1021 Search Results for controversial

Mar 6, 2017 8:11 am

Stephen Thompson issues statement on controversial UFC 209 loss to Tyron Woodley

Last November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon to challenge Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight title. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a majority draw, which meant Thompson did not become the champion. Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 209, Thompson got a second crack at...

Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

Carla Esparza releases statement on controversial loss to Randa Markos

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia with UFC Fight Night 105. On the evening’s undercard, former strawweight queen Carla Esparza returned from a lengthy layoff against Canada’s own Randa Markos. Though Esparza succeeded on four takedown attempts, and threatened with a submission in the second round, the judges ultimately awarded her...

Feb 12, 2017 8:29 am

Dana White explains how he scored controversial Silva vs. Brunson fight

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 208, former middleweight king and veritable MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempted to correct a four-year win drought against rising middleweight contender Derek Brunson. After three slow rounds of action, which saw Brunson hesitate to engage, and Silva wait for rare opportunities to counter, Silva succeeded on this...


Dec 11, 2016 8:22 pm

SUG 2 Results: Miesha Tate defeats Jessica Eye in controversial match

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate returned to grappling competition at tonight’s Submission Underground 2 event in Portland where she squared off with fellow UFC standout Jessica Eye. After an early feeling out process, the ladies engaged in the clinch position against the cage. After a failed takedown attempt, Tate eventually rolled to an...

Nov 23, 2016 12:20 pm

CABMMA defends Cortney Casey following backlash over reaction to controversial kick

This past weekend during the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ top ranked women’s strawweight fighters Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated showdown. For Casey, the fight was an opportunity to extend her win streak to 3, as she hoped to pick up a win over...

Nov 22, 2016 9:26 am

CABMMA explains why Claudia Gadelha wasn’t deducted point for controversial kick

This past weekend on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ on Fox Sports 1, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon against Cortney Casey for a highly anticipated strawweight showdown. For Gadelha, the bout was a chance for her to return to the win column after dropping a unanimous...

Nov 17, 2016 10:37 am

Brian Stann calls out Yoel Romero for controversial antics mid-fight

While Yoel Romero is undeniably the #1 contender at middleweight following his vicious 3rd round KO of Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC 205, Romero is also on the receiving end of quite a bit of criticism given his controversial mid-fight antics. The most notable situation came back in 2014, when Romero was nearly...

Nov 12, 2016 10:28 pm

MMA community reacts to controversial Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson fight

In the co-main event of UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his welterweight title for the first time. Woodley was quick to take Stephen Thompson down in the first round, landing some ground & pound to bloody up Wonderboy’s face. Thompson went on to pick Woodley...

Sep 24, 2016 10:32 am

Dan Henderson won’t hesitate to land controversial shots if he KOs Michael Bisping

Back in 2009, Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping steeped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated middleweight showdown after coaching opposite one another on season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. In the second round of the fight, Henderson picked up what is considered by many to be one of the greatest knockouts of all time...

Jun 17, 2016 10:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko comments on MMA future following controversial win

On Friday in Russia, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko fought former UFC fighter Fabio Maldonado in what turned out to be an incredibly controversial scrap. Maldonado survived an early onslaught from The Last Emperor, and then fired back with some bombs of his own as he nearly finished Emelianenko with strikes. Emelianenko survived the round and...

Jun 14, 2016 9:54 am

Muay Thai champion opens up on controversial sparring session with Sage Northcutt

Sage Northcutt is currently coming off the first loss of his professional career at the hands of Bryan Barberena earlier this year. Northcutt is also currently in the process of preparing for his UFC 200 fight against Enrique Marin on July 9th. Ahead of his UFC 200 fight against Marin, Northcutt went to train with...

Jun 9, 2016 10:09 pm

VIDEO | Controversial post-fight exchange between Michael Bisping & Luke Rockhold

In the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold to become the UFC middleweight champion. While most fighters squash their beefs post-fight, Rockhold and Bisping continued their feud at the post-fight press conference. Rockhold accused Bisping of being disrespectful post-fight, which Bisping explained was because Rockhold wouldn’t shake his hand a...

Jun 8, 2016 4:10 pm

VIDEO | Controversial sparring session between Muay Thai champ and Sage Northcutt

Wednesday afternoon Muay Thai champion Ilya Grad posted on his Instagram about a recent training session he had with UFC welterweight star Sage Northcutt ahead of Northcutt’s UFC 200 fight. The recollection was not a good one, with Grad describing issues with Northcutt’s father, who is also his coach. Grad explained that Northcutt’s father accused...

Mar 1, 2016 1:33 pm

Video: Anderson Silva questions sport of MMA with his controversial third round knee

Anderson Silva is still upset about the outcome of the five round war with Michael Bisping. Silva’s camp has even requested that the commission review the decision outcome. “The Spider” posted a clip of his knee that landed in the third round and wrote in the caption of his Instagram post: “Isso é um esporte...

Feb 27, 2016 4:26 pm

REPLAY! Anderson Silva lands controversial knee against Michael Bisping

IT'S NOT OVER!! IT'S NOT OVER!! They're carrying on!! #UFCLondon https://t.co/2x3a2oHZp6 — #UFCLondon (@UFCEurope) February 27, 2016 At the end of the 3rd round of Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva’s ‘UFC London’ main event scrap, Michael Bisping lost his mouthpiece. After breaking from the clinch, Bisping looked to referee Herb Dean to pass him his...

Feb 27, 2016 12:03 pm

REPLAY! Controversial end to Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza fight

Did @Arnoldbfa get it in time?!? #UFCLondon https://t.co/zttE4PhDap — #UFCLondon (@UFCEurope) February 27, 2016 On the preliminary card of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ Arnold Allen was on his way to a convincing decision win over Yaotzin Meza. With literally seconds left in the bout Allen dropped Meza with a big right hand. Allen swarmed in...

Feb 20, 2016 11:26 am

Ken Shamrock opens up on controversial loss to Royce Gracie

Last night in the main event of Bellator 149 Ken Shamrock had his trilogy match with Royce Gracie 23 years after the pair’s initial meeting under the UFC banner. While Shamrock was hoping to get his revenge on Gracie for how things went in their first meeting, things didn’t go his way. Shamrock ultimately lost...

Feb 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Fighters react to controversial Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie fight

In the main event of Bellator 149 Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie stepped into the cage to fight for a third time. The fight was a short one, that ultimately saw Gracie awarded the TKO win after landing some ground and pound on Shamrock. The controversy however came due to the fact that many noticed...

Jan 16, 2016 7:49 am

UFC releases statement on Holm’s controversial sponsor

Following her UFC 193 KO win over Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm found herself under fire from critics for a new sponsorship deal with Hi-Tech, a company who sells products that are banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Holm’s manager stated that Holm herself doesn’t use the products, but simply promotes them for the company. Regardless,...

Dec 3, 2015 3:26 pm

PHOTO | Floyd Mayweather is given ultra-controversial Christmas present

This Christmas present given to Floyd Mayweather during his time in Moscow, Russia has already earned the retired Boxing legend quite a bit of criticism. Many social media users are calling for ‘Money’ to release the exotic Indian tiger into the wild where it belongs, but we’re not too sure Mayweather will listen to social...

Nov 28, 2015 5:58 am

Alberto Mina defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via controversial split-decision

The second bout of the UFC Fight Night 79 main card featured a welterweight tilt between Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-6 MMA) and Alberto Mina (12-0 MMA). The bell sounded and both men rushed forward to get things started in round 1. Akiyama and Mina traded some devastating leg kicks in the opening round, but it was...

Nov 13, 2015 6:47 am

Abel Trujillo planning to appeal controversial loss

Abel Trujillo is fresh off his ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ loss to Gleison Tibau after referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight because he believed that Trujillo had been choked out, however Trujillo was most certainly conscious. According to MMAFighting, Trujillo’s camp requested paperwork from the Brazilian Commission (CABMMA) to appeal the loss. Ultimately, the...

Nov 12, 2015 8:49 am

Herb Dean discusses controversial Belfort vs. Henderson III stoppage

Referees have it tough. They have to walk the fine line of letting a fighter live their dreams and fight on in times of despair like the warriors they are, and also protect them in their best interest in the name of safety and well being. Refs hold the sorcerer’s stick that could ultimately alter...

Nov 5, 2015 9:27 am

Belfort: Controversial drug tests won’t tarnish my reputation

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been the subject of much criticism over the last few years for his controversial usage of Testosterone Replacement Theory. Recently, it was revealed that the UFC knew Belfort had a sketchy drug test prior to his UFC 152 fight against Jon Jones back in 2012, however they allowed him...