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Mar 10, 2016 11:21 am

Michael Bisping wants a title shot but Nick Diaz will do

Michael Bisping’s Manager said that Bisping is intrested in fighting Nick Diaz but would prefer a title shot. Nick went to Instagram after Bisping beat Anderson Silvia even after being Knocked down. It looked to some that Bisping was Knocked out at the end of the third round after getting hit by a Silvia flying...

Jan 15, 2016 12:30 pm

Members of JacksonWink MMA Academy have a warm welcome for BJ Penn

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn has joined the JacksonWink MMA Academy for training with plans to return and fight in the Octagon. Fighters including Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and many more have welcomed “The Prodigy” to their gym. Check out some of the posts from members of the JacksonWink team...

Jan 1, 2016 11:17 am

Vote for your favorites! 2016 World MMA Award nominees announced

On Thursday, the nominees for the Fighters Only 2016 World MMA Awards were announced. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at WorldMMAAwards.com. Voting is now open and will run through Friday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 12 Midnight PT. This marks the eighth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony and will take place on...

Nov 30, 2015 11:14 am

“The Punk”: Not a fan of UFC “I’m giving all fighters advice!”

This isn’t just another article about former UFC veteran and current Bellator lightweight Josh “The Punk” Thompson. It’s what the message and reality is for all active fighters. “Smooth” (23-5 MMA) finished his UFC contract in Seoul, Korea against a game Jorge Masvidal. Benson made comments about wanting to retire in the UFC, but made it...


Nov 13, 2015 1:28 pm

Sonnen predicts 2nd round stoppage in Rousey vs. Holm fight

While many believe that Holly Holm is Ronda Rousey’s toughest test to date, one man believes that Holm’s ‘very limited’ skillset won’t do her many favors in the fight. Sonnen broke it down for MMAMania: “There is just so many different ways to look at this,” said Sonnen, who is now the color commentator for...

Nov 12, 2015 2:00 pm

The Man Whose Hands Are “Deadly Weapons” In the Lone Star State: A Cautionary Tale

By Erik Magraken and Michael Martin There is an old and amusing myth, perhaps originating from tacky ads in comic books and martial arts magazines, that trained martial artists must register their hands with local authorities as deadly weapons. The truth is there is no such regulatory requirement in North America. You’d have to go...

Nov 1, 2015 3:34 pm

Ray Sefo: “I would love to fight one more time”

Ray Sefo may be 44 years old, but that hasn’t slowed down the fighter in him. The WSOF President hasn’t fought since an early WSOF event in 2013, and hasn’t won a fight since 2010, but he would still like to fight one more time in either MMA or kickboxing. He spoke to Sherdog: “I...

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 4:10 pm

Palhares suspended 2 years for unsportsmanlike conduct

Rousimar Palhares has received quite a bit of criticism for holding submissions late and injuring his opponents. The most recent instance came at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura lock after his opponent Jake Shields had tapped. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened and Palhares eventually let the submission go. After the fight Palhares was stripped...

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 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...