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Oct 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Tim Sylvia Books Andreas Kraniotakes as Rizzo Replacement in ProElite II

As we announced earlier today, Pedro Rizzo was forced to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Tim Sylvia due to an arm injury suffered while training. ProElite officials took little time to book the replacement and have none other than German import Andreas Kraniotakes to fill the main event void. ProElite II is set to...

May 27, 2016 9:26 pm

UFC lightweight lucky to be alive after horrific motorcycle crash

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday afternoon that UFC lightweight Darrell Horcher, who recently lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him “grateful to be alive” according to Horcher’s manager. According to Fox Sports, Horcher hit a Jeep that pulled in front of him, and was flung from his bike nearly 240...

May 24, 2016 1:43 am

Shane Carwin: ‘I’d like to get the belt . . . or just beat up Brock Lesnar again’

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has been busy with his newly established fighter management company. However, after suffering from repeated injuries and retiring, his competitive nature is still burning inside. “[I struggled with retirement] every day,” Carwin said in an interview with getmoresports.com. “I did not do everything I wanted. I think about...

May 23, 2016 6:28 pm

UFC releases statement on BJ Penn being pulled from UFC 199 for USADA IV violation

Late Monday, BJPENN.COM learned that UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn was pulled from his UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller after his admitted use of an IV to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC gave the following statement regarding Penn’s USADA IV violation: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S....

May 22, 2016 1:12 pm

Tarec Saffiedine is likely out of next weekend’s fight with Rick Story

The UFC’s injury woes continue as it is being reported that Tarec Saffiedine has suffered an injury which will likely force him out of his scheduled bout with Rick Story at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 88 event. Saffiedine has not been officially ruled off the card just yet, however, the promotion is doing its...

May 17, 2016 7:51 pm

Report: UFC has a frontrunner to face Luke Rockhold for middleweight title

On Tuesday, news broke that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his immediate title fight rematch with champion Luke Rockhold, which was scheduled for UFC 199. The UFC has been busy finding a replacement for Weidman. According to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the frontrunner to replace Weidman is Ronaldo “Jacare”...

May 13, 2016 10:33 am

UFC lightweight fighter flagged for ‘potential Anti-Doping Policy violation’

Another UFC fighter has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira was flagged by USADA and has been pulled from his scheduled UFC Fight Night 88 bout versus Abel Trujillo. UFC Fight Night 88 is scheduled to take place on May 29. The UFC released a statement on Friday regarding...

May 11, 2016 8:47 am

Uriah Hall pulled from UFC 198

Tuesday night unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva had been forced out of his UFC 198 matchup with Uriah Hall this Saturday due to a problem with his gallbladder. It was revealed that Silva would need to undergo surgery to have his gallbladder removed on Wednesday. Wednesday morning an update was...

May 10, 2016 9:30 pm

Tim Kennedy looking to step in & fight Uriah Hall

Tuesday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was out of his UFC 198 Pay-Per View scrap against Uriah Hall with a condition that could see ‘The Spider’ have his gallbladder removed. With less than a week to go until fight night, Tim Kennedy, who has been out of the Octagon since...

May 5, 2016 10:37 am

PHOTO | Rafael dos Anjos points out a flaw in Conor McGregor’s BJJ brown belt

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor were supposed to meet in a superfight at UFC 196. However, Dos Anjos broke his foot leading up to the fight and Nate Diaz stepped in as a late replacement and now dos Anjos is no longer in the picture to fight “The...

Apr 24, 2016 5:17 pm

Daniel Cormier was not impressed with Jon Jones performance at UFC 197

Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was not impressed by Jon Jones unanimous decision victory over short-notice replacement Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197. “DC” spoke about Jones performance during the FOX post fight show, stating the following: “He got the job done,” Cormier said. “A lot of times, most...

Apr 22, 2016 2:34 pm

Nate Diaz not interested in fighting at UFC 200 unless it’s against Conor McGregor

At the UFC 200 press conference on Friday, many expected the UFC to announce who Nate Diaz’s replacement opponent would be for UFC 200. While UFC President Dana White didn’t announce Diaz’s new opponent for the event, he did confirm that Diaz will in fact remain on the card despite reports that indicated he had...

Apr 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Jon Jones offers to step in and save UFC 200

The UFC has been actively looking for a replacement opponent for Nate Diaz at UFC 200 after Conor McGregor retired from MMA Tuesday morning. Jon Jones, who headlines UFC 197 this Saturday against Ovince Saint-Preux in a light heavyweight interim title fight, spoke to Fox Sports and revealed that he would be open to stepping...

Apr 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Donald Cerrone ‘knows a guy’ for UFC 200 main event

After it was confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Conor McGregor had been pulled from his UFC 200 main event scrap with Nate Diaz after refusing to attend a press conference in Las Vegas, MMA fans immediately began speculating as to who the UFC would select as a replacement opponent. As many were expecting, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone...

Apr 19, 2016 5:09 pm

Dana White explains why Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200

Tuesday morning Conor McGregor left MMA fans speechless as he announced his retirement from MMA. This announcement was met with much speculation given that McGregor is currently the UFC’s featherweight champion. While many believed the retirement announcement to be a troll job, McGregor’s coach confirmed the news. UFC President Dana White then broke the news...

Apr 15, 2016 9:00 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov makes case for a title shot

While Khabib Nurmagomedov has been away from the UFC for two years due to several injuries. With that being said, Nurmagomedov holds a win over current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, and is 6-0 in the UFC. Ahead of his UFC on FOX 19 scrap against UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher, Nurmagomedov made his case...

Apr 14, 2016 11:02 pm

VIDEO | Rashad Evans disappointed he isn’t fighting Jon Jones at UFC 197

When Daniel Cormier withdrew from UFC 197 with a leg injury, the UFC began looking for a replacement opponent to fight Jones in the main event. After Anthony Johnson turned down the fight due to recently having mouth surgery, many people began calling for Rashad Evans to step in on short notice and have a...