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Jun 29, 2014 11:51 am

UFC Releases Statement On Chael Sonnen’s Second Failed Drug Test

During UFC Fight Night 44, news broke that now retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had failed a second drug test. This test was taken after the test he previously admitted to failing. Unlike last time, this test was positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). During the post-fight press conference Dave...

Jun 28, 2014 2:22 pm

Pat Miletich will be the next UFC Hall of Fame inductee

According to the online schedule for next weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champion, Pat Miletich (29-7-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC), will be the next man to join the hallowed halls of the UFC Hall of Fame. “The Croatian Sensation’s” UFC Hall of Fame induction is slated for next Sunday, July 6, at 2:30...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

UFC’s Year-End Event Will Not Take Place This Year

That’s right, UFC 182 will take place on Jan. 3, 2015 instead of the usual Saturday after Christmas. According to MMAJunkie, the UFC has confirmed this date. So why the date change? Simply because the UFC doesn’t want to put on an event two days after Christmas. This year the holiday lands on a Thursday,...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Cruz Ready, Wants Mizugaki Fight In UFC Return

The injury prone, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured right) is ready to return to action. After two-years of inactivity. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1 broke the news, stating that Cruz’s camp wants a fight against Takeya Mizugaki, and believe that a win over the top 10 fighter will put Dominick right back...

Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office. The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction. Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with Sherdog.com: “My job is to go out there and...

Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

Wheaties announces UFC champ Anthony Pettis as newest team member

As the UFC continues to grow and become more mainstream, we’ve seen some of it’s athletes score sponsorship deals with major organizations. Jon Jones and Junior dos Santos have linked up with Nike, while former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have scored deals with Burger King and Gatorade respectively. UFC lightweight champion Anthony...

Jun 25, 2014 6:46 am

White Thinks Entire TUF 1 Cast Should Be In UFC HOF

“I think that’s a must. I think that entire season should be inducted. Without a doubt that group of people are all game changers.” “I’ve thought about the whole cast should be (in the hall of fame). Even the Canadian Jason Thacker — without the group of people that we had and the way the...

Jun 25, 2014 5:57 am

UFC Signs Taiwanese Fighter Rocky Lee, Mentions Plans For More Asian Destinations

The UFC’s Mark Fischer, who manages the Asian dealings for the company, just released some new information about the UFC’s plans. First off is the announcement that the UFC has signed undefeated Taiwanese fighter Rocky Lee. Lee is 3-0 and will make his debut at the UFC’ card in Macau this August. No opponent has...

Jun 21, 2014 9:59 am

Paul Daley: ‘I’m ready to go back to the UFC’

“I’ve got things in place where if the UFC is ready to have me, I’m ready to go back. My BAMMA contract is up in December. I have a few people working on my behalf, very influential people. Glenn Robinson from Blackzilians, Rashad Evans’ manager, Michael Johnson’s manager; he’s been working on my behalf and...

Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

Nam Phan Released By UFC

TUF 12 veteran Nam Phan has been quietly released from the UFC. The fan-friendly featherweight holds wins over Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia, but that’s pretty much it as far as UFC performances go. Phan not only lost his last three bouts for the promotion, but overall he only went 2-6 inside the UFC’s Octagon....

Jun 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Rumor: UFC 174 PPV Bombs, Earns Less Buys Than Bellator

We thought UFC 173’s numbers looked bad and they were, but if early indicators hold true, UFC 174 set the new standard for bad buy rate. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer explains: (Via The Wrestling Observer) UFC 174 was the night that tested what the least amount of interest UFC could garner from a PPV perspective...

Jun 19, 2014 5:00 am

Condit Tattoo Removed From EA UFC Game

If you picked up the new EA UFC video game, don’t be surprised when you see a cleaned up Carlos Condit. According to a report over at The Wall Street Journal a history of legal issues is to blame. Here’s their breakdown: Phoenix-based tattoo artist Chris Escobedo took an intellectual property rights training course and...

Jun 18, 2014 6:31 am

Brandon Vera Released By UFC

Following two-straight losses and a year stint of inactivity, longtime fighting staple Brandon Vera has reportedly been released from his contract at the UFC. FOX News was first to report. Vera started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2002 and started competing for the UFC as a heavyweight just three years later. After a...

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. MMAJunkie.com reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...

Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Jun 12, 2014 6:32 am

UFC Announces First Strawweight Fight In Promotion History

This is some history making news for you guys (and gals). The UFC has announced its first ever strawweight fight. For those who might not be sure what that is, it’s the 115 lb. weight division. The first fight in the new women’s division will be…… Claudia Gadelha (pictured) vs. Tina Lahdemaki. UFC officials confirmed the fight....

Jun 12, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei Silva Gathers Legal Team To Assist UFC 175 Efforts With NSAC

In a report coming out of Brazil, Wanderlei Silva plans on fighting the NSAC at next week’s hearing so that he can compete at UFC 175. Silva was noted to be at the offices of the Tetto, Macedo, Mees & Tisi, Lawyers who specialize in Sports Law in Curitiba – Paraná – Brazil,. The report...

Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Paul Daley Eyeing UFC Return

“I’m seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype,” Daley said. “I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown – great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 11, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

News broke earlier today that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test leading up to his UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The MMA world immediately erupted and people began taking sides. Below are some of the more interesting Tweets from MMA pros on the issue. I'm all for random drug test, yeah it...

Jun 10, 2014 8:11 am

Lorenz Larkin Meets Derek Brunson At UFC 176

Middleweights Lorenz Larkin and Derek Brunson are set to square off at UFC 176 on August 2nd at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lorenz Larkin is coming off a KO loss to Costas Philippou on May 10th. Prior to that Larkin dropped a decision to Brad Tavares. The former Strikeforce veteran is looking to...

Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am

UFC Heavyweight Needs Fighting Clearance For Hep-B

Geronimo dos Santos signed with the UFC almost two years ago, and has yet to make his promotional debut. He was set to square off against Gabriel Gonzaga back at UFC 153 but was pulled from the bout when tests revealed that he had contracted Hepatitis B. While on his medical hiatus, he has been...

Jun 6, 2014 5:35 am

UFC 174 Headliner Denies Reports Of Drug Testing Failure

According to reports coming out of Russian website, MMABoxing.ru, UFC 174 headliner Ali Bagautinov has a prior drug test failure in his athletic history. The report detailed the use of a common stimulant, which could aid in giving the user an extra surge of strength and energy. Ali, in an interview with FOX Sports denied...