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Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

PHOTO | Roy Nelson Trains With Sumo Wrestlers

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is taking in the arts while in Japan. The Caption Reads, How does @roynelsonmma prepare for#UFCFightNight in Japan? By training alongside Japanese sumo wrestlers, of course! #UFCJapan

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Ray Sefo Plans Global Expansion For WSOF

Former Kickboxer and now President of World Series of Fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Sefo joined a media conference call to discuss the future of his promotion. During the call MMAmania.com asked Sefo about global expansions for WSOF. “From day one, we said we were going to go globally. We have done that already. The August event...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

Apr 28, 2014 10:45 am

PHOTO | Gomi & Vallie-Flagg Pose Post-Fight

Japanese MMA Legend, Takanori Gomi returned to action last Saturday during the UFC 172 preliminary card. Live on FOX Sports 1, the two lightweights engaged in what would be the ‘Fight of the Night’ earning bout that saw Gomi get his hand raised via unanimous decision. After the fight, Vallie Flagg sent out the following:...

Mar 20, 2014 9:55 pm

GSP Still Contemplating Anderson Silva Superfight

“There were conversations before but they were talking about me going up at 185. I weigh 190 pounds, the guy weighs 230 pounds when he is off season. I’m 190 pounds off season. Right now I’m 195 at maximum. My friends saw him and he is now 230, 235. I know people who know him....

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Chael Sonnen Says Wanderlei Has Not Signed The Contract Yet

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, is set to air on UFC Fight Pass starting March 9. A lot of news has been making the rounds before the show’s first episode has even aired, most notably the huge brawl between the coaches, teased in the trailer for the upcoming season....

Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Feb 5, 2014 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon: A $15k purse doesn’t leave much money after

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon recently held a Q&A on Reddit, where he explained how a $15k fight-purse doesn’t leave him with much money after expenses. His words: “Lots of variables. Sometimes coaches get paid on a percentage, some are flat fees. Flights vary quite a bit in price… when I fly to Vegas its like...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...

Dec 21, 2013 10:44 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva K.O.’s Yushin Okami

UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has more than another title defense on his mind when he faces the last man to defeat him, powerful Japanese contender Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami.

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Nov 29, 2013 10:50 am

Shogun Wants PRIDE Rules, Believes Elbows Worse Than Soccer Kicks

“For sure, the new rules hinder me. I think that the rule set from when I fought in Japan was safer than today’s rules. Elbows hurt a lot more than stomps. I had adapted to their rules. So when I came to the UFC, to get comfortable, it took some time. And, truthfully, my fight...

Nov 3, 2013 7:00 am

FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 213: Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, & Andre Galvao

While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed. Listen to internet radio with FIST TA CUFF RADIO on Blog Talk Radio FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is brought to you by www.MouthPieceGuy.com Last year there were an estimated 1.5 million sports related concussions...

Nov 2, 2013 7:00 am

FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 213: Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, & Andre Galvao

While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed. Listen to internet radio with FIST TA CUFF RADIO on Blog Talk Radio FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is brought to you by www.MouthPieceGuy.com Last year there were an estimated 1.5 million sports related concussions...

Oct 29, 2013 4:25 pm

FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 213: Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, & Andre Galvao

While you wait for this weeks episode to air on Sunday, get caught up on last Sundays episode below. You won’t be disappointed. Listen to internet radio with FIST TA CUFF RADIO on Blog Talk Radio FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is brought to you by www.MouthPieceGuy.com Last year there were an estimated 1.5 million sports related concussions...