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Can the UFC Survive Random Drug Testing?

Bleacherreport.com  -  In the prime of his fighting career, Georges St-Pierre—the former welterweight king and pound-for-pound great—walked away from MMA just eight months ago, citing personal issues. Months after his departure, the MMA community gained greater insight on what St-Pierre’s concerns were partially hinged upon: the use of performance-enhancing drugs in MMA and the UFC. As the m 37 days

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"Big" John McCarthy Criticizes UFC's Reaction to Jason High's Shoving Incident

Bleacherreport.com  -  If anyone's qualified to weigh in on the UFC's decision to cut Jason High after shoving referee Kevin Mulhall at UFC Fight Night 42, it's go-to ref and MMA pioneer "Big" John McCarthy.McCarthy, who began his career at UFC 2 in 1994, talked frankly with Submission Radio about the company's decision to part ways with High after he pushed Mulhall following a questionable stoppage loss to Raphae 38 days

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Rory MacDonald Emerges from GSP's Shadow with Dominant UFC 174 Win

Bleacherreport.com  -  Rory MacDonald was once an afterthought of sorts.He has made significant progress each time he's stepped in the Octagon and has always been considered a fighter who might easily be a future champion. But Georges St-Pierre casts a long and imposing shadow, and much of that darkness fell on MacDonald.The pair were (and still are) teammates, which meant that MacDonald's hopes of rising to great 46 days

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MMA: Bellator Changes Rules Regarding Tournament Winners

Bleacherreport.com  -  Bellator is still home to "the toughest tournament in sports," but that tournament is getting a few adjustments.According to Luke Thomas of MMAFighting.com, Bellator tournament winners will no longer have to re-enter a tournament in order to get a title shot. Tournament winners will still receive all the benefits ($100,000 check and a title shot) they previously enjoyed, but will now also join a 49 days

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Jon Jones Latest in Long List of Stars to Publicly Clash with UFC Brass

Bleacherreport.com  -  The marriage between the UFC and its biggest stars has never been perfect.Jon Jones took his turn proving that point (again) on Monday, after Dana White needlessly put the light heavyweight champion’s business in the streets during an “exclusive interview” with UFC.com.Jones, White claimed, is balking at a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, and the two parties are headed for a T 57 days

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Fedor Emelianenko Believes Women Should Be Feminine and Not Fight in MMA

Bleacherreport.com  -  2013 saw an explosion in popularity for women's MMA. Once considered nothing more than a niche in MMA, the women's divisions have quickly become some of the most popular and exciting.Women's MMA certainly has its detractors, though, and one of them is former Strikeforce and Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko.Emelianenko said the following in a Russian interview with CTV.BY, per MMA 57 days

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Jon Jones Hasn't Signed to Fight Alexander Gustafsson; Should Fans Be Worried?

Bleacherreport.com  -  Very few people seem to know for sure where things stand between the UFC and Jon Jones at the moment.Those who do? They aren’t talking."You got to ask Jon Jones that," said UFC President Dana White during a media scrum over the weekend, when asked why the fight company’s most dominant champion still hadn’t signed for a rematch against Alexander Gustafsson. "I don't know. I don't 59 days

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Dana White Says Ronda Rousey Beat Up Two Huge Men so Badly They Filed Charges

Bleacherreport.com  -  Ronda Rousey is no stranger to street fights. Just ask the two guys that went crying to the police after having their butts handed to them in a movie theatre by the judo master.UFC President Dana White recently told EsNewsReporting.com the tale:Listen, this is a true story. [Ronda] got into a street fight with two huge guys in a movie theatre. She hurt them both so bad they went to 70 days

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