Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

White Says Mir’s Future To Be Determined This Week

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has tried everything to get a win inside the Octagon. From TRT to a two-camp stint at Greg Jackson’s, the Las Vegas resident hasn’t found anything to assist him in getting out of his four-fight slump. His back’s against the wall, and while he insists that retirement isn’t an...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

Rogan Live Commentary Helped UFC 169’s Clint Hester ‘Not Blow His Wad’

UFC ringside commentator, Joe Rogan, is the best in the business. His insightful and technical breakdowns of fights have been educating fans for years on the action happening inside the cage. I always wondered if his, sometimes instructional, commentary ever made the ears of the fighter’s he’s talking about and according to UFC 169’s Clint...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React Harshly To Herb Dean’s UFC 169 Main Event Mistake

Wow, so, Herb Dean messed up Saturday night, in a pretty bad way, when he halted the action during Urijah’s ‘Thumbs up’ signing. Eeek!!! The twitter-verse instantly caught fire and we are just now getting those flames under control. Check out some notable reactions to the Faber vs. Barao stoppage:

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

Faber Open To Jumping Divisions For ‘Interesting Fights’

Following the disappointing ending to last weekend’s UFC 169 main event, Urijah Faber says that he’s open to making the jump up in weight for the fans. “I’m going to stay at 135, but if there are some big fights at 145, let’s hear what these guys have for me,” Faber said. “I would like...

Feb 3, 2014 4:30 am

Dana White Blasts Overeem For ‘Crappy’ UFC 169 Performance & Lesnar Callout

A win’s a win right? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Just ask Dana White. Last weekend Alistair Overeem took a rare approach in his bout against Frank Mir. The giant striker chose to coast through 15-minutes and secure an ‘error-free’ victory to keep his contract intact. Dana White was not impressed: “He fought safe....

Feb 3, 2014 4:29 am

Overeem Calls Out Brock Lesnar

Once wasn’t enough for the former Strikeforce, Dream and K1 Grand Prix champion, when it comes to Brock Lesnar. Following his one-sided decision win over Frank Mir at last weekend’s UFC 169 event, ‘The Reem’, took to his post-fight speech to call out his former foe. “I hear there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about...

Feb 3, 2014 4:25 am

Alistair Overeem Outstruck Frank Mir 139 to 5 – WOW!

Prior to last weekend’s UFC 169 event, Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem both desperately needed a win. Mir stated that even if he picked up his 4th straight loss, which he did, that he would not even consider retirement. Overeem did what he had to do to win the bout, and while they caught some...

Feb 3, 2014 4:20 am

Dana White: Faber Stoppage ‘Cherry On Top’ Of Catastrophic UFC 169 Event

Last weekend’s UFC 169 event broke the record for the most decision’s in one night. To top it off, the main event was stopped right when it was just getting started. During the post-fight press-conference an agitated UFC president touched on both: “Faber was blocking those shots; he gave the thumbs up. He (Herb Dean)...

Feb 3, 2014 4:00 am

.gif | Trujillo Floors Varner In Brutal ‘Lights-Out’ K.O.

If animated .gifs are your thing then it doesn’t get much better than this highlight from last Saturday’s UFC 169 event. Opening up the main card, Trujillo and Varner delivered what was hands down the most entertaining bout of the night. They were also the only fighters to get bonuses. In the end, Trujillo earned...

Feb 1, 2014 11:57 pm

UFC 169 Breaks Record for Most Decisions in One Night

UFC 169 stood out in at least one way, breaking the record for most decisions on a single UFC card, with a total of 10 decisions. This breaks the previous record of 9, which was held by both UFC 161 and UFC on Fuel TV 7. Dana White wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome, saying:...

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...

Feb 1, 2014 8:31 pm

UFC 169 Results: Overeem Batters Mir en route to Unanimous Decision Win

This fight was as exciting as everybody expected it to be. Alistair Overeem brought the crowd to life right away as he dominated in round one. Mir made the mistake of clinching and Overeem landed two knees: One to the gut and one to the skull. The knee to the head caused Mir to pedal...

Feb 1, 2014 7:28 pm

UFC 169 Results: Trujillo Knocks Varner Out Cold in Round 2, Likely Earns KOTN

Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner kicked off the pay-per-view tonight and after such a lackluster preliminary card, it was refreshing to see some exciting action take place inside the octagon. Jamie Varner had to cut thirty pounds this week in order to make weight yesterday, but it did not seem to effect his performance tonight....

Feb 1, 2014 7:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Patrick Picks Up Controversial Decision Win over Makdessi

John Makdessi and Alan Patrick tried their hardest to bring the New Jersey crowd back to life, but none of their exciting shot-attempts landed and the ‘boo-birds’ in attendance voiced their opinion. Patrick threw spinning back kicks and other fun shots, but they whiffed as Makdessi respected his opponent’s strength and stood far enough away...

Feb 1, 2014 6:35 pm

UFC 169 Results: Cariaso defeats Martinez in Sixth Straight Decision Tonight

Danny Martinez has not lost a fight since 2010 and was looking to make a successful UFC debut tonight. His opponent, Chris Cariaso, would be the perfect test as he is a eight-fight UFC veteran. Martinez was looking to cut the energy of Cariaso in half early on by pressing him against the cage and...

Feb 1, 2014 6:01 pm

UFC 169 Results: Catone Earns Decision Win Against Watson

Both Tom Watson and Nick Catone were looking to rebound from losses in their last octagon outings. Nick Catone wanted to land a big shot early, but Tom Watson kept him at bay with leg kicks. This was a stalemate that would keep only patient fans entertained, and those in attendance in New Jersey voiced...

Feb 1, 2014 5:33 pm

UFC 169 Results: Iaquinta defeats Lee in Fight of the Night Candidate

Al Iaquinta was riding a two fight win streak walking into the octagon tonight, but Kevin Lee was looking to extend his impressive seven win streak. At the start of the fight, you could see Al Iaquinta was looking to land a big shot. His stance looked stiff and his punch was locked and loaded,...

Feb 1, 2014 4:28 pm

UFC 169 Results: Magomedov Outlasts Martin, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

Rashid Magomedov and Tony Martin both walked into the octagon tonight with stellar records, but it was Martin who was looking to protect his undefeated ways with a victory tonight. Martin was ready from the get-go to keep his win-streak going but Magomedov tried his hardest to stay in the game. Tony Martin’s work on...

Feb 1, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 169 Results: Magny Defeats Umalatov by way of Unanimous Decision

Neil Magny and Gasan Umalatov had the honors of kicking off the action tonight in New Jersey. Neil Magny looked like a new fighter while displaying his skills throughout the fight. He utilized his reach and height advantage while striking and looked better on the ground tonight than he has in the past. Despite having...