Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Gambler’s Odds: ‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’

Betting on mixed martial arts is a tricky way to win money. There is no team to rely on when making a bet. It is easy to rely on top-notch players like Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to carry the Broncos to the Super Bowl. In the octagon, though? It’s a one man...

Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...


Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses Tito Ortiz’s return to MMA & DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, where he lost to Forrest Griffin by unanimous decision. Following that loss, Ortiz retired from MMA only to come out of retirement about a year later to fight former training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately Ortiz pulled out of that...

Jan 21, 2014 6:04 am

Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson 2 Rumored for March Event

What many consider to be one of the greatest MMA bouts of all time may be happening again. According to Tatame, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua will fight for a second time. The bout is rumored to be the headliner of a UFC card in Natal, Brazil, which takes place in March. Their first fight,...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 21, 2014 6:01 am

VIDEO | UFC London Media Tour Highlights

Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson met the press for the first leg of their week long press tour ahead of their showdown in March at London’s 02 Arena. Props to our friends over at WhoaTV.com for the coverage.

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Abu Dhabi Media lands three-year broadcast deal with UFC

The global reach of the UFC is continuing in a big way. In what has been called a “prominent achievement,” Abu Dhabi Media has secured the rights to broadcast UFC event in the Mena (Middle East/North Africa) region for the next three years. The UFC already has programming in more than 150 countries and in...

Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Rousey Says Greusome Injuries Like Silva’s Leg Break Aren’t Bad for MMA

No stranger to gruesome injuries inside the cage, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that the sport’s carnage is more “problem solving” than it is angry violence.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke at a recent media event for her upcoming fight against Sarah McMann, and she...

Jan 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Walt Harris Says Basketball is the Next Base for MMA

“I think in the next 10 years you’ll see more basketball players migrate over to MMA,” said Walt Harris (pictured, left), heavyweight knockout artist and UFC fighter.  Harris will face Nikita Krylov this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship began as a competition to determine which style...

Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Manager Confirms Overeem No Longer With Blackzilians

Glenn Robinson, manager of UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem, explained Monday that ‘The Reem’ is training away from his new-found home at the Blackzilian camp in Florida leading up to his UFC 169 fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem has...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 20, 2014 12:56 pm

PHOTO | Gustafsson & Manuwa Square Off In London

In anticipation of the UFC’s March return to London, UFC Fight Night 37 main event fighters, Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, squared off for the media at a recent press event. UFC Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8, from the O2 Arena in London, England.

Jan 20, 2014 12:39 pm

Male Fan Makes Chris Lytle Feel “Like A Rape Victim”

What would you think if I told you that Chris Lytle had an issue with a male fan, and ended up hiding in the crowd, trying to lose him? Would you think that the guy was trying to hurt him? Would you think that this must have been a big, scary, hulk of a man,...

Jan 20, 2014 12:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | WWE’s ‘Triple H’ Joins Gracie Jiu Jitsu Family

I know, I know. You guys are already mad at me for posting this ‘Pro-wrestling’ story. This isn’t that fake WWE stuff, this is MMA! This is real fighting! (Your past comments have been well noted, I promise.) Still though, WWE star ‘Triple H’ has joined the ranks of his compadres, ‘Batista’ and ‘CM Punk’,...

Jan 20, 2014 11:59 am

Chris Leben Officially Retires From MMA

Unfortunately for fight fans, nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, has announced his retirement today. ‘The Crippler’ used ‘The MMA Hour’ as the platform to announce his exodus from the sport. “As far as competing in the UFC, I think I am pretty much done”, stated Leben. “I’ve retired from competing in MMA.” Leben leaves the...

Jan 20, 2014 11:08 am

Joe Riggs: “Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid”

“Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid. He doesn’t even know what he talks about. He’s a guy who will see a word in the dictionary and just regurgitate the word and put it to no use. It makes no sense what he’s talking about. I’d love to beat the sh*t out of him. Actually, I’d...

Jan 20, 2014 10:41 am

QUIK TWITT | Rampage Jackson Blasts Former Sponsor Reebok For Lack Of ‘Hook Up’

Former UFC light-heavywewight champion, Rampage Jackson, has had a falling out with his sponsor, Reebok Shoes. After leaving the UFC for the greener pastures at Bellator, Rampage, has seen action just once since his January, 2013 UFC bout against Glover Teixeira. Perhaps the lack of activity and promotional power is to blame for Reeboks lack...

Jan 20, 2014 10:33 am

Joe Warren Helping Rousey Prep For McMann’s Wrestling

MMA’s self-proclaimed ‘baddest man on the planet’, Joe Warren, is reportedly in talks with the Rousey camp to help train the UFC champion against Olympic Silver Medalist Wrestler, Sarah McMann. Warren broke it down to MMAFighting.com. “Looks like I might be helping Ronda in the wrestling regard. I’d be happy to help either one of...

Jan 20, 2014 10:03 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals The Korean Zombie 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 of Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is TKZ on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 20, 2014 9:55 am

Dana White Not Letting Boxing Die, Hints At Future Involvement In Sport

With a producer credit on a reality series titled, “The Fighters”, UFC President Dana White is slowly putting his toes into the deep end of the boxing pool. Currently just testing out the waters, the UFC boss went on FOX Sports to explain his position with the sport of boxing and what his future in...

Jan 20, 2014 9:44 am

PHOTO | Matt Riddle Poses With Marijuana for High Times Magazine

Mixed Martial Artist and Season 7 ‘TUF’ competitor, Matt Riddle, was released from the UFC back in February of 2013 after testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card.  Riddle spoke out, saying, “I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want...