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Jun 12, 2014 5:13 am

Florian-Sonnen Break Down This Weekend’s UFC 174 Main Event

This weekend on pay-per-view, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson returns to action to defend his title against the flyweight number one contender, Ali Bagautinov. During last night’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, the show’s hosts broke down the fight. Here’s what they said: Sonnen on Ali Bagautinov and his title challenge at UFC...

Jun 12, 2014 5:10 am

Dana: Woodley Has To Prove To Fans, Not The UFC That He’s Due A Title Shot

“It’s not that anybody can get a title shot or rematch … the Lawler-Hendricks fight was so close. Everybody thinks Woodley gasses out after the first round. This is Tyron’s shot right here. Nobody is beating down the doors after Tyron’s last two performances for him to get a title shot. He’s explosive and exciting,...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 12, 2014 5:00 am

Trey Houston Replaces Injured Josh Bryant In Battlegrounds MMA: O.N.E. Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA (www.battlegroundsone.com) announced today that hard-hitting finisher Trey “That Just Happened?” Houston (11-2) of Bixby, Okla. will replace an injured Josh “The Beast” Bryant(14-4) of Broken Arrow, Okla. in the highly-anticipated one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award it’s winner a grand prize of $50,000 at BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday, June 27. In addition,...


Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Chael Sonnen Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following NSAC Drug Test

Details are far-and-few-between, but unfortunately for fight fans Chael Sonnen appears to be retiring following news of a failed drug test and subsequent removal from UFC 175. We will work towards providing more details as they become available, but for now, all we really know is that the UFC’s biggest star, with the biggest arms...

Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Silva To Answer For Drug Test Dodging Charges In Nevada Next Week

Before Chael Sonnen failed his drug test, resulting in his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva dodged his. The two TUF Brazil 3 coaches were originally slated to fight each other, in the sports biggest grudge match to-date, however, both are now on the shelf facing serious allegations. in the State of Nevada. For Silva,...

Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Paul Daley Eyeing UFC Return

“I’m seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype,” Daley said. “I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown – great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 11, 2014 9:30 am

Coach: ‘We all love Overeem here at Jackson’s MMA’

With his recent move to Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, many wondered if, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem would be able to adapt to the Team Environment. Apparently he has, Coach Greg Jackson told Sherdog.com, “We all love him, so it’s really up to him. If he’s like, ‘Man I’m sticking around, this is fun’ then...

Jun 11, 2014 7:47 am

Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov was drug tested by New Mexico commission

On Monday, Dean Amasinger, a training partner and coach of “UFC Fight Night 42” co-headliner Ross Pearson said he voiced concerns with the UFC after learning that the New Mexico commission selectively tested Saturday’s fighters to exclude those from Greg Jackson’s camp. Yesterday, Greg Jackson spoke to MMAJunkie where he contradicted the claims made by...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF Champ Mac Danzig Enjoying Retirement In Pot Fields – WHOA!

Yes, that is a pot field folks. But before you get any ideas kids, Mac Danzig is a grown and law-abiding adult in a legal MMJ state. The TUF winner and retired UFC lightweight is apparently enjoying time on the sidelines as evidenced by one of his recent tweets. Check it: Aaahhhh…. pic.twitter.com/pSwEsVBjbd — Mac...

Jun 11, 2014 6:52 am

PHOTO | Melvin Guillard Involved In Scary Accident, Sent To Hospital With Wife

When it rains it pours. Former UFC lightweight fighter, Melvin Guillard has seen his share of bad luck. From new camps, to lost fights and lost jobs, ‘The Young Assassin’ is just looking to catch a break. Yesterday he was involved in a bad car accident that sent both himself and his wife to the...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told UFC.com Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 11, 2014 5:10 am

UFC on Fox 12 Picks Up Cummins vs. Kingsbury

UFC on Fox 12 which takes place in San Jose has picked up Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins. Cummins made his UFC debut after stepping in to fight former teammate Daniel Cormier on short notice which produced a quick TKO loss. After that Cummins bounced back, picking up a win over Roger Navarez via TKO....

Jun 11, 2014 5:09 am

Jessamyn Duke vs. Leslie Smith Set For Fight Night 45

The UFC announced today that Jessamyn Duke will square off with Leslie Smith at UFC Fight Night 45 which takes place from Atlantic City New Jersey. Duke is coming off her first pro loss to Bethe Correia in April. The TUF 18 vet. is looking to bounce back with a win over Leslie Smith. Leslie...

Jun 11, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

News broke earlier today that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test leading up to his UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The MMA world immediately erupted and people began taking sides. Below are some of the more interesting Tweets from MMA pros on the issue. I'm all for random drug test, yeah it...

Jun 11, 2014 5:02 am

VIDEO | Freddie Roach: Cotto Would Knock Floyd Mayweather Out

Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach spoke to media after Miguel Cotto put on an amazing performance against Sergio Martinez. Roach believes that a rematch between Cotton and Mayweather would go very different than the first one. He just fought really well, I was happy with the whole performance. Three knockdowns in the first round was...

Jun 10, 2014 6:22 pm

Chael Sonnen Speaks About Failed Drug Test (Video)

Chael Sonnen took to America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to explain why he failed his drug test. Check out the full interview below. Chael Sonnen explains his positive drug test: “There is a huge distinction between illegal versus banned. These are perfectly legal substances. These are not performance-enhancing drugs. These are not anabolics. These...

Jun 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Dana White Addresses Chael Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test (Video)

UFC President Dana White joined America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to discuss Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test earlier today. Check out the video of the interview as well as the quotes below: UFC president Dana White on if he was shocked by the positive drug test results: “My reaction isn’t shock. This has been...

Jun 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Ken Shamrock Is Happy To Move Forward With Dana White

Ken Shamrock and UFC President Dana White buried the hatchet recently. The Worlds Most Dangerous Man joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss moving forward with Dana White. “It was just kind of the way things happened,” Shamrock said. “It has always been in the back of my mind. I kind always wanted...

Jun 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Rafael Lovato Jr. Looking To Make MMA Debut

Rafael Lovato Jr., arguably the greatest American born BJJ grappler in history, is now looking to make his MMA debut in 2014. Lovato made the announcement on the third episode of the Save Jiu Jitsu Podcast. Check out the full podcast below, Rafael’s segment about MMA starts around the 58:30 mark. Rafael is more than...

Jun 10, 2014 5:34 pm

Tyron Woodley: Title Shots Need Consistency

UFC 174 co-headliner Tyron Woodley spoke to The Sherdog Radio Network about the lack of consistency in how title shots are awarded, and how the UFC should develop a rubric or system for how title shots are awarded saying rematches take away from who deserves a shot at the title, and take up time. “I...