Dana White: Brock Lesnar said he retired because Alistair Overeem was that much better than him

Speaking via “The Jim Rome Show,” UFC President Dana White discusses the short-lived career, and subsequent retirement, of former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. White reveals details of his post-UFC 141 conversation with Lesnar, and says that, while it was “fun” having him around, he does not expect the former WWE star to make a return to MMA.

ProElite Arlovski vs. Lopez Results: Arlovski TKO’s Lopez, Grove submits Riggs

The recently reincarnated promotion, ProElite, successfully staged their first event this weekend from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In a rematch more than seven years in the making, Kendall Grove needed just 59-seconds to submit Joe Riggs in the headlining bout, while former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski snapped a four-fight losing slump by scoring a third-round stoppage victory over Ray Lopez. Reagan Penn made good on the family name, choking out Paul Gardner in the

Spike TV announces the departure of The Ultimate Fighter

“The Ultimate Fighter” season 14 in September will be our last. We are increasing our commitment to distinctive, original series that we own such as “Auction Hunters” and “Bar Rescue” which are delivering on our goal to reach a broader audience. Our 6-year partnership with the UFC has been incredibly beneficial in building both our brands, and we wish them all the best in the future.”
In response to the landmark deal between the FOX network and The Ultimate Fighting Championship, Spike TV has released a

Shane Carwin on Dos Santos: I’m going to knock him out or tap him out and feel no remorse for it

Former Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin, who will meet Junior dos Santos in the headlining bout at UFC 131, discusses his opponent, as well as his title hopes. Carwin is confident that the Brazilian will not be able to match his wrestling skills and says that there’s no doubt in his mind that he will beat Dos Santos…

Lyoto Machida is ready and willing to step in against Jon “Bones” Jones

Following this past Saturday’s UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC President Dana White revealed during an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com that former division champ Lyoto Machida could be next in line to face Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones should “Rampage” Jackson be unable to compete. Machida is fresh off an impressive second-round knockout victory over Randy Couture at last month’s UFC 129. Prior to the win, the Brazilian had lost two-straight, first against Mauricio Rua…

Rampage being Rampage: Flips on Ariel Helwani, and Motorboats Karyn Bryant

Following his dominant unanimous decision victory over Matt Hamill in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 130, top Light Heavyweight contender Quinton “Rampage” Jackson seemed in high spirits as he spoke to both Karyn Bryant of MMA Heat and Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting. Jackson talks to Bryant about avenging his recent losses and admits that he only gave her the interview “because she’s hot.” Speaking to Helwani, on the other hand, “Rampage” explains that when he was punching Hamill, he was picturing him…

Michael Bisping talks Chael Sonnen, TUF 14, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Top Middleweight contender Michael Bisping, who is currently riding a three-fight win streak, discusses Chael Sonnen’s indefinite suspension by the CSAC, as well as the various competitors who have called him out. Bisping acknowledges the mistakes that Sonnen has made, but says he feels sorry for the Team Quest fighter.

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal: If “Rampage” Jackson can handle Matt Hamill, I’ll shut his mouth up

On this week’s episode of HDNet’s Inside MMA, host Kenny Rice is joined by former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champ Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, top Heavyweight contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Lightweight stand-out Josh Thomson. During this segment, the panel discusses which interpromotional fights they are most interested in seeing between UFC and Strikeforce competitors, during which time “King Mo” calls out former UFC Champion “Rampage” Jackson. Photo: Francis Specker

Assemblyman Bob Reilly: Insurance isn’t going to do anything for the brain damage fighters suffer

ZUFFA’s recent announcement of the company’s customized accident insurance coverage, which covers all Strikeforce and UFC fighters inside and outside of the cage, appeared to be both welcomed and applauded by all. That is, with the exception of MMA’s most infamous detractor, New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly, who has openly likened the sport to a form of “human cockfighting.”