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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 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...

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 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...

Apr 14, 2014 9:32 am

Josh Barnett Wants Rubber Match With ‘Big Nog’

Back in PRIDE FC, Josh Barnett and ‘Big Nog’ had an epic two-fight series that left each man 1-1. Now, eight-years removed from their last encounter, and Barnett wants a third fight for all the glory. Check it: I don't really feel like he won the 2nd fight. I did all the damage, sub attempts,...

Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Wants Another Fight with Frank Mir

Whether you are a fan of his from the PRIDE days or not, it was difficult to watch Antonio Rogrigo Nogueira get knocked out the way he did at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. Roy Nelson earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus due to his display of power in the main-event, but it was clear...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Mar 12, 2014 8:54 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Lineup Finalized With 10 Bouts

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira (Minotauro) vs. Nelson has been finalized, and will go live at 11:30a.m. ET from Abu Dhabi exclusively on…you guessed it, UFC Fight Pass. The card has been finalized with 9 bouts, and will be headlined by the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who will be making his...

Mar 4, 2014 9:47 am

Cro Cop: ‘UFC Treated Me Like A King But I Failed’

“It’s a black spot in my career, the UFC. UFC treated me like a king. UFC fans treated me like a king. I just failed, you know? Why? It’s hard to say. New fighters are coming. But, I will always believe, I will always believe, maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m right; but I will always...

Mar 3, 2014 10:23 am

Phil Davis Is Not Happy With How Title Shots Are Earned

  UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is set to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 172. Coming off of a win over Lyoto Machida, it seems odd that Davis’ next opponent would be Johnson. That’s not to say that Johnson isn’t a talented and dangerous guy at 205, but he’s making his return to the octagon...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Jan 30, 2014 12:50 pm

Browne vs. Werdum Set For UFC on FOX 11 Main Event

A heavyweight title-eliminator-bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne has been signed, sealed and will surely deliver in the headlining slot of UFC on FOX 11. UFC president, Dana White, announced the bout during today’s media event for UFC 169. UFC on FOX 11 is set to go down on April 19 from the Amway...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...