1014 Search Results for controversial

May 31, 2014 12:59 pm

‘UFC Berlin’ Results: Strickland Wins Controversial Decision over Barnatt

A slow-paced technical fight is a tough one to watch after seeing such an exciting finish from the last bout. Luke Barnatt and Sean Strickland were on the wrong side of a chorus of boos from the crowd who voiced their disapproval of the fighter’s lack of action. The fight was perfectly fine and entertaining...

May 21, 2014 6:37 am

Bellator 120 Judge Explains Controversial Scoring

Last Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Bellator saw it’s first Pay-Per-View event come to fruition with a night full of exciting fights and big names. Nothing was bigger, however, than the controversy caused by the two main events of the evening: Rampage vs. King Mo and Chandler vs. Brooks for the interim lightweight championship. The main...

Apr 19, 2014 1:59 pm

UFC on FOX 11 Results: Ortiz Picks Up Controversial Decision Win Over Borg

Ray Borg lived up to his nickname of ‘The Tazmexican Devil’ in his octagon debut tonight. He had a tough test in front of him in #8 ranked Dustin Ortiz who has a lot of octagon experience under his belt. Borg and Ortiz shared almost the same amount of top position time in what could...


Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Feb 1, 2014 7:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Patrick Picks Up Controversial Decision Win over Makdessi

John Makdessi and Alan Patrick tried their hardest to bring the New Jersey crowd back to life, but none of their exciting shot-attempts landed and the ‘boo-birds’ in attendance voiced their opinion. Patrick threw spinning back kicks and other fun shots, but they whiffed as Makdessi respected his opponent’s strength and stood far enough away...

Jan 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Thomson Hints At Retirement Following Controversial UFC on FOX 10 Loss

“This might be it, man… I’d still be in the same position (If he beat Henderson at UFC on FOX 10) There’s a possibility [that’d I’d have turned down a title shot with a win], because what’s the point of winning the title knowing that you’re not going to fight that much longer? I don’t...

Jan 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Soares Calls Weidman’s Wins Controversial, Says Anderson Will Return

“I believe he’ll make a 100-percent recovery and I believe he’ll be back, but right now the main thing is just making sure he’s OK. I do believe he’ll be back. We’ll just have to see when and how the recovery is coming along.” Ed Soares, in a recent interview with sherdog.com, shared his thoughts...

Jan 9, 2014 8:28 pm

UFC Releases Statement On Matt Brown’s Controversial Comments

Top UFC welterweight, Matt Brown put his foot in his mouth recently while debuting as a podcast host on his new show called Real Man Shit. And it got “real” all right, boy did it ever. While on the show Matt Brown stated that he didn’t really care for the UFC’s female division. The Ohio...

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Nov 7, 2013 7:44 am

.GIF | Bobby Green’s Controversial Fight Ending Gut (Or Nut?) Shot

During last night’s UFC main card, lightweights Bobby Green and James Krause engaged in a battle that was stopped short after three questionable low blows delivered by the kicks of Green. After the first two illegal groin shots, referee John McCarthy deducted a point, without warning, from Green. Upon a third low blow, McCarthy stopped...

Aug 6, 2013 11:25 am

Controversial Fight Cancelled By State Of Florida

Last Saturday in Florida, Garrett Holeve, the 23-year-old fighter with down’s syndrome was supposed to face off with David Steffin. Steffin is a 28-year-old who was looking to compete with cerebral palsy. The fight was set, the two trained for eight-weeks and five minutes before they walked out to the ring the promoter was served...

Aug 3, 2013 9:12 pm

UFC 163 Results: Phil Davis Upsets Lyoto Machida in Controversial Stunner

The co-main event was a light-heavyweight tilt with potential title ramifications as Lyoto Machida took on Phil Davis A measured first round saw Machida looking to counter Davis. Machida landed successfully with his usual blinding speed. Davis didn’t look for a takedown for the majority of the round. Whenever Machida would land, even a minor...

Jun 13, 2013 10:44 am

PRESS RELEASE: JOSH THOMSON RESPONDS TO CONTROVERSIAL HEADLINES

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013 – Yesterday top UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson used social media to poll fans with what turned out to be a controversial and thought provoking topic. The subject of gay rights, including gay marriage, is sensitive for many people and Mr. Thomson fully supports equality for all human beings....

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...