Could Phil Davis be fighting Shogun Rua next?
UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is ready to fight, and his coach said that they'd love it if the opponent was Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Phil Davis is coming off arguably the biggest win of his career, but it's been over four months since that bout and the light heavyweight still remains unbooked. The college wrestling star defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 163 to move
his record to a stellar 12-1 (NC), and he might very well be facing off with another Brazilian next though - Mauricio Rua.
Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170
A Russian MMA news site is reporting an exciting addition to the February fight card.
it looks like UFC 170 just picked up an exciting Lightweight bout. According to the Russian site MMA Boxing, Dagestani Sambo fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov will face former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez on February 22.
Adlan Amagov to retire due to religious reasons
UFC Welterweight prospect, Adlan Amagov, was set to fight Jason High next month at UFC Fight Night 35. Unfortunately, Amagov was injured in training, and forced to withdraw from the bout. Earlier this week rumors were circulating that
Amagov was contemplating retirement due to his religious beliefs. Earlier today, Amagov’s team, the Red Fury Fight Team, posted this on their Instagram:
Here is the translation via Google Translate:
With great regret to inform you that should Adlan Amagov retired fighter, any decision must be respected, Praise be to Allah that we have a brother who put in the first place religion, everyone should take a cue from him to each of us was such Iman !
2013 (Nordic) Fight of the Year : Gustafsson Versus Jones at UFC 165
The Nordic MMA Fight of 2013 goes to Alexander Gustafsson versus Jon Jones at UFC 165 in a bout that captured the MMA world’s attention. The first Nordic fighter to challenge for the UFC belt turned out to be one of the most memorable five
round wars ever. Recently, even the UFC acknowledged the greatness of the fight by ranking it #2 best fight, only behind the TUF Finale between Forrest Griffin versus Stephan Bonnar in the 20 years of the UFC’s existence.
UFC gives glimpse at content plan, pricing for new ‘Fight Pass’ digital network
The UFC’s new digital network won’t be officially unveiled by the promotion until later this week, with a full launch ready for the start of 2014.
But while the finer points of the details are still to be revealed, the network has a name: “UFC Fight Pass.” And it also has a price.
UFC Fight Pass will cost subscribers $9.99 per month, according to an official UFC website that went live on Sunday. Twitter user @rossfinkelstein tweeted out a screengrab of the site overnight.
Ray Longo is the ultimate trainer
Before orchestrating the two greatest upsets in UFC history, trainer Ray Longo cultivated success stories. The type of story he thrives being a part of but rarely touts.
Before Matt Serra and Chris Weidman registered those improbable championship knockouts, Lee Dolowich just tried to avoid vomiting in the ring...
Rick Story to face off with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 171
An intriguing welterweight bout has apparently been added to UFC 171 on March 15th.
It appears that the UFC has added yet another welterweight fight to the UFC 171 card on March 15th in Dallas. The current top three bouts on the card are all at
170-pounds, and this most recent addition is pretty good as well. The news comes via NBC Sports Radio host Gator Choke. The UFC has not officially announced the bout as of yet.
Dr. Marcio Tannure outlines Antonio Silva’s ‘inaccurate statements’
Dr. Marcio Tannure, medical director for Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), Brazil’s regulatory body for MMA, isn’t happy with Antonio Silva‘s comments blaming him for failing a post-fight drug test at UFC Fight Night 33.
“To be clear, I am not, nor have I ever been, Antonio Silva’s medical doctor,” Tannure stated...