184 Search Results for retired fighters

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

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 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...

Oct 15, 2012 11:20 am

What’s Next for the UFC 153 Main Card Fighters? | UFC NEWS

UFC 153 came off extraordinarily well, especially considering the reshuffling the card went through. Anderson Silva and Glover Teixeira dominated, Big Nog showed Dave Herman Jiu-Jitsu does work and Jon Fitch walked away with an extra $70k for his fight of the night effort against rising prospect Erick Silva. Let’s not forget Demian Maia who...


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,...

Oct 4, 2012 11:57 am

Exclusive: Brett Rogers: ‘I Want Fighters To Hesitate And Ask For More Money When They See My Name, I’m Not To Be F*cked With" | MMA NEWS

When BJPenn.com caught up with Brett “Da Grim” Rogers this week, the Bellator heavyweight wanted to make one thing abundantly clear: Brett Rogers is back, and he’s “not to be f-cked with.” Yes, a conversation with Rogers may be littered with F bombs and double negatives, but it’s also refreshingly candid and lacking in pretense....

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...

Nov 16, 2016 11:35 am

USADA Hands Lyoto Machida 18-Month Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was pencilled in for a middleweight bout with the now-retired Dan Henderson. The fight, which was scheduled for April’s UFC on Fox 19 card, would have been a rematch of a slow 2013 bout, which saw Machida walk away with split decision win. Regrettably, Machida...

Nov 16, 2016 8:13 am

UFC 205 medical suspensions

This past Saturday in New York, the UFC hosted its inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden. The event was an action packed one from the start, with things quickly picking up on the main card as Vicente Luque and Tim Boetsch both picked up back to back first round TKO/KO wins to kick off...

Nov 13, 2016 2:29 pm

Dana White Details Argument with Miesha Tate

UFC 205, which marked the Octagon’s debut in New York City has now come and gone. The highlight of the card was undoubtedly Conor McGregor’s history making knockout of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Other highlights included Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson’s unforgettable five round war, which ended in a majority draw, and Yoel Romero’s thunderous...

Nov 10, 2016 8:40 am

Stipe Miocic weighs-in on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match

Prior to Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 back in August, there were talks of the featherweight superstar potentially making the jump to pro boxing to compete with boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. While both sides verbally agreed on the fight, with talks going as far as...

Oct 30, 2016 10:03 am

Anderson Silva Has Been Tested by USADA More Times Than Any Other Fighter in 2016

Anderson Silva, who is widely considered the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, is the keeper of many impressive records. He’s headlined more pay-per-views than any fighter in UFC history, at 15. He’s tied with Vitor Belfort for the most finishes achieved in UFC history, at 15. He’s earned more knockdowns than any...

Oct 27, 2016 7:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Severn working on revolutionizing amateur MMA

UFC legend Dan Severn has seen it all when it comes to mixed martial arts. Severn began his MMA career back in 1994 at UFC 4, when rules were at best a recommendation and mixed martial arts was more “no-holds barred” than an organized sport. “The Beast” spoke exclusively with BJPENN.com Radio on Wednesday night...

Oct 26, 2016 8:15 am

Jon Fitch eyeing rematch with potential free agent Georges St-Pierre

Back in 2008, Jon Fitch stepped into the Octagon against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Fitch had been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division, going on an 8-fight win streak that saw him defeat notable opponents such as Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez. Fitch, who was widely regarded as having some of the...

Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am

Report: Morale is Suffering at UFC HQ, Atmosphere Compared to “A Morgue”

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite a jump from the $2 million Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta purchased it for back in the year 2000. With this groundbreaking sale, which saw the company’s reigns handed to talent agency WME-IMG, the UFC seemed poised to reach new and exciting...

Oct 12, 2016 7:40 am

Dan Henderson’s Top 5 Career Moments

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 204, a 46-year-old Dan Henderson fought the final fight of his MMA career. He did so against an old nemesis in Michael Bisping, with the UFC middleweight crown on the line. Despite a spirited effort, Henderson would come up short on the scorecards, failing to win the belt...

Sep 30, 2016 10:34 pm

Cain Velasquez not surprised by Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test

Prior to UFC 200, it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was coming out of retirement to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt on the main card of the historic event. While Lesnar’s return was generally celebrated amongst the MMA community, it was met with a certain amount of controversy. Ordinarily, before a...

Jul 16, 2016 1:34 pm

Rizin returns with 16 man tournament, Mirko Cro Cop & Wanderlei Silva to participate

Rizin FF returns September 25th in Japan with a 16-man heavyweight tournament. According to MMAFighting, the event will feature 16 heavyweight fighters, including MMA legends Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva, with the quarterfinal round going down on December 29th, followed by the semifinal on New Year’s Eve, one year after Fedor Emelianenko made his...

Jun 2, 2016 12:49 pm

VIDEO | #TBT battle of the 16-year-olds – Rory MacDonald vs. Jordan Mein

Here’s a trip down memory lane to Rory MacDonald’s third professional fight at the young age of 16! Fellow Canadian Jordan Mein made his professional debut against MacDonald at Rumble in the Cage 17, back on June 17, 2006. MacDonald has matured to be one of the greatest welterweight fighters in the world. MacDonald’s last...

May 1, 2016 8:54 am

Floyd Mayweather claims he has been offered ‘nine figures’ to return to the ring

Floyd Mayweather may have retired from the sport of boxing but that doesn’t mean he isn’t fielding offers for a return fight. The former boxing world champion, who holds an undefeated record of 49-0, retired last year after earning a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto. In an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray, Floyd stated...