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Jun 23, 2015 12:38 pm

Avoiding The Champ! Top Prospect Moves Up In Weight To Avoid dos Anjos

Rafael Cordeiro, coach of Fabricio Werdum, Shogun Rua and Rafael dos Anjos talked to MMAFighting about another one of his fighters who will be jumping divisions to avoid fighting teammate Dos Anjos. Cordeiro said that Beneil Dariush, who currently fights at lightweight, will make the move to welterweight to avoid having to fight his teammate...

Jun 23, 2015 12:25 pm

UFC’s Ratner: ‘I believe we have the votes to get MMA in NY’

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner believes that the MMA bill has the votes it needs to get passed in the New York State Assembly. He spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about the possibility and said he believes it would get between 95-100 votes in it’s favor it went to a vote on the...

Jun 23, 2015 11:56 am

Werdum Coach — ‘Velasquez Deserves Immediate Rematch’

“It’s hard to say names. I believe Cain deserves a rematch because of his history as a champion. He was great. He did things in the heavyweight division nobody did, and Fabricio will start building his history in the heavyweight division. “But if somebody has to fight, I believe it’s Cain. He deserves [it]. I’m...

Jun 23, 2015 11:55 am

Jose Aldo: ‘I want to leave the sport like GSP’

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo says he wants to go out like former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, on top. The Brazilian talked to FOX Sports about his legacy and about the hype that the UFC is building up for Conor McGregor. “I’m the dominant champion. I’m keeping this title for years, I’m always at...


Jun 23, 2015 11:40 am

Hathaway Injured, Out Of UFC 189, Brandon Thatch Steps In

UFC welterweight John Hathaway was injured and forced out of his scheduled fight with Gunnar Nelson at next months UFC 189. The UFC confirms that now Brandon Thatch will step in and take his place, facing off against Nelson. Thatch was set to fight John Howard on the prelims of the same card, but Howard...

Jun 23, 2015 11:38 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Turned Down The Freak Show For A Title Shot’

“The fans don’t want to see that. The fans want to see me as champion. I came to Bellator to become a champion and I’m gonna make it happen.” “I’m not down for the freak shows.” Former UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz talked to MMAFighting about his upcoming title fight against Bellator champion Liam McGeary....

Jun 23, 2015 11:27 am

Joanna: ‘I’ve Still Got Aces In My Pocket For Next Fight’

“No, I was listening to my corner and my trainers. They said that I should take it easy, just throw a few punches one by one with some extra angles. I did what they said and it was a key to the success.” “I said before the fight that I had a few aces in...

Jun 23, 2015 11:24 am

Melendez On Iaquinta — ‘Better fight him now, before he gets better’

“No, I would’ve taken it against anybody, as long as it wasn’t a five-rounder. I’m interested for 15 minutes, let’s do it. I think Al is a tough guy. He’s one of those guys that I feel like I might as well get now before he gets even better. He is one of the up...

Jun 23, 2015 11:18 am

Miocic Explains Explicit Tweet After Werdum Beat Velasquez

“I was kind of upset a little bit. You know, I put my time in, I fought top ranked guys the last couple fights. I built myself up to come up to that level and get my shot at the title, you know and it really upset me that a guy would just jump me...

Jun 23, 2015 11:16 am

Phil Davis “All The Way Happy” He Left UFC For Bellator

Phil Davis has no complaints when it comes to being a Bellator fighter. The former top ranked UFC light-heavyweight left and signed with Bellator when his contract was up. Davis has not fought in his new promotion yet, but we now know when he will be fighting. It was announced that Davis will be one...

Jun 23, 2015 11:13 am

Gallery! Cris Cyborg’s Pink Dog Is Adorable

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos will defend her Invicta FC featherweight title next month and then will most likely drop down and attempt to challenge Ronda Rousey in the UFC. Cyborg, the always active social media user, has another love outside of MMA and that’s her dog. Check out these pictures of a Cyborg’s PINK dog: By...

Jun 23, 2015 11:03 am

Scott Coker Explains Bellator’s “Big Top” Fight Card Strategy

Bellator 138: Kimbo vs. Shamrock was a major success and it has primarily to do with president Scott Coker’s strategy for building fight cards. When talking to MMAFighting, Coker went into detail about how exactly he manages to build exciting cards that do well and why he has no issue putting on fights like Tito...

Jun 23, 2015 10:24 am

Mental Prep Breaks Aldo — ‘He Lost His Mind Readying For McGregor’

Jose Aldo is hard at work training for UFC 189, where he’ll defend his belt against Conor McGregor in what could be one of the biggest UFC events in history. In preparation for McGregor, Aldo brought in Jonas Bilharinho to mimic McGregor’s fighting style. Bilharinho decided if he was supposed to be McGregor than he...

Jun 23, 2015 8:43 am

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Fight Card Finalized

It’s official, the full lineup of fights is set for UFC 190. We’ve known the majority of the fights on the card for a while, but with some recent changes to other UFC events a few of the fights have been shuffled around and new ones added. Most notably, the finals for TUF: Brazil have...

Jun 23, 2015 8:42 am

JDS not injured, wants to be champion by year-end

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic would be the next man to challenge Fabricio Werdum for the UFC heavyweight title, this because former champ Junior dos Santos was still nursing an injury. However, in a public note sent out by his team, “JDS” explained that he could be...

Jun 23, 2015 8:18 am

‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Already Tired Of Waiting, Wants Fight

Donald Cerrone has been guaranteed the next shot at the UFC lightweight title but the fight might not even be the hardest part of it. Cerrone is known for his fight anyone/anywhere attitude and fans love it, but right now the fighters is currently sitting on the sidelines waiting for his shot at gold. If...

Jun 23, 2015 7:37 am

Ben Rothwell Calls Out Former UFC Champ Andrei Arlovski

“But any of these guys that are out there right now, you know you’re talking Werdum, Cain, JDS, Andrei Arlovski, Stipe. I think any one of them is going to build a good case for myself. So it really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I’m absolutely prepared for any one of them,...

Jun 23, 2015 7:35 am

Bellator Champ McGeary Won’t Mind Ortiz’s Attempts of Trash Talk

“I don’t care about his pushing around, unless you’re racist to me – then I’ll be annoyed. But other than that, there’s not much that gets me going.” That’s what Bellator light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary had to say to MMAJunkie about Tito Ortiz’s trash talk. McGeary will face Ortiz at Bellator ‘Dynamite’, which will take...

Jun 23, 2015 7:23 am

Kawajiri: ‘I May Be Able to Win UFC Gold with New Drug Testing Policy’

“I heard from July that the drug-testing policy is going to be very strict. So I think [without] those monsters of fighters in the UFC who may have had a problem with these things, I may be able to win this division now.” “I signed with the UFC for one reason, which was to become...

Jun 23, 2015 7:18 am

Coker Wanted 8 Man Tourny, Settled On An Epic 4

“I’ve been doing this a long time. I would love to go to an event, see some great MMA, see a tournament, see some kickboxing at the highest level and be fully entertained. So I said, ‘Why don’t we just do this?’ We had a couple hurdles trying to set up the venue with both...

Jun 23, 2015 7:13 am

Motivated Cheaters Offered Potential Loopholes In New UFC Anti-Doping Policy

Cheaters beware, the UFC is gearing up for the most extensive drug-testing policy in professional sports, but, are there still major loopholes for fighters take advantage of? According to combatsportslaw.com, there are at lest three major ways fighters could potentially still get away with using PEDs. Here’s a summary of there findings: Retirement: A fighter...

Jun 23, 2015 6:58 am

Gilbert Melendez — ‘Mexico Camp didn’t make financial sense’

Gilbert Melendez would have loved to be in Mexico, training a month before his fight with Eddie Alvarez, but according to the lightweight fighter, it just wasn’t ‘financially’ feasible. The cost to move down there, bring in all your training partners and coaches didn’t make sense to Melendez, here’s what he said on The MMA...

Jun 23, 2015 6:41 am

Former UFC title holder Carla Esparza out 6-8 months!

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-3 MMA) will be on the shelf for the next 6-8 months. The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 20” took to twitter to announce the news: I will be undergoing surgery as a result of a shoulder injury from my last fight. I will be out6-8months. http://t.co/1gtL5dS6y4 —...

Jun 23, 2015 6:34 am

Shawn Jordan: ‘I want a top 10 guy’

“I want to fight a top-10 guy, any of them – out of respect, not because I want to talk trash about a guy. We’re athletes, and we want to compete with the best guys, because I respect them I want to fight them and test where I’m at.” That’s what UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan...

Jun 23, 2015 6:27 am

Former Coach Wants His Dues: ‘Ronda Owes Her Entire Existence To Us’

Ronda Rousey, UFC bantamweight champion, has been a competitor for a large portion of her life, from Judo to the UFC. Her story is well documented. She began with Judo and eventually won an olympic bronze medal, before going on to be ‘the most dominant athlete’. One of her former Judo coaches recently talked to...

Jun 23, 2015 5:04 am

Frontin! Gustafsson and Miocic Sport Fake Gold Belts

Something isn’t right about this picture of Stipe Miocic and Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight posed together in the octagon, while each holding UFC title belts. Not sure where they managed to grab a few replicas, perhaps a toy store was close by. Miocic posted the picture with the caption ‘I want my...

Jun 23, 2015 5:01 am

TWITTER RAGE! Fans Destroy Fox Analyst After Bellator/UFC Mixup

FOX Sports analyst and host of ‘Garbage Time’ Katie Nolan made a major mistake when talking about Bellator 138 and MMA fans lost their minds. Nolan sent out a tweet accidentally calling Bellator the UFC. Then the internet picked up their pitchforks and lanterns and marched onto their keyboards to let her have it. Check...