Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 21, 2014 11:48 am

Hendricks Asks Dana For Chris Weidman Fight, Gets Shut Down

“I don’t know about three or four fights. You are in a very nasty division packed with talent from No. 1 to No. 13. You have a lot of housework to do before you clean out the division and talk about Chris Weidman… Hypothetically, if No. 5 through No. 13 quit, maybe we can do...

Jun 21, 2014 11:19 am

Paulo Thiago Gets New Four-Fight Deal, Shocks Fans And Critics

To the surprise of many, the UFC has opted to continue employing longtime welterweight fighter Paulo Thiago. According to reports coming out of Brazil, the special forces officer has inked a new four-fight deal that will keep him in action for the foreseeable future. The new deal comes as a shock to many, considering the...

Jun 21, 2014 11:12 am

UFC Fight Night 42 Fighters Test Clean For Drugs

The New Mexico Athletic Commission has cleared all ‘UFC Fight Night: Albuquerque’ from their drug screenings for banned substances. A list of fighters testes is unknown. ‘UFC Fight night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ took place on June 7 and aired on FOX Sports 1.

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 21, 2014 10:30 am

Gaudinot Says He’s Innocent In Drug Testing Failure

We recently learned that TUF veteran and top UFC flyweight Louis Gaudinot had tested positive for banned substances. With a six-month suspension in place, the fighter sent out a statement, explaining his side. His words: “I have great respect for the UFC, the sport of MMA, and my opponent. I would never do anything to...

Jun 21, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Is The Next GSP Level Star

“Cain Velasquez, too, we’re literally riding him down to Mexico. I wouldn’t even go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez. Cain Velasquez is a huge star, too. When you have an entire country that’s going to follow and support you, there’s nothing bigger than that. You can argue it’s Jon Jones, it’s Ronda (Rousey), they don’t...

Jun 21, 2014 9:59 am

Paul Daley: ‘I’m ready to go back to the UFC’

“I’ve got things in place where if the UFC is ready to have me, I’m ready to go back. My BAMMA contract is up in December. I have a few people working on my behalf, very influential people. Glenn Robinson from Blackzilians, Rashad Evans’ manager, Michael Johnson’s manager; he’s been working on my behalf and...

Jun 21, 2014 9:27 am

13 Year UFC Veteran Frank Mir Hoping For A Few More

“I just took some time off. I kind of felt that maybe I was a little burned out and wasn’t putting everything into the training and the fights. I think the last couple of fights, I was looking more forward to the fight being finished than the fight itself. I just saw the signs of...

Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

One Of These Fighters Has Green Hair And Failed A Drug Test, But Who?

Another one of UFC’s finest has failed a drug test. This time it’s, TUF 14 competitor Louis Gaudinot, who was recently revealed to have had his latest 76 second submission-win overturned. The flyweight fighter tested positive for diuretics and has been suspended for six-months by the UFC, who acted as the bouts governing body in...

Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

Nam Phan Released By UFC

TUF 12 veteran Nam Phan has been quietly released from the UFC. The fan-friendly featherweight holds wins over Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia, but that’s pretty much it as far as UFC performances go. Phan not only lost his last three bouts for the promotion, but overall he only went 2-6 inside the UFC’s Octagon....

Jun 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Dana White Doesn’t Care What Johnson Wants, Dodson Likely Next Challenger

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse’, but the boss has spoken. In a recent interview with UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White explained just why his flyweight champ won’t get what he wants. Check it: “He (Johnson) looked amazing and he looks better every time he fights. He’s a guy that’s building a division. He’s building that division for...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 20, 2014 12:44 pm

PHOTO | Shogun Plays ‘Slap My Friends’ Because “They Like It”

One of MMA’s most beloved superstars, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua would likely slap you if you were his friend. For the former UFC light-heavywight champion, this kind of bonding is something you will certainly enjoy. He brings home this point with his latest posting on instagram. Check it: Brincando de bater no @andrevenum coisa que ele adora rsrs....

Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Chad Mendes Prepping For Aldo Leg Kicks With Brutal “Leg Toughening Regimen”

One of Jose Aldo’s most feared weapons is his low kicks. The UFC featherweight champion has dispatched several opponents with them, including Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber. Chad Mendes will be ready, or at least he’s preparing to be. The two fighters will square off in August in the UFC 176 main event.