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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 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 7:27 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 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 10, 2014 8:11 am

Lorenz Larkin Meets Derek Brunson At UFC 176

Middleweights Lorenz Larkin and Derek Brunson are set to square off at UFC 176 on August 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lorenz Larkin is coming off a KO loss to Costas Philippou on May 10th. Prior to that Larkin dropped a decision to Brad Tavares. The former Strikeforce veteran is looking to...

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 6, 2014 5:35 am

UFC 174 Headliner Denies Reports Of Drug Testing Failure

According to reports coming out of Russian website, MMABoxing.ru, UFC 174 headliner Ali Bagautinov has a prior drug test failure in his athletic history. The report detailed the use of a common stimulant, which could aid in giving the user an extra surge of strength and energy. Ali, in an interview with FOX Sports denied...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Paul Daley Says He Has Matured, Wants Back Into the UFC

Paul Daley is back in contact with the UFC since his unsportmanlike incident nearly four years ago. Daley was immediately cut from the UFC after his decision loss to Josh Koscheck back at UFC 113 for delivering a sucker punch to Kos for taking home the victory. Since his sudden departure, Daley has been adding...

Jun 3, 2014 1:55 pm

Benson Henderson Relocated Training Camp Ahead of UFC FN 42

Former lightweight champion Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson relocated his training camp from MMA Lab in Glendale Arizona to a higher altitude location in Flagstaff to get him used to altitude for his fight in Albuquerque New Mexico. Four of Henderson’s teammates from MMA Lab who will be joining him on the card have also made the...

May 30, 2014 9:58 am

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is done in the UFC’ – UPDATED!

And just like we thought, the backlash from the Wanderlei Silva/NSAC drug testing incident wasn’t over. During a media scrum in promotion for tomorrow’s UFC Berlin event, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Wanderlei Silva has been released from the UFC. Wednesday we learned that Chael Sonnen would be put against Vitor Belfort in his...

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 20, 2014 12:51 pm

BJJ Gym Being Sued By UFC Over Airing Of PPV

Stronghold Crossfit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a gym located in California, has come under attack by the UFC. In court documents obtained by Combat Sports Law, the gym is being sued by Joe Hand Promotions after broadcasting UFC 145 in the gym back in 2012. It would appear they did not obtain the commercial exhibition...

May 20, 2014 7:29 am

Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard set for UFC 176

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Gray “The Bully” Maynard and Fabricio Camoes is the latest addition to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Gray Maynard (11-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) is coming off back-to-back first-round TKO losses which he suffered to opponents Nate Diaz and TJ Grant respectively. The former two-time lightweight...

May 17, 2014 12:37 pm

UFC’s Brandon Thatch Wants To Punch Justin Bieber In The Face

“I don’ think there are many actors I’d punch in the face, but I’d definitely punch Justin Bieber. I think he’s done some acting in his time, if you can call it that. I think he’s a very disrespectful punk and pretty much garbage. Someone needs to smack him around a little bit.” In a...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Lion Fight Joins ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ Festivities

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las...

May 9, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 40 Weigh-In Results – All But One Fighter Makes Weight

At the UFC Fight Night 40 weigh-ins, 25 of the 26 fighters made weight on the first try. The main event will see Matt Brown and Erick Silva do battle in the welterweight division (170 pounds).     Weigh-in results are as follows: Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Matt Brown (170.5)...

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 6, 2014 11:13 am

Injured T.J. Grant Removed From UFC Rankings

  Top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings following a lengthy layoff from competition. The Canadian grappler rose through the UFC’s lightweight ranks to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson. An injury forced him out of that contest, making way for Anthony Pettis and the rest of the...

May 2, 2014 6:58 am

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller headlines UFC Fight Night 45

A key lightweight bout will headline the UFC’s return to Atlantic City this July, as UFC officials recently announced that Donald Cerrone will meet Jim Miller in a five-round contest at “UFC Fight Night 45.” Jim Miller (24-4 MMA, 13-3 UFC) is coming off a first-round submission victory over Yancy Medeiros, which he earned just...