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Philippou considered quitting MMA before UFC Fight Night 40 win

It was just the kind of win he needed to get his confidence back. After his five-fight streak, he was outpointed by Francis Carmont in a tough fight that saw him grinded out and unable to get anything going. He then booked the main event of UFC Fight Night 35 in January, but for the first time in his career, he was knocked out when Luke Rockhold kicked him in the midsection, then finished him off with his hands.

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How to Watch Fight Night Cincinatti

UFC president Dana White meets with the media following Fight Night Cincinnati. Topics include: The Diaz Brothers, Gina Carano possibly being invited to a Ronda Rousey Fight, how this fight puts Matt Brown on the map, and Pat Barry.

UFC Fight Night 40's Soa Palelei: 'I'm here to stay for a long time'

Palelei (20-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) stopped Potts (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) with three short punches from his knees in full mount to get his 11th straight knockout win. It came on the main card of UFC Fight Night 40 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, and almost certainly earned him a much bigger name his next time out.

Despite leaving on stretcher, Erick Silva cleared in post-UFC Fight Night 40 exam

UFC Fight Night 40 started on Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati and ended on Sunday morning. With a spectacular main event that started just as the broadcast was due to end, that’s a problem, and the UFC needs to fix it.

Fight Night Cincinnati: Post-fight Press Conference

Watch the post-fight press conference live following the event.


Brown vs. Silva a timely reminder of why we watch this crazy sport

The original Forrest Griffin - Stephan Bonnar fight went down in UFC history as a sort of contagion that spread across America through the oldest form of conveyance (word of mouth). That was in April 2005, and it was timely for the UFC back then, a promotion that had just completed a time-buy on Spike TV and was in need of a transcendent moment to help carry it forward. That single fight was not only a slobberknocker full of table turning plot twists and tomorrow-less abandon, but it came off like two guys laughing and punching holes in Western civilization. It somehow conveyed for the greater masses the very spirit of the thing that for so long just hadn’t been communicating. Now, I’ve always been hesitant to join the chorus that Bonnar-Griffin alone was the reason for the MMA boom, but it certainly didn’t hurt. What those guys did that night, whether they were aware of it or not, was bring the sport crashing through the barriers of the prevailing PC world, turning the glorious (and mostly sanctioned) underworld right-side up. Cut to May 10, 2014, and we’re at the other end of that night’s opening of the cagefighting floodgates.

By the Numbers: UFC Fight Night ‘Brown vs. Silva’

Matt Brown has finished five straight fights. | Mike Fridley/ A back injury derailed Matt Brown ’s momentum in December, but “The Immortal” recaptured the magic in a big way on Saturday. In one of the most memorable encounters of 2014, Brown stopped a resilient Erick Silva with strikes 2:11 into the third round of their UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Silva” headliner at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. In a deep and talented welterweight class, Brown’s violent tendencies have him ascending the divisional ladder in rapid fashion. While Brown has forcefully inserted himself into the title picture, his performance against Silva also yielded a statistical bounty. Here is a by-the-numbers look at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Silva,” with statistics courtesy of : 7: Winning streak for Brown, currently the longest active streak in the UFC’s welterweight division and tied with Chris Weidman and Renan Barao for second longest active streak overall behind Jon Jones (11). 12: Welterweight victories for Brown, tying him with Thiago Alves for No.

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Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels | VICE News

“The DEA doesn’t want the drug war to end,” said Nelson, when asked about a possible connection between the agency’s hatred of legal pot and its buddies in Sinaloa. “If it ends, they don’t get their toys and their budgets. Once it ends, they aren’t going to have the kind of influence in foreign government. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but where there’s smoke there’s probably fire.”

2 bodies found, 1 missing after hot air balloon burns, crashes in Virginia

Thirteen hot air balloons had been soaring on the eve of the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival in Doswell, and three were landing close to each other. Two landed safely, Geller said, but as the third balloon descended, it hit a power line, sparking a fire that spread quickly.

MMA Mom: Debbie Guida Talks Fight Nights, Walkouts, and Her Son Clay | FIGHTLAND

Clay Guida is veteran featherweight known for his wild commitment to engage his opponent, and his non-stop pace. If any UFC-Mom has it rough, it’s Clay’s. Still, we see her at all of his events, intently watching her son from ringside. Clay won his last fight against a game Tasuya Kawajiri, and his next fight has yet to be announced.

College professor attempts to revamp mixed martial arts fight scoring with introduction of points-based system

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine from college came by and talked about something every MMA fan hears about after almost every show. It's something I've heard, literally, since childhood, long before there was a such thing as MMA, except you could substitute boxing for the conversation. It had to do with judging, judges, scoring, ten point-must, and four letter words. You'll have to imagine the actual conversation, but it's pretty easy to know the content. Over the years, my friend would bring it up to me several more times. I'd continually dismiss the notion of it and never think about it again. My friend said how the system has to go. I said it was here to stay. Of course it has its problems, which are much deeper than bad judging, which also exists in some cases. The current system has inherent flaws, the biggest being the inability to differentiate between close rounds and decisive rounds. As someone who scores every single UFC fight as it happens, like a judge when the round is over, with no erasing and changing your mind after the fact allowed, there are fights every few weeks where my scores indicate somebody won who really shouldn't have won.

Dana White: Brock Lesnar begged me to get Pat Barry to retire

CINCINNATI – Former UFC heavyweight Pat Barry returned to kickboxing on May 3, and at GLORY 16, he suffered a brutal knockout loss. That prompted one former UFC heavyweight champion to call UFC President Dana White.

How Matt Brown's comeback win is the perfect metaphor for an improbable career

This was a Matt Brown fight in every sense. He won it as much with raw toughness as skill. He won it by refusing to acknowledge the fact that he was losing, and also by baiting Silva into a battle of wills that he could not possibly win. Brown may not be the slickest or most naturally talented welterweight in the UFC – he may not even be in the top 10 in either category – but if you try to trade gut shots and brain blasts with the man, you’ll probably discover that he minds the suffering far less than you do.


On second thought, Beatus is way worse. It’s a lame promotional tool. The Liddell cosplayer is just a fan who’s perhaps a little too passionate.

Danny Castillo: For Mom

It’s not the ideal Mother’s Day for Danny Castillo, but as the UFC lightweight returns home from Brazil, where he competed in a grappling match against Haider Rasheed on Saturday, you get the impression that his mom, Roxana, understands, and that her son will most certainly make it up to her when he arrives back in Northern California. “I think every day should be Mother’s Day,” said Castillo, and that’s not just talk, as “Last Call” has always made a concerted effort to let his mom know how special she is. “She’s my biggest fan. She’s been following me around for years, ever since I was in college wrestling. She would fly to wherever and she’s always been there watching me.” He’s not exaggerating, as Roxana has been there throughout her son’s wrestling career, as well as at 22 of his 23 pro mixed martial arts bouts, with her only miss – his 2009 WEC bout against Phil Cardella – due to back surgery. “I think he needs me there,” said Roxana. “I’ve been there since Day One when he was born, all through his wrestling, and I’ve been everywhere with him. And I need to be there in case anything happens.

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22 Dana White Laments the Diaz Brothers Sitting Out Their Window of Opportunity |

“It’s not frustrating for me at all. If the Diaz brothers don’t ever want to fight again, that’s up to them,” he continued. “The thing is that’s sad about it, fighting or any other sport, it isn’t a profession. It’s not a job. It’s an opportunity.


No, really. Matt Brown . If you didn’t see his main-event fight against Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 40, you have to. You owe it to yourself. Our words can’t really do it justice suffice it to say it was pure violence. The first round saw Silva nearly score a liver-shot KO over Brown and then submit him with a rear naked choke. But after Brown escaped the choke, he managed to reverse his fortunes. He landed some combinations that would put down a horse, but somehow Silva survived the beating throughout the latter half of the first round and the entirety of the second. Finally, in the third frame, Silva succumbed to the force of nature that was Brown. This fight was a breath of fresh, bloody air when MMA needed one.

Photos: So, did you see that guy in the Chuck Liddell costume?

UFC Fight Night 40 started on Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati and ended on Sunday morning. With a spectacular main event that started just as the broadcast was due to end, that’s a problem, and the UFC needs to fix it.

How to Watch Fight Night Cincinatti

UFC president Dana White meets with the media following Fight Night Cincinnati. Topics include: The Diaz Brothers, Gina Carano possibly being invited to a Ronda Rousey Fight, how this fight puts Matt Brown on the map, and Pat Barry.


And how can MMA fans be blamed? The kernel of Dana White ‘s blowhard persuasions about fighting being “in our blood” is true. The highest level of MMA transcends “sport” as we’re used to it. There are no overweight outfielders scratching their balls between innings. There are no fines for wearing your socks the wrong height or for excessive celebration. MMA, at its best, is a phantasmagoric display of violence juxtaposed with art. It’s raw. It’s visceral. It’s a grotesque, screeching cacophony of carnage that unfolds into a single, unparalleled and strangely soothing melody. There is nothing on earth like (good) MMA. Nothing.

UFC Fight Night 40 Fighter Bonuses: Matt Brown Walks Away with Extra $100K |

After the come-from-behind victory that Brown mounted, it would be difficult to argue his selection. With the two post-fight awards, he earned an additional $100,000 in bonus money for his efforts, and solidified his position as a title contender.

Video: After putting on quite the show, should Matt Brown get a UFC title shot?

Matt Brown once again proved why he’s one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC welterweight division with a thrilling victory over Erick Silva in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 40 headliner. Check out 40 facts from the event.

UFC Fight Night Results: ‘Brown vs. Silva’ Play-by-Play & Updates

Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva Round 1 Referee Herb Dean is the third man in the cage for tonight’s welterweight main event, with judges Sal D’Amato, Chris Lee and Cardo Urso scoring at cageside. Brown pushes forward on Silva, who tries to fend off the American with oblique kicks. Brown just keeps coming and gets dumped to the ground, but he quickly scrambles back to his feet. Silva drops Brown with a body shot near the fence and then works to pound him out with punches and elbows. Brown hangs in there, so Silva changes tactics and jumps on Brown’s back. Brown tries to walk off the fence while defending a rear-naked choke. Silva gets a tight squeeze on a neck crank, but Brown peels his hands off and scoots back toward the fence. Silva digs his heel into Brown’s gut before Brown twists around and explodes back to his feet. Brown chases a suddenly wobbly Silva across the cage, bombing the Brazilian with punches and then blasting through the Thai plum with knees. Silva is in survival mode, jogging away from Brown, who catches up and foot-sweeps him to the ground. Silva gets up, but Brown is waiting with more heavy hooks and knees.

Dana White on Matt Brown’s next fight: ‘We’re going to give him something big, something fun’

"Yeah, I told him to quit acting like the media, I have been on the road for six weeks. Let me get home and figure it out. There's no doubt that Matt Brown is exciting, but the reason that Brown is not there right now is because he got injured before the fight with Carlos Condit and that was a fight that would have put him right there."

Coach: Erick Silva neither concussed, nor is his jaw fractured after UFC Fight Night 40 loss

"We don’t know what happened, we don’t know if it was the rear-naked choke attempt in the first round," he said. "He’s really good, but something happened. We need to find out what’s the issue. His training camp was perfect, we have no excuses. He was great. He never cut weight that easily."

Second Time’s a Charm: Can Chad Mendes Dethrone Jose Aldo at UFC 176?

The emergence of Mendes’ striking game can make all the difference against Aldo, who looked far too comfortable on the feet in their first meeting. The champion was able to keep Mendes at a distance with his leg kicks, and “Money’s” inability to close that gap and score any offense left him a sitting duck in the striking department. Over his last few fights, Mendes has showed off aggressiveness on the feet that will serve him well against Aldo, who fights best when he’s able to square up and land his brutal kicks. Consistent offensive pressure has always been Mendes’ bread and butter, but he didn’t have the tools to work that game against Aldo the first time out. With his newfound punching power and willingness to engage on the feet, he can try to force Aldo to move backwards, negating the power in Aldo’s strikes and making an attempt at a takedown that much easier.

Matt Brown confident he can defeat Johny Hendricks: ‘I’m going to take the title when I go fight for it.’

Following his thrilling TKO victory over Erick Silva, Matt Brown once again relays his intentions of fighting for a title, and confidently claims that he will “take the title” when he fights for it.

Once scheduled to fight Jose Aldo, UFC lightweight Erik Koch struggling to recapture winning form

1.  Injuries galore . This isn't a case of just injuries to Koch, but to his opponent as well. On two occasions he was scheduled to fight Cub Swanson in 2011, but neither bout materialized due to Swanson withdrawing because of injuries on both occasions. After beating Brookins, Koch was then slated to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 143, only for Koch to suffer an injury that forced him off the card. In a rather questionable decision, the UFC gave Koch a title shot anyway, but the aforementioned Aldo injury canceled the UFC 149 date and then Koch hurt his knee in preparation for the re-scheduled UFC 153 matchup. By his own account, Koch's knee injury was the same as the one that kept Dan Henderson out of UFC 151 vs. Jon Jones. If you're keeping score, Koch had 5 fights canceled from 2011-2012, and he ended 2012 without fighting once.

Uma bela e duas feras: o dia das mães longe de Minotauro e Minotouro - Esporte - O Dia

Rio - Ser mãe de um lutador de MMA não é tarefa simples. Imagina de dois? Sofrimento dobrado, mas, também, orgulho quadruplicado após as vitórias. Dona Marina Correia, 64 anos, é daquelas que lambe a cria e não se limita a amar apenas os cinco filhos, entre eles Minotauro e Minotouro. A baiana de Vitória da Conquista, radicada há 23 anos na Flórida (EUA), adotou quatro sobrinhos, após a morte da irmã, em 1979, e abraçou os atletas da Team Nogueira, filhos emprestados. Devido à distância, passará o Dia das Mães longe da família, mas, em pensamento, estará ao lado dos gêmeos Rodrigo e Rogério, de 37.

UFC Fight Night 40 Live Results and Play-by-Play |

Dana White on Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva: “That Was One of the Best First Rounds Ever” (Video)

UFC's White not dwelling on Nick and Nate Diaz: 'The world moves on, man'

“The thing that’s sad about it: I like them,” he told MMAjunkie. “And I used to have a really good relationship with Nate, but fighting or any other sport, it isn’t a profession. It isn’t a job. It’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to make money. It’s an opportunity to achieve great things in a short window of time.

Erick Silva receives 'clean bill of health' after leaving Octagon on stretcher

Following his loss to Matt Brown on Saturday night night, Erick Silva left the Octagon on a stretcher and headed to a Cincinnati hospital to be checked for a possible broken jaw and a concussion

UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva complete results

Keep up with the official results for every fight on the UFC Fight Night: Cincinnati card. The main event is a welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Erick Silva.

Breakout Star Matt Brown Says He's Taking the UFC Title, Refuses to Call it a "Title Shot" |

“Even when Anderson Silva was the champ, look how long it took for Anderson Silva to really take and catch on. Matt Brown caught on tonight,” said White. “You know what tonight was like for him? This was like Gustafsson’s fight with Jones. That’s what this was like for Matt Brown. This is the fight that breaks Matt Brown out.”

Video: Matt Brown proves 'Immortal' in UFC Fight Night 40 war

CINCINNATI – UFC Fight Night 40 provided a surefire “Fight of the Year” candidate, as Matt Brown survived an early scare form Erick Silva to rebound for a thrilling third-round TKO win.

Matt Brown should go from forgotten contender to title challenger

It's hard to discount his chances no matter who he is facing. He keeps winning despite being an underdog in three of his last four, including last night. Against Erick Silva, an explosive southpaw with four first-round UFC finishes, Brown was on the ropes early, dropped by a body shot. But it's Matt Brown; overcoming trouble is what he does. It's who he is. He ate some ground strikes, got back to his feet and proceeded to unleash hell as he and Silva combined for the round of the year in MMA. Each man coming forward, giving no quarter, looking to bend the other's will.

UFC Fight Night Cincinnati post-event bonuses: Matt Brown wins $100, 000 for main event thriller

The main event of the evening certainly lived up to all expectations, as both Brown and Silva put on arguably the ‘Fight of the Year' so far in a bout that lasted almost three whole rounds. It was far from a one-sided beatdown though, as Brown was in trouble for the majority of the opening round, before he recovered from a rear-naked choke attempt to unleash a savage beating on his Brazilian adversary.  The Ohio-native had a few more worrisome incidents, but he survived each one to eventually force referee Herb Dean to stop the contest.

Dana White: Matt Brown's win over Erick Silva puts him in the title mix

"Let me make it clear, I'm not calling it a title shot," said Brown, who pocketed $100,000 in bonuses for his victory, for Fight and Performance of the Night. "I'm calling it a title fight, because I'm not going to take a shot at it. I'm going to take the title when I go fight for it."

45 UFC Fight Night 40 Gate and Attendance: Just Over 6,000 Fans Witness Matt Brown's Performance |

Fans at the U.S. Bank Arena witnessed their local fighter, Matt Brown, score a TKO over Erick Silva in the main event, earning Fight of the Night and Performance of the night honors.

UFC Fight Night 40 draws 6,143 attendance for $415K live gate

CINCINNATI – Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 40 event, which took place at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena, drew an announced attendance of 6,143 and a live gate of $415,000.

UFC Fight Night 40 results: Brown defeats Silva in Fight of the Year candidate

In a whirlwind round one, Silva rocked Brown with a big body kick, followed him to the mat, got his back, and nearly put him away with a rear naked choke. He then followed up with a neck crack before Brown finally managed to escape and get back to his feet. From there, improbably, Brown rallied with a wicked sequence of knees and standing elbows. Silva likely only escape getting finished in the round by circling away when the going got tough.

Neil Magny outlasts Tim Means to pick up unanimous decision win

CINCINNATI, OH -- Following a preliminary card filled with some big upsets, Neil Magny kept the train rolling with a win over Tim Means after entering the fight as a two to one underdog.