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Mar 2, 2014 9:46 pm

Bellator Boss On Losing Melendez To The UFC

“Being part of the Viacom family and having Spike as a legitimate partner, we can offer things to fighters like we’ve done with (Rampage) in terms of the theatrical stuff and the reality programming he’s done. We offered some of those things to Gil. There was no way they could match the deal without giving...

Mar 2, 2014 9:27 pm

Fertitta Explains/Defends Reason Pulling Vitor Off UFC 173 Card

“At the end of the day, we have a fight to promote on May 24. Chris is going to defend his title, and you know how this business works: You’ve got to get commercials in two to three months early. We’ve got to get key art done. We’ve got a fight to promote and Vitor,...

Mar 2, 2014 6:10 pm

John Dodson hopes to return in May, plans on knocking out Mighty Mouse

Former UFC Flyweight number one contender, John Dodson (14-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC), has earned 3 of his 5 career octagon wins by form of knockout. Dodson, who has been out of action since November with a knee injury, is hoping to raise his KO percentage to 67% by earning his fourth knockout in six tries when he returns to...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. Constantinos Philippou set for ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ in Cincinnati

UFC officials announced today that a middleweight bout between Lorenz Larkin (14-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Constantinos Philippou (12-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will take place at May’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ event in Cincinnati. After reeling off 5 consecutive victories to put himself in UFC middleweight title contention, Constantinos Philippou has since suffered back-to-back losses inside of...

Mar 1, 2014 9:55 am

Bellator Boss Happy With TRT Ban

“I’ve had the same opinion on [TRT], and the same stance on it since the first time I asked the question. I just never felt that the controls were tight enough to be able to allow it to occur. When guys use it it’s an unfair advantage. If you’re going to equalize the playing field,...

Mar 1, 2014 9:50 am

Rampage: ‘I signed with Bellator to beat the sh** out of King Mo’

“I knew I was never going to fight [Lawal] in any of the other organizations I was with, because I knew he wasn’t going to come. I think I can be 100-percent honest with you when I say that half the reason I signed with Bellator was because I was signing with Viacom — not...

Mar 1, 2014 12:01 am

Alvarez vs. Chandler III Headlines Bellator’s First Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 17th

MMA’s latest trilogy will occur on Saturday, May 17th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Michael Chandler in one of the most highly anticipated fight of 2014, live on Pay-Per-View. Location and ticket information will be made available shortly. The main event is the third installment in this epic MMA...

Feb 28, 2014 7:46 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: King Mo Earns Unimpressive Decision Win Over Zayats

King Mo Lawal showed improvements since his last outings in the Bellator cage. He kept his hands high in anticipation of Zayats’ shots and was more aggressive in controlling where the fight would go. King Mo did a good job in landing shots early on in the fight, but Zayats started to find his range...

Feb 28, 2014 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Bessette Picks Up Split Decision Win over Nunes

Matt Bessette will be joining Desmond Green in the semi-finals of the featherweight tournament. The fight opened with a lot of blocked shots from Nunes and Bessette and it was clear they did their homework on each other. Bessette seemed more methodical in his approach of attack while Nunes countered wildly and continuously pressed forward,...

Feb 28, 2014 6:27 pm

BELLATOR 110 Results: Green Defeats Richman, Advances to Featherweight Semi-Finals

Mike Richman and Desmond Green kicked off the tenth season of Bellator tonight with their first-round featherweight tournament bout. Mike Richman was the first to find a comfortable striking distance as he started to pick apart Desmond Green at the end of the first with decent combinations. Green also absorbed some hard leg kicks in...

Feb 28, 2014 2:49 pm

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results Will Not be Released to the Public

While the MMA world continues to reel from the aftermath of the NSAC’s decision to immediately ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, more news continues to come out about the most prominent user of TRT, Vitor Belfort. First he was removed from his title fight with Chris Weidman in May. In an initial statement,...

Feb 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Fighting Odds: Chris Weidman Opens as -225 Favorite Over Lyoto Machida

  The big news of the day was that Vitor Belfort is out of UFC 173 and Lyoto Machida is in. Machida will now fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 on May 24, 2014, for the UFC middleweight title. Thanks to Sportsbook, we have the opening betting lines for the title fight. Chris Weidman- -225...

Feb 28, 2014 2:06 pm

Jessica Eye passes recreational drug test following UFC 170

Jessica Eye (10-2 MMA) may have suffered the first loss of her UFC career at this past weekend’s UFC 170 event in Las Vegas, but according to a report from MMAFighting.com, she did pass her recreational drug test. According to Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar, Eye took a performance-enhancing drug test prior to her UFC 170 bout with Canadian...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 28, 2014 11:49 am

Hope For Users – New Jersey Will Not Follow Nevada’s TRT Ban Just Yet

Who would have thought that a decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban TRT exemptions would have this profound of an impact? The reactions and news just keeps on coming following their decision. It’s known that the NSAC has very strong influence over other commissions, but it seems that the New Jersey...

Feb 28, 2014 10:43 am

VItor Releases Statement On TRT Ban And UFC 173 Withdrawal

“The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently altered its policy and no longer will permit testosterone use exemptions and will not permit a TRT program. As other jurisdictions may follow suit, I am going to drop my TRT program and compete in MMA without it. Given the time constraints involved between now and my proposed next...

Feb 28, 2014 10:18 am

Bisping Says If Weidman Beats No-TRT Belfort It Means Nothing

“I’m definitely rooting for Chris Weidman.From a personal selfish position, regardless of what happened, Vitor does hold a victory over me; he connected with a decent head kick, and good for him. If Vitor was to be the champion, it might be more of a difficult sell fighting Vitor again… This is going to piss...

Feb 28, 2014 10:17 am

Bisping: With TRT Gone, Belfort Will Find Another Way To Cheat

“Vitor’s a cheat, simple as that. He’ll go out and try to find another way to cheat. He’ll find another way of manipulating the system, or he’ll try. For a guy that talks about Jesus, you should want to step in there the way God intended him to be. He’s a hypocrite… This is a...

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm

‘Bigfoot Manager’ Alex Davis on TRT Ban: “That’s not the solution”

For those who don’t know, Alex Davis is a manager of MMA fighters. One of the fighters he happens to manage is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who is a known user of TRT, and who tested beyond the legal limits for his fight against Mark Hunt. So it’s no surprise that Davis is against the recent...

Feb 27, 2014 6:17 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Today’s Ban On TRT

Earlier today the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT from combat sports. It’s a blow for many fighters who use the controversial therapy and many took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Ban on trt in Nevada? Hell ya haha good job nsac good fuckin job — Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) February 27, 2014 No...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 27, 2014 5:49 pm

Bellator 110: ‘Rampage vs M’Pumbu’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Mohegan Sun Arena in preparation for Bellator MMA’s February 28th event, which will showcase the Bellator Season 10 Light Heavyweight Semifinals and the Bellator Featherweight Opening Rounds. Bellator MMA will take place from Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, February 28th with the first fight taking place at...

Feb 27, 2014 11:52 am

King Mo: ‘Staph Infection Almost Killed Me’

“It almost killed me. I don’t explain it to people. I downplayed the whole thing. They didn’t know how bad it was. People would text me, and I was in the hospital texting them back like nothing happened. I battled back from it. It messed my body up. My body is still getting healthy from...