Archive: Jason High

Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Jun 23, 2014 8:27 am

John McCarthy Thinks Jason High’s Punishment Was Too Harsh

Veteran referee Big John McCarthy spoke to Submission Radio to talk about Jason High’s release from the UFC after he shoved referee Kevin Mulhall out of frustration for what he believed, was an early stoppage. “Absolutely there has to be varying degrees of punishment, but it has to be a punishment that is, you know,...

Jun 20, 2014 4:55 am

New Mexico Commission Suspends Jason High For Pushing Ref

  Note to fighters: when the fight is over it’s best just to go back to your corner and A. Celebrate B. Pretend like you won a decision (who knows, you might actually win) C. Put your hands on your hips and shake your head in disappointment. So which one did former UFC lightweight Jason...

Jun 16, 2014 5:39 pm

Jason High Found Out About UFC Release “Just Like Everybody Else”

Jason High was cut by the UFC last week after an incident where he shoved referee Kevin Mulhall following what many believed was an early stoppage. The worst part however, was that High found out he had been cut the same way many have before him…Twitter. High joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

Dana White On Jason High’s Release: ‘It was a no brainer’

  Before this Saturdays UFC 174 event, UFC president Dana White spoke with the media about a wide range of topics. Of course, UFC Fight Night 43 came up and White addressed some of the controversies from that night. More specifically he spoke about the release of Jason High, who shoved a referee after losing...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with

Jan 2, 2014 8:46 am

Jason High In Hospital After Ruptured Appendix, Out Of UFC Fight Night 35 Bout

The Ultimate Fighting Championship must now find Adlan Amagov (13-2-1 MMA) a new opponent. Jason High, who was set to face Amagov in a Jan. 15 welterweight match up at UFC Fight Night 35; was rushed to the hospital due to a ruptured appendix early yesterday (Jan. 1) morning. Originally, as tweeted from his official...

Dec 19, 2013 10:30 am

Fight Night 35 loses Amagov vs High, UFC seeks replacement

Fans of Adlan Amagov (pictured) will have to wait a little longer to see him return to action, and the UFC is seeking a replacement opponent for Jason High. While not yet confirmed by UFC officials, the Russian import has reportedly withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury. Rumors of a new-found religion are circulating...

Nov 26, 2013 11:52 am

Romero vs Brunson and Pichel vs Whiteley added to UFC Fight Night 35

UFC Officials recently informed fight fans that Middleweights Yoel Romero (6-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. DerekBrunson (11-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC, pictured) and lightweights Vinc Pichel (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Garett Whiteley (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have been added to UFC Fight Night 35’s already stacked card. UFC Fight Night 35 takes place Jan. 15 at Arena at...

Nov 25, 2013 10:06 am

UFC Fight Night 35 Adds 3 New Matchups

  The UFC will be returning to the good ol’ state of Georgia for Fight Night 35, and three more fights have been recently added to the card: Welterweights Adlan Amagov and Jason High will square off, as well as middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith, and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. If you aren’t familiar with these...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...