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Joe Rogan Responds To Criticism Over Early Stoppage Comments At UFC On FOX 14

Joe Rogan came in for some complaints last night with some fans feeling he went overboard in trying to make the case for a fight between Makwan Amirkhani and Andy Ogle having been stopped prematurely during a post-fight interview with the winner. The fight only lasted eight seconds with Amirkhani catching Ogle with a flying knee right out of the gate, then following up with punches...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi Takes Controversial Win Over Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 (Video Highlights)

Early stoppage or good stoppage, that is the question hovering over Saturday’s UFC on FOX 14 co-main event between middleweights Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Dan Henderson. Mousasi floored Henderson with a right hand to the top of the head and pounced. Henderson ate a few punches to the grill before referee Leon Roberts, who was examining the damage from behind the action, pulled...
Via 5thRound.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Smashing Pumpkins meet Nick Diaz in this new UFC 183 promo

Nick Diaz, he’s one of the most polarizing figures in MMA history. Add the sounds of a band fronted by thee most polarizing front man in the history of “alternative rock,” Billy Corgan, and you have one of the, if not thee greatest 30-second UFC promo of all-time. It’s a match made in hell. Enjoy it below.  
Via Fight Booth
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

“Heavy Hitter” Dan Henderson talks H-Bomb ahead of UFC on FOX 14

In this edition of “Heavy Hitters” we relive some of UFC Hall of Violence inductee Dan Henderson’s handiwork while he talks to us about his infamous H-Bomb. Dan Henderson returns to middleweight to take on Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 14 ‘Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ tonight beginning at 8 p.m. on FOX.  
Via hov-mma
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson finally fulfilling potential as a dangerous light heavyweight

For the majority of mixed martial artists, the most difficult part of competing in the UFC is finding a way to sustain the level of talent that it takes to remain relevant and earn a reliable pay check. But for octagon veteran Anthony Johnson, talent has never been an issue. Throughout his career in the cage, that talent has continued to give Johnson opportunities to ply his trade...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cro Cop-Gonzaga 2 set to headline UFC Poland debut

The Octagon is headed to Poland for the first time in UFC history and they’ll be bringing quite the heavyweight rematch. Heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga and Croatian superhero Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will run it back in a rematch of a fight that produced one of the most shocking outcomes in the history of mixed martial arts. Gonzaga flipped the script in their first meeting...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mirko Cro Cop vs Gabriel Gonzaga 2 headlines UFC Poland

The UFC will make its first ever trip to Poland this April, and the main event will be a rematch of a heavyweight collision that provided one of the most shocking finishes in MMA history the first time around. MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop will return to the Octagon to face off against Gabriel Gonzaga, the man who knocked out the former PRIDE star via brutal head kick back in 2007. ...
Via Fight Hub TV
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A look at the long and twisting path to a UFC title; A fan’s perspective

I feel you Lyoto I really do. It has been something that has bothered me for a while now as a fan of the sport. The path to a title in the UFC is one of the most convoluted one you will find. Anyone who has lived or had to negotiate the streets of Munice Indiana will tell you it is one of the most confusing places to try to drive in. It was like they gave a chimp the go ahead to...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who’s first for Bellator’s Kimbo Slice?

After being cut by the UFC in 2010 following his first official loss with the promotion, YouTube sensation Kimbo slice decided to give professional boxing a shot. After posting a 7-0 record with 6 KO’s, Kimbo has decided to come back to mixed martial arts. Bellator MMA has signed the heavyweight needle mover to a multi-fight contract in hopes of recreating the magic Kimbo and...
Via hov-mma
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Irked With Friends Lyoto Machida and ‘Jacare’ Souza

Bros before bouts, that’s the mentality former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) lives by. Unfortunately for Silva, Brazilian buddies Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza haven’t endorsed that same mantra to his liking. While Silva has always said he would never fight Machida or Souza, the other middleweights haven’t taken the same no-way-Jose stance. Machida told...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maui police release mugshot of UFC / MMA fighter BJ Penn following bar fight

Maui police release mugshot of MMA fither BJ Penn.Penn was arrested then released pending investigation after an altercation outside a bar in Kihei.Bam. Literally. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao headlines UFC's return to Brazil in March

The UFC will return to Brazil on March 21 with a big card headed to Rio de Janeiro including the headline fight pitting Urijah Faber against Raphael Assuncao in a pivotal bantamweight matchup. UFC officials announced the new card on Thursday. Faber and Assuncao both sit high in the rankings at 135-pounds and the winner will likely be poised for a title shot at some point in 2015...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson hoping to reclaim title shot at UFC on Fox 14

For someone who stands alone as the only man to have ever made light heavyweight king Jon Jones look human, Alexander Gustafsson rarely gets the respect he deserves. But success always comes at a price. And in this case, being overlooked is often the cost of competing in such a historically talented weight class with a seemingly-endless stream of marquee talent. Regardless of the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko

Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko When: February 13th, 2015 Where: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT) Who: Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel Melvin Manhoef vs. Alexander Shlemenko
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber vs Raphael Assuncao to headline UFC Fight Night 62

Former WEC champion Urijah Faber has seemingly found himself in yet another No. 1 contender fight, as it has been reported that “The California Kid” will be taking on the streaking Raphael Assuncao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 62. Globo was the first to report the news earlier today, as UFC officials have yet to formally announce the match up. UFC Fight Night 62 is...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker On Signing CM Punk, The Success Of Bellator, & More

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker appeared on Tuesday’s edition of the MMA Hour and this interview had some gems in it. Down below are highlights from the interview.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldo vs McGregor Odds: The Champ is Favored

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)   It looks like it is going to happen sooner rather than later – Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor is being targeted for UFC 187 on May 23rd in Las Vegas.  And, at this early juncture, the champ is the favorite among bettors.  Jose Aldo opened at -140, meaning the oddsmakers […] The post Aldo vs McGregor Odds: The Champ is Favored appeared first on MMA Manifesto.
Via MMA Manifesto
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland MMA Fighters Weigh In On Conor McGregor

Sunday night, after all the footballs had been tucked away for safekeeping, UFC Fight Night 59 was there to close out the weekend. “The Notorious” Conor McGregor took center stage Sunday as he looked to secure his position as number one contender to featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s title. Being as much as a 15 to 1 betting favorite it was no surprise that McGregor easily...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Vs King Mo Set For Bellator 134

Bellator have announced that Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal will move up to heavyweight to fight Cheick Kongo in what they are billing as a ‘superfight’ at Bellator 134 on February 27th. “We’re going to put on a big superfight and it’s something this person’s been asking me for a long time to move up in weight and try out the heavyweight division,” Bellator CEO Scott...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown Talks CM Punk Fighting In The UFC

Welterweight Matt Brown recently appeared on the MMA Hour and he had a lot to say about the UFC signing former WWE champion CM Punk to a contract without him having any previous fighting experience.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Miletich: Lawler would absolutely wreck St. Pierre

Former 170 pound world champion Pat Miletich is the father of the greatest UFC welterweight lineage of all time. The Iowan first captured UFC gold, and was then followed by his student Matt Hughes. Now, long-time Miletich protege Robbie Lawler is the UFC welterweight champion. "Ruthless" won the title by beating Johny Hendricks in a rematch, last December, but Miletich recently told...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 186 offers loaded main card

In the midst of this week’s media-melee ahead of Conor McGregor’s highly-anticipated return to Boston, the UFC very briefly stole the spotlight from Fight Night 59 on Saturday in order to announce a variety of match-ups that are expected to make UFC 186 an unforgettable event. Set for April 25th at Montreal’s Bell Center, the second installment of the bantamweight-war between...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Cerrone Earns Controversial Decision Win Over Ben Henderson At UFC Fight Night 59

Donald Cerrone finally got a win over Ben Henderson in their third encounter tonight at UFC Fight Night 59, though it came via a somewhat controversial judges decision. Round One: A few punches from both men miss to start this one. Henderson with another punch missed and eats a jab from Cerrone. Early exchanges of punches here as they feel their way into the fight. Nice right...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fines Jon Jones $25K for positive cocaine test

Jon Jones’ failed drug test will cost him more than just a trip to a drug treatment facility. The UFC announced Saturday that it has fined the light heavyweight champion $25,000 for violating its Athlete Code of Conduct policy. Jones tested positive for traces of cocaine in an early December test, the results of which were revealed shortly after he beat Daniel Cormier in UFC...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Cerrone is an Entirely Different Beast, More Focused and Determined to Dominate at UFC Fight Night!

Lightweight fighter Donald Cerrone (R) takes a punch from Myles Jury during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cerrone won by unanimous decision (Mandatory Credit: Steve Marcus/Getty Images) Donald Cerrone takes on Benson Henderson this Sunday in Boston as the Co-main event for UFC Fight Night. Cerrone is coming of a dominant performance over Myles...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice, 40, signing with Bellator MMA

Kevin Ferguson, better known to most as Kimbo Slice, is returning to the Octagon. According to CombatPress.com, Ferguson has signed a contract with Bellator MMA and an announcement is expected to come during the Bellator 132 broadcast on Friday night. The news was confirmed by MMAjunkie. Kimbo first became known for a series of street...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC star: I broke nose of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

John “Doomsday” Howard once had the privilege of doing what most Bostonians would have loved to have done. Howard, a native of Dorchester, Mass., is scheduled to fight in Sunday’s UFC event at TD Garden. It should be a memorable experience for the local product, but he’ll always remember the time he sparred with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. ...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones reportedly only spent one night in rehab

Jon “Bones” Jones is expected to be in Foxboro this weekend.     Jones’ mother told WBNG in Binghamton, N.Y., that the UFC champion, who checked into rehab last week after testing positive for cocaine, spent only one night in the drug program. She also revealed that Jones plans to attend Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva feared pain pill addiction after leg injury

Anderson Silva is more than a year removed from a devastating leg injury that he suffered during a loss to Chris Weidman. As he prepares to return to the octagon to fight Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, Silva has opened up about the challenges he faced while recovering. Earlier this week, Silva revealed that he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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