Archive: MMA NEWS

May 5, 2014 11:32 am

Ellenberger: Woodley Didn’t Really Beat Condit, Doesn’t Deserve Title Shot

“It’s like, you’ve got a guy like Woodley. I mean, Condit getting hurt that’s disappointing, that stuff happens, but it’s like, you can’t give a title shot to a guy who’s, you know. If I’m fighting a guy and he gets hurt in the fight, I mean I didn’t beat him. I wouldn’t feel good....

May 5, 2014 11:09 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Fedor vs. Randleman

A highlight reel-worthy German suplex by opponent Kevin Randleman was not getting in the way of yet another victory for Fedor Emelianenko at PRIDE: Critical Countdown. See all of Fedor’s best fights now live on UFC Fight Pass:

May 5, 2014 11:01 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Wrestles A Bear

We recently saw a childhood Khabib wrestling a bear for training. If we are to believe his recent posting on Instagram, that bear is still around. Check it:

May 5, 2014 10:38 am

Glover: Refs Need to Do Something About Eye Pokes

“I don’t think it was intentional, but the referee needs to start putting some pressure on who does that. I was a little afraid to close the distance and get poked in the eye again and maybe stop the fight. The second eye poke really scared me because I thought it could hurt my eye....

May 5, 2014 10:31 am

VIDEO | Spong Already Back Training

18 days after tragically snapping his leg in half, top kickboxing star and Blackzilian, Tyrone Spong is back in the gym. Miracle?

May 5, 2014 10:27 am

Dana White: Fans Overreacting To Jones Eye Pokes

“I mean, people are always going to go overboard with Jon Jones because they don’t like him. “It’s not just taller fighters. Jones has that range and he can do it, but lots of guys do it because that’s how you block punches. So you keep your hands open and you slap punches down. Then...

May 5, 2014 10:23 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Costa Philippou vs. Jared Hamman

Cyprus native Costas Philippou puts on a striking clinic when he earns the explosive first round knockout victory over Jared Hamman at UFC 140. Philippou takes on Lorenz Larkin at Fight Night Cincinnati.

May 5, 2014 10:16 am

Bisping Apologizes For Kennedy Performance, Moves To Reign With Munoz

“Obviously it was disappointing as I didn’t walk away the victor,” said Bisping. “Obviously. But it was more disappointing for me because it was a boring fight. I’m not used to hearing the crowds boo; I don’t like that. People part with their hard-earned money to be entertained, and it wasn’t an entertaining fight. “I...

May 4, 2014 12:31 am

.gif | ‘Glory 16: Denver’: Watch Pat Barry Get Knocked Out Cold

Pat Barry made his kickboxing return on Saturday night and it was an event he would like to forget. Zack Mwekassa did a fantastic job implementing his strategy, which was to constantly pressure Pat Barry. Barry seemed one-dimensional in the ring as he was looking to land the high kick all too often. As the...

May 3, 2014 3:45 pm

Jose Aldo on Conor McGregor: “He’s Only a Talker”

UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor is certainly great at getting attention, despite being on the sidelines for months. After McGregor’s recent spree of calling out contenders , UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, whom the Irishman claimed that he would “annihilate,” isn’t impressed. “That’s normal,” Aldo told “Some fighters like to promote themselves by talking, and he’s...

May 3, 2014 2:54 pm

Bjorn Rebney Offers to Share New Glove Design with the UFC

Bellator MMA has been working on improving the MMA glove design, a piece of  equipment that many have considered long-overdue for an overhaul. According to MMAjunkie, Bellator partnered with fitness equipment producer Everlast in order to make the new glove, which has been branded the “Powerlock MMA fight glove.” The glove is designed to better...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 3, 2014 2:29 pm

VIDEO | Lyoto Machida’s Bag Work

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida, is set to face Chris Weidman on July 5 for the UFC middleweight strap.

May 3, 2014 2:14 pm

PHOTO | Rampage Jackson & King Mo Staredown

In two weeks Bellator will make their highly anticipated pay-per-view debut. In the evening’s co-main event is an equally anticipated light-heavyweight tilt between Rampage Jackson and King Mo.

May 3, 2014 2:04 pm

Guillard vs. Cavalcante Official For July

Recently released UFC lightweight, Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard is set to make his WSOF debut in an intriguing  bout against, Strikeforce veteran, Gesias ‘JZ” Cavalcante. The two lightweights will take part in the WSOF 11 main card. WSOF 11 is in the works for a yet to be announced July date. The venue and...

May 3, 2014 12:35 pm

Thiago Silva’s Wife Has Restraining Order Removed

Former UFC light-heavyweight, Thiago Silva, was arrested back in February. Here’s the police report if you want the details. Then, in March he was released from jail on a $25,000.00 bond. Silva is back with the Blackzilians and coaching kickboxing classes and according to his lawyer, who spoke with FOX Sports, Silva’s wife had the restraining...

May 3, 2014 12:34 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Turned Down A Fight With Donald Cerrone Due to Ramadan

  The MMA world is eagerly awaiting the recently announced match up between UFC lightweights Donald Cerrrone and Jim Miller. The two highly ranked fighters will meet on July 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at UFC Fight Night 45. The announcement was of course welcomed by fight fans but it also raised a very...

May 3, 2014 12:29 pm

Shields vs. Fitch Official For WSOF 11 Co-Main Event

Two of the world’s top welterweight fighters will collide in the upcoming WSOF 11 co-main event when Jon Fitch and Jake Shields square off in the cage. Fitch was originally slated to be in the evening’s headliner against Rousimar Palhares prior to his withdrawal from the event. Now, a lightweight title fight between Nick Newell...

May 3, 2014 12:00 pm

Teixeira Tore Labrum in First Round of Jones Fight

  You can’t question Glover Teixeira’s toughness. Teixeira’s coach John Hackleman told MMA Fighting that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones injured Teixeira’s shoulder when he delivered a shoulder crank in the first round. An MRI on Friday in Connecticut revealed the tear, which will require surgery. Teixeira would lose the UFC 172 title fight via unanimous...

May 2, 2014 3:19 pm

One FC 15 results; Bibiano Fernandes retains title

ONE FC 15 took place earlier today live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines and aired live in North America via online PPV. Here are the complete ONE FC 15 fight card results: Main Card -Bibiano Fernandes defeated Masakatsu Ueda by Unanimous Decision -Eduard Folayang defeated Kotetsu Boku by Unanimous Decision -Rey Docyogen defeated Joshua...

May 2, 2014 1:47 pm

Ronda: ‘These girls were playing Miss America before me’

“This is like a perfect WWE storyline. [Bethe Correia] puts down her finger and makes three, Shayna wants to fight her next. Now this chick’s undefeated fighting in Shayna’s UFC debut. It’s either going to be a huge win for Shayna or this girl’s still going to be undefeated and I want to have a...

May 2, 2014 1:15 pm

Cole Miller: ‘I’m the best fighter McGregor has ever faced’

“I like the matchup because, well, I’m a lot bigger than he is, for one. “I’m going to be a lot stronger than he is. On the ground, he will probably never, in his lifeteime, be as good as I am on the floor as I am at this point.The moment it hits the floor,...

May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

May 2, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Martial Arts vs Street Fighting

Geoff Thompson is a former bouncer, self-defence instructor, BAFTA winning writer, playwright, author and teacher. His first appearance on London Real causes people stop me on the street weekly to talk about the effect he has had on their lives. Geoff has a peculiar way of tapping into the male psyche and somehow explaining our...

May 2, 2014 12:34 pm

White Says UFC, Not Boxing Will Get First Crack At New Vegas Arena

The good folks over at MGM are building a new Las Vegas Arena with a $375 Million price tag attached to it. A who’s who of promoters will no doubt be vying for a chance to host the first event in the venue, but UFC President Dana White says that designation has already been promised...

May 2, 2014 12:25 pm

Rockhold Wants To Earn Title Shot By Shutting Bisping’s Mouth

“Even though I performed well in my last two fights, I don’t feel that I’ve beaten the top contenders. Obviously I wouldn’t turn down a title shot, but honestly, I would like to beat up somebody else up to secure my standing first. I want to make sure there’s no question in anyone’s mind that...