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March 20th 2014

Henderson on Shogun rematch, the UFC title and TRT

Dan Henderson hopes victory over 'Shogun' Rua this weekend will launch him back into the mix for a shot at the UFC middleweight title. The former Pride and Strikeforce champion recently penned a new six-fight deal with the UFC, despite currently suffering the worst skid of his 18-year MMA career having lost his last three fights. But Sunday night's return to arms...
March 20th 2014

Penn-Edgar III set for International Fight Week double-header

The trilogy fight between BJ Penn and Frankie Edger, the culmination of their roles as opposing coaches on season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter, will headline the second consecutive live fight night at this year’s UFC International Fight Week. The world’s leading MMA promotion will stage back-to-back live events at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 5th and...
March 20th 2014

'Coach of the Year' Ludwig and Team Alpha Male Split

In one of the most surprising moves in MMA history, ‘Coach of the Year’ Duane Ludwig is leaving Team Alpha Male in May to start his own martial arts schools back home in Colorado.   Ludwig’s success in 2013 - in his debut season as a coach following a successful fighting career - was crowned in February when he stepped onto the stage at the Sixth Annual...
March 19th 2014

Woodley fires back at Rogan for UFC 171 commentary

It's been a rough week for Joe Rogan and his reputation as an MMA commentator following this past weekend's UFC 171 event. Firstly, Joe came under fire for his criticism of Hector Lombard's performance against Jake Shields and now, top welterweight Tyron Woodley has spoken out against some remarks made by Rogan during his co-main event bout against Carlos Condit....
March 19th 2014

[Exclusive] Bas Rutten wishes he fought Rickson Gracie

Champion MMA fighter-turned-actor and TV personality Bas Rutten is one of the most interesting and colourful interviews in the sport. So, when FO got a chance to sit down and speak with 'El Guapo' himself, we of course jumped at the opportunity.  In our exclusive interview, Rutten discussed his childhood, his career highlights and more.  If you could pick one...
March 19th 2014

[Video] Chael Sonnen's TUF Brazil Crib

It looks like TUF: Brazil season 3 coach Chael Sonnen was living the high life during his stay in the South American country. In a special MTV Cribs-esque video produced by the UFC, the for multi-division title contender gives viewers a tour of his temporary residence while filming the latest Brazilian edition of The Ultimate Fighter. Considering how Chael has...
March 19th 2014

[Video] Behind the scenes at UFC 169 & 170

The first of this week's Dana White video blogs offers backstage looks at UFC 169: Barao vs Faber II and UFC 170: Rousey vs McMann. "Later this week I will have another blog for you, before Sunday," promises the UFC president. Dana has taken some good-spirited jibes from fans for not always following through on his vlog guarantees. However, with UFC 171 having just...
March 19th 2014

[Video] New EA SPORTS UFC footage

EA SPORTS have released another video teasing the upcoming EA SPORTS UFC video game. The footage highlights how the virtual fighters' bodies react to a wide variety of strikes and submissions. Featuring some of the top faces in MMA including Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey and Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis, gamers and fight fans alike will be salivating at the sight of perhaps...
March 18th 2014

Who's next for Johny Hendricks?

No sooner had Johny Hendricks finally achieve his dream of becoming UFC welterweight champion than a strong group of contenders had emerged, each clamouring to be the one who gets the first shot at his belt. Hendricks may have positioned himself as the man to beat in his division, but now comes the true test of his championship quality as his watch over the title...
March 18th 2014

St-Pierre contradicts Dana's claims about behind-the-scenes talks

Georges St-Pierre has disputed Dana White's claims that he did not inform the UFC that the state of drug testing in MMA was among the reasons he walked away from the sport. “I said it even before when I met with [Dana and Lorenzo]. This, I swear,” St-Pierre said in an interview on The MMA Hour. “I met them after my fight with Johny Hendricks when I went in the...