2197 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Oct 10, 2013 12:39 pm

GSP ‘very disappointed’ by lack of UFC support

“The only thing is that I do not know if they (UFC) are willing to support me. I thought they were ready to support me, but I was disappointed, very disappointed with this turn of events. There are things I can not say. I do not want to get back to the UFC because it...

Oct 9, 2013 10:47 am

Florian Wants Peer Reviews / Training For Judges In MMA

  “Another huge problem with judging is that we haven’t really assigned values to specific techniques that are executed cleanly in the UFC. What value is a takedown versus a clean cross to the jaw? Is a knockdown valued the same as a near submission? Is a person going backward but landing punches not as...

Oct 7, 2013 3:58 pm

Ryan Couture: No Regrets In Handling Of Dana White and Father’s Fued

“I don’t regret the approach we took. I still don’t feel a need to be on anyone’s s— list,” Ryan says with a chuckle.“Besides, with dad’s schedule and how often he has to be out of town, even the country, there’s no guarantee he would have been able to make my fights anyway. So, it...

Oct 3, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF Purchases Agression FC, Expands into Canada

With a new global partnership with IMG Media now in place, the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion is ready to step outside the U.S. World Series of Fighting has acquired Canada’s top MMA promotion, Aggression Fighting Championship, and will launch World Series of Fighting Canada beginning with a Dec. 7 event at Vancouver’s...

Oct 3, 2013 9:46 am

B.J. Penn Talks Edgar Trilogy, Making 145 Pounds And More

Yesterday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC), stopped by “UFC Tonight” to discuss his upcoming trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC). Even though their first two meetings took place at 155-pounds, the trilogy bout will reportedly take place in the featherweight division (145lbs). If the fight does take place at...

Oct 2, 2013 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even...

Oct 2, 2013 7:55 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva knockout punch wasn’t lucky because I meant to throw it

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. So, you would think the “All...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am

Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds

  As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad. In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States. In a press release the folks...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 11:52 am

EXCLUSIVE | Roland Delorme talks UFC 165 bout with Alex Caceres and more

UFC bantamweight Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will return to the cage this weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, when he faces Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (8-5 MMA- 3-3 UFC). A cast member from season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Delorme has gone a perfect 3-0 inside the UFC’s prestigious octagon. In his UFC...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 13, 2013 10:18 am

Knees and Kicks to a Downed Fighter Rule Reinterpreted by Athletic Commissions

How athletic commissions interpret the rule about knees and kicks to a downed fighter and how referees enforce the rule has changed. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Marc Ratner appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday and explained the new interpretation...

Sep 12, 2013 10:20 am

TUF 18’s Shayna Baszler: I Don’t Like Julianna Pena

Last night on the Ultimate Fighter, MMA veteran and house favorite, Shayna Baszler, was removed from the tournament after an upset defeat at the hands of Team Tate’s Julianna Pena. Baszler has been a leader in women’s Mixed Martial Arts, having fought the biggest names in the sport for the past 10-years. In her TUF...

Sep 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’

WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner was asked about mixed martial arts during a recent interview with FightHype.com, and the undefeated boxer didn’t exactly have nice things to say about the popular combat sport: “I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics. Here are the results: 51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs 47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them...