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Aug 22, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Dana White Defends A-Rod On Fox Sports 1 Interview Last Night

“I’m a friend of A-Rod’s. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Meniere’s disease, which is damage to the nerve, and A-Rod called me and said, ‘I went to this place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kobe Bryant sent me there.’ You know, you look at the list of athletes and people, Pope John Paul went...

Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am

QUICK TWITT | Machida Accepts Sonnen’s Challenge For Parking Lot Brawl

Following his win over ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen proclaimed at the UFC Fight Night 26 post-fight press conference that he would take out Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva and Lyoto Machida all in the same night. One on the way out to the cage, one in the cage and one in the parking lot on the...

Aug 22, 2013 10:22 am

Waylon Lowe vs. Georgi Karakhanyan Added To WSOF 5 On Sept. 14

A featherweight contest between Millennia MMA standout Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (21-3-1) and American Top Team product Waylon Lowe (14-4) completes the NBC Sports Network-televised main card for next month’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” event. Tickets for WSOF 5 are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at (800)...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am

‘Korean Zombie’ likely out one year following surgeries

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) may have to wait a bit longer than originally expected to get back into the UFC featherweight title hunt, as his manager Brian Rhee informed MMAFighting.com that “TKZ” could be out of action for up to a full year while he recovers from surgeries he had to repair his seperated...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 am

Sonnen On The Art Of The Interview: ‘If you want a fight, ask for it’

“You’ve got to understand everybody comes from Billy Graham. So I think my answer was going to be Len Denton, but I’m sure if Len told the truth, he got inspired by Billy too. Billy Graham actually put a Facebook post out. I had paid homage to him after a fight some time ago, and...

Aug 21, 2013 11:43 am

Donald Cerrone charged with third-degree assault in Colorado ‘boat rage’ incident

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone has reportedly been charged with a Misdemeanor Assault in a Colorado boating incident that escalated out of control. Cagepotato.com was the first to report the incident. Cerrone is scheduled for the UFC Fight Night 27 co-main event next week against Rafael dos Anjos. The fan favorite is known for his ‘life-on-the-edge’...

Aug 21, 2013 11:23 am

QUICK TWITT | Belfort Says Sonnen Is Relieved He Doesn’t Have To Fight Him

Following Chael Sonnen’s first round submission over ‘Shogun’ Rua last weekend, Vitor Belfort took to twitter to call out the ‘Oregon Gangster’ and request a fight. That didn’t work out and now Belfort is linked to a bout against Dan Henderson in a rematch scheduled for November 9. With the news of his latest booking,...

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Aug 21, 2013 10:38 am

Alessio Sakara vs. Tom Watson Set For ‘UFC Fight Night 30’

A middleweight clash between Alessio Sakara and Tom Watson has been booked for the UFC’s return trip to England. UFC officials confirmed the news via their official twitter account. ‘UFC Fight Night 30; Bisping vs. Munoz’ is set to go down on October 26th from the Manchester Arena in Manchaster, England. The event will air...

Aug 21, 2013 10:07 am

Anderson Silva Shuts Down Potential Vitor Belfort Rematch From Ever Happening

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has long been the target of many middleweight fighters. None so much so as top contender Vitor Belfort, who often takes to social media and interviews to proclaim he desire for a rematch. The two originally squared off for the UFC’s middleweight title at UFC 126 back...

Aug 21, 2013 9:55 am

Report: Mike Pierce vs. Rousimar Palhares In The Works

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Mike Pierce is likely going to be welcoming Rousimar Palhares to the UFC’s welterweight division on October 9. October 9 is the date for UFC Fight Night 29 which is set to go down on Fox Sports 1 from the Jose Correa Gymnasium in Barueri, Brazil. Mike Pierce...

Aug 21, 2013 9:24 am

QUICK TWITT | Former Bellator Fighter Jessica Eye Signs With UFC

Top female free agent Jessica Eye has signed with the UFC and as rumor would have it is expected to debut against former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufmann. The news was announced on last night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ on FUEL TV and Eye herself confirmed the signing with the following twitter post: Yes every1 it...

Aug 20, 2013 1:40 pm

Chael Sonnen: ‘I would never manufacture conflict’

Chael Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) made headlines this past weekend by submitting former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the first-round of their main event fight in Boston. After earning the submission victory over Rua, Sonnen decided to ‘call out’ longtime PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC MMA, 5-7 UFC)....