Archive: espn

Jul 28, 2014 8:12 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Nine For IX’ Full Episode

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey talks about her ambition to fight, and how in spite of everyone doubting her when she said she wanted to be a UFC champion, she still managed to do it. In this “Nine For IX” short film directed by the Mundo Sisters for ESPNW on you can get...

Jun 24, 2014 1:47 pm

Three UFC Champions Nominated For ESPY Awards

UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and UFC Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones are all up for 2014 ESPY awards. Ronda Rousey was nominated for two awards in the category of “best female athlete” and “best fighter”. Chris Weidman was nominated for the “best upset” category with his back to...

Apr 16, 2014 6:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Highest Paid Athlete In 2013

By Evan Stoumbelis Boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather tops the list of ESPN’s highest paid athletes of 2013. Just how much did “Money” pocket in 2013? 73.5 million dollars. Let that sink in. The $73.5M does not include money from endorsements or sponsors, meaning Mayweather probably pocketed at least double that number. Mayweather continued his undefeated...

Feb 10, 2014 9:40 am

Vitor wins ESPN award for Rockhold knockout

It’s true that Vitor Belfort has a lot on his plate right now as he prepared to face off against middleweight champion Chris Weidman for the title at UFC 173, but “The Phenom” always has time to accept an award for doing what he does best! This past weekend in Burbank, California, Vitor was praised...

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 20, 2013 11:37 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Gets Smashed on Head With Bottles

While enjoying the latest issue of Cat Fancy in the ESPN green room, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has his toughness tested by former NFL players Darren Woodson and Damien Woody. Weidman will defend his title against Anderson Silva at UFC 168 in a rematch for their July bout.

Jul 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Dana White Blasts Sports Illustrated: Do Your Homework

After UFC President Dana White blasted Sports Illustrated while appearing on ESPN2’s “Highly Questionable,” he made a Friday appearance on the publication’s own “SI Now,” where he continued his vocal condemnation of their coverage of UFC 162.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC President Dana White has never been one to hold back his...

Jun 27, 2013 2:24 pm

“Bones” and “The Spider” Nominated for 2013 ESPY Awards

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s a repeat from last year as once again UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva were nominated for the “Best Fighter” award for the upcoming 2013 ESPN Espy Awards. The two are joined in the category by boxing nominees Canelo Alvarez, Danny Garcia and, of course, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr....

Jun 25, 2013 11:27 am

Miesha Tate to be Featured in ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body Issue”

The continued growth of women’s mixed martial arts has reached another milestone. Miesha Tate, current UFC fighter and former Strikeforce champion, was recently announced as a featured athlete in the fifth edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body Issue”. Tate’s addition to ESPN The Magazine’s fifth installment of the popular publication bodes well for the...

May 8, 2013 9:01 am

Dana White says UFC looking into new gloves

UFC 159 was one of the strangest events in the promotions history. The pay-per-view saw two technical decisions handed out as a result of accidental eye pokes, as well as a couple of gruesome injuries. UFC President Dana White talked about some potential new gloves during his appearance on ESPN 710-AM in Los Angeles on...

Apr 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Benson Henderson Explains Proposal in the Octagon

  Following what was arguably his toughest title defense to date against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson followed the fight with another difficult task: asking longtime girlfriend Maria Magana to marry him in front of a booing San Jose crowd on national television.   Afterward, he described the...