3778 Search Results for TUF

Jun 6, 2014 6:47 am

Benson Henderson: ‘Jon Jones Deserves To Fight Who He Wants’

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is set to fight Rustam Khabilov this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42, which takes place in Albuquerque, NM. During media day on Thursday Henderson was asked about the whole Jon Jones wanting to fight Daniel Cormier instead of Alexander Gustaffson situation. One would think that his...

Jun 6, 2014 5:20 am

Pearson Wants Bonnar-Griffin Performance In This Weekend’s Sanchez Fight

“I want it to be a Stephan Bonnar-Forrest Griffin fight. I want it to be better than the Clay Guida fight, better than the Gilbert Melendez fight. I’m coming here to state my case in the UFC lightweight division.” UFC lightweight fighter and TUF winner, Ross Pearson is looking to make an impression to the...

Jun 5, 2014 12:46 pm

Maia Still Gunning For UFC Title

“The day I stop aiming for the title, I will stop fighting. That’s my goal and always will be, but I decided to stop thinking about it. Every time I think about it, it brings more pressure over me, and that was bad. I will continue fighting and see what happens.” In a recent interview...


Jun 5, 2014 5:02 am

Sanchez Following The ‘Matt Brown Blueprint’ In Upcoming Ross Pearson Bout

Video: Sanchez: Dream come true to fight in Albuquerque Diego Sanchez is currently readying for his hometown fight this weekend against fellow TUF winner, Ross Pearson. Diego Sanchez on fighting in his hometown after being in the UFC for so long: “It feels like I’ve come full circle, after all those battles. I’ve had 20 fights...

Jun 4, 2014 12:29 pm

Brandao on McGregor: ‘Calling himself The Best Is Bull$h*t’

“Saying that he’s the best in the world is bullshit. Obviously, he’s not. He knows that he’s not, and he has a lot to prove to be a top 10 in the UFC. Talking trash only makes me more motivated to train for the fight. While he’s talking, I’m training.” “I don’t feel any pressure...

Jun 3, 2014 2:37 pm

Chael Sonnen Was Supposed To Fight Anthony Johnson At UFC 175

Chael Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil Finale this past Saturday and told everyone that he expected to fight Anthony Rumble Johnson when Wanderlei Silva was removed from the UFC 175 card. “I’ve been on hold to fight Anthony Johnson. Right now Little Nog’s supposed to fight Anthony Johnson, everybody’s waiting...

Jun 3, 2014 2:23 pm

Chael Sonnen Doesn’t Know If He Can Make 185

Chael Sonnen originally reported that his bout with Vitor Belfort would take place at 205 pounds but it would be for the #1 contender spot. However several days after that Dana White reported the bout would take place at 185 pounds. Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil finale on Saturday about...

Jun 3, 2014 2:15 pm

Dillashaw Willing To Fight Faber If Cash Is Right

Newly crowned bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw would potentially be willing to fight mentor and Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber if the UFC is willing to shell out the cash. Dillashaw had the following to say about Faber and what he has done to help Dillashaw’s career on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan...

Jun 3, 2014 6:49 am

Diego Sanchez Comments On Beef Tartare Incident: ‘you’re an idiot sometimes’

Diego Sanchez managed to get himself on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 card. He’ll face fellow TUF alumni Ross Pearson in front of his home crowd when the UFC goes to Albuquerque, NM for the first time. Sanchez is coming off of a rather disappointing and lackluster performance. He lost to Myles Jury via...

Jun 3, 2014 4:59 am

Diego Sanchez Wants to Unleash The Nightmare on Ross Pearson

Diego Sanchez is nothing short of entertaining inside the Octagon, but he’s looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses inside the Octagon this Saturday against Ross Pearson. The Dream, formerly known as The Nightmare, joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his upcoming bout during the UFC’s first trip to Albuquerque, Sanchez’ home...

Jun 2, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White Discusses Ultimate Fighter World Cup

Dana White has always had high hopes for The Ultimate Fighter, and now it seems there is something big on the horizon. During a pre-fight media scrum Dana White talked about his dream for an Ultimate Fighter World Cup, and how that dream is close to being a reality. “Garry [Cook] and I were talking...

Jun 2, 2014 5:05 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Miocic’s Destruction Of Maldonado

In Saturday’s TUF Brazil Finale 3 main event, Stipe Miocic brutalized Fabio Maldonado and earned a stoppage win in just 35-seconds. Here’s what the MMA world thought of his dominance: Wow less than a minute in and @SMiocic finishes Maldonado with the straight right! #UFCFightNight — UFC (@ufc) June 1, 2014 Fabio should've stayed at...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 30, 2014 12:49 pm

White Clarifies Rumors – Sonnen vs. Belfort Will Be At 185Lbs, Wanderlei Not Cut

Good news for Silva fans, the UFC boss has corrected previous reports about the release of Wanderlei Silva. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report of Silva’s release, stating that Dana White said, ‘Silva’s done in the UFC’. However those reports appear to be false. Now, according to UFC on FOX insider, Ariel Helwani, Silva is...

May 30, 2014 5:34 am

Miesha Tate: ‘I can choke out Shane Mosley’

In a recent side-by-side interview with Shane Mosley, Miesha Tate discussed her ability to choke the boxing legend out. No really, that’s what happened and it was a little awkward. Check it:

May 29, 2014 9:07 pm

UFC Cuts Wanderlei Silva From Public Appearance In Brazil

Former PRIDE FC Champion and MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva has had a sudden, and drastic fall from grace. Yesterday we learned that Silva was removed from his fight against Chael Sonnen, for running from the NSAC’s surprise drug-testers. It’s a pretty big problem to have going forward and the potential backlash is still being unraveled. ‘The...

May 29, 2014 6:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Kennedy Still Tormenting Bisping, Months After Win

Is Tim Kennedy a bully? The Strikeforce import, turned UFC middleweight, recently welcomed Michael Bisping back to the cage after more than a year off. During the fight, Kennedy did literally no damage to ‘The Count’ but instead chose to employ a pure wrestling game plan to best the TUF winner. Months removed from their...

May 29, 2014 6:00 am

Wanderlei is Out, Belfort is IN Against Sonnen at UFC 175

As if this fight needed more drama and controversy, a new event has marred the TUF Brazil 3 fight between coached Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva: Silva is out of the fight at UFC 175. In his place is another Brazilian veteran, Vitor Belfort. While I would like to add that as of right now,...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 27, 2014 5:10 am

Rockhold Says Beating Vitor Is What’s Pure and Right

“I want to be the champion. I don’t want to be no paper champion. To be the true champion and be the best in the world, I believe I should beat Vitor Belfort, so that is the reason behind it. I don’t think that spinning-heel kick really tells who the better fighter is out of...

May 27, 2014 5:08 am

Cat Zingano No Longer Getting UFC Title Shot

Former #1 contender and would-be TUF coach, Cat Zingano will once again have to prove herself worthy of a shot at UFC gold. After being sidelined more than a year with injury, UFC President Dana White has now confirmed she is no longer in the immediate title picture. FOX’s Damon Martin has it: Dana White...

May 27, 2014 5:04 am

Faber Not Surprised With ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Booking

Since his time on TUF, Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Cacares has had a very successful bantamweight run inside the UFC. Up next for the rising slugger is MMA legend, Urijah Faber. For Faber, having fought the division’s entire top 10, admits he expected the booking and has been watching the young up-and-comer since entering the UFC...

May 26, 2014 1:33 pm

Ludwig: I don’t think it’s fair for Barao to get an immediate rematch

T.J. Dillashaw put on the best performance of his young career Saturday night, knocking out bantamweight kingpin Renan Barão in the fifth-round of their championship bout at UFC 173. Since the loss, Barao’s coach Andre Pedereiras has already began campaigning for an immediate rematch at UFC 179 which takes place on October 25 in Barao’s home nation...

May 26, 2014 10:59 am

Barao teammate blames loss on UFC fight schedule

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was gracious in defeat this past Saturday night, stating the following after his loss to T.J. Dillashaw:  “It was a really tough fight,” said Barao in cage. “I congratulate him, it was his fight tonight. But I’m coming back.” The same unfortunately cannot be said for Nova Uniao 2nd...

May 26, 2014 5:15 am

Bisping vs. Le, Lombard vs. Kim Official For August In China

The UFC is returning to China and they have two intriguing bout sets. UFC President Dana White used Saturday’s UFC 173 post-fight press conference to announce that the promotion has booked Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le and Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim. The two bouts are set to take place on a “Fight Night”...