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Report: Weidman vs Belfort To Be Rescheduled for UFC 184 in LA

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been sidelined by injuries since his July victory over Lyoto Machida but the long awaited matchup against Vitor “No More TRT” Belfort is back on the radar. MMAjunkie.com has the scoop on the UFC talks: A middleweight title fight between champ Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort is likely headed to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Feb...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diego Sanchez Has Now Pulled Out Of UFC 180 As Well

The woes continue for the injury plagued UFC 180 event in Mexico on November 15th as now Diego Sanchez has pulled out of the event too. Sanchez had already seen two potential match-ups at the event fall through after both Myles Jury and then Joe Lauzon both succumbed to injuries, and now it’s turn with the fighter reporting that he’s torn a knee ligament. “To all my fans I...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20: Felice Herrig defeats Heather Clark, again

This was the fight that many fans were waiting to see this season and they made us wait and wait. Until it was almost anti-climatic when Felice Herrig took the UD over Heather Clark. It was a very good fight but without the fireworks that many were expecting. People wanted to see someone get KO’d after all of the talk. If they were fans of Herrig they wanted to see her shut Clark...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Conor McGregor Meets Dennis Siver in Boston

Beantown, your boy’s coming home. Your other boy, and his other home, that is. It appears UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) will meet Dennis Siver on January 18 (Sunday) in Boston. MMAJunkie.com confirmed the matchup Thursday. TD Garden is expected to host the festivities. McGregor was angling to meet the winner of Saturday’s UFC 179 title tilt between featherweight...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No Random Drug Tests for Vitor Belfort, UFC Champ Chris Weidman Baffled

The last time the Nevada Athletic Commission randomly drug tested Vitor Belfort (pictured), the UFC middleweight top contender failed miserably by clocking high levels of testosterone. So, why has the NAC not surprised Belfort with another drug screening after voting unanimously to grant him a license exactly three months ago, particularly when one of the three stipulations they...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Kountermove Preview & Freeroll

After a three week UFC break, UFC 179 and the highly anticipated Aldo/Mendes rematch are finally here. In preparation for the fights on Saturday, we’ve got your regular KM breakdown including two picks I like and two I’m not so fond of. Before we get to that, here’s a reminder from the founders of the site on how KM works and how fights are scored: “About Kountermove. ...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aldo-Mendes rematch has become three-pronged affair

Finally, after a three-week layoff that felt much longer, MMA’s leading promotion will return on Saturday with one of the sport’s most highly-anticipated rematches in the main event of UFC 179 when featherweight champ Jose Aldo will put his belt on the line against top-ranked contender Chad Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In January of 2012, Aldo won the first battle of this...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC legend B.J. Penn threatens MMA diet guru Mike Dolce on Twitter

Well, this escalated quickly. B.J. Penn and Mike Dolce have both spoken publicly about how things went sour between them back in July. Penn hired Dolce, an MMA fitness and nutrition guru, to help him make 145 pounds for his bout with Frankie Edgar at the TUF 19 Finale. That's about all the two can agree on at this point -- and Penn took things to the next level Wednesday. Penn...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz: Bonnar’s been living on his knees with UFC giving as many BJ’s as possible

Former UFC Light Heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA contender Tito Ortiz has never been one to mince words. In his most recent rivalry with fellow former UFC star Stephan Bonnar, Ortiz is definitely not pulling any punches. Speaking with FightHubTV yesterday, Ortiz gave some fiery anecdotes when asked about his upcoming opponent. Noting his displeasure with Bonnar bringing...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
Via BadCulture
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due to injuries and drug failures (um...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo: ‘We (fighters) also want to have part of these millions’

Jose Aldo has a huge fight on deck this weekend at UFC 179. The fighter will defend his belt in the featherweight title rematch with Chad Mendes on Saturday night. But instead of discussing the fight at hand, he went a completely different route and is asking for financial valorization. Aldo claims that he and other UFC fighters are devalued—for the second time this year....
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor can teabag Chad Mendes

UFC featherweight contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes just made some magic together on BT Sport’s UFC Beyond the Octagon program moments ago. SevereMMA, Ireland’s top MMA site, was all over the broadcast and luckily for all of us they weren’t shy about sharing the quotes. Here’s a taste of the Mendes (who appeared via satellite) and McGregor exchange via @SeanSheehan...
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Mir wants a rubber match with Brock Lesnar

Combate recently interviewed former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who shared on why he still dislikes his old rival Brock Lesnar, his rivalry with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more. Below are some highlights: Mir on if he would accept a rubber match with Lesnar: “I think that his comeback would be good for MMA. He’s still popular, people know who he is and he brings attention...
Via WZR Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail

MMA fighter War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail on Tuesday, according to a report. TMZ says War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, was found on the ground of his jail cell by an officer at the Clark County Jail. War Machine was said to be unresponsive and had a piece of linen tied...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine reportedly attempted suicide in jail cell

Former MMA fighter War Machine is in a medical isolation cell on suicide watch, after a corrections officer foiled the inmate’s attempt to kill himself last Tuesday night.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey would rather die than lose a fight

Ronda Rousey cares about winning so much that she says she would rather die than lose. Rousey, who is the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, made her comments during an interview on “Jim Rome on Showtime,” a show for whom she is a frequent guest. Rousey said she refuses to tap out during a fight and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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