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May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...

May 8, 2014 7:16 pm

Miesha Tate On UFC Contract: ‘I do want to get paid more’

“I do want to get paid more, of course. I think my stock’s gone up a lot since fighting in the UFC. I think the contract that transpired when I was still in Strikeforce, transitioning to the UFC, doesn’t reflect what I feel like I’m worth. So that’s a whole process that has to happen.”...

May 8, 2014 7:06 pm

Cyborg Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following Latest Defeat

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. After a seventeen-year career, the Brazilian won 19 of 35 professional bouts, fought around the globe, including stints in Sengoku and Strikeforce. The former-spouse of female champion Chris Cyborg, leaves the sport on the heels of a quick and violent defeat delivered by devastating striker, Melvin...

May 8, 2014 6:41 pm

Tim Sylvia Wants UFC Return In Hometown – ‘Would Almost Do It For Free’

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia caught wind that the UFC is heading to Bangor, Maine and he wants in. ‘The Main-iac’ has been trying to get back in to the ZUFFA owned promotion for year’s but with the recent signing of Andrei Arlovski, is there actually some hope? Here’s what Tim has to say...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 11:02 am

Dana White: ‘I don’t read the internet’

“I found that our fans are going to bitch about everything. We know what fights people want to see. We have different types of fights, ones that hard-core MMA fans are into, and then fights that break through, that spill over into main stream that people will PPV to see. (On knowing what people want...

May 8, 2014 10:57 am

Tim Kennedy: ‘I’m One Fight Away From A Title Shot’

“I think I’m close, either. The next fight, whoever Joe Silva gives me. If it’s Vitor Belfort, [Ronaldo Souza], that puts me right there. I’m No. 6. [If] I beat a No. 2-3 guy, that’s a title fight. I’ll be 4-0 in the UFC just beating a title eliminator. My last two fights have been...

May 8, 2014 10:35 am

Matt Brown: ‘I should be considered for a title shot’

“I don’t think anybody has the kind of streak that I have going. I don’t think anyone has put on fights as exciting as the ones I have put on. I don’t think any one has finished fights the way I have. I believe I have every right to be at the top, and the...

May 8, 2014 10:30 am

‘Money’ Admits He Wasn’t Ready In First Aldo Bout

“I honestly believe, since that first fight, that I am a completely different fighter. Back then, I pretty much relied about 90-percent on my wrestling. Taking that fight, I probably wasn’t ready for that fight. I think I had a couple of fights in the UFC, still trying to figure myself out as a fighter....

May 8, 2014 10:27 am

Soa Palelei: A lot of Jiu Jitsu Won’t Work in MMA

There’s always an advantage to being heavier in Jiu Jitsu. . . [but] when we used to roll… back then, it was all technique. I wasn’t allowed to use strength, I had to use technique… That made me learn things. You know, I could out-strength anyone, but it’s all about technique… Jiu Jitsu is a...

May 8, 2014 10:17 am

Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for UFC on FOX 12

UFC officials announced today that a key light heavyweight bout between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will take place at July’s ‘UFC on FOX 12’ event in San Jose, California. “Rumble” recently made his octagon return in the co-main event of April’s UFC 172 card in...

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 7, 2014 10:14 pm

White: ‘Matt Brown is looking for respect. “CRAZY” over underdog role’

“Matt Brown is ranked No. 7 and has been looking for respect for forever now. The guy has destroyed everybody he’s fought. He feels like he’s been disrespected for so long. He’s done so much and should have an opportunity to fight for the title soon. And Erick Silva, who’s ranked 14th, I think there’s...