Archive: featured

Nov 20, 2014 5:07 am

Bethe Correia eyes spring return following successful eye surgery

With no pun intended, Bethe Correia will be looking to return to the UFC in March or April after recovering from surgery to repair a detached retina. Correia caught criticism from MMA fans after turning down a bout with Miesha Tate following a bitter Twitter feud. At that point, Correia’s injury was unbeknownst to the...

Nov 20, 2014 5:06 am

Dana White on Brock Lesnar return: “The door is open for him”

UFC President Dana White recently said that Brock Lesnar is interested in fighting again (Read that HERE). Despite not fighting in nearly 3-years, the former champion is teasing a return, and according to Dana White, the door is open for Lesnar. White spoke on TSN’s ‘On the Record’ program about a possible return. “When Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:05 am

Rockhold signs 8-fight deal, promised ‘Big Fight’

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is coming off a 2nd round submission win over Michael Bisping earlier this month in Sydney. Rockhold revealed on UFC Tonight that he just signed a new 8-fight win streak with the UFC, and has been promised a “big fight” for his next bout. Rockhold is ranked #5 on the UFC’s...

Nov 20, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Duke Roufus bars journalist from Anthony Pettis press conference

Recently Duke Roufus has caught backlash in the MMA community from former students, fighters who once trained under him, and former instructors for his training methods following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote a very thorough article regarding Munson’s death, which has prompted Roufus to bar the journalist...

Nov 20, 2014 5:03 am

Lamas to UFC: ‘Stop protecting McGregor from wrestlers’

Following UFC 180, where Ricardo Lamas scored a quick, and impressive submission win over Dennis Bermudez, Lamas called out Conor McGregor. McGregor, who is slated to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ callout, and eventually the two engaged in a Twitter beef (See that HERE). Lamas spoke to MMAJunkie about his desire...

Nov 20, 2014 5:02 am

S&P drops Zuffa rating outlook by 10%

The Standard and Poor (S&P) initially estimated that Zuffa’s earnings would be down 30% this year. This week they released another report, which estimated Zuffa’s earnings 10% lower than their original report, having them down a total of 40% from last year. Fight fans need not fear however, the S&P attributed the drop in earning...

Nov 20, 2014 5:01 am

Devastating ‘G.I. Choke’

Once again we have another frighteningly brutal choke from Mike Bidwell, who you may remember from THIS video where he demonstrates the ‘Evil ninja choke’. He has dubbed this choke the ‘G.I. Joe Kung Fu Grip Choke’. Check out this choke, which appears to work excellent off a sprawled takedown. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 19, 2014 4:44 pm

Fallon Fox calls out Joe Rogan for recent comments

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox released this video on YouTube calling out UFC commentator Joe Rogan for his comments that Fox has an unfair advantage over women fighters due to the fact that she used to be a man. Fox countered Rogan’s comments in the video included below. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Siver on McGregor trash talk: ‘It’s inappropriate’

Dennis Siver will meet Conor McGregor in the cage at UFC Fight Night Boston in January. However, for the next few months he will have to endure trash talk from ‘Notorious’, something Siver doesn’t think is appropriate. He spoke through an interpreter at the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference on Monday. “In my...

Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Fernandez responds to Warren’s callout: “He talks too much”

ONE FC champion Bibiano Fernandez recently found himself on the receiving end of a callout from Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren. Fernandez handed Warren a loss back in 2009, something Warren is still looking to avenge. Fernandez has some advice for Warren, ‘accept your losses and move on.’ He spoke to MMAFighting. “He talks too...

Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Dana White on Bellator 131 ratings: “I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar”

Last weekend the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting all went head to head on the same night. The UFC held UFC 180, which was on Pay-Per View, Bellator held Bellator 131 on Spike TV, and WSOF held WSOF 15 on NBC. UFC President Dana White spoke about the high numbers of Bellator 131...

Nov 19, 2014 3:46 pm

Diaz: GSP’s stance on PEDs “Sounds like old Lance Armstrong”

Since his indefinite leave of absence from the sport, GSP has taken a firm stance against PEDs, something that reminds Stockton bad-boy Nick Diaz of Lance Armstrong’s stance against PEDs prior to being popped for them. GSP has done everything possible to be transparent about his drug testing results, even posting photos of the results,...

Nov 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Namajunas explains why she speaks out against Roufus

Following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. in his first Muay Thai fight, Rose Namajunas spoke out about Duke Roufus, and the training methods at Roufusport. Following her lead, former students, instructors, and fighters spoke up about the methods used by Roufusport, and why they disagreed with them. She spoke to MMAJunkie about why she...

Nov 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Benavidez contemplates possibility of “unfulfilled” career without title

Joseph Benavidez is gearing up to fight Dustin Ortiz this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57. The bout is one that would extend Benavidez win streak to 2, and leaves the #2 ranked flyweight with a lot to lose against #13 ranked Dustin Ortiz, who is currently on a 2-fight win streak of his own....

Nov 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Ashlee Evans-Smith set to replace Holly Holm at UFC 181

The UFC announced earlier today that Ashlee Evans-Smith will be making her UFC debut next month at UFC 181. Evans-Smith will be filling in for Holly Holm, who injured her neck leading up to the bout, against Raquel Pennington. The two will meet on the the main card of the event, which will go down...

Nov 19, 2014 11:24 am

Incredible spinning flying elbow

Check out this incredible spinning flying elbow strike from Barbod The Unleashed aka Mohammad Sotounzadeh at ONE FC 21. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 19, 2014 11:08 am

Cyborg responds to Ronda: “Lets meet in the middle at 140lbs”

Earlier this week Ronda Rousey stated that she would kill Cris Cyborg with her bare hands if Cyborg threatened to ‘undo all the work’ Ronda had done (Read that HERE). As always in this bitter feud, Cyborg has responded to the comments. She took to The UnderGround to fire back at Ronda. “Hahaha, you say...

Nov 19, 2014 10:51 am

Askren defends Duke Roufus: “Duke’s great to me”

ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren has spent time training with Roufusport head coach Duke Roufus, and as a result, is defending Roufus’ training methods which have been criticized recently after the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Since Munson’s death, UFC fighters, former students, and even instructors have all opened up about Roufus’ training methods,...

Nov 19, 2014 10:43 am

Mayweather’s son opens up about domestic abuse against his mother

Undefeated boxing prize-fighter Floyd Mayweather’s 14 year old son Koraun opened up about his father’s domestic abuse against his mother, Josie Harris. Koraun spoke to USA Today in a heart-wrenching article as he sat beside his mother. (My dad) said to lock my door and stay in my room. I sat there and thought about...

Nov 19, 2014 10:24 am

Bobby Green contemplating retirement after Barboza bout

Top ranked lightweight Bobby Green revealed on Facebook this week that he is contemplating retiring after his upcoming fight with Edson Barboza this Saturday. Green is one of the best up and coming fighters in the UFC, and has compiled a 4-0 record inside the UFC since coming over from Strikeforce, which extended his current...

Nov 19, 2014 10:15 am

White on Askren: “He doesn’t want to fight in the big show”

Widely believed to be the best prospect outside of the UFC, ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren has found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White on more than one occasion. Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off the Record’ about Askren, and why he hasn’t signed the prospect yet. “Ben Askren, I don’t hate...

Nov 19, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II extended preview

To get fight fans ready for UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, the UFC has released this extended preview for the event. Check it out: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am

Dana White on “unique relationship” with Rampage: “He’s a good dude”

Rampage Jackson left the UFC nearly 2 years ago, the former champ’s departure was a bitter one that saw Jackson signed by the UFC’s rival company, Bellator MMA. This week Rampage sent out a Tweet hinting that he should have stayed with the UFC (See that HERE). UFC President Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off...

Nov 19, 2014 9:55 am

Lombard on Burkman fight: “It is what it is”

Hector Lombard is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Josh Burkman, however despite being thrilled to return to the Octagon after nearly a year-long layoff, ‘Showeather’ wishes he was fighting someone higher in the welterweight rankings. He spoke to MMAJunkie. “I wish I could fight a higher (ranked) opponent,” “But it is...

Nov 19, 2014 9:33 am

King Mo and Tito Ortiz Engage in Twitter Beef

Following Tito Ortiz win over Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this past weekend, Ortiz was asked about the possibility of fighting Rampage Jcakson, something Tito wasn’t opposed to. At the post-fight press conference however, King Mo spoke up about his desire to fight Tito (Read that HERE), with Tito telling King Mo to “Get in...

Nov 19, 2014 9:18 am

GSP Unsure, But White Confident He’ll Return

While there is no word as to the certainty of the return of Georges St Pierre, UFC President Dana White is confident the former welterweight kingpin will return. GSP returned to training recently, stoking the flame of potential return talks. Dana White spoke to media members and fans at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’...

Nov 19, 2014 9:10 am

Nate Cool At #2 During Potential Melendez Title Reign

With the return of Nate Diaz on the horizon, many are wondering what Diaz will do if his teammate Gilbert Melendez defeats Anthony Pettis for the lightweight title next month. Diaz answered the question on everyone’s mind on Chael Sonnen’s ‘You’re Welcome’ podcast recently. “I’m completely content with Gilbert being No. 1 and me being...