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  1. UFC's Brock Lesnar returning to the WWE? "Folks, it ain't happening very soon"
    Despite persistent rumors that Brock Lesnar and the UFC may be organizing his return to the WWE, the former UFC champ said it's unlikely to happen anytime soon, if at all. Lesnar, who's on a media...
  2. UFC Fight Night 24 officially draws record 13,741 attendance, $1.2 million gate
    Although the attendance figured dipped a bit, UFC Fight Night 24 set an event-series record in that category, as well in live gate. UFC officials initially announced estimated totals of 14,212...
  3. After UFN 24 win, Johny Hendricks (respectfully) wants Diego Sanchez next
    Following a UFC Fight Night 24 victory and $55,000 "Knockout of the Night" bonus, Johny Hendricks underwent his customary post-fight shave and now plans to take a few days off before he's back in the...
  4. NSAC: Thiago Silva
    UFC 125 fighter Thiago Silva's drug-testing sample was "inconsistent with human urine," Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com. Silva's...
  5. Anthony Johnson's UFN 24 game plan: "I took one of out of Josh Koscheck's book"
    Anthony Johnson knew what he was doing. He promised a slugfest with fellow welterweight striker Dan Hardy. He said their UFC Fight Night 24 co-headliner would be a standup affair. He predicted he'd...
  6. With "TUF 13" cameras, Junior Dos Santos simply followed Brock Lesnar's lead
    All Junior Dos Santos knew of Brock Lesnar prior to "The Ultimate Fighter 13" was what he'd seen on TV. That may or may not be a good thing. However, Dos Santos said the former heavyweight champion...
  7. Bellator: Cole Konrad vs. Paul Buentello Targeted for April
    Just wrapped an interview w/ @BellatorMMA CEO Bjorn Rebney for Gross Point Blank. He confirmed Cole Konrad fights Paul Buentello in April. LINK
  8. Michael Bisping Calls Out Chael Sonnen, Slams Nate Marquardt
    Chael Sonnen called out Michael "Spitsbing" after UFC 127 and Bisping has returned the favor. Michael Bisping [Num. 9] talks Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani:...
  9. UFC Fight Night 24 averages 2.2 Million viewers on Spike TV wins key demos
    This past weekend's UFC Fight Night 24 event drew an average audience of 2.2 million viewers (1.5 household rating) and peaked with 2.4 million for a co-headliner between welterweights Anthony...
  10. Bellator 38 ratings dip again, event averages 150,000 MTV2 viewers
    Bellator ratings dipped for a second week, and this past weekend's Bellator 38 event drew a season-low 150,000 viewers on MTV2. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the ratings...
  11. Chael Sonnen's Court Sentencing Postponed, Further Delaying UFC Return
    Chael Sonnen's MMA comeback will have to wait a little while longer. Sonnen's sentencing hearing stemming from a federal money laundering guilty plea has been postponed, a U.S. Attorney's Office...
  12. Keith Kizer: NSAC may have to take drug testing procedures a step further
    It won't be pretty, but changes soon may be in store for the Nevada State Athletic Commission's drug-testing protocols. Shortly after the discovery of an allegedly bogus urine sample submitted by UFC...
  13. Thiago Silva admits use of "urine adulterant"
    UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva (15-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was wrong, and he admits it. In an era in which professional athletes have gone so far as to lie under oath in regard to their use of...
  14. Watch Out, MMA Drug-Cheats: The NSAC Vows to Look Closer at Your Junk
    You know, when I woke up this morning, I never expected to read a news story involving Kevin Randleman‘s possibly-fake penis. But unfortunately, I did — and since I can’t get that horrible image out...
  15. Training Updates: Fedor Heads to Holland to Train with Ernesto Hoost and Chael Sonnen Adds Some Swagger to the 209 Where He’s Helping Jake Shields Prepare for GSP
    Jake Shields mentioned in an interview he did with Joe Rogan during Saturday’s Ultimate Fight Night 24 broadcast that he was planning on bringing in Chael Sonnen to help him prepare for his April 30...
  16. Strikeforce Challengers: Josh Thornburg Wants To Stay This Time
    While Justin Wilcox and Rodrigo Damm may be headlining Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers 15 in Stockton, Calif., the fighter who may have the most to gain from the evening’s festivities is...
  17. MMA Top 10 Rankings: Phil Davis Finally Breaks Through
    The updated MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, March 30. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the seven most widely accepted weight...
  18. Javier Vazquez Makes His Long Awaited UFC Debut in June
    It’s been a dream for a decade, but now Javier Vazquez will finally make his UFC debut. The featherweight fighter is expected to return to action in June. While no date or opponent have been set,...
  19. UFC Fight Night 24 Peaks at 2.4 Million Viewers During Johnson vs. Hardy Fight
    The final numbers are in for UFC Fight Night 24 in Seattle. It is now the most watched UFC Fight Night telecast since September 2009. The rating released on Tuesday revealed that the show reached a...
  20. UFC Bantamweight Michael McDonald: “I’m 20 Years Old, I’ve Got a Long Ways to Go”
    Already at this point in his UFC career even with only one fight, Michael McDonald may be the most grounded fighter in the promotion. McDonald, who battled Edwin Figueroa at UFC Fight Night 24,...
  21. Coach Thinks Wanderlei Should Fight Before Belfort Rematch
    More than a year has passed since Wanderlei Silva last set foot inside the cage, and, despite outside pressures, “The Axe Murderer” has resisted the temptation to accept a rematch with Vitor Belfort...
  22. Imada-Freire Semifinal Joins Bellator 39, Completes 9-Fight Bill
    The bill for Bellator Fighting Championships 39 is now set, as the promotion Tuesday announced the full nine-bout lineup for Saturday’s show. While the majority of the card shaped up as expected,...
  23. YouTube shuts down Gracie channel for use of copyrighted UFC video
    Rener Gracie was both shocked and confused when YouTube shut down the channel of his father's academy and cited a third claim of copyright infringement. But UFC president Dana White said there's a...
  24. UFC releases "UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" for DVD and Blu-ray on May 10
    The Ultimate Fighting Championship is paying tribute to its first star. UFC officials recently announced the promotion is planning to release "UFC: Ultimate Royce Gracie" on May 10. Available on DVD...
  25. Thursday's "Strikeforce Challengers 15: Wilcox vs. Damm" weigh-ins open to the public
    Fans are invited to Thursday's free Strikeforce Challengers 15 fighter weigh-ins. Doors open to the public at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT local time) at the Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel in...
  26. AMA Fight Club owner steps behind the curtains for New Jersey-based fight promotion
    Usually, you see Mike Constantino in the locker rooms holding a pair of Thai pads, following his fighters to the cage, or yelling at them at AMA Fight Club. Next time you see him, he'll probably be...
  27. April's UFC Fan Expo features training sessions with Liddell, Penn, Pettis
    Mixed martial arts fans are invited to train with Chuck Liddell, B.J. Penn and Anthony Pettis. UFC officials today announced that the three fighters will each host two-hour training and development...
  28. UFC's Chris Lytle Answers Dan Hardy's Challenge; "Let's Do it!"
    "I think it would be awesome. I know exactly how he feels. He wants to go out there and fight. Just get out there and bang. He didn't get to do that in his last fight and I'm all about it. Let's do...
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  29. Karo Parisyan not fighting at Shark Fights 15
    Recent rumors that Karo Parisyan is returning to action at an upcoming Shark Fights event are untrue, the former UFC welterweight today told MMAjunkie.com. Parisyan was rumored to meet Strikeforce...
  30. Jon Fitch Out of UFC 132 Rematch With BJ Penn
    Still 13 weeks out from his rematch with BJ Penn at UFC 132, Jon Fitch has pulled out of the fight due to a training injury. Sources close to the UFC confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Wednesday....
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  31. UFC Welterweight Ricardo Almeida Announces His Retirement from MMA
    With a heavy heart, UFC welterweight Ricardo Almeida has announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. The Renzo Gracie black belt announced the news on his personal website on...
  32. Dana White Supports Overtime to Take Draws Out of the UFC
    The UFC has already had two pay-per-view main events end in draws this year, with neither fighter getting his hand raised in the Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard fight at UFC 125, or the B.J. Penn vs....
  33. Joey Beltran vs. Dave Herman added to UFC 131 in Vancouver
    It's "The Mexicutioner" against "Pee Wee." UFC executives today announced that Joey Beltran (12-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Dave Herman (20-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet at UFC 131. While not yet officially...
  34. Phil Baroni, Frank Trigg targeted for BAMMA 6 appearances, but contracts not yet signed
    UFC and PRIDE veterans Phil Baroni and Frank Trigg have each been targeted for an appearance at May's BAMMA 6 event, but neither has committed to the fight card. The potential bookings were first...
  35. M-1 Global Denies Fedor Emelianenko Cut From Strikeforce Contract
    Earlier today a rumor spread through the MMA community that Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko had been cut from his Strikeforce contract. The move would have likely ended Emelianenko's career on the...
  36. Randy Couture’s Next Retirement Tentatively Scheduled for April 30th
    During his 14-year MMA career, Randy Couture has ditched the UFC no less than three times — once in 1998 to pursue opportunities in Japan, the second time due to a short-lived retirement in 2006...
  37. Mike Kyle Withdraws From Gegard Mousasi Fight
    Mike Kyle has been forced to pull out of next week's fight against Gegard Mousasi due to a broken hand suffered in training, Strikeforce director of communications Mike Afromowitz confirmed with MMA...
  38. Report: Zuffa Not Intent On Signing Fedor to the UFC
    Well it looks like Dana White is sending a message to fighters whose camps think they’re bigger than the UFC. According to a report by LifeSports.ru, which cites “a source close to the fighter,”...
  39. Aaron Rosa Not Impressed by Bobby Lashley, Wants UFC Shot
    With four wins in a row, former Strikeforce fighter Aaron Rosa has put himself back in the heavyweight mix. As he recently told MMAWeekly.com, the key to his resurgence since his loss to Rafael...
  40. Matt Hughes Plans 1 or 2 Fights in 2011, But Retirement Looming
    Despite coming off of a 21-second knockout loss at the hands of BJ Penn at UFC 123 last November, Matt Hughes isn’t exactly ready to hang up the gloves. Yes, he’s been laying low since the Penn...
  41. Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now? Does Dan Hardy Deserve Another Shot in the UFC?
    Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy at UFC Fight Night 24 on Saturday night lost his third consecutive fight, to super-sized welterweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. At this level of competition...
  42. James Krause Plans More of the Same After 41-Second KO
    Admittedly, when James Krause has had opportunities to shine on the bigger stages of MMA, things didn’t work out for one reason or another. Losses in two WEC bouts followed by a loss in Bellator...
  43. Carlos Condit Would Fight Teammate Diego Sanchez Under the Right Circumstances
    As the time rapidly approaches when former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will square off for the UFC light heavyweight championship, the question about other top fighters training out of the...
  44. M-1 Challenge 24 Nets 189,000 Viewers on Showtime
    reported 189,000 viewers tuned in to watch M-1 Global’s debut on Showtime, which aired at 11 p.m. ET on March 26. M-1 Challenge 24, which was headlined by a lightweight title confrontation between...
  45. Alvarez: Rankings ‘Nonsense’
    Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez doesn't think much of the MMA media's top-10 rankings. According to the fighter, they help little when he steps into the cage. In the negotiating room,...
  46. Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center emerges as frontrunner for UFC on Versus 4
    Two strong options for the UFC's fourth Versus-broadcast event have now narrowed to one. Sources close to negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Pittsburgh's 19,000-seat...
  47. Bellator boss unconcerned with ratings decline, insists brand continues to grow
    It's hard to ignore numbers. Bellator Fighting Championships, which earlier this month kicked off its fourth season of tournament action, has seen sagging TV ratings in recent weeks despite success...
  48. Paul Daley Looking to Strikeforce Title for Leverage in UFC Negotiations
    One of the fighters put in the most awkward position by the recent Zuffa acquisition of Strikeforce is clearly Paul Daley. The brash Brit had started a UFC career at UFC 103 with a tremendous...
  49. Eddie Alvarez Issues Obligatory Criticism of UFC Fighters
    And then there was one. It’s been almost three weeks since the news broke that Zuffa, LLC. had purchased Strikeforce – this week Our Octagon Overlords allegedly began signing SF fighters to their own...
  50. Shark Fights Inks Deal With FUEL TV
    Working its way up the food chain, Shark Fight Promotions on Friday announced that they have signed a deal with FUEL TV. Link
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