Anything can happen when the cage door closes and Ross Pearson has come to appreciate the elements of truth in that cliche. The Ultimate Fighter season-nine winner has been forced to deal with a pair of curious outcomes in his two most recent showings, with both bouts ending in controversial fashion.
"The Real Deal's" misfortune began last October at Fight Night 30 when a questionable knee from Melvin Guillard hit Pearson's face while the Team Alliance member appeared to have a knee and a hand o read news >>
For years Tim Sylvia has been left out in the cold. Maybe it's time to bring him back in. In a recent interview, Tim Sylvia spoke about his relationship, or lack thereof, with the UFC, expressing dismay and frustration that he's been so long kept on the outside looking in. Sylvia clearly believes that the exile Dana White eagerly imposed when Sylvia left the promotion in 2008 has been unjust. And I can't help but agree. In the last few years we've seen several fighters from the mid-aughts brough read news >>
Hernani Petpetuo has high expectations for his UFC on FOX 12 showdown with Tim Means on Saturday.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
WSOF’s Jon Fitch isn’t too bent out of shape that the promotion has gone through four potential opponents before finally landing on veteran Dennis Hallman. Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>
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One door opens and another -- potentially -- closes for Chael Sonnen.
In nine months or less, Chael Sonnen will revel in the biggest accomplishment of his lifetime to date. In the process, it might cost the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
Sonnen and his wife, Brittany, are expecting their first child after getting married less than one year ago (more details here). But, conception might not have been possible without the assistance of a cocktail read news >>
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You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into Hindsight: Brown vs. Silva.
Few events have had people riding the emotional roller coaster quite like UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva. What was for many a dull and tedious card on paper came right out of the gate with some exciting, attention g read news >>
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Nate Diaz and T.J. Grant have been removed from the UFC rankings due to inactivity, opening the door for a number of lightweights to move up the ladder and into potential title contention. read news >>
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Don't close the door on Gina Carano's fighting career just yet.
On Thursday's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," Carano said she is currently "kinda considering" fighting in the UFC and is meeting with UFC president Dana White next week to discuss her future with the promotion.
"I love it," she said about fighting. "It's something I can do that makes everything else disappear. I dream about it. I just didn't know if I was ever going to get placed with the opportunity to make a comeback. So I'm read news >>
- 4 months ago
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On July 6, Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn will meet for the third time, and Edgar is confident the fight will end the same as the first two meetings, with his hand being raised in victory
Frankie Edgar has two wins against B.J. Penn; on July 6 he'll look to make it three when he faces Penn in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale fight card.
Edgar (16-4-1) and Penn (16-9-2) served as opposing coaches on the 19th season of TUF, which will debut on April 16 on Fox Sports 1. Edgar recently read news >>
- 4 months ago
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When one door slams shut, another swings wide open. No. 5 ranked bantamweight contender T.J. Dillashaw will meet UFC champion Renan Barao on two month's notice as the new main event of UFC 173, according to a report by USA Today.
The bout serves as a replacement headliner following the postponement of UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman's title defense against Lyoto Machida. Weidman is scheduled to undergo dual knee surgery next week, and his bout against Machida is now slated to headline UF read news >>
- 5 months ago
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The UFC’s recent policy change on the post-fight bonus structure took some people by surprise, but it appears to have been borne out of Dana White’s desire to empty the kitty set aside for the awards.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>