Texas suspends Jessica Eye but fight still on for UFC 170

The questions swirling following the announcement Friday that the Sarah Kaufman- Jessica Eye bout from October had been changed to a no decision by the authorities in Texas just keep getting compounded. Today MMAWeekly reports that Eye has been suspended for a year following a failed test for a banned substance.

UFC vet Chris Leben retires from mixed martial arts

After more than a decade of fighting MMA as a professional, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran Chris Leben (22-11) has announced his retirement. UFC fans may recall Leben quit on his stool between rounds following a brutal first round against Uriah Hall at UFC 168 back in December. The loss marked Leben’s fourth straight defeat.

John Cholish retires after UFC on FX 8, criticizes UFC payment of fighters

John Cholish

John Cholish retires from the sport of MMA. He cited the major factor in his decision was not only the issue of pay for fighters, but also that time he spent away from friends and family was not worth trading just for the love of the sport. It is clear this was not a decision he made on the fly. He stated it was a decision he came to over the past year.