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Mar 7, 2014 4:27 pm

Crushing Title Hopes – Jimi Manuwa, A Worthy Opponent

Tomorrow, Jimi Manuwa can go from just another fighter in the UFC’s light heavyweight division to an immediate title-contender. Manuwa gets his shot at greatness when he faces Alexander Gustafsson Saturday at UFC Fight Night from London’s O2 Arena. While “The Mauler” is the consensus and overwhelming favorite, Manuwa and his “Poster Boy” nickname have...

Mar 4, 2014 7:49 am

Sean Strickland Replaces Tor Toreng at UFC 171

On Monday, UFC officials announced that an injury has pulled Tor Troeng from the UFC 171 card against Robert “Bubba” McDaniel on March 15th. In his place, is now Sean Strickland (13-0). On Thursday of last week, Troeng took to twitter to announce his withdrawal from the fight due to a shoulder injury. Injured my...

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...


Feb 25, 2014 6:11 am

Boxing Beat: Floyd Mayweather Announces May 3rd Opponent

Boxing fans have long been wondering who Floyd “Money” Mayweather would be fighting, and now they have an answer. Mayweather announced on Twitter that he would be fighting Marcos Maidana, the WBA Welterweight champion. While many believed that Amir Khan would recieve the next shot, Floyd ultimately chose Maidana. According to Yahoo Sports, Mayweather justified his choice...

Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Julianna Pena picks Sara McMann over Ronda Rousey at UFC 170

The first ever women’s Ultimate Fighter Winner Julianna Pena is picking challenger Sara McMann to defeat rating UFC champion Ronda Rousey at this weekend’s UFC 170 event. Pena announced her main event pick in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com: “‘Wrestling beats Judo every singe time.’ I think if there’s a wrestler out there to do it Sara McMann is the one...

Feb 14, 2014 9:34 am

Invicta FC Goes On Signing Spree Replaces Void In Straw Weight Division

The UFC recently made their way over to Invicta FC and basically snatched up their entire straw weight line up for the new installment of “The Ultimate Figher”. However, it seems that there are many more rowdy females ready to step into a cage and duke it out! Thanks to Eriksson Lau over at Bloodyelbow.com...

Feb 11, 2014 9:55 am

Nelson: ‘Big Nog’ Will Bring It, Unlike Daniel Cormier

“Big Country” Roy Nelson is a slugger. That’s just his style. He’s one of those guys that can take a beating and keep pressing forward. However, during his last outing in October for UFC 166 Nelson was a bit disappointed with the lack of action he saw when he fought Daniel Cormier. Nelson has stated...

Feb 9, 2014 8:59 am

Julianna Pena: Surgery was a success!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Julianna Pena recently tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring, in what her coach Rick Little said was the most horrific injury he had ever witnessed. The injury forced Pena out of her scheduled bout at UFC 171 and will likely sideline her from action for the better part of 18 months. Pena recently underwent...

Feb 7, 2014 9:10 pm

Pablo Popovitch issues statement regarding Thiago Silva’s arrest

The now former UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, appeared before Florida State Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, one of Thiago’s two alleged...

Feb 7, 2014 6:23 pm

TUF China Finale complete with 10 bouts

The ‘TUF China Finale’ is now complete with 10 exciting bouts rounding up the card. The event, which will crown China’s first-ever Ultimate Fighter winners, is set to go down March 1 live from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. UFC officials announced three bouts today, which completed the 10-bout fight card: Undefeated Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA)...

Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 am

Thiago Silva Held Without Bond Following Hearing – Charges Reduced From Attempted Murder

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared before Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). As you probably already know, Thiago Silva was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light heavyweight fighter is apparently having marital...

Feb 4, 2014 8:20 pm

PHOTO | Hendo and Shogun Staredown in Brazil

As part of a promotional tour for their upcoming fight, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took some pictures on a beach in Natal, Brazil. The two will throw down again during the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place on March 23rd, in the aforementioned Natal. The card also features notable...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 30, 2014 6:39 am

Bisping Eye Exam Inconclusive, Return Date Still Unknown

Michael Bisping has been absent from fighting since taking out Alan Belcher in April of last year. ‘The Count’ has since been linked to several important middleweight match ups, but has been unable to get clearance from doctors to resume training and fight again. We heard last week that Bisping would be getting an exam...

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 29, 2014 6:09 am

Will 2014 Be The Year Of MMA Legalization In New York?

ALBANY – Supporters of mixed martial arts began fighting a new fight, this past Tuesday. Or rather, a new battle in a war that’s been raging on for quite some time. A contingent of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, officials and fans traveled to Albany, hoping to coerce lawmakers to authorize the sport which has been...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Walt Harris Says Basketball is the Next Base for MMA

“I think in the next 10 years you’ll see more basketball players migrate over to MMA,” said Walt Harris (pictured, left), heavyweight knockout artist and UFC fighter.  Harris will face Nikita Krylov this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship began as a competition to determine which style...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 am

UFC Tweaks Look and Feel in Preparation to go International

It’s tough to explain what “look and feel” is exactly. You have to understand that this sales tactic is what has kept businesses afloat for a very long time. It’s about your target demographic. Though the product itself has to stay exactly the same because that is, after all, what the people want. But the...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...