821 Search Results for controversial

Jul 11, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White “Dissapointed” With Latest Drug Testing Failure

If rumors hold true, 60-70% of MMA fighters are taking ‘special vitamins’ to increase their performance. It’s a scary reality, that only until now, has come to light. With yesterday’s news that another top 5 UFC fighter has indeed failed an out-of-competition drug test, Dana White released the following to Yahoo Sports, “I’m beyond disappointed....

Jul 11, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Latest High-Profile PED Failure

Last month’s UFC 174 headliner, Ali Baugatinov failed his out-of-competition drug test from June and it doesn’t look good. The former flyweight title challenger was popped, for EPO. A very dangerous substance that gives you better cardio while merely sitting on the couch. He’s been suspended for a year. One-day removed from this discovery and...

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,...


Jun 26, 2014 2:40 pm

Schaub Not In EA UFC Game, Says Creators Can Suck A D***

“I don’t know if it’s contract negotiations or what. When I was at the Joe Rogan show, one of the creators came up to me and said, ‘listen man, we’ve seen the outcries, we know we’re going to figure it out and we’re going to put you in the game.’ So, I’m waiting for that....

Jun 23, 2014 8:58 am

Machida Believes Belfort Deserves Title Shot

Lyoto Machida spoke to Fox Sports through an interpreter to express his belief that Vitor Belfort deserves a title shot after Machida and Weidman do war on July 5th. “Logically, he’s next in line, Belfort was supposed to fight Weidman but after the TRT ban, Belfort was unable to get licensed, and as a result...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others a...

Jun 20, 2014 6:10 am

New Mexico Will Not Overturn Sanchez vs. Pearson Decision

  After a meeting on Wednesday, the New Mexico Athletic Commission made a ruling on the controversial decision from the Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson bout. They ruled that…The decision will stand. That’s right Sanchez will get to keep his shiny W in his win column. The fight, which took place at UFC Fight Night...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Dr. Catlin: Sonnen Was Just Trying To Be Normal

Dr. Don Catlin, arguably the most qualified person to speak about TRT, did so on Inside MMA with Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to discuss the results of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test last week. For those who don’t know Dr. Catlin opened the first anti-doping lab in the US back in 1982, which also...

Jun 15, 2014 8:23 pm

Arlovski ‘Feels Really Horrible’ About UFC 174 Performance

“Honestly, I felt and I still feel really horrible. I’m glad Dana White isn’t here because he’s probably so pissed at me. He gave me a great opportunity, and I didn’t like my performance, my fight, tonight.” During Saturday’s post-fight press conference, main card winner Andrei Arlovski explained his frustration with himself over the poor...

Jun 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Dana White Calls ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Worst Season Ever

“[TUF 19] was without a doubt the worst season and the least motivated the fighters have ever been. But I can say this, at least the fights pick up at the end.” “You can’t blame the coaches, you can’t blame this or that; you blame the guys and how bad they really wanted it. That’s...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 9, 2014 12:28 pm

Jose Aldo Talks Mendes Fence Grabbing Controversy And More (Video)

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke to MMAFighting.com to talk about his upcoming rematch with Chad Mendes, fence grabbing controversy at UFC 142, and more. Check out the video below, and hit the Closed Caption Button for the English translation.

Jun 6, 2014 5:13 pm

Joe Rogan Believes That Cutting Weight For Fights Is Cheating

  Joe Rogan talks about the art of cutting weight for athletic competition, specifically cage fighting. “I definitely think so. I think there might be some sort of regulations where they weigh fighters during training five or six weeks out, the way they do random drug tests. They should probably do random weigh-ins as well...

Jun 3, 2014 6:49 am

Diego Sanchez Comments On Beef Tartare Incident: ‘you’re an idiot sometimes’

Diego Sanchez managed to get himself on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 card. He’ll face fellow TUF alumni Ross Pearson in front of his home crowd when the UFC goes to Albuquerque, NM for the first time. Sanchez is coming off of a rather disappointing and lackluster performance. He lost to Myles Jury via...

Jun 3, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Doesn’t Want to Fight Gustafsson, Wants DC

It’s no secret by now that Jon Jones has yet to sign the bout agreement to fight Alexander Gustafsson, however nobody is quite sure why Bones refuses to sign the contract. Dana White spoke to UFC.com today and said Jones doesn’t want to fight Gustafsson, but instead wants to fight Daniel Cormier. “Just to clear...

Jun 2, 2014 4:50 pm

Dana White Banned by Palms Casino Again

UFC President Dana White has been banned by the Palms casino according the to Las Vegas Review Journal. The Palms banned him after Dana beat them for (nearly $2 million), and they asked me not to play anymore.” Dana announced this during UFC Embedded, and said the following to Las Vegas Review Journal writer Norm...

May 29, 2014 12:09 am

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 7 Recap – Team Edgar Earns The Upset

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode begins with the fighters discussing last week’s fight, and Team Edgar is not happy, believing that Stephens should have won the controversial decision. However, Team Penn’s Roger...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 27, 2014 5:12 am

UFC Champ Jon Jones Honored As Positive Role Model

Some may look at the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion and see a controversial athlete who has made some less-than-perfect decisions in his personal life, but no the Mayor of Lima, Peru. That man honored Jones for his prime example to our youth. The caption reads,“The mayor of Lima, Peru gave me a medal for being a...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 22, 2014 8:01 pm

UFC Boss Happy With Ken Resolution But Frank Shamrock Not As Easy

Earlier this week we learned that Dana White and Ken Shamrock ended their 10-year long feud. I never thought we’d see the day, but we did. “It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down. But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it,...