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Oct 13, 2014 9:26 am

Vitor Belfort Plans To ‘Surprise’ Opponents Who Doubt Him

Vitor Belfort hasn’t fought in the Octagon since November of 2013, when he knocked out Dan Henderson with a head kick in the 1st round of their UFC Fight Night main event bout. Some time following the win, TRT was banned, leaving many to question if Vitor would be able to perform at the same...

Oct 13, 2014 9:15 am

Jake Ellenberger Accidentally Breaks Into Micky Rourke’s Neighbor’s House

Jake Ellenberger is currently helping Mickey Rourke train for a big role in a movie, and in doing so went to Rourke’s Beverly Hills home…Only he entered the wrong one. Ellenberger spoke to Submission Radio about accidentally entering the wrong house, saying: “So I’ve been training a little bit with Mickey Rourke. He’s getting ready...

Oct 13, 2014 9:05 am

PHOTO | Glover Teixeira Gets Frightening Makeover, Dresses Up As He-Man

UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira is gearing up for his UFC 179 co-main event bout against Phil Davis on October 25th. To get ready for the bout, Glover decided to wield the power of He-man for a Twitter photo. I have the pawer heman — glover teixeira (@gloverteixeira) October 12, 2014 Share Tweet...

Oct 13, 2014 9:01 am

Rugby Goes MMA, Player KO’s Opponent With One Punch

Every once in awhile a participant of another sport decides to give MMA a try, only they do it in their normal sport, not in the cage. In this video we see Rugby player Ben Flower KO his opponent with one punch, and then land a hard ground and pound punch. – Watch More Funny...

Oct 13, 2014 8:56 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Back Training

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov is itching for a chance to get back into the Octagon. Leading up to UFC 178, Nurmagomedov spoke out against Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez, saying both men are behind him for a title shot (Read about that HERE). Loading It's just the beginning. Already started light boxing sparring. In 45 days,...

Oct 13, 2014 8:48 am

Manuwa No Longer Idolizes Shogun Ahead Of UFC FN 56 Bout

Jimi Manuwa admits that before he started training, he idolized MMA legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. However, after the two signed to fight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 on November 8th, that changed. Manuwa spoke with MMAJunkie about what it will be like fighting someone whom he looked up to. “He was...

Oct 13, 2014 8:37 am

Get To Know Andrei Arlovski And His Best Friend, Maximus

Get to know UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski outside of the cage in this interview with the fighter about his dog, and best friend, Maximus. MMAFighting’s E. Casey Leydon will be speaking with several UFC fighters about their relationships with their dog’s. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am

Chad Mendes Talks Rematch With Aldo

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo on October 25th. Leading up to the fight, Mendes is doing his media rounds, which included speaking to Jon Anik on UFC Ultimate Insider. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 13, 2014 7:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sgt. Ruben Perez, From Rags to Jabs

Over the past eight months I have gotten to know Ruben Perez (6-0) and his family fairly well. I have had the chance to meet and talk to some great fighters over the past few years but I can’t say that I have ever met a better person than Ruben. I continue to call him...

Oct 12, 2014 9:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Lester Slams Team Alpha Male Over ‘Eargate’ Allegations

This weekend, Team Alpha Male’s DJ Roberson fought Frank Lester, ultimately after 3 rounds the bout went to Frank Lester via split decision. Team Alpha Male took to Twitter to cry foul, saying Lester bit Roberson’s ear during the fight, posting pictures of the injury, as well as a picture of the incident. Loading Last...

Oct 12, 2014 8:47 pm

Commission Suspicious Of Ryan Ford’s Pre-WSOF 14 Broken Arm

Earlier today it was revealed that Ryan Ford fought Jake Shields in the main event of WSOF 14 with a broken forearm, an injury that was allegedly confirmed just 10 days before his bout with Shields. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission is speaking out about the lack of a possibility of Ford fighting with a...

Oct 12, 2014 8:37 pm

S&P Downgrades Zuffa Credit Rating After Rough 2014

The UFC has fallen under criticism this year for what some are saying is ‘over saturation’ of the sport, running events nearly every week, sometimes more than one a day. According to MMA Payout Reports, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has officially downgraded Zuffa’s credit from BB to BB-, a rating they have held since 2010....

Oct 12, 2014 7:57 pm

Brutal Head Kick KO From WMMA Bout

When it comes to head kick KO’s, they’re all brutal. That being said, this one in particular looks especially brutal. Check it out: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 12, 2014 7:34 pm

Augusto Montano vs. Chris Heatherly Set For UFC 180

Chris Heatherly is set to welcome UFC newcomer, Augusto Montano, to the Octagon on November 15th in Mexico at UFC 180. Montano is a highly touted prospect who boasts a 13-1 record, that has seen him finish all 13 of his wins. With 8 knockouts, and 5 submissions to his name, Montano will look to...

Oct 12, 2014 4:19 pm

Joe Schilling Explains “Schoolyard Fight” With Nick Diaz

Joe Schilling is one of the most feared Kickboxers in the world. So naturally when he sparred against Nick Diaz, who is an extremely intimidating fighter, the two clashed, and things were intense. After the sparring session however, Schilling and Diaz became friends, even to the point that Schilling will be heading to Stockton to...

Oct 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Phil Davis ‘The Brazilian Killer’ 2.0?

Phil Davis is gearing up for his UFC 179 co-main event bout against Glover Teixeira in just under two weeks. The bout will take place in Brazil, something Davis is familiar, and comfortable with. The Brazilian crowd is widely considered to be one of the rowdiest crowds in MMA, second only to the Irish fans....

Oct 12, 2014 4:01 pm

Dunham vs. Damm Set For UFC 182 In Vegas

The UFC has announced that Evan Dunham and Rodrigo Damm will meet in the Octagon on January 3rd in Las Vegas for UFC 182. Dunham will be riding a 3-fight losing streak into the bout, most recently dropping a TKO loss to Edson Barboza back in July at UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Miller. Damm...

Oct 12, 2014 3:47 pm

QUICK TWITT: Fans React To Mike Goldberg’s NFL Commentating

Longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg stepped into the broadcasting booth for the NFL to call a game between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions earlier today…and fans haven’t been too happy with the result. Ronnie Milsap would be a more competent play-by-play voice than what FOX has given us this afternoon. — The Daily Norseman...

Oct 12, 2014 3:40 pm

Zwicker Steps In To Fight Alexander At Bealltor 129

Virgil Zwicker has stepped in to fight former UFC fighter Houston Alexander on less than a week’s notice at Bealltor 129. Zwicker is stepping in for an injured James Thompson. Zwicker is coming off a 1st round submission loss to Linton Vassell at Bellator 122 back in July. The lineup for Friday’s Bellator 129 is...

Oct 12, 2014 3:28 pm

Max Holloway Wants 5th Fight In 2014

Max Holloway has already become the youngest fighter in UFC history to reach 10 bouts with the promotion, but he isn’t content sitting out for much longer. At just 22-years old, Holloway has compiled a 7-3 UFC record, that has only seen him drop defeats to #5 ranked Conor McGregor, #7 ranked Dustin Poirier, and...

Oct 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Brutal ‘Baseball Bat’ Choke Leaves 3 Grapplers Out Cold

For those familiar with JiuJitsu, specifically Gi JiuJitsu, we know ‘baseball bat’ chokes are some of the most devastating chokes out there. Watch what happens when Scott Sievewright performs a ‘baseball bat’ choke in a no-gi competition with a modified grip! Post by BJJ Video Vault. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 12, 2014 3:11 pm

PHOTO | Felice Herrig Stuns At Wedding

Women’s UFC strawweight, and TUF 20 competitor Felice Herrig posted the following picture on her Instagram of herself ready to go to a wedding. Check it out: Loading Going to a Black & White attire wedding tonight. Usually I love my white but opted for LBD in a LBD View on Instagram Share Tweet Email...

Oct 12, 2014 3:07 pm

PHOTO | Rich Franklin Earns BJJ Black Belt

Former UFC champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin earned his BJJ Black Belt earlier this week, and captured the moment on Twitter, thanking his coaches and teammates. Got my black belt today from @JorgeGurgel. Thanks to all the guys who helped me train over the years! — Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) October 10, 2014 Franklin, who is...

Oct 12, 2014 3:02 pm

Ronda Rousey Updates Fans On Speed Bag Progress

Last week, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey posted a video of herself training on the new speed bag at GFC (See that HERE). Earlier this weekend, the champ updated fans on her progress on the bag with this new video. Loading Slow progress is still progress…. #learningcurve View on Instagram Share Tweet Email +1...