348 Search Results for rivalry

Apr 9, 2014 10:43 am

Gustafsson: ‘Jon Jones Knows I’m A Bad Matchup For Him’

“The thing is he knows — he knows I’m a really bad matchup for him. He knows that. I don’t think Jones is scared or he’s trying to run or anything like that. He just knows that I’m a really bad matchup and he knows that we will fight one day. He knows that, but...

Mar 18, 2014 10:38 am

Sonnen Admits To ‘Spider’ Envy, Wants Third Fight With Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight fighter, Chael Sonnen, recently conducted an interview with the Brazilian Media and discussed his storied rivalry with Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s word were translated from English to Portuguese and back to English again, but the just of it, is that he’s explaining his discouraging words towards the Brazilian fighters and taking the high road,...


Mar 3, 2014 11:05 am

Is UFC Fight Pass Worth The Cost? An In-Depth Review

With the UFC Fight Pass now behind a pay-wall, and two live events in the book, it’s time to judge the service’s worth. Back at the end of 2013, the UFC officially announced  the program, promising three key components: live events, access to the UFC’s fight library, and a slew of original UFC programming, for...

Feb 20, 2014 8:29 pm

White Says ‘No’ To Serra vs. Hughes II

Two players from the old-school turned heads yesterday after a twitter convo ended with a, ‘Call Dana’. Matt Serra and Matt Hughes have a storied rivalry that started with a TUF season and ended in a ‘Fight of the Night’ earning battle (That Hughes won). I use the term ‘ended’ loosely though, because as of...

Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Wand says Vitor Belfort is a Lion when hitting, but that he can’t take a punch

“The Axe Murderer” is hoping that fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort will emerge victorious against Chris Weidman at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not because Wanderlei and Belfort are best friends, but because Silva wants to be the first guy to challenge “The Phenom” for the 185-pound strap, this after he defeats...

Feb 5, 2014 6:38 am

Jones Talks Rival Daniel Cormier: ‘I really don’t like him too much’

“It’s kind of a no-brainer. Anybody who pays attention to the sport knows who’s coming, you know who’s deserving. You’ve got to give Alexander Gustafsson the No. 1 contender spot behind Glover Teixeira. Then with the way Daniel Cormier has been performing, he’s top three at the heavyweight division. Lets see how he competes at...

Jan 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Dana: ‘I used to beat the living $h!t out of Tito Ortiz’

As everyone knows, Dana White and Tito Ortiz, do not get a long and they haven’t for a very long time. This beef goes way back. Back in 2007, the UFC boss and Tito’s rivalry hit an all new height and the two were actually going to fight each other. UFC President Dana White got...

Jan 22, 2014 6:40 pm

Boxing Beat: Pacquiao vs Bradley rematch booked

The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley has been set according to a story by Nick Glongco of the Manila Bulletin. The two will face of on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The formal announcement will take place next week followed by a press tour starting in Los Angeles...

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 18, 2014 11:10 am

TUF 3 Brazil Filming So Intense Team Sonnen Fears For Safety

“From what I have heard, the first day of filming was absolute insanity. Basically, it’s so crazy down there that the guys that are coaching on Chael’s team are scared to be there. That’s how insane it is inside that gym.” Following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event, the UFC boss (Dana White) told the...

Jan 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Ronda Rousey: Cheers don’t pay for my gas.

Ronda Rousey became one of the most hated mixed martial arts fighters in the UFC after her season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ aired on Fox Sports 1. In this situation, most public figures would release a statement saying that the tapes were manipulated in a way to make them look like the ‘bad guy’. She...

Jan 9, 2014 8:54 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘Tate Handshake Gesture Just For The Camera’s’

Even after her recent third round armbar defeat of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey is still finding ways to keep their rivalry alive. At a recent media presser, Rousey was asked about the purposey ignored handshake that was offered her by Tate at the conclusion of their match. “I really think that if me and her...

Jan 8, 2014 6:16 am

Lyoto Machida not a fan of Vitor Belfort: “Vitor often contradicts himself”

Lyoto Machida recently went on Brazil’s MSN Esportes and had some less than nice words to say about his fellow Brazilian. Apparently, Belfort isn’t the clearest on his messages to the public, especially when it comes to subjects such as his faith. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’ll admit...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Cyborg To Ronda: ‘I’m coming to get you’

It’s a rivalry that’s been building for years now between two of the most feared women in MMA today, and following UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (left) successful title defense this weekend, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (right) intends to make a fight between the two happen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While the rivalry we saw...

Dec 28, 2013 8:26 am

Ronda Rousey: I Spent My Whole Life Being The Bad Guy

Ronda Rousey, who faces Miesha Tate in a rematch tonight at UFC 168 recently spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani in an illuminating interview where Rousey explained why she doesn’t mind being the bad guy. “I spent my entire life being the bad guy. If I hear some boos, I mean, I’ve had some of the...

Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Rousey And Tate Booked Neighboring Rooms At MGM Grand Before UFC 168

What could possibly fuel the rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate before they compete tonight at UFC 168? Well, inadvertently booking their hotel rooms right next to each other at the MGM Grand right before their rematch is something that may work. Especially while they are both cutting weight, their trainers are getting them...

Dec 24, 2013 9:24 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Feel Sorry For Breaking Tate’s Arm In Half

Ronda Rousey is always one to tell it like she sees it. In this video, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rousey discuss the rivalry between Rousey and her challenger in a rematch, Miesha Tate. Rousey and Tate will compete in the co-main event at UFC 168 this Saturday, Dec. 28...

Dec 24, 2013 9:22 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman And Anderson Silva Watch Their First Fight

Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva recently sat down with Fightland to watch their first fight. The two discussed what they could have done differently in their first meeting, and analyzed their actions in their original fight. UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., and features two rematches in the main and co-main...

Dec 23, 2013 9:04 am

Ronda On Tate: ‘ She has a nice a$$, that’s how she got this fight’

“She really has to nitpick to try and find weaknesses in my game. I mean, she has to tell herself something. If you think about it, her best performance ever was against Marloes Coenen to win the Strikeforce belt. Then I beat her very decisively and then she had an embarrassing and bad performance against...