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Rose Namajunas and Others Blast Roufusport over Fighter Death

Duke Roufus has his hands full prepping UFC lightweight Anthony Pettis for a showdown with Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181, but he and his team are currently on the receiving end of a barrage of negative PR. Following an article posted by...Show More Summary

Leslie Smith Posts Gruesome Post-Fight Photo of Popped Cauliflower Ear

UFC women's bantamweight Leslie Smith suffered one of the most disturbing injuries in MMA history at UFC 180 Saturday night, when an ill-fated punch to her cauliflower-stricken left ear caused it to explode. While the injury looked absolutely...Show More Summary

Tito vs. Bonnar: Top Potential Fights for Both Stars After Bellator 131

In the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 131 pay-per-view, Tito Ortiz (18-11-1) defeated Stephan Bonnar (15-9) by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) in one of the most entertaining fights of the night. Ortiz and Bonnar engaged in a bitter war of words leading into their fight, and the animosity between the two men helped fuel the PPV. Show More Summary

Georges St-Pierre Remains Uncertain About Return to MMA

It's been nearly a year since Georges St-Pierre hung up his gloves and vacated his welterweight title, but the world is still waiting to hear word of a return. Less than a month after his controversial split-decision victory over Johny...Show More Summary

Dana White Teases Second UFC Run for Brock Lesnar...Again

A month would not be complete without discussing four-time and current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (oh, and former UFC heavyweight champion too) possibly returning to the UFC. Luckily, UFC President Dana White did not...Show More Summary

Jon Jones: I'm 2 Wins Away from Being GOAT, Moving to Heavyweight

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says he's just two wins away from being considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time—which is when he'll make the move to heavyweight. In an interview with Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com,...Show More Summary

UFC 181: Gilbert Melendez Is Ready for War

It has been a long time since Gilbert Melendez competed in a mixed martial arts fight. This is not to say he has not been busy. Melendez hasn't spent his time playing video games or getting fat or hitting nightclubs during frequent trips to Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Chris Weidman Says He Won't Let 'Cheating Juicehead' Belfort Take His Belt

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman isn ’t known for talking a lot of trash before his fights and for the most part has been amicable with his opponents. Ahead of his UFC 184 title defense against Vitor Belfort, Weidman has beenShow More Summary

Dana White Says Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor Could Each Get Title Shots

“The Time Is Now” press conference the UFC held on Monday afternoon may have failed at delivering the promised big announcement, but it was not light on MMA news. UFC President Dana White mentioned two possible title contenders for 2015 when speaking with Fox Sports (via MMA Fighting's Damon St. Show More Summary

Bellator 131 Scores Big Ratings; Can Its New-Look Product Push the UFC in 2015?

UFC owners would probably bristle at the suggestion they even occupy the same universe as their counterparts over at Bellator MMA. Actually, the bristling is obvious pretty much every time the topic comes up. “I don’t give a s--t what...Show More Summary

Nick Diaz: GSP Was Scared to Fight Anderson Silva at Middleweight

According to Nick Diaz, the reason why the oft-talked-about superfight between Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva never took place was simply because St-Pierre was afraid. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ wasn ’t too happy...Show More Summary

Photo of Jon Jones and Anderson Silva Sparring at UFC Headquarters Gym Emerges

The superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva finally went down last night, and it didn ’t even cost a dime. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White posted a picture on his Instagram of the two MMA legends engaged in a sparring match at UFC headquarters’ gym. Show More Summary

UFC President Dana White 'Very Confident' Georges St-Pierre Makes Octagon Return

If UFC President Dana White's hunch proves correct, MMA fans will see the promotion's former welterweight champion, Georges "Rush" St-Pierre, back inside the Octagon sooner than later. During the UFC's "The Time is Now" press conference...Show More Summary

UFC Announces Dates for 2015 Schedule, 45 Fight Cards Slated

The UFC held a sizable news conference in its "The Time is Now" event, with plenty of fighters dropping quotes and a couple fight announcements to boot. The biggest announcement, however, came in the form of the promotion's completeShow More Summary

GSP: I'm Still Unsure If I'll Return, Picks Hendricks Over Lawler in Rematch

Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been on a self-imposed hiatus from the sport for nearly a full year, but he's still unsure of whether a return to the Octagon is happening. In an interview with MMA Canada on Saturday, "Rush" also makes a prediction for Johny Hendricks vs. Show More Summary

Tito Ortiz Needs to Face Rampage Jackson or Mo Lawal Next

In the main event of Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz narrowly defeated his latest nemesis, Stephan Bonnar, by split decision. The victory gives Ortiz his second straight, and there are only a few options that make sense for Tito’s next fight. Bellator...Show More Summary

5 Fights to Make for Kelvin Gastelum After UFC 180

Kelvin Gastelum 's storybook ride from last pick of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen to top-10 welterweight became a stark reality on December 15. The TUF 17 winner submitted Jake Ellenberger at the end of their first round co-main event spot at UFC 180. The No. Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Unification Bout Being Planned for June

Mexico City was promised a UFC heavyweight championship match between Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, but an injury prevented that from happening. Signs currently point to the UFC targeting the matchup back in the Mexico...Show More Summary

Bellator's Next Big Star: Joe Schilling Blows Up Fan Favorite Melvin Manhoef

There was plenty of entertainment to be had during Saturday night's MMA tripleheader, where UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15 all fought for fight fans' attention. The UFC put together a decent event but gave little reinforcements to...Show More Summary

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