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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...


May 28, 2014 5:01 am

D.C. To Jon Jones: “Don’t run from me little guy”

“Listen, I have not lost a fight, I have not lost a round. I am 15-0, Jon Jones is undefeated, why not put two undefeated guys in the cage and see who the best is? Don’t run from me little guy, I’m ready. The more you wait Jon Jones, the worse it’s going to get...

May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Renzo Breaks His Silence – ‘I Never Hit That Chicken Of A Bouncer’

“It was nothing much, in reality. People made the thing become big. The DA (district attorney) saw me there and decide to call the press, make the drama and say that we were doing a gang assault. A gang assault is defined by three people beating up one individual and causing him serious injuries. Which...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 12:50 pm

Lombard Thinks Matt Brown Fought A Bunch of Bums, Still Wants Fight

“You know it’s something that is out of my control. But once again, I believe Matt Brown doesn’t deserve none of that. I believe Matt Brown is just an average fighter. And, you know like, even Kim (Dong Hyun) for example. Kim beat Matt Brown and he’s behind. Actually Kim beat Matt Brown and he...

May 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay

“I do feel devalued, for sure. Every fighter dreams to reach a level where he will make good money. I have other thoughts nowadays – I’ve been around the world, I have a big wide vision about that. At the same time that they give us our business, they could improve it (payment). We bring...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 27, 2014 12:20 pm

Ellenberger Turned Down Nate Diaz Fight – Nate Asked To Keep Quiet

Hush Hush! According to UFC lightweight standout Nathan Diaz, the UFC asked him to face-off with Jake Ellenberger in a UFC contest in their welterweight division. Jake declined the offer, leaving Nate on the sidelines, and the younger Diaz brother was told to keep it all hush. Check it: Hey remember 2 months ago @ufc...

May 27, 2014 12:07 pm

Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler headlines UFC on FOX 12, winner gets title shot!

July’s UFC on FOX 12 event will be headlined by a welterweight slugfest, as UFC officials announced today that Robbie Lawler (23-10 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will face Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in the evenings main event! “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler was most recently seen in action at this past weekend’s UFC 173 event in...

May 27, 2014 5:25 am

Ludwig: ‘I’d corner new champ T.J. Dillashaw against Urijah Faber’

“I’m not really leaving Team Alpha Male. I’m going to go open up my business in Colorado. The team is going to get a new head coach, and I’m going to go open up my academy, and it’s definitely open doors for all the Team Alpha Male guys, and especially T.J.” “I’m going to come...

May 27, 2014 5:17 am

Dana White Has No Hope For MMA in NY, But Will Still Fight

“I have no hopes, no aspirations – nothing as far as New York goes. We’ll keep fighting. We’ll keep going in and doing our thing, and one of these days that place will straighten up, and we’ll get it.” “It’s tough to argue what the most disgusting part of New York is, but I’d say...

May 27, 2014 5:16 am

Ludwig Open To Coaching Other Teams, But Not Against Team Alpha Male

“I’ll say this, for me, it’s not only about business and money. I genuinely care for my guys…[long pause, emotion], that would be hard for me to go to another team. I could never coach anyone else against a single member of Alpha Male. I just couldn’t do it. I’ve had some good offers, one...

May 27, 2014 5:14 am

Dillashaw Says ‘No Faber Fight’, White Says He Wants Faber’s Opinion First

He hadn’t been the champ for even an hour and T.J. Dillashaw Was already fielding questions about a potential matchup against his teammate and mentor, Urijah Faber. “I don’t plan on fighting Urijah, he’s helped to get me where I am at. He is like my brother. I wouldn’t like to do that fight,” said...

May 27, 2014 5:10 am

Rockhold Says Beating Vitor Is What’s Pure and Right

“I want to be the champion. I don’t want to be no paper champion. To be the true champion and be the best in the world, I believe I should beat Vitor Belfort, so that is the reason behind it. I don’t think that spinning-heel kick really tells who the better fighter is out of...

May 27, 2014 5:08 am

Cat Zingano No Longer Getting UFC Title Shot

Former #1 contender and would-be TUF coach, Cat Zingano will once again have to prove herself worthy of a shot at UFC gold. After being sidelined more than a year with injury, UFC President Dana White has now confirmed she is no longer in the immediate title picture. FOX’s Damon Martin has it: Dana White...

May 27, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Open To Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch

Could TJ Dillashaw be forced into an immediate rematch with Renan Barao? While one could argue the case, after five dominant rounds and a finish, it’s not the type of fight we need additional clarity on. The UFC however, is apparently open to a rematch as confirmed by Dana White: “I want to see both....

May 27, 2014 5:04 am

Faber Not Surprised With ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Booking

Since his time on TUF, Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Cacares has had a very successful bantamweight run inside the UFC. Up next for the rising slugger is MMA legend, Urijah Faber. For Faber, having fought the division’s entire top 10, admits he expected the booking and has been watching the young up-and-comer since entering the UFC...

May 27, 2014 5:03 am

Varner Breaks Two Bones & Tears Ligaments

UFC 173 competitor Jamie Varner had a disappointing result in his return to action. The former WEC champ tore ligaments and broke two bones in his foot during the first round of his fight against James Krause. His management team first tweeted out the news, Saturday night, but have yet to dive into specifics about...

May 27, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Dillashaw’s Upset Of Barao

The world was shocked last Saturday when TJ Dillashaw finished Brazil’s Renan Barao. It was the former champ’s first loss in in 35 straight fights. Here’s how the MMA world reacted: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh killllllemmmmmmm that right hand ! #UFC173 great fight Dillashaw looking loose — Sergio Pettis (@sergiopettis) May 25, 2014 Wow! @TJDillashaw @ufc #UFC173 —...

May 27, 2014 4:59 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Cormier’s Submission Over Hendo

In Saturday’s co-main event, Daniel Cormier easily dispatched Dan Henderson over the course of three-rounds. Here’s the MMA World’s reaction: HOLY FOOTSWEEPS!!!!!! #UFC173 — Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) May 25, 2014 I hope everyone realizes how amazing that step around throw was!!!! Freaking awesome @dc_mma — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 25, 2014 Dan is having such...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 26, 2014 10:59 am

Barao teammate blames loss on UFC fight schedule

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was gracious in defeat this past Saturday night, stating the following after his loss to T.J. Dillashaw:  “It was a really tough fight,” said Barao in cage. “I congratulate him, it was his fight tonight. But I’m coming back.” The same unfortunately cannot be said for Nova Uniao 2nd...

May 26, 2014 10:31 am

Coach Pedereiras: Let’s see if these guys are man enough to fight Barao in his house

T.J. Dillashaw put on the performance of a lifetime Saturday night in the main event of UFC 173, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout. Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras appeared on the Brazilian radio show “No Mundo da Luta,” where he campaigned for an immediate rematch at UFC 179, at Maracanazinho...