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  1. Stephan Bonnar earns UFC approval, launches NGAUGE INC., with Dana White's blessing
    UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar's 2005 bout "The Ultimate Fighter" finale bout with Forrest Griffin will forever be a part of UFC history. Now Bonnar is looking to help capture that moment in...
  2. Frank Trigg dissolves Triggonomics, signs three-fight deal with Silver Star Clothing
    UFC welterweight Frank Trigg (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) recently made the difficult decision to dissolve his six-year-old Triggonomics clothing line and focus full-time on his return to MMA's premier...
  3. Report: Heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Frank Mir could meet at UFC 107 in December
    Link A heavyweight matchup between recently defeated contenders Checik Kongo (14-5-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Frank Mir (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) is reportedly in the works for UFC 107. A report earlier this...
  4. UFC'S BRAD BLACKBURN OUT UNTIL 2010
    One fighter who has made the most of his UFC opportunity over the last year is former IFL welterweight “Bad” Brad Blackburn. Since making his debut for the UFC this past December, he has won all...
  5. RING OF FIRE: GUNDERSON SEIZING TITLE SHOT
    After continued success in the Northwest fight circuit, John “Quick Guns” Gunderson has found it difficult to break through on the national stage. Rollercoaster results in the International Fight...
  6. DREAM 12 HEADED FOR OSAKA
    Japanese MMA promotion DREAM is headed to Osaka for DREAM 12. The 16,000-seat Osaka-Jo Hall will host the event on Oct. 25, over three weeks away from the conclusion of the promotion’s Featherweight...
  7. LOST IN THE DETAILS, FORREST READY FOR ANDERSON
    The principle running through Forrest Griffin’s new-ish book “Got Fight? 50 Zen principles of Hand-to-Face Combat” is one he'll use to defeat Anderson Silva at UFC 101. Lose yourself in the details....
  8. Griffin Reacts to Affliction's Demise
    It's safe to say that Forrest Griffin will have a job in the UFC for the remainder of his MMA career. The fighter who is largely credited for resurrecting the promotion as a result of his April 2005...
  9. Paul 'Semtex' Daley: 'I'm Still in Disbelief'
    British striker Paul "Semtex" Daley was wrapping up nearly nine weeks of training for his Aug. 1 showdown against former IFL champ Jay Hieron when he learned of the Affliction "Trilogy" cancellation....
  10. Fedor Emelianenko Was the Last to Learn His Fight Had Been Canceled
    On Friday afternoon, the whole MMA world was talking about the cancellation of Affliction Trilogy, the card that was set to feature heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko in the main event. But one...
  11. Brett Rogers' Manager: Strikeforce Wasn't An 'Obstruction' in Making Fedor Fight
    According to Brett Rogers' manager and trainer, Mike Reilly, the Strikeforce heavyweight had agreed to a deal that would pay him somewhere in the ballpark of $500,000 to $800,000 to fight Fedor...
  12. Don't Blame Randy Couture for the Death of Affliction Entertainment
    Jonathan Snowden wrote a piece for MMA Payout suggesting Randy Couture killed Affliction. I disagree with the argument, but everyone should take a look for themselves: "When Couture retired from the...
  13. Antonio Silva Could Fight for Sengoku Heavyweight Title in December, Wants Josh Barnett
    Antonio Silva gave Tatame some interesting news regarding the Sengoku heavyweight title picture on Sunday. Here's an excerpt (roughly translated by yours truly) from the post they've got up: Pezão...
  14. What's Next for Josh Barnett and Why It Matters
    1. He lost a lot of money for the Fedor fight and a chance to solidify himself as the top heavyweight fighter in MMA. This fight was probably one of, if not, the highest-paying fights Josh was ever...
  15. ‘Flo’ Job: An MMAmania.com UFC 101 interview exclusive with Kenny Florian
    It’s been roughly three years since Kenny Florian’s first title shot in which he lost a bloody, five round battle to mixed martial arts veteran Sean Sherk at UFC 64. Needless to say, a lot has...
  16. Gegard Mousasi: ‘It’s all politics and I can do nothing but wait’
    Disappointed would be an understatement to describe Dutch-Armenian fighting sensation Gegard Mousasi’s feelings following the recent cancellation of “Affliction Trilogy“. After years of making his...
  17. Shogun admits going to the ground may not be the best strategy with Machida
    On October 24 the least hit fighter in the history of the Octagon may be up against the most challenging stylistic match-up he has ever faced up until this point in his career. UFC light heavyweight...
  18. Jay Hieron: ‘I have a lot of bills and no paycheck’
    A perspective that seems to be absent in the wake of today’s cancellation of ”Affliction: Trilogy” is the effect the news has had on the individuals who were preparing to enter the ring on August 1st...
  19. NSAC To Vote On Rule Changes In August
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to vote on a handful of proposed regulatory changes when it convenes for a Regulation Hearing on Aug. 19. And while a number of potential changes...
  20. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: ‘Rampage is playing himself’
    What really happened between Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson recently? Link
  21. Roy Nelson Happy Taking TUF Road
    Roy Nelson may be one of the most decorated fighters to ever appear on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality show. The former IFL heavyweight champion, who holds a 13-4 professional MMA record, will be one...
  22. Miguel Torres Needed A Hug & Mark Dellagrotte Gave It To Him
    Funny but true. Torres recently commented on training with MMA guru Mark Dellagrotte, who brings a "hugs, not drugs" philosophy to his training camp. Torres said getting a hug like that for the first...
  23. Dana White honored as "Sportsman of the Year" while $250K awarded to The Caring Place
    UFC President Dana White was honored over the weekend as 2009 Nevada Sportsman of the Year, joining previous honorees Joe and Gavin Maloof, UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger and boxing promoter Bob...
  24. Belfort Willing to Fight Anderson Silva
    With his “Affliction: Trilogy” fight against WAMMA champ Fedor Emelianenko, ahem Jorge Santiago, officially scrapped, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort is looking to make a move...
  25. Tito Ortiz Sees the Writing on the Wall
    Tito Ortiz, my man. I have been an Ortiz fan all my life and say what you will about the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, he’s no dummy. Ortiz is one of the most intelligent fighters in the world when it...
  26. Kenji Osawa out, WEC newcomer John Hosman in against Rani Yahya at WEC 42
    A foot injury has forced Japanese bantamweight Kenji Osawa (15-8-2 MMA, 1-1-1 WEC) out of his WEC 42 contest with Rani Yahya (14-4 MMA, 3-1 WEC), and WEC newcomer John Hosman (13-4-1 MMA, 0-0 WEC)...
  27. Beat Brock? UFC Lists Velasquez, Carwin, dos Santos, Cro Cop, Couture, Nogueira
    Who can stop UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar? The UFC's official web site has delved into that question over the past couple of days, and here's the official answer: Cain Velasquez, Shane...
  28. Overeem anticipates October return.
    Alistair Overeem’s next fight will happen sometime in October for either Strikeforce, DREAM or Golden Glory. Overeem (29-11) is currently nursing a hand injury that forced him out of a Strikeforce...
  29. M-1 Global maintains stance on UFC co-promotion
    Fedor Emelianenko will be available to fight for the UFC – but only through a co-promotion, M-1 Global maintains. Following the collapse of Affliction on Friday and as the result, the cancellation of...
  30. Brock Lesnar Still Loved in Minnesota
    Mike Swick said Brock Lesnar was "probably the most hated man in MMA history." Jesse Ventura said he was "ashamed of his behavior" on "Larry King Live." And Mike Brown wondered if Lesnar's post-UFC...
  31. Kimbo Slice, Roy Nelson and Wes Sims: Good Guys and Bad Guys on TUF 10
    For the first time since the lightweights of season five, I'm really looking forward to the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Part of it is the roster of fighters -- I can't help being intrigued...
  32. RICARDO ALMEIDA TO USE UFC 101 AS A STEP TO 170
    Ricardo Almeida has had a successful career competing as a middleweight, amassing a 10-3 professional record, but his UFC 101 bout against Kendall Grove will be the Renzo Gracie black belt's last in...
  33. NSAC Considering Five Round Non-Title Fights
    According to MMA Junkie, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be looking to fine tune their ruleset when they convene on August 17th. NSAC has provided a copy of the potential changes here....
  34. Renato "Babalu" Sobral to defend Strikeforce title against Gegard Mousasi on Aug. 15
    The first two pieces of the scrambled puzzle left by Affliction's recent demise have fallen into place as Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato "Babalu" Sobral (35-8) will defend his title...
  35. Josh Thomson's injury not fully healed, bout with Gilbert Melendez may be in jeopardy
    Strikeforce lightweight Josh Thomson's (16-2) broken leg has not completely healed, and his Aug. 15 bout in San Jose, Calif., with interim title holder Gilbert Melendez (15-2) may now be in jeopardy....
  36. Gina Carano is reading your posts! (video)
    Gina Carano is reading your posts! Think your posting on forums is going unnoticed? Follow the link to see just what Gina Carano has to say about that.
  37. Mauricio Rua Doesn't Deserve A Title Shot Against Lyoto Machida
    That perhaps slightly skewed opinion comes from Machida's training partner, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Silva feels that despite having much respect for Rua he didn't fight enough to...
  38. Xtreme Fighting Championships heading to Germany, eyeing European expansion
    The Florida-based Xtreme Fighting Championships will be the second U.S.-based MMA promotion to enter Germany, as the company has finalized plans for an event in Berlin on Dec. 12. XFC officials today...
  39. TORRES IS READY TO SHUT MAYWEATHER UP
    WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres is looking for a fight, and it's nothing against his current opponent, Brian Bowles, but he believes a boxing champion needs to step up and compete in the true...
  40. FABIAN ACUNA: RING OF FIRE'S NEXT STAR?
    It seems the stream of talent coming out of Colorado’s Ring of Fire event is ever-flowing, consistently producing some of the best young talent in the sport. Latest to flow down the pipeline is...
  41. FABER SAYS HAND WILL BE 100% IN A MONTH
    Having suffered a severely broken hand in his rematch with Mike Brown at the beginning of June, Urijah Faber on Monday provided fines with an update on his healing progress via his Twitter account....
  42. Forrest Griffin Talks Tito Ortiz Rematch, Pool Tricks and Kenny Powers
    When I spoke to Forrest Griffin about his upcoming showdown against Anderson Silva at UFC 101 on August 8, I got the sense that he wanted to talk about anything but that fight. Fine by me. The former...
  43. Tim Boetsch Talks KOTC Debut, Possible Future with Strikeforce
    Former UFC light heavyweight Tim Boetsch will be back in the cage on Aug. 15 in a matchup against IFL veteran Aaron Stark at King of the Cage "Thunderstruck" in Everett, Washington. In his UFC debut...
  44. George St. Pierre has ‘no fear:’ UFC champ featured in Rolling Stone
    “This former Montreal club bouncer isn’t huge — he’s 5-10, 170 pounds — but it hardly matters. Check any Mixed Martial Arts ranking for his class and you’ll find GSP near the top. Marketers envision...
  45. Fred Ettish to Return!
    Here's one for the veteran Fan. The Long-Ridiculed Cult Figure Hopes to Exercise his Cage Demons, at 53 years of Age. LINK Maybe they can get Keith Hackney or someone to face him.
  46. Sifting through Affliction’s rubble while trying to figure out what happens next
    Affliction became the newest member on Friday of a group of which it wanted no part. It joined BodogFIGHT, the World Fighting Alliance, the International Fight League, EliteXC and others on the list...
  47. Mark Cuban: Affliction Did Right Thing
    The demise of Affliction Entertainment will not simply go away after one press release. The fact of the matter is that they had a lot of partners involved. One of those partners was Mark Cuban's...
  48. Diaz vs. Hieron On 8/15?
    It's not a done deal yet, but it looks like Jay Hieron might be the winner of the "Who Gets To Face Nick Diaz on 8/15" sweepstakes. Hieron beat out Phil Baroni to replace Joe Riggs according to a...
  49. Despite rumors, Josh Thomson IS fighting on 8/15
    Despite rumors, Josh Thomson IS fighting on 8/15 Yesterday there were rumors going around that Josh Thomson will have to pull out of his fight against Gilbert Melendez on August 15th, but Thomson...
  50. Josh Barnett to Wrestle in Japan
    Josh Barnett's MMA career may be on brief hold, but his pro wrestling one isn't. "The Baby-Faced Assassin," very much in the news these days after it was announced last week that he tested positive...
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