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Feb 5, 2014 6:48 pm

Magalhaes Tired Of Fighter Salaries Being Mis-Reported

Former UFC light-heavyweight, Vinny Magalhaes, is at odds with a certain website who puts out theoretical salary reports when a UFC event takes place in a non-disclosure state. They use the most recent reported data to come up with a logical ‘guesstimate’ of what each fighter may have been paid. It’s a cool idea, and...

Feb 5, 2014 6:23 pm

Brandao vs. Chope at UFC Fight Night 38

Two featherweights were added to an upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Wednesday. Diege Brandao will face Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 fight card in Natal, Brazil on March 23. Brandao (18-9) had won three straight before getting finished but Dustin Poirier in December. The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...


Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Feb 5, 2014 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon: A $15k purse doesn’t leave much money after

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon recently held a Q&A on Reddit, where he explained how a $15k fight-purse doesn’t leave him with much money after expenses. His words: “Lots of variables. Sometimes coaches get paid on a percentage, some are flat fees. Flights vary quite a bit in price… when I fly to Vegas its like...

Feb 5, 2014 9:48 am

Freddie Roach: GSP was suffering migraines, wanted to take two years off

Fight Hub TV founder Marco Villegas recently spoke with legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach about his ‘occasional client’ and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Coach Roach offered some interesting insight regarding St. Pierre’s recent retirement, which Villegas promptly posted on twitter: •Had a quick convo with Freddie Roach, told me some interesting stuff...

Feb 5, 2014 8:56 am

UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi has been made official for April 11 and a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and ‘Big Nog’ will headline the event. The report also states: The UFC has partnered with Flash Entertainment for a Middle East expansion, both with live events and broadcast...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Feb 5, 2014 7:07 am

Healy-Masvidal, Romero-Tavares slated for UFC on FOX 11

UFC on Fox 11 is starting to take shape with the announcement of two more fights for the April card Pat Healy (31-17) and Jorge Masvidal (25-8 ) will meet in a lightweight contest, while Yoel Romero (7-1 ) is scheduled to tak on Brad Tavares (12-1 ) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new...

Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...

Feb 5, 2014 6:38 am

Jones Talks Rival Daniel Cormier: ‘I really don’t like him too much’

“It’s kind of a no-brainer. Anybody who pays attention to the sport knows who’s coming, you know who’s deserving. You’ve got to give Alexander Gustafsson the No. 1 contender spot behind Glover Teixeira. Then with the way Daniel Cormier has been performing, he’s top three at the heavyweight division. Lets see how he competes at...

Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Jon Jones Hopes Anderson Silva ‘just stays away’ From MMA

“To see such a magnificent career and legacy get tarnished by two losses, two kind of flukish losses – I wouldn’t call the first one a fluke – it sucks,” he said. “It leaves a weird taste in your mouth, like it’s not supposed to end that way. What I’m hoping is that people remember...

Feb 5, 2014 6:13 am

Rich Franklin Not A Fan Of Watching UFC Fights

“It’s different for me. Like I don’t sit down on a Saturday night and watch the fights like a casual fan. I’m analyzing fighters. The worst part about watching fights for me, it puts me in the mental mindset as if I’m there fighting. I’ve really gotten to the point where I don’t necessarily enjoy...

Feb 5, 2014 6:12 am

Ludwig Thinks Faber Should Get Immediate Rematch With Barao

“He didn’t really lose this time, though, it was a bad stoppage. If he went out there and got dominated and got his ass beat or got submitted or got stopped, like knocked out cold or the referee didn’t pull him away when he should have stopped the fight, then you’d have a valid point,...

Feb 5, 2014 6:12 am

Roy Nelson envisions a future career in politics

UFC Heavyweight contender, Roy “Big Country” Nelson, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow‘s Steph Daniels about his desire to have a future career in politics. His words: “I definitely envision myself in politics at some point. I was just looking at 2014 and 2016 tickets and what official positions are up for election. I’m good friends with...

Feb 5, 2014 6:11 am

Report: Thiago Tavares injured, forced off UFC Fight Night 36 card

According to a report from MMAJunkie, Thiago Tavares has suffered an injury and has been forced out of his featherweight debut, which was scheduled to take place at ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ opposite Zubair Tuhugov. UFC officials are now seeking a short-notice replacement opponent for the promotional newcomer, Tuhugov. UFC Fight Night 36 takes place...

Feb 4, 2014 8:20 pm

PHOTO | Hendo and Shogun Staredown in Brazil

As part of a promotional tour for their upcoming fight, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took some pictures on a beach in Natal, Brazil. The two will throw down again during the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place on March 23rd, in the aforementioned Natal. The card also features notable...

Feb 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9 on March 29

The World Series of Fighting returns home to the fight capital of the world for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles...