Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 10, 2014 10:27 am

Robbie Lawler Responds To ‘Patty Cake’ Matt Brown

Following his failed bit at the UFC’s welterweight title, Robbie Lawler went on the defensive during last night’s UFC Tonight. Just a few days ago, Matt Brown came out talking about how Hendricks and Lawler played Patty Cake and didn’t really try to fight. And with that, Lawler responded with the following: “I was hittin’...

Apr 10, 2014 9:14 am

‘UFC Fight Night 39: Abu Dhabi’ Weigh-In results, One Bout Cancelled

Today’s UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira vs. Nelson’ Weigh-ins went off without a hitch as all fighters made weight for the contracted bouts tomorrow night. The Camozzi vs. Craig fight was called off when Craig checked in sick, forcing the UFC to cancel the bout. Very sad to say my fight with Andrew Craig has...

Apr 10, 2014 8:28 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Missed His Chance At ‘Justin Bieber Money’

The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth. Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied...

Apr 10, 2014 8:18 am

Palhares to Jon Fitch: ‘This WSOF belt won’t leave me soon’

“I know that I’ll be ready. I can’t talk for nobody. He can say whatever he wants, what he thinks, what he feels. I know that I’m here working to hold that belt with me for a long time. If he wants to take it from me, I guarantee that it won’t be easy, he...

Apr 9, 2014 9:18 pm

PHOTO | GSP Post-Surgery, Says Operation A Success

Georges St-Pierre, the UFC’s former welterweight champion, underwent successful surgery this week to repair his second torn ACL. The Canadian took to twitter with the following: Just got out of the hospital- surgery was a success. Road to Recovery has started again. pic.twitter.com/QTAqF2ityx — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) April 9, 2014

Apr 9, 2014 8:25 pm

Alistair Overeem To Greg Jackson’s?

‘The Reem’, fresh off his Blackzilian exodus and new management deal, is looking at one of the world’s best teams as his new home for Mixed Martial Arts training. If true, he would join the ranks of Jon Jones, Travis Browne, Cerrone, Sanchez and many more. ‘UFC Tonight’ broke the news tonight on FOX Sports...

Apr 9, 2014 8:12 pm

Dana White: UFC Will Be Drug ‘Testing The Whole Card Now’

“As far as testing, what we used to do is we used to roll into town and the title fight always got tested, and there was random testing. We’re testing the whole card now. The whole card is getting tested. Everyone is getting tested.” “Obviously, doing away with performance-enhancing drugs not only helps us run...

Apr 9, 2014 8:05 pm

Couture: ‘Dana Put My Son In Bad Fights To Get Back At Me’

“No I don’t think he got a fair shake. I don’t think that any 7-0 fighter was being handled appropriately or properly in putting him in with a Ross Pearson who has 30 plus mixed martial arts fights. That’s not a real fair match up on the experience side of things. Was Ryan capable, technically...

Apr 9, 2014 11:50 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To The Passing Of ‘The Ultimate Warrior’

When news recently broke that Wrestling Hall-Of-Famer and WWF Superstar ‘The Ultimate Warrior’ passed away, no doubt all his fans felt a sense of mourning. Many of the UFC’s fighters and personalities took to twitter when the news broke. Here’s their reaction: We send our condolences to the @WWE community for the loss of @UltimateWarrior....

Apr 9, 2014 11:20 am

VIDEO | Polish Company Puts On 5-on-5 MMA Fights

‘Team Fighting Championships’ has gone live from Poland, featuring a team style MMA bout with 10 men inside the same ring. It’s crazy, its lunatic and it’s brand new! Think this concept will take off?

Apr 9, 2014 11:13 am

QUICK TWITT | Liz Carmouche Forced To Remind Male Fans She’s Gay

When Liz Carmouche was first signed the UFC, she became the promotion’s first openly gay fighter. That fact has apparently been lost on some of her fan base, as Liz was recently compelled to send out the following: In case any one is interested I'm still not interested in men. From some of my private...

Apr 9, 2014 10:43 am

Gustafsson: ‘Jon Jones Knows I’m A Bad Matchup For Him’

“The thing is he knows — he knows I’m a really bad matchup for him. He knows that. I don’t think Jones is scared or he’s trying to run or anything like that. He just knows that I’m a really bad matchup and he knows that we will fight one day. He knows that, but...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Apr 9, 2014 9:47 am

Akira Corrasani: ‘Call To Fight Poirier Like A Present’

“It was like your friend calling you and saying, ‘hey, I got this free cruise.’ It was like a present. To be somebody, you got to beat somebody. Those other fights were kind of just another fight. When there’s an element of danger, when there’s more at stake, I perform better. I thrive under those...

Apr 9, 2014 9:03 am

Holly Holm Will Undergo Surgery For Broken Arm

  The new Legacy FC bantamweight women’s champion, Holly Holm, will undergo surgery on her broken arm. Holm injured the arm during her fight against Juliana Werner this past Friday, where she eventually won via head kick knockout to claim the title. There were immediate talks of a PPV event featuring a fight between Holm...

Apr 9, 2014 9:00 am

Gina Carano Will Meet With Dana White On Wednesday

Last Thursday Gina Carano went on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and announced that she was going to be meeting with UFC president Dana White. Now thanks to White himself, we know that the meeting that could determine Carano’s fighting future will go down on Wednesday night. White confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com Carano’s name has...

Apr 9, 2014 8:58 am

PHOTO | Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw Engage In Awkward Staredown

Renan Barao will look to make his next title defense against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 on May 24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC continues to promote the event and yesterday we got a look at the first staredown between champion and challenger. As staredowns go, this ones a bit strange and by strange...

Apr 9, 2014 8:57 am

Leslie Smith Will Face Sarah Kaufman At TUF Nations Finale

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale goes down on April 16 in Quebec City. Sarah Kaufman was scheduled to face Shayna Baszler. Baszler suffered an injury. The UFC got Amanda Nunes as a replacement. Nunes then suffered a broken hand. Now, a week away, Kaufman has a third opponent lined up. Leslie Smith will make her...

Apr 8, 2014 9:06 pm

Blackzilian Boss Drops Alistair Overeem From Roster

When Alistair Overeem left his longtime team at Golden Glory, he enlisted Glenn Robinson and the Blackzilians as his new management and fight team. Unfortunately for all parties involved, it didn’t work out. Blackzilian boss, Robinson explains why: (via bloodyelbow.com) Tyrone and Alistair have not trained together in a very long time. He hasn’t trained...