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May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 14, 2013 3:26 pm

Quick Twitt | Diaz Brothers Offer Shaq vs. Conseco Fight A Promotional Home

Shaquille O’Neal and Jose Conseco have been trading verbal jabs for the past few years. However, things seem to be heating up as of late and what better place for this celebrity MMA Match to take place then Nick Diaz’ new MMA Promotion he is working on in Stockton California. Check out the tweet sent...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Photo of Hector Lombard’s Grotesque Cauliflower Ear

  In case you were having a good day, here is a picture of UFC middleweight Hector Lombard’s cauliflower ear. I apologize in advance to the squeamish and those who train any sort of MMA-related grappling who don’t care much for the look of cauliflower ear.     For the latest MMA news (and grotesque fighter photos)...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 13, 2013 8:37 pm

Thiago Alves to Return Against Matt Brown at FS1 Debut

Add another fantastic matchup to the list as Thiago Alves vs Matt Brown gets thrown onto the first ever UFC event on Fox Sports 1. Thiago ‘The Pitbull’ Alves has been out of action for over a year now. His last fight saw him lose to Martin Kampmann, in a bout that the welterweight slugger...

May 13, 2013 5:59 pm

Rumor: Alistair Overeem set to return at UFC 164

The 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC), is being targeted for a late summer octagon return according to multiple sources. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is being rumored to to compete at UFC 164, which is a pay-per-view event set for August 31 at Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Overeem’s opponent has yet to be announced, however,...

May 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Dana White: Mark Hunt Proved Everybody Wrong

“He felt very disrespected and felt like he never really belonged here,” White said. “He had a losing record in PRIDE and we didn’t want to bring him into the UFC, so we said, ‘We’ll pay you the money and you can ride off into the sunset and do your thing.’ And he was like,...

May 13, 2013 12:48 pm

Nick Diaz To Start His Own MMA Promotion?

That’s the word on the streets anyway. According to reliable Nick Diaz source, Layzie The Savage, Nick Diaz is indeed in the planning stages of starting his own MMA Promotion in the local Stockton California circuit. Little details have been given but according to a recent twitter post, Layzie is confirming these rumors as fact....

May 13, 2013 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Roy Nelson: Personal Investment In Himself Reason For Recent Success

Roy Nelson is on a tear through the UFC Heavyweight Division. We sat down with him on Inside MMA to discuss what has changed and made him an unstoppable force “I’ve taken that money that I’ve earned with these bonuses and re-invested in myself. Because all these other times, I didn’t have the money to...

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Weidman: Anderson Silva is not a superhero

“You have to treat him like just another opponent. You respect what he’s done in this sport. Of course you do. But you can’t get caught up in it. Guess what? He’s a person just like I am, he’s got two arms, two legs, two eyes, like I do. I’m not fighting a superhero, I’m...

May 13, 2013 12:09 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Calls Himself The Black Dana White

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva sat down with FUEL TV correspondent Karyn Bryant for “UFC From All Angles”, an intimate portrait of the pound-for-pound king of the UFC. “UFC From All Angles: Anderson Silva” premieres Tuesday, May 9th at 9:30/6:30P ET/PT on FUEL TV.

May 13, 2013 10:47 am

Gegard Mousasi Has Second ACL Surgery

During an interview with mmajunkie.com, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) acknowledged that he recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even worse, he confirmed that he tore the same ACL that was previously repaired in March of 2012. The former Strikforce and Dream champion, Mousasi, made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV...

May 13, 2013 10:22 am

GSP says he is motivated by fear as he enters the cage

Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) is the long-time UFC welterweight champion, the biggest draw in the promotion, and has millions of fans. During a recent interview with Inside MMA, the welterweight champ was asked how he normally feels when walking to the cage, about to face off with someone else that wants to...

May 11, 2013 12:55 pm

JDS on Hunt: ‘It’s over for him, his time to lose has come’

“I think I’m better than him, I’m more complete fighter than him,” said Junior Dos Santos. “I believe so much in myself and I believe in my skills. I can knock anyone out, and I’m going to knock this guy out. He’s very tough; he keeps trying until he knocks the guys out so he’s...

May 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Vitor Belfort Next Best Thing To Anderson Silva Proclaims Rockhold

The American Kickboxing Academy is in the midst of a phenomenal run. Josh Thomson recently took out a top lightweight contender and former title challenger with relative ease. Daniel Cormier reeled off an impressive UD victory over a two-time former champion and of course, there is Cain Velasquez, who recently exacted vengeance over the only...

May 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Leonard Garcia Signs With Legacy FC, Set To Face Rey Trujillo In July debut

Fresh off the heels of his UFC release, fan favorite brawler, Leonard Garcia has inked a new deal with a new fighting home. The Greg Jackson trained fighter took to twitter with the news. But the buck doesn’t stop there, the WEC and UFC veteran won’t take too much time off as the promotion, also...