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May 21, 2012 10:00 am

The Changing Landscape for Foreign Fighters | MMA NEWS

By Oliver Insixiengmay: Chants of “Zombie, zombie, zombie” erupted from the crowd and surrounded the octagon during Chan Sung Jung’s encounter with Dustin Poirier. Chan Sung Jung, more familiarly and popularly known under the moniker “The Korean Zombie,” has garnered a remarkable amount of popularity over the past year. This can be accredited to his exciting...

May 21, 2012 9:24 am

PHOTO | Josh Barnett Shows Off Nasty Hand Break Suffered Saturday | MMA NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy Following his loss to Daniel Cormier on Saturday, Josh Barnett explained to Mauro Ranallo that he broke his hand early in the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final. Barnett put any doubts of his claim to rest Sunday when he posted an X-ray of his left hand on Twitter....

May 18, 2012 9:12 am

King Mo Bellator/TNA Deal Good for MMA | MMA NEWS

By Ryan Busuttil: A common complaint of MMA fans, especially when Brock Lesnar made the jump from the WWE to the UFC in 2008, is to not associate Mixed Martial Arts with professional wrestling. “Wrestling’s fake”, “Only idiots watch wrestling”, etc. are among the comments that I’ve read over the years anytime professional wrestling is...

May 18, 2012 8:37 am

SPOTLIGHT | Hideo Tokoro Trains At Black House (Photo Gallery) | MMA NEWS

By Guest Columnist Glen Isobe: Japanese MMA fighter Hideo Tokoro’s career has spanned 56 fights over the last 12 years in a list of Japanese fight organizations: Dream, TFC, ZST, Shooto, RINGS and K-1 Hero’s. In 2005, his popularity skyrocket in Japan after a spinning-backfist-KO victory over Shooto Lightweight Champion, Alexandre “Poquieno” Nogueira, in the...

May 18, 2012 6:45 am

Highlights From Yesterday's Strikeforce Press Conference | MMA NEWS

The main players took the stage Thursday in the final press conference before Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE: World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final when Josh Barnett faces Daniel Cormier, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the HP Pavilion. The powerful Barnett (31-5), of Fullerton, Calif., has not lost a fight since...

May 16, 2012 2:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | Paul Kelly Debunks Drug Arrest Rumors | MMA NEWS

Earlier today we ran a story coming out of the UK that former UFC fighter Paul Kelly had been arrested in conjunction with a drug raid at his home. Part of this report was accurate; however Kelly was not detained by authorities as evidenced by his latest twitter post.

May 16, 2012 1:48 pm

Braulio Estima fires back at Cesar Gracie | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Braulio Estima, the man Nick Diaz was supposed to fight (key words supposed to) in a BJJ superfight this past weekend, fired back at Cesar Gracie today via Twitter. Since Nick skipped the fight, nobody has heard from him, and it appears that he is hiding from the public eye, leaving coach...

May 16, 2012 9:00 am

Fedor Hints At Retirement | MMA NEWS

Recently, Fedor Emelianenko has received a lot of criticism for taking fights with second-rate opponents that fans think have no business stepping in the ring with The Last Emperor Such is the case with his next opponent, former UFC Heavyweight champion, Pedro Rizzo. The two veteran fighters will meet in Fedor’s home country of Russia...

May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 8, 2012 8:14 pm

Attonito out, Story to Fight Abedi at UFC on FX 4

Tuesday was a busy day for the UFC match-makers, after the recent news of Yoshihiro Akiyama being pulled from his fight against Thiago Alves due to injury. We also learn that Rich Attonito has also acquired an injury and is unable to compete against fellow welterweight Rick Story at UFC on FX 4. Story has...

May 8, 2012 2:05 pm

UFC on Fox 3 Ratings Down 50%

By Ryan Busuttil The ratings for UFC on Fox 3, the UFC’s third event on network television, were lower than originally expected. The event averaged 2.4 million viewers according to MMAJunkie.com. That is down about 50% from the 4.7 million who watched UFC on Fox 2 in January and even lower than the first UFC...

May 7, 2012 12:55 pm

Dominick Cruz Injured, Out of UFC 148 Co-Main

By Ryan Busuttil UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has suffered an ACL injury and is out his UFC 148 title defense against rival Urijah Faber. The news was first broken by PhyteGurus.com and has been confirmed by UFC President, Dana White. White tweeted “It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info” Cruz-Faber...

May 7, 2012 9:21 am

STRIKEFORCE | Jardine vs. Gracie Likely For July | MMA NEWS

After much speculation on where he would land and in which weight class, Roger Gracie is now expected to return to action under his promotional home of Strikeforce as a middleweight. Set to welcome the grappling sensation to the new division is long-time MMA standout Keith Jardine. While not officially announced by Strikeforce officials, many...

May 5, 2012 8:29 pm

UFC President Says Nate Diaz Will Wait For A Title Shot

During tonight’s UFC on FOX 3 post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White confirmed to the media in attendance that Nate Diaz, who is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his career will wait for the winner of Henderson vs. Edgar II. In the lead up to the fight the UFC president...

May 4, 2012 12:53 pm

With Silva vs. Sonnen Moved, Belfort vs. Silva new UFC 147 Main Event

With news that the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch has been shifted from UFC 147 to UFC 148, the UFC has now opted to put the rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva in the headlining slot for UFC 147. UFC 147 is expected to go down on June 23 at the Estadio Jornalista...