Ariel Helwani

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White talks UFC on FOX 11, Carano, cuts, and more

UFC president Dana White discusses the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 fight card, why FOX requested the Browne vs. Werdum fight, Gina Carano, and much more from Shaquille O'Neal's house.

Tyrone Spong shatters shin at GLORY 15

Tyrone Spong suffered a gruesome leg injury in the main event of Saturday's GLORY 15 event in Istanbul, Turkey.

Manager: Nogueira wants Mir fight, then retirement

So was that the last time we'll ever see "Big Nog" fight? According to one of his managers Jorge Guimaraes, Nogueira might have other plans.

Overeem decides to join Jackson-Winkeljohn

Alistair Overeem confirmed with that he has officially decided to train for his next fight at the famed Jackson-Winkeljohn camp in New Mexico.


MMA Beat on Diaz bros, Carano, Shields, Reem, more

We discuss the Diaz brothers' ongoing issues with the UFC, Jake Shield's release, the Gina Carano return talk, Alistair Overeem teaming up with Jackson-Winkeljohn, the UFC's increased random drug testing, the UFC 174 main event, and more.

Diaz: 'Don't love to fight; don't want to fight'

After UFC president Dana White said they were waiting to hear back from Nick Diaz about an offer to fight Hector Lombard, Diaz, in a rare interview, opened up about why he is no in rush to fight again, and why his response to the offer is clear.

UFC fighters react to 'Ultimate Warrior's' death

One of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling, "Warrior" was beloved by many UFC fighters, showing once again the influence pro wrestling has had on mixed martial arts. Here are some tweets from the UFC's best reacting to the news.

Overeem to undergo elbow surgery Wednesday

The UFC heavyweight will undergo surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his elbow, Overeem informed He wouldn't specify which elbow was bothering him.

Carano to meet with White Wednesday night

The much-anticipated Gina Carano-Dana White meeting will take place Wednesday night. White confirmed the day of the meeting with

Diaz discusses issues with UFC; White responds

For the first time since publicly asking for a release from the UFC, Nate Diaz explains why he is so unhappy with the promotion, and then UFC president Dana White responds.

Melvin Guillard signs with WSOF

Melvin Guillard has signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, who was once a sparring part of Guillard's, confirmed with

UFC releases Jake Shields

After a little over three years, Jake Shields' UFC run has come to an end. The former welterweight contender has been released by the promotion, his manager Lex McMahon confirmed with


Watch The MMA Hour now

Monday's episode featured interviews with Tim Kennedy, Holly Holm, Lenny Fresquez, John Hackleman, Akira Corassani, Andre Fili, John Pollock, Lex McMahon, and more.

Maryland releases statement re: UFC 172 testing

Two days after Jon Jones broke the news that he, along with his UFC 172 opponent Glover Teixeira, have been randomly drug tested prior to their 205-pound title fight, the Maryland State Athletic Commission has released a statement on the matter.

Coach: Holm vs. Cyborg PPV fight considered

Holly Holm is back in action Friday night. Could a stand-alone pay-per-view fight against Cris Cyborg be in her future? It has been discussed.


The MMA Beat on Jones, DC-Hendo, GSP, 173, Gracies

The panel discusses Jon Jones' request for pre-UFC 172 drug testing, Cormier vs. Henderson, Woodley vs. MacDonald, Georges St-Pierre's second ACL injury, the new UFC 173 main event, Cyborg's Muay Thai loss, the fallout from Metamoris 3, and more.

Gina Carano meeting with Dana White next week

On Thursday's episode of "The Arsenio Hall Show," Carano said she is currently "kinda considering" fighting in the UFC and is meeting with UFC president Dana White next week to discuss her future with the promotion.

Cormier vs. Henderson targeted for UFC 175

Daniel Cormier will not be fighting Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante next after all. Instead, Cormier will face Dan Henderson on July 5 at UFC 175, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.


Watch The MMA Hour now

Monday's episode featured interviews with Matt Brown, Eddie Bravo, T.J. Dillashaw, Brad Tavares, Nick Newell, Shayna Baszler, and Ali Abdel-Aziz.

San Jose lands UFC on FOX 12 in July

San Jose's SAP Center will host UFC on FOX 12 on July 26, the promotion revealed Thursday night. No bouts have been announced for the card just yet.


MMA Beat on Hendo-Shogun, DC, Chope, WSOF 9, more

The panel discusses their interest in seeing Dan Henderson and/or Shogun Rua fight again, Daniel Cormier's next opponent, the UFC's decision to release Will Chope and Melvin Guillard, Rousimar Palhares' WSOF debut, and more.

Palhares passes drug test, cleared to fight

Rousimar Palhares has passed his pre-fight drug test, and as a result, has been licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission to fight Steve Carl at World Series of Fighting 9 this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Siver points to nutrionist for failed drug test

Dennis Siver has broken his silence regarding his recent failed drug test, and is (kind of) blaming a new nutritionist.

Nick Newell gets WSOF title shot in July

The undefeated rising star will meet Justin Gaethje for the World Series of Fighting lightweight title in July, according to WSOF executive vice-president Ali Abdel-Aziz.


Watch The MMA Hour now

Monday's episode featured interviews with Phil Davis, Kenny Florian, Melvin Guillard, Arianny Celeste, Dave Meltzer, and Steve Carl.

UFN 38's Brandao vs. Chope canceled after report

UFC Fight Night 38's Diego Brando vs. Will Chope featherweight fight has been canceled just hours before the event following a report on Saturday night revealed disturbing details about Chope's past.


Pat Barry victorious in return to kickboxing

Pat Bary won his first kickboxing match in over six years Saturday night.

Melvin Guillard released from UFC

"The Young Assassin" was released from the UFC on Thursday night, according to his manager Malki Kawa. The decision comes after the 30-year-old lost a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night 38 earlier this month.


MMA Beat on 170ers, Holm, Ludwig, Hendo-Shogun 2

The panel discusses the state of the welterweight division following Johny Hendricks' win and injury, Nick Diaz's place in it, Holly Holm and the UFC, Duane Ludwig leaving Team Alpha Male, the Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua rematch, and more.

Opportunities abound for female strawweights

From TUF 20 to Invicta FC, business is starting to pick up for the 115-pounders.

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