813 Search Results for retired

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...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...

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...

Mar 12, 2014 9:03 am

GSP happy to be retired: “I’m enjoying my life”

Last December Georges St. Pierre stepped away from the sport of MMA and relinquished his crown as king of the UFC welterweight division. A choice that he has yet to regret so it seems. He took some time with Yahoo Sports to discuss his reasoning for walking away from the sport and how he feels...

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...

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...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

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...

Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Says it Looks Like He’s Retired

  Readers of this site are very familiar with Matt Hughes. Not only is he a former UFC Welterweight Champion, he is a UFC Hall of Famer and he faced BJ Penn three times, losing two of them. Hughes celebrated his 39th birthday this past Saturday and hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since losing...

Oct 10, 2012 3:12 pm

With Lesnar & Conrad Retired Team Death Clutch Closes Doors | MMA NEWS

Team Death Clutch is no more subsequent to Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad’s retirement. Brock Lesnar built a gym and facility that would make him a more complete mixed martial artist, while also keeping him close to home. The team carried on with fighters like Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad and UFC heavyweight Pat Barry,...

Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Though Retired, Fedor Not Ruling Out Return Against Lesnar | MMA NEWS

By Jose Garcia After retiring last week from MMA and all competition sports, Fedor Emelianenko, made his first official statement since the news of his retirement. After dominating Pedro Rizzo in 84 seconds, the once king of the heavyweight division decided it was time to hang up the gloves. When the news reached the internet...

Apr 15, 2012 6:04 pm

BJ Penn's Ultimate Decision | Confirms Still Retired

By Roberto Mattos: The entire MMA world has come down with a strange feeling of ennui. Tapout flags across the world have been flying at half-mast. Die-hard MMA fans have been seen crying uncontrollably in a fetal position. No, this isn’t because Brock Lesnar is back in the WWE, or because Tito Ortiz may be...

Mar 7, 2012 11:00 am

Video | Nate Diaz Says His Brother Nick Will Likely Stay Retired

“Triathlon season is starting so he’s just training, getting in shape for that. [He’s] concentrating on being in shape, being healthy, helping me out and coaching me for my fights. Right now, I don’t think [we’ll ever see him back]. He’s just big on, like I said, just being healthy and staying in shape and...

Jul 27, 2017 9:47 am

Pat Miletich offers advice to Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather

On August 26th, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will face the toughest test of his career as he steps into the Octagon with unbeaten boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Ahead of the fight, retired boxing champion Paul Malignaggi has given his vague insight into Conor McGregor‘s gameplan for the fight via The Jim Rome Show, saying:...

Jul 27, 2017 8:27 am

Paul Malignaggi discusses the power of Conor McGregor

Several weeks ago, news surfaced that Conor McGregor had extended an offer to former boxing champion Paul Malignaggi to join Team McGregor as the UFC lightweight champ prepared for his historic boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. Malignaggi ultimately did end up joining Conor McGregor‘s camp, as a photo of the pair sparring broke the news...

Jul 26, 2017 5:19 am

Brock Lesnar responds to Jon Jones’ recent comments

Earlier this week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones generated headlines by expressing interest in a hypothetical showdown with former heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar. “I would love to fight Brock Lesnar,” Jones during a live Facebook Q&A in the buildup to his Saturday night showdown with reigning light heavyweight champ...

Jul 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Mike Tyson explains why Conor McGregor will “Get Killed” boxing Floyd Mayweather

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is not giving current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor a snowballs chance in hell of beating Floyd Mayweather in next month’s boxing match in Las Vegas. In a recent interview with the “Pardon My Take” podcast, Tyson stated that that the Irish MMA star is “going to get killed” when he...

Jul 20, 2017 5:56 am

UFC thwarts rumors of Brock Lesnar return

Last July, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time WWE star Brock Lesnar made a return to the Octagon after a hiatus of many years. He did so against Mark Hunt for a substantial $2.5 million payday. Lesnar would win this fight, relying on his wrestling to...

Jul 18, 2017 10:50 am

UFC, Bellator veteran arrested for “family violence”

Cody Pfister, who competed four times in the UFC lightweight division, has found himself in some hot water. According to BloodyElbow.com, the UFC veteran was arrested on July 15, and detained in the Potter County Detention Center in Amarillo, Texas after being charged with assault and causing bodily injury to a family member. Pfister’s arrest stemmed...