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Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 9, 2014 12:28 pm

Jose Aldo Talks Mendes Fence Grabbing Controversy And More (Video)

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke to MMAFighting.com to talk about his upcoming rematch with Chad Mendes, fence grabbing controversy at UFC 142, and more. Check out the video below, and hit the Closed Caption Button for the English translation.


Jun 6, 2014 5:13 pm

Joe Rogan Believes That Cutting Weight For Fights Is Cheating

  Joe Rogan talks about the art of cutting weight for athletic competition, specifically cage fighting. “I definitely think so. I think there might be some sort of regulations where they weigh fighters during training five or six weeks out, the way they do random drug tests. They should probably do random weigh-ins as well...

Jun 3, 2014 6:49 am

Diego Sanchez Comments On Beef Tartare Incident: ‘you’re an idiot sometimes’

Diego Sanchez managed to get himself on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 card. He’ll face fellow TUF alumni Ross Pearson in front of his home crowd when the UFC goes to Albuquerque, NM for the first time. Sanchez is coming off of a rather disappointing and lackluster performance. He lost to Myles Jury via...

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Doesn’t Want to Fight Gustafsson, Wants DC

It’s no secret by now that Jon Jones has yet to sign the bout agreement to fight Alexander Gustafsson, however nobody is quite sure why Bones refuses to sign the contract. Dana White spoke to UFC.com today and said Jones doesn’t want to fight Gustafsson, but instead wants to fight Daniel Cormier. “Just to clear...

Jun 2, 2014 4:50 pm

Dana White Banned by Palms Casino Again

UFC President Dana White has been banned by the Palms casino according the to Las Vegas Review Journal. The Palms banned him after Dana beat them for (nearly $2 million), and they asked me not to play anymore.” Dana announced this during UFC Embedded, and said the following to Las Vegas Review Journal writer Norm...

May 29, 2014 12:09 am

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 7 Recap – Team Edgar Earns The Upset

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode begins with the fighters discussing last week’s fight, and Team Edgar is not happy, believing that Stephens should have won the controversial decision. However, Team Penn’s Roger...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 27, 2014 5:12 am

UFC Champ Jon Jones Honored As Positive Role Model

Some may look at the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion and see a controversial athlete who has made some less-than-perfect decisions in his personal life, but no the Mayor of Lima, Peru. That man honored Jones for his prime example to our youth. The caption reads,“The mayor of Lima, Peru gave me a medal for being a...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 22, 2014 8:01 pm

UFC Boss Happy With Ken Resolution But Frank Shamrock Not As Easy

Earlier this week we learned that Dana White and Ken Shamrock ended their 10-year long feud. I never thought we’d see the day, but we did. “It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down. But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it,...

May 19, 2014 6:12 am

Rebney Agrees With Bellator 120 Judges

“I scored it the way the judges scored it. I thought [Lawal] convincingly won the first and ‘Rampage’ convincingly won the second, and I thought, look, you had to watch the third real close. There were some takedowns. It’s a tough one to call, but I scored it the way the judges scored it.” Bellator...

May 19, 2014 5:30 am

QUICK TWITT | Jenna Jameson Calls Tito A Cheat & Bad Father For Beating On Smaller Man

Ouch! Tito’s ex-flame and baby momma Jenna Jameson didn’t have a congratulations for ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ following his Bellator 120 over Alexander Shlemenko. Instead the controversial adult actress took to twitter, calling him a cheater and bad father. Check it: (Via Twitter) Sometimes it’s easiest to win when you’re twice the size… #maybefightrampage#actuallyteachinghissonscheatingisok —...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson Licensed By NSAC In Post-TRT Era

Good news fight fans. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have been given licenses to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. While usually not a headliner, the two former teammates have been poster-boys for the controversial use exemptions for Testostorone Replacement Therapy (TRT). And up until the recent ban, have been using the treatment in...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Antonio Silva Risked Cancer With Former Testosterone Use

While Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is still suffering the consequences for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his fight with Mark Hunt, he is able to take at least one positive thing away from the suspension. In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Silva discussed his past testosterone use, and how it put him at risk...

May 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Greg Jackson on GSP: “He Probably Will Come Back”

While many, including UFC President Dana White, seem unsure of a Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon, GSP’s former coach Greg Jackson actually believes that there is a fairly strong likelihood of GSP fighting again. In a recent interview with Sportsnet Canada, Jackson discussed the possibility of a GSP comeback, saying: “I think with Georges...

May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...

May 5, 2014 11:57 am

Mayweather vs. Maidana Ends In Riot, Gunshots

Last weekend, Boxing returned to center stage in the combat world with Mayweather vs. Maidana at the MGM in Vegas. While entertaining, many thought Mayweather deserved the loss, but that’s not how it went. After a controversial decision to the main event, the crowd, un-pleased, went crazy, firing guns and trampling innocent people in attendance....

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

Karo Parisyan: ‘Manny Gamburyan Helps Ronda With Female Needs’

UFC featherweight fighter, Manny Gamburyan has a great relationship with UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. His cousin though, Bellator’s Karo Parisyan, paints an odd picture of their relationship, in what is likely to go down as a slightly controversial interview with MMAJunkie.com. It’s obviously all for show, but why Karo? Why? His words: “Why is...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 21, 2014 6:21 pm

Bedford and Yahya Will Settle Score at UFC Fight Night on June 28th

Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya will settle their rivalry at UFC Fight Night on June 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Their first bout just two weeks ago came to a controversial finish when a clash of heads caused Yahya to get dazed. Bedford followed up with a couple punches and was peeled off by the...