First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy first told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I we more
Bloody Elbow caught up with Urijah Faber recently to get his take on the fan interest in a catch weight fight with Featherweight top contender, Frankie Edgar as well as thoughts on ways to keep fighters from taking banned substances.
A little over a week ago, Urijah Faber met Alex Caceres in the Octagon at UFC 175. It was the main event for the televised preliminary card for the big boom summer event the UFC puts on every year for the Fourth of July weekend. Faber put on a great display of techn more
The trash talk won’t stop, and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva wants to end this rivalry inside the Octagon.
The Brazilian heavyweight continues to campaign for a match with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett when he returns from suspension, and the fact that Barnett isn’t interested in fighting him makes Silva wonder why.
"Everything he said is nothing but excuses. He’s simply afraid to fight me," "Bigfoot" said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "If a fighter comes to the media and says he more
Before a Florida bill dropped that disallows access to these records, John S. Nash was able to procure various revenue details and payout records from every major MMA promotion that hosted shows in the state for the past few years. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the first day that the provisions in Florida bill HB 775 took effect. (A summary of HB 775 can be found here.) If you had read an earlier post I did on the contents of the bill, when it was known as HB 808, and Zuffa's lobbying efforts to s more
Nate Marquardt explains how the drug testing procedures currently in place for MMA isn't strict enough.
Following his headlining win over James Te Huna at UFC Fight Night: Auckland, Nate Marquardt was asked about hot button topics now including the TRT ban and the current state of PED testing. While some may argue he isn't the perfect man to address the topic because of his past troubles with the commission, Marquardt did bring up some very valid points about how the current procedures isn't as more
Dana White alluded to a deal in Las Vegas that will make everyone understand why Jon Jones' rematch with Alexander Gustafsson is in Las Vegas. The UFC boss also said that Vegas wanted the fight more than Sweden and Toronto. more
The co-main event of the UFC 175 fight card saw women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey take on Canadian challenger Alexis Davis in a fight that would last a total of 16 seconds. One of the more anticipated fights on the UFC 175 PPV card was the women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis. Many expected Davis to put up a tough test for Rousey but that was far from the case, as the champ dominated the contest en route to her quickest title defence to date. The fight more
Highlights of the tremendous battle between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida at UFC 175.
Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida battled it out for five full rounds in the main event of UFC 175. The two men were able to go toe to toe on both a tactical and violence level as the fight evolved.
Weidman was able to win the early rounds by determining the spacing at which the fight was fought and disrupting Machida's timing.
Machida was still able to work in some brilliant body work that eventually began to more
On Saturday night, UFC 175 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida, a women's bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis and more.
The whole card had solid fights from top to bottom, with both title fights being especially memorable even though they had wildly different outcomes.
Check out a recap of who won Fight Night bonuses and pocketed a little extra cash. Performance of the Night—No. 1: Ronda Rousey W more