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Aldo: 'Rankings is f**king useless'
Responding to criticism from UFC president Dana White, Jose Aldo explains that the only thing he cares about is winning, not rankings. Also his trainer isn't worried that Gilbert Melendez is getting next crack at LW champ Anthony Pettis.
Rory MacDonald wants Hendricks/Lawler winner
UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald says he would like to fight for the welterweight title after the champion is decided at UFC 171.
10 fights official for UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi
In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) meets “TUF 10? winner Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. The co-main event features featherweights Clay Guida (30-14 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Also on the show, Turkey’s Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets up with Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a flyweight battle. “TUF 13? runnerup Ramsey Nijem (9-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) fights unbeaten Beneil Dariush (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight battle. Ryan LaFlare (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) put his perfect record on the line against John Howard (22-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at welterweight. Jim Alers (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alan Omer (18-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), of Iraq, in a featherweight bout between two promotional newcomers. And Trevor Smith (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).
UFC Fight Night 36 drug tests come back clean
The Brazilian MMA athletic commission (CABMMA) on Monday announced that drug tests were performed for all fighters at UFC Fight Night 36, and the results came back negative.
Floyd Mayweather will fight Marcos Maidana on May 3rd Showtime PPV
Boxing's pound-for-pound best fighter will face Marcos Maidana in a welterweight main event this May.
Former UFC heavyweight champ Mark Coleman selling Pride GP 2000 trophy on Ebay for $24.5K
Four years after his retirement from MMA, the first ever UFC heavyweight champion has put his Pride Grand Prix 200 trophy up for auction on Ebay.
Bellator Announces Deal with OSN; Season 10 Events to Air in Middle East, North Africa
Bellator MMA may not have signed Gilbert Melendez, but the promotion continues to expand its global reach.
Bellator Middleweight Champ Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Fight Contract Extension
Alexander Shlemenko has agreed to a multi-year, multi-fight contract extension with Bellator MMA, according to a Monday release from the promotion.
Brett Johns defends bantamweight title vs. James Brum at Cage Warriors 67
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship will return to Wales in April for a bantamweight title fight.
Jamie Varner meets James Krause at UFC 173 in Las Vegas
A former WEC champion has been added to the lineup of the UFC’s annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas.
UFC 170 medical suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao among those with potential long terms
A dozen fighters were given medical suspensions following their bouts at this past Saturday’s UFC 170. Five of them could be out as long as six months.
Titan FC owner institutes finish bonuses
New Titan FC owner, Jeff Aronson, talks about how Titan differs from Bellator, not competing with the UFC and revolutionizing fight bonuses and fighter contracts.
Cris Cyborg says that Dana will just find another reason to keep her out of the UFC
After parting ways with Tito Ortiz as her business manager, Cris Cyborg has a few words for her detractors.
After confrontation at UFC 170, Phil Baroni and Bobby Green take their beef to Twitter
Bobby Green and Phil Baroni almost got into a fight in the crowd of UFC 170, two days later the situation still has not settled down. And now War Machine is involved.
Arianny: Ronda's not a good role model for women
UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has some sharp words for women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey.
Gilbert Melendez agrees to new contract; will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter®. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight title later this year.
MMA-Themed Reality Series ‘Combate Americas’ Set for Cable TV Premiere
The mixed martial arts-themed reality show “Combate Americas” will kick off its initial season with a two-hour series premiere tonight at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on the Spanish-language cable network mun2.
TUF China Finale - Tourney final postponed, Lee vs. Phan promoted to TUF China Finale main card
One of the tournament finals from “The Ultimate Fighter: China” has been postponed, and as a result, Saturday’s TUF China Finale event has a new main-card bout. The featherweight tournament finale of Yang Jianping (6-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Ning Guangyou (3-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been scratched due to an injury to one of the competitors. A UFC official told MMAjunkie the bout will likely be rebooked for a future card in Asia. As a result, a bantamweight bout between Nam Phan (18-12 MMA, 2-5 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been promoted the event’s main card.
UFC 170 post-fight facts: Rousey makes history with 56-day title turnaround
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made history at UFC 170 when she successfully defended her belt for a second time in 56 days, marking the quickest turnaround between title defenses in company history. Only once before has a titleholder attempted to make an identical turnaround, but former welterweight champion Matt Hughes failed to retain the belt in the second lap of the rare challenge when he dropped the gold to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 65. Rousey (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) stopped Sara McMann (7-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in the main event for her third title defense since being appointed UFC champion a year ago. The performance inside Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center was extremely telling of Rousey’s progression as an MMA fighter as she set a series of UFC records with the help of her striking. To dig in to some of those numbers and much more from the UFC’s second pay-per-view event of the year, FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producer Michael Carroll helps bring 35 post-event facts from UFC 170...
Rory MacDonald and a UFC 170 win that nearly wasn’t thanks to an avocado
Prior to the buildup for Saturday’s UFC 170, the only things, really, that had done so were Carlos Condit late in one fight and Robbie Lawler in his most recent outing. But not long before Saturday’s card, MacDonald nearly was felled by … an avocado. MacDonald (16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) survived a rough first round against Demian Maia (18-6 MMA, 12-6 UFC) to take a unanimous decision by dominating the fight in the standup game – and keeping Maia from taking him down most of the second and third rounds. But afterward, he said he nearly had to pull out of the fight when he cut himself while trying to slice the famous green fruit...
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