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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
12 hours 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
15 hours 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
17 hours 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
20 hours 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
21 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Free Fight: Glover Teixeira KO’s Ryan Bader

After a three week hiatus, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with a pay-per-view bonanza featuring one of the UFC’s most dominant champions in Jose Aldo. Before the Featherweight kingpin rematches Team Alpha Male product Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179, top ranked Light Heavyweights will battle it out in hopes of landing a title shot down the road. Fresh off...
Via Fight Hub TV
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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: War Machine attempted to commit suicide in jail

Jonathan Koppenhaver—aka War Machine—is currently awaiting trial on 32 felony charges (including attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault) for the alleged beating of then-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas. He recently sent a jailhouse letter to a friend, in which he claimed he was "ambushed" by Thomas. And now, according to TMZ, he reportedly...
Via The Sports Daily
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
7 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
7 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA's Jason 'Mayhem' Miller live-tweets standoff with police

MMA fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller was involved in a standoff with police on Thursday. When the Orange County Sheriff's Department attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, he responded by barricading himself in his house. OCSD deputies reportedly arrived around 10 a.m. local time to his California home. And when they tried to serve a warrant related to stalking...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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