ADCC champion, UFC fighter Jon Olav Einemo calls it quits

Today, news broke that former Abu Dhabi Combat Club winner and UFC combatant Jon Olav Einemo retired from active competition in Mixed Martial Arts. Einemo, best known for his high-level submission skills, made this somewhat surprising decision after being cut by the UFC.
An ADCC champion in 2003, he was noted for defeating the famed Roger Gracie in grappling. It seemed that, for a moment in 2011, Einemo would have a shot at five against popular fighter Shane Carwin at UFC 131.It was not in the

Dana White responds to Overeem failing UFC 146 drug screen

Dana White quickly issued a statement today regarding Alistair Overeem’s elevated testosterone levels:
“I am beyond pissed about this,” said UFC president Dana White on Wednesday in a conference call with Canadian media that had been scheduled for one week.  “I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin … ”  “The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us,” said White, noting that Overeem has been in UFC’s offices meeting

Dan Henderson: Jon Jones won’t be able to stop Rashad Evans’ takedowns at UFC 145

You shouldn’t count “Suga” out against Jon Jones. At least, that’s Dan Henderson’s take on the fight. According to the number-one contender, he was thoroughly impressed by Rashad Evans’ victory over Phil Davis, and says that if the same fighter shows up in Atlanta, Jones won’t be able to keep himself off the mat for long.

Rashad Evans meets Felix Trinidad in Puerto Rico to promote UFC 145

Top Light Heavyweight contender Rashad Evans, who will challenge division champion Jon Jones at UFC 145, hooks up with Puerto Rican boxing legend Felix Trinidad to host a meet and greet with fans in Puerto Rico. Evans speaks highly of Trinidad and says that touring the island was one of the “craziest” experiences of his UFC career.

Pat Lundvall issues response to King Mo Lawal’s accusations of racism

NSAC Commissioner Pat Lundvall responded today to Muhammed Lawal’s controversial Twitter postings in his appeal with the following:
“I was not upset, and I never considered it to be derogatory. What I was doing was laying the classic or standard foundation for the gentleman to make sure that he understood the form that he was signing, that it was designed to be a truthful statement and that the information he was supposed to put on the form was supposed to be true and correct.”
“From my perspective, I’ve

Josh Barnett says he’ll prove he is the "best grappler in MMA" against Daniel Cormier

Strikeforce Heavyweight contender Josh Barnett, who will meet Daniel Cormier to decided the division’s Grand Prix Tournament winner, looks back on his road to the final and talks about using his strengths on the mat to take his opponents out of their “comfort zone.” Barnett also discusses the importance of “personality” in the sport of mixed martial arts, and says that fighters shouldn’t forget that they are entertainers.

Dan Henderson was promised a title shot "months ago," has no interest in fighting Chael Sonnen

Light Heavyweight veteran Dan Henderson, who was last seen in action defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in November, confirms reports that he is, in fact, next in line to challenge for the Light Heavyweight title, and discusses a potential rematch with Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Henderson says that though he would be interested in a rematch with Silva, it is the only fight he wants at 185-pounds.

Joseph Benavidez gives Ian McCall a "slight edge" in rematch with Demetrious Johnson

UFC Flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez, who defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani to secure his place in the 125-pound tournament final, looks back on the victory, and discusses the Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall match-up. Benavidez also talks about being a part of Urijah Faber’s TUF Live training squad, and predicts “The California Kid” will dethrone Dominick Cruz in their third encounter. Photo: