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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....

Jan 30, 2015 4:38 pm

Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington moved to co-main event status at UFC 184

The highly anticipated octagon debut of former world boxing champion Holly Holm (7-0 MMA) will now serve as the co-main event for UFC 184 this February in Los Angeles. Holly Holm takes on Raquel Pennington (5-4 MMA) at the event. UFC officials announced the move shortly after news broke that Chris Weidman suffered a rib...

Jan 30, 2015 11:02 am

UFC Females Making Noise, Want To Fight

The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 drew in an entire top 10 of female strawweight talent to the UFC fold. But… “where they at though?” Outside of a few, fortunate fighters, the UFC’s 115 pound ladies are sitting idle, and they’re growing tired of being on the shelf. What’s up UFC? Here’s the latest: No fight...

Jan 23, 2015 11:49 am

UFC Announces International Events For 2015

European fight fans will have two more opportunities to watch a live UFC event this year. UFC officials announced today that the promotion will hold events in both Germany and Scotland this summer. At a special press conference held earlier today, German fighter Nick Hein announced that the octagon will return to Berlin on June...

Jan 21, 2015 11:25 am

Uriah Hall Dines With J-Lo Following UFC Win

Uriah “Primetime” Hall was in good company following his UFC Fight Night Boston win. He took to instagram with the startling news: Had a great dinner with the lovely @jlo Had a great dinner with the lovely @jlo A photo posted by Uriah Hall (@uriahhall) on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:06pm PST

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cung Le Retires, UFC Executives React

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. The combat fighting legend announced the news today via his official instagram account. “After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family, we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one...

Jan 20, 2015 9:51 am

Two UFC Fighters Arrested In Last 5 Days

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship Veterans have been arrested within the last week. Veteran UFC heavyweight fighter Dave “Pee Wee” Herman (pictured) will now face felony charges following a Tuesday morning police chase in Indiana. The 30-year old now faces three felony charges. According to officers, Herman was seen speeding down the interstate without any headlights...

Jan 19, 2015 12:28 pm

Lamas vs. Mendes Announced As Main Event For “UFC Fight Night Virginia”

After announcing that Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal would meet at “UFC Fight Night Virginia”, the UFC announced that Ricardo Lamas would be facing Chad Mendes in the main-event of the card. Lamas is coming off a dominant performance over Dennis Bermudez that saw ‘The Bully’ secure a submission win in the first round. The...

Jan 19, 2015 12:23 pm

Bobby Green Meets Jorge Masvidal At “UFC Fight Night Virginia”

In what is sure to be an incredible lightweight matchup, Bobby ‘King’ Green will be squaring off against Jorge Masvidal at “UFC Fight Night Virginia” on April 4th. Green is coming off a decision loss to Edson Barboza recently. The loss snapped an 8-fight winning streak for King, who will look to get back on...

Jan 14, 2015 5:25 am

Sergio Pettis Moves To Flyweight, Faces Benoit At UFC 185

Sergio Pettis is returning to the 125 pound weight-class after going 3-1 as a UFC bantamweight. The younger brother of the UFC lightweight champion will face Ryan Benoit at UFC 185. UFC officials announced the news on Tuesday. Sergio once fought as a flyweight outside the UFC, so the move is not entirely unexpected. With...

Jan 13, 2015 3:21 pm

Hendricks Out Of Title Fight, Faces Matt Brown At UFC 185

UFC officials have opted against a Robbie Lawler-Johny Hendricks trilogy, for unknown reasons, and instead have put Hendricks in against Columbus Ohio’s Matt “The Immortal” Brown. UFC officials announced the news Tuesday. UFC 185 goes down from the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, on March 14. No news on what the UFC’s intentions are for...