Diaz's manager explains use of 'homophobic slur': "It has nothing to do with homosexuals"
Former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz was suspended by the UFC this week for use of the term “f*g” on Twitter, aiming what many consider to be a homophobic slur at fellow fighter Bryan Caraway. Read the full story HERE.
Diaz's manager, Mike Kogan recently spoke with MMAJunkie.com, defending his client's use of the phrase.
He explained: “Nate voiced a personal opinion about an Read More
Visa issues nix Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi's UFC on Fox 8 fight with Mike Chiesa
Reports have emerged this morning that Sweden's Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi (13-3) has been pulled from July's UFC on Fox 8 card. The lightweight was who was due to face TUF winner Mike Chiesa (9-0) has been removed from the card due to last minute issue with his visa.
Madadi had recently bounced back from a contraversal spilt decision loss to Cristiano Marcello (13-5) at UFC 153, by defeating via d'arce choke Blackzilian fighter Michael Johnson (12-8) this past April at UFC on Fuel TV Read More
Josh Thompson addresses Diaz directly “You didn't make weight.”
Despite suffering the first knockout loss of his career to Josh Thompson at UFC on Fox in April, Nate Diaz (16-9, pictured) continued to discredit the former Strikeforce Lightweight champion, despite claiming a strong desire to leave 155lbs behind, and go up in weight to compete in the welterweight division.
The previously reserved Thompson (20-5, 1NC) spoke out in response to Diaz' accusations, most interestingly claiming that Diaz failed to Read More
UFC hope to resolve Mark Hunt's Visa issues
Hoping to face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (15-2) on May 25, heavyweight contender Mark Hunt (9-7) has now been denied access to the United States on two occasions this week while attempting to fly from New Zealand to Las Vegas.
Despite having last competed in the United States at UFC 135 in September of 2011, Hunt revealed a previous US arrest dating back to 2002 is what has him tied. While he was cleared to enter in Read More
550,000 ppv buys makes Sonnen Jon Jones' second most watched title opponent
Initial draw estimates for UFC 159: Jones vs Sonnen suggest that total pay-per-view buys reached up to 550,000, making this Jones' second most watched title bout.
As UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) successfully defended his title on April 27, against Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) via a first round TKO victory, UFC 159 is understood to be the promotion's second most watched event of 2013 so far, coming second to St-Pierre Read More
Roy Nelson wants 'Big Nog' bout, open to Cormier at 205
Since adding yet another knockout victory to his career highlights at UFC 159, heavyweight contender Roy Nelson (19-7) is open to a mix of potential bouts despite having initially campaigned for a title shot after finishing Cheick Kongo in the first round on April 27.
'Big Country' revealed he would gladly face either Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt for his next outing however, mixed messages came from the Nelson camp with 'Big Country's' manager stating that a bout with Strikeforce Read More
Chael Sonnen wants Wanderlei Silva at 205lbs - "I'm not going anywhere"
Following a first round TKO loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 159, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) has revealed he intends to fight on in the 205lb division and aims for another entertaining rivalry, this time with Wanderlei Silva.
"I will definitely continue, and at 205 pounds," Sonnen told UFC Tonight. "Unless they come up with a catchweight.
"I have a lot of goals I want to achieve still, and retirement won't help me get them done."
Facing Read More
Kongo Update: 'Rampage' - "Kongo was not cut. He refused a new deal"
Following his loss to Roy Nelson at UFC 159, long time UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2) appears to have been released from the promotion due to the Frenchman's profile having been removed from the active roster on ufc.com. However, the move is yet to be officially confirmed.
One of the most experienced faces in the heavyweight division, Kongo made his UFC debut at UFC 61. Seven years on, his record with the Las Vegas based promotion is 11-6-1 and he Read More
Dana White calls Tyson Fury's bluff, Velasquez will smash you
UFC president Dana White has called Tyson Fury's bluff following the heavyweight boxer's remarks towards MMA.
Prior to making his debut in the US, the undefeated Fury lashed out at the sport of mixed martial arts with slanderous remarks, challenging UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Many feel Fury's campaign was nothing more than attention seeking as he attempted to make a name for himself in Read More