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Nov 21, 2014 6:28 pm

Weigh-in results: Algieri makes weight on second try in Macau

Gearing up for tomorrow night’s title bout for the WBO super lightweight title, Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri weighed in, where both fighters made weight, and then had a staredown. Chris Algieri missed weight on his first attempt, but made weight on his second attempt. Manny Pacquiao on the other hand made weight the first...

Nov 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Schilling: “I think I can be a Bellator champion in two years”

Fresh off his impressive KO win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 131, Joe Schilling is confident that he can become the Bellator champion in 2 years. In the bout, Schilling surprised fans by demonstrating a solid ground game after being dropped by Manhoef. The ground game proved to Schilling, and many, that he has what...

Nov 21, 2014 5:51 pm

TWITTER BEEF: Conor McGregor and WWE star Sheamus trade barbs

Conor McGregor and WWE star Sheamus have been going back and forth on Twitter for the better part of the day. The feud appears to have ended, with Sheamus ending the feud by relating to their shared Irish heritage. ok @SInowLIVE @ufc @TheNotoriousMMA, Conor wins. I don't hit featherweights or shoeshine boys. Mouth off to...


Nov 21, 2014 3:20 pm

REPLAY! UFC Fight Night 57 weigh-ins

In case you missed the UFC Fight Night 57 weigh-ins earlier today, you can re-watch the event below. Get the official weigh-in results HERE, and see the staredown photos HERE.

Nov 21, 2014 3:13 pm

STAREDOWNS! UFC Fight Night 57 fighters mean mug in Austin

Earlier today the weigh-ins went down for UFC Fight Night 57, where all fighters made weight for the event. Below are the staredown photos from the main card bouts. Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz Matt...

Nov 21, 2014 2:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 57 weigh-in results

All 24 fighters for UFC Fight Night 57 are weighed in, and on weight for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 57, which takes place in Austin Texas. The full weigh in results are as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. PT) Frankie Edgar (145) vs. Cub Swanson (145.8) Edson Barboza (155) vs. Bobby...

Nov 21, 2014 2:50 pm

Pacquiao looking to score KO win over Algieri to silence critics

Manny Pacquiao is gearing up for his title defense against Chris Algieri tomorrow night in Macau. Leading up to the bout, Pacquiao feels the need to silence his critics who think he can’t finish opponents, by finishing Algieri. His coach, Freddie Roach spoke to media members about Pacquaio with a statement transcribed by BloodyElbow. “I...

Nov 21, 2014 2:24 pm

Formiga withdraws from Moraga bout with partial LCL tear

Bad news for fight fans, Jussier Formiga has been forced to withdraw from his UFC on FOX 13 bout against John Moraga as a result of a partially torn LCL. MMAFighting broke the story earlier today. No timetable has been given for Formiga’s return, and no word has been given as to who will replace...

Nov 21, 2014 2:09 pm

Dustin Ortiz wants title shot with win over Benavidez

Dustin Ortiz is currently gearing up for the biggest fight of his career tomorrow night as he prepares to fight former title challenger Joseph Benavidez in Austin Texas. Ortiz spoke to MMAJunkie about the bout, and his plans for a title shot should he defeat Benavidez. His words: “I truly believe I beat John Moraga,...

Nov 21, 2014 1:50 pm

Barboza on Green fight: “I’ll knock him out in the first opportunity”

Edson Barboza is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night Austin bout against Bobby Green this Saturday in Austin Texas. Ahead of the bout, Barboza is confident in his kicking abilities, and plans on knocking out Green as soon as he gets the chance. He spoke to Tatame.com.br in an interview transcribed by BloodyElbow. “My...

Nov 21, 2014 1:42 pm

Roy Jones Jr. interested in Boxing Rampage or Kimbo Slice

Some time ago there was talks of a potential superfight between Anderson Silva and Roy Jones Jr. in the Boxing ring. The fight never happened, leaving combat sports enthusiasts yearning for a Boxing-MMA crossover bout. Roy Jones spoke to BloodyElbow to discuss his desire to box an MMA fighter in the future. “Yes, I’ve been...

Nov 21, 2014 1:34 pm

UFC 179 drug test results come back clean

Good news in the MMA community, all UFC 179 drug test results have come back clean. The event went down at the end of last month in Brazil, and featured a featherweight bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes in a ‘Fight of the Year’ performance. MMAJunkie obtained the press release from the Brazilian Athletic...

Nov 21, 2014 1:29 pm

Bobby Green on Barboza bout: “This fight is nothing”

Leading up to UFC Fight Night 57 tomorrow night, Bobby Green revealed that he was contemplating retirement after his bout with Edson Barboza tomorrow night in Austin (See that HERE). Green spoke to USA Today Sports to discuss his future in MMA. “No one understands what the life of a fighter is. It’s a very...

Nov 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Werdum accepts Jones superfight: “I would fight him for sure”

Earlier this week, following the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference, Jon Jones sparred Anderson Silva at the UFC gym (See that HERE). Following the sparring session, Jones stated that if he defeats Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and Anthony Johnson, he believes the light heavyweight division has been cleared out, and that he would...

Nov 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Pettis defends Roufus: “When you attack one of us you attack all of us”

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has found his longtime friend, and coach, Duke Roufus under fire from critics for his training methods in the wake of Dennis Munson Jr’s death. Pettis spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to defend his coach in an interview transcribed by MMAFighting. “The thing that gets to me is that...

Nov 21, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT: War Machine details life in prison

War Machine is currently incarcerated during the course of an ongoing trial as a result of numerous charges from his assault on Christy Mack in August. During his prison time War Machine has released several extended Tweets, detailing his time in prison. Below is the most recent message released by the former Bellator MMA star....

Nov 21, 2014 7:27 am

Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 & UFC 184 go on sale today!

Reminder: Get your tickets! Tickets for the UFC’s first three pay-per-view events of 2015 will go on sale to the general public later today. Tickets for UFC 182, UFC 183 and UFC 184 will be up for grabs starting at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT local time). UFC 182 takes place January 3 live...

Nov 21, 2014 6:57 am

Kenny Florian agrees with Diaz: GSP is scared of Silva

Former UFC welterweight title challenger, Nick Diaz, recently stated in an interview that he believes he’s fighting Anderson Silva this January because former UFC champ Georges St. Pierre is afraid to do so. Nick’s bad blood towards GSP is nothing new, but fans may be surprised to learn that UFC commentator and former St-Pierre training...

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 20, 2014 1:51 pm

Kogan: UFC needs entertainment not tennis

Nate Diaz’s manager, Scott Kogan, was in attendance at last weekend’s Bellator 131 event and after watching an “amazing” night of fights, he is now convinced that Bellator has found it’s “edge” over the UFC. His words (via bloodyelbow.com): “It had an edge – a little entertainment,” Kogan told BloodyElbow.com. “I think people try to...

Nov 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Luke Barnatt looking for quick finish of Roger Navaraez

Luke Barnatt is currently gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Roger Navaraez this Saturday in Austin Texas. Leading up to the bout, Barnatt has been training at Alliance MMA, and living on a yacht along with teammate Kelvin Gastellum. Barnatt, who has gone 3-1 after the Ultimate Fighter, will be looking...

Nov 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Leslie Smith update on injured ear: “My days as an ear model are over”

In one of the most gruesome injures in UFC history, Leslie Smith had her cauliflower ear exploded by Jessica Eye at UFC 180 last weekend (See that HERE). After the bout, a gruesome image surfaced of the ear (See that HERE). Smith spoke to ESPN about the injury, and her hopes to return to the...

Nov 20, 2014 11:05 am

Bobby Green on training with Diaz brothers: “It changed my life”

UFC lightweight standout Bobby ‘King’ Green is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Edson Barboza this Saturday. Leading up to the bout, Green traveled to Stockton California to train with the Diaz brothers and Gilbert Melendez. Green reflected on his time training with the Diaz brothers in an interview with Fox...

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 20, 2014 10:27 am

Rogan on Rousey: ‘She’s a once ever athlete’

UFC President Dana White has stated that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey single handidly changed his mind regarding women fighters in the UFC. It’s no secret that Rousey is one of the UFC’s biggest stars. With a bronze medal in the Olympics in Judo, a 10-0 professoinal record, and a 4-0 record in the...

Nov 20, 2014 10:05 am

Mayweather reportedly “definitely” wants Pacquiao bout

The bout combat sports fans have been drooling over for years may finally go down! Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is reportedly in the works according to a Showtime network spokesperson who wrote to the LA Times in an email, which was obtained by RingTV. “We can confirm that Floyd Mayweather definitely wants the...