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Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

After retiring two years following a crushing at the hands of Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar (15-8) is coming out of retirement.  But the UFC Hall of Famer is fighting with the promotion and is instead joining Bellator where he has signed a multi-fight agreement and could also be a commentator for the company. And Bonnar is already calling out the guy he wants to fight: Tito Ortiz...
Via Between The Ropes
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar Promises to Retire Tito Ortiz, For Good

Oh, don’t you love yourself a good Twitter scrap? Twitter has been the parking lot for numerous different word wars with athletes and pop stars over the years, but MMA has really found a home for their trash talk here. Enter, Stephan Bonnar (@stephanbonnar) and the greatest **** talker of them all, Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz). Ortiz, fresh off his submission victory over Bellator middleweight...
Via Sports Mockery
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

An in-depth look at Dillashaw versus Barao II

Before UFC 173 we heard plenty of Joe Rogan calling Renan Barao a “Monster,” and how Barao was in the discussion with Jon Jones and Barao’s Nova Uniao teammate Jose Aldo as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. They were valid points. Barao had destroyed most of his opponents, including three straight title defenses via a stoppage with two TKO’s and a submission. Those...
Via Fight Booth
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar: From UFC Hall of fame to Bellator fighter

Stephan Bonnar getting ready to come out of his corner for another grueling round. There is a place that UFC veterans go when their services are no longer needed inside of the octagon. Like when dogs pass away they all get to go to heaven, UFC’s fighters, retired or no longer relevant, all go to Bellator. Their newest addition is UFC hall of famer and retiree, Stephan Bonnar. The...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Main Card Confirmed

Following Tuesday’s “UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum” press conference in Mexico City, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced the show’s entire main card. The November 15 event goes down inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Until today, only the featured attraction between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum (pictured...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Admits Dana White Shouldn’t Have Removed Judge From UFC Fight Night 48

A lot of criticism was directed towards UFC president Dana White for removing judge Howard Hughes from the UFC Fight Night 48 card in Macau, China due to White not liking Hughes’ scorecards in the first two fights on the card. Apparently the UFC heard those calls for action. The UFC released a statement on UFC.com that White was in breach of the UFC’s own regulatory protocol...
Via Between The Ropes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Pre-Fight Press Conference Video at 1PM ET/10AM PT

With “The Ultimate Fighter Latin America” already hitting the airwaves, it’s time to start promoting the impending scrap between the show’s opposing coaches. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) defends his throne against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Velasquez, Werdum and UFC president Dana White will be at the podium today in Mexico City. Stream the press conference...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold Bets Michael Bisping He Can’t Last A Round With Him

Luke Rockhold is so confident he can beat Michael Bisping that he’s offered to give ‘The Count’ his fight salary if he can last a round with him. “The bet was if I finish him in one round, we switch purses,” Rockhold, who was cageside to watch Bisping defeat Cung Le in Macau, told The MMA Hour show yesterday. “And if I don’t finish him in one round – one round ...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez: “I’ve gotten immune to putting myself in dangerous situations”

Eddie Alvarez left his Bellator lightweight world title behind to pursue his true dream – becoming the number one guy in his division. “We can’t go on the rankings,” Alvarez told Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice of Inside MMA in a recent interview on AXS TV. “I’m virtually unbeaten as a lightweight, Bas, you know, I’ve beaten every lightweight they’ve put in front of me...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“Expendables 3″ Director States That Ronda Rousey Broke His Rib

Don’t mess with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey inside and apparently outside the octagon. In an interview with HitFix.com, “Expendables 3″ director Patrick Hughes said during the first day of filming Rousey got so nervous that “Rowdy” broke his rib. “I remember the first thing we shot with Ronda, I actually got beaten up”, said Hughes. “Ronda’s...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fight night: How distractions can become motivating factors

This past weekend, the UFC did the mixed martial arts fans around the world a huge favor and treated them to two extremely entertaining fight cards in one day. On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the UFC took over your combat entertainment needs with UFC fight night 48 in Macau, China and UFC fight night 49 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both cards, stacked with relatively unfamiliar names to average...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Newcomer Brian Ortega Accepts Full Responsibility for Taking Steroid

Are you ready for the biggest shocker you’ll hear today? A professional athlete who was popped for taking a banned substance is admitting to knowingly consuming a performance-enhancing drug in order to gain an advantage. No, ‘I took an unnamed, over-the-counter supplement that contained an illegal substance that I wasn’t aware of.’ No, ‘Someone tricked me into taking steroids...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Upset City: Dos Anjos KO’s Bendo in Tulsa

Another UFC event, another monster upset. Benson Henderson came into his 8th straight main eventer for the UFC as a -325 favorite against Rafael Dos Anjos, a first time main eventer. Dos Anjos was a +260 dog facing a man who had never been finished via KO/TKO in his career and had only lost twice since joining Zuffa back in 2009. Both fights were title fights against Anthony Pettis...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey: Gina Carano is worst style matchup for me

Most fans, pundits and observers feel like Gina Carano would hardly present a challenge to Ronda Rousey were the two to meet in the octagon. Rousey feels otherwise. There has been a lot of talk about the two women squaring off against each other in a fight even though Carano hasn’t fought since 2009 and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bas Rutten feels no pain, gave himself stitches after being cut by glass (Video)

Who knew Bas Rutten and Anton Chigurh had so much in common? Rutten posted a video to YouTube on Saturday that documents the time he was cut in the thigh by a large piece of glass. As the video says, a six-pack of non-alcoholic beer broke and one piece of the shattered glass went deep […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014’s Hottest UFC Ring Girls

The UFC was once the king of sports entertainment. Just like professional wrestling was in the 90’s, the UFC was from 2006 –...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Witness: War Machine Tasered before arrest

Police reportedly tasered former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine before they arrested him last Friday for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack. A guest at the Extended Stay America hotel in Simi Valley was a witness.   
Via Intrigue Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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