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  1. Zahabi: No way GSP could fight with sprain

    Mike Whitman

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre suffered a setback on Tuesday, spraining his knee during a sparring session at Tristar Gym in Montreal and subsequently bowing out of his title defense against Carlos Condit at UFC 137. Speaking exclusi...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  2. A Conversation with 'The Natural'

    Mike Whitman

    Five-time UFC champion Randy Couture retired following a knockout loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 in April. The 48-year-old hall of famer has since turned his attention toward his fledgling career on the big screen, which includes roles in "Setup," ...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  3. NCAA champ Jenkins set to debut Dec. 2

    Mike Whitman

    Bubba Jenkins will make his MMA debut inside the Tachi Palace Fights cage. The NCAA All-American wrestler confirmed Monday to the Sherdog Radio Network's "Savage Dog Show" that he has inked a deal with the Lemoore, Calif.,-based promotion and wil...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  4. Thompson-De Fries targeted for UFC 138

    Mike Whitman

    Undefeated heavyweight prospect Philip De Fries now has an opponent for UFC 138, as he will meet fellow Brit Oli Thompson at the Nov. 5 event. confirmed Thompson's signing and the matchup with sources close to the event on Friday. Hea...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  5. Lil Nog injured, out of Franklin fight

    Mike Whitman

    UFC President Dana White has announced via Twitter that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has withdrawn from his scheduled UFC 133 light heavyweight contest against Rich Franklin. Story »...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  6. Hioki debuts against Roop at UFC 137

    Mike Whitman

    Former Sengoku featherweight champion Hatsu Hioki will make his Octagon debut against George Roop at UFC 137, the promotion announced Saturday. Headlined by a welterweight title scrap between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz, UFC 137 goes down Oc...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  7. Sonnen-Stann penciled for UFC 136

    Mike Whitman

    It appears Chael Sonnen will return to the cage sooner rather than later, as the Oregon native will likely face fellow middleweight Brian Stann at UFC 136. The event, rumored to go down Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center, has yet to be officially...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  8. Role reversal for Faber and Cruz

    Mike Whitman

    Urijah Faber was the WEC featherweight champion the first time he met and defeated Dominick Cruz in 2007. Now, the two face one another again, albeit in a different weight class, in the UFC 132 main event on Saturday in Las Vegas. Though Cruz holds t...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  9. Brett Rogers arrested, faces charges

    Mike Whitman

    Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers reportedly faces several charges after police responded to a call regarding an alleged domestic disturbance on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  10. Report: Cain Velasquez returns Nov. 19 against Junior dos Santos

    Mike Whitman

    According to a report, Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return Nov. 19 against Junior dos Santos.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  11. Pending UFC's Move, Bellator likely replacement on Spike

    Mike Whitman

    The UFC may not return to Spike TV in 2012, but the cable station may have a back-up plan to stay in the MMA business. Reports from the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have indicated that the UFC is currently engaged in talks to purcha...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  12. Barnett: Texas licensing issue a 'non-story'

    Mike Whitman

    Heavyweight Josh Barnett has responded to reports that he has not yet completed his application for license to fight in the state of Texas, where he is scheduled to face Brett Rogers in the quarterfinals of Strikeforce's 2011 heavyweight grand prix o...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  13. Florian's flight to featherweight

    Mike Whitman

    Two-time lightweight title contender Kenny Florian draws upon the experience of nutritionist Greg Lockhart and strength and conditioning coach Jonathan Chaimberg, as he prepares for his debut at 145 pounds against Diego Nunes at UFC 131. More »...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  14. Bout agreements distributed to Fedor, Hendo

    Mike Whitman

    A rumored showdown between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson is one step closer to becoming reality, as bout agreements have been distributed to the involved parties. confirmed the news with a source close to the situation on Fr...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  15. 'Indio' makes UFC debut vs. Swick in Rio

    Mike Whitman/

    Brazilian welterweight prospect Erick Silva has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut against Mike Swick at UFC 134. confirmed the match-up on Wednesday morning with a source close to the contest. Headlined by a midd...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  16. Mendes Meets Yahya at UFC 133 in Philly

    Mike Whitman/

    Chad Mendes will compete at UFC 133, just not against Jose Aldo. Instead, the Team Alpha Male product will meet another Brazilian in submission specialist Rani Yahya, the promotion announced Tuesday morning. Mendes was originally rumored to r...

    Blog | May 24, 2011