Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Death and Murder: Sara McMann’s Motivation Through Tragedy

“Part of the lack of desire for money and fame is the desire to spend as much time with my family as possible, creating the memories that really matter to you. People on their death-bed don’€™t say ‘I wish I had more money and fame’.” Sara McManns journey through her earlier years wasn’t that of...

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 13, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | BJ Penn In A Room Full Of Killers At Nova Uniao In Brazil

Under the tutelage of head coach, Andre Pederneiras, former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has officially left the comforts of home in Hilo, Hawaii, to train with his team in Brazil. Seen in the photo, BJ Penn is helping prepare Jose Aldo and Renan Barao for their upcoming title fights at UFC 169. Penn is...

Jan 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘What I have to say is, I’ll be back’

“…I am confident that everything will be all right, I’ll be fine, and that I will come back to fight soon. Your body tells you, your mind tells you, ‘now it’s time to stop. I think I still have a lot to do in the fight [game] and I have no such intention of stopping…...


Jan 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Dana White/UFC Has Cut Off Contact With Former Champ GSP

“Georges St. Pierre said he wants to go handle his stuff and take some time off. We haven’t talked about Georges St. Pierre since. We haven’t called Georges St. Pierre. We’re letting Georges St. Pierre have his time. If Georges St. Pierre decides he wants to come back and fight, then he can come back...

Jan 13, 2014 9:52 am

Martins Sides With Rousey, Looking to K.O. Caraway in the First Round

Lucas Martins wants Bryan Caraway to pay for a tweet posted nearly a year ago. Caraway, the boyfriend of Miesha Tate, once said he would “knock her teeth down her throat the break her arm!”  if she wanted to challenge a man. Martins (14-1) is using that statement and the message behind it to fuel...

Jan 13, 2014 6:36 am

Silva Says Accident, Not Chris Weidman To Blame For UFC 168 Loss

“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do. “No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.” In a recent interview...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Georges St-Pierre: “There is a chance I will come back”

  Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been gone for long but it seems the comeback speculation has already started. St-Pierre announced his “time off” from the sport after his close victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. Since then he’s mostly stayed out the media, until now. St-Pierre made his first public appearance since vacating his title,...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Jan 13, 2014 6:12 am

Ray Longo Breaks Down “The Destruction” Technique

If you don’t know what happened at UFC 168 then shame on you. Here’s a recap for those few who didn’t get the news yet. Anderson Silva broke his leg when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick. A lot of the attention has been on Silva and his recovery, but it seems now we get...

Jan 13, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones & Brother Rack Up Hogs On Hunting Trip

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, is making the best of his time off. The champ is seen above with his brother and manager on what appears to be a successful hunting expedition. Jon Jones is set to face off with Glover Teixeira this April in the headlining slot at UFC 172.

Jan 11, 2014 2:16 pm

Munoz Wants To Settle ‘Unfinished Business’ With Bisping

“I’ve always wanted Michael Bisping, not because I have any personal issues or beef with him, but he’s always been at the top. We were supposed to fight, and I know Kennedy has been calling him out and wants to fight him, but I feel we’ve got unfinished business to take care of. I think...

Jan 11, 2014 2:07 pm

QUICK TWITT | Veteran Ref ‘Big’ John McCarthy Laughing His A$$ Off At Kizer Resignation

Veteran Mixed Martial Arts referee, ‘Big’ John McCarthy, hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Nevada’s Athletic Commission director, Keith Kizer. In fact, their bitter feud is so storied that, despite his unparalleled credentials, McCarthy doesn’t officiate in the state of Nevada. With news that Kizer was stepping down from his position, McCarthy took to...

Jan 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Ronda Rousey: Cheers don’t pay for my gas.

Ronda Rousey became one of the most hated mixed martial arts fighters in the UFC after her season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ aired on Fox Sports 1. In this situation, most public figures would release a statement saying that the tapes were manipulated in a way to make them look like the ‘bad guy’. She...

Jan 11, 2014 11:46 am

Pic: New ONE FC Ring Girl Mila G. Poses in Bikini

ONE FC owner, Victor Cui, recently posted a photo of the organizations newest acquisition, ring girl Mila G. Check her out: Mila is expected to make her debut as a ONE FC ring girl in March of 2014!

Jan 11, 2014 11:43 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber Preview

It’s two title fights on one night as bantamweight king Renan Barao rematches the surging Urijah Faber in his third title defense. Plus, Jose Aldo puts his featherweight belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 11, 2014 10:38 am

Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

Keith Kizer, the man who served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for almost eight years, has decided to step down from his role as the head of one of the most powerful and controversial athletic commission in the United States. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the commission, but it’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am

PHOTO | Cast Removed From Anderson Silva’s Leg

After succumbing to a brutal leg break in his second consecutive loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Anderson Silva seems to be on the path to recovery. His leg was surgically repaired and then put in a cast. The cast is now off and, if UFC president Dana White is correct, the former champion...

Jan 11, 2014 10:28 am

Congressman Silva? Wandy Says Yes To Political Seat In Brazil

Wanderlei Silva, once one of the most feared fighters in all of MMA, has now set his sights on something that just might be more scary than facing Silva in his prime. Being a politician. Silva is already set to compete against Chael Sonnen on the upcoming third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but...

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 11, 2014 9:54 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Undergoes Surgery For Nagging Injury

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is spending his suspension healing up a nagging injury. After putting on one of the best fights of 2013 against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia, Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. He was subsequently suspended for nine months by the UFC....

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...

Jan 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set For UFC 172 In Baltimore

After several failed booking attempts the return of Jon Jones is finally set in stone. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion will face off with his division’s top contender, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 172 on April 26. The Baltimore Sun was the first to announce the news. UFC 172 will go down from the Baltimore Arena in...