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Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...

Jul 3, 2014 7:34 am

Ricardo Lamas Slams Nik Lentz: He Has No Heart

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas fired back at Nik Lentz today during an interview with MMAJunkie. Lentz took a shot at Lamas’ performance this past Saturday against Hacran Dias, saying he would beat Lamas easy. “The Bully” didn’t take too kindly to that, and fired back by saying: “if he wants some, he can...

Jul 3, 2014 5:08 am

Machida Contemplates Drop To Welterweight

UFC 175 headliner Lyoto Machida spoke to media members today leading up to his UFC 175 title bout against Chris Weidman. ‘The Dragon’ revealed he is possibly contemplating a drop to welterweight after this bout. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 3, 2014 5:07 am

Bigfoot Wants One More Fight Before Removing Tumor

Antonio Bigfoot Silva spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his suspension which is lifted in September, and how he wants a fight before 2014 is over, and after that he plans on undergoing surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland. “I need to do this surgery. I need to correct...

Jul 3, 2014 5:06 am

Rousey: Davis Has My Happiness Held Hostage

Ronda Rousey spoke to Sherdog about her upcoming title match against Alexis Davis this Saturday at UFC 175. Rousey has said before that other women just don’t want to be champion as bad as her because they can’t handle the stress that comes with being a champion. Rousey told Sherdog that Alexis Davis has her...

Jul 3, 2014 5:05 am

Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch Targeted For UFC 177 In Sacramento

A bantamweight rematch between newly crowned T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao is being targeted for UFC 177 on August 30th in Dillashaw’s hometown of Sacramento. Last month T.J. Dillashaw put on one of the best performances in UFC history when he dominated Renan Barao for 4 rounds before knocking Barao out in the 5th. No...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jul 3, 2014 5:03 am

Swanson vs. Stephens Averages 700k Viewers On FS1

UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averaged 702,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, and peaked at 852,000 viewers during the first hour of the broadcast. This is much lower than the previous UFC Fight Night held on Fox Sports 1: Henderson vs. Khabilov which did 1.24 million average viewers. Swanson vs Stephens UFC Fight Night:...

Jul 3, 2014 5:03 am

Rousey Rejects Reporter At UFC 175 Media Scrum

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fielded questions from reporters ahead of UFC 175. The first question asked by a media member revolved around sex. He asked: “I watched you on Conan a while back. It was a great interview. You said that you like to have wild sex before a fight because it makes...

Jul 3, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 2

Earlier today we brought you the first episode of UFC 175 Embedded, and tonight we bring you the second. Take a look into the UFC 175 fighters lives leading up to Octagon action this Saturday. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 3, 2014 5:01 am

Eye Fires Back At Rousey: ‘How Can You Make A Statement Like That?’

Jessica Eye spoke to MMAJunkie about comments made by Ronda Rousey regarding why she believes Sara McMann lost their title fight. Rousey said she believes McMann lost because she didn’t want to be the champ as bad as Ronda, and that she wanted to avoid the media because she couldn’t handle the pressure it takes...

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

Jul 2, 2014 5:28 pm

BREAKING | Jose Aldo Injured, Out Of Mendes Bout

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has apparently sustained an injury leading up to his August fight with Chad Mendes, and as a result has withdrawn from the bout. UFC President Dana White has confirmed the news, but there is no word yet as to who will replace Aldo against Mendes. Stay tuned for updates. Share...

Jul 2, 2014 4:33 pm

Uriah Hall Does Blind Striking Defense Drills Ahead of UFC 175

TUF standout and UFC middleweight Uriah Hall posted the following video on Instagram of himself dodging a tennis ball thrown at him perfectly, including a spinning elbow that was timed excellently. Check it out below. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 2, 2014 4:07 pm

Matt Hamill Retires From MMA

UFC veteran Matt Hamill has retired from MMA two years after returning to action at UFC 152, after that he dropped a loss to Thiago Silva before being cut by the UFC. Hamill then was signed to make his WSOF debut this Saturday, but an injury forced him out of the bout and as a...

Jul 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Dana White Willing To Give Sonnen Another Chance

UFC President Dana White spoke to Heidi Fang with MMA Fight Corner to talk about Chael Sonnen being cut from the UFC, and how if Sonnen plays his cards right, the UFC President would be willing to give Sonnen another shot. Quotes come courtesy of “What is your stance on everything that has happened...

Jul 2, 2014 3:57 pm

Dana White Takes Blame For Poor Relationship With Miletich

UFC President Dana White joined Heidi Fang for MMA Fight Corner to talk about the promotions bad relationship with the first ever UFC champion Pat Miletich. “Pat’s been sideways with us for awhile and it’s 100 percent my fault. I picked him and Newton to be the coaches of a season of The Ultimate Fighter...

Jul 2, 2014 3:38 pm

Pettis Unveils Plan To Win TUF 20 Against Melendez

Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis spoke to about his upcoming coaching stint on TUF 20 against Gilbert Melendez which will ultimately see the winner crowned as the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “These girls, whoever wins the show is going to be the champion of their division, so to get to see that process happen in...

Jul 2, 2014 3:28 pm

Tito Ortiz Eyeing November Return, Targets Rampage

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s head coach Rafael Cordeiro spoke to about Tito’s next fight under the Bellator banner after submitting Alexander Shlemenko in May. “He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko,” Cordeiro told “He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training.” “He got an...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jul 2, 2014 2:52 pm

UFC Fight Pass To Show UFC 175/TUF 19 Finale Ultimate Media Day

For the first time ever, UFC Fight Pass will cover the UFC 175 and TUF 19 finale media day, which will also feature an appearance from the cast of the upcoming TUF 20 coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, which will crown the UFC’s inaugural women’s strawweight champion. The agenda is as follows courtesy...

Jul 2, 2014 2:47 pm

UFC 175 Preview Mocks Flopping In The World Cup

MrUFCTrailers put together this hilarious video promoting UFC 175 by taking some friendly jabs at soccer players flopping. Check it out below: Please note this video was not made by the UFC. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 2, 2014 2:35 pm

Hendricks Potentially Interested In Weidman Fight

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks joined Majority Draw Radio to talk about the welterweight division and his desire to eventually move up to middleweight after clearing out the 170 pound division. “Here’s the difference between me and Georges,” the Texas-based champ told Majority Draw Radio, “That if I do clear out the division and Dana...

Jul 2, 2014 2:24 pm

Dana White Hints At Cub Swanson Title Shot

UFC President Dana White hinted at Cub Swanson getting a title shot when he spoke to The Download earlier today. “Let me tell you what, Jeremy is ranked No. 10 but he’s not the number 10 fighter. He’s better than that, and Cub took big f****** shots from him early, ate his shots and came...

Jul 2, 2014 1:47 pm

Hendricks Cleared To Train, Wants Lawler, Puts Division On Notice

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been cleared to return to MMA training, and put the welterweight division on notice when talking to The MMA Fight Corner earlier today, including taking a jab at former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll throw with whoever’s the No. 1 contender. I’ll fight them....

Jul 2, 2014 11:50 am

PHOTO | Brittney Palmer Stuns At Art Show

For those who don’t know, UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer also enjoys painting, and is very good at it. Good enough that she had her own art show in Vegas that is going on all week. Check out the photo below, as well as several others showcasing her artwork, courtesy of Brittney’s official Instagram. Share...

Jul 2, 2014 11:40 am

Thiago Alves Injured, Removed From Fight Night 49

After one of the most successful Octagon Returns in UFC history, Thiago Alves will be sidelined yet again, this time so the Pitbull can recover from a knee injury, which will not require surgery according to an ATT representative who spoke to MMAJunkie earlier today. His opponent, Jordan Mein, will now face 11-1 Brandon Thatch,...