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Brendan Schaub signs new six-fight UFC deal
UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub, who scored back-to-back wins following a recent two-fight skid, has re-upped with the UFC with a new six-fight deal.
Jones says he'd 'kill' Richie Incognito in a fight
Dumb sports talk radio questions have become a staple of UFC champ Jon Jones' career, he's now being asked how he would do in a fight against controversial NFL'er Richie Incognito.
Ben Askren becomes unrestricted free agent after Bellator grants 'Funky' unconditional release
Undefeated Welterweight Is Now Unrestricted Free Agent Former Bellator Welterweight Champion and undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ben Askren is a free man. The Viacom-owned promotion has said goodbye to the "Funky" wrestler after failing to come to terms on a new deal, which essentially clears the path for Askren to sign with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), no strings attached. From Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney: "I've said it many times, Ben's a completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension. I had a number of discussions with Ben and it became clear it was time for both parties to move in different directions. We've relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign with whoever he chooses to sign with. Ben's been at Bellator since the start of his career, I respect him and what he's accomplished and wish him the best wherever he goes."
Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira set for UFC 170 on February 22
The next battle for Light heavyweight title has been set.
Georges St-Pierre remembers the time Team Hammer House scared him out of a warmup
Like most fighters, Georges St-Pierre‘s love affair with the UFC started early. A friend rented a videotape at a barbecue when he was 15 years old, and he watched the 170-pound Royce Gracie submit and choke out much larger men.
Chael Sonnen: I would have preferred to stay away from Rashad Evans
Chael Sonnen is never one to shy away from a challenge, but even “The Bad Guy” admits he’d have preferred to avoid a conflict with former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. “If there’s a fighter I would have chosen to stay away from, it would have been Rashad,” Sonnen said
Johny Hendricks: If Georges St-Pierre needs drugs to beat me, I got beat by the drugs
UFC welterweight contender Johny Hendricks added fresh fuel to a fiery controversy over drug testing in advance of his title fight againstGeorges St-Pierre at UFC 167.
Royce Gracie: MMA definitely mainstream but needs return to no rules
As a member of the First Family of Mixed Martial Arts, UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie has witnessed firsthand the rise of the sport from obscurity to network TV. And while he hasn’t competed for more than six years, the MMA pioneer said the sport – which has long struggled for recognition – is now unquestionably mainstream.
UFC signs former TUF 15 contestant Drew Dober
The UFC has gone back to their wellspring of past TUF contestants in search of new lightweight talent with the signing of Omaha, Nebraska native Drew Dober.
Johny Hendricks first realized KO power with arcade-style punching machine
If you ask Team Takedown founder Ted Ehrhardt when he first figured out that Johny Hendricks had serious power in his left hand, he’ll tell you it was an arcade-style punch machine that convinced him.
GSP surpasses Silva, breaking multiple records with win Saturday
Win, lose or draw, if St-Pierre can keep the fight going longer than just 39 seconds, he will break current record holder BJ Penn for the most time in the octagon–currently at 5 hours, 3 minutes, 51 seconds. The title of most victories in UFC history is currently tied between Matt Hughes, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva and GSP with 19. Will St-Pierre break the tie with 20 wins, being the most victorious figter ever in UFC history? The most prestigious IMO is title defenses. Currently tied between St-Pierre and Silva at 12, GSP has a chance to surpass the current GOAT with a possible 13th title defense.
Julie Kedzie Draws Undefeated Bethe Correia as New Opponent for UFC Brisbane
Originally slated to face undefeated Russian fighter Aleksandra Albu, Julie Kedzie finally has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
Will Chope and Bekbulat Magomedov Headed to UFC, Face Each Other in Singapore
Two in form featherweights have been added to the UFC roster and are set to face off at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Jan. 4. American Will Chope (19-5) will put his 14-fight winning streak on the line when he takes on unbeaten Russian Bekbulat Magomedov (11-0).
Ryan LaFlare replaces Kelvin Gastelum, meets Court McGee at UFC on FOX 9
Three days after picking up his second UFC win, Ryan LaFlare is already booked to fight again. UFC officials today announced LaFlare (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has agreed to replace an injured Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and will now face Court McGee (16-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at next month’s UFC on FOX 9 event.
Nick Diaz claims Dana White offered UFC fight to a manager who doesn't exist
Manti Te'o's girlfriend, meet Nick Diaz's manager.
Anderson Silva says Vitor Belfort deserves UFC middleweight title shot
Too bad UFC President Dana White doesn't exactly feel the same was as "The Spider."
Cris Cyborg: Ronda Rousey talks about submitting Cain Velasquez, but won't even move up to fight me at featherweight
Go directly to heavyweight. Do not pass 145 pounds, do not fight Cris Cyborg.
Doo Ho Choi officially under UFC contract
It took a couple of weeks longer than many expected, but the UFC has picked up one of the biggest name prospects on the Korean MMA scene in rising star Doo Ho Choi.
Bobby Green replaces Jamie Varner, meets Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9
Bobby Green (21-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will look to stay perfect in the octagon as he steps up on one month’s notice to face Pat Healy (31-16 MMA, 0-2 UFC). Green today announced via Facebook that he has agreed to replace an injured Jamie Varner (21-8-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) and face Healy at UFC on FOX 9, which takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with a UFC official that verbal agreements are in for the fight and bout contracts are expected to be finalized shortly.
UFC Fight Night 32's Rony Jason suspended for wall-punching incident
Rony Jason‘s UFC Fight Night 32 experience just went from bad to worse to completely embarrassing.
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