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Monday 05.13.2013 12:43pm ET | View Full Article
If you want to know which of your favorite (or least favorite) fighters are on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), you have to submit a formal inquiry to the athletic commission following a mixed martial arts (MMA) event to inquire about who -- if anyone -- was granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE).
Sometimes you get it, sometimes you don't, depending on the locale.
That's the sort of l...
Monday 05.13.2013 12:15pm ET | View Full Article
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold said Vitor Belfort won't be knocking him out with any flashy kicks, and if their fight hits the ground, he'll come out on top.
Monday 05.13.2013 11:00am ET | View Full Article
Knuckle Up #470: Host Eugene S. Robinson does a phoner with Iron Lady GERMAINE DE RANDAMIE [since y'all were RIDICULOUS last time she was in house] about her crushing, killing + pending destroying of the great JULIE KEDZIE. Add to this a slack but spirited defense of LUKE ROCKHOLD and an exhaustive breakdown of UFC on FX8 with a special breakout on The HeadGame.
Monday 05.13.2013 9:06am ET | View Full Article
Event: UFC on FX 8: "Belfort vs. Rockhold"Date: Sat., May 18, 2013 on FX, FUEL TV and FacebookLocation: Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.
185 lbs.: Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold
FX Channel Main Card (9 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Chris Camozzi vs. Ronaldo Souza155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham185 lbs.: Joao Zeferino vs. Rafael Natal
FUEL TV "Prelims (6 p.m. ET):
Monday 05.13.2013 8:45am ET | View Full Article
The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend with UFC on FX 8 and a middleweight main event between Vitor Belfort and Strikeforce import Luke Rockhold.
Monday 05.13.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
A stacked episode of The MMA Hour is yours for the taking on Monday. Here's who will be stopping by and when:
1:00 p.m. ET -- Nick Newell will be in studio to explain why his relationship with XFC soured so quickly and where he will go from here.
1:40 p.m. -- Luke Rockhold will join us from Brazil to preview his UFC on FX 8 fight against Vitor Belfort this Saturday night.
2:00 p.m. -- Josh Ba...
Sunday 05.12.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
Luke Rockhold has been very vocal about his UFC on FX 8 opponent's use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). UFC president Dana White has been even more critical of TRT, calling it "a way for people to cheat." Now Rockhold's opponent, Vitor Belfort responds.
Belfort spoke to MMA Fighting's Mike Chiappetta:
"That's what (Dana White) thinks, but I'm not doing anything illegal," Belfort says....
Sunday 05.12.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
"Luke is a really, really good prospect -- I don't even know if we can call him a prospect anymore he's a legitimate champion in Strikeforce. Vitor's Vitor, he's been phenomenal forever. Now that he's rejuvenated he's back on point. He kicked Bisping's head into like the fourth row I think. I think that -- I want to say Vitor but I don't know. Luke is good enough to systematically break him dow...
Sunday 05.12.2013 9:45am ET | View Full Article
Last month, Vitor Belfort turned 36 years old. As professional athletes go, he is aging. As mixed martial artists go, he is ancient. Belfort was around for the early days, dating back to UFC 12. How long ago was that? That was the last UFC show that was supposed to be in New York. At the time, it was legal in the Empire State, or so it seemed. On the day of the show scheduled to be held in Niagar...
Saturday 05.11.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
MMA Fighting has the UFC on FX 8 Fight card for the Belfort vs. Rockhold event at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil on May 18, 2013.In the main event, Vitor Belfort will square off against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, who will be making his UFC debut. Ronaldo Souza will also make his first trip into the Octagon when he faces Chris Camozzi in the co-main event....
Saturday 05.11.2013 3:20pm ET | View Full Article
Saturday 05.11.2013 12:00am ET | View Full Article
"I love it [the match up with Belfort]. It's pretty much the next best thing to Anderson Silva. Vitor Belfort's a legend -- I think he's probably the second best in the division and I'm going to go out there and I'm going to make my presence felt and I want to get to that belt as fast as possible and I think Vitor's a great opportunity."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight con...
Friday 05.10.2013 1:44pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 headliner represents a strong clash of styles, as former Strikeforce middleweight king Luke Rockhold collides with ex-UFC light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort.
Friday 05.10.2013 1:35pm ET | View Full Article
Friday 05.10.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
The May 18 middleweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold is drawing more attention that your standard basic cable main event.
Part of that is due to the fight's significance in the divisional scheme. Rockhold was the final Strikeforce middleweight champ and brings a nine-fight win streak into the UFC on FX 8 bout in Brazil. Belfort, since dropping to 185 pounds five years ago, hasn...
Friday 05.10.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
Last week, midway through a rant about his legal troubles, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez alluded to a troubling experience his friend, Zach Makovsky, had with Bellator management.
Between 2010 and 2011, Makovsky racked up a perfect 6-0 record within the promotion en route to winning season three's tournament, becoming Bellator's inaugural bantamweight champion, and subsequen...
Wednesday 05.08.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
It's no secret that Vitor Belfort can punch and kick really, really hard. But, will his mind be right when he steps into the Octagon to fight Luke Rockhold next weekend (Sat., May 18, 2013)?
That's the key question, according to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight contender Ian McCall, prior to the UFC on FX 8 main event between "The Phenom" and the former 185-pound Strikeforce champi...
Wednesday 05.08.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 is set for May 18th at the Arena Jaraguá in Jaraguá do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The event will feature the winner of the UFC on FX 7 headliner, Vitor Belfort, facing off with Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the main event. The winner could be in line for a UFC middleweight title shot against the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
Wednesday 05.08.2013 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
Dallas Winston and Zombie Prophet of Bloody Elbow present a round up of the best MMA and UFC videos on YouTube. Today's list features: UFC 159 "Focus" by MMAFighting.com, Ross Pearson's Top 5 UK fighters, Reza Madadi spot, interviews with Mark Hunt and Junior dos Santos on their upcoming scrap, Luke Rockhold on Vitor Belfort's 1st-round blitz, a lil' Tommy Toe Hold action, Tito Ortiz on career-sa...
Wednesday 05.08.2013 5:38pm ET | View Full Article