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Mar 4, 2015 8:32 am

Melbourne Adopts Cage, UFC Debut Set

The UFC today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure. The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John...

Feb 25, 2015 3:31 pm

Fedor Breaks His Silence! White To Blame For Failed UFC Negotiations

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of the greatest fighters of all time, and one of the few men the UFC was never able to sign. There has been much talk and speculation since ‘The Last Emperor’s’ retirement as to why he and the UFC were never able to reach an agreement, however,...

Feb 23, 2015 8:21 pm

UFC Vet Explains Why He Beat Up A Troll At His Gym

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘keyboard warrior’, however when troll Patrick Martin repeatedly harassed UFC veteran Josh Neer on his Facebook profile, calling Neer out, and threatening to send Neer to the hospital if he chose to accept the challenge, Neer decided to actually invite the troll to his gym after weeks of harassment. Neer...

Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Melendez vs. Alvarez Set For UFC 188 Co-Main Event

UFC 188 has received a huge fight that has all the makings to potentially be a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez has been set for the co-main event slot for the event, behind Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, which will be the main event on the UFC 188 card. Indiscutido...


Feb 22, 2015 9:39 pm

Velasquez vs. Werdum Set For UFC 188 In Mexico

The highly anticipated title-unification bout between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, has been set for UFC 188 in Mexico City on June 13th. Televisa Deportes broke the news, which was later confirmed by UFC. Velasquez hasn’t been in the Octagon since September of 2013, when he picked up a...

Feb 21, 2015 2:47 pm

Hall Calls Philippou a ‘B*tch’, Challenges Him to Fight at UFC 187

Uriah Hall is making it clear his sights are still set on Costa Philippou by calling him out and challenging him to a bout at UFC 187 on Twitter. @arielhelwani you want some news @Philippou185UFC stop being a bitch lets do this in Vegas #ufc187 — U R I A H H A L L...

Feb 20, 2015 10:33 am

GSP Reacts To Rory MacDonald’s UFC Title Shot

Earlier this week the UFC announced Rory MacDonald as the next title challenger to welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. The significance of the bout, at least for MacDonald, is huge. The Canadian star has a chance to recapture the welterweight world championship recently held by his mentor, and training partner, Georges St-Pierre. GSP took to twitter...

Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am

Finalized! March’s UFC 185 Fight Card Is Set

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will put his belt on the line next month in Dallas, when he faces off with number one contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185. In addition to the highly anticipated lightweight fight, UFC 185 will also feature a strawweight title fight between champion Carla Esparza and challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk....

Feb 18, 2015 9:29 am

Report: Brock Lesnar Passing On UFC Deal Due To Concussion Concerns

Rumors have been circulating for month’s that Brock Lesnar is UFC bound. The former UFC heavyweight champion is serving out the last stint on his WWE contract, but now, according to reports, his reentry to combat may not come. Jim Ross breaks it down: “Sources are saying that it looks more promising that Brock Lesnar...

Feb 17, 2015 11:47 am

Chuck Liddell Defends The UFC On ‘Sports Court’

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com UFC legend Chuck Liddell took to FOX’s Sports Court to defend the UFC’s stance against Performance Enhancing Drugs. Did he do a good job?

Feb 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Report: Hunt vs. Miocic Targeted For “UFC FN 65”

It appears that the UFC’s first trip to Australia will play host to a heavyweight collision between heavy hitters Mark Hunt, and Stipe Miocic. The card will be “UFC Fight Night 65”, and it will go down on May 9th in the United States, however given the time difference, it will be May 10th in...

Feb 14, 2015 4:05 am

UFC Holding Special Press Conference To Address Recent Drug Test Failings

After a tiring few months of failed drug test, UFC President Dana White and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will address the News Media on Wednesday to discuss the recent “PED Epidemic” in their company. Several fighters over the course of the sport’s history have failed drug tests. However, this year alone, the UFC’s two biggest...

Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am

UFC “Cautiously Optimistic” That MMA Will Hit New York In 2015

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes that 2015 may indeed be the year MMA gets legalized in the State of New York. “Speaker Heastie has long been a sponsor and strong supporter of the bill to have New York join the 49 other states that legalize and regulate MMA,” Lorenzo said in a statement to Channel...

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Feb 11, 2015 9:15 am

CONFIRMED! No Random Drug Testing Done Ahead Of UFC Fight Night 60

BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor has confirmed with Colorado Boxing Commission Director Josef Mason that no random drug testing was done on any of the fighters participating in this weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night 60’ event. The Valentine’s Day event takes place live this Saturday night from the 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. UFC Fight Night 60 will...

Feb 10, 2015 5:00 pm

The UFC’s Official Response To Hector Lombard’s Failed Drug test

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has tested positive for a banned substance following his fight at ‘UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier’ on Jan. 3, 2015 in Las Vegas,” the UFC’s statement reads. “The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any...

Feb 10, 2015 4:11 pm

UFC Fighters React To Hector Lombard’s Failed Drug Test

Let’s face it, at this point if a fighter “doesn’t” fail for performance enhancing drugs it would be news worthy. In this new PED Era of the UFC, fighters are continually being dishonest with themselves, their fans, and the sport by using Performance Enhancing Drugs. Hector Lombard is just the latest. He’s not the first,...

Feb 9, 2015 8:27 pm

“UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” Fight Card Info

On April 4th the UFC hits Fairfax, Virginia for “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas”. Learn everything you need to know about the fight card, courtesy of the UFC. The event goes down live on FOX Sports 1 at 10 a.m. PT (1 a.m. ET) on Saturday, April 4, with the prelims kicking off the...

Feb 9, 2015 7:32 am

UFC Denies Withholding Anderson Silva’s payment

Yesterday news surfaced that the UFC had been withholding a $6 Million payment to Anderson Silva in U.S. Dollars as a result of his failed drug test from UFC 183 (See that HERE) This outraged many fans, who felt the UFC should also have withheld Jon Jones earnings from UFC 182, where Jones tested positive...

Feb 8, 2015 3:22 pm

“UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” Ticket Info

On Friday, tickets will go on sale for “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas”, which goes down April 4th in Virginia. Ahead of the ticket release the UFC released a preview for the event (See that HERE), and has released the ticket prices for the event. The cheapest ticket is priced at $63.05, whereas floor...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...

Feb 4, 2015 4:20 am

UFC Fighters React To Anderson Silva’s Failed PED Test

The MMA world is in shock following the recent news that Anderson Silva has failed his pre-fight drug test for two-different types of performance enhancing drugs. Here’s the most notable reactions: Sad that Anderson silva tested positive for steroids. Although in hindsight, I'm not surprised. I'm too naive. #any1notcheatingbesidesme — michael (@bisping) February 4, 2015...

Feb 3, 2015 10:36 pm

UFC Releases Statement On Nick Diaz Failed Drug Test

  “The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants...

Feb 2, 2015 12:57 pm

“The Spider” tops UFC 183 salaries

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was the top earner at this past weekend’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas. “The Spider” earned a disclosed payday of $800,000 for his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz in the evenings main event. The Stockton slugger, Diaz, made a disclosed $500,000 for his efforts on Saturday night....

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Belfort was open to fight Romero, just not Machida at UFC 184

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been scheduled to fight for the UFC’s middleweight title on three separate occasions. Unfortunately for fight fans, the grudge match has still not come to fruition, due to back-to-back injuries suffered by the “All American” champion. When Weidman was forced to pull out of February’s UFC 184 headliner, Vitor...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

UFC files motion to have Antitrust lawsuit moved to Nevada

Last Friday, UFC parent company Zuffa, LLC filed a motion to transfer the Antitrust lawsuit filed against them from San Jose, California to the state of Nevada. The UFC, whose headquarters are based in Las Vegas, believe the proceedings would be “fair and logical” if the case was heard in Nevada. Zuffa also claims that...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Gray Maynard vs. Alexander Yakovlev set for UFC Fight Night 63 in Virginia

A lightweight bout featuring Gray Maynard (11-6-1 MMA) taking on Alexander Yakovlev (21-6-1 MMA) has been added to April’s UFC Fight Night 63 event in Virginia. UFC officials announced the booking earlier today. Former UFC title challenger Gray Maynard will be looking to score his first win since June of 2012 when he takes on...

Jan 30, 2015 4:39 pm

‘Wonderboy” forced out of UFC FIght Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch

The injury bug has struck again! This time it’s UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson who has been forced of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch. No details on “Wonderboy’s” injury have been released at this time. UFC Fight Night 60 takes place February 14 live from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado....