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May 18, 2013 1:23 pm

UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold Preliminary Card Play-By-Play

  The UFC on FX 8 prelims start tonight at 6 p.m. ET and 3 p.m. PT on FUEL TV all leading up to the main event between former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. For those who can not watch the live broadcast of tonight’s FUEL TV preliminary...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 18, 2013 1:04 pm

Zingano Camp Issues Statement On Bryan Caraway Assault: “Bryan is a douche bag”

Bryan Caraway has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. When you fail so miserably at being a good human being, the world tends to play all their cards against you. Earlier today, we ran a story about Cat Zingano’s experience with the UFC fighter and now, her team released an official statement...

May 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Bryan Caraway Accused of Elbowing Cat Zingano Intentionally

As if Bryan Caraway hasn’t lost enough respect from the MMA community this week, the plot thickens yet again. First Caraway was awarded a portion of Pat Healy’s win bonus from his hard-fought UFC 159 victory over Jim Miller after ‘Bam Bam’ was stripped of his earnings for testing positive for marijuana. Next, Caraway hit...


May 18, 2013 1:02 pm

Chael Sonnen: Vitor Belfort Nearly Unstoppable.

UFC on FUEL TV anchorman, Chael Sonnen, took to his time on the air to praise Vitor Belfort ahead of his UFC on FX 8 main event against Luke Rockhold. Rockhold has proven to be a force in the middleweight division, he also comes in as the betting favorite, but for Sonnen, he’s not all...

May 18, 2013 12:50 pm

UFC Releases Official Statement Regarding Pat Healy’s Failed Drug Test

Pat “Bam Bam” Healy has had some unfortunate luck this week. If failing a publicly disclosed drug test wasn’t enough, the Strikeforce import got his UFC debut victory overturned to a no-contest, lost his Submission of the Night bonus and his Fight of the Night bonus AND received a suspension from the New Jersey Commission...

May 18, 2013 12:44 pm

Jon Jones Eyeing Two More Fights This Year

Jon Jones has quickly become one of, if not thee most dominant champion in the current UFC landscape. There was a time, when BJ Penn, GSP and Anderson Silva ruled the UFC rankings, often dubbed as the three-headed horse of the promotion, but those days are gone and now Jon Jones sits atop that prestigious...

May 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended 90 Days, Fined $20,000 For Tweets About Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the UFC are keeping busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz did not approve, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts on the situation....

May 17, 2013 7:03 pm

PHOTO | Chael Sonnen Caught Urinating On Wanderlei’s Car?

In a photo that recently came to our attention on Twitter, Chael Sonnen takes the beef with Wanderlei Silva to the next level as he appears to be urinating on a vehicle with Wanderlei’s image on it. Is Chael drunk? Is that really Wanderlei’s car? The world may never know, but one thing is for...

May 17, 2013 5:57 pm

UFC Vet Paul Kelly Convicted For Heroin Trafficking, Facing Serious Jail Time

Former UFC lightweight competitor Paul ‘Tellys’ Kelly was unanimously convicted earlier today for heroin trafficking in his native Liverpool, England. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the 28 year old Kelly is being held in custody to await sentencing following a four day court deliberation. The investigation surrounding Kelly and his best friend Christopher St....

May 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Dana White’s UFC on FX 8 Video Blog Episode 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7UbQKT1BgPo#action=share Episode 1 of Dana White’s UFC on FX 8 video blog hit the web today, and as always it is one to watch. This episode features behind-the-scenes look at UFC on FOX 7 last month, with Nate Diaz disputing the referee stoppage, Team Alpha-Male rejoicing after their team delivered KO’s all night, and Dana...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive BJPENN.com interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Exclusive | Ian McCall: I offered to fight Frankie Edgar

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, we chatted about his future in the sport, future opponents, how he got his start in MMA, and much more. Ian’s responses are italicized. ES: First off Ian thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I really...

May 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Anderson Silva’s Trainer Says He Wants Silva To Defeat Jones In NYC Then Retire

“I want to see this as his last fight (in his) career – he wins and retires. ” That is what Rogério Camõess, one of Anderson Silva’s head trainers, told Tatame earlier this week regarding every fight fans dream match-up, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva Vs. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. While the fight appears inevitable following the news that ‘The...

May 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Bryan Caraway responds to twitter backlash

It was backstage at Newark’s Prudential Center during UFC 159 that Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) convinced UFC president Dana White to up the evening’s bonuses from $50,000 apiece to $65,000. Weeks later, and in a roundabout sort of way, Caraway found himself the beneficiary of his own lobbying efforts. Caraway received a $65,000...

May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...

May 17, 2013 10:14 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Brock Lesnar Skit (NSFW 18+)

For those who do not know, Joe Rogan is more than just your typical UFC commentator. He is also a talented comedian and garners large crowds wherever he sets up shop. In the clip above we get a quick glimpse of one of his stand up routines and it involves Brock Lesnar. Warning, this content...

May 17, 2013 9:59 am

Quick Twitt | Kenny Florian Joins The Great Weed Debate

We hardly make it through a week without a fighter getting suspended for the use of Marijuana. As the cannabis movement stretches across the country, more and more people are seeking legal use of a once illegal narcotic. While several states in our country now allow the use of marijuana either recreationally or for medical...

May 17, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | UFC On FX 8 Press Conference Highlights

Yesterday’s UFC on FX 8 press conference was riddled with technical difficulties, so if you missed it, here are some of the most notable quotes and highlights from the event.

May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Luke Rockhold: Vitor Needs TRT Because He Is Lacking Something

Former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has remained very vocal on his opinion surrounding the highly controversial issue of Testerone Replacement Therapy, a treatment that his opponent at UFC on FX 8 this weekend has such an exemption for. Since the Therapeutic Use Exemption was enacted last year, several fighters have gone public with their...

May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC has awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz does not approve. The younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to...

May 16, 2013 6:53 pm

Wanderlei Silva: I Want to Break Sonnen’s Nose With My Knee

In recent weeks UFC menace and self proclaimed ‘bad guy,’ Chael Sonnen, has been antagonizing Wanderlei Silva via every medium possible. Since Sonnen issued his challenge to Silva last month following his loss to Jon Jones, Wanderlei had yet to issue a response officially. That is until this past Tuesday on UFC Tonigt where correspondent...

May 16, 2013 5:20 pm

Dana White Irate Over Diaz Tweet: Threatens Fine, Suspension Or Termination Of Contract

The Butterfly Effect:In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state. Pat Healy hits a joint, Nate Diaz faces suspension, fines and or release from the UFC. It’s amazing how...