Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am

Diego Brandao On Fighting Conor McGregor: “This fight is about me”

  When Cole Miller withdrew from his fight against Conor McGregor due to injury, the UFC turned to Diego Brandao to fill his spot. Brandao accepted the opportunity and will now face off with McGregor in Ireland on July 19. at UFC Fight Night 46. A fight that will be featured as the main event....

Jun 9, 2014 8:00 am

Bjorn Rebney Comments On Going Head To Head With The UFC

    In about 3 months from now, on Sep. 5, the UFC and Bellator MMA will battle it out in Connecticut. Both promotions have an event scheduled for that day, and the venues are 10 miles apart. Bellator’s card will take place at Mohegan Sun on that Friday, which is when Bellator’s fights usually...

Jun 9, 2014 5:35 am

Diaz Camp Responds: ‘Diego Not Important, Lucky For Ret@rded Judges’

“Diego isn’t important enough to warrant a response. He should count his lucky stars two retarded judges were watching Oprah reruns while he was fighting and then handed him a win.” That’s not nice… In a recent statement made to MMAMAnia.com, Mike Kogan, the manager of Nathan Diaz discussed the recent call outs made by...

Jun 9, 2014 5:25 am

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta Looking Jacked At Team Alpha Male Gathering

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is huge! During a recent hangout session in Sacramento, the UFC boss took some time to pose with Team Alpha Male at a celebration for TJ Dillashaw’s new title reign. Here’s the full post: Caption reads, All star crew in Sac-town! @lorenzofertitta @JoeJitsu @chadmendes @TJDillashaw @LancePalmer @sneakytommy #gif

Jun 9, 2014 5:20 am

UFC Covers Funeral Expenses For Green’s Brother

Say what you want about the UFC brass, but they seem to always come through when they’re needed. In an unfortunate twist of fate, UFC lightweight fighter Bobby Green suffered the loss of his brother last week during a shoot out in Southern California. (More on that HERE) As a kind gesture the Green family,...

Jun 9, 2014 5:19 am

Moraga Nose Not Broken, Doctors Stopped Fight For No Reason

Ut-Oh! As if the city of Albuquerque needed another blemish on their reputation following Saturday’s UFC event… In a flyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, John Dodson earned a Doctor Stoppage victory after the ringside physician wouldn’t let Moraga continue, due to a broken nose. (Replay HERE) Now there’s this: Nose not broken btw. Four...

Jun 9, 2014 5:05 am

Fedor Offers Assistance to Bellator Champion

Retired MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko is a proud Russian athlete. Which is precisely why it should come as no surprise that he wants to assist, Russian Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko close some gaps in his game. Fedor sent out the offer via The Russian Media: (Translated) “I always support Aleksandr and watch his fights. I...

Jun 9, 2014 5:04 am

Dillashaw On Barao Insult: ‘It was just a joke’

“There are a lot of crap being said about this episode. Actually, Urijah has never posted anything. A guy from our gym did the joke. Duane was going to give a Muay Thai seminar and the guy did the joke. It was because Duane said during my fight with Barao that I was giving him...

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Countdown to UFC 174: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov

UFC Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 174 as six stars try to redefine their divisions on Saturday, June 14. Undefeated at flyweight, Demetrious Johnson makes his fourth title defense against surging Russian Ali Bagautinov.

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Jackson giving Caraway Benefit Of The Doubt In Fish Hooking Incident

“Oh, that’s not good. Fishhook? Well, you have to give Bryan the benefit of the doubt. I hope he didn’t do that on purpose, but things happen I guess. The bottom line in ‘Goyito’ made a mistake, and he learned from that mistake I hope. We won’t be shooting from across the cage again.” “He...

Jun 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Anthony Pettis & Khabib Nurmagomedov Engage In Twitter Beef

Anthony Pettis is sure to come under fire from time-to-time due to his inactivity, and last night was no different. Following Benson Henderson’s win over Rustam, the lightweight champ tweeted the following: Three peat??? — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 8, 2014 That one comment was all Khbabib Nurmagomedov needed to get things going: @Showtimepettis I'm...

Jun 8, 2014 3:11 pm

Cormier: ‘Jon Jones Isn’t Afraid Of Anyone’

“As hopeful as I was, as excited as I was, I’m still a realist. I knew the chances of it happening weren’t very big. Everything is what you make it. If I’m going to be down in the dumps, sad, disappointed, it’s going to have an overall effect in my life. It will have an...

Jun 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Benson Henderson Wants All The Contenders During Lengthy Pettis Absence

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson is ready for another shot at the belt, but in the interim he’s ready to take on all-comers. Benson Henderson on if he felt pressure taking a fight with a fighter ranked lower than him: “I never felt it.  I understood it was a low reward, high risk fight,...

Jun 8, 2014 2:55 pm

Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov

Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1. “It was a competitive fight from the start. You could see Henderson was making it awkward for Khabilov. Benson knew he had to stay composed and got back to his feet every time he was taken down by Khabilov....