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UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
Via BadCulture
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Interview: Phil Davis Tells Us Why He’ll Beat Glover Teixeira at UFC 179

Phil Davis is coming off a decisive loss to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson at UFC 172 but it hasn’t shaken his confidence entering Saturday’s UFC 179 fight against Glover Teixeira. Phil took some time out of his schedule to speak with us about what he will change after his loss to Johnson, how he’ll beat Glover, and why he won’t consider fighting Alexander Gustafsson again.
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Fires Off Greatest Comeback in Live TV History to Chad Mendes (Video)

Want proof that Conor McGregor (pictured) has already surpassed Chael Sonnen as the best smack talker in UFC history after just 18 months with the promotion? While Sonnen may have set the standard, it was with scripted lines that got quickly stale because he would use them every time he took the mic (Please see: “I’ve got the biggest arms, the greatest charm…”). McGregor...
Via 5thRound.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Velasquez out of UFC 180 title defense; Werdum vs. Hunt interim title bout on for Mexico City debut

Unfortunately for Mexico City, UFC heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez will not defend his title in 2014. It was announced earlier today by UFC.com that the undisputed champion was forced to withdraw from his title bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15th due to a knee injury he suffered during training. Luckily for fans of mixed martial arts in Mexico and all around the world...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo: ‘We (fighters) also want to have part of these millions’

Jose Aldo has a huge fight on deck this weekend at UFC 179. The fighter will defend his belt in the featherweight title rematch with Chad Mendes on Saturday night. But instead of discussing the fight at hand, he went a completely different route and is asking for financial valorization. Aldo claims that he and other UFC fighters are devalued—for the second time this year....
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

TUF 20 returns on October 22nd with Herrig versus Clark

After a 2 week hiatus due to MLB’s CLS, TUF 20 is set to return tomorrow night with the 5th of 8 prelim bouts. If you need to be brought up to speed on the four fighters who are already through to the quarterfinals we’ve got you covered below: • Episode 1: Randa Markos pulls off the upset to start the season • Episode 2: Joanne Calderwood, the soft spoken assassin • Episode...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor can teabag Chad Mendes

UFC featherweight contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes just made some magic together on BT Sport’s UFC Beyond the Octagon program moments ago. SevereMMA, Ireland’s top MMA site, was all over the broadcast and luckily for all of us they weren’t shy about sharing the quotes. Here’s a taste of the Mendes (who appeared via satellite) and McGregor exchange via @SeanSheehan...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Free Fight: Glover Teixeira KO’s Ryan Bader

After a three week hiatus, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns with a pay-per-view bonanza featuring one of the UFC’s most dominant champions in Jose Aldo. Before the Featherweight kingpin rematches Team Alpha Male product Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 179, top ranked Light Heavyweights will battle it out in hopes of landing a title shot down the road. Fresh off...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why you should watch UFC 179

The UFC is ready to return to the spotlight after a three week lull in the action. In the only pay-per-view offering of the month, UFC 179 provides an enticing card live from Brazil. In the main event, Jose Aldo looks to defend his Featherweight title for the seventh time in the Octagon, facing off against a familiar foe in Chad Mendes. This title fight is a rematch from UFC 142...
Via Fight Hub TV
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator: Ortiz Vs Bonnar- Spike TV Serve Up Extra Fight-Week Shows

Spike TV are set to pull out all the stops in order to promote Bellator 131’s headline bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar on November 15th with extra programming for the fight being served up during fight week. Firstly, on Wednesday, 12th November at 11pm ET, Spike TV will air ‘Tito Vs Bonnar: Winner Takes All’, which features a face-to-face interview with the two veterans...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Mir wants a rubber match with Brock Lesnar

Combate recently interviewed former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, who shared on why he still dislikes his old rival Brock Lesnar, his rivalry with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and more. Below are some highlights: Mir on if he would accept a rubber match with Lesnar: “I think that his comeback would be good for MMA. He’s still popular, people know who he is and he brings attention...
Via WZR Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: War Machine attempted to commit suicide in jail

Jonathan Koppenhaver—aka War Machine—is currently awaiting trial on 32 felony charges (including attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault) for the alleged beating of then-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas. He recently sent a jailhouse letter to a friend, in which he claimed he was "ambushed" by Thomas. And now, according to TMZ, he reportedly...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail

MMA fighter War Machine tried to commit suicide in jail on Tuesday, according to a report. TMZ says War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, was found on the ground of his jail cell by an officer at the Clark County Jail. War Machine was said to be unresponsive and had a piece of linen tied...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

War Machine reportedly attempted suicide in jail cell

Former MMA fighter War Machine is in a medical isolation cell on suicide watch, after a corrections officer foiled the inmate’s attempt to kill himself last Tuesday night.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey would rather die than lose a fight

Ronda Rousey cares about winning so much that she says she would rather die than lose. Rousey, who is the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, made her comments during an interview on “Jim Rome on Showtime,” a show for whom she is a frequent guest. Rousey said she refuses to tap out during a fight and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 mistakes wrestlers make in BJJ

If you saw him on the street you might not guess he’s a world champion. Adam Sachnoff, also known as “Big Red” and “The Red Destroyer,” doesn’t carry himself with the arrogance that often follows talent and success in competition. The 27-year-old is the lead instructor at 10th Planet – San Mateo in Northern California. […] The post Adam Sachnoff, 10th Planet &...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA's Jason 'Mayhem' Miller live-tweets standoff with police

MMA fighter Jason 'Mayhem' Miller was involved in a standoff with police on Thursday. When the Orange County Sheriff's Department attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant, he responded by barricading himself in his house. OCSD deputies reportedly arrived around 10 a.m. local time to his California home. And when they tried to serve a warrant related to stalking...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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