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Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Cruz Ready, Wants Mizugaki Fight In UFC Return

The injury prone, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured right) is ready to return to action. After two-years of inactivity. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1 broke the news, stating that Cruz’s camp wants a fight against Takeya Mizugaki, and believe that a win over the top 10 fighter will put Dominick right back...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Emelianenko Facing Potential 4-6 Years In Prison For Alleged Rape Charges In Russia

Younger brother to famed fighter, Fedor, Aleksander Emelianenko is in a load of trouble. Following charges of Rape in Russia, the MMA fighter, who originally fled from authorities, is apparently facing up to six-years in prison if found guilty. The victim’s lawyer recently released the following statement: “First, the court should extend Emelianenko’s arrest which...

Jun 25, 2014 12:54 pm

Silva Blasts Barnett: ‘I’ll teach him the lessons his mother didn’t’

“I woke up this morning and saw his interview. He’s giving excuses because he’s scared. That’s the word. He says he won’t fight me because he doesn’t want to give me name and money with this fight, but the truth is he’s scared. “I think he should take a look at the rankings. I’m ranked...

Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office. The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction. Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with Sherdog.com: “My job is to go out there and...


Jun 25, 2014 12:40 pm

‘Money’ Still Pissed Over Aldo Fence Grab In First Encounter

“It sucks looking back on it. I’ve watched that fight multiple times, and it pisses me off every time. I mean, that definitely would have changed at least the first round… We’re definitely going to be talking to the refs beforehand this time, and I’m really going to be working on getting takedowns out in...

Jun 25, 2014 10:07 am

UFC’s VanZant Credits Ken Shamrock For Early MMA Development

“He was there the whole time. He was our head coach so it was really awesome. I had a few boxing fights before I did MMA and he went to all of them. He was a really, really big support for the first part of my career. I am still in touch with his family....

Jun 25, 2014 10:02 am

Weidman Chokes On Good Morning America

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is making the media rounds in preparation for next week’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. Enjoy!

Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

Wheaties announces UFC champ Anthony Pettis as newest team member

As the UFC continues to grow and become more mainstream, we’ve seen some of it’s athletes score sponsorship deals with major organizations. Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos have linked up with Nike, while former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have scored deals with Burger King and Gatorade respectively. UFC lightweight champion Anthony...

Jun 25, 2014 8:17 am

Woodley replaces Lombard, faces Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 48

UFC President Dana White recently announced that Tyron Woodley (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has stepped up to replace the injured Hector Lombard and will now face Dong Hyun Kim (19-2-1 MMA, 10-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 48 in Macao. Woodley was most recently seen in action earlier this month at...

Jun 25, 2014 7:36 am

Jeremy Stephens: I’ve been told that the winner gets a title shot

UFC featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens (23-9 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will square off in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 44 event in San Antonio, Texas. UFC President Dana White has stated that the winner of the Swanson vs. Stephens bout will “probably” receive the next title shot at...

Jun 25, 2014 6:49 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘I can beat any girl in the world in BJJ, Gi or No’

  “One thing that I couldn’t stand when I was just watching MMA and coming from Judo was all these people talking about how the Jiu Jitsu people would beat any Judo player. It was such a stereotype that I thought, and still think, that I could beat any girl in the world, any weight...

Jun 25, 2014 6:46 am

White Thinks Entire TUF 1 Cast Should Be In UFC HOF

“I think that’s a must. I think that entire season should be inducted. Without a doubt that group of people are all game changers.” “I’ve thought about the whole cast should be (in the hall of fame). Even the Canadian Jason Thacker — without the group of people that we had and the way the...

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

Jun 25, 2014 6:38 am

Struve: ‘I should be walking through everybody Under Top 5’

“I can’t wait to get back in there healthy, feeling better and to really show how good I am. As I said before, in my opinion, I should have not lost that last fight. I should be on a five-fight win streak. It is what it is, I can’t change anything about it. The only...

Jun 25, 2014 5:59 am

Hallman: Rousey is like ‘a 14-year-old boy trapped in a woman’s body’

Ronda Rousey is no stranger to the news, and while most news is related to her training, appearances, or talent in general, one too many stories involve anecdotes from coaches or fellow fighters detailing her strange out-of-the-ring behavior. Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman gave an interview for MMA Crypt and spoke about Ronda and her...

Jun 25, 2014 5:57 am

Jared Rosholt On Former Opponent Walt Harris: ‘I felt bad for him’

  UFC heavyweight Jared Rosholt, who is currently 2-0 in the UFC, will fight Soa Palelei this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland, New Zealand. The card will be featured on UFC Fight Pass and Rosholt vs. Palelei are the co-main event. Rosholt recently spoke with MMAJunkie Radio. During the conversation, Rosholt expressed...

Jun 25, 2014 5:57 am

UFC Signs Taiwanese Fighter Rocky Lee, Mentions Plans For More Asian Destinations

The UFC’s Mark Fischer, who manages the Asian dealings for the company, just released some new information about the UFC’s plans. First off is the announcement that the UFC has signed undefeated Taiwanese fighter Rocky Lee. Lee is 3-0 and will make his debut at the UFC’ card in Macau this August. No opponent has...

Jun 25, 2014 5:56 am

New Bellator President Scott Coker Trims the Fat From Roster, Cutting 21

Just a week after Bellator MMA welcomed its new president, Scott Coker, it seems as though more big changes are being made within the organization. 21 fighters have been removed from the Bellator roster, including a heavyweight tournament winner and a 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight quarter finalist. The complete list of released fighters is...

Jun 25, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | Bigfoot Silva & Josh Barnett Engage In Twitter Beef

It’s no secret that Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva doesn’t like Josh Barnett. Earlier in the week Josh Barnett talked about how the beef started, and why he isn’t going to fight Bigfoot. Yesterday night Josh Barnett posted a link to his new podcast that debuted: Josh Barnett Conquers The World. Shortly after that Bigfoot Silva posted...

Jun 25, 2014 5:02 am

Josh Barnett Conquers The World Episode 1

Earlier this week news emerged that Josh Barnett was going to be hosting his own podcast called “Josh Barnett Conquers The World” today we bring you the first episode of that podcast, which airs on FoxSports.com, with special guest: Shayna Bazler. Enjoy! Video: Josh Barnett Conquers The World (Shayna Bazler)

Jun 25, 2014 5:01 am

GIF | Kid Lands Showtime Kick On Younger Brother Perfectly

In this GIF currently making its rounds on the internet, we see a young boy land Anthony Pettis’ famous “Showtime Kick” off the wall and land perfectly on another kid, presumably his younger brother. Check it out!

Jun 24, 2014 7:34 pm

UFC Receives Traditional Maori Welcome In New Zealand

New Zealand rolled out the red carpet for the UFC, who will be hosting UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland this Saturday on Fight Pass. Check out this awesome “Haka” welcome by the Maori people.

Jun 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Jeremy Stephens Promised Title Shot With Win Over Swanson

UFC featherweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens was promised a title shot by UFC Officials should he defeat Cub Swanson this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens. Prior to this announcement Dana White confirmed with MMAJunkie.com that the winner of the bout will “probably” get a title shot. Lil Heathen spoke to MMAJunkie.com...

Jun 24, 2014 5:59 pm

PHOTO | Miesha Tate Vacations In Cancun

Top ranked women’s UFC bantamweight Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate took to her official Instagram to show off a picture of her vacation she is currently taking in Cancun. Check out the awesome view Tate has.