Archive: featured

Sep 14, 2011 6:10 am

Dan Henderson Doesn't Think Anderson Silva Wants To Fight Him Again

“You’d have to ask Anderson Silva [why a rematch wasn’t booked for the inagural UFC on FOX event] . I don’t think it was close at all because I don’t think he wants to fight me. It was something that was talked about and I said, “Sure, no problem, I’ll do that.” I’d cut down...

Sep 14, 2011 6:00 am

Koscheck Blogs About Georges St. Pierre, Injury And Matt Hughes

UFC welterweight fighter, Josh Koscheck was recently brought on board over at Canadian media outlet, Sportsnet.ca to blog about his pre-fight thoughts and experiences leading up to his last minute bout with Matt Hughes at UFC 135. Below is his most recent contribution where he talks about his last fight with GSP, his injury and...

Sep 14, 2011 5:15 am

Two Fighters Out Of Strikeforce Challengers 19 With Injuries

With just nine days left until the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event kicks off, two of its participants have been forced off the card, including main event fighter Virgil Zwicker who was set to square off with the undefeated Lorenz Larkin. Jerron Peoples, who was scheduled to fight Joe Ray on the evening’s preliminary card, has...

Sep 14, 2011 5:05 am

MEXICO VERSUS GUATEMALA AT MMAX’S TEAM QUALIFIER THIS FRIDAY IN VEGAS

As the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) explodes more and more in growth, the cream of the next crop of fighters is beginning to rise to the surface. This Friday, September 16th, the two best 145-pound amateur fighters in Las Vegas will lock horns with national pride and their futures on the line when...


Sep 14, 2011 5:00 am

Canton’s Bellator 51 Prelims Live on Spike.com Loaded with Ohio’s Best

In a city that is known for celebrating world-class athletes, Bellator Fighting Championships brings the greatest local talent to Canton, home of the National Football League Hall of Fame, on Saturday, September 24th from the Canton Civic Center for Bellator 51. The night will feature the quarterfinals of the Season 5 bantamweight tournament LIVE on...

Sep 13, 2011 7:05 pm

UFC Vets Kurt Pellegrino And Phillipe Nover Join Bellator

Former UFC fighters Kurt Pellegrino and Phillipe Nover have joined the Bellator roster, as both are set to debut for the promotion this November. Kurt Pellegrino went 7-5 in the UFC, with notable wins over Josh Neer and Thiago Tavares. Pellegrino had recently announced his retirement from MMA, but made the decision to take another...

Sep 13, 2011 6:46 pm

Junior Dos Santos Bringing His "A" Game For Cain Velasquez

“Cain is a tremendous athlete, and a great fighter. I doubt he’s been twiddling his thumbs the whole past year. He strikes me as a guy who probably made his way back to training as soon as he was cleared, and there is no question he will be as ready as me on November 12....

Sep 13, 2011 2:30 pm

VIDEO: Kurt Angle says Lesnar's Best Athlete over 250lbs

“I have a lot of respect for Brock. I think that in any fight he’s in he has a chance. You don’t realize how strong and how athletic Brock Lesnar is until you get in that ring with him. I’ve sparred with him in real wrestling. I’m not going to tell you who won, I’ll...

Sep 13, 2011 2:24 pm

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov” Ratings and Attendance Fail To Meet Expectations

Last weekend’s Strikeforce event failed to attract a live audience worth noting as estimates show less than a two thousand people attended. We also have figures to support a failed television broadcast for the event as well. According to reports the show averaged a meager 274,000 Showtime viewers which ranks the show 17th in Strikeforce...

Sep 13, 2011 2:06 pm

Carlos Condit: I have the mental edge in a lot of my fights.

“He’s human. He’s an incredible fighter and I know some of the best fighters in the world haven’t been able to figure him out, but I’m dangerous. I’m a dynamic fighter. I think I have a lot of ways to win and I also have a mentality and a mental toughness that a lot of...

Sep 13, 2011 10:15 am

“Mayhem” Miller Claims Assault Charges Over With

“I’ll just say this: my sister was not in any state to drive, and I stopped her from driving. However, she was in a state to file a police report, which is now all over with. It’s all finished. It was unfounded…a Miller family experience that got out of hand… Look, my sister is a...

Sep 13, 2011 9:21 am

Bocek vs. Lentz Confirmed For UFC 140

Another lightweight bout has been confirmed for the UFC’s return trip to Toronto in the form of Nik Lentz vs. Mark Bocek. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The only main card bouts confirmed for the event at this time is set between Rory...

Sep 13, 2011 9:00 am

Gegard Mousasi Open To UFC Move

“If you’re the Strikeforce champion, then you have a lot more possibilities. I still have a contract with Strikeforce. It makes sense to be a champion there before something like fighting in the UFC can happen. But I don’t know. I’m just focusing on Strikeforce, and eventually it’s not my decision. I just need to...

Sep 13, 2011 7:42 am

Evan Dunham ready to 'do whatever he wants' against Shamar Bailey

“I’ve fought guys with his style a few times before, I feel real confident heading into this fight. I don’t think his wrestling’s any better than mine. I’m gonna take control of the pace, do whatever I wanna do and win this fight. I know Shamar is coming down from 170 but that size isn’t...

Sep 13, 2011 7:24 am

Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem fight won't go the distance, says Overeem

“Everybody who I have spoken to is very excited about [my fight with Brock Lesnar]. We are two big guys. Brock is a very big guy, a very dangerous guy. I’m happy. I’m happy we came to this agreement. I’m excited to fight Brock. I’m going to do what I do best. I expect him...

Sep 12, 2011 3:08 pm

Dana White Comments on Diaz vs. Penn

“To tell you the truth, the excuses he gave me made no sense. You’ve interviewed Nick Diaz before. You know what I’m talking about. But I started thinking about this: This kid is a real fighter and I love the BJ Penn-Nick Diaz fight. He always does show up to fight. We have trouble with...

Sep 12, 2011 2:55 pm

Nick Catone Out, Eric Schafer in Against Aaron Simpson At UFC 136

A shift to the card in UFC’s trip to Houston has been made now that middleweight fighter, Nick Catone has been forced to withdraw due to injury. In his place is the returning Eric Schafer who will make his second trip down to the middleweight division after spending the majority of career a weight class...

Sep 12, 2011 2:31 pm

Bisping Ready To Kill “Mayhem” Miller After Ultimate Fighter Season Was Over

“Miller’s mouth is bigger than his brain. I definitely get the upper hand throughout the entire season. I’m not talking about the fights, I’m just talking about the one-on-one interaction with Miller. I was a little disappointed it wasn’t Chael Sonnen. I think a lot of fans wanted to see that. But he had his...

Sep 12, 2011 2:19 pm

Ninja Roberts Out, Mike Stumpf In Against TJ Waldburger This Weekend

UFC newcomer Mike Stumpf has agreed to fill a vacant spot left by Cesar Gracie product, Ninja Roberts on just six days notice. A reason for Roberts’s absence is currently unknown. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The card...

Sep 12, 2011 1:53 pm

Fitch vs. Hendricks In The Works For UFC 141

As we reported almost a month ago Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks is in the works for Jon’s return to action. We did however, get the venue wrong. In our initial report, we speculated that Fitch would return to his hometown of San Jose for UFC 139 but sources are now indicating that the Fitch...

Sep 12, 2011 11:09 am

Four "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Receive Medical Suspensions

The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the list of mandatory medical suspensions today issued to four of last Saturday’s Strikeforce event fighters. Amanda Nunes and “Cyborg” Santos received the lightest suspensions with just 30 days while Antonio Silva and Yoel Romero both received 60 days for their KO losses. Surprisingly, Daniel Cormier was not on...

Sep 12, 2011 11:06 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Salary Report

The Heavyweight Grand Prix participants in last Saturdays Strikeforce event took home the majority of the $942,000 disclosed payroll. The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the figures today that show Josh Barnett in top position with $150,000.00 and his Grand Prix peers behind him with $100,000 each. The rest of the salary figures are as...

Sep 12, 2011 9:58 am

All Eight Fight Night 25 Prelim Fights To Air Live On Facebook

For MMA fans that just can’t get enough action, the UFC has opted once again to stream a prelim card on popular social network, facebook.com, for free. The stream marks the 10th consecutive event that the UFC has broadcast for free on facebook. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place...