Categories for MMA News

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

PHOTO | Rousey & McMann Pose During UFC Media Day

Yesterday in Los Angeles the UFC put their two Olympic Medalists in a room together to promote their upcoming February bout with the media. Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Sarah McMann at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 22nd. The two female Olympic medalists will serve as the pay-per-view...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Jan 9, 2014 9:05 am

Renan Barao: “(Faber) has evolved a lot… since our last fight”

Renan Barao was recently crowned the official bantamweight champion after former champ Dominick Cruz announced that he is yet again injured and was forced to pull out of their unification bout set for UFC 169. Luckily, “The California Kid” Uriah Faber was there to take the fight with Barao on short notice. The two have...

Jan 9, 2014 9:04 am

Mark Hunt’s “interesting” fan from Japan.

Though the average American fan can seem a bit, lets just call it douchy, when it comes to an MMA bout. Such as booing during situations that are simply a part of the game but are ofter viewed as “boring”. At least, most of the time, those fans don’t cross into the category of strange....

Jan 9, 2014 8:54 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘Tate Handshake Gesture Just For The Camera’s’

Even after her recent third round armbar defeat of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey is still finding ways to keep their rivalry alive. At a recent media presser, Rousey was asked about the purposey ignored handshake that was offered her by Tate at the conclusion of their match. “I really think that if me and her...

Jan 9, 2014 8:52 am

Tarec Saffiedine Admits To Making Mistakes In UFC Debut Last Weekend

As of Saturday, Tarec Saffiedine is the last of the Strikeforce competitors that have made the transition to the UFC roster. Tarec, the last Strikeforce welterweight champ after his defeat of Nate Marquardt via leg kicks, made his UFC debut against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night 34 last week. Tarec used the same...

Jan 9, 2014 8:45 am

QUICK TWITT | Nurmagomedov Wants To Know Where His Opponent is

During last month’s UFC 168 post-fight presser it was revealed that the UFC was planning a lightweight tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez. They even had the poster drafted. Unfortunately for fight fans this grudge match in the making was called off for reasons unknown and that concerns the Russian. Check it: Who know...

Jan 9, 2014 8:45 am

Steven Seagal rumored to run for Arizona governor.

Known for his ass kicking days of old and possibly BEST known for “teaching” Anderson Silva the front kick that dropped No. 1 contender Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 Steven Seagal is rumored to make a run for governor of Arizona in 2014. Seagal has been an active member of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 9, 2014 8:43 am

Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk removed from UFC on FOX 10

It was announced by the UFC that the Heavyweight fight between Jared Rosholt and Oleksiy Oliynyk has been removed from the UFC on FOX 10 card. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Oliynyk and the UFC’s decision not to find a replacement for Rosholt the fight has been pulled. UFC on FOX 10 will...

Jan 8, 2014 6:36 pm

BJ PENN | VIDEO PORTRAIT (Video)

“WIN, LOSE OR DRAW BJ PENN IS THE PEOPLES CHAMP AND A TRUE LEGEND TO MMA. NOT ONLY IS HE 1 OF ONLY 2 FIGHTERS TO EVER HOLD 2 BELTS IN 2 SEPARATE WEIGHT CLASSES BUT HE IS THE MOST HUMBLE HUMAN BEING YOU’LL EVER MEET. BJ WOULD GIVE THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK TO...

Jan 8, 2014 5:36 pm

Miesha Tate’s Stunt to Harass Gas Station Attendant for Poor Service Works

All of this for a spicy pickle…   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Miesha Tate took to social media to publically humiliate a gas station employee for poor customer service. “Ok I have to vent (That’s what facebook is for right?) So I’m standing in line at the gas station to buy...

Jan 8, 2014 5:33 pm

Joe Torrez May Face Charges After Defending Home Invasion

27-year-old professional MMA fighter Joseph Torrez has made international news when he defendes his home from four men who broke in early on New Year’s Day.  Of the four men who invaded the house, one died on the scene, another was hospitalized and two more were arrested.  It seems now that Torrez could be charged...

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...

Jan 8, 2014 5:30 pm

Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman Targeted for TUF Nations Finale in April

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,’ which begins airing next week, will feature two teams of UFC hopefuls from Canada and Australia.  The finale has been set for April, and the event’s first bout has been targeted for bantamweight fighters Mitch Gagnon (above) and Tim Gorman.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the next ‘Ultimate Fighter’ venture...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...

Jan 8, 2014 12:08 pm

TUF Brazil 3 To Feature Middle And Heavyweights

  Chael Sonnen’s bags are packed and should arrive in Brazil on Thursday as the third version of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil begins filming Jan. 12 in Sao Paulo. MMAFighting.com confirmed that the cast will include middleweight and heavyweight contestants. The official tryouts also included light heavyweights. TUF: Brazil 3 airs from March to May in...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 8, 2014 6:31 am

Constantinos Philippou Looking For Fight Of The Night At UFC Fight Night 35

Because Constantinos Philippou recently lost a lackluster split decision to Francis Carmont, he is eager to make this next fight against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 a good one. “I want excitement. I’m going for [the] ‘Fight of the Fight’ [bonus] . No matter what the...

Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan Sidelined With Surgery

UFC light heavyweight Cody Donovan has apparently been sidelined due to an injury he sustained immediately prior to his TKO loss against Gian Villante. Donovan will go in for surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Thumb injury update: Torn ulnar collateral ligament. Surgery is Thursday. 6-8 week recover 😡 looks...

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 am

‘Badboy’ Russian Rapper Signed To UFC Roster

On Tuesday, the UFC signed 29- year- old Alexander Yakovlev. Yet another Russian contender added to the UFC roster. Yakovlev’s most recent win coming by way of a very one sided decision victory over former (and permanently expelled) UFC Welterweight Paul Daley at Legends 2 back in November of 2013. It may sound like Yakovlev...

Jan 8, 2014 6:16 am

Lyoto Machida not a fan of Vitor Belfort: “Vitor often contradicts himself”

Lyoto Machida recently went on Brazil’s MSN Esportes and had some less than nice words to say about his fellow Brazilian. Apparently, Belfort isn’t the clearest on his messages to the public, especially when it comes to subjects such as his faith. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’ll admit...

Jan 8, 2014 6:13 am

Brock Lesnar rumors aren’t dead yet

Speculation that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon started back in December. It seemed that those rumors were put to rest when it was discovered that Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE does not allow him to fight in the UFC. Now, thanks to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...