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  1. Fox And DirecTV Reach An Agreement, UFC Not In Jeopardy
    Last week I reported that DirecTV had sent a letter to the FCC in response to Fox's continual airing of misleading commercials. The complaint essentially was to let the FCC know that Fox is no longer...
  2. Despite tape-delayed main card, UFC 138 prelims stream live on Facebook
    link Although Saturday's UFC 138 main card airs via same-day delay on Spike TV, the event's preliminary card will stream live and for free on Facebook. The six-bout lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. GMT...
  3. Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson slated for UFC 142 in Brazil
    A intriguing middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort (20-9 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and former welterweight Anthony Johnson (10-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will be part of January's UFC 142 card. UFC officials today...
  4. Carano Not Fighting in 2011
    There had been some speculation that Gina Carano, still arguably the most famous women's MMA fighter in the world, was targeting a return to action on Strikeforce's Dec. 17 card in San Diego....
  5. Anderson Silva: "ill fight for another six or seven years"
    VIA Bj Penn's twitter page: http://bjpenn.com/news/2011/11/01/anderson-silva-ill-fight-for-another-six-or-seven-years-7218.html Direct quote: “I’ll fight for another six or seven years and then I’ll...
  6. White says gay UFC fighters should come out
    UFC president Dana White said last week he believes there are probably several gay fighters among the ranks of the more than 300 the company has under contract and added that he wishes at least one...
  7. UFC 137 Spike Prelims Special Ties Second-Worst Rating Ever
    Despite a solid two-fight card for Spike's UFC 137 prelims show, the ratings were not good. The show tied for the second-worst rating of the 24 episodes aired over the last two years, drawing just...
  8. By the Numbers: UFC 137
    Trademark aggression and crushing pace carried Nick Diaz, as he made a triumphant return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the expense of former two-division champion B.J. Penn. Diaz...
  9. Bellator signs UFC vet Brian Foster for welterweight division
    Brian Foster is headed to Bellator Fighting Championships' competitive welterweight division. Officials today announced the signing, thought terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I'm getting that...
  10. Brazil scores big in UFC's first-ever Twitter bonuses; Silva, Nogueira, Maia earn $10K
    It's a good week to be Brazilian. With the UFC gaining rapid steam in the country and the promotion set for a January return to the South American nation, Brazilian fighters also scored big in the...
  11. Anderson Silva: Ed Soares needs a more professional attitude, 'will have to deal with backlash of what he did'
    "Unfortunately, my manager is American, he speaks Portuguese, but he is American. But, I'm putting myself as a Brazilian.... Whether you are in the UFC or not, when I'm outside my country I'm going...
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  12. Matt Mitrione Wishes He Would Have Fought Kongo Like Diaz Fought Penn
    “It sucked. It was boring. I want to put on exciting fights. As soon as I watched it I thought, ‘That was exactly how I should have fought Cheick.’ Exactly how Nick Diaz fought B.J. is how I should...
  13. UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz Scorecards
    - Diaz got a 10-8 round - Cro Cop/Nelson was even going into the 3rd round - Mitrione/Kongo actually got a 10-10 round scorecards
  14. Chael Sonnen is Sick of Anderson Silva’s Reluctance to Fight and Vitor Belfort’s Bankrupt Mouth Writing Checks
    [yes another Chael interview...though finally its not solely on Anderson] ProMMANow caught up with Chael Sonnen over the weekend and they asked the number one UFC middleweight contender if he thinks...
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  15. 'The Ultimate Fighter 15' features lightweights, welterweights; Dec. 5 tryouts
    "The Ultimate Fighter 15" – the first season of the UFC's long-running reality series to air on FX – will feature lightweight and welterweight fighters, officials today announced. LINK
  16. New commentator Jon Anik says broadcast partner will be a UFC fighter
    Jon Anik still doesn't know who will be part of the UFC broadcasting "B team" with him. But the list of candidates has been whittled down a bit, the UFC's new play-by-play man today told...
  17. Josh Koscheck Looking for Fight With Carlos Condit in February
    Josh Koscheck has never been known as the quiet type, and it seems like every time there's an opening for a fight, he's there to tweet how he'll take it. He made that offer to Carlos Condit when...
  18. Dana White: UFC Getting Closer to Producing Ultimate Fighter 'World Cup'
    The UFC continues its expansion at a blistering pace, recently signing a major television deal with Brazil's Globo, and planning a February show in Japan, an event that will mark the first show there...
  19. Top prospect Alexandre "Popo" Bezerra meets UFC vet Doug Evans at Bellator 57
    A lightweight bout between top prospect Alexandre "Popo" Bezerra (11-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) and UFC vet Doug Evans (13-9 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has been added to next week's Bellator 57 event. MMAjunkie.com...
  20. Dana White: UFC on FOX 1 inspired by boxing's once-glorious past
    Longtime boxing fan Dana White always envisioned an event like UFC on FOX 1. The UFC's heavily anticipated and historic network-television debut is reminiscent of the UFC president's earliest boxing...
  21. UFC 138's Jason Young 'no small fish,' ready to score upsets in UFC's deep end
    If anyone in the UFC's featherweight division has a right to be mad at the company's matchmaking duo of Joe Silva and Sean Shelby, it might just be Jason "Shotgun" Young (8-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Young...
  22. Mark Munoz, Donkey Kong and Super Friends out to silence critics at UFC 138
    To hear many MMA fans and pundits tell it, the UFC might as well scratch Saturday's UFC 138 altogether. Despite boasting a 10-bout card that airs free around the globe, UFC 138 has come under fire...
  23. 'M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Monson' comes with $30 PPV pricetag, 7:30 a.m. ET start time
    If you want to see Fedor Emelianenko's next fight, be prepared to set your alarm clocks. The former PRIDE great and recent Strikeforce fighter meets onetime UFC title challenger Jeff Monson on...
  24. Fabio Maldonado wants to 'hurt and smash American fighters'
    "I talk to my manager like three times a week. You know I rather spank an American striker. Maybe Quinton Jackson. Despite coming from a loss, he fought the champion. If I could, I’d fight him or Dan...
  25. Referee John McCarthy '99 percent' likely to ref UFC on FOX 1 main event
    You can't always get what you want. The California State Athletic Commission has earmarked "Big" John McCarthy as the referee for the main event of UFC on FOX 1, which features a heavyweight title...
  26. Judge Orders Sanctions Against Fertittas In Xyience Case
    A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered sanctions against Fertitta Enterprises for failing to turn over e-mails from its chief financial officer suggesting the firm might have had a hand in the...
  27. Jake Ellenberger: 'I Would Like to Fight Nick Diaz'
    Jake Ellenberger is coming off the biggest win of his career over Jake Shields, and Nick Diaz is coming off the biggest win of his career over B.J. Penn. While Diaz is locked into a February title...
  28. In addition to title fight, FOX Deportes to air Henderson-Guida and Poirier-Garza
    Although the primary FOX network will air just one fight during next week's UFC on FOX 1 event, its sister channel, FOX Deportes, will air three. In addition to the heavyweight headliner of champ...
  29. With Zoila Gurgel hurt, Carina Damm scratched from Bellator 57
    Carina Damm (17-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will not compete at next week's Bellator 57 event. The Brazilian contender was expected to face Bellator Fighting Championships female champion Zoila Gurgel (11-1 MMA,...
  30. Brad Pickett: I'm Not Worried About Renan Barao's Stand-Up
    Say this for UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett: the guy's not kidding himself. When asked by Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour if he thought his fight with Renan Barao would be so high up...
  31. FOX Announces Loaded TV Lineup for UFC Debut
    FOX has announced its full lineup of programming that will air before and after next Saturday's historic UFC telecast, and it's without a doubt the most impressive TV lineup served up to fans...
  32. Fedor's manager worried about next fight
    Notably quiet and reserved, it’s rare that Emelianenko really elaborates about his fights, whether he wins or loses. “Fedor’s mentioned to me after his last three fights that he could have won, but...
  33. UFC 138 official weigh-in results: Munoz and Leben on weight; Alves heavy on first try, makes it on the second
    The official UFC 138 card includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV) Chris Leben (186) vs. Mark Munoz (186) Renan Barao (136) vs. Brad Pickett (134) Papy Abedi (170) vs. Thiago Alves (171)* Cyrille Diabate (206)...
  34. Cesar Gracie Makes Formal Offer To Unite Team Penn & Team Gracie Into One Fight Team/Alliance
    “I was reminded by something that happened many, many years ago. I think BJ was probably about 17 at the time, we were at a tournament and I was giving one of my guy’s instructions. At the time there...
  35. Title fight in the U.K.? UFC exec says Bisping and Pickett are good candidates
    U.K. fans long have complained of fight cards light on significance. To date, just three belts have been put on the line in nine events held in the country. On the eve of No. 10, otherwise known as...
  36. Nate Marquardt vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida slated for BAMMA 9 in February
    Nate Marquardt's BAMMA debut will wait for now. Once targeted to meet Paul Daley (29-11-2) at the upcoming BAMMA 8 event, Marquardt (31-10-2), a onetime UFC middleweight title challenger, will now...
  37. Johnny Eduardo scratched from UFC 139, replacement search underway
    Brazilian bantamweight Johnny Eduardo (25-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has suffered a shoulder injury and has been forced out of this month's UFC 139 fight with Michael McDonald (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). UFC officials...
  38. Eddie Alvarez vs. Shinya Aoki Rematch Booked For February, Sort Of
    There have been rumors for months about Bellator staging a rematch between their lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and the Dream lightweight champion Shinya Aoki. Today, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney...
  39. Shark Fights 21's Bobby Lashley without opponent as Dave Huckaba scratches
    The heavyweight is again without an opponent at Shark Fights 21 after his scheduled opponent, Dave Huckaba (16-4), withdrew for undisclosed reasons. Sources close to the event today confirmed the...
  40. UFC 138 bonuses(Spoilers Inside)
    England – Che Mills, Terry Etim, Renan Barao and Brad Pickett each earned $70,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 138 event. Mills earned the night's "Knockout of the...
  41. Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck in the works for UFC 143 in Las Vegas
    BIRMINGHAM, England – After being bumped from a championship fight with Georges St-Pierre in favor of Nick Diaz, Carlos Condit has his new target. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the...
  42. UFC boss won't rule out Paul Daley return but admits he's still 'not a fan'
    BIRMINGHAM, England – British slugger Paul Daley may have potentially removed himself from UFC president Dana White's "pay no mind" list, but don't expect him to be stepping into the octagon anytime...
  43. Fighters in L.A. for BJJ tournament stop a robbery at hotel
    Two mixed martial artists from Oregon were in Los Angeles for a grappling tournament, but they ended up using their skills to do much more than win a match. They subdued an armed robber who was...
  44. UFC 138's Renan Barao says he's ready for bantamweight title shot
    Renan Barao believes he's ready for a title shot. Of course, his 27 straight victories lend some credence to the argument. After all, Barao, who scored a first-round submission victory over English...
  45. Bellator 57 fight card official with eight bouts, including two tourney finales
    The fight card is set for this weekend's Bellator 57 event. As previously announced, the event takes place this Saturday, Nov. 12, at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The co-headlining spots...
  46. Chris Leben Reportedly Cut 21 Pounds in 24 Hours
    Chris Leben gave it his best shot when he faced Mark Munoz at UFC 138. Leben scored with some punches, came close with a few submissions and even got a pair of takedowns over the much better wrester....
  47. UFC president says U.K. and European expansion hinges on 'right TV deals'
    A little more than a week ago at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the venue was nearly empty for UFC 137's first preliminary-card fight. A week later, a raucous crowd filled LG Arena in...
  48. UFC on Fox: Clay Guida Wants Title Shot After Ben Henderson Bout
    Clay Guida may be getting shafted a bit by it being made clear that his fight with Ben Henderson is not going to make the Fox TV broadcast no matter how quickly the bout between Cain Velasquez and...
  49. SB Nation announces acquisition of MMAFighting.com
    Great news for mixed martial arts (MMA) fans. MMAmania.com parent company, SB Nation, today (Nov. 7, 2011) announced that it has expanded its MMA portfolio by acquiring MMAFighting.com. SB Nation...
  50. Chris Horodecki vs. Mike Corey added to Saturday's Bellator 57 (Updated)
    Saturday's Bellator 57 has a late addition. Canadian IFL and WEC vet Chris Horodecki (18-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) is now slated to fight fellow lightweight Mike Corey (11-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in the featured...
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