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Jun 21, 2014 11:19 am

Paulo Thiago Gets New Four-Fight Deal, Shocks Fans And Critics

To the surprise of many, the UFC has opted to continue employing longtime welterweight fighter Paulo Thiago. According to reports coming out of Brazil, the special forces officer has inked a new four-fight deal that will keep him in action for the foreseeable future. The new deal comes as a shock to many, considering the...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 21, 2014 10:58 am

Dana’s Response To Aldo’s Pay Gripes: ‘Jose Aldo’s Pay Is Up To Jose Aldo’

“Everyone needs to make more money. A guy like Jose Aldo, he’s the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world for two rounds, and then he starts to slide off. Here’s the reality. Our champions are our pay-per-view partners. How many pay-per-views you sell, how much you sell, you get a piece of the action. Yeah,...


Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 21, 2014 10:30 am

Gaudinot Says He’s Innocent In Drug Testing Failure

We recently learned that TUF veteran and top UFC flyweight Louis Gaudinot had tested positive for banned substances. With a six-month suspension in place, the fighter sent out a statement, explaining his side. His words: “I have great respect for the UFC, the sport of MMA, and my opponent. I would never do anything to...

Jun 21, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Is The Next GSP Level Star

“Cain Velasquez, too, we’re literally riding him down to Mexico. I wouldn’t even go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez. Cain Velasquez is a huge star, too. When you have an entire country that’s going to follow and support you, there’s nothing bigger than that. You can argue it’s Jon Jones, it’s Ronda (Rousey), they don’t...

Jun 21, 2014 9:59 am

Paul Daley: ‘I’m ready to go back to the UFC’

“I’ve got things in place where if the UFC is ready to have me, I’m ready to go back. My BAMMA contract is up in December. I have a few people working on my behalf, very influential people. Glenn Robinson from Blackzilians, Rashad Evans’ manager, Michael Johnson’s manager; he’s been working on my behalf and...

Jun 21, 2014 9:27 am

13 Year UFC Veteran Frank Mir Hoping For A Few More

“I just took some time off. I kind of felt that maybe I was a little burned out and wasn’t putting everything into the training and the fights. I think the last couple of fights, I was looking more forward to the fight being finished than the fight itself. I just saw the signs of...

Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

One Of These Fighters Has Green Hair And Failed A Drug Test, But Who?

Another one of UFC’s finest has failed a drug test. This time it’s, TUF 14 competitor Louis Gaudinot, who was recently revealed to have had his latest 76 second submission-win overturned. The flyweight fighter tested positive for diuretics and has been suspended for six-months by the UFC, who acted as the bouts governing body in...

Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

Nam Phan Released By UFC

TUF 12 veteran Nam Phan has been quietly released from the UFC. The fan-friendly featherweight holds wins over Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia, but that’s pretty much it as far as UFC performances go. Phan not only lost his last three bouts for the promotion, but overall he only went 2-6 inside the UFC’s Octagon....

Jun 20, 2014 2:43 pm

Anderson Silva Gets Medical Clearance To Return To Sparring

After publicly breaking his leg in the UFC 168 main event last year, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been spending the bulk of the last six-months in rehab. And while there are likely several hurdles left yet to go through, Silva’s medical team in Brazil has just cleared him to begin sparring again....

Jun 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Dana White Doesn’t Care What Johnson Wants, Dodson Likely Next Challenger

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse’, but the boss has spoken. In a recent interview with UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White explained just why his flyweight champ won’t get what he wants. Check it: “He (Johnson) looked amazing and he looks better every time he fights. He’s a guy that’s building a division. He’s building that division for...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 20, 2014 12:44 pm

PHOTO | Shogun Plays ‘Slap My Friends’ Because “They Like It”

One of MMA’s most beloved superstars, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua would likely slap you if you were his friend. For the former UFC light-heavywight champion, this kind of bonding is something you will certainly enjoy. He brings home this point with his latest posting on instagram. Check it: Brincando de bater [email protected] que ele adora rsrs....

Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Chad Mendes Prepping For Aldo Leg Kicks With Brutal “Leg Toughening Regimen”

One of Jose Aldo’s most feared weapons is his low kicks. The UFC featherweight champion has dispatched several opponents with them, including Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber. Chad Mendes will be ready, or at least he’s preparing to be. The two fighters will square off in August in the UFC 176 main event.

Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am

Mendes: Jose Aldo Has Not Evolved

“Honestly, watching his last fights, I couldn’t see any sign of evolution. He basically bets on what he is good and he’s doing always the same things. I think that this fight will be excited to the fans because of that, since I have completely changed. There are so much things that I’ve learned in...

Jun 20, 2014 6:30 am

PHOTO | Gustafsson Updates His List Of Victims Tattoo

In a recent posting to his Facebook page, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson revealed the latest edition’s to his record of victims tattooed on his arm. His Words: Ok, finally done with the updates on my tattoos. The Jon “Bones” Jones fight and the Jimi Manuwa are filled in. In my eyes, I won the fight...

Jun 20, 2014 6:13 am

Chael Sonnen Rumored to Compete at Metamoris 4 in August

Just as many fight fans assumed, when self-proclaimed bad guy Chael Sonnen officially announced his retirement on UFC Tonight a little more than a week ago, it would not be the last we would see of him. Just a few days after the announcement of his retirement, rumors began to swirl that The American Gangster...

Jun 20, 2014 6:10 am

New Mexico Will Not Overturn Sanchez vs. Pearson Decision

  After a meeting on Wednesday, the New Mexico Athletic Commission made a ruling on the controversial decision from the Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson bout. They ruled that…The decision will stand. That’s right Sanchez will get to keep his shiny W in his win column. The fight, which took place at UFC Fight Night...