Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 19, 2014 11:18 am

New Jersey Wrestling Team Under Fire Following Allegations of Racism

A disturbing, racist photo that appears to depict the wrestling team of a New Jersey high school has prompted a school investigation Tuesday. The picture of the team is believed to have been taken by students at Phillipsburg High School. The photo depicts a black wrestling dummy hanging by its neck from the ceiling as...

Feb 19, 2014 11:08 am

PHOTO | Gina Carano’s ‘In The Blood’ Movie Poster

Ronda Rousey isn’t the only MMA starlet to hit the silver screen. Popular MMA Fighter, Gina Carano, has a new flick coming out titled ‘In the Blood’. The film hits select theaters on April 4 and will be available for download on iTunes and OnDemand.

Feb 19, 2014 11:03 am

UFC Making Ohio Return, Cincinnati Event Slated For May

For the first time in almost seven years, the mecca of mixed martial arts will return to Cincinnati. The event, set for May 10, will be televised on Fox Sports 1, and looks to be emanating out of the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials made the announcement this past Tuesday, and you can also find the news on...

Feb 19, 2014 10:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | Herbert Burns aims to keep his perfect record intact at “ONE FC: War of Nations”

Former World “No Gi” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, Herbert “The Blaze” Burns (2-0 MMA, 1-0 ONE FC), will make his return to ONE Fighting Championships this March, when he faces  promotional newcomer Harris Sarmiento (36-25 MMA) at the “ONE FC: War of Nations” event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Herbert recently spoke with’s Chris Taylor about his...

Feb 19, 2014 10:40 am

NIKE Suing Venom MMA Apparel Brand For Copyright Infringement

Is Venom knocking-off Nike? According to a recent lawsuit filed by the world’s largest sporting brand, they are. The popular MMA apparel company responsible for the sponsoring of many top UFC fighters is apparently in some hot water for their logo and the way they present themselves in business. Nike claims that they own the...

Feb 19, 2014 10:25 am

UFC Signs Steve Bosse To Face Ryan Jimmo In April

UFC officials have inked new light-heavyweight prospect, Steve Bosse (pictured), to a multi-fight deal. The promotion announced today that the former Hockey player will step up and face Ryan Jimmo on the ‘TUF Nations’ Finale event set for April. The TUF Nations Finale Fight card features a main event between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy....

Feb 19, 2014 10:12 am

Fight Night 38: With Tibau Injured, Prazeres Steps Up To Face Taisumov

The injury bug has found another victim in the form of top lightweight, Gleison Tibau. UFC officials recently announced that Michel Prazeres will serve as his replacement against Mairbek Taisumov. UFC Fight Night 38 goes down on March 23 from the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. In the main event...

Feb 19, 2014 9:50 am

Rebney Talks Tito’s Uncertain Future With Bellator

“I’ve been having a good number of conversations with Tito. The prior neck injury was disturbing, but we’ve gotten past that. The fracture was really disturbing because of the potential for paralysis under a worse-case scenario. We’re doing a pretty exhaustive series of tests to see if he’s fine, because we want to be 100...

Feb 19, 2014 9:45 am

VIDEO | GSP Discusses Happiness Outside Of Fighting

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre spent a few minutes with Larry Michael, the voice of the Redskins, earlier this month in New York City. They talked similarities between football and MMA, but this video focuses on St-Pierre taking a leave of absence from the UFC and relinquishing his belt, citing the dedication, focus and...

Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm

Ronda Rousey: ‘It’s almost killing time’

UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, recently appeared on ESPN’s MMA Live to promote this weekend’s UFC 170 pay-per-view event. Check out what the champ had to say about her opponent, Sarah McMann, and more. Hit play and enjoy.

Feb 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Rashad Evans Set To Undergo Surgery This Week To Repair Injured Knee

Rashad Evans now knows how long he will be out of action. On February 12th, reported that the former UFC light heavyweight champion had injured his knee while training for his UFC 170 bout with 205-pound newcomer, Daniel Cormier. Over the following 24 hours (due to some confusion over the severity of the injury),...

Feb 18, 2014 5:36 pm

“WOLF TICKETS!!” – Rapper Steals Nick Diaz Slogan For New Rap Song

“You (St. Pierre) told the fans that I deserve to get beat down, that I chased you around. I got the fight, right? I’m working towards something, everybody knows that. Sorry I had to [say you were scared] to get the fight. They’re selling you (fans and media) all wolf tickets people, you’re eating them...

Feb 18, 2014 4:36 pm

World Series of Fighting 9 lineup complete with addition of six preliminary contests

With a stacked main card already in place that includes two championship contests, World Series of Fighting 9’s full lineup is now complete with the addition of six preliminary bouts. The intriguing contests include no less than 10 of Las Vegas’ finest mixed martial artists, as the “Fight Capital of the World” will be well...

Feb 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Machida Tops UFC Fight Night 36 Medical Suspensions

Last weekend’s decision right, UFC Fight Night 36 event went off without a hitch. The card, which featured a main event between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi was supposed to crown the next middleweight title challenger, although now, with his nasty foot injury, things may be put off for a bit. The Brazilian Athletic Commission...

Feb 18, 2014 12:40 pm

PHOTO | Machida’s Injured, But Not Broken, Foot

According to Machida, in the third round of his UFC Fight Night 36 bout against Gegard Mousasi, he injured his foot pretty bad. According to the docs it isn’t broken, but it’s hard to imagine it being an worse. Geeze! Here’s the tweet that got us the pic: Machida's foot not looking good … no...

Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am

Ronda Rousey On Sara McMann: “She’s trying to rip away everything I worked for, and that’s not very nice.”

Ronda Rousey doesn’t like Miesha Tate. That might be one of the biggest understatements I could write about the women’s UFC bantamweight champion. After all, one could surmise exactly how Ronda felt about Miesha, simply by watching the two women interact for a few seconds. And even after Ronda completely dominated her arch-rival in their championship bout at UFC 168,...

Feb 18, 2014 6:40 am

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann: ‘When the pressure’s on I show up’

“I don’t know if it was necessarily my Olympic success that has [played into my MMA success]. I think you can take other Olympians or Olympic medalists and sometimes that doesn’t translate into success in another sport. So I think part of it is each individual, and that’s why when I began MMA I said,...

Feb 18, 2014 6:35 am

Machida Down For Jacare Or Bisping Scraps While Waiting For Title Shot

“Everybody keeps talking about the title. Of course, I want to fight for the title and I did my best on Saturday night (to earn a shot), but it’s up to the UFC now to decide if I deserve it or not. I’ll be ready for anything. If they want me to fight once more...

Feb 18, 2014 6:31 am

Rousey: ‘I’m also the best striker’

“My MMA striking is the best in the game. It definitely is a challenge. With judo I spent so many years with a certain posture that the hardest thing was adjusting it. I’ve reached a certain level of competition where what’s required out of striking to come into the clinch to grapple is a lot...

Feb 18, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Camp

Ronda Rousey sharpens her jiu-jitsu sword at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. In this video, previously released by, Ryron and Rener explain what she’s learning, why she’s so quick to absorb information, and how good her armbars really are. Enjoy!

Feb 18, 2014 6:14 am

White Explains Uniform Concept Meant To Help Fighters Make Money

“It’s not as big as everybody makes it out to be. Those are the guys that are making tons of money anyway, and they make big money on sponsorship. The lower level guys? They’re not making a bunch from sponsorship. We just saw the thing go down with Mac Danzig. He said, ‘I’m done. I...

Feb 18, 2014 6:13 am

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Rousey

Jiu-Jitsu experts Rener and Ryron Gracie illuminate Ronda Rousey’s first UFC title defense as she stopped the offensive attack of Liz Carmouche in Gracie Breakdown.