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  1. 'Smilin' Sam: There was 1 person I did not like
    'Smilin' Sam Alvey who appeared to get on with everyone in the house found one house mate frustrating. In an interview on the MMA Mental Podcast Alvey told MMA Mental that one house mate rubbed him...
  2. Eddie Alvarez's UFC offer includes immediate title shot, pay-per-view cut
    If Eddie Alvarez frees himself from Bellator, he stands not only to become an immediate UFC lightweight title challenger but also to profit handsomely from pay-per-view sales. But if he stays with...
  3. Jorge Gurgel Still Has Something Left in the Basement
    Jorge GurgelJorge Gurgel is at peace. Well, as much as one of the most energetic men in mixed martial arts can be, so let’s just say he’s reached the point in his life, as he nears his 36th birthday,...
  4. A Visit with Gunnar Nelson in Iceland
    The long departed German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel believed when a thesis combated its antithesis, a newer and higher level of truth would emerge. For combat sports connoisseurs the...
  5. Case involving students revives interest in old rape case possibly involving Lloyd Irvin
    Two Lloyd Irvin students have been accused of rape for an incident with a female student on New Years Eve. However, it appears that a little known 1989 gang rape case may possibly have involved Lloyd...
  6. World MMA Awards debuts Jan. 20 on FOX Sports Net
    FOX Sports Net will air the 2012 World MMA Awards ceremony on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, officials recently announced. Additionally, FUEL TV will air replays at a variety of times. Link
  7. World Series of Fighting Institutes Bonus Program; Rewards Debut Card Fighters
    Every fighter likes getting a little something extra when their performance stood out on a card, and much like the UFC has instituted in their promotion, World Series of Fighting has decided to...
  8. Its a family affair
    On this weeks MMA Mental Podcast we were joined by TUF Smashes runner up Colin 'The Freakshow' Fletcher. When we asked him if he knew Ross Pearson before going into the house he told us that he had...
  9. Mike Ricci Calls Out Fellow TUF Runner-Up Al Iaquinta For UFC 158 Fight In Montreal
    Fresh off a fairly successful season on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16, Mike Ricci will be looking to bounce back quickly from his loss in the finals to Colton Smith. He's taken to twitter to call out...
  10. UFC on FX 7 tickets moving slowly in Sao Paulo
    Dave Meltzer via Wrestling Observer (subscription required): We don’t have a number for 1/19 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but it’s not close to sold out nor very big. That surprises me since it’s the first...
  11. Josh Barnett - The Warmaster Takes to The Cage Again
    Ronin. The Japanese term came to define a samurai with no lord or master. The word literally means “wave man” or a wanderer; someone who is adrift, socially speaking. For the past 16 years, perennial...
  12. Beltran and Pahlares both test positive for UFC on FX 6
    UFC.com Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released a statement today regarding UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares and light heavyweight Joey Beltran: “Rousimar Palhares...
  13. Cormier Keeps His Focus Where It Belongs: On Dion Staring
    Over the last few weeks, Daniel Cormier has fielded questions on a number of topics: going to the UFC after his final fight in Strikeforce this Saturday, Strikeforce closing its doors, moving to 205...
  14. Velasquez tells Fury to prove himself in the UFC First
    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez said on Thursday that boxing contender Tyson Fury, who challenged him to a fight "in a cage or ring," Via Twitter, will have to do more than tweet challenges...
  15. Beltran statement
    After failing a drug test Joey Beltran has released an emotional statement to his friends, family and fans. LINK
  16. Tarec Saffiedine's Date with Destiny Approaches
    One of the classiest gentlemen in the sport of mixed martial arts today, Tarec Saffiedine has never been someone seeking the spotlight all for himself. Case in point, ask him the highlight of his...
  17. Bellator Open to Signing Former Strikeforce Fighters, but Don’t Expect a Massive List
    Since its inception, Bellator Fighting Championships has been a promotion that prided itself on building talent from within the organization and not picking up the scraps leftover from the UFC. Now...
  18. Cub Swanson told that Dennis Siver fight is for #1 contender
    It's been some turnaround for Cub Swanson. The exciting featherweight was the victim of the Jose Aldo double flying knee back in the WEC, and it looked like his career was stagnating following just a...
  19. Gegard Mousasi: ‘I see a lot of fighters getting knocked out and they still get more praise than me’
    According to the "underestimated" Mousasi, he's witnessed other fighters "lose very badly," yet receive much higher praise than him. But, after some much-needed experience, he now understands "how...
  20. UFC FUTURE UNCERTAIN, ROGER GRACIE FOCUSED ON IMPRESSIVE STRIKEFORCE WIN
    If all goes well, Roger Gracie (5-1 MMA, 3-1 SF) will soon become the fourth member of MMA's first family to compete in the famed UFC octagon. But like every fighter on the Strikeforce roster, he...
  21. K-1 officially off of Spike TV, Glory possibly to step in
    Spike TV has officially confirmed to Bloody Elbow that their deal with K-1 is finished, and the network will not be airing K-1 in 2013. Will Glory step in and take their place? Link
  22. RON KRUCK NAMED PLAY-BY-PLAY MAN FOR 'STRIKEFORCE: MARQUARDT VS. SAFFIEDINE'
    Veteran broadcaster and AXS TV's "Inside MMA" reporter Ron Kruck will serve as the play-by-play man for Saturday's "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com)...
  23. West Australian Government Looking to Ban Cage Fighting From March
    Just as it seemed that MMA was starting to take a step forward in Australia, MMAWeekly.com has learned that the Western Australian Government will look to pass legislation to ban the sport in a cage...
  24. Inside MMA on Jan. 11 Returns to Friday Timeslot
    The long-running MMA news and magazine show Inside MMA returns to its Friday night timeslot on January 11. Link
  25. Official Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Weigh In Results
    Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, which is headlined by the Strikeforce welterweight championship bout between Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine, and the heavyweight bout between Daniel...
  26. Nate Marquardt's Rebirth at Welterweight Continues
    Nate Marquardt can win his fight with Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday in Oklahoma, defending his Strikeforce welterweight title for the first and last time in the process, move back to the UFC, race...
  27. UFC fighter Jeremy Stephens jury trial moved to April 8
    Originally scheduled for January 9, the jury trial for Stephens assault charges has been rescheduled for April. Link
  28. 2012 WORLD MMA AWARDS RESULTS
    LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from tonight's 2012 World MMA Awards red-carpet, black-tie ceremony. Tonight's industry-wide festivities took place at The Joint at Las...
  29. Michael Bisping - A Career Just Hitting Its Peak
    There was a time when Michael Bisping - who fights Vitor Belfort on January 19th in the main event of UFC on FX 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil - didn’t know what to do with his life. He’d dropped out of an...
  30. Dos Santos offers catalogue of excuses for UFC 155
    Junior Dos Santos has attempted to explain his lop-sided UFC heavyweight title defeat to Cain Velasquez, claiming he had personal problems leading into the fight and he peaked too early in his...
  31. Lightweight Champ Ben Henderson signs new eight-fight UFC contract extension
    UFC lightweight champion, Benson "Smooth" Henderson, was one of the WEC's top lightweights before getting placed into the UFC. He proved the WEC doubters wrong, as he became the UFC lightweight...
  32. Gracie, Couture Carry on Legacies: Strikeforce Prelim Results
    Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena played host to the Strikeforce promotion's swan song, an event rich with MMA bold names, as evidenced by a pedigreed undercard boasting names such as Gracie,...
  33. Mike Kyle retires following loss to Mousasi
    Strikeforce LHW Mike Kyle has announced his retirement following a first-round submission loss to Gegard Mousasi in the organization's final card. Link
  34. Saffiedine Steals the Show: Strikeforce Main Card Results
    The final Strikeforce event in history took place in Oklahoma City on Saturday night. As most oddsmakers and fans expected, the main card chugged along with a series of four fast finishes by the bout...
  35. Marquardt's UFC return rocked, Cormier calls out Jones
    Nate Marquardt's anticipated return to the UFC was thrown into major doubt after he was hammered by Tarec Saffiedine in Saturday's final Strikeforce event, on a night when Daniel Cormier sent a...
  36. Josh Janousek to make UFC debut against Michael Kuiper at UFC on FOX 6
    The fight card for the UFC's second FOX show in Chicago, Ill. continues to fill out. NCAA Diviion II All-American Josh Janousek will make his Octagon debut against Michael Kuiper at the network...
  37. Gegard Mousasi's UFC wishlist: Alexander Gustafsson, Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida
    Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Gegard Mousasi thinks the time is right for his imminent UFC debut and he hopes to face a top contender like Alexander Gustafsson, Shogun Rua or Lyoto Machida. Link
  38. Frank Mir talks Cain vs. JDS, rips dos Santos' ground game
    Former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir discussed the UFC 155 rematch between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. He praised both fighters but had some very particular criticism for the ground...
  39. The Blueprint: Bisping vs. Belfort
    Do you love standup-only fights? If so, the main event on FX this Saturday night is must-see TV. Vitor Belfort versus Michael Bisping pits two of the UFC’s best 185-pound strikers (not named Anderson...
  40. UFC targeting Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez for UFC on Fox 7
    Ben Henderson may make his next UFC lightweight title defense against Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez on April 20 on UFC on Fox 7. Link
  41. After Losing Vision Briefly, Pat Curran Fully Recovered from Fractured Orbital
    It was a scary injury. Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran was winding down his training camp for a title defense against Patricio Freire in August, and he caught a punch that put him on the...
  42. Ed Herman, Kurt Holobaugh Receive Indefinite Medical Suspensions Following Strikeforce Finale
    Strikeforce “Marquardt vs. Saffiedine” Medical Suspensions: Dion Staring: Suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons following TKO defeat Ed Herman: Suspended indefinitely; must provide commission...
  43. Josh Barnett Takes Home Largest Payday at Strikeforce ‘Marquardt vs. Saffiedine’
    Tarec Saffiedine: $39,000 (includes $19,500 win bonus) Nate Marquardt: $40,000 Daniel Cormier: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) Dion Staring: $8,000 Josh Barnett: $250,000 (no win bonus) Nandor...
  44. Strikeforce lightweight K.J. Noons is UFC bound despite loss to Ryan Couture
    K.J. Noons and Ryan Couture put up an entertaining fight on the preliminary card of Strikeforce's final show, and while Couture came away with the win, Noons will not be shut out of the UFC. Link
  45. Bas Rutten Undergoes Neck Surgery
    Former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten on Monday was awake in the hospital and recovering from neck surgery. Link
  46. Hector Lombard: 'Douchebag' Michael Bisping upset at him for squeezing his 'little girl' hands
    "I saw this douchebag at the elevator. I squeezed his hand and he's got the smallest hands I've ever seen in my life. I squeezed his hand and I'm sure he was in pain a little bit after that, he...
  47. Longtime featherweight veteran Javier Vazquez retires from MMA
    After 13 years and 21 fights in mixed martial arts, 35 year-old Javier Vasquez is hanging up the gloves for good. "Showtime" has no time for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).Former World Extreme...
  48. Anthony Pettis – “No More Mr. Nice Guy, I’m Going to Get My Title Shot”
    Anthony Pettis had to hear the news like everyone else recently that former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez would get the next crack at Benson Henderson and the UFC lightweight title. Since...
  49. The Forward Roll - Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine edition
    Over the last few days, there has been some confusion about whether all of the Strikeforce fighters will be transferred over to the UFC. Many of them will. Strikeforce contracts were owned by the...
  50. Despite Strikeforce loss to Pat Healy, Kurt Holobaugh headed to UFC
    Kurt Holobaugh may have come out on the short end of a decision loss to Pat Healy on Saturday in his major-promotion debut, but it won't keep him out of the UFC. Holobaugh (8-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) dropped a...
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