2263 Search Results for STRIKEFORCE

Jan 30, 2014 6:12 am

Alistair Overeem: ‘I dropped weight to improve cardio’

“I actually dropped some weight. I wanted improved cardio, so obviously you want to lose some weight. That actually goes automatic. A lot more cardio and you automatically lose a lot of weight. We just wanted [my cardio] to be better… Dealing with losses is never cool – it’s always hard. You should always reinvent...

Jan 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Aljamain Sterling Makes UFC Debut, Replaces Bryan Caraway at UFC 170

Aljamain Sterling will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway (above) to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 on February 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced on Wednesday that promotional newcomer Aljamain Sterling will replace the recently injured Bryan Caraway to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in February. It was announced...

Jan 29, 2014 1:16 pm

Frank Mir receives TRT exemption for UFC 169 bout with Alistair Overeem

According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been granted a TRT exemption for his UFC 169 bout opposite “The Reem.” The former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, is trying to escape from a three-fight losing skid. His most recent effort saw him lose to Josh Barnett at UFC 164...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 27, 2014 7:50 am

Harris Sarmiento signs with ONE FC, meets Herbert Burns at ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS

Hawaiian MMA veteran, Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento (36-25 MMA), has officially signed with Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE FC, and will make his promotional debut this March. ONE FC officials confirmed the news yesterday evening with bjpenn.com’s Chris Taylor. Sarmiento has competed in over 60 MMA fights and has faced some of the...

Jan 24, 2014 11:52 am

Cerrone Admits He Never Heard Of His UFC on FOX 10 Opponent

Tomorrow night on FOX, Donald Cerrone, will enter the cage against a relatively unknown fighter. Since his induction into the UFC, Cerrone, has faced nothing but the lightweight divisions top fighters. Names like Siver, Diaz, Pettis and more come to mind when re-visiting his UFC career. But for Cerrone, the man simply doesn’t care, he...

Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Alistair Overeem’s Manager Says Overeem is Always Welcome at Blackzilian Camp

Glenn Robinson, CEO of Authentic Sports Management, spoke out yesterday concerning the Blackzilian camp of fighter.  One of the team’s stars, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (above), has left the Florida-based fight camp to train in Thailand for his next fight, but Robinson explained that the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion still has a home...

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Rousey Says Greusome Injuries Like Silva’s Leg Break Aren’t Bad for MMA

No stranger to gruesome injuries inside the cage, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that the sport’s carnage is more “problem solving” than it is angry violence.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke at a recent media event for her upcoming fight against Sarah McMann, and she...

Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Manager Confirms Overeem No Longer With Blackzilians

Glenn Robinson, manager of UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem, explained Monday that ‘The Reem’ is training away from his new-found home at the Blackzilian camp in Florida leading up to his UFC 169 fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem has...

Jan 20, 2014 9:39 am

Bisping vs. Kennedy Targeted For ‘TUF Nations’ Finale Event

  While not officially booked, a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy is currently in the planning stages for a headlining slot at the ‘TUF Nations’ Finale event. Details are still sparse on this booking, but the TUF Nations finale is expected to go down on April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada....

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Dana White and UFC plan on extending UFC Fight Pass fight library by March

Recently, the UFC announced their exciting new digital network UFC Fight Pass. The package is expected to be what every fight fan dreams of with loads of exclusive content such as a huge library of fights. They have also had their first online only event with UFC Fight Night 34 that aired January 4. The...

Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Rockhold: Bisping needs to pay for past comments

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night fans got to see Luke Rockhold live up to the promise and hype we expected as he dropped Costas Phillippou with a liver kick in the first round. Rockhold spoke to Jon Anik after the fight and called out Vitor Belfort, saying he wants a rematch. Later, Rockhold went on...

Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 15, 2014 6:37 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Tavares vs. Larkin Preview

  Get ready for a throw down when former Strikeforce contender Lorenz Larkin (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) meet this tonight  at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA for UFC Fight Night 35. The bout is set as the co-main event of the evening. UFC Fight Night...

Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Josh Barnett’s 12-step program to become “The Warmaster” once again.

Josh Barnett returned to the Octagon recently. However, his second go around is not going nearly as well as his first. This past December, Barnett faced off against the up-and-coming force that is Travis Browne. Josh became the victim of some of Browne’s most vicious elbows to date at UFC 168. (Here is the video...

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....

Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...