Archive: featured

Dec 15, 2014 11:27 am

Cejudo: Wrestling ‘a lot tougher than MMA,’ but UFC career provides a living

Henry Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his highly anticipated octagon debut at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 13 event in Phoenix. The former Olympic gold-medalist wrestler scored a dominant unanimous decision win over Dustin Kimura (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) that evening. Following his first career UFC victory, Cejudo discussed his wrestling past and...

Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Diaz on Pettis: Whether it’s today or tomorrow, he’s gonna get got

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this Saturday night when he squares off with Rafael dos Anjos in a key lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 13. Nate knows that a victory over “RDA” would boost him back in to title contention and get him one step closer to his goal of fighting Anthony...

Dec 10, 2014 4:02 pm

Nate Diaz misses UFC on FOX 13 open workouts

Nate Diaz decided not to attend Wednesday’s UFC on FOX 13 open workouts at Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center. Diaz, who will co-main event the December 13 fight card, was scheduled to appear alongside fellow headliners Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic and Rafael dos Anjos. All three of the other fighters showed up to the event,...

Dec 7, 2014 7:38 pm

Sergio Pettis Considering Return To Flyweight

Sergio Pettis (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) earned a unanimous decision victory over Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at Saturday’s UFC 181 event in Las Vegas. The win moved Sergio to 3-1 in the UFC, with all four of those fights taking place in the bantamweight division of 135-pounds. But after the fight, Pettis suggested...

Dec 2, 2014 5:10 pm

Friday’s Invicta FC 10 event loses Irene Aldana vs. Marion Reneau

Friday’s Invicta FC 10 event has lost an intriguing bantamweight bout, as officials announced Monday that Irene Aldana will not be able to compete against Marion Reneau. Aldana (4-1 MMA) was recently hospitalized with a severe case of bronchitis, which resulted in the fight cancellation. With the loss, the Invicta FC 10 lineup now features...

Nov 28, 2014 6:43 pm

Cyborg Fought Through Pain Till The Very End

Former Strikeforce champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino was expected to headline next week’s Invicta FC 10 event. Unfortunately for fight fans, Justino was forced to pull out of the December 5 headlining bout with an injury. Prior to her recent training trip to Thailand, “Cyborg” said she hurt her foot but did some simple treatment and...

Nov 28, 2014 6:09 pm

Erick Silva plans to train at Jackson’s MMA in 2015

The last time fight fans saw UFC welterweight Erick Silva in the octagon, he was engaged in an all out war with top contender Matt Brown. Although Silva lost that contest via third-round TKO, the fight itself did nothing but boost the Brazilians stock and fan base, as the epic battle is considered to be...

Nov 28, 2014 5:35 pm

Ben Rothwell On Drug Testing Problems And Beating TRT

At this time last year, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell was undergoing what he now calls the “lowest point” of his career. The veteran heavyweight was using testosterone replacement therapy at the time, which had been prescribed to him by his doctors. After defeating Brandon Vera in dramatic fashion at UFC 164 in August of 2013,...

Nov 28, 2014 5:53 am

Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis set for UFC on FOX 14

A key light heavyweight bout has been added to January’s UFC on FOX 14 event, as UFC officials announced this morning that Phil Davis will meet Ryan Bader on the evenings main card. UFC on FOX 14 takes place January 24 live from Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The main card airs on FOX following...

Nov 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Werdum accepts Jones superfight: “I would fight him for sure”

Earlier this week, following the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference, Jon Jones sparred Anderson Silva at the UFC gym (See that HERE). Following the sparring session, Jones stated that if he defeats Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and Anthony Johnson, he believes the light heavyweight division has been cleared out, and that he would...

Nov 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Pettis defends Roufus: “When you attack one of us you attack all of us”

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has found his longtime friend, and coach, Duke Roufus under fire from critics for his training methods in the wake of Dennis Munson Jr’s death. Pettis spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to defend his coach in an interview transcribed by MMAFighting. “The thing that gets to me is that...

Nov 21, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT: War Machine details life in prison

War Machine is currently incarcerated during the course of an ongoing trial as a result of numerous charges from his assault on Christy Mack in August. During his prison time War Machine has released several extended Tweets, detailing his time in prison. Below is the most recent message released by the former Bellator MMA star....

Nov 21, 2014 6:30 am

Clean! Belfort passes NSAC-administered random drug test for UFC 184 title fight

UFC middleweight number one contender Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) was surprised with a drug test earlier this month, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission sent collectors to his gym in Florida to obtain both blood and urine samples. The results of that random drug test came back yesterday and returned negative for performing-enhancing...

Nov 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Luke Barnatt looking for quick finish of Roger Navaraez

Luke Barnatt is currently gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Roger Navaraez this Saturday in Austin Texas. Leading up to the bout, Barnatt has been training at Alliance MMA, and living on a yacht along with teammate Kelvin Gastellum. Barnatt, who has gone 3-1 after the Ultimate Fighter, will be looking...

Nov 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Leslie Smith update on injured ear: “My days as an ear model are over”

In one of the most gruesome injures in UFC history, Leslie Smith had her cauliflower ear exploded by Jessica Eye at UFC 180 last weekend (See that HERE). After the bout, a gruesome image surfaced of the ear (See that HERE). Smith spoke to ESPN about the injury, and her hopes to return to the...

Nov 20, 2014 11:05 am

Bobby Green on training with Diaz brothers: “It changed my life”

UFC lightweight standout Bobby ‘King’ Green is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Edson Barboza this Saturday. Leading up to the bout, Green traveled to Stockton California to train with the Diaz brothers and Gilbert Melendez. Green reflected on his time training with the Diaz brothers in an interview with Fox...

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 20, 2014 10:27 am

Rogan on Rousey: ‘She’s a once ever athlete’

UFC President Dana White has stated that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey single handidly changed his mind regarding women fighters in the UFC. It’s no secret that Rousey is one of the UFC’s biggest stars. With a bronze medal in the Olympics in Judo, a 10-0 professoinal record, and a 4-0 record in the...