Chael Sonnen returns to TSN’s OTR, says Anderson Silva is yesterday’s news

For the past year it seemed as if every time UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen opened his mouth, out would come the name Anderson Silva. If a microphone or camera was anywhere near Sonnen he would use it as an opportunity to disparage the Middleweight Champion and many of his training partners. The goal, according to Sonnen, was to pick a fight with Silva.
Having failed to get that fight it seems as if Sonnen has turned his attention elsewhere, “I’m done with the guy. He and I have no business. This guy is

Frank Mir: The sky’s the limit for a healthy Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir knows a little bit about Brock Lesnar, having faced him twice since Lesnar joined the UFC in 2008. In their first meeting, a very green Lesnar was caught in a Mir kneebar and forced to submit.  In the rematch, Lesnar got the best of Mir, earning a second round TKO. 
Mir, coming off an impressive submission win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, offered his take on the upcoming bout between Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. The heavyweight scrap between Lesnar and Overeem will be the main event

Dan Hardy looking to smash Matt Hughes in the face

The last time Dan Hardy was in the Octagon he was submitted by Chris Lytle via guillotine choke during their main event fight at the August 14 UFC Live event. The loss was Hardy’s fourth straight defeat with the UFC. Prior to that extended losing streak Hardy had gone 12-1 in his previous 13 fights.
Even with four straight defeats, Hardy remains on the UFC roster, most likely due to the fact that he is a fighter that can be counted on to attempt to put on an entertaining fight, no matter who his

Jake Shields would love a chance to fight Anderson Silva

Former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Jake Shields was on quite a roll when he joined the UFC in October of last year, entering the promotion on a winning streak of 15 fights, while going 25-4-1 over his career. 
In his first UFC bout, contested at the Welterweight limit, Shields defeated Martin Kampmann via split decision. That win earned him a shot at UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. St. Pierre defeated Shields by unanimous decision, but during the course of the bout Shields did do

Kenny Florian: I will be moving and staying at Lightweight

On October 8, 2011Kenny Florian fought Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight title. The bout was Florian’s third shot at a UFC title belt and after 25 minutes it was his third loss in a UFC title fight.
It should be noted that when Florian broke into the UFC he fought in the 185 pound Middleweight division. Florian fought once at the 185 pound limit, losing to Diego Sanchez at the Ultimate Fighter Season One finale. In his next fight he dropped to Welterweight, winning two fights there before dropping

Brock Lesnar pleads guilty to hunting charges

Former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar found himself with an unwanted distraction last week when it was announced that he was facing charges in Alberta, Canada relating to a hunting trip he took in November 2010.
Today, a lawyer representing Lesnar, was able to put the case behind him with a guilty plea to one count of improper tagging of an animal.  Lesnar was fined $1,725 and given a six-month hunting suspension. Two other charges, spoiling of skin and edible flesh as well as possession of a

Jon Fitch on PED use: Those that use them are weaker-minded

UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch has lost exactly one fight since March 2003, a five round unanimous decision to UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in August of 2008.  In all, his career MMA record stands at 23-3-1-1.
Fitch has been away from the Octagon for some time, with his last fight taking place on February 27 of this year.  Following that fight, a three round majority draw with BJ Penn, Fitch underwent shoulder surgery. Now, healed up and ready to compete, Fitch will face Johny

Strikeforce Recap: Gilbert Melendez beats Jorge Masvidal at his own game

Jorge Masvidal was looked upon as the fighter that was going to put Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez to the test. While he did take the champion to the five round limit, you would be hard pressed to say he put him to any type of test. Yes, Melendez’s face was far more marked up than that of Masvidal, but the stats told another story as Melendez outstruck Masvidal 145 to 109 and delivered far more power strikes, landing 94 to Masvidal’s 21.
Questions after seeing Gilbert

Strikeforce Melendez vs Masvidal Results Wrap-Up

After a fairly long absence, Strikeforce returned on Saturday night, delivering a card from San Diego, CA that saw two champions defend their titles. Also along the way, an up and coming fighter saw his 8 fight winning streak come to an end while another halted a two fight losing streak.
Gilbert Melendez looked the worse for wear following his bout with Jorge Masvidal, but still walked away with his lightweight title belt strapped around his waist after earning the unanimous decision victory. Cristiane

ZUFFA set to eliminate Strikeforce Heavyweight Division in 2012

The announcement that Showtime and Strikeforce had inked a new deal to present six to eight fight cards on the cable network was not a real surprise as UFC President Dana White had all but officially announced the deal was done earlier in the week. What did come as a surprise was the announcement that the Strikeforce Heavyweight division would cease to exist at some point in 2012.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had this to say about the division, which currently sits without a champion and awaits the