The UFC seeks to randomly drug test a certain percentage of its fighters under contract by the end of the year, according to an official, and could start within the next three or four months.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
In the wake of high-profile drug test failures and mounting pressure to lead change, UFC officials announced Wednesday they will enhance their out-of-competition drug testing efforts.
New policies and procedures could be in place later this year. The report comes courtesy of ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto. The UFC is currently soliciting proposals from independent agencies that could contract with the UFC to conduct the actual testing.
"Unannounced blood and urine [testing] is going to happen, hopeful read news >>
The UFC’s next Fight Night card goes down on September 5 at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, and has the potential to be 2014’s best fight card on free TV. A middleweight battle between Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza headlines the event, and Alistair Overeem will take on the returning “Big” Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
It’s no coincidence that the UFC chose this particular event to showcase so many great matchups. Just up the road at Mohegan Sun Arena, Bellator MMA will read news >>
Metamoris has been getting bigger pretty consistently over the past year or so.
From people who dabble in jiu-jitsu to hardcore grappling aficionados to dudes looking for some hipster fight-sport cred, the submission-only grappling showcase has developed a decent following.
As it's grown, so too has its relationship with UFC competitors looking to bridge the gap between fights. Names like Josh Barnett and Chael Sonnen competed most recently, while former UFC competitors such as Dean Lister and V read news >>
Heavyweight kickboxing prospect Benjamin Adegbuyi was flown to Sweden earlier this year specially to prepare Alexander Gustafsson for his fight with Jimi Manuwa. Both expressed deep respect for each other's skills afterwards and will train together again. In the meantime, Gustafsson is backing Adegbuyi as a GLORY title contender.
UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson today lent his support to Benjamin Adegbuyi's campaign for a shot at the GLORY heavyweight title.
Rico Verhoeven wo read news >>
While the MMA world’s attention was focused on the UFC’s doubleheader this past weekend, what was perhaps the flashiest knockout occurred in a small show in California.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
James Vick’s eagerness to compete in front of the Texas faithful in his home state resulted in an unwelcomed layoff from competition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Eddie Alvarez is happy to be fighting Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, saying that he's at a point in his career where he only wants "big fights" that excite the fans.
Eddie Alvarez signing with the UFC was a significant move as he was one of the few fighters outside the UFC who comes in immediately as a top tier title contender. With the hold the UFC has on the sport of MMA at this point, most have to climb the ranks within the promotion's structure, but Alvarez made his name fighting for Dream in Ja read news >>
After more than a year away, T.J. Grant is nearing a return to the Octagon. read news >>
After three years in the amateur ranks, Hawaiian native Kailin Curran turned pro in 2013 and so far the move has proven successful. She's now part of the UFC's new strawweight division. read news >>
See the official results for our 2014 Bloody Elbow half-year MMA awards. Best fight was one category that was decided by the thinnest of margins.
Well we're in the middle of August, and technically that means we're a month over the half-year mark, but it's reasonably close enough. After a week long stretch of voting for best KO, best submission, best fight, and several other categories, the results are in.
Obviously what stands out is how razor-thin "Best Fight" and "Best Fighter" turned out to read news >>