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May 24, 2013 4:53 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Weigh-in Results – Two Miss Weight

A pretty aggressive scuffle, two-missed weights and a former boxing world champion in Mike Tyson made up today’s weigh-in event for UFC 160. Today’s ceremony took place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and while two-may have missed their contracted weight, the entire main card hit their mark. Mike Tyson also entered...

May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

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

No Retirement for Gray Maynard Anytime Soon

On this Saturday’s UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Gray Maynard will be facing T.J. Grant to determine who will get the title shot against current champion, Benson Henderson. Had Maynard not won his previous fight nearly a year ago he might not even be there. Maynard’s win against Clay Guida via split decision caused quite...

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 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 6, 2013 9:01 am

Rich Franklin not ready to retire, eyes fight with Bisping

Six months removed from his KO loss at the hands of Cung Le, former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is finally talking about what’s next in his MMA career. Franklin recently made an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he quickly made it clear that he has...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 24, 2013 9:00 am

Ratings Report: Henderson, Melendez viewership peaks at 4.7 million

Though the overall numbers may have been down, a solid number of viewers tuned in for the UFC on FOX 7 main event. MMAweekly.com says viewership for the lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez peaked at 4.7 million viewers. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Henderson defeated...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am

Gray Maynard: The Hardest Hitter At 155

“I think Grant really believes he has good stand-up. He’s good on the ground, but he likes to stand and strike. He believes in that aspect of his game and that’s okay. Training at AKA has added a few more tools to my game, but I truly believe I’m one of the hardest hitters —...

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear. Nick Diaz is still retired. There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 4, 2013 7:57 am

Nah-Shon Burrell replaces injured Amir Sadollah, faces Stephen Thompson at UFC 160

Amir Sadollah (6-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Stephen Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 160 next month with an undisclosed injury. Stepping in for Sadollah will be Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Burrell made his octagon debut in February, scoring a unanimous decision...

Apr 1, 2013 11:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Cella sets sites on Sweden for UFC debut against Tor

A week before most of his “The Ultimate Fighter 17” cast mates pair off, Adam Cella will get the first stab at life inside the UFC cage. Cella is slated to take on fellow “TUF 17” cast member Tor Troeng on the undercard of UFC on FUEL TV 9. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes...

Apr 1, 2013 11:18 am

Dana White: Gustafsson vs Mousasi Still On For UFC On Fuel TV 9 | UFC NEWS

After sustaining a cut above his eye while training, Alexander Gustafsson’s status for his upcoming fight against Gegard Mousasi this Saturday has been a big question mark. It appears the suspense surrounding the situation can now be put to rest, at least for the time being. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani  recently posted on Twitter that UFC...

Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

“Bigfoot” On TRT: It doesn’t win fights | UFC NEWS

“If they’re going to allow him (Overeem) to use it, what are you going to do? For sure I’m going to be angry. Because it happens, this test that he did with his testosterone, yes? It was a low level, right? You know why? Because he stops taking these things. So then he did the...

Mar 27, 2013 11:15 am

Diaz vs. Quebec Commission: The Case and Its Implications | UFC NEWS

The camp of Nick Diaz has thrown some heavy accusations this past week.  Most of this was aimed at the Quebec commission who oversaw UFC 158, the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux.  They claim the commission relaxed their enforcement of their own regulations on a fighter’s weight, and the Diaz camp also...

Mar 12, 2013 2:06 pm

Aldo vs. Pettis set for August 3rd In Rio | UFC News

The much-anticipated bout between José Aldo and Anthony Pettis already has a place on the UFC calendar. The collision between the current featherweight champion and the former WEC lightweight title holder is scheduled to take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 3rd, as the main event of the evening, as...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...