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Mar 1, 2013 12:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Sampo making plenty of noise at flyweight | MMA News

Josh Sampo isn’t a household name in the world of MMA but he’s certainly getting it out there. ‘The Gremlin’ has turned heads with his last two victories at flyweight. Sampo won a unanimous decision over Antonio Banuelos at Legacy Fighting Championships 14 in the fall. Then he started 2013 with the biggest win yet...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Cyborg Insults Rousey via Twitter | MMA News

  So the heated rivalry between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos is a well documented one. Both fighters have gone back and forth for some time now since they both had homes in Strikeforce. Now, with Cyborg’s new contract with Invicta FC, she is apparently allowed to come over to...

Feb 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Jacob Volkmann signs with World Series of Fighting promotion | MMA News

Jacob Volkmann (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has found a new home inside the MMA world, as it was announced today that the veteran lightweight has signed with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. Terms of the multi-fight deal were not disclosed. Jacob Volkmann and Jon Fitch were two of the more well known fighters recently released...

Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Matt Riddle Released By UFC for Again Testing Positive for Marijuana

News broke late Tuesday night that welterweight Matt Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been released by the UFC for testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his recent performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card. Riddle defeated Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in that contest but later popped positive...

Feb 22, 2013 9:28 am

Bellator Not Interested in Signing Fitch | MMA News

  The recent release of arguably one of the best welterweights in MMA history to never hold a title in the UFC, Jon Fitch, shocked the MMA community and left UFC fighters out in the cold in the way of job security as the prospect of being released became very real. The UFC stated that...

Feb 21, 2013 9:35 am

Exclusive | Invicta President Shannon Knapp on Cyborg: “Everyone Deserves a Second Chance” | MMA News

After years of fighting harder just to be accepted, after being constantly demoralized by ignorant doubters and after outperforming their male counterparts at almost every turn, women will finally step foot inside the UFC’s Octagon this Saturday night. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her newly appointed crown against former U.S Marine Liz...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...

Feb 19, 2013 11:19 am

Dana White Calls Out Bellator to Pay Eddie Alvarez His Worth | MMA NEWS

If you thought UFC President Dana White was done talking about lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez, think again. Eddie Alvarez has been in the middle of a legal battle with Bellator MMA, his current employer. The lightweight fighter’s contract ended and the UFC made him an offer. Bellator however, had the chance to match it, which...

Feb 15, 2013 10:25 am

Ronda Rousey Trains With Gegard Mousasi | Video | MMA News

  UFC Women’s Bantamweight Ronda Rousey is seen here training some ground work with top light-heavyweight contender, Gegard Mousasi. Aside from having the disadvantage of weighing about 100 pounds less than Mousasi, the judo wizard, Rousey holds her own and shows the tenacity that makes her a star in the cage. See if your heart...

Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am

Eddie Alvarez Speaks Out About Bellator, Calls Staff Liars | MMA NEWS

This past Monday on The MMA Hour, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney joined Ariel Helwani in the midst of a trip to Charlotte, NC for Bellator’s live event this Thursday, February 14 at 10 PM/EST on Spike. The telecast features three quarterfinal match-ups in the Bellator Middleweight Tournament, as well as a Bantamweight title fight between...

Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Couture to Young Fighters: “You have a brand… build it up” | MMA NEWS

In a recent interview with BloodyElbow.com, MMA legend and former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture, discussed his acting and television career and his recent departure from the Zuffa organization.  A well-covered topic last week, Couture described his departure from Zuffa as a weight lifted from his shoulders.  “Being in the organization, you...

Feb 9, 2013 4:20 pm

Tank Abbott Returns to the Cage | MMA NEWS

47 year-old Tank Abbott is slated to make his return to professional fighting at King of the Cage’s April 13 fight, dubbed “Fighting Legends.”  After a three-year absence from fighting, Abbott (10-14) will face fellow heavyweight, Ruben “Warpath” Viallareal (20-25-3), in the headline fight. Tank Abbott is perhaps best known for his days in the...

Feb 9, 2013 2:22 pm

Alloway vs. LaFlare Added to UFC on Fuel 9

In addition to Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture and Philip DeFries vs. Matt Mitrione, welterweights Ben “Benny Blanco” Alloway and Ryan LaFlare will square off at UFC on Fuel 9, which is the promotion’s return to the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on April 6, 2013. Alloway, the 31-year-old fighting out of Fiore MMA...

Feb 7, 2013 10:02 am

Zoila Frausto Gurgel Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Invicta FC | MMA NEWS

Flyweight (125 pounds) superstar Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-2) of Cincinnati, Ohio has signed a multi-fight contract with Invicta Fighting Championships and will make her debut for the women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion at its next event on an April date to be announced soon. Frausto Gurgel will square off with submission expert...