Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 23, 2014 6:31 am

Vitor Belfort Will Request TRT Use Exemption For Weidman Fight

Ever since it came out that the UFC was looking to hold the next middleweight title fight, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, in Las Vegas, all eyes have been on Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. More specifically, would he attempt to get a therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commision and...

Jan 23, 2014 6:30 am

Lesnar’s former BJJ coach could see him return

  The Brock Lesnar rumors are continuing to swirl. First it was UFC president Dana White who said, “it’s definitely a possibility,” that the former UFC heavyweight champion would return to the Octogan. Now Lesnar’s former jiu-jitsu coach is adding a little fuel to the fire. Speaking with MMAFighting, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, who teamed with...

Jan 23, 2014 6:29 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop

Ahead of Frank Mir’s UFC 169 bout against Alistair Overeem, the UFC has released a fight from their vaults. Enjoy this legendary matchup between Mir and Cro Cop in the player above.

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

Injured Anthony Pettis Wants To Return 4th Of July Weekend

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has been sidelined since winning the belt against Benson Henderson last year. A PCL injury that required surgical repair has put him on the shelf and recently out of his scheduled December bout with Josh Thomson.  The champ now believes that he’s on the mend and hopes for a return...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

XFC Turns Tables On WSOF – Issues Co-Promotional Challenge

Fighters calling out other fighters? How passé. Apparently, the newest trend in MMA is for promotions to call out other promotions. And the next challenger on the list? That would be the XFC. (I know, I know… try to contain your excitement.) I suppose we should have seen this coming; once the WSOF took off...

Jan 23, 2014 6:21 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao Extended Preview

The UFC returns to New Jersey during Super Bowl weekend for an exciting card guaranteed to pack a punch. Urijah Faber, who’s only loses have come in title fights, faces Bantamweight champ Renan Barao and Jose Aldo defends his strap against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 23, 2014 6:20 am

Adriano Martins: A Donald Cerrone Fight Is A ‘Shortcut To The Top 10’

Sometimes in this sport, you have to be at the right place, at the right time. Two weeks after Adriano Martins won his inaugural fight inside the UFC Octagon, he received a call that would turn out to be the harbinger of his greatest opportunity to date. It seemed that the UFC was having trouble...

Jan 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Dan Henderson Signs New Six Fight Deal with the UFC

It looks like Dan Henderson will be extending his stay with the Ultimate Fighting Championship a little bit longer. Despite what he called a “value issue” in the negotiations with the UFC, the two parties have come to terms on a new six-fight deal. The news was first announced on UFC Tonight, which stated that...

Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Shhh!!! Secret – Gustafsson Served 15 Months In Swedish Prison For Grievous Bodily Harm

Looks like the UFC’s light-heavyweight roster isn’t the only list of victims beaten by the hands of Alexander Gustafsson. The top 205’er, according to a Swedish Interview, served 15 months in a Swedish Prison for ‘Grievous Bodily Harm’. Now, before we dive into Gustafsson’s admission, I should note that I have it on good authority...

Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Henderson On Thomson’s Terrible Camp: ‘That’s Life’

“I’m a pretty self-motivated person,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson when he hear of Josh Thomson’s claims that he had the worst fight camp of his life prior to their fight this weekend.  “ I don’t need certain things, scenarios, circumstances to get me motivated.  The way I am, the way I’m wired,...

Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Kaitlin Young Suffers Major Laceration During Training

Invicta Fighting Championships’ fighter, Kaitlin Young, suffered a major laceration to her forehead during training; but the bantamweight took the injury with good humor.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Kaitlin Young (7-8) suffered a major injury during training, as she posted on Facebook a couple of pictures to Facebook that show a laceration on her...

Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Shogun vs. Henderson Confirmed to Headline UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC announced the rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (left) and Dan Henderson (right) at UFC Fight Night 38, which will take place in Natal, Brazil on March 23.  Shogun and Henderson fought once before at UFC 139 in what became an unbelievably exciting fight, easily winning many people’s votes for Fight of the Year....

Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Soares: ‘I Wouldn’t Say Weidman Beat Silva, But He Won The Fight’

“Regardless, he won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition and you have to congratulate him — what he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do, one of them is knock out Anderson Silva and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice. Nobody’s ever...

Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Josh Thomson Explains The Secret To His Longevity In The Sport

We’ve seen it countless times, on countless UFC programs – Fighter A, training from sunup to sundown. Or Fighter B, going to three different gyms in the space of one day, logging countless hours in an attempt to reach the pinnacle of his fighting ability. This level of dedication can be borderline masochistic. And –...

Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am

Dana White: Rousey’s Sportsmanship Different Than Richard Sherman

“Nope [I didn’t say anything to Ronda Rousey about not shaking Miesha Tate’s hand after UFC 168]. That was her own decision. It’s not about being an ungracious winner … Ronda said it best. She said, ‘I didn’t like her before the fight, I definitely don’t like her after the fight, and nobody is going...

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

Chris Leben’s Message To His Fans

Two days ago we learned that nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, was retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ‘The Crippler’ himself has now taken to his Facebook to address his fans on a more personal note. Check it: (unedited) Dear fans: man, it’s been a long couple weeks pondering this real big decision....

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

GSP Heads To NY, Assisting Carmont With UFC Training Camp

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, has left the arena, but not the game. The Canadian based fighter recently sent out the following up date, and yes, he’s still training with his team at the highest level. Is this a sign of things to come? Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Report: Jewish Rabbi Wins His First MMA Fight

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn’t thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort’s journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. “I never thought that a...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I Feel Like I’m The Best’

“For a long time, I never really cared where I fit in the division or the rankings – until now,” he said. “Until right now. I feel like I’m the best in the world. I just need to prove it. I need a chance. And I really don’t feel like anybody out there can stop...

Jan 22, 2014 6:30 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Chuck Liddell In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters ofThe Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Chuck on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 22, 2014 6:20 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva & Chael Sonnen Square Off On TUF Brazil Set

Fight fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. One of those items is this grudge match middleweight bout between TUF Brazil coaches and longtime rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The two coaches squared off for cameras recently while on the set of their reality series. (See Above) Early prediction  

Jan 21, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC Fight Night 34 Drug Test Results

UFC Fight Night 34 received a clean bill of health. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC representatives that all 20 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 34 underwent drug testing after the event and successfully passed their tests. Representatives also said there were no therapeutic-use exemptions for testosterone or any other substance issued for the...

Jan 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Lamas feels that he can expose Aldo at UFC 169

Every fighter has holes and is capable of making mistakes. At UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas will face Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champ and the man many put near the top of the their pound-for-pound list. Lamas has won four-straight that includes victories over Cub Swanson, Hatsu Hioki and Erik Koch. Aldo has won 16...