Archive: MMA NEWS

May 1, 2014 10:36 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Racist Accusations

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva released a video documenting Chael Sonnens poor use of words over the last several years. The Axe Murderer went so far as to call him a racist in hopes of rallying a revolt against the UFC’s most outspoken fighter. The video was good, it was an interesting look at the...

Apr 30, 2014 8:38 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 3 Recap – Team Penn Goes 2-0

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The show opens to Cathal Pendred reflecting on his fight against Hector Urbina, and he discusses growing tensions in the house. After a tense conversation between the two, Hector...

Apr 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Kampmann Being Considered as Coach of Team Alpha Male

File this one under “unexpected.” UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reported that Martin Kampmann is being considered to replace Duane “Bang” Ludwig as the head coach of Team Alpha Male, located in Sacramento. Kampmann was at Team Alpha Male on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on a tryout basis. The 32-year old Kampmann (20-7) last fought at...

Apr 30, 2014 4:20 pm

VIDEO | Rampage & Mayhem Practice Their Pro-Wrestling Moves

Former UFC fighters, Rampage Jackson and Mayhem Miller, find themselves in Southern California practicing their ‘WWE Moves’. The caption reads: “Now this is the most fun I’ve ever had warming up b4 training. Loving the wrestling ring at the new gym. @tomblackledge @mayhemmiller @tcterror rematch soon?”

Apr 30, 2014 4:09 pm

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Spar Hard – WOW

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis and his younger brother Sergio put on a show for spectators last night. We did confirm through the champ, just incase it’s not obvious enough, that the two men seen are indeed Sergio and Anthony Pettis. Check it:

Apr 30, 2014 3:28 pm

Cole Miller vs. Connor McGregor Official As Dublin Headliner

The rivalry between Cole Miller and Connor McGregor will come to a head in July when the two featherweights finally square off inside the Octagon. BJPENN.COM’s, Brett Auten first reported the bout early last month and now the promotion has announced the bout as official. The duo will square off in the headlining slot of...

Apr 30, 2014 2:48 pm

Karo Parisyan Gets Slapped By Rousey Coach Following Disturbing Comments

Embattled MMA fighter, Karo Parisyan recently came out and made some crazy allegations about the relationship between Ronda Rousey, her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan, and her training partner and longtime friend Manny Gamburyan. You can catch that again, HERE and HERE. Now, according to Manny himself, Karo got slapped by the trainer in response to those...

Apr 30, 2014 2:28 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Erik Koch vs. Raphael Assuncao

Erik “New Breed” Koch made his Octagon debut after four fights in WEC against Brazilian Raphael Assuncao. Koch, a southpaw, used his reach and quickness advantage to score a first-round knockout with a counter right hook on a charging Assuncao.

Apr 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Tito Ortiz: ‘Maybe the steroids are getting to Dana’s head’

“Maybe the steroids are getting to his head, I don’t know. Maybe from the first time we sparred, back in 2001, when I first started boxing, he thought we had good matches. Now, 13 years later, he thinks he could actually beat me, but hey, he’s confident and you can’t knock a guy for that....

Apr 30, 2014 1:52 pm

Dana White: No Superfights For Jon Jones

“Jon Jones has Gustafsson, possibly Cormier if he wins that fight (against Dan Henderson). He’s got a lot of guys lined up still. “The other thing is, Jon Jones is 26 years old. As he continues to get older, he will have a harder and harder time making 205, which would eventually probably force him...

Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

AKA Boss: Cormier & Cain Both Beat Jon Jones

“Out of everybody that Jones has fought, Daniel’s going to be the one that’s not going to have an issue with his reach, that’s not going to have an issue getting inside. He is going to get inside. You know, what happens is gonna happen, but I guarantee you this, he’s going to go inside,...

Apr 30, 2014 11:59 am

Rousimar Palhares Bails, WSOF Exec Loses It

‘World Series of Fighting 11: Palhares vs. Fitch’ has been forced to undergo a major makeover and it doesn’t please the promotions VP and matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz. Rousimar Palhares has removed himself from the July 5 main event, citing personal reasons and offering no further explanation. Because of this event altering occurrence, Ali is changing...

Apr 30, 2014 11:30 am

VIDEO | Behind The Scenes: TUF 20 Tryouts

The Ultimate Fighter season 20 tryouts from Palace Station in Las Vegas featuring all strawweight women. Interviews with Roxanne Modafferi, Miesha Tate, Heather Jo Clark, Angela Hill, Jocelyn and Jillian Lybarger, Helen Harper and footage of the auditions featuring Jessica Penne, Lisa Ellis, Michelle Ould, Aisling Daly, Chelsea Bailey, Jennifer Liou, Randa Markos and more.

Apr 30, 2014 11:03 am

High Level Boxing Coach Thinks Velasquez Could Be Two Sport Champ

“There’s a local [MMA] gym here in Oxnard, and I have had some of the guys come in and do stand up with us. One of the guys that came in for a few days that was training with me that we were really excited to have was Cain Velasquez. He was here for three...

Apr 30, 2014 10:59 am

Pat Barry: Leg Breaking Low Kicks Worth The Risk

“I’m a very conscious fighter. I think about it always – all the time. Every time I throw a kick. Every time my foot comes off the ground, if it lands I’m going to win, if they block it I’m going to lose. It’s a fact. I don’t hold anything back, I just let them...

Apr 30, 2014 10:35 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | UFC 134: Erick Silva vs. Luis Ramos

Erick Silva and Luis Ramos meet in a prelim bout at UFC Rio. In the very first minute of the first round Silva connects with a huge overhand right and follows up with some ground and pound before Herb Dean steps in to stop the fight.

Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

D.C. Says He’s Waiting On Jon Jones Title Fight

“I’ve waited long enough. This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones. If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not...

Apr 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Royce Gracie: Eddie Bravo Endorses Drugs and it is Disrespectful to Jiu-Jitsu

UFC legend Royce Gracie stated in a recent interview that he does not appreciate Eddie Bravo’s endorsement of drugs and alcohol while being a role model in martial arts. Even though it was obvious that a couple select members of the Gracie Family and Eddie Bravo never got along, nobody knew the reason for the...

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Win or Lose, Alvarez Could Bolt from Bellator

  Eddie Alvarez’s see-saw relationship with Bellator could come to an end next month. Alvarez, a two-time Bellator lightweight champion, appears ready to exit stage right no matter how his upcoming bout with Michael Chandler pans out. Chandler and Alvarez will meet for a third time on May 17 in the main event of Bellator’s...