Fight Day is back, bigger and better than ever. Host Dave Farra will navigate you through all the news and drama surrounding the UFC 148 card and MMA experts John Morgan (MMAJunkie) and Larry Pepe (ProMMA Radio) will provide insight and analysis to prepare you for the big event. Correspondent Maggie Krol takes you on a tour of the UFC Fan Expo and checks in with Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. JUMP!
Sonnen-Silva is finally here. UFC 148 is Saturday night in Las Vegas and Dana White needs a huge night for the sport. Recent fight cards haven't even come close to the street cred of what UFC 148 will have on pay-per-view. You also get Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz. And Cung Le vs. Patrick Coté. If Sonnen and his taunts can't get you to purchase UFC 148, you aren't a MMA fan at all. Hate him all you want, he's the best thing going for Dana's company. JUMP!
Saturday night in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, UFC will be taking center stage for their latest PPV event. Ever since UFC 147 was announced, fans and media critics alike were a bit bored with everything about it. The night is headlined by two pretty washed-up fighters who would normally be relegated to the undercard. We aren't here to complain and as long as there are some flashy ring girls and a few solid bouts we'll be happy with the evening. Match previews and ring girls - JUMP!
Arrianny Celeste, a UFC ring girl, was arrested on domestic violence charges in Las Vegas. Her bail was set at 3,000 dollars and she was taken into custody at 7:30 am. Details are still emerging from the incident and most of what happened is unknown. It was probably pretty serious since it isn't exactly easy to get arrested in Las Vegas. I guess she won't be in attendance at UFC 146 tonight. You'll also probably want to check out the 60 greatest Arianny Celeste photos. JUMP!
Fight Day Live is back on May 26th at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT to prepare you for the “biggest” card of all time, UFC 146. The all heavyweight main card is highlighted by a title fight between Junior Dos Santos and former champ, Frank Mir. Also fighting Saturday night is another former heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, as he returns to the cage for the first time since losing the belt to Dos Santos. JUMP!
Jon "Bones" Jones wrapped his Bentley around a pole in Binghamton, New York at around 5 am this morning. Jones was reportedly physically okay, but he was popped for a DUI charge and was bailed out by his mother hours later. I guess Jon Jones was taking a break from his training for his upcoming September 1st fight against Dan Henderson in Las Vegas. It's always cheaper to take a taxi (especially when you are driving a Bentley). JUMP!
UFC bantamweight TUF coach Urijah Faber had something to show his fans this afternoon on Twitter. "About to go get a few staples to the dome. Another day at the office #tuflive," he wrote. True, it's not the worst head wound in UFC history, but this one came in a practice. Faber is currently a coach on the Ultimate Fighter. Don't even start bitching this afternoon about how you struggled through another hard day of work. Do you have a head wound? (via @UrijahFaber)
Ronda Rousey is a MMA fighter that had a former hook up reach out to her on Instagram. Well, she didn't harbor very warm feelings for the old flame as she told him to "F#$% off." The dude tried to get back in contact with her after not calling her back. Apparently she didn't like the fact he waited till she got famous before trying to get back in contact with her. HT Sportsgrid JUMP!
What is it like to go to a UFC event in New Jersey on Cinco de Mayo? Lots of guys drinking $8 beers…
A very special episode of Fight Day Live will be coming at you today at 4pm ET from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. The UFC invades the Fox network with an action packed card highlighted by two contender fights of Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks and Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller. Fight Day Live will break down the full fight card as well as discuss the hot button topics in the world of mixed martial arts. JUMP!
What did we learn about the WAGs of the UFC during the investigation & research stage? These ladies are usually tough, some can take a punch and others have guts to date men with pummeled faces. There's also the whole Kim Couture vs. Kerry Vera MMA match in 2009 when Brandon Vera's wife TKOd Randy's now ex-wife. (*Disclaimer: Jenna Jameson didn't make this list because she's unfit to be considered hot in any way. Deal with it.) JUMP!
It's hard to believe that Arianny Celeste has spent six years carrying ring cards for the UFC. Time flies. Seems like just yesterday (2006) she was making her debut at a Hard Rock Casino event and now she has traveled the world as the most recognizable ring girl in MMA history. This 5-foot-5, 110 lb. Los Angeles native has parlayed her UFC fame into a career as a Bud Light model and bit parts on television shows. Our salute to the old Ring Girl vet - JUMP!
Here's what is hard to figure out with hot chicks. Why don't they call each other out for jumping on NBA bandwagons? Guys would give each other sh*t for years if one of your buddies rooted for the Nets and suddenly became a Mavs fan during the NBA Finals. But hot chicks don't operate in this fashion. It's as if they don't care about loyalty. And it's just understood. Chick code. For example, we now learn that Arianny Celeste has climbed on the Lebron bandwagon. JUMP!
UFC pre-show Fight Day Live is back on Saturday, April 21 at 6pm ET/3pm PT. Fight Day Live hosts Dave Farra and Megan Olivi will get you prepared for one of the most anticipated match ups of the year, when bitter rivals Jon Jones and Rashad Evans meet for the light heavyweight championship. Chael Sonnen will be live on the Fight Day set to talk his new book and his big fight with Anderson Silva. JUMP!
The Bellator Fighting Championships roll into Cleveland Friday night for the organization's 66th edition of MMA fights that'll include four tournament fights and a main event on MTV2 starting at 8 p.m. EST. Of course Saturday night is UFC 145 featuring Bones Jones vs. Rashad Evans. Our attention Friday night will be in Cleveland where we expect Jade Bryce will be handling her ring card duties. Who is Ms. Bryce? Um, you haven't seen her yet? JUMP!
MMA fighter Fernando Rodrigues has a lifetime 3-5 record. He also now owns one of the first distinctions in Cuff 'Em history. State attorneys in Florida have successfully argued that Rodrigues shouldn't be allowed bail in a road rage incident this week that left his alleged victim beaten to a pulp. The reasoning why Fernando should be jailed without bond? His hands and feet are deadly weapons. Seriously. JUMP!