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Apr 21, 2014 11:43 am

Apparal Company Offers $5k Bounty for KO of Rousey

Coming off the heels of Ronda Rousey’s controversial opinion on fellow MMA star Cris Cyborg, the Americana MMA Twitter account announced Saturday that $5,000 will go to the woman who KOs the UFC women’s champion after Rousey called fellow women’s MMA star Cris Cyborg “an it” in an interview with Yahoo! this week. Americana MMA...

Apr 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Nate Marquardt Thinks TRT Ban ‘The Right Move’

“It was a very subjective rule on all these things depending on which commission you’re in and all that sort of stuff. I definitely think it is the right move to take it off. The way it was before was not fair. You know, it was kind of like ‘oh some guys can do it,...

Apr 9, 2014 11:28 am

Random Drug Testing In The UFC Is Here – Fertitta Discusses

By Evan Stoumbelis One of the most popular topics among fight fans and fighters alike, random drug testing for fighters. Former welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre has made his viewpoint very clear, he wants random drug testing for fighters. On the heels of Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira’s random drug test, Sports Illustrated writer Jeff...

Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....


Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 3, 2014 9:48 am

GSP to Return to Los Angeles for Torn ACL Next Week

Former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will be returning to Los Angeles next week to repair his torn left ACL. According to UFC Tonight, he will be utilizing the same physicians that helped him through his first injury in 2011. St. Pierre told UFC Tonight that he sustained the injury last week during a training...

Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Saffiedine Out, Lawler Steps In Against Ellenberger

By Evan Stoumbelis Tarac Saffiedine has been forced off April’s UFC 172 card, and has withdrawn from his bout against Jake Ellenberger. Stepping in is none other than “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, the bout has been moved to May’s UFC 173 card. Lawler found himself on the wrong end of a controversial decision against Johny Hendricks...

Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am

UFC President Dana White on GSP “terrible” torn ACL: “I feel for him”

Former UFC Welterweight King Georges St-Pierre laid down his belt and walked away from the fight game after his controversial victory over current UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks, back in November. A leave of absence that UFC President Dana White assured us would only be temporary. However, it seems now, that the absence is going...

Mar 27, 2014 3:32 pm

Jorgensen Appealing Recent Loss In Brazil

If you can’t beat em, appeal, appeal, appeal… (No, it really isn’t like that. I’m just messing.) Last weekend in Brazil, Scott Jorgensen (pictured) ran into (literally) one of the flyweight division’s top-ranked assassins in Jussier Formiga. Jorgensen ended up losing the bout, when an inadvertent head-butt sent him packing down to the mat, where...

Mar 19, 2014 5:14 pm

BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III Set For TUF 19 Finale Headliner In July

The UFC’s ‘Fight Week’ set for 4th of July weekend, just got its first official bout announced. Former UFC champ’s BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar, coaches on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19, will square off for a third time in the headlining slot of the TUF 19 Finale event. ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Finale’...

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...

Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Hendo To Reevaluate Career With TRT Ban Now In Place

In all of Mixed Martial Arts, Dan Henderson, is the last fighter who will likely ever receive a Therapeutic Use Exepmtion for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. At least in Brazil. The former Strikeforce and PRIDE FC champion, has been using the controversial therapy for years and as a result has been able to prolong his career...

Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Dana White not sure who’s next for Johny Hendricks

Not since 2008 have we had a new UFC welterweight champion, and now that the title has been awarded to a new face, it seems that everyone in the welterweight division is gunning even harder for a shot at UFC gold. However, it appears that finding a worthy opponent for the newly crowned Johny Hendricks...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...

Mar 11, 2014 2:07 pm

Diego Sanchez: ‘Reality is going to hit Myles Jury this weekend’

The welterweights aren’t the only guys looking to make noise at this weekend’s UFC 171 event. A lightweight bout putting perennial contender Diego Sanchez up against an undefeated prospect in Myles Jury is also sure to deliver fireworks on Saturday. In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com, Sanchez explained his thoughts on his opponent’s string of...

Mar 7, 2014 4:19 pm

Sorry Homie! – Dana White Says ‘No’ To Nate’s Request To Be Released

A little over one-week-ago, Nate Diaz took to twitter asking the UFC and Dana White to be released from his UFC contract. It was a simple and short post, that up until today we had yet to get an answer on. During today’s media event in London, the UFC boss talked about Nate’s request: “He...

Mar 7, 2014 11:25 am

Hendricks: Lawler is More Dangerous Than GSP

Johny Hendricks has always been pretty outspoken on former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Everything from his insistence on drug testing, to his multiple decision outcomes have come under scrutiny from “Bigg Rigg,” but in a recent conference call for UFC 171, Hendricks stacked his impressions of GSP and his UFC 171 opponent Robbie Lawler...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...

Mar 1, 2014 9:55 am

Bellator Boss Happy With TRT Ban

“I’ve had the same opinion on [TRT], and the same stance on it since the first time I asked the question. I just never felt that the controls were tight enough to be able to allow it to occur. When guys use it it’s an unfair advantage. If you’re going to equalize the playing field,...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 27, 2014 6:17 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Today’s Ban On TRT

Earlier today the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT from combat sports. It’s a blow for many fighters who use the controversial therapy and many took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Ban on trt in Nevada? Hell ya haha good job nsac good fuckin job — Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) February 27, 2014 No...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Is White’s Mouth Part of the Problem With MMA legalization in NY?

Love him or hate him, Dana White often speaks his mind in a bold and brash manner. The legalization of MMA in the state of New York seems to be at a standstill and it could partly be due to the UFC president’s choice of words in the press. According to lohud.com, several prominent female...

Feb 26, 2014 8:59 am

ESPN Feature Details UFC’s Troubling Involvement In TRT

Dan Henderson, Frank Mir, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Bigfoot Silva, Ben Rothwell and countless more UFC fighters are all relying on the heavily controversial and easily obtainable, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), while in competition to help them perform inside the cage. Its an epidemic that ESPN is kind of throwing the UFC under the bus...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...