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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...

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 12, 2014 9:18 am

Authorities Question Police Officer Suspect In Luiz de Franca Murder

On March 23, the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil for the highly anticipated rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former PRIDE champion Dan Henderson as they hope to repeat the success of their last bout which won them “Fight of the Year” honors. However, they...

Feb 12, 2014 9:08 am

Rousey’s Coach on Mousasi vs. Machida: “I hate that fight”

Ronda Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan took some time this week during a media scrum at the Ronda Rousey UFC 170 open workout last Monday to discuss the improvements in Ronda’s striking game and her upcoming match with fellow Olympian Sara McMann. He also discussed how he feels about the upcoming bout between one of Coach...

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 9:56 am

Ronda Rousey Addresses Chatter on Her Shift From MMA Champ To Hollywood Star

Currently undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is an undeniable powerhouse in the sport of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) right now. Especially when it comes to the newly vastly growing women’s division. However, as of late we are seeing Ronda take a turn toward the silver screen. Much like another female fighter that...

Feb 11, 2014 9:55 am

Nelson: ‘Big Nog’ Will Bring It, Unlike Daniel Cormier

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is a slugger. That’s just his style. He’s one of those guys that can take a beating and keep pressing forward. However, during his last outing in October for UFC 166 Nelson was a bit disappointed with the lack of action he saw when he fought Daniel Cormier. Nelson has stated...

Feb 11, 2014 9:53 am

Professional Boxing Champ Vic Darchinyan Signed To Make MMA Debut

The last time that we saw a professional boxer make an appearance in the cage it didn’t go over so well for him. However, it is still a large question in real fight fans’ minds of whether a professional boxer’s hand skills can translate successfully into the MMA world granted that that boxer enter the...

Feb 11, 2014 9:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Mayhem Miller Latest To Call Out CM Punk

Either Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is insightfully making fun of the trend of calling out former WWE star CM Punk, or he truly wants to fight the man in a parking lot… By Christopher Murphy | Twitter It seems we could start a daily tab of who calls out former WWE star CM Punk, and without...

Feb 11, 2014 9:49 am

Another UFC Fighter Suspended For Marijuana Use

Yancy Medeiros served a 90-day suspension from the UFC following a failed drug test at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in November.  His win from that night over Yves Edwards has been ruled a No-Contest. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Yancy Medeiros failed his post-fight drug test following November’s UFC Fight for the Troops...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Feb 11, 2014 9:44 am

Roy Nelson Admits To Considering TRT Use

“Big Country” isn’t exactly the type that you would take too seriously. With his giant beard and Buddha belly Roy Nelson has always been kind of the big kid in the heavyweight division. However, we must keep in mind that Roy is no kid, in fact he’s a very skilled fighter who has been in...

Feb 11, 2014 8:00 am

Paulo Filho tastes defeat yet again

Long past his glory days in the WEC and Pride, Paulo Filho has lost yet another bout. This time Filho faced off for the middleweight title against Andre Muniz at Bitetti Combat 19 which took place at the Tropical Hotel arena in Manaus, Brazil last Thursday. Filho, a black belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu and Judo,...