3237 Search Results for TUF

Jul 9, 2014 5:02 am

Derrick Lewis: MMA Saved My Life

Derrick Lewis spoke with the media at the TUF 19 post fight press conference about his past and how MMA essentially saved his life. Lewis had just picked up a win over Guto Inocente earlier that night.

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...

Jul 8, 2014 5:03 am

Rousey Announces She Needs Surgery Following UFC 175

Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey announced during the post fight press conference of UFC 175 that she will have to undergo a fairly minor knee surgery for chronic injuries that have plagued her since she tore her ACL when she was 16. “With the knee surgery, it’s just something that’s more maintenance that I need...

Jul 8, 2014 5:01 am

TWITTER BEEF: Matt Hughes Defends Hendricks Against Ben Askren

Earlier today we brought you news that Ben Askren had been taking shots at UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks via Twitter during the TUF 19 Finale. Now, UFC legend Matt Hughes has decided to get in on the action and defend the champ. Check out the series of Tweets below: @Benaskren @MMARoasted @JohnyHendricks You talk...

Jul 7, 2014 8:42 am

TWITTER BEEF: Ben Askren Slams Johny Hendricks

ONE-FC fighter Ben Askren took some shots at not only UFC President Dana White, but welterweight champion Johny Hendricks as well yesterday while all three attended the TUF 19 finale. Check out Askren’s Tweets below: @danawhite ducking my heckling by sitting in the opposite side of the cage — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) July 7, 2014...

Jul 7, 2014 8:33 am

Jens Pulver Confirms Retirement

Leading up to the TUF 19 finale last night, another UFC legend decided to hang up their gloves, former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver has decided to officially announce his retirement. Lil Evil spoke to MMAHeat.com about his retirement saying: “I did (compete at) 135 for a bit, and everyone was saying ‘time to retire’,...

Jul 7, 2014 8:11 am

B.J. Penn: I Needed Closure

Following a disappointing loss to Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn spoke to the media about why he got back in the Octagon for another fight saying: “I’m thinking to myself, why did you step back into that octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you? The reason is because I really needed to find out....

Jul 7, 2014 7:50 am

Frankie Edgar: Beating BJ Penn Was Bittersweet

After defeating BJ Penn in the TUF 19 finale, Frankie Edgar spoke to the broadcasting crew about how defeating BJ Penn was bittersweet. In case you missed it, check it out here:

Jul 7, 2014 7:40 am

BJ Penn: I Shouldn’t Have Come Back

Last night in the main event of the TUF 19 finale, fans saw BJ Penn defeated by Frankie Edgar. After the bout however, ‘The Prodigy’ announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. In case you missed it, check it out below:

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...

Jul 6, 2014 11:33 pm

Dana White Talks About BJ Penn’s Career: ‘There’s nothing left to prove’

After his loss at TUF 19 finale, BJ Penn announced his retirement from the sport. After the fights, UFC president Dana White had plenty to say about Penn’s impact on the UFC and his thoughts on the fighter’s retirement. “BJ Penn was our jiu-jitsu coach before we even bought the UFC, you know, so I’ve...

Jul 6, 2014 11:01 pm

Dana White: Aldo/Mendes Could Still Happen

Frankie Edgar put on an impressive display against BJ Penn tonight and escaped the octagon in good shape. Social media started speculating the possibility of Frankie Edgar stepping in to save the UFC 176 card by facing Chad Mendes in the new main-event, but the UFC President hushed those rumors quickly. Dana White confirmed during...

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jul 2, 2014 2:35 pm

Hendricks Potentially Interested In Weidman Fight

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks joined Majority Draw Radio to talk about the welterweight division and his desire to eventually move up to middleweight after clearing out the 170 pound division. “Here’s the difference between me and Georges,” the Texas-based champ told Majority Draw Radio, “That if I do clear out the division and Dana...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...

Jul 1, 2014 8:48 am

‘Stone Cold’ Would Love To See Jon Jones Get His A$$ Kicked

“I mean, you here a little stuff on the side, about his lifestyle. I mean, his lifestyle is a little bit different than what he preaches. But, as a fighter, premiere. And, God, in the light heavyweight division! And Gustafsson really handed him his ass and took him in the deepest water that he’s ever...

Jul 1, 2014 7:53 am

Myles Jury Pens A Long Letter To Nate Diaz About Fighter Pay And Making Money

Rising UFC lightweight, Myles ‘Fury’ Jury is trying his best to draw Nathan Diaz off the sidelines in Stockton and into a cage to fight. It’s not working. So in an attempt to reason with Nate (I think), Jury has taken to Facebook with a long-winded post targeting Nate’s pay gripes. Check it: My take...

Jun 30, 2014 1:49 pm

UFC Fight Night 46 lineup finalized

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Irleand on July 19 for the newly finalized “UFC Fight Night 46” event, which takes place at Dublin’s O2 Arena. The card is headlined by a featherweight tilt featuring hometown hero Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) taking on TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao (18-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC)....