167 Search Results for retired fighters

Jun 30, 2015 9:20 am

BJ Penn Talks Hall of Fame Induction, Greatest Moment of Career & More

Late in May, it was confirmed that two division champion BJ Penn would be inducted into the “Modern Era” wing of the UFC Hall of Fame. His professional fighting career lasted over thirteen years and he defeated the likes of Kenny Florian, Diego Sanchez and Sean Sherk during his dominant UFC Lightweight Championship run. When...

Jun 23, 2015 12:53 pm

BJ Penn Named Hawaii MVP OF The Week, Talks Favorite UFC Moment, More — WATCH!

From KITV.com: HONOLULU —He’s one of only two fighters to win world titles in two separate weight classes. And next month, he’ll be honored for that feature when he is officially enshrined into the UFC Hall of Fame. BJ Penn, now retired, is KITV’s Hawaii MVP this week, but, as our Brandi Higa reports, the...

May 14, 2015 2:06 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC Fight Night 66 Edition

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited debut in the Philippines this Saturday when “UFC Fight Night 66” takes place inside Pasay’s Mall of Asia Arena. The historic event is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1 MMA) taking on former WEC featherweight title...

Apr 24, 2015 1:47 pm

BETTING BREAKDOWN! Everything You Need To Know About Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Boxing is about to take center stage on May 2nd as Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather finally meet in the ring for their dream match. The event is expected to break pay-per-view records, and you can BET that it’ll be the busiest night of a bookie’s year. What waits for you below is the LONGEST...

Apr 6, 2015 9:13 am

Jamie Varner Suffered Over 30 Concussions Before Retiring

Former WEC and UFC fighter Jamie Varner has retired from the sport due to suffering too many concussions. According to Varner, who spoke on The MMA Hour, he’s suffered more that 30 concussions. With that discovery his doctor told him she should retire from the sport, so he did. Check out what Varner had to...

Feb 25, 2015 3:31 pm

Fedor Breaks His Silence! White To Blame For Failed UFC Negotiations

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of the greatest fighters of all time, and one of the few men the UFC was never able to sign. There has been much talk and speculation since ‘The Last Emperor’s’ retirement as to why he and the UFC were never able to reach an agreement, however,...

Feb 9, 2015 8:22 pm

Tim Kennedy Content Sitting Out, Unless “Something Special” Comes Up

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since September, when he lost via TKO to Yoel Romero. The finish came after a series of questionable actions on the part of cornermen, UFC officials, referee John McCarthy, and both fighters. At the end of the 2nd round Kennedy grabbed Romero’s glove, and ultimately rocked Romero at the bell. As...

Jan 15, 2015 5:04 pm

Danzig Chimes In On UFC Lawsuit

Former UFC lightweight fighter Mac Danzig recently spoke with MSNBC about a number of topics including the recent class action lawsuit filed against his former employer. The now retired Danzig doesn’t feel like the UFC has supported the mixed martial arts industry, his words: Basically, they’ve created an industry on their own success, but they...

Jan 12, 2015 9:54 pm

Ring Of Combat 50 Hits PPV TV

Later this month, Lou Neglia’s Ring Of Combat 50 will go down from Atlantic City New Jersey. It was announced earlier this week via a press release, that the event will be sold on cable TV as a Pay-Per View. GoFight Live (www.gfl.tv), the world’s premier online destination for live combat sports, announced today that...

Nov 29, 2014 10:40 am

Silva Debuts Amazing New Moustache In Anti-UFC Rant

Wanderlei Silva clears the air about his failed attempt to enter the Bellator fold, and more. Here’s some highlights: “I am retired, I don’t fight anymore, I lost the desire. So what stops me from generating income now? Are these people going to keep threatening me? They’ll keep coming to sue me every time I...

Nov 22, 2014 7:54 am

Rickson Gracie denies potential return to MMA or JiuJitsu

MMA veteran and JiuJitsu legend Rickson Gracie who maintains that he is undefeated, and has never lost an MMA bout, grappling match, or ever been submitted in the gym, has ruled out a potential return to competition. The soon to be 56 year old has been retired for some time, and revealed to MMAFighting that...

Nov 9, 2014 10:49 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To OSP’s KO Of Shogun Rua

Last night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56, Ovince Saint Preux pulled off an incredible, and quick, upset over MMA legend Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. Immediately, the Twitter-verse erupted with reactions from some of the UFC’s best fighters. Below is a compilation of some of the best reactions. pic.twitter.com/G3BzgTum7Z —...

Nov 2, 2014 4:38 pm

MMA Legends Discuss When It’s Time To Retire

It’s one of the hardest things for an MMA fighter to do after a long and successful career, but it has to happen at some point. Retirement. The word that MMA fighters despise hearing. MMAFighting caught up with some of the greatest fighters of all time, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, and Ken Shamrock to discuss...

Oct 27, 2014 10:18 am

PHOTOS | Fedor Emelianenko Holds MMA Seminar

Widely believed to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Fedor Emelianenko retired from MMA several years ago, but can be seen spreading his knowledge in these photos from an MMA seminar hosted recently. Images courtesy of UnderGround user ‘touch‘.

Oct 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Stephan Bonnar Losing Money In The Stock Market As A Result Of Tito Ortiz

Multiple time steroid abuser, Stephan Bonnar was released from his UFC contract earlier this summer, and was signed by Bellator, with the sole intention of fighting Tito Ortiz. The first time the pair met in the cage for a staredown, things got heated (Read about that HERE). Bonnar spoke with Submission Radio to discuss his...

Oct 6, 2014 5:30 pm

Enson Inoue Retires From MMA

MMA pioneer Enson Inoue officially retired from MMA earlier today, posting a message on the UnderGround. Inoue hadn’t fought since 2010, where he defeated Antz Nansen, but never officially announced his retirement. A pioneer of MMA, Inoue fought in several of the biggest MMA promotions in the world including Shooto where he was a champion,...

Oct 2, 2014 6:43 pm

Battleground O.N.E. Weigh-In Results

All eight fighters made weight and drew their quarterfinal stage matchups one day before the highly-anticipated, one-night BattleGrounds MMA welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000 live on pay-per-view from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October 3. The official weigh-in was co-hosted by WWE Hall...

Sep 27, 2014 10:03 am

Dana Fires Back At Wanderlei, Says he’s Made $9.7 Million

Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA last month, citing that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him, and saying that they didn’t pay him enough to live. The NSAC has since banned the former PRIDE champion for life, and fined him $70,000, however UFC President Dana White took a recent opportunity to defend his...

Sep 27, 2014 5:03 am

Wanderlei Admits Producers Told Him To “Heat Things Up” On TUF

Recently retired Wanderlei Silva is continuing to speak out against the UFC, saying that the production team may have pointed him towards starting a brawl against Chael Sonnen. Wanderlei spoke with Band Television about the incident. “A producer said to me: ‘Look, we reached the seventh episode and things got cold. You could heat things...