Archive: JDS

Sep 4, 2013 11:20 am

Antonio Silva To Face Mark Hunt in Main Event of UFC Fight Night in Australia

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva have verbally agreed to a heavyweight bout that will headline a December 6th UFC Fight Night in Australia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced today that heavyweights, Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, have verbally agreed to fight in the main event of a to-be-announced UFC Fight Night...

Aug 26, 2013 10:39 am

JDS Coach Believes Cain’s Inability To Take A Punch Is His Weakness

“I have no doubt that we will get closer to the knockout as soon as ‘Cigano’ lands one or two punches. Cain’s ability to take a punch is his weakness, and that’s what we will explore in this fight. Cain is a complete fighter, deserves our respect, but ‘Cigano’ is stronger and more durable,” he...

May 27, 2013 3:51 pm

EXCLUSIVE | XFC’s Shah Bobonis (PART 1) Talks UFC 160 Results | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Shah Bobonis joined our boys over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on Sunday night and talked about a few of the things happening in the MMA world right night. More notably Bobonis, who is currently training for his XFC fight coming up in three weeks, talked about this past Saturday’s UFC 160...

May 27, 2013 10:17 am

JDS Calls Kick That Dropped Hunt ‘Amazing’

“I never felt very confident to do that before, but I train that a lot in the gym. I was feeling way faster than him, so I tried it and WOW, it was amazing. It wasn’t very well-connected, so when I finished the kick I saw him going down and I enjoyed it. Like I...

May 27, 2013 9:50 am

VIDEO | Watch JDS KO Mark Hunt Right Here

Last weekend at UFC 160 former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, put MArk Hunt away in the third round with a spinning back kick for the ages. If you missed it, check out the highlights above.

May 25, 2013 8:50 pm

UFC 160 RESULTS: JDS defeats Mark Hunt via 3rd round KO

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) On to the next one as Mark Hunt and JDS step into the Octagon. After rocking Mark Hunt multiple times Junior Dos Santos knocked out Mark Hunt in the 3rd round via spinning back kick, who saw that coming? With the win over Mark Hunt JDS has secured himself another shot...

May 25, 2013 12:40 pm

EDITORIAL | Cain Still Reaching for “Legendary Champion” Status

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of MMA is a very harsh place. The saying, “he landed a lucky punch” never seemed to hold more weight than it does inside the UFC octagon. The rise and fall from fame and stardom can be extremely fast and unexpected, almost identical to a rollercoaster. Just ask Cain Velasquez....

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...

May 11, 2013 12:55 pm

JDS on Hunt: ‘It’s over for him, his time to lose has come’

“I think I’m better than him, I’m more complete fighter than him,” said Junior Dos Santos. “I believe so much in myself and I believe in my skills. I can knock anyone out, and I’m going to knock this guy out. He’s very tough; he keeps trying until he knocks the guys out so he’s...

May 10, 2013 10:41 am

Hunt Explains Legal Issues Causing Visa Problems

“Just a stupid incident which happened in 2002. It wasn’t even my fault, but as usual, I get canned for it. I should be fine by today. UFC is on it.” “A friend of mine punched another friend outside a club. Another guy said to me that they needed help. I went out to see...

May 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 21, 2013 10:46 am

Dos Santos Calls Overeem a Joke | UFC NEWS

For the second time, Junior Dos Santos will not be fighting Alistair Overeem.  In 2012, “The Reem” failed a random pre-fight drug test, and now in 2013, he has pulled out of a match with JDS because of an injury.   “I think this guy,” said Dos Santos, “I don’t have too much to say...

Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dana White: “Mark Hunt Could Earn Title Shot With a KO of JDS” | UFC NEWS

  Following the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that Mark Hunt may not be too far from a shot at the heavyweight title.  “It’s crazy to say,” said White, “but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?”  ...

Mar 9, 2013 7:12 pm

Dos Santos trainer: “It seems that Overeem doesn’t want this fight” | UFC NEWS

For the second time in one year Alistair Overeem has to drop out of a scheduled fight with Junior Dos Santos. The first time around Overeem got popped for sky-high testosterone levels and was suspended for nine months. The most recently scheduled fight has been squashed with Overeem claiming to have a “slight quad tear”...