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  1. News From Japan: Yoshiyuki Yoshida To UFC, More Akiyama Turmoil, More
    Japanese prospect Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the Cage Force Welterweight (170) Tournament Champion, is reportedly on his way to UFC. Yoshida's management confirmed the offer of a 4-fight deal with Zuffa and...
  2. Rick Roufus not cleared to fight Mark Kerr at WCO
    Rick Roufus will not be facing Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride veteran Mark Kerr at this weekend’s World Cagefighting Organization/Valor Fighting event in San Diego according to the...
  3. Alessio Off 2/1 HCF Card
    Hardcore Championship Fighting announced Wednesday that John Alessio is off their 2/1 event due to a knee injury. No replacement has been named yet for his fight against Derrick Noble. Article
  4. Tank To Headline TKO Again?
    The TKO promotion revealed earlier this week that Tank Abbott vs. Steve Bosse may headline the TKO 33 event in March. Their scheduled fight at TKO 32 in February was postponed due to a Bosse injury....
  5. Angle On IFL, Shamrock Allegations
    Former WWE Champion and current TNA Wrestling Champion Kurt Angle recently responded to allegations by the IFL and Ken Shamrock over Angle turning down a fight with Shamrock for a future IFL show,...
  6. Dida, Ruas Starting New Camp In Brazil
    Former Chute Boxe members Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Murilo "Ninja" Rua, and Andre "Dida" Amade have begun the process fo forming their new camp, Universidade da Luta (UDL), which in English translates...
  7. Exclusive: IFL Comments on UFC Champion Randy Couture
    So, what is Randy Couture's involvement in the IFL Mixed Martial Arts league? Rumors have been swirling around the MMA world regarding the reigning UFC Champion, whose contract dispute or retirement...
  8. "World Champion"; What the heck does that mean?
    When it came time to put together an MMA “champions” list - http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/7637366 - for FoxSports.com, InsideFighting was happy to help but we also knew that we would just be...
  9. White has UFC as dominant MMA force
    You blow your nose with a Kleenex, you Xerox a document. Sure, there are plenty of tissue makers and even more companies producing copy machines, but Kleenex and Xerox achieved the unthinkable — the...
  10. Sherk Title Shot In May, Not April
    The original plan was for Sean Sherk to face the BJ Penn-Joe Stevenson winner for the UFC Lightweight Championship at the April UFC 84 in Canada. Not happening. It'll be May 24 in Vegas. Article
  11. Tito Ortiz: I Run A Multibillion Dollar Company
    That quote from Tito Ortiz during last night's "Celebrity Apprentice" in reference to his Punishment Athletics clothing line. It might be an effort by Tito to stay on the show, rumors are he could be...
  12. Parisyan-Alves At UFC 84?
    That's the plan according to MMAWeekly, with the winner possibly putting himself in good position for a UFC Welterweight Title shot. Article
  13. Jon Fitch Hosting UFC 80 Party
    UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch will be hosting a meet-and-greet and UFC 80 viewing party on January 19 in Toronto. The event is ahead of an MMA seminar he will be holding the next day. Article
  14. Speer-Johnson Likely For UFN 13
    TUF 6 runner-up Tommy Speer, who lost to Mac Danzig in the TUF 6 Final, is expected to return to the Octagon at UFN 13 in April. Anthony Johnson is expected to be Speer's opponent. Article
  15. Jeff Joslin Not Returning At UFC 84
    The injury bug continues to pester Jeff Joslin. UFC hoped to have him return at UFC 84 in April in Canada, but Joslin now says he won't be healed form his latest injury in time. He hasn't fought in...
  16. Brandon Vera On His Fight With Tim Sylivia: "I’m ashamed to have been a part of it."
    Brandon Vera has seemingly flown under the radar since his unanimous decision loss to Tim Sylvia at UFC 77. Vera revealed after the fight that he broke his hand in the very first exchange of the...
  17. Baroni to Japan - Phil Baroni Takes the World Victory Road
    Fledgling Japanese mixed martial arts promotion World Victory Road on Friday announced that Phil Baroni would face Sanae Kikuta at its March 5 event at the Yoyogi National Stadium Gym in Tokyo. The...
  18. Davis' change led to success
    It didn't take too many occurrences of signing for a $15,000 purse and walking home with just $5,000 to sour Marcus Davis on professional boxing. He was, he says proudly, a fighter all his life and...
  19. Kenny Florian Confirms April 2 Fight with Joe Lauzon
    LINK Kenny Florian (7-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), “The Ultimate Fighter 1” middleweight runner-up who parlayed the TV appearance into a top contender’s standing in the UFC’s lightweight division, has confirmed...
  20. Thiago Silva Interview
    Interview with Thiago Silva, he talks about finding a camp in the United States, his thoughts on his former teamates shogun and wandy, and announces that he will be facing Rashad in May. link
  21. UFC Signs French Fighter Samy Schiavo to Four-Fight Deal
    With the UFC committed to expanding its European fan base, the search for international talent continues. One benefactor of the recruiting? Frenchman Samy Schiavo (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC). According to...
  22. Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le
    Frank Shamrock will defend his Strikeforce middleweight title against Cung Le on the second Strikeforce and EliteXC joint show scheduled for March 29 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. according...
  23. Former TUF Fighter Released
    Dorian Price had a short stay on The Ultimate Fighter 6, and an even shorter stay in UFC. He has been released from his contract by UFC and will head to the Miami Gracie Academy for training. Article
  24. UFC Signs Croatian Grappler
    Mirko Cro Cop now has some company in UFC. Fellow Croatian Goran Reljic, a grappler with a perfect 8-0 MMA record, has signed with UFC and may debut at UFC 83 on March 8. Article
  25. Roy Nelson Talks Trash About IFL Salary Structure
    LIterally-IFL fighter Roy Nelson, in a recent interview, talked some trash about the IFL Salary Structure and their business practices, among other topics. Article
  26. Penn wants St Pierre rematch
    BJ PENN has revealed he wants a rematch with Georges St Pierre and says he would beat the Canadian sensation if they clashed again. ‘The Prodigy’ lost to St Pierre at UFC 58 by split decision but...
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  27. 411 MMA Fact or Fiction 01.12.08
    Should Georges St. Pierre really be ranked ahead of Anderson Silva on p4p charts? What kind of edge if any does marijuana provide before a fight? Will Matt Hamill defeat Stephan Bonnar on TUF 7...
  28. New Fedor interview
    Link (in Japanese) As translated by a Sherdogger: Happy New Year, Fedor! I imagine that you've started 2008 feeling good. Yes. I'm feeling very good (smile) After your fight yesterday, it looked...
  29. Two fights off WCO card
    LINK Tiki / Ambrose is off (Ambrose no-show at weigh-in) Marrero / Magalhaes is off because Marrero declined the fight Kerr / Roufus has been changed since Roufus couldn't get licensed
  30. Not So Fast-Baroni's Next Fight Not Set
    Although the Japanese World Victory Road promotion announced Phil Baroni for it's March 5 event, that announcement seems to be premature. Baroni's manager said such a deal has not been signed and...
  31. Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le Set for March 29
    Strikeforce and Elite XC will present their second joint show, headlined by Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Le in a five-round fight for the Strikeforce middleweight title, on March 29 at the HP Pavilion in...
  32. UFC 85: Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva fight possible
    There’s significant a light heavyweight showdown in the works between Rashad Evans (11-0-1) and Thiago Silva (12-0) that could go down during the pay-per-view (PPV) event slated for May 24 in Las...
  33. Breaking News: Saturday's WCO Event Cancelled
    Saturday's Valor promoted World Cagefighting Organization card at the San Diego Sports Arena has been cancelled by the California State Athletic Commission due to funding issues, Sherdog.com learned...
  34. UFC Close to Budweiser Sponsorship?
    Multiple sources within the industry have told MMAPayout.com that the UFC is on the verge of consummating a deal with Budweiser. Negotiations reportedly began as part of the UFC's negotiations with...
  35. Octagon Girls Featured on E! Tonight
    Tune in to the E! Original Special tonight as they profile the famed Octagon Girls of the UFC in a Countdown of Las Vegas' 12 Sexiest Jobs. The special premieres tonight at 6pm ET/PT and features an...
  36. The EXC-UFC War Of Words Continues
    Once again EliteXC President Gary Shaw has less-than-kind words for UFC President Dana White. His latest comments relate to UFC's dominance in the market and how EXC's emergence has forced UFC to...
  37. Jeff Joslin, Wander Braga and Luke Stewart Interviews...
    I posted interviews with all fighters here Interviews Did this interview with Joslin a couple weeks ago. Very underrated fighter and it's great he's getting another chance. Anyone who hasn't seen his...
  38. Finger Pointing Replaces Fights
    At least Mark Kerr got his 20 percent. While "The Smashing Machine" had planned on collecting $15,000 Saturday night, he like his opponent and 16 other mixed martial artists learned they wouldn't...
  39. Cage Rage To Hold First Female MMA Fight Since '04
    The UK-based Cage Rage promotion has announced Aisling Daley vs. Aysen Berik for it's March 8 event in London, which will be the first women's MMA fight the promotion has hosted since February 2004....
  40. Chute Boxe Rep Surprised At Statements
    When Chute Boxe leader Master Rafael Cordeiro announced plans to open a training facility in Los Angeles and had severed ties with former US rep Roberto PIccinini, apparently nobody told Piccinini...
  41. Da Spyder Begins His Comeback
    Coming off his first UFC loss to Patrick Cote in August, TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove hopes to get back in the win column against Alan Belcher at UFC 80. Article
  42. Sean Sherk Still on the Defensive Over Steroids
    Sean Sherk is so compulsive about his health, if he sees a person smoking a cigarette in a car in front of him, he pulls into another lane to be as far away from the second-hand smoke as possible....
  43. MMA Executive: Jason MacDonald vs. Joe Doerksen at UFC 84
    In a recent blog entry, UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald (19-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) stated that he would be fighting on the UFC 84 card in Montreal. We now apparently know his opponent: Joe Doerksen (39-11...
  44. The Science of MMA
    I just saw this, it says its on the national geographic channel so keep an eye out for it. Should be interesting to watch an they have some well known faces on the show. Sorry heres the Link
  45. It’ll be a real turf war: Florian vs. Lauzon
    Link Local UFC fans will be faced with a difficult decision: Root for the Dover guy or the East Bridgewater guy ... Joe Lauzon or Kenny Florian.
  46. Focused BJ Penn ready to make history
    With win, would become second man to win titles in two UFC weight classes If you were to visit any mixed martial arts event anywhere around the world and poll the fighters on who was the most gifted...
  47. MMA Analytics 01.14.07: UFC's Welterweights Suddenly Stagnant
    With Georges St. Pierre's recent win over Matt Hughes, it seems that Pierre has become a dominant opponent for nearly everyone in the Welterweight division. This poses problems of who will be able to...
  48. 411's MMA Roundtable 1.14.08: 2007 - A Year to Remember
    Fans would be hard-pressed to find a twelve-month stanza in Mixed Martial Arts history filled with as many memorable moments as 2007. Dubbed by many as "The Year of the Upset", the MMA world would...
  49. Nam Phan Interview...Strikeforce plans, turning down the UFC, etc.
    Just did a story and interview with Nam. He talks about his upcoming bouts with Strikeforce and Gladiator Challenge...why he turned down the UFC and what he thinks of Roger Huerta, his professional...
  50. Baroni Will Fight In Japan, Returns To AKA
    Contrary to recent reports about Phil’s Baroni’s current fight status, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed through American Kickboxing Academy’s management team that he will indeed face Pancrase veteran...
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