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Jun 13, 2013 10:44 am

PRESS RELEASE: JOSH THOMSON RESPONDS TO CONTROVERSIAL HEADLINES

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013 – Yesterday top UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson used social media to poll fans with what turned out to be a controversial and thought provoking topic. The subject of gay rights, including gay marriage, is sensitive for many people and Mr. Thomson fully supports equality for all human beings....

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...


Apr 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Controversial Calls: Sonnen vs. Bisping by the Numbers | UFC NEWS

Event: UFC on Fox 2 Date: January 28, 2012 Contestants: Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping The main event of UFC on Fox 2, also known as Evans vs. Davis, was overshadowed by a middleweight number one contender showdown between two of its best. Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping went to war in a close three...

Apr 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Controversial Lesnar Interview | "I'm not a superstar, I'm An A$$ Kicker."

“I’m not a superstar, I’m an ass kicker. I am Brock Lesnar, that’s it. I left the WWE, everybody thought, here’s a guy, there’s no way in hell he’s gonna make it in the UFC, but I climbed that mountain and became UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world and I proved everybody wrong. Why did...

Jun 19, 2017 11:54 am

Conor McGregor will not have to wear Reebok when he fights Floyd Mayweather

Last week, we learned that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor’s much discussed boxing match with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather was officially a go. Unsurprisingly, the finalization of this fight took a good deal of negotiating, as McGregor is still under contract with the UFC. While the UFC ultimately allowed McGregor to bend the terms of...

Jun 19, 2017 9:06 am

Germaine de Randamie issues statement on social media after being stripped of title

The UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has been stripped of her title for refusing to fight the division’s number one contender, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Cyborg will now fight Invicta champ Megan Anderson for the vacant featherweight title in the co-main event of UFC 214 this July 29. In the wake of this...

Jun 19, 2017 7:56 am

Germaine de Randamie reacts to being stripped of featherweight title

Earlier this year, Germaine de Randamie outwardly refused to defend her UFC women’s featherweight title against number-one contender Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Today, the UFC announced that it had stripped De Randamie of her title as a result of this refusal, and that Cyborg will be battling Megan Anderson for the vacant title at UFC 214...

Jun 19, 2017 7:19 am

UFC issues statement on choice to strip Germaine de Randamie of featherweight title

Earlier today, we learned that Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Megan Anderson will collide for undisputed UFC women’s featherweight gold in the co-main event of UFC 214 in Anaheim, California this July 29. This news immediately raised question about the status of Germaine de Randamie, who won the undisputed women’s featherweight title with a controversial decision...

Jun 12, 2017 8:30 am

Vitor Belfort agrees to Nate Marquardt’s challenge

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MMA veterans Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt collided in an interesting, middleweight clash. In the end, Belfort would win this fight with a rather controversial decision. Though this fight was initially expected to be Belfort’s retirement fight, he was quick...

Jun 11, 2017 5:54 am

Pros react to Derek Brunson’s quick KO of Dan Kelly

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 110, American middleweight contender Derek Brunson collided with streaking Australian judo specialist Dan Kelly. Brunson made this challenge look easy. Moments into the first round, he floored his Australian foe with a crashing left hand. From there, Brunson chased his dazed opponent to the canvas,...

Jun 10, 2017 9:20 pm

UFC Auckland results: Derek Brunson mauls Dan Kelly in the first (highlights)

In the co-main event of the UFC’s Saturday-night UFC Auckland card, American Derek Brunson met Australia’s Dan Kelly in a clash of ranked middleweights. Though Kelly entered the fight with a good deal of momentum behind him, this one was all Brunson. Moments into the first round, the American put his foe down with a...

Jun 10, 2017 3:19 pm

VIDEO | Rare footage of Anderson Silva annihilating opponent in Muay Thai match

Before UFC icon Anderson Silva was a world class mixed martial artist, ‘The Spider’ was getting his feet wet in combat sports. In a rare video from many years ago, you can see a young Anderson Silva absolutely annihilating an unknown opponent in a rare kickboxing match that appears to take place in a ring...

Jun 8, 2017 11:12 pm

Jon Jones fires back at Daniel Cormier over recent PED comments

Recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier put former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on blast ahead of their July 29th rematch at UFC 214 for the undisputed light heavyweight title. Ahead of the fight, Cormier made some controversial statements on ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’ as he proclaimed that he believes Jon Jones was...

Jun 7, 2017 2:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez grappling troops

While the UFC hasn’t done a ‘Fight for the Troops’ card recently, UFC lightweight veterans Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon recently went over to Iraq and visited with troops. Despite the men having no mats to train, they attempted to assemble rubber floor tiles in a makeshift grappling area. While the floor continues to come...

Jun 4, 2017 3:31 pm

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 212: Aldo and Holloway net $40K

Last night, the UFC made a triumphant return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with UFC 212, an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, Hawaii’s  Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the featherweight division, braving a bit of early adversity to defeat formerly dominant champion Jose Aldo by third-round TKO. With this win, Aldo claimed...

Jun 1, 2017 10:35 pm

Vitor Belfort calls for ‘Legend League’ fight with Chuck Liddell

While Vitor Belfort may have made it clear leading up to UFC 212 that he has no intentions of retiring following his fight with Nate Marquardt this weekend, Belfort is targeting a fight with a fellow UFC legend. Earlier this year, ‘The Phenom’ expressed his support for a ‘legend division’ in the UFC, an idea...

May 26, 2017 9:26 am

NYSAC amends weigh-in rules following Daniel Cormier’s ‘towelgate’ incident

Prior to UFC 210 last month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier caught quite a bit of controversy for his early weigh-in on Friday morning. Cormier stepped onto the scale and missed weight on his first attempt, weighing in above the light heavyweight title fight limit of 205 pounds. Just over a minute later, Cormier...