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May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

The Role of Weight in Heavyweight | MMA NEWS

  Earlier this week, we covered the UFC 146 conference call featuring the match-up between Frank Mir and the current reigning heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir embarks on this challenge coming out of arguably the most impressive victory of his career which saw him overcoming adversity to defeat Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in stunning...

May 25, 2012 2:55 pm

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP MAKES KID’S DREAM COME TRUE | UFC NEWS

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos may be wrapped in UFC gold now, but there was a time where he was just another poor kid from Brazil, dreaming of one day becoming a fighter and making a better life for himself. Nicknamed ‘Cigano’ after a character in a Brazilian soap opera he resembled, dos...

May 24, 2012 10:11 am

Free Fight Video | Dos Santos vs. Werdum | UFC NEWS

Did you miss Junior Dos Santos uppercutting Fabricio Werdum’s head into the 4th row at UFC 90? Sick of wading through low-quality YouTube clips trying to find this awesome fight? FUEL TV feels your pain. That’s why we’re putting up the ENTIRE Dos Santos vs. Werdum fight FOR FREE! Watch JDS put a whoopin’ on...


May 23, 2012 5:34 pm

Exclusive | Johny Hendricks Predicts UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 is scheduled to take place on May 26, 2012. The headline bout for the card is current UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus former champ Frank Mir. Also featured on the card is a superfight between former champ Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Additionally, Roy Nelson faces Dave Herman, and Lavar...

May 23, 2012 11:56 am

UFC on FX 5 Set for Indianapolis | UFC NEWS

It has been two years since the UFC has visited the state of Indiana. The UFC announced Wednesday that it will return to the state for the UFC on FX 5 event at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on September 7, as first reported on Indystar.com The organizations last ventured to Indiana in September on 2010...

May 23, 2012 6:55 am

Following Barnett Win Cormier Looking For High Profile Fight | MMA NEWS

“I think if there is a plus one and Zuffa’s going to send someone over it is going to have to be someone that is very good you know? Maybe Carwin, as he’s coming back. He’s a guy with a lot of name value and I don’t necessarily know if that’s a step up (from...

May 21, 2012 1:00 pm

Programming Reminder | Countdown To UFC 146 Airs This Week | UFC NEWS

The widely popular UFC Countdown show returns this Wednesday on Fuel TV. The half hour special will showcase the top fights of this weekends UFC 146 card to build anticipation for the all heavyweight main card. The main event is the Heavyweight title match between Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir while the co-main event...

May 21, 2012 6:25 am

VIDEO | JDS – Road To The Belt (Parts 1 & 2) | UFC NEWS

Junior Dos Santos will be defending his title opposite Frank Mir, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday May 26, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This video takes us back to November’s UFC on Fox where Paula Sack is granted rare access during Fight Week right before JDS materialized a dramatic victory earning him the UFC Heavyweight...

May 20, 2012 11:09 am

UFC President Dana White Receives Death Threats from Fighter Dan Quinn | UFC NEWS

“I’m gonna shoot you right in the f-cking head motherf-cker.” This and other expletive-laced messages were left on the private work voicemail of Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White recently, according to TMZ. White has received a number of threatening voicemails over the past week from Dan Quinn (5-8 MMA). Quinn has never fought in...

May 18, 2012 1:19 pm

UFC Heavies Unanimously Pick Cormier Over Barnett

While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. As a former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE Grand Prix finalist, Barnett has seen it all during his 15-year, 31-5, career as a mixed martial...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | DellaGrotte Talks Coaching TUF Live, New Movie with Kevin James

BJPenn.com: This is George Deutsch with BJPenn.com and I’m honored to be joined today by legendary Muay Thai trainer and Sityodtong gym owner Mark DellaGrotte out of Boston. Welcome, Mark. Mark DellaGrotte: What’s up guys? AKA DellaGrotte karate! What’s happening? What’s going on, George, man? It’s good to be on with you. I’ve been looking...

May 17, 2012 3:50 pm

Hunt Injured | Lavar Johnson Steps In As Replacement Against Struve

Mark Hunt has been forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 146 against Stefan Struve, due to an ailing knee injury. As a result of the injury, Lavar Johnson will step in for the Super Samoan, Hunt, for the heavyweight clash. Johnson just fought at UFC on Fox 3 where he knocked out kick...

May 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Dos Santos | "I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME. Dos Santos comments on his training. “My preparation is great. I had a great training camp, I had the support of high level athletes and I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title successfully.” Dos Santos comments on the change of opponents. “Since I...

May 16, 2012 4:55 am

"Cigano is better in the stand-up and on the ground," Say JDS Coach | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Yuri Carlton Junior Dos Santos BJJ coach in an interview with TATAME. Carlton comments on Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills and feels he may be better than Mir on the ground. “I am positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better. He trains with the Best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name...

May 15, 2012 6:46 am

Junior Dos Santos: I Have Never Taken Anything, I'm The Real Champ

On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos opened up more about his champion status, fighting clean fighters, and never using PEDs. “I don’t know exactly what happened with Alistair Overeem, but I don’t care about that. It’s between him and the athletic commission. I think he has to...

May 14, 2012 7:30 am

Bigfoot Silva Compliments Dos Santos BJJ Skills

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir & compliments Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. “It’s complicated. (Nogueira and Mir) fought twice and unfortunately Mir won them both, but he shouldn’t take it personally because when you put your emotions in there it’s when you get...

May 10, 2012 3:07 pm

Exclusive | Kyle Kingsbury on Overeem disappointment, Velasquez, and fight with Teixeira

Kyle Kingsbury is scheduled to face Glover Teixeira at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012. The main event was originally slated to be UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos versus Dutch striker Alistair Overeem. On April 4, 2012, Overeem failed his pre-fight drug test and tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone that exceeded a...

May 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Josh Barnett | "I believe I’m the best heavyweight out there in the world"

By Jamie McAllister Josh Barnett comments in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. When asked when he would end up in the UFC. “It’s really unimportant. I think all the speculation is good for the people that enjoy the sport and they want to watch, and they want to be a part of that guessing game...

May 7, 2012 8:15 am

Nogueira On Kongo | "I believe I’m better than him, I have more weapons"

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in an interview with TATAME. Nogueira comments on his return from injury as well as his next opponent Cheick Kongo & appearing on the Brazilian version of ’Dancing With The Stars’ Firstly on his return from injury and does he currently have any physical limitations. “I don’t have any...

May 4, 2012 2:44 pm

"UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs Miller" Preview and Predictions

By George Deutsch: UFC on Fox 3 is upon us, and though it may lack star power — other than Josh Koscheck — the card promises to be competitive with title implications involved. Here are my thoughts on what you can expect when the UFC rolls into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey,...

Apr 28, 2012 12:41 pm

The Biggest Loser Of The Overeem Fiasco? No question, Cain Velasquez.

By David Park Earlier this week former heavyweight title contender, Alistair Overeem was officially denied a license to fight in the state of Nevada due to a failed random drug test. Before that though, UFC president Dana White removed him from the main event of UFC 146 against champ Junior Dos Santos. Replacing Overeem is...

Apr 26, 2012 4:24 pm

Recap: Sonnen, Overeem and TRT

By Edward Fernandez: Let’s recap what’s going on. Jon Jones won, he’s going to fight Dan Henderson, an age appropriate TRT user. Should be an interesting fight if Hendo can find his range. Alistair Overeem is out. Dana White says that he is surprised that they gave him such a mild suspension of 9 months....

Apr 25, 2012 4:36 pm

King Mo – "I think I can beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

King Mo was recently on TapOut Radio to share his thoughts on the Jones/Evans fight: “Jones used his reach good. Jones did his thing, keeping it at bay. Rashad fought a good 1st, 2nd and the first part of the 3rd round when he came moving forward. He was just getting outworked and out pointed....

Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

No worries Fans | Overeem will fight again in the UFC!

By Chase Raymond: I know that most people are not giving Alistair Overeem a chance at being back in the UFC. I also know that Dana White is very upset about Overeem’s failed drug test. No worries folks, this is not the first fighter to fail a drug test and return to the UFC. It...