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May 30, 2013 12:49 pm

Ed O’Neill To Provide Color Commentary For Metamoris Pro II

The Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, taking place June 9, live from L.A.’s historic Pauley Pavilion, is proud to announce Emmy nominated actor and Gracie jiu jitsu black belt Ed O’Neill as a member of the Metamoris II commentary team alongside Gracie Academy head instructor Rener Gracie. “I began studying Gracie Jiu Jitsu over...

May 24, 2013 9:42 am

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 164

Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier are set to duke it out at UFC 164 in August. Sources close to the fight confirmed with MMAWeekly that the bout will take place when the UFC makes its return to Milwaukee. Both Koch and Poirier will be looking to rebound from recent losses. Erik Koch (13-2) experienced his...


May 22, 2013 10:44 am

Association of Boxing Commissions Considering WADA Marijuana Reform

Following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s announcement of a new policy that increases the threshold for marijuana in an athlete’s system, the Association of Boxing Commissions’ medical committee will meet next week to discuss and possibly redraft their own policy toward marijuana. In an interview with Sherdog.com, Dr. Sherry Wulkan, the ABC’s medical chairperson, said that...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

Diaz and His Manager Have “No Remorse” For Costly Tweet

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Just a few days ago we found out that Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller. In that fight Healy not only cashed in on the victory but he took home $130,000 extra for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Unfortunately, Healy...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Bryan Caraway Accused of Elbowing Cat Zingano Intentionally

As if Bryan Caraway hasn’t lost enough respect from the MMA community this week, the plot thickens yet again. First Caraway was awarded a portion of Pat Healy’s win bonus from his hard-fought UFC 159 victory over Jim Miller after ‘Bam Bam’ was stripped of his earnings for testing positive for marijuana. Next, Caraway hit...

May 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended 90 Days, Fined $20,000 For Tweets About Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the UFC are keeping busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz did not approve, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts on the situation....

May 17, 2013 12:39 pm

Bryan Caraway responds to twitter backlash

It was backstage at Newark’s Prudential Center during UFC 159 that Bryan Caraway (18-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) convinced UFC president Dana White to up the evening’s bonuses from $50,000 apiece to $65,000. Weeks later, and in a roundabout sort of way, Caraway found himself the beneficiary of his own lobbying efforts. Caraway received a $65,000...

May 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended Indefinitely For Derogatory Tweets Towards Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC has awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz does not approve. The younger Diaz brother took to Twitter to...

May 16, 2013 11:20 am

Nick Diaz’s Promotion ‘War MMA’ Looks for June 22 Debut

  The last few days have seen a tantalizing rumor develop into a prospective reality.  Former UFC welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, is looking to start his own MMA promotion; more than that, he has already applied for a temporary promoter’s license in hopes of launching “War MMA” as soon as June 22.   Sherdog.com reached...

May 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Ariel Helwani on Dana White: “It’s a Professional Relationship”

Usually the one asking the questions, MMA Fighting and Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani has recently experienced being on the other side of the microphone. The former three-time “Journalist of the Year” by the World MMA Awards, from 2010 to 2012, took some time to talk to the UG’s guest blogger Jonathan Shrager, when he detailed...

May 8, 2013 9:08 am

9 Fighters, Including Leonard Garcia, Removed From UFC Roster

When the UFC removes your profile from the online masterlist of fighters in its official website, it usually means you’re gone. Now that has happened to nine athletes earlier this week, as reported by Bloody Elbow, including fan favorite Leonard Garcia. The following is the list of fighters who are expected to be released in...

May 6, 2013 9:49 am

Apparel owner claims Jones, Cormier nearly came to blows in the street

To be a fly on the wall on this night. Apparently UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and up-and-coming contender Daniel Cormier got nose-to-nose at an awards show. MMARoasted Podcast had Todd Rexx on as a guest recently. Rexx, a comedian and owner of the clothing brand TraMMA Combat Apparel, spilled the beans on what...

May 4, 2013 12:55 pm

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I never felt like I was in danger’ in Benson Henderson Fight

Two weeks ago, Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson squared off in a lightweight title fight in the main event of UFC on FOX 7. The closely contested bout was back and forth and close to call, but much to the disappointment of onlookers, Benson Henderson was awarded a victory via a split-decision on the judges...

Apr 15, 2013 7:38 am

Gonzaga camp to protest Browne loss

At this weekends TUF 17 Finale, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) was awarded a win as well as the “Knockout of the Night” bonus for disposing of competitor Gabriel Gonzaga (14-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) via elbows, just 71 seconds into their fight. At least a couple of the blows appear to violate both the no striking...

Mar 23, 2013 3:23 pm

World Series of Fighting 2: Preliminary Card Play-By-Play and Results | MMA News

  The World Series of Fighting takes place at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 23rd. The main event features a clash of two dangerous strikers, former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski and former UFC welterweight, Anthony Johnson. The preliminary card starts at 6:30 ET, while the main event begins...

Mar 21, 2013 10:32 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Sunny Garcia – Road To The Lavaman

UFC superstar BJ Penn has a new opponent lined up. Not in MMA, but in the Lavaman Waikoloa Hawaii Challenge on March 24th. It is a charity triathlon, and his competition; Professional Surfer Sunny Garcia. The two challengers are legends in their respected sports, and will not take each other lightly. The proceeds of the...

Mar 12, 2013 10:46 am

Cyborg: “Rousey Can’t Compete With Me” | UFC News

  Recent Invicta FC signee, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos speaks out against long-time rival and UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey to celebrity news outlet TMZ: “Fraud? I’m not the one that hides behind a weight class that she knows I can’t make.” The weight class Cyborg is referring to is the 135-pound limit that the bantamweight...

Feb 27, 2013 11:41 am

Rousey Offered Movie Role, White Says Fighting is Where Real Money Is

After headlining UFC 157 and making history as the first female UFC champion and first woman to win inside the famed octagon Ronda Rousey couldn’t get any bigger…or could she? The amazingly talented former Olympian and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been the talk of the MMA world for the past year, sweeping MMA...

Feb 20, 2013 9:47 am

Invicta FC to implement random drug testing following Cyborg signing | MMA NEWS

Call it a coincidence, but Invicta FC recently announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just days after signing famed failed PED test taker, Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Through MMA Junkie, Invicta FS stated: “For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for...