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  1. Sonnen told CSAC that he had been taking illegal substances before the fight
    link Sonnen, 33, of West Linn, Ore., was apparently concerned enough about the possibility that he would render a positive test that he told CSAC executive director George Dodd he used an illegal...
  2. Carlos Condit Is Going To have Trouble Clearing Customs After Dan Hardy's Through With Him At UFC 120
    So says Hardy in his latest round of trash talk. "Condit says it was 'nothing personal' when he went to the UFC and demanded a fight with me. It was, he said, purely business. No, Carlos. Calling me...
  3. Where is Chael Sonnen?
    You know something is very, very wrong when Chael Sonnen has nothing to say: the fighter lauded for a terrific 23-minute performance against Anderson Silva in early August is now a virtual shut-in...
  4. Chael Sonnen To Appeal Failed Steroids Test
    Duh, I guess? But according to his manager, Mike Roberts, of course they're going to appeal the post-UFC 117 drug test result. Just don't expect comments from them. "It is our policy not to comment...
  5. UFC Cuts John Gunderson
    Another UFC lightweight got Das Boot today, as John Gunderson has been released. He lost to Yves Edwards at UFN 22, but he was to have originally faced Efrain Escudero before injuries caused massive...
  6. Commission: Filipovic Already Examined, Initially Cleared for Saturday
    Indiana State Athletic Commission Director Andy Means said Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic has already been examined and initially cleared by a commission-approved physician for his headlining bout against...
  7. UFC Cuts Tomasz Drwal
    The pink slips just keep on coming as a 3rd fighter since just yesterday has been cut-this time it's Tomasz Drwal. He had an impressive 3-fight win streak after losing his UFC debut against Thiago...
  8. Marquardt steps in for Belfort at 122; White says Belfort not injured
    http://www.tsn.ca/mma/story/?id=334719 TORONTO - Middleweight Nate (The Great) Marquardt is stepping in for Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort and will fight Japan's Yushin (Thunder) Okami in the main event...
  9. "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu" slated for Dec. 4
    link A long-rumored matchup between Dan Henderson (25-8 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Renato "Babalu" Sobral (36-8 MMA, 2-1 SF) will headline a currently unannounced Strikeforce event slated for Dec. 4 at the...
  10. Satoshi Ishii vs Minowaman late addition to Dream 16
    link DREAM.16 takes place Sept. 25 at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan. The event airs on HDNet in North America early Saturday morning (2 a.m. ET). The booking comes after reports of a Minowa...
  11. Anderson Silva-Vitor Belfort Targeted For 2011, Possibly UFC 125
    As it turns out, Vitor Belfort isn't injured. And, in fact, he's expected to meet UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva early next year, possibly in the headliner of a UFC 125 event on Jan. 1 in Las...
  12. Luke Rockhold vs. Matt Lindland Off 10/9 SF Event
    A planned Luke Rockhold vs. Matt Lindland fight for the 10/9 Strikeforce event is now off and will be replaced on the TV portion of the event by Andre Galvao vs. Tyron Woodley. Rockhold is off due to...
  13. Leben vs Stann targeted for 125
    http://mmajunkie.com/news/20750/chris-leben-vs-brian-stann-targeted-for-ufc-125-new-years-day-event.mma A middleweight bout between Chris Leben (21-6 MMA, 11-5 UFC) and former WEC champion Briann...
  14. Datsik tries to immigrate to Norway, gets arrested, hands over a loaded gun to police and we have it all on video
    There are very few people on this earth that can 'out crazy' Viacheslav Datsik and no, Mel Gibson is not one of them. If there was some magical tree that produced little badass fruit that soccer...
  15. Official: CSAC Suspends Sonnen
    link The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended the license of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Chael Sonnen, after Sonnen tested positive for steroids, a banned substance.
  16. UFC parts ways with Rodney Wallace
    link Five Ounces of Pain has learned from sources close to the situation that light heavyweight Rodney “Sho Nuff the Master” Wallace has been released by the UFC.
  17. Raphael Assuncao vs. L.C. Davis targeted for WEC 52 in November
    link A featherweight bout between Raphael Assuncao (14-3 MMA, 2-2 WEC) and L.C. Davis (16-3 MMA, 3-1 WEC) is in the works for November's WEC 52 event.
  18. UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen withdraws from scheduled "MMA Live" appearance
    UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen won't break his silence just yet. Sonnen has been understandably quiet since reports first surfaced that he failed a California State Athletic Commission-administered...
  19. WEC 53: Benson Henderson To Defend LW Title Against Anthony Pettis
    The WEC lightweight crown will once again be on the line as Ben Henderson is set to defend his title against Anthony Pettis. The match will happen at WEC 53, scheduled for December 16 in Arizona....
  20. UFC announces broadcast deal with FOX Sports en Latinoamérica
    link The Ultimate Fighting Championship's global footprint continues to grow, and the company today announced a new deal to expand the company's television presence in Latin America.
  21. Spencer Fisher wants Thiago Alves at 170
    link With Fisher putting on more muscle mass due to his weight lifting routine, moving back up to the UFC welterweight division is also something he isn’t opposed to and if he were to move, he knows...
  22. Reis vs Taurosevicious at Bellator 33
    link A featherweight tilt between Wilson Reis and Deividas Taurosevicius is on tap for Bellator 33 on Oct. 21 in Philadelphia. MMAWeekly.com sources close to the fighters said the fight is a done...
  23. Fighters on weight for DREAM.16, Thompson vs. Kawaguchi added to lineup
    link The full weigh-in results and reverse bout order include: Champ Gegard Mousasi (205) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (203.9) Jason "Mayhem" Miller (184.9) vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (182.6) Shinya Aoki (153.7)...
  24. Bellator 30 recap: Baker bests Horn
    link While Bryan Baker came up short in Bellator Fighting Championship's season-two middleweight tournament, he returned to the winner's circle with a decision win over UFC veteran and MMA ironman...
  25. Fedor’s Return Pushed to Late January at Earliest
    link Fedor Emelianenko won’t fight again for Strikeforce in 2010, said his M-1 Global management on Thursday, as the two entities will continue negotiations into the fall to try and hash out an...
  26. Antonio Silva To Face Valentijn Overeem At Dec. 4th Strikeforce
    link Silva will face an Overeem, the older brother of the Strikeforce Champ who will instead be fighting in the K1 World Max tournament. Dan Henderson taking on Renato "Babalu" Sobral in a light...
  27. Thompson-Kawaguchi Added To DREAM.16
    link James Thompson's trip to Japan turned out not to be pointless. Less than 24 hours from fight time Japan's premier super-heavyweight, DEEP Megaton Champion Yusuke Kawaguchi has stepped up to...
  28. Dufee released from the UFC because of "attitude problem"
    link Todd Duffee’s recent removal from the UFC was down to his “attitude” according to UFC president Dana White, although he says that technically he was cut because of a clause in his contract that...
  29. UFC Prelims Returns For UFC 123, But Not 124
    The rest of the UFC Prelims schedule for 2010 is now set including tomorrow's UFC 119 episode-the next episode after that will be for UFC 121 with the 10th and final episode for UFC 123, meaning no...
  30. V. Overeem-A. Silva Targeted For 12/4, Silva Yet To Receive Offer
    Despite reports to the contrary, Brazilian heavyweight Antonio Silva has not yet been formally offered a fight with Golden Glory's Valentijn Overeem. But he's got an answer prepared if the call does...
  31. James Irvin vs. Jorge Oliveira headlines Tachi Palace Fights 7 on Dec. 2
    link Nine-time UFC veteran James Irvin (14-7) will return to his California roots in his first fight since his recent release from the world's top mixed martial arts organization.
  32. Mayhem’ Submits Sakuraba at Dream 16
    link Jason “Mayhem” Miller lived up to his vow, as he became the first man in more than 14 years to submit Japanese icon Kazushi Sakuraba at Dream 16 on Saturday at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya,...
  33. UFC 119 bonus pay
    Sean Sherk, Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione, Joey Beltran and C.B. Dollaway each earned $70,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC 119 event. Mir gets a ko, but no bonus! link
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  34. Japanese MMA Still in Trouble, DREAM.16 Ratings Down
    FEG was able to come to terms with WVR and acquire Satoshi Ishii for a fight at DREAM.16. The problem? The fight was announced within days of the event, allowing FEG and TBS to do minimal promotion...
  35. UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says move to middleweight is inevitable
    ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Dec. 11 is a huge night for Jon Fitch's career. That's the date the perennial welterweight contender will get an idea of where he's headed in the near future. He could meet the...
  36. Trigg, Monson, Sokoudjou, Other UFC Vets Slated for Israel FC
    Frank Trigg, Jeff Monson, Ricco Rodriguez, Hermes Franca, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett, Daniel Gracie and Shonie Carter are all slated to compete in Israel on Nov. 9 for...
  37. Whispers in the Night: What Were Mir and Cro Cop Talking About?
    Saturday night it seemed Mirko Cro Cop and Frank Mir were doing more talking than fighting. At one point the two were so gabby that they continued a conversation after instructed to break by the...
  38. Manny Gamburyan Ready to Wrestle the Title Away From Jose Aldo at WEC 51
    When he dropped from the UFC to the WEC - and from lightweight to featherweight - no one was sure what to make of Manny Gamburyan. Was his skill set too limited? Did he have enough to compete at that...
  39. Jason Reinhardt Off WEC 51, TUF 12 Castmember To Face Quan (Updated)
    Although the exact reason for the change couldn't be disclosed, Jason Reinhardt is now off WEC 51 due to failing his pre-fight medical exam, possibly due to a vision problem. He was to have faced...
  40. WEC 53 Title Doubleheader set With Henderson-Pettis And Cruz-Jorgensen
    World Extreme Cagefighting will close out the 2010 season with a bang and a championship double-headliner. Officials today announced WEC 53 features lightweight champ Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis...
  41. Dana White Likens Frank Mir To The Grinch
    How, you ask? He's not hairy and he's not green, but Dana says he also has no heart. "I have no clue about Frank. To talk the stuff he does, and then fight like he fought, that's a little...
  42. Michael Bisping Won't Resort To MMAth While Training For Akiyama
    So he says in an interview for Men's Fitness magazine, also referring to Akiyama's most recent fight, a loss to Chris Leben. "It's easy to get suckered into thinking that because Leben beat him and I...
  43. UFC 119 Medical Suspensions
    The Indiana Gaming Commission has issued the medical suspensions from Saturday's UFC 119. A total of 10 fighters are suspended with most getting 30 days although Evan Dunham got 45, but 3...
  44. Murilo Rua Not Headed To UFC Despite Rumors (Yet), Signs With W-1
    Former PRIDE light heavyweight luminary Murilo Rua's next fight will not be in the UFC Octagon, contrary to rumors pointing otherwise. The older brother of Mauricio Rua has signed with the W-1...
  45. Seven-fight lineup finalized for Thursday's Bellator 31 event
    The fight card for Thursday's Bellator 31 event is set with a seven-bout lineup. The event takes place at at the L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La. The night's main card,...
  46. Fired by UFC 119's Matt Mitrione, agent Malki Kawa believes miscommunication to blame
    MMA agent Malki Kawa believes a lack of communication led to an unfortunate public scene involving his former client, UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Mitrione defeated Joey Beltran by unanimous...
  47. Cro Cop: I Have The Option For 2 More Fights...Knowing Myself, I Will Do Both
    That's the plan with what's left on his current deal. "I think [the crowd] expected a more aggressive fight. I prepared as much as I could with all the injuries that have followed me. Also, I was...
  48. Minotauro Nogueira Likely To Return In Mid-2011
    According to both Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and manager Ed Soares, "Minotauro" is definitely done for the year due to knee & hip surgeries and likely is out until mid 2011. "He's had surgery on his...
  49. Fedor: Right Now, SF Is Struggling To Find Me A Serious Opponent
    With Alistair Overeem seemingly ducking Fedor and Fabricio Werdum out until next year (injury) there don't seem to be many options from SF...among other potential hurdles. "I have said many times...
  50. UFC 119 Prelims: 1.3 Million Viewers
    Ratings for this past weekend's UFC 119 "UFC Prelims" special were up slightly and peaked with 1.36 million viewers. The live broadcast, which preceded the night's pay-per-view main card, featured...
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