Nevada Athletic Commission chairman, Francisco Aguilar implied last month that Chael Sonnen couldn't be fined for competing at Metamoris this weekend. In the continuing saga of Chael Sonnen vs NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission), a video has surfaced showing the commission's current chairman, Francisco Aguilar giving a very contradictory statement last month, compared to the stance they've recently taken against the retired UFC star. Earlier this week, Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report was th read news >>
In addition, Juliana Lima also came in heavy (116.5) and will cough up 20 percent of her earnings. The official weigh-in event for UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" took place earlier today (Fri., July 25, 2014) from inside SAP Center in San Jose, California. For full results and video click here. Top welterweight contender and one half of the headlining act, Matt Brown, came in heavy for his "Ruthless" showdown against Robbie Lawler, tipping the scale at 172.5. He refused a second cut and as a read news >>
Well, this seems excessive. Jason High is seemingly out of mixed martial arts (MMA) work for the next 12 months because he couldn't keep his hands to himself at UFC Fight Night 42. But, it would have been worse had he not immediately apologized ... seriously. High was on the wrong end of a Rafael dos Anjos assault two weeks ago (June 7, 2014) inside Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M., compelling the referee in charge of the action, Kevin Mulhall, to intervene and call a halt to the Lightweigh read news >>
The controversial decision in the lightweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque will stand. read news >>
The Mississippi athletic commission were not fans of Quinton Jackson's antics at the Bellator 120 weigh-ins, and they claim that it almost cost him his spot on the card. The Mississippi Athletic commission's head had a lot to say to MMA Fighting about Quinton Jackson's pre-fight antics leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with King Mo Lawal. Rampage pushed Lawal at the weigh-ins, which led to a bit of a scuffle amongst the two men. That's not exactly something that's all that unusual, but Jay Lew read news >>
That's one expensive shove. Quinton Jackson may have come out the victor at this past weekend's (Sat., May 17, 2014) Bellator 120 pay-per-view (PPV) by defeating Muhammed Lawal in the main event of the evening (video), but "Rampage" was a big loser, too. To the tune of $10,000. That's the fine the Mississippi Athletic Commission (MAC) levied against the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight kingpin for pushing "King Mo" the day before at the pre-fight weigh-ins (see it ag read news >>
While the Bellator 120 headlining fight between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and "King" Mo Lawal was a complete dud, the build up to and fallout of the fight have been beyond entertaining. According to MMAFighting.com's Luke Thomas, though, the fight actually came dangerously close to not happening. Talking to the Mississippi Athletic Commission's Jon Lewis, he revealed that Jackson's shove of Lawal at the event's weigh-ins carried a $10,000 fine—something that Jackson did not take kindly to. "He g read news >>
When the two were placed face-to-face, Quinton Jackson's shove of Muhammed Lawal at the weigh-ins for Bellator 120 on Friday may have hyped the crowd and been done for dramatic flair. However, the incident cost Jackson $10,000 and nearly cost him his chance to compete on the card. According to Jon Lewis, head of the Mississippi Athletic Commission, who spoke to MMA Fighting on Monday, Jackson's push of Lawal is outside the boundaries of permissible pre-fight conduct between licensed combatants. read news >>
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has been sentenced following a DUI charge back in January. Sentencing has been passed on Tito Ortiz, who crashed his Porsche following a Playboy Mansion party in January. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion, who blew a .12 on the breathalyzer, was charged with a DUI after he crashed his car on the 405 Freeway in the early hours of the morning. After initially pleading not guilty for the DUI, Ortiz changed his plea to no contest in exchange f read news >>
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John Lineker on Friday missed weight for the third time during his UFC tenure of five fights, losing 25-percent of his pay for the infraction. read news >>
Silva was fined 50,000$ when he didn’t appear for a pre UFC 162 media event on Tuesday. The UFC middleweight champ had instead flown back home to Brazil.
Silva says he knew nothing about the media event until he was on his way to the airport. To the Brazilian news magazine Veja, he says he has never missed any commitment to the UFC and that if he had known about the media event in Los Angeles he would have never been on that plane.
But Silva also says his main priority is trainin read news >>