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Jun 2, 2014 4:36 pm

Joe Rogan: Vitor Belfort Failed Drug Test

Vitor Belfort will face Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 pending he gets licensed by the NSAC to compete. This comes after he was removed from his title bout with Chris Weidman when the NSAC banned TRT exemptions. Prior to that though Belfort was randomly tested by the NSAC, and to this day the results of...

Jun 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Could Run the UFC One Day

Dana White spoke to Media members in Berlin recently, and one of the topics that was brought up was who Dana thought would make a good replacement for when he decides he’s burned out and has enough being the UFC President. “I think Chael would be fantastic,” White said. “The thing is with Chael, though,...

Jun 2, 2014 3:59 pm

TUF Brazil Finale Medical Suspensions: Jason Out 180 Days

This past Saturday TUF Brazil 3 had it’s finale, and among the lengthiest medical suspensions was Rony Jason who will be out 180 days due to a broken hand. Full medical suspensions are as follows: Matt Hobar: Suspended for 30 days, no contact for 21 days Pedro Munhoz: Suspended for 14 days, no contact for...


Jun 2, 2014 3:55 pm

Benson Henderson: Russians are very tough

Benson Henderson joined Submission Radio to talk about his upcoming match against Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov. “Rustam’s very tough man,” Henderson told Submission Radio. “We all know those Russians, they’re very tough, you know they’re known as a people as being tough, the stereotype so to speak. But he...

Jun 2, 2014 3:48 pm

Jay-Z and Anderson Silva Team Up For STATIC Web Series

Jay-Z has entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts. The iconic rapper has teamed up with MMA and UFC legend Anderson The Spider Silva to create “STATIC”, a web series that will air on Jay-Z’s Life+Times web channel. The series will take an in-depth look at the hottest rivalries in Mixed Martial Arts history, and...

Jun 2, 2014 3:37 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Top Contender

Ronaldo Jacare Souza is requesting a title eliminator match. The 185-pound contender is recovering from elbow surgery, and is eyeing a big match in his return back to MMA competition. Jacare spoke to Combate.com about his return to the UFC. “I’m waiting for the UFC to decide. I intend to fight in August. Everyone in...

Jun 2, 2014 3:20 pm

Ed Soares: Silva Returning in 2015, Potentially vs. Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva’s longtime manager Ed Soares spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss Anderson’s return to MMA, Silva’s leg injury, and potential opponents for The Spider. “He’s definitely coming back,” said Soares, as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMAFighting. “He’s feeling good, he’s training hard. Everything is good, man. Hopefully we’ll see...

Jun 2, 2014 2:28 pm

BJPENN.com Updated Rankings Post UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis At UFC 173 fight fans saw one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, with T.J. Dillashaw decimating Renan Barao for almost 5 straight rounds. Dillashaw dropped Barao in the first with an overhand right, and utilized excellent footwork to out strike Barao until the fifth, when he landed a head kick...

Jun 2, 2014 1:25 pm

Quick Twitt: Khabib Nurmagomedov Spars a Bear (AGAIN!)

By now we all know Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestled bears as a child, now it appears The Eagle is back to his old ways with this recent Tweet. The caption reads, “Today after hard sparring day, with my best sparring partner”

Jun 2, 2014 11:33 am

Daniel Cormier Wants Gustafsson for Interim Championship

Jon Jones has yet to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. That doesn’t sit well with top lightheavyweight contender Daniel Cormier who wants to fight Alexander Gustafsson for an interim title belt while Jones makes up his mind. Cormier spoke to Sportsworldnews.com about a potential interim bout with Gustafsson. “I know this will probably...

Jun 2, 2014 11:25 am

Dana White Talks TRT in MMA and Vitor Belfort

Dana White spoke to media members during a recent media scrum about TRT in MMA, as well as Vitor Belfort’s ability to get licensed to fight Chael Sonnen on July 5th. When asked what would happen if Belfort’s request for a license was denied White said “There is no plan B” After TRT was banned...

Jun 2, 2014 11:14 am

Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci Engage in Twitter Beef with Askren & War Machine

Tristar teammates Rory MacDonald and Mike Ricci teamed up on Twitter after MacDonald questioned War Machine’s manhood due to the fact that War Machine cried after a recent fight of his. After that, Ben Askren jumped in to talk some smack, which led Mike Ricci to get involved and tell Askren to behave himself. Hit...

Jun 2, 2014 10:59 am

Bobby Green’s Brother Shot and Killed

UFC Lightweight fighter Bobby Green’s brother, along with three other family members were shot yesterday in a drive-by shooting in California. Green’s brother was pronounced dead at the scene, however the other three family members are expected to survive. Green Tweeted the following two Tweets requesting information from anyone who may be of help. My...

Jun 2, 2014 10:50 am

Matt Brown Signs Contract To Fight Robbie Lawler

Matt Brown is officially signed to fight Robbie Lawler for the #1 contender spot at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26th. Brown defeated Erick Silva on May 10th to extend his win streak to 7, earning him a shot at Johny Hendricks welterweight strap in the eyes of many fans. However now Brown will...

Jun 2, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White Discusses Ultimate Fighter World Cup

Dana White has always had high hopes for The Ultimate Fighter, and now it seems there is something big on the horizon. During a pre-fight media scrum Dana White talked about his dream for an Ultimate Fighter World Cup, and how that dream is close to being a reality. “Garry [Cook] and I were talking...

Jun 2, 2014 10:16 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva share a long and well documented rivalry. However fight fans aren’t going to be able to watch it play out in the cage. After refusing to take a pre-fight drug test, Wanderlei was removed from the card and replaced by Vitor Belfort. After Wanderlei was removed from the bout, rumors...

Jun 2, 2014 10:06 am

Dana White Addresses Joe Rogan Fighting In UFC And More

The MMA community has been abuzz with rumors of longtime UFC commentator, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and amateur TaeKwonDo champion Joe Rogan potentially fighting in the UFC. Dana White also addressed rumors that he got Ronda Rousey pregnant. The UFC President spoke on the topics during UFC Fight Night 41’s pre-fight media scrum. “It came from...

Jun 2, 2014 9:55 am

Martin Kampmann Pockets $52,740 For Winning Poker Tournament

Martin Kampmann won the main event of Nevada’s Poker Challenge earlier this month, and pocketed a cool $52,740 for doing so. MMATorch picked up the story explaining: Kampmann, who is coached by poker pro Jason Somerville, is a representative of Ultimate Poker, the online site owned and run by UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta,...

Jun 2, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Doesn’t Know Why Jon Jones Hasn’t Signed Gustafsson Contract

UFC President Dana White spoke about the status of Jon Jones’ rematch with Alexander Gustafsson in Berlin recently after Gustafsson posted on his official Facebook account saying Jones had yet to sign the contract for their bout. “You gotta ask Jon Jones that, I don’t know. I don’t like it, I don’t like it at...

Jun 2, 2014 9:29 am

UFC and Bellator Going Head to Head on September 5th

The UFC announced its event yesterday; however they have yet to have any official bouts for the card. Bellator on the other hand has announced one bout: James Irvin vs. Brennan Ward. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place from Ledyard Connecticut, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Bellator 123 will be taking place from...

Jun 2, 2014 8:55 am

Is Ronda Rousey The New Tank Abbott?

UFC co-creator Campbell McLaren made quite the confusing comment to Fox Sports the other day. He compared undefeated womens UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, to early MMA pioneer Tank Abbott. For those who don’t know, McLaren co-founded the UFC with Rorion Gracie and Art Davie back in 1993. McLaren backed up his comparison of Rousy...

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Duane Ludwig talks Alpha Male, Faber vs. Dillashaw, and more

Duane Ludwig continues to keep his name in the headlines after T.J. Dillashaw became the new bantamweight champion. It’s no secret that ‘Bang’ is leaving his head coaching duties at Team Alpha Male to open up his own gym in Colorado. However reports surfaced earlier this week when Bang said he would still train Chad...

Jun 2, 2014 8:34 am

Wanderlei Silva Blows Off TUF Brazil Finale

Wanderlei Silva has made headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. After starting a brawl with fellow TUF Brazil coach Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei followed up by refusing to take a drug test required by the NSAC prior to his bout with Sonnen. As a result, the UFC was forced to remove Silva from the bout...

Jun 2, 2014 8:33 am

Velasquez: Jones has a lot to do at 205

Back in November lightheavyweight kingpin Jon Jones told mmajunkie.com that he had his sighs set on a superfight with heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez. Velasquez caught up with MMAJunkie to talk about a potential matchup between himself and Bones. “He has a lot of work to do in his division right now. He had Glover (Teixeira),...

Jun 2, 2014 5:20 am

Dana White: ‘Ask Anyone, Randy Couture Is Not A Good Guy’

“I don’t ever fault someone for trying to better their life. It’s how you handle it. Rich Franklin’s a man. He called us up. Said ‘I wanted to talk to your guys.’ He came in, he sat down. “Never in the history of me being here will you hear a story about where a guy...