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May 26, 2015 8:05 am

UFC Fighter Wants To Replace Joe Rogan

UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan better watch out, it looks like someone has their eyes on his job! Sean O’Connell stopped by The MMA Hour to talk to Ariel Helwani about his recent win over Anthony Perosh but also ended up talking about all the other ventures he has going on outside of the...

May 26, 2015 7:46 am

WATCH! Donald Cerrone’s Brutal Back Elbow To Makdessi’s Dome

Donald Cerrone is known for those devastating leg kicks and head kicks, just like the one he broke John Makdessi’s jaw with. However, did you happen to see that back elbow that landed as well. Check it out below! [GIF: Muchel85 ] WATCH! GILBERT MELENDEZ TALKS UPCOMING SCRAP WITH EDDIE ALVAREZ

May 26, 2015 7:34 am

Rockhold: ‘It’s Not if Vitor Was Cheating, It’s HOW MUCH!’

Dana White and the UFC might be unsure about the next middleweight title challenger, but it’s apparent that one man is very, very sure. UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold was everywhere after UFC 187, doing interviews for FOX Sports and backstage interviews with Ariel Helwani. The AKA fighter truly believes that it’s his time to shine...

May 26, 2015 7:11 am

Slo-Mo Aerial Striking With The Team Alpha Male Females — WATCH!

Check out Paige VanZant’s Matrix impression in this video that she posted to her Instagram! A little Memorial Day fun with @cynthia.calvillo @teamalphamalemma A video posted by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzantufc) on May 25, 2015 at 4:16pm PDT WATCH! GILBERT MELENDEZ TALKS UPCOMING SCRAP WITH EDDIE ALVAREZ

May 26, 2015 7:00 am

Sparring So Hard For Shogun-Cyborg That Gym Repairs Now Needed

Things got a little out of control at the gym for these UFC fighters! At least, that’s what it seems. In the Instagram video below, shared by Cris Cyborg, we see everyone looking exhausted, including Shogun, then we see the aftermath of one of their sparring sessions. 👉😁👈#Repost @kings_mma with @repostapp. ・・・ And at the...

May 26, 2015 6:50 am

Whose Abs?

Looks like someone hasn’t been skipping their ab days! Check out the pic Cris Cyborg shared with her fans, showing off her impressive physique. Think she will ever make 135 lbs.? 👉🇲🇽 👈Today is doing ten days I’m training in Mexico. Hoje está fazendo dez dias que estou treinando no mexico. 👊🏻 #invictafc13 #criscyborg #cuttingweight...

May 19, 2015 10:18 am

Frankie Edgar Jumps into “Pound for Pound” List in Updated UFC Rankings

Frankie Edgar came out on top against Urijah Faber at “UFC Fight Night 66” and he made his return to the pound for pound rankings in the most recent edition of UFC’s official rankings! Despite being the most dominant athlete in the world, Ronda Rousey has moved down a spot in the “pound for pound”...

May 12, 2015 11:34 am

UFC Rankings Updated: How Far Did Mark Hunt Fall?

“UFC Fight Night 65” is in the books and we saw some shifts in the official UFC rankings. Stipe Miocic’s one-sided beating of Mark Hunt did not boost him up the rankings at all as he remained ranked #4 in the division. However, Hunt suffered a drop down to #6. Robert Whittaker, previously unranked, made...

Apr 30, 2015 4:44 pm

Passed Up For Cowboy, Thomson Ready To Fill In For Marquee Lightweight Matchup

Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez are expected to meet at UFC 188 on June 13, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. However, in the ever-changing sport of mixed martial arts this bout could need a fighter at the drop of a dime. Enter: Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Josh Thomson made a quick recovery after being pulled...

Apr 29, 2015 9:04 am

New P4P King with “Bones” Out of UFC’s Official Rankings

It’s been a big couple of days in the world of mixed martial arts. Now that it is official Jon Jones is not only pulled from UFC 187 but also suspended and stripped of the title, UFC officials have released the newest rankings. The biggest change, of course, is the removal of Jon Jones from...

Feb 26, 2015 4:40 pm

Nick Diaz Blasts GSP on Instagram, Says He’s A PED User Who…

Nick Diaz took to instagram following a post from his friend and teammate, Gilbert Melendez. The post itself, is just a photo of GSP and Gilbert Melendez hanging out like bros. But Diaz saw something different, and he used the opportunity, to not only call GSP a steroid using cheater, but also confess that he...

Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Eddie Alvarez: ‘Gil like a cheerleader looking to get with the QB’

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez recently challenged former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a fight inside the UFC’s octagon. “El Nino” also noted that he would like the potential Alvarez fight to take place in Mexico City this June. Alvarez initially responded to Melendez request by politely asking if the fight could take...

Feb 4, 2015 4:03 am


“The reason why it would be welcome to the lightweight division is it would make things interesting. I would love to lock horns with this guy, I’d be up for that. I think he has some pretty good size for his weight class. He’s a big boy. I think he can carry the weight and...

Jan 20, 2015 11:02 am

UFC Returns To Dallas With Two Title Fights

Two world titles are on the line when the UFC returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, March 14 as lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his title for the second time when he meets No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos and newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza makes her first title...

Jan 19, 2015 8:24 pm

REPLAY! Gustafsson vs. Johnson Preview

On Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson squares off against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in Stockholm for the #1 contender spot at light heavyweight. Ahead of the bout, Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez, and Frankie Edgar broke down the bout on Fox Sports 1.

Jan 12, 2015 10:37 pm

Anthony Pettis Earns Brown Belt In Jiu-Jitsu

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis earned his brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu earlier this week. This comes on the heels of ‘Showtime’ submitting Cesar Gracie black belt Gilbert Melendez in their UFC 181 bout in December. Despite being known for his highlight reel knockouts, Anthony Pettis has 8 submission victories in 18 professional MMA bouts, and...

Jan 12, 2015 8:57 am

Pettis: ‘I’ll Finish Dos Anjos In The First Round’

Anthony Pettis is known for finishing his opponents quickly, and plans more of the same when he faces Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March. Pettis quickly dispatched of Gilbert Melendez in December when he scored a 2nd round submission win over the veteran fighter. He spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to...

Jan 8, 2015 9:31 am

Diaz Preps For Silva Alongside Shields, Schilling

Nick Diaz is readying for his January 31 super-fight against Anderson Silva with some of the fight-games most certified killers. Jake Shields and Joe Schilling were seen last night, alongside Diaz, at Gilbert Melendez’s gym in San Francisco. Here’s the story in tweets: Workout today with jakeshields @Mm0613ñotrainingcenter #mma joe_schilling in the back he didn't...

Jan 1, 2015 11:14 am

Training CM Punk For UFC Debut An “Exciting Challenge” For Roufus

“I am excited to work with him. There are a bunch naysayers out there. I love it. I’d been saying for years in the WEC that Anthony Pettis was going to be something special. Well look at him now. He just submitted two guys [Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez] that hadn’t been submitted before. “I’m...

Dec 19, 2014 5:21 am


“I’ve always seen something special in Anthony Pettis. When you see a guy that’s that talented and he’s only going to get better – I mean, he can do things to people that other people can’t do,” White said. “For instance, Gilbert Melendez has three different titles in three different organizations. Gilbert grew up with...

Dec 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Anthony Pettis Planning Aggressive Run In 2015

Following a long stint of inactivity, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis is looking to make up for lost time. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the champ is looking to return in either April or March, fight again in July, and then round out the year with one more title defense. In recent...

Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Anthony Pettis Ready For Immediate Return To Action

Anthony Pettis is looking for a quick turnaround following last weekend’s UFC 181 victory over Gilbert Melendez. Much to his displeasure, the champ has been forced on the sidelines for lengthy stints, due to injury, more than once in his time with the UFC. Now healed, that’s all about to change. His words: (via FOX...

Dec 9, 2014 3:45 pm

Khabib: ‘Only way I lose to Pettis is by a lucky punch’

“My wrestling is on another level. Gilbert is a very experienced guy, good heart, good boxing, good chin. A lot of respect for Gilbert Melendez. But if I have fight against Anthony Pettis, I think I pressure him, hard punch, takedown and top control. I think he no like this. You see Gilbert Melendez take...

Dec 9, 2014 11:31 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Anthony Pettis Is ‘Scared’ of Me

“I think he (doesn’t want) this fight. He’s scared. Before he never said (anything) about me. But I am 6-0 (in the UFC) and the No. 1 contender (with a) 22-0 record. My opponent is scared. “Showtime is scared. Nobody finished Gilbert Melendez before. It is tough. His kicking is very good; his boxing is...

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 7:28 pm

Gracie Breakdown of UFC 181

Following a submission-packed night of fights at UFC 181, including the first ever two bulldog choke event, and Gilbert Melendez being submitted by Anthony Pettis, Rener Gracie as well as personal trainer and Gracie JiuJitsu brown belt Mike Saffaie broke down the chokes.

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 7, 2014 9:08 am

UFC 181 draws live gate of nearly $2.5 million

Last night UFC 181 went down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center, where fight fans witnessed a stacked night of fights, topped off by Anthony Pettis’ submission win over Gilbert Melendez, and Robbie Lawler’s split decision win over Johny Hendricks to win the welterweight championship. At the post-fight press conference, it was disclosed that the...

Dec 7, 2014 8:51 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Anthony Pettis at post-fight press conference

At the UFC 181 post-fight press conference last night. Undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance, where he called out lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. “Nobody had finished Meldendez before, and now, the UFC needs to give me my title shot. Benson Henderson lost, Eddie Alvarez lost, Pettis beat Donald Cerrone, Pettis beat Melendez, (and) I...