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Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 15, 2014 6:37 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Tavares vs. Larkin Preview

  Get ready for a throw down when former Strikeforce contender Lorenz Larkin (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) meet this tonight  at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA for UFC Fight Night 35. The bout is set as the co-main event of the evening. UFC Fight Night...

Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Josh Barnett’s 12-step program to become “The Warmaster” once again.

Josh Barnett returned to the Octagon recently. However, his second go around is not going nearly as well as his first. This past December, Barnett faced off against the up-and-coming force that is Travis Browne. Josh became the victim of some of Browne’s most vicious elbows to date at UFC 168. (Here is the video...

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....

Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Jan 10, 2014 11:09 am

Tate Blames Adrenaline Dump for Rousey Loss, Would Fight Ronda 100 More Times

€œI felt like sh*t, to put it quite frankly. Watching it again, I looked better than I felt, but I really had to push myself because I felt horrible. I was trying to push out of first gear but it didn’€™t really happen. I did a lot of good things defensively but I wasn’€™t able...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 10, 2014 8:56 am

Costa Philippou: I Can Knock Out Everybody

“Winning this fight, it gets me back to the top. Everybody will be talking about me again. I can knock out everybody. I’m stronger, I’m faster and my technique is better. Luke Rockhold is a huge name, very fast, good striker, well rounded fighter, always willing to exchange. It wont be an easy fight for...

Jan 9, 2014 8:52 am

Tarec Saffiedine Admits To Making Mistakes In UFC Debut Last Weekend

As of Saturday, Tarec Saffiedine is the last of the Strikeforce competitors that have made the transition to the UFC roster. Tarec, the last Strikeforce welterweight champ after his defeat of Nate Marquardt via leg kicks, made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 last week. Tarec used the same...

Jan 8, 2014 6:31 am

Constantinos Philippou Looking For Fight Of The Night At UFC Fight Night 35

Because Constantinos Philippou recently lost a lackluster split decision to Francis Carmont, he is eager to make this next fight against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 a good one. “I want excitement. I’m going for [the] ‘Fight of the Fight’ [bonus] . No matter what the...

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...