Archive: diego sanchez

Jun 30, 2014 6:35 am

Jury agrees to fight Diaz, Nate still waiting for his money

Surging UFC lightweight contender Myles Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is looking for a fight that will boost him into title contention. Apparently, the UFC has offered “Fury” a match against former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz. However, the Stockton Slugger has yet to sign on the dotted line. With that said, Jury took to his twitter yesterday...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 20, 2014 6:10 am

New Mexico Will Not Overturn Sanchez vs. Pearson Decision

  After a meeting on Wednesday, the New Mexico Athletic Commission made a ruling on the controversial decision from the Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson bout. They ruled that…The decision will stand. That’s right Sanchez will get to keep his shiny W in his win column. The fight, which took place at UFC Fight Night...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Jason High Comments On UFC Release: ‘Push Steroids, Not Refs’

Former UFC welterweight turned lightweight made a critical error last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 42 when he pushed a referee. (Replay HERE) He was immediately released from the UFC, and following that release and all the PED fall-out in the UFC, High took to twitter with the following: Push steroids, not referees. #NOTED —...


Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told UFC.com Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 9, 2014 3:17 pm

Were Jackson/Winkeljohn Fighters Tested Before FN 42?

It seems there is some controversy surrounding UFC Fight Night 42 fighters from the famous Jackson-Winkeljohn gym. Ross Pearson’s teammate Dean Amasinger told MMAJunkie.com that Pearson said no Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters were on the list of fighters to be tested prior to UFC Fight Night 42 in Jackson-Winkeljohn’s backyard of Albuquerque. “Ross was drug tested before...

Jun 9, 2014 9:56 am

Ross Pearson Feels Like He Lost ‘Half A Paycheck’

Ross Pearson was on the short end of arguably one of the worst decisions in MMA history this past Saturday. Pearson talked about what losing that bout meant to him in an interview after the fight. “He put on a tough fight, but I think I won every round. It just sucks. I’m hurting right...

Jun 9, 2014 5:19 am

Moraga Nose Not Broken, Doctors Stopped Fight For No Reason

Ut-Oh! As if the city of Albuquerque needed another blemish on their reputation following Saturday’s UFC event… In a flyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, John Dodson earned a Doctor Stoppage victory after the ringside physician wouldn’t let Moraga continue, due to a broken nose. (Replay HERE) Now there’s this: Nose not broken btw. Four...

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Jackson giving Caraway Benefit Of The Doubt In Fish Hooking Incident

“Oh, that’s not good. Fishhook? Well, you have to give Bryan the benefit of the doubt. I hope he didn’t do that on purpose, but things happen I guess. The bottom line in ‘Goyito’ made a mistake, and he learned from that mistake I hope. We won’t be shooting from across the cage again.” “He...

Jun 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Benson Henderson Wants All The Contenders During Lengthy Pettis Absence

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson is ready for another shot at the belt, but in the interim he’s ready to take on all-comers. Benson Henderson on if he felt pressure taking a fight with a fighter ranked lower than him: “I never felt it.  I understood it was a low reward, high risk fight,...

Jun 8, 2014 2:55 pm

Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov

Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1. “It was a competitive fight from the start. You could see Henderson was making it awkward for Khabilov. Benson knew he had to stay composed and got back to his feet every time he was taken down by Khabilov....

Jun 8, 2014 2:42 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Henderson’s Submission Victory Over Khabilov

Last night on FOX Sports 1, Benson Henderson earned his first stoppage victory since entering the UFC. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Ben Henderson is cooler than a fan in the octagon ! #sorelaxed #UFCFightNight — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA)...

Jun 8, 2014 2:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Pearson vs. Sanchez Decision

Last night the world erupted with controversy following a bad judges decision in favor of Diego Sanchez. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Check it: I think Ross Pearson just crushed that fight — Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIMMA) June 8, 2014...

Jun 8, 2014 1:55 pm

Following Crazy Pearson Win, Sanchez Calls Out Nate Diaz (Again)

“With that victory, I want to put a challenge out to Nate Diaz. Diaz-Diego, let’s do this in Mexico. Stop being a crybaby crying about not getting enough money. Be a real fighter and fight because you love to fight. Fight me. See if you can hang with this. Come on, Dana (White), make it...