163 Search Results for strikeforce import

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jun 26, 2013 8:01 am

TIm Kennedy | Emptying Trash Cans Pays More Than UFC

“It’s pathetic that so many fighters [have to have other job]. I’m one of the 3% of guys in the whole entire sport and it would be slim pickings to survive off what I make in fighting. It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well. Anybody who accepts...

Jun 7, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann Talk UFC Fighters’ Union During WSOF 3 Media Call

Just one week before Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann are set to debut for the World Series of Fighting against Josh Burkman and Lyle Beerbohm, respectively, the two fighters spoke to the media answering questions about their recent departures from the UFC.   Inevitably, questions for both fighters focused on the UFC’s decision to let...


May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

May 6, 2013 11:50 am

Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago. Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian...

May 6, 2013 10:02 am

Daniel Cormier: Junior dos Santos Has the Best Chance of Beating Cain

“I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough.” These are strong words for the UFC heavyweight division, and Daniel Cormier has made it clear he feels that the only challenge to his training partner Cain Velasquez’s title is JDS. In a...

Apr 24, 2013 2:12 am

Jim Miller: “I’m Looking To Fight The Best And Destroy The Best”

UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller is looking forward to making a statement Saturday night against Strikeforce title challenger and recent UFC import Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy. UFC 159 goes down this Saturday on Pay-Per View in Newark, New Jersey; the home state of the tenacious Jim MIller (22-4). The New Jersey native was recently featured on...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

Bobby Green vs Danny Castillo Set For UFC On Fox 8 In July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today via Twitter that lightweights Bobby Green and Danny Castillo will fight on UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle. 3 new July fights! Del Rosario/Dave Herman at UFC 162; Saffiedine/Lawler and Danny Castillo/Bobby Green at @ufconfox Seattle — UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2013 Strikeforce lightweight import Bobby Green (20-5) is...

Apr 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Frank Mir to Daniel Cormier: “I Put People in the Hospital”

We are now just a little less than two weeks outside of the UFC on FOX 7 card which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on April 20th. The card is loaded with amazing match-ups,  notably the new kids on the block (Strikeforce transfers) taking on the UFC vets. One of the...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Mar 15, 2013 6:10 pm

Dana White not ruling out the possibility of Herschel Walker joining the UFC | UFC News

The Strikeforce imports to the UFC have been impressive thus far, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, and the man challenging for the UFC welterweight championship Nick Diaz have all come over and notched quality wins. Today, another possible fighters name was brought up to bring to the octagon, former Heisman trophy winner, and NFL great Herschel Walker....

Mar 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Arlovski foresees return trip to UFC, title run | MMA NEWS

  At 34-years-old, Andrei Arlovski feels there is plenty left in his heavyweight tank. Alovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion who hasn’t fought for that organization since 2008. The ‘Pitbull’ said he and ZUFFA, the parent company of the UFC, are on good terms and he believes a return trip back to Octagon isn’t...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...

Feb 25, 2013 11:37 am

Machida to get the next crack at the light heavyweight title | UFC NEWS

Though he didn’t likely win over any new fans, Lyoto Machida’s performance at UFC 157 did earn him something much more important; another crack at the light heavyweight title. Machida won a 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 split decision over Dan Henderson last Saturday UFC president Dana White confirmed during the UFC 157 post-fight press conference that...

Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm

Paulo Thiago Set to Return at UFC Brazil In May | UFC NEWS

Brazilian welterweight Paulo Thiago is the latest addition to the UFC’s return to his homecountry in May, as reported by TATAME earlier today. The event, known as UFC on FX 8, will be headlined by a battle of middleweight contenders between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. Thiago’s opponent is yet to be confirmed. Regardless of who’s...