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Sep 11, 2013 4:42 pm

BJ Penn And Frankie Edgar Set to Coach The Ultimate Fighter Season 19

As confirmed by UFC Tonight, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn will return to action to coach the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter against Frankie Edgar. They will be coaching fighters in both the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. UFC president, Dana White stated on UFC tonight that he had originally planned on...

Sep 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Michael Bisping expects title shot with impressive win over Mark Munoz

Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is hoping that a convincing win over fellow middleweight contender Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 30” will result in a title shot opportunity. The brash Brit explained to GiveMeSport.com that he’s already been told by the UFC that his upcoming bout has...

Sep 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’

WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner was asked about mixed martial arts during a recent interview with FightHype.com, and the undefeated boxer didn’t exactly have nice things to say about the popular combat sport: “I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come...

Sep 11, 2013 12:12 pm

‘Showtime’ Changed Gameplay in EA Sports UFC 2014

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is known for his diversified attack, one that includes an underrated ground game, as well as flashy-but-effective strikes, such as his infamous “Showtime Kick.” To account for his dynamic offense, EA Sports is reworking the mechanics in its upcoming UFC video game, to allow players the...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Sep 11, 2013 8:29 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 33 Press Conference With Mark Hunt

See the press conference announcing UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT vs. BIGFOOT at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. Headlining heavyweight Mark Hunt, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh and Tom Wright, UFC director of operations, meet with media.

Sep 11, 2013 7:05 am

Alexander Gustafsson: My reach is 81.2″

Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against challenger Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) next Saturday, September 21, at UFC 165 live from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the buildup to the title fight, much has been made of the current champions wingspan, which is measured...

Sep 11, 2013 6:35 am

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: ‘We are at completely different levels’

During yesterday’s pre-UFC 165 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) was asked a variety of different questions, most surrounding his September 21st opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Eventually, the questions veered away from “Bones” UFC 165 title fight and towards former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and his...

Sep 10, 2013 9:26 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Preview: A Card Not to be Overlooked

This Saturday, the World Series of Fighting holds its fifth major event in the United States and in a surprise move, it is scheduled in a coinciding time slot to perhaps the biggest boxing PPV draw of all time. It’s headlined by two UFC veterans in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle....

Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics. Here are the results: 51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs 47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them...

Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Boxing Beat: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Substance Abuse Rehab Facility

  Beloved 40-year old boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, has checked himself into a substance abuse rehab facility and will miss this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Canelo super-fight. The former world boxing champion, turned promoter, has a long history of alcohol and drug addiction and the Los Angeles born ‘Golden Boy’ has apparently had enough...

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 10:35 am

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie set for ‘UFC Fight for the Troops 3’ card

UFC officials announced Monday that a second women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops 3” card, set for November 6 at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell. Amanda Nunes (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Germaine de Randamie (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) that evening, likely as part of the preliminary card. Amanda Nunes made her...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...

Sep 10, 2013 9:45 am

Sonnen: It’s OK To Lose, But Underperforming Will Haunt You

“It’s a two-man sport and you don’t know who is going to win. We can’t control who is going to win. You can only control how you compete. “As an athlete, you’ll never feel bad about losing, but what you will feel bad about is underperforming. That’s a real thing and it happens a lot...

Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern Added To Fight Night 32

After a lengthy suspension for banned substances, Thiago Tavares is set to return to action in front of his native countrymen this November in a lightweight bout against Quinn Mulhern. UFC officials recently announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 32 is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 on November 9 from Goiania, Brazil....

Sep 10, 2013 9:23 am

Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am

Matthew Riddle announces retirement from MMA

Matthew Riddle (7-3 MMA) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday night. The 27-year-old, Riddle, was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA) at next weeks Bellator 100 event, which features the opening round of the promotions Season 9 welterweight tournament. However,  Riddle apparently suffered a cracked rib in training and thus has decided...