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Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 14, 2017 12:58 pm

Jacare Souza inks a long term deal with the UFC

Current #3 ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and the UFC have come to an agreement on a new fight contract. UFC President Dana White posted a photo of Jacare holding his new contract with a smile on Friday. @ronaldojacare 😃👍🏼👊🏼 A post shared by Dana White (@danawhite) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:56am PDT...

Apr 13, 2017 1:05 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 210, former light heavyweight No. 1 contender back to the top

UFC 210 took place this past weekend as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was able to defend his belt against the knockout specialist Anthony Johnson. Following Cormier’s second round submission win, Johnson surprised the MMA community by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Johnson said in the post-fight Octagon interview,...

Apr 12, 2017 1:07 pm

Hard to deny Gegard Mousasi’s value to the UFC with his compelling UFC event stats

Gegard Mousasi has picked up multiple championship titles throughout his mixed martial arts career, including a light heavyweight Strikeforce strap and two division titles in DREAM. There is no denying the UFC middleweight contender’s status as one of the elite fighters in mixed martial arts. However, Mousasi in now at the crossroads on his MMA...

Apr 11, 2017 7:14 pm

Anderson Silva turns down offer to fight Yoel Romero

Anderson Silva turns down offer to fight Yoel Romero During today’s UFC 212 press conference in Brazil, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva told reporters that he had two potential opponents in mind for the June 3 pay-per-view event. “The Spider” indicated that he was interested in a rematch with former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz,...

Apr 10, 2017 8:07 pm

Dana White fires back at Gegard Mousasi for pay complaints

Dana White fires back at Gegard Mousasi for pay complaints Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi extended his current win streak to five in a row by earning a second-round TKO victory over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at this past weekend’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo New York. Gegard, who is now a free...

Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency Two of the best middleweight fighters in the world are about to hit the free agent marked. Following his second-round TKO victory over former division title holder Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC 210, surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi became a...

Apr 10, 2017 2:05 pm

Jacare Souza has a single crucial fight left on his UFC contract

Ronaldo Jacare Souza has one more fight left on his UFC contract and it will be against Robert Whittaker at UFC on FOX 24, which takes place on April 15. Currently ranked #3 on the official UFC rankings, Souza is close to getting his UFC title shot. The middleweight wants to continue fighting in the...

Apr 9, 2017 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win

Gegard Mousasi rips the UFC and Chris Weidman following UFC 210 win Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi picked up his fifth win in a row at last night’s UFC 210 pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York by earning a second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman. Unfortunately for Mousasi, his victory over...

Apr 7, 2017 6:49 am

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. However, news broke yesterday evening that Gastelum had been pulled from the event, this after he was flagged for...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Apr 4, 2017 1:30 pm

Gegard Mousasi blasts UFC for pay structure

UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi is one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC. With 49 professional MMA fights, Mousasi has compiled an impressive 41-6 record over the course of his fourteen year professional career, which saw him fight for numerous high-profile promotions such as Pride FC, M-1, Strikeforce, and the UFC to name just...

Apr 3, 2017 6:30 am

VIDEO | Kick off fight week with Countdown to UFC 210

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. In UFC 210’s main event, we’ll see UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempt to defend his title against absurdly powerful challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. This undeniably competitive title fight will be a rematch of an exciting 2014 affair, which saw...

Mar 31, 2017 12:15 am

Gegard Mousasi confident he has Chris Weidman figured out

At UFC 210, on April 8th, top ranked middleweights Gegard Mousasi and Chris Weidman will square off in a highly anticipated showdown that could produce the next middleweight #1 contender. While Weidman is entering the fight on a 2-fight skid that saw him drop back to back TKO losses to Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero,...

Mar 29, 2017 9:32 am

Scott Coker explains how UFC-Reebok deal benefits Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has gone on a string of signings recently, acquiring several former UFC standouts, including Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin, and Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald to name just a few of the recent Bellator MMA signings that have come from the UFC. According to Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the UFC’s deal with Reebok has been...

Mar 28, 2017 9:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: I was the first Conor McGregor

This Friday, in the main event of Bellator 175, MMA legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will take on wrestling specialist Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a compelling heavyweight grudge match. In advance of this fight, Rampage explained to Yahoo! Sports that he is not a fan of King Mo’s wrestling based style. “Our sport has gotten...

Mar 26, 2017 12:03 pm

Chris Weidman is in incredible shape ahead of his UFC 210 bout with Mousasi

For a time, Chris Weidman looked like he was going to be come a truly dominant champion. First, he knocked out Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight title. Then, he defeated Silva again – albeit thanks to a freakish leg injury – erasing any doubt that he deserved his station atop the middleweight division....

Mar 26, 2017 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC 210: Cormier vs. Rumble 2 Extended Preview

In less than two weeks’ time, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. In the main event of this card, we’ll see Daniel Cormier attempt to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against big puncher Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. This bout will be a rematch of an exciting 2014 contest that...

Mar 23, 2017 8:10 am

Kelvin Gastelum eyeing welterweight title despite middleweight run

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum may have been forced by UFC President Dana White to go up to middleweight after being unable to make the welterweight limit of 170 pounds on several occasions, however he has future plans at 170 pounds. In Gastelum’s middleweight debut in December, he picked up an impressive 3rd round...

Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on Chael Sonnen fight

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was set to fight UFC veteran Chael Sonnen nearly three years ago at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in 2014. Unfortunately, due to a brawl that occurred mid-season, which resulted in Silva injuring his hand, the fight was postponed. Silva then refused to take a random drug test, and was pulled...

Mar 22, 2017 9:21 am

UFC 210 – Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2: Official Fight Card and Start Time

On April 8, the UFC will take over Buffalo, New York’s Key Arena with UFC 210. In the main event, we’ll see UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempt to defend his title against an old foe in Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The co-main event, meanwhile, will see former middleweight champion Chris Weidman attempt to get...

Mar 17, 2017 4:37 pm

2 American Animals Episode 34 – Matt “The Immortal” Brown Joins the Show!

On this episode of American Animals, the Animals are here and ready to discuss the biggest news in MMA. First, we get a review of UFC Fortaleza and Kevin Gastelum’s TKO defeat of Vitor Belfort. Then, Ian and Erik are joined by Matt “The Immortal” Brown who is here to update us on what’s going...

Mar 16, 2017 11:52 am

Anderson Silva’s former coach to train Kelvin Gastelum for UFC 212

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently booked to fight top ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown on June 3rd at UFC 212. While the scrap will certainly be a very interesting one, one aspect that fight fans haven’t been anticipating is the fact that Kings MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro,...

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...