[autotag]Chael Sonnen[/autotag] remained a fixture in the world of MMA news when the UFC and FOX released him on Monday following a second failed drug test. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White spoke about the decision he and the UFC were faced with after learning of Sonnen's second failed test. more
Dana White announced after Saturday night's UFC on FOX show that the next network event would take place on Saturday, December 13, at the U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.No matches were announced for the show, which would be the first time the UFC has ever been in the city. Phoenix is home to two of UFC biggest stars, former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, who is scheduled to headline against Rafael dos Anjos on Aug. 23 in Tulsa, and light heavyweight Ryan Bader, who faces Ovince St. more
The UFC president responds to prodigal Lightweight Nate Diaz' recent tweets bashing Cowboy Cerrone in predictable fashion.
Well this was predictable.
UFC president Dana White apparently heard about Nate Diaz' tweet this week bashing Donald Cerrone and has his usual pithy response.
First some background. Cerrone is headlining tonight's UFC Fight Night Atlantic City against Jim Miller. Diaz is holding out for higher pay from the UFC.
With that out of the way, here's Dana's quote from UFC.com: "Nat more
DUBLIN – Conor McGregor hasn’t yet stepped in the cage in his first UFC main event, and he’s already thinking about the possibilities both for what might have been, and what could be in the future.Filed under: News, UFC more
A look at the August 23rd UFC Fight Night show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Ben Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos meet in a five-round main event.
Next month the UFC heads to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a promising looking Fight Night card that features Ben Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos in a big lightweight affair. Rather surprisingly, Francis Carmont is matched up with Thales Leites, and that's been pegged as the co-main event. It should be noted though that the poster actually promotes Demian Maia vs. Mike more
In the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, Chris Cariaso checks in at No. 11. So why is he getting a title shot with the No. 1-ranked fighter and reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?Filed under: News, UFC more
A welterweight contest between Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine is in the works for the Fight Night card in Halifax on October 4. Another important contest in the welterweight division will likely be slotted to take place in the fall, as Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine are expected to meet on the October 4 Fight Night card in Halifax.
UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani reported that he two notable welterweights are currently in preliminary talks to headline the event.
Since losing a split decisi more
No, there won't be a stadium show in Brazil as first rumored, but there are a few more UFC cards lined up for the South American nation to end the year.
The UFC has been to Brazil three times this year, but they've got four more events lined up before the year is over. Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting has confirmed the remaining Brazil schedule for 2014, which does not include the rumored stadium show in Curitiba: UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski on September 13th in Brasilia.
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SAN JOSE – Former Strikeforce standout Gina Carano is still on the UFC’s radar, but UFC President Dana White fell short on his targeted goal of closing a deal this week.Filed under: News, UFC more