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  1. Xtreme Couture Trainer Talks Couture's Early Exit
    After Randy Couture announced he was leaving UFC, one of the trainers at Xtreme Couture spoke about Couture's departure. Article Mainly touches on why he quit as well as the demands of training for a...
  2. Dana White's Five Stages of Grief
    A little rundown of all the quotes by Dana White in the past few days regarding the Couture incident and how they apply to the stages of grief, has some good points, also some updates regarding media...
  3. Cuban Confirms Interest in M-1
    On the eve of the debut show of his HDNet Fights organization, Cuban confirmed to the Chronicle's Brawl Sports that he is in discussions regarding a possible business deal with the M-1 Mix-Fight...
  4. Weed, welterweights and whoopass: UFCmania interview with Nick Diaz
    By Jesse Holland Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Nick Diaz is a major player in the sport of mixed martial arts. Fiercely competitive and outspoken almost to a fault, the Californian...
  5. Strikeforce To Hold Single Day 4-Man Tourney On 11/16
    The following is a note from the WrestlingObserver.com website: Strikeforce announced the first one-night tournament ever in California, which will be a four-man middleweight tournament featuring Joe...
  6. Murilo “Ninja” Rua -VS- Xavier Foupa-Pokam - Cage Rage 24 Main Event
    Brazilian standout Murilo “Ninja” Rua will square off with Xavier Foupa-Polam at Cage Rage 24 “Feel the Pain” on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Wembley Arena in London, England, according to the promotion’s...
  7. Alteration to UFC 78!
    LINK Karo vs. Ryo Chonan Thiago Alves vs. Lytle I think Karo and Thiago will be victorius.
  8. UFC's Franklin ready for second fight in Cincinnati
    Before heading to Wyoming to train for Saturday's Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title bout against Anderson Silva at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, West Chester Twp. resident Rich...
  9. Randy Couture exit shows cracks in slick veneer of the UFC
    Leaving the limelight at 44 is not unexpected for an athlete but heavyweight champion Randy Couture's sudden decision to quit the UFC exposes a few cracks in the slick veneer of the mixed martial...
  10. Parisyan vs. Chonan, Alves vs. Lytle at UFC 78
    With his originally scheduled opponent Hector Lombard unable to enter the U.S. because of visa issues, Karo Parisyan (17-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) will instead fight Ryo Chonan (14-7 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 78....
  11. White’s Reaction Could Determine MMA’s Future
    Dana White may be the man most responsible for the meteoric growth of the UFC. It has a national television contract, it does ever-larger pay-per-view sales, it routinely sells out major venues and...
  12. Yushin Okami vs. Jason MacDonald Possibly for Title Shot
    A UFC 77 middleweight bout between Yushin Okami (20-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Jason MacDonald (19-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) could earn the winner an immediate title shot, UFC president Dana White said. LINK
  13. Can Anyone Live up to Couture’s Legacy?
    It was the single greatest moment in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It was March 3 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, before 19,079 fans, the largest crowd up until that...
  14. Montreal’s UFC Event not a Lock for January
    Although UFC President Dana White and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner have made no secret of their desire to host an event north of the border, Montreal’s possible January event...
  15. Early 2008 Return Possible for “Cro Cop”
    Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, a beleaguered UFC heavyweight coming off shocking back-to-back losses, is planning to return to the octagon in early 2008 — and he wants former PRIDE heavyweight champion...
  16. Tim Sylvia Not Worried About Title Shot
    After a seven-month absence from competition, successful back surgery, and a small fall into relative obscurity, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (23-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) makes his return to the...
  17. Burkman Ready To Fight His Fight
    He’s earned the moniker of “The People’s Warrior.” On Oct. 20, Josh Burkman returns to the Octagon at Ultimate Fighting Championship 77 in Cincinnati to fight Forrest Petz. LINK
  18. Dan Henderson: UFC 79 fight with Tito Ortiz ‘possible’ (Audio)
    Note: Tito Ortiz recently announced that he plans to return to action in early 2008. UFC 79 is slated for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 29, 2007. LINK
  19. The Spider's Web - Part Two
    If you had never seen Anderson Silva fight before, within seconds of his UFC debut against Chris Leben in June of 2006 you knew that he was something special. There was a grace to his fury, an...
  20. Cage Rage 24 Fight Card
    Murilo Rua vs Xavier Foupa Pokam headlines the card. Also appearing are Neil Grove, Cyborg Santos, Drew Fickett, and Ross Pointon. Full fight card on the link!!! Cage Rage 24 Fight Card
  21. Kimbo signs long-term contract with EliteXC
    Kimbo signs with EliteXC Looks like Kimbo vs Tank is on for the next EliteXC event.
  22. Petty Cash
    Does Sean Gregory know something Dana White doesn't? In a July profile of the rapid ascension of mixed martial arts to the top of pop culture, the Time magazine journalist pegged the Ultimate...
  23. A New Start For Japanese MMA?
    A press release was sent out this past week to select members of the Japanese media by a company named World Victory Road Inc. (WVR). The release announced a press conference scheduled for this week....
  24. Bonnar Climbing
    Stephan Bonnar returns to the Octagon on Saturday night against Eric “Red” Schafer at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. In Bonnar's last fight, at Ultimate Fighting Championship 73 in July, he made...
  25. White's reaction could determine MMA's future
    White's reaction could determine MMA's future Dana White may be the man most responsible for the meteoric growth of the UFC. It has a national television contract, it does ever-larger pay-per-view...
  26. Some fighters think UFC salaries unfair
    When discussing fighter salaries, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White is fond of saying, "I take care of my guys." Some of those guys aren't so sure. Link
  27. News From Japan: Kondo Wins At Pancrase, HW Title Match Scrapped
    The Japanese Pancrase promotion ran their most recent show over the weekend in Tokyo, with the main event seeing former UFC & PRIDE fighter Yuki Kondo get his first win of 2007. The card was to have...
  28. News From Korea: Murata wins Spirit MC HWGP, Gets Kang Next
    Ryuichi Murata emerged victorious at this weekend's Spirit MC Heavyweight Grand Prix in Seoul, South Korea. But perhaps more significant than his win in the GP is the result: He now gets to fight...
  29. MM-Eh! News From Canada: Big MMA Weekend Ahead
    Canada is getting ready for a huge weekend of MMA coming up-not only are natives Jason MacDonald and Kalib Starnes fighting at UFC 77, World Top 10 Heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko makes his debut...
  30. Forrest Griffin To Have Shoulder Surgery?
    According to a forum post by fellow TUF alum Rory Singer, Forrest Griffin has been fighting with a shoulder injury and should have surgery soon. Article Never would've guessed by looking at him and...
  31. Frank Shamrock on Couture Quitting
    In a recent online interview, Frank Shamrock offered his comments on Randy Couture's leaving UFC last week. Article Almost hard to believe Frank actually called it.
  32. Ricardo Arona signs with M-1
    Ricardo Arona signs with M-1 According to “Vale Tudo News”, Brazilian ace Ricardo Arona (13-5-0) announced that he has signed a four fight deal with Russian organization M-1. The opponent(s), due to...
  33. Jake Shields in UFC for 2008?
    Shields thinks UFC Looks like Shields could be coming to the UFC in 2008. Lets just hope Dana shows him the money and doesnt try lowball techniques again.
  34. News From Japan: New MMA Sanctioning Body And Victory Road Begin
    In addition to the announcement today of the founding of the World Victory Road promotion in Japan, also announced was the creation of the Japan Mixed Martial Arts Federation (JMM), a sanctioning...
  35. Another Type Of Rush-Climbing The MMA Ranking Ladder
    As fighters like Sean Salmon Kenny Florian and trainers like Monte Cox will tell you, climbing the ladder that is the way up in MMA is quite different from boxing-namely, it can be a lot faster. But...
  36. Sylvia’s Quest for a Third Belt Begins Saturday
    Tim Sylvia’s been here before, in the role no fighter wants to be in. And while “comeback” is a dirty word because it means you’re returning from a loss, serious injury, some other mishap, or a...
  37. Arona denies being signed to M-1
    Translated from Tatame: http://www.tatame.com.br/2007/10/15/Arona-nega-luta-com-Fedor-no-M-1 Arona denies fight with Fedor in the M-1 Recently signed come from Europe, where gave seminars in Paris,...
  38. Hendo Rejects UFC Extension
    Link Famed PRIDE fighter turned UFC star Dan Henderson (22-6) recently rebuffed UFC overtures regarding a contract extension. Henderson was apparently dissatisfied with an extension offered by Dana...
  39. Cung Le Confirmed For Strikeforce Event
    Strikeforce has confirmed that their November 16 event in San Jose, CA will now feature hometown Middleweight fighter Cung Le. No opponent has been named yet but Le said in an interview yesterday...
  40. Robbie Lawler Set For ICON Title Defense
    ICON Sport has confirmed that Middleweight Champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler will defend his title against Kala Kolohe Hose on December 15. The fight originally was set for June but a Lawler injury...
  41. Strikeforce Fighter Fails Drug Test
    The CSAC announced Monday that Bill Mahood, who fought and lost to Bobby Southworth at Strikeforce on 9/29, has failed a post-fight drug test. Article The Fight Network reports Mahood was suspended...
  42. Karo Parisyan: No Lombard, No Problem
    UFC Welterweight Karo Parisyan, who was set to face Hector Lombard at UFC 78 before visa issues caused Lombard to pull out, doesn't seem to mind Ryo Chonan stepping in to replace Lombard. In fact,...
  43. News From Japan: Akiyama-Kang Headlines HERO'S
    At a press conference earlier today in Tokyo, FEG announced the full card for the K-1 HERO'S event on 10/28 in Seoul, South Korea. The biggest story was that the main event will be Yoshihiro Akiyama...
  44. Work In Progress: Cuban Critiques His MMA Debut Show
    The first HDNet Fights MMA show is now in the books, and now HDNet owner Mark Cuban is commenting on how everything came off, basically amounting it to a work in progress and a "learning experience"....
  45. Bas Rutten Speaks On Randy Couture's Resignation
    Link Randy Couture's good friend and training partner Bas Rutten spoke recently with Mauro Ranallo of Fight Network Radio. They touched on a variety of topics, including Couture's abrupt resignation...
  46. UFC endures tough week
    While UFC remains the No. 1 domestic MMA brand in the U.S., last week's announcement by Randy Couture that he is resigning from the promotion wasn't the only bad news for Dana White. A couple of...
  47. The Tuesday Takedown 10.16.07
    In this week's edition of The Tuesday Takedown, we'll discuss the shocking news of Randy Couture's departure, who Fedor Emelianenko's next opponent might be, EliteXC signing two big names, a look...
  48. News on Jake Shields, Tim Sylvia, Sean Salmon, Cung Le and Bill Mahood
    After claiming his past four or five fights have been “easy” victories, Elite Xtreme Combat welterweight Jake Shields (19-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) says he’s ready for a step up in competition, which could...
  49. Sorting out the Issues in Couture’s Wake
    After the highly-publicized split Thursday between heavyweight champion Randy Couture and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the next thing to consider is the ramifications for both. LINK
  50. Karo's Not Worried
    Karo Parisyan was prepared to face fellow judoka Hector Lombard until it came to light that visa issues would keep the Cuban fighter out of the country. He will now instead face former Pride fighter...
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