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May 22, 2013 10:24 am

Bitter Jacob Volkmann Plans On “Exposing” UFC For What They Are

“Very bitter. They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five percent of the fighters well – the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury...

May 22, 2013 10:17 am

Gegard Mousasi Eye’s Middleweight Fight Against Vitor Belfort

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight. It all depends on the fights that I’m going to get. If I’m going to get a big name at middleweight, I’ll probably go down. It’s all about match ups. Let’s say they’re going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort, that’s maybe a contender....

May 22, 2013 9:53 am

Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett Returns To UFC With Multi-Fight Deal

Josh Barnett’s fight career has been in a sort of limbo after the demise of Strikeforce. After initial negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship couldn’t be agreed upon, the MMA world was left wondering what’s next for “The Warmaster”. However, USA Today Sports/MMA Junkie has confirmed Tuesday with promotion officials that the former UFC heavyweight...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...


May 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Debut Footage of ‘EA Sports UFC’ During Xbox One Press Conference

Microsoft revealed their new video gaming system earlier today, entitled “Xbox One.” Among many other details disclosed about the next-generation console, Electronic Arts unveiled their 2013/2014 EA Sports product line: ‘Madden 25’, ‘FIFA 14’, ‘NBA 13’ and last, but definitely not least, ‘EA Sports UFC’. The video shown above is the trailer that aired during...

May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Evans vs. Henderson Set for New Main Event for UFC 161

  After an injury forced UFC interim champion, Renan Barao, out of his second title defense in the main event of UFC 161 against Eddie Wineland, the UFC started to look for a suitable replacement. Now, as confirmed by the UFC’s official twitter account, the former co-main event will take its place as a bout...

May 21, 2013 11:50 am

How Can MMA Judging Improve?

MMA judging can be maddening, laughable, and bewildering all at the same time. There is no real method to the madness that is standardized across the board. Do attempted submissions count, or are they the same as missed punches. Is controlling someone’s back without really coming close to finishing them worth more than a well-timed...

May 21, 2013 11:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Final Word From Nate Diaz

Last week Nate Diaz was fined and suspended by his employer, the UFC, for tweeting out remarks that the promotion deemed inappropriate. We all know the story, we’ve all seen the twitter posts, but here’s an update from Diaz himself in what can only be assumed as a response and sound off to Bryan Caraway...

May 21, 2013 11:05 am

Confirmed: Injury Forces Interim Champ Renan Barao Out of UFC 161

  UFC Interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao (30-1) has officially been removed from the main event of UFC 161. Dana White confirmed that he had been pulled Barao was scheduled to fight Eddie Wineland (20-8-1) in his second interim title defense. Word of Barao’s injury was revealed earlier this week when the interim champion sustained a...

May 21, 2013 10:52 am

Noons Not Buying Stand Up War With Cerrone: Anticipates ‘Cowboy’ Takedowns

“I thought right away it’s a great matchup, great fireworks. I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy as a fighter … . He’s very well versed. He’s a very well-rounded fighter. He likes to stand and bang, and he can mix it up anywhere… I’m not making excuses for my losses, but the...

May 21, 2013 10:47 am

New UFC Game Revealed Along with New XBOX One

  Today, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox and with it, a plethora of new games and features. One of the new games revealed at the showcase was the new UFC game. This is the first UFC video game made by sports-simulation powerhouse, EA games. The switch from old developers, THQ, to EA was announced last year at...

May 21, 2013 10:38 am

UFC opens website to expose culinary union

For years now, the Nevada-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has failed in its attempts to unionize the Station group of hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Station Casinos is owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who are also majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Although the UFC has nothing to do with culinary workers,...

May 21, 2013 10:33 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Full Replay

Mark Hunt earned his shot at ex-Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos by demolishing Stefan Struve at UFC On FUEL TV 8. Watch the full Hunt vs Struve fight and then catch “The Super Samoan” in action as he takes on JDS at UFC 160, this Saturday May 25th @10/7P ET on PPV.

May 21, 2013 9:57 am

Rory MacDonald Dismisses St. Pierre Fight, But Hints at ‘Arrangements’ with GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald spoke with The MMA Hour Monday about his friendship with current welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre. As has lately been the case with MacDonald (14-1), given his steady rise to being ranked the UFC’s 3rd contender in the 170-lb division, he was asked what he would do if offered...

May 21, 2013 9:55 am

Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Says She Has the Disadvantage

In a recent appearance on Inside MMA, transgender fighter Fallon Fox stated that when she steps into the cage with her opponents, she is the one at a disadvantage.   Over the past few months, many have commented on the unfair advantage they perceived Fox to hold over her opponents.  Ranging from the tirade of...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

No Retirement for Gray Maynard Anytime Soon

On this Saturday’s UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Gray Maynard will be facing T.J. Grant to determine who will get the title shot against current champion, Benson Henderson. Had Maynard not won his previous fight nearly a year ago he might not even be there. Maynard’s win against Clay Guida via split decision caused quite...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

Diaz and His Manager Have “No Remorse” For Costly Tweet

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Just a few days ago we found out that Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller. In that fight Healy not only cashed in on the victory but he took home $130,000 extra for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Unfortunately, Healy...

May 21, 2013 6:00 am

Two MMA Promoters Are Missing in Mexico, Suspected to be Kidnapped

News is starting to circulate that American Craig Silva and Canadian Diego Hernandez, both MMA promoters, are missing following their promotion of an event in Mexico in early May. The two are said to have last been seen around 5 pm on May 8th in Puerto Vallarta driving a 2003 black Chevy Trailblazer. Vancouver’s Vivian...

May 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Invicta President Shannon Knapp Gives Warning Of Shady Manager; Tara LaRosa Names Culprit

Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp recently took to Facebook with allegations that an unnamed manger was cohercing fighters into signing with their management team. Knapp failed to mention who that manager was accused, however the Invicta FC boss was very clear as to what the allegations were concerning. Alleging that the unnamed management company was...

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...