MMA News News

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Matt Riddle’s Release | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements....

Feb 28, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Is A Good Fight For Him | UFC NEWS

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva spoke with UFC Tonight correspondent Karyn Bryant on location at his new Muay Thai College. Silva addressed his rumored fight against Chris Weidman, dismissing him as a ‘boy’. Will Silva vs Weidman happen in 2013?

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 am

Faber Game For A Fight Versus Frankie Edgar | UFC NEWS

“I wouldn’t mind taking a fight at 145. It would have to be the right fight. I’ve said this for a long time. I want to do the fights that are big, that people care about. That (Frankie Edgar) sounds like a huge fight to me. Frankie, as far as I’m concerned, if he gets...

Feb 28, 2013 9:27 am

Quick Twitt | Following Scandal Keenan Cornelius Leaves Team Lloyd Irvin

Team Llyod Irvin found itself under fire earlier this year following allegations of rape charges and a deep dark past of unquestionable acts. Now one of the team’s top talents has opted to distance himself from the camp and seek a new grappling home in boston. His father, Tom Callos took to facebook to announce...

Feb 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...

Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Many fighters have taken advantage of the spotlight and Joe Rogan ranks the best of the best in Ultimate 8. 8. Rustam Khabilov 7. Stephen Thompson 6. Ryan Jimmo 5. Glover Teixeira 4. Todd Duffee 3. Joe Lauzon 2. Junior Dos Santos 1. Anderson Silva

Feb 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Cyborg Insults Rousey via Twitter | MMA News

  So the heated rivalry between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos is a well documented one. Both fighters have gone back and forth for some time now since they both had homes in Strikeforce. Now, with Cyborg’s new contract with Invicta FC, she is apparently allowed to come over to...

Feb 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Jacob Volkmann signs with World Series of Fighting promotion | MMA News

Jacob Volkmann (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has found a new home inside the MMA world, as it was announced today that the veteran lightweight has signed with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. Terms of the multi-fight deal were not disclosed. Jacob Volkmann and Jon Fitch were two of the more well known fighters recently released...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 27, 2013 10:13 am

TUF 17, Episode 6 Results: Team Jones regains control with TKO win | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter returned to FX on Tuesday night with the sixth episode of the season – “Path to Greatness”. In the evening’s preliminary matchup, Josh Samman capitalized on Tor Troeng’s relaxed fighting style, winning via knockout in the first round. Samman, a Floridian with a 9-2 mixed martial arts record, landed a body kick...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...

Feb 26, 2013 9:40 am

VIDEO | The Latest In The “Best Of MMA’s” Harlem Shake Featuring Evolve MMA | MMA NEWS

Featuring its roster of World Champions, the Evolve Fight Team (http://www.evolve-mma.com), Asia’s #1 ranked professional fight team, does the Harlem Shake. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, the Evolve Fight Team is the most decorated professional fight team in Asia. Evolve MMA is Asia’s...

Feb 26, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | FUEL TV 8 In Focus: Silva vs Stann (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

FUEL TV presents ‘In Focus: Silva vs Stann’, a fascinating in-depth look at the main event of UFC On FUEL TV 8. ‘In Focus’ paints a vivid picture of MMA legend Wanderlei Silva and his opponent, ex-United States Marine Brian Stann. These warriors do battle in the Octagon on Saturday, March 2 at UFC On...

Feb 26, 2013 9:09 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva – A Return To His Roots | UFC NEWS

He returns to Japan to the very arena where he earned his biggest victories in Pride and where he established himself as an MMA superstar. Six years later, he sets foot once again on Japanese soil, where fans will see Wanderlei Silva face fierce opponent Brian Stann. To prepare, he traveled the world for a...

Feb 25, 2013 5:57 pm

Dana White: Aldo vs. Pettis is on

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White just announced via Twitter that Jose Aldo will fight Anthony Pettis for the Featherweight title in August. There had been some speculation as to whether or not the fight would happen Dana White told reporters after UFC 157 that Aldo was refusing to fight Pettis because he didn’t think Showtime...

Feb 25, 2013 1:19 pm

BJPENN.COM Updated MMA Rankings: See Who Is In Our Top 10 | UFC NEWS

The UFC released their official rankings a few weeks ago, and many people disagreed with them. Here at BJPENN.com we decided to update our own rankings. When looking at the Heavyweight division rankings, we match up with UFC.com almost identically. Cain Velasquez tops the ladder, with Junior Dos Santos coming in at #2. Fabricio Werdum...

Feb 25, 2013 12:10 pm

UFC Women’s Division Bulks Up: Sarah Kaufman and Three Others Added | UFC NEWS

In order to build and develop their women’s division, the UFC has signed former Strikeforce fighters Sarah Kaufman, Julie Kedzie, Amanda Nunes, and Germaine de Randamie. Fox Sports reporter A.J. Perez confirmed the signings via Twitter: Here are the four newest UFC women under contract per Dana White: Germaine de Randamie, Julie Kedzie, Sarah Kaufman,...