2611 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Dec 14, 2016 11:04 am

Miesha Tate discusses retirement, recent win at Submission Underground

2016 has been quite the year for WMMA pioneer Miesha Tate. Tate kicked off 2016 by fighting Holly Holm for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 196 in March. With the fight looking as though it was going to the judges scorecards midway through the fifth round, Tate secured a submission win to earn...

Dec 13, 2016 8:03 pm

Cris Cyborg sounds off on the announcement of the UFC women’s featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie

The UFC women’s division took a big turn on Tuesday when it was announced that an inaugural women’s featherweight title fight between former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be taking place at UFC 208. This comes shortly after UFC President Dana White had stated that he offered Invicta featherweight...

Dec 12, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate gets big crowd reaction from spoof strike and bicep kiss in SUG 2 match against Jessica Eye

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last month. However, that hasn’t eliminated “Cupcake” from all competition as she just participated in the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend. Tate grappled...


Dec 12, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Jon Jones submit Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2

Jon Jones get Hendo to tap. 6:39 with an arm triangle. #SUG2 pic.twitter.com/c7kwDqgodf — Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports) December 12, 2016 Way back in 2012, light heavyweight great Jon “Bones” Jones was expected to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson. The fight was supposed to fill the main event...

Dec 11, 2016 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis UFC 206 Highlights

Max Holloway became the UFC’s interim featherweight champion at last night’s UFC 206 event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by scoring a third-round TKO victory over former UFC lightweight title holder Anthony Pettis. After a very close opening round, “Blessed” was able to get the better of “Showtime” in the stand-up game and eventually put Pettis...

Dec 9, 2016 9:31 pm

Coach Duke Roufus says CM Punk may get another fight in the UFC

Both fans and athletes have been very polar on Phil Brooks, better known as the former WWE star, CM Punk, getting his first professional mixed martial arts fight in the UFC. There have been many hating on the fact that CM Punk was able to fight for the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the...

Dec 9, 2016 9:51 am

Ontario Athletic Commission forces UFC 206 fighter Emil Meek to shave his beard

In mixed martial arts, athletic commissions are known for their strange policies and their iron-fisted enforcement of those policies. The latest manifestation of this reputation occurred this morning, when the Ontario Athletic Commission, who will oversee UFC 206 in Toronto, forced main card fighter Emil Meek to shave his trademark beard. Failure to do so,...

Dec 8, 2016 6:21 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey thrills fans in theatrical trailer for her UFC 207 comeback

UFC 207 will end another exciting year of mixed martial arts for the UFC. With former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey set to headline the card in her first fight since losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts career, many fans are anxiously awaiting to see how she performs. Rousey...

Dec 8, 2016 6:18 pm

VIDEO | Pokemon playing Ronda Rousey looking muscular and in shape for UFC 207 comeback

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has a chance to get back the belt in her first fight since losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts fight. Rousey is set to challenge current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in her first title defense since winning the belt from Miesha...

Dec 7, 2016 8:29 pm

MMAAA responds to cease & desist letter

Earlier this month, notable fighters such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions Cain Velasquez & TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA). Immediately, the MMA community took to social media, with countless fighters taking to social media to...

Dec 7, 2016 6:12 pm

Bjorn Rebney on the MMAAA: ‘The good news is the negative vibe has been focused on me’

Many people fans and athletes were excited to hear the news about the formation of the “industry re-defining” Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). With members including Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy, the news of the newly announced association was buzzing. However, one member representing the association that has...

Dec 7, 2016 1:48 pm

Donald Cerrone says he is unsure of what his involvement with the MMAAA is

With the announcement of the “industry re-defining” Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association, it appears not everyone involved is exactly sure what is going on with it just yet. As an announced board member of the association, UFC fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone told the media today that he wasn’t even aware he was one of...

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 pm

Amidst many layoffs, UFC hires new Chief Financial Officer

There has been quite a bit of restructuring with the UFC staff since the new owners WME-IMG took over in the $4 billion acquisition. Dozens of staff members have been let go, including UFC Hall of Fame legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. Now, amidst all the company restructuring taking place with the biggest mixed...

Dec 5, 2016 12:52 pm

BJJ star Dillon Danis is still interested in an MMA fight with Nate Diaz

When Conor McGregor tapped to a Nate Diaz rear-naked choke in March of this year, it influenced him to make a complete overhaul of his camp. Part of this overhaul was the introduction of BJJ star Dillon Danis to his roster of training partners. Danis would become an instrumental part of McGregor’s training for his rematch...

Dec 5, 2016 6:58 am

Gray Maynard blasts Ryan Hall after loss

Last Saturday, on the undercard of the latest Ultimate Fighter finale, jiu jitsu ace Ryan Hall captured a decision win over former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the grappling specialist’s mixed martial arts career. The way Hall achieved that win, however, was rather polarizing. While there are...

Dec 4, 2016 11:23 am

No love for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?

UFC flyweight champion continued his reign of dominance at last night’s TUF 24 Finale event in Las Vegas, scoring a unanimous decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter winner Tim Elliott in the evenings main event. The victory marked Johnson’s ninth straight title defense and improved his overall mixed martial arts record to a remarkable 25-2-1....

Dec 3, 2016 7:56 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses possibility of moving up in weight

UFC flyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin, Demetrious Johnson is undoubtably one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC. Since winning the UFC flyweight championship in 2012, Johnson has gone on a tear of the flyweight division, defending his title eight times in the span of four years, and all...

Dec 2, 2016 6:32 am

Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a “necessary evil” in MMAAA

Earlier this week, we were introduced to the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), an organization created with the goal of improving the way fighters are treated by the UFC’s new owners, WME-IMG. This organization has been helmed by a team of talented UFC stars: former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez,...

Dec 1, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski makes powerful MMA debut

Mariusz Pudzianowski put in his time as a World’s Strongest Man competitor and took the title of World’s Strongest Man five times. In 2009, Pudzianowski decided to take on a new challenge and stepped in the world of mixed martial arts. For his first professional MMA fight, Pudzianowski was matched up against Marcin Najman, who...

Dec 1, 2016 1:36 pm

No one can explain Donald Cerrone’s eye and his fight still scheduled days away

UFC fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone shocked a lot of people last week when he posted a video of his gruesomely injured-looking eye. “What’s going on everybody, this is Cowboy,” Cerrone said in his social media post. “Before the media puts out what happened, just wanted to let you all know I’m still fighting in...

Nov 30, 2016 9:32 pm

Randy Couture reacts to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, the MMA community was forever changed as several high profile fighters including former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, top ranked UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, along with several others, announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. Prior to the formation of the Mixed Marital...

Nov 30, 2016 8:11 pm

Georges St-Pierre invites Conor McGregor to join MMAAA: “He knows what’s right”

Wednesday afternoon, several high-profile fighters including former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, to name just a few, announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. The move was certainly a historic one, and left a major immediate impact on the MMA...

Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm

MMA community reacts to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, the MMA community was forever changed as a group of fighters, which included former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, and several others, announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The news certainly left an impact on the MMA community, with numerous...

Nov 30, 2016 7:28 pm

UFC issues brief reaction to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, MMA stars such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, among others, gathered to announce the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The announcement was certainly a major one for the MMA industry, with the fighters involved, in addition to former...