1318 Search Results for chael sonnen

Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am

BREAKING | Bellator Will Crown a New Champion with Heavyweight Grand Prix

The grand prix is the pinnacle of combat sport. It is the most difficult tournament format and has the potential to produce absolutely chaotic results. That chaos is why that, for the most part other than Japan’s RIZIN, the creation of an MMA grand prix is few and far between. However, there is a man...

Nov 2, 2017 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why Tyron Woodley needs him

After dominating Demian Maia to a unanimous decision, and setting the MMA community on fire with a heated post-fight speech, Colby Covington believes he’s ready for a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. And while Woodley has been dismissive of this possibility, Covington believes the champ needs him far more than he knows. “It...

Nov 1, 2017 6:02 am

Jon Jones posts training clip, suggests it’s time to “start again”

Jon Jones had a turbulent few years. Though he is, without debate, one of the most talented fighters to ever step into the cage, his career has been marred by substance abuse problems, brushes with the law, and most recently, a procession of failed drug tests. News of Jones’ latest failed drug test broke just...

Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Funniest UFC fan question moments

Mixed martial arts fans are as hardcore as they come. Throughout the history of UFC events, some devoted fans made their way to the press conferences and events and have had their chance to be in the spotlight for a bit and ask their favorite or least favorite fighters a question or two. Here’s a...

Oct 15, 2017 9:42 am

Tito Ortiz updates on possible comeback fight

Back in January, former UFC light heavyweight champ and recent Bellator MMA star Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage with Chael Sonnen in a bout that was supposed to be the last of his career. After winning this fight with a first-round choke, the MMA legend seemed perfectly prepared to ride off into the sunset....

Oct 12, 2017 12:56 pm

Kevin Lee Says Tony Ferguson Should Get The Shot at Conor McGregor

After all the animosity between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee in the lead-up to UFC 216, the end result couldn’t be more classy by both opponents. After Ferguson tapped out Lee in a triangle choke, both men embraced and exchanged words. It wasn’t an easy fight for either of them and both men earned each...

Oct 11, 2017 10:35 am

Invicta FC enters exciting partnership with Pancrase

Invicta Fighting Championship, an established North American MMA promotion that specializes exclusively in women’s MMA, has announced a new, exclusive talent-sharing partnership with long-standing Japanese promotion Pancrase. This means that, going forward, the two exciting organizations will swap fighters on a regular basis, affording the members of their rosters more opportunities to compete. “It’s an...

Sep 28, 2017 6:54 am

Scott Coker updates on possible Chuck Liddell comeback

Over the last few months, the potential comeback of MMA legend Chuck Liddell has been repeatedly been discussed. Were this potential comeback to occur, it would likely go down in the Bellator cage, rather than the UFC’s Octagon, where Liddell became a legend. Chael Sonnen, who has recently battled other aging legends in Tito Ortiz...

Sep 27, 2017 8:07 am

Despite recent skid, Rashad Evans will not be retiring

Back in 2008, when he held the UFC light heavyweight title, Rashad Evans was considered the best light heavyweight fighter on the planet. Even after he lost that title, succumbing to punches dealt by the surging Lyoto Machida, he was still regarded as one of the division’s very best. Unfortunately, Evans eventually began to decline....

Sep 22, 2017 10:49 am

Chuck Liddell opens up on what it would take for him to fight again

Recently, there was some buzz of UFC Hall of Fame legend Chuck Liddell making a return to competition. The 47-year-old appeared to be in great shape and some photos on social media including one with his old rival Tito Ortiz had people talking about a potential return. Liddell spoke on this week’s episode of The...

Sep 12, 2017 11:19 am

The First Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds Roster is Ridiculous

Back in March, Eddie Bravo added another element to his groundbreaking sub-only grappling tournament. The ruleset for his Eddie Bravo Invitational had already been unanimously agreed upon as the most exciting to grapple under, it was even borrowed by Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground. If his system of no-points and overtime to force a winner wasn’t...

Aug 23, 2017 9:42 am

Rankings, The Title and the Consequences of Jon Jones Failing His Drug Test

Drink your orange juice, fix some toast, plan something nice for yourself today. Chances are, you’re waking up and either just hearing the news, or realizing you didn’t have a nightmare that Jon Jones was potentially flagged for an anabolic steroid last night. He still has his day in court, but right now it’s as...

Aug 20, 2017 7:58 am

Rory MacDonald is getting impatient with Bellator

Rory MacDonald is arguably the highest-profile free agent that Bellator MMA has picked up to date. Unfortunately, the former UFC welterweight title challenger is getting a little frustrated with his new employer. Though MacDonald initially seemed very excited with the way Bellator operates, he has since begun to criticize the promotion in the same way...

Aug 13, 2017 10:50 am

With surgery complete, recently retired Tito Ortiz drops big hint about comeback fight

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion, UFC Hall of Famer, Bellator contender, and all-around MMA legend Tito Ortiz announced that he’d be retiring from the sport after his Bellator 170 main event battle with rival Chael Sonnen. When Ortiz won this bout by tapping Sonnen in the first-round, he appeared to be ready...

Jul 27, 2017 5:58 am

Jon Jones wants to make Daniel Cormier “cry backstage again”

On Wednesday evening, UFC 214 headliners Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones joined Kenny Florian and Michael Bisping on Fox Sports 1 for one of their final pre-fight interviews. As expected, the two rivals once again got into it. At one point, Jones was asked whether emotion will play a factor when the cage door closes...

Jul 21, 2017 11:06 am

UFC 213 and Bellator NYC estimated pay-per-view numbers released

The estimated pay-per-view numbers for UFC 213 and Bellator NYC have been released and they are estimated to be rather low. According to Dave Meltzer’s report for MMA Fighting, UFC 213 is projected to be in the range of 125,000 to 150,000 pay-per-view buys. According to Meltzer, UFC 213 has brought in one of the...

Jul 13, 2017 8:53 am

MMA community reacts to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor stop in Toronto

Wednesday in Toronto, Canada, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated prizefighter Floyd Mayweather appeared onstage together for the second time following the first press conference stop in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Toronto stop was a much more intense one, with McGregor seemingly getting the feel for the boxing style press conference after admittedly...

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Report | Gegard Mousasi has found a new home

Gegard Mousasi’s impressive – if controversial – UFC 210 TKO defeat of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman marked the final obligation on his UFC contract. With his contract completed, Mousasi then entered a renegotiation period with the UFC. Despite the fact that Mousasi holds the number-four spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, the promotion...

Jul 9, 2017 3:37 pm

Jon Jones plays tweet and delete, takes a major shot at Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones plays tweet and delete, takes a major shot at Daniel Cormier Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones will attempt to reclaim the title that he never actually lost when he squares off with current division champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California....

Jul 5, 2017 11:24 am

Bellator improves light heavyweight roster with former Strikeforce champ, UFC vet “Feijao”

Bellator MMA has picked up yet another high profile free agent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and five-time UFC veteran Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. This signing was first reported by BloodyElbow.com. Cavalcante earned his contract with Bellator MMA by knocking out Dan Konecke at World Fight Tour – Road to Bellator, a feeder league for the ever...

Jul 2, 2017 3:43 pm

VIDEO | Go behind the scenes of Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA touched down in New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This card stands out as the biggest in the promotion’s history. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, which Sonnen won by...

Jun 28, 2017 11:51 am

Wanderlei Silva calls for fight with someone who won’t wrestle him

This past weekend in New York City, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which was headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva. The fight saw Sonnen win via unanimous decision thanks to his wrestling, which saw Silva have...

Jun 25, 2017 11:05 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz It is no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz does not like current Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen. Ortiz and Sonnen squared off this past January at Bellator 170 with “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” emerging victorious via first-round submission. However, the...

Jun 25, 2017 9:08 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz stands up and flips off the entire crowd at MSG

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz stands up and flips off the entire crowd at MSG It is no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has a strong dislike for current Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen. Ortiz and Sonnen squared off this past January in California at Bellator 170 with Tito emerging victorious via...

Jun 22, 2017 2:25 pm

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on press conference scuffle

Thursday morning in New York City, Bellator MMA held a press conference for their highly anticipated Pay-Per View event this Saturday. While the event went off without any major speed bumps, a brief scuffle broke out at one point as MMA legend Wanderlei Silva shoved Chael Sonnen. Fortunately, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker and security...