Categories for MMA News

Jul 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Michael Bisping Refutes Rumors That He Was KO’d While Sparring

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping (24-5) is always good for an amusing sound bite. As is the case with his recent denial that he was knocked out in sparring by a ‘professional boxer’. Bisping made a video to refute the rumors and also expose MMA news site MiddleEasy for publishing a rumor that Bisping assures, is...

Jul 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Jon Fitch: “I Think I Have 15 Fights Left in Me”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jon Fitch has been in the sport of MMA for a long, long time. Just about 12 years to be more exact. And he’s been fighting at the top level of competition for the majority of that time. He recently ventured away from his longtime home of the UFC and looked to...

Jul 17, 2013 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell: “Tito Didn’t Want To Fight Me”

UFC legend “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell took the UFC by storm, becoming a fan favorite knock out artist. “Fighter’s Cut” gets “The Iceman” to open up about his greatest battles inside the Octagon and his rivalry with Tito Ortiz. “Fighter’s Cut” airs 7/16 at 10/7P ET/PT on FUEL TV.

Jul 17, 2013 11:53 am

Quick Twitt | War Machine Exposes and Blasts Sponsor For Non Payment

It seems to be a problem that plagues Mixed Martial Arts fighters. They book a sponsor, deliver their end of the bargain but fail to receive payment from upstart apparel and nutrition companies promising them big bucks. War Machine is the latest victim of this kind of business practice, but he isn’t taking it lying...

Jul 17, 2013 11:46 am

UFC’s October Event In Manchester Still In The Works, Not Yet Official

A bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz is expected to headline the UFC’s return to UK in October. However, according to a recent Facebook post made by the UFC’s Official UK Page, this event is still in the works. Here is their release: UFC fans! We are aware that a large number of you...

Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

Report: Drysdale Out Of UFC Debut With Staph

Undefeated MMA prospect and three-time world BJJ and ADCC submission grappling champion, Robert Drysdale, is reportedly out of his scheduled UFC debut against Ednaldo Oliveria due to a staph infection. While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting it as fact. Drysdale and Oliveria were scheduled...

Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Jake Ellenberger Goes Off On Rory MacDonald During Yesterday’s Media Call

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true and my message to Rory is pretty clear: start tasting some flavors of baby food and find one you like and stock up because this isn’t a Tears for Fears lookalike contest. All I said is for him to prepare for some horizontal television time, and I meant...

Jul 17, 2013 11:15 am

Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay

In the past several weeks the topic of fighter compensation really heated up. So much so that the UFC boss threatened to get rid of their bonus structure in order to offset expenses and pay the lower tiered fighters more money. That’s apparently not going to happen. “At the last press conference, I talked to...

Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Ross Talks Muay Thai and Lion Fight

Kevin Ross, world-champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai fighter, will be taking on Canadian phenom, Matt Embree, at Lion Fight 10 Friday July 26 in Las Vegas.  The fights will air live on AXS TV beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai...

Jul 17, 2013 11:08 am

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Reportedly In The Works For October Event

The Brazilian media is reporting that a welterweight bout between Brazil’s top prospect, Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for what is likely a Fox Sports 1 event in early October. Silva last saw action at UFC on FUEL TV 10 with his ‘Submission of the Night’ victory over Jason High....

Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

Chad ‘Savage’ George comeback promo video

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan MMA fans may have seen Occupation: Fighter on Netflix. A well known documentary following California MMA star Chad ‘Savage’ George leading up to his fight against Antonio Banuelos in 2010. Shortly after the documentary was filmed Chad underwent back surgery to replace a disk that had blown out in his...

Jul 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Dana White Assesses Ellenberger V. MacDonald

  Number 3 and 4 contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Rory MacDonald, are set to square off July 27 at UFC on FOX 8.  UFC President Dana White said that the winner of this fight will be very close to a title shot.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   As...

Jul 16, 2013 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

Jul 16, 2013 10:37 pm

James Krause Describes Near-Paranoia Waiting for UFC 161 Drug Test Results

  Winner of UFC 161’s Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, James Krause, can rest a little easier knowing that he has passed his post-fight drug test and the final obstacle between him and his $100,000 bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When it was announced that all fighters on...

Jul 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Ray Sefo Takes Temporary Leave as WSOF President

With a return to active competition on the horizon, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has officially elected to take a temporary leave from his executive role. “I’m looking forward to another chance to step into the cage, but before I do, I felt taking a temporary leave from my executive duties was the...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout. UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012. Anthony Pettis: -125 Benson Henderson: -115 The last...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 16, 2013 11:27 am

Constantinos Philippou wants Vitor Belfort, but ‘Not in Brazil’

“Belfort sounds good to me,” said Costas Philippou, though he was quick to add, “NOT in Brazil.” By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter, Constantinos Philippou, has had a strong start to his career in the Octagon, winning his last five fights with two KO’s.  Now, the New York-based fighter has his eyes set on...

Jul 16, 2013 11:13 am

Dominick Cruz Says He’s Not Thinking About the Belt Anymore

UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, says he is focused on recovery from his second ACL surgery, not on whether the belt will remain in his hands or be relinquished to current interim champion, Renan Barao. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been almost two full years since Dominick Cruz last stepped foot in the Octagon,...

Jul 16, 2013 10:39 am

Anderson Silva’s Current State of Mind Pt. 2

Oh what a difference some time to clear your head makes. In the short course of a few days, I am guessing really hours after his loss to Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva says he is down for the rematch. It is tentatively scheduled for the end of December barring injury of course. Initially I conjured...

Jul 16, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia

After their star-making first meeting in the WEC, Chan Sung Jung and Leonard Garcia rematched in the UFC Octagon in 2011 in a fight that was just as exciting — and ended in the only ‘Twister’ submission in UFC history.

Jul 16, 2013 10:06 am

Quick Twitt | Jon Jones Shows Off His Off-Season Belly

When UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, isn’t training for a fight he is apparently just like every red blooded american, love handles and all! Check out the champs latest tweets and pictures about his about his out of competition physique. I am the laziest man in the world until it's time to work hard —...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...