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Nov 18, 2014 12:30 pm

NO LOVE! – Bonnar & Team Shunned Post-Fight

In Mixed Martial Arts, the traditional grudge match usually dies with the culmination of a fight. In the case of Ortiz vs. Bonnar, that didn’t happen. MMAJunkie.com got the story from Bonnar: “Afterward backstage, those two got into it; Tito’s like yelling at him, ‘I’ll kick your ass for free, McCully,’” Bonnar said. “And it didn’t...

Nov 18, 2014 11:43 am

‘Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Broadcast Breaks Records

Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15 with record ratings for the emerging MMA franchise under new president Scott Coker. The Bellator 131 main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (11:50pm-12:16am) drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest­rated MMA fight on cable in 2014. The Ortiz-Bonnar...

Nov 18, 2014 11:26 am

Vinny Magalhaes Calls Out Renato Laranja

The tables have turned for 27x BJJ world champion Renato Laranja, who must now answer to his long time rival, Vinny Magalhaes. With his Metamoris 5 opponent on the shelf, Magalhaes has turned his sites to his longtime antagonist. Check it: We're looking for someone to submit Vinny Magalhaes for $10,000 at @MetamorisPro 5! Contact...

Nov 18, 2014 8:17 am

Rampage admits he should have stayed with UFC ‘devil’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11 MMA, 3-0 BFC) has not been seen in MMA action since scoring a decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to boost Jackson in to a title fight against current Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator chairman Bjorn...


Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Herb Dean draws main event duty for UFC 181

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn main event duty for UFC 181 next month. Dean will referee the main-event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while fellow veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Yves Lavigne will also referee the TUF 20 finale in December as...

Nov 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Did Ortiz play tricks to keep Bonnar awake prior to Bellator 131?

The night before his Bellator 131 bout against Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar found himself on the wrong end of several bizarre circumstances that caused him to get little sleep the night before his highly anticipated fight against Tito Ortiz. He recounts the situation to MMAJunkie. “One of the reasons I was tired was some bizarre...

Nov 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Miesha Tate on “loud mouth” Bethe Correia: ‘She seems cocky’

Miesha Tate recently signed to fight Sara McMann at UFC 183. Tate believes that a fight with McMann would give her a better shot at getting back to title contention than a fight with Bethe Correia, who Tate wanted to fight at one point. Tate spoke to MMAJunkie about the decision to fight McMann. “I’ve...

Nov 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Emelianenko Gets Engaged Behind Bars

Alexander Emelianenko, MMA veteran, and brother of the great Fedor Emelianenko, was engaged recently while serving time in jail prior to a trial resulting from sexual assault charges. His trial is set for December 30th, and if Emelianenko is found guilty, he could face up to 6 years in jail. MMABoxing.ru reported in an article...

Nov 17, 2014 4:48 pm

Kevin Casey out of Metamoris 5 with blood clot, Metamoris seeks replacement

Kevin Casey has been forced to withdraw from his Metamoris 5 match against Vinny Magalhaes due to a blood clot. Ralek Gracie revealed on The MMA Hour that Casey underwent emergency surgery this past weekend for the blood clot, and that Metamoris will be looking for a new opponent for Magalhaes. “We have some unfortunate...

Nov 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Johnson on suspension being lifted: “I couldn’t do anything but cry”

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson found himself suspended indefinitely by the UFC after domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. Recently however, the UFC’s investigation turned up that Johnson was innocent, which he maintained throughout the entire process, and ‘Rumble’ was reinstated. Not only that, he was quickly signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Silva: “I thought I was going to be paralyzed”

Anderson Silva found himself in a bit of a scare earlier this month when the former middleweight kingpin was rushed to the hospital after having back pain, and then reportedly being unable to feel his legs. Silva spoke to Veja Rio, in an article which was translated by MMAFighting, to discuss the back pain, and...

Nov 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Duke Roufus responds to criticism of training methods

Renowned striking coach Duke Roufus is taking the offensive against former pupils, and coaches who claim his training methods were unjustifiably harsh. Roufus spoke to MMAJunkie about the criticism, saying: “You know, when I see Rose and (former UFC fighter) Pat Barry, they don’t seem disgruntled. They’re very nice to me. Pat asked me advice...

Nov 17, 2014 12:18 pm

Rose Namajunas discusses Roufusport’s training methods

TUF 20 competitor Rose Namajunas, and former Roufusport teammate L-Dogg told their stories about training at Roufusport, and discussing the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Karyn Bryant of MMAHeat spoke to both Namajunas and L-Dogg via Skype.

Nov 17, 2014 12:05 pm

Fighters speak out against Duke Roufus following fighter’s death

Following the death of Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr earlier this year, several former fighters, and trainers from the gym have began to speak out against head trainer Duke Roufus for his actions in training against his fighters. ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas took to Instagram with a screenshot from a message from a former teammate who...

Nov 17, 2014 11:35 am

GSP on return: “I just don’t know”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since defending his welterweight strap against Johny Hendricks. Since then there has been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see St. Pierre in the Octagon again. Recently, St. Pierre returned to training, which sparked a lot of discussion pointing towards St....

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 17, 2014 8:45 am

TWITTER BEEF: Lamas and McGregor trade shots

After defeating Dennis Bermudez this past weekend at UFC 180, Ricardo Lamas revealed to media members that he would like to fight Conor McGregor next. McGregor, who is booked to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ comments, and took to Twitter to diss ‘The Bully’. Hard luck Dennis Bermudez. You wore my...

Nov 17, 2014 8:36 am

Holm optimistic despite neck injury: ‘I feel 100% better already’

Holly Holm is widely regarded to be one of the best prospects signed by the UFC this year, with many fans speculating that she may be the woman to pose the biggest threat to reigning champion Ronda Rousey. Holm spoke to the crew on Inside MMA that despite having a herniated disc, she hopes to...

Nov 17, 2014 5:02 am

Sefo: ‘XFC President falsified documents’

WSOF President Ray Sefo is currently under fire from XFC President Myron Molotky, who refuse to back off their lawsuit, claiming that Kalindra Faria is under contract with XFC. Sefo won’t fold easy however, and believes the lawsuit is nothing more than a ploy to extort money from the WSOF. Sefo spoke about the lawsuit,...

Nov 17, 2014 5:01 am

Bellator unveils four title fights in early 2015

After a successful Bellator 131 event last night, Bellator is looking to keep the momentum rolling as the year draws to a close. Bellator revealed four title fights in early 2015 via a press release, which was obtained by MMAMania. To kick off the new year Bellator will hold Bellator 132 on January 16th, which...

Nov 16, 2014 5:16 pm

Bellator signs 18 year old Wrestling standout

Bellator MMA has signed Wrestling phenom Aaron Pico to a “long term contract” according to an announcement made Saturday night. The announcement was obtained by MMAFighting. “When it comes to any big decision I make, I sit down with my family, my management team at Zinkin and the people that are around me that I...

Nov 16, 2014 4:59 pm

War Machine laughs at Christy Mack’s emotional testimony

Last week we brought you news that former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine laughed at Christy Mack while she gave an emotional testimony in court. Now we have the accompanying video of the event. Check it out: 8 News NOW

Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Velasquez on potentially being stripped of belt: “I don’t care”

After UFC 180 last night, UFC President Dana White clarified that he would not be stripping heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of the title, unless Velasquez is unable to fight by March. Velasquez spoke about the possibility of being stripped of the title. (Via MMAWeekly) “It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. As long as...