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Sep 16, 2016 8:18 am

Scott Coker gives brief reaction to Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator

Thursday evening, it was announced that former UfC title challenger Chael Sonnen had officially ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. At the time of the announcement, there had been no word given as to when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, however it was revealed that Sonnen...

Sep 15, 2016 8:03 pm

Chael Sonnen reacts to signing with Bellator, already has opponent in mind

This week, news surfaced that former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who recently celebrated the end of his 2-year suspension, remained adamant over the course of the last 2 years that he is indeed retired. When ‘The American Gangster’ announced that he was ending his...

Sep 15, 2016 7:10 pm

Chael Sonnen signs with Bellator MMA

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen has signed with Bellator MMA, according to the Associated Press. The 39-year-old MMA veteran is fresh off a two-year suspension after testing positive for multiple banned substances in 2014. According to the AP report, Sonnen signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with the promotional company. Despite repeatedly saying that he...

Sep 15, 2016 11:30 am

Cain Velasquez weighs-in on potential Jon Jones immediate title shot

Leading up to UFC 200, all signs pointed to former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier having their highly anticipated rematch in the main event of the bout. Both fighters made it to fight week uninjured, and were taking part in their media rounds ahead of the fight....


Sep 14, 2016 11:57 am

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid NSAC fine, suspension upheld

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid off his fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so don’t expect him to fight until he does. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, spoke with Damon Martin of FOX Sports and discussed the matter of Diaz’s suspension status and the financial matters holding him...

Sep 14, 2016 7:42 am

Chad Mendes hunts and kills massive moose in Alaska, Rockhold goes spearfishing

Featherweight contender Chad Mendes bagged a massive moose while hunting in Alaska and took to social media to display his handiwork. ‘Money’ Mendes is documenting his Alaska moose hunt on his Youtube channel and seems to be keeping busy while serving out his suspension after his 2015 knockout loss to Frankie Edgar. “Ok guys the first...

Sep 14, 2016 6:45 am

Daniel Cormier on Jones’ Interim Title: Take That Freakin’ Belt off of Him

Jon Jones is the greatest light heavyweight on the world – but he is not the light heavyweight champion. Instead, Jones’ many recent legal woes resulted in his being stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title, which was claimed by long-time rival Daniel Cormier in his stead. Earlier this year, of course, it looked like...

Sep 13, 2016 10:15 am

NAC Director releases statement on formal complaint against Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz

Prior to UFC 202, tensions were quickly rising between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Tensions reached their breaking point when Conor McGregor arrived at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference nearly half an hour late. That didn’t sit too well with Nate Diaz, who quickly got up and walked...

Sep 12, 2016 1:07 pm

UFC 203 medical suspensions include Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, and CM Punk

UFC 203 had a bit of everything. The event was wild, weird, and definitely entertaining. From a back and forth heavyweight title fight that ended up with a knockout delivered by the champion Stipe Miocic to a kick thrown by former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on his opponent’s coach after the fight was over. UFC...

Sep 9, 2016 8:48 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares looking nearly unrecognizable in new picture

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares is widely believed to possess some of the best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. With 15 of his 18 wins coming by way of submission, not many fighters want to go to the ground with ‘Toquinho’. Unfortunately, the same submissions that leave MMA fans stunned, have also got Palhares into...

Sep 8, 2016 5:42 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber posts comical tribute to Nick Diaz on social media

The Diaz brothers and Urijah Faber both hail from Northern California and have been veterans in the sport of mixed martial arts for quite some time. While the California natives train at different gyms, they have been supportive of each other and it shows with Faber’s recent Instagram post of him wearing a Nick Diaz...

Sep 7, 2016 6:17 pm

Jon Jones looking good on the mitts while sorting out suspension

Jon Jones may be sidelined at the moment while he sorts out his USADA suspension from a positive test in the weeks leading up UFC 200, but ‘Bones’ is training hard regardless. The former light heavyweight champion posted an Instagram video of him hitting the mitts, and Jones looks better than ever. ‘Bones’ was stripped...

Sep 5, 2016 4:59 pm

VIDEO | Nick Diaz party cam, still with the ladies and joined by Tito Ortiz

If you haven’t been keeping up with Nick Diaz on Snapchat, the UFC star has been recently living it up, going clubbing and partying with friends. Despite running into some trouble where a group of guys that didn’t know who Nick was and attacked him outside a Las Vegas club, the Stockton native hasn’t let...

Sep 4, 2016 11:17 am

Gustafsson Interested in Jones Rematch, But Not to Settle Their Score

Back in 2013, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number-one-contender Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an unforgettable war for the ages. In the end, Jones would walk away with a unanimous decision win, though many parties believed Gustafsson had done enough to steal the title. Today, Jones is neck-deep in a complicated stretch that has seen...

Sep 3, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva sparring with his son

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has returned to the gym for training following his UFC 200 loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Silva, who has been on a bit of a slide since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Chris Weidman in 2013, will be looking to return to the win...

Aug 31, 2016 9:19 am

Dana White interested in Rumble vs Bones fight for interim belt

Coming off of a blistering 13-second knockout of Glover Teixeira, many believed Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had earned a rematch with current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. However, UFC president Dana White has different plans in mind. “You can’t blame Cormier. The guy spent money and trained like 3 times and didn’t fight Jon Jones,” White...

Aug 30, 2016 12:12 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz party cam, always with the ladies

Nick Diaz has said that being suspended from fighting was both a blessing and a curse for him. With being suspended, the elder Diaz brother said that the moments he was forced to step away from fighting opened up a new world for him. It was the first time that he really got to live...

Aug 26, 2016 4:07 am

Conor McGregor already back in the gym training after UFC 202

It has been just six days since Conor McGregor fought a grueling 5-round war against Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202. McGregor, who ultimately was awarded a majority decision win, was filmed backstage after the fight on crutches. When the official medical reports were released following the event, they revealed that McGregor...

Aug 23, 2016 9:30 am

Dana White considering Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson title eliminator

Earlier this month, UFC President Dana White revealed that things have been going well for pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones in regards to his USADA case. Jones followed up White’s comments with a video of his own, in which he informed fans that he hopes to be in the Octagon once again very soon....

Aug 22, 2016 7:37 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s exclusive footage backstage after UFC 202 war with Nate Diaz

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor got his revenge over Nate Diaz at UFC 202. McGregor was on crutches as he walked backstage after hurting his leg kicking Diaz during their fight. While McGregor says that no serious injuries were sustained in the fight with Diaz, he is facing a six-month medical suspension if not cleared...

Aug 18, 2016 4:53 pm

VIDEO | McGregor & Diaz could face suspensions & fines, in addition to lawsuit

In the aftermath of yesterday’s UFC 202 pre-fight press conference altercation that saw Team Diaz and Conor McGregor throwing objects at each other from across the room, NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell stated that the issue would likely be discussed at an upcoming hearing. Now, UFC President Dana White has revealed that both men will likely...

Aug 18, 2016 3:46 pm

NSAC stops Nick Diaz from cornering Nate Diaz at UFC 202

When Nate Diaz steps into the Octagon to square off against Conor McGregor Saturday night in the main event of UFC 202, he will once again not have his brother Nick in his corner. While Nick has been unable to corner his brother in his last 2 fights given that he was serving a suspension...

Aug 18, 2016 9:48 am

UFC bantamweight flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

The string of failed drug tests continues! Fresh off of his UFC 201 unanimous decision loss to Erik Perez, Francisco Rivera has been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test on July 23rd, a week prior to his UFC 201 scrap. Rivera spoke about the situation to MMAFighting, blaming the failed...

Aug 12, 2016 5:17 pm

Jon Jones’ official USADA ‘Confidential Test Report’ discovered

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ Anti-Doping Policy violation spun the MMA world on its head just days before his scheduled title fight against current champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. While Jones and his team have remained adamant that the former champion “would never cheat,” his “full fair legal review” is still in...

Aug 12, 2016 1:59 am

Anthony Johnson gets a reality check, says he will never get his fight with Jon Jones

Former UFC title contender Anthony Johnson was once scheduled to face Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title. That all got scrapped when Jones was arrested after being involved in a hit-and-run accident and then was suspended from the UFC and stripped of his title. With Jones most recent debacle of testing positive for...

Aug 11, 2016 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen ready to put friendship aside for Nick Diaz fight?

Just several weeks ago, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen, and MMA veteran Nick Diaz, both celebrated the end of their suspensions. Sonnen was suspended 2-years for a pair of failed drug tests back in 2014 prior to his scheduled fight with Vitor Belfort. After it was revealed that he failed the drug tests, Sonnen...

Aug 9, 2016 3:37 pm

UFC fighter flagged by USADA, won’t face suspension

News surfaced this week that ‘Ultimate Fighter: China’ winner Ning Guangyou failed a drug test for Clanbuterol. The failed drug test stems from a random out-of-competition drug test back in May. Interestingly enough, Guangyou will not be suspended for the infraction given that since 2011, WADA has been aware that failed drug tests for Clanbuterol...