Archive: featured

Nov 3, 2014 8:05 pm

Nate Marquardt Explains How Anderson Silva Intimidated Him

Nate Marquardt is currently gearing up for his UFC 182 bout against Brad Tavares in what is a pivotal middleweight matchup for Marquardt. After going 0-2 in his most recent stint with the UFC, Marquardt went back up to middleweight, where he submitted James Te Huna in the 1st round of their main event bout...

Nov 3, 2014 7:45 pm

Rockhold Promises To Finish Bisping In One Round

In a video released by the UFC featuring Luke Rockhold doing live cage-side commentary on Michael Bisping’s UFC Macau win over Cung Le, he promises to finish Bisping in one round. Check it out: Rockhold will have a chance to make good on his promise this Friday when he meets Bisping in the main event...

Nov 3, 2014 7:33 pm

‘Inside MMA’ Moving To New Friday Night Time Slot

AXS TV’s ‘Inside MMA’, which is hosted by Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice, will be moving to a new timeslot on Friday night at 9:30 PT. AXS TV explained in a press release obtained by MMAJunkie that the time shift will give the hosts a chance to breakdown fights from earlier in the night that...

Nov 3, 2014 5:46 pm

Paulo Filho To Undergo Second Surgery After Being Shot

Paulo Filho was shot in Brazil last week, and was forced to undergo surgery on October 29th, five days after the incident occurred. Filho spoke to MMAFighting to discuss the details about the incident that saw him get shot in the leg, and the surgery he will be undergoing on Thursday. “They will insert a...

Nov 3, 2014 5:13 pm

Rory MacDonald Admits He Wants To Emulate Conor McGregor

The hype surrounding Conor McGregor is undeniable. McGregor, who is currently on a 12-fight winning streak, is 5-0 in the UFC, and should he defeat Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night Boston in January, will likely face Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship. McGregor has an extremely unique, and impressive style of standup, one that...

Nov 3, 2014 4:57 pm

Rory MacDonald Is A Fan Of Ronda Rousey, But Not WMMA

Top ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald admits that he isn’t a huge fan of women’s MMA (WMMA), however even MacDonald cant help but be a fan of Ronda Rousey. He spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his viewepoint: “I don’t know what it is. I find it that they fight with...

Nov 3, 2014 4:49 pm

Rockhold Slams Bisping, Says He’s In For A Rude Awakening

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping don’t face off in the Octagon until this Saturday, but have continued to trade verbal shots at one another. In a recent conference call with media members, which was transcribed by MMAWeekly, Rockhold slammed Bisping for breaking the golden rule of ‘not discussing what happens in the gym publicly’. “The...

Nov 3, 2014 4:38 pm

Rousey Slams Cyborg, Wants Her Charged With Homicide

Despite Cris Cyborg’s attempt to make 135 pounds to eventually fight UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, which was brought to a halt when Cyborg tore a ligament in her ankle, Ronda Rousey took a verbal shot at Cris Cyborg. Rousey spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss why she believes Cyborg...

Nov 3, 2014 4:31 pm

Poirier Believes He Can Still Beat McGregor, Claims He Just “Got Caught”

Dustin Poirier is coming off of a KO loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 178, where he was TKO’d in the first round. Leading up to the bout, McGregor and Poirier were trading verbal blows back and forth, which Poirier says adds to the disappointment of the loss. He spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Nov 3, 2014 4:21 pm

Vadim Finkelchtein Claims UFC Never Offered Fedor A Specific Deal

Fedor Emelianenko is considered by many the greatest MMA fighter of all time. What makes that title even more incredible is that Emelianenko never fought in the UFC. It had long been rumored that Emelianenko was in contract negotiations with the UFC to fight Brock Lesnar, however a deal was never reached, leaving many MMA...

Nov 3, 2014 4:11 pm

Lamas Not Worried About Bermudez Bout

Ricardo Lamas is coming off a decision win over Hacran Dias earlier this year, and will look to build upon that win at UFC 180 where he meets Dennis Bermudez in a pivotal featherweight matchup on November 15th. Ahead of the bout, Lamas spoke to Submission radio to discuss why he isn’t concerned with Bermudez....

Nov 3, 2014 4:06 pm

Joe Vedepo Steps In To Fight King Mo At Bellator 131

After Tom DeBlass withdrew from his Bellator 131 bout against King Mo last week with a nasty cut above his eye (See that HERE) fans were left to wonder who would step in to fight King Mo on less than 2-weeks notice. Bellator announced earlier today that Joe Vedepo has stepped up, and will be...

Nov 3, 2014 1:27 pm

Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell set for UFC Fight Night 59

A light heavyweight bout between Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell is the latest addition to January’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston. UFC officials announced the bout earlier this morning. TUF 19 runner-up Matt Van Buren (6-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will be looking to earn his first official UFC win when he takes...

Nov 3, 2014 12:08 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. John Howard added to UFC Fight Night 59

A welterweight scrap between Lorenz Larkin and John Howard is the latest addition to January’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston. UFC officials announced the bout on Monday morning. John Howard (22-10 MMA, 6-5 UFC) will be looking to rebound from a 2-fight losing skid when he battles Larkin this January in his hometown...

Nov 3, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei Slams Dana White, Compares UFC Contract To Slavery

Things are escalating quickly between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC. Earlier today, Wanderlei sent out a Tweet comparing the UFC to slavery, which was transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting. Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega! — Wanderlei...

Nov 3, 2014 10:30 am

.GIF | Hilarious Victory Dance From Jens Pulver

To start off your Monday take a look back at this hilarious .gif of our friend Jens Pulver celebrating his win over Eric Hibler from WEF 9 in 2000. .GIF courtesy of The UnderGround.

Nov 3, 2014 10:24 am

Sneaky Trick To Finish Armbar From Guard

In this video Roxanne Modafferi shows a sneaky little trick to finish an armbar from guard. This technique looks especially effective for when your opponent is much bigger than you are! Check it out:

Nov 3, 2014 9:13 am

Enson Inoue’s Christmas Mission To Give Back To People In Japan

Recently retired Enson Inoue has started a gofundme campaign to give back to people living in poverty, specifically an orphanage, and temporary housing facilities in Fukushima stemming from the hurricane and tsunami in March of 2011. Inoue posted the following message on the UnderGround asking for help with his campaign. So many people want to...

Nov 3, 2014 9:03 am

Werdum Blames Brazilian Economy For Lack Of Brazilian UFC Champions

When Jose Aldo defended his featherweight title against Chad Mendes last month at UFC 179, he also defended his place as the sole UFC champion from Brazil. Leading up to the bout many fighters and fans took note of Brazil’s decline from once holding 4 of 9 championships, down to just 1. Former middleweight champion...

Nov 3, 2014 8:49 am

Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Challenge

Yesterday we reported that XFC was targeting a matchup in Brazil between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and that Silva had already accepted the matchup (Read about that HERE). The MMA world sat on the edge of it’s seat while we eagerly waited for ‘The American Gangster’ to answer Silva’s challenge, and we have an...

Nov 3, 2014 8:40 am

Overeem: I Can Beat Rothwell 9 Out Of 10 Times

Despite an early TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night Jacare vs. Mousasi in September, Alistair Overeem still believes he can beat Rothwell 9 out of 10 times. After the loss, many began calling Overeem the biggest bust in UFC history, calling for ‘The Reem’ to be cut, however the UFC decided to...

Nov 3, 2014 8:30 am

UFC Set To Be Head Sponsor For 2015 British Open Judo Championship

The UFC will officially serve as the head sponsor for the 2015 British open Judo championships on July 12th of 2015 at Wembley Arena in London. UFC Chief Global Brand Officer Gary Cook spoke to MMAJunkie about the sponsorship saying: “The 2015 British Open Judo Championships will be a fantastic event and an important stage...

Nov 3, 2014 7:50 am Radio With Neil Magny, Garry Tonon, & Leslie Smith

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Nov 3, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Reminisces On Pride FC Days

UFC fighter, and former Pride FC fighter Alistair Overeem posted a photo on his Instagram of himself and a star studded group of Pride FC legends from the 2005 light heavyweight Grand-Prix. Pride! TB! 2005 Light-Heavyweight GP! I miss the old days in Japan! Ein von Alistair Overeem (@alistairovereem) gepostetes Foto am Nov 11, 2014 at...

Nov 3, 2014 5:05 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor Attends Snoop Dogg Concert In Style

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor posted the following photo on Twitter this past weekend of himself and some friends getting ready to attend the Snoop Dogg concert in style. Halloween night in Vegas!! Heading to see @SnoopDogg dressed as billionaires!!! #VegasLivin — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2014

Nov 3, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Jorge Oliveira Steps In On 6 Days Notice To Fight Dhiego Lima

Jorge Oliveira has stepped in on 6-days notice to fight Dhiego Lima at UFC Fight Night 56 in Brazil this upcoming Saturday. Lima broke the news on Twitter yesterday. My opponent pawlak got injured for our fight next week I will now be fighting Jorge "blade" Oliveira! Different opponent same mission! #ufc — Dhiego Lima...

Nov 3, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Fight Poster

Check out this awesome UFC 183: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz fight poster. A member of The UnderGround posted the photo, no word yet on whether or not it’s the official fight poster.