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May 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Pushing For McMann vs. Kaufman, Sarah Not Interested

Former UFC title challenger, Sara McMann (pictured) is ready to bounce back from her first round defeat against Ronda Rousey. The olympic Silver Medalist wants to tango with former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman. Sarah is looking at a bigger named opponent, more specifically she wants a fight against Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano. Last night...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Souza Wants Title Shot Or Belfort – Tired Of Fighting People Beneath Him

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, The UFC Tonight crew gave us un update on the status of Jacare Souza. Souza, a former Strikeforce champ is undefeated in his three UFC bouts and according to the show’s insider, Ariel Helwani, Jacare is done fighting people beneath him and wants a title shot or a fight...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 14, 2014 8:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: Dana White Blocks Tim Sylvia on Twitter

By Evan Stoumbelis Tim Sylvia hasn’t fought for the UFC since 2008 when he lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. However that hasn’t stopped the 3-time champ from campaigning to get on the UFC’s Fight Night 47 card in his hometown of Maine. Apparently Sylvia’s call to arms via Twitter was too much for Dana White,...


May 14, 2014 8:17 pm

Report: Anthony Pettis Cleared To Resume Training

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has been cleared to train boxing and Jiu-Jitsu, as well as begin strength and conditioning for his rehabilitated knee, according to Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus. The TUF 20 Coach tore his meniscus back in June after accepting a bout against Jose Aldo for the featherweight...

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 14, 2014 6:42 pm

PHOTO | Baby Lauzon In The Buff – Doing Good At 4 Months

Joe Lauzon entered the world of fatherhood four-short-months ago. And since that time the fan favorite UFC lightweight fighter has been enduring a battle much tougher than his fights inside the cage. His child was born with Cancer. Baby Lauzon has come a long way in these four months of life, and has responded well...

May 14, 2014 6:25 pm

Gay Male In The UFC? Benavidez Says ‘Cool’, Jones Unsure

There are currently gay fighters within the UFC’s ranks. The only open ones however, happen to be female. In a recent polling by FOX Sports, a few notable UFC fighters were asked about the subject and the responses may surprise you. Joseph Benavidez “Why not? It would be cool to see a gay guy just...

May 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Rampage: ‘My Fight is worth your pay-per-view money’

“My fight alone is going to be worth the pay-per-view. This is one of the few grudge matches going on right now in MMA where [the fighters] honestly don’t like each other.” “I’m going to put on an exciting fight, and I’m going to be coming at him the second the bell rings. I’m going...

May 14, 2014 4:45 pm

‘TUF Latin America: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Cast Revealed

The latest addition to the TUF family, ‘TUF Latin America’, started filming two days ago in Las Vegas. We learned of the coaching assignments last month during the UFC’s special press-conference in Mexico City and now we have the full cast. Mexican media outlet, Indiscutido was the first to break the news. Here’s that list:...

May 14, 2014 4:09 pm

PHOTO | Jon Jones Meets Hulk Hogan

While on Holiday in Miami, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is making nice with the locals, most notable of which is Wrestling Superstar Hulk Hogan. Imagine you’re the UFC champ and pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, hanging in Miami with ‘The Hulkster’. What would you do? Caption Reads, “Epic.”

May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz At 220lbs 3 Days Before Bellator 120 Fight

The ‘Huntington Beach Badboy’ Tito Ortiz, is set to scrap it out with the Bellator middleweight champion this weekend at Bellator 120. The middleweight champion, Shlemenko, won’t have to cut weight for the bout, instead, he will come in at around 190 pounds. Tito will likely hold a 30 pound advantage over him. Check it:...

May 14, 2014 3:21 pm

Lombard Calls Out Matt Brown

Hector Lombard is one of the UFC’s scariest men. Like, literally, he scares me. It’s probably for reasons like my own that there isn’t a group of UFC welterweights lining up to fight him. The former Bellator champion is coming off a dominant victory over Jake Shields and prior to that he totally embarrassed Nate...

May 14, 2014 2:34 pm

PHOTO | Rule Sheet From 1993’s UFC 1 Released

On November 12, 1993, The Ultimate Fighting Championship was born. Dubbed as a ‘No Rules’ event, both athletes and event promoters recognized the need for certain obvious items to be stated when it came to competition. (No eye-gauging or biting for example.) Still though, UFC 1 was the most liberating fighting tournament ever put on...

May 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt set for UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand

UFC officials announced today that a heavyweight clash between Soa Palelei (21-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Jared Rosholt (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s “UFC Fight Night 43” event in New Zealand. The announcement comes just days after Soa Palelei scored a first-round knockout against Ruan Potts at last Saturday’s “UFC...

May 14, 2014 2:05 pm

Belfort Plans On Easy License In Nevada

“…What I want now is get licenses in every state because the UFC is a global company, and I want to fight whenever there’s a fight. If I need a license to fight in Mars, I’m ready. We’re going to contact [the NSAC], as we’re going to contact every other state commission. I’m focused on...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

May 14, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones is #1P4P, Barao is #2

With Anderson Silva out of the picture, there’s a debate about who the world’s most dangerous man is, pound-for-pound. According to UFC President Dana White, that designation has been secured by Jon Jones following his seventh straight title defense against Glover Teixeira. His words: (Via MMAjunkie.com) “I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Series Of Repeated Blows Cause Alvarez Head Injury

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez was expected to make his PPV debut for Bellator this weekend. Instead of hyping the fight, he’s in the media explaining a recent training injury that forced him out of the planned main event. Via ‘The MMA Hour‘: “It was during one of [coach] Kenny Monday’s wrestling practices. Me and Abel...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson Licensed By NSAC In Post-TRT Era

Good news fight fans. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have been given licenses to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. While usually not a headliner, the two former teammates have been poster-boys for the controversial use exemptions for Testostorone Replacement Therapy (TRT). And up until the recent ban, have been using the treatment in...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC 172 Medical Suspensions Report: Glover, Benavidez, More Out With Indefinite Terms

Last month’s UFC 172 saw Jon Jones defend his UFC light-heavyweight title for a record seventh time. As a result of that dominance, his latest opponent, Glover Teixeira has been benched by the Maryland State Athletic Commission for an indefinite period for excessive head blows and lacerations. Several other fighter’s on the April 26 fight...

May 13, 2014 8:11 pm

Report: New York State Senate Passes MMA Bill

The New York State Senate held firm to their guns today and passed a bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the State of New York. Today’s vote, at 44-16 in favor, wasn’t even close and marks the fifth-year straight the bill has gone through the state’s Senate. The bill must now pass in the...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 13, 2014 3:08 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I Guarantee I Can Knock Johny Hendricks Out’

“I definitely don’t think it would go to decision. Like I’ve said 100 times, I’m not going to hit him that many times and not knock him out. He’s not going to stay on his feet if I hit him as many times as Robbie Lawler did. I’m a really accurate striker.” “I hate to...

May 13, 2014 3:02 pm

UFC Boss Explains Why Arlovski & Not Tim Sylvia

Last week we learned that Tim Sylvia had jump started his campaign to return to the UFC with a Facebook group and a direct and clear call-to-action for his loyal fan following. With Arlovski’s recent signing, it seemed like the former champ may have had a shot at his dream fight in Maine. UFC President...