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Feb 2, 2015 12:57 pm

“The Spider” tops UFC 183 salaries

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the evenings main event. The Stockton slugger, Diaz, made a disclosed $500,000 for his efforts on Saturday night....

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Belfort was open to fight Romero, just not Machida at UFC 184

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been scheduled to fight for the UFC’s middleweight title on three separate occasions. Unfortunately for fight fans, the grudge match has still not come to fruition, due to back-to-back injuries suffered by the “All American” champion. When Weidman was forced to pull out of February’s UFC 184 headliner, Vitor...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

UFC files motion to have Antitrust lawsuit moved to Nevada

Last Friday, UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC filed a motion to transfer the Antitrust lawsuit filed against them from San Jose, California to the state of Nevada. The UFC, whose headquarters are based in Las Vegas, believe the proceedings would be “fair and logical” if the case was heard in Nevada. Zuffa also claims that...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev set for UFC Fight Night 63 in Virginia

A lightweight bout featuring Gray Maynard (11-6-1 MMA) taking on Alexander Yakovlev (21-6-1 MMA) has been added to April’s UFC Fight Night 63 event in Virginia. UFC officials announced the booking earlier today. Former UFC title challenger Gray Maynard will be looking to score his first win since June of 2012 when he takes on...

Feb 2, 2015 12:55 pm

Frank Trigg: GSP is not that good anymore

Former UFC fighter Frank Trigg does not believe that GSP has what it takes to hang with the elite of today’s UFC welterweight division. Trigg was a recent guest on Submission Radio, where he shot down the idea of St. Pierre being able to make another run at the title. Check it out: “GSP a...

Feb 2, 2015 10:41 am

Fight Taunts 101 – Laying Down In Front Of A Spider

A video posted by MMA-Core (@mma_core) on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:56am PST You’ve heard about it, now see it for yourself! During the first round of UFC 183, Nick Diaz taunted Anderson Silva like no one else ever has, laying down in front of ‘The Spider’, standing with his back to the cage, and...

Feb 2, 2015 7:46 am

Diaz Explains Antics During Anderson Silva Fight

This past weekend Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both returned to the Octagon, where they fought for 5 rounds to a decision that saw Silva awarded the win unanimously. In the first round, Diaz came out quickly, trash talking Silva, even going as far as to lay on the ground, and stand with his back...

Feb 2, 2015 7:32 am

Fighters React To Patriots Super Bowl Win

Last night the New England Patriots secured a very narrow win over the Seattle Seahawks. With just seconds left in the game, the Patriots grabbed an interception, preventing the Seahawks, who were just yards away from the end zone, from scoring. Below are fighter reactions to the game, as well as the brawl that occurred...

Feb 2, 2015 7:31 am

McGregor: ‘Aldo Is Intermediate At Best’

Since Conor McGregor defeated Dennis Siver last month to become the featherweight #1 contender, he has spoken frequently regarding his upcoming matchup against Jose Aldo that will go down at UFC 189 on July 11th. Ahead of UFC 183 this past weekend, McGregor did a Q&A with fans to discuss his title fight, as well...

Feb 2, 2015 7:31 am

King Mo: ‘CM Punk Will Be Successful In MMA’

Since CM Punk made the move to Roufusport in Milwaukee in preparation for his UFC debut, we have heard great things coming out of the Roufusport camp regarding CM Punk’s development. While a date, or opponent, for CM Punk’s UFC debut are still unknown, he is still training hard, and according to King Mo, has...

Feb 2, 2015 7:30 am

Dana White: ‘Gustafsson, And DC Will Not Fight Each Other’

Last month, Daniel Cormier lost his grudge match against Jon Jones at UFC 182, and Alexander Gustafsson lost his #1 contender match to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. This left Anthony Johnson as the #1 contender to face Jon Jones at light heavyweight, while former title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Daniel Cormier were left at the top...

Feb 2, 2015 7:29 am

Frank Trigg: Robbie Lawler Fight “Nearly Killed Me”

Old-school fight fans may remember Frank Trigg’s 2007 war against Robbie Lawler under the Icon Sport banner (Pictured above). Trigg was defending his middleweight championship, when he was put to sleep with a brutal uppercut in the 4th round. While the knockout was a particularly brutal one, what many fans didn’t know was that the...

Feb 2, 2015 7:06 am

Jon Jones Celebrates Super Bowl Win With His Brothers

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was with his brother Chandler Jones, who is a member of the New England Patriots, celebrating his Super Bowl win, along with his other brother Arthur Jones, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2013. Below are several photos of Jones, along with his brothers,...

Feb 2, 2015 6:28 am

Dana White Confirms Gastelum, And Lineker Will Move Up Weight Classes

Leading up to UFC 183, both Kelvin Gastelum, and John Lineker missed weight, and not for the first time. This marked the 2nd time Gastelum missed weight, coming in 9 pounds over the welterweight limit of 170 pounds for his co-main event bout against Tyron Woodley, which he ultimately lost via decision. For Lineker, this...

Feb 2, 2015 6:20 am

Al Iaquinta Headed To Mexico After Defeating Joe Lauzon

At UFC 183, Al Iaquinta picked up the biggest win of his career as he defeated Joe Lauzon via TKO. The fight went on too long in the eyes of many, with Lauzon out on his feet, eating brutal shots from Iaquinta. Many, including Iaquinta, who rumor has it destroyed his hotel room afterwards, but...

Feb 2, 2015 6:19 am

Emelianenko Pleads Not Guilty To Several Charges

Aleksander Emelianenko recently plead guilty to multiple charges, such as: rape, stealing passports, and drug use stemming from March 3rd. His attorney spoke regarding the case, and Emelianenko’s plea saying: (Translated with Google Translate) “Emelianenko pleaded not guilty, there is no denying that they had sexual intercourse, but it was by mutual agreement” “She is...

Feb 2, 2015 6:16 am

Cerrone And Masvidal Agree To Fight April 4th

Donald Cerrone has quickly become every fan’s favorite fighter, or at least one of their favorite fighters, with his ‘anyone, anywhere, anytime’ attitude towards fights, even going as far as to take a fight with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on just 14 day’s notice. Leading up to UFC 183, Donald Cerrone offered to...

Feb 2, 2015 5:40 am

Rising Star Jake Matthews Trained In His Backyard Until Recently

Australian rising star, Jake Matthews, who had a brief stint on The Ultimate Fighter, has gone 2-0 since his time on the show, submitting both Dashon Johnson, and Vagner Rocha. The wins extended Matthews unbeaten streak to 8, leaving the 20-year old undefeated in his professional career. What’s even more impressive however, is that Matthews...

Feb 2, 2015 5:05 am

Paige VanZant: ‘I’m Going To Prove That I’m Not Just A Pretty Face’

Recently top ranked UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant was put under fire from critics after making a seemingly innocent comment that she and Felice Herrig, her next opponent, are the ‘hot girls’ in the UFC. Paige responded to her critics prior to UFC 183 in a media scrum, saying: “You know, I think that me...