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Oct 20, 2011 2:32 pm

VIDEO: Mitrione Ready To Beat Kongo In UFC 137 Co-Main Event

“I am most definitely willing to stand and bang with Cheick. Everybody says they’re not concerned about how quick my hands are, my athleticism or how fast I close distance, until I start to dot on them. And then they start to taste the iron and then their game plan changes. I will beat Cheick....

Oct 20, 2011 11:30 am

BJ Penn In-Depth Interview

Former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn recently took time out of his training schedule to talk with USA Today’s Sergio Non about everything from his past, present and future, including next weekend’s main event bout against Nick Diaz. Below are some excerpts from that interview: (Full Write Up) Q: You had to deal...

Oct 20, 2011 9:25 am

REPORT: UFC 136 PPV Sales Bring Edgars Drawing Power Into Question

“UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III” was a highly anticipated fight card, that showcased not one, but two UFC title fights. Hardcore fans had been chomping at the bit to see both Edgar and Aldo defend their respective titles, but apparently the hardcore’s aren’t enough. The general population tunes in more for the super stars...


Oct 20, 2011 7:59 am

GSP Admits To Crying After Injury

“I knew [the injury] was bad but I thought I had the chance to be 100 percent the night of the fight if I trained light and conserved myself. But the reality was I was not able to recover (fast enough). I want to fight my best when I’m at my best…. I’m not going...

Oct 20, 2011 7:48 am

Silva Doesn't Feel Sonnen Deserves A Rematch, says Soares

“Anderson just feels that he doesn’t deserve it yet. He doesn’t deserve it yet. … A lot of people are interested in the fight. It’s a big fight. Anderson’s not ducking him. Anderson, right now, is focused on recouping his shoulder, and basically he’s going through physical therapy on that just to get that back...

Oct 20, 2011 7:29 am

Brandon Vera: Thiago Silva is a piece of $#!T

“The whole fight [against Thiago Silva] I just kept asking myself, what the hell is going on? Why is this? I train with Phil Davis, Travis Browne, the Noguiera brothers, Junior Dos Santos…I train with some big dudes man and nobody has ever just been able to hold me down you know?… but now that...

Oct 19, 2011 11:48 am

Cancel That, Nick Diaz Shows Up To Conference Call 45-Minutes Late

“I didn’t even know about a call. Nobody called me in the last week or the past couple of days to tell me there was a call. I trained last night, ate went to sleep, woke up and my phone was dead. I didn’t know until my brother told me I was supposed to be...

Oct 19, 2011 11:37 am

Nick Diaz No Shows UFC 137 Pre-Fight Media Call

At this point in time it should come as no surprise that Nick Diaz doesn’t play by the rules. This afternoon is just the most recent example of that. Today the UFC scheduled their typical pre-fight media call and scheduled to appear was BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo. All fighters, except...

Oct 19, 2011 11:16 am

Joe Lauzon: "If they want it to be Anthony Pettis, I’ll fight Pettis"

“I think it would be an exciting fight. It doesn’t matter to me who I fight. Whoever the UFC says they want me to fight, I’ll fight. If they want it to be Anthony Pettis, I’ll fight Pettis. It doesn’t really matter to me that much. I’m up for whoever. I’m not sure why people...

Oct 19, 2011 11:00 am

Rafael Cordeiro Says Fabricio Werdum Is In Talks With The UFC

“He’s back to the trainings, he’s making everybody laugh. He’ll probably fight in December… He’s talking to the UFC, and maybe they come up with something for December.  I like the idea, he deserves it.  In case it actually happens, UFC is the place he should’ve never left. The bests are there, and there’s where...

Oct 19, 2011 7:08 am

Condit: "A fight with anyone else other than GSP doesn't make sense"

“I want to fight next week. It’s in my heart to fight, but logically, I need to be patient. No matter who the opponent was — right now, a fight against anyone other than Georges wouldn’t make sense. I have some small — I wouldn’t even call them injuries — that come from training day...

Oct 19, 2011 6:56 am

Tavares vs. Jacoby Moved From Prelims To UFC 137 PPV Card

And alas, the UFC has put together next week’s UFC 137 main card. The latest addition to it comes way of Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby. The two were originally scheduled to meet on the evening’s facebook stream portion of the preliminary card; however, GSP’s bad luck turns into these two middleweights good luck. “UFC...

Oct 19, 2011 6:47 am

Kongo vs. Mitrione Promoted To UFC 137 Co-Main Event

With the news that UFC 137 lost its original main event, the entire card has been reshuffled to accommodate the absence of GSP vs. Condit. First on the list, was filling the main-event slot with Penn vs. Diaz and now the UFC has apparently decided on their co-headliner and it comes in the form of...

Oct 19, 2011 6:38 am

Efrain Escudero vs. Cesar Avila Set For Saturday’s Bellator 55 Event

A last minute bout has been added to this weekend’s Bellator 55 event and it comes in the form of a lightweight contest between TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero and Cesar Avila. Bellator officials announced the bout this morning. Bellator 55 is set to take place from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz...

Oct 19, 2011 6:14 am

DK Publishing Releases “UFC Encyclopedia”

The UFC has teamed up with DK Publishing to release its long awaited “UFC Encyclopedia”, which is in stores. The 400-page project, which was lead by UFC.com editorial director/ book author Thomas Gerbasi, covers the entire 18-year history of the UFC in a unique combination of pictures, fighter bios, and event recaps. In celebration of...

Oct 19, 2011 6:10 am

Straus reflects on win over UFC veteran, looks ahead to Bellator return

Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight contender Daniel Straus (17-4) picked up an impressive win over UFC veteran Jason Dent (21-12) this past weekend to build some momentum for his Bellator return and bounce back from his first loss in over two years. In the October 15 main event of NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in Cleveland, Ohio,...

Oct 18, 2011 7:40 pm

Carlos Condit Issues Formal Statement About UFC 137 Removal

“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business. As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative,...

Oct 18, 2011 7:35 pm

GSP trainer comments on injury

“After he cooled down, I knew he couldn’t fight anymore. I’ve been around, I’ve seen injuries, and I know that that kind of injury is going to take at least two to five weeks of not standing on it for it to be really good (and) sturdy to fight. I don’t know what the medical...