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Jul 12, 2014 1:57 pm

Single Injury Forces Major Shuffle For Five Top Ranked UFC Lightweights

Several top UFC lightweight fighters had to rearrange their schedules following a single injury withdrawal from, Blackzilian Fighter Michael Johnson. Johnson was originally scheduled to fight Josh Thomson (pictured) on the UFC on FOX 12 fight card, but due to his injury, the top ranked Thomson was left without an opponent. Coming in on short-notice...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jun 30, 2014 2:41 pm

TRT Ban Forces ‘Bigfoot’ Into Pituitary Gland Surgery

“I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to train again in four or six weeks. I will have to do the surgery again since I can’t take testosterone (replacement therapy). Some use it for ego, but (the TRT ban) is a problem for those...

Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Is A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Chael Sonnen

Metamoris President Ralek Gracie spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about Chael Sonnen’s upcoming grappling match against Andre Galvo at Metamoris 4 in August which takes place in Los Angeles California. “I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to...


Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

CONFIRMED: VIACOM Gets Smart, Ditches Bjorn Rebney For Scott Coker

MMA’s biggest scoundrel, Bjorn Rebney has been officially removed from his seat as Bellator President. As we reported earlier today Scott Coker, the former Strikeforce boss, will come in as a replacement and likely give Bellator the credibility they’ve been lacking. Rebney released the following statement: “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...

Jun 12, 2014 6:40 am

Vitor Belfort Officially Removed From UFC 175 Roster

  Sorry Vitor fans, ‘The Phenom’ is back on the shelf following an announcement that his opponent, Chael Sonnen will be retiring. The former title challenger was originally slated to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight strap, but a licensing issue forced him off the card. In a scramble to replace a vacant, Wanderlei...

Jun 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Test

Earlier today neews broke that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test, testing positive for two banned substances. Shortly after Sonnen joined Jay Mohr on Fox Sports Radio to explain why he tested positive for these substances. Mohr: “You’ve failed a drug test leading up to UFC 175 which is in July but, why...

Jun 6, 2014 10:04 am

Belfort Admits To Testing Positive For Elevated Testosterone Levels In Vegas

The MMA world has been speculating about the surprise drug test given by the NSAS to Vitor Belfort this past February. The result of which was a ban on TRT, Belforts removal from his title shot and months of bad press. Now, for the first time since the hairy incident, Belfort himself took to his...

Jun 4, 2014 12:29 pm

Brandao on McGregor: ‘Calling himself The Best Is Bull$h*t’

“Saying that he’s the best in the world is bullshit. Obviously, he’s not. He knows that he’s not, and he has a lot to prove to be a top 10 in the UFC. Talking trash only makes me more motivated to train for the fight. While he’s talking, I’m training.” “I don’t feel any pressure...

Jun 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Could Run the UFC One Day

Dana White spoke to Media members in Berlin recently, and one of the topics that was brought up was who Dana thought would make a good replacement for when he decides he’s burned out and has enough being the UFC President. “I think Chael would be fantastic,” White said. “The thing is with Chael, though,...

May 29, 2014 6:44 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Wanderlei Silva Situation

  By now, we all know what happened to the Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen bout. If you missed it, the short version is simple. Wanderlei Silva ran from Nevada commission officials when they attempted to obtain a urine sample for drugs. As a result, he has been removed from his scheduled date against Chael...

May 22, 2014 5:01 am

Jakes Shields Out Of WSOF 11 With Injury

Bummer! Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger, Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Jon Fitch. The two welterweights were set to fight at the upcoming WSOF 11 event, which is expected to take place on July 5. According to WSOF officials the promotion will seek a replacement...

May 20, 2014 8:39 am

Diego Brandao Injured, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Bout

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event has already seen its fair share of changes, and it just got one more. Unfortunately for fight fans, TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Brian Ortega. The injury itself remains undisclosed. Brandao last saw action in a losing effort to Dustin...

May 17, 2014 12:21 pm

Hendo: ‘The NSAC is either uneducated or just don’t care’ about PED’s & TRT

UFC Fighter Dan Henderson shares his thoughts about the testosterone replacement therapy ban in Nevada on AXS TV’s Inside MMA. “Tackle the problems of people abusing – they’re going to abuse drugs no matter what. And the guys they already tested more than anyone else, they kind of dropped the hammer on them instead of...

May 16, 2014 12:12 pm

British Columbia Latest Jurisdiction to Ban TRT

The Nevada State Athletic Commission changed the game when they banned Therapeutic Use Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. The UFC followed suit, Brazil thereafter and now British Columbia. In a report coming out of MixedMartialArts.com, Erik Magraken broke it down: Section 21 of the BC Minister’s Athletic Commissioner regulations adopted the WADA Prohibited List of...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson Licensed By NSAC In Post-TRT Era

Good news fight fans. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have been given licenses to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. While usually not a headliner, the two former teammates have been poster-boys for the controversial use exemptions for Testostorone Replacement Therapy (TRT). And up until the recent ban, have been using the treatment in...

May 13, 2014 9:30 am

Alvarez Speaks Out Against Bellator’s Desperate Attempt To Give Chandler A Belt

After Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler this Saturday, Bellator announced that the replacement fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks will be for an interim title. However, in an interview with MMAjunkie, Alvarez stated that he wasn’t a fan of the decision, saying:...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

Apr 26, 2014 9:50 am

Sonnen “Positive”, Not “Panicked” Over TRT Ban

“I do feel a little bit different but I feel very encouraged with the new path we’re taking. I’m feeling more positive than panicked. At first, I felt panic. My panic is going away, and I’m seeing some optimism, but I’m not through it yet.” “To be candid with you, if I find something and...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 9, 2014 8:57 am

Leslie Smith Will Face Sarah Kaufman At TUF Nations Finale

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale goes down on April 16 in Quebec City. Sarah Kaufman was scheduled to face Shayna Baszler. Baszler suffered an injury. The UFC got Amanda Nunes as a replacement. Nunes then suffered a broken hand. Now, a week away, Kaufman has a third opponent lined up. Leslie Smith will make her...

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘Roy Nelson is definitely a household name’

“Everyone wants to fight Nogueira in the UFC because he’s the only one that’s won a Pride belt and a UFC belt. He’s a legend. He’s one of those guys that comes to fight. He’s an old-school guy where he’s going to try to finish the fight regardless in the first round or fifth round....

Apr 3, 2014 10:41 am

Faber Dishes On Ludwig Departure, What’s Next For Team Alpha Male

“I think it’s good. There was a lot of publicity that came with that whole thing with Duane, but this team has been building for 11 years now. We were looking for a coach, and he came in and everyone made a big deal about it. We learned a lot from him, and from his...

Apr 2, 2014 10:43 am

Baszler Out Of Kaufman Bout With Injury

If we have learned one thing over the years it’s that that pesky injury bug holds no prejudice. It just proved us right again, in taking out top female bantamweight fighter, Shayna Baszler. Baszler was scheduled to face off with, former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman in just two-week on the UFC’s Quebec, Canada fight card....