Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 12, 2013 9:09 am

Cain Velasquez May Be Out For A Full Year Due To Injury, Werdum Not Likely To Wait

Nearly three months after his September 19th title defense against Junior Dos Santos, Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez underwent surgery for a torn labrum. He was supposedly feeling discomfort in his shoulder but at the time it was not deemed to require surgery. After a set of MRIs, it was shown to be serious enough to...

Dec 12, 2013 9:08 am

Mark Hunt Doesn’t Want A Rematch – Happy With A Draw

This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. It was a back-and-forth battle, with each man almost being finished on multiple occasions. And at the end of the night, with both men covered in blood, weary from giving us everything...

Dec 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz Getting Called Out Left And Right

Coming off a much-needed win, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz is getting his fair share of challenges these days. The Stockton based fighter last saw action at the TUF 18 Finale event where he easily dispatched former rival Gray Maynard via KO in the first round of action. Now back in the mix,...


Dec 12, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon’s UFC on FOX 9 Blog (Part 1)

UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has once again documented his fight lead up through video blogs. The fan favorite multiple FON bonus winner is set to face Mac Danzig on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 9 main card.

Dec 12, 2013 8:38 am

QUICK TWITT | The UFC’s New Strawweight Ladies React To UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that the UFC has put together an all-star cast of 115 pound female fighters. The world’s top 11 strawweights have been plucked from InvictaFC and will all compete in the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter. The winner of TUF 20 will serve as the inaugural UFC strawweight champion of the world....

Dec 12, 2013 7:56 am

Jacare Souza: I Have The Style To Beat Chris Weidman

UFC Fight Night 36 is a big night for the UFC middleweight division. It is a tournament of sorts, where Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida, and Jacare Souza will look to defeat rising contender Francis Carmont. “Lyoto was the light heavyweight champion and is coming off a big win, Mousasi was the DREAM champion, and...

Dec 12, 2013 7:55 am

Diego Sanchez Signs New Eight Fight Contract With UFC

It seems we will be seeing more incredible fights out of Diego Sanchez. Sanchez revealed to UFC Tonight that he has signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC. Sanchez has been entrenched in a twitter war with Conor McGregor recently, but that fight will probably be a while off, as McGregor is out...

Dec 12, 2013 7:54 am

7-0 Lightweight Kevin Lee Signed By The UFC

Kevin Lee (pictured), a highly touted 7-0 lightweight prospect coming out of Detroit, Mich. has been signed by the UFC. Lee has achieved four of his seven victories by submission, and looks to join the ranks of the incredibly deep UFC lightweight division. Lee took to his twitter to spread the news. It's official!! Just...

Dec 12, 2013 7:50 am

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Earns First BJJ Promotion

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and host of his No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown television shows, just received his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion. Bourdain trains out of the Renzo Gracie Academy along with his wife Ottavia, who is a blue belt herself, and actively competes. Bourdain received his first stripe from one...

Dec 12, 2013 7:42 am

Bruce Buffer Replaced For UFC Fight Night 34, Joe Martinez Takes Over

It seems Bruce Buffer will finally have some time to relax after New Year’s. Joe Martinez (pictured), the veteran announcer from the WEC and Cage Warriors will get his second shot announcing a UFC card, as he is slated to work the Jan. 4 UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore. Martinez took to his...

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

White Admits To Meltdown Following GSP Fight, Says No Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

GSP is holding a press-conference tomorrow that the MMA media has billed as an important announcement on the fighting future of the UFC’s welterweight champion. Rumors of retirement, vacation, family issues and more have revolved around the Canadian super-star ever since his split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. With his press-conference set for tomorrow in Canada,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir & Jon Jones Fight Outside Russian After-Party

Having both attended the Legends Fight show in Russia, UFC fighters Frank Mir and Jon Jones both took to the show’s after-party to engage in some good old-fashioned fun in the streets. In the video we see the two teammates sparring for fun, in public, after what we can only assume to be a fun...

Dec 11, 2013 11:16 am

White Nixes Hunt vs. Bigfoot Rematch Talk

Many have called last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 main event the best heavyweight fight of all-time, including UFC boss Dana White. However, that accolade will not be enough to guarantee the two participants an immediate rematch to settle their five-round draw. The UFC boss took to an interview on Canadian Television to clear the...

Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts. Nate Loughran will be returning...

Dec 11, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 33 Ratings Dropped from TUF 18 Finale

Despite hosting one of the most epic heavyweight bouts in recent history, UFC Fight Night 33 drew average ratings – but it saw significantly less viewers than the previous UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The ratings from last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 show a viewership that remains...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...