Kelvin Gastelum is, by all accounts, one of the welterweight division's brightest young prospects. The underdog TUF 17 winner is 3-0 since defeating Uriah Hall in his season's finale and subsequently dropping down to 170 pounds, yet one issue continues to plague him throughout his 2014 campaign.
Gastelum required multiple attempts to reach the welterweight limit of 171 pounds prior to his March victory over Rick Story, then missed weight entirely in his follow-up fight against Nico Musoke in Jun read news >>
Former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock revealed his own reasons for hating War Machine, which had nothing to do with his recent domestic abuse case. Ken Shamrock is still on the lookout to exact vengeance on Jon Koppenhaver, but it is not in regards to the fighter's recent brutal domestic abuse incident against Christy Mack.
According to the UFC legend, Koppenhaver once took his 17-year-old daughter to Mexico only to abandon her there to fend for herself.
"The thing that's sad about this is, I started read news >>
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Thursday issued temporary suspensions to UFC fighters Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey in light of the fighters' failed post-fight drug tests in July, both of which took place in Las Vegas, NV.
Drysdale, for the second time in his short UFC career, tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his two-minute submission of Keith Berish on July 6th at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
An accomplished jiu-jitsu artist, Drysdale was previously denied a read news >>
It was announced today that Jamal Ben Saddik has been suspended for his actions in a June 29 fight with Hesdy Gerges. The decision was reached by an internal GLORY disciplinary committee and Ben Saddik's contract will expire during the suspension term.
Belgian heavyweight Jamal Ben Saddik has been issued with a six-month suspension by a GLORY disciplinary committee.
It comes after Ben Saddik's disqualification in a June 29 fight with fellow GLORY heavyweight Hesdy Gerges at Qabala FC 1 in Baku, read news >>
War Machined has been ordered to return to Nevada to face charges for allegedly beating ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. read news >>
Issues such as eye pokes and slippery Octagon surfaces have recently been a source of complaints from UFC fighters. At this point, the complaints are being heard, but only some are being addressed by the organization. read news >>
It's strange talking to T.J. Grant. For a fighter who has lost out on not one, but two golden opportunities, he's in pretty good spirits. And for an athlete who is facing the worst injury situation of his career, he's in pretty good shape. Yet, that's his reality. He's done his best to manage everything that's gone wrong without it overrun and derail his still-promising career.
"I'm feeling pretty good," Grant told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour. "I'm in great shape. I'm kinda just treat read news >>
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Warning: This is ugly, awful and terribly alarming.
Christy Mack (tweets notwithstanding) has finally broken her silence.
The retired porn star has released a full statement following an alleged attack by her ex-boyfriend, Jon Koppenhaver a.k.a. "War Machine," the welterweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who was released from Bellator last Friday night (Aug. 8, 2014) when news broke that he was (once again) in trouble with the law.
And according to Mack, it was straight up savage: Mack was read news >>
After passing out before weigh-ins nixed his first attempt at a promotional debut, Cully Butterfield is back and ready to go at Saturday World Series of Fighting 12. read news >>
Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan will begrudgingly move the promotion’s 71st show to Jordan after disagreement with the Swedish MMA Federation.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, Radio Highlight read news >>
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In a candid interview with his own website, former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn discussed his troubling performance against Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in July and hinted at issues with nutritionist and weight cut guru Mike Dolce.
"I keep going back about a lot of things," said Penn. "Was it even smart to go down to 145 pounds in the first place? Were you going to have the energy all sucked out, you know? I haven't been to 145 in about 18 years but besi read news >>