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Jan 2, 2016 8:15 am

Chiesa calls for marijuana to be removed from banned substance list

Yesterday at a pre-UFC 195 weigh-in Q&A, top ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa and top ranked women’s strawweight Rose Namajunas participated in a Q&A with fans. Over the course of the Q&A, the topic of marijuana came up, which led to Chiesa saying what’s on the mind of many, including Nick Diaz. “Take marijuana off...

Dec 27, 2015 11:58 pm

Did Daniel Cormier just say he would get knocked out by Conor McGregor?

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has earned the respect of the light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier tweeted the following in an ode of respect to the famous Irishman: After what I've seen this year I gotta say if I was fighting Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) I'd be asleep lol pic.twitter.com/ylEON82fCS — Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) December...

Dec 27, 2015 10:41 pm

New opponent for Gerard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 83 announced

An opponent for Middleweight UFC veteran Gegard Mousasi has been named for UFC Fight Night 83 taking place in London. Mousasi posted on his Facebook page that he will be meeting Thales Leites in the Octagon on Feb. 27 but later deleted the post. Initially, Mousasi was set to face Michael Bisping at the London...

Dec 24, 2015 4:20 pm

Michael Bisping throws the first jab at Anderson Silva

It didn’t take long since the official announcement for UFC veteran Michael “The Count” Bisping to throw his first attack at former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Bisping tweeted: @SpiderAnderson see you in London my friend! Just leave the viagra out of it! #randomtesting — michael (@bisping) December 24, 2015 Silva at 40-years-old is coming...

Dec 24, 2015 9:15 am

Gleison Tibau fails second drug test

Earlier this month it was revealed that Gleison Tibau had been suspended for blood doping. Tibau subsequently released a statement in which he apologized for his actions, and also offered Abel Trujillo a rematch. Now, according to UFC.com, Tibau has failed a second drug test, this time an in-competition one. “The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)...

Dec 22, 2015 5:59 pm

Sonnen updates fans on potential return

Since being suspended by the NSAC back on July 23rd 2014 for two years for a failed drug test, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Chael Sonnen will return to the UFC once his suspension is up. While he may be officially retired, his manager has been insistent that ‘The American...

Dec 22, 2015 1:20 am

Two fighters from UFC on FOX 17 receive indefinite medical suspensions

Following the UFC on Fox 17 event that went down at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, two fighters received indefinite medical suspensions. On Monday, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation released the full medical suspension list to MMA Fighting as follows: C.B. Dollaway: Suspended indefinitely pending CT scan and doctor’s...

Dec 15, 2015 11:28 am

UFC FN 80 medical suspensions: Namajunas facing 6 month layoff

Thursday night in Las Vegas Rosa Namajunas put on an impressive performance to hand Paige VanZant her first loss. VanZant took quite a beating in the fight, however it was Namajunas who is facing the lengthy layoff after the fight. MMAFighting has the full list of medical suspensions: Rose Namajunas: Requires x-ray of left hand...

Dec 15, 2015 11:22 am

TUF 22 Finale medical suspensions: Edgar walks away injury free

At the TUF 22 Finale fight fans saw Frankie Edgar knock out Chad Mendes early in the first round. In addition we saw Ryan Hall win season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter, and a fight of the year candidate between Edson Barboza and Tony Ferguson. Below are the TUF 22 Finale medical suspensions courtesy of...

Dec 15, 2015 9:34 am

Wow! Jon Jones comments on new pound-for-pound rankings

The pound-for-pound debate is never ending. Experts, fans, and fighters themselves will all have their opinion on who the best pound-for-pound fighter is or was. That one “best” individual all comes down to one’s point of view and there will always be an argument coming in hot for the debate. In the recent UFC 194...

Dec 15, 2015 8:16 am

UFC 194 medical suspensions: McGregor potentially out 6 months

This past Saturday Conor McGregor made history as he ended the nearly 10 year reign of Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight championship. In addition, Luke Rockhold defeated Chris Weidman to claim the UFC middleweight championship. Unfortunately, both fighters are now facing potential 6 month layoffs. The full medical suspension...

Dec 9, 2015 1:37 am

The White House responds to the ‘free Nick Diaz’ petition

The White House has responded to the petition that over 100,000 individuals have signed their name in support of Nick Diaz. After Diaz fought Anderson Silva in January, Diaz tested positive for marijuana, making it his third offense in Las Vegas. Diaz was suspended for five years and fined $165,000 by the NAC, which fans...

Dec 4, 2015 8:47 pm

Gleison Tibau apologizes for blood doping

Friday afternoon it was revealed that UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau had been provisionally suspended after it was revealed that he potentially failed an out-of-competition USADA drug test. Following that announcement it was revealed that Tibau had failed a drug test for EPO, a form of blood doping. Tibau released a statement via MMAFighting about the...

Nov 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Mirko Cro Cop gets 2 year suspension

Last month MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop withdrew from his UFC FN 79 bout against Anthony Hamilton and subsequently retired due to a shoulder injury. Shortly after Cro Cop announced his retirement, he released a second statement admitting that he used human growth hormone to treat the shoulder injury. Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...

Nov 24, 2015 6:11 pm

UFC FN 78 medical suspensions: 9 fighters face 6-month lay-offs

This past Saturday the UFC headed to Monterrey Mexico for UFC Fight Night 78. In the main event, Neil Magny fought Kelvin Gastelum on short notice. While the judges decision was a controversial one in the eyes of many, Magny was given the nod. MixedMartialArts.com has the full medical suspensions list: Neil Magny: suspended 180...

Nov 17, 2015 9:26 am

UFC 193 medical suspensions: Rousey and Jedrzejczyk potentially out 6 months

UFC 193 proved to be a battle with fourteen of the fighters out for potentially six months. All fighters on the card received a suspension of at least seven days with no contact during training. Three of the four fighters in the title fights that took place in Melbourne, Australia are on that list. New...

Nov 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Lombard next for Rory MacDonald

Rory MacDonald is coming off a brutal TKO loss to Robbie Lawler back at UFC 189 earlier this year, but is looking to get back in the Octagon sooner rather than later. UFC President Dana White spoke at a recent fan Q&A event in Melbourne Australia for UFC 193, where he revealed that MacDonald will...

Nov 13, 2015 8:19 am

PHOTO | Incredible Anderson Silva paintings

“Um grande presente de um artistas fantástico @fabioneryart DEUS abençoe” Translation: “A great gift for a fantastic artists fabio nery art God bless” A photo posted by Anderson Silva (@spiderandersonsilva) on Nov 13, 2015 at 3:36am PST Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva took to Instagram this week to show off some incredible paintings from...