The UFC has been putting on more fights than ever in 2014. While the uptick in events has had its drawbacks, MMA fans have been treated to a bunch of great fights.
Following UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 on Saturday, the 2014 MMA schedule is half-completed. Before we look forward to a strong finish to the calendar, now is a good time to look back at some of the brightest moments from the past six months.
Yeah, there have been some duds. However, most fights have delivered and kept us more
Fox and the UFC are done with Chael Sonnen after the former title challenger tested positive for banned substances for a second time this year alone.
One of the immediate concerns following Saturday night's revelation that Chael Sonnen had failed yet another drug test, this time including "major performance enhancing drugs" such as HGH and EPO, was how Fox and the UFC would handle the situation. It appears that we now know the answer to that question, with Sonnen bounced from both organizations. more
Nate Marquardt closed out Saturday's UFC event in Auckland, New Zealand with a submission win over James Te Huna. However, the former middleweight title challenger still fell short of scoring the most impressive submission of the weekend.
That honor went to Charles Oliveira, who locked up an anaconda choke against Hatsu Hioki. While we have seen anaconda chokes executed previously inside the Octagon, nobody had ever forced the Japanese featherweight to tap.
For that reason alone, Oliveira's win more
Get the flop out of here! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White isn't exactly the biggest fan of soccer; or Futbol. So it's unlikely that the Las Vegas fight boss is in tuning in to the 2014 World Cup -- which is currently taking place in Brazil -- like the rest of the world is. White and UFC, however, wasted no time in taking a jab at soccer in this latest promotional video for this weekend's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sparked more
Silva says he doesn't expect his MMA career to be cut short without the now-banned treatment.
Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months after his epic, five-round brawl against Mark Hunt -- which resulted in a rare draw -- at UFC Fight Night 33 last December.
The reason? Elevated testosterone levels as a result of bad doctor's advice, according to "Bigfoot," who was approved for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) due to his battle with acromegaly.
Despite his recent setbacks, Silva eyes a more
LAS VEGAS – The lone inductee into the 2014 UFC Hall of Fame will be former welterweight champion Pat Miletich, the man who put Bettendorf, Iowa on the map. Miletich will be inducted on Sunday as part of the International Fight Week ceremonies, some 12 years after his last fight in the Octagon against Matt Lindland at UFC 36. He received a call from Dana White a couple of weeks ago asking him if he’d accept the honor. Miletich, who’s had a strained relationship with the UFC going back to the IFL more
Just in case anyone was wondering, UFC president Dana White wants us all to know the state of his company is strong, thank you very much.
"Business has never been better for us,” White told Yahoo’s Kevin Iole this week, bolstered by healthy live-gate figures from the UFC’s recent shows in New Zealand and San Antonio, as well as his estimation that paid attendance for UFC 175 could top $5 million. Iole wrote White “angrily scoffed” at recent criticisms that the world’s largest MMA organization is more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held weighs ins for UFC 175 earlier today (Fri., July 4, 2014), and saw all of the 22 fighters scheduled to compete on the card make weight, which means the 11-bout line-up that goes down tomorrow night in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now official.
Conclusion of the weigh-ins means tomorrow night's fights, headlined by a middleweight championship showdown pitting Chris Weidman against Lyoto Machida, are one-step closer to becoming a reality. All that remains are the more
Lyoto Machida will get his chance to claim the Middleweight title tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) when he battles division champion Chris Weidman at UFC 175. Does "The Dragon" have what it takes to become one of few fighters to have held titles in two different weight classes?
Later tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title is up for grabs. And for the first time in a very long time, Anderson Silva is not involved. Instead, his teammate, Ly more