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Jan 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Fedor Emelianenko carries the Olympic Torch

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko may be retired, but that hastn’t stopped him from receiving the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in his home country of Russia in preparation to the Winter Olympics. Steph Daniels posted via Bloodyelbow a picture that has been making rounds on Twitter of the Pride FC legend...

Jan 17, 2014 4:41 pm

JDS Eyeing Spring Return, Wants Fight With Overeem

“He took some time off and is now back to training. We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet. The UFC has great athletes, the best, but a fight that we wanted to see is against Overeem. It was expected to happen before and didn’t. But they have great...

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Jan 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, has been benched since his August victory over Lyoto Machida (pictured). He didn’t get popped for banned substances or get put on a lengthy medical suspension. He didn’t ask for an extended leave or go on vacation either. He’s just not getting any calls from the UFC and his...

Jan 17, 2014 11:36 am

PHOTO | Hendricks & Lawler Square Off For The First Time

During the first leg of their UFC 171 media tour, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler squared off for the first time in anticipation of their upcoming title clash. Thanks to GSP’s exodus from MMA, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight for the vacant UFC welterweight title. ‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ is set to...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...

Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it:

Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

Trainer Says Lesnar’s Retirement Mostly Mental Not Physical

“I think mentally, the diverticulitis, that was the big thing [that led to his retirement]… If he came back and he was 100-percent mentally in the game, knowing that he could take whatever it meant to take, he could push himself, he could get hit, he could whatever – that was the big thing. When...

Jan 17, 2014 9:10 am

Hendo Blasts Belfort: ‘No Way He Beats Weidman In The U.S.’

“No (he doesn’t beat Weidman). Vitor is very capable of beating anybody in those first few minutes of the fight because he is dangerous and he hits hard. But, I don’t see it happening, especially if the fight is in the U.S. I don’t know, I’m not going to point fingers and say things I...

Jan 17, 2014 8:49 am

Stefan Struve: “I’m coming back”

Stefan Struve hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since getting his jaw broken by the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt back in March of 2013. Prior to that the seven footer was on a four-fight winning streak. Struve was then diagnosed with a heart condition as he was recovering after his defeat. However, it seems as...

Jan 17, 2014 8:48 am

So you want a job? Check out the listing for Keith Kizer’s Replacement

Have you ever dreamed of fixing the mess that is the Nevada State Athletic Commission? Well, here is your chance! Keith Kizer’s position as executive director of the NSAC is up for grabs after he suddenly quit. The job offers an annual salary of $97,901 plus benefits, not a bad gig if you ask me....

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Dana White and UFC plan on extending UFC Fight Pass fight library by March

Recently, the UFC announced their exciting new digital network UFC Fight Pass. The package is expected to be what every fight fan dreams of with loads of exclusive content such as a huge library of fights. They have also had their first online only event with UFC Fight Night 34 that aired January 4. The...

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Felice Herrig On Repeatedly Sending Dana White To Voicemail

Women’s MMA fighter Felice Herrig recently told Combat Lifestyle the story of how she snuffed UFC President Dana White’s phone calls, because she didn’t know who was calling, and sending him to voicemail. She eventually just handed the number down to her manager who tracked the unknown number back to White. “It was Dana White,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm

CALL TO ACTION | Fund To Help the Zingano Family

Donations are being accepted online to help the Zingano family cover expenses after Mauricio Zingano, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and husband to UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (above), committed suicide Monday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA BJPENN.COM wants to call on all the members of Penn Nation to help out UFC fighter,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:52 pm

PPV Buy Estimates Put UFC 168 Among UFC’s Most Successful Events

Estimates show UFC 168 selling over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making it one of the most lucrative events in the organization’s history. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC certainly closed out 2013 with a bang.  Early estimates indicate that UFC 168 sold somewhere in the ballpark of 1,025,000 pay-per-view buys.  The UFC increased the price...

Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga Aimed for March UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Reports have surfaced that flyweight fighters Scott Jorgensen (above) and Jussier Formiga are set to fight on a UFC Fight Night card that will take place this March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though still not officially announced, the UFC Fight Night that will be held in Brazil this coming March has begun to build...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Salary Report: Rockhold Tops List With $80k

After Luke Rockhold’s complete domination over Constantinos Philippou he went hope with a pretty penny to show for it as he walked away with a purse of $80,000. Cole Miller’s performance earned him $56,000, making the two the top earners for UFC Fight Night 35 that took place on Wednesday. BJPenn.com received the list of...

Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Rockhold: Bisping needs to pay for past comments

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night fans got to see Luke Rockhold live up to the promise and hype we expected as he dropped Costas Phillippou with a liver kick in the first round. Rockhold spoke to Jon Anik after the fight and called out Vitor Belfort, saying he wants a rematch. Later, Rockhold went on...