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Rousimar Palhares: 'Fitch should take care of his father'
"Toquinho" became unhappy with Fitch's disapproval over him stepping back away their fight, and told his possible future opponent to take care of his own father.
Submitted Jul 4, 2014 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Dana White on NSAC executive director Bob Bennett: ‘I like him, he doesn’t pretend to be an MMA expert’
UFC President Dana White discussed his opinion on the new NSAC executive director and what he likes about him so far.
Submitted Jul 4, 2014 12:03PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Fitch wouldn't be surprises if UFC has fake fights
Jon Fitch talks about why he wouldn't be surprised to see the UFC fixing fights, his unique cryptocurrency sponsorship and his take on oversaturation in MMA.
Submitted Jul 4, 2014 12:01PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White already teasing Chael Sonnen's UFC return: 'America is a very forgiving place for guys who do the right thing'
There exists a small glimmer of hope for "The American Gangster."
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 2:14PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Full 'TUF 20' cast revealed, includes eight new additions
LAS VEGAS – The full cast for “The Ultimate Fighter 20? has been revealed, and eight new names are on the list.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 2:02PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Newcomer Chris Dempsey meets Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 46
With Tom Lawlor out with an injury, a UFC newcomer will step in on short notice later this month in Ireland.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 2:01PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Alvarez in 'emergency' meeting with Bellator
Eddie Alvarez had 'emergency' talks with Scott Coker that forced him to cancel an Asian tour, with his contract situation likely to be a main talking point with Bellator.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 1:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy booked for Aug. 16 in Bangor, Maine
Sara McMann has finally found an opponent willing to fight her.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:02PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira light heavyweight showdown possible for UFC event this fall
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is looking to shake up the light heavyweight rankings with a potential 205-pound showdown later this fall, pitting former division number one contender Glover Teixeira (No. 4) against hot-and-cold wrestling standout Phil Davis (No. 6).
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:00PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says UFC business has never been bigger
Dana White wants everyone to know that business is booming in UFC land. In fact, it's 'never been bigger.'
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 11:57AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
One FC 19 Adds Aoki vs. Shalorus & Askren vs. Suzuki
There will be plenty of gold on the line when One Fighting Championship makes its initial foray into Dubai. The promotion on Thursday revealed two of four title bouts expected to take place at One FC 19, which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Aug. 29. Reigning lightweight king Shinya Aoki will defend his crown against Kamal Shalorus, while welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki will attempt to hold on to his title against former Bellator ruler Ben Askren. The other two championship fights have yet to be revealed. Aoki captured promotional gold at One FC 8, submitting Kotetsu Boku with a rear-naked choke in the second round. “Tobikan Judan” made a successful venture to 145 pounds in his next outing, as he outpointed Cody Stevens at One FC 11. Most recently, the Strikeforce, Dream and Pride Fighting Championships veteran tapped Toshikatsu Harada in 49 seconds at IGF “Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye” on New Year’s Eve. A former WEC and UFC talent, Shalorus is 2-0 under the One FC banner. The36-year-old Iranian debuted with a unanimous verdict over Eduard Folayang at One FC 9 before outpointing Ariel Sexton in his most recent outing this past March. Suzuki, 36, has been defeated just once in 14 professional appearances. After stopping Phil Baroni via first-round TKO in his initial One FC bout, the Tokyo native captured a five-round verdict over Brock Larson at One FC 14 to become the organization’s inaugural 170-pound champion.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 10:46AM by Kpro - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi set for UFC Fight Night in Japan
It appears Nate Diaz is standing firm and won't be accepting the challenge to face Myles Jury in a lightweight bout later this year, but the upstart contender has drawn the name of a legend instead.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima, Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren set as TUF 19 tourney finales
With the airing of episode No. 12 of “The Ultimate Fighter 19,” the season’s two tournament finales are now set, as Corey Anderson (2-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Matt Van Buren (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the light heavyweight series and Eddie Gordon (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) faces Dhiego Lima (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the middleweight bracket.
Submitted Jul 3, 2014 12:06AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao likely set for UFC 177 in Sacramento
It appears T.J. Dillashaw will defend his UFC title on home turf.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:48PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hendricks Cleared To Train, Wants Lawler, Puts Division On Notice
UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been cleared to return to MMA training, and put the welterweight division on notice when talking to The MMA Fight Corner earlier today, including taking a jab at former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:47PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tito Ortiz Eyeing November Return, Targets Rampage
The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s head coach Rafael Cordeiro spoke to MMAFighting.com about Tito’s next fight under the Bellator banner after submitting Alexander Shlemenko in May.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Ian McCall: Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Lacks Entertainment Value
Ian McCall is finally set to fight Brad Pickett in Dublin on July 19, nearly four months after the two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night “Gustafsson vs. Manuwa.”
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Light Heavyweight Matt Hamill Announces Retirement From MMA at Age 37
For the second time in nearly three years, UFC veteran Matt Hamill has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 174 Matchup with Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes will have to wait a little longer to get his second shot at the UFC title. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has suffered an injury that will force him out of his seventh UFC title defense on August 2 in Los Angeles, California, against the Alpha Male product, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1.
That sucks, hope he isn't on the shelf too long.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:39PM by GDPofMPG - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens averages just over 700,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers.
Submitted Jul 2, 2014 8:36PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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