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Sep 19, 2014 12:53 am

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night 52’ Edition

Earlier this morning from Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. The UFC Fight Pass event features a fantastic fight card capped off by a heavyweight main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson (pictured above). Here’s more staredowns from today’s event. Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi:...

Sep 18, 2014 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt Says He’s On Weight

Earlier today reports surfaced that UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt was off weight by nearly 20 pounds. Now, Ariel Helwani has confirmed that Hunt believes he’s lost the extra weight. Via MMAFighting.com: “I’m good. I’m only a few kilos off now.” Less than two hours later he then said, “I am on weight right now, I...

Sep 18, 2014 6:56 pm

Mark Hunt: I want one chance for that title shot

Heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently signed a new 6-fight deal with the UFC and stated that he plans to retire once the contract is up. That being said, retirement is the furthest thing from the mind of the New Zealand knockout artist. Instead, the 40-year-old is planning on making a run at the title and it all starts by defeating...

Sep 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Mark Hunt Over Limit – Has 24-Hours To Cut Remaining 20 Pounds

Top UFC heavyweight slugger, Mark Hunt is set to face Roy Nelson in this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 main event. According to reports, that bout could be in jeopardy as the “Super Samoan” is well over the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds. Yahoo Sports! has the scoop: Hunt, who said he began his training...


Sep 18, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Eyeing Bout Between JDS And Stipe Miocic

The UFC is targeting a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic for UFC on Fox 13 in December. The fight will mark Dos Santos’ first fight back to the Octagon after being TKO’d by Cain Velasquez back in October of 2013. Prior to that bout, Dos Santos had knocked out Mark Hunt...

Sep 7, 2014 7:38 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Rothwell’s K.O. Of Overeem

On Friday night fight fans saw Ben Rothwell knock out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 50 bout. After the bout, talk increased of people’s desire to see Overeem drop to light heavyweight. Here’s what UFC fighters had to say about the finish, and Ben Rothwell’s celebratory dance. Ochiiiies! #UFCFightNight...

Sep 5, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC FN 50 Results: Rothwell Shocks the World, TKOs Overeem in Round 1

Ben Rothwell def. Alistair Overeem by way of TKO (Strikes) 2:19 of Round 1 Alistair Overeem’s infinite hype-train was once again derailed by an underdog. This time, “Big” Ben Rothwell clipped Alistair Overeem and picked up a huge first-round win. Overeem had a nice pace and was doing a good job in the opening moments...

Aug 28, 2014 5:05 am

Mark Hunt Details Plan For Retirement

Mark Hunt just inked a new six-fight deal with the UFC, but once it’s up, he plans on retiring. Earlier this month Hunt Tweeted a series of cryptic Tweets that he was unemployed, however as it turned out, Hunt was contemplating retiring from MMA completely and pulling out of his scheduled bout against Roy Nelson....

Aug 24, 2014 8:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Pros React To Benson Henderson KO

Last night fans saw Rafael Dos Anjos knock out former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, below we can see Tweets from some of the UFC’s stars reacting to the brutal KO. Check it out: Wow — Ramsey Nijem (@RamseyNijem) August 24, 2014 Early stoppage wtf — John Moraga (@chicanojohn) August 24, 2014 WHAT!!!!! Caught him slipping!...

Aug 18, 2014 8:07 am

Mark Hunt Nearly Quit On The UFC Last Month

Fan favorite UFC heavyweight Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt stirred up the media last month when he Tweeted the following: Well I'm unemployed that sucks — mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) August 5, 2014 Dana White refuted the rumor that Hunt had been cut, causing some confusion. Hunt later attributed the ominous Tweet to his diet leading...

Aug 9, 2014 7:22 am

Faber replaced with with Alex Caceres at UFC Fight Night 52

Due to an injury, Urijah Faber has been removed from the UFC Fight Night 52 card, and he has been replaced with “Bruce Leroy” Alex Caceres. Faber was set to face off against UFC newcomer, Masenori Kanehara (22-11-5). The UFCs Japanese website cited the change late this week. Kanehara is a 31-year-old Japanese native that...

Aug 8, 2014 1:38 pm

Hunt Blames Unemployment Tweets On Hunger

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt confused fans earlier this week when he said he was officially unemployed on twitter. UFC President Dana White was forced to then come out and deny that claim, which has now lead to the following: Looking forward to japan sept 20 troops sorry about unemployment tweet I was hungry no carbs...

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 23, 2014 7:45 pm

UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen And Vitor Belfort NSAC Verdicts

  Two important things happened today in the State of Nevada. Vitor Belfort got his license to fight Chris Weidman, and Chael Sonnen received a two-year suspension and what amounts to a bunch of community service in the fight to stop PED use. As usual, the MMA world took to twitter with reactions. Check it:...

Jul 21, 2014 8:05 am

Lim vs. Sato Set For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato is tentatively set for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, however the UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement on the bout. Lim is 2-1 in his UFC career, and is coming off a disappointing decision loss to Tarec Saffiedine back in January. Prior to that Lim...

Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Akiyama Expected To Return Against Noke In Japan

Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his highly anticipated return to action when the UFC touches down in Japan this September. While not yet official, Akiyama is in talks with the UFC to face off with Kyle Noke. Headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, the UFC’s Fight Night...

Jul 8, 2014 2:30 pm

Faber Calls Out Yamamoto For Fight Night 52 In Japan

UFC Fight Night 52, which features a heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt may also be getting a bout between Urijah Faber and Kid Yamamoto according to UFC President Dana White. Faber spoke to Fighters Only about the potential fight saying: “That (Yamamoto) fight would’ve really been awesome, sadly it kind of went...

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jun 3, 2014 3:08 pm

Mousasi Wants September Fight In Japan

Fresh off a submission win over Mark Munoz, Gegard Mousasi took to Twitter today to make his campaign for a spot on the UFC’s card in Japan in September which would be headlined by Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson. @danawhite @ufc Sir I would Love to fight in JAPAN!! Put me there on that card...

May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

Apr 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Massive Changes Made To BJPENN.com Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC has been on a role lately, having 4 events in almost 2 weeks. The string of fight cards was capped off this past Saturday with UFC 172: Jones vs. Texeira where fight fans saw light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the 7th time. Below...

Apr 26, 2014 10:04 am

‘Big Nog’ Headed For ACL Surgery, Eyes MMA Return

Coming off his most recent loss to Roy Nelson (Replay), many, including UFC President Dana White, wanted to see ‘Big Nog’ retire as a fighter. However, in a recent statement to MMAFighting, retirement is not on his mind. Check it: “I’m going to need surgery. I had the same surgery on the left knee three years...

Apr 24, 2014 7:42 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Drug Test Results Are Clean

The drug test results from UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi have come in and all results are negative. There were a total of 22 tests issued, 16 fighters were tested before the fight and 6 were tested after the fight, the exact names of which fighters were tested and when were not initially...

Apr 18, 2014 5:07 pm

JDS: Nogueira ‘Still Has What it Takes to Compete’

After getting handed a brutal beating at the hands of Roy Nelson, UFC president Dana White said he would rather not see heavyweight legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira fight again Nogueira’s trusty sidekick, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, told mmafighting that he feels that Nogueira has a few more in the tank. “I still...

Apr 17, 2014 3:00 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Kennedy vs. Bisping Bout

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, two TUF champions were crowned, Patrick Cote lead The TUF Nation’s Team Canada to a clean sweep, and Tim Kennedy backed up all the pre-fight trash-talk with a dominant decision win over Michael Bisping. Some of our favorite fighters took to twitter with their reaction. Check it: Kennedy sticks...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...