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July 9th 2014

UFC 176 cancelled due to Aldo withdrawal

The UFC have made the decision to axe their upcoming UFC 176 pay-per-view event, originally slotted for August 2nd, after main event fighter and featherweight champ Jose Aldo was forced to withdraw from the event due to a shoulder injury. The scheduled headline bout between Aldo and title challenger Chad Mendes is now expected to take place at a later date. Other...
July 8th 2014

Between the Sheets: Junior Dos Santos Q&A

Every week we give MMA fans a special sneak peek between the pages of Fighters Only magazine with a look at our most high-profile interviews and special features. This week in 'Between the Sheets', we preview our exclusive interview with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.  In this double-page Q&A feature, JDS discusses the best aspects of his...
July 8th 2014

Rogan explains Rousey-UFC 176 question controversy

Almost as soon as Ronda Rousey dispatched her latest challenger, Alexis Davis, at UFC 175 this past Saturday, the reigning UFC women's champ was being asked about her willingness to defend her title again in less than a month's time. The question was posed to her in her post-fight interview if she would be willing to fight in the main event at UFC 176 on August 2nd...
July 8th 2014

[Video] Cat Zingano's flying armbar win at Grapplers Quest

Top female UFC bantamweight contender Cat Zingano made a triumphant return to competition this past weekend with a sensational win at Grapplers Quest. Zingano stepped onto the mat on Saturday July 5th to take part in the grappling tournament being held as part of the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas. Going against Liz Exell, Cat was able to submit her opponent in fast and...
July 8th 2014

UFC 175 salaries: Weidman highest earner

UFC 175 saw four of the 20 competing athletes on the card earn six-figure fight purses, including main event men Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida. With a unanimous decision victory over Machida on Saturday night, Weidman's win bonus brought his total earnings to $450K. Meanwhile his Japanese-Brazilian opponent took home the handsome consolation of $200K. On top of...
July 7th 2014

Edgar reflects on bittersweet victory over Penn

Despite dominating BJ Penn en-route to a third round TKO stoppage, former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar admits the win is still a bittersweet one. Edgar became only the second man to finish 'The Prodigy' via strikes at the TUF 19 Finale, something he hadn't managed to do in their two previous meetings. However, with the finish, Edgar also became the man to...
July 7th 2014

Faber looking for 'Kid' Yamamoto fight next

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber may have no interest in fighting teammate and current UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw, but 'The California Kid' wouldn't mind facing a fellow legend in 'Kid' Yamamoto next. Faber, who defeated Alex Caceres in an entertaining back-and-forth scrap in the Fox Sports 1 prelims main event for UFC 175, was asked by FO if...
July 7th 2014

Tate impressed by Rousey's UFC 175 performance

Despite being one half of one of the biggest rivalries to ever grace the sport, former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha Tate  couldn't help but give her arch-rival Ronda Rousey credit for her spectacular performance against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Rousey needed all of 16 seconds to obliterate Davis, crushing the Canadian with a devastating overhand...
July 7th 2014

MMA Legend BJ Penn announces retirement

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn has retired from MMA after losing to arch-rival Frankie Edgar for a third time at the TUF 19 Finale last night. 'The Prodigy', who began his MMA career 13 years ago at UFC 31, hung up his gloves after being beaten from pillar to post by Edgar for three rounds before succumbing to strikes four minutes and...