862 Search Results for injuries

Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Conor McGregor would rather keep busy than wait for a title shot

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Following his win over “The Diamond”, the brash young Irishman proclaimed himself the divisions number one contender, a notion that UFC president Dana White seems to agree with. McGregor will be...

Oct 13, 2014 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Calls For Interim Title Belt Again

Vitor Belfort was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 181, but after the champ was forced to postpone the bout due to a fractured hand, and unable to train for 6 weeks, Belfort began calling for an interim belt. He spoke to MMAFighting to again reiterate his belief that the UFC should have an...

Oct 12, 2014 8:37 pm

S&P Downgrades Zuffa Credit Rating After Rough 2014

The UFC has fallen under criticism this year for what some are saying is ‘over saturation’ of the sport, running events nearly every week, sometimes more than one a day. According to MMA Payout Reports, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has officially downgraded Zuffa’s credit from BB to BB-, a rating they have held since 2010....


Oct 12, 2014 8:40 am

PHOTO | Christy Mack Posts Update On Recovery

In August news broke that former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine had brutally beaten his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, leaving her with broken ribs, a fractured orbital, ruptured liver, broken nose, and several other injuries (Read about that HERE). War Machine insisted his innocence, and as a result, went on the run, prompting Dog The Bounty...

Oct 11, 2014 1:39 pm

‘Shogun’ Two Fights Away From A Title Shot?

“What I always say is that Shogun is always two fights away from a title shot. No matter what happens, he won maybe the biggest Pride Grand Prix, is a former UFC champion and fans love his style. I say this potentially. Everything depends on the circumstances, the fighters’ injuries, the calendar, the champion being...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 29, 2014 8:20 am

RUMOR: Rousey vs. Zingano Being Targeted For UFC 182

Following her dominant 3rd round TKO win over Amanda Nunes this past Saturday at UFC 178, an emotional Cat Zingano spoke to Joe Rogan in her Octagon interview, and said that she was ready to fight Ronda Rousey for the bantamweight title, something she earned before her 17-month layoff from competition. UFC President Dana White...

Sep 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Cruz: If Ali Can Do It, So Can I

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long awaited return to the UFC tonight as the main-event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Ahead of the bout, he spoke to Ariel Helwani about his desire to reclaim the belt. “The belt is just a piece of metal....

Sep 26, 2014 10:33 am

Belfort Slams Weidman Over Injury, Accuses Champ Of Faking It

Vitor Belfort was slated to fight Chris Weidman on December 6th at UFC 181 in a long awaited matchup for the UFC middleweight title, however earlier this month news broke that Weidman had suffered a hairline fracture in his hand, and as a result, the bout was postponed until February of 2015. ‘The Phenom’ doesn’t...

Sep 24, 2014 11:31 am

McGregor Ready To Step In For Aldo Or Mendes

“100 percent. You’re damn right I’d be ready. I stay ready. It’s my logo. I’m actually flying out to Brazil. Not only will I fly out, I’ll jump into the Octagon if need be. Who knows? I might stick a few banana peels around the weigh-in area and hope someone falls.” “I’ll honestly whoop both...

Sep 14, 2014 1:11 pm

QUICK TWITT: UFC Fighters React To Mayweather’s Win Over Maidana

Last night Floyd Mayweather extended his undefeated win streak to 47-0 by defeating Marcos Maidana for the second time. Below we have compiled some of the best reactions from UFC fighters who were watching the event. #TBE Floyd Mayweather time. Let's go champ! http://t.co/davNCS3fyz — Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) September 14, 2014 Let's go!!! #TMT http://t.co/2qbFKJhEbS...

Sep 10, 2014 1:33 pm

Coach: ‘GSP has plenty of competitive juice left in him’

“It’s looking way better than the first time. We just finished training and were talking about how his quadriceps got back to size so much faster this time around. No two ACL injuries are the same. We’re learning that. “Right now, every time I talk to him, we never talk about his comeback. I’m being...

Aug 26, 2014 5:06 am

Joe Riggs Details Near Death Experience After Being Shot

Joe Riggs was expected to make his long awaited return to the UFC in September against Paulo Thiago, however a gun accident left Riggs with several gruesome injuries to his hand and leg that forced him off of the UFC Fight Night 51 card and left him hospitalized. Not only was Riggs hospitalized, he needed...

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle. “So many injuries, I’m dedicating...

Aug 19, 2014 8:39 am

Ryan Bader Fought OSP With Recently Healed Broken Hand

In a main event that was criticized by many, including 205 pound kingpin Jon Jones, Ryan Bader defeated Ovince Saint Preux to a lackluster decision. Bader spoke to ArizonaSports.com about fighting OSP with a recently healed broken hand saying: “[The broken hand] does mess with you in camp,” said Bader to José Youngs for ArizonaSports.com....

Aug 12, 2014 5:48 pm

DC Disses Jones: “Tough It Up And Fight”

After hearing that Jon Jones was forced to withdraw from their UFC 178 bout with a torn meniscus, Daniel Cormier had some pointed words for the champ. Cormier spoke on America’s Pregame saying: “I would be outside of myself to not say I went into this fight knowing my knee was pretty jacked up, and...

Aug 12, 2014 1:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | War Machine’s Brother Cries Foul In Mack Recount, Says Twitter Comments Not Him

We have been following the beef between Dog the Bounty Hunter and someone claiming to be ‘War Machine’s brother’ very closely today, with extremely harsh comments coming from an account that claimed to belong to War Machine’s brother, Michael Koppenhaver. Several minutes ago I got off the phone with Michael Eugene Koppenhaver, War Machine’s brother,...

Aug 11, 2014 5:37 pm

7 Arrest Warrants Issued For War Machine Following Assault On Christy Mack

7 arrest warrants have been issued by the Las Vegas Police Department for War Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver. The list of warrants is as follows courtesy of TMZ: Two felony batteries, one for strangulation Two felony domestic violence with great bodily injury Felony coercion with the threat of force Felony assault with a...

Aug 10, 2014 1:51 pm

Christy Mack Breaks Silence On ‘War Machine’ Attack

Former Bellator and UFC veteran “War Machine” is wanted by Las Vegas police for the alleged beating of his long time girlfriend, Christy Mack. (More on that HERE) There was another party involved as well, who was also hospitalized following the beating. Rumors running rampant on social media suggest that the third-party was an unnamed...

Aug 8, 2014 6:23 pm

War Machine Runs, Primary Suspect In Alleged Beating Of Girlfriend

Popular MMA fighter, War Machine is wanted by Las Vegas Police in connection with the beating of his girlfriend and another victim. According to reports, the fighter fled the scene and has a search has been underway. TMZ has the scoop: According to police, War Machine was involved in a 3-person altercation early Friday morning...

Aug 8, 2014 4:17 pm

Jorge Masvidal ‘Dying to get his hands on a ranked fighter like Bobby Green’

  BJPenn.com Radio recently sat down to interview UFC lightweight contender Jorge Masvidal this past weekend. Masvidal is currently riding a 2-fight winning streak after recently defeating Daron Cruickshank at on July 26th at UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown.  Masvidal is now scheduled for a quick turnaround and will take on #7 ranked Bobby...

Aug 7, 2014 6:36 am

Mark Bocek Credits MMA’s PED Problem For Retirement

After a record-breaking year of failed drug tests in the UFC, the recently retired UFC veteran Mark Bocek released a statement through UFC Tonight explaining his retirement. Check it: “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries. The sport is highly evolved and I’m not interested in competing against fighters on PED’s any longer,” Mark retired...

Aug 7, 2014 6:32 am

McGregor on Aldo vs. Mendes II: ‘I’ll kill both of them’

“I put him (Poirier) away in the first round and there’s still six weeks until the title fight. Someone could slip on a banana peel. Chad Mendes could slip on a banana peel. And, hey, let’s bring in that handsome Irish guy who keeps ripping people’s heads off, that will sell more pay-per-views than both...

Aug 6, 2014 5:19 pm

UFC Vet Josh Grispi Arrested On Gruesome Domestic Violence Charges

The once highly touted, UFC featherweight prospect, Josh Grispi has found himself under-fire for some serious allegations of domestic abuse against his spouse. The former UFC roster holder was arrested on Monday for the second time in just four days for what local officers are calling, “…the worst case of domestic abuse I’ve ever seen.”...

Aug 5, 2014 8:22 am

Jones Agrees He Needs To Watch The Eye Pokes

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has fallen under harsh criticism when he steps in the Octagon. Many fans (and haters) call him a ‘dirty fighter’ for his Oblique kicks that Rampage Jackson would like to see banned, and his eye poking that is prevalent in almost every fight of his. He spoke with Ariel...