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Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Palhares Laughs Off Ground Threat Of WSOF Champ

This Saturday on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, fights outside the UFC for the first time since 2007. In his WSOF debut, the former top UFC middleweight-turned-welterweight, fights newly minted promotional champion, Steve Carl. Carl boasts an impressive 21-3 record with the majority (nearly all) his wins coming by submission. It’s the perfect scenario for the...

Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am

Holly Holm Not Speaking Of Failed UFC Talks Until After Her Fight

Top MMA prospect and multi-time boxing champion, Holly Holm, was expected to have a smooth transition into the UFC. However, after failed negotiations with the UFC brass, she’s on the outs. Dana White says a deal with her is far off and recently stated that the UFC has zero interest in entertaining her signing. For...

Mar 27, 2014 10:28 am

Four Fighters Dropped From UFC’s Roster

“You win some, you lose some.” A statement that has a few different relevant meanings when discussing the UFC and it’s roster. On one-hand, the UFC is always bringing in the world’s top prospects. New Fighter signings are an almost weekly event over at the UFC headquarters. Usually though, whenever one man enters, another roster...

Mar 27, 2014 10:10 am

VIDEO | Ranger Up Blasts Bisping Hard – Bring Fake Bisping Back

Memories… Remember when Michael Bisping was so infuriated at Jorge Rivera that after he kicked his a$$ he started talking smack and spitting on cornermen? Well all that is back, and Tim Kennedy is looking to exploit those buttons, once again, through more Ranger Up videos. This strategy did not work for Rivera, but will...

Mar 27, 2014 10:01 am

VIDEO | Stitch Duran’s Perspective – WOW!

Jacob “Stitch” Duran is the most famous UFC and Boxing Cutman in the business. Since 2002 he has been wrapping hands and closing cuts in the UFC Octagon and I personally can’t remember an event without him. In boxing the Klitschko Brothers always fly him to Europe to work their corners and Sylvester Stallone puts...

Mar 27, 2014 9:52 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ poster for their upcoming May event going down in Germany. ‘UFC Fight Night 41’ goes down on May 31, from Berlin’s O2 World Arena. As part of a UFC double-header, the Sonnen vs. Wanderlei fight card goes down on the same day...

Mar 27, 2014 9:43 am

Pettis vs. Melendez confirmed for end of year event

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis officially has an opponent set for his first title defense, Gilbert Melendez who will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20 will step in the cage with Pettis in the UFC’s year end event which is likely to be on December 27th at UFC 182, however this has...

Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

Three Time Boxing Champ, Ana Julaton, Makes Jump To MMA

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, the first Filipino-American female boxing champion, is reportedly thinking of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). ONE Fighting Championship’s (ON FC) CEO Victor Cui said he won’t be surprised if Julaton, the former Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, decides to test the waters, being a natural fighter. Women’s MMA has been...

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On NBCSports.com

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com. The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Frank Mir Taking Time Off From Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, has seen better days. The future hall-of-famer is riding a four-fight losing-streak inside the UFC’s Octagon, and for most athletes that means a UFC release. During a recent interview with FOX Sports, Mir’s manager, confirmed that Frank isn’t going to have to test his free-agency worth, because the UFC...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 26, 2014 3:29 pm

John Dodson vs. John Moraga 2 set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that former flyweight title challengers John Dodson (15-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and John Moraga (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will square off at the upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner, John Dodson, is coming off a “Knockout of the night” victory over Darrell Montague,...

Mar 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Siver Blames Tainted Supplements On Drug Testing Failure

Prior to UFC 168 I had to hire an external personal trainer and nutritionist to support me with making weight. The nutritionist recommended me a new diet method from the US, which had been successfully used by the stars. Thereupon I asked, if I, as a competitive professional athlete, could safely use this supplement. This...

Mar 26, 2014 9:48 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber Stars In Another Music Video – MUST WATCH!

Bombshell artist, Lauren Mayhew, and Urijah Faber deliver a KNOCKOUT with a modern day version of “Romeo and Juliet” in Lauren’s SMASH single produced by Highbreeze! The video stars multiple other notable fighters and actors as well such as Andre Fili, Jay Hieron, Justin Buchholz, Vince Murdock, Nikee Olivera, TJ Kuahine, Anthony Avila, Jonny Kowalsky,...

Mar 26, 2014 9:38 am

Updated BJPENN.COM MMA Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw the rematch of Shogun vs. Henderson where Dan Henderson overcame being rocked in the first round to Shogun Rua out in the second round, snapping his 3 fight losing streak. Below are the changes made to our rankings, and as always head on over to the rankings...

Mar 26, 2014 9:37 am

WSOF Champion: “Good possibility” Palhares on PEDs

  By Evan Stoumbelis WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl is slated to fight former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares this Saturday on NBC’s sports network. Palhares was released by the UFC following his heel hook win over Mike Pierce in which Palhares held onto the submission after Pierce tapped, forcing the referee to intervene and save...

Mar 26, 2014 6:47 am

UFC 173 Ticket Sales Postponed While Hunt For Main Event Continues

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 173 fight card were supposed to go on sale today, but that’s not happening. UFC officials have opted to hold off on sales while they search for a new main event. Originally UFC 173 was to be headlined by Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. The TRT ban nixed that fight...

Mar 26, 2014 6:31 am

Josh Koscheck Wants At Least Two More Fights In The UFC

“I have two more fights on my contract, and I plan on fighting those out and seeing if I want to continue. I’m obligated to two more fights with the UFC.” “I’ve been training my whole life. I’ve never had a break. I feel like I need to get away and take some time off...

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...