Categories for MMA News

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

Jun 5, 2013 7:25 am

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton and Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff added to UFC 163

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 163 event set for August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A featherweight bout between Rani Yahya (18-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Josh Clopton (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first announced by UFC officials on Tuesday evening. The former WEC bantamweight title...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Jun 5, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Miesha Tate vs Kaitlin Young

Miesha Tate’s Pro Debut was part of the HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women’s Tournament which took place on November 24, 2007. Following a controversial decision win over Jan Finney, Miesha was KO’d at :30 sec of the 1st round by a vicious round kick to the face from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young. Miesha Tate faces...

Jun 5, 2013 5:45 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: “Holyfield’s Ear Tasted Like S***”

Heavyweight Boxing legend and avid UFC fan, Mike Tyson, dropped by UFC Tonight to go through an intense round of Octo-Questions with Ariel Helwani. Tyson talked candidly about Dana White, UFC vs Boxing and even the notorious ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield.

Jun 5, 2013 5:34 am

Bisping Undergoes Eye Surgery For Detached Retina

Ironically in his last fight against Alan Belcher, Michael Bisping damaged his eye and tore his retina in an injury that required surgery to repair. “The Count” landed a nasty eye-poke to Belcher in the final frame of action in their bout, but somewhere throughout the course of the three-rounds is the one with severe...

Jun 5, 2013 5:28 am

Quick Twitt | Champ Cruz Cleared To Train Boxing By Doctors

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been on the shelf so long many forgot that Barao’s title is only an interim belt. The Alliance based fighter finally delivered a ray of hope yesterday in the form of a twitter post that doctors have cleared him to begin training again.

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...

Jun 4, 2013 8:47 pm

Chael Sonnen vs. Mauricio Rua Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Main Event

As reported on UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) will face Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (21-7) in the main event of the inaugural FOX Sports 1 event on August 17th. The card will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This fight came about after an odd turn of events that once again saw Sonnen...

Jun 4, 2013 8:33 pm

Tavares/McDaniel, Voelker/Head Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

Two more matchups have been confirmed by the UFC’s official Twitter account as middleweights Brad Tavares (10-1) and Bubba McDaniel (21-6) fight and Bobby Voelker (24-9) takes on James Head (9-3), both at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 on August 28th. McDaniel currently rides a seven-fight win streak with his most recent being a...

Jun 4, 2013 8:13 pm

Sarah Kaufman vs. Sara McMann Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

  A women’s bantamweight fight between Sarah Kaufman (16-2) and undefeated Sara McMann (7-0) has been confirmed for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1. UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 takes place on August 28th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. That card will be headlines with a welterweight rematch as Carlos Condit...

Jun 4, 2013 7:57 pm

Brad Pickett vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 Co-Main Event

  A bantamweight clash between two fan favorites is set for the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 #1 as Brad Pickett (23-7) faces off with Michael McDonald (15-2). The bout was announced in the shadow of today’s main event announcement for the same show. Pickett is coming off of a close victory...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

Jun 4, 2013 5:53 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FS1-1 in Boston

UFC on FOX Sports 1 inaugural card continues to build up to be one of the best cards we have seen since UFC 100. The latest addition to the already stacked event features a bantamweight scrap between Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara. UFC on FS1 1 has already announced a plethora of amazing fights including...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

Jun 4, 2013 4:47 pm

Rampage Promises Big Changes In MMA For Fighters

“When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true. When other fighters get the chance to see everything I’m able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you’re going to see a big change...

Jun 4, 2013 4:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 2) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Discusses Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels & Bellator 97

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming...

Jun 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Evans focused on fighting not accolades

Mentally, Rashad Evans is getting back to his roots. He’s going back to the proverbial salad days when he stepped into the cage for the love of competition and not the payday or chasing a specific strap. Evans (17-3-1) will headline UFC 161against Dan Henderson (29-9), where he hopes to snap a two-fight losing streak...

Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

Jun 4, 2013 11:45 am

Mayhem Miller Wishes He Could Have Fought Nick Diaz

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason “Mayhem” Miller was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday and, of course, the former UFC fighter gave an entertaining interview, to say the least. He didn’t break anything or storm off of the set of the show this time but he did give some really interesting and entertaining stories...

Jun 4, 2013 11:20 am

Weidman “Freaking Out” Over Rumored Silva Injury

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Chris Weidman almost had a breakdown when he heard the rumors that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had an injured rib that would put his title fight with Weidman on hold…and I don’t think anybody blamed the “All American” for “freaking out” over the news. However, the news of Silva’s injured...

Jun 4, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire.

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...