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Dec 10, 2014 5:10 am

Frank Mir: ‘I need a very significant performance.’

“I did (consider retirement). If I wasn’t able to have a proper off-season and see what I could get my body level of fitness up to, then I would have considered it. Just because at that point, I don’t want to go in there and have a bad performance and keep getting worse and worse....

Dec 10, 2014 5:05 am

Report: Faber Draws Big On Fox Sports 1

Team Alpha Male founder Urijah “The California Kid” Faber has made a career out of setting trends, and staying ahead of the pack. Which is it’s no surprise that his decision to fight for free on TV is paying off in the numbers. Ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via MMAFighting.com) The UFC 181 prelims,...

Dec 10, 2014 5:04 am

Gegard Mousasi Charges Popular Apparel Brand With Failure To Pay

In a climate where fighter pay is always under the microscope, many popular fighters rely on sponsorship income to help supplement their finances. When a sponsor doesn’t pay, it’s a serious charge, one that Gegard Mousasi is making against popular apparel company, Fear The Fighter. From his official twitter: *The cat is coming out of...

Dec 9, 2014 3:26 pm

Nevada Commission Says Opponent Matters In CM Punk Licensing

“The matchup would matter a great deal. We are not going to put someone with no fight experience in the cage against a specialized MMA fighter … if he’s had no prior fights, that’s obviously something that would concern us.” “Money-making potential is not something that goes into our decision making process. We have the...

Dec 9, 2014 12:53 pm

Matt Hughes: ‘Lawler-Hendricks Trilogy Should Be Next’

“How long ago was the MacDonald fight? Thirteen months ago? That’s not an old fight. Robbie won that pretty decisively, right?” “You’ve got a guy that Robbie’s already beat pretty decisively, and now you’ve got a great rematch where the first fight was close, the second fight was maybe even closer, and now the makings...

Dec 9, 2014 11:59 am

Gina Carano Joins GSP In Kickboxer Remake

Former MMA starlet, Gina ‘Conviction’ Carano has just joined the star-studded cast of the 1989 “Kickboxer” film remake. The Former Strikeforce and EliteXC talent joins the likes of former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre on-set. Carano last fought MMA in a losing effort to Cris Cyborg in 2009. Filming of the project started last week.

Dec 9, 2014 11:52 am

JR: ‘UFC Brilliant For Signing CM Punk’

“CM Punk has already won in the UFC in multiple ways, and he has yet to break a sweat. This is another testament to the brilliant promotional strategist that is UFC President Dana White. It’s a good thing that those who are squealing like a pig stuck under a gate aren’t running the show or...

Dec 9, 2014 11:13 am

UFC Veteran Justin Buchholz Added To WSOF 16 Event

Already featuring a star-studded lineup with two championship fights, including welterweight kingpin Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch and featherweight title holder Rick Glenn vs. Lance Palmer, “World Series of Fighting 16: Palhares vs. Fitch” now has two more action-packed matchups. The two new main-card contests include featherweights Brenson Hansen (7-2) vs. Josh Berkovic (5-0) and...

Dec 9, 2014 9:39 am

Anthony Pettis: “My hand is fine”

Before the MMA world gets too caught up with his six-month medical suspension, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis confirmed that he will not be out of action for the next half-year. His words: My hand is fine! — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014 9:31 am

AKA, Cesar Gracie, And ATT All Want Some CM Punk

With the UFC’s recent signing of WWE super-star, CM Punk, the MMA world wants a piece of the action. Three of the sports most sought after teams are ally vying for a chance to train CM Punk. Check it: I will formally invite @CMPunk to come train with us. Seems like the right fit. @ufc...

Dec 8, 2014 8:22 pm

UFC 181 medical suspensions: Pettis out up to 6 months

Fight fans saw an incredible night of fights this past Saturday at UFC 181 where Robbie Lawler was crowned the welterweight champion and Anthony Pettis became the first person to submit Gilbert Melendez as he defended his lightweight title. The UFC 181 medical suspensions are in from the NSAC, which were obtained by Sherdog. Fighters...

Dec 8, 2014 7:21 pm

Askren on CM Punk signing: ‘It was a shock’

Ben Askren is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and when the UFC announced the signing of CM Punk at UFC 181 Askren quickly took to Twitter to speak out against the UFC’s newest fighter (See that HERE). Askren continued to discuss the signing this week, speaking to MMAJunkie. His words: “Everyone...

Dec 8, 2014 7:14 pm

Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino set for UFC Fight Night Boston

Johnny Case will no longer be facing Paul Felder January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston, but will instead be fighting Francisco Trevino. Felder has opted to face Danny Castillo at UFC 182, rather than wait to fight Case at UFC Fight Night Boston. Case is coming into the fight on a 9-fight win streak...

Dec 8, 2014 5:20 pm

Jake Shields returns to action at WSOF 17 in January

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will return to MMA on January 17th at WSOF 17 under the WSOF banner to fight Brian Foster for the #1 contender spot to fight the winner of this Saturday’s Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares welterweight title fight. Shields is coming off a win in his WSOF debut over Ryan...

Dec 8, 2014 5:07 pm

Hughes: ‘Hendricks was trying to win rounds’

At UFC 181, Johny Hendricks noticeably faded in the 4th and 5th rounds of the fight, clinching Robbie Lawler against the cage and stalling several times. While Hendricks attributed his performance in the final few rounds to a tough weight cut, former welterweight champion Matt Hughes believes it’s because Hendricks was trying to fight to...

Dec 8, 2014 4:18 pm

UFC Exec. “Pretty confident” GSP will return in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for the UFC, arguably the biggest in UFC history. With several high profile bouts to kick off the new year, and several champion fighters returning from injury, the UFC can potentially have a massive year. Fight fans are still wondering however whether or not former welterweight...

Dec 8, 2014 4:13 pm

Watch Lyoto Machida get the taste smacked out of his mouth by Antonio Inoki

In this throwback video we see a very young Lyoto Machida getting brutally smacked multiple times by Antonio Inoki following a unanimous decision win over Kengo Watanabe in his MMA debut. In Japan being smacked by Inoki is a great honor, and is sort of a ‘good luck’ charm that means the fighter will be...

Dec 8, 2014 4:01 pm

PHOTO | CM Punk training with Roy Nelson, King Mo, and Rener Gracie

When CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, announced at UFC 181 that he would be making his UFC debut in the future, he also revealed that he was still looking for a training camp, but was looking at several high profile gyms. Here we can see Brooks alongside top ranked Bellator light heavyweight King Mo,...

Dec 8, 2014 3:35 pm

Faber on Rivera rematch: “I don’t really make those decisions”

In the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 181, Urijah Faber scored a submission win over Francisco Rivera. The choke came after an unintentional eye poke, that many are unfairly calling intentional. After the bout Rivera revealed that he is planning to appeal the loss, and had already asked for a rematch. Faber...

Dec 8, 2014 3:00 pm

Duffee: ‘I saw blood and was happy to be in a fight’

Todd Duffee returned to the UFC this past weekend at UFC 181 after a 2-year long layoff. For Duffee however, the moment he recalls from the fight was not when he KO’d his opponent in just 33 seconds, it was when he saw both men had blood on them. He spoke to MMAJunkie Radio: “The...

Dec 8, 2014 2:52 pm

Robbie Lawler tops UFC 181 payroll with $220,000

The UFC 181 payroll is in, and unsurprisingly Robbie Lawler, who left the evening as the champion, was the highest paid fighter on the card, followed by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, who were both tied with $200,000. MMAJunkie obtained the payroll from the NSAC. The list is as follows: * indicates $50,000 ‘Performance of...

Dec 8, 2014 10:47 am

Conor McGregor promises to K.O. Siver within 2 minutes

Ahead of his UFC Fight Night Boston bout on January 18th, Conor McGregor is promising to KO Dennis Siver within 2 minutes. McGregor took to Facebook with his message. Post by Conor McGregor. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE)

Dec 8, 2014 10:02 am

PHOTO | Raquel Pennington shows off nasty injury courtesy of Ashlee Evans-Smith

Prior to submitting Ashlee Evans-Smith at the last second of the 1st round at UFC 181, Raquel Pennington ate a nasty knee from Evans-Smith that opened up a cut on her forehead. Nobody knew how bad the cut was until after the bout, when this image was posted on Twitter. Raquel Pennington got an awesome...

Dec 8, 2014 9:01 am

Wanderlei Silva releases new video talking about fighter uniforms

Since the UFC announced their new 7-year, $700 million deal with Reebok last week, the MMA community has been abuzz with talk. Wanderlei Silva is offering his take on the uniforms now, and offering advice to up and coming fighters in this latest video.

Dec 8, 2014 8:57 am

Chael Sonnen may know who CM Punk will face in UFC debut

Since the UFC announced that CM Punk, also known as Phil Brooks, will be making his UFC debut sometime in the future, there has been talk as to who he will fight. Brooks has never competed in a MMA bout, and as a result, UFC President Dana White said he will be facing someone with...

Dec 8, 2014 5:05 am

Jon Jones discusses desire to retire as ‘The GOAT’

As Jon Jones has continued his UFC career, there has been more talk of Jones eventually surpassing Anderson Silva, the man many consider to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in MMA. Jones spoke in a video about what it means to become The GOAT, and how he looks forward to continuing his legacy...

Dec 7, 2014 8:06 pm

Claudia Gadelha says UFC title shot is on the line against Joanna Jędrzejczyk

The UFC will crown its first strawweight champion on December 12 at the TUF 20 Finale event in Las Vegas. 24 hours later, undefeated prospects Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jędrzejczyk will meet in the octagon at UFC on FOX 13, in a bout that Claudia says will determine the divisions next title contender: “Whoever wins...

Dec 7, 2014 7:38 pm

Sergio Pettis Considering Return To Flyweight

Sergio Pettis (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The win moved Sergio to 3-1 in the UFC, with all four of those fights taking place in the bantamweight division of 135-pounds. But after the fight, Pettis suggested...