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Sonnen selects Dan Henderson as an assistant TUF 17 coach

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Dan Henderson famously was forced to pull out of a title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 151 due to a knee injury. Chael Sonnen stepped up, and was rejected by Jones as an opponent. Eventually the entire show collapsed, but Sonnen was rewarded for his gameness with a title shot against Jones on April 17, following […]

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Hunt wants rematch with Overeem

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Appearing on the most recent edition of “The MMA Hour,” Hunt revealed he would like to get his rematch against current top contender, Alistair Overeem: “If they’d like to get me a fight I’d like to get a rematch with Alistair Overeem, you know, when he comes back from his injury or from whatever, his […]

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JOSE ALDO-FRANKIE EDGAR FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT HEADLINES UFC 156 ON SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title against former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar on Feb. 2 at UFC 156. UFC officials announced the booking during Tuesday night’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV. UFC 156 will serve as the promotion’s traditional Super Bowl card and takes place in Las Vegas, though an official venue has yet to […]

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Stephan Bonnar retires from mixed martial arts

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Fight fans have seen the last of Stephan Bonnar. Bonner, who recently suffered a lopsided first-round knockout loss at the hands ofAnderson Silva at UFC 153, had his fate sealed by UFC President Dana White late Tuesday night. “Yes, Bonnar will be retiring now,” White revealed midway through an online MetroPCS chat with fans. Bonnar later confirmed the […]

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Report: JDS in negotiation with Nike

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is reportedly in negotiation with Nike. The sports shoe and apparel giant already sponsors UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. JDS sponsorship would give the company a lock on all division champions from 185 up. If both sides come to an agreement, Dos Santos will […]

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White ‘guarantees’ Silva vs. Jones will happen

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White held true to form in a live chat with fans that was hosted online by MetroPCS, which we covered with live update right here earlier this evening. When White was asked about a potential super fight between his Middleweight and Light Heavyweight champions, he was unwavering with his response. “I guarantee you Anderson Silva […]

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Egyptian fighter begs opponent to hit him, he does

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Overeem: I think JDS is afraid of me

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The scheduled fight between Alistair Overeem and UFC champion Junior dos Santos never happened as Overeem notoriously tested positive for elevated testosterone and was suspended from the sport by the Nevada State Athletic Commision for nine months. Since then, dos Santos has stated numerous times that he doesn’t believe Overeem deserves an immediate title shot […]

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Big Nog, Werdum agree to coach TUF Brazil 2

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

An online sports arm of Brazilian media giant OGlobo has a big announcement about the second seaons of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, which airs on TV Globo in March of 2013. According to reliable sources, heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have verbally agreed to be coaches on TUF Brazil 2, with only small contractual issues […]

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Badr Hari to be charged with attempted manslaughter, facing possibly 10-years in prison

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Things have been up-in-the-air for the bad boy, Badr Hari, as he has been in jail awaiting sentencing for quite a while now. It appears that the courts have decided what to do with him, and if you are a Badr Hari fan, it does not look good for him right now. The charges to […]

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Cesar Gracie: Gilbert Melendez ‘hopefully’ won’t require shoulder surgery, return unknown

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was forced out of his last bout withPat Healy due to a shoulder injury, which led to the cancellation of the event. Another event cancellation followed, but Strikeforce GM Scott Coker said they’d put on a stacked card in January. Will Melendez be on that card? According to his coach Cesar Gracie in an interview […]

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Why Nick Diaz wants to fight Anderson Silva

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In four months Nick Diaz will be eligible to return to the Octagon, following a one year suspension for failing a Nevada State Athletic Commission administered recreational drug test at UFC 143. His trainer and manager Cesar Gracie has use the time wisely, trying to line up big matches; none is bigger than UFC Middleweight […]

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Wanderlei silva: I’m back in 2013, maybe at 205

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lan Oliveira: What did you think of Anderson Silva’s showing at UFC 153? Wanderlei Silva: I think every sport has a guy who is different. Soccer had Pele, Formula 1 had Ayrton Senna, and MMA has Anderson. He is different, but it did not start now. He trained at a gym in a small neighborhood […]

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Randy Couture: Chael Sonnen has a great opportunity to defeat Jones

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

“I’m not terribly surprised on either front really,” Couture explained on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored Live. “I think at the end of the day it’s a business decision. This is a business, and Chael Sonnen is going to bring it and hype up any single fight he’s in. I think Jon Jones, in denying him […]

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Bellator’s Rebney: Hector Lombard got 400k signing bonus

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said that Bellator has made free agent Eddie Alvarez an offer, and that if he accepts it, he stays in the Bellator fold. If he doesn’t, Rebney will allow him to bypass the remaining 70+ days of the exclusive negotiating period and take his talents to the open market, where he […]

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Dana White trashes shitiest round in TUF history,’ says NSAC should be embarrassed by scoring

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Dana White lets The Ultimate Fighter cast, Nevada State Athletic Commission and anyone else involved with this week’s episode of TUF have it after arguably the worst fight in series history. Last night’s Ultimate Fighter saw one of the worst fights in series history (in fact, Beau Dure suggested it was exactly that). Michael Hill beat Matt Secor in the […]

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Meltzer: Why Jones vs. Silva is good for MMA

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

That’s why I’ve been amused all week by the horror about the planned Jones vs. Chael Sonnen fight, particularly the line that it is bad for the sport. There are fans who don’t like it. Fans have the prerogative to like and not like what they want. They don’t even need a valid season. People […]

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Jeff Blatnick: A Retrospective Of His Amazing Accomplishments

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Much has already been said about the tragic departure of Jeff Blatnick, Olympic gold medalist and MMA commenter. Much less has been said, however, about the true and lasting significance of his contributions to American Greco-Roman wrestling, and of the full gravity of the legacy he left behind him. The loss of Jeff Blatnick was […]

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UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit Extended Preview

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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Jay Hieron talks about beating up knuckleheads from other gyms

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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