Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Photo | Georges St. Pierre Picks Up Training in NYC

Early Tuesday morning, former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre posted a photo to Facebook of himself and a few of his teammates in the brisk New York City weather after a training session. The photo was just accompanied by a short caption: “After a great training session in NYC! Happy New Year!!!” St. Pierre vacated...

Jan 7, 2014 12:23 pm

Matt Brown Avoids Back Surgery, Looks For Spring/Summer Return

UFC welterweight fighter Matt Brown had an unfortunate end to an otherwise spectacular 2013 when he suffered two herniated discs in his back.  The injury forced him out of his UFC on FOX 9 bout with Carlos Condit and put a halt to a six-fight winning streak.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Matt Brown’s back...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 12:19 pm

Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste Compete for Maxim ‘Hot 100’ List

It seems the fighters aren’t the only UFC employees competing in the public eye.  UFC Octagon girls Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer are competing for spots on the 2013 Maxim ‘Hot 100’ list.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you hold strong opinions as to who the hottest UFC Octagon Girl is, now is your...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 7, 2014 5:52 am

PHOTO | Early contender for Broken Nose of 2014

A broken nose is unfortunately a common occurrence in combat sports, however, certain instances can prove far worse than others. This was definitely the case when Andy Eichholz took on Wade Sauer at the “Full Nelson Productions: Let ‘Er Buck” event in Pendleton, Oregon. “Ice Cold” Eichholz was on the receiving-end of what appears to...

Jan 7, 2014 5:49 am

Surgeon Estimates Up to One Year Before Anderson Silva Can Kick Again

“I would not have anyone with that injury – regardless of the patient – no one would be involved in a striking type, or high-contact sport to that area, easily could be anywhere from six to 12 months,” said Dr. Steven Sanders, the orthopedic surgeon who operated on Anderson Silva’s leg following a horrific break...

Jan 7, 2014 5:47 am

Jimy Hettes Vs. Dennis Bermudez Set For UFC 171

Jimy Hettes and Dennis Bermudez will clash in a featherweight match March 15 at UFC 171. The submission ace Hettes, who hails out of Pennsylvania, looks to up his winning streak to two when he faces The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 runner-up Bermudez. Hettes is 3-1 inside the UFC, and two of those victories have...

Jan 7, 2014 5:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Hockey Players Throw Down MMA Style In NHL Game

I’ve never really been a fan of most sports, or any really for that matter. Sure, I enjoy the occasional football or basketball highlight. I mean, those guys are without a doubt amazing! But, obviously, my heart lies with anyone who straps on some gloves and dukes it out. I love MMA and believe it...

Jan 7, 2014 5:41 am

Cung Le Discusses Inexperienced Yoga Instructor Competing on TUF China

“I’m not sure how many of you have seen the show, but some yoga instructor got through,” UFC light heavyweight fighter Cung Le (above) said in a recent Q&A session prior to UFC Fight Night 34.  “That was not the UFC’s doing.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA On the one hand, “The Ultimate Fighter: China”...

Jan 7, 2014 5:34 am

Julianna Pena meets Jessica Andrade at UFC 171

UFC 171 one is quickly filling up, and one of the most recent bouts to be announced for the card is a Women’s Bantamweight bout between recent Ultimate Fighter winner Juliana Pena and Jessica Andrade. The UFC recently announced the bout through Fox Sports. Pena (5-2, 1-0 UFC), stormed her way through “TUF,” finishing Shayna Baszler,...

Jan 6, 2014 10:21 am

Tito Ortiz Wrecks Porsche Gets Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Embattled former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, has (at least for the past several years) an out of control personal life. The worst part about it is, he makes it very public. Having not fought professionally since a 2012 loss to Forrest Griffin, Ortiz still manages to keep his name in the headlines on a...

Jan 6, 2014 9:51 am

Former ZUFFA Fighter Conor Heun Files BK Over Unpaid UFC Insurance Claims

Former Strikeforce slugger, Conor Heun (pictured), isn’t a name most fans will recognize. The 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu fighter never made it that big, having gone just 1-3 during his time under the ZUFFA owned Strikeforce banner. Conor wasn’t one of the many fighters who got picked up by the UFC when ZUFFA shutdown Strikeforce,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:42 am

Australia’s Victorian Government’s “Cage Ban” Could Cost Them Millions

  It seems that some areas of the world still don’t understand the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC is planning an event at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, but it seems that the Napthine Government is refusing to drop their state-wide “cage ban”. Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:38 am

Dillashaw: Assuncao Loss ‘A Blessing In Disquise’

Team Alpha Males, T.J. Dillashaw is coming off a highly contested split-decision loss to ATT’s Raphael Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 29. The defeat marked his first since losing the TUF 14 final tournament bout to John Dodson. Now set to face Mike Easton at this month’s Fight Night 35 event, T.J. says the experience...

Jan 6, 2014 9:27 am

Moraga vs Ortiz Promoted to UFC FN 35 Main Card

Thanks to some shuffling due to injury, the flyweight division will be getting some more main card attention. Dustin Ortiz and John Moraga will now be featured on the main card of UFC Fight Night 35. Ortiz (12-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), looks to continue his 4-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Jose-Maria Tome last November...

Jan 6, 2014 9:21 am

Quinn Mulhern Retires From MMA Following UFC Fight Night 34 Defeat

How many fighters can you think of, off the top of your head, that remained in the game a little too long for their own good? Quite a few, I’m sure. Professional fighting, like most sports, is a hard career to simply walk away from. It’s not like retiring from an office job, where you...

Jan 6, 2014 8:55 am

Silva needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 36

Crackerjack prospect Erick Silva is in need of a new opponent. Silva was set to face fellow welterweight Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. But MMAJunkie learned yesterday that Loughran has been forced to withdraw from the fight and the hunt is on for a new opponent for Silva. UFC Fight Night 36 takes...

Jan 6, 2014 6:23 am

MMA Fighter Kills One, Injures Another In Home Invasion Gone Wrong

From KFOXTV.com: New details are released in the case of a northwest Las Cruces man who fought off four men to protect himself, his fiancée and their 2-year-old son. According to deputies, two days ago, four men broke into a home on King James Road. It left one man dead, one man injured and landed...