801 Search Results for injuries

Sep 14, 2011 5:15 am

Two Fighters Out Of Strikeforce Challengers 19 With Injuries

With just nine days left until the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event kicks off, two of its participants have been forced off the card, including main event fighter Virgil Zwicker who was set to square off with the undefeated Lorenz Larkin. Jerron Peoples, who was scheduled to fight Joe Ray on the evening’s preliminary card, has...

Sep 27, 2016 1:54 pm

Why We’ll Still Miss Jon Jones at UFC 205

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is quickly emerging as one of the greatest fight cards in MMA history. So long as it isn’t ravaged by injuries or PED-busts – knock on wood – it might actually take that title outright. The card, which will emanate from Madison Square...

Sep 24, 2016 7:38 am

Man who allegedly hit and killed Ryan Jimmo granted bail

The MMA community was devastated earlier this year when it was revealed that UFC light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo had been struck and killed by a vehicle in a parking lot in Alberta Canada. According to the reports, Jimmo was involved in a brief verbal dispute with the driver of the vehicle, and as he was...


Sep 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Report: Eddie Alvarez misses out on ‘red panty night’ after demanding too much

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has missed out on a ‘red panty night’ after asking for more money to fight Conor McGregor. Brendan Schaub revealed on the Fighter and the Kid podcast that Alvarez apparently complained to the executives at the UFC and was met with an indignant Joe Silva before the match-maker parted ways...

Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov being considered for UFC 206 in Toronto

The confusion over Eddie Alvarez’s next fight appears to be over, at least for now. First, Eddie Alvarez was set to defend his newly-won 155 pound belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York City. Now, it appears Alvarez will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 206 in Toronto instead. Alvarez, 32,...

Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Numerous profiled New York fighters not competing at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205

Another New Yorker has been pulled from the UFC’s first foray to the Empire State. Long Islander Gian Villante, who trains out of Serra-Longo’s Acadamy with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will no longer be facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden this November. Villante, 31, joins Al Iaquinta and...

Sep 19, 2016 4:11 pm

Al Iaquinta pursuing real estate career after UFC 205 fallout with UFC

Long Island native Al Iaquinta has dreamed of fighting at Madison Square Garden ever since he became a professional mixed martial artist, but it appears ‘Ragin’ Al won’t be fighting Thiago Alves at UFC 205 as originally thought. Iaquinta explained the situation on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’, where he dropped two key pieces...

Sep 17, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans on the mitts ahead of middleweight debut

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been on a bit of a slide as of late. In 2013, Evans went on a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Dan Henderson via split decision, and defeat Chael Sonnen via 1st round TKO. Unfortunately, Evans was sidelined for the next 2 years due to...

Sep 14, 2016 9:27 am

Matt Brown Hopes He Can “Speak in Near-Full Sentences” When Fighting Career is Done

Earlier this summer, on the main card of UFC 201, gritty welterweight Matt Brown was flattened by the brick-fisted Jake Ellenberger. It was the first knockout loss on Brown’s long record. On the heels of this loss, Brown made an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio to discuss his concerns about sustaining long-term brain damage. On...

Sep 10, 2016 9:32 am

VIDEO | UFC 203 fighters stuck on elevator the night before UFC 203

Before our rescue…& after @aliabdelaziz000 warned from the outside "be-careful in there Urijah" A video posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Sep 9, 2016 at 8:48pm PDT UFC 203 is the first time the Octagon has headed to Cleveland, Ohio. The event, which is headlined by a heavyweight scrap between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem...

Sep 9, 2016 9:36 am

VIDEO | CM Punk & Mickey Gall weigh-in for UFC 203

With just over 24 hours to go until former WWE champion CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio, he and Mickey Gall hit the scales for early weigh-ins. Punk, who joked earlier in the week that his weight cut was going terribly, and that he weighed over 200 pounds,...

Sep 9, 2016 9:07 am

Jim Miller opens up on training with Mickey Gall

Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC had signed 1-0 Mickey Gall, with the intentions of him eventually fighting CM Punk. Unfortunately, Punk’s debut was postponed several times due to injuries. In the meantime, the UFC booked Mickey Gall to fight Mike Jackson. Gall left the MMA world stunned as he...

Sep 8, 2016 12:16 pm

Dana White: “We don’t do gimmick fights. It’s do or die for CM Punk”

CM Punk’s signing with the UFC has been controversial ever since it was announced back at UFC 182, and much of the talk this week has revolved around the former WWE superstar’s Octagon debut this Saturday. UFC President Dana White has been adamant in defending the match-up between Punk and Mickey Gall, the 24-year-old New...

Sep 7, 2016 6:26 am

Cain Velasquez: If I’m 100% Going Into a Fight, There’s Nobody That Can Touch Me

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his title against decorated challenger Alistair Overeem. Given the perennial popularity of the heavyweight division, this championship bout has the MMA community pretty excited. There is perhaps nobody more excited for this bout, however, than former heavyweight...

Sep 6, 2016 12:02 pm

Pettis on CM Punk: “He’s gonna surprise a lot people”

As CM Punk’s teammate for the past two years, Anthony Pettis knows something the fans don’t. While many people are counting out the former WWE superstar in his upcoming fight against Mickey Gall, ‘Showtime’ expects Punk to surprise UFC fans watching UFC 203 worldwide. “He’s gonna surprise some people,” Pettis said during Tuesday’s MMA Hour. “A...

Sep 5, 2016 3:29 pm

Mickey Gall gets stitches for injury, fight with Punk still on for UFC 203

CM Punk’s UFC debut almost took another setback after his opponent Mickey Gall received a nasty cut over his eye just days from their UFC 203 fight. Gall (2-0) had to receive stitches to stop the bleeding from a cut just above his right eye while training in preparation for his main card bout with Punk, who...

Sep 5, 2016 2:48 pm

Diaz’s Coach: Nate shouldn’t be suspended for medicinal vaping

Nate Diaz loves weed, and doesn’t seem particularly concerned with who knows it. In fact, the Stockton Slugger was bold enough in his use of medicinal marijuana, specifically CPD oil, that he vaped during the post-fight press conference following his thrilling five round fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez told...

Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...

Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Aug 31, 2016 3:52 pm

VIDEO | UFC strawweight Aleksandra Albu twerking things out

UFC strawweight Aleksandra “Stitch” Albu is 2-0 in professional mixed martial arts and already holds one win in the UFC. While you may not have heard much about Albu with only one fight in the UFC, The Russian MMA fighter with looks that can kill assures that she will be active soon. “I was suffering...

Aug 30, 2016 1:44 pm

Rory MacDonald on Bellator Goals: I Want to Be A Two-Division Champion

On Monday afternoon, Ariel Helwani returned to our screens with the latest episode of The MMA Hour. One of this episode’s many big-name guests was Bellator lightweight champ Rory MacDonald, who joined Helwani to discuss his time with the UFC and his move to Bellator MMA. According to the former welterweight title contender, nothing was certain after...

Aug 30, 2016 11:39 am

Frustrated Khabib Nurmagomedov: Take me out of the “stupid” rankings

While Khabib Nurmagomedov may be ranked as the #1 contender at lightweight on the UFC’s official rankings, the undefeated Dagestani fighter has yet to have an official date set for a title fight with UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Nurmagomedov, who is coming off a successful outing in his return fight to the Octagon earlier...

Aug 29, 2016 8:32 am

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire Will Not Need Surgery After Bellator 160 Loss

Last Friday, in the main event of Bellator 160, former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire took on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson for the chance to fight Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title. Unfortunately, the bout turned into a bit of a disaster for the Brazilian slugger. Despite a strong first round,...

Aug 22, 2016 7:37 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s exclusive footage backstage after UFC 202 war with Nate Diaz

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor got his revenge over Nate Diaz at UFC 202. McGregor was on crutches as he walked backstage after hurting his leg kicking Diaz during their fight. While McGregor says that no serious injuries were sustained in the fight with Diaz, he is facing a six-month medical suspension if not cleared...

Aug 22, 2016 4:48 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor still limping a day after UFC 202 fight with Nate Diaz

Despite being banged up after the epic five-round war with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor was out and about in Las Vegas on Sunday to host a pool party. We are proud to welcome the notorious champion, #ConorMcGregor! #UFC202 A photo posted by Encore Beach Club Las Vegas (@encorebeachclub) on Aug...

Aug 21, 2016 9:53 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz: “Conor should have got a yellow card for running”

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor went to war in the headlining bout of last night’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas. McGregor had a dominant first-round round and was able to drop Diaz on multiple occasions in the opening ten minutes. However, Diaz began to mount a comeback in the late stages of the second-round...