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  1. Franca Leaves The Armory, Starting New Team
    Hermes Franca has left the Armory, a team in which he served as trainer. He is ready to open his own academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. called Team Hermes Franca set to open in November. LINK
  2. Forrest Griffin to have shoulder surgery
    Light heavyweight contender Forrest Griffin will undergo surgery to repair an injured shoulder, according to a comment on the Underground Forum from former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF),...
  3. Words of Wisdom with Brandon Vera
    "Don’t let it bother you; you’ve got to deal with what’s in front of you.” If Brandon Vera’s UFC career up to and including the night of November 18, 2006 was a Hollywood script, it would have been...
  4. Burkman bringing American-Whu-Hit-U to Cincy this Weekend
    In mixed martial arts, as in many sports, success is measured by adherence to the “little things” that may not show up on a highlight reel or stat sheet, but which most definitely can affect the...
  5. 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...
  6. “The Meat Cleaver” turns Body Snatcher for Burkman Bout
    Forrest Petz couldn’t resist going there, at least not with a New Yorker on the other end of the line. But if the welterweight prospect sounded more than a little giddy that his hometown Cleveland...
  7. Help Rampage Jackson Legalize MMA in Tennessee
    Be sure to do your patriotic duty and help the man from Memphis, Tennessee legalize our beloved sport in his home state. There are lots of good gyms in Tennessee and a ton of promising fighters...
  8. Couture and Fedor offered 3 million to fight
    Link DAVIE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) Spokesperson Crawford Grimsley announced today, “The CFC will put up a $3,000,000 purse to bring the Couture vs Emelianenko...
  9. New Ken Shamrock Interview
    LINK He touches on Frank, Randy and upcoming opportunities...
  10. CSAC release REAL fight card for “Brawl For It All”
    The California State Athletic Commission today released the official fight card for No Limit Fighting’s “Brawl For It All” this Saturday at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. According to the...
  11. Bonnar Faces Former Training Partner At UFC 77
    In the two plus years since Stephan Bonnar cannonballed into the Ultimate Fighting Championship pool, the affable Indianan has endured more turmoil than many of his peers will experience in their...
  12. ALAN BELCHER VERSION 2.0
    Mississippi native Alan Belcher returns to the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Saturday to face tough Canadian fighter Kalib Starnes. The same night that...
  13. LYTLE EXCITED TO FACE ALVES AT UFC 78
    Ultimate Fighting Championship 78 had its first hiccup when visa issues prevented Hector Lombard from fighting Karo Parisyan. Recent UFC signee Ryo Chonan got the bump to fight Parisyan, but that...
  14. Xtreme Couture Fighters Talk About Randy Quitting UFC
    There's a new show up on RawVegas.tv called "MMA Fix," which will be a regular feature. First episode is up and has video of Stephan Bonnar, John Wood, Tyson Griffin, Mike Pyle and Mike Whitehead...
  15. Wanderlei Silva Q&A: Fight With “Shogun” Unlikely
    Wanderlei Silva will make his return to the UFC after a seven-year absence, but don’t expect the former PRIDE champion to take on fellow UFC signee and friend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua any time...
  16. Behind the Curtain: Zuffa's Finances Come Into Focus
    Randy Couture's resignation from the UFC and subsequent speculation about the company's pay scale have shoved Zuffa's finances back into the spotlight. As a privately held company, Zuffa has no...
  17. Mahood To Retire Following Steroid Suspension
    The California State Athletic Commission on Monday announced that Bill Mahood had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone following his loss to Bobby Southworth at Strikeforce’s Sept....
  18. Patience is no virtue for Jason MacDonald
    If you ever see middleweight contender Jason MacDonald’s trainer Mark Pavelich around, the first thing you’ll probably notice is his full head of dark hair. But if in the coming months you start...
  19. NSAC Overturns Cerrone's WEC Win
    The NSAC revealed Tuesday that the outcome of the Donald Cerrone-Kenneth Alexander fight at WEC 30, which Cerrone won by submission in 56 seconds, has been changed to a No Decision. Article It's good...
  20. Big Nog to fight winner of Vera vs Sylvia for the UFC HW belt
    According to Yahoo sports The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next...
  21. Adam Smith Suspended for 21months by CSAC
    Mixed martial artist Adam Smith (Pictures), already suspended for violating the California State Athletic Commission's policy on drugs of abuse after testing positive for cocaine and marijuana...
  22. TIM SYLVIA PLANS A KNOCKOUT RETURN
    Former champion Tim Sylvia returns to action this weekend at UFC 77 in Cincinnati. Standing across from him in the Octagon will be Brandon Vera, who puts his perfect 8-0 record on the line. The fight...
  23. NINJA COMMENTS ON CAGE RAGE RETURN (UPDATE)
    Coming off a loss to Robbie Lawler for the EliteXC and ICON Sport middleweight titles, Murilo "Ninja" Rua will face off against Xavier Foupa-Pokam, a French fighter, at Cage Rage 24 on Dec. 1 in...
  24. Ring Rust not a Concern for Brandon Vera
    Eleven months have passed since Brandon Vera (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) last stepped into the octagon, but the promising UFC heavyweight isn’t worried about the time off. Link
  25. Wanderlei Silva: ‘I was tested’ for steroids in Japan
    Former PRIDE FC middleweight champion and current UFC light heavyweight contender Wanderlei Silva responds to a question about steroid testing in Japan during a recent question and answer session and...
  26. Sylvia/Vera winner to fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for vacant heavyweight title
    The winner of the Brandon Vera-Tim Sylvia fight on Saturday at UFC 77 in Cincinnati will meet Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the vacant heavyweight title sometime early next year. Yahoo Sports UFCmania
  27. Hermes Franca picks the perfect time to start his own team
    Showing the awesome good sense that led him to take an unmaskable steroid weeks before his title bout with Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca has decided to leave The Armory. Who else is in the Armory? Kurt...
  28. WHERE IS ANDERSON SILVA?
    CINCINNATI – Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Anderson Silva has yet to arrive for this Saturday’s event at the U.S. Bank Arena. He is scheduled to defend his belt against...
  29. BRANDON VERA: "BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE"
    Akin to P. Diddy’s “Vote or Die” or MTV’s “Rock the Vote” slogan campaigns, Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contender Brandon Vera’s “don’t believe the hype; believe what you see” mantra...
  30. Fedor Emelianenko to Make Contract Announcement on Monday
    PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is headed to New York City for a Monday press conference to announce a new contract, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned. The Russian fighter,...
  31. Ricardo Almeida Back From Retirement, Signs With UFC
    The following is an excerpt from an article on GracieMag.com: On first hand for GRACIEMAG.com, Ricardo Almeida revealed that he has just signed a six fights contract with UFC. Cachorrao is considered...
  32. "Mayhem" Free to Explore Options
    Jason "Mayhem" Miller is free to fight for any organization that will have him, the middleweight confirmed through his management Wednesday. Having fought most recently in the Zuffa-operated World...
  33. Cage Rage to Begin Random Drug Testing
    For the first time, fighters competing on Cage Rage cards could face drug tests, ProElite, which recently purchased the UK mixed martial arts promotion, announced Wednesday. "This ensures that the...
  34. Sympathy for the Giant
    Giants are supposed to win. David knocks off Goliath, and it's a story for the ages. If it had gone the other way, it would have been chalked up to physics and forgotten. And so goes life for Tim...
  35. Anderson Silva Having Issues With His Visa
    UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has not been able to enter the country yet due to visa issues. He is expected to defend his title against former champion Rich Franklin at UFC 77: Hostile...
  36. UFC 80: Newcastle, England, likely destination in January 2008
    Fightnetwork UFCmania While the Ultimate Fighting Championship has mapped out events for Nov. 17, Dec. 29, and Feb. 2 in the U.S., its UK arm is planning its first event of 2008 for as early as...
  37. Cyborg OUT Sinosic IN - Cage Rage 24
    We are pleased to announce the signing of Elvis Sinosic for the December 1st Show at Wembley. The likeable Australian, who has fought class opposition all over the world, will take on the powerhouse...
  38. Gurgel VS Robinson is UFC 77 Swing Bout
    According to the UFC WEBSITE FIGHT CARD PAGE that fight is the swing bout and NOT the Okami/Mac fight as expected, this is probably a good thing as this LW fight will likely be much more exciting...
  39. Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell Confirmed for UFC 79
    Wanderlei Silva was expected to announce his next fight at UFC 77: “Hostile Territory” this weekend. Too bad DirecTV just ruined the “surprise:” UFCMania DirectTv
  40. Couture's Agent Refutes Report as War of Words Continues
    The old adage goes, "what's in a name?" Apparently, the answer is a lot, at least when it comes to describing Randy Couture's departure from the UFC. The subtle dispute between Couture and UFC...
  41. M-1 newsflash and Fedor contract details
    Who is the new CEO of M-1? None other than the largest super agent of American MMA fighters, Monte Cox. What is Fedors contract worth? 5 fight deal for 12 million - 2 million a fight and a 2 million...
  42. UFC Cancels Planned Montreal Event
    AP - The UFC has called off a planned January date in Montreal. "We had a venue and everything set up for Canada and we had to cancel the Canada date," UFC president Dana White told reporters...
  43. BJ -VS- Sherk/Stevenson NOT on UFC 79 card?
    Former UFC welterweight champion BJ Penn might not grace the Octagon at Dec. 29’s UFC 79 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The popular Hawaiian lightweight, who once tangled with...
  44. Joe Riggs Out Of Strikeforce Tourney
    Joe Riggs will not be one of the four contestants to compete in California’s first regulated four-man tournament scheduled for Nov. 16’s Strikeforce “Four Man Enter, One Man Survives” event at the HP...
  45. UFC president Dana White defends MMA organization's pay structure
    White maintains Couture was well compensated with a UFC contract second only to Chuck Liddell. "Randy Couture is a multimillionaire, don't ever feel sorry for a multimillionaire, OK?" White told a...
  46. ‘Hitman' Relegated to Watchman
    Of the interested observers for Saturday's UFC middleweight title fight, it will be impossible for Martin Kampmann to avoid imagining what could have been. New Martin Kampmann update. Sounds like he...
  47. Silva-Franklin II: Unlike Any Other
    In sports, reference and comparison are inevitable. If the Patriots win another Super Bowl, they will be linked to the dynasties of the Steelers, Niners and Cowboys. If a top seed gets bounced in the...
  48. UFC Champ Silva Arrives In Cincy
    Following a delay in his visa being issued, Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva left later than usual from Brazil and arrived in town late Thursday morning. Link
  49. Cage Rage Promoter Discusses Drug Testing
    ProElite, Inc. on Wednesday announced that its British fight promotion, Cage Rage, would soon begin drug testing its fighters. Starting with the Dec. 1 “EliteXC Presents Cage Rage 24” event, any...
  50. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson -VS- Mike Rourke - ELITE XC - Nov 10th
    Famed YouTube street fighter Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson will face Mike Rourke in his promotional debut at EliteXC “Renegade” on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the America Bank Center in Corpus Christi,...
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