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Feb 3, 2014 8:47 am

Urijah Faber Suffered Injury Prior to his Bout at UFC 169, Tore Hamstring During Training Camp

Urijah Faber lost a controversial championship bout against UFC Bantamweight Renan Barao last Saturday at UFC 169. Faber later on admitted he suffered an injury only eight-days into his training camp. MMAWeekly’s Erik Fontanez transcribed the following from the UFC 169 Post Fight Press Conference: “Eight days into this camp I tore my hamstring [and]...

Feb 3, 2014 8:18 am

UFC signs top Japanese prospect

A top 135-pound prospect has joined the ranks of the UFC. According to Bloody Elbow, Japan’s Michinori Tanaka (9-0) is the latest addition to the bantamweight division. Tanaka has been on the radar for awhile since he was the Shooto Rookie Champion in 2011, and he continued his unbeaten streak while dominating the PXC bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

Rogan Live Commentary Helped UFC 169’s Clint Hester ‘Not Blow His Wad’

UFC ringside commentator, Joe Rogan, is the best in the business. His insightful and technical breakdowns of fights have been educating fans for years on the action happening inside the cage. I always wondered if his, sometimes instructional, commentary ever made the ears of the fighter’s he’s talking about and according to UFC 169’s Clint...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Feb 1, 2014 11:05 am

‘UFC 169’ Gambler’s Odds: Alistair Overeem (-350) vs. Frank Mir (+290)

By Jonathan Kirschner | @MMAKirschner This Saturday night, two heavyweights will duke it out in the octagon to try and get back to their winning ways. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir are the last non-title fight of the night, but their bout may have the biggest implication of all. With a combined record of five...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 31, 2014 9:25 pm

Former UFC Fighter Involved in Fatal Shooting, Claims Self-Defense

Former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt was involved in a fatal shooting in Springfield, Oregon Wednesday night, and reports indicate Strebendt acted in self-defense.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Police in Springfield, Oregon are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night.  Involved in the shooting was former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt. Local news source...

Jan 31, 2014 1:11 pm

Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke set for UFC 172

Brazilian news outlet Combate reported today that Bethe Correia (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Jessamyn Duke (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 172 in Baltimore this April. Correia made her octagon debut at December’s ‘UFC Fight Night 33′ in Australia, where she scored a split-decision win over Julie Kedzie to remain undefeated. Meanwhile, ”TUF...

Jan 31, 2014 12:50 pm

Jose Aldo’s goal: “I want to break every UFC record!”

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has one goal and it’s to be the best fighter of all time. “Scarface” spoke to MMAJunkie.com about his UFC aspirations. Here’s what the longtime champion had to say: “I want to be considered the greatest fighter ever.” Aldo stated through a translator. Aldo went on to say that he...

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...

Jan 31, 2014 5:54 am

NJ AC Doesn’t Think Banning TRT Is The Answer

The Association of Ringside Physicians released a statement earlier this week calling for the ban of TRT and TUE’s inside the arena of Combat sports. The New Jersey Athletic Commission disagrees as told by Dr. Sherry Wulkan, their lead MMA/kickboxing ringside physician, and Association of Boxing Commissions Medical Committee Co-Chair, via bloodyelbow.com: In my opinion,...

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 30, 2014 6:48 pm

Frank Mir Not Losing Sleep Over Lesnar Or Losing Streak

“Like I said a couple of times before, if I was losing to the number twenty guy that just got into the UFC and he’s had four fights and you know, after he beats me, he can’t win another fight, that would weigh on me. It’d be like ‘wow, I can’t even beat that level...

Jan 30, 2014 5:50 pm

White: Silva will come back, ‘wants that belt back’

Not only does Dana White believe that Anderson Silva will return but that another run to the title could be in the works. Silva broke his leg in his December rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. White  reiterated to MMA Junkie on Thursday that Silva will rehab his way back to fighting. “He’s going to...

Jan 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs. Mark Bocek added to “TUF Nations: Finale” in Quebec City

A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the “TUF Nations: Finale” event set for April 16 in Quebec City, Canada. UFC officials confirmed the booking today, but did not say where on the fight card the bout would fall. Evan...