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Feb 12, 2014 10:16 am

Couture Says 34 Countries Have Signed On To Bring MMA To The Olympics

With himself and the UFC officially on the outs, Randy Couture keeps his name relevant doing stints with Bellator when he’s not on set making motion picture blockbusters. The UFC/MMA legend recently talked about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts going to the Olympics while attending a Hollywood event. TMZ has the scoop: UFC legend...

Feb 12, 2014 10:01 am

Baszler Turned Rousey House Into Ric Flair’s Pro-Wrestling Extravaganza!!

“Shayna totally converted our new house into a super pro wrestling house. Me and Shayna did have an ongoing debate on who was Arn Anderson and who was Rick Flair. I was like ‘sorry, I have to be Ric Flair, I gotta be Ric Flair.’ So eventually we came to the conclusion that I could...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with Lancenet.br, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...

Feb 12, 2014 9:39 am

FightMedicine.net Launches the First Ever BJJ Tournament for Grapplers with Disabilities

FightMedicine.net, the MMA world’s #1 resource for injury, training and health information, is joining forces with UFC Legend Pat Miletich, NCAA ’01 National Wrestling Champion Nick Ackerman, Bellator fighter Keith Miner, and a host of other talented and disabled mma and bjj fighters, to create the world’s first grappling tournament just for martial artists with...

Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Was Jessica Eye wrong for lying to Ariel Helwani?

Jessica “Evil” Eye has had quite the hectic past few months. On October 19th she defeated Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 via split decision. Nearly four months later here we are. Reports emerged that Eye had tested positive for a banned substance, and her win over Sarah Kaufman was changed to a no-decision. However the...

Feb 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Dana Admits To Being Threatened By His Fighters Over Money/Contracts

“Oh yeah, there’s no doubt about it (That a fighter has threatened to beat Dana’s ass). There’s been many. One time, I was in a negotiation over a contract, and one of the fighters said, ‘Well how bout if I come down there and just beat your fucking ass?’ [laughs] Well, it’s not gonna help...

Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste – Then & Now

Arianny Celeste made her UFC debut back in 2006 at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It didn’t take long for her to win the hearts of UFC fans across the nation after strutting her stuff around the octagon and appearing in magazines, including Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Since making her first...

Feb 11, 2014 5:30 pm

UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 11, 2014 10:36 am

Thiago Silva facing deportation if found guilty

According to a recent article from FOX Sports, former UFC light heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva now has an immigration detainer, meaning he could be deported to Brazil if found guilty of felony charges, according to Silva’s lawyer, Scott Saul: Saul, a criminal defense lawyer, said he was going to enlist the help of an immigration attorney to...

Feb 11, 2014 10:17 am

Thiago Silva’s wife says cocaine use turned him violent

Thiago Silva’s wife finally broke her silence regarding the incident that happened last week in Oakland Park, Florida, that led to Thiago’s shocking arrest. Thaysa Kamiji, who was married to Silva from 2004 to 2012 before the couple separated, recently did an Interview with Brazilian website UOL (via MMAFighting) where she stated that Silva’s recent...

Feb 11, 2014 6:36 am

VIDEO | Machida vs. Mousasi: UFC Fight Night preview

Following a spectacular middleweight debut in which he knocked out longtime contender Mark Munoz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continues his march for 185-pound gold. On February 15th, he faces international star Gegard Mousasi in a five-round showdown on FOX Sports 1.

Feb 11, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Shuts Down Another Illegal Streaming Site, Says Viewers Are Next

The battle to combat on-line piracy is still being wagered between the UFC and random fly-by-night illegal pay-per-view providers. In a press release the UFC announced that they have shut down www.cagewatcher.eu for piracy and will be going after the people who viewed the website for free and illegally downloaded UFC content. Check the press...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...

Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am

PHOTO | Cormier Before And After: Former Heavyweight Slimmed Down For Evans Fight

In just a few short weeks, Daniel Cormier makes his way down a division to face off with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans. Cormier was practically forced out of the heavyweight division due to his friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez, holding UFC gold. For D.C. it was either be content in the number 2...

Feb 11, 2014 4:30 am

PHOTO | Bisping Taking Acting Career Deathly Serious

With his fight against Tim Kennedy still off a ways, Michael Bisping is testing out his acting chops in a film titled, ‘Strike Back.’ ‘The Count’ will be filming in Thai Land for three-weeks.

Feb 10, 2014 7:38 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ First Day Back In Fight Camp, Prepping For Glover Teixeira

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has officially started his training camp for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira. “This is not about Glover, I’m on a quest for something far greater,” stated the UFC champion in a post on his Instagram earlier today. (Photo above included) Here’s Jones talking about his first day back...

Feb 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Coach Says McMann Not Ready For Ronda Rousey

“Honestly, I don’t think [Sarah is ready for Ronda Rousey title fight]. In the fight she had with Shayna Baszler, she’s with us now, I don’t think she was that impressive in that fight. She won, yes, so I can’t say much about it, it could have gone either way, I would say honestly. What...

Feb 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Eye Blames Botched Paperwork For Drug Testing Fiasco

“I’m continuously trying to clear the air for you guys, but there are some things on my end that I don’t end up saying for anybody to use against me, but there were some mistakes that I made on my behalf that I didn’t give enough knowledge ahead of time. This is the first time...

Feb 10, 2014 5:45 pm

VIDEO | 10 Never Before Seen Gracie Challenge Fights That Pre-Date The UFC

At the birth place of the UFC, the Torrance California Gracie Academy played host to Mixed Bouts we now call, ‘Gracie Challenges’. In an attempt to prove that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was the best martial art, they would open up their doors in Torrance and take on all-comers. Recently the new generation of Gracies have...

Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey UFC 170 Media Workout Scrum

Get ready world, Ronda Rousey is about to take over the MMA Headlines again as she prepares from her UFC 170 title tilt opposite, Sarah McMann. The UFC held a special media day with their UFC bantamweight champion (female), to promote the event and above are video highlights from her media scrum. Enjoy!

Feb 10, 2014 5:25 pm

Texas Commission Confirms Jessica Eye Popped For Pot

Move over Diaz bro’s. There’s a new MMA cannabis toker in town in the form of female bantamweight fighter, Jessica Eye. We learned last week that Eye was put on a probationary suspension for a drug testing failure following her decision victory (now overturned) over Sarah Kaufmann. After early reports listed a blood thinner, BJPENN.COM...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm

‘Thiago Silva Innocent Of All Charges’ – ‘Cops Saw Nothing’, Says Attorney

Get used to hearing about the, now jailed, Thiago Silva. After a gun wielding tirade last week, the top UFC light-heavyweight finds himself behind bars on two-felonies and two other charges. Now his attorney is proclaiming his innocence: (Via Brazil’s Globo) “There is a big difference in how the prosecution accused him and the way...