Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 14, 2014 6:32 pm

Arthur Jones Talks About Fighting Younger Bro, Jon Jones: “I’ll whoop his butt”

Oh brotherly love. If you didn’t already know, the Jones family have successfully figured out a formula to breed champion caliber athletes. Jon Jones is currently the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion and widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter. The youngest of the three siblings, Chandler Jones, is a starting defensive end for the New England Patriots...

Mar 14, 2014 6:13 pm

There’s Something About Hendricks Dana White Just Doesn’t Like

At a recent UFC Media Day Scrum, UFC President Dana White was singing the praises of Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks. However, there was one thing about him that White isn’t a fan of. The beard. “I like everything about Johny Hendricks,” White said. “He’s a great guy, a hard worker, and he’s one of those...

Mar 14, 2014 6:09 pm

Ronda Willing To Go Up In Weight For Chance At Facing Carano, Not Cyborg

“I would love that. I’ve always said that, I never would’ve found women’s MMA if I hadn’t seen her (Gina Carano) fight. To fight her would be a real honor and I think that’d be a milestone for the sport. But, I mean, you can’t fight for anyone but yourself. I wouldn’t want her to...


Mar 14, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Straus Forced To Cut Hair To Make Weight

Yesterday, Bellator featherweight champion, Daniel Straus, failed to make weight during his first attempt at the official Bellator 112 weigh-ins. He was over by a mere one-pound and he took it off with a pair of scissors. Check it: This is the result of a tough cut from @DanielStraus. Heart of a Champion. Going to...

Mar 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Aldo Thinks Glover Teixeira Will Beat Jon Jones

Next month Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will throw-down for the UFC light-heavyweight title. No one knows who is going to win this pivotal title fight, but UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has an idea and it comes in the form of his former Ruas Vale-Tudo teammate, Glover Teixeira. “I’m sure, I have no doubt in...

Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm

Bjorn Rebney Defends Straus vs Curran III Matchup

Many have offered criticism about Bellator MMA’s decision to give Pat Curran an immediate rematch against Bellator Featherweight champion Daniel Straus, given that both Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev and Patricio Freire have won tournaments and are waiting for their title shots. In a recent interview with MMASucka, Bjorn Rebney defended the decision, saying: “I had to...

Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am

Pat Curran’s Bout With Depression Almost Ended His Career

“The fight game is 90% mental.” It’s a cliché we’ve heard countless times, from countless people. But that doesn’t make it any less truthful. The mental prowess of a fighter can make or break not only their next fight, but their entire career. And it’s not just confidence that I’m speaking of; you have to...

Mar 13, 2014 6:46 pm

UFC to Go Back-to-Back in July

July will be a landmark month for the UFC. UFC President Dana White announced Thursday that the company will host – for the first time ever – back-to-back events on consecutive nights in the same venue. The UFC will follow UFC 175, set for Saturday, July 5 at Mandalay Bay Events Center, with The Ultimate Fighter...

Mar 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Dana White Scheduled To Meet With Holly Holm At UFC 171

So, remember when Joe Rogan went on a radio station and said that there was going to be a “huge announcement” regarding Ronda Rousey and WMMA? Well according to UFC boss, Dana White, there actually isn’t one. White spoke with the media on Thursday in Dallas, prior to this Saturday’s UFC 171. White said, “There’s...

Mar 13, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator 112 Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s March 14th event, which will showcase the Featherweight World Title fight and the opening rounds of the Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament. Bellator MMA will take place from Horseshoe Casino on Friday, March 14th with the first fight taking...

Mar 13, 2014 11:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Brad Pickett Wants Ian McCall Next

Fresh off his UFC Fight Night London victory, UFC flyweight Brad Pickett, wants that fight against Ian McCall that eluded him prior. Check it: Hey @Unclecreepymma you think you might be fit to fight for the 31th May in Berlin or 19th July in Ireland ? #unfinishedbusiness — Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) March 11, 2014 @One_Punch...

Mar 13, 2014 9:40 am

The MMA ‘Russian Invasion’ That Never Was

You know that new influx of Russian fighters we’re seeing in MMA? Well, it turns out… you don’t. Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie caught up with Murat Keshtov, head of the K Dojo Warrior Tribe in New Jersey (the gym which houses many of these “new Russian fighters”), and Murat explained exactly why we might...

Mar 13, 2014 6:52 am

Hendricks Feels It’s Time for Welterweights to ‘Make Our Own Mark’

If it all goes according to plan, by the time the smoke settles Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX., Georges St. Pierre will be nowhere near the subject of discourse. After St. Pierre put his career on hiatus, following a brilliant 11-title-fight-victory run, a new welterweight champion will be determined as...

Mar 13, 2014 6:30 am

Kennedy Blasts Bisping In Blog, ‘The Count’ Offers Up Rivera Treatment

Ahead of their headlining stint at the TUF Nations Finale next month, Tim Kennedy, has taken to Yahoo Sports! with a personal blog about the event. Here’s some excerpts: “I’ve wanted to fight Mike since his bout against my friend, Jorge Rivera, a little more than three years ago at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia....

Mar 13, 2014 6:25 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler Do Pro-Wrestling

When she’s not preparing for title defenses, Ronda Rousey is making hits on the Silver screen in Hollywood. The UFC’s bantamweight champion, also moonlights as a pro-wrestler with her teammate and pro-wrestling enthusiast, Shayna Baszler. Check out their moves:

Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Throwback Thursday: The Strikeforce Brawl (Video Replay)

Most MMA fans remember this very crucial point in MMA History. The Strikeforce Brawl. Strikeforce was a national promotion on the verge of a break out moment. Having reached the largest television audience in MMA History, Strikeforce and CBS had a budding relationship… Until this happened. Many credit the Strikeforce brawl for the eventual demise...

Mar 13, 2014 6:03 am

Betting Odds: Conor McGregor Opens Up as Early Favorite over Cole Miller

Despite the match-up not even being announced yet, Irish gambling website PaddyPower has marked Conor McGregor as a nearly 2-1 favorite over Cole Miller, meaning that a successful 100 dollar bet on the Irishman would net roughly 50 dollar profit.  MMAMania first announced the news. The line has moved since then, with McGregor now an even...

Mar 12, 2014 8:21 pm

TUF China Finale Drug Tests Come Back Clean

It was pretty humdrum as far as drug tests go. The  results are in for this month’s TUF China in Macau and a UFC official told MMAjunkie all fighters were tested, and all tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. Also worthy of note, no therapeutic-use exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy were granted for the...

Mar 12, 2014 12:44 pm

VIDEO | Frightened Mother Scales Cage During Son’s MMA Bout

It took less than a minute for Caleb Frasher to stop Joe Fisher in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend,. But that’s not why these two amateur fighter’s are making headlines. As seen in the video above, Fisher’s mother jumped into the cage to aid her son while he lay flat on the canvas. Police then...

Mar 12, 2014 12:21 pm

Tumenov vs. Lapsley Slated For UFC Fight Night 40

Two UFC welterweight newcomers have been added to the upcoming May card in Cincinnati, Ohio. Albert Tumenov (12-2) will meet Anthony Lapsley (22-6) at UFC Fight Night 40, UFC officials confirmed on Tuesday. Tumenov made his UFC debut on the back of an eight-fight winning streak in Russia. He is coming off a decision loss...

Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am

Nick Diaz To Jon Jones – ‘Don’t Be Scared Homie’

Cryptic is Nick Diaz. But once you get to know him, the secret messages and vague insults become clear as day. With Jon Jones trying to avoid, at all costs, a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, Nick took to his personal instagram to pass on a message. Check it:

Mar 12, 2014 10:46 am

Boxing Beat: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hired Goons To Beat Up Thieving Employees?

By Evan Stoumbelis Reports are circling this morning linking undefeated boxing great, Floyd Mayweather Jr.,  to a beating delivered to some contractors after jewelry from his house went missing. TMZ broke the story saying: Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Sports … the two men had been hired to work on Floyd’s Vegas homes …...