Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 9:18 pm

Kennedy Responds to Bisping’s ‘Homophobic’ comments

“I’m fortunate. One, he’s a really good fighter, he’s ranked above me, he’s a longtime UFC marquee perennial contender, and I don’t like him. It’s my dream come true. It’s a great fight, I couldn’t be more excited.” “Ironically, just a couple of days ago my wife told me I should never ever dress up...

Apr 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Kedzie Trains With Men, Says They KO Her

“I don’t think you can be world-class fighter without training with good training partners. Whether they’re male or female, I think you just have to have the right training partners. If you have a whole bunch of men, but they suck, then no, you’re not going to be a world-class fighter. If you have a...

Apr 7, 2014 7:42 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Signs Horse Head, Makes ‘Best Autograph Ever”

Alistair Overeem is a self-admitted horse eater. Before his venture into the UFC cage, ‘The Reem’ credited his large physique to a strict horse diet. “@ashertn: "Dinner by @Alistairovereem" Best autograph. Ever. @BruceDwane @nedwin pic.twitter.com/BVvwA5DUeB” — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 5, 2014

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 7, 2014 4:58 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 43’ Adds Bryan Caraway vs. Erik Perez

Bantamweights Erik Perez and Bryan Caraway have signed the dotted lines and are set to face each other at ‘UFC Fight Night 43’. The event will take place at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 7th. The bout was announced by UFC officials on Monday. Both Bryan Caraway and Erik Perez are...

Apr 7, 2014 8:46 am

Cyborg: ‘Ronda is a fake fighter’

“Ronda, she did an interview and she said “145 for Gina’ you know,” said Cyborg. “Only for Gina, not for me… She run from me, you know. And I think she’s a fake fighter. Because when you’re a true fighter, you fight everyone.”

Apr 7, 2014 8:30 am

VIDEO | Fox Sports Profiles UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero

Cuban born Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero has taken the UFC middleweight division by storm. His journey from prolific wrestler to MMA star with ferocious knockout power is one that highlights his integrity and endurance.

Apr 6, 2014 9:11 pm

Dana White: ‘Cyborg is mismanaged and that’s not going to change’

“The crazy thing about talking about this is there is no negotiations or anything like that. She’s a 145-pounder. She’s being mismanaged. She’s been mismanaged since the day that this whole thing went down, and she will continue to be mismanaged right until her career is over.” In a recent statement to MMAJunkie.com, UFC President...

Apr 6, 2014 9:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Explains The Difference Between Him And His Wanted Brother Aleks

Fedor’s younger brother, Aleksander Emelianenko, is on Russia’s federal wanted list for charges of rape and beating his housekeeper. He’s also gone missing. In a recent interview with Russia’s Combat Bear, ‘The Last Emperor’ explained the difference between himself and his brother and why his brother’s life has taken a dark path. “Well, of course...

Apr 6, 2014 8:59 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I believe I would beat Hendricks handily’

With the UFC’s welterweight division now wide-open, top contender, Matt Brown is making sure his name gets brought up on the list of possible contenders. During a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, Brown said he has it was it takes to beat the current champion, Johny Hendricks: “Yes (I deserve a title shot)...

Apr 6, 2014 8:52 pm

Pettis: Lightweight Title More Prestigious Than Aldo’s Belt

“I’m done with the injuries. I want to fight 2-3 times a year and defend this belt. I think the 155-pound belt has more prestige. It’s better than the 145-pound belt. There is way more competition at 155. I would say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes so it makes sense...

Apr 6, 2014 8:46 pm

Werdum: Cain Prefers Browne Fight Due To Ground Game

“Everybody knows that he doesn’t have it on the ground. He goes on the ground, he tries to stand up. He doesn’t have confidence … [Velasquez] knows when he takes me down, it’s just starting the fight on the ground. [Fighting Browne] is much better for him for sure.” “I’m confident in my stand-up, too....

Apr 6, 2014 8:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Fertitta’s Son Commits To University Of Notre Dame Football Scholarship

Yesterday, Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced through his official twitter account that he has committed to The University of Notre Dame and will accept their offered football scholarship. Exciting news. Congrats Nicco! Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND

Apr 6, 2014 8:29 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Video Game Cover Released

Yesterday, the cover of the UFC’s new video game got released. As seen above, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is seen with his nemesis, Alexander Gustafsson.

Apr 6, 2014 8:15 pm

Coach Makes Final Call On Baszler’s Withdrawal,Tarverdyan Explains Why

“Shayna has been dealing with a lot of injuries.” Taraverdyan told FightHub TV. “Her leg was injured; her ankle, and then she got back problems last week. She has been hurting a lot and has been doing therapy. I gave her the week off so that it would be better for her to train in...

Apr 6, 2014 8:12 pm

PHOTO | Holly Holm Fights, Wins Via KO With Broken Arm

  Ouch! The world’s top female bantamweight MMA prospect, Holly Holm, returned to action last Friday and won. Her fight ending head kick K.O. secured the promotions world title and she did it all with a broken arm (pictured above, click image to enlarge).

Apr 6, 2014 7:59 pm

Kyra Gracie Eyeing Career In UFC

At 28-years old, Kyra Gracie, a multiple time world jiu jitsu and ADCC champion, is speaking out about her ambition to shift her athletic career to Mixed Martial arts. She breaks it down to MMAFighting.com: “I’m pregnant, so I won’t be able to compete this year. I’ve accomplished all my goals in jiu-jitsu. Competing at...

Apr 6, 2014 7:53 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

Rafael Natal and Tim Kennedy put their three-fight winning streaks on the line at the UFC Fight for the Troops in Ft. Campbell, KY. Both fights exchanged vicious kicks early one, but it was a big left-hand that tilted the bout in Kennedy’s favor.

Apr 5, 2014 12:17 pm

Martin Kampmann Speaks About His Possible Retirement

    Martin Kampmann last fought in August of 2013, where he lost his rematch with Carlos Condit. Kampmann said in January that he would be taking a break from the sport. Kampmann recently spoke with MMAFighting about his current state, and whether, if at all, he would return to the cage. “You know, as...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 am

Bas Rutten Does Not Speak Highly Of Alistair Overeem

    Bas Rutten, former UFC heavyweight champion and current co-host of Inside MMA, spoke with Submission Radio. Rutten had plenty to say when it came to fellow Dutchman, Alistair Overeem. Props to Bloodyelbow.com for the transcription “Like I said before, when I talk about this, people (are) gonna say like ‘aww he’s a hater...

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 pm

.gif | Sinjen Smith Applies an Armbar on Jason Powell at Bellator 115

Sinjen Smith made quick work of Jason Powell on the preliminary portion of ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’. While working off his back, Smith was able to catch an arm and apply a textbook armbar to end the fight early. Check out the GIF below, courtesy of ZombieProphet! Result: Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via...