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May 13, 2015 9:00 am

Shamrock: ‘Kimbo Slice Isn’t Even In My League’

UFC legend Ken Shamrock will be going head-to-head with Kimbo Slice at Bellator 138 and he can’t wait to put Slice in his place. Fans questioned Bellator’s strategy after signing both men to a main-event fight for their “Bellator 138″ card, but both men have been talking trash and people are listening. The card will...

Apr 29, 2015 4:09 pm

1ST OF HIS KIND! Jon Jones Sets New Precedent For Title Strippings.

Tuesday evening was not the first time a fighter has been stripped of his title and it won’t be the last. However, Jon Jones became the first champion to be stripped for violating the fighter’s code of conduct policy after his hit and run incident! MMA.TV compiled a list that highlights UFC fighters’ title vacancies!...

Apr 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Joe Lauzon Returns, Faces Takanori Gomi In July

The already-stacked “UFC on FOX 16” card just got another amazing lightweight fight! Bonus extraordinaire Joe Lauzon will be stepping into the octagon to face PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi! Lauzon is looking to bounce back from his loss to Al Iaquinta with an impressive performance against the Japanese sensation. Before his loss, Lauzon dished out...

Apr 13, 2015 1:42 pm

Watch! Phil Baroni Has Officially Hit the Pro Wrestling Scene!

Former UFC and Pride veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, has officially hit the professional wrestling scene. The former Strikeforce title challenger is currently working with the Future Stars of Wrestling promotion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hit play on the video below and watch Baroni get in to it with former WCW wrestler...

Mar 19, 2015 4:04 am

Beach Kata With Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida utilized a traditional Karate background to attain the UFC light-heavyweight title, on an epic unbeaten run back in 2009. CAPTION: “Doing some Kata just To relax!Fazendo um Kata somente para relaxar!!” A video posted by Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:32pm PDT From Wiki: Kata (形, or more...

Mar 10, 2015 8:57 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks his Pro Wrestling debut

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil Baroni, recently made his pro wrestling debut for Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) in Tokyo, Japan. The “New York Bad Ass” sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor to talk about his first experience in pro wrestling (see his match HERE) and how this new endeavour will impact his mixed martial...

Mar 8, 2015 10:14 am

Ronda Rousey Takes On 3 Men In Judo Competition

Before she was UFC champion, Ronda Rousey was an international Judo competitor, who’s reputation preceded her, and on this hit Japanese show she took out 3 men. Enjoy!

Feb 6, 2015 4:00 am

Pioneers of MMA: Kazushi Sakuraba

Considered by UFC President Dana White to be one of the greatest talents of all time, the legend of Kazushi Sakuraba began at UFC Ultimate Japan in 1997, where the 183 lbs puroresu (traditional Japanese pro-wrestler) entered the heavyweight tournament on short notice only to win the four man event outright. Fighting almost exclusively in...

Jan 29, 2015 4:20 am

Diaz Has Wanted To Fight Silva Since “Rumble On The Rock”

“I’ve been in this sport a long time. My friend Jake Shields fought in Rumble on The Rock. He, Carlos Condit, Yushin Okami, Anderson Silva and other fighters. In the same period I was fighting in the UFC and in Japan. I think that we all were fighting at the 175-pound limit and I wanted...

Jan 23, 2015 12:29 pm

Riddle Wants To Fight CM Punk & Dana White At The Same Time

“Dana White’s a b-tch. He knows he’s a b-tch. He was born a b-tch. That’s why his mom named him Dana. It really don’t matter. I know he ain’t going to hire me back-I don’t want that job. I’m going to run sh-t in the WWE. If they don’t hire me, I’m going to run sh-t...

Jan 23, 2015 11:29 am

Frank Mir: “I can’t be defeated anymore”

“My training is going well, I have no injuries. I have to be faster than him. Normally, I fight at the striking range against my opponents but I can try to take him down. Bigfoot’s wrestling isn’t as good as his striking and his grappling, which are good. If I take him down, I can...

Jan 22, 2015 10:45 am

Bellator: ‘There isn’t a fighter out there we can’t afford’

“It’s not just us going after them (the UFC’s fighters). Believe me, they’re calling us. This is not a one-way street where we’re just going after fighters. We’re going to win some. We’re going to lose some. That’s just how the nature of this beast is going to be.” “If you’re a free agent out...

Jan 5, 2015 9:04 am

Roufus: Askren “Stoked” To Work With CM Punk

When news of CM Punk being signed to the UFC broke, ONE FC champion Ben Askren was one of the first fighters to offer a reaction to the signing. @ufc sign a fake wrestler, but not an Olympian who is the best WW in the world. Amateur move. — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 7, 2014...

Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm

First Lesnar, Now Fedor! Coker Going After Everyone

Bellator President Scott Coker is hoping to land some “big fish” in 2015. Coker has already reached out to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to let him know he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. Now the former Strikeforce boss has apparently set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko, to see...

Dec 7, 2014 10:47 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros react to Pettis’ win over Melendez

In the co-main event of UFC 181 last night, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis scored a second round submission win over a very game Gilbert Melendez. Below is a compilation of fighter reactions to the submission. I'm fucking eating wheaties it's for every meal — russell doane (@RussellDoane135) December 7, 2014 Pettis is unreal! #UFC181 @Showtimepettis —...

Dec 2, 2014 1:02 pm

“FAILED, SUSPENDED”

UFC Fight Night 52’s Michinori Tanaka (pictured) has just been revealed to be a performance enhancing drug user. UFC officials released the following statement regarding the matter: At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson on September 20 in Saitama, Japan, UFC contracted with an independent drug testing laboratory to perform testing on all fighters on the...

Nov 26, 2014 11:08 am

Kid Yamamoto Set To Return Following Three-Year Layoff

UFC bantamweight fighter, Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto is set to make his return to the cage, following a lengthy stint of inactivity. UFC officials announced the Japanese stars inclusion on the upcoming UFC 184 event, in February. UFC 184 takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The pay-per-view event features Chris Weidman vs. Vitor...

Nov 3, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Reminisces On Pride FC Days

UFC fighter, and former Pride FC fighter Alistair Overeem posted a photo on his Instagram of himself and a star studded group of Pride FC legends from the 2005 light heavyweight Grand-Prix. Pride! TB! 2005 Light-Heavyweight GP! I miss the old days in Japan! Ein von Alistair Overeem (@alistairovereem) gepostetes Foto am Nov 11, 2014 at...

Oct 22, 2014 10:02 am

REPLAY! Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson (Full Fight)

Mark Hunt is the 4th ranked heavyweight in the world and now he’s going for the interim heavyweight title as he faces Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, stepping in for an injured Cain Velasquez. Take a look back as Mark Hunt faced Roy Nelson, earning the much-coveted Performance of the Night bonus as the two...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Oct 1, 2014 9:58 am

Fury vs. Cowboy?

Undefeated UFC lightweight Myles “Fury” Jury (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has apparently been offered a fight with surging 155-pound contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. “Fury” gave fans the inside scoop earlier today: I’m getting asked non-stop when I’m fighting next and if it’ll be against Donald Cerrone. Just to let you all have a little inside...

Sep 24, 2014 12:06 pm

3 Broken Noses At Fight Night 52?

Last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 event may have resulted in several nose fractures. UFC Fight Night 52 took place in Japan, last Friday from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. According to a report from MixedMartialArts.com, up to three UFC fighters are being sidelined for potential fractures to their nose. Here’s the full...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 22, 2014 6:01 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Barnett Rematch In November

Mark Hunt is coming off a dominant second-round knockout over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night Japan this past weekend. The win catapaulted Hunt into the top 5 of the UFC’s heavyweight rankings. After the bout, Hunt stated that he would like to fight on the UFC’s card in Sydney Australia in November, but with...