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Apr 18, 2014 2:00 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Weigh-In Results

The UFC hit Orlando today with the UFC on FOX 11 weigh-ins event and it was a smashing success. In front of an energetic crowd, all participants from tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 11 event hit the scales to make their bouts official. The full weigh-in results are as follows: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m....

Apr 18, 2014 11:38 am

Vitor Belfort Talks UFC Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC middleweight title contender Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort dropped in the UFC’s official rankings from the #2 slot to #3. Lyoto Machida stepped into the #2 spot after it was announced that, due to the recent TRT ban, Belfort would not be competing for the title against champion Chris Weidman, and as...

Apr 18, 2014 11:36 am

Fallon Fox Profile to Air on ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’

Since March 5, 2013, Fallon Fox has been steeped in controversy for coming out as a transgendered MMA fighter. Fox, who was born a male and transitioned to female, has lately received a lot of heat and opposition for wanting to compete against women. Outside of these things, there are few people that know her...


Apr 18, 2014 11:28 am

Coach: Wand/Sonnen TUF Brawl Was ‘Orchestrated’

By Evan Stoumbelis The story of the brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva on TUF Brazil continued to evolve today when one of Sonnen’s coaches, Jamie Huey, spoke to Niall McGrath of TalkingBrawl and said the whole thing was ‘orchestrated’ by the production team. “I’ll kind of break something here, that’s not really a...

Apr 18, 2014 11:21 am

White to Diaz Brothers: ‘You better play the game before the bus passes you by’

The Diaz brothers are not known for being shy about their feelings or their wants. In fact, there always seems to be some sort of issue between them and the UFC, whether it’s about getting higher-level fights or a higher pay grade. UFC President Dana White recently spoke about his feelings regarding the Diaz brothers...

Apr 18, 2014 6:36 am

Joe Rogan: ‘GSP Made $5 Million Per Fight’

Is GSP the UFC’s mysterious $5 million man? Joe Rogan says, Yes! “When you look at pay, there’s a pay that’s listed as far as the purse you get after the fight. That doesn’t take into account a lot of factors. There’s a lot of things they want to remain private. You’re not just getting...

Apr 18, 2014 6:17 am

Dustin Poirier Sets Two New Records In Featherweight Division

Dustin “Diamond” Poirier set the record for featherweight wins (with 8) at the TUF Nations Finale, this past Wednesday night, winning an entertaining scrap with Akira Corassani. By stopping Akira to take home that record-breaking win, he has also set the record for most stoppages in featherweight history (5). Poirier found himself in some serious trouble in round...

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...

Apr 18, 2014 6:14 am

White: Rousey is my new Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell became popular in the UFC because of his hard overhand right and his “anywhere, anytime” approach to other fighters. At the TUF Nations Finale, Dana White mentioned that Ronda Rousey, because of her similar go-getter attitude, is his new Chuck Liddell. “Because Ronda called me and said, ‘I wanna fight,'” said White while...

Apr 17, 2014 4:39 pm

PHOTO | Diego Sanchez ‘So Focused’ He Eats With UFC Gloves On

Diego Sanchez is preparing for his June fight against fellow TUF winner, Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson. The lightweight duo will square off in Diego’s backyard at the Tingley Colosseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of the main card on June 7. The photo, seen above, comes courtesy of Diego’s teammate, Ike Vallie-Flagg: Ha...

Apr 17, 2014 3:58 pm

Browne feels disrespected by Werdum’s comments about their past training

UFC heavyweight contender Travis Browne was less than impressed by the recent comments made by his ‘UFC on FOX 11’ opponent Fabricio Werdum, who bragged that he had dominated Browne in training previously. (See those comments here.) “Hapa” recently responded to Werdum’s comments during an interview with Combate.com: “I believe he was disrespectful. I don’t talk...

Apr 17, 2014 3:52 pm

The Many Faces Of Chael Sonnen, And The One Face Of Wanderlei Silva

On one side of the spectrum, there’s Chael Sonnen. If you love Chael Sonnen, there’s little doubt in my mind that some of that love (or possibly a lot of it) hinges upon his seemingly effortless ability to entertain you on the microphone. He’s quick with his quips, he’s deadly with his deadpan, and he blurs...

Apr 17, 2014 3:51 pm

VIDEO | Chad Mendes: ‘I Had To Show Up BJ Penn At The Pool’

A few year’s back, BJ Penn, The Ultimate Fighter season 19 coach and multiple time UFC champion, went viral with a video of himself doing an impressive jump out of a pool. Today,Chad Mendes, a Team Alpha Male trained UFC featherweight contender, showed off his own pool hops and paid homage to ‘The Prodigy’ in...

Apr 17, 2014 3:32 pm

VIDEO | UFC Boss: ‘I’m ‘very confident’ Carano will come back’

Following last night’s TUF Finale event, UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports that he believes Gina Carano will return to Mixed Martial Arts. “Gina [Carano] and I had a good meeting. I’m very confident that she does want to come back and she does want to fight. We do not have a deal but...

Apr 17, 2014 3:28 pm

American Top Team’s Secret? Lowest Fee’s In The Game, Says Alves

“In the last two years it just became so huge, since we changed the policy for management and training of only 5%,” said Alves. “So if you want to have top quality training and the best management out there, we only charge 5%. All the other camps out there are usually 10% for management and...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Apr 17, 2014 3:22 pm

Wanderlei: Dida had the “right motivation” when he punched Sonnen.

The UFC may have chosen to remove Andre Dida from the The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 after a solidly placed punch to the back of Chael Sonnen’s head, but Wanderlei Silva is finding no fault in his friend and teammate’s actions. Wandy posted this statement on his facebook following the incident (the translation is from...

Apr 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Martin Kampmann’s Take On Training: ‘Spar once a week, maximal’

The sport of mixed martial arts has evolved at neck-snapping speeds over the past two decades, moving from bare-knuckle brawls with “no holds barred”, to technically proficient contests, regulated by athletic commissions. But the evolution isn’t just observed at the events – it’s also happening at the gyms where these martial artists train. In the...