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Apr 29, 2014 10:43 am

36 Stellar Strawweight Women Compete for TUF 20

There are 36 women fighting for eight upcoming spots on the next TUF 20, including many from large organizations like Bellator, Strikeforce, Invicta, and Cage Warrior. The newest installment of The Ultimate Fighter will be showcasing the best and brightest of a new 115lbs straw weight division, including fighters such as Michelle Ould, Nina Ansaroff,...

Apr 29, 2014 10:43 am

Jon Jones Blasts Liddell For Pre-Fght Comments Following Glover Win

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones isn’t afraid to gloat in public, at least when it comes to his new-found rival in Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell. Chuck went on a brief anti-Jones stint in the lead up of UFC 172. His longtime training partner, Glover Teixeira, the likely motivator for his pre-fight words. The champ took...

Apr 29, 2014 10:43 am

Jim Miller On Previous Weigh-Cuts: “I’m positive I took years off my life”

  Jim Miller recently sat down with Bloodyelbow.com, where he walked us through his pre-fight routine. More specifically, his weight-cutting routine. And while he seems to have it down to a science now, with a bit of cardio and an immersion bath (also known as a contrast bath)… things weren’t always this way.   Jim used...

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

Karo Parisyan: ‘Manny Gamburyan Helps Ronda With Female Needs’

UFC featherweight fighter, Manny Gamburyan has a great relationship with UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. His cousin though, Bellator’s Karo Parisyan, paints an odd picture of their relationship, in what is likely to go down as a slightly controversial interview with MMAJunkie.com. It’s obviously all for show, but why Karo? Why? His words: “Why is...

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

UFC 172 Winner, Joseph Benavidez Wins Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Not only did Joseph Benavidez take home, a fat, $50k bonus for his submission victory over Tim Elliot, he also gets a brand new Motorcycle. As part of a contest sponsored by Harley Davidson, fans voted on one of four ‘Performance of the Night’ winners to walk away with a new bike. Here’s Benavidez, announcing...

Apr 28, 2014 5:10 pm

TUF 19’s Cathal Pendred Saved a Dolphin This Weekend

In addition to being a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 19 as a member of Team Penn and being a former Cage Warriors champion, Cathal Pendred is also apparently an animal lover. According to his Twitter, he was visiting a beach in Doonbeg, Ireland, when he spotted a drowning dolphin, and spent over an hour...

Apr 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Country Legend Willie Nelson Earns 5th Degree Black Belt

After such a busy weekend in the world of mixed martial arts, the last person we expected to report on was country music legend Willie Nelson. ‘The Highwayman’ has apparently been a student of the art of Gongkwon Yusul for quite some time now as he has been awarded his fifth-degree black belt! Nelson may...

Apr 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Gustafsson was not impressed with Jones’ 172 Performance

Despite having a fairly dominant performance against Glover Teixeira last Saturday, Jon Jones didn’t impress everyone, particularly his former opponent Alexander Gustafsson. In a recent interview with The MMA Hour, Gustafsson implied that Jones might have lost a step in his last few performances, stating: “He was dominating Glover from the beginning, no doubt about...

Apr 28, 2014 4:28 pm

Browne Breaks Silence: ‘In this sport, you catch an ass whooping’

Travis Browne has been pretty quiet since his lopsided defeat against Fabricio Werdum. (Replay Here) The UFC on FOX 11 main event put the winner into a title shot, against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and Travis failed to perform. In a recent posting to his instagram, Browne finally broke his silence: “Thank you guys...

Apr 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Report: Anthony Johnson Moves Up Significantly In UFC’s Light-Heavyweight Rankings

Prior to Saturday Night, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson was the UFC’s fifteenth ranked light-heavyweight fighter. And at the time that was generous. Considering, the former welterweight had yet to fight in the UFC’s 205 pound division. Fast forward two days beyond his upset victory over Phil Davis, and, Johnson now finds himself inside the UFC’s top...

Apr 28, 2014 4:05 pm

UFC 172’s Correia’s message to the ‘Four Horsewomen’: One down, three to go

After successfully dispatching Jessamyn Duke at last weekend’s UFC 172 event, undefeated bantamweight prospect, Bethe Correia has a message for Ronda Rousey’s crew, ‘The Four Horsewomen’ (pictured) . “They were tweeting and provoking me all the time. One of them is called a ‘weapon’ in Brazil — the way we translate it — and I...

Apr 28, 2014 3:05 pm

White: ‘Nate Diaz Is Ready To Fight’

Good news for fight fans, but terrible news for the guys in the UFC’s lightweight division, Nate Diaz is reportedly over his pay gripes and ready to return to action. Dana White dropped news of the Stockton fighter’s return at last Saturday’s post-fight media event. “I didn’t [speak with Nate],” said the UFC boss. “I think...

Apr 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Dana White on “Hilarious” Vitor’s Plan For Return: “He’s fooling himself”

Saturday we heard from former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, and he told us he was ready to fight and finally clean of TRT. “I did all the tests that Nevada requires,” Belfort said. Now, during his UFC 172 post-fight scrum, Dana White addressed Vitor’s statements, and he isn’t too impressed. Check it: “He’s gotta solve...

Apr 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Tito Ortiz Accuses The UFC Of Erasing Him From History

‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ never thought his feud with Dana White would lead to this. A removal from the UFC record books. During Saturday’s UFC 172 broadcast, the production crew threw up an info graph (above) about the most successful light-heavyweights in the promotion’s history. Tito Ortiz, who claims to hold 15 wins in...

Apr 28, 2014 2:16 pm

Gomi: ‘I’ll stop drinking beer for a UFC title shot’

“Probably my next fight will be the one in Japan in September. I’ll grab a glass of beer once and then get back to training camp. Every day I’m thinking about retirement, but I know there’s going to be fun out there waiting for me to fight, so I’m still fighting. If I get a...

Apr 28, 2014 1:41 pm

Coach: Jon Jones ‘Disfigured’ Glover’s Shoulder With First Round Crank

Early in the first round of the UFC 172 main event, Jon Jones used an old wrestling trick in the clinch that cranks the arms of his challenger, and apparently sent him on a downward spiral. Glover’s longtime coach, John Hackleman explains: “I’ve never seen Glover lose a fight like this. I’ve never seen Glover...

Apr 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Jon Jones Happy To Finally Get Audience Cheers

“It was just great to have the crowd on my side again. It has been a long time, since I’ve had cheers. I figured it would be that way so I said let me really embrace this, let me really give this audience some entertainment. So it was just great. I was living it up....

Apr 28, 2014 1:04 pm

Jon Jones’ Brother Arthur Almost Started An MMA Career In 2011

Whether you love him or hate him, Jon Jones is one-of-a-kind in the world of  mixed martial arts. But he was almost two of a kind, back in 2011. The NFL lockout was in full effect, and Jones’ older brother Arthur decided that he would give another sport a try while he was in athletic purgatory....

Apr 28, 2014 12:32 pm

Miller Wants Fight with Nurmagomedov

Coming off his impressive first-round submission win over Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172, veteran Jim Miller didn’t bat an eye when asked about facing Khabib Nurmagomedov next. “I love that fight,” Miller told MMA Junkie. “I know how to strike, I know how to grapple, and I sure know how to wrestle, too. So I...

Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Answers Rockhold Callout, Wants To Fight

After Luke Rockhold’s utter domination of Tim Boetsch, he asked for a rematch against Vitor Belfort. In the same breath, he said that he also wouldn’t mind a fight against Michael Bisping. Bisping took to twitter with the following: So @LukeRockhold called me out. I'm more than happy to oblige. At least he will fight...