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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...

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...