Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 8, 2013 10:24 am

Machida Took Bout With Training Partner To Keep The UFC Happy

“I thought for a while about it (when UFC offered the change), but I didn’t want to disappoint and frustrate the UFC. The date wasn’t that bad. I was already training hard for my fight, so I decided to take it. They were both main events, but this is a better one because Mark Munoz...

Oct 7, 2013 4:07 pm

Frank Mir Would Likely Retire If Cut By The UFC

“I think it just depends on how much we are able to draw. I’ve always tried to help in that argument. When people ask for certain explanations on why certain guys get title shots and some guys don’t, I’ve always told people this is a business. It isn’t so much who has a 30-0 record,...

Oct 7, 2013 3:58 pm

Ryan Couture: No Regrets In Handling Of Dana White and Father’s Fued

“I don’t regret the approach we took. I still don’t feel a need to be on anyone’s s— list,” Ryan says with a chuckle.“Besides, with dad’s schedule and how often he has to be out of town, even the country, there’s no guarantee he would have been able to make my fights anyway. So, it...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 7, 2013 1:07 pm

Mike Dolce Releases Statement On Working With BJ Penn, Heading To Hawaii

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Mike Dolce sporting some Team Penn attire in the near future. The famed dietitian has now committed to assisting with the nutrition needs of BJ Penn as he ascends weight classes from welterweight to featherweight for his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar. Here is what Dolce released to...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...

Oct 7, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | JDS: “When I Hit People, They Go Down”

“I see things better than I did before. When I hit people, they go down.” No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos discusses his rubber match with Cain Velasquez and his plans to knock the champion out…again.

Oct 7, 2013 10:37 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen

Before his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division Demian Maia was a middleweight who tore through the division in route to a title shot against Anderson Silva. During his climb to the top he faced off with Chael Sonnen and we have the video (above). Demain Maia now faces Jake Shields in the UFC Fight...

Oct 7, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | TUF18: Episode 6 Preview

Fighters enjoy a Hooters-catered pool party while Muay Thai specialist Jessamyn Duke prepares for her long awaited battle against brawler Raquel Pennington.

Oct 7, 2013 9:54 am

Trainer: Machida Should Get Title Shot With Win Over Munoz

“I think if Lyoto wins he gets the title shot but also you have Jacare, he did a great job in his last fight. I think he deserves the opportunity to fight for the belt. It doesn’t matter who is the champion. In my opinion everybody wants the belt, everybody fights for the belt. It’s...

Oct 5, 2013 12:39 pm

Jon Jones The GOAT at Light Heavyweight? Dana White Says ‘YES’

For over a decade the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light-heavyweight division has been the promotions marquee weight class. Having cultivated stars the likes of Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Rampage Jackson and Chuck Liddell, the 205 pound king is often considered the sports biggest star. The man who currently wears the crown is a young phenom who,...

Oct 5, 2013 12:18 pm

Free Fight Video: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Top Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama levels the playing field by dropping to welterweight to take on Jake Shields, one of the sport’s best ground fighters and a top contender in the division.

Oct 5, 2013 11:53 am

Bellator Results & Video Highlights: Kongo Gets Second Round TKO, Lavar Johnson Loses

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Visalia Convention Center. The event was headlined by the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals with Cheick Kong defeating Mark Godbeer and Vinicius Spartan finishing Lavar Johnson to advance to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final. The Bellator Middleweight Tournament continued with Brennan Ward defeating Joe Pacheco...

Oct 5, 2013 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 am

Team Gustafsson Deny Change of Camp Rumors

Earlier in the week Swedish MMA fighter and former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, proclaimed his independence from his American MMA family at Alliance MMA in San Diego, California. The man many people think bested Jon Jones in his latest outing stated in an interview that he was “coming home” and will no longer...

Oct 4, 2013 5:38 pm

Heads Up Vegas, Official BJ Penn Booth Featured At Pure Aloha Festival Oct. 4-6

The BJ Penn Team and family are hitting Vegas this weekend at the Pure Aloha Festival at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Locate this year’s booth at the festival and mention you heard about it through BJPENN.COM to get 10% off all your official Team Penn and BJ Penn gear and apparel. The festivities kick...

Oct 4, 2013 11:23 am

Sergio Pettis and Coach Comment on Newly Signed UFC Contract and First Opponent

It was announced earlier this week that undefeated Roufusport rising star Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (9-0) has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This past weekend, “The Phenom” captured his ninth straight professional victory, propelling the 20-year old into the UFC on a wave of momentum that has fight fans excited at a level few...

Oct 4, 2013 11:14 am

VIDEO | The intensity of Ronda’s mom

Coach Rousey has a special guest visit and evaluate the team, Ronda’s mom. A judo champion she has some simple yet important advice for the team.

Oct 4, 2013 10:47 am

Askren Not Retiring Until He Fights GSP

  Yesterday during the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis said he thought his teammate and wrestling coach, Ben Askren, was on the verge of retirement. “One guy who is on the main stage, ready, is Ben Askren. He’s stuck between Bellator and the UFC, thinking about retiring,” said...

Oct 4, 2013 10:30 am

Rousey’s Armbar ‘Absolutely’ No threat To Cat Zingano

Female powerhouse, Cat Zingano, earned the right to fight for the UFC title when she took out Miesha Tate this past April at the TUF 17 finale event. A knee injury forced the rightful number-one-contender out of action and she’s been rehabing ever since. Cat was recently on UFC Tonight to discuss a potential matchup...