579 Search Results for retired

Jun 16, 2014 6:21 am

Ben Askren Would Fight Nick Diaz If He Could ‘Stay off the pipe’

  Who’s up for some fictional and totally irrelevant match making? Today we’re going to talk about a fight between two former welterweight champions. One was the Bellator champion until he left the promotion in order to go on to bigger and better things. He was not offered a UFC contract, so now he fights...

Jun 12, 2014 6:45 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen’s Retirement

Yesterday afternoon the world went into a state of shock when learning of the retirement of Chael Sonnen. Here’s the reaction from some notable professionals: Just heard about @sonnench, loved watching u compete n ur style, the game won't be the same w/o u…God bless to u n ur fam… — Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) June...

Jun 12, 2014 6:40 am

Vitor Belfort Officially Removed From UFC 175 Roster

  Sorry Vitor fans, ‘The Phenom’ is back on the shelf following an announcement that his opponent, Chael Sonnen will be retiring. The former title challenger was originally slated to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight strap, but a licensing issue forced him off the card. In a scramble to replace a vacant, Wanderlei...

Jun 12, 2014 6:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Wanderlei Silva Still Wants Sonnen Fight

Unfortunately for Wanderlei Silva, his chance to face Chael Sonnen expired when Sonnen retired last night on national television. Now, the former TUF Brazil coach and Sonnen rival is speaking up about the fight that eluded him and why he still wants it. Check it: How run? Retired? After say all this shits about me,we...


Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF Champ Mac Danzig Enjoying Retirement In Pot Fields – WHOA!

Yes, that is a pot field folks. But before you get any ideas kids, Mac Danzig is a grown and law-abiding adult in a legal MMJ state. The TUF winner and retired UFC lightweight is apparently enjoying time on the sidelines as evidenced by one of his recent tweets. Check it: Aaahhhh…. pic.twitter.com/pSwEsVBjbd — Mac...

Jun 9, 2014 5:05 am

Fedor Offers Assistance to Bellator Champion

Retired MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko is a proud Russian athlete. Which is precisely why it should come as no surprise that he wants to assist, Russian Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko close some gaps in his game. Fedor sent out the offer via The Russian Media: (Translated) “I always support Aleksandr and watch his fights. I...

Jun 4, 2014 5:28 pm

Nick Diaz Interested In Anderson Silva’s Offer To Fight

When he retired, former UFC welterweight title challenger and Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz said that he would only come back for a shot at Anderson Silva or Georges St-Pierre. Now, according to ‘UFC Tonight’ the negotiations for a Diaz vs. Silva bout have preliminarily been agreed upon by both parties. Earlier this week we learned...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 23, 2014 11:00 am

Dana White Profiled By Prestigious U.S. Media Outlet & It Doesn’t Look Good

The Washington Post, one of our country’s most prestigious media outlets recently did a profile on UFC president Dana White. Here’s an excerpt: Interviewer Ariel Helwani just asked Chuck Liddell whether he would want to fight Jon Jones, who’s 18 years younger than the retired MMA legend. The broadcast is Internet-only at this point, a...

May 23, 2014 9:38 am

Dana White: When The Diaz Brothers Are Ready To Fight They’ll Call Me

By Evan Stoumbelis The Diaz brothers have continued to keep their name relevant in the MMA world, despite the fact that they have not fought this year. Recently the UFC removed Nate Diaz from its official rankings, which some saw as a form of revenge. However that is not the case according to UFC President...

May 19, 2014 6:22 am

Bob Sapp Retires After Stacking Up $10 Million

“Towards the end of my career what ended up happening is I had some large medical bills at that time for being a professional fighter our medical bills we had to get carried by our self which means we are unable to get medical insurance so we had to pay everything in cash so if...

May 19, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Nick Diaz Breaks Silence For Tito Ortiz Victory

Nick Diaz is one of the most recluse MMA fighters on the UFC’s roster. Currently sitting idle on the sidelines, retired and waiting for the right payday to return, the Stockton based fighter broke his streak of silence after watching Tito Ortiz chock Shlemenko out. Check it: That was clean @titoortiz — nick diaz (@nickdiaz209)...

May 16, 2014 7:48 pm

Nate Diaz: ‘I Want The Matt Brown Fight’

  “I want the Matt Brown fight. That’s what I’m looking for. I’m trying to fight the baddest motherfuckers out there. I’m not trying to fight some lame ass fighter that they’re trying to build off of me. “My brother is retired. So if this guy wants to fight a Diaz, he’s got to fight...

May 15, 2014 12:11 pm

Frank Dux: Seagal Is An Amateur, UFC Named To Honor Me

Frank Dux was the inspiration for “Bloodsport” and he says “Bloodsport” was the inspiration for the UFC. See it to believe it, don’t miss the PREMIERE of “The Voice Versus: Frank Dux” May 16th at 11 ET on AXS TV! “The first thing is, it was called the Ultimate Fight Challenge,” said O’Sensei Dux. “I...

May 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Greg Jackson on GSP: “He Probably Will Come Back”

While many, including UFC President Dana White, seem unsure of a Georges St-Pierre return to the Octagon, GSP’s former coach Greg Jackson actually believes that there is a fairly strong likelihood of GSP fighting again. In a recent interview with Sportsnet Canada, Jackson discussed the possibility of a GSP comeback, saying: “I think with Georges...

May 8, 2014 7:06 pm

Cyborg Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following Latest Defeat

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. After a seventeen-year career, the Brazilian won 19 of 35 professional bouts, fought around the globe, including stints in Sengoku and Strikeforce. The former-spouse of female champion Chris Cyborg, leaves the sport on the heels of a quick and violent defeat delivered by devastating striker, Melvin...

Apr 23, 2014 7:53 am

Liddell Believes He Would Have K.O.’d Jon Jones During His Fighting Prime.

UFC legend Chuck Liddell is a fan of Jon Jones’ overall skill set except for one area; punching power. Liddell told FoxSports that in his prime, he would have taken care of business against the current light heavyweight champ. “I think I would have been a horrible matchup for him,” Liddell said. “I would have...

Apr 22, 2014 4:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Matt Hughes on Retirement & Desire To Still Compete

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his life now that he’s retired and his desire to still compete. And ya, that’s BJ’s oldest daughter!!

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 20, 2014 1:40 pm

Rich Franklin Given White’s Blessing To Work For ONE FC

“He’s still under contract to fight, if he ever wanted to fight. You know, we have a good relationship with Rich [Franklin]. Rich got offered a really good opportunity to go work with those guys (At ONEFC) and I’m happy for him. There’s nothing wrong if you come and ask and say, ‘hey listen,’ how...

Apr 14, 2014 7:52 pm

Michael Bisping’s UFC Resume Of Wins Does Not Read Like A Who’s Who

Michael Bisping debuted in the UFC at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 3 with a TKO victory over Josh Haynes to capture the title of Ultimate Fighter. Eight years later, and “The Count” is still looking for that signature win to propel him to a title shot. Bisping might get it Wednesday night when he faces...

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Apr 9, 2014 5:15 pm

Nick Diaz vs. Hector Lombard in the Works…Sort Of

Nothing is ever easy when it comes to Nick Diaz, especially getting him to fight. Despite expressing interest in a comeback not long ago, the UFC seems to be having a hard time getting into contact with Nick. According to MMAFighting, UFC PResident Dana White said today in a media luncheon that the UFC was...

Apr 8, 2014 7:44 pm

VIDEO | Liddell Gets Blue Polish Pedicure From Very Special Stylist

Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell is one of the most feared men in UFC history. His vicious striking mixed with his relentless, kill-or-be-killed style made him one of the greatest MMA champions of all-time. Now retired, Liddell enjoys simpler things. Like this:

Apr 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Kedzie Trains With Men, Says They KO Her

“I don’t think you can be world-class fighter without training with good training partners. Whether they’re male or female, I think you just have to have the right training partners. If you have a whole bunch of men, but they suck, then no, you’re not going to be a world-class fighter. If you have a...

Apr 7, 2014 11:53 am

UFC Will Pay for Georges St-Pierre’s ACL surgery

Dana White said on the Monday that the UFC will pay for former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s ACL surgery. According to a MMAJunkie report, the UFC’s fighter health insurance policy has only been in existence since May 2011, but for St-Pierre, there were questions surrounding whether his injury would be covered. GSP took a...