Archive: McMann vs. Rousey

Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm

Ronda Rousey: ‘It’s almost killing time’

UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, recently appeared on ESPN’s MMA Live to promote this weekend’s UFC 170 pay-per-view event. Check out what the champ had to say about her opponent, Sarah McMann, and more. Hit play and enjoy.

Feb 18, 2014 6:40 am

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann: ‘When the pressure’s on I show up’

“I don’t know if it was necessarily my Olympic success that has [played into my MMA success]. I think you can take other Olympians or Olympic medalists and sometimes that doesn’t translate into success in another sport. So I think part of it is each individual, and that’s why when I began MMA I said,...

Feb 18, 2014 6:31 am

Rousey: ‘I’m also the best striker’

“My MMA striking is the best in the game. It definitely is a challenge. With judo I spent so many years with a certain posture that the hardest thing was adjusting it. I’ve reached a certain level of competition where what’s required out of striking to come into the clinch to grapple is a lot...

Feb 18, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Camp

Ronda Rousey sharpens her jiu-jitsu sword at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. In this video, previously released by, Ryron and Rener explain what she’s learning, why she’s so quick to absorb information, and how good her armbars really are. Enjoy!

Feb 17, 2014 10:56 am

VIDEO | Don Frye ‘Predator’s Predictions’ UFC 170

Don Frye ‘Predator’s Predictions’ UFC 170. Another of Don Frye’s, unfiltered, politically incorrect MMA, Cage Fighting, Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate Fighting Championship Predictions. This time you won’t believe what Don has to say about the UFC 170 and somehow always manages to gets away with it!!!

Feb 17, 2014 10:49 am

McMann: Coaches, Not Pat Cummins, Broke Cormier In The Wrestling Room

“The coaches are responsible for breaking him, not anybody else. During these practices, we are always down on points. We have people rotating in on us. They are people in our weight class that are eating whatever they want, they’re fresh because they get breaks and we don’t. They have no pressure on them. It’s...

Feb 17, 2014 10:25 am

VIDEO | Cormier Explains Why He Cried At Hands Of Pat Cummins

“This was around 2004. I lost my daughter in 2003, so I was having a whole bunch of personal issues. I called our head coach at the time and told him the story Pat told. “And he was like ‘That’s not what happened. What is he talking about? He’s just lying.’ “I go ‘what happened?’...

Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Is The Biggest Star The UFC Has Ever Had

Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history. At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar....

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...

Feb 13, 2014 12:25 pm

Cormier Gets a Fight, UFC Signs Undefeated Prospect For UFC 170 Bout

We’ve been back and forth on this one a few times since yesterday’s news on Rashad Evan’s fight canceling injury. The UFC originally opted to postpone the light-heavyweight showdown (between Cormier & Evans), but after a public plea from Cormier, UFC officials have signed Patrick Cummins, an undefeated all-american wrestling product out of SoCal’s Reign...

Feb 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Cormier Asks For Any Fighter To Step Up And Fight Him Next Week

Calling all heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighters currently signed to the UFC. There’s an opportunity for cash and prizes at next week’s UFC 170 event in the form of a Daniel Cormier co-main event. As we learned earlier today, Rashad Evans was forced out of his bout and into rehabilitation following a fight canceling injury. In...

Feb 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Cormier Details Difficulties In Making Rashad Evans His Enemy

“It’s difficult because I met Rashad a long time ago, back in college. I have pictures of Rashad cornering me in Strikeforce. It’s a little different than if I had to fight someone else, but as a professional, you have to kind of put it to the side and just train. I think one thing...

Feb 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Fighters React to UFC’s New Bonus System

Earlier today during the UFC 170 pre-fight media conference call, fighters from the night’s main card weighed in on the UFC new bonus plan. Daniel Cormier stated: “I haven’t even gotten a bonus yet, so I don’t think that even applies to me. I just go out there and fight the best that I can....

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

Coach: Ronda Dropping Boxing World Champs With Punches In Training

“I’m not going to give out what she’s going to do, but I’ll be honest: We get boxing world champions in here – girls – and she drops all of them with body shots. So if you’re dropping people with 14-ounce gloves, you guys should be seeing that.” During this week’s UFC 170 media event...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...

Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am

PHOTO | Cormier Before And After: Former Heavyweight Slimmed Down For Evans Fight

In just a few short weeks, Daniel Cormier makes his way down a division to face off with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans. Cormier was practically forced out of the heavyweight division due to his friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez, holding UFC gold. For D.C. it was either be content in the number 2...

Feb 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Coach Says McMann Not Ready For Ronda Rousey

“Honestly, I don’t think [Sarah is ready for Ronda Rousey title fight]. In the fight she had with Shayna Baszler, she’s with us now, I don’t think she was that impressive in that fight. She won, yes, so I can’t say much about it, it could have gone either way, I would say honestly. What...

Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey UFC 170 Media Workout Scrum

Get ready world, Ronda Rousey is about to take over the MMA Headlines again as she prepares from her UFC 170 title tilt opposite, Sarah McMann. The UFC held a special media day with their UFC bantamweight champion (female), to promote the event and above are video highlights from her media scrum. Enjoy!

Feb 10, 2014 6:40 am

McMann: Ronda Rousey Just Another Opponent

“She’s just another opponent. After you’ve competed for 19 years, it’s pretty hard to make anything the pinnacle. I look at it the same way, and I think that’s to my benefit. That I just go out there and train hard and treat her like an opponent with skills in this area, and deficits in...

Feb 3, 2014 5:58 pm

Assuncao Loses UFC 170 Opponent, Wants Title Shot Instead

American Top Teams, Raphael Assuncao, has just lost his opponent for this month’s UFC 170 event. Fresh off a win over T.J. Dillashaw, the number 5 ranked bantamweight fighter thinks it’s his turn to fight for the UFC strap. He gave his thoughts to earlier today: “I want my shot against Barao. I’m the...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...