News

October 22nd 2014

BAMMA signs undefeated talent Jack McGann

UK-based MMA promotion BAMMA have announced the signing of undefeated British lightweight fighter Jack McGann, who will face Kayvan Fallah at BAMMA 17. McGann, previously tipped as one to watch in the pages of Fighters Only magazine, is 6-0 in pro MMA and has won all of his fights via stoppage in the first round. He is the son of Anthony McGann, head coach at...
October 22nd 2014

Hidden Gems: Bellator 130 & UFC 179

MMA fans have got both Bellator and UFC shows to look forward to this week, and with it being the UFC's first show in three weeks - an unusually long lay-off for the promotion in this modern era - fans should be especially excited. Read below for just a couple of picks from fights under the headlining bouts of both Bellator 130 and UFC 179 which fans may find worth...
October 22nd 2014

"I could rest my balls on your forehead," McGregor tells Mendes

Chad Mendes is set to face UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo in a rematch for the title this weekend at UFC 179. But before he throws down with Aldo in Brazil, Chad appeared on BT Sport's UFC Beyond the Octagon along with fellow featherweight fighter Conor McGregor. McGregor has stirred up some heat between Mendes (along with numerous other fighters in the...
October 22nd 2014

Cung Le's suspension lifted by UFC

The UFC have rescinded the one-year suspension placed on middleweight fighter Cung Le after he tested positive for elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH) following his UFC Fight Night 48 loss to Michael Bisping. “He’s undecided,” Le's manager, Gary Ibarra, told MMAjunkie regarding what's next for Cung in his career following this new development. “We...
October 22nd 2014

[Video] UFC 179 Embedded (episode 1)

It's fight week and so, in the run-up to this Saturday's UFC 179 event, the new series of the popular web show Embedded kicks off with a look inside the fight prep of main event fighters Chad Mendes and featherweight champ Jose Aldo. "Chad Mendes opened his big mouth after [Renan] Barao lost to TJ Dillashaw," says Aldo's Muay Thai trainer, three-time UFC...
October 21st 2014

Gustafsson vs Evans in the works for early 2015

The UFC are reportedly looking at setting up a light heavyweight contest between top-five fighters Alexander Gustafsson and Rashad Evans. The bout looks to be in the works for January next year in Gustafsson's home country of Sweden. Gustafsson hasn't fought since his TKO victory over current #11-ranked 205lb'er Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 37 in March. He was...
October 21st 2014

Royce Gracie says "it's personal" between him and Eddie Bravo

Following his grappling contest with Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 in March, Eddie Bravo got into a verbal altercation (pictured) with Royler's brother, UFC 1 tournament champion Royce Gracie. The argument was allegedly initiated by Royce, who accused Bravo of saying negative things about the Gracie family in the past. Eddie denies Royce's claims and, to his credit,...
October 21st 2014

[Video] Mendes commentates on his KO loss to Aldo

Chad Mendes will get another chance to take the UFC featherweight title from Jose Aldo this Saturday at UFC 179 in a long-awaited rematch. Mendes fell short in the pair's first meeting at UFC 142, losing via KO in the first round. In a new video, Mendes sits down with UFC announcer Jon Anik and watches footage of his first fight against Aldo and give his thoughts as...