Archive: Fight

Oct 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Alex Gustafsson’s First Professional MMA Fight

It might not be Thursday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a throwback! Take a look back to Finland, in 2007, where Alexander Gustafsson fought his first pro MMA fight against Saku Heikola, and won!

Aug 29, 2014 8:26 am

White Says Aldo Was Mistranslated, Never Said He Pushed Mendes To Hype UFC 179

Earlier in the week Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes during the staredowns to promote UFC 179, there was some skepticism regarding the legitimacy of the shove, or if Aldo was trying to hype his fight against Mendes. Shortly after the altercation Aldo admitted that he shoved Mendes to hype the fight, which Dana White is...

Aug 27, 2014 3:56 pm

Jose Aldo Admits To Shoving Mendes To Promote UFC 179

“We were talking to Andre (Pederneiras) in a meeting about how we could improve our fight promotions. It’s part of the show. But I told Andre after (the staredown) that it’s not my style,” Aldo said. “It was not staged, we were talking (trash) to each other and it happened. … We (Aldo and Pederneiras)...

Aug 27, 2014 10:03 am

Did Jose Aldo’s Coach Tell Him To Shove Chad Mendes At The Staredowns?

Jose Aldo’s head coach Dede Penderniras may have warned fans and media that Jose Aldo was going to amp up the trash talk against Chad Mendes prior to the staredowns to promote UFC 179. On Monday, Dede spoke with Combate.com about the difference between the sport side of MMA, and the business side. Here’s what...

Aug 5, 2014 2:53 pm

Jon Jones Hijacks Daniel Cormier Interview Live On Air

Daniel Cormier stopped on by the set of Jay Mohr’s show on FOX Sports Radio. He spoke about a variety of things, mainly the brawl that occurred between himself and Jon Jones yesterday. As the interview went on it turned out that Jon Jones himself had called into the show, right when Cormier was talking...

Aug 5, 2014 12:03 pm

Jones Slams Cormier, Promises “Malicious, Violent Things”

Yesterday Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were involved in the biggest mishap in Ultimate Media Day history that saw Cormier push Jones in the throat, and Jones throwing strikes. Today the two were interviewed (in separate rooms) on Fox Sports 1 to finish their promotional duties for the UFC 178 card, where Jones promised there...

Aug 5, 2014 11:47 am

Cormier And Jones Separated For 2nd Media Event Today

Yesterday Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier got into a scuffle at the UFC’s Ultimate Media Day where they were promoting UFC 178. Today they were scheduled to do the second round of their promotional duties, and as a result of yesterday’s actions were separated and only interacted via a video stream. Check it out:

Aug 5, 2014 9:08 am

Daniel Cormier’s Thrown Shoe Hit Heidi Fang

Yesterday during the UFC Ultimate Media Day brawl between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, a media event that will go down in infamy, we could briefly see a shoe flying through the air as Cormier was being dragged away. As it turns out, the shoe belonged to Daniel Cormier, who was aiming for Jon Jones,...

Aug 4, 2014 4:56 pm

UFC On Jones Cormier Brawl: “There Are Going To Be Ramifications”

In the wake of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones’ brawl at UFC Ultimate Media Day promoting the upcoming UFC 178 next month. The UFC brass has stated there will be ramifications for the fighters actions. UFC Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick issued a statement through UFC.com in which he stated: “This is certainly not a...

Aug 4, 2014 3:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: UFC Pros React To Jones Cormier Brawl

Earlier today during the UFC’s Ultimate Media Day, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier came to blows when a stare down became heated and Cormier shoved Jones. UFC fighters sounded off on the incident on Twitter. Check it out: Note to self. When having the #1 and #2 light heavyweights in the world face-off don't put...

Aug 4, 2014 1:13 pm

Dana White Responds To Jones Cormier Fight

UFC President Dana White has made a statement on the Jon Jones Daniel Cormier fight that happened earlier today. According to the UFC boss he just landed in Bora Bora for a vacation when he caught wind of the news that Cormier and Jones had brawled at the UFC’s Ultimate Media Day. Check it out:...

Aug 4, 2014 1:01 pm

TWITTER BEEF: Jones And Cormier Continue Fight On Twitter

Earlier today we broke the news that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier started fighting during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day. Cormier shoved Jones in the throat area, Jones threw Dave Sholler out of the way and hit Cormier with a big overhand left before taking Cormier down while security swarmed in. Jones continued the...

Jul 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Cub Swanson: I Teach My Students To Be The Opposite Of Conor McGregor

Cub Swanson spoke with mixedmartialarts.com’s Jonathan Shrager in an interview leading up to UFC Fight Night Dublin, which was headlined by Conor McGregor, who isn’t exactly Swanson’s best friend. You can see Swanson talking about McGregor starting at around the 6 minute mark.

Jun 17, 2014 5:01 am

C.B. Dollaway Wants To Fight Tim Kennedy

C.B. Dollaway is coming off a win over Francis Carmont, and is looking to keep it going with a fight against Tim Kennedy. Dollaway spoke to MMAjunkie.com about how much he made in his last fight, and how much he is looking to make in his next fight, and a potential matchup with Tim Kennedy....

Apr 15, 2014 10:59 am

Belfort Embarrassed By Sonnen & Wanderlei Following TUF Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort says he is embarrassed by the unsportsmanlike conduct shown by his fellow fighters Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen on TUF Brazil. Vitor sent out a message over Facebook, which was translated by MMAFighting.com: “The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen at TUF Brazil embarrassed me. First, because MMA is not violence, it is a fight...

Apr 11, 2014 4:23 pm

.gif | UFC Fight Night 39: Bedford and Yahya Separated After Their Fight

Rani Yahya and Johnny Bedford were on their way to an exciting fight until Yahya was knocked out due to an accidental clash of heads. Bedford celebrated and believed he won, then could not believe it when the fight was declared a no-contest. Bedford tried to make his case as to why he was the...

Jan 15, 2014 8:28 pm

Fight Night 35 Bonus Report: Romero, Brunson, Miller and Rockhold Get Paid

Submission of the Night: Cole Miller Cole Miller hasn’t won a bonus since his ‘SOTN’ in 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22. We saw Cole Miller return to form tonight as he displayed dominance in every aspect of tonight’s bout. When he was standing with Sam Sicilia, he would keep him at bay with his...

Dec 8, 2013 12:21 pm

Jake Shields vs. Hector Lombard Signed for UFC 171

UFC welterweights Jake Shields and Hector Lombard are set to meet in the octagon at UFC 171 on March 15th, ESPN confirms. Jake Shields has been on an impressive run while in the UFC not having lost a fight since 2011. After winning a split decision against Tyron Woodley, Shields went on to pick up...

Nov 4, 2013 10:06 am

Wanderlei Silva: I’ll make Chael Sonnen pay in the Octagon

By Evan Stoumbelis The feud between Chael Sonnen and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva continues. Sonnen and Silva have exchanged words over Twitter and through various media sources over the last several months, with their most recent confrontation taking place when Silva confronted Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia event in September. (see video here)...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...

May 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Florida mayors to fight in MMA bout

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Instead of using their words to fight eachother, two Florida mayors have decided to let fists fly in the spirit of charity. Miami Lakes mayor Michael Pizzi and Hialeah mayor Carlos Hernandez have decided to solve a disagreement in the cage. “This is what happens when two middle-aged men meet and...

Apr 13, 2013 11:04 am

Blackzillians’ Owner: “I don’t give a sh** what people think”

After a streak of frustrating losses coming out of the Blackzillians camp in Boca Raton, questions are left to be asked. Alistair Overeem, Melvin Guillard and Rashad Evans, all top pupils of the sport are simultaneously hitting very rough patches with bad losses in the UFC. Glenn Robinson spoke with Stephie Daniels of Bloody Elbow...

Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 161 Betting Odds: Woodley Opens as -185 Favorite over Jake Shields

Former Strikeforce 170 pounders Tyron Woodley and Jake Shields will duke it out at UFC 161 in June. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC) has opened up as a -185 favorite in this fight after coming off an impressive finish of Jay Heiron at UFC 156. The odds from BestFightOdds.com placed Shields at +145 in the upcoming...

Mar 19, 2013 9:32 am

Brad Tavares: “I want Wanderlei Silva” | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight and Ultimate Fighter season 11 veteran, Brad Tavares has called out his next hopeful opponent. And that would be Wanderlei Silva, who is currently basking in his recent knockout victory over Brian Stann. Tavares has won three straight with a significant display of improvement in his last two wins inside the Octagon, namely...

Mar 16, 2013 10:59 pm

UFC 158 Post-Fight Presser Highlights | UFC NEWS

Dana White: (referring to Condit)”What he did tonight showed he was a well rounded mixed martial artist” “Nothing surprises me with Nick. Do I think he should retire? No. But if guys say they should retire in this sport, they probably should. I don’t think tonight’s fight was anything to overreact about. Nick’s been talking...

Mar 13, 2013 5:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | What This Weekend Means for Four UFC Welterweights | UFC NEWS

A lot will be settled this Saturday in Montreal. Carlos Condit will get a chance to re-enter the top of the welterweight division by nullifying the seemingly unstoppable Johny Hendricks left hand. We will find out if a Diaz brother will finally become a UFC champion, and hold the title of the world’s best undisputed...

Mar 7, 2013 8:56 am

Rousey on MMA in NY: “I really feel like it’s going to happen.”

Quickly after winning the first women’s UFC bout via her signature first round arm bar, Ronda Rousey was sent to New York with some of the sport’s finest. Rousey along with CEO of the UFC Lorenzo Fertitta, and middleweight contender Chris Weidman traveled to New York to lobby for a lifted ban on MMA in...