Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 9, 2014 5:15 pm

Nick Diaz vs. Hector Lombard in the Works…Sort Of

Nothing is ever easy when it comes to Nick Diaz, especially getting him to fight. Despite expressing interest in a comeback not long ago, the UFC seems to be having a hard time getting into contact with Nick. According to MMAFighting, UFC PResident Dana White said today in a media luncheon that the UFC was...

Apr 9, 2014 5:13 pm

Mighty Mouse vs. Bagautinov Headlines UFC 174

UFC 174 in Vancouver is starting to take shape, with an expected headliner of Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson vs Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov, as announced by UFC officials. Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC), will look to continue what has proven to be a dominant UFC title run. Since capturing the inaugural Flyweight title in 2012, Johnson...

Apr 9, 2014 11:50 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To The Passing Of ‘The Ultimate Warrior’

When news recently broke that Wrestling Hall-Of-Famer and WWF Superstar ‘The Ultimate Warrior’ passed away, no doubt all his fans felt a sense of mourning. Many of the UFC’s fighters and personalities took to twitter when the news broke. Here’s their reaction: We send our condolences to the @WWE community for the loss of @UltimateWarrior....

Apr 9, 2014 11:20 am

VIDEO | Polish Company Puts On 5-on-5 MMA Fights

‘Team Fighting Championships’ has gone live from Poland, featuring a team style MMA bout with 10 men inside the same ring. It’s crazy, its lunatic and it’s brand new! Think this concept will take off?

Apr 9, 2014 11:13 am

QUICK TWITT | Liz Carmouche Forced To Remind Male Fans She’s Gay

When Liz Carmouche was first signed the UFC, she became the promotion’s first openly gay fighter. That fact has apparently been lost on some of her fan base, as Liz was recently compelled to send out the following: In case any one is interested I'm still not interested in men. From some of my private...

Apr 9, 2014 10:43 am

Gustafsson: ‘Jon Jones Knows I’m A Bad Matchup For Him’

“The thing is he knows — he knows I’m a really bad matchup for him. He knows that. I don’t think Jones is scared or he’s trying to run or anything like that. He just knows that I’m a really bad matchup and he knows that we will fight one day. He knows that, but...

Apr 9, 2014 10:04 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ Open Work Out Highlights

UFC correspondant Carolina Pearce interviews Fight Night Abu Dhabi stars following the open-air open workout from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Hear from headliners Minotauro Norgueira and Roy Nelson, co-main eventers Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri and more!

Apr 9, 2014 9:47 am

Akira Corrasani: ‘Call To Fight Poirier Like A Present’

“It was like your friend calling you and saying, ‘hey, I got this free cruise.’ It was like a present. To be somebody, you got to beat somebody. Those other fights were kind of just another fight. When there’s an element of danger, when there’s more at stake, I perform better. I thrive under those...

Apr 9, 2014 9:03 am

Holly Holm Will Undergo Surgery For Broken Arm

  The new Legacy FC bantamweight women’s champion, Holly Holm, will undergo surgery on her broken arm. Holm injured the arm during her fight against Juliana Werner this past Friday, where she eventually won via head kick knockout to claim the title. There were immediate talks of a PPV event featuring a fight between Holm...

Apr 9, 2014 9:01 am

Alistair Overeem Signs With VFD Marketing

  Alistair Overeem has signed with VFD Marketing. BloodyElbow.com first reported the news.   Overeem has had a tumultuous few years in the management world, first calling it quits with his longtime management team, Golden Glory (which turned into a legal dispute that had to be settled out-of-court), and then most recently exiting from Authentic Sports Management, to...

Apr 9, 2014 9:00 am

Gina Carano Will Meet With Dana White On Wednesday

Last Thursday Gina Carano went on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and announced that she was going to be meeting with UFC president Dana White. Now thanks to White himself, we know that the meeting that could determine Carano’s fighting future will go down on Wednesday night. White confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com Carano’s name has...

Apr 9, 2014 8:58 am

PHOTO | Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw Engage In Awkward Staredown

Renan Barao will look to make his next title defense against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 on May 24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC continues to promote the event and yesterday we got a look at the first staredown between champion and challenger. As staredowns go, this ones a bit strange and by strange...

Apr 9, 2014 8:57 am

Leslie Smith Will Face Sarah Kaufman At TUF Nations Finale

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale goes down on April 16 in Quebec City. Sarah Kaufman was scheduled to face Shayna Baszler. Baszler suffered an injury. The UFC got Amanda Nunes as a replacement. Nunes then suffered a broken hand. Now, a week away, Kaufman has a third opponent lined up. Leslie Smith will make her...

Apr 8, 2014 9:06 pm

Blackzilian Boss Drops Alistair Overeem From Roster

When Alistair Overeem left his longtime team at Golden Glory, he enlisted Glenn Robinson and the Blackzilians as his new management and fight team. Unfortunately for all parties involved, it didn’t work out. Blackzilian boss, Robinson explains why: (via bloodyelbow.com) Tyrone and Alistair have not trained together in a very long time. He hasn’t trained...