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Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 9:20 am

Weigh ins for UFC 152 set for September 21 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to the UFC 152 weigh ins, which kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on September 21. Among those weighing in that afternoon are current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the UFC 152 headliner the following day. UFC...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 11:51 am

Potential Candidates for the UFC Hall of Fame

As the four year anniversary of Evan Tanner’s death approaches it got me to thinking why he’s not in the UFC Hall of Fame? I’m not about to get into an argument that there are others enshrined who are less worthy, my point is simply to state the case for Tanner as well as a...


Sep 6, 2012 9:00 am

UFC on FUEL TV 6 official for November 10 in Macau | UFC News

by: Chris Taylor It was announced today that the UFC on FUEL TV 6 event will officially take place November 10 in Macau, China. The event takes place at the Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel, which is located in a special administrative region of China. The main event of the evening will feature former UFC middleweight champion Rich...

Sep 5, 2012 4:16 pm

TUF 17 Tryouts Sept 17 in Las Vegas | UFC News

UFC will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on September 17, 2012, in the Palace Station Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada . Season 17 will be featuring middleweight (185lbs) and light heavyweight (205lbs) fighters.  Hopefuls must be at least 21 years old, have a minimum of three professional Mixed Martial...

Sep 5, 2012 12:10 pm

Spike TV's Roy Nelson Marathon Counter-Program to TUF 16 Debut | UFC News

Spike TV announced Sept. 14’s prime-time lineup include a Roy “Big Country” Nelson marathon. The marathon airs from 8 p.m. to midnight ET/PT including Nelson’s preliminary-round matchup with Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson, as well as the entire TUF 10 Live Finale main card. TUF 16’s 2 hour debut featuring the new show’s 16 elimination-round fights,...

Sep 5, 2012 11:32 am

Dana White: Sonnen vs. Jones Could Happen IF The Fans Really Want It | UFC NEWS

Much has been made of the cancellation of UFC 151. Jon Jones turned down a fight against Chael Sonnen and the world has yet to fully forgive the champ. While playing part of his 30-minute all access special on FUEL TV last night, UFC president Dana White spent most of the 30-minutes discussing the Jon...

Sep 5, 2012 11:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White "I Haven't Talked To Jon Jones Since The Incident" | UFC NEWS

The President of the UFC, Dana White, dropped by UFC Tonight to chat with Ariel Helwani about his now strained relationship with Jon Jones. After initially blaming Jones for the cancellation of UFC 151, White now reveals a surprising amount of compassion towards the polarizing light heavyweight champion.

Sep 4, 2012 9:56 pm

UFC 152| Hatred for Jon Jones is Unwarranted

It has been roughly two weeks since UFC President Dana White did the unthinkable and completely cancelled UFC 151 when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice. Immediately after an infuriated White blasted Jones and his coach Greg Jackson in the press conference, an extremely large percentage of...

Sep 4, 2012 7:09 am

Jon Jones Talks About UFC 151 in His First Interview Since the Card was Cancelled

  In an interview MMAFighting.Com’s Ariel Helwani, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones spoke up for the first time other than a few tweets from his Twitter account about the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. Jones begins the interview by talking about the reason he turned down the fight in...

Sep 3, 2012 2:55 pm

Machida Explains Reasons for Not Accepting Jones Fight | UFC News

  Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida decided to turn down an offer to fight down the Jon Jones on Sept. 22.   Machida felt four weeks is an insufficient time to prepare for a fight with the current light heavyweight champion according to the press release sent out through the Black House camp.  Machida...

Sep 3, 2012 1:46 pm

Dos Santos: Overeem Deserves A Beating Not A Title | UFC NEWS

“If UFC wanted me to fight Overeem I’d gladly shut him up because he’s been saying a lot of crap, he’s been learning from Chael Sonnen. I’m tired of these guys who think they’re so big, so strong, so bad and that people will get frightened by them because they look bad. There’s no such...

Sep 3, 2012 11:58 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier on Frank Mir, Josh Barnett and Fighting in the UFC

  After Daniel Cormier defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett and captured the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Championship, fans and media alike knew a star was born. In his last three fights Cormier has beaten Jeff Monson, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and of course Barnett. Those are three fighters who have a hell of lot...

Sep 1, 2012 1:42 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones Considered Paying UFC 151 Fighters Until Public Backlash | UFC NEWS

On the lastest edition of ESPN’s “MMA Live” Espn correspondent Franklin McNeal gave up some insider information about UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones. “Jon Jones felt so bad about the card being cancelled, he was willing to pay the fighters on that card their fee’s”, said McNeal. “But after all the attackes on him by...

Sep 1, 2012 1:41 pm

VIDEO | Two Champions Training: Junior Dos Santos vs. Lyoto Machida | UFC NEWS

During the Grand Opening of Lyoto Machida’s new Machida Karate gym in Belem, Brazil, onlookers caught a rare glimpse at a training session between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and current UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. The video shows the two Brazilian’s engaging in a competitive grappling match. To see who has the...

Aug 31, 2012 11:17 am

Matt Mitrione vs Phil De Fries Slated for UFC 155 | UFC News

UFC officials on Friday announced a heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Phil De Fries is added on the UFC 155 fight card. Matt Mitrione was originally scheduled to be part of UFC on Fox 4 opposite Rob Broughton then talks of rescheduling  the match up for UFC on FX 5 but the bout was...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 30, 2012 11:51 am

Belfort Calls Jon Jones The Greatest Fighter Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

“Here I am with 35 years old, 17 years into my career, fighting the best fighter of all-time, in the history of the UFC, a guy who’s the best athlete in MMA. He’s the new breed. I have a lot of respect for the guy, but I’m ready to put up a fight and take...

Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am

Jon Jones asked Dana White to have Chael Sonnen stop calling him out | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The smoke has yet to clear from the aftermath of the UFC 151 cancellation. It would be putting things mildly to state that it hasn’t been a good week for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones’ roller-coaster of scrutiny has been outrageous lately, and it looks as if things are about...

Aug 30, 2012 10:46 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier Discusses Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & UFC 151

  Daniel Cormier is preparing to face former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir in what will be the biggest fight of his three year mixed martial arts career. Cormier is certainly no stranger to success having twice made the US Olympic team and having won gold medals in the 2002 Pan American Championships and...

Aug 30, 2012 10:45 am

The Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Cast Revealed, 32 Fighters Named | UFC NEWS

The field of 32 of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world has been finalized for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS which begins Friday, September 14, on FX with a special two-hour premiere airing at 9 PM ET/PT. Similar to the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, this upcoming season will...

Aug 30, 2012 10:34 am

Blackzilians Founder Thinks UFC 152 Odds Against Belfort Are "Crazy" | UFC NEWS

The man responsible for the south Florida camp, The Blaczkzilians, Mr. Glenn Robinson recently weight in on a variety of topics surrounding his newest recruited athlete, Vitor Belfort. In this interview with Sherdog.com he talks about the UFC 151 cancellation and Vitor’s decision to join his camp and train with the likes of Rashad Evans...