915 Search Results for anthony pettis

Aug 18, 2015 2:16 am

“It’s hard not to root against CM Punk as a fighter”

UFC made several decisions toward the end of 2014 that left fans and fighters of the sport scratching their head, one of which being the signing of former WWE Superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks. Punk doesn’t have a single professional fight to his name, yet his fame from professional wrestling allowed him to sign with...

Aug 17, 2015 10:00 pm

UFC lightweight Castillo was ‘pissed’ about CM Punk signing until he met him

Phil “CM Punk” Brooks signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship rubbed a lot of fighters in all the wrong ways. The fact that the octagon would be hosting Punk’s first MMA fight when he had zero experience upon his signing enraged veterans who “paid their dues” to make it to the prestigious promotion. UFC lightweight...

Aug 17, 2015 6:00 am

Donald Cerrone’s long road to a UFC Lightweight Title shot

Before WEC merged with UFC in 2010, smaller fighters always had the stigma that they could not consistently provide exciting fights. The fact that WEC became such a commodity that UFC eventually absorbed it proved the theory to be a myth as fighters like Jose Aldo, Dominick Cruz, and Urijah Faber have put on some...

Aug 13, 2015 11:22 am

It’s On! Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone Set For Dec. 19

Well, Donald Cerrone teased it but it’s now official. Cowboy will take on the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Orlando on Dec. 19. The news was announced by the UFC, who just today released that they will be having an event in Orlando. Cerrone’s been going crazy leading up to the...

Aug 13, 2015 7:12 am

Guess Who’s Back! Former UFC Champ Cleared To Train Again

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is heading back into training to prepare for his next fight. Pettis has not fought since losing the belt to Rafael dos Anjos back in March at UFC 185. He was scheduled to return and fight Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16 in July, but was forced to...

Aug 10, 2015 4:00 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Dariush Enters Top 10, Nunes Cracks Top 5

The dust has settled from “UFC Fight Night 73” and the official rankings have been updated! Beneil Dariush and Amanda Nunes are the big winners this week as Darish was able to crack the top ten in his division while Amanda Nunes took the number four spot in the bantamweight division. Michael Johnson can take...

Aug 7, 2015 1:10 pm

Khabib Backs Off – ‘I want hard fights, not Nate Diaz’

Right after their brawl at WSOF 22, UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov said he requested a fight with Nate Diaz. Now, it appears Khabib has had a change of heart. He told tofight.ru, that he no longer wants that fight because it would disrespect his fans. “If I take a fight with [Nate] Diaz, then I...

Aug 7, 2015 8:30 am

No-Go For Khabib––Octagon Return Pushed Back

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will have to wait a little bit longer before he can get back inside the octagon. Khabib, after having knee surgery, will now have to undergo a six week rehab program after his doctor did not clear him to return. This was announced on Wednesday’s UFC Tonight. When he does...

Aug 3, 2015 5:35 pm

Rankings Report: Rousey sends Correia far away from top 5

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey solidified her spot atop the women’s bantamweight division with another exciting title defense. This past Saturday at “UFC 190”, Rousey only needed thirty four seconds to send Bethe Correia crashing face first into the canvas. As a result of the loss, Correia has dropped three spots in the rankings...

Jul 27, 2015 3:44 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Tate Takes Top Spot, 4 Women Ranked Above Correia

“UFC on FOX 16” is in the books and a couple fighters from the main card made some big moves! Miesha Tate’s co main-event performance against Jessica Eye earned her the top-spot directly under Ronda Rousey, once again. Jesssica Eye dropped a single spot due to the loss, however. TJ Dillashaw surpassed UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Jul 20, 2015 2:27 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Michael Bisping’s Win Gets Ignored

Michael Bisping and Thales Leites clashed in the main event of UFC Fight Night 72. Even though Bisping came out on top, his ranking in the middleweight division did not change at all as he remained at #9. Anderson Silva continues to drop in the pound for pound rankings, this week dropping TWO spots to...

Jul 20, 2015 7:27 am

CM Punk: ‘Coach Says My Best Area Right Now Is Striking’

Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has the popularity of a top-ten fighter without even having a professional fight to his name, and that has brought some controversy to his UFC signing. Punk signed a contract with the UFC back in December 2014 and has been training for his debut fight ever since. He chose to train...

Jul 17, 2015 9:20 am

Former UFC Champ Cleared To Start Training Again

Guess who’s back? Former UFC lightweight champion and final WEC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has been officially cleared by his doctor to start throwing punches again. Pettis was on the sidelines after undergoing elbow surgery following his loss to Rafael dos Anjos. Now, according to his Instagram post, he’s ready to get back to...

Jul 13, 2015 2:18 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Conor McGregor Soars into P4P List

“UFC 189” and “The Ultimate Fighter: ATT vs. Blackzilians” Finale are both in the books and the rankings received a major facelift. Conor McGregor ended an amazing night of fights with a performance that won him the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship. As a result of this, McGregor has hopped above Mendes and Edgar as the #1...

Jul 9, 2015 3:48 am

Faber, VanZant Eyeing Possible Movie And TV Roles

Looks like you might be seeing a lot more of UFC fighters like Urijah Faber and Paige VanZant. According to Deadline, the management company that work with Faber, VanZant, Chad Mendes, Anthony Pettis and Chael Sonnen, MMA Incorporated, have joined forces with 3Arts Entertainment. ‘Call it a cage match: 3Arts Entertainment has inked an exclusive...

Jun 29, 2015 1:45 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Romero Now Among the Elite in Middleweight Rankings

“UFC Fight Night 70” has come and gone and we saw some major shifts in the middleweight division! Yoel Romero’s dominant victory over Lyoto Machida propelled him into the top five of the middleweight division. With Romero moving up to the third spot, this knocked Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida down a peg. Machida remains...

Jun 24, 2015 8:49 am

Joseph Benavidez: ‘Team Alpha Male Never Pulls Out Of Fights’

MMA is a sport that pits two individuals against each other where only one man can walk out victorious. It’s unlike any team sport because if a combatant suffers a serious injury, the match is scrapped entirely. It doesn’t matter if it’s Jose Aldo, Khabib Nurmagomedov, or Anthony Pettis; Fans are learning not to get...

Jun 22, 2015 1:48 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Strawweight VanZant Makes Moves

UFC Fight Night 69 is in the books and the rankings have been updated! Joanna Jedrzejczyk
 shook up the strawweight division with her dominant performance against Jessica Penne. Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Dennis Siver this past Saturday in Berlin, Germany and jumped up three spots to number twelve in the featherweight division as a result! After...

Jun 22, 2015 8:00 am

UFC Fighters Talk About What Father’s Day Meant to Them

Father’s Day has come and gone and the fighters of the UFC talk about what it meant to them to spend time with their families on the special day. Anthony Pettis, Luke Rockhold, Ben Rothwell, Cain Velasquez, Matt Mitrione, Rafael dos Anjos, Eddie Alvarez, and Daniel Cormier talk about what Father’s Day means to them....

Jun 21, 2015 8:45 pm

Dos Anjos Finally Feels Like He’s Getting the Respect He Deserves

Rafael dos Anjos made one of the biggest lightweight championship upsets in recent memory at UFC 185 when he defeated Anthony Pettis for the gold. Fans and critics alike were, at first, quick to dismiss his victory as a fluke. Others acknowledged the improvements he has made and thinks it’s just hard work paying off....