168 Search Results for retired fighters

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...

Sep 23, 2014 11:43 am

Wanderlei Silva Punished By NAC With Lifetime Ban, $70,000 Fine

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier weren’t the only MMA Fighters punished at today’s Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting. Wanderlei Silva, despite his efforts of protest, was slapped with a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine. Though he just retired from competition (replay HERE), a ban from Nevada means “The Axe” Murderer’s career is likely over,...

Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

Aug 11, 2014 8:29 am

Bocek: ‘You Deserve To Lose If You’re Not On PEDs’

Recently retired Mark Bocek is taking quite the opposite stance on PEDs from most of his peers. While Bocek retired because he didn’t want to do PEDs, he says that without them, one deserves to lose. His words: “I’m a realistic person, and I look at it like I could do all the PEDs on...


Aug 7, 2014 6:36 am

Mark Bocek Credits MMA’s PED Problem For Retirement

After a record-breaking year of failed drug tests in the UFC, the recently retired UFC veteran Mark Bocek released a statement through UFC Tonight explaining his retirement. Check it: “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries. The sport is highly evolved and I’m not interested in competing against fighters on PED’s any longer,” Mark retired...

Aug 6, 2014 5:20 pm

One Month Removed; Penn Breaks his Silence

It’s been exactly one month since we saw The Prodigy “SCRAP” for the last time inside the famed UFC octagon, that same octagon in which he helped build. The fight, Penn’s third battle against fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, was what many are calling his worst performance to-date. And for the first time...

Aug 6, 2014 9:16 am

Roger Gracie: ‘The UFC has monopolized everything’

Multiple-time world BJJ champion, Strikeforce vet, and UFC vet Roger Gracie was on the verge of retirement recently when he received an offer from a yet-to-be-named MMA organization. When speaking with the Brazilian outlet Opovo about his future in fighting, he explained his reasons for leaving the UFC and the qualms he has with the...

Aug 4, 2014 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 11, 2014 10:19 am

Chris Lytle Replaces Chael Sonnen As UFC on FOX Analyst

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing the Octagon back to Atlantic City for a clash of top-10 ranked lightweights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE vs. MILLER live on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 16 (9:00 PM ET), headlined by No. 6-ranked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone against No. 7-ranked and New Jersey’s own Jim Miller. UFC...

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

NSAC Amends Complaint Against Sonnen, Faces $250,000 Fine

Chael Sonnen retired last month following a failed drug test for drugs that helped him transition off TRT. After Sonnen’s retirement it was announced that he had failed another drug test prior to the one that was announced. There was an NSAC hearing for several fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, during which Sonnen was suspended until...

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

May 19, 2014 6:22 am

Bob Sapp Retires After Stacking Up $10 Million

“Towards the end of my career what ended up happening is I had some large medical bills at that time for being a professional fighter our medical bills we had to get carried by our self which means we are unable to get medical insurance so we had to pay everything in cash so if...

May 19, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Nick Diaz Breaks Silence For Tito Ortiz Victory

Nick Diaz is one of the most recluse MMA fighters on the UFC’s roster. Currently sitting idle on the sidelines, retired and waiting for the right payday to return, the Stockton based fighter broke his streak of silence after watching Tito Ortiz chock Shlemenko out. Check it: That was clean @titoortiz — nick diaz (@nickdiaz209)...

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 14, 2014 7:52 pm

Michael Bisping’s UFC Resume Of Wins Does Not Read Like A Who’s Who

Michael Bisping debuted in the UFC at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 3 with a TKO victory over Josh Haynes to capture the title of Ultimate Fighter. Eight years later, and “The Count” is still looking for that signature win to propel him to a title shot. Bisping might get it Wednesday night when he faces...

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...