787 Search Results for retired

Apr 8, 2015 5:02 am

Bonnar: ‘I’m Staying Retired… Maybe’

“Unless something really comes along that sparks my interest… I was pretty content being retired before and then Bellator offered me Tito like right away. I was like ‘Oh god, you know what? That sounds like fun.’ It was fun. It was fun in there.” Stephan Bonnar was on the MMA Hour this past week...

Apr 6, 2015 2:20 pm

Hendricks to GSP — “Stay Retired’

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently spoke to Submission Radio about several topics. One of those was whether long time champ Georges St. Pierre should come back or not. Here’s what Hendricks had to say. “There’s a part of me that sits there and says ‘Yes, I’d love to have him back, because I...

Dec 14, 2014 6:50 pm

Frank Mir nearly retired after loss to Overeem

After a very one-sided loss to Alistair Overeem earlier this year, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir nearly retired. The 35 year-old has suffered losses in his last 4 Octagon appearances, with his losses coming to Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier, and Junior Dos Santos, respectively. Mir will look to get back in the win...

Oct 29, 2014 12:16 pm

Tito Ortiz Calling For Mental Healthcare For Retired MMA Vets

“Us fighters put our lives on the line to entertain the fans that watch. Look at Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, War Machine. I’m not defending anything they did. Everything they did was wrong in their own right, but a lot of these fighters take a lot of head trauma, head damage, as you see in professional...

Oct 24, 2014 12:07 pm

RETIRED! TUF Vet Hangs Them Up After Failed UFC Bid

Following his last month’s loss to Krzysztof Jotko, TUF 17 fighter Tor Troeng has decided to retire, citing a lack of motivation to compete anymore. He spoke to Norran.se about his retirement, in a statement that was translated by Sherdog.com “After almost 10 years as a professional MMA fighter, it’s time for me to move...

Oct 21, 2014 4:10 pm

Carwin: One-Dimensional Lesnar Needs To Stay Retired

“I basically almost died in that fight. In the second round, anybody could have tripped me and landed on me. He’s not coming back. I don’t even know why he would have the desire. He’s not going to improve the part of his game he needs to improve in that short (amount) of time. The...

Jul 8, 2014 3:44 pm

Jens Pulver Wishes He Had Retired Sooner

The first ever Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver retired this Sunday, right before his biggest rival BJ Penn retired Sunday night. Pulver spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about his retirement. It was early in the morning, and we were at the [UFC Fan] Expo, and I just…you know, I’m done,” he...

Mar 28, 2014 6:25 pm

Retired Boxing Legend Marvin Hagler Compares MMA To Bar Fighting

Yes, the man known as Marvelous Marvin Hagler (that’s his legal name) recently spoke to reporters in Malaysia and the topic of MMA came up. Here’s what the former world champion had to say: “That sport right there, I can’t see any art inside. If you wanna teach a kid how to fight (in MMA),...

Mar 27, 2014 3:08 pm

Retired Forrest Griffin Says Body So Beat Up He Can No Longer Dunk

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin, is six-foot, three-inches tall. He’s not a short man my any stretch of the imagination. Which is why it’s somewhat troubling to hear, that at just 34 years-old, he’s struggling so hard with a broken down body, that a simple athletic feat of dunking a basketball is now impossible...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Jun 11, 2013 5:47 am

Lawyer: Nick Diaz still retired for immediate future

Following his unanimous-decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Shortly thereafter news broke that the Stockton native was getting into the MMA promoting business in North California. Today Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale spoke to Ariel Helwani about...

Feb 21, 2018 12:16 pm

Tito Ortiz interested in trilogy fight with Chuck Liddell, pitched the idea to UFC

Having settled his score with Chael Sonnen in the Bellator cage, Tito Ortiz is now happily retired. That said, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA legend would be willing to step back into the UFC’s Octagon for a third fight with his long-time rival Chuck Liddell. In fact, upon learning of Liddell’s apparent...

Feb 20, 2018 2:35 pm

Frankie Edgar Thinks ‘It’s a Shame’ Ben Askren Hasn’t Been in the UFC Yet

Frankie Edgar has finally got a fight after his anticipated scrap with UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has fallen through twice. At UFC 222 in just under two weeks, he’ll test his infamous pressure, boxing and grinding wrestling on slick Brian Ortega. From one wrestler to another, Edgar recently spoke up about Ben Askren since...

Feb 18, 2018 9:36 am

BREAKING | Conor McGregor closes the door on Floyd Mayweather rematch talk

Over the last few weeks, there has been ceaseless buzz surrounding an MMA rematch between current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather – be it in the cage or the ring. From the sounds of it, however, both men are keen to put an end to this rematch talk. Mayweather was...

Feb 17, 2018 12:21 pm

Fight Think: The Top 5 Interpromotional MMA Title Fights to Book If It Were Possible

The year of the superfight is truly upon us. Whether they all go down or not, three giant fights between champions in different divisions are expected to fight each other. Whether this is the UFC’s big explosion like the death of a star, or their metamorphosis to survive in the future, it’s clear that things...

Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm

UFC on Fox Tweets About Ben Askren, “maybe they know something I don’t….”

The “UFC” and “Ben Askren” have never been two things that have been synonymous with each other. At least not in a positive light… But lately, now that Askren is free of fighting obligations as a “semi-retired” fighter, talks between fans and pundits have heated up, maybe more so than ever before. Including from Askren...

Feb 13, 2018 5:57 am

Chuck Liddell is “staying ready” for MMA comeback, has two opponents in mind

Chuck Liddell’s run on Celebrity Big Brother was a bit of a disaster, as he was the first contestant voted off the show. From the sounds of it, however, he may be returning to our screens again soon – and in the way we’re accustomed. In a recent conversation with TMZ, Liddell addressed his continued...

Feb 12, 2018 5:12 pm

Ben Askren Anticipates A Clash with Georges St-Pierre in Late 2019

As it stands right now, labeling the career of undefeated Bellator and ONE  welterweight champion, Ben Askren a “mystery” wouldn’t feel very outrageous. How so? Everyone who has ever seen Askren fight can see how very clearly talented he was and is. The mystery just remains, “exactly how good was he?” Askren capped off his...

Feb 12, 2018 11:36 am

Urijah Faber makes prediction for possible Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw superfight

One of the most talked about fights in MMA at present is a possible flyweight superfight between divisional king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and reigning UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. As the former mentor of the bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw, the probably-retired Urijah Faber is watching on intently as this possible scrap edges toward fruition....

Feb 12, 2018 9:38 am

Don’t rule out a Urijah Faber comeback fight just yet

It’s now been a little over a year since Urijah Faber’s retirement fight: a unanimous decision win over fellow veteran Brad Pickett. Yet while Faber is still enjoying his retirement, he’s never actually exited the USADA testing pool, which means the door to a comeback fight remains decidedly open. All it’d take is the right...

Feb 1, 2018 7:58 pm

AUDIO | Miesha Tate Open to Appearing in WWE…But Maybe Not Working with Ronda Rousey

Would @MieshaTate be open to a @WWE run? Would she work with Ronda Rousey in the world of pro-wrestling? Miesha tells @realOCsports what the possibilities are when it comes to stepping into the squared circle. @BustedOpenRadio pic.twitter.com/16e0psHY4C — MMA on SiriusXM (@MMAonSiriusXM) February 1, 2018 “I’ve always said I would be down to do like,...

Jan 31, 2018 8:25 am

Michael Bisping Calls Out ‘Two-Bit Journalists’ For False Fight Reports

You’re not an MMA fan if you’re not in a constant state of confusion most of the time. Michael Bisping seemed all but confirmed for UFC London in a perfect locale for a retirement bout, but an opponent was never official. There were some reports going around that Rashad Evans, the man who dealt Bisping...

Jan 30, 2018 11:00 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather steps into the cage, once again teases move to MMA

A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Jan 30, 2018 at 10:38am PST Floyd Mayweather sure knows how to keep himself in the headlines. Late last year, the undefeated (and retired?) boxer created a maelstrom of buzz when he suggested he was in talks with the UFC about a potential MMA career. “I can...