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Apr 7, 2014 11:53 am

UFC Will Pay for Georges St-Pierre’s ACL surgery

Dana White said on the Monday that the UFC will pay for former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s ACL surgery. According to a MMAJunkie report, the UFC’s fighter health insurance policy has only been in existence since May 2011, but for St-Pierre, there were questions surrounding whether his injury would be covered. GSP took a...

Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Apr 7, 2014 8:30 am

VIDEO | Fox Sports Profiles UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero

Cuban born Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero has taken the UFC middleweight division by storm. His journey from prolific wrestler to MMA star with ferocious knockout power is one that highlights his integrity and endurance.

Apr 6, 2014 9:11 pm

Dana White: ‘Cyborg is mismanaged and that’s not going to change’

“The crazy thing about talking about this is there is no negotiations or anything like that. She’s a 145-pounder. She’s being mismanaged. She’s been mismanaged since the day that this whole thing went down, and she will continue to be mismanaged right until her career is over.” In a recent statement to MMAJunkie.com, UFC President...

Apr 6, 2014 8:52 pm

Pettis: Lightweight Title More Prestigious Than Aldo’s Belt

“I’m done with the injuries. I want to fight 2-3 times a year and defend this belt. I think the 155-pound belt has more prestige. It’s better than the 145-pound belt. There is way more competition at 155. I would say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes so it makes sense...

Apr 6, 2014 8:12 pm

PHOTO | Holly Holm Fights, Wins Via KO With Broken Arm

  Ouch! The world’s top female bantamweight MMA prospect, Holly Holm, returned to action last Friday and won. Her fight ending head kick K.O. secured the promotions world title and she did it all with a broken arm (pictured above, click image to enlarge).

Apr 6, 2014 7:59 pm

Kyra Gracie Eyeing Career In UFC

At 28-years old, Kyra Gracie, a multiple time world jiu jitsu and ADCC champion, is speaking out about her ambition to shift her athletic career to Mixed Martial arts. She breaks it down to MMAFighting.com: “I’m pregnant, so I won’t be able to compete this year. I’ve accomplished all my goals in jiu-jitsu. Competing at...

Apr 6, 2014 7:41 pm

Mike Brown out of UFC on Fox 11, Alex White In Against Payan

On Friday night, UFC officials announced that Estevan Payan had lost yet another opponent for the UFC on Fox 11 card. He was previously matched up against Mike Brown, who is now out due to injury, but is instead facing Alex White in the Octagon. White (9-0) has been very successful while making his rounds...

Apr 6, 2014 7:40 pm

Chico Camus steps in for Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF 18 winner Chris Holdsworth has a new opponent for his UFC 173 bout, Chico Camus, who has stepped in for Kyung Ho Kang on May 24th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Holdsworth is perfect in his MMA career, going 5-0, with his most recent win coming by way of...

Apr 5, 2014 12:17 pm

Martin Kampmann Speaks About His Possible Retirement

    Martin Kampmann last fought in August of 2013, where he lost his rematch with Carlos Condit. Kampmann said in January that he would be taking a break from the sport. Kampmann recently spoke with MMAFighting about his current state, and whether, if at all, he would return to the cage. “You know, as...

Apr 5, 2014 12:16 pm

Jorge Masvidal in poker tourney finals, playing for six-figure prize

Jorge Masvidal (25-8 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will scrap Pat Healy (31-17 MMA, 0-3 UFC) later this month at the ‘UFC on FOX 11’ event in Orlando, but today he is battling in the finals of a World Poker Tour event which includes $500,000 in payouts. The UFC lightweight recently spoke to MMAJunkie about his current...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 am

Bas Rutten Does Not Speak Highly Of Alistair Overeem

    Bas Rutten, former UFC heavyweight champion and current co-host of Inside MMA, spoke with Submission Radio. Rutten had plenty to say when it came to fellow Dutchman, Alistair Overeem. Props to Bloodyelbow.com for the transcription “Like I said before, when I talk about this, people (are) gonna say like ‘aww he’s a hater...

Apr 5, 2014 11:12 am

UFC President Dana White confirms planned meeting with Gina Carano

UFC President Dana White will indeed be meeting with women’s MMA star Gina Carano (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) next week, as he recently confirmed the news to MMAJunkie. “Interesting, I didn’t see that one coming,” White told MMAjunkie. “I’m meeting with her next week. That’s true.” The 31-year-old Strikeforce and EliteXC veteran has not competed in an MMA bout...

Apr 5, 2014 10:52 am

Former manager: Rousey refused to honor legal and moral obligations

California State Athletic Commission director Andy Foster recently ruled that the ‘fight-portion’ of the contract between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and the management group Fight Tribe was not valid. Under California Business and Professions Code §18640, the CSAC has the “sole direction, management, control of and jurisdiction” of fighter management contract disputes in...

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 pm

.gif | Sinjen Smith Applies an Armbar on Jason Powell at Bellator 115

Sinjen Smith made quick work of Jason Powell on the preliminary portion of ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’. While working off his back, Smith was able to catch an arm and apply a textbook armbar to end the fight early. Check out the GIF below, courtesy of ZombieProphet! Result: Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via...

Apr 4, 2014 7:29 pm

Scott Jorgensen’s Appeal Is Denied By Brazilian Commission

  At UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil, Scott Jorgensen lost to Jussier Formiga via rear naked choke. Immediately following the fight Jorgensen was clearly upset. It was evident during the fight replay that Jorgensen was stunned by an accidental head-butt from Formiga, one that Jorgensen believed ultimately led to his submission lost. Jorgensen...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

Apr 4, 2014 4:26 pm

Patrick Cummins vs. Francimar Barroso set for UFC Fight Night 43

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins (4-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Francimar Barroso (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” card in Albuquerque. Pat Cummins made his octagon debut in the co-main event slot of UFC 170 opposite heavily favored former heavyweight Daniel...

Apr 4, 2014 3:40 pm

Cyborg vs. Holm To PPV?

Top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm is fighting tonight on AXS TV. This bout, according to her coach, was to serve, at least at one-point, as a lead-in to a possible Cyborg vs. Holm PPV event, yet to be announced. Ariel Helwani tells it best: Mike Winkeljohn, Holm’s trainer of 16 years, said the plan...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 4, 2014 3:16 pm

Jake Ellenberger: ‘Ronda is freakishly strong, she would beat a lot of guys’

“She’s one of those people that works really, really hard. I guess I didn’t really realize that until I had spent more time around her in the gym. I could even say she probably works harder than the majority of the people in this sport. She is freakishly strong. People thought I was crazy when...

Apr 4, 2014 9:40 am

Rousey Contract Ruled Invalid By CSAC – Released From Management Deal

By Evan Stoumbelis Last week Ronda Rousey entered arbitration with the CSAC for a contract with her management company Fight Tribe Management. Rousey wanted out of her contract, however Fight Tribe said she was obligated to fulfill her contract. As a result Fight Tribe filed for arbitration for an uninvolved 3rd party to determine whether...

Apr 4, 2014 9:37 am

Things Get Real-Nasty On Twitter Between WSOF, Burkman & Magalhaes

Yesterday we learned that WSOF welterweight fighter, Josh Burkman, was unhappy with his employer, and as a result, is requesting a release from his fighting contract. That was only the beginning.   Retweeted by Joshua Burkman: marshall dye ‏@snackgod I wounder how @JoshBurkman is the only @MMAWorldSeries that didn’t get a win bonus. to me it kinda doesn’t seem fair Joshua Burkman ‏@JoshBurkman   •WSOF foreshadowing… Contracts should be honored at...

Apr 4, 2014 8:35 am

Kennedy: Weidman Won’t Be Ready For Machida By July

Chris Weidman underwent double-knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to face-off with Lyoto Machida on July 5 in Las Vegas. These two things don’t add up to UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, who believes the champ needs more time to recover. (Maybe he hasn’t seen this video) “There’s no way he’s ready by July,”...

Apr 4, 2014 8:28 am

Dillashaw Doesn’t Think Barao Has The Cardio To Hang With Him

TJ Dillashaw is the fourth high-profile Team Alpha Male fighter to receive a UFC title shot. All have failed before him, but TJ believes he has something over ,the champ, Renan Barao, whom he faces in the UFC 173 main event in May. He tells MMAFighting.com: “Absolutely, I mean I’ve always been impressed with him...