591 Search Results for controversial

Dec 14, 2014 8:38 am

Moraga on Gates controversial punch: “It was my fault”

On the prelims of UFC on FOX 13 yesterday, fight fans witnessed something that’s seldom, if ever, seen inside the Octagon. John Moraga was hit with an unintentional low-blow from Willie Gates. Referee Jason Herzog gave Moraga a chance to recover, however Moraga chose to continue fighting. Shortly after, Moraga gestured to his cup again,...

Nov 30, 2014 11:40 am

Kevin Ross snubbed from S-Cup semi-finals after controversial overturned win

Last night at the Shoot Boxing S-Cup, Kevin Ross, also known as ‘Huggy Bear’ defeated Michihiro Omigawa in the 2nd round via TKO. The official result was that the bout was stopped due to doctor stoppage as a result of a clash of heads according to Liverkick.com. Ross was set to move on to the...

Nov 9, 2014 8:46 am

REPLAY! Alves Picks Up Controversial Decision Over Jouban

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 56 Warlley Alves picked up a controversial decision over Alan Jouban in a decision that left many fans angry and frustrated. Below are the full fight highlights from the event.

Oct 27, 2014 3:07 pm

Andre Fili Deletes And Apologizes For Controversial Tweets

UFC featherweight Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili posted two Tweets earlier today on Twitter that have since been deleted. Fili apologized for the Tweets, which some fans took as offensive. Fili used a screenshot of himself attempting to land a flying punch into his opponent’s guard to create two memes, both of which have since been deleted....

Oct 5, 2014 9:12 am

PHOTO | Controversial Scorecard Revealed For Nelson vs. Story Fight

Yesterday morning during the reading of the scorecards for the main event of UFC Fight Night Stockholm, one judge scored the bout 48-47 in favor of Gunnar Nelson, with the remaining two judges scoring it for Story with the score as 49-46, and event 50-44 with Nelson losing a rare 10-8 round. Needless to say,...

Sep 28, 2014 10:11 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Romero’s Controversial Win Over Kennedy

Yesterday on the main card of UFC 178, after nearly being KO’d at the end of round 2, Yoel Romero’s corner bought him nearly 30 extra seconds on the stool between rounds. When the 3rd round started Romero went out and TKO’d Tim Kennedy. Below is a compilation of some of the best reactions from...

Jul 28, 2014 8:44 am

John McCarthy Defends Matt Brown’s Controversial Nut Shot

Veteran MMA referee Big John McCarthy justified his reasons for momentarily stopping the fight at what could have been a pivotal moment for Robbie Lawler. For those who missed it, Robbie Lawler threw a liver kick at Matt Brown, the kick landed clean, however Brown grabbed at his cup to signal the kick landed low,...

Jul 28, 2014 8:24 am

Matt Brown Slams Haters Criticizing Controversial Body Shot

Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown took to Facebook to silence the critics who are saying he faked a nut shot when really it was a shot to the body. For those who don’t know, in his fight with Robbie Lawler this past Saturday, Matt Brown was on the receiving end of what was intended to be...

Jul 10, 2014 3:00 pm

Another UFC Title Challenger Just Got Popped For Controversial Performance Enhancer

The latest in MMA cheats has been uncovered, and it’s a big one. UFC 174 title challenger, Ali Bagautinov has failed his post-fight drug test for EPO and as a result will serve out a twelve-month suspension. This news comes on the heels of several disappointing test failures, including that of Chael Sonnen, who also...

Jul 5, 2014 7:40 pm

“UFC 175” Results: Doane Earns Controversial Decision Win Against Brimage

Marcus Brimage made his bantamweight debut tonight and looked fantastic. His decreased muscle mass improved his gas tank and he looked fresh, fast, and responsive throughout the entire fight. This is the best he has ever looked. The judges, however, did not look that great when their announcement was read. When standing, Brimage dominated Doane...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Pearson Discusses Controversial Sanchez Fight: ‘I was conviced I won’

“I was convinced I won that fight pretty easily and it was going to the judges’ decision with Bruce Buffer calling the victory for me. When they called it out, I felt like I was hit by Brazil all over again.”   Pearson on if getting the win bonus takes the sting off losing: “Without a...

Jun 17, 2014 9:16 am

Jon Jones Laughs Off His Controversial Instagram Posts

Several weeks ago during the period where Jon Jones hadn’t signed the contract for a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson he posted a video on Instagram that was directed at the people trash talking him. “Asking for an undefeated Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce champion makes me somehow a coward. How ’bout the fact that I beat...

Jun 14, 2014 8:04 pm

UFC 174 Results: Arlovski Upsets Schaub with Controversial Decision Win

Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski made his return to the octagon tonight against ‘Big Brown’ Brendan Schaub. A victory over #14 ranked Schaub will likely get Arlovski a spot in the Top 15. The opening round was slow-paced as both men respected each others power. Arlovski looked for the clinch against the cage often, wanting to drain...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told UFC.com Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

May 31, 2014 12:59 pm

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Strickland Wins Controversial Decision over Barnatt

A slow-paced technical fight is a tough one to watch after seeing such an exciting finish from the last bout. Luke Barnatt and Sean Strickland were on the wrong side of a chorus of boos from the crowd who voiced their disapproval of the fighter’s lack of action. The fight was perfectly fine and entertaining...

May 21, 2014 6:37 am

Bellator 120 Judge Explains Controversial Scoring

Last Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Bellator saw it’s first Pay-Per-View event come to fruition with a night full of exciting fights and big names. Nothing was bigger, however, than the controversy caused by the two main events of the evening: Rampage vs. King Mo and Chandler vs. Brooks for the interim lightweight championship. The main...

Apr 19, 2014 1:59 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Results: Ortiz Picks Up Controversial Decision Win Over Borg

Ray Borg lived up to his nickname of ‘The Tazmexican Devil’ in his octagon debut tonight. He had a tough test in front of him in #8 ranked Dustin Ortiz who has a lot of octagon experience under his belt. Borg and Ortiz shared almost the same amount of top position time in what could...

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Feb 1, 2014 7:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Patrick Picks Up Controversial Decision Win over Makdessi

John Makdessi and Alan Patrick tried their hardest to bring the New Jersey crowd back to life, but none of their exciting shot-attempts landed and the ‘boo-birds’ in attendance voiced their opinion. Patrick threw spinning back kicks and other fun shots, but they whiffed as Makdessi respected his opponent’s strength and stood far enough away...

Jan 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Thomson Hints At Retirement Following Controversial UFC on FOX 10 Loss

“This might be it, man… I’d still be in the same position (If he beat Henderson at UFC on FOX 10) There’s a possibility [that’d I’d have turned down a title shot with a win], because what’s the point of winning the title knowing that you’re not going to fight that much longer? I don’t...