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Nov 11, 2014 2:58 pm

ESPN Goes Gangster

HE’S BACK! In a welcomed bit of good news, The UFC’s former O.G. (Oregon Gangster), Chael P. Sonnen has inked a new broadcasting deal with, FOX Sports competitor, ESPN. In a recent statement to the Washington Post, the network’s Senior coordinating producer Glenn Jacobs said, “Sonnen will provide studio commentary and on-site analysis for ESPN....

Nov 10, 2014 9:27 am

UFC Fight Night 56 Medical Suspensions, Shogun Faces 2-Month Layoff

At UFC Fight Night 56 this past weekend OSP shocked the world as he KO’d Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. The bout made fight fans question Shogun’s future in MMA. MMAJunkie has obtained the medical suspensions from the event from the Brazilian MMA commission. Ovince Saint Preux: suspended 14 days with no contact for...

Nov 5, 2014 6:27 pm

Injury Still Ailing, Evans Opts Out Of Gustafsson Talks

“My leg isn’t strong. I can’t explode off it like I normally used to be able to and it still feels unstable. My management team wouldn’t let me take the fight. Glenn [Robinson, his manager] said, ‘At this stage of your career there is no need to rush into a fight especially coming back from...

Nov 5, 2014 5:00 am

California Suspends, Fines Four Bellator 127 Fighters

The California State Athletic Commission has formally suspended, and fined, four Bellator 127 drug test violators for the use of banned substances during competition. Bellator 127 took place on October 3, from the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ultimate Fighter/UFC vet Rob Emerson (pictured) was fined $2,500.00 and suspended 270 days. Nick Moghaddam was fined $1,000.00 and...


Nov 3, 2014 8:49 am

Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Challenge

Yesterday we reported that XFC was targeting a matchup in Brazil between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and that Silva had already accepted the matchup (Read about that HERE). The MMA world sat on the edge of it’s seat while we eagerly waited for ‘The American Gangster’ to answer Silva’s challenge, and we have an...

Oct 27, 2014 4:41 pm

NSAC Seeking Harsher Penalties For Fighters Who Fail Drug Tests

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently seeking harsher punishments for fighters who fail drug tests. This comes on the heels of Robert Drysdale being suspended for a year following his 2nd failed drug test (Read that HERE). Earlier this year Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban after fleeing an NSAC official who was attempting...

Oct 27, 2014 11:47 am

UFC 179 Medical Suspensions: Phil Davis Out Up To 6-Months

UFC 179 took place this past Saturday, where Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes. We have the medical suspension lost for the entire card, which was obtained by MMAJunkie from the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission. Jose Aldo: suspended 60 days no contact for 45 days Chad Mendes: suspended 60 days no...

Oct 25, 2014 5:03 am

UFC Exec: ‘We did the best we could in Cung Le Situation’

Still reeling from the blowback of suspending Cung Le for a year, and then un-suspending him, the UFC has been put on the defensive when it comes to defending themselves. UFC senior executive vice president and chief operating officer Lawrence Epstein stated in an interview with the LA Times that he wasn’t happy with the...

Oct 24, 2014 4:55 pm

Bisping Not Sold On Cung Le’s Innocence

After Michael Bisping and Cung Le fought at UFC Macau, it was revealed Le tested positive for HGH, and was subsequently suspended for 12 months. Then Le’s camp began questioning the UFC’s testing procedures, and the questioning if they were up to par with WADA standards. The UFC ultimately ended up lifting Le’s suspension, but...

Oct 21, 2014 4:58 pm

TAKE BACKS! Cung Le Cleared Of All Charges, UFC Rescinds Suspension

At UFC Fight Night Macao on August 23rd, UFC contracted with an independent drug testing laboratory in Hong Kong to perform urinalysis testing on all fighters on the card. Additionally, UFC requested the laboratory to test blood samples from 4 fighters for human growth hormone (HGH), erythropoietin (EPO) and testosterone. One of the athletes who...

Oct 17, 2014 5:01 am

Stann discusses the difficult topic of PED’s in MMA

Former UFC fighter Brian Stann, who is now a commentator and analyst for the UFC, weighed in on the topic of PEDs recently. Stann has never been one to shy away from giving his opinion on PEDs, taking a firm stance against them, and even Tweeting after UFC Macau: Bisping vs. Le, where many suspected...

Oct 14, 2014 7:53 pm

Fallon Fox Blasts Cyborg For Fighting Out of Female Range With Steroids

“She went way out of female competitive range, and she did it on purpose. Funny thing is I actually fit within female range of competitiveness, I went to the commissions and got license because of that fact, and some give me crap about doing exactly what I shoulda done. Yet, I find it to be...

Oct 13, 2014 10:21 am

PHOTO | Cung Le Continues To Maintain Innocence Following Drug Test Suspension

Cung Le continues to maintain his innocence after failing a drug test for HGH, and being suspended for 12 months. Le reposted the following picture on Instagram. Cargando Please repost to spread the knowledge. #Repost from @cyberbodyshop with @repost_freeapp. Cung being accused of doping for having "elevated" HGH on the unapproved HGH test is the...

Oct 8, 2014 5:34 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Medical Suspensions Report

The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority has suspended 19 UFC Fight Night 54 fighters, following Saturday night’s ‘UFC Fight Night Halifax’ event. Five men got sidelined for six-months. The full list of medical suspensions is as follows:   Rory MacDonald: suspended seven days Tarec Saffiedine: suspended 45 days – concussion Raphael Assuncao: suspended seven days Bryan...

Oct 6, 2014 5:07 pm

Oklahoma Athletic Commission Explains Roan Carneiro Situation

Last week BattleGrounds MMA O.N.E tournament winner Roan Carneiro stated that the Oklahoma Athletic Commission took $15,000 of his $50,000 in prize money, or about 30%. Oklahoma Athletic Commission (OAC) Executive Director Joe Miller wrote in an email to MMAFighting why they fined Jucao. “At weigh in, which occurred at 12 noon Thursday, October 2,...

Oct 6, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC Stands Behind Year Long Suspension Of Le

Earlier this month it was announced that Cung Le had been popped for Hgh after his bout with Michael Bisping at UFC Macau, which he lost. Due to the UFC traveling internationally, they acted as their own commission for the event, and as a result, suspended Le for a year, instead of the standard 9-month...

Oct 3, 2014 10:38 am

Gustafsson Interested In Fight With Rashad Evans

Alexander Gustasson was supposed to be fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 13, however Johnson was indefinitely suspended recently (Read about it HERE), leaving ‘The Mauler’ without an opponent. Following UFC 178 this past weekend, Rashad Evans expressed his desire to fight the former title challenger, Gustafsson. “When I left, I was at the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:59 am

UFC Boss Confirms Random Testing For All 500 UFC Fighters

“Well, actually it’s becoming less of a problem, because we have really stepped up our game as far as testing. So for these athletes there’s nowhere to hide. The first step was working with the various athletic commissions to make sure we had testing for the night of the fight, for every fighter on the...

Oct 1, 2014 11:21 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Cung Le’s Positive PED Test

Earlier this week, we learned that UFC middleweight fighter, Cung Le, had been suspended nine-months for the illegal use of Human Growth Hormone during active competition. As such, the MMA world reacted. It didn't pay to cheat for once, good start to the day. — Brian Stann (@BrianStann) August 23, 2014 @DEVOURED85 unfortunately yes. —...

Oct 1, 2014 11:56 am

Suspension Report: Kennedy Out With Facial Blowout

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of Mandatory medical suspensions for UFC 178 fighters. UFC 178 took place last weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days Dustin Poirier: suspended 45...

Oct 1, 2014 8:57 am

Cung Le tests positive for HGH following UFC Fight Night 48

Prior to his headlining bout with Michael Bisping at August’s ‘UFC Fight Night 48’ event in Macau, former Strikeforce champion Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell under heavy scrutiny/suspicion for his abnormally “jacked” physique. Apparently, that suspicion was well warranted, as UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Le tested positive for excess levels of...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Cruz: If Ali Can Do It, So Can I

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long awaited return to the UFC tonight as the main-event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Ahead of the bout, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his desire to reclaim the belt. “The belt is just a piece of metal....

Sep 26, 2014 10:55 am

Nick Diaz Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Nick Diaz has officially plead not guilty to DUI charges from November of 2013, as well as earlier this month. Diaz is facing 8 charges, which include DUI, DUI with blood alcohol over .08, unsafe speeding, failure to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. Diaz will next appear in...

Sep 26, 2014 8:39 am

Dana White Doesn’t Guarantee Rumble’s Return To UFC

After UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s girlfriend accused him of allegedly appearing at her place of work back in March and lifting her by the shirt from her chair, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely pending an investigation. Earlier today we reported that Jonson’s ex-girlfriend would not be pressing charges against Rumble, leaving most people to...

Sep 26, 2014 8:14 am

Anthony Johnson’s Ex-Girlfriend Not Pursuing Charges

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had his title run stopped last week by his ex-girlfriend who claimed that Johnson had allegedly attacked her at her place of work back in March. Following her allegations, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely. MMAJunkie has learned that Johnson’s ex-girlfriend will not be pursuing charges. In a...

Sep 25, 2014 10:37 am

Rogan: “Wanderlei Lifetime Ban Ridiculous’

“I just think the penalty is way over the top. It’s one thing if you want to tell the guy he’s suspended for a year. Pretend as if you caught him for using steroids. If he got caught and it was his first time being caught it would be a nine month suspension. Instead of...