UFC Plans 5 Shows In Canada For 2014

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The UFC has bumped their live shows in Canada from three per year to five. While the promotion plans to return to Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, they will also visit Quebec City, QC and Halifax, NS for the first time. It will also mark the … Read the rest

Pat Barry Takes Leave From MMA, May Return To Kickboxing

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UFC Heavyweight Pat “HD” Barry has decided to step away from the sport of MMA and has been released from his UFC contract.

His manager, Brian Butler, released the following statement regarding the move:

“After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent … Read the rest

Depending On Superbowl, UFC 169 Could Move To Feb. 2nd

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With less than desirable weather in the forecast for East Rutherford, NJ this weekend, there is a possibility that the NFL could move the Superbowl, which is scheduled for Sunday February 2nd to Saturday February 1st.

If that were to happen the UFC plans to move UFC 169, which is … Read the rest

Video: Ken Shamrock Comes Clean Regarding Steroids


Ken Shamrock was a guest on AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” this last week and discussed his prior use of performance enhancing drugs:

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Vitor Belfort Likely To Run Into Issues With NSAC

If the UFC hopes to have the next middleweight title fight in the state of Nevada, they could run into brick walls regarding number one contender Vitor Belfort.

NSAC chairperson Francisco Aguilar spoke with MMAJunkie this week and explained to them that Belfort will basically need to go through the … Read the rest

Rampage Jackson: 2008 Car Chase Was To Save Friend

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Earlier this week, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was a guest on MMAJunkie Radio and discussed his infamous 2008 case chase in which he he other vehicles, put a fright into pedestrians, and eventually would be stopped by armed police.

Why exactly the events of that day happened but during the interview, … Read the rest

Welterweight Semi-Finals Highlight Bellator 116 Card

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Newport Beach, Cailf. (January 20, 2014) – Bellator MMA is bringing The Toughest Tournament In Sports back to Southern California as Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts the Welterweight Tournament Semifinals Friday, April 11th live on Spike TV. The night will also feature a light heavyweight showdown between Vladimir Matyushenko and … Read the rest

Rampage Jackson, King Mo, Added To Bellator 110 Card

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Newport Beach, Cailf. (January 20, 2014) – Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night … Read the rest

Chris Leben Retires From Mixed Martial Arts

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After eleven years of competition, Chris “The Crippler” Leben has officially hung up the 4oz gloves and has retired from MMA.

Leben made the announcement earlier today on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani.

The 33 year old Leben leaves the sport after thirty-three professional fights and holds a record … Read the rest

WSOF 8 Recap And Results

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Undefeated Justin Gaethje (11-0) claimed World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF) inaugural lightweight belt with an impressive first-round stoppage of a very tough Richard Patishnock (6-2).

The two tangled in the headlining contest of Saturday’s NBCSN-broadcast “World Series of Fighting 8: Gathje vs. Patishnock” event, which took place at Seminole Hard … Read the rest

Keith Kizer Steps Down As NSAC Executive Director

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Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer has stepped down and resigned his position effective January 27th.

News of Kizer’s decision broke yesterday.

He detailed his reasons in an interview with Mike Chiapetta:

“Dana and I have a good relationship,” Kizer told FOX Sports on Friday … Read the rest

Unstoppable: The Best Of WSOF To Air January 4th

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LAS VEGAS (Jan. 1, 2014) – 2013 was an incredible year for the World Series of Fighting, complete with exciting world-class fights, championship belts, and expansion into international territories such as Canada, Japan and Brazil. If you missed any of the action, you can relive some of WSOF’s finest moments … Read the rest

Happy New Year From MMANews.com

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From those of here at MMANews.com to all of our readers around the world. Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

We’d love to here what your favorite MMA moments were from the past year. Let us know below in the comments section or on our Facebook pageRead the rest

Justin Gaethje and Lewis Gonzalez Headline World Series Of Fighting 8

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LAS VEGAS (Dec. 19, 2013) – Justin Gaethje (10-0) will face a dangerous Lewis Gonzalez (9-0) for the World Series of Fighting’s inaugural lightweight title in the Jan. 18 event titled “World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Gonzalez,” which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino … Read the rest

Nick Diaz Turns Down Carlos Condit Fight, Could Return In May

If you were hoping to see Nick Diaz return to the UFC due to Georges St. Pierre vacating the UFC Welterweight Title, think again.

UFC President Dana White spoke about Diaz following UFC on FOX 9 this past weekend and explained that he offered Diaz a number one contenders fight … Read the rest