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May 6, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Akira Corassani Calls Out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor entered the UFC and has been talked about and hyped up ever since. If you missed his debut performance, it was an impressive first round TKO over Marcus Brimage just last month in Sweden. Pegged as the next big thing, he now has his first official call-out and it comes from Akira Corassani.

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...

May 6, 2013 9:21 am

Todd Duffee Calls Life Outside the UFC ‘A Nightmare’

  In an interview given to AboveandBeyondMMA.com, UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee dexcribed life outside of the UFC and used a few choice words to dexscribe how much worse he felt after he was released: “It was a nightmare every day. It was sickening. It was very depressing. It was a giant … oh, I need...

May 6, 2013 9:01 am

Rich Franklin not ready to retire, eyes fight with Bisping

Six months removed from his KO loss at the hands of Cung Le, former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is finally talking about what’s next in his MMA career. Franklin recently made an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he quickly made it clear that he has...

May 6, 2013 8:51 am

Robbie Reralta Makes Statement on Failed Drug Test

  In a statement given to Sherdog.com, UFC featherweight, Robbie Peralta apologized for his recent failed drug test after a post-fight screening came back positive for marijuana metabolites. Peralta most recently fought Akira Corassani at UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi. Peralta dropped a unanimous decision to Corassani, his first loss in four...

May 4, 2013 1:04 pm

Kongo Releases Statement: “I am on very good terms with” the UFC

Earlier this week the UFC removed long-time heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo from their fighter roster on UFC.com. After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock. Later it would be revealed that...

May 4, 2013 12:55 pm

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I never felt like I was in danger’ in Benson Henderson Fight

Two weeks ago, Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson squared off in a lightweight title fight in the main event of UFC on FOX 7. The closely contested bout was back and forth and close to call, but much to the disappointment of onlookers, Benson Henderson was awarded a victory via a split-decision on the judges...

May 4, 2013 12:47 pm

Ellenberger Not Impressed With Rory MacDonald

UFC on FOX 8 features a welterweight matchup with possible title implications on the line between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger. The two welterweights have been surging through the ranks collecting bodies in route to their scheduled showdown on July 27 in Seattle, Washington. If you ask Ellenberger about the matchup and his upcoming opponent...

May 4, 2013 12:38 pm

Thiago Alves Set To Return Against Matt Brown At UFC on Fox Sports 1 In Boston

After more than a year on the side-lines, former UFC welterweight title challenger, Thiago Alves is set to return to action this summer in Boston against the fast rising Matt Brown. The bout serves as the first official booking for the UFC’s debut on the new Fox station, Fox Sports 1, which UFC president Dana...

May 4, 2013 10:50 am

Chael Sonnen’s UFC Legacy

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Sonnen has been called “The most legendary talker in UFC history” with a quick tongue and the ability to hype a fight that hasn’t been seen since the likes of Muhammad Ali, lets face it, Chael Sonnen is the best promoter in the world. When you hear the name Chael Sonnen...

May 3, 2013 5:18 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones Injury Update

UFC Tonight’s Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen got the inside scoop on the toe injury suffered by Jon Jones during his fight with Sonnen at UFC 159.

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

May 3, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez highlights from the FOX Phantom Cam, a revolutionary high-speed camera rig, shot in mesmerizing super slow-motion. Relive the fight night highlights including Josh Thomson’s TKO of Nate Diaz to Benson Henderson’s successful title defense against Gilbert Melendez in truly mind-blowing slow-mo.

May 3, 2013 8:50 am

Kenny Robertson Replaces TJ Waldburger Against Sean Pierson at UFC 161

UFC welterweight TJ Waldburger as of Thursday, May 2nd, has been forced out of his bout with Sean Pierson at UFC 161 for reasons unknown. UFC Officials have stated that with Waldburger out, Kenny Robertson would be stepping up to replace him against Pierson. Robertson is most recently known for his first round kneebar submission...

May 3, 2013 8:48 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Responds To BJPENN.COM RADIO’s Nate Diaz Interview

A couple of weeks ago Anthony Pettis sent out a tweet proclaiming himself as the best 155 pound fighter in the world. When we had Nate Diaz on BJPENN.COM RADIO last week, he took issue with that statement and threw out a challenge to the Duke Rufus fighter. The video above is the response from...

May 3, 2013 8:40 am

Roy Nelson Says He Will Fight Cormier, But Only As A 205 Title Eliminator

“You know, I think in our sport, there’s a couple guys that get to fight everybody like three or four times, and I’m one of those guys, I guess, that get’s to fight everybody once. Like, I’ve been trying to fight Big Nog since after the Junior dos Santos fight, and that was two years...

May 2, 2013 9:46 am

Pettis: Move To 145 Not Permanent

“A lot of things led to my cutting down to 145. I was tired of waiting for a 155-pound title shot. It’s not a permanent weight cut (to featherweight). But a striker like myself and Aldo, it doesn’t really matter what weight class it happens at. It’s going to be fireworks either way.” UFC lightweight,...

May 2, 2013 9:37 am

MMA Elite Brand Owner Alden Halpern Announces Resignation As CEO

As first reported by FightParrot.com, MMA Elite Owner Alden Halpern has officially stepped down as acting CEO of the premiere sports apparel brand. Although he has decided to part ways with the MMA industry for personal reasons, he will still retain ownership and majority share of the company. Stepping in to fulfill the role of...

May 2, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen’s Full “UFC Tonight” Interview

Chael Sonnen made his return to UFC Tonight after his devastating loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 159. Sonnen gives his undisputed opinion on the loss to Jones and calls out UFC legend Wanderlei Silva.

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...