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Jun 2, 2014 11:33 am

Daniel Cormier Wants Gustafsson for Interim Championship

Jon Jones has yet to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. That doesn’t sit well with top lightheavyweight contender Daniel Cormier who wants to fight Alexander Gustafsson for an interim title belt while Jones makes up his mind. Cormier spoke to Sportsworldnews.com about a potential interim bout with Gustafsson. “I know this will probably...

May 22, 2014 8:28 pm

Dana White: ‘There Isn’t Much I Would ‘Say No’ To BJ Penn About’

“BJ’s a unique guy. Always has been. He’s literally been a staple in this company since the day we bought this company. He was one of the first guys that Lorenzo and I decided to bring in as a fighter. I’ve had my moments with BJ. BJ’s a nutty-guy. But unlike the other guys I’ve...

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

White Smashes Journalist Over Anti-Barao Comments

UFC President Dana White has done his best to sell Renan Barao as a legit draw in the sport. With a headlining slot on this weekend’s pay-per-view and near historic low PPV buys this year, the UFC boss needs some people to bite on that idea. A recent Ben Fowlkes article brings Barao’s star-power into...


May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

Apr 21, 2014 5:49 pm

Jones No Longer Interested in Fight with Velasquez

At one point in time in the not so distant past, Jon Jones’ stranglehold on the UFC light heavyweight division was so firm he bandied the thought of possibly facing UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. Jones is leading up to his seventh title defense on Saturday when he faces Glover Teixeira in the main event...

Apr 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Wants Another Fight with Frank Mir

Whether you are a fan of his from the PRIDE days or not, it was difficult to watch Antonio Rogrigo Nogueira get knocked out the way he did at ‘UFC Fight Night 39’. Roy Nelson earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus due to his display of power in the main-event, but it was clear...

Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm

White Says Carano Deserves Title Shot

The reality of Gina Carano facing Ronda Rousey is inching closer and closer to reality. While Rousey told MMAJunkie that she thinks it would be the best fight for women’s MMA, White also said on Wednesday that Carano has a champion’s mentality. White said that if the fight would happen, it would have to occur...

Apr 9, 2014 9:01 am

Alistair Overeem Signs With VFD Marketing

  Alistair Overeem has signed with VFD Marketing. BloodyElbow.com first reported the news.   Overeem has had a tumultuous few years in the management world, first calling it quits with his longtime management team, Golden Glory (which turned into a legal dispute that had to be settled out-of-court), and then most recently exiting from Authentic Sports Management, to...

Apr 2, 2014 7:15 pm

Jon Jones: ‘I’m Not Chuck Liddell’

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, is used to finding himself on the defensive. Most recently, John Hackleman, the legendary trainer of Chuck Liddell and Glover Teixeira, drew the comparison between Jones and Liddell, citing reason’s why people aren’t fond of the current champion. Today at Jackson’s MMA, the fight-team and trainers held a media...

Apr 1, 2014 11:33 am

BJ Penn on Frankie Edgar: ‘He’s the Only Reason I’m Coming Back’

BJ Penn is set to make his octagon return when he collides with Frankie Edgar in the culmination of their season as coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. This will be their third meeting and unlike their first two at lightweight, this contest will take place in the featherweight division. ‘The Prodigy’ has not fought for...

Mar 28, 2014 5:22 pm

Pearson vs. Sanchez Added To Fight Night 43

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF winner Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson is set to face MMA veteran Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque New Mexico on June 7th. The card will be headlined by Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez has had difficulty finding success in the Octagon...

Mar 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Rousey Enters Arbitration Over Dispute With Management

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entered arbitration today to settle a dispute with the champ and her former management firm. California State Athletic Commissioner Andy Foster will hear the dispute between Rousey and Fight Tribe Management. Fight Tribe Management sent the request for a neutral party to overhear the arguments between...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 10, 2014 2:52 pm

Cyborg: ‘Rousey is running from me’

“This makes me laugh. The focus always gets put on the wrong person. Why do the UFC guys talk bad about me? Because she’s running from me. I’ve been saying for a long time we can do this fight at 145 or 140, but that’s not an option. But it’s OK for her to fight...

Mar 10, 2014 2:13 pm

GSP: ‘TRT Is A Joke, Should Have Been Banned Long Ago’

“It should have been done a long time ago. There’s not another sports that accepts it. It’s a joke. For our sport, I don’t want to accuse individuals. Never once have I accused a person. I don’t want to accuse the organization. The problem is the system. One of the reasons why I stopped (fighting)...

Mar 7, 2014 8:59 am

The Normally Reserved Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic Finally Opens Up

With some MMA fighters, all you have to do is simply say their name to hardcore fans,  and it will instantly evoke memories of their fights, their highlights, their lowlights… your neural connections, flooded with those moments which have defined that fighter, in your mind. Some memories will be of highlight-reel knockouts. Some will be...

Mar 4, 2014 11:30 am

Jon Jones To Daniel Cormier: “I have no interest in fighting you right now”

UFC heavyweight turned light heavyweight Daniel Cormier beat Patrick Cummins in his debut at 205. Who saw that one coming, right? Any way, after Cormier finished Cummins he felt like he deserved the next title shot. Cormier went on FOX Sports’ Great Debate MMA Podcast and pleaded with champ Jon Jones to give him a...

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Is White’s Mouth Part of the Problem With MMA legalization in NY?

Love him or hate him, Dana White often speaks his mind in a bold and brash manner. The legalization of MMA in the state of New York seems to be at a standstill and it could partly be due to the UFC president’s choice of words in the press. According to lohud.com, several prominent female...

Feb 26, 2014 12:57 pm

Nick Diaz: “I’m a better stand-up fighter than Anderson Silva.”

“A lot of the fan base can conceive why I’d be a good fight for either guy (Lawler or Hendricks). Either one of these fights would be a good fight for me. I’m the No. 1 draw in this weight division, that’s just the way it is. I win by submissions, knockouts. There’s guys ranked...

Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Cummins on Cormier: “His weakness is mental”

  This Saturday at UFC 170 Daniel Cormier will make his light-heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins. Cormier was scheduled to fight top light-heavyweight Rashad Evans, but due to a last-minute injury he will instead fight Cummins, former coffee shop barista turned UFC fighter. The choice of Cummins as the replacement was questioned by some, including...

Feb 19, 2014 9:34 am

Daniel Cormier: “(Patrick Cummins) can’t beat me”

Daniel Cormier gets ready to make his light heavyweight debut this weekend on February 22 at UFC 170. However, instead of facing off against the former UFC light heavy weight title holder Rashad Evans his opponent is, lets just say it bluntly, less impressive than his previous opponent. Rashad was forced out of the bout...

Feb 13, 2014 9:36 am

Jones challenges Lauzon to grappling match

Some friendly banter between UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and one of the best submission specialist in the UFC Lightweight division Joe Lauzon took place yesterday via Twitter. The Twitter battle began when the champ began to poke at Lauzon saying: “Hey somebody tell @JoeLauzon i’d beat him in a jujitsu match with...

Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Looking Beyond the Numbers of Fighter Pay

When Robert “Bubba” McDaniel accidentally tweeted how much money he made fighting last year, he inadvertently brought up what is probably the most common discussion in regards to fighter pay; the numbers. McDaniel tweeted that he made $33,200 fighting last year, which is a figure that raises some eyebrows. The median US income was $27,519.10...

Feb 5, 2014 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon: A $15k purse doesn’t leave much money after

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon recently held a Q&A on Reddit, where he explained how a $15k fight-purse doesn’t leave him with much money after expenses. His words: “Lots of variables. Sometimes coaches get paid on a percentage, some are flat fees. Flights vary quite a bit in price… when I fly to Vegas its like...

Feb 4, 2014 11:56 am

Joe Lauzon On Fighter Pay, Nate Diaz, And Cake

  Joe Lauzon has been doing AMAs (Ask Me Anything) for almost 5 years now, which has provided some fairly interesting questions and candid answers from the UFC lightweight. Lauzon took part in his most recent AMA on Monday morning, and had some things to say about the topics of fighter pay, Nate Diaz, and some insight into...