Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Coach Says McMann Not Ready For Ronda Rousey

“Honestly, I don’t think [Sarah is ready for Ronda Rousey title fight]. In the fight she had with Shayna Baszler, she’s with us now, I don’t think she was that impressive in that fight. She won, yes, so I can’t say much about it, it could have gone either way, I would say honestly. What...

Feb 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Eye Blames Botched Paperwork For Drug Testing Fiasco

“I’m continuously trying to clear the air for you guys, but there are some things on my end that I don’t end up saying for anybody to use against me, but there were some mistakes that I made on my behalf that I didn’t give enough knowledge ahead of time. This is the first time...

Feb 10, 2014 5:45 pm

VIDEO | 10 Never Before Seen Gracie Challenge Fights That Pre-Date The UFC

At the birth place of the UFC, the Torrance California Gracie Academy played host to Mixed Bouts we now call, ‘Gracie Challenges’. In an attempt to prove that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was the best martial art, they would open up their doors in Torrance and take on all-comers. Recently the new generation of Gracies have...

Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey UFC 170 Media Workout Scrum

Get ready world, Ronda Rousey is about to take over the MMA Headlines again as she prepares from her UFC 170 title tilt opposite, Sarah McMann. The UFC held a special media day with their UFC bantamweight champion (female), to promote the event and above are video highlights from her media scrum. Enjoy!

Feb 10, 2014 5:25 pm

Texas Commission Confirms Jessica Eye Popped For Pot

Move over Diaz bro’s. There’s a new MMA cannabis toker in town in the form of female bantamweight fighter, Jessica Eye. We learned last week that Eye was put on a probationary suspension for a drug testing failure following her decision victory (now overturned) over Sarah Kaufmann. After early reports listed a blood thinner, BJPENN.COM...

Feb 10, 2014 5:03 pm

Rani Yahya Drops Down to Bantamweight, Scheduled to face Johnny Bedford at ‘UFN 39’

After six consecutive bouts in the octagon as a featherweight, twelve-year veteran Rani Yahya has opted to venture into the UFC’s bantamweight division. Yahya will meet fellow 135er Johnny Bedford at ‘UFC Fight Night 29’ in Abu Dhabi on April 11th. MMAFighting confirmed the fight with sources close to the situation. Rani Yahya made a...

Feb 10, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Sneak Peek!! – EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay

In the first installment of EA SPORTS UFC’s Gameplay Series we reveal the unparalleled realism of our Next-Gen Fighters. Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when the first EA SPORTS UFC game...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...

Feb 10, 2014 6:40 am

McMann: Ronda Rousey Just Another Opponent

“She’s just another opponent. After you’ve competed for 19 years, it’s pretty hard to make anything the pinnacle. I look at it the same way, and I think that’s to my benefit. That I just go out there and train hard and treat her like an opponent with skills in this area, and deficits in...

Feb 10, 2014 6:33 am

Dos Anjos on Khabib: ‘I’m going to shut him up’

“I was preparing to fight, almost ready, with no injuries and my opponent hurt himself. But, in the end, I liked it because they gave an opponent with more expression. Khabib is undefeated. I believe that winning on him would be a bigger than one over Khabilov”. “I think that Khabilov has better wrestling than...

Feb 10, 2014 5:01 am

Jon Jones: Weidman’s Name Not Big Enough For Super Fight, Velasquez Though…

“A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman’s name and I think in order for it to be a ‘super fight,’ Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions. That being said, I think Cain Velasdquez would be the only guy that...

Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Looking Beyond the Numbers of Fighter Pay

When Robert “Bubba” McDaniel accidentally tweeted how much money he made fighting last year, he inadvertently brought up what is probably the most common discussion in regards to fighter pay; the numbers. McDaniel tweeted that he made $33,200 fighting last year, which is a figure that raises some eyebrows. The median US income was $27,519.10...

Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

Catchweight, Featherweight, Lightweight – Pettis Says He’ll Fight Aldo Anywhere

It seems as though one of the most difficult parts of putting together a super fight is getting the fighters to agree on a fight weight, and the intriguing match-up between Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has proven to be no different. While Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras wants the fight at a...

Feb 10, 2014 4:45 am

George Zimmerman vs. DMX Boxing Match Has Been Cancelled

According to the promoter, Damon Feldman, the celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and the rapper DMX has been scrapped. Feldman took to Twitter to announce why he canceled the fight.   The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I’m sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you...

Feb 10, 2014 4:39 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (Full Fight )

Lyoto Machida faces Gegard Mousasi this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. While we wait for this weekend’s fights, catch the replay (above), from when Machida K.O.’d Rashad Evans to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title.

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission

Feb 10, 2014 4:37 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Actually Has A Fan Club In Brazil

Chael Sonnen has been in hostile territory filming the Brazilian version of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series. To the surprise of many, it’s not all hate for Chael down in Brazil. He actually has a fan club. Check it:

Feb 10, 2014 4:35 am

Mousasi Brings In Machida’s Former Karate Foe In Prep For Fight Night 36

“I trained with Jaouad Ikan. That’s my friend who I always trained with, but he’s a karate guy. He even fought Machida twice, I think, in karate. He does Machida exactly the same. I would say even better, karate-wise. I learned a lot from him. I at least know what to expect in the fight.”