Categories for MMA News

Jul 2, 2014 8:24 am

Hendricks Disses GSP: ‘Lawler Was My First Title Defense’

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks took a bit of a jab at GSP yesterday when he spoke to MMA Fight Corner and said what many still maintain, that he believes he beat GSP in their UFC 167 fight. However as a result, he believes his fight with Robbie Lawler was actually his first title defense....

Jul 2, 2014 8:09 am

Cyborg Slams “One Trick Pony” Rousey, Supports Davis

Invicta FC feathweight champion, and enemy of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg spoke to about Rousey’s match at UFC 175 against Alexis Davis this Saturday. I think that Davis has a good ground game, I know the people who work with her. She needs to work on her defense of takedowns and...

Jul 2, 2014 7:51 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 1

Leading up to UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida this Saturday, the UFC brought fight fans the first episode of its UFC 175 Embedded vlog. Check it out below:

Jul 2, 2014 7:41 am

Lawlor Out Of Latifi Bout, UFC Seeks Replacement On Short Notice

Middleweight Tom Lawlor has withdrawn from his UFC Dublin bout against Ilir Latifi at UFC Fight Night 46 on July 19th. MMAJunkie heard and confirmed the news with an anonymous source yesterday. Ilir Latifi is now left without an opponent, forcing the UFC to find one on short notice. The UFC Dublin card is as...

Jul 2, 2014 7:33 am

Glazer Praises Weidman: He’s The Future

Fox Sports broadcaster Jay Glazer spoke to about UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and how the champ doesn’t get the credit he deserves. “He has the potential to be the next star,” Glazer told MMAjunkie. “He’s a good-looking guy, and he’s as down to earth as you’re ever going to get. The sport can...

Jul 2, 2014 7:19 am

Daniel Aguiar Frustrated Over Timidity Disqualification

Last month veteran referee Mike Beltran disqualified Danny Aguiar at RFA 15 for ‘timidity’ something rarely seen in the MMA world. Yesterday Aguiar joined to speak about the incident, and why he doesn’t deserve the hate he is receiving because of it. What happened in the fight against Sam Toomer? The referee said you...

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jul 1, 2014 4:29 pm

UFC Fight Night 45 lineup finalized with 11 bouts

July’s “UFC Fight Night 45” event lineup has been finalized with a total of 11 exciting bouts for fight fans to look forward to watching. The event takes place July 16 live from Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Ten of the eleven fights air on FOX Sports 1 following a lone prelim which streams on the...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jul 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Officials: Chael Sonnen will remain in Metamoris 4 headliner

To say Chael Sonnen has had a rough week would be an understatement. The self-proclaimed “American Gangstar” was released of his fighter/broadcaster duties with the UFC and FOX on Monday, this following a pair of failed drug tests that were administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) prior to Sonnen’s scheduled bout with Vitor Belfort, which would...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 11:33 am

Rousey: ‘I’d fight on 24 hours notice’

“I’d like to fight again on New Year’s, take a little break in between then, but the UFC knows if there’s an emergency, or if they need me, I’ll step up on 24 hours’ notice. I definitely don’t like resting too much. That high after a win is what I enjoy the most, not sitting...

Jul 1, 2014 9:33 am

Urijah Faber understands why he is on the UFC 175 prelims

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber says he understands the UFC’s choice to showcase him on the prelims for this weekends UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. “You know, for me it actually makes a little more sense,” Faber told Submission Radio. “It’s the main event on the free card, the Fox Sports 1 card, so...

Jul 1, 2014 9:17 am

Weidman: Moving past Anderson Silva is ‘kind of a bummer’

Former title holder Anderson “The Spider” Silva recently stated that current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has beaten him twice and that a third fight with the “All American” is not in his plans. When the high-point of your career is twice beating the greatest fighter in history, how does it feel to move on? Weidman recently appeared on FOX Sports’...

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...

Jul 1, 2014 8:48 am

‘Stone Cold’ Would Love To See Jon Jones Get His A$$ Kicked

“I mean, you here a little stuff on the side, about his lifestyle. I mean, his lifestyle is a little bit different than what he preaches. But, as a fighter, premiere. And, God, in the light heavyweight division! And Gustafsson really handed him his ass and took him in the deepest water that he’s ever...

Jul 1, 2014 8:34 am

Dana White Vlog – UFC 175 (Episode 1)

UFC president Dana White heads to New York to be a guest on the Jim Norton Show with Mike Tyson. Then it is off to China and Japan for media days for the Bisping vs Le and Nelson vs Hunt Fight Nights.

Jul 1, 2014 8:22 am

PHOTO | Dana White’s New Focus Mits

Playing on the Dana White/Tito Ortiz rivalry, a company called ‘Face it Mits’ has sent the UFC boss a sample of what they can do. You like?

Jul 1, 2014 8:09 am

Crazy Russian Two-On-Two MMA Fights To Hit America In August

A crazy and intense variation of Mixed Martial Arts has been sweeping its way through the world and lands on American soil next month. Arena Combat League is a Russian based promotion that puts two vs two fights on inside an obstacle course arena. In a recent release (via the company announced their U.S....

Jul 1, 2014 7:53 am

Myles Jury Pens A Long Letter To Nate Diaz About Fighter Pay And Making Money

Rising UFC lightweight, Myles ‘Fury’ Jury is trying his best to draw Nathan Diaz off the sidelines in Stockton and into a cage to fight. It’s not working. So in an attempt to reason with Nate (I think), Jury has taken to Facebook with a long-winded post targeting Nate’s pay gripes. Check it: My take...

Jul 1, 2014 7:49 am

Askren On How To Be A Man, The Dishonor In Soccer

“It was really the first time I watched soccer all year,” said Askren, “I was really appalled when I am seeing all these guys falling on the ground, rolling around, crying. And then you know the worst part about it is, they show the instant replay and you can tell – most of these guys,...

Jun 30, 2014 7:08 pm

UFC and FOX Release Chael Sonnen Following Second Drug Testing Failure

And just like that… Following a very public and recent drug testing failure, his second in just a few months, Chael Sonnen has been released by the UFC and his job as a FOX analyst. In a joint release the UFC and FOX stated the following: The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the...