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Oct 16, 2013 10:05 am

Coach: Askren Being Used As Pawn Between Two Promotions

“I feel like at times [Askren]’s being used as a pawn from one promotion to the other, personally. I mean, if [Bellator] doesn’t want him, let him go. I would love to see that fight happen, for sure. But Georges is talking about retiring, for one. Two, in order to make a title fight at...

Oct 16, 2013 6:36 am

Cain Velasquez passed on submitting JDS to prove point

Current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is set to face former UFC heavyweight title holder Junior dos Santos (16-2 MMA, 10-1 UFC) for a third time, when the two sluggers square off in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 166 card in Houston, Texas. JDS was able to defeat Velasquez via first-round knockout when the...


Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Oct 15, 2013 12:07 pm

Conor McGregor Issues Apology to Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate For Sexual Tweet

Rising UFC featherweight star, Conor McGregor, has made headlines before for his use of social media.  Most recently, the Irishman issued an apology for a comment of his directed at two of the UFC’s biggest female stars, bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   At one time calling...

Oct 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Mark Coleman Named As Team Penn’s TUF 19 Wrestling Coach

UFC Hall-Of-Famer, Mark “The Hammer’ Coleman has accepted a spot on the coaching team of BJ Penn for the 19th season of the UFC’s hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” The former UFC champion will join BJ Penn, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras and perhaps even Bas Rutten as a coach for up-and-coming fighters. While...

Oct 15, 2013 11:54 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricky Lundell talks BJJ, wrestling | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  You want to talk grappling? Ricky Lundell is a Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu second degree black belt under Pedro Sauer and considered by many to be Sauer’s most technical black belt. Lundell started BJJ at age six and is known as the youngest North American to receive the rank of black belt in Gracie...

Oct 15, 2013 11:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Renzo Gracie Defends Rousimar Palhares

Renzo Gracie is ‘pissed’ about the ‘witch hunt‘ that has taken over the life of Rousimar Palhares. Palhares fought and defeated Mike Pierce last week during the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. It took the submission master just 31-seconds to secure an ankle lock and force pierce to tap. What ensued...

Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

JDS Really Wants To Box A Klitschko Brother

“I’m a boxing guy. I love to box with my training partners and everything but now everybody is saying this, everybody wants to fight with boxing guys. It’s become not sincere. When I say that, I’m sincere.” … “I think if they give me four months to get prepared, I can beat [the Klitschko brothers]....

Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am

Report: Bellator Has Sold Less Than 2,000 Tickets for First PPV

Bellator is set to air its first Pay-Per-View event on November 2 that will feature Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (pictured) fighting Tito Ortiz, but a report this past weekend indicates that the promotion may be struggling to get fans in attendance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As Bellator continues promoting and preparing for its first Pay-Per-View...

Oct 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...

Oct 15, 2013 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Blog: Behind The Scenes As A UFC Fighter

From Youtube: Latest blog with random videos from the last several months. For those that are team rowdy – thank you for the support its always appreciated :):):) For those spending their time writing comments hating – thank you for devoting so much time watching my videos and debating about my actions on the internet,...

Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Right Fight Would Bring Nick Diaz Out Of Retirement

Retired UFC welterweight fighter, Nick Diaz has been sitting idle since his decision loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 this past March. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ and on-again-off-again middleweight fighter has said he will never fight again. His team Gracie teammate and UFC lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, has taken to the UFC 166...

Oct 15, 2013 10:31 am

PHOTO | Official UFC 167: GSP vs. Hendricks Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ poster (pictured). The promotions 20-year anniversary event is set to go down on Saturday, November 16th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oct 15, 2013 10:23 am

VIDEO | The Best Head-Kick KO’s in UFC History

When it comes to head-kick KO’s, the UFC has had a bunch. Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort comes to mind, as does Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop. Check out the UFC’s list of the best below and see if your favorite made the cut:

Oct 15, 2013 10:06 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve Returned To Sparring

3 UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, has been cleared by doctors to return to sparring practice following a heart condition many thought would end his career as an athlete. “I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again],” said UFC president Dana White. “He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...