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May 1, 2013 9:48 am

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

    The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.   For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his...

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

May 1, 2013 9:24 am

Robbie Peralta Suspended for Marijuana Following UFC on Fuel TV 9

The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight fighter Robbie Peralta tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his performance on UFC on Fuel TV 9 back in April.   Peralta (16-4) will be suspended 6 months retroactive to April 6, the date of the infraction, and required to pass drug rehabilitation classes and a drug test...


May 1, 2013 9:08 am

Sonnen Not Retiring Eyes Future At 205 Pounds, Won’t Rule Out Return To Middleweight

After last Saturday’s domination of Chael Sonnen at the hands of Jon Jones, many fans and pundits have been wondering if the sports best trash talker would return to action or settle into retirement. During yesterday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, Chael Sonnen addressed this very issue: “I’ll fight at 205. I’m not...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...

Apr 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10” Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

Training with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre come with perks according to Jake Ellenberger as he speaks to MMA Digest about Rory MacDonald. “I’m not really sold on him. In my opinion the only top 10 guy in our division he’s fought he’s lost to, and that’s Carlos Condit. I think he’s definitely...

Apr 30, 2013 5:46 pm

Diego Sanchez Official for UFC 164

  UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez has made it official that his next fight will take place on August 31st, at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: “I talked to Joe Silva yesterday, and he penciled me in for Aug. 31,” No opponent has been signed to face Sanchez  who is coming off of...

Apr 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Cung Le Wants Michael Bisping Next

Cung Le has been inactive since he defeated Rich Franklin in November 2012’s UFC on FUEL TV event in Macao, China. Le defeated Franklin with a highlight-reel knockout, and he went on to state it was the biggest fight of his life. Many questioned whether or not the 40 year old would be returning to...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster.

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 30, 2013 9:08 am

Dana White Donates to Boston One Fund For Bombing Victims

Now two weeks removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, UFC President Dana White is lending a hand. White donated to the Boston One Fund and said he will travel to meet with some of the victims and their families to show support, an act that many public figures have done in past days. White, a...

Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

VIDEO | Fans Brawl In UFC 159 Crowd

As if UFC 159 wasn’t odd enough… Thanks to the amazing technology of cellphone camera’s moments like this rarely go undocumented.

Apr 30, 2013 8:58 am

Greg Jackson Ready To Prep Jones For Anyone The UFC Wants

“It doesn’t matter to me. It’s whatever the UFC says. As long as we have enough time to prepare, we’re going to have to fight them all anyway. We’re going to have to fight Machida again, we’re going to have to fight Gustafsson, whoever else they put in front of us. It’s just a matter...

Apr 30, 2013 8:51 am

Luke Rockhold: “I’m more of a man” Than Vitor Belfort

“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

PHOTO | Alan Belcher Gets 8 Stitches Following Bisping Eye Poke

During Alan Belchers co-main event against Michael Bisping, he was stabbed in the eye with a British finger. The eye-poke put a stop to the bout in the third and Belcher ended up losing a technical decision on the judges scorecards. He received 8-stitches in the eye.

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Greg Jackson: Jon Jones At Heavyweight Would Be Fun For Me

With his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 this past weekend, Jon “Bones” Jones has once again solidified his position as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. His wins over fellow light heavyweights Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida were so dominant that middleweights like Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen invaded his division...