Archive: MMA NEWS

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

May 6, 2014 4:08 pm

Cat Zingano Receives Medical Clearance To Train

Top female bantamweight fighter, Cat Zingano announced today that she has received clearance from her medical team to resume training. Zingano, who made her UFC debut with a brutal stoppage over Miesha Tate, was originally slated to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 18’ opposite Ronda Rousey and promised a title shot for her Tate victory....

May 6, 2014 4:00 pm

Cyborg Joining Bethe Correia’s Campaign Against Rousey’s ‘Horsewomen’?

Bethe Correia might be looking to go all pro wrestling on Shayna Baszler when they meet later this year at UFC 176 in Los Angeles. Correia will be trying to defeat a second member of “The Four Horsewomen,” the name UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir and Baszler gave themselves. The...


May 6, 2014 3:53 pm

Conor McGregor: “Cole, I’m going to break you”

“He opened his mouth, he should’ve kept quiet. There’s a Celtic saying, ‘many a times a man’s mouth broke his nose.’ And this is one more of those sayings. That man opens his mouth, and I’m going to break his nose.””Man, he’s talking about stopping me in the first round?” Miller replied. “I’m going to...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

May 6, 2014 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Lyoto Machida’s Father At Age 18

Before there was a Lyoto Machida, there was this man, the Master of the Machida fighting system and father to the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current middleweight title challenger, Yoshizo Machida.

May 6, 2014 1:29 pm

Belfort Believes ‘Jacare’ Not Machida Should Have Replaced Him

“It makes no sense he (Lyoto) is being touted to fight for the belt, but it would make sense if was Jacare. If there is a ranking system, this ranking should be respected. It is like what Jon Jones said, the rankings don’t mean anything. We have to accept their decision but as I said...

May 6, 2014 1:02 pm

UH-OH! – Nate Diaz Bounced From UFC’s Official Rankings

Top UFC lightweight fighter Nate Diaz has been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The fan favorite Californian was previously ranked as high as #1 but was last seen holding the #5 position before his sudden removal. Several reasons could cause a fighter to lose their ranking. A long stint of inactivity like T.J. Grant,...

May 6, 2014 12:50 pm

VIDEO | Rousey Looking Crisp On A Heavy Bag

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is preparing for her July 5 title fight against Alexis Davis in Las Vegas. ‘Rowdy’ is seen here, showing off the evolution in her striking. The UFC champion, is just three-years into her Mixed Martial Arts career and entered the scene with just a Judo background. Impressed with her evolution?

May 6, 2014 12:32 pm

Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro Latest UFC Vet To Join One-Night Tournament

Five fight UFC veteran, Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro is returning to Mixed Martial Arts action this June in Oklahoma. The American Top Team Fighter has verbally agreed to participate in ‘Battleground O.N.E.’ – The highly anticipated one-night, eight-man tournament set for Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Carneiro last saw action in October, securing...

May 6, 2014 12:25 pm

QUICK TWITT | GSP Chillin With Ludacris In The Club

Hailing straight from ‘The Dirty’, famous rapper, Ludacris got a chance to kick it with former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre and he was thrilled. The caption from ‘Luda’ reads,“George St Pierre in the fuckin CLUB!!! #thoughtihadseenitall #epic” Really cool meeting @Ludacris on the weekend! http://t.co/XHC4TKeukP — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) May 5, 2014

May 6, 2014 11:55 am

Sonnen: ‘My UFC career will not be complete until I fight Vitor Belfort’

“I think outside of Jon Jones, Vitor is the scariest guy in the UFC right now. Vitor’s and I’s paths will cross. There’s two guys that for my career to be complete, I have to fight. It’s Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort. That’s not a secret. The UFC will tell you the same thing. It...

May 6, 2014 11:36 am

PHOTO’s | Vitor Belfort Gives Back – Fights Bullying In Brazil

Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort is giving back to the community with a campaign, teaching kids how to handle and deal with Bullying. “I have a great project here in Brasil fighting bulling in school,” said Vitor through his official Instagram. “Everything is ready this is a dream for me and my family. Helping changing the...

May 6, 2014 11:29 am

VIDEO | Ross Pearson Puts In Work – WOW!

Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson is currently preparing for his upcoming bout against Diego Sanchez. The two lightweight fighters face off on the UFC Fight Night 43 main card.