Alexander Gustafsson’s unexpected exit from his highly anticipated rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 178 left a huge void in the MMA universe, which was quickly filled with the announcement that Daniel Cormier would be stepping in as a replacement.
It was announced on Wednesday that the Swedish No. 1 contender was forced to withdraw from the title bout after suffering a torn meniscus in his knee during training.
Little was left up to the imagination of the UFC, who quickly went to the next man in li read news >>
Unexpected UFC Flyweight contender Chris Cariaso discusses his upcoming title fight against Demetrious Johnson and whether he was surprised to get the call from the UFC so soon. The latest scheduled Flyweight title fight may have come as a surprise to the vast majority of MMA connoisseurs, but it was something that Chris Cariaso had envisaged for a long period of time.
"When they gave me the call I was excited," Cariaso told The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani. "I was ready to take that. I was like ‘ye read news >>
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Bruno Pucci started his MMA career in late 2011, and he’s already making some noise.
A black belt in jiu-jitsu from Curitiba, Pucci moved from Brazil to Singapore to train at Evolve MMA when he was 2-0 in MMA. Months later, the Brazilian made quick work of Bashir Ahmad in his One FC debut.
Ready to take on Majee Overall on Friday at One FC 16 in Singapore, Pucci eyes the top of the featherweight division.
"My camp couldn’t be better," Pucci told MMAFighting.com. "We did a complete work with seve read news >>
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Kenny Monday talks about his unexpected release as wrestling coach of the Blackzilians. Rashad Evans later revealed it was an ongoing rift that was brewing between Monday and the camp's management that ultimately lead to the move. You often hear of fighters leaving their mixed martial arts (MMA) camps due to rifts and/or other reasons, but lately, it seems that trend has been leading to coaches doing the exact same thing.
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Chris Weidman’s unexpected double knee surgery and withdrawal from UFC 173 has forced UFC officials to shake things up, according to company President Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: UFC 173, UFC 175 read news >>
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Following Thursday’s unexpected and bold move banning testosterone replacement therapy by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>
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Mixed martial arts today lost one of its finest representatives as Tuff-N-Uff President Barry Meyer passed away. read news >>
Just when you think the featherweight division is fresh out of challengers, a young phenom offers himself up. read news >>
Promising UFC bantamweight Nick Denis caught many surprise when he announced his MMA retirement on Thursday.
As the former Ph.D. student detailed in his blog, Denis was concerned about brain injury and decided to call it quits at just 29 years old.
MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin read Denis' blog and gives his thoughts on the fighter's decision.
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MMA manager Mike Kogan received an unexpected phone call from UFC President Dana White.
One day before, he had sent an email to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and CC'd a high-ranking Zuffa executive.
The email, he told MMAjunkie.com acknowledged Zuffa's matching rights on Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal and laid out the terms of an offer recently submitted by Bellator Fighting Championships. It said that unless the company wanted to match Bellator's offer, Kogan would consider Lawal a free agent read news >>
In the wake of UFC 151’s unexpected cancellation on Thursday, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion’s next show, a Sept. 22 offering in Toronto, would become the new UFC 151. However, that plan has changed, according to a recent statement from the UFC, which asserts that the Sept. 22 bill will retain its UFC 152 moniker. read news >>