Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson gets his coaches approved for The Ultimate Fighter

Roy “Big Country” Nelson is slated to be a coach on the newest installment of The Ultimate Fighter against Shane Carwin, which begins taping in a few days for a September broadcast. Unfortunately for Nelson, he had been having a hard time getting his coaches approved.Nelson told MMAWeekly: “I’m excited. I’m just over here hoping that I can actually bring all my coaches that I want to be my assistant coaches and bring on. I might just have to do it myself. You never know. I don’t

Tim Boetsch: If I need to submit Anderson Silva, I know I can

After winning what many deemed a highly lackluster and controversial match versus Hector Lombard at UFC 149, Middleweight Tim Boetsch finds himself in unexpectedly good position. After rising from relative obscurity to beat name fighters Yushin Okami and Lombard in his last two fights, Boetsch will most likely find himself facing one of the division’s top fighters as his next test. However, it appears there is only one man on Boetsch’s personal list, and that is reigning champion Anderson Silva. Boetsch

Vinny Magalhaes to return to the Octagon in September at UFC 151

Vinny Magalhães was cut from the UFC in 2009 after back-to-back losses to Ryan Bader and Eliot Marshall. However, according to the Brazilian-based MMA site, the former M1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion is expected to return to the UFC on September 1 at UFC 151 in Las Vegas, Nevada.The UFC confirmed this with the following post on Twitter:

Former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Vinny Magalhaes returning to UFC
— UFCONFOX(@UFCONFOX) July 17, 2012


Junior dos Santos to Alistair Overeem: When you feel the power of my punch, you will change your mind

Interviewed by, UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos explains that he is perfectly healthy now from his rigorous training camp prior to UFC 146. Although there is not an official fight date lined up for his next title defense, he addresses the issue of the suspended Alistair Overeem, who has been talking a lot about wresting the belt from dos Santos. Laughing at the former Strikeforce Heavyweight champ’s recent talk, dos Santos goes as far as to say that Overeem is becoming like Chael

Five reasons Chris Weidman is the man to beat Anderson Silva

Less than one week after the biggest fight of the year, and maybe all of MMA history, Chris Weidman burst on to the scene as the best possible option to face Anderson Silva. His transitions from striking to takedowns were flawless. His top game was both smothering and punishing at the same time. Most importantly, he was confident enough to stand in the pocket with a guy with a lot of power in Mark Munoz. Chris showed all the qualities an opponent will need to compete with Anderson. Here are 5 reasons why, i

Mark Munoz: After Weidman, I deserve a title shot

MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant sat down with UFC Middleweight Mark Munoz and asked the “Filipino Wrecking Machine” about his upcoming fight with Chris Weidman, set for the main event at UFC ON FUEL TV, tomorrow night. Additionally, Munoz gives his thoughts about where he thinks he stands in the pecking order for a chance to fight for the title.For tomorrow night’s opponent, Chris Weidman, Munoz had nothing but praise: “He lost a lot of weight, around 30 lbs right before the fight (with Damien Maia), that’s

Video: "Here Comes the Boom" Theatrical Trailer

The theatrical trailer for the Mixed Martial Arts movie “Here Comes the Boom,” starring Kevin James, has been released, courtesy of Unlike several MMA movies produced recently, this movie will be the first to actually possess the rights to deisplay the UFC brand. James, a friend of Dana White’s, talked the UFC President into endorsing the upcoming film. In it, James stars as a teacher needing to earn $50,000 for his school, and turns to fighting to do so. The preview looks to have potential. Will

Where Are They Now? 2007 Pound-for-Pound Rankings Edition

Where Are They Now? A Look Back At The 2007 P4P RankingsIt’s truly amazing to see how fast the landscape can change in a sport that continues to grow as rapidly as MMA does. It’s been 5 years since 2007, which in this sport is practically a generation bordering on an eternity. And yet without fail, our surroundings are once again drastically different from what they were. Jon Jones, Jose Aldo, Dominick Cruz, Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson are all newly prominent parts of the p4p picture,

Frank Mir used TRT while training for UFC 146

News recently broke that UFC 146 Heavyweight title challenger Frank Mir had received a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) prior to the bout. Confirmed by NSAC commissioner Keith Kizer, Mir was said to have T:E levels of roughly 1:1. This is a far cry from Alistair Overeem’s levels, the man whom he replaced in the bout. Overeem did not use TRT as a defense for his failed drug test and registered at 14:1 T:E levels.
The news comes as yet another example of a recent