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Keep fighting, Steve Byrnes: NASCAR community is behind you

NASCAR on FOX anchor Steve Byrnes is continuing his brave fight against cancer. All of us at FOXSports.com and the entire NASCAR community are thinking of Steve and his family as they wage their ongoing battle. You're in our thoughts and prayers, Steve. Stay strong and keep fighting.  
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Georges St-Pierre Probably Not Returning To UFC

In a matter of days, the UFC lost their biggest pay-per-view draws. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s departure is a certainty after re-signing Monday with the WWE, while former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre’s (pictured) return appears to be as bleak as ever. After St-Pierre voluntarily relinquished his 170-pound crown in December 2013 to “take a break from...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'

Ronda Rousey may be intensely focused on her MMA career at this stage in her life, but the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion insists she can envision a time in the future when she’ll want to have children. In fact, Rousey jokingly suggested during a wide-ranging interview that she might be doing humanity a great disservice...Read More The post Ronda Rousey on wanting to have...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Just another storyline for the WWE

Brock Lesnar on Tuesday night’s SportCenter went on air and confirmed that he was going to stay in the WWE and forgo any return to the UFC.  Many UFC fans were awaiting Brock’s return because, while many knew he couldn’t compete with the elites, there were going to be a lot of fun fights for him.  However, nobody wanted him back more then UFC. President Dana White. With...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Featherweight Division is Full of Absolute Killers Chomping at the bit for Title Shot

(Mandatory Credit: Eric Jamison/Associated Press) The UFC Featherweight Division is full of absolute killers.  Some of the most dangerous fighters on the planet fall in line right behind consensus #2 pound-for-pound prince Jose Aldo.  Men like Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Bermudez, and of course, we can’t forget the man who will be fighting...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey armbars Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’ (VIDEO)

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is in New York this week and has appeared on numerous talk shows. She also took a trip up to Albany to state her case on why the state should legalize professional MMA. Rousey recently appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show to talk with Jimmy Fallon about how dominant she has been in the Octagon and her efforts to make MMA legal in...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Preview: Jose Aldo Is The Champ, But Conor McGregor Talks Like One

Listening to Conor McGregor speak, you’d think he was the one with the shiny championship belt on the table in front of him. Jose Aldo, the reigning UFC featherweight champion, had the hardware at the Strand Theater in Boston for part of the fighters’ UFC 189 world tour Wednesday, but it’s McGregor who talks the talk. The “Notorious” Irishman made the crowd go wild nearly...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry UFC, Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE

Brock Lesnar put all lingering rumors of a UFC return to sleep Tuesday when he announced live on SportsCenter that he had signed a multi-year extension with the WWE. The current WWE World Heavyweight Champion was scheduled to become a free agent the night after Wrestlemania. Lesnar left the UFC in 2011 after struggling with a bout of diverticulitis. Rumors have swirled for months...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Dillashaw out of UFC 186 main event with rib injury

The highly anticipated rematch between UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao has been delayed once again. Due to a broken rib suffered in training camp, Dillashaw will be unable to defend his strap against Barao on April 25th, which in turn makes the flyweight title contest between champion Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi. Rampage Jackson’s return to the...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hector Lombard Fined/Suspended For Postitive Drug Test

When you cheat, you have to pay the cost. This is a lesson Hector Lombard is learning the hard way. On Monday the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) handed down their punishment for Lombard’s failed post UFC 182 test.   Post-fight drug test results revealed that Lombard tested positive for Desoxymethyltestosterone, a designer steroid. As a result, his January 3rd win over...
Via BadCulture
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

One of the major open questions over the last decade has been the capacity of American MMA promotions to expand out into Europe. Throughout continental Europe, martial arts and combat sports enjoy public prestige, but MMA has had trouble gaining a foothold, especially in continental Europe. The major strategy of the UFC in recent years has been to partner with the judo community...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Offers UFC Featherweights Ultimatum

Some fans and media members alike can’t get enough of Conor McGregor and his unfiltered ways. His fellow UFC featherweights, particularly reigning 145 pound king Jose Aldo, however, seem to have had about enough of the chatty Irishman. Well, if the featherweights want to rid themselves of McGregor once and for all, the process is quite simple. First, Aldo needs to lose the title...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson Intends to Spoil Jones’ Plans for a Move up to Heavyweight

(Mandatory Credit: Felipe Dana/Bleacher Report) Jon “Bones” Jones (21-1) looks to defend his belt in what may be his last outing at Light Heavyweight against challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (19-4) on May 23rd at UFC 187.  A win over Johnson would further cement Jones’ place atop the 205-pound division he has so aptly hollowed out through years of dominant performances...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Weidman’s Grit and Technical Prowess be too Much for Belfort at UFC 187?

(Mandatory Credit: USA Today Sports) The two best middleweights in the world, champion Chris Weidman (12-0) and challenger Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (24-10), were supposed to meet nearly a year ago at UFC 173.  Between then and now, due to injuries and questions surrounding PED use, the highly anticipated bout has been scheduled 4 different times.  Hopefully the 4th time’s...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Shogun' Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 2 at UFC 190 in Brazil

A decade after their first fight, Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will do it all over again as the two light heavyweights meet in a featured bout at UFC 190 on August 1 in Brazil. Rua and Nogueira first met in 2005 as part of the PRIDE Fighting Championships middleweight Grand Prix and now they'll face off again almost exactly 10 years to the day of the original...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Erick Silva gets guillotine choke win at home over Josh Koscheck

Former world title challenger Josh Koscheck stepped up to fight for the second time in three weeks, Saturday, against Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night, but will go home disappointed once more, with his second choke submission loss in less than a month. On Feb. 28, Koscheck lost to Jake Ellenberger via I-choke. When Silva needed a new opponent for Saturday's UFC Fight Night co-main...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Erick Silva Submits Josh Koscheck In First Round At UFC Fight Night 62

Erick Silva racked up another impressive first round finish tonight in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 62 as he submits Josh Koscheck with a guillotine choke. Round One: Koscheck with a big overhand to start as he looks to get aggressive early. Silva with a body kick. Silva attempts a takedown, but it’s stuffed and Koscheck lands a nice elbow and presses him up against...
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Fan gets terrible Ronda Rousey haircut

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular figures in the wide world of sports, and her fan base is growing with each fight that she wins. She has been so good in her career, that many are calling for her to begin fighting men to make it a fair fight. That isn’t likely to happen, but it is still very impressive and intriguing to think about. That...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 187 ‘Jones vs. Johnson’ official event poster, updated fight card

187. If you’re like me, the first thing that pops into your head when you hear this number is the soothing sounds of the Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg classic “Deep Cover,” which is a lovely track inspired by the penal code for murder in California. It’s also the number of (keep your hands off this one please injury gods) what on paper is looking like the most stacked pay-per-view...
Via Fight Booth
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rafael dos Anjos beats Pettis at UFC 185

Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) was supposed to be the co-star at UFC 185. The event was even dubbed “Welcome To The Show,” a tribute to lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Petts.  Make that, now-former UFC lightweight champion. Despite being a 3.5-1 underdog, dos Anjos stole the show by serving up an upset special with a dominant performance to cruise to a lopsided...
Via 5thRound.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayhem Miller arrested for battery, resisting arrest

Jason “Mayhem” Miller continues to find himself in trouble. The problematic MMA fighter was arrested outside “The White House” restaurant/bar in Laguna Beach, Calif., Saturday night and is being held on charges of misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. Bloody Elbow says bail is being set at $20,000. The footage at the top shows a person...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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