There seems to be some contradicting reports concerning Ultimate Fighter 20 competitor Paige VanZant.
In an interview recently, Urijah Faber stated that VanZant would not be part of the cast for the all-female season and that she was instead signed directly to the UFC’s strawweight roster.
“Paige has now signed straight with the UFC,” Faber told BloodyElbow.com.
However, on Twitter, VanZant seemed surprised by the news.
When a fan asked posted to her “Sad to hear you won’t be part of TUF 20 but very excited to hear you are being signed,” VanZant replied back, “Where can I find the article?”
She added a post saying “Rumors have started ciculating that I will not be on TUF 20. I have not been told this information and as of now will be on the show” but later deleted it. Below is a picture VanZant posted back in February of her official UFC contract.
The fighter is just 20 years old, having celebrated her birthday a few days ago. She is 3-1 in her MMA career, including a 2013 loss to Tecia Torres.
— Paige Vanzant (@PAIGEVANZANT) February 19, 2014
Miesha Tate will be featured in the upcoming video game, “EA Sports UFC,” which is set for release this spring.
Numerous shots of the fighters’ in-game look have been revealed, with Tate being the latest.
The one-time UFC title contender will return to the Octagon later this year when he faces Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX: Werdum vs. Browne in the co-main event.
When you see someone grow a “creepy” mustache, one of the first things that comes to mind is pornstar.
Well, Junior dos Santos isn’t involved in that line of work – at least to my knowledge – but he does have a creep pornstar mustache going on.
“Cigano” posted a “selfie” on Instagram recently, asking “Do you guys approve?” of the new-look.
The former UFC heavyweight champion will return to action later this year against Stipe Miocic.
UFC middleweight title contender Lyoto Machida snapped a picture of his family hiding under a kitch table following reports of an earthquake hitting the California area.
Machida posted that “My wife warned everyone about the earthquake and put everyone under the table!”
Thankfully, the Machida family survived the 5.1 earthquake that caused gas leaks and water main breaks throughout the night with aftershocks.
“The Dragon” will return to the Octagon in July to challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title at UFC 175. He is a former UFC light heavyweight champion.
It appears as if UFC heavyweights Josh Barnett and Alistair Overeem are playing the role of matchmaker with their respective careers.
During a recent appearance on Submission Radio, Overeem stated that he would like to return to the Octagon against either Mark Hunt or Barnett. Overeem, a former Strikeforce champion, is coming off a recent victory over Frank Mir that snapped a two-fight losing skid.
“I believe Josh is ranked one place better than me,” Overeem said. “I also think the fight with Josh would be nice considering his long Japanese history, as well as mine.”
Both fighters were entered in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix, but Overeem was removed after contract issues. Barnett went on to fall to Daniel Cormier in the finals after Cormier stepped in for Overeem.
Barnett, himself coming off a knockout loss to Travis Browne, was asked about the potential fight on Twitter and replied with “Sweet.” Both fighters hold wins over Mir, a former UFC champion, and losses to Browne – who is currently locked in a No. 1 contender fight with Fabricio Werdum.
— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) March 28, 2014