With the cancellation of UFC 176, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta explained the promotion’s decision – saying he doesn’t think it had anything to do with the UFC having too many fight cards scheduled.Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos more
Video: Lorenzo Fertitta (via YouTube) explains to FOX Sports why he had no other option but to postpone UFC 176, which was set to go down on Aug. 2, 2014, after Jose Aldo suffered a neck injury that forced him out of his title fight vs. Chad Mendes. more
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Renan Barao will fight his third UFC title fight in less than seven months at Augustâ€™s UFC 177, but this time he will be in the blue corner.
The former UFC bantamweight kingpin will try to reclaim the title when he rematches T.J. Dillashaw on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas, Nev., and he changed a few things in his camp for the rematch.
"You always have to bring something new," Barao said in a media scrum in Brazil. "I accepted the fight on short notice and I wasnâ€™t 100 percent ready more
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not medically cleared to train yet, and the possibility of creating an interim title won’t make him rush back to the Octagon.
UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta admitted earlier this month that the promotion could create an interim title if the featherweight champion from Nova Uniao couldn’t return to the Octagon by October.
"No chance at all," Aldo’s coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said of the possibility of rushing his rehab to avoid an interim title.
"He’s alread more
Gilbert Burns’ neighbors in Brazil’s Niteroi state of Rio de Janeiro include Paulo Filho, Ricardo Arona, Thales Leites and Rafael dos Anjos. Now Vitor Belfort’s jiu-jitsu coach will look for his own big-time success. Filed under: News, UFC more
SAN JOSE – Following Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 card, UFC President Dana White announced a canceled rematch between featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes will headline UFC 179 on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Proving Mendes is not a "pussy."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo appears to be on the road to recovery and will indeed fight Chad Mendes for a second time when they hook 'em up at the upcoming UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is now official for Oct. 25, 2014, inside the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement at the UFC on FOX 12 post-fight press conference last Saturday (replay).
Aldo (21-1) h more
You can now watch a video of the full Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida segment from the “Countdown to UFC 175? special, which debuted Sunday on FOX Sports 1.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more
Watch Countdown to UFC 175 as it goes in depth at the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida headliner. more