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May 30, 2014 5:28 am

Chael Sonnen Apologizes To Varner For Foul On-Air Comments

Poor Jamie Varner. Following a disappointing outing at last weekend’s UFC 173 event, the former WEC champ was dissed on-air by Chael Sonnen. Sonnen, without regard, took to his analyst slot on FOX Sports 1 to breakdown Varner’s injuries and chalk them up to him faking it to get out of the fight. Obviously, he...

May 30, 2014 5:07 am

Champ Dillashaw Emulated Dominick Cruz for Barao Fight

Despite the rivalry between Urijah Faber and former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, new champ T.J. Dillashaw looked to emulate the former champ in his fight with Barao. One could certainly see the similarities on Saturday night when Dillashaw unleashed a wide array of punches and kicks at a high pace with a significant amount...

May 30, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier Fought Hendo With Some Major Injuries

Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier just recently earned himself the next UFC light heavyweight title shot when he defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 173. Cormier ended up submitting Henderson in the third round and will now face the winner of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. On the most recent episode of UFC...

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...


May 29, 2014 6:44 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Wanderlei Silva Situation

  By now, we all know what happened to the Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen bout. If you missed it, the short version is simple. Wanderlei Silva ran from Nevada commission officials when they attempted to obtain a urine sample for drugs. As a result, he has been removed from his scheduled date against Chael...

May 29, 2014 6:35 am

Team Alpha Male Practices With Kampmann As Coach, Ludwig As Assistant

In the post-Bang era over in Sacramento, Team Alpha Male will work with longtime UFC staple, Martin Kampmann. And in a recent tweet, we got a first look at what that relationship is like. Check it: Awesome practice with Martin Kampmann. @duanebangcom with the assist. @tjdillashaw brought some… http://t.co/yuXjVN9LVF — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) May 28,...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 29, 2014 6:14 am

Vitor Belfort Says He Will Not Train With Jon Jones

Sorry Jon! UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones recently broke news about his growing relationship with, former foe, Vitor Belfort. According to Jones, the two are going to train together, possibly become training partners, and Jon has already booked a special trip to Miami, just to spend the day together. It’s a great story, outline by...

May 29, 2014 6:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Kennedy Still Tormenting Bisping, Months After Win

Is Tim Kennedy a bully? The Strikeforce import, turned UFC middleweight, recently welcomed Michael Bisping back to the cage after more than a year off. During the fight, Kennedy did literally no damage to ‘The Count’ but instead chose to employ a pure wrestling game plan to best the TUF winner. Months removed from their...

May 29, 2014 6:03 am

St. Pierre: ‘I wasn’t motivated for Hendricks Fight’

Reporters caught up with former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in Berlin yesterday as he supported his teammate Francis Carmont for his bout on Saturday. While St. Pierre usually gives small teasers and hints about a possible return, this round with the press alluded to very little, and only emphasized his own uncertainty about...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 29, 2014 5:59 am

UFC 173 Medical Suspensions Report: 8 Receive Extended Terms

The suspension list from UFC 173 is in, and while every fighter is usually placed on a short suspension, this event seems to have quite a few fighters that were placed on suspension longer than the standard 30 days. Among those is welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger. Out of 17 total suspensions, eight fighters made a...

May 28, 2014 12:45 pm

Jon Jones & Vitor Belfort Set To Train Together

Former foe’s Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort are exploring becoming training partners, and as a result, have a man-date this Friday to see how it goes. In a recent statement to the Brazilian Media, Jon Jones broke it down: “I’m planning to train with Vitor on Friday in Miami. I’m meeting him in a private...

May 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Overeem Has Requested September Return, Wants On Japan Card

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem last saw action against Frank Mir at UFC 169. Now ‘The Reem’ is looking for a return to action in September, as he wants on the UFC’s Japan card. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta broke down the situation to ESPN.COM, “Alistair is looking to return in September,” Fertitta said. “We haven’t finalized...

May 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Lombard: ‘Matt Brown is just average, undeserving of hype’

“I’m mostly disappointed about how much hype Matt Brown has. I mean, he’s been fighting guys that, he never fought a top 10 guy. That’s one. And who is Erick Silva? I mean like, that’s ridiculous. I would like to fight this guy one day, and I’ll prove a point. He has to go and...

May 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Alvarez Passing Up Chandler Trilogy Because ‘Brooks Is Easier’

“I’ve never picked a fight in my whole career. I’m not a promoter, I’m not a manager. I’ve never picked a fight. I’ve simply gotten the call from the promotion to tell me who I’m fighting, and I took the fight. I get very uncomfortable when you ask me who I want to fight. I...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

Former Carlson Gracie Gym Owner Indicted On Federal Charges

Former Carlson Gracie Gym owner, Viet Nguyen has been indicted on Federal charges of fraud and more. From a press release: A suburban businessman and his bookkeeper are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly cheating credit card companies of approximately $1.2 million and evading their personal federal income tax obligations of more than $1.5 million,...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Assuncao: ‘I deserve to fight Dillashaw next’

“I hope they give me the title shot. I want to fight T.J. Dillashaw next. He said he deserved to win the first fight, so it’s the perfect finale. T.J. dominated him for five rounds and even got the TKO in the end. I will never demerit Barao, but I deserve to fight (for the...

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Dillashaw was giving technique lessons to Barao’

“I had goosebumps watching that performance. I believed he would win, but I had no idea how dominant he would look. Honestly, he looked like he was the champ and he was giving out technique lessons, and that’s what it was. He just completely schooled him and I’m impressed.” Taking to the Analyst desk at...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...