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Feb 13, 2014 6:14 am

Arianny Celeste Makes “Most Desirable Women” List, Palmer Snubbed

Askmen.com runs a poll of the “Most Desirable Women,” and this year, UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste made the cut, coming in at number 66 on the list. Notable is the fact that Arianny is the only ring card girl to make the list. The official listing states:  “We’ll admit it: One of the reasons...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

PHOTO | UFC on FOX 11 Poster – First Look

In a press release, UFC officials released the first promotional poster for the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event. UFC on FOX 11 goes down on April 16, from Orlando, Florida.

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

Eyewitness Recounts Stabbing at UFC 169

While UFC 169 featured a plethora of fights, one of the most dangerous actually took place in the stands. As previously reported, multiple audience members were stabbed during a fight in the arena. Angel Pereira was arrested for the incident on multiple charges, including aggravated assault and weapons charges.  An anonymous eye-witness told Bloody Elbow  the story from...


Feb 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Cormier Asks For Any Fighter To Step Up And Fight Him Next Week

Calling all heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighters currently signed to the UFC. There’s an opportunity for cash and prizes at next week’s UFC 170 event in the form of a Daniel Cormier co-main event. As we learned earlier today, Rashad Evans was forced out of his bout and into rehabilitation following a fight canceling injury. In...

Feb 12, 2014 7:41 pm

Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear

Earlier today we were told by Dana White that Alistair Overeem ‘was literally hiding from Junior dos Santos’. Now, thanks to MMAFighting.com, Overeem has spoken out about these allegations: “I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first [I] need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up....

Feb 12, 2014 7:21 pm

Ronda Rousey Responds to Jon Jones’ Criticism, Says She Is Owed Help

Jon Jones recently accused the UFC of favoring Ronda Rousey in her career endeavors. During Wednesday’s media call for UFC 170, Ronda Rousey responded to Jon Jones and his claims. 5thRound’s Tom Ngo transcribed the following: “I don’t know exactly what [Jones] said, but I work really, really hard,” Rousey stated. “I might be getting...

Feb 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Cormier Details Difficulties In Making Rashad Evans His Enemy

“It’s difficult because I met Rashad a long time ago, back in college. I have pictures of Rashad cornering me in Strikeforce. It’s a little different than if I had to fight someone else, but as a professional, you have to kind of put it to the side and just train. I think one thing...

Feb 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Fighters React to UFC’s New Bonus System

Earlier today during the UFC 170 pre-fight media conference call, fighters from the night’s main card weighed in on the UFC new bonus plan. Daniel Cormier stated: “I haven’t even gotten a bonus yet, so I don’t think that even applies to me. I just go out there and fight the best that I can....

Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Dana White: Alistair Overeem is Ducking Junior dos Santos

Dana White does not seem to have a filter when it comes to sharing his opinion of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem. White criticized Overeem’s dominant performance in his last bout against Frank Mir, simply calling it ‘crappy‘. ‘The Reem’ went on to further annoy the UFC President when he called out former UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Jacare vs. Carmont winner could get a title shot

Who will get the next crack at the UFC middleweight strap? Champion Chris Weidman will defend his belt later this year against Vitor Belfort. Just who will face the winner of that bout will likely be determined this weekend. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza fights Francis Carmont in the co-main event at Ultimate Fight Night 36, live...

Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

NSAC to Hold Meeting About TRT Exemption Before Vitor Belfort Applies for License

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on February 26th to discuss their current ruleset on exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This meeting will take place three months before Vitor Belfort returns to Nevada in an attempt to dethrone UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Vitor Belfort is no stranger to controversy in...

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 1:43 pm

WSOF 9 Fight Card Complete With Addition Of Burkman vs. Stinson, Plus Two More

The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including welterweights Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (26-10) vs. Tyler “The Evolution” Stinson (27-9), lightweights Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-1) vs. Johnny Nunez (4-0) and featherweights Mike Corey (12-3-1) vs. Shane Kruchten (11-2). The three new...

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 12, 2014 11:19 am

Second fighter in two days is murdered in Natal, Brazil

(Luiz de Franca pictured above) On Monday morning, Brazilian welterweight Luiz de Franca (3-0 MMA) was shot dead inside a BJJ and fitness Alta Performance gym in Natal, Brazil. Alta Performance houses Kimura Nova Uniao, which is an affiliate of the famed Nova Uniao gym. Franca’s alleged attacker was a police officer who he had...

Feb 12, 2014 10:57 am

Lucas Martins forced off UFC 170 card with an injury

Lucas Martins is the latest name out of a handful of fighters who have been forced off the upcoming UFC 170 card due to an injury. UFC officials announced Martins withdrawal on Tuesday evening. Martins was initially scheduled to face Bryan Caraway at the February 22nd event in Las Vegas. However, Caraway was forced to pull out...

Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

Coach: Ronda Dropping Boxing World Champs With Punches In Training

“I’m not going to give out what she’s going to do, but I’ll be honest: We get boxing world champions in here – girls – and she drops all of them with body shots. So if you’re dropping people with 14-ounce gloves, you guys should be seeing that.” During this week’s UFC 170 media event...

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...