493 Search Results for retired

Jul 9, 2014 9:14 pm

Pulver Sympathetic Towards Formal Rival Penn: “It’s just … it’s time.”

Pictured: BJ Penn (left) vs. Jens Pulver (right), UFC 35 Main Event, Jan 11, 2002 Retired Two-division UFC champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has had many great rivals in his storied career as a prize-fighter. However, his first, and probably most memorable, comes in the form of former UFC champion, Jens Pulver. In a recent...

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

NSAC Amends Complaint Against Sonnen, Faces $250,000 Fine

Chael Sonnen retired last month following a failed drug test for drugs that helped him transition off TRT. After Sonnen’s retirement it was announced that he had failed another drug test prior to the one that was announced. There was an NSAC hearing for several fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, during which Sonnen was suspended until...

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jul 4, 2014 8:47 am

Matt Hughes To GSP: Get Out Of The UFC

Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes spoke about the future of another former welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre. GSP tentatively retired from the sport last year after his controversial win over Johny Hendricks. Personal reasons were the main source of GSP’s ‘retirement’ however in the weeks and months after, he complained about poor drug testing procedures,...

Jul 2, 2014 4:07 pm

Matt Hamill Retires From MMA

UFC veteran Matt Hamill has retired from MMA two years after returning to action at UFC 152, after that he dropped a loss to Thiago Silva before being cut by the UFC. Hamill then was signed to make his WSOF debut this Saturday, but an injury forced him out of the bout and as a...

Jun 30, 2014 9:54 am

Anderson Silva: A fight with Nick Diaz could be interesting

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) recently appeared at a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, where he talked about a possible return fight against Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). “Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?”...

Jun 30, 2014 9:52 am

Nick Diaz Says: “#$$ #Makeadeal #ufc #nickdiaz #bloodmoney”

Semi-retired UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz, is still resting on the sidelines waiting for a big money deal to come throughout the pipeline. With all the recent hoopla about his brother and Myles Jury, The Stockton Badboy took to instagram with a simple message of his own. Check it: The Caption Reads, #$$ #Makeadeal #ufc #nickdiaz...

Jun 29, 2014 12:25 pm

UFC Executives Discuss Sonnen Latest Failure & PED Problem in UFC

In this brief post-press conference interview, Dave Sholler and Marc Ratner explain what happened with Chael Sonnen’s second drug test failure and how it affects his status with the Nevada State Athletic Commission going forward – retired or otherwise.

Jun 29, 2014 11:51 am

UFC Releases Statement On Chael Sonnen’s Second Failed Drug Test

During UFC Fight Night 44, news broke that now retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had failed a second drug test. This test was taken after the test he previously admitted to failing. Unlike last time, this test was positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). During the post-fight press conference Dave...

Jun 27, 2014 6:52 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Biting guys In Soccer A Very Weird Thing To Do’

“Lets start with what happened on the soccer field. To bite someone in the course of battle at least somehow makes some kind of sense. To walk up behind a guy and just bite into his shoulder is just a very weird thing to do.” “I’ve never experienced it in the Octagon, but I have...

Jun 25, 2014 6:48 pm

Winner Of Machida-Weidman Next For Vitor, Confirms Belfort Camp

According to reports coming out of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, Vitor Belfort is readying for his title shot, and expects to face the winner of Lyoto Machida vs. Chris Weidman. Weidman vs. Machida takes place next Saturday from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Chris Weidman will look to defend his...

Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Metamoris To Be Added To UFC Fight Pass?

UFC President Dana White spoke to MMA-In-Asia.com while on his tour of Europe promoting UFC Macau in August about the possibility of Metamoris being added to UFC Fight Pass. “Absolutely, Metamoris is something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” Dana White exclaimed as he spoke to MMA-in-Asia, “I think people are going to be absolutely...

Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 18, 2014 12:33 pm

Matt Serra Admits To TRT Use, ‘It’s fun’, Says The Former Champ

“After I got done fighting, I was always on the mat six days a week. So I got on the TRT. I had some back issues, I’m always on the mat and I figured I’d get my levels checked because I had some guys going who were around my age or a little bit older....

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

Jun 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Rumor: Kimbo Slice Signing With Bellator?

According to MMASupremacy on Twitter, Kimbo Slice has signed on with Bellator. Check out the Tweet below. Re: Bellator signing Kimbo, EliteXC Primetime (Kimbo/Thompson) is still 2nd most watched MMA event on NetTV after 11 UFC on FOX events #mma — MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) June 16, 2014 Kimbo Slice hasn’t seen MMA action since losing...

Jun 16, 2014 8:29 am

White: ‘Why would Sonnen ever come back?’

UFC President Dana White spoke to media members during a UFC 174 media scrum about Chael Sonnen’s retirement, as well as the potential possibility of Sonnen returning to the Octagon. “If Chael came back to me and said he wants to fight again I’d go, ‘Dude, why?; The offers that this guy gets every day...

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...