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Oct 7, 2014 5:02 am

Chris Kelades Explains Joy Behind Storybook UFC Debut

Chris Kelades is one of the few fighters who have declined a bout with the UFC. Kelades did so not once, but twice! When the UFC announced they would be heading to Nova Scotia for UFC Fight Night Halifax, Kelades wasn’t pleased that he was buying tickets for the event, instead of fighting on it....

Oct 7, 2014 5:01 am

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Set To Headline WSOF 16

The bout WSOF fans have been waiting for will finally happen. Rousimar Palhares will defend his WSOF welterweight championship against Jon Fitch at WSOF 15 in December. The bout was originally scheduled to go down back in July, but Palhares withdrew from the bout after his mother became ill. The WSOF confirmed the bout with...

Oct 6, 2014 5:30 pm

Enson Inoue Retires From MMA

MMA pioneer Enson Inoue officially retired from MMA earlier today, posting a message on the UnderGround. Inoue hadn’t fought since 2010, where he defeated Antz Nansen, but never officially announced his retirement. A pioneer of MMA, Inoue fought in several of the biggest MMA promotions in the world including Shooto where he was a champion,...

Oct 6, 2014 5:07 pm

Oklahoma Athletic Commission Explains Roan Carneiro Situation

Last week BattleGrounds MMA O.N.E tournament winner Roan Carneiro stated that the Oklahoma Athletic Commission took $15,000 of his $50,000 in prize money, or about 30%. Oklahoma Athletic Commission (OAC) Executive Director Joe Miller wrote in an email to MMAFighting why they fined Jucao. “At weigh in, which occurred at 12 noon Thursday, October 2,...

Oct 6, 2014 4:50 pm

Firas Zahabi: People Want To See Rory MacDonald Fight For The Belt

Firas Zahabi believes that people want to see his prize pupil Rory MacDonald fight for the belt. MacDonald is fresh off a devastating 3rd round TKO win over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night Halifax. The bout marked the first time Saffiedine had been stopped in his career. Following the win, MacDonald, along with many...

Oct 6, 2014 4:38 pm

Mendes Slams Aldo, Welcomes Fight With McGregor

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch against Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. Leading up to the bout, both Mendes and Aldo have fired verbal shots at one another, highlighted by Aldo shoving Mendes when the two had their first staredown several months back. Mendes joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA...

Oct 6, 2014 4:30 pm

Bisping Opens As Big Underdog Against Luke Rockhold

Michael Bisping may be coming off a dominant win over Cung Le at UFC Macau earlier this summer, but that hasn’t stopped odds makers from pitting him as a +220 underdog against Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 55. Rockhold on the other hand has opened as a -333 favorite over Bisping. The two will...

Oct 6, 2014 4:17 pm

Bermudez: “I Really Don’t Give A S*** About Conor McGregor”

Dennis Bermudez is gearing up for his UFC 180 fight against former featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas. Riding a 7-fight win streak that saw him most recently submit Clay Guida, Bermudez doesn’t take too kindly to Conor McGregor potentially earning a title fight after going 4-0 in the UFC. He gave his thoughts to Submission...

Oct 6, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC Stands Behind Year Long Suspension Of Le

Earlier this month it was announced that Cung Le had been popped for Hgh after his bout with Michael Bisping at UFC Macau, which he lost. Due to the UFC traveling internationally, they acted as their own commission for the event, and as a result, suspended Le for a year, instead of the standard 9-month...

Oct 6, 2014 3:44 pm

Piotr Hallman Fails Drug Test, Suspended 9 Months

UFC Fight Night 51 ‘Fight of the Night’ participant Piotr Hallman has been popped for performance enhancing drugs, and subsequently suspended for 9 months. The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced the failure of the drug test today. All athletes from the card were tested for anti-doping control upon arrival at Nilson Nelson Arena to detect anabolic...

Oct 6, 2014 3:36 pm

Will Conor McGregor Win A Title?

Conor McGregor is a very polarizing figure in the UFC. Either you like him or you don’t. One thing that can’t be debated however, is McGregor’s dominance in the UFC. His recent win over Dustin Poirier extended his undefeated UFC streak to 4, and his win streak to 11. Leading up to UFC Fight Night...

Oct 6, 2014 2:53 pm

Tony Ferguson Sees Lack Of Clothes As Proof Of Hard Work

Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson measures how hard he’s working by how few clean clothes he has around his house. He explained the measurement system to MMAJunkie: “When I stopped worrying about what everybody else was doing in their camps or whatever the fans were going to say or comments on YouTube, the only thing that...

Oct 6, 2014 10:46 am

FAIL! Fighter Attempting Showtime Punch Gets Up Kicked

Ever since Anthony Pettis performed his legendary ‘Showtime Kick’ on Benson Henderson in the third round of their WEC title fight, many have been trying to replicate the kick. Jose Aldo began doing the ‘Showtime Punch’, throwing a superman punch off the cage, and kids even began doing it on their siblings (See it HERE)...

Oct 6, 2014 10:38 am

PHOTO | The Eerie Stare Of Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is fresh off his 3rd round TKO victory over Tarec Saffiedine this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax. What caught the eye (no pun intended) of many fans however, besides his victory dance, was the eerie stare MacDonald gave ‘Sponge’ throughout the introductions without blinking or flinching. Check it out for yourself:

Oct 6, 2014 10:34 am

Thiago Tavares Loses Election In Brazil

UFC veteran Thiago Tavares came up short in a political election earlier this week when he ran for a seat with the State’s Legislative Assembly. Tavares received approximately 7,980 votes, ranking him at 103 in the political ladder. The winner, Gelson Merisio received 119,280 votes. Tavares sent out the following message to his supporters via...

Oct 6, 2014 10:10 am

Cody Gibson Involved In Bar Brawl

Cody Gibson is coming off a late submission loss to Manny Gamburyan at UFC 178 last month. However several days after the bout he went out with some of his friends, where he was confronted by a drunken patron, who began arguing with Gibson. The argument between the pair escalated, at which point Gibson yelled...

Oct 6, 2014 10:02 am

Manhoef vs. Schilling Added To Bellator 131

Melvin Manhoef is fresh off his frighteningly brutal KO over Doug Marshall (See it HERE) Melvin Manhoef will now fight fellow Kickboxer Joe Schilling at Bellator 131. The win over Marshall put Manhoef in life for a title shot under the Bellator banner, but instead he will be fighting Schilling. Schilling is just 1-3 in...

Oct 6, 2014 8:57 am

PHOTOS | Conor McGregor Visits Fan Before Surgery

Conor McGregor took some time out of his day yesterday to visit one of oldest, and biggest fans, Nadine, before she went in for surgery. McGregor posted the following message on Facebook with pictures of himself and Nadine going back to McGregor’s first Cage Warriors championship back in 2012. Check it out: Post by Conor...

Oct 6, 2014 8:32 am

QUICK TWITT: Pat Miletich Hopes President Obama Gets Ebola

UFC Hall Of Famer Pat Miletich sent a Tweet out last night that has the MMA community talking. Check it out below: Ebola lands in D.C. and we can only hope a White House intern came into contact so as to deliver it to the belly of the beast.#NoFlyZone — Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) October 6,...

Oct 6, 2014 8:26 am

TRIPLE HEADER: UFC 180, Bellator 131, And WSOF 15 All Set For November 15th

On November 15th, fight fans will have a decision to make. On the same night the UFC will be holding UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum, Bellator will be holding Bellator 131 featuring a headlining bout between former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, and multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar, and the WSOF will be having WSOF...

Oct 6, 2014 5:04 am

Alexander Gustafsson Speaks Out Against Negative Fans

This past Saturday the UFC visited Sweden for UFC Fight Night Stockholm, where the Swedes went 0-4 for the night. Alexander Gustafsson took to Facebook to express his dissatisfaction with the fans for their lack of support following a tough night for their native fighters. Gustafsson posted the following message on his Facebook. “Thank you...

Oct 6, 2014 5:03 am

John Kavanagh Believes McGregor Deserves Next Title Shot

Conor McGregor’s rise to the top has been quick, but dominant. After returning from a torn ACL earlier this summer, McGregor took on Diego Brandao in his home country of Ireland in front of the Dublin crowd. McGregor made short work of Brandao, winning the bout via TKO in just the first round. After that...

Oct 5, 2014 5:03 pm

Roan Carneiro Claims Oklahoma Commission Robbed Him Of 30% Of His Purse

Following his tournament win this past Saturday at BattleGrounds MMA O.N.E tournament, Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro is accusing the Oklahoma Athletic Commission of taking 30% of his $50,000 in prize winnings. He spoke to MMAFighting about the situation: “They robbed me, man.” “They took 30 percent of my money. They said I was late for a...

Oct 5, 2014 4:42 pm

Travis Browne Slams Brendan Schaub

Travis Browne is gearing up for his UFC 181 bout against Brendan Schaub in December. Leading up to the bout, Browne left his longtime gym at Jackson Winkeljohn to train at Glendale Fight Club in Arizona, the same gym Ronda Rousey trains at. Schaub criticized ‘Hapa’ for the move, saying it was good for him...

Oct 5, 2014 4:36 pm

UFC Cuts 3 Fighters From Roster

Dashon Johnson, Jack May, and Danny Mitchell, have all allegedly been released from their UFC contracts. UFCFIGHTERSiNFO reported the news, and given their reputation, the news will likely be confirmed by the UFC soon. All of the above mentioned fighters are 0-2 in the promotion.

Oct 5, 2014 4:24 pm

Did Josh Burkman Throw His WSOF Title Fight?

Following his release from the UFC in 2008, Josh Burkman went on a 3-fight win streak. Burkman then lost to Jordan Mein in 2011, and then went on a 5-fight win streak, with 3 of his wins coming under the WSOF banner. Burkman then had his win streak snapped by Steve Carl for the WSOF...

Oct 5, 2014 4:11 pm

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Disses Tarec Saffidine Following TKO Loss To MacDonald

Yesterday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Halifax, Rory MacDonald TKO’d Tarec Saffiedine in the third round, becoming the first man to stop Saffiedine in his career. Following the bout, Hector Lombard took to Twitter to diss ‘Sponge’. Check it out: @tarecfighter I KO you the same way in practice remember?? — Hector...

Oct 5, 2014 3:56 pm

Holloway Admits He Was “Feeling Bad” For Pummeling Corassani

Max Holloway finished Akira Corassani in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm yesterday in pretty brutal fashion. The finish was considered by many to be a late stoppage on the referee’s part, something Holloway agreed with. He spoke to media members following the win at the post-fight press conference saying: “I was like,...

Oct 5, 2014 11:06 am

QUICK TWITT: Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Following his UFC Fight Night Halifax win over Tarec Saffiedine, last night, Rory MacDonald called for a title shot against the winner of Hendricks vs. Lawler. Hector ‘Showeather’ Lombard however has a different plan. He wants to fight MacDonald for the #1 contender spot after he returns to action against Josh Burkman. He took to...