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UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson Staff Picks

Last Event Winner: Ben Kohn (6-5) Yearly Standings: Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 Ben Kohn: 158-79 .667 Josh Hall: 35-21 .625 TC Engel: 87-53 .621 Nolan Howell: 166-109 .604 Luke Irwin: 243-160 .603 Earl Montclair: 116-77 .601 Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455 Featherweight Bout: Cub Swanson (21-5) vs. Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) Luke Irwin: Cub’s only gone the distance in...
Via Undercard Superstar
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57: Frankie Edgar Gym Escape

Before the former UFC Lightweight champion throws down with No. 2 ranked Cub Swanson this evening in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, take a gander at what Edgar does on his off time from the gym and fighting during his preparation for tonight’s bout. If you missed Cub Swanson’s “Gym Escape”, you can catch that right here. Stick with FightHubTV throughout the evening...
Via Fight Hub TV
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Koscheck may return to MMA against Neil Magny at UFC 184

The Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran Josh Koscheck may be returning to the Octagon after taking 2014 off from the sport of MMA. The former Welterweight title challenger is in talks to face off against the streaking Neil Magny at UFC 184 in February. The potential matchup was first reported by MMAJunkie, but the UFC has yet to confirm the bout yet. Magny has gone 5-0 in 2014, capping...
Via Fight Hub TV
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sheamus & Top UFC Fighter Involved In A Twitter War

Sheamus found himself in a Twitter feud with Conor McGregor today. The whole situation sprung up after McGregor appeared on SI Now (which you can see below) and was asked about Sheamus. McGregor said he could “whoop Sheamus’ ass” in a fight, which prompted the little back-and-forth: When Irish UFC Featherweight contender Conor McGregor was asked during an SI Now appearance...
Via WZR Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Florian: “GSP is Scared of Anderson Silva” (Video)

Georges St. Pierre is busy rehabbing a knee injury and it’s now a matter of when he will return to the octagon, not if he will return. Just don’t expect that return to be against Anderson Silva. At last weekend’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ event  Nick Diaz openly called GSP “scared” and a “coward” for not taking the January 31st fight against Anderson Silva; a fight...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this coming Saturday night from Texas and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson This is certainly one of the most interesting featherweight match-ups we’ve seen in a while. Swanson is the more unpredictable, dangerous striker here who’s always on the hunt for the finish, while...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Randa Markos is there to win

I understand there is a lot of editing that goes on for TUF but for the start of the quarterfinals Felice Herrig and Carla Esparza seemed to be concerned with the wrong things. At one point before her fight Herrig even says she probably should not worry about it. Then all the talk about being a coward like they were not going to fight them or something. While they are allowing themselves...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson hoping to solidify featherweight status with win against Former Champ

            Since it’s creation in the fall of 2010, the UFC’s featherweight division has become a constant source of main event-caliber contenders, and on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin, Texas, two of the best 145-pounders in the business will remind us of that when Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson square-off in the evening’s headliner. In...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar Leaning Towards A UFC Return

The rumors of Brock Lesnar back to the UFC have taken on a whole new meaning. These tidbits are no longer rumors as it does appear that Lesnar could be returning to the UFC in 2015...or elesewhere according to one report.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Rampage' Jackson back in the UFC? It's not out of the question

It was almost exactly one year ago that Quinton Jackson was tearing the UFC down for, among other things, ruining his brand and sapping his love of fighting. My how quickly things can change with the mercurial "Rampage." Jackson now seems to be expressing an interest in returning to the UFC. "Rampage" has been unhappy with his current promotion, Bellator MMA,...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New signee Ashlee Evans-Smith to replace injured Holly Holm at UFC 181

Last week news of broke of boxing legend and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm being forced to pull out of her UFC debut against Raquel Pennington due to a neck injury. Earlier today, a replacement was announced for Holm. UFC officials have confirmed that another undefeated fighter has been signed and will be slotted in to take on Pennington at UFC 181, that fighter will...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz: Friendship more important than UFC gold

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz (17-9) is hardly ever shy in expressing displeasure or frustration at circumstances he finds himself in. He's said the UFC doesn't pay him enough, has publicly asked for the UFC to release him, and routinely suggests that others benefit from better treatment and opportunities than he himself receives. One thing the former title challenger will not complain...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Afternooner for November 19

  Contributor: Ben Kohn Great news everyone! Because my email works as well as a male porn star with ED, I am now combining two days’ worth of news in one big article! Isn’t that awesome?  ISN’T IT?!   This edition begins on a dark note unfortunately. For those of you who do not know, Dennis Munson Jr. died mere hours after collapsing in his debut in Duke Roufus’ American...
Via Undercard Superstar
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Rampage Jackson Be Set For UFC Return?

Talk over the past few days suggests that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson could yet return to the UFC after apparently becoming unhappy with life with Bellator. Bellator had a big event on this past weekend that peaked with 2 million viewers on Spike TV, but while the promotion seems to be on the up at the moment thanks at least in part to former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker taking...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelvin Gastelum Vs Tyron Woodley Set As UFC 183 Co-Main Event

A welterweight showdown between Kelvin Gastelum and Tyron Woodley has been pegged as the co-main event for UFC 183 on January 31st in Las Vegas. Gastelum fought just this past weekend in the co-main event of UFC 180 and impressed with a first round submission stoppage against Jake Ellenberger. This was the biggest win of the TUF 17 winner’s unbeaten 10-0 career to date, and with...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva and Jon Jones ‘Bones’ aka ‘f**king crazy guy’ share a moment

You could make a fair argument that Jon Jones and Anderson Silva are the two greatest living mixed martial artists of all-time. Although they’ll never fight inside of the Octagon, flies on the wall inside of the UFC headquarters in Las Vegas recently got to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. It’s not quite on par with the iconic Ali-Liston black & white that will be embedded...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Brock Lesnar 'interested in fighting again'

Is Brock Lesnar eyeing a return to the octagon at age 38? Lesnar is currently under contract with the WWE through the end of March, which is shortly after WrestleMania. When his deal expires, he will have the option of signing a new WWE contract or returning to the UFC. During a recent press conference...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Calls Dennis Siver ‘Nazi,’ Quickly Deletes Tweet

During Monday’s “The Time is Now” press conference in Las Vegas, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) said, “I say it how I want to say it – the King speaks however he wants!” That might be what McGregor believes, but apparently the self-proclaimed “King” can’t tweet however he wants. Late last night, McGregor posted a picture of his face-off with Dennis...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” event. Tito Ortiz (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with a flat $300,000 salary. Stephan Bonnar, who Ortiz beat via split decision in the main event, made $100,000. Please keep in mind, the numbers that...
Via 5thRound.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Schilling Stuns Melvin Manhoef With Massive Knockout Blow at Bellator 131

If you tune in to MMA events with the hopes of seeing someone get knocked the **** out you were not dissappointed in Bellator 131 (eh--Tito was kind of a downer). Well--at least not in Joe Schilling. After struggling a little with Manhoef in the first round he put an end to the match at the :32 mark in the second with a massive right to the ear.Unlike poor Leslie Smith's ear his...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Wins at Bellator 131 But Needs to Retire Along With Stephan Bonnar

The hardest thing for anyone that is good enough at a sport to get paid for it to do is figure out when to hang it up. You've competed for as long as you can remember, you do nothing but train, and your world basically revolves around the sport.But there comes a time when you just need to go. That time is now for MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.@ZProphet_MMA Read more »
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MMA fighter's ear explodes during fight

Leslie Smith lost her fight at UFC 180 in Mexico City on Saturday after her ear was ripped open by a Jessica Eye punch. Smith was bleeding from the ear after being hit by Eye towards the end of the first round. The two began fighting in the second round, but after Smith’s ear was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This UFC 180 Duck Hunt promo is ridiculous

On Saturday night in Mexico City at UFC 180, Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum will face off for the interim UFC Heavyweight Title. The UFC put together this short, hilarious hype video for the fight, featuring Hunt starring in a Duck Hunt parody. Fantastic. It should be a great fight, and if Hunt manages to knock out Werdum, the MMA world will explode. The post This UFC 180 Duck Hunt...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge rips War Machine for laughing during hearing

A Las Vegas judge scolded former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine, after he reportedly laughed as his alleged victim and ex-girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, testified against him during a preliminary hearing.    
Via Speleb
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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