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May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Antonio Silva Risked Cancer With Former Testosterone Use

While Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is still suffering the consequences for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his fight with Mark Hunt, he is able to take at least one positive thing away from the suspension. In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Silva discussed his past testosterone use, and how it put him at risk...

May 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Greg Jackson on GSP: “He Probably Will Come Back”

While many, including UFC President Dana White, seem unsure of a Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon, GSP’s former coach Greg Jackson actually believes that there is a fairly strong likelihood of GSP fighting again. In a recent interview with Sportsnet Canada, Jackson discussed the possibility of a GSP comeback, saying: “I think with Georges...

May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...

May 5, 2014 11:57 am

Mayweather vs. Maidana Ends In Riot, Gunshots

Last weekend, Boxing returned to center stage in the combat world with Mayweather vs. Maidana at the MGM in Vegas. While entertaining, many thought Mayweather deserved the loss, but that’s not how it went. After a controversial decision to the main event, the crowd, un-pleased, went crazy, firing guns and trampling innocent people in attendance....

Apr 29, 2014 10:42 am

Karo Parisyan: ‘Manny Gamburyan Helps Ronda With Female Needs’

UFC featherweight fighter, Manny Gamburyan has a great relationship with UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. His cousin though, Bellator’s Karo Parisyan, paints an odd picture of their relationship, in what is likely to go down as a slightly controversial interview with MMAJunkie.com. It’s obviously all for show, but why Karo? Why? His words: “Why is...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 21, 2014 6:21 pm

Bedford and Yahya Will Settle Score at UFC Fight Night on June 28th

Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya will settle their rivalry at UFC Fight Night on June 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Their first bout just two weeks ago came to a controversial finish when a clash of heads caused Yahya to get dazed. Bedford followed up with a couple punches and was peeled off by the...

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...