Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 25, 2014 9:12 am

VIDEO | Jones Admits Underestimating Gustafsson & Drinking His Own Kool-Aid

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones talks to the WSJ’s Lee Hawkins about his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira. Jones concedes in the interview that he didn’t train adequately enough for his fight against Cain Velasquez, and discusses the changes he made in his training to better prepare for Saturday’s bout. Share Tweet Email +1...

Apr 25, 2014 9:05 am

VIDEO | Liddell: Glover will beat Jon Jones

UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell sits down with UFC FIGHT PASS correspondent Megan Olivi. The legend discusses his reign of terror over the 205 lbs division, retirement, and how his friend Glover Teixeira will defeat current champ Jon Jones at UFC 172 this weekend. See the full interview on UFC Fight Pass....

Apr 25, 2014 5:43 am

NYT: Jones is the ‘Perfect Ambassador’ for MMA

Love him or hate him, MMA fans usually have a defined opinion on UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. As Jones readies for Saturday’s UFC 172, where he will defend his belt against Glover Teixeira, the articles and interviews have been coming out of the woodwork A recent New York Times story praised Jones, calling...

Apr 24, 2014 8:58 pm

Cyborg Responds To Latest Dana Rant: ‘I Like Wanderlei. Rousey is a paper champ’

Lately, Cris Cyborg finds herself at the wrong end of every joke. Earlier today, Dana White totally blasted the Invicta FC champion, going as far as mimicking her walking in high-heels. Cyborg took to to respond: “I thought the comparison was funny. I’m a big fan of Wanderlei Silva, he’s a big international idol.”...

Apr 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Dana White: ‘Jon Jones May Be The Greatest Of All Time’

“I don’t know. I think if you keep winning the way that he wins, you might not have to like him, but you’ll definitely respect him. “I say it all the time, look at what he’s accomplished. Look at what he’s done at such a young age. The guys he beat, the guys he’s gone...

Apr 24, 2014 8:39 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Forced To Defend UFC’s Current Star Power On ESPN

“We’re putting on more fight than we have ever put on, and in more countries than we have ever put them in. We had a live event on broadcast television the other night and are No. 1 in all key demo [graphics]. We continue to charge on… I know what you just asked me, and...

Apr 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Dana White: ‘Cyborg Is A Nightmare, Not Worth Signing’

“It’s not that she’s beyond redemption. She’s a nightmare in every way, shape or form to bring in as a professional athlete in an organization like this. At the end of the day, it’s not worth it in the big picture. “It’s easy to sit there and go, ‘Oh, everybody wants to see that’. She’s...

Apr 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Myles Jury vs. Abel Trujillo Set for UFC Fight Night in Texas

Lightweights Myles Jury and Abel Trujillo are set to duke it out at ‘UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens’ on June 28th in San Antonio, Texas. The bout was made official when UFC.COM announced it on Thursday afternoon. Myles Jury turned some heads when he debuted at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale’ in 2012. He...

Apr 24, 2014 3:53 pm

Cerrone In Baltimore, Wants To Fill UFC 172 Injury Void

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fought for three-minutes last weekend on “BIG” FOX. By the time he left the cage victorious, he was already campaigning for his next opponent. Anyone, anyplace, anytime, and he meant it. Yesterday we learned that Vagner Rocha backed out of his lightweight bout against Joe Ellenberger. With only three-days left before fight...

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

White Defends Rousey, Blasts Cyborg Over Her Looks

Birds of a feather… While attending today’s media event in Baltimore, UFC President Dana White discussed Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey and the trend of call-outs, insults, and challenges going back and forth between the two. Once again, Marc Raimondi of FOX Sports, Tweeted from the scene: Dana White compares Ronda calling Cyborg an it with...

Apr 24, 2014 2:54 pm

QUICK TWITT | White Will Give ‘Rumble’ A Lifetime Ban If He Misses Weight

There’s a lot at stake for Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this Friday. He’s scheduled to face Phil Davis this Saturday in the UFC 172 co-main event, but he needs to make the contracted weight limit first. Something he’s failed to do on numerous occasions with the UFC. During today’s media event, Dana White touched on the...

Apr 24, 2014 1:22 pm

Dana White: ‘Rousey Hurts Floyd Mayweather Really Bad In A Real Fight’

“You put Ronda Rousey in any fight situation – a street fight, a mixed martial arts fight. Not only does she beat Floyd, she’ll hurt Floyd really bad.” “But you take Ronda Rousey and you put her in a boxing match, obviously we know what’s going to happen there. But a real fight, Ronda Rousey...

Apr 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Jones Changes Tune – Now Blames Employee For Homophobic Comments

UFC code of conduct violators, who do so on social media, will always and forever have an easy-out for saying things they may regret later. And they can thank Jon Jones, and his recent campaign of misinformation, for this ‘Violators Guide to Keeping Your Job.’ Recently the UFC light-heavyweight champion was accused of tormenting a...

Apr 24, 2014 12:36 pm

Jim Miller: “I Satisfy Myself” By Dominating & Finishing

“From day one, I fight to satisfy myself. With the contracts, I get paid twice as much if I win than if I lose. So, obviously winning is number one, but I’m not satisfied with the judges having to come into play. “You’ve never seen me get excited (about?) it.You’ve probably never seen me smile...

Apr 24, 2014 12:09 pm

UFC 172: Jones vs. Glover, Davis vs. Johnson Staredowns

During today’s pre-UFC 172 media day in Baltimore, Fighters from the main card squared off for cameras. UFC 172 takes place this Saturday from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Here’s the staredowns: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 24, 2014 11:20 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort

Jon Jones shows that he is the true phenom, taking out Vitor Belfort en route to his eighth straight win and fourth successful title defense. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Defends UFC’s Contender Decisions

“It’s not like Mortal Kombat where before you fight Shao Khan you have to fight Kintaro. It’s not like that, if it was like that everybody would have to fight John Dodson and Joseph Benavidez and they wouldn’t get passed those guys. That’s how it is. If Ali Bagautinov would have to beat those guys...

Apr 24, 2014 11:07 am

Jon Jones: ‘I Only Went 80% Against Gustafsson’

“I went 80-percent,” Jones said about the Gustafsson fight. “I’m not making any excuses, Gustafsson did a great job in the fight, but I know I had a lot more in me. I did some of the cardio tests that I normally do and my numbers weren’t the same. “Me knowing that, I still went...

Apr 24, 2014 11:01 am

Dana White: The UFC Has Been Cleaned Of PED’s

Fresh off the suspension of Dennis Siver for banned substances and the UFC is already crying, VICTORY! With the war on Performance Enhancers waged, UFC President Dana White told ESPN yesterday that his company has been cleaned of this problem, proclaiming victory in the war on PED’s. Check it: “You know, PEDs have been cleaned...

Apr 24, 2014 10:54 am

Dennis Siver Fined, Suspended Following Failed Drug Test

Top UFC featherweight, Dennis Siver, was recently popped for having a banned substance in his body. The former lightweight blamed hCG drops and an hCG diet on the failed test, but rules are rules. Today in Nevada the NSAC heard the case of Siver and didn’t buy his story. They suspended him for nine months...

Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am

Coach: Khabib Nurmagomedov Deserves No. 1 Contender Fight

“Well, it would be advantageous, in his position, with as many wins as he’s had in the UFC that he has a No. 1 contender’s spot in his next fight. I think it’s only logical, I think the fans would want to see it. And I think Joe Rogan said that he and Anthony Pettis,...

Apr 24, 2014 7:53 am

Josh Barnett Injury-Free And Ready To Return To The Octagon

It looks like “The Baby-Faced Assa…” er, “The Warmaster” is ready for his return to the cage. After being put on the sidelines in February due to an unspecific knee injury (first reported by Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight), Josh Barnett has undergone the necessary rehabilitation and is ready to get back into the hunt...

Apr 24, 2014 7:43 am

Tim Boetsch: ‘Expectations for Rockhold set a little bit too high’

Tim Boetsch is set to face off against former Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold this weekend at UFC 172. And while Rockhold has been known to mix it up on the feet, Boetsch believes that his power will cause Rockhold to look for the takedown, not wanting to risk another highlight-reel finish to a hard-hitting opponent...