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Jan 7, 2014 5:49 am

Surgeon Estimates Up to One Year Before Anderson Silva Can Kick Again

“I would not have anyone with that injury – regardless of the patient – no one would be involved in a striking type, or high-contact sport to that area, easily could be anywhere from six to 12 months,” said Dr. Steven Sanders, the orthopedic surgeon who operated on Anderson Silva’s leg following a horrific break...

Jan 7, 2014 5:41 am

Cung Le Discusses Inexperienced Yoga Instructor Competing on TUF China

“I’m not sure how many of you have seen the show, but some yoga instructor got through,” UFC light heavyweight fighter Cung Le (above) said in a recent Q&A session prior to UFC Fight Night 34.  “That was not the UFC’s doing.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA On the one hand, “The Ultimate Fighter: China”...

Jan 7, 2014 5:39 am

Joe Ellenberger signs four-fight deal with UFC

Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA), the twin-brother of UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, has apparently inked a four-fight deal with UFC according to a report from MMAFighting.com. Joe Ellenberger was a high school wrestling champion in Nebraska, and went on to become a two-time Division II All-American at the University of Nebraska. He is currently riding...

Jan 6, 2014 10:21 am

Tito Ortiz Wrecks Porsche Gets Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Embattled former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, has (at least for the past several years) an out of control personal life. The worst part about it is, he makes it very public. Having not fought professionally since a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin, Ortiz still manages to keep his name in the headlines on a...

Jan 6, 2014 10:05 am

Brandao Admits To Threatening Poirier With Stabbing

Following December’s epic UFC 168 event we learned that featherweight fighter, Diego Brandao, may have crossed the line with his opponent, Dustin Poirier. After their bout Poirier told us that the Greg Jackson trained fighter threatened to stab him at the weigh-ins. After getting demolished in their bout, Brandao went silent, that is until today,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:38 am

Dillashaw: Assuncao Loss ‘A Blessing In Disquise’

Team Alpha Males, T.J. Dillashaw is coming off a highly contested split-decision loss to ATT’s Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29. The defeat marked his first since losing the TUF 14 final tournament bout to John Dodson. Now set to face Mike Easton at this month’s Fight Night 35 event, T.J. says the experience...

Jan 6, 2014 9:27 am

Moraga vs Ortiz Promoted to UFC FN 35 Main Card

Thanks to some shuffling due to injury, the flyweight division will be getting some more main card attention. Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga will now be featured on the main card of UFC Fight Night 35. Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), looks to continue his 4-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Jose-Maria Tome last November...

Jan 6, 2014 8:56 am

Weidman’s trainer Ray Longo is critical of Belfort’s TRT use

Ray Longo, who is the head trainer of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC), had some harsh words regarding #1 contender Vitor Belfort’s (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) TRT use, during an interview with ESPN. Here is what Longo had to say: “I know Chris is beating the guy, but why give him an...

Jan 6, 2014 8:55 am

Silva needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 36

Crackerjack prospect Erick Silva is in need of a new opponent. Silva was set to face fellow welterweight Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. But MMAJunkie learned yesterday that Loughran has been forced to withdraw from the fight and the hunt is on for a new opponent for Silva. UFC Fight Night 36 takes...

Jan 6, 2014 8:53 am

Sampo vs. Makovsky set for UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis It appears flyweights Josh Sampo and Josh Makovsky (pictured) will square off at UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann on February 22nd. The UFC has not officially confimed this bout but a Fox sports 1 source close to the UFC confirmed the two have verbally agreed to fight on the card. Josh Sampo...

Jan 6, 2014 7:49 am

Bisping: Vitor Has Been ‘Massively Successful Since He’s Been On TRT’

Perennial middleweight contender, Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), recently spoke with Bloodyelbow, where he shared his thoughts on Vitor Belfort fighting for the UFC’s 185-pound title in Las Vegas. Here is what “The Count” had to say: I don’t really know what the commission bases those exemptions on, so I don’t know if that...

Jan 6, 2014 5:46 am

Pedro Rizzo: Anderson Silva Told Me ‘He’ll be back’

“At the hospital, Anderson told me ‘I will be back, master. I will be back. I told him ‘yeah, you’ll be back home to recover and rest’. And he said ‘I will be back, master.’ He’s a fighter. He has six months to recover, heal and then decide what he’s going to do next. “He...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...

Jan 3, 2014 5:20 pm

Chris Weidman opens as a 2-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

The UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman, has opened as a 2-1 favorite over his next opponent, Vitor Belfort. Here are the current odds according to BestFightOdds.com: Weidman- -225 Belfort- +175 Weidman has not been the favorite since before he fought anyone named Anderson Silva. In their first fight back in July 2013 at UFC 162,...

Jan 3, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Opens Office in Brazil

The UFC has made a major impact in the country of Brazil since its return in 2011, and 2014 brings with it new changes to how the UFC will operate there. According to MMAfighting, Grace Tourinho, the UFC’s managing director, announced that the UFC will open its own office in Brazil to run local events...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

Jan 3, 2014 6:26 am

Dong Hyun Kim vs. John Hathaway to headline ‘TUF: China’ finale in Macau

This morning in Singapore, UFC officials annoucned that a key welterweight match-up featuring Dong Hyun Kim (18-2-1 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline the “TUF: China” finale set for March 1st in Macau, China. The 26 year-old Englishman, John Hathaway, burst on to the UFC scene scoring 4-straight victories...

Jan 3, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Superstar Justin Timberlake And Anderson Silva Discuss Leg Break

When it comes to celebrity fans in MMA, Anderson Silva probably garners the most respect. Which is why it should come as no surprise that ‘The Spider’ and Justin Timberlake are boys. Check it: Thank you to send good energy man I received thanks you “@jtimberlake: That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168”...

Jan 3, 2014 6:18 am

Max Holloway Looking To Start 2014 With A Bang At UFC Fight Night 34

At 22, Max Holloway is the fourth youngest member of the UFC roster. After spending 2013 winless after two consecutive decision losses to Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor, Holloway is looking to rebound with a victory over his opponent Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34. Holloway is 3-3, with his three losses coming in...

Jan 3, 2014 3:00 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Weigh Ins: All Fighters On Weight

All fighters made weight for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore, which will be aired on the UFC’s digital Fight Pass service tomorrow starting at 6:30 a.m. ET, 3:30 PT. In the main event, the final Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Safiedine will make his UFC debut against rising Korean prospect Hyun Gyu Lim....

Jan 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Las Vegas Could Host Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May

Chris Weidman will make his second UFC Middleweight Championship defense against Vitor Belfort, and details about the bout are already starting to emerge. It seems that UFC CEO and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is entertaining the idea of hosting the fights in Las Vegas in May or July. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto shared a text message from...

Jan 2, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Plans Seven Events In 2014 For Asia

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination. On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 34 will emanate out of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This will be the first stop on a 7-event trip through the continent of Asia, with all seven events falling inside the 2014 calendar year. An aggressive business...