Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 6, 2014 8:57 am

VIDEO | Fight Night London: Johnson vs Guillard Preview

In Saturday’s co-main event in London, UFC lightweight fighters Michael Johnson and Melvin Guillard with touch gloves and engage in a fight that is ensure to deliver fireworks. It all goes down on UFC Fight Pass this weekend.

Mar 6, 2014 8:38 am

Schaub Wants Hunt Fight, Hunt Says ‘Why Not, Come Get K.O.’d’

An exciting heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Brendan Schaub might be in the works. According to Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, Lex McMahon of MMA Inc, is reporting that his client, Brendan Schaub, is trying to book a gig opposite the heavyweight slugger, Hunt. Schaub last saw action last September...

Mar 6, 2014 8:31 am

UFC Heavyweight Todd Duffee Diagnosed With Rare Nerve Disorder

Todd Duffee is battling a new foe. But this battle isn’t taking place inside of the Octagon. According to UFC Tonight, Duffee has been diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner Syndrome; a rare condition that typically starts with pain in the shoulder and upper arm, and can sometimes cause the affected muscles to become atrophied and weak. In advanced cases,...

Mar 6, 2014 8:25 am

Castillo Gets New Gig Opposite Charlie Brenneman

Earlier this week, Team Alpha Male’s Danny Castillo, was pulled from his scheduled UFC 172 bout against Vallie-Flagg in favor of Takanori Gomi. Now we know the reason. Still keeping a slot on the UFC 172 card, Castillo now meets Brenneman in a lightweight bout. UFC 172 is set to go down on April 26...

Mar 6, 2014 7:48 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Without TRT I May Have To Stop The Sport’

“If it doesn’t work, I may have to stop the sport. It’s as simple as that. The problem is, it’s a little bit early. I don’t know myself. I know I have to sit down with my team, not only my management, and understand the rules, but we also have to then talk with doctors...

Mar 6, 2014 7:31 am

South African Fighter Booto Guylain Passes Away From Injuries Caused In Cage

Another death has unfortunately occurred as a result of an MMA fight, this time in Africa. Booto Guylain (pictured), a South African fighter who fought for the Extreme Fighting Championship promotion, passed away today. The official statement on the EFC website reads: Johannesburg (South Africa) – DRC born Booto Guylain, the veteran of two MMA...

Mar 6, 2014 7:26 am

With Finish Over Lombard, Shields Looking for Title Shot

There are several key Welterweight fights at UFC 171, including a fight to crown a new Welterweight champion. However, one overlooked fight on the card is an important bout between Jake Shields and Hector Lombard. While the fight has the potential for both an exciting finish or  an excruciating decision, one thing about it remains...

Mar 5, 2014 8:54 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Phil Harris: Fight Music, The UFC London Edition

From It’s fight week and Phil Harris joins us for this video episode of Fight Music to discuss the tracks he has been listening to in the run up to Fight Night. He drop s an exclusive on us when he reveals his walk out track for this Saturday’s showdown with Louis Gaudinot. We...

Mar 5, 2014 8:41 am

The Legacy of Danzig – What His Retirement Teaches Fans & Fighters

Mac Danzig Realizes Now Is The Time To Save His Mind, Body After 13 years, 34 professional fights and almost 135 minutes of action inside the Octagon, Mac Danzig has had enough – and I don’t blame him. Danzig announced his retirement from MMA on Tuesday night, citing many reasons. Ultimately, Danzig’s decision will likely...

Mar 5, 2014 8:06 am

Melvin Guillard on Upcoming Opponent Michael Johnson: ‘He aint no gangster’

“Let’s get this straight. Me and Michael Johnson were never really friends. We were just training partners. Let’s straighten that out right there. We never hung out, we never shot marbles together, we didn’t go out and eat dinner or nothing like that. I only saw him at the gym, and after that, I went...

Mar 5, 2014 7:45 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Teaching Submission Set-Ups

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, teaches a room full of students some grappling technique. You can actually learn from the champ yourself should you be willing to make the trip to the NYC. (Details here)

Mar 5, 2014 7:25 am

TUF Winner Mac Danzig Retires From MMA

Mac Danzig has retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. The 34-year-old (former) UFC lightweight began his UFC career by winning “The Ultimate Fighter 6”, and will finish up his career with an MMA record of 21-12-1 (5-8 in the UFC). Mac Danzig spoke with about his plans for the future, as well as how...

Mar 5, 2014 7:24 am

VIDEO | UFC Champ Jon Jones Teaches Kicking Techniques

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, has a good grasp on what it takes to make a career out of kicking. You can actually learn from the champ yourself should you be willing to make the trip to the NYC. (Details here)

Mar 5, 2014 7:21 am

Takanori Gomi Replaces Danny Castillo At UFC 172

The Fireball Kid is back. UFC officials announced on Tuesday that PRIDE veteran and fan favorite, Takanori Gomi, will be replacing Danny Castillo at next month’s UFC 172 event. Gomi will be facing Isaac Vallie-Flagg in the newly announced contest. Castillo is not being taken off the card, however, as the UFC is deciding on his new...

Mar 5, 2014 7:00 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre teaches fighting techniques

MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre teaches basic fighting techniques to a group of prize winners during the “Get in the Cage” event at the legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Chael Sonnen Says Wanderlei Has Not Signed The Contract Yet

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, is set to air on UFC Fight Pass starting March 9. A lot of news has been making the rounds before the show’s first episode has even aired, most notably the huge brawl between the coaches, teased in the trailer for the upcoming season....

Mar 4, 2014 9:03 pm

Ronda Rousey On How She Would Take Out Floyd Mayweather Jr. In A Fight

It’s probably true, call me crazy if you want, but Ronda Rousey probably has a decent shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an MMA fight. It’s all hypothetical, of course. Here is how Ronda breaks down the scrap while on a local L.A. radio show: Ronda: “I’ll tell you what I’d do. You ready? I...

Mar 4, 2014 5:32 pm

Assuncao Would be ‘Pissed’ if He’s Passed Over for Title Fight

Coming off his sixth straight win, stellar bantamweight Raphael Assuncao feels he’s the guy to get the next crack at champion Renan Barao. The two fighters above him in the current rankings have already received their title shots so Assuncao feels it’s his time. He told Fox Sports the following: “I’ll be pissed if it...

Mar 4, 2014 5:11 pm

Rashad Evans Defends Belfort & His Use Of TRT – Thinks Criticism Unfair

“I don’t know, hopefully he gets the title shot. The thing with [Vitor] having to pull out — or the fact that he had to be pulled out — was that he wouldn’t have been able to pass the inspection with the new rules. Because it takes at least 12 weeks for [TRT] to be...

Mar 4, 2014 4:58 pm

VIDEO | Rampage Shows Off His California Home And It’s Awesome

Bellator money must be good! Or maybe it’s UFC Money? Maybe even PRIDE FC Money or perhaps even some A-Team Money? At any rate, Rampage Jackson is a baller and he recently gave these guys a tour of his super-star status dwelling in Mission Viejo, California. Did anyone say TNA money? I guess that’s possible...

Mar 4, 2014 4:51 pm

Anderson Injury Update: Silva Getting Down To Some Rap While Blasting A Heavy Bag (Video)

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, is making the road to recovery look easy. We’ve been documenting the former champ’s recovery since the begging (See that here), and what we have here is just the latest in Anderson’s miraculous recovery from that nasty leg break at UFC 168. Here’s a video of Silva hitting a heavy bag:

Mar 4, 2014 4:28 pm

PHOTO | John Travolta Down With The 209, Hangs With Nate Diaz

Hey look guys it’s actor John Travolta hanging out with his pal, Neve Draw, or as the rest of us know him, Nate Diaz. Yes, fresh off of his catastrophic name blunder at the Academy Awards, where he introduced singer Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem, it appears that Travolta is kicking it with the younger...

Mar 4, 2014 11:30 am

Jon Jones To Daniel Cormier: “I have no interest in fighting you right now”

UFC heavyweight turned light heavyweight Daniel Cormier beat Patrick Cummins in his debut at 205. Who saw that one coming, right? Any way, after Cormier finished Cummins he felt like he deserved the next title shot. Cormier went on FOX Sports’ Great Debate MMA Podcast and pleaded with champ Jon Jones to give him a...