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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...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Paul Daley Says He Has Matured, Wants Back Into the UFC

Paul Daley is back in contact with the UFC since his unsportmanlike incident nearly four years ago. Daley was immediately cut from the UFC after his decision loss to Josh Koscheck back at UFC 113 for delivering a sucker punch to Kos for taking home the victory. Since his sudden departure, Daley has been adding...

Jun 3, 2014 1:55 pm

Benson Henderson Relocated Training Camp Ahead of UFC FN 42

Former lightweight champion Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson relocated his training camp from MMA Lab in Glendale Arizona to a higher altitude location in Flagstaff to get him used to altitude for his fight in Albuquerque New Mexico. Four of Henderson’s teammates from MMA Lab who will be joining him on the card have also made the...

May 30, 2014 9:58 am

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is done in the UFC’ – UPDATED!

And just like we thought, the backlash from the Wanderlei Silva/NSAC drug testing incident wasn’t over. During a media scrum in promotion for tomorrow’s UFC Berlin event, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Wanderlei Silva has been released from the UFC. Wednesday we learned that Chael Sonnen would be put against Vitor Belfort in his...

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 20, 2014 12:51 pm

BJJ Gym Being Sued By UFC Over Airing Of PPV

Stronghold Crossfit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a gym located in California, has come under attack by the UFC. In court documents obtained by Combat Sports Law, the gym is being sued by Joe Hand Promotions after broadcasting UFC 145 in the gym back in 2012. It would appear they did not obtain the commercial exhibition...

May 20, 2014 7:29 am

Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard set for UFC 176

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Gray “The Bully” Maynard and Fabricio Camoes is the latest addition to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Gray Maynard (11-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) is coming off back-to-back first-round TKO losses which he suffered to opponents Nate Diaz and TJ Grant respectively. The former two-time lightweight...

May 17, 2014 12:37 pm

UFC’s Brandon Thatch Wants To Punch Justin Bieber In The Face

“I don’ think there are many actors I’d punch in the face, but I’d definitely punch Justin Bieber. I think he’s done some acting in his time, if you can call it that. I think he’s a very disrespectful punk and pretty much garbage. Someone needs to smack him around a little bit.” In a...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 12, 2014 3:25 pm

Lion Fight Joins ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ Festivities

Scott Kent made the biggest and boldest move yet for the sport of Muay Thai and his LION FIGHT organization in joining with the UFC, for the first time ever, to present a world class full Muay Thai rules event, LION FIGHT 16, as part of the UFC’s International Fight Week taking place in Las...

May 9, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 40 Weigh-In Results – All But One Fighter Makes Weight

At the UFC Fight Night 40 weigh-ins, 25 of the 26 fighters made weight on the first try. The main event will see Matt Brown and Erick Silva do battle in the welterweight division (170 pounds).     Weigh-in results are as follows: Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Matt Brown (170.5)...

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 6, 2014 11:13 am

Injured T.J. Grant Removed From UFC Rankings

  Top UFC lightweight T.J. Grant has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings following a lengthy layoff from competition. The Canadian grappler rose through the UFC’s lightweight ranks to earn a title shot against Benson Henderson. An injury forced him out of that contest, making way for Anthony Pettis and the rest of the...

May 2, 2014 6:58 am

Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller headlines UFC Fight Night 45

A key lightweight bout will headline the UFC’s return to Atlantic City this July, as UFC officials recently announced that Donald Cerrone will meet Jim Miller in a five-round contest at “UFC Fight Night 45.” Jim Miller (24-4 MMA, 13-3 UFC) is coming off a first-round submission victory over Yancy Medeiros, which he earned just...

May 1, 2014 2:14 pm

UFC Eyeing Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Heavyweight Bout

Though not official, UFC Tonight is reporting that promotion officials are looking at a potential heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. The fight would likely be contested in Japan, where Mark Hunt has a loyal fan following from his K-1 and PRIDE FC days. The UFC Tonight panel broke down the news: “I’m...

May 1, 2014 11:15 am

UFC Files $32 Million Lawsuit Against PPV Pirate

A brazen thief finally got caught. The UFC has filed suit against Steven Messina, 27, for stealing pay-per-view  broadcasts and uploading them to file-sharing services like PirateBay, according to a report from NY Post, and is now seeking $32 million in damages. Ironically, the article states that Messina lives in Staten Island with his mom...

Apr 30, 2014 4:21 pm

Gunnar Nelson vs. Ryan LaFlare set for UFC Fight Night in Dublin‏

Two undefeated welterweights will collide at July’s ‘UFC Fight Night’ event in Dublin, as UFC officials recently announced that Gunnar Nelson (12-0-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will meet Ryan LaFlare (11-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in a key 170-pound contest. Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson improved his record to a perfect 12-0 by submitting Omari Akhmedov with a first-round...

Apr 30, 2014 11:16 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘The UFC Swept Me Under The Rug. I Feel Bad For My Kids’

“I feel really bad for my fans and my kids. They will want to look at the history of what their father has done, and the fans will want to see what their favorite fighter has done. I have no control over it, of course, and I didn’t know it was that serious, but I...

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

UFC 172 Winner, Joseph Benavidez Wins Harley Davidson Motorcycle

Not only did Joseph Benavidez take home, a fat, $50k bonus for his submission victory over Tim Elliot, he also gets a brand new Motorcycle. As part of a contest sponsored by Harley Davidson, fans voted on one of four ‘Performance of the Night’ winners to walk away with a new bike. Here’s Benavidez, announcing...

Apr 25, 2014 9:50 am

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson: ‘I was young and stupid in first UFC stint’

Anthony Johnson is a familiar face for UFC fans. The former welterweight fighter is notorious for his string of failed weigh-in attempts while under his first stint with the promotion. The multiple failures to make weight, eventually lead to his release. Having bounced back from those dark times, ‘Rumble’ is set for a co-main event,...