Archive: featured

Apr 12, 2012 10:12 am

Photo Gallery | UFC On FUEL TV 2 Media Workouts

Yesterday Alexander Gustafsson and his supporting UFC on FUEL TV 2 cast worked out for the media during the UFC open workouts at Pancrase Gym in Stockholm, Sweden in anticipation for his headlining bout against Thiago Silva this Saturday. UFC on FUEL TV 2 is set to take place on April 14 from the Ericsson...

Apr 12, 2012 9:42 am

California Assembly Bill Threatens UFC Contracts And Could Give Fighters New Rights

By Micah Hinchliffe: Recent developments in the Assembly Bill 2100 could have devastating effects on current Zuffa contracts should it be passed, the issue has arisen at a difficult time as it is during a year which the UFC has already faced allegations about their pay and treatment of fighters. The ESPN documentary on the...

Apr 12, 2012 9:34 am

UFC SUPPORTS CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s leader in mixed martial arts (MMA), applauds the announcement made earlier today of the creation of the new International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The UFC wholeheartedly supports this new initiative as well as its leader, IMMAF President August Wallén, who will spearhead the initial growth of this Federation....

Apr 12, 2012 9:30 am

Food For Thought | Why Don't Bellator Fighters Fail Drug Tests?

By Giovanni Burns: On the brink of trying to scramble for a possible replacement for UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem after a failed drug test, questions remain about the fact that UFC fighters are failing drug tests at alarming rates, as opposed to the second largest MMA promotion Bellator and other “B level” mixed martial...

Apr 12, 2012 9:09 am

Jon Jones Open To Fighting Junior Dos Santos In Place Of Overeem

By Jamie McAllister: Right now it seems like everyone from the Light Heavyweight contenders to just about any top 10 Heavyweight is being touted and pushed towards the 146 showdown with Dos Santos. The latest is Champion Jon Jones who is set to face Rashad Evans at UFC 145 which is just over a month...

Apr 12, 2012 8:40 am

TUF Live On FX | Proctor & Tickle Weigh In On Tomorrow Night's Fight

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX continues this Friday, live on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) when Team Faber’s Joe Proctor (8-1), of Pembroke, Mass., takes on Team Cruz’s Chris Tickle (8-4), of Bloomington, Ill., for a spot in the quarterfinals. With Team Faber’s Michael Chiesa notching a victory over...

Apr 12, 2012 8:20 am

Frank Trigg Released By HDNet For Alleged Spousal Abuse & Adultery

By Mark Carrillo: Former UFC fighter, Frank Trigg has been relieved of his duties as a commentator for HDNet for alleged domestic violence and having an improper relationship with a co-worker. Trigg allegedly choked his wife unconscious in front of their children back in October of 2011, and is now in the middle of a...

Apr 12, 2012 8:15 am

Nick Diaz's Lawyer Fires Back At NSAC

By Drew Graham: Nick Diaz is still waiting to answer to the charges of testing positive for marijuana in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. In March, Jennifer Lopez, public information officer told Yahoo! Sports that “Not only did Nick Diaz violate the law by testing positive for marijuana metabolites, but he also lied...

Apr 12, 2012 8:00 am

Gustafsson Feeling No Pressure Heading Into Bout with Silva

By George Deutsch: UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson says he’s feeling no pressure prior to his main event matchup against Thiago Silva in Gustafsson’s native Sweden on April 14 at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva, also known as UFC: Sweden. Speaking to Karyn Bryant of MMA Heat, “The Mauler” cited his training as...

Apr 12, 2012 7:46 am

Twitter For The UFC Fan | The Who's, Why's, Where's And How's

By Sarah J Newman: Twitter, how many of you are using it? Why should you as a fight fan have a twitter?  How do you use it properly? Well first the “why”; most of your favorite fighters are on twitter, they will give you updates on when they are fighting, how training is going, and...

Apr 12, 2012 7:20 am

VIDEO | Street Chokes w/ Ryron and Rener Gracie (Sneak Preview)

As MMA grows in popularity, more and more people are lead to believe that training jiu-jitsu without the gi is the only way to effectively prepare for a street fight, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this video, Ryron and Rener explain how people rarely walk around topless or in rash-guards, and...

Apr 12, 2012 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 145 – The Champ is Here

On Saturday, April 21st, Jon Jones will look to defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the third time when he faces off against former training partner Rashad Evans.

Apr 11, 2012 5:55 pm

Cheating in MMA: What’s an advantage?

By Edward Fernandez: Many fight fans have been talking about PEDs in the past week. With you-know-who testing 14:1, but with he-who-shall-not-be-named testing higher in the past, yet still getting a shot at “The Spider” this summer, what is considered fair? I like reading your comments, as a fight fan and a writer. It’s interesting...

Apr 11, 2012 5:52 pm

An Important Moment In MMA History | UFC Primetime St. Pierre vs. Penn

By Drew Graham: While everyone else was busy doing something far less productive, 920 000 People (myself included) tuned in to UFC Primetime: St.Pierre vs Penn 2, in January of 2009. This was the first time UFC had released a Primetime show before the PPV. I watched in amazement as the program began with the...

Apr 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Why Aren't People Tuning In And Watching The Ultimate Fighter Live On FX?

By Jay Sanders: People are not watching The Ultimate Fighter anymore. At least not as much as they once did. The UFC has season one to thank for much of its success. But since that time there have been format changes, rules changes and, most recently, a network change. Still the numbers are down. Here...

Apr 11, 2012 5:05 pm

VIDEO | GSP Rehabbing With Medicine Ball – Itching To Return To Action

St-Pierre tore an anterior cruciate ligament in December, had surgery and will be prevented from defending his title until November. Two months after surgery on his knee, he is still in rehabilitation. “I’m two months away from starting to train again,” the Canadian told Telegraph Sport yesterday. “There was one move on there I really...