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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 39 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 42 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 50 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 50 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 52 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 63 days

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Bjorn Rebney Should Focus on Bellator, Not Dana White and the UFC

Bleacherreport.com  -  In the old days, back when he was trying to carve a place for his new mixed martial arts promotion, Bjorn Rebney refused to say a bad word about the UFC.Bellator was the new kid on the block, created mostly from scratch and aimed at those who wanted to see more fights. The events aired on ESPN Deportes and localized Fox Sports Net stations and MTV2. Bellator was not an alternative to the UFC, and 67 days

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City of Memphis Declares May 17 'Rampage' Jackson Day Prior to 'King Mo' Fight

Bleacherreport.com  -  The city of Memphis has declared today, May 17, as a day to recognize Quinton "Rampage" Jackson leading up to his Bellator Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final bout against Muhammed Lawal.Bellator's official Twitter page posted the official proclamation written by the Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, A C Wharton, this afternoon. Here's 1 way to welcome this Memphis native - Today is proc 68 days

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