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Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am

Tito Explains Reasons Behind Cyborg’s UFC Departure | MMA NEWS

Tito Ortiz, manager to Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos, told Bleacher Report’s Damon Martin that reasoning behind their decision to be released from their UFC contract came down to two things; money and time. “The money had a lot to do with it,” Ortiz said. Also at an impasse was the contract’s length “We wanted to make...

Feb 19, 2013 11:20 am

Five Great Guests Join BJPenn.Com Radio Wednesday Night at 8pm EST

  Join hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli this Wednesday night beginning at 8pm. We will go over this past Saturday’s UFC on Fuel 7 card as well as preview this coming Saturday’s historic UFC 157 event featuring the first female fight in UFC history. Joining us will be World Series of Fighting welterweight Josh...

Feb 19, 2013 11:19 am

Dana White Calls Out Bellator to Pay Eddie Alvarez His Worth | MMA NEWS

If you thought UFC President Dana White was done talking about lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez, think again. Eddie Alvarez has been in the middle of a legal battle with Bellator MMA, his current employer. The lightweight fighter’s contract ended and the UFC made him an offer. Bellator however, had the chance to match it, which...


Feb 19, 2013 10:55 am

Dana White to Fighters: You Dont Turn Down Joe Silva

Dana White has always favored fighters who step up and take fights when they are called upon. He has always shown love for a guy who comes out and says, ‘I want to fight this guy! Please make it happen.’ On the other hand, when a fighter does the opposite and says, ‘I DONT want...

Feb 19, 2013 10:53 am

Dillashaw Replaces Gagnon Faces Tamura at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

T.J. Dillashaw stepped up to fight bantamweight Issei Tamura at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dillashaw replaced Mitch Gagnon (9-2) for the event. An undisclosed injury forced Gagnon out of the fight against Tamura. Dillashaw (6-1), who is the runner-up for “The Ultimate Fighter...

Feb 19, 2013 10:42 am

Exclusive Report: An In-Depth Look At The IOC’s Removal Of Wrestling | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Last week’s decision by the IOC the governing body of the Olympics who released that Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling would be excluded and dropped from the 2020 Olympic Games. The decision to drop Freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling in the Olympic was tragically made by a secret ballot by the Olympic committee’s 15-member executive...

Feb 19, 2013 10:29 am

Nate Marquardt Not Woodley Set To Face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

When Rory MacDonald withdrew from UFC 158 with a neck injury, it left Carlos Condit withour an opponent. Not one to seize an opportunity, Johny Hendricks stepped up and took the co-main event fight. However, this left Hendrick’s original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, in the same position Condit was just in. There was talk of Tyron...

Feb 19, 2013 10:26 am

Carlos Condit And Manager Release Statement On Booking Hendricks | UFC NEWS

It was announced yesterday that Johny Hendricks will face Carlos Condit as an injury replacement for Rory MacDonald at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16. Below are official statements from Carlos Condit and his manager, Malki Kawa, regarding the change. “While I was disappointed to hear that Rory MacDonald is injured, I am glad...

Feb 18, 2013 7:30 pm

VIDEO | Matt Hughes On Retirement: “I Didn’t Want To Retire, But..” | UFC NEWS

In an interview with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani, Matt Hughes talks about his new job as a liaison with the UFC, and his retirement from fighting in the organization. “I’m 39 years old, I’m not getting any quicker, I’m getting slower and it’s time to hang the gloves up.” When Ariel Helwani asks Matt if...

Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Ortiz Responds to Botched Press Conference: Focus is on Cyborg’s Future

Last Friday Tito Ortiz held a press conference to announce the future for the highest-profile fighter he manages, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.  He began the press conference reiterating his recent statement that it would be impossible for Cyborg to cut to 135 lbs by having the fighter step onto the scale.  In “fighting shape,” as Ortiz...

Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Rory MacDonald injured, Out of UFC 158 vs. Condit | UFC NEWS

Rory MacDonald has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 158, as reported by Ariel Helwani. The 23-year-old Canadian suffered an undisclosed injury during his training camp for what was already a highly anticipated rematch versus the “Natural Born Killer”. The welterweights faced each other at UFC 115 in June of 2010....

Feb 18, 2013 11:16 am

NYC MMA EXPO: Edgar “ I Want Aldo in Madison Square Garden” | UFC NEWS

It was a star-studded event on this brisk February date in New York City. Just blocks away from the famed Madison Square Garden, which hosted its share of historic events, was the 5th Annual Mixed Martial Arts Expo. Many fans, exhibitors, and athletes participated in this massive event. But the questions loomed, “When will Mixed...

Feb 18, 2013 11:13 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Lands Lead In Film, Does All His Own Stunts | UFC NEWS

  Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson rarely gets the credit he deserves or the acknowledgement of being one of the top lightweights in the world. It may be due to the fact that his first run in the UFC was very brief or because he has dealt with a lot of injuries through the...

Feb 18, 2013 11:11 am

Diaz Camp Refutes Whites Claim: Nick Hasn’t Missed A Countdown Shoot | UFC NEWS

“Dana is mistaken. There is no ‘crew rolling around Stockton’ and Nick did not ‘miss’ three interviews. In fact, several earlier dates were arranged without Nick’s knowledge and with no notice to Nick. When Nick learned what had happened, I assisted him in arranging a date and time directly (Thursday, Feb. 14). Nick arrived early...

Feb 18, 2013 10:48 am

Dana White Puzzled Over Cyborg’s Move To Invicta | UFC NEWS

Over the weekend Dana White confirmed his knowledge of Former Women’s StrikeForce Featherweight Champion, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, signing with Invicta Fighting Championship. An all women’s organization in which Santos could find an opponent at 145 lbs. The confusion comes into play after Santos signed with Invicta, not because she is going to be fighting with...

Feb 18, 2013 10:44 am

Rousey “Thanks God” For Gina Carano | UFC NEWS

UFC bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey spoke with the New York Post about former WMMA star Gina Carano. “I would never be an MMA fighter if it wasn’t for [Carano],” Rousey told The Post. “I’m not dumb enough to not be grateful. … I just say thank God for Gina Carano.” Rousey watched Carano best Julie...

Feb 18, 2013 10:41 am

Barnett vs. JDS Was The Plan According To UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

If Josh Barnett (32-6) signed with the UFC, he would have fought the former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. “Josh Barnett is a fly by the seat of his pants kind of guy, he does his own thing, beats to his own (expletive) drum. Josh Barnett’s never been a guy to say I don’t want...

Feb 18, 2013 10:33 am

Dana’s 180: Thinks Fighters Are Cheating With TRT | UFC NEWS

It’s not uncommon for fighters in the UFC to use TRT; the athletic commission even gives the ok for some fighters to use it. It’s been called sports science, it’s not illegal like steroids or other performance enhancers are. It’s not only the UFC or MMA that the athletes use TRT even; it’s just the...

Feb 18, 2013 10:08 am

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon Completes Food Decathlon | UFC NEWS

•One (1) KFC Double Down sandwich •One (1) Five Guys cheeseburger •One (1) Doritos Locos Taco •One (1) Small Wendy’s Fry •Five (5) McDonald’s Nuggets •10 oz. Glass of milk •One (1) Slice of Papa Gino’s Pizzas •Two (2) Dunkin Donuts •One (1) Burger King Hershey’s Pie •Five (5) Double stuff Oreo Cookies