

The Thug-Jitsu master himself, Yves Edwards has retired from Mixed Martial Arts following his recent loss to Akbarh Arreola at UFC Fight Night Edgar vs. Swanson earlier this month. Edwards took to Facebook with his announcement. Post by Yves Edwards. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE) We would like to wish Yves the best in...

Nov 30, 2014 4:37 pm

PHOTO | EA Sports UFC Mark Coleman character reveal

EA Sports UFC has been busy adding legends to the list of fighters that will appear in its downloadable content releasing next month. First was Matt Hughes (See that HERE), then was Rampage Jackson (See that HERE), and now is Mark ‘The Hammer’ Coleman. Welcome to #EASPORTSUFC, @HammerHouseMMA ! pic.twitter.com/dhUPpEjRIr — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC)...

Nov 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Conor McGregor competes at IBJJF European No-Gi Open

In this throwback video from 2012 we see Conor McGregor competing in the 2012 IBJJF European No-Gi Open. To put this in perspective, McGregor had yet to be signed by the UFC at the time this tournament occurred, and didn’t make his UFC debut until April of 2013. Check it out: Based on the results...

Nov 30, 2014 4:23 pm

After successful return to the UFC, Matt Wiman plans to continue fighting

Matt Wiman took nearly a two-year long hiatus from the UFC after his loss to TJ Grant at UFC on Fox in January of 2013. Earlier this month Wiman returned from his hiatus and defeated Issac Vallie-Flagg via unanimous decision. Following the quick disappearance, and sudden reappearance of Wiman, fans had questions regarding whether or...

Nov 30, 2014 4:12 pm

PHOTO | Rampage Jackson EA Sports UFC character announcement

EA Sports UFC has been slowly revealing the fighters for their upcoming downloadable content (DLC), which features the legends of the sports. First was Matt Hughes (See that HERE), then earlier today the developers teased fans with a hint as to who the next legend would be (See that HERE). Now EA Sports has confirmed...

Nov 30, 2014 3:34 pm

REPLAY! Faber submits Caceres at UFC 175

Ahead of Urijah Faber’s UFC 181 bout against Francisco Rivera this Saturday, check out Faber’s dominant UFC 175 win over Alex Caceres coutesy of the UFC.

Nov 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Firas Zahabi considers Gi “The Achilles heel of Jiu-Jitsu”

One of the oldest traditions in Jiu-Jitsu is the Gi. Royce Gracie wore it in every UFC appearance, and the Gracie Family stands by the use of the Gi in Jiu-Jitsu. Eddie Bravo on the other hand, who pioneered 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu trains practitioners strictly in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu, which has brought him criticism from the...

Nov 30, 2014 3:16 pm

Bellator prospect defeats wrestling world champion

Bellator’s youngest prospect Aaron Pico recently defeated 2013 world wrestling champion David Safaryan. Pico signed with Bellator earlier this month (Read about that HERE), and plans to compete in the 2016 Olympics. There has been no word yet as to when Pico will be making his Bellator debut, or who he will be facing, however...