Velasquez injured, Hunt vs. Werdum interim title bout now UFC 180 main event

Tonight the rumor was confirmed and it was announced that Mark Hunt would replace Velasquez and fight Werdum for the interim heavyweight title.

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Fighter nickname origins 1-100 

"I know they say you’re not suppose to give yourself a nickname, but I decided I’d do it anyway, just so I didn’t end up with something dumb like 'the one-armed wonder.'"

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As featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for his title defense on home soil in Rio, he has harsh words for his Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor.

McGregor promises to tea bag Chad Mendes 

Conor McGregor: "I hold the key to the biggest gate, the biggest attendance, to football stadiums. I'm not holding back, I'm not sitting and waiting."

Rousey: Man vs. woman fight a bad idea 

Ronda Rousey: "It's never going to be a good thing to have a man hitting a woman on television or ever in any circumstance unless it's the gym..."

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Although Fabricio Werdum was training for a monster wrestler in Cain Velasquez, he is just happy to still be fighting for a title against Mark Hunt at UFC 180'>UFC 180.

Abercrombie sues Affliction over AF 

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently filed suit against Affliction Holdings over its use of “AF” on its “American Fighter” brand of clothing.

UFC rescinds suspension of Cung Le 

"UFC has determined that Cung Le’s elevated total HGH by itself does not prove that he took performance-enhancing drugs before the August 23rd bout."

TKZ: Military service may extend MMA career 

Chan Sung Jung: "I'll have time to work on my skills without pushing myself to the limit, which is necessary when training for a fight."

When Ballerinas KO Pros, a gallery 

Ballet is so tough the ballerinas are sometimes referred to as warriors. And MMA fighters are so practiced that their movement is sometimes referred to as balletic.

Aldo: We also want to have part of these millions 

"We try to always give the maximum in training to get in there and fight, thus raising millions for the company. We also want to have part of these millions."

UFC 179 pros picks: What's yours? 

Felice Herrig, Johny Hendricks, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Anthony Pettis, Josh Thomson, and Jamie Varner split evenly on who will win Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes on Sat.

Dolce: Belfort doing brilliantly, could be ready to fight in 30 days 

Famed nutritionist Mike Dolce: "[Vitor Belfort] is doing brilliantly right now. He's ready. He could fight within four weeks if he had to."

Sokoudjou calls out Houston Alexander 

Sokoudjou to Houston Alexander: "You just fought, I just fought so let's fight! Bellator won't fight again until next year so you have time to heal those bumps on your head."

Carwin: I would unretire for Lesnar rematch 

Shane Carwin told FOX Sports that he would come out of retirement if it meant another chance at Brock Lesnar. "I'm all in," said Carwin of a possible rematch.

Cormier named permanent co-host of UFC Tonight 

The show used several fighters to fill in the spot to figure out what worked best and today finalized a decision to give Daniel Cormier the job.

Dolce: Hypothetical guess White could get to MW, Fertitta maybe LW 

Jonathan Shrager asks esteemed sports nutritionist Mike Dolce regarding the likely fighting weights he could help Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta achieve.

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