912 Search Results for injuries

Jan 8, 2017 7:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson “I just wasn’t mentally there at UFC 205”

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson was last seen in action at November’s UFC 205 event where he battled current division title holder Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. The scrap between Woodley and Thompson was given “Fight of the night” honors and shortly after the event UFC president Dana White announced that an immediate rematch...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Jan 6, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Rapaport fires back at Herb Dean

In the main event of UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown. Just 48 seconds into the fight, referee Herb Dean was forced to call a bout after Rousey continued to eat unanswered shots, noticeably out on her feet. That...

Jan 5, 2017 11:49 am

VIDEO | Referee Herb Dean on ‘white girl privilege’ stoppage of Ronda Rousey

Herb Dean was the referee for the UFC 207 main event championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. Dean called an end to the fight at 48-seconds of the very first round after Rousey was battered on her feet from the hard-hitting champion Nunes. Interestingly, actor Michael Rapaport commented on the stoppage on a...


Jan 4, 2017 8:46 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Conor McGregor in Russia

Top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division 8-0 since joining the promotion in 2012. Unfortunately after defeating Rafael dos Anjos in 2014, Nurmagomedov was sidelined for the next two years with injuries. In early 2016, ‘The Eagle’ was set to make his highly anticipated return to the...

Dec 31, 2016 9:57 am

Amanda Nunes explains how Edmond Tarverdyan contributed to Rousey’s loss

In the main event of UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stepped into the Octagon for the first time since her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm last year. The loss marked the first of Rousey’s career, and resulted in ‘Rowdy’ taking an extended period of time off from the Octagon...

Dec 28, 2016 10:51 pm

Ronda Rousey was reportedly on weight for UFC 207 days ago

Today, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will step onto the scale to weigh-in for her highly anticipated UFC 207 scrap with Amanda Nunes on Friday night. While most fighters have to do the remainder of their weight-cut during fight week, UFC President Dana White says that Rousey was already on weight days ago....

Dec 28, 2016 1:13 pm

Todd Duffee inks new UFC deal, returns at UFC 209

UFC heavyweight veteran Todd Duffee has been absent from the Octagon since being KOd by Frank Mir in the first round of their ‘UFC Fight Night: San Diego’ scrap back in July. Following the KO loss, there was no mention as to when Duffee was planning to return to the Octagon, or if he would...

Dec 26, 2016 7:37 am

VIDEO | Watch Cody Garbrandt blitz Takeya Mizugaki to earn his bantamweight title shot

This Friday, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 207. The card will be headlined by an anticipated women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champ Amanda Nunes and returning former champ Ronda Rousey. The co-main event, meanwhile, will occur in the men’s bantamweight division, where brick-fisted challenger Cody Garbrandt will attempt...

Dec 24, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ in friendly fight

In this rare video, you can see MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko competing against UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a foreign gameshow. While the ‘fight’ is certainly a friendly one, with smiles being exchanged by both men throughout the session, Emelianenko doesn’t hesitate to use his Sambo and throw...

Dec 21, 2016 2:28 pm

PHOTOS | Max Holloway shows off ankle injury

Since winning the interim featherweight championship earlier this month by TKOing Anthony Pettis, it was reported by recently-promoted featherweight champion Jose Aldo that he and Max Holloway would be fighting at UFC 208 in Brooklyn in February. Unfortunately, following Holloway’s win over Pettis, it was revealed that he had suffered an ankle injury and would...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 21, 2016 10:56 am

Max Holloway gives timetable for return following ankle injury

Max Holloway is fresh off a third round TKO win over Anthony Pettis earlier this month at UFC 206, which saw him claim the interim lightweight championship, and secure himself a fight with featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Following Holloway’s win over Pettis, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that before Holloway vs. Pettis...

Dec 21, 2016 8:39 am

Max Holloway goes off on Jose Aldo over recent comments

While it is undeniable that Max Holloway will be getting the next crack at Jose Aldo after winning the belt at UFC 206 earlier this month, there has been some confusion in regards to when the pair will fight. While Jose Aldo has been informing fight fans that prior to Holloway vs. Pettis, ‘Blessed’, ‘Showtime’,...

Dec 18, 2016 9:02 am

Despite loss, Paige VanZant assures she’s “gonna have the belt one day.”

Last night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had her rise halted by a first-round submission loss to former Invicta atomweight champ Michelle Waterson. Shortly after this lopsided loss, the fan favorite spoke with the media about the fight. “I got caught,” VanZant said of her submission loss...

Dec 17, 2016 8:47 am

Daniel Cormier gives update on timetable for return

Earlier this month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was set to fight top ranked light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 206. The fight was not only set to be a highly anticipated rematch, but would also serve as Cormier’s second title defense. Unfortunately, several weeks before the fight, Cormier...

Dec 16, 2016 10:29 am

Michael Bisping has Rolex stolen from his house

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping had an expensive Rolex watch stolen from his home in Los Angeles. Bisping posted on social media earlier in the day that he was having construction work done on his house, and that the workers were racing against time to finish the project in...

Dec 15, 2016 7:49 am

Julianna Pena will “raise hell” if snubbed of title fight

Top ranked women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division recently. After winning the Ultimate Fighter season 18 by defeating Jessica Rakoczy in 2013, Pena was forced to sit on the sidelines with injuries for nearly 2 years. In early 2015, she returned to the Octagon when he...

Dec 13, 2016 3:18 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov accepts next fight, waiting on opponent’s agreement

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division since making his return to the Octagon earlier this year. Prior to being sidelined with injuries for two years, ‘The Eagle’ racked up six straight wins in the UFC to extend his undefeated record to 22-0. In April of...

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon Jones calls out Chael Sonnen for grappling match, Sonnen accepts

Way back in the year 2012, light heavyweight legends Jon “Bones” Jones and Dan Henderson were expected to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 151. Unfortunately, “Hendo” was forced out of this proposed bout with an injury, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire card. In...

Dec 9, 2016 2:34 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping weighs-in on Anthony Pettis declining to attempt to cut final 3 pounds

"You don't take that advice. You don't listen to a doctor."- @bisping on Anthony Pettis. #UFC206 https://t.co/qt8NfxmQZk — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 9, 2016 Friday morning, the MMA community learned that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was struggling to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds for his scheduled UFC 206 main event...

Dec 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald sets up first Bellator fight on Twitter

It was a major shakeup when former #1 UFC ranked welterweight, Rory MacDonald was announced a signed Bellator MMA fighter. Now, just a little over three months have passed since MacDonald signed under Bellator, it looks like the Canadian just did some matchmaking himself on social media and arranged for his first fight since leaving...

Dec 2, 2016 9:08 am

Dana White on stripping McGregor of FW title: This was Conor’s decision

Earlier this month, Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. Given that the Irishman already owned the featherweight crown, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. It was a short-lived reign as two-division king. Weeks after winning the lightweight title,...

Dec 1, 2016 8:36 am

Cain Velasquez set to have surgery after fight with Fabricio Werdum

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is currently gearing up for his UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum, which will not only serve as Velasquez’ shot at redemption at ‘Vai Calvao’, but also as the heavyweight #1 contender fight. Ahead of the fight, both men are coming off wins, which returned them to the win...

Nov 25, 2016 11:21 am

Is the UFC cursed in 2016? These alarming stats suggest it might be.

The injury bug…It’s the sworn enemy of the UFC’s matchmaking team, and the scourge of fight fans everywhere. This voracious pest seems to rob us of an anticipated matchup at least once a week, and today, the trend continued. This time, the injury bug scuttled through our nets to take a massive chomp out of...

Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is back and better than ever

Now closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service required of South Korean citizens, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – is poised for a return to the Octagon. In advance of his return, the featherweight favorite spoke with Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire...

Nov 13, 2016 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Recounts What He Said to Michael Johnson During Their Fight

Last night, on the undercard of UFC 205, lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his record to a sparkling 24-0. He did so with an incredible win over a game Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov achieved this win by soundly out-grappling his foe until he found an opening for a kimura in the third round. In an interview with...