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July 31st 2014

Alvarez vs Cerrone rumoured for UFC 178

It's rumoured that Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez could soon be joining the UFC. The news, first reported by Sherdog, is that the UFC are working on putting together a bout between Alvarez and #4-ranked 155lb fighter Donald Cerrone for UFC 178 on September 27th. Reports are unconfirmed at this time. UFC 178 is one of the most stacked...
July 31st 2014

Throwback Thursday - Nick Diaz: "I'm fighting for my life"

Nick Diaz has finally rejoined the ranks of the UFC and is set to take on pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva in arguably what is right now the most highly-anticipated upcoming fight in all of MMA. Silva vs Diaz will be the main event at UFC 183 in January next year and fans are excited at the prospect of seeing the controversial Stockton...
July 31st 2014

Drysdale and Casey fail post-fight drug tests

UFC fighters Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale have both failed post-fight drug tests following their fights earlier this month. Casey tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid. He defeated Bubba Bush at UFC 175 on July 5th via first-round TKO, however the decision has now been changed to a no-contest. Drysdale's test showed elevated...
July 31st 2014

Diaz on new UFC contract: "I can't ask for anything more."

Nick Diaz has injected some much-welcome hype and flavour into the mixed martial arts world since he signed a new deal with the UFC last week. Now set to face former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 183, scheduled for January next year, Diaz spoke to media on a special UFC conference call yesterday - reflecting on his time away from...
July 30th 2014

Sanchez considering move to 145lb to fight McGregor

Diego Sanchez has expressed an interest in competing in his fourth weight class inside the UFC. Having already fought at middleweight, welterweight and lightweight, Sanchez now says he's considering dropping to featherweight. But why would the former number-one 155lb contender make such a  big career move? As he explains, it would all be for a...
July 30th 2014

2 fights added to UFC in Sweden

The UFC have confirmed two more fights to be added to their upcoming event in Stockholm, Sweden, which is set to take place on October 4th. German veteran Dennis Siver is set to  take on Scotsman Robert Whiteford in his first UFC fight since being suspended for testing positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) following a unanimous...
July 30th 2014

MMA's Hidden Gems - 2nd August - 3rd August

Welcome back to MMA's Hidden Gems, the weekly feature where we tell you about some of the interesting match-ups that may not be on your radar. This week we take a look at a hot prospect who could very well join the UFC in the near future, plus two UFC vets who are trying to carry on their careers outside of the promotion. BAMMA Fight Night  -...
July 30th 2014

Edgar wants Swanson at UFC on FOX 13

Top UFC featherweight contender Frankie 'The Answer' Edgar is looking to move up the ladder in his division following a dominant win over BJ Penn at the TUF 19 Finale and #2-ranked Cub Swanson is the man he has his sights on. Edgar knows he and Swanson are almost neck-and-neck in the hunt for a title shot and feels a fight between the two of them...
July 30th 2014

Joe Riggs out of UFC return bout due to gun-related injury

MMA veteran Joe 'Diesel' Riggs has had to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51 after accidentally injuring himself in a gun-related accident. The UFC released the following statement: “We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While...