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Jun 3, 2014 6:49 am

Diego Sanchez Comments On Beef Tartare Incident: ‘you’re an idiot sometimes’

Diego Sanchez managed to get himself on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 card. He’ll face fellow TUF alumni Ross Pearson in front of his home crowd when the UFC goes to Albuquerque, NM for the first time. Sanchez is coming off of a rather disappointing and lackluster performance. He lost to Myles Jury via...

May 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ellenberger: ‘Fight against Lawler my world title fight’

“In my mind this is my world title fight right here. I have to succeed at this. Every fight is important but I haven’t looked an inch past this fight. This is it. This is my world title fight right here.” This weekend on pay-per-view, Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler will square off on the...

May 16, 2014 10:30 am

BATTLE OF THE BELLIES – Hunt Favors Roy Nelson As Next Opponent

Mark Hunt said that he’s ready to go and he’s already eyeing another big, bad, heavyweight. Last week on UFC Tonight, the idea that Mark Hunt could be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson in Japan was put out, suggesting that everyone was just waiting on a clear bill of health from both fighters (both are...

Apr 17, 2014 3:52 pm

The Many Faces Of Chael Sonnen, And The One Face Of Wanderlei Silva

On one side of the spectrum, there’s Chael Sonnen. If you love Chael Sonnen, there’s little doubt in my mind that some of that love (or possibly a lot of it) hinges upon his seemingly effortless ability to entertain you on the microphone. He’s quick with his quips, he’s deadly with his deadpan, and he blurs...

Apr 15, 2014 2:40 pm

Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Please‏

Roy “Big Country” Nelson (20-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is coming off a devastating first-round knockout victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, which he earned in the main event of last week’s ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ event in Abu Dhabi. The victory over “Big Nog” snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Nelson and moved him back up...

Apr 10, 2014 10:38 am

Mark Hunt And Brendan Schaub Engage In Twitter Beef

According to our sources, the UFC has been looking to put together a heavyweight bout between Brendan Schaub and Mark Hunt. The promotion was hoping to bring the duo to their New Zealand debut, but Hunt, still injured, was unable to accept the bout due to timing. Still though, California’s Brendan Schaub took the news...

Mar 11, 2014 2:07 pm

Diego Sanchez: ‘Reality is going to hit Myles Jury this weekend’

The welterweights aren’t the only guys looking to make noise at this weekend’s UFC 171 event. A lightweight bout putting perennial contender Diego Sanchez up against an undefeated prospect in Myles Jury is also sure to deliver fireworks on Saturday. In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com, Sanchez explained his thoughts on his opponent’s string of...

Mar 7, 2014 7:20 am

Ryan Jimmo Gets New Opponent For TUF Nations Finale Event

As always, the rumor mill within the UFC is swirling. This time word of a new opponent for Ryan Jimmo for his bout at “The Ultimate Fighter” Nations Finale on April 6th has surfaced. Jimmo was originally set to fight Steve Bosse, but he’s been side lined due to injury. According to Joe Ferraro of...

Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Feb 24, 2014 8:11 am

Celeste tells of her one and only street fight

Arianny Celeste, the fawned over UFC ring card girl, was interviewed by MMAJunkie radio, where among the topics discussed was her one and only street fight. “It was after I’d been with the UFC a couple years. I didn’t have any kind of name or anything, but some girl was picking on me and I...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung hopes to return to the octagon this summer

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was last seen in action at UFC 163, where he took on Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After landing some hard punches on the longtime featherweight champion during the first couple of rounds, the “Korean Zombie” eventually would suffer a shoulder...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...

Oct 17, 2013 6:14 am

Werdum Believes He Can Finish Velasquez If Given Title Shot

UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) is one of the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in the MMA game. Werdum most recently fought at June’s ‘UFC on FUEL TV’ event in Brazil, where he submitted former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Fabricio is currently riding a three-fight win streak and is aiming...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...