Categories for UFC NEWS

Nov 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Dana White on UFC’s big announcement: “We didn’t get it done in time”

The UFC held their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today. During the press conference the UFC revealed their entire 2015 calendar, and planned on making a special announcement. Right off the bat a reporter asked UFC President Dana White what the special announcement was. To which Dana White replied: “That’s the...

Nov 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Duke Roufus responds to criticism of training methods

Renowned striking coach Duke Roufus is taking the offensive against former pupils, and coaches who claim his training methods were unjustifiably harsh. Roufus spoke to MMAJunkie about the criticism, saying: “You know, when I see Rose and (former UFC fighter) Pat Barry, they don’t seem disgruntled. They’re very nice to me. Pat asked me advice...

Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm Radio Replay with Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie

Last night, Radio was joined by Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie. Ralek discussed his JiuJitsu promotion, Metamoris, and how Renzo was signed to fight Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5. Ralek also broke down how the famous ‘Secret match’ came to be, and why it’s so tricky for both opponents to compete in. Renzo Gracie...

Nov 17, 2014 12:18 pm

Rose Namajunas discusses Roufusport’s training methods

TUF 20 competitor Rose Namajunas, and former Roufusport teammate L-Dogg told their stories about training at Roufusport, and discussing the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Karyn Bryant of MMAHeat spoke to both Namajunas and L-Dogg via Skype.

Nov 17, 2014 12:05 pm

Fighters speak out against Duke Roufus following fighter’s death

Following the death of Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr earlier this year, several former fighters, and trainers from the gym have began to speak out against head trainer Duke Roufus for his actions in training against his fighters. ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas took to Instagram with a screenshot from a message from a former teammate who...

Nov 17, 2014 11:35 am

GSP on return: “I just don’t know”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since defending his welterweight strap against Johny Hendricks. Since then there has been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see St. Pierre in the Octagon again. Recently, St. Pierre returned to training, which sparked a lot of discussion pointing towards St....

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 17, 2014 8:45 am

TWITTER BEEF: Lamas and McGregor trade shots

After defeating Dennis Bermudez this past weekend at UFC 180, Ricardo Lamas revealed to media members that he would like to fight Conor McGregor next. McGregor, who is booked to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ comments, and took to Twitter to diss ‘The Bully’. Hard luck Dennis Bermudez. You wore my...

Nov 17, 2014 8:36 am

Holm optimistic despite neck injury: ‘I feel 100% better already’

Holly Holm is widely regarded to be one of the best prospects signed by the UFC this year, with many fans speculating that she may be the woman to pose the biggest threat to reigning champion Ronda Rousey. Holm spoke to the crew on Inside MMA that despite having a herniated disc, she hopes to...

Nov 17, 2014 5:05 am

Cung Le: “The boys are back in town”

Cung Le and Scott Coker go way back. Le fought his first professional bout under the Strikeforce banner, which Coker was the President of. Le went on to fight for Strikeforce 8 times before being signed by the UFC. With the recent drama between Le and the UFC, with the UFC suspending, and then un-suspending...

Nov 17, 2014 5:03 am

Dana White gives props to “warrior” Leslie Smith

UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to show respect to UFC 180 fighter Leslie Smith, who demanded to continue fighting, despite having her ear ruptured by Jessica Eye. What a warrior!!! Her cauliflower ear busted open and she still demanded to fight. Much respect. @… — Dana White (@danawhite) November 16, 2014 You...

Nov 16, 2014 5:39 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC books 7 bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been busy recently, as always, making matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matchmaking decisions from this past week below! First we have Darren Elkins vs. Hacaran Dias at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil on December 20th. Elkins is coming off a split-decision win over Lucas Martins,...

Nov 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Hunt: “My gas was starting to get to me”

Last night at UFC 180, Mark Hunt was KO’d by Fabricio Werdum. The KO came as a shock to many, especially after Hunt posted an outstanding 1st round where he stuffed Werdum’s takedowns with ease, and had Werdum noticeably hesitant to throw strikes. Hunt admitted to Ariel Helwani on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show...

Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Velasquez on potentially being stripped of belt: “I don’t care”

After UFC 180 last night, UFC President Dana White clarified that he would not be stripping heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of the title, unless Velasquez is unable to fight by March. Velasquez spoke about the possibility of being stripped of the title. (Via MMAWeekly) “It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. As long as...

Nov 16, 2014 12:15 pm

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Fabricio Werdum’s Win Over Mark Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion with a brutal knee (See that HERE). During the bout, the Twitter-verse was sounding off for blow-by-blow reactions, which we have compiled. The Interim UFC heavyweight title is on the line! #UFC180 @FabricioWerdum vs...

Nov 16, 2014 12:07 pm

QUICK TWITT: Chad Mendes Calls Out Ricardo Lamas

Following Ricardo Lamas’ dominant win over Dennis Bermudez last night at UFC 180, 2 time title challenger Chad Mendes took to Twitter with a proposition for Lamas. I think it's time for me and @ricardolamasmma to spends some time in the cage together! You down Ricardo? @seanshelby @arielhelwani — chad mendes (@chadmendes) November 16, 2014...

Nov 16, 2014 11:26 am

UFC 180 Attendance Sets 2014 Record

Last night after an action-packed night of fights at UFC 180, UFC President Dana White announced at the post-fight press conference that 21,000 people attended the event. The event, which was held at the Mexico City Arena, marked the UFC’s first trip to Mexico, and also broke the UFC’s attendance record for this year. According...

Nov 16, 2014 10:40 am

REPLAY! Ricardo Lamas Finishes Dennis Bermudez In The First Round

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas landed a hard jab that dropped Dennis Bermudez in the first round before submitting Bermudez with his signature ‘Bullotine’ choke. Check out the highlights from the bout:

Nov 16, 2014 10:16 am

Lamas Wants McGregor: “He Has To Fight A Wrestler Like Me”

Following his dominant, and impressive win over Dennis Bermudez at UFC 180 last night (See that HERE), Ricardo Lamas stated he would like to fight Conor McGregor next before getting another shot at Jose Aldo. He spoke to MMAJunkie at the post-fight press conference saying: “I want to get back to the title shot. The...

Nov 16, 2014 9:42 am

Fabricio Werdum Celebrates With His Team Backstage

Following his impressive KO win over Mark Hunt at UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum headed backstage to celebrate with his team. Check it out: Post by Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles. Can’t see this post? Click HERE. Catch the highlights from Werdum’s KO win over Hunt HERE.

Nov 16, 2014 9:36 am

UFC Announces ‘TUF Latin America 2’

Last night, following an action-packed UFC 180, UFC Senior Vice President of International Development and General Manager of Latin America, Jaime Pollack announced that the UFC was planning TUF Latin America 2. “Right now, we’re looking at all weight classes. We always do. Tryouts start to happen after we get registrations so matchmakers can get...

Nov 16, 2014 9:16 am

PHOTO | Gruesome Aftermath Of Leslie Smith’s Ruptured Ear – GRAPHIC

Last night, at UFC 180, Jessica Eye landed a hook on Leslie Smith. Not only did the hook land clean, it also ruptured Smith’s cauliflower ear, ultimately forcing the ringside doctor to call the bout (Watch that HERE). Armbar Nation, Ronda Rousey’s official fan club took to Facebook with a graphic photo of Smith’s ear...

Nov 16, 2014 9:08 am

White Clarifies Comments About Stripping Velasquez Of Championship

UFC President Dana White caught heat from critics earlier this week when news surfaced that White was allegedly contemplating stripping UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of his belt if the champ is unable to fight before March (Read about that HERE). White clarified his comments last night at FOX Sports post-fight show last night after...

Nov 16, 2014 8:49 am

REPLAY! Kenny Florian Breaks Down Werdum’s Win Over Hunt

Last night in the main event of UFC 180, Fabricio Werdum shocked the world as he KO’d Mark Hunt with a perfectly placed knee. While many fans expected Werdum to use his grappling to submit Hunt, Werdum proved his standup skills as he KO’d Hunt, who is an elite level kickboxer. Kenny Florian broke down...