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Joseph Benavidez defends Demetrious Johnson: "Our job is to fight"

The UFC flyweight division will celebrate its third anniversary in March 2015, but the weight class is still struggling to find attention from fans when it comes to ratings and overall appeal for pay-per-view buys. The division has only ever known one champion, Demetrious Johnson, who might be the best pound-for-pound talent on the planet and also the person with the least interest...
Via Fox Sports
39 minutes 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
5 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Calls Opponent a Nazi, Did He Cross the Line? (Photos)

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor is quickly living up to that moniker. Conor has been polarizing because of his gift of gab, but a tweet a few days ago put Conor between a rock & a hard place. McGregor quickly deleted the tweet and issued this apology: The first sentence translates into “I’m Sorry” in German, but the clever and quick thinking McGregor couldn’t back...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Green to retire after Edson Barboza fight at UFC Fight Night 57?

Bobby Green is currently ranked at No. 7 in the UFC’s Lightweight division, and with a win over Edson Barboza this weekend at UFC Fight Night 57, “King” could be looking at a No. 1 contender fight in early 2015. At the highest point of his MMA career, and with bigger opportunities on the horizon, Green may be calling it quits this Saturday after his co-main event bout. According...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Caught Checking Out Ronda Rousey’s Butt (Video)

We really can’t blame Jon Jones for getting a glimpse of Ronda Rousey’s cakes. He did it #ForTheBros! Ronda was looking very pretty in an all black dress and Jones blessed us with a great view of the yams. A video posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:53pm PST Flip the Page For Videos of ‘Bones’ Jones with Anderson Silva and Conor McGregor
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ronda Rousey Judo Chops Pro Wrestler at Local Event

Even when she is not fighting, acting, or showing off that gorgeous body of hers in some magazine shoot MMA superstar Ronda Rousey is in demand wherever she goes. Even when she tries to take in a local pro wrestling event she ends up being a part of the action.Judo chop!Read more »
Via FatManWriting
5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt To Become Interim Champ At UFC 180

Fabricio Werdum went toe-to-toe with Mark Hunt tonight in the main event of UFC 180 and despite being knocked down himself a few times, he rallied to TKO him in the second to become the UFC’s new interim heavyweight champion. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Werdum lands a solid low leg kick to start. Hunt lands one of his own. Hunt taps Werdum’s chin with...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chael Sonnen: I turned down $5M offer from WWE

Chael Sonnen is known for talking a big game, and this may be the tallest tale he’s told. Sonnen said on his “You’re Welcome” podcast last week that he was once offered a $5 million contract to switch from the UFC to the WWE. Sonnen, who retired from MMA in June after failing a random...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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