Archive: MMA NEWS

May 22, 2014 5:02 am

Channing Tatum Talks About The Intimacy Of Super Violent Wrestling

“[In] wrestling, there’s sort of a saying that you have to be very comfortable being uncomfortable,” Tatum told Vulture.com. “Because everything is a struggle and a fight and if you’re getting choked you have to understand when, like, you’re gonna die, like literally you’re about to go out, or does this just suck? Does this...

May 22, 2014 5:01 am

Jakes Shields Out Of WSOF 11 With Injury

Bummer! Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger, Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Jon Fitch. The two welterweights were set to fight at the upcoming WSOF 11 event, which is expected to take place on July 5. According to WSOF officials the promotion will seek a replacement...

May 21, 2014 10:01 pm

Tickets For ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar III’ On Sale This Week

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing the third annual UFC International Fight Week to Las Vegas once again this July! The week-long fan celebration returns with UFC events and related activities including entertainment, arts, charitable events, shopping and more. Plus for the first time, the event will feature two huge fight cards in one weekend...

May 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Dana White Not Interested In Nate’s Offer, Wants Nick Diaz vs. Matt Brown

Earlier this week Nathan Diaz came out and offered up his services against Matt Brown. Brown had previously called out the older Diaz, who is not currently fighting, so Nate thought it was appropriate to fight for his brother. Seems like a fun fight, but Dana White is not interested. “We never even considered that...

May 21, 2014 7:36 pm

Lombard vs. Kim Targeted For UFC China Event

Hector Lombard has been campaigning for a fight against Matt Brown for the past two-weeks. However, according to the UFC Tonight crew, that’s not happening. In a new development, UFC Tonight reported tonight, that the UFC is targeting a Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim fight for an upcoming card in Macau. The fight is...

May 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Kenny Monday Leaves Blackzilians, Management Not Man Enough To Tell Him

“It wasn’t my decision. It was Glenn Robinson’s decision. I was blindsided by it. I really don’t know what his reason is. I don’t know if they are struggling financially, or what it is. I’m not sure what’s going on here. He wasn’t man enough to come talk to me himself. Life goes on. I...

May 21, 2014 6:42 pm

Ian McCall Talks About Training with BJ Penn

Ian McCall was recently brought out to Hawaii to assist BJ Penn in his preparation for Frankie Edgar. Hear what Ian says about the experience but hitting play above.

May 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Renzo Gracie Due In Court This Friday For Gang-Assault Charges

  Renzo Gracie is all the talk this week. After beating a bouncer in New York, being jailed, and released, the BJJ master gets his date in court this Friday. MMAJunkie.com has the scoop: Renzo Gracie and three others are due in court Friday to answer to a charge of assaulting a bouncer at a...

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

White Smashes Journalist Over Anti-Barao Comments

UFC President Dana White has done his best to sell Renan Barao as a legit draw in the sport. With a headlining slot on this weekend’s pay-per-view and near historic low PPV buys this year, the UFC boss needs some people to bite on that idea. A recent Ben Fowlkes article brings Barao’s star-power into...

May 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Bouncer Beaten By Gracies Says Attack Was Coordinated, Planned Out, and Executed

“In my entire 14-year career, I have never seen anything like this. At 1:30 a.m. a gray van pulled up, parked in the middle of the street, seven men exited the vehicle and started creating mayhem, screaming, pointing, starting to pick fights with the security guards. One man, [who] I later learned was Renzo, came...

May 21, 2014 12:34 pm

FACT – Fighter’s with HIV, Hep C & More Are Competing In New York

In some disturbing news, New Jersey commissioner Nick Lembo is discussing one of the scary sideffects of the ban on MMA in New York. Without a commission, there is no sanctioning, no licensing, no way of keeping guys safe. It’s a scary reality athletes looking to come up shouldn’t have to worry about. Check it:...

May 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Rich Franklin Once Prayed To Get Out Of Fighting Anderson Silva – True Story!

“I was fighting in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A sold-out crowd, and 20,000 people were there. Electricity in the air. I was sitting backstage as usual. I’m nervous. I actually prayed to God, ‘If you could please make the lights go out, that would be great.’ That’s a true story. That’s not a joke....

May 21, 2014 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Will Brooks Takes Belt To The Beach

Newly crowned Bellator interim champion, Will Brooks is enjoying his half of the lightweight title. Check it: Wore my half of the championship belt to the beach like a G #Iaintgotnoworries #DoingMyOwnThing #howyoulikemenow pic.twitter.com/HkQTKF9sZJ — Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) May 20, 2014

May 21, 2014 6:44 am

Lawler: ‘If they scored on damage I would be champ’

“I was ready to fight, it’s as simple as that,” he says. “I told (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva I wanted to get back in as soon as possible. I didn’t take any damage against Hendricks, so why not?” “I did the most damage in that fight, but I lost. He did a good job in...

May 21, 2014 6:41 am

Lombard Not Impressed With Matt Brown

Hector Lombard is trying to pick a fight with Ohio resident Matt Brown. The American Top Team welterweight has been calling out Brown since Matt won the UFC on FOX Sports 1 main event against Erick Silva. Lombard has continued his pursuit yet again, this time making it a little more personal. Check it: Never...