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Aug 13, 2014 5:05 am

Swanson Wants Edgar Fight On FOX

Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar don’t want to sit and wait for Chad Mendes and Jose Aldo to fight for them to know who will be the #1 contender. They want to find out themselves by having an elimination match for the spot. Swanson spoke on The MMA Hour: “I’m not going to beg anyone...

Aug 13, 2014 5:03 am

Rockhold Disses Jones, Says He’s Poking DC In The Eyes To Prepare Him

Luke Rockhold has been targeting Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort recently when he is insulting fighters. However now he is taking aim at Jon Jones, the opponent of his teammate Daniel Cormier. Jones is notorious for his eye pokes, but said he is aware of them and needs to work on them. That didn’t stop...

Aug 13, 2014 5:03 am

Aldo: McGregor Is The New Sonnen

Conor McGregor has earned his nickname “Notorious”. The Irish native is constantly in MMA headlines for calling out and badmouthing fighters. Normally his rants are targeted at top 10 featherweight fighters, namely champion Jose Aldo, who doesn’t impress McGregor. Aldo fired back at McGregor today in an interview with Globo.com, as translated by Bloodyelbow.com saying:...

Aug 13, 2014 5:02 am

Timothy Elliot Out Of Fight Night 49

Tim Elliot has pulled out of his bout against Wilson Reis at UFC Fight Night 49, which takes place on August 23rd from Tulsa Oklahoma. A source close to Elliot confirmed the news with MMAJunkie. However no word as to what caused Elliot to pull out of the fight. The lineup for UFC Fight Night...


Aug 13, 2014 5:00 am

Bocek Not Into WMMA, But ‘Cool Bikini Shots’ Help

Mark Bocek thinks girls who posts bikini shot selfies have a better chance of making it to the big stage. Check it: (Via mmafighting.com) “The direction of MMA is they’re pushing the female-MMA – Ronda (Rousey) technically the pound-for-pound best fighter. We’ll put experienced, accomplished male MMA fighters on undercards but we’ll put females who...

Aug 13, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen: ‘I Remain undefeated’

Following a 14-minute grappling exchange in the Metamoris 4 main event last weekend, former UFC mouthpiece Chael P. Sonnen had just one quick comment to make. I remain undefeated — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 10, 2014 Of course, ‘The Oregon Gangster’ ended up losing his pro-grappling debut via submission to Andre Galvao, but I guess...

Aug 12, 2014 7:05 pm

Dana White Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

UFC President Dana White accepted the ice bucket challenge for ALS from Scott O’Neil and has passed it on to Ronda Rousey, Shaquille Oneal, and Lorenzo Fertitta. Check it out: Thanks Scott O’Neil for nominating me for the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness for ALS. I’m nominating @shaq, @rondarousey and @lorenzofertitta. U have 24 hrs!!!

Aug 12, 2014 6:16 pm

Gustafsson Slams UFC For Overlooking Him For Title Shot Again

Earlier today when news broke that Jon Jones withdrew from UFC 178 with a torn meniscus and the bout would be rescheduled for UFC 182, Alexander Gustafsson was not pleased. Gus posted the following message on his official Facebook page: Post by Alexander Gustafsson.

Aug 12, 2014 5:48 pm

DC Disses Jones: “Tough It Up And Fight”

After hearing that Jon Jones was forced to withdraw from their UFC 178 bout with a torn meniscus, Daniel Cormier had some pointed words for the champ. Cormier spoke on America’s Pregame saying: “I would be outside of myself to not say I went into this fight knowing my knee was pretty jacked up, and...

Aug 12, 2014 3:52 pm

BREAKING: Jon Jones Out Of UFC 178 With Leg Injury, Fight Rescheduled

Jon Jones has been forced to withdraw from UFC 178 as a result of a torn meniscus in his knee as well as a sprained ankle. The bout has been rescheduled for UFC 182 which takes place January 3rd in Las Vegas. Word is that the co-main event between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Chris...

Aug 12, 2014 3:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dog The Bounty Hunter Releases Statement On Manhunt For War Machine

Dog the Bounty Hunter said earlier today that he had officially began the manhunt for the man formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, now known as War Machine. I reached out to Dog the Bounty Hunter for an update regarding where he is at in the hunt for War Machine, who currently has 7 warrants out...

Aug 12, 2014 1:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | War Machine’s Brother Cries Foul In Mack Recount, Says Twitter Comments Not Him

We have been following the beef between Dog the Bounty Hunter and someone claiming to be ‘War Machine’s brother’ very closely today, with extremely harsh comments coming from an account that claimed to belong to War Machine’s brother, Michael Koppenhaver. Several minutes ago I got off the phone with Michael Eugene Koppenhaver, War Machine’s brother,...

Aug 12, 2014 9:37 am

PHOTO | Dana White Goes Off On Fan For Internet Diss Of Celeste

UFC President Dana White came to the rescue of one of his longtime employees, ring girl Arianny Celeste, who posted a picture on Instagram and received some harsh words from a fan. That’s when Uncle Dana stepped in to shut him down. “Hey, Aris is too nice and won’t say to u so I will....

Aug 12, 2014 9:03 am

Rockhold Slams “Old, Chicken Neck” Vitor Belfort, Doesn’t Think He Has A Chance

Despite being on the wrong end of a vicious wheel kick KO, Luke Rockhold still has been calling out Vitor Belfort and stating that he doesn’t stand a chance against Chris Weidman when the two are set to meeet in December. “That’s a perfect world right there,” Rockhold told Submission Radio. “It would be awesome...

Aug 12, 2014 8:58 am

Galvao Wants Grappling Match With Barnett For Metamoris Title

After defeating Chael Sonnen in the main event of Metamoris 4 this past weekend, Andre Galvao has turned his sights to the man that upset Dean Lister in the co-main event of the same card, and won Metamoris’ inaugural title belt: Josh Barnett. Galvao spoke with MMAFighting about the potential matchup: “I would like to...

Aug 12, 2014 8:21 am

Scott Coker Denies Rumors Of Signing Gina Carano

Coker told me yesterday Carano hasn't signed w BMMA. Whatever the case, the reaction to yesterday's rumors proves she's still quite popular. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 12, 2014 Bellator MMA President Scott Coker is denying yesterday’s rumors that WMMA legend Gina Carano has signed with Bellator. However, what is interesting is that Bellator confirmed...

Aug 12, 2014 7:56 am

Dog The Bounty Hunter Officially Declares Manhunt On War Machine

After trading shots with War Machine’s brother via Twitter, it appears Dog the Bounty Hunter is backing up his statements earlier that if War Machine didn’t turn himself in, Dog would start a manhunt against the former Bellator MMA fighter. @WarMachine170 your now In my World your a FUGITIVE & I Am a BOUNTY HUNTER...

Aug 12, 2014 7:22 am

Dog The Bounty Hunter Threatens Manhunt Against War Machine

Famed bounty hunter Duane Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has warned War Machine that if he doesn’t turn himself in, Dog and the crew will come after him. Dog Tweeted the following: .@WarMachine170 better 2Give All You Excuses To The Judge ..you got 24 hrs to turn your self in or I...

Aug 12, 2014 5:04 am

Bellator Fires War Machine Following Assault Against Christy Mack

After Christy Mack gave her statement as to the brutal beating she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend War Machine, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has released Machine from the promotion. Coker wrote in a press release sent to our friends at Cage Potato: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when...

Aug 12, 2014 5:03 am

Belfort Disses Weidman, Says He’ll Only Strike “If He’s Crazy”

Yesterday Lyoto Machida stated that he believed Chris Weidman could stand and fight with Vitor Belfort, however Vitor has a different take. He believes if Weidman stands and strikes with him, he is foolish. He spoke to Ag. Fight: “He will fight standing against me only if he’s crazy. I’m ready to have a third...

Aug 12, 2014 5:02 am

Jingliang Li vs. Nordine Taleb Set For Fight Night 54

UFC Fight Night 54, which takes place October 4th from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada just picked up another bout. TUF vet Nordine Taleb will face Jingliang ‘The Leech’ Li. Li is coming off a split decision win in his UFC debut earlier this summer over David Michaud at UFC 173. Taleb on the other hand...

Aug 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Rumor: Gina Carano Signed With Bellator

WMMA pioneer Gina Carano may have signed with Bellator according to several rumors. Dana White said several weeks ago that he was very close to reaching a deal with Carano which would lead to a fight with Ronda Rousey. Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers Tweeted Bellator had an announcement to make tomorrow: Friends, Fans & haters...

Aug 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Wanderlei Silva Confident He Won’t Be Suspended By The NSAC

The saga with Wanderlei Silva continues. This time with the former PRIDE FC champion stating that he is confident he won’t be suspended by the NSAC for evading a testing despite Dana White stating Silva would be “in big trouble”. He spoke with Ag. Fight: already preparing my defense,” Silva told Ag. Fight. “There’s not...

Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm

TJ Grant Ready To Return, Wants Cerrone Or Diaz

TJ Grant has been absent from the UFC for over a year now after suffering a concussion during training. Prior to that he was in the lightweight title picture after winning 5 straight, including an impressive TKO win over Gray Maynard. He spoke with FOX Sports about his return: “I would personally like to fight...