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Jon Jones to defend belt against Glover Teixeira

Until his last bout, current light heavyweight king Jon Jones (19-1-0) had enjoyed an almost seamless rise to the top of the division since becoming champion with a third-round knockout win over Mauricio Rua at UFC 128 in March of 2011. But facing an unexpectedly lethal opponent in Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 last September in Toronto, Jones was truly tested for the first time...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fomer Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski Returns To The UFC

Welcome back Andrei Arlovski! — Dana White (@danawhite) April 24, 2014 That was from UFC President Dana White confirming that former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has resigned with the UFC. When his return fight will be is unknown, but Brendan Schaub has been rumored as the opponent. Arlovski was last seen in November, having defeated Andreas Kraniotakes by second...
Via Between The Ropes
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 172 ‘Jones vs. Teixeira’ Staff Pick Em

It’s time for another edition of the hov-mma pick em, and this week we’re coming at you a couple of days earlier than usual. The UFC on FOX 11 pick ‘em saw Reno and Shoman tie for first at 11-2 while Wolff and Sheehan brought up the rear with a respectable 9-4 and 8-5, respectively. That was not a typo folks, Sheehan came in last place. Shoman now leads the pack this season...
Via hov-mma
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen Feels “A Slowed Down Jon Jones Is Gunna Still Be The Baddest Man On The Planet”

Jon Jones defends the UFC light heavyweight title for the seventh time against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172 this Saturday night. Chael Sonnen faced Jon Jones last year at UFC 159 with Jones winning by first round stoppage. Sonnen who is a UFC on Fox analyst previews the UFC 172 card, concerns he has about Jones going into the fight, who he thinks will win, the co...
Via Between The Ropes
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White fine with Ronda Rousey calling Cyborg an 'it'

If it wasn’t crystal clear before, it certainly is now. UFC president Dana White has Ronda Rousey’s (pictured) back, no matter what. Rousey ignited a firestorm last week when she told Yahoo! Sports that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has transformed from a woman into an “it” due to countless years of steroid abuse. “This girl has been on steroids...
Via 5thRound.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC Rankings: Reaction to their Ridiculousness

The new UFC rankings came out on Monday and they illustrated why it is hard to take them too seriously. Once again,there was a lot of movement and it can be confusing. This guide can help bring clarity to their rankings. Vitor’s texting moves him back to #2 at MW First it should be noted that these rankings at the end of the day do not mean anything. They are generated by the media...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones – On The Brink Of Superstardom

As the midpoint of 2014 quickly approaches, the Ultimate Fighting Championship finds itself in a strange spot. Its biggest star for years, Georges St-Pierre, is on an indefinite break from the sport and is now is in the midst of an ACL recovery. Anderson Silva, the longtime middleweight title holder and once consensus greatest fighter ever, has a broken leg and wont fight again this...
Via hov-mma
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Now Michael Bisping Is Calling Out Luke Rockhold

Yesterday Michael Bisping seemed receptive to the idea of fighting Brad Tavares next as he looks to get back to winning ways inside the Octagon, but now it appears he’s set his sites on a higher profile target – Luke Rockhold. “I remember @LukeRockhold calling me out. Maybe after his fight on Saturday we can settle this??” Bisping wrote on Twitter. Rockhold, who fights Tim...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the biggest UFC winners of the past week?

The two men with the most interesting jobs in sports, Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, have their work cut out for them following the vents that took place over the past week in Quebec and Orlando. So before we turn our full attention to UFC 172 in B-More, we’re here to offer them a completely uninvited helping hand. Let’s start with the big winners from the more recent of the two...
Via hov-mma
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: highlights of Joseph Benavidez

Joseph Benavidez steps back into the octagon this Saturday at UFC 172 after a brutal knockout loss to Demetrious Johnson in December 2013. Benavidez was one of the reasons WEC became known as one of the best MMA promotions in the world in terms of quality bouts. Video: highlights of Joseph Benavidez The post Video: highlights of Joseph Benavidez appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 172 Video Blog Going Behind The Scenes At UFC 171

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main event features Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. The co-main event features Phil Davis facing off against the returning Anthony Johnson. Before pay-per-view events, UFC President Dana White releases a video blog...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Liddell Hates Chael Sonnen’s Trash Talk

Former light heavyweight champion, and current retiree, Chuck Liddell has some advice for reality star and current UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen: Shut up and fight. Liddell is considered a legend in the UFC, and although he is no stranger to trash talking, he also believes that certain lines shouldn’t be crossed. So, when he heard about the comments Sonnen made about the entire country...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cerrone-Nurmagomedov makes sense for UFC’s lightweight division

Among the many impressive performances during Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Orlando, Fabricio Werdum was the clear winner with his unlikely domination of fellow heavyweight contender Travis Browne, and for his efforts, will be rewarded with a crack at the belt currently owned by Cain Velasquez. But the Brazilian wasn’t the only fighter to dramatically improve upon his near future...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Perspective: The Curious Case of Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort had arguably the biggest impact on the sport of mixed martial arts in the year 2013. From two highlight reel head kicks to perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, to being the first person to stop MMA legend Dan Henderson via strikes. Belfort’s impact was felt wide across the landscape of the entire sport but that impact was always followed by controversy...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Confirms Travis Browne’s Broken Hand and Ribs with X-Ray (Pic)

UFC president Dana White’s suspicions were true, heavyweight Travis Browne did break his hand and ribs during Saturday’s top contender shootout against Fabricio Werdum. Browne’s coach, Ricky Lundell, confirmed the injuries Sunday by posting the X-ray of Browne’s fractured haymaker and a poster giving his protege props for his toughness on Twitter. Lundell revealed that both...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey rips Cyborg, calls her an ‘it’

Ronda Rousey has made it clear over the past few years that she does not like Cris Cyborg Justino, and in case you weren’t aware, she cemented that point a few days ago. Rousey talked with Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole Friday about some of her potential opponents. Rousey is scheduled to fight Alexis Davis on […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallery: Brittney Palmer redefines sexy

Two-time UFC Ring Girl of the Year Brittney Palmer is in the running for the 2014 Maxim Hot 100 list of the world’s sexiest women — and we have to admit she has absolutely redefined the word “sexy.” Palmer and Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste are the two biggest ambassadors of UFC Mixed Martial Arts fights that you can follow on FOX Sports. This month, Palmer landed the cover...
Via Speleb
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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