Anderson Silva And Georges St-Pierre Fight Almost Happened

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One year ago, the biggest possible fight in the history in MMA was a superfight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre. Now at this current time, Silva has lost two times and in his most recent fight against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Silva broke his leg in the fight. St-Pierre defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November and announced he was vacating the welterweight title and isn’t sure if he will return. The possible superfight was a lot closer though than people ever realized.

Marcos Villegas was in California at media day for the Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley fight that will take place on April 12. Villegas spoke to Pacquiao head trainer Freddie Roach, who has helped St-Pierre work on his standup in the past. Roach gave some insight into the possible superfight and more.

You can see why St-Pierre took a break especially with the migraine headache issue. Do you think the superfight would have happened if Silva would have beat Weidman?

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Mighty Morphin Power Ranger Challenges CM Punk To A MMA Fight

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CM Punk hasn’t stated whether he will be returning to the WWE. Someone from outside the wrestling world though has challenged the former WWE champion to a fight.

Jason David Frank who was the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger challenged Punk to a MMA fight in a post on his Instagram account.

Frank has a MMA record of 1-0 and an amateur record of 4-0.

Punk who is an avid MMA fan practicing Brazilian Ji-Jitsu under the guidance of Rener Gracie hasn’t responded to Frank’s challenge at this time.

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UFC, Bellator And Boxing Join Together For Cleveland Clinic for Fighters Brain Health Study (Video)

Who would have ever thought that we would ever see fighters and executives from MMA and boxing in the same room? We got that today as we seen the personalities took part today in the Support Professional Fighters Study at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health that took place in Washington D.C.

The notables that attended were UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, number one contender to the light heavyweight title Glover Teixeira, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, Spike TV president Kevin Kay, world champion boxer Bernard Hopkins, U.S. Senators Harry Reid and John McCain.

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Video: Jon Jones Doesn’t Seem Too Thrilled To See Georges St-Pierre At Super Bowl Party

We have seen a lot of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre since he announced he was taking some time away from the sport. The former champion was in New York for Super Bowl weekend and TMZ saw St-Pierre. The cameraman tell St-Pierre that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was right behind him. You can see Jones mouthing staring at St-Pierre and then shaking his head “No” to the cameraman. Jones awkwardly hugged St-Pierre and talked for second. The two then shook hands again and St-Pierre walked off with Jones behind.

The two were teammates at former Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in New Mexico. Jones will defend his UFC light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Jessica Eye Receives A “Probate Suspension” Fight At UFC 170 Still A Go


The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation had announced on Saturday that October’s UFC 166 women’s bantamweight bout between Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman was overturned from an Eye split decision victory to a no-contest. No one knew why the fight overturned when the announcement was made.

TLDR announced earlier that the reason the fight was overturned was due to Eye testing positive for a “prohibited drug” and was fined $1,875 and placed on a “one year fully probated suspension.” The suspension means that Eye is on probation as long as she complies with the administrative order and can still fight in the interim. Eye next competes in the cage at UFC 170 on Saturday, February 22 against Alexis Davis.

Eye has vehemently denied what the TLDR has said she did.

The UFC has yet to comment on the situation.

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UFC 169 Recap: Renan Barao, Jose Aldo Retain Titles

faber-baraoBrian and Steve recap UFC 169 including Renan Barao retaining the bantamweight championship in a controversial decision against Urijah Faber and Jose Aldo defeating Ricardo Lamas to remain the featherweight champion along with the spectacular fight between Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner, the upcoming fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, a big ruling regarding TRT for the bout, Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen and more on other possible matchups.

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Jose Aldo And Renan Barao Retain Their Titles At UFC 169


Last night’s UFC 169 can be deemed as a night of decisions with the main card going just as expected. In the main event, Renan Barao retained his UFC bantamweight championship by defeating Urijah Faber by first round TKO. In the co-feature Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision to retain the UFC featherweight championship.

The main event to a lot of people seemed to end controversially. In what was a back and forth first round, Barao landed a kick and then an overhand hand that sent Faber stumbling and Barao pouncing on Faber, but Faber was able to get back up to his feet. Faber started swinging wildly and then Barao landed an overhanded right that sent Faber face planting. Barao pounced on Faber landing 14 unanswered shots to the side of the head. The champion was looking at referee Herb Dean. Dean told Faber to do something and Faber gave a thumbs and that wasn’t enough him as he stopped the fight.

Aldo made his eighth straight title defense in defeating Lamas last night. The champion controlled the fight from the get go with thunderous outside leg kicks and punch combinations. Lamas was game though as tried to push the pace, but was unable to do so. The challenger had a bright moment in the final round as he had top position on Aldo and landed some good ground and pound, but was unable to finish the fight.

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UFC 169 Video: Ricardo Lamas Says He Plans on Bringing “Heart And Balls” Against Jose Aldo

We talk to Ricardo Lamas as he will be in the co-main event against Jose Aldo at UFC 169 on Saturday night for Aldo’s UFC Featherweight Championship. Lamas discusses the journey to get the title shot, losing faith to get the shot, whether he was disappointed to not get the title shot in Chicago and more.

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UFC 169 Preview, Chael Sonnen / Wanderlei Silva Dust Up and Julianna Pena Injury

UFC169posterBrian and Steve preview UFC 169 headlined by Renan Barao against Urijah Faber for the bantamweight championship along with the rest of the card for Saturday’s show.  Plus, they talk about the recent argument between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in Brazil while filming The Ultimate Fighter, Julianna Pena’s major injury and news and notes about upcoming shows.

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Ultimate Fighter 18 Winner Julianna Pena Suffers Horrific Knee Injury, Could Be Out For Two Years


Julianna Pena was the most recent winner of The Ultimate Fighter winning the 18th season defeating Jessica Rakoczy in the finale. Pena was scheduled to have her first fight since winning the show against Jessica Andrade at UFC 171. The fight will no longer be taking place as Pena tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring while in a training session at Sik-Jitsu Fighting Systems in Spokane, Washington.

UFC President Dana White stated on Twitter that Pena could be out for up to two years.

An opponent has been found to fight Andrade as fellow TUF 18 alum Raquel Pennington stepped up and took the fight.

UFC 171 takes place on Saturday, March 15th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event for the show features Johny Hendricks battling Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight championship.

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Dana White On The WWE Network Airing PPV’s: “It’s Ridiculous”

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The UFC debut their online digital network called “Fight Pass” at the beginning of this month. Then about three weeks ago, the WWE announced that they will be debuting the WWE Network digital network starting on Monday, February 24th. Each network will cost $9.99, but with the WWE Network you have to buy it six months at a time instead of paying for it monthly.

Fans of both products have made the correlation between the UFC and WWE product. You can make that case for sure considering UFC fans are WWE fans and vice versa.

UFC president Dana White has been repeatedly asked about the WWE Network at various UFC shows and has been complimentary in wishing the WWE luck with their network.

During a media luncheon yesterday to promote UFC 169 that takes place on Saturday night, White was asked about whether Fight Pass will ever air live pay-per-views like the WWE will be doing.

“It’s ridiculous. I hate to sound like I’m attacking the WWE or de-value what they did because Vince McMahon, say whatever you want and he’s always smashing us and talking s—t about us, but I will tell you this – I was watching WWE I was a little kid and Vince was the commentator in WWE. This guy has been kicking ass, breaking rules and doing things that people said he couldn’t do over and over and over again. Now I’m older I don’t get the whole thing, it doesn’t work for me, but what he’s able to do, the ratings he’s able to pull and the things he’s done and when I look at his model and he’s basically taking everything in and de-valued it. Saying everything we do is worth $10. That doesn’t make sense to me,” White said during a media luncheon on Monday.

“If he pulls in 2 million subscribers, he’s crushing it. So it’s a risky move, it’s a crazy move, but Vince has been doing risky, crazy s—t since the beginning of time. If anybody can do it, maybe Vince can do it.”

“If he pulls in 2 million subscribers, he’s crushing it. So it’s a risky move, it’s a crazy move, but Vince has been doing risky, crazy s—t since the beginning of time. If anybody can do it, maybe Vince can do it.”

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The NFL Asks The UFC To Leave Super Bowl Media Day, Compares Them To Pro Wrestling

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The NFL’s Super Bowl takes place this Sunday at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The game features the AFC champion Denver Broncos battling the NFC champions Seattle Seahawks.

Typically on Tuesday’s during Super Bowl week, media day takes place where all credentialed media comes and asks the players and coaches about the big game.

The UFC is holding their annual Super Bowl card this weekend as UFC 169 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey headlined by title fights featuring Renan Barao defending his UFC bantamweight championship against Urijah Faber. In the co-feature, Jose Aldo defends the UFC featherweight championship against Ricardo Lamas.

UFC reporter Megan Olivi was attending media day in conjunction with the company interviewing Denver Broncos players and asking them to pose with a UFC title belt. An NFL official by the name of Dennis Kayser, who is the Senior Director of On-Field Operations for the league saw Olivi and a cameraman and asked what she was doing.

Olivi told Kayser, “The UFC title belt, “Want to hold it?”

Kayser told her no and asked them to leave telling Olivi, “We don’t want this around here,”. “This is wrestling stuff, right? Yeah, we don’t want that associated with us and this event. This is the NFL.”

Olivi told Kayser that the UFC is MMA and they are corporate partner with Fox Sports and flagged down Fox Sports NFL reporter Jay Glazer to tell Kayser who they are. Kayser listened to what Glazer said and were eventually allowed to stay.

Kayser then told Olivi, “Alright, but only do it with players on the floor. No podiums.”

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UFC on Fox 10 Post-Fight Press Conference (Video)

UFC on Fox 10 took place last night from the United Center in Chicago, IL. The main event featured Benson Henderson defeating Josh Thomson by a controversial split decision. The co-feature had Stipe Miocic defeating Gabriel Gonzaga by unanimous decision. was live at the post-fight press conference featuring Henderson, Thomson, Miocic, Donald Cerrone, Alex Caceres, Jeremy Stephens and Eddie Wineland.

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UFC on Fox 10: Chico Camus Discusses His “Falling Out” With Roufusport (Video)

Chico Camus defeated Yaotzin Meza in bantamweight action last night at UFC on Fox 10. Camus discusses the victory, what’s next for him at 135 pounds, the “falling out” with the Roufusport gym and more.

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Donald Cerrone Brutally Knocks Out Adriano Martins (Video)

Donald Cerrone stated during the week that he wanted to fight six times in 2014. He is off to a great start to the year. Cerrone started the year with a bang as he knocked out Adriano Martins in the first round with a brutal head kick.

Watch the video above with the brutal knockout.

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UFC On Fox 10 Bonuses: Alex Caceres Nets Two Fight Night Bonuses


UFC on Fox 10 just commenced from the United Center in Chicago, IL. In the main event, Benson Henderson defeated Josh Thomson by split decision and in the co-main event Stipe Miocic defeated Gabriel Gonzaga by unanimous decision.

At the post-fight press conference, it was announced that fight night bonuses went to Donald Cerrone for “Knockout of the Night” with his victory over Adriano Martins. Alex Caceres won “Fight and Submission of the Night” for his win and fight over Sergio Pettis. The Wisconsin native, Pettis also received the award for “Fight of the Night” as well.

Caceres netted $100,000 total for his two bonuses, with Cerrone and Pettis scored $50,000.

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UFC On Fox 10 Results: Benson Henderson Defeats Josh Thomson By Controversial Split Decision

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Benson Henderson had a lot to prove heading into the main event of tonight’s UFC on Fox 10 against Josh Thomson. Henderson lost the UFC lightweight title to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164 in August and desperately needed a win.

Round 1

The fight starts with Henderson peppering the jab. Henderson lands a head kick. Henderson comes for a hook and Thomson is able to get his back and takedown Henderson. Thomson takes Henderson’s back trying for a rear naked choke, but Henderson is blocking it. Henderson gets up, but Thomson still has his back. Henderson is able to muscle out and get Thomson in the clinch. Thomson reverses and Henderson reverses back and lands a takedown. Thomson gets right up. Henderson has a standing head and arm choke and takes down Thomson who gets up. Thomson slams Henderson to end the round. scores Round 1 for Henderson

Round 2

The round starts landing a couple jabs and then presses Thomson into the cage and in the clinch. Thomson lands a couple knees and almost reverses the clinch. Referee John McCarthy separates them. Thomson presses Henderson into the cage and lands a takedown and has his back. Henderson gets back up. Each guy is circling each other and Henderson presses Thomson into the cage lands a combination and then a moment later a punch/body kick combination. scores Round 2 to Henderson.

Round 3

Henderson lands a superman punch and that knocks Thomson down. Thomson gets back up, but Henderson takes him down and then Thomson gets up. Henderson lands a body shot to clinch Thomson as Thomson reverses and back in the middle of the cage. Henderson tries a body kick and Thomson attempts a takedown, but Henderson reverses. A body kick is blocked by Thomson, who takes down Henderson who pops back up as the round comes to a close. scores Round 3 for Henderson.

Round 4

The round starts with a body kick and left hand by Henderson. Thomson lands a takedown and working inside the guard. Henderson attempting a triangle choke, but Thomson gets out. Thomson has Henderson in a guilliotine, but Henderson gets up and scores a takedown. Thomson gets to his feet, but Henderson has his back. Thomson reverses and they are back in the middle. Both guys swing and miss. Henderson misses a right hook, Thomson scores a takedown and has Henderson’s back. Henderson gets back up with Thomson on his back. scores Round 4 for Thomson.

Round 5

The final round starts with both guys circling each other as Henderson lands a body shot and Thomson misses a right cross. Henderson lands a leg kick. Thomson lands a right hook. Thomson lands a straight right and trips Henderson. Henderson lands an outside leg kick and then a body shot. Thomson blocks a body kick and pushes Henderson into the cage and has his back. Henderson reverses into the clinch. Both guys reverse the clinch and back in the middle. scores Round 5 and the fight to Henderson.

The judges score it (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) and the winner by split decision to Benson Henderson as he defeats Josh Thomson.

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UFC On Fox 10 Results: Stipe Miocic Batters Gabriel Gonzaga

This was a big fight for Stipe Miocic tonight at UFC on Fox 10 in the co-main event against Gabriel Gonzaga . Miocic came off the biggest win of his career and needed to keep that momentum going.

Round 1

The fight starts with Gonzaga throwing a jab and then an inside leg kick. Gonzaga lands an overhand right and Miocic throws a left. A double jab by Miocic and Gonzaga throws a jab an outside leg kick. Another overhand right by Gonzaga . A right hook/left hook combination by Miocic. Crisp jab by Miocic and a right hand lands as well. A high kick lands by Gonzaga. An overhand right by Miocic misses as the round ends. scores Round 1 for Gonzaga.

Round 2

Miocic looks more crisp to start the round throwing some jabs and a leg kick. Gonzaga tries a takedown, but is stuffed. Miocic pumping the jab away at Gonzaga. A head kick attempt by Gonzaga is blocked by Miocic. Couple jabs and an uppercut landed by Miocic. A takedown attempt by Gonzaga was stuffed. Miocic throws an outside leg kick and Gonzaga attempts a takedown and is rebuffed by Miocic. Miocic lands a few more punches to end the round. scores Round 2 for Miocic.

Round 3

The final round begins with an outside leg/right hand combination that staggered Miocic for a moment. A straight right hand by Miocic connects. Gonzaga goes for another takedown and is blocked by Miocic. A high kick by Gonzaga connects. Miocic pushes down Gonzaga. Gonzaga tries to get up but  Miocic takes him down to the ground.. Gonzaga trying to bait Miocic in. Miocic lands some ground and pound and gets Gonzaga in side control. Miocic lands numerous ground and pound and some elbows. Gonzaga gets back up and lands an overhand right as the round and fight ends. scores Round 3 and the fight for Miocic 29-28.

The judges agreed with us as Stipe Miocic defeats Gabriel Gonzaga by unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28).

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