Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Jan 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, has been benched since his August victory over Lyoto Machida (pictured). He didn’t get popped for banned substances or get put on a lengthy medical suspension. He didn’t ask for an extended leave or go on vacation either. He’s just not getting any calls from the UFC and his...

Jan 17, 2014 12:47 pm

TUF 17’s Smith Tells Of Horrific Low Blow He Felt In His Booty

I think it’s safe to say that most of us men have experienced a low blow at least once in our lives. Hard to really describe the pain and agony of such an event, unless of course, you’re TUF 17 competitor, Gilbert Smith, who seems to have no problem using his verbs and adjectives to...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...


Jan 17, 2014 10:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping & Rockhold Trade Insults On Twitter

If you’re a UFC middleweight and you’re not calling out Michael Bisping than you’re not really a true UFC middleweight. Such is the case with last Wednesday’s main event winner, Luke Rockhold. Luke, wants to make Bisping pay for his prior comments about him and that beef just spilled over on twitter. Check it: Share...

Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it: Share Tweet Email...

Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

Trainer Says Lesnar’s Retirement Mostly Mental Not Physical

“I think mentally, the diverticulitis, that was the big thing [that led to his retirement]… If he came back and he was 100-percent mentally in the game, knowing that he could take whatever it meant to take, he could push himself, he could get hit, he could whatever – that was the big thing. When...

Jan 17, 2014 9:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Mike Swick Back In Hospital Following Motorcycle Accident

Some guys just can’t catch a break. According to his twitter feed, the UFC’s, Mike Swick, is back in the hospital following an unfortunate motorcycle accident that really looks like it hurt. Here’s word from Mike: Slow down Swick, you’re moving too ‘Quick’.   Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 17, 2014 9:10 am

Hendo Blasts Belfort: ‘No Way He Beats Weidman In The U.S.’

“No (he doesn’t beat Weidman). Vitor is very capable of beating anybody in those first few minutes of the fight because he is dangerous and he hits hard. But, I don’t see it happening, especially if the fight is in the U.S. I don’t know, I’m not going to point fingers and say things I...

Jan 17, 2014 8:58 am

Conor McGregor Talks Nice On Diego Sanchez, Hoping For Dublin Bout

“Honestly, it doesn’t matter who I meet because everyone in that division is in trouble in my eyes. I move differently from all of them. My mind is different than everyone. Diego Sanchez, we’ve had some issues. He’s been in the UFC a long time and he has a big fan base and he’s been...

Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm

CALL TO ACTION | Fund To Help the Zingano Family

Donations are being accepted online to help the Zingano family cover expenses after Mauricio Zingano, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and husband to UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (above), committed suicide Monday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA BJPENN.COM wants to call on all the members of Penn Nation to help out UFC fighter,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:52 pm

PPV Buy Estimates Put UFC 168 Among UFC’s Most Successful Events

Estimates show UFC 168 selling over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making it one of the most lucrative events in the organization’s history. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC certainly closed out 2013 with a bang.  Early estimates indicate that UFC 168 sold somewhere in the ballpark of 1,025,000 pay-per-view buys.  The UFC increased the price...

Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga Aimed for March UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Reports have surfaced that flyweight fighters Scott Jorgensen (above) and Jussier Formiga are set to fight on a UFC Fight Night card that will take place this March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though still not officially announced, the UFC Fight Night that will be held in Brazil this coming March has begun to build...

Jan 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Donald Cerrone: “I’m Broke…I Have No Idea What Saving Money Is”

  Top Lightweight Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently talked to Majority Draw Radio about his upcoming fight with Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Adriano Martins. When asked if this was the fight that he wanted, Cerrone admitted: “I don’t give a shit either way. Whether I want or don’t want, or say ‘yeah’ …they tell me.”...

Jan 16, 2014 6:34 pm

UFC Boss: GSP Wanted To Disappear, Now He Won’t Go Away

In a surprising turn of events, former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, is quickly becoming enemy number 1 for the UFC. Following his exodus from the sport, the UFC, and it’s executives, promised to give their top drawing fighter his space to work out his ‘personal issues’. But now that space is growing larger and...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Johny Hendricks: A Hyrbid of Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture?

“I looked up to Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. Two wrestlers who made it work for them. They were two completely different fighters. One was a stand-up guy, one was a control-type fighter. What I learned, if you can mesh the two, you can be an amazing fighter. Control, but have the Chuck Liddell mantra...

Jan 16, 2014 7:17 am

Date Still Up in the Air for Weidman vs. Belfort

  We know the who, we know the what, and we have a pretty good idea of the where.   When it comes to the UFC middleweight title clash between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, all we’re waiting on is the when.   UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the organization still hasn’t...

Jan 16, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White: ‘Me and Brock Talk, Return Possible’

“Me and Brock talk. I said recently Brock feels like … he said he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy. He was going through those stomach problems the whole time he was here. So he has regrets.” “It’s interesting. He became champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From...

Jan 16, 2014 6:29 am

Yoel Romero Denies ‘$hitty’ Rumors From UFC Fight Night

In one of the more immature running around our sport, fans seem to believe that UFC middleweight, Yoel Romero, ‘sharted’ in his fight shorts during last night’s UFC Fight Night 35 event. This rumor isn’t to be confused with the recent camera man number 4 farting scandal, but is as equally preposterous for me to...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...