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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The UFC have rescinded the one-year suspension placed on middleweight fighter Cung Le after he tested positive for elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH) following his UFC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...
October 21st 2014

2 fights added to BAMMA 17

BAMMA have announced that Martin '50 Cal' Stapleton has signed an 18-month deal with the promotion and is set to face Jeremy 'Ninja' Petley at BAMMA 17. Stapleton trains out of SBG Manchester and sports a record of 14-4, including five wins by way of KO/TKO. He most recently defeated Kostadin Enev via TKO at Full Contact Contender 11 this past Saturday. "Jeremy is...
October 20th 2014

Royce Gracie believes Brazilian fighters are lacking in strategy

There was a time not long ago when Brazilian fighters were sitting comfortably at the top of the MMA world, with champions spread across multiple divisions in the UFC. Now though, with former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao all being dethroned in the past two years, it...
October 20th 2014

[Video] Bellator 129 highlights

Bellator 129 went down this past Friday at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the main event, welterweights Paul Bradley and Josh Neer fought in a three-round affair. In the co-main event, former UFC fighter Houston Alexander took on late-replacement opponent Virgil Zwicker after original opponent James Thompson pulled out due to injury. Watch the...