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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...

Apr 17, 2014 3:00 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Kennedy vs. Bisping Bout

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, two TUF champions were crowned, Patrick Cote lead The TUF Nation’s Team Canada to a clean sweep, and Tim Kennedy backed up all the pre-fight trash-talk with a dominant decision win over Michael Bisping. Some of our favorite fighters took to twitter with their reaction. Check it: Kennedy sticks...

Apr 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Confirmed: Winner Of Browne vs. Werdum Fights Velasquez In Mexico

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White announced today at the UFC on Fox 11 pre-fight press conferece that the winner of the main event between Travis Browne and Fabricio Werdum will fight Cain Velasquez near the end of this year in Mexico. “Yeah…as long as Cain’s recovery is on course, then the fight will be in...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 17, 2014 2:23 pm

White: Wanderlai Silva Injured Back In TUF Brazil Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis According to UFC President Dana White Wanderlei Silva injured his back in the fight he had with Chael Sonnen on the set of a TUF Brazil episode which aired last week. “What happened was Wanderlei got hurt in that fight. He got double legged on the concrete and he hurt his back....

Apr 17, 2014 2:14 pm

Dana White Talks Diaz Brothers: This Will Be A Sad Story When We Look Back

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night, UFC President Dana White touched on (during his post-fight media scrum) the interesting situation he finds himself in with two of MMA’s most popular fighters, the Diaz Brothers. After Gilbert Melendez renegotiated his UFC contract, fellow teammate Nate Diaz unsuccessfully tried to do the same thing. Shortly after that Nick...

Apr 17, 2014 1:25 pm

Roy Nelson Out Up to 180 days After UFC FN 39

A damaged right finger has UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson on the shelf. Today the UFC released the suspension information directly to mixedmartialarts.com for last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nelson defeated Antonio Nogueira with a highlight reel KO. As there is no sanctioning organization in the United Arab Emirates for mixed martial...

Apr 17, 2014 1:07 pm

White: Kennedy Not a Crowd Pleaser but Dominant

Tim Kennedy’s performance didn’t blow the roof of Quebec’s Colisse Pepsi but it was effective enough for a convincing win. At Wednesday night’s TUF Nations finale, it was Kennedy who grinded his way through to a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping. In the post-fight media scrum, UFC president Dana White echoed those sentiments. “It wasn’t...

Apr 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chuck Liddell: ‘To me, pre-fight touching is not OK’

Chuck Liddell, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the UFC and a man known for being hard intimidate and carrying heavy hands, spoke to MMAjunkie recently about the increasing amount of pre-fight brawls between slated fighters. If you are already marked to fight each other in the ring, why get worked up before...

Apr 17, 2014 11:00 am

MMA Journalist Chokes Out Violent Passenger On Plane

  Glory 15, which took place this past weekend in Turkey, had quite an ending. Tyrone Spong threw a hard low kick at opponent Gohan Saki, and “Anderson Silva’d” his own leg, breaking it in half when the bone came into contact with Saki’s lower knee. Thankfully for those watching the fight, Spong’s ankle wraps took some of the...

Apr 17, 2014 10:38 am

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 1 Blog

Fresh off the debut episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on last night’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week...

Apr 17, 2014 10:35 am

Jones And Management Deny Homophobic Rant On Instagram

Jon Jones is certainly no stranger to controversy. Although, his newest problem is a new animal entirely.According to his Instagram account, Jones made several homophobic comments towards a Swedish fan on Instagram. However, both Jon Jones and his manager Malki Kawa stated on Twitter that the comments were made by someone who found the lost phone...

Apr 17, 2014 9:23 am

Three Fighters Removed From UFC Roster

The ever-revolving doors at the UFC have pushed three more veterans out of the promotion. Following losses, Ronny Markes, Thiago Perpetuo, and Rafaello Oliveira have been removed from the UFC’s on-line list of fighters. This action usually signifies a UFC release. Markes dropped two straight inside the UFC to Yoel Romero and Thiago Santos. Perpetuo...

Apr 17, 2014 9:22 am

Spong Injury Update: Tyrone Walking One Day After Leg Surgery (Video)

Multi-sport combat fighter, Tyrone Spong was on the wrong end of a checked kick last weekend while fighting for Glory. In what was eerily similar to an Anderson Silva leg break, Spong was rushed back to the states to undergo emergency surgery. It was a success and as seen in the video, he’s already moving...

Apr 16, 2014 11:09 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 1 Recap

The show begins with a brief introduction of the two coaches, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn. The coaches are respectful to each other; Penn explains that he bears no ill-will towards Edgar, and that he’s just happy to be able to fight him again. Edgar is also happy to fight Penn again, and looks forward...

Apr 16, 2014 10:03 pm

.gif’s | ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 1 Fight Replays

The first episode of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ is in the books and the entry fights were pretty spectacular. If you missed tonight’s show, you need to check your local listing for the replay, but while you wait, here’s some highlights: (Props To KJ from LetusBang.com)    

Apr 16, 2014 8:58 pm

Sarah Kaufman Landed 202 Strikes, 3rd Most In a Single UFC Fight

Sarah Kaufman put on a striking clinic tonight in her bout against Leslie Smith. Smith was Kaufman’s third opponent of the night as the previous two were forced to pull out due to injuries. Kaufman came prepared regardless and ended up putting up some of the most impressive numbers we have seen in UFC history....