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May 10, 2014 2:17 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’ Preliminary Card Results

Today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40′ event kicks off on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ET with the ‘Fight Pass Prelims’. If you can’t make the preliminary card broadcasts or just missed a few bouts, follow along with us here as we break down every blow, every submission, and ever strike, in...

May 9, 2014 5:23 pm

Nate Diaz Takes Jabs at Anthony Pettis

By Evan Stoumbelis The saga with the Diaz brothers continues, this time with younger brother Nate. Nate Tweeted the UFC with a jab at lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis yesterday. ufc Lol this is inactivity http://t.co/zFUrUVxbNv — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 8, 2014 Diaz hasn’t seen Octagon action since November when he defeated Gray Maynard...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Conor McGregor Tweets Photobomb of Chuck Liddell

By Evan Stoumbelis They don’t call Conor McGregor “Notorious” for nothing. Today the 25 year old UFC fighter Tweeted a picture of himself at his first UFC event, where he photobombed UFC legend Chuck Liddell. Check out the priceless picture below. 16 years old at my very 1st @UFC event!! I dived on @ChuckLiddell, he...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Struve: Mitrione is ‘pathetic’

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s been over a year since Stefan Struve has been in the Octagon. It was in that same fight where Mark Hunt shattered the jaw of “skyscraper”. Shortly after the fight it was discovered that Struve suffered from a leaky aortic valve in his heart. Meaning his heart was divided into two...


May 9, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 40 Weigh-In Results – All But One Fighter Makes Weight

At the UFC Fight Night 40 weigh-ins, 25 of the 26 fighters made weight on the first try. The main event will see Matt Brown and Erick Silva do battle in the welterweight division (170 pounds).     Weigh-in results are as follows: Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Matt Brown (170.5)...

May 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Antonio Silva Risked Cancer With Former Testosterone Use

While Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is still suffering the consequences for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his fight with Mark Hunt, he is able to take at least one positive thing away from the suspension. In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Silva discussed his past testosterone use, and how it put him at risk...

May 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Greg Jackson on GSP: “He Probably Will Come Back”

While many, including UFC President Dana White, seem unsure of a Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon, GSP’s former coach Greg Jackson actually believes that there is a fairly strong likelihood of GSP fighting again. In a recent interview with Sportsnet Canada, Jackson discussed the possibility of a GSP comeback, saying: “I think with Georges...

May 9, 2014 10:21 am

T.J. Grant’s Trainer Wants Cruz and Zingano Removed From Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant hasn’t seen the Octagon since May of 2013 when he knocked out Gray Maynard in the beginning of the first round, extending Grant’s win streak to five. The fight served as a lightweight title eliminator and it appeared Grant would fight Anthony Pettis in December of 2013, however...

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 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

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 6:29 pm

Miguel Torres Signs with GLORY, June Debut Set

Miguel Torres is throwing his hat into the kickboxing ring. Torres has signed a one-night contract with GLORY, according to MMA Fighting. Torres is scheduled to make his debut at GLORY 17 Los Angeles on June 21. Torres’ fight will be on the GLORY 17 Spike TV undercard. The main card will be the promotion’s...

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...