Archive: Ellenberger vs. Lawler

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....

May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 5:25 am

Ludwig: ‘I’d corner new champ T.J. Dillashaw against Urijah Faber’

“I’m not really leaving Team Alpha Male. I’m going to go open up my business in Colorado. The team is going to get a new head coach, and I’m going to go open up my academy, and it’s definitely open doors for all the Team Alpha Male guys, and especially T.J.” “I’m going to come...

May 27, 2014 5:14 am

Dillashaw Says ‘No Faber Fight’, White Says He Wants Faber’s Opinion First

He hadn’t been the champ for even an hour and T.J. Dillashaw Was already fielding questions about a potential matchup against his teammate and mentor, Urijah Faber. “I don’t plan on fighting Urijah, he’s helped to get me where I am at. He is like my brother. I wouldn’t like to do that fight,” said...

May 27, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Open To Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch

Could TJ Dillashaw be forced into an immediate rematch with Renan Barao? While one could argue the case, after five dominant rounds and a finish, it’s not the type of fight we need additional clarity on. The UFC however, is apparently open to a rematch as confirmed by Dana White: “I want to see both....

May 27, 2014 5:03 am

Varner Breaks Two Bones & Tears Ligaments

UFC 173 competitor Jamie Varner had a disappointing result in his return to action. The former WEC champ tore ligaments and broke two bones in his foot during the first round of his fight against James Krause. His management team first tweeted out the news, Saturday night, but have yet to dive into specifics about...

May 27, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Dillashaw’s Upset Of Barao

The world was shocked last Saturday when TJ Dillashaw finished Brazil’s Renan Barao. It was the former champ’s first loss in in 35 straight fights. Here’s how the MMA world reacted: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh killllllemmmmmmm that right hand ! #UFC173 great fight Dillashaw looking loose — Sergio Pettis (@sergiopettis) May 25, 2014 Wow! @TJDillashaw @ufc #UFC173 —...

May 27, 2014 4:59 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Cormier’s Submission Over Hendo

In Saturday’s co-main event, Daniel Cormier easily dispatched Dan Henderson over the course of three-rounds. Here’s the MMA World’s reaction: HOLY FOOTSWEEPS!!!!!! #UFC173 — Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) May 25, 2014 I hope everyone realizes how amazing that step around throw was!!!! Freaking awesome @dc_mma — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) May 25, 2014 Dan is having such...

May 26, 2014 5:17 am

PHOTO | Team Alpha Male Gathers And Celebrates Dillashaw Title Win

Team Alpha Male stays true to their #NoShirtNation creed — Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) May 25, 2014 TJ Dillashaw shocked the world last weekend with his win over the nearly unbeaten, Renan Barao. His team, headed up by Urijah Faber, are rightfully excited about their first UFC belt.

May 26, 2014 5:09 am

PHOTO | Hendo & Cormier Pose Following UFC 173 Bout

No hard feelings for UFC 173 co-main event fighters Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier. The two Olympic Games veterans shared the Octagon for nearly 15-minutes, but in the end, DC choked Hendo unconscious. The caption reads, “The chance to share a cage with one of my true heroes is an experience I will treasure forever....

May 26, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Boss: ‘Ellenberger has a lot of word to do’

“Listen, there’s guys that pull the triggers when it’s time to step up, and there’s guys who don’t pull the trigger. This is two times where he was in the spotlight and had big opportunities and he didn’t pull the trigger. When you’re in a big fight like that, and you’re down two rounds, you...

May 26, 2014 5:06 am

White Says Lawler #1 Guy – Deserves Title Shot

“How could you deny him the fight? The fight with (Johnny) Hendricks was awesome. With his performance before the Hendricks fight, there’s no doubt he’s the No. 1 guy in the world.” UFC President Dana White confirmed Saturday night that Robbie Lawler is the man on top of the welterweight ladder. And while Dana told...

May 26, 2014 5:04 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 7

On episode #7 of the 7-part series, UFC Embedded, Dana White gives an impassioned speech to the assembled UFC 173 fighters. Just a few hours before their co-main event clash, Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson follow very different routines that will lead them to the same place, inside the Octagon facing each other. UFC Embedded...

May 26, 2014 5:02 am

PHOTO | Cage Side Doc Steps On Varner’s Broken Foot

Jamie Varner has received a ton of praise following Saturday’s gutsy performance on the UFC 173 pay-per-view card. He broke two-bones and tore some ligaments and still fought on through the first frame of action. At the end of the bout, the cage side doctor stepped on his foot. Check it:

May 26, 2014 5:00 am

Barao Teammate Calls UFC Crooks For Making Him Fight So Soon

Unfortunately for Renan Barao, he lost his UFC bantamweight title last Saturday. Fortunately for TJ Dillashaw, he beat him. While Team Alpha Males is likely still celebrating their first UFC title, Team Nova Uniao is not in high spirits. Marlon Sandro, teammate of Barao took to Instagram with the following: “I’m sure you will come...

May 24, 2014 8:57 pm

UFC 173 Results: Cormier Chokes Henderson Out In Round 3, Calls Out Jon Jones After Win

Daniel Cormier put on a masterful performance against Dan Henderson and made a good case for being the next challenger to Jon Jones’ UFC Light Heavyweight Title. It wasn’t even a minute before Daniel Cormier slammed Dan Henderson to the ground after executing a beautiful hip toss. Cormier landed right in side control and it...

May 24, 2014 8:23 pm

UFC 173 Results: Lawler Sends Ellenberger to the Ground with Knee, Wins in Round 3

Robbie Lawler proved to the world why he is ranked number one in the welterweight division. He cracked Jake Ellenberger with a couple high kicks that sent Ellenberger stumbling back a few steps. Even though Ellenberger blocked them, they still hurt and he went into full defense mode. Ellenberger landed maybe two or three shots...