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Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....

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 9:40 am

VIDEO | The Latest In The “Best Of MMA’s” Harlem Shake Featuring Evolve MMA | MMA NEWS

Featuring its roster of World Champions, the Evolve Fight Team (http://www.evolve-mma.com), Asia’s #1 ranked professional fight team, does the Harlem Shake. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, the Evolve Fight Team is the most decorated professional fight team in Asia. Evolve MMA is Asia’s...

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 20, 2013 9:47 am

Invicta FC to implement random drug testing following Cyborg signing | MMA NEWS

Call it a coincidence, but Invicta FC recently announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just days after signing famed failed PED test taker, Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Through MMA Junkie, Invicta FS stated: “For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for...

Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am

Tito Explains Reasons Behind Cyborg’s UFC Departure | MMA NEWS

Tito Ortiz, manager to Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos, told Bleacher Report’s Damon Martin that reasoning behind their decision to be released from their UFC contract came down to two things; money and time. “The money had a lot to do with it,” Ortiz said. Also at an impasse was the contract’s length “We wanted to make...

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 16, 2013 10:13 am

VIDEO: Cyborgs Invicta Opponent Once Beat Up A Man | MMA NEWS

We just got word that female striking phenom, Cris Cyborg, has a new promotional home over at the all female promotion of Invicta FC. In her first contracted bout she will face unbeaten Brazilian Grappling sensation Ediane Gomez. To see some of Ediane’s handy work just hit play on the video above. Join the Forum...

Feb 16, 2013 10:03 am

Cris Cyborg Leaves UFC, Gets First Opponent Booked Under Invicta Banner | MMA NEWS

Pound-for-pound great and devastating featherweight (145 pounds) KO artist Cris Cyborg (10-1, 1 NC) of Curitiba, Brazil has signed a multi-fight agreement with women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Cha! mpionships, it was announced tonight on “Inside MMA” on AXS TV. Cyborg will make her Invicta FC debut against streaking submission...

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 14, 2013 11:40 am

POLL: Who is Your MMA Valentine? | MMA NEWS

Today is Valentines Day, a holiday for lovers to show their appreciation for one another. My Woman has made me a lucky man today, but what about those of you who are still on the hunt for your Valentine or just plain old want a popular MMA Figure on your arm. I have put together...

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | At Just 19 Sergio Pettis Says He Is Ready For Call From The UFC | MMA NEWS

For now, the last name Pettis is associated with UFC lightweight contender turned featherweight title challenger Anthony “Showtime” Pettis but MMA fans will soon recognize another. Anthony’s younger brother, 19 year old Sergio Pettis is on the rise and hungry to make a statement in MMA’s bantamweight division. Sergio currently sports an undefeated professional record...

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...