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May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...


May 29, 2014 6:48 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Fight Night Berlin Open Workout

#WHOATV’s man in Berlin Richard Blackburn smashes it out the park with this compilation of what went down at the UFC’s Berlin Open Workouts. Keep checking back as we update you with all the video worthy highlights of the UFC’s stint in Berlin.

May 29, 2014 6:44 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Wanderlei Silva Situation

  By now, we all know what happened to the Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen bout. If you missed it, the short version is simple. Wanderlei Silva ran from Nevada commission officials when they attempted to obtain a urine sample for drugs. As a result, he has been removed from his scheduled date against Chael...

May 29, 2014 6:39 am

GSP Excited With New UFC Contenders At 170

“It’s the most exciting time. They have a lot of contenders and it’s very exciting. It’s a lot of new guys. Some are veterans but a lot of guys that weren’t there before. It’s a lot of new faces. I’m very happy and very excited. I’ve got my friend and training partner Rory MacDonald, who...

May 29, 2014 6:35 am

Team Alpha Male Practices With Kampmann As Coach, Ludwig As Assistant

In the post-Bang era over in Sacramento, Team Alpha Male will work with longtime UFC staple, Martin Kampmann. And in a recent tweet, we got a first look at what that relationship is like. Check it: Awesome practice with Martin Kampmann. @duanebangcom with the assist. @tjdillashaw brought some… http://t.co/yuXjVN9LVF — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 28,...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 29, 2014 6:24 am

TUF Brazil 3: Middleweight Finalists

He won by split decision in the semi-finals, and now Marcio Lyoto moves to the finals where he faces teammate Warlley Alves. Paula Sack sits down with the two middleweight finalists for this exclusive interview. Find out which of these fighters walks away with the UFC contract as they face off at UFC Fight Night:...

May 29, 2014 6:14 am

Vitor Belfort Says He Will Not Train With Jon Jones

Sorry Jon! UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones recently broke news about his growing relationship with, former foe, Vitor Belfort. According to Jones, the two are going to train together, possibly become training partners, and Jon has already booked a special trip to Miami, just to spend the day together. It’s a great story, outline by...

May 29, 2014 6:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Kennedy Still Tormenting Bisping, Months After Win

Is Tim Kennedy a bully? The Strikeforce import, turned UFC middleweight, recently welcomed Michael Bisping back to the cage after more than a year off. During the fight, Kennedy did literally no damage to ‘The Count’ but instead chose to employ a pure wrestling game plan to best the TUF winner. Months removed from their...

May 29, 2014 6:03 am

St. Pierre: ‘I wasn’t motivated for Hendricks Fight’

Reporters caught up with former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in Berlin yesterday as he supported his teammate Francis Carmont for his bout on Saturday. While St. Pierre usually gives small teasers and hints about a possible return, this round with the press alluded to very little, and only emphasized his own uncertainty about...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 29, 2014 5:59 am

UFC 173 Medical Suspensions Report: 8 Receive Extended Terms

The suspension list from UFC 173 is in, and while every fighter is usually placed on a short suspension, this event seems to have quite a few fighters that were placed on suspension longer than the standard 30 days. Among those is welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. Out of 17 total suspensions, eight fighters made a...

May 29, 2014 12:09 am

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 7 Recap – Team Edgar Earns The Upset

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: The episode begins with the fighters discussing last week’s fight, and Team Edgar is not happy, believing that Stephens should have won the controversial decision. However, Team Penn’s Roger...

May 28, 2014 12:50 pm

Edgar Motivated To Close The Book on Penn For Good

“He’s gunning for me, so that kind of gives me some motivation. You better believe I don’t want to lose a third time around. I’m motivated to go in there, get the job done, and close this book for good.” “I get it, he’s a competitive person. I guess those two wins are still haunting...

May 28, 2014 12:45 pm

Jon Jones & Vitor Belfort Set To Train Together

Former foe’s Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort are exploring becoming training partners, and as a result, have a man-date this Friday to see how it goes. In a recent statement to the Brazilian Media, Jon Jones broke it down: “I’m planning to train with Vitor on Friday in Miami. I’m meeting him in a private...

May 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Overeem Has Requested September Return, Wants On Japan Card

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem last saw action against Frank Mir at UFC 169. Now ‘The Reem’ is looking for a return to action in September, as he wants on the UFC’s Japan card. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta broke down the situation to ESPN.COM, “Alistair is looking to return in September,” Fertitta said. “We haven’t finalized...

May 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Lombard: ‘Matt Brown is just average, undeserving of hype’

“I’m mostly disappointed about how much hype Matt Brown has. I mean, he’s been fighting guys that, he never fought a top 10 guy. That’s one. And who is Erick Silva? I mean like, that’s ridiculous. I would like to fight this guy one day, and I’ll prove a point. He has to go and...