Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Is Bellator Really Just A Poor Man’s UFC?

By Evan Stoumbelis In recent months, there has been more and more talk of Bellator competing with the UFC in terms of ratings as well as star power, and with Bellator getting ready to launch its inaugural Pay-Per View on May 17th, it’s only fair that we ask the question: Is Bellator a knockoff of...

Apr 14, 2014 1:48 pm

Sonnen On TUF Brazil Brawl: ‘It was illegal, what happened to me was criminal’

“It ended up being a two-on-one, and in that aspect, that was the most unfortunate part,” Sonnen said. “The whole thing is regrettable. It never should have happened. That’s one of the deals with reality TV. If you have a bad moment, you’re caught. Everyone may have a bad moment. They go in their car,...

Apr 14, 2014 1:34 pm

Poirier: ‘Conor McGregor? I’m focused on big fights’

If you’re a top 10 UFC featherweight, you’ve been called out and blasted on by Conor McGregor, the UFC’s Irish superstar. This Wednesday on FOX Sports 1, Dustin Poirier, BJPENN.COM’s #7 ranked featherweight, is set to fight against Akira Corassani, and during a pre-fight interview with he touched on the McGregor situation. Check it:...

Apr 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Bellator Boss Shuts Down Dana – Ronda Not MMA’s Top Star

Before her crushing defeat over Sarah McMann, UFC President Dana White called, Ronda Rousey MMA’s biggest star. While her pay-per-view numbers, still leave room for improvement, her ability to land leading roles in major motion pictures is a feat not easily matched. Still though, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO, isn’t buying it: “I would never want...

Apr 14, 2014 12:43 pm

Sonnen Says He’s A Test-Tube Dummy Off TRT

“I’ve had a pretty good amount of success so far. But I’ve got to reserve the right to change this answer next week if we talk again. I’m still having a little bit of residue left over, and I’m still feeling really good, but there is a difference. I’m trying a different regimen with doctors...

Apr 14, 2014 11:56 am

PHOTO’s: Tyron Spong’s Leg Break Gallery

  Last weekend in an unfortunate accident, Glory and WSOF fighter, Tyron Spong broke his leg on a well placed check. We’ve been able to piece together some highlights of the event, but nothing tells the story better than these images. Check it: (click to enlarge)

Apr 14, 2014 11:21 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei On Set TUF Brawl – FULL REPLAY

Last night on ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3’ coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen engaged in a real, unscripted fist fight. If you missed this crazy event transpire, here’s the replay:

Apr 14, 2014 11:09 am

VIDEO | Pacquiao vs Bradley II Full Fight Highlights

Last Saturday Boxing took center stage with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. The fight, which was one of the most entertaining bouts in recent history, went the distance with Pacquiao getting a much deserved win on the judges scorecards. Hit play above to enjoy the full fight highlights.

Apr 14, 2014 10:51 am

Ellenberger: ‘Hendricks Not The Champ GSP Was, He’ll Be Out By Next Year’

Newly minted UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks doesn’t even have his first title defense booked, and already, the potential challengers to his throne are questioning his reign. In a recent interview with ESPN, Jake Ellenberger, a top 10 welterweight, explained why Hendricks just doesn’t match up with the caliber champion GSP was. “To beat GSP,...

Apr 14, 2014 10:41 am

Montana Brewery Creates MMA-Themed “Submission Ale”

In an effort to bring MMA fans and beer drinkers even closer together, Montana Brewery “Front Brewery” and 221 Industries, the Promoter of “Intense Championship Fighting,” have worked together in order to create a specially crafted MMA-themed beer that they have appropriately named “Submission Ale.” This beer apparently tastes great, and is for a good...

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Apr 14, 2014 9:39 am

VIDEO | Kennedy Blasts Michael ‘Meatbiscuit’ Bisping In Latest Parody

Tim Kennedy and his company, Ranger Up have just revolutionized the way we look at pre-fight banter, combining state-of-the-art animation and Oscar-worthy voice acting for an experience you’ll never forget. Come hither, friends. Learn more about the one they call Meatbiscuit. The two middleweight fight this Wednesday on FOX Sports 1. (Finally!)

Apr 14, 2014 9:32 am

Josh Barnett Wants Rubber Match With ‘Big Nog’

Back in PRIDE FC, Josh Barnett and ‘Big Nog’ had an epic two-fight series that left each man 1-1. Now, eight-years removed from their last encounter, and Barnett wants a third fight for all the glory. Check it: I don't really feel like he won the 2nd fight. I did all the damage, sub attempts,...

Apr 14, 2014 9:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Calls Out Rich Franklin

Rich Franklin hasn’t seen the inside of the Octagon since his 2012 KO loss to Cung Le. The former middleweight champion has been sitting idle, while building up his Beverly Hills juicing business. Now, out of nowhere, Chael Sonnen, who is supposed to face-off with Wanderelei Silva on July 4th weekend, is calling out ‘Ace’...

Apr 14, 2014 9:18 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Swimming Handcuffed

This is strange and unusual. UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, takes to swimming handcuffed as part of his new training regime.

Apr 14, 2014 9:14 am

VIDEO | Watch Footage From Spong’s Nasty Leg Break Here

An unfortunate accident, much like the leg break of Anderson Silva, happened during last weekend’s Glory event. Kickoboxing and MMA veteran, Tyron Spong, broke his leg on a checked kick. Video of the incident is above.

Apr 14, 2014 8:59 am

Nick Diaz: ‘Someone buy out my UFC contract so I can fight’

“I just love to watch him [Pacquiao]. I love the way he fights. I try and take what I can. This year has been good to me because I can go out and make a lot of these boxing shows. Usually I have to fight. People don’t think I am a serious boxing fan but...

Apr 14, 2014 8:51 am

Rich Franklin Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva In A Third Fight

Cincinnati’s own, Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin, believes a third bout against, Anderson Silva, the man responsible for the end of his title reign, would have a different outcome than the previous two bouts. “Would I fight Anderson a third time? Absolutely. Is it because I feel like I have some unfinished business? Not at all. It’s...

Apr 14, 2014 8:30 am

.gif | Tyron Spong’s Brutal Leg Break

Last weekend, while fighting for Glory, combat sports superstar Tyron Spong, took a page out of Anderson Silva’s book with a low kick that resulted in a nasty leg snapping injury. The horrific event, will put the WSOF MMA fighter on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Here’s a replay: (Video can be found HERE)

Apr 13, 2014 12:13 pm

Gokhan Saki Wins GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament, Crowned Champion

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki was already one of the most decorated athletes in the sport, but he can now add another championship to his resume after Saturday night. The Turk competed in a four-man, one night tournament in front of his hometown crowd in Istanbul and blew through two other athletes to win the vacant...

Apr 13, 2014 11:41 am

WSOF and GLORY Fighter Tyrone Spong Suffers Broken Leg at ‘GLORY 15: Istanbul’

One of combat sport’s most gifted athletes suffered a major setback on Saturday night. World Series of Fighting and GLORY fighter Tyrone Spong was set to face Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament on Saturday night. Just over a minute and a half into the first round, Spong threw a leg...

Apr 12, 2014 2:12 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira’ Extended Preview

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts his 10-fight win streak on the line against Glover Teixeira, who hasn’t suffered a loss since 2006. Plus, Phil Davis tries to establish himself as a title contender when he faces Anthony Johnson

Apr 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Tyron Spong: ‘If I commit to MMA I want to be in the UFC’

“If eventually I fully commit to only MMA, of course I want to be in the UFC because that’s the highest league out there. But for now WSOF is treating me very well… [WSOF is] putting on great shows, great fight cards, they’re doing good numbers now. They’re getting bigger and better every show so...

Apr 12, 2014 11:29 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Roy Nelson’s KO Win Over ‘Big Nog’

Yesterday in Abu Dhabi, Roy Nelson knocked out ‘Big Nog’, a former UFC and PRIDE FC champion. It wasn’t a shocking result, but it was a dramatic one that sent a shockwave through the MMA community. Here’s what the pro’s said about the bout: I want to thank everyone for the support & @minotauromma 4 being a...