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Jun 19, 2013 8:34 am

Former UFC Fighter Paul Kelly Handed Down 13 Year Prison Sentence For Drug Trafficking

Former UFC welterweight and lightweight, Paul Kelly, was sentenced in his heroin trafficking case this week after a four-day trial found him guilty of basically being a drug kingpin in his home of England. The Liverpool Echo has the story: West Derby ‘hard man’ Paul Kelly, 29, who earned up to £100,000 a year on...

Jun 19, 2013 7:12 am

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s surgery a success, wants Stefan Struve in December

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) recent arm surgery was apparently a “big success” and the former UFC and Pride champion is already planning his next bout, which he would like to be in December against fellow heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC). “Big Nog” was forced to go ‘under the knife’ for an arm...

Jun 19, 2013 6:25 am

Hector Lombard confirms drop to 170, wants Nate Marquardt

Earlier this week, it was rumored that former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (32-4-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) was considering a drop from 185-pounds to the UFC’s welterweight division. Lombard dominated all of his competition from 2007-2011, going 24-0-1 in that time, which included a lengthy title run with his former employer Bellator MMA. However, Lombard...

Jun 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Junior dos Santos: Cain Velasquez hits like a girl

In an interview with the Brazilian Portuguese language radio show “Pânico” former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) had the following to say about his UFC 166 opponent Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC): “I had no cut against Cain Velasquez, and he hits like a girl. He hit me a...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

UFC 166 Odds: Velasquez Opens Up as Favorite over Dos Santos in Trilogy Fight

UFC heavyweight champion has something to prove at UFC 166 as he faces off against former champion and era-rival, Junior dos Santos at UFC 166. Velasquez looks to defeat dos Santos for the second time in a row as he took his title back at UFC 155 as he defeated the Brazilian former champ via...

Jun 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Quick Twitt | Ellenberger And MacDonald Go At It

UFC on FOX 8 welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald traded verbal jabs yesterday on twitter. Check it out: St. Pierre: I stole your truck. I have the pics of you & Rory. Let's talk — Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) June 8, 2013 Rory: Strained Peas. SAM'S CLUB — Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) June 15, 2013 McDummy...

Jun 18, 2013 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Following Schaub Disaster Metamoris Sets Up New Rules

At the Metamoris 2 event in Los Angeles, California UFC heavyweight fighter, Brendan Schaub failed to deliver on any real level of entertainment or competitiveness. As a result, Ralek Gracie, made the video entered above explaining some rule changes to their events.

Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 3 Medical Suspensions: Burkman Tops List

Josh Burkman took revenge last Friday as he dispatched perennial UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch in just 41-seconds. Burkman came in to this fight off of a first round knockout of Aaron Simpson and extended his win streak in the WSOF to 3, the most by any welterweight in the promotion. As for his method,...

Jun 18, 2013 12:51 pm

Quick Twitt | Florian Takes up With White, Blasts Mazzagatti

Former UFC fighter turned commentator, Kenny Florian, took to twitter recently to echo the sentiments of, his employer, Dana White in regards to the reffing abilities of Steve Mazzagatti. Mazzagatti has been a ref for so long yet still doesn't know the sport & now Kizer is defending him. Unfortunate. He should be reprimanded. —...

Jun 18, 2013 12:29 pm

VIDEO | Cat Zingano Gets her Knee Drained

From Cat’s Youtube: After surgery Cat’s knee had a ton of fluid in it. She went in a couple of times to have it drained to relief the pressure and pain it was causing.

Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am

Mike Swick eyes return to middleweight division

It wasn’t THAT long ago when UFC veteran Mike “Quick” Swick (15-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) found himself perhaps just one victory away from challenging for the UFC’s middleweight title. After defeating David Loiseau in September of 2006, Mike Swick was then tasked with battling Japanese juggernaut Yushin Okami at UFC 69. After being smothered for...

Jun 18, 2013 8:49 am

Pat Barry’s Manager Says Fight Ending Blow At UFC 161 Was An Eye Gouge

In the opening bout of the UFC 161 main card, heavyweight Shawn Jordan took out veteran Pat Barry in less than one minute. After connecting with a perfectly placed uppercut, Jordan proceeded to land a flurry of punches that ended the fight. However, Barry’s manager, Brian Butler, has said that it was an eye gouge...

Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Report: Boston may ban foreign-born fighters from UFC on FOX Sports 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make its FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17 with “Shogun vs. Sonnen” at the TD Garden in Boston. There’s just one problem, it is being reported by the Boston Herald that “Beantown” may not allow any foreign-born fighters to perform for not having social security numbers....

Jun 18, 2013 6:14 am

Ed Soares: Prepared & focused Silva is unbeatable

Long-time UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC), has gone a perfect 16-0 thus far in his UFC career and has looked almost unbeatable while fighting inside the octagon. The 38 year-old, Silva, is currently preparing to face one of his biggest challenges to date in #1 contender Chris Weidman (9-0...

Jun 18, 2013 5:16 am

UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans suspended indefinitely

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Saturday fans saw Rashad Evans defeat Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 161, below are the medical suspensions for the card. Rashad Evans: Suspended indefinitely Dan Henderson: Suspended 14 days Stipe Miocic: Suspended 14 days Roy Nelson: Suspended 14 days Ryan Jimmo: Suspended indefinitely Igor Pokrajac: Suspended 14...

Jun 17, 2013 6:13 pm

Bar Fights UFC 161: Champps Americana Restaurant in Edison, NJ

Sorry to get your hopes up. No, this is not a post full of videos of drunkards replicating their favorite UFC 161 moments in various bars. As an avid mixed martial arts fan, whenever I watch a pay-per-view it’s important to me that I’m in an environment that embraces the sport as much as I...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:51 pm

Woodley: I Believe I Won The Fight

“I said he wasn’t going to take me down and I meant that. He tried 18 times; he got zero takedowns. From a statistics standpoint I was pretty overwhelmed with the fact that I was 64% on punching, I kicked him and dropped him to the ground twice, and I spinning back fisted him and...

Jun 17, 2013 12:47 pm

UFC President Dana White Admits He Was Wrong About Jon Fitch

You rarely hear Dana White say he was wrong about something, but when it come’s to Jon Fitch that’s what just happened. “I wasn’t right. I cut Jon Fitch, I said he went 1-2-1 since 2011, and he’s on the downside of his career. He’s 35 years old, he hasn’t looked impressive at all, but...

Jun 17, 2013 12:31 pm

Dan Henderson Open To Going Down In Weight Following Most Recent Defeat

“Yeah I’d consider [a drop to middleweight]. I mean I don’t feel weak or overpowered at 205, but yeah I would consider it, I weighed in at 204 today and didn’t miss a meal… I got a couple trips planned with my kids this summer. I would at least like to have the summer this...

Jun 17, 2013 12:18 pm

After UFC 161 Win Over Woodley, Shields Wants A Top 5 Guy

“I really was trying to put on an exciting fight.Sometimes I don’t put on the best fights so I wanted to put on a good fight and I felt like he was really defensive which bummed me out a little bit, but I was able to show off my stand up and out strike him...

Jun 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Passed Up On Title Shot, Lamas Is Still Getting Paid According To UFC Boss

“You have two guys who both could’ve gotten this fight and Ricardo, unfortunately, I know is bummed out. And I told him, ‘You’re in that place that Chuck Liddell was in at one time. You’re in that place that Carlos Condit was in at one time. And you’re in that place that Johny Hendricks has...