250 Search Results for blackzilian

Apr 14, 2014 7:12 pm

Tyrone Spong Confirms Surgery Success – Should Return To Training In 6 Months

Tyrone Spong is hopeful for a speedy recovery following his gruesome leg injury over the weekend while competing at GLORY 15 in Turkey. Spong, who was facing Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament, suffered a broken shin when Saki checked a kick. He immediately hit the canvas, and was comforted just...

Apr 9, 2014 8:25 pm

Alistair Overeem To Greg Jackson’s?

‘The Reem’, fresh off his Blackzilian exodus and new management deal, is looking at one of the world’s best teams as his new home for Mixed Martial Arts training. If true, he would join the ranks of Jon Jones, Travis Browne, Cerrone, Sanchez and many more. ‘UFC Tonight’ broke the news tonight on FOX Sports...

Apr 9, 2014 9:01 am

Alistair Overeem Signs With VFD Marketing

  Alistair Overeem has signed with VFD Marketing. BloodyElbow.com first reported the news.   Overeem has had a tumultuous few years in the management world, first calling it quits with his longtime management team, Golden Glory (which turned into a legal dispute that had to be settled out-of-court), and then most recently exiting from Authentic Sports Management, to...

Mar 17, 2014 6:03 pm

PHOTO | Thiago Silva Back Training… With House Arrest Anklet On

Thiago Silva was released from jail ten days ago under the conditions of house arrest. While free, the former UFC light-heavyweight contender, is apparently allowed to return to work and train with his team at the Blackzilian HQ in Miami. Rashad Evans sent out the image (above) of the fighting team through his instagram over...


Mar 15, 2014 11:30 am

Michael Johnson Calls Out Nate Diaz – ‘Quit Acting Like A Scared Little B!tch’

Fast rising UFC lightweight, Michael Johnson, is dying to break into the top of the UFC’s 155 division. After a successful and dominant outing against Melvin Guillard last week, the Blackzilian fighter, has his vision fixed on Stockton, California, and a fight against Nate Diaz. Check it: ppl wanna see me & @NateDiaz209 fight @NateDiaz209...

Mar 5, 2014 8:06 am

Melvin Guillard on Upcoming Opponent Michael Johnson: ‘He aint no gangster’

“Let’s get this straight. Me and Michael Johnson were never really friends. We were just training partners. Let’s straighten that out right there. We never hung out, we never shot marbles together, we didn’t go out and eat dinner or nothing like that. I only saw him at the gym, and after that, I went...

Feb 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Rashad Evans Set To Undergo Surgery This Week To Repair Injured Knee

Rashad Evans now knows how long he will be out of action. On February 12th, BJPenn.com reported that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had injured his knee while training for his UFC 170 bout with 205-pound newcomer, Daniel Cormier. Over the following 24 hours (due to some confusion over the severity of the injury),...

Feb 6, 2014 6:24 am

Rumble Won’t Fight Teammates For Any Amount Of Money

“I want to focus on 205, but I’ll tell you this, if they try to force me to fight one of my teammates, I’ll just go up in weight. I just don’t believe in fighting your brothers. We train together day in and day out at the gym. Money is important, but family is too....

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 30, 2014 6:12 am

Alistair Overeem: ‘I dropped weight to improve cardio’

“I actually dropped some weight. I wanted improved cardio, so obviously you want to lose some weight. That actually goes automatic. A lot more cardio and you automatically lose a lot of weight. We just wanted [my cardio] to be better… Dealing with losses is never cool – it’s always hard. You should always reinvent...

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...

Jan 24, 2014 6:13 am

Ross Pearson Out; Michael Johnson In Vs. Melvin Guillard At UFN 37

Unfortunately for the London fans who will be attending UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8, one hometown hero will have to pull out of his fight. Ross Pearson most recently fought Melvin Guillard, in what was a fantastic battle up until the unfortunate illegal knee which caused the fight ending cut on Pearson’s forehead....

Jan 8, 2014 5:59 am

Couture Returns To MMA Action Jan 18

It has to be hard being the son of Randy Couture (UFC Hall of Famer, former two-division UFC Champion and movie star), but Ryan Couture started to make a name of his own when he compiled a 6-1 record in Strikeforce before the promotion was purchased by Zuffa. Couture looked to ride that momentum when...

Jan 2, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Michael Johnson Request Fight With Nate Diaz

With an official UFC record of 6-4 and a current two-fight winning streak, TUF runner-up Michael Johnson is ready for the next level of competition. The surging lightweight recently proclaimed himself a contender to the Pettis throne and now the Blackzilian has taken to twitter to request a bout with Nate Diaz. Check it: Trying...

Dec 5, 2013 8:45 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri Gets Opponent for UFC Fight Night 34: Undefeated Sean Soriano

The long-awaited UFC debut of Japanese MMA superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri will take place at UFC Fight Night 34; and with his original opponent in Hacran Dias forced out of the bout, Kawajiri is set to welcome undefeated Sean Soriano to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that Japanese superstar...

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...

Oct 25, 2013 10:05 am

Melvin Guillard Explains Move to American Top Team

UFC lightweight fighter Melivn Guillard has changed training camps a number of times, the most recent move landing Guillard in Florida with the American Top Team.  This move, which saw Guillard departing from the Grudge Training Center in Colorado, put Guillard with ATT with a little more than one month to finish preparing for his...

Sep 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau Added to UFC 168

Michael Johnson (pictured) and Gleison Tibau are set to face off in a lightweight bout at UFC 168, officials announced Wednesday night.  The card will take place December 28 in Las Vegas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Wednesday night that lightweight fighters, Michael Johnson and Gleison Tibau, are se to fight at...

Sep 16, 2013 10:55 am

QUICK TWITT | Melvin Guillard Latest To Join American Top Team Ranks

e UFC lightweight fighter, Melvin Guillard, has struggled to find a training home. From Greg Jackson’s, to the Blackzilians, a stint at Grudge and who knows where else, the embattled lightweight has apparently settled in at America Top Team, right across town from his former Blackzilians home. ATT fighter, Hector Lombard, took to twitter with...

Aug 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Rashad Evans Knows For A ‘Fact’ He Can Beat Jon Jones In A Rematch

Founding Blackzilian member, ‘Suga” Rashad Evans, has long been rumored to be making a shift to the UFC’s middleweight division, but he’s not interested. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion believes that he can still make a title run in the division he has spent the majority of his career in and in a recent interview...

Aug 20, 2013 10:58 am

Lauzon Explains What Went Wrong Against Michael Johnson

Fan favorite lightweight, Joe Lauzon, put up a disappointing performance last weekend during the UFC on FS 1 main card opening bout against, Blackzilian, Michael Johnson. During the post-fight media event, UFC President Dana White said it was the most lopsided fight in the promotions history and for a Lauzon fight that’s almost incomprehensible. Check...

Aug 9, 2013 4:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Vet Tyson Griffin WSOF 4 Pre-Fight Interview | BJPENN.COM RADIO

  By JAKE CHASTAIN The boys over at BJPenn.com Radio recently invited longtime MMA fan-favorite and top competitor, Tyson Griffin, onto the airwaves to discuss the current happenings of his career and also his upcoming fight with JZ Cavalcante at WSOF 4 this Saturday, August 10th on NBC Sports Network. Griffin, who competed in the...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...