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UFC, NSAC Investigating Jones-Cormier Scuffle to Decide Possible Punishment

Bleacherreport.com  -  Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier could both face penalties following a fight that broke out in the MGM Grand lobby on Monday at a media event for UFC 178.Everything started with a customary staredown to promote one of the year’s biggest title fights before escalating into thrown punches, flying set pieces and a massive dog pile on the lobby floor.The carnage ended with Cormier being pulled back 17 days

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Mark Hunt Released by the UFC? Dana White Says 'Hell No!'

Bleacherreport.com  -  The sport of mixed martial arts carries a 24-hour news cycle, and there appears to be something brewing with Mark Hunt's current employment status with the UFC.While Monday was monopolized by the brawl between lightweight heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his upcoming challenger Daniel Cormier at a media day the promotion held in Las Vegas, Tuesday morning started off with something a bit more a 17 days

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Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones Brawl Bad for the Sport but Good for UFC Business

Bleacherreport.com  -  Poor Dave Sholler. What started as a prime gig for the UFC's director of publicity, running the UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand while president Dana White enjoyed a rare vacation, ended in chaos with the set in ruins, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones scrambling on the ground and even a single shoe flying through the air.There's a lot to digest here. It was a moment that was bad for the sport yet g 17 days

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Gray Maynard: Back to Basics and Looking for Redemption at UFC Fight Night 47

Bleacherreport.com  -  The past three years have been anything but stable for Gray Maynard.The former No. 1 contender to the lightweight crown went from being inches away from grabbing the 155-pound strap from Frankie Edgar at UFC 125 back in January of 2011 to his current position of being in jeopardy of losing his elite-level status in the highly competitive lightweight fold.That turn is due in large part to the form 17 days

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The Beaten Path: Get to Know New UFC Light Heavyweight Jan Blachowicz

Bleacherreport.com  -  Last week, the UFC announced it had signed Poland's Jan Blachowicz to a fight in its light heavyweight division.Though he was signed in January, this will mark Blachowicz's UFC debut. He's expected to face Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden.As you probably know already I'll make my @UFC debut on October 4th in Sweden against @Latifimma— Jan Blachowicz (@JanBlachowicz) July 30, 18 days

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Predicting the Biggest UFC Fights of 2015

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC fans are sitting pretty.Even through the first eight months of the year, fans have already been fortunate enough to watch Renan Barao cement his dominance with a one-sided TKO victory against Urijah Faber in February, only to have T.J. Dillashaw put a jackhammer to Barao's credibility as the champion with an even more one-sided five-round beating in May. They've been fortunate enough to 18 days

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Brandon Thatch Suffers Broken Toe, Pulled from UFC Fight with Jordan Mein

Bleacherreport.com  -  Brandon Thatch has not stepped into the Octagon since November 2013. Now, he's going to have to wait even longer as his badly broken toe heals.On Saturday, Rukus revealed via Twitter that he had sustained a gruesome compound fracture and has been removed from his scheduled contest with Jordan Mein. (Note: Click on the image below to view the graphic trauma.)I'm bummed to say I have to pull out of 19 days

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John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins Added to UFC Fight Night 50

Bleacherreport.com  -  The upper tier of the UFC's flyweight division is still taking shape, and John Moraga and Justin Scoggins are looking to keep a foothold in the race for future title contention. Both have suffered recent setbacks, and there will be urgency hovering when the two scrappy flyweights square off at Fight Night 50.The UFC announced the bout on Saturday, and the tilt between the MMA Lab product and the 19 days

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