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Jun 2, 2013 2:52 pm

Rumor: Lil Nog withdraws from UFC 161 bout with Shogun Rua

Rumors have been swirling around the internet today that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with “Shogun” Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) at UFC 161, which is less than two weeks away. The rematch between Shogun and Lil Nog was supposed to serve as the...

Jun 1, 2013 12:56 pm

With Shane Del Rosario Injured, Gabriel Gonzaga Steps In Against Dave Herman

With the way bouts have been crumbling due to injuries, it’s sad that you can expect daily updates on fighter replacements. This time, another injury has effected a heavyweight bout at UFC 162. Late Friday night, UFC’s Twitter account announced that Shane Del Rosario suffered an injury and would be forced out of his bout...

Jun 1, 2013 12:38 pm

Tate Out, Andrade In. Liz Carmouche vs. Jessica Andrade Official For UFC on Fox 8

UFC on Fox 8 saw a recent shake up when Miesha Tate was pulled from her bout with Liz Carmouche to replace Cat Zingano as a coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. With Tate now facing Rousey, this left Liz Carmouche in the dark until now. MMAFighting confirmed UFC newcomer Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade will be...

Jun 1, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold, NSAC May Follow

The UFC has decided to take a progressive step towards tolerance when it comes to the use of Marijuana by its fighters. There seems to be a divide among athletes, some of which prescribe heavily to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and who ultimately pay for that use with hefty fines and suspensions....

Jun 1, 2013 11:10 am

Alexander Gustaffson Believes He Will Be Offered The Next Shot Against Jon Jones

When it comes to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, there are not too many guys left for Jon Jones to face. Having beat the entire roster from the old guard, Jones now looks at a new list of contenders who are far less established than the likes of a Rampage Jackson or ‘Shogun’ Rua. The likely...

May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

Bellator Nabs Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

At 3-0, former NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins is ready to begin the next chapter in his career as the #1 world ranked prospect has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator. Jenkins is scheduled to make his Bellator debut this summer and will be given a number of fights before entering The Toughest Tournament...

May 31, 2013 12:01 pm

Shogun Rua Details Training With Boxing Legend, Freddie Roach

“I started training with Freddie Roach because my manager contacted him and his team. For me this is good because I learned some things that can make the difference against Rogerio Nogueira. I was always confident in my boxing. In camp, I always train a lot of boxing. But Freddie showed me specific details that...

May 31, 2013 10:20 am

Free Fight Video | Your Mismatch Of The Day

Our good friends over at Middleeasy.com have put the unsanctioned territory of Vancouver, British Columbia on blast for terrible mismatches like this one. Enjoy!

May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Thales Leites returns to face Tom Watson at UFC 163

Former middleweight title challenger, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), is once again a UFC fighter. Leites is set to make his octagon return this August at UFC 163 in Brazil against British standout Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Leites’ was released by the UFC following a UFC 101 split decision loss to Alessio...

May 31, 2013 7:44 am

Soa Palelei vs. Nikita Krylov booked for UFC 164 in Milwaukee

Another heavyweight tilt has been added to UFC 164 in Milwaukee, as it was announced that undefeated UFC newcomer Nikita Krylov (14-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the Bradley Center on August 31. The undefeated Ukrainian heavyweight, Krylov, has won all 14 of his fights by...

May 31, 2013 7:14 am

Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston

The UFC will return to Boston’s TD Garden on August 17 and in doing so will make it’s promotional debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network. Yesterday, it was announced that a pair of “ultimate fighter” veterans, middleweights Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will square...

May 30, 2013 3:24 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Hints At New Secret MMA Kick In The Works

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis answers UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani and his 8 rapid-fire questions. Pettis professes his love of Brazilian women, talks about his lack of dancing ability and even reveals a secret weapon that he’s yet to use in the Octagon.

May 30, 2013 3:20 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Werdum vs. Nogueira From The 2006 Pride Grand Prix

Next week in the UFC on FUEL TV 10 main event, two Brazilian fighters will finalize their season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2” with a rematch almost 7-years in the making. Fabricio Werdum and “Big Nog” both fought in the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix where they faced each other in the quarterfinal-round.

May 30, 2013 3:12 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Offers Words Of Wisdom For New MMA Promotor Nick Diaz

UFC President Dana White took to last weekend’s media event to discuss the fight business from the promotor side and what Nick Diaz can expect to encounter in his newest business venture. His words of encouragement? “Welcome to the losing money business,” said the UFC boss. Check out the full discussion in the video above.

May 30, 2013 2:49 pm

VIDEO | Mendes Brothers RVCA Advocates

From RVCA.COM: GUILHERME AND RAFAEL MENDES WERE BORN IN RIO CLARO, A CITY IN THE STATE OF SAO PAULO, BRAZIL AND WERE INTRODUCED TO JIU-JITSU BY A FAMILY MEMBER WHEN THEY WERE 12 AND 11 YEARS OLD.THEY PICKED UP THE SPORT VERY QUICKLY AND SOON BEGAN TO TAKE A MORE SERIOUS APPROACH WITH THEIR TRAINING....

May 30, 2013 1:02 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Nutrition Tip

Training MMA? FUEL better performance with premium carbohydrates, top choices: yucca, sweet potato, tubers, yams, green plantains, squash, and a bit of fruit Fighters need MICRONUTRIENTS to perform, eat a range of vegetables, and mix up your herbs and spices in cooking for large variety in anti-oxidants. Fighters need MICRONUTRIENTS to perform – food is...