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Jun 13, 2014 6:11 am

Bellator Changes Their Tournament Format, Adds Title Shot Pool

Bellator MMA is going to be reformatting their tournament structure once again. On Thurdsay, Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney announced that all past tournament winners will now be entered into a sort of World Title Pool, where they can be granted a title shot at any time, without having to reenter and entire tournament. MMAFighting’s Luke...

Jun 13, 2014 6:09 am

Dana White Attempting To Add More Combat Sport Events to Fight Pass

At the media scrum before UFC 174, UFC President Dana White announced that Fight Pass was moving in the direction of adding more non-MMA, combat sports and other organizations to its library. This comes on the heels of the earlier announcement that the UFC planned on adding Invicta to their fight line up. “We’re going...

Jun 12, 2014 7:21 pm

Condit On Knee Surgery, Rehab And UFC 174

Former UFC interim welterweight champion, Carlos Condit discusses his teammates on this weekend’s UFC 174 card and an update on his injury status. Enjoy!

Jun 12, 2014 12:14 pm

PHOTO | Bellator and UFC Champs Square Off

The worlds greatest welterweight @PhenomLima squares off against @JohnyHendricks at #E3! @BellatorMMA pic.twitter.com/rRo7Bg261E — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 12, 2014 Who takes it? Bellator welterweight Champion Douglas Lima and UFC welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks took to the spotlight, belts on tow, for this photo opp. If the promotional boundaries were crossed, who takes this bout?

Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Paul Daley Eyeing UFC Return

“I’m seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype,” Daley said. “I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown – great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 7:47 am

Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov was drug tested by New Mexico commission

On Monday, Dean Amasinger, a training partner and coach of “UFC Fight Night 42” co-headliner Ross Pearson said he voiced concerns with the UFC after learning that the New Mexico commission selectively tested Saturday’s fighters to exclude those from Greg Jackson’s camp. Yesterday, Greg Jackson spoke to MMAJunkie where he contradicted the claims made by...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF Champ Mac Danzig Enjoying Retirement In Pot Fields – WHOA!

Yes, that is a pot field folks. But before you get any ideas kids, Mac Danzig is a grown and law-abiding adult in a legal MMJ state. The TUF winner and retired UFC lightweight is apparently enjoying time on the sidelines as evidenced by one of his recent tweets. Check it: Aaahhhh…. pic.twitter.com/pSwEsVBjbd — Mac...

Jun 11, 2014 5:10 am

UFC on Fox 12 Picks Up Cummins vs. Kingsbury

UFC on Fox 12 which takes place in San Jose has picked up Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins. Cummins made his UFC debut after stepping in to fight former teammate Daniel Cormier on short notice which produced a quick TKO loss. After that Cummins bounced back, picking up a win over Roger Navarez via TKO....

Jun 11, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

News broke earlier today that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test leading up to his UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The MMA world immediately erupted and people began taking sides. Below are some of the more interesting Tweets from MMA pros on the issue. I'm all for random drug test, yeah it...

Jun 11, 2014 4:59 am

Ronda Rousey Drills Impressive Judo Throws – WOW!

Ronda Rousey worked on some Judo throws today as well as some JiuJitsu, and showed doubters exactly why she was not only the bronze medalist in the 2008 Olympic games, but why she’s the best WMMA fighter on the planet. Check out the videos below.

Jun 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Ken Shamrock Is Happy To Move Forward With Dana White

Ken Shamrock and UFC President Dana White buried the hatchet recently. The Worlds Most Dangerous Man joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss moving forward with Dana White. “It was just kind of the way things happened,” Shamrock said. “It has always been in the back of my mind. I kind always wanted...

Jun 10, 2014 5:11 pm

Dana White Breaks Silence On Pearson vs. Sanchez

UFC President Dana White broke his silence on arguably the worst judging decision in MMA history: Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez. The bout took place this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, and Pearson dominated all three rounds, however when the decision was read, it was in favor of Diego Sanchez. Dana White spoke...

Jun 10, 2014 12:31 pm

BREAKING | Chael Sonnen Fails Random Drug Test, Will Not Fight Belfort At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will no longer fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 according to NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar, who confirmed the drug test results with ESPN.com. The UFC had the following to say on the matter: “UFC officials acknowledge irregularities in a recent random test. Chael is planning on...

Jun 10, 2014 10:23 am

Lion Fight Inks Multi-Fight Deal For 2014/15

Lion Fight promotions CEO Scott Kent announced that after a successful promotional debut he and Foxwoods Resort Casino reached a multi-fight deal for 2014 as well as 2015 to bring East Coast Muay Thai fans continued action. Check out the full press release below: Las Vegas, NV – Following the incredibly successful debut of LION...

Jun 10, 2014 10:01 am

Cormier Unveils Plan To Beat Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier was promised a title shot at the winner of Jones vs. Gustafsson, and the former Olympian assumes that he will be facing Jones. Cormier answered fans questions on Twitter about his potential fight with Jones, should Bones defeat Alexander Gustafsson in September. "@JiujitsuNerd8: @dc_mma @m_sxlly Will you take Jon jones down more then...

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 10, 2014 6:33 am

Diego Brandao On Fighting Conor McGregor: “This fight is about me”

  When Cole Miller withdrew from his fight against Conor McGregor due to injury, the UFC turned to Diego Brandao to fill his spot. Brandao accepted the opportunity and will now face off with McGregor in Ireland on July 19. at UFC Fight Night 46. A fight that will be featured as the main event....

Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am

UFC Heavyweight Needs Fighting Clearance For Hep-B

Geronimo dos Santos signed with the UFC almost two years ago, and has yet to make his promotional debut. He was set to square off against Gabriel Gonzaga back at UFC 153 but was pulled from the bout when tests revealed that he had contracted Hepatitis B. While on his medical hiatus, he has been...

Jun 10, 2014 5:10 am

Drug Testing Results: TUF Brazil 3 Tests Clean

The drug test results from the TUF Brazil 3 finale are in, and all fighters passed. CABMMA Chief Operating Officer Cristiano Sampaio said all 24 fighters who were tested before the event were clean, as well as the six randomly selected fighters after the event, including headliners Stipe Miocic and Fabio Maldonado, who also tested...

Jun 10, 2014 5:06 am

Invicta FC Boss Shannon Knapp Discusses Cyborg Drop to 135 (Video)

Invicta FC CEO Shannon Knapp joined MMA Fight Corner for an interview which aired on Fox Spots to talk about the likelihood of Cris Cyborg dropping to 135. “Both [Justino] and Gomes have both expressed interest in going down to 135. So I definitely am going to tell you, I think you’re going to see...