Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am

Joe Lauzon Averages $12-$25k In Sponsorship Money Per Fight

  Top UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has made a name for himself for having exciting, ‘Fight of the Night’ worthy, performances inside the Octagon. The top bonus winner has shared many main card slots with the sport’s top stars and champions. When it comes to gauging the success of a UFC fighter, one could only...

Dec 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Chael Sonnen: Chris Weidman’s Key To Victory Is The Takedown

Although Chris Weidman stunned the world in his first fight with Anderson Silva by knocking the now former champion out with a left hook, many believe the rematch at UFC 168 will be much different. On Fox Sports 1’s most recent episode of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen shared their keys to...

Dec 19, 2013 8:51 am

Anderson Silva Open To Coaching With Chael Sonnen On TUF: Brazil

Although it was reported that Anderson Silva had declined Chael Sonnen’s offer to coach alongside him in the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, it seems that is not the end of the story. As reported on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1 by Ariel Helwani, Silva’s manager Jorge Guimaraes said the former champion...

Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am

Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Want To Leave A Gina Carano Void

Without Ronda Rousey, it is likely we wouldn’t be seeing the exciting and skillful women’s mixed martial arts matches we see today in the UFC. Dana White has made it clear that without the beautiful, charismatic and technical Rousey, there would still not be female fights inside the octagon. The question though, is can WMMA...

Dec 19, 2013 8:49 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 9 Draws 2.8 Million

The numbers are in for the UFC on FOX 9 ratings. the card, headlined by a match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender Joseph Benevidez scored a 1.8 rating for the night, and had an overall viewership number of 2.8 million total viewers. The strongest markets for the show was in...

Dec 19, 2013 8:48 am

REPORT: Chael Sonnen Did Not Have Emergency Colon Surgery Before UFC 167

Contrary to what was reported earlier by TSN.CA, Chael Sonnen Did not have emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans at UFC 167. The Executive Director of The Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, has the scoop. “I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not...

Dec 19, 2013 8:45 am

Chris Weidman Wants To Finish Anderson Silva Again

Back in July, Chris Weidman did what many thought was impossible. Not only did he defeat the widely agreed upon pound-for-pound best fighter and UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, he did it in a spectacular fashion, via TKO. Weidman beat the king and won the middleweight belt. Now, in less then two weeks at UFC...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 18, 2013 12:27 pm

Miesha Tate Looking To Expose Ronda Rousey’s Weaknesses At UFC 168

Although she already lost her first match against the current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate feels she is ready for her next chance. Tate believes that Rousey has been put on a pedestal, and if she has it her way, she will prove that Rousey is not invincible. “There are always weaknesses...

Dec 18, 2013 12:25 pm

EA Sports Reveals Georges St. Pierre’s In-Game Character

EA Sports, who is developing the new UFC game, has now revealed the character models for two MMA legends. The first was Jon Jones, and now EA has decided to show the in-game model for recently retired Georges St. Pierre. .@GeorgesStPierre returns this spring… in #EASPORTSUFC! High-res screenshot here: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/OmY1QLWnhZ — EA SPORTS UFC...

Dec 18, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC’s Matt Grice Gets Skull Reattached

On the night of Sept. 8, Oklahoma City police officer and UFC featherweight Matt Grice nearly lost his life. While stopped at a red light, he was rear-ended by another driver going 65 MPH. Grice was rushed to Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital that night to undergo brain surgery, and part of his skull was removed...

Dec 18, 2013 11:00 am

Now Ranked, Rousey Hopes To Increase Pound-For-Pound Status

“I was actually really surprised [to be added to the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings]– a friend of mine told me yesterday and I wasn’t really expecting it. I thought that they wouldn’t include me on the top pound one until after I beat Miesha — kinda cool that I got on there a little early it’ll...

Dec 18, 2013 9:54 am

Silva says failed post-fight test ‘not my mistake’

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is pointing the finger when it comes to his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone. After Silva’s epic five-round fight with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, “Bigfoot,” (even though he was approved for testosterone-replacement therapy in advance) still failed his post-fight drug test. Silva took to Facebook where he blamed his...

Dec 18, 2013 9:50 am

Ronda Rousey Says Paul Walker Death Reason For Awkward TUF 18 Finale Moments

People have been turned off by Ronda Rousey’s actions as of late, stemming from her confrontational and sometimes downright rude actions on The Ultimate Fighter 18. She’s tossed insult after insult at competing coach Miesha Tate, including middle fingers and all sorts of colorful, bleeped-out names. For her part, Miesha seemed to rise above Ronda’s actions, never really...

Dec 18, 2013 9:43 am

QUICK TWITT | Matt Brown: ‘I’ll Be Ready For Anyone The UFC Gives Me’

Matt Brown was supposed to return to the cage last weekend against Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento. A last-minute injury forced him off the card and out of a potential fight against the former UFC and WEC belt holder. After over a week of silence, Brown took to twitter to address...

Dec 18, 2013 8:57 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan Picks His Own Ear Then Eats It On National TV?

Now, I’m not saying Joe Rogan actually picked his ear and ate his ear wax on national television, I’m just saying it looks like he did. Infact, I’m not even saying it looks like he did, but what I will say is that many people think he did. To me, it looks more like a...

Dec 18, 2013 7:14 am

Anderson Silva Declines Chael Sonnen’s Offer To Help Him Coach On TUF

Chael Sonnen, always an instigator, made headlines recently when he requested his rival Anderson Silva to be an assistant coach for his team on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season. Anderson Silva, apparently, wasn’t opposed to the idea, but said it unfortunately could not happen. “It is true – I did get invited,” Silva told...

Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am

Anderson Silva And Ronda Rousey Sympathetic For GSP And His Retirement

Many in the MMA community do not believes Georges St. Pierre should have stepped away from the sport, but two of the brightest stars in the sport today, Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva, respect and admire his decision to leave. Rousey explained the stressors that accumulate while trying to stay on the top of one...

Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Two Bouts Added To UFC 169

Three more UFC newcomers now have their debut matches set up, and all of those matches will be on the Super Bowl weekend UFC 169 card. Neil Magny will meet newcomer Gasan Umalatov in the welterweight division, while Tony Martin and Rashid Magomedov will make their UFC debuts against one-another. UFC 169 will be headlined by dual title...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...