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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...
March 18th 2014

Joe Rogan defends criticism of Lombard at UFC 171

UFC commentator Joe Rogan has responded to criticism that he was too harsh on Hector Lombard during his winning performance against Jake Shields at UFC 171. "The main complaint I’ve heard about last night was that I didn’t give Lombard enough credit," Rogan posted Sunday on the UG Forum. " I LOVE that dude.  He’s scary as f**k, and when he’s blitzkrieging...
March 17th 2014

Roberts headlines Cage Warriors' return to Liverpool

Danny Roberts will make history when he becomes the first Liverpool fighter to headline an MMA show at the city’s leading events venue, the Echo Arena, when Cage Warriors returns on May 3rd.   The Next Generation MMA welterweight prospect (now 10-1) will be hoping for his sixth consecutive Cage Warriors victory as he aims to strengthen his claims for a shot at...
March 17th 2014

[Video] 4-second MMA KO

Everybody loves a quick KO in combat sports, and they don't come much quicker than this. At the recent Bash at the Beach event in South Carolina, a fighter with perhaps the longest and most bizarre nickname in MMA ('Nobody Leaves Baby in the Corner'... what?) had an extremely unsuccessful debut when he ran straight into the fist of his opponent right after the...
March 17th 2014

Sanchez blames food poisoning for UFC 171 loss

Diego Sanchez is attributing his lacklustre performance this past weekend to some bad food eaten the night before his fight. “I wasn't my self last night,” Sanchez tweeted after his loss to Myles Jury. “I sustained Food poisoning from eating a beef tar tar with raw quail egg as a appetizer at dinner” Diego's disappointing UFC 171 showing was most likely...