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Jul 22, 2014 5:02 am

Bellator Signs Melvin Manhoef

Bellator MMA has announced that they have signed another fighter today, this time Melvin Manhoef got the contract. The MMA and kickboxing veteran is coming off a decision loss to Filip Verlinden at Glory 17 in Los Angeles. Manhoef is still signed to an IFC Kickboxing fight on July 25th, and then to a Glory...

Jul 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Newell Says Illegal Knee Changed The Fight, Wants A Rematch

“It’s not something that is up for debate. It’s very blatant that the knees hit me in the head. I wasn’t the same. It’s obvious when you watch the video that it’s what cut me. It’s obvious that, when I got up, I was wobbly, and they need to closely monitor who they hire as...

Jul 14, 2014 9:51 am

Anthony Johnson Blasts Blackzilian Teammates

Anthony Rumble Johnson took to his personal Facebook to put his Blackzilian teammates on blast for talking behind his back. The message, which is visible only to Rumble’s Facebook friends, was screenshot by our friends over at Bloodyelbow.com So funny how people in the gym wanna talk. Believe me I know who you are but...

Jul 14, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | Josh Burkman Engages In Twitter Beef With Fight Fans

WSOF welterweight champion Josh Burkman got into a back and forth battle of words with a Twitter user yesterday. Check out the series of Tweets below: “@ASSAULTMMA: Tarec Saffiedine wants Rory MacDonald: 'I know I can beat that guy' #MMA #UFC” I will beat both of them. — Joshua Burkman (@JoshBurkman) July 12, 2014 I...

Jul 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Dustin Holyko Explains “White Pride” Tattoo And Criminal Past

Former WSOF fighter Dustin Holyko has caught a significant amount of flak for his “White Pride” tattoo, as well as the Nazi “SS” Lightning bolt tattoo on his back. After BloodyElbow writer Brent Brookhouse did some research and dug up Holyko’s criminal past, the WSOF released him from his contract. MMAJunkie.com verifired Holyko’s criminal charges,...

Jul 2, 2014 4:07 pm

Matt Hamill Retires From MMA

UFC veteran Matt Hamill has retired from MMA two years after returning to action at UFC 152, after that he dropped a loss to Thiago Silva before being cut by the UFC. Hamill then was signed to make his WSOF debut this Saturday, but an injury forced him out of the bout and as a...

Jun 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Fitch Doesn’t Want To Be Dan Marino

WSOF welterweight and former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch was once regarded as one of the greatest fighters on the planet, despite that, a championship has managed to elude Fitch. Jon spoke to Sherdog.com about his hopes for winning a title belt and not retiring without a championship like football legend, Dan Marino. “I don’t...

May 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Renzo Gracie Due In Court This Friday For Gang-Assault Charges

  Renzo Gracie is all the talk this week. After beating a bouncer in New York, being jailed, and released, the BJJ master gets his date in court this Friday. MMAJunkie.com has the scoop: Renzo Gracie and three others are due in court Friday to answer to a charge of assaulting a bouncer at a...

Apr 30, 2014 8:20 pm

Palhares Details Reason For Withdrawl From Fitch Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis Earlier today news broke that WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares had pulled out of his scheduled bout against Jon Fitch on July 5th. WSOF Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz was less than thrilled with Palhares withdrawing from the bout, and even more displeased with Palhares not giving a clear reason for...

Apr 21, 2014 8:02 pm

Rumble: ‘I don’t think Phil Davis is taking me too seriously’

“I don’t think Phil’s dumb, I think he’s just preparing himself for what could come up next. That’s not a bad thing. I don’t think he’s overlooking me, but at same time I think he doesn’t take me too seriously. I think he doubts me just a smidge and that’s all I need.” Anthony “Rumble”...

Apr 21, 2014 6:28 am

Jake Shields Responds To UFC Release

“I was definitely a little surprised, especially coming off some big wins, guys in the top-10, main events. I definitely didn’t think they’d drop me after one loss. But, you know, I had a terrible performance. I certainly didn’t feel like I fought like myself that night. But, given that it was one performance, you...

Apr 14, 2014 11:56 am

PHOTO’s: Tyron Spong’s Leg Break Gallery

  Last weekend in an unfortunate accident, Glory and WSOF fighter, Tyron Spong broke his leg on a well placed check. We’ve been able to piece together some highlights of the event, but nothing tells the story better than these images. Check it: (click to enlarge)

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Apr 14, 2014 8:30 am

.gif | Tyron Spong’s Brutal Leg Break

Last weekend, while fighting for Glory, combat sports superstar Tyron Spong, took a page out of Anderson Silva’s book with a low kick that resulted in a nasty leg snapping injury. The horrific event, will put the WSOF MMA fighter on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Here’s a replay: (Video can be found HERE)

Apr 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Tyron Spong: ‘If I commit to MMA I want to be in the UFC’

“If eventually I fully commit to only MMA, of course I want to be in the UFC because that’s the highest league out there. But for now WSOF is treating me very well… [WSOF is] putting on great shows, great fight cards, they’re doing good numbers now. They’re getting bigger and better every show so...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Mar 31, 2014 9:24 am

World Series of Fighting Launches Summer Schedule

  The World Series of Fighting (WSOF), following WSOF 9, which aired last Saturday, has begun preparations for their summer schedule. WSOF 10, scheduled for June 10th, will showcase two title bouts as Georgi Karakhanyan faces Rick Glenn for the featherweight championship. Meanwhile, David Branch will face off against Jesse Taylor for the inaugural middleweight...

Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm

McGregor Calls Aldo ‘Basic’, Blasts Sanchez, Swanson, Poirier, More

By Evan Stoumbelis Featherweight Conor McGregor may not have stepped in the Octagon to fight recently, since August to be exact, however that hasn’t stopped him from trying to pick fights outside of the Octagon with his fellow UFC peers. McGregor went on a rant (transcribed by) MMAFighting.com about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

Mar 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Cody McKenzie Released From UFC, Wants Aoki Bout

In another blow to the UFC’s roster, TUF season 12 fighter Cody McKenzie (pictured), recently announced his UFC release through his official twitter account. The Alaskan native went 3-4 while under the UFC”s employ, most recently dropping an unimpressive bout to Sam Stout on the UFC on FOX 9 card. Outside of his lackluster record,...

Mar 17, 2014 6:06 am

ACL Injury Forces Terry Etim Out Of Bellator Lightweight Tournament,

The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Title will be settled on Friday, March 21st from the Kansas Star Arena, live on Spike TV as Attila Vegh will fight “The Hardcore Kid” Emmanuel Newton in a highly anticipated clash at 205 pounds. The night will also feature the start of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Liverpool native Terry...

Mar 8, 2014 8:54 am

Oklahoma State AC Brings Back Tournament Style Fighting

Today in Unexpected News: the return of eight-man, tournament-style MMA fights has been approved by the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission. Mixed martial arts was born on one nigh tournaments where a fighter would perform 3-4 times a night to secure their place among the world’s best. The rules were a little more lax than we...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 18, 2014 4:36 pm

World Series of Fighting 9 lineup complete with addition of six preliminary contests

With a stacked main card already in place that includes two championship contests, World Series of Fighting 9’s full lineup is now complete with the addition of six preliminary bouts. The intriguing contests include no less than 10 of Las Vegas’ finest mixed martial artists, as the “Fight Capital of the World” will be well...

Feb 18, 2014 4:36 am

UFC signs Dutch light heavyweight

In an attempt to shore up the light heavyweight division, the UFC has added a veteran striker to the mix. Dutch-born Hans Stringer was added to the roster and according to Combate, he will make his UFC debut against Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night Natal, on March 23. Stringer is just 26 but stands...

Feb 17, 2014 10:21 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Miguel Torres Picked Up First Win In Over 2-Years Last Weekend

Over the weekend former WEC Champ, Miguel Torres, notched a much-needed win under his belt. After a string of poor performances, the man once considered the pound for pound king, was able to successfully out-point Giovanni Moljo at “United Combat League: Havoc in Hammond” in Indiana. The victory gives Torres his first win since UFC...

Feb 10, 2014 10:38 am

Anthony Johnson: Pay us like MLB stars and we won’t have to use PED’s

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is set to make his second stint with the UFC when he returns to face Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Johnson was a recent guest on SiriusXM’s ‘TapouT Radio,’ where he discussed the hot topics of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in...