2966 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Oct 16, 2014 12:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Contenders Respond To McGregor Callout

Yesterday, Irish Mixed Martial Arts Mega-Star, Conor McGregor put the entire UFC featherweight division on notice, and called for his 145-pound fighting peers to give up their women and kiss his feet. Two worthy adversaries responded: Am I the only one that thinks a fighter wanting another fighter to kiss all of his toes is...

Oct 14, 2014 5:49 pm

Ronda: ‘I’d rather die than lose a fight’

“There have been times during a fight when I thought I was going to die. I thought to myself, ‘I would rather break my neck than lose this fight. I will never tap out of a fight because I know the feeling of losing. I know that I would rather die than lose a fight.”...

Oct 13, 2014 7:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sgt. Ruben Perez, From Rags to Jabs

Over the past eight months I have gotten to know Ruben Perez (6-0) and his family fairly well. I have had the chance to meet and talk to some great fighters over the past few years but I can’t say that I have ever met a better person than Ruben. I continue to call him...

Oct 9, 2014 8:18 pm

Helicopter Footage Of ‘Mayhem’s’ Swat Arrest

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was taken into custody Oct. 9 after a standoff with SWAT officers at his Mission Viejo home. Miller live-tweeted from inside his home during the standoff.

Oct 8, 2014 4:09 pm

Sportsnet Cancels UFC Central With Showdown Joe

R.I.P. UFC Central – April 20, 2009 – October 01, 2014 After being on the air for over 5 1/2 years, my pride and joy, “UFC Central”, is no more. The final airing on October 01st, was a heart breaking one to record, but I am proud of the work that the Team was able...

Oct 8, 2014 3:15 pm

Royce Gracie Jumps Ship, Enlists With Bellator

Known simply as the pioneer of mixed martial arts, Royce Gracie is widely considered the most influential and important figure the sport has seen. Engaging in some of the most memorable fights in MMA history during his time with the UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships, Gracie has now joined Bellator as an official brand ambassador...

Oct 8, 2014 11:30 am

Invicta & Tuff-N-Uff Team Up – Two To Win Multi-Fight Invicta Contracts

Jeff Meyer and Shannon Knapp, leaders of two highly respected, nationally recognized mixed martial arts organizations, Tuff-N-Uff and Invicta Fighting Championship, respectively, today announced that they are joining forces to award two female “Future Stars of MMA” a coveted multi-fight Invicta FC contract. Meyer and Knapp confirmed that four female featherweights and four female lightweights...

Oct 8, 2014 10:59 am

Hardy Eyeing UFC Return As Lightweight Against Diego Sanchez

“I’m looking at getting cleared the beginning of next year. I’ve spoken to a few doctors and it’s looking positive. I don’t see a reason why I wouldn’t get cleared to fight, so now, really, it’s just about getting back into training camp. Getting back into the groove of preparing for a fight.” “When I...

Oct 7, 2014 4:17 pm

Forbes Values UFC At $1.65 Billion

Popular money publication, Forbes Magazine, has just introduced the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) into their Fab 40 club (sporting edition) with an estimated company worth of around $1.65 Billion. From their report: UFC is a new member of the Fab 40. The estimated value of the mixed martial arts promotion company is $1.65 billion (15...

Oct 4, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Fight Night 54 Results: Laprise dominates Cedeno to earn unanimous decision win

TUF Nations welterweight winner Chad Laprise (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) made it look easy tonight, scoring a unanimous decision win over Yosdenis Cedeno in Halifax. Laprise started off quickly, engaging Cedeno in the clinch position. After the fighters separated, Laprise began stalking Cedeno while landing a couple of solid shots. The constant forward pressure allowed Laprise...

Oct 3, 2014 11:17 pm

“Battlegrounds MMA:” Carneiro Wins 8-Man One Night Tournament

Roan Carneiro outlasted seven other fighters in a one-night tournament at “Battlegrounds MMA: One Night Elimination” and took home an extra $50,000 in the process. His name now sits on the prestigious list of one night tournament winners in mixed martial arts along the likes of Dan Henderson, Takanori Gomi and Don Frye. Carneiro made...

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...

Oct 2, 2014 6:32 pm

Cung Le: “I did not take any performance-enhancing drugs”

“I was completely surprised at the results of my recent drug test. I was informed by the UFC that I passed my pre- and post-fight drug test, as well as the majority of the blood tests with the only abnormality being an elevated level of hGH being determined to be present. I tested negative for...

Sep 29, 2014 6:47 pm

Sean McCorkle Announces Retirement From MMA

Former UFC heavyweight Sean McCorkle (17-7 MMA) was a guest on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour,” where he announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. McCorkle had lost five of his past six outings and cited herniated discs as a cause for retirement: “Believe it or not, despite my current streak, I’m...

Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am

Commission Explains Why Taylor Lapilus Was Denied Licensing To Fight

Earlier today it was reported that Taylor Lapilus had been removed from this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Stockholm card in his bout against Dennis Siver. The only reason given as to why Lapilus was removed from the card was that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation felt he wasn’t a suitable opponent for Siver. Charles...

Sep 26, 2014 7:09 am

Dana White: No HOF induction for Wand

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Shortly after announcing his retiremnt, “The Axe Murderer” stated that he would not be interested in receiving a Hall of Fame...

Sep 26, 2014 6:21 am

Wand names his greatest fights

Former PRIDE middleweight champion and MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva, retired from the sport of mixed martial arts just six days ago. “The Axe Murderer” recently did an interview with Brazil’s Combate, where he detailed the greatest fights of his illustrious career. Take a look: Greatest Fight “My great fight was against Liddell,” said Wand. “I...

Sep 25, 2014 11:23 am

UFC International Fight Week Returns to Vegas In 2015

The UFC announced its popular International Fight Week will return to Las Vegas July 7-12, 2015. Since its inception, UFC International Fight Week™ has increased in size and activities, quickly establishing itself as the world’s largest mixed martial arts celebration. The weeklong festival provides high-energy, all-star entertainment that the UFC is known to deliver and...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 23, 2014 1:23 pm

UFC’s Kevin Casey Gets 12-Month Suspension For Failed Drug Test

The world of Mixed Martial Arts looked liked a circus today. And while business may press on as usual in the UFC offices, four of their contracted athletes were handed down severe sentences during today’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, in Las Vegas. Wanderlei Silva received a lifetime ban and fine (Report Here), while Jon Jones...

Sep 23, 2014 9:13 am

WSOF Announces new PPV Model With Fighter Rev Share

In a radical move that could forever change the earning potential of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, World Series of Fighting has announced that it will enter the pay-per-view business in the second half of 2015 with an unprecedented revenue sharing model that will pay 50 percent of all net revenue earned from live pay-per-view...

Sep 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Alexander Shlemenko: ‘I’m Just Trying To Follow In Fedor’s Footsteps’

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has his sights set high when it comes to what he wants to accomplish in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Shlemenko, who is from Omsk Russia, wants to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest fighters ever, who just happens to be Russian as well, Fedor...

Sep 19, 2014 7:53 pm

Anthony Johnson Responds To Abuse Allegations

Following a tumultuous day in the world of Mixed Martial Arts, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, now suspended by his employer, released the following statement to his fans and supporters. Get caught up on “Rumble’s” Woes Right HERE! Post by Anthony Johnson.

Sep 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Tate: ‘The UFC brought me to Japan for a reason’

“I believe the UFC brought me to Japan for a reason. I think the reason is to grow the women’s mixed martial arts fanbase and that makes me feel good about my presence here. I think I have a strong presence and a strong following, even in Japan.” During this week’s media rounds in Japan,...

Sep 17, 2014 4:33 pm

Jim Ross Prepares For MMA Broadcasting Debut

Longtime WWE commentator Jim Ross, known as J.R. for short, is gearing up for his debut into the world of Mixed Martial Arts commentating. JR was released from his contract by the WWE over a year ago, and has made public his desire to call MMA fights. BattleGrounds MMA gave Ross the opportunity, and invited...

Sep 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Fedor Shuts Down Comeback Talk: “I’m Done Fighting”

Fedor Emelianenko is widely considered to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Over the course of his 12 year Mixed Martial Arts career, Fedor fought many of the world’s top fighters while under the Pride banner. Recently Bellator MMA President Scott Coker spoke about the possibility of a superfight...