Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

Bout Between Undefeated Lightweights Ernest Chavez And Elias Silverio Added To Fight Night 42 Card

UFC has added another bout to the Fight Night 42 lineup. Unbeaten lightweight Ernest Chavez will take on Brazilian Elias Silverio (also undefeated… and also a lightweight, obviously) at the event, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The headliner for the card is a highly anticipated one, as we will finally see current “TUF:...

Mar 26, 2014 10:05 pm

VIDEO | UFC Leaks Chael/Wandy Spat That Nearly Ends TUF Brazil

Things got off to a tense start as coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen began team selections on the third season of TUF Brazil. Paula Sack finds out what happened. Catch episode three now live on UFC Fight Pass. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Weidman To Undergo Minor Surgery on Both Knees

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is going under the knife. Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees next week, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight. “He’s in relatively good spirits. He’s been battling knee problems since high school,” Helwani said. “He’s had meniscal tears in both his knees...

Mar 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Frank Mir Taking Time Off From Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, has seen better days. The future hall-of-famer is riding a four-fight losing-streak inside the UFC’s Octagon, and for most athletes that means a UFC release. During a recent interview with FOX Sports, Mir’s manager, confirmed that Frank isn’t going to have to test his free-agency worth, because the UFC...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 26, 2014 12:32 pm

VIDEO | Cyborg Smashes Chicks In The World Of Muay Thai

Cris Cyborg takes her skills to Muay Thai against Jennifer Colomb at Lion Fight 11 outside at the Fremont Street Experience. See Cris Cyborg in action again at Lion Fight 14 March 28th on AXS TV! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Siver Blames Tainted Supplements On Drug Testing Failure

Prior to UFC 168 I had to hire an external personal trainer and nutritionist to support me with making weight. The nutritionist recommended me a new diet method from the US, which had been successfully used by the stars. Thereupon I asked, if I, as a competitive professional athlete, could safely use this supplement. This...

Mar 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Brazil Commission Says Jorgensen’s ‘BS’ Fight Outcome Stands

Although some might like seeing head-butts legalized in the sport, alas, they are not. That’s something that Scott Jorgensen would like to remind the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) and it’s director, Cristiano Sampaio, after his recent loss to Jussier Formiga during their bout last weekend, at UFC Fight Night 38 (that took place on...

Mar 26, 2014 10:35 am

Fabio Maldonado: “When I’m tired and bleeding, I fight better”

I’m not going to deny that some of the guys (okay, most of the guys) that practice MMA are suckers for punishment (some more than others). As for Fabio Maldonado, he’s one of those guys that’s like an old T.V.; In order for him to work right, you have to bang him around a bit....

Mar 26, 2014 9:48 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber Stars In Another Music Video – MUST WATCH!

Bombshell artist, Lauren Mayhew, and Urijah Faber deliver a KNOCKOUT with a modern day version of “Romeo and Juliet” in Lauren’s SMASH single produced by Highbreeze! The video stars multiple other notable fighters and actors as well such as Andre Fili, Jay Hieron, Justin Buchholz, Vince Murdock, Nikee Olivera, TJ Kuahine, Anthony Avila, Jonny Kowalsky,...

Mar 26, 2014 6:31 am

Josh Koscheck Wants At Least Two More Fights In The UFC

“I have two more fights on my contract, and I plan on fighting those out and seeing if I want to continue. I’m obligated to two more fights with the UFC.” “I’ve been training my whole life. I’ve never had a break. I feel like I need to get away and take some time off...

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 26, 2014 6:21 am

After Will Chope’s UFC Release, Assault Victim Speaks Out In Favor Of Him

Last weekend, Will Chope was let go by the UFC due to a domestic violence charge being brought to light. Now, domestic violence is something that the UFC should always have a zero-tolerance policy for. There’s no excuse, no reason, and no explanation that would ever be good enough to warrant these kinds of actions....

Mar 26, 2014 6:10 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Further Explains How Jon Jones Is Avoiding Him

“If I look at Jones’ perspective I don’t think that’s strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn’t make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he’s...

Mar 25, 2014 9:08 pm

WSOF 9: Carl unfazed by Palhares’ drug testing woes

The World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event takes place this Saturday night, but the main event is still under question. It was just a few weeks back that former UFC ‘bad boy’ Rousimar Palhares was asked to take a random drug test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). “Toquinho” was forced...

Mar 25, 2014 6:59 pm

VIDEO | TUF 19 Promo Featuring BJ Penn/Frankie Edgar

On April 16th BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar take over as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter Season 19. Here’s the first promo for the show featuring both fighters. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Magomedov: ‘Dana White will regret signing Russian fighters’

The recent influx of Russian talent signed to the UFC cannot be denied. Furthermore, those guys are good. Really good. It’s that exact reason that newly signed UFC heavyweight, Rusian Magomedov, warns that once his countrymen swallow the UFC’s roster whole, the brass running the show will regret it. Check it: (via – Props: “Soon...

Mar 25, 2014 6:40 pm

Association Of Ringside Physicians Move For Major Weigh-In Reform

In a release dated yesterday, The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), ‘released a consensus statement on weight management in professional combat sports.’ They want to reform the way the various combat athletes make their weight. Here are the guidelines they want to have the various Athletic Commissions consider: The ARP recommends standardized weigh-in policies in...

Mar 25, 2014 6:40 pm

Three Out Indefinitely After UFC 171

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced on Tuesday that three fighters from UFC 171 received indefinite medical suspensions due to injuries. The most notable among the trio is welterweight Carlos Condit. Condit suffered a knee injury in the second round of his co-main event fight with Tyron Woodley. Condit needed surgery after sustaining...

Mar 25, 2014 6:31 pm

Daniel Cormier Needs To Fight Ryan Bader If He Wants A Title Shot

If Daniel Cormier wants his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, he needs to go through Ryan Bader. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Bader is the No. 1 contender – or even a top contender in the division at the moment. Instead, it would appear that the former Ultimate Fighter winner...

Mar 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Gustafsson: ‘Jones is doing everything he can to not fight me’

“It took me a while, actually, to get over it,” Gustafsson said. “The physical part of it was very easy. I wasn’t that banged up. I was back in training after two weeks. But it was the mental things, the motivation, and I was so disappointed over everything. So it took a while. But when...