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The Good, Bad and Strange from UFC Fight Night 56

Bleacherreport.com  -  Any time a legend like Mauricio Rua steps into the Octagon, the eyes of the MMA community are going to follow. Shogun returned to his native country on Saturday to put on a show for the fighting faithful in Brazil. Few fighters in the history of the sport can match his 12-year resume Rua, and the former UFC light heavyweight champion hoped to add another dominant chapter at UFC Fight Night 56.&nb 11 days

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Vitor Belfort's Mysterious Drug Test May Be About to Get a Lot More 'Relevant'

Bleacherreport.com  -  For approximately the 1 millionth time during his run as MMA’s most scrutinized fighter, Vitor Belfort wants us all to know everything is cool with him.Belfort—who withdrew suddenly from a scheduled title shot at UFC 173 after the Nevada Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy back in February—says he's ready to return."I did all the tests that Nevada require 204 days

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UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo Slams Conor McGregor

Bleacherreport.com  -  While Jose Aldo doesn't claim to know much about the blossoming career of Conor McGregor, the longtime UFC featherweight champ apparently took offense to the witty Irishman's verbal jabs.McGregor not only tried to disparage his next opponent, Cole Miller, he also attempted to demean fourth-ranked UFC featherweight Cub Swanson, top-ranked featherweight Chad Mendes and Aldo."I'm going to 200 days

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Jon Jones Apologizes to Fans, Announces Surgery Set for Tomorrow

Bleacherreport.com  -  UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has suffered a fairly serious knee injury that has pushed his grudge match with Daniel Cormier back from UFC 178 to UFC 182 and he feels for his fans in the situation. "Bones" posted on Facebook earlier this afternoon, apologizing to those who were looking forward to his September 27 showdown with Cormier, indicating that he will be undergoing surgery 99 days

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UFC Title Picture: Whose Next, on Deck and in the Hole

Bleacherreport.com  -  The UFC title picture—when it's not murky, it's, well, still murky.It seems that there is never really a clear-cut top contender these days, as multiple fighters at a time can claim top contention. Athletes are busy these days, and the more they win, the more correct they are in claiming they should get a title shot.There are currently nine weight classes in the UFC with champions, with the 24 days

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UFC Files $32 Million Lawsuit Against New York Internet Pirate

Bleacherreport.com  -  The UFC continues its campaign against Internet piracy and has upped the ante for those who illegally distribute its events, with news breaking that it has filed a suit worth $32 million USD against a New York man.According to the Selim Algar of the New York Post, the UFC alleges that Staten Island's Steven Messina was systematically ripping and distributing UFC and boxing events through fil 204 days

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Carano's Plan to Co-Star with De Niro and 'Batista' Likely Ends Rousey Talks

Bleacherreport.com  -  At least for the moment, widespread rumors that Gina Carano plans to return to MMA and challenge UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey have subsided.That's because the former Strikeforce women's featherweight title challenger told MMA Fighting (h/t Yahoo Sports) that she plans on starring in a pair of movies, one in October and another in December.In mid-October, Carano will 56 days

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UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Announced for Super Bowl Weekend

Bleacherreport.com  -  The rumors of Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva turned out to be true, as the two MMA stars are set to face off in 2015. UFC President Dana White took to ESPN’s Sportscenter to announce the fight, via Sherdog. The fight will take place at UFC 183, which will be next year’s rendition of the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend card.Diaz vs. Silva will be a middleweight conte 113 days

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