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Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Report: Jewish Rabbi Wins His First MMA Fight

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn’t thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort’s journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. “I never thought that a...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I Feel Like I’m The Best’

“For a long time, I never really cared where I fit in the division or the rankings – until now,” he said. “Until right now. I feel like I’m the best in the world. I just need to prove it. I need a chance. And I really don’t feel like anybody out there can stop...

Jan 22, 2014 6:30 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Chuck Liddell In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters ofThe Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Chuck on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 22, 2014 6:20 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva & Chael Sonnen Square Off On TUF Brazil Set

Fight fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. One of those items is this grudge match middleweight bout between TUF Brazil coaches and longtime rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The two coaches squared off for cameras recently while on the set of their reality series. (See Above) Early prediction  

Jan 21, 2014 7:07 pm

PHOTO | Fedor Emelianenko Sporting Thong Beachside?

I don’t know about this one guys… Several of our media friends are reporting that the image, seen above, of ‘The Last Emperor’, is showing the former PRIDE FC superstar wearing a thong on the beach. Personally, it’s whatever. I mean, if Fedor wants to wear a thong anywhere, let alone a socially acceptable venue...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

Jan 21, 2014 12:43 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick

Former WEC and current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo got his first taste of the UFC in his title defense against Mark Hominick. Hominick, riding a five fight win streak, was impressive early but Aldo’s striking and takedowns proved too much.

Jan 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Vitor Belfort Dropping TRT For Weidman Title Fight?

“I don’t believe [Vitor will be using TRT for his fight with Weidman]. It’s something that him and I have not discussed. He trains with us, but most of his, because he’s been in the game for so long, everything for him is pretty well set. So Joana (Belfort’s wife) does most of his day-to-day...

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Gambler’s Odds: ‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’

Betting on mixed martial arts is a tricky way to win money. There is no team to rely on when making a bet. It is easy to rely on top-notch players like Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to carry the Broncos to the Super Bowl. In the octagon, though? It’s a one man...

Jan 21, 2014 7:51 am

WSOF calls Rebney a Candyass for turning down challenge

By Evan Stoumbels A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator. Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying: “Look, and...

Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...

Jan 21, 2014 6:26 am

Dan Hardy: ‘GSP Should Have Handed Johny His Belt’

“I think it left the whole division and the whole situation kind of awkward. A lot of people weren’t happy with the decision [over Johny Hendricks]. A lot of people don’t feel GSP’s in a situation right now where he can just step away from the sport because there are a lot of questions left...

Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses Tito Ortiz’s return to MMA & DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, where he lost to Forrest Griffin by unanimous decision. Following that loss, Ortiz retired from MMA only to come out of retirement about a year later to fight former training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately Ortiz pulled out of that...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 21, 2014 6:01 am

VIDEO | UFC London Media Tour Highlights

Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson met the press for the first leg of their week long press tour ahead of their showdown in March at London’s 02 Arena. Props to our friends over at WhoaTV.com for the coverage.

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 20, 2014 3:18 pm

Bjorn Rebney: UFC’s comments about GSP are “Most Tasteless They’ve Made”

By Evan Stoumbelis Georges St. Pierre’s departure from the UFC has been anything but quiet. The former welterweight kingpin has made several comments about the UFC’s lack of a desire to clean up the sport and crack down on performance enhancing drug users. St. Pierre said their lack of a desire to help clean up...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 20, 2014 12:56 pm

PHOTO | Gustafsson & Manuwa Square Off In London

In anticipation of the UFC’s March return to London, UFC Fight Night 37 main event fighters, Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, squared off for the media at a recent press event. UFC Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8, from the O2 Arena in London, England.

Jan 20, 2014 12:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | WWE’s ‘Triple H’ Joins Gracie Jiu Jitsu Family

I know, I know. You guys are already mad at me for posting this ‘Pro-wrestling’ story. This isn’t that fake WWE stuff, this is MMA! This is real fighting! (Your past comments have been well noted, I promise.) Still though, WWE star ‘Triple H’ has joined the ranks of his compadres, ‘Batista’ and ‘CM Punk’,...

Jan 20, 2014 11:59 am

Chris Leben Officially Retires From MMA

Unfortunately for fight fans, nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, has announced his retirement today. ‘The Crippler’ used ‘The MMA Hour’ as the platform to announce his exodus from the sport. “As far as competing in the UFC, I think I am pretty much done”, stated Leben. “I’ve retired from competing in MMA.” Leben leaves the...