Bjorn Rebney: Hector Lombard is the best Middleweight in the world

Recently Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney came out with some comments regarding his former Middleweight champion Hector Lombard, who has of course signed with the UFC. However they are not the kind of bitter or resentful comments you may expect from a man whose champion just left his promotion Rebney actually praised Lombard for what he did while fighting in Bellator, and understood  that him going to fight in the UFC was always a distinct possibility. Rebney has a high outlook for Lombard in the UFC

Strikeforce announces July 14 show in Portland, OR; two title fights scheduled

Yesterday it was announced that former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal had signed with Bellator. Shortly thereafter, Strikeforce came out with news of their own, announcing a July 14 show to take place in Portland, OR. There are a number of good match-ups on the card, with the main event set to feature Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold defending his belt against top contender Tim Kennedy. Luke Rockhold’s win streak stands at 8 in a row after his stoppage of

Dana White: If Anderson Silva and Hector Lombard both win this summer, that title fight makes sense

Since Hector Lombard was recently signed to the UFC, there has been no shortage of controversial news surrounding the former Bellator Middleweight champ. First, he called out current UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, then scored a bout with Brian Stann at UFC on Fox 4, and then requested a pre-fight drug test prior to the bout to prove he is clean of PEDs. It is clear he is wasting no time on making an impact on the UFC. However, no news was as relevant as the statement Dana White gave yesterday,

Hector Lombard requests drug screen prior to UFC debut

Hector Lombard has wasted no time in making headlines after signing with the UFC. After the former Bellator Middleweight champion immediately called out UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva last week, it was announced that he would be fighting the always-tough Brian Stann in his promotional debut this summer. The fight has the makings of a blockbuster match and will be a tough test for both Lombard and Stann. Hot off the heels of that announcement comes an unusual statement from Hector

Hector Lombard will face Brian Stann in his debut at UFC on Fox 4

After recently calling out Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, new UFC competitor Hector Lombard has already found himself with a new opponent. Lombard will face Brian Stann in a battle of two fast-paced and aggressive strikers. Tentatively scheduled for the August event of UFC on Fox 4, the bout should gauge how ready Lombard is for top-level UFC competition. Dana White answered a question about the fight with a confirmation via Twitter.com:

@scottyp0806 yup
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 29,

Dana White fires back at Ben Askren on Twitter

On Monday, Ben Askren tweeted a very vocal response to Dana White’s insistence that it would be difficult to test all of his fighters due to a lack of resources. Labeling White’s statement a “bold-faced lie,” Askren elicited quite the response from the UFC President:
“When ambien can’t sleep it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flysf**k.” – credit: Twitter via bloodyelbow.com
This situation does not bode well for the Bellator champion

James Head looking to finish Papy Abedi quickly at UFC on Fuel TV 2

This Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 2 card in Sweden will feature a Middleweight bout between James Head and Papy Abedi.  Head is confident about his chances heading into his fight against Papy Abedi, stating the following in an interview on fightline.com:
“Right now I am training in Oklahoma City with a strong group of fighters at Lovato Jiu-Jitsu, I have Bellator Fighter Jared Hess, World Jiu_Jitsu Champion Rafael Lovato Jr., Matt Grice as well as some local guys who are solid. I’m not worried about

Neil Grove: I will prove myself as a top Heavyweight (Exclusive Interview)

This Saturday night, from the T-Box Mobile Arena in Chandigarh, India, Super Fight League will present it’s sophomore event with SFL 2, and with it will come a Heavyweight headlining bout, pitting the U.K.’s Neil “Goliath” Grove against former UFC super prospect, Todd Duffee.A former Ultimate Challenge MMA Champion and Bellator Season 3 Tournament Finalist, Grove will take his talents outside of the European/North American continents for the first time in his 16-fight professional career, and at the age of

MMA Link Club: Ballet Lessons, Secret Powers, and Awkward MMA Photos

– The 25 Most Awkward Photos in MMA History (CagePotato)”As the editor of an MMA website, I’m constantly bombarded with images of tattooed skinheads engaged in gay foreplay. And yet, there are times when I’m faced with an image that even makes me uncomfortable. Check out 25 of the most chillingly awkward MMA photos in the gallery after the jump, laugh nervously, then avert your eyes in shame…”- Piece of cake: Bellator LW Lloyd Woodard discusses his huge upset win over Patricky Freire

MMA Link Club: Talking TUF, Nelson’s Quest, and The "Bones" Revolution

– Mac Danzig Interview: Talking ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, Training and More (BleacherReport)”Despite being a big Cruz fan, Danzig believes that Team Faber will be able to win. His advice to the contestants is to not get distracted by the drama and remember they are there to compete and to win. Danzig is back with his original trainer, Rico Chiapparelli, who to Mac is the most respected guy in all of UFC. Danzig feels that being back with his old trainer, he is learning again, and that his new training will