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Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 8, 2014 6:08 am

Invicta Boss Shannon Knapp Thinks Cyborg vs. Rousey Will Go Down This Year

Ronda Rousey has her sights set on Sara McMann for her next title defense at UFC 170, but who’ next in line if she successfully defends the championship? Invicta FC President thinks Cris Cyborg could be a potential opponent to Rousey’s throne in 2014. Jonathan Snowden recently asked his followers to send him their predictions...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Jan 7, 2014 6:58 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva should still be known as the greatest of all time

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) succesfully defended his belt against Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) at last month’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, his second-round TKO victory came in the worst fashion possible, as Anderson Silva suffered a broken leg after throwing a kick that was checked...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Jan 7, 2014 5:52 am

PHOTO | Early contender for Broken Nose of 2014

A broken nose is unfortunately a common occurrence in combat sports, however, certain instances can prove far worse than others. This was definitely the case when Andy Eichholz took on Wade Sauer at the “Full Nelson Productions: Let ‘Er Buck” event in Pendleton, Oregon. “Ice Cold” Eichholz was on the receiving-end of what appears to...

Jan 7, 2014 5:39 am

Joe Ellenberger signs four-fight deal with UFC

Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA), the twin-brother of UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, has apparently inked a four-fight deal with UFC according to a report from MMAFighting.com. Joe Ellenberger was a high school wrestling champion in Nebraska, and went on to become a two-time Division II All-American at the University of Nebraska. He is currently riding...

Jan 6, 2014 3:33 pm

QUICK TWITT | Anderson Silva Shares Photo Of Rehab

Earlier today Anderson Silva took to his personal Instagram to give an update on his condition and send a message to his fans. The former UFC middleweight champion suffered a severe and possible career ending leg break in the main event of UFC 168 during his bout against Chris Weidman. As a result the man...

Jan 6, 2014 10:21 am

Tito Ortiz Wrecks Porsche Gets Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Embattled former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, has (at least for the past several years) an out of control personal life. The worst part about it is, he makes it very public. Having not fought professionally since a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin, Ortiz still manages to keep his name in the headlines on a...

Jan 6, 2014 10:05 am

Brandao Admits To Threatening Poirier With Stabbing

Following December’s epic UFC 168 event we learned that featherweight fighter, Diego Brandao, may have crossed the line with his opponent, Dustin Poirier. After their bout Poirier told us that the Greg Jackson trained fighter threatened to stab him at the weigh-ins. After getting demolished in their bout, Brandao went silent, that is until today,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:38 am

Dillashaw: Assuncao Loss ‘A Blessing In Disquise’

Team Alpha Males, T.J. Dillashaw is coming off a highly contested split-decision loss to ATT’s Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29. The defeat marked his first since losing the TUF 14 final tournament bout to John Dodson. Now set to face Mike Easton at this month’s Fight Night 35 event, T.J. says the experience...

Jan 6, 2014 9:19 am

Healthy John Hathaway Ready For Breakout 2014

Having skipped out on the entire 2013 season of fights, John Hathaway is now booked in a main event opposite Dong Hyun Kim on the TUF China Finale event. The British prospect has strung together an impressive 7-1 UFC record with his sole defeat coming way of Mike Pyle at UFC 120 back in 2010....

Jan 6, 2014 8:56 am

Weidman’s trainer Ray Longo is critical of Belfort’s TRT use

Ray Longo, who is the head trainer of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC), had some harsh words regarding #1 contender Vitor Belfort’s (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) TRT use, during an interview with ESPN. Here is what Longo had to say: “I know Chris is beating the guy, but why give him an...

Jan 6, 2014 8:53 am

Sampo vs. Makovsky set for UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis It appears flyweights Josh Sampo and Josh Makovsky (pictured) will square off at UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann on February 22nd. The UFC has not officially confimed this bout but a Fox sports 1 source close to the UFC confirmed the two have verbally agreed to fight on the card. Josh Sampo...

Jan 6, 2014 7:49 am

Bisping: Vitor Has Been ‘Massively Successful Since He’s Been On TRT’

Perennial middleweight contender, Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), recently spoke with Bloodyelbow, where he shared his thoughts on Vitor Belfort fighting for the UFC’s 185-pound title in Las Vegas. Here is what “The Count” had to say: I don’t really know what the commission bases those exemptions on, so I don’t know if that...

Jan 6, 2014 6:23 am

MMA Fighter Kills One, Injures Another In Home Invasion Gone Wrong

From KFOXTV.com: New details are released in the case of a northwest Las Cruces man who fought off four men to protect himself, his fiancée and their 2-year-old son. According to deputies, two days ago, four men broke into a home on King James Road. It left one man dead, one man injured and landed...