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Jul 19, 2014 3:48 pm

Dustin Porier and Conor McGegor Agree to Fight at UFC 178

Dustin Porier watched Conor McGregor dominate Diego Brandao and simply tweeted, “I’m not impressed”. Porier followed up his insulting tweet with a challenge for McGregor to fight at UFC 178 which takes place on September 27th. McGregor caught wind of this and stated UFC 178 was perfect and “I already know that guy doesn’t want...

Jul 18, 2014 5:40 am

Diego Brandao: ‘It’s not about Conor, he’s just hype’

“It’s not about Conor. I think Conor, this guy is more hype. Poirier is top five, and Swanson is top five. Who is Conor? I think this is the way we need to look at it. I think the type of guy that I am, and the explosive way I fight, that’s the reason why...

Jul 18, 2014 5:04 am

Bravo Squashes Beef With Metamoris Boss Ralek Gracie

Metamoris 3 headliner Eddie Bravo had a rift with the Gracie clan following his main event against Royler Gracie. While both sides (outside of Royce Gracie) kept things professional, the air’s been thick. In a recent interview with sherdog.com Eddie explained how both sides are now moving forward in a positive way. Check it: “I...

Jul 17, 2014 2:44 pm

Mark Bocek Thinks Training With Girls Is Like Training With Little Boys

UFC lightweight grappling ace, Mark Bocek isn’t a fan of cross-training with female fighters. In fact, the top ranked lightweight fighter hates it, and in a recent post on The Underground, he explained. “What a waste of time for Gegard, must be a nice guy… Maybe you guys are not getting this, let me explain....

Jul 16, 2014 12:45 pm

Newell Says Illegal Knee Changed The Fight, Wants A Rematch

“It’s not something that is up for debate. It’s very blatant that the knees hit me in the head. I wasn’t the same. It’s obvious when you watch the video that it’s what cut me. It’s obvious that, when I got up, I was wobbly, and they need to closely monitor who they hire as...

Jul 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Chaed Mendes: ‘I definitely think Jose Aldo used PED’s’

“I definitely do [think Aldo’s using PEDs]. This is something that’s been ongoing, but for him to all of a sudden just drop out — I mean he drops out of a lot of fights — but I think it’s pretty coincidental.” “The first time I saw that, for me, this is huge in my...

Jul 16, 2014 5:03 am

Efrain Escudero Returns To The Octagon At Fight Night 51

TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero is set to make another appearance inside the Octagon. MMAJunkie.com confirmed the news with a source close to Escudero, and MMAFighting.com broke the news earlier today. After winning TUF, Escudero went 2-2 in the Octagon and failed to make weight for one of the bouts. As a result the UFC...

Jul 15, 2014 5:10 pm

Mark Bocek Slams WMMA Fighters, Compares Them To 12-Year Olds

After a UnderGround member posted a video of Ronda Rousey wrestling with Gegard Mousasi when Ronda first started her MMA career, UFC lightweight Mark Bocek decided it was time he speak up. In the video it was somewhat obvious that Mousasi was taking Rousey down with ease and going easy on her given that she...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 14, 2014 4:51 pm

James Te Huna To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Possibly Out For A Year

UFC middleweight James Te Huna is still reeling from his submission loss to Nate Marquardt on June 28th. However, the New Zealand native will now have to undergo shoulder surgery and will likely be out for a year. Te Huna spoke with Stuff.co.nz. “I’m having surgery on Tuesday. I’ll be out for about six months...

Jul 14, 2014 10:25 am

Wanderlei Silva Drug Tests Himself, Calls Out Belfort

Wanderlei Silva has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism after running away from an NSAC drug testing last month. After a hearing with the NSAC Silva says he is ready to fight whenever the UFC calls on him. Silva joined Tatame.com to discuss his future with the UFC. “I did the...

Jul 14, 2014 8:10 am

UFC Fight Night 51 Picks Up Four Bouts

UFC Fight Night 51, which takes place in Brazil has picked up four bouts as of today. Lukasz Sajewski (13-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Leonardo Santos (12-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) Sergio Moraes (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) Mike Rhodes (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) vs. Paulo Thiago (15-7 MMA, 5-7...

Jul 14, 2014 7:44 am

Ramsey Nijem vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira Set For UFC 177

A lightweight fight between Ramsey Nijem and Carlos Diego Ferreira has been announced for UFC 177, which will take place next month in Sacramento, California. Nijem, who made it to the finals on TUF season 13, has won five of seven fights since losing at the finale to Tony Ferguson. Nijem is riding a two...

Jul 13, 2014 8:43 am

Coach: ‘Don’t be surprised when Werdum defeats Velasquez’

“Werdum has what it takes to submit or knock Cain Vealsquez out. I don’t agree when people say Werdum shocked the world against Fedor. There’s no such thing in MMA. It’s a fight and both fighters are ready. I won’t be shocked when Werdum defeats Velasquez. I already expect that… We know that Cain Velasquez...

Jul 11, 2014 8:54 am

QUICK TWITT | Tim Kennedy Says He Knows 50 Fighters Who Use PED’s

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy is being very vocal about his dislike for cheaters using performance enhancing drugs. Now, in a recent twitter post, he states that he knows around 50 guys who are dirty. Check it: @benfowlkesMMA I can give you a list of about 50 guys I know are dirty…. Sooooo…. Hell NO!!!...

Jul 10, 2014 11:40 pm

Zingano Returns! Set To Fight Nunes In Vegas

UFC No. 1 contender, Cat Zingano is finally set to return to action following a rough run-of-things on the sidelines. While prepped for a possible title fight, a Ronda Rousey injury has put that prospect too far out. Rather than wait for what’s hers, Zingano has agreed to fight the very dangerous Amanda Nunes. The...

Jul 10, 2014 9:19 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey’s Injured And Stitched Hand – OUCH!

UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey impressed once again in her latest dismantling of a title challenger last weekend in the UFC 175 co-main event against Alexis Davis. After starting her career with repeated arm bars, the undefeated UFC champion has finished her last two fights with strikes. (See the replay HERE) The Caption Reads, @rondarousey cut on...

Jul 10, 2014 7:10 pm

QUICK TWITT | War Machine Skeptical Of New Bellator Regime

Viacom owned, Bellator MMA has gone under some major changes in the last month. A new president, the cancellation of the tournament format and season concept, and much more. The company has released several fighters and the staff backstage is getting some major shake-ups too. The former Bellator Regime was a big fan of many...

Jul 10, 2014 12:54 pm

Tim Kennedy Wants Random Drug Testing Ahead Of Romero Bout

Two massively buff middleweight fighters are going to cause a ruckus when they go toe-to-toe in September. I’m talking about Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero, of course. Two contenders trying to climb the ranks of one of the UFC’s most talent rich divisions. In the lead up to their recently announced scrap, Kennedy has gone...

Jul 9, 2014 7:05 pm

“The Sky’s the limit for Weidman,” says UFC Boss

“The sky’s the limit for him. He’s the first guy I’ve ever seen so proud to be American… He comes off really well in every way, shape and form. The respect he showed Anderson (Silva), he’s like, ‘I love being aligned with Anderson Silva. He’s the greatest ever and he deserves that respect.’ It’s good...

Jul 9, 2014 5:02 am

Derrick Lewis: MMA Saved My Life

Derrick Lewis spoke with the media at the TUF 19 post fight press conference about his past and how MMA essentially saved his life. Lewis had just picked up a win over Guto Inocente earlier that night.

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...