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Oct 20, 2015 8:51 am

Nick Newell on retirement: “It was the right decision for me”

Following his unanimous decision win over Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24 this past weekend, ‘Notorious’ Nick Newell announced his retirement. In a backstage interview immediately after the fight, Newell cited numerous injuries as his reason for retiring despite being on a 2-fight win streak. Newell joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Monday to...

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...

Oct 18, 2015 11:27 am

UFC & MMA Fighters react to “Notorious” Nick Newell’s retirement

“Notorious” Nick Newell stepped into the World Series of Fighting decagon for the final time at “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami” as the lightweight decided to retire after picking up his final win. Newell amassed an impressive record of 13-1 throughout his six year mixed martial arts career. Just three years into his professional career,...

Oct 17, 2015 9:15 pm

Nick Newell announces retirement from MMA following win over Tom Marcellino

Following his impressive win over Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24, Nick Newell announced his retirement from MMA. Newell spoke to MMAJunkie to explain more about his retirement, saying: “Never say never, but this is not like I’m going to change my mind on Monday. This is something serious. I think this is it. I think...


Oct 17, 2015 8:31 am

Fitch: “I make grown men look like children”

As Jon Fitch prepares for his WSOF 24 headlining fight against Yushin Okami tonight, his mindset going into the fight couldn’t be more clear. He spoke to MMAJunkie to explain his plan for the fight, as well as what a win over Okami will mean for his career. “I plan on smashing him on Saturday,...

Oct 11, 2015 12:25 pm

Vinny Magalhaes details how a Brazilian doctor gave him a bacterial infection

Vinny Magalhaes’ recent stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship may not have went how he intended, but at least he got a decent story from his time there! Magalhaes’ last outing in the octagon lasted all of fourteen seconds. The light heavyweight walked into UFC 163 prepared to eliminate Anthony Perosh, but fight weekend took...

Oct 7, 2015 2:33 pm

Jon Fitch: ‘I Broke GSP When We Fought’

  “I think that I broke him in that fight. He never fought the same way again. He started fighting very safe, very cautious. He stopped finishing people. I think I got into his head that fight, and that’s why I wanted to fight him again so bad. That first fight I had zero defense...

Oct 5, 2015 8:22 am

Girl Fight! Gadelha Insults The Champ, Says Joanna Looks Like “Gollem”

Top UFC strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA) took to her Instagram this past weekend, where she fired shots at current UFC 115-pound title holder Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Check it out: A photo posted by Claudinha Gadelha (@claudiagadelhaufc) on Oct 3, 2015 at 12:32pm PDT Doesn’t the belt look more beautiful (with me) than with Gollum?/Será...

Sep 25, 2015 4:51 pm

REPLAY! Fighter Goes For Victory Backflip Off Cage –– Takes Out Camerawomen!

Man, should we just get rid of top of the cage backflips? We recently saw a WSOF champ go for the victory backflip and almost blow his knees out, and now, on tonight’s Bellator 143 broadcast, we just saw another fighter go for it. This time instead of hurting himself, the bantamweight fighter Darrion Caldwell...

Sep 23, 2015 12:01 am

For Elvis Mutapcic, This ‘Feels like The Right Time’ To Show What He Has To Offer

MMA fighter Elvis Mutapcic is 29-years-old at 6’0″ and fights at 185 pounds. He’s currently a free agent and feels like there’s no time better than now to make a splash in the UFC’s middleweight division. Mutapcic is currently on a two fight win streak, with victories over Sean Huffman and Kelvin Tiller, the latter...

Sep 22, 2015 12:52 am

OOPS! Fighter Thanks Wife And Girlfriend During Interview!

Sometimes fighters are exhausted and do their best during post fight interviews to make sense and answer the questions that are being thrown at them. Those post-fight cage interviews sometimes deliver some of the best entertainment of the night. From Ben Rothwell’s creepy laugh, to basically all of Rampage Jackson’s interviews, we always seem to...

Sep 21, 2015 8:01 am

Renzo Gracie: ‘Two days, two championships!’

World Series of Fighting and Bellator both ran major events this weekend and two Renzo Gracie fighters brought some gold back to the gym with them! Liam Mcgeary stepped into the Bellator cage on Saturday evening to defend his light heavyweight championship against the legendary Tito Ortiz. Ortiz was looking to secure gold for the...

Sep 21, 2015 6:42 am

Phoenix Jones: I channelled my inner ‘Iron Sheik” to win my fight

Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor walked into the decagon at “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” on Friday night knowing his career could change drastically if he suffered another loss. The super-hero turned World Series of Fighting athlete found little success in his first outing and needed a big win for job security. Not only did...

Sep 19, 2015 4:33 am

When Celebratory Backflips Go Wrong –– OUCH!

Last night at WSOF 23, lightweight champion Justin Gaethje once again defeated Luis Palomino in the night’s main event to retain his title. It was a rematch from their previous fight, which Gaethje won via TKO in round 3. This time around it ended in the second when Gaethje landed a massive right hand that...

Sep 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Jon Fitch Blames Athletic Commissions For Rousimar Palhares Incident

It would make sense that former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch wouldn’t mind taking a few shots at the currently indefinitely suspended WSOF fighter Rousimar Palhares. After all, it was Palhares who injured Fitch’s knee and forced him to sit on the sidelines for almost a year. But no, Fitch actually says he wouldn’t mind giving...

Sep 15, 2015 5:22 pm

Ten Time BJJ World Champion Ready To Start MMA Career

Watch out MMA fighters, here comes a ten time BJJ World Champion. Marcus Almeida, or “Buchecha” as he’s more commonly known, is ready to make the move over to mixed martial arts and plans to do so asap. Buchecha told Combate that after suffering a knee injury, which kept him out of this years ADCC,...

Sep 15, 2015 7:33 am

Elvis ‘The King’ Mutapcic Is Eager To Take On The Best The UFC Has To Offer

Some fighters are motivated by money, others are motivated by titles and and awards and some do it just for the competition, to prove that they are the best. Elvis Mutapcic fights for that last option. Mutapcic, a middleweight fighter who holds wins over UFC fighters Sam Alvey, Cezar Ferreira and Zak Cummings, spoke with...

Sep 14, 2015 6:04 pm

Chael Sonnen is already selling a “#FREENICKDIAZ” Shirt

Fighters of the octagon, men and women, are coming out of the woodworks to show their support for Nick Diaz after he learned of his five year suspension. The Nevada State Athletic Commission dealt the lengthy suspension on Monday evening after hearing the former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion’s defense for failing his one of his post-fight...

Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm

NSAC postpones Palhares’ and Magalhaes’ hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission were extremely busy Monday evening and will likely continue to be for the coming weeks as they field calls and e-mails for their verdict on the Nick Diaz case. Diaz was dealt a five year suspension for failing his post-fight UFC 183 drug test and was fined 33% of his...

Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm

“Stitch” takes jab at Dana White after getting picked up by Bellator

Jacob “Stitch” Duran couldn’t help but take one last jab at his former boss before making his way to the punch-clock of their competitor. Bellator MMA will be holding a historic event on Friday evening when “Dynamite” takes place in San Jose, California. Bellator President Scott Coker is running a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament...

Aug 30, 2015 5:17 am

Bellator Announces Legendary Fan Fest Event Ft. Gracie, Fedor, Couture And More

History will be made in September at “Dynamite” when Bellator and GLORY join forces to bring fans one of the most stacked cards of the year at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, USA. Before the event takes place, fans will have the opportunity to shake fans with some of the most legendary names...

Aug 28, 2015 12:40 pm

Bellator’s Brandon Girtz Promises KO Or Submission Win Over Melvin Guillard

“I’m going to knock his ass out or I’m going to submit him. This fight might not go that long. It’s not like it’s any big secret what Melvin likes to do.” “I respect Melvin’s power, but I’m not afraid to go toe-to-toe with him. But if we go to the ground, that’s where I...

Aug 28, 2015 11:57 am

Melvin Guillard: ‘The Reebok Deal Is A Slap In The Face To Veterans’

Former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard is now set to make his Bellator MMA debut Friday night against Brandon Girtz in the main event. Guillard’s brief stint with WSOF did not go well and there still seems to be a little bad blood between himself and the promotion, however, his departure from the UFC...

Aug 28, 2015 1:37 am

Bellator 141: ‘Guillard vs. Girtz’ Results

Friday night in Temecula, CA Bellator 141 will go down and feature what’s sure to be an exciting main event between former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard as he makes his promotional debut against Brandon Girtz. Also on the main card is the return of heavyweight Justin Wren, who’s returning to the sport after...

Aug 27, 2015 5:35 pm

‘Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz’ Weigh-In Results

Bellator 141 goes down on Friday night and will feature the debut of former UFC and WSOF lightweight Melvin Guillard as he takes on Brandon Girtz in the night’s main event. Also on the main card will be Saad Awad vs. Patricky Freire and two heavyweight scraps, including the return of Justin Wren. The prelims...

Aug 27, 2015 12:02 am

Did Conor Have A Wardrobe Malfunction?

From the looks of this photo, it seems as though UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor might have had a pretty major wardrobe malfunction while on the set of The Ultimate Fighter. The photo, snapped by Team Alpha Male fighter and WSOF featherweight champ Lance Palmer, shows McGregor sitting down, possibly watching a fight, and...

Aug 20, 2015 3:38 pm

Khabib on Diaz: ‘I want to smash his face and knock him out’

Undefeated UFC lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is looking for a big fight upon his return to the cage. He told Bleacher Report that when he’s all the way healed up from his knee injury he would like to fight former champion Anthony Pettis. The two have history, sort of. They’ve been known to throw quick jabs...