Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 1:43 pm

WSOF 9 Fight Card Complete With Addition Of Burkman vs. Stinson, Plus Two More

The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including welterweights Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (26-10) vs. Tyler “The Evolution” Stinson (27-9), lightweights Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-1) vs. Johnny Nunez (4-0) and featherweights Mike Corey (12-3-1) vs. Shane Kruchten (11-2). The three new...

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 12, 2014 11:19 am

Second fighter in two days is murdered in Natal, Brazil

(Luiz de Franca pictured above) On Monday morning, Brazilian welterweight Luiz de Franca (3-0 MMA) was shot dead inside a BJJ and fitness Alta Performance gym in Natal, Brazil. Alta Performance houses Kimura Nova Uniao, which is an affiliate of the famed Nova Uniao gym. Franca’s alleged attacker was a police officer who he had...

Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

Coach: Ronda Dropping Boxing World Champs With Punches In Training

“I’m not going to give out what she’s going to do, but I’ll be honest: We get boxing world champions in here – girls – and she drops all of them with body shots. So if you’re dropping people with 14-ounce gloves, you guys should be seeing that.” During this week’s UFC 170 media event...

Feb 12, 2014 10:16 am

Couture Says 34 Countries Have Signed On To Bring MMA To The Olympics

With himself and the UFC officially on the outs, Randy Couture keeps his name relevant doing stints with Bellator when he’s not on set making motion picture blockbusters. The UFC/MMA legend recently talked about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts going to the Olympics while attending a Hollywood event. TMZ has the scoop: UFC legend...

Feb 12, 2014 10:01 am

Baszler Turned Rousey House Into Ric Flair’s Pro-Wrestling Extravaganza!!

“Shayna totally converted our new house into a super pro wrestling house. Me and Shayna did have an ongoing debate on who was Arn Anderson and who was Rick Flair. I was like ‘sorry, I have to be Ric Flair, I gotta be Ric Flair.’ So eventually we came to the conclusion that I could...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...

Feb 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Dana Admits To Being Threatened By His Fighters Over Money/Contracts

“Oh yeah, there’s no doubt about it (That a fighter has threatened to beat Dana’s ass). There’s been many. One time, I was in a negotiation over a contract, and one of the fighters said, ‘Well how bout if I come down there and just beat your fucking ass?’ [laughs] Well, it’s not gonna help...

Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste – Then & Now

Arianny Celeste made her UFC debut back in 2006 at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It didn’t take long for her to win the hearts of UFC fans across the nation after strutting her stuff around the octagon and appearing in magazines, including Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Since making her first...

Feb 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Jessica Eye Submits Clean Drug Test, NSAC Will Permit Her to Fight at UFC 170

After getting busted by the Texas athletic commission for using marijuana, Jessica Eye had to submit a clean drug test to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before being issued a license to fight at UFC 170. MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco has reported that Eye’s submitted test was announced clean and she is all set to fight...

Feb 11, 2014 9:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Mayhem Miller Latest To Call Out CM Punk

Either Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is insightfully making fun of the trend of calling out former WWE star CM Punk, or he truly wants to fight the man in a parking lot… By Christopher Murphy | Twitter It seems we could start a daily tab of who calls out former WWE star CM Punk, and without...

Feb 11, 2014 9:49 am

Another UFC Fighter Suspended For Marijuana Use

Yancy Medeiros served a 90-day suspension from the UFC following a failed drug test at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 in November.  His win from that night over Yves Edwards has been ruled a No-Contest. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Yancy Medeiros failed his post-fight drug test following November’s UFC Fight for the Troops...

Feb 11, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 36: Francis Carmont Enjoys Underdog Role against Jacare Souza

  Francis Carmont (above, right) doesn’t mind assuming the underdog role in his upcoming bout with Jacare Souza at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Francis Carmont (22-7) is riding a streak of 11 wins into the Octagon this Saturday when he faces Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza at the...

Feb 11, 2014 6:36 am

VIDEO | Machida vs. Mousasi: UFC Fight Night preview

Following a spectacular middleweight debut in which he knocked out longtime contender Mark Munoz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continues his march for 185-pound gold. On February 15th, he faces international star Gegard Mousasi in a five-round showdown on FOX Sports 1.

Feb 11, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Shuts Down Another Illegal Streaming Site, Says Viewers Are Next

The battle to combat on-line piracy is still being wagered between the UFC and random fly-by-night illegal pay-per-view providers. In a press release the UFC announced that they have shut down for piracy and will be going after the people who viewed the website for free and illegally downloaded UFC content. Check the press...

Feb 11, 2014 6:14 am

Reza Madadi Still Not Jailed Following Sentencing In Burglary Case, Returns To MMA

In 2013, former UFC lightweight Reza Madadi found himself in some very hot water. Taking the familiar mantra of ” the UFC doesn’t pay its lower-level fighters enough money!” to an entirely new level, Medadi was arrested in Sweden last year for an alleged “smash and grab” robbery. According to Swedish tabloid “Expressen“, Madadi and an associate allegedly broke into...

Feb 11, 2014 6:13 am

Two Hard-Hitting Heavyweights Make Their UFC Debuts At UFC on FOX 11

Another fight has been added to the UFC on FOX 11 card, as two heavyweights will square off in their promotional debuts. Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter, late last night: Undefeated Jack May will meet Derrick Lewis in the center of the Octagon, and – judging by their records and penchants for knockouts – one...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...

Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am

PHOTO | Cormier Before And After: Former Heavyweight Slimmed Down For Evans Fight

In just a few short weeks, Daniel Cormier makes his way down a division to face off with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans. Cormier was practically forced out of the heavyweight division due to his friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez, holding UFC gold. For D.C. it was either be content in the number 2...

Feb 11, 2014 4:30 am

PHOTO | Bisping Taking Acting Career Deathly Serious

With his fight against Tim Kennedy still off a ways, Michael Bisping is testing out his acting chops in a film titled, ‘Strike Back.’ ‘The Count’ will be filming in Thai Land for three-weeks.

Feb 10, 2014 7:38 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ First Day Back In Fight Camp, Prepping For Glover Teixeira

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has officially started his training camp for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira. “This is not about Glover, I’m on a quest for something far greater,” stated the UFC champion in a post on his Instagram earlier today. (Photo above included) Here’s Jones talking about his first day back...