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Dec 9, 2015 1:37 am

The White House responds to the ‘free Nick Diaz’ petition

The White House has responded to the petition that over 100,000 individuals have signed their name in support of Nick Diaz. After Diaz fought Anderson Silva in January, Diaz tested positive for marijuana, making it his third offense in Las Vegas. Diaz was suspended for five years and fined $165,000 by the NAC, which fans...

Dec 4, 2015 8:47 pm

Gleison Tibau apologizes for blood doping

Friday afternoon it was revealed that UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau had been provisionally suspended after it was revealed that he potentially failed an out-of-competition USADA drug test. Following that announcement it was revealed that Tibau had failed a drug test for EPO, a form of blood doping. Tibau released a statement via MMAFighting about the...

Nov 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Mirko Cro Cop gets 2 year suspension

Last month MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop withdrew from his UFC FN 79 bout against Anthony Hamilton and subsequently retired due to a shoulder injury. Shortly after Cro Cop announced his retirement, he released a second statement admitting that he used human growth hormone to treat the shoulder injury. Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...

Nov 24, 2015 6:11 pm

UFC FN 78 medical suspensions: 9 fighters face 6-month lay-offs

This past Saturday the UFC headed to Monterrey Mexico for UFC Fight Night 78. In the main event, Neil Magny fought Kelvin Gastelum on short notice. While the judges decision was a controversial one in the eyes of many, Magny was given the nod. MixedMartialArts.com has the full medical suspensions list: Neil Magny: suspended 180...


Nov 17, 2015 9:26 am

UFC 193 medical suspensions: Rousey and Jedrzejczyk potentially out 6 months

UFC 193 proved to be a battle with fourteen of the fighters out for potentially six months. All fighters on the card received a suspension of at least seven days with no contact during training. Three of the four fighters in the title fights that took place in Melbourne, Australia are on that list. New...

Nov 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Lombard next for Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is coming off a brutal TKO loss to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 189 earlier this year, but is looking to get back in the Octagon sooner rather than later. UFC President Dana White spoke at a recent fan Q&A event in Melbourne Australia for UFC 193, where he revealed that MacDonald will...

Nov 13, 2015 8:19 am

PHOTO | Incredible Anderson Silva paintings

“Um grande presente de um artistas fantástico @fabioneryart DEUS abençoe” Translation: “A great gift for a fantastic artists fabio nery art God bless” A photo posted by Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:36am PST Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva took to Instagram this week to show off some incredible paintings from...

Nov 12, 2015 7:01 pm

Cro Cop admits to growth hormone usage

Last week Mirko Cro Cop revealed that he would be retiring from MMA as a result of a shoulder injury sustained in training. Cro Cop penned a lengthy statement on his official website, where he explained that he had been training with an injury throughout his entire training camp for his UFC Fight Night: Seoul...

Nov 11, 2015 5:50 pm

Officials reveal Cro Cop potentially violated Anti-Doping policy

Earlier this week it was revealed that MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic had retired from MMA competition ahead of his ‘UFC FN: Seoul’ bout against Anthony Hamilton later this month. While Cro Cop blamed a lingering shoulder injury for his retirement, the UFC announced that he had also potentially violated the USADA rules. They...

Nov 10, 2015 9:07 am

‘UFC FN: Sao Paulo’ medical suspensions

This past Saturday MMA fans saw an action packed night of fights from Sao Paulo Brazil headlined by Vitor Belfort’s TKO win over Dan Henderson. As always, fighters sustain injuries and are forced to sit on the sidelines. MMAFighting has the full list of medical suspensions from the CABMMA (Brazilian Commission). Matheus Nicolau: Suspended 14...

Nov 9, 2015 10:34 am

UFC Fight Night 77 Medical Report: 5 fighters could be out for 6 months

UFC Fight Night 77 proved to be an onslaught amongst warriors in the cage as five fighters from the card face mandatory medical suspensions as long as 180 days. MMA Junkie reported the medical suspensions coming from the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA, also known as CABMMA, or the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, following UFC...

Nov 9, 2015 9:24 am

UFC exec: Anderson Silva wants to fight in Brazil in comeback fight

Although nothing is set for the return of Anderson “The Spider” Silva yet, Giovani Decker, general manager of the UFC’s Brazil office says that a fight in Silva’s homeland is likely on his wish list. “I think it’s another wish of Anderson’s to fight in Brazil; I think every fighter has that wish,” Decker said...

Nov 6, 2015 10:59 pm

USADA notifies Valerie Letourneau of potential violation ahead of UFC 193

As Valerie Letourneau prepares for the biggest bout of her MMA career on November 14th against Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight championship, she knows she will be unable to have her longtime cornerman Hector Lombard in her corner. Lombard is currently suspended by the NSAC, which has resulted in Letourneau being unable to...

Nov 6, 2015 7:00 am

Anthony Johnson: ‘Jon was always the champ’

Top UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson has been reignited now that his division has a returning top talent in Jon Jones, who is bound to shake the division. Johnson who lost a title fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier spoke with MMA Junkie on how the former champion, Jon Jones is bringing something...

Nov 6, 2015 7:00 am

Anderson Silva hints on comeback with more focus than ever

UFC legend Anderson Silva announced on his Facebook page that he is ready to come back to the UFC. The former UFC middleweight champion often talked about in pound-for-pound lists was suspended for one year after testing positive for steroids in his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Silva posted a photo with this...

Nov 4, 2015 9:06 am

Jones inks first new sponsor since suspension

After Jon Jones infamous brawl with Daniel Cormier, he told the NSAC that he lost his sponsorship with Nike. Then, when Jones was suspended indefinitely by the UFC following his hit-and-run case back in April, he lost his sponsorship with Reebok. Now, just weeks after being reinstated by the UFC, Jones has inked his first...

Nov 4, 2015 8:22 am

Shields upset NSAC ignored Palhares’ eye-gouges

Last month Rousimar Palhares answered to the NSAC for holding a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out at WSOF 22. Following the bout Palhares was immediately stripped of the WSOF championship. Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ given that this isn’t the first time he has held a submission after his...

Nov 2, 2015 11:50 am

Jon Jones admits he made the wrong choices in his lifestyle

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was recently reinstated by the UFC and is looking to get back the championship belt. “Bones” was suspended from the UFC in April with legal battles involving a hit-and-run accident in New Mexico and shed light on his past choices in life via Twitter. You have every right to...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ manager disagrees with NSAC suspension

Yesterday it was revealed that Rousimar Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after continuing to hold a kimura despite Jake Shields tapping and referee Steve Mazzagatti attempting to separate the two. In addition, Palhares has to forfeit $40,000 from his fight purse, and was stripped of the WSOF welterweight title. In a...

Oct 29, 2015 10:57 am

Daniel Cormier has high praise for Jon Jones and wants to be his welcome back fight

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has just one loss in his professional MMA career, coming from the hands of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. In April, Jones was suspended from the UFC with legal battles involving a hit-and-run accident in New Mexico. Jones was sentenced to probation in September, and is now...

Oct 27, 2015 9:50 pm

Diaz in talks with NSAC, could potentially return in 2016

When Nick Diaz was handed a 5 year suspension from the NSAC last month there was an uproar. Many called out the NSAC for abusing their power and essentially forcing the end of Diaz’s MMA career. A petition was started, which received support from numerous high-profile figures including Cher, Wiz Khalifa, Gina Carano, and more....

Oct 25, 2015 4:08 pm

Daniel Cormier takes his UFC Light Heavyweight Title for a ride

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is taking some much deserved time off after a busy year. Cormier kicked off 2015 with a championship fight against Jon “Bones” Jones and even though he put in a losing effort, he still showed that he could be championship material by going the distance. Cormier would return to...

Oct 20, 2015 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen discusses UFC 200 return rumors

Despite Chael Sonnen announcing his retirement prior to being handed a 2-year suspension from the NSAC back in July of 2014, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Sonnen will return to the sport when his suspension is up. ‘The American Gangster’ recently shut the door on talks of a potential return...

Oct 19, 2015 10:29 pm

Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier go at it on Twitter!

Several months after their first meeting in the octagon for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 182, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are ready to go at it again. Jones reigned supreme in the light heavyweight division for nearly four years before he was forced to relinquish the championship due to legal issues. After...

Oct 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Sorry, “Rumble” Johnson! Ryan Bader’s sights are set on Daniel Cormier

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is looking to get on the path back to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and his latest attempts at calling out Ryan Bader dug deep. It looks like Bader won’t be taking the bait, however, as “Darth’s” manager informed Fox Sports that they will be waiting it out for the return of...

Oct 18, 2015 5:37 pm

Chael Sonnen stands firm on retirement: ‘I am not coming back’

Chael Sonnen has not stepped foot in the octagon since fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 167 nearly two years ago in November 2013. He was scheduled to clash with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 173, but one of Sonnen’s pre-fight random pre-fight drug tests forced him out of the fight when it came back positive for...