Categories for UFC NEWS

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...

Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Cat Zingano on Alexis Davis: “I Really Don’t Find Her a Threat”

“The idea got thrown out there for Alexis to come up and take that spot,” Cat Zingano told Radio about possible UFC women’s bantamweight contender Alexis Davis, “but realistically I haven’t heard that’s going to be the case.”  Following Davis’ impressive win over Liz Carmouche, there has been talk that the injured Zingano may...

Nov 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Dana White: “It Would Be Tough to Not Call Us One of the Major Sports”

“I think we’re starting to get there (mainstream) now.I don’t think we’re mainstream yet. I really don’t. I know people disagree with me when I say that. But I think we’re starting to be looked at as one of the major sports now. If you look at what we’ve done on television, it’s pretty amazing,...

Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Matt Hughes: Ortiz and Couture weren’t loyal and now they’re paying the price

Throughout the years many fighters, fans and media members have had disputes with the UFC/Zuffa, or more specifically with UFC President Dana White. Most notably would have to be former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and Tito Ortiz. We all remember the days of Tito’s prime when he wore his “Dana...

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 12, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Hendricks “Mike Tyson gave me advice for my right hand”

UFC welterweight title challenger, Johny Hendricks is set to face off with GSP this weekend for the UFC world championship belt. During his long road to UFC 167, Hendricks got the help of boxing great Mike Tyson and he talks about that in the video entry above.

Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am

Evans says Sonnen’s distractions will come back to haunt him

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is slated to fight Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 167. Evans spoke on The MMA Hour to host Ariel Helwani about the distractions Sonnen is facing going into the bout, mainly his consistent presence on Fox Sports 1’s UFC tonight. “I definitely...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Nov 12, 2013 8:46 am

QUICK TWITT | Miesha Tate Makes The Cover Of Fitness Gurls Magazine

UFC bantamweight title challenger, Miesha Tate, has recently graced the cover of ‘Fitness Gurls Magazine.’ She made this cover and she beat out Ronda Rousey for the cover of the EA sports UFC Video game, is ‘Cupcake’ on a roll? At any rate, here’s the cover photo: Congrats @MieshaTate looking super hot and fit on...

Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

VIDEO | Matt Mitrione Flips Our After Losing NAGA Grappling Match

Who likes to lose? No one likes to lose, but we can add Matt Mitrione to the list of people who just flat out lose their cool when defeated in competition. In the video UFC the UFC heavyweight fighter is seen getting really ticked off about a match that didn’t go his way at a...

Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...

Nov 12, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans Punches Radio Host Jim Norton

Former light-heavyweight champion, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans was a recent guest on the Opie and Andy show where he punched Jim Norton. Evans fights Chael Sonnen this weekend in the UFC 167 co-main event.

Nov 12, 2013 7:19 am

Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier

“The whole story behind me and him is just so silly. I met him, and I came up to him with a big smile on my face. He’s another black guy in the sport, and I felt the need to say hello to him, and I was just like ‘hey man, I hear you’re a...

Nov 12, 2013 6:00 am

Tate Beats Out Rousey In Fan Voting For EA Game Cover

Surprise, surprise! Even with twice the Twitter followers, UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey was unable to defeat her career nemesis Miesha Tate in the first round of the cover vote (via fan’s choice) for the new EA Sports UFC video game. This means “Cupcake” will now advance to the second round, and face a stiff...

Nov 11, 2013 4:27 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions Report

16 fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 event have been medically suspended following their respective bouts inside the Octagon. Two of those men have been put on six-month suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission has released their mandates and the terms will put both Brandon Thatch and Rony Jason among the rosters most lengthy suspension...

Nov 11, 2013 2:29 pm

POLL | Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot

With his most recent win over Dan Henderson, the MMA world is abuzz for all things Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian former champion has left behind a path of bodies unmatched by any other fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. While Dana White seems non-committal about a title shot, what do you, the fans, say about...