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Apr 5, 2014 12:02 pm

Could Gina Carano Be “Playing” The UFC With Talk Of MMA Return?

Gina Carano might be taking a page from the book of Brock Lesnar. Carano recently appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and let the proverbial cat out of the bag by saying she is thinking about a return to MMA. It’s not surprising that Carano would say such a thing, as her name has been...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 am

Bas Rutten Does Not Speak Highly Of Alistair Overeem

    Bas Rutten, former UFC heavyweight champion and current co-host of Inside MMA, spoke with Submission Radio. Rutten had plenty to say when it came to fellow Dutchman, Alistair Overeem. Props to Bloodyelbow.com for the transcription “Like I said before, when I talk about this, people (are) gonna say like ‘aww he’s a hater...

Apr 5, 2014 11:12 am

UFC President Dana White confirms planned meeting with Gina Carano

UFC President Dana White will indeed be meeting with women’s MMA star Gina Carano (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) next week, as he recently confirmed the news to MMAJunkie. “Interesting, I didn’t see that one coming,” White told MMAjunkie. “I’m meeting with her next week. That’s true.” The 31-year-old Strikeforce and EliteXC veteran has not competed in an MMA bout...


Apr 5, 2014 10:52 am

Former manager: Rousey refused to honor legal and moral obligations

California State Athletic Commission director Andy Foster recently ruled that the ‘fight-portion’ of the contract between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and the management group Fight Tribe was not valid. Under California Business and Professions Code §18640, the CSAC has the “sole direction, management, control of and jurisdiction” of fighter management contract disputes in...

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 pm

.gif | Sinjen Smith Applies an Armbar on Jason Powell at Bellator 115

Sinjen Smith made quick work of Jason Powell on the preliminary portion of ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’. While working off his back, Smith was able to catch an arm and apply a textbook armbar to end the fight early. Check out the GIF below, courtesy of ZombieProphet! Result: Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via...

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 8:02 pm

Georges St-Pierre Wants To Help Carlos Condit With Knee Injury

  Will Georges St-Pierre come back, will he not come back? That is the question. The answer, so far, really depends on who you ask. According to GSP’s former trainer, Greg Jackson, he probably will. Jackson touched on that question while speaking with Sportsnet’s UFC Central. Jackson mentioned another interesting bit of information, regarding GSP...

Apr 4, 2014 7:29 pm

Scott Jorgensen’s Appeal Is Denied By Brazilian Commission

  At UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil, Scott Jorgensen lost to Jussier Formiga via rear naked choke. Immediately following the fight Jorgensen was clearly upset. It was evident during the fight replay that Jorgensen was stunned by an accidental head-butt from Formiga, one that Jorgensen believed ultimately led to his submission lost. Jorgensen...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 4:26 pm

Patrick Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso set for UFC Fight Night 43

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Francimar Barroso (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” card in Albuquerque. Pat Cummins made his octagon debut in the co-main event slot of UFC 170 opposite heavily favored former heavyweight Daniel...

Apr 4, 2014 3:50 pm

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Live Results

Tonight, BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of Spike TV’s ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ event. The card kicks off at 4:00pm PT, although, in typical Bellator fashion,  the card it tape-delayed on the west coast. RESULTS: Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo by way of Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) Herman Terrado & Justin Baesman...

Apr 4, 2014 3:40 pm

Cyborg vs. Holm To PPV?

Top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm is fighting tonight on AXS TV. This bout, according to her coach, was to serve, at least at one-point, as a lead-in to a possible Cyborg vs. Holm PPV event, yet to be announced. Ariel Helwani tells it best: Mike Winkeljohn, Holm’s trainer of 16 years, said the plan...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 4, 2014 3:16 pm

Jake Ellenberger: ‘Ronda is freakishly strong, she would beat a lot of guys’

“She’s one of those people that works really, really hard. I guess I didn’t really realize that until I had spent more time around her in the gym. I could even say she probably works harder than the majority of the people in this sport. She is freakishly strong. People thought I was crazy when...

Apr 4, 2014 9:44 am

VIDEO | Gina Carano Meeting With Dana White Next Week For MMA Return

The MMA world has been anxiously waiting for the return of Gina Carano and it looks like that time has finally come. While on Arsenio Hall, Carano, broke news of a planned meeting with UFC President Dana White, set for next week and stated that if she was to return to fighting, now is the...

Apr 4, 2014 9:40 am

Rousey Contract Ruled Invalid By CSAC – Released From Management Deal

By Evan Stoumbelis Last week Ronda Rousey entered arbitration with the CSAC for a contract with her management company Fight Tribe Management. Rousey wanted out of her contract, however Fight Tribe said she was obligated to fulfill her contract. As a result Fight Tribe filed for arbitration for an uninvolved 3rd party to determine whether...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: [email protected] [email protected] the [email protected] didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair [email protected] •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 9:30 am

VIDEO | Timothy Bradley: ‘Cub Swanson Deserves A UFC Title Shot’

“Cub’s the man, I like Cub. He’s a tremendous boxer; he gets in the ring with pros all the time. Cub can hang with all the pros. They’re hating on him, because he’s dangerous. They’re scared of him. I want to see him in there with Aldo. He deserves a shot at the title –...

Apr 4, 2014 9:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Bravo Thanks Gracie Mag For Their Bias Coverage Of Metamoris 3

I don’t even know what’s going on with the Gracie family following Metamoris 3, but it’s becoming hard to be a fan. Eddie Bravo dominated his match against Royler Gracie, beating the Gracie Jiu Jitsu practitioner for the second straight time, but BJJ’s first family isn’t acknowledging that fact. Not even a little bit. It’s...

Apr 4, 2014 8:35 am

Kennedy: Weidman Won’t Be Ready For Machida By July

Chris Weidman underwent double-knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to face-off with Lyoto Machida on July 5 in Las Vegas. These two things don’t add up to UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, who believes the champ needs more time to recover. (Maybe he hasn’t seen this video) “There’s no way he’s ready by July,”...

Apr 4, 2014 8:28 am

Dillashaw Doesn’t Think Barao Has The Cardio To Hang With Him

TJ Dillashaw is the fourth high-profile Team Alpha Male fighter to receive a UFC title shot. All have failed before him, but TJ believes he has something over ,the champ, Renan Barao, whom he faces in the UFC 173 main event in May. He tells MMAFighting.com: “Absolutely, I mean I’ve always been impressed with him...

Apr 4, 2014 8:11 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Bisping vs. Kang

Michael Bisping rebounds from his first-career knockout loss by finishing Denis Kang in the second round of their UFC 105 showdown. The win marked Bisping’s 12th-career knockout victory. Catch “The Count” at the TUF Nations Finale on April 16.

Apr 4, 2014 8:08 am

Davis Ready To Fight Glover, Thinks Jones Will Pull Out

Already scheduled to face returning UFC fighter, Anthony Johnson, at UFC 172,  San Diego’s Phil Davis, has a back up plan in mind. A fight with Glover Teixeira. Davis isn’t convinced the UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will show up on fight night, and being booked on the same card gives hope for Davis in...