Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Palhares Laughs Off Ground Threat Of WSOF Champ

This Saturday on NBC Sports, Rousimar Palhares, fights outside the UFC for the first time since 2007. In his WSOF debut, the former top UFC middleweight-turned-welterweight, fights newly minted promotional champion, Steve Carl. Carl boasts an impressive 21-3 record with the majority (nearly all) his wins coming by submission. It’s the perfect scenario for the...

Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am

Holly Holm Not Speaking Of Failed UFC Talks Until After Her Fight

Top MMA prospect and multi-time boxing champion, Holly Holm, was expected to have a smooth transition into the UFC. However, after failed negotiations with the UFC brass, she’s on the outs. Dana White says a deal with her is far off and recently stated that the UFC has zero interest in entertaining her signing. For...

Mar 27, 2014 10:28 am

Four Fighters Dropped From UFC’s Roster

“You win some, you lose some.” A statement that has a few different relevant meanings when discussing the UFC and it’s roster. On one-hand, the UFC is always bringing in the world’s top prospects. New Fighter signings are an almost weekly event over at the UFC headquarters. Usually though, whenever one man enters, another roster...

Mar 27, 2014 10:01 am

VIDEO | Stitch Duran’s Perspective – WOW!

Jacob “Stitch” Duran is the most famous UFC and Boxing Cutman in the business. Since 2002 he has been wrapping hands and closing cuts in the UFC Octagon and I personally can’t remember an event without him. In boxing the Klitschko Brothers always fly him to Europe to work their corners and Sylvester Stallone puts...

Mar 27, 2014 9:52 am

PHOTO | ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ poster for their upcoming May event going down in Germany. ‘UFC Fight Night 41’ goes down on May 31, from Berlin’s O2 World Arena. As part of a UFC double-header, the Sonnen vs. Wanderlei fight card goes down on the same day...

Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

Three Time Boxing Champ, Ana Julaton, Makes Jump To MMA

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, the first Filipino-American female boxing champion, is reportedly thinking of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). ONE Fighting Championship’s (ON FC) CEO Victor Cui said he won’t be surprised if Julaton, the former Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, decides to test the waters, being a natural fighter. Women’s MMA has been...

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On NBCSports.com

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com. The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 27, 2014 9:11 am

Report: Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley In The Works

We now know who Johny Hendricks’ first title defense will be against. Kind of. MMA Junkie‘s Steven Marocco reports that Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley will square off during the UFC’s first trip to Canada this year (UFC174 in June), for a presumed number-one contender’s match. The fight makes sense not only on paper, but...

Mar 27, 2014 9:09 am

Bout Between Undefeated Lightweights Ernest Chavez And Elias Silverio Added To Fight Night 42 Card

UFC has added another bout to the Fight Night 42 lineup. Unbeaten lightweight Ernest Chavez will take on Brazilian Elias Silverio (also undefeated… and also a lightweight, obviously) at the event, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May. The headliner for the card is a highly anticipated one, as we will finally see current “TUF:...

Mar 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Weidman To Undergo Minor Surgery on Both Knees

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is going under the knife. Weidman will undergo minor surgery on both of his knees next week, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight. “He’s in relatively good spirits. He’s been battling knee problems since high school,” Helwani said. “He’s had meniscal tears in both his knees...

Mar 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Frank Mir Taking Time Off From Fighting

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, has seen better days. The future hall-of-famer is riding a four-fight losing-streak inside the UFC’s Octagon, and for most athletes that means a UFC release. During a recent interview with FOX Sports, Mir’s manager, confirmed that Frank isn’t going to have to test his free-agency worth, because the UFC...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

Mar 26, 2014 6:18 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Looking SWOLE In Between Fights

Top UFC featherweight fighter, Chad ‘Money’ Mendes, is looking pretty swole during his time between fights. The Team Alpha Male product last saw action in December in a bout where he dominated Nik Lentz for three straight rounds. No word on when he’s expected to return to action, but the man responsible for his one...

Mar 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Siver Blames Tainted Supplements On Drug Testing Failure

Prior to UFC 168 I had to hire an external personal trainer and nutritionist to support me with making weight. The nutritionist recommended me a new diet method from the US, which had been successfully used by the stars. Thereupon I asked, if I, as a competitive professional athlete, could safely use this supplement. This...

Mar 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Brazil Commission Says Jorgensen’s ‘BS’ Fight Outcome Stands

Although some might like seeing head-butts legalized in the sport, alas, they are not. That’s something that Scott Jorgensen would like to remind the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) and it’s director, Cristiano Sampaio, after his recent loss to Jussier Formiga during their bout last weekend, at UFC Fight Night 38 (that took place on...

Mar 26, 2014 10:35 am

Fabio Maldonado: “When I’m tired and bleeding, I fight better”

I’m not going to deny that some of the guys (okay, most of the guys) that practice MMA are suckers for punishment (some more than others). As for Fabio Maldonado, he’s one of those guys that’s like an old T.V.; In order for him to work right, you have to bang him around a bit....