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July 24th 2014

Throwback Thursday: Josh Thomson talks Strikeforce title win

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson is set to face Bobby Green this coming Saturday at UFC on FOX 12 in a fight that, looking at the current rankings and considering injured parties, could potentially earn him a shot at the winner of Pettis vs Melendez - if not put him just one more win away from a title shot. But before he was chasing UFC gold, 'The Punk'...
July 24th 2014

Sonnen suspended for two years following NSAC hearing

Recently-retired MMA veteran Chael Sonnen has been handed a two-year suspension from competing in mixed martial arts by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Sonnen met with the NSAC yesterday, along with Vitor Belfort, to address his failed drug tests leading up to his last scheduled bout which was supposed to take place at UFC 175 on July 5th. "I don't...
July 24th 2014

Belfort granted license by NSAC, faces Chris Weidman in December

UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort yesterday met with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) at a hearing to determine whether or not he would be granted a license to compete against current champion Chris Weidman in Las Vegas. Vitor's hearing, which was streamed live on the UFC Fight Pass network, concluded with him being granted a conditional license - the...
July 24th 2014

Matt Brown: "I'm meaner, nastier, stronger and tougher than Lawler"

UFC welterweight Matt Brown will look to make it seven straight against Robbie Lawler and earn himself a shot at Johny Hendricks' title this weekend at UFC on FOX 12. "I believe I'm meaner, nastier, stronger and tougher than [Lawler]," says Brown in the current edition of Fighters Only magazine. "I'm not just saying that. I believe it. I know what I'm capable of and...
July 24th 2014

UFC "getting close" to signing Gina Carano

Talks between UFC bosses and women's MMA star-turned-movie star Gina Carano appear to be on the up, according to new reports. "I'm told the negotiations are actually doing a lot better now," reported UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani. "They're getting close. There are a lot more positives on both sides that the deal's going to get done." Things between Gina and the UFC...
July 24th 2014

Bisping ready for "douchebag" Luke Rockhold after Cung Le fight

Michael Bisping will look to get back in the win column next month when he faces former Strikeforce 185lb champ Cung Le in the main event at UFC Fight Night 48 in China. Although the interaction between Bisping and his opponent has been civil leading up to the scheduled bout (which isn't often the case where the outspoken Englishman is concerned), Michael says he...
July 24th 2014

Cormier replaces injured Gustafsson against Jones

It was announced yesterday that Alexander Gustafsson is out of his UFC 178 championship rematch with Jon Jones after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee. Replacing the Swedish light heavyweight will be undefeated #2-ranked light heavyweight Daniel Cormier. “I got on the scale at 6:45 AM this morning because I had six doughnuts yesterday. Right then I got...
July 22nd 2014

Between the Sheets: Lawler vs Brown

This weekend, UFC welterweight contenders Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler will do battle to decide who gets the next shot at Johny Hendricks' championship belt. In our regular 'Between the Sheets' feature, we offer fans a glimpse inside the pages of Fighters Only magazine and, this week, we're giving you a taster of our double-exclusive with Brown and Lawler from our...