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UFC president Dana White says it's possible Long Island native Chris Weidman will be the next fighter to challenge Anderson Silva for his UFC middleweight title.
(Of course, he also said that Silva's next fight would be against Georges St-Pierre, and said the same thing about Jon Jones as well, so take this for what it's worth.)
“That fight’s closer and more possible than people think,"...Read more »
This comes with the understanding that pre-taped reality television shows such as "The Ultimate Fighter" are edited in such a way as to create "characters" and create/manufacture/manipulate drama.
And now, a note of the fighters on Jon Jones' team: Get over yourselves about picking fights and matchups. Just win your fight and shut up.
Bubba McDaniel...Read more »
Embedded above these words (or via the "play" button on our apps), you'll find the UFC 156 video preview, featuring analyst Joe Rogan (with a Kenny Florian cameo) talking about the fairly stacked card for this Saturday.
Jose Aldo defends his featherweight title against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in the main event, and Alistair Overeem fights Antonio "Bigfoot"...Read more »
The last time Ryan LaFlare fought inside a steel cage, everyone loved Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, Carmelo Anthony was a Denver Nugget and LeBron James was still a month away from making "The Decision."
Out of action for more than two and a half years because of injuries, LaFlare returned Friday night to the same set of results as every one of his previous fights: victory.
LaFlare,...Read more »
What business does a guy who weighs two pounds per inch of his height have knocking guys out?
“It comes from my butt," said the 5-foot-3, 125-pound John Dodson. "It’s all in my hips. The sad part is I’m not even trying to be funny with that one.”
There are plenty of times when the UFC flyweight is cracking jokes and giving reporters amusing quotes to stick in stories and break...Read more »
Fans have been clamoring for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre for at least two years now. Sometimes, it appears close, and sometimes GSP fights Nick Diaz and Silva fights Stephan Bonnar.
The stirring about for a Silva-Jon Jones fight is a little newer.
Still, UFC president Dana White continues to say middleweight champion Silva will fight both the welterweight champion GSP and light...Read more »
Matt Hughes is officially putting down the 4-ounce gloves and going corporate.
The UFC Hall-of-Famer and two-time welterweight champion announced his retirement Thursday along with his new career path: Vice President of Athlete Development and Government Relations.
It is a newly created position and coincides with the MMA promotion's new conduct policy. Exactly what those guidelines...Read more »
Above these words, on both the website and our apps, you'll see the first of our videos from Wednesday's sitdown with Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. This particular video focuses on their time coaching fighters on Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter," which began airing this week.
But here's a fun little story from earlier that day.
During the informal lunch at Carmine's, a family...Read more »
Some of it is in French, most in English and some in Nick Diaz.
Watch the entire news conference from Montreal as the UFC begins the hype for UFC 158 with Georges St-PIerre defending his welterweight title against Diaz on March 16.
The video is 40 minutes, but you can skip the first 90 seconds and watch/listen at your leisure....Read more »
Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter" kicked off Tuesday night with 14 elimination-round fights. Here are some quick thoughts on each:
Adam Cella vs. Jake Heun
Cella withstood a wild array of punches and kicks from Heun, then held on through the slam and won by armbar submission. Impressive display.
Zak Cummings vs. Nik Fekete
Cummings threw one punch in the opening...Read more »