Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 4, 2013 10:07 am

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Receives His Blackbelt

Yesterday was belt promotion day over at the world-famous American Kickboxing Academy. UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold received his blackbelt alongside UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC heavyweight contender, Daniel Cormier, was promoted from white to brown. Here’s some footage from their promotions via twitter: Brown Pride, black belt – congrats to champ @CainMMA...

Oct 4, 2013 10:02 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop

UFC 70 took place more than six-years ago in early 2007. At the time Randy Couture was the UFC heavyweight champion and Mirko Cro Cop was on a three-fight win streak. Featured on the evenings main card was this title eliminator and after a very short bout, Gonzaga went on to face Couture for the...

Oct 3, 2013 12:43 pm

Penn In Talks With Mike Dolce To Help Make 145 Pound Division

“I’m bringing in one of my old coaches, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras, who gave me my black belt, to train me again. I’m also talking to Mike Dolce to help me make weight. I’m making changes to my camp, but keeping the core for values. I’m going to train with Jose Aldo. I’m hooking...

Oct 3, 2013 12:28 pm

Chael Sonnen responds to Wanderlei Silva ‘confrontation’

“I’m all for Wanderlei having a little fun.” “But Wanderlei, three things. First off, if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they’re going to connect the dots. Show up somewhere where a camera is, and then...

Oct 3, 2013 10:59 am

VIDEO | Pettis Brothers Discuss Sergio’s UFC Readiness

The UFC has acquired a new brotherly fighting duo in the form of the Pettis Brothers. Previously we have seen the likes of the Shamrock brothers, the Miller brothers, the Lauzon brothers and the Diaz brothers but now the new bro’s have hit the big time with the recent news that Sergio Pettis has been...

Oct 3, 2013 10:52 am

Ian McCall Apologizes For ‘Creepy’ Comments About The Homeless

Yesterday, top UFC flyweight fighter, Ian McCall took to twitter with some pretty nasty comments about the disenfranchised homeless population we have out here in Southern California. https://twitter.com/Unclecreepymma/statuses/385440757198254080 Hate me all you want Ive been homeless n stung out. I changed that part of my life No sympathy for junkies who talk shit to me...

Oct 3, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF Purchases Agression FC, Expands into Canada

With a new global partnership with IMG Media now in place, the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion is ready to step outside the U.S. World Series of Fighting has acquired Canada’s top MMA promotion, Aggression Fighting Championship, and will launch World Series of Fighting Canada beginning with a Dec. 7 event at Vancouver’s...

Oct 3, 2013 10:22 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts Dana White For Value Assesment of Bellator

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came up with a statement on the Bellator brand that gave them a $0.00 value. The UFC boss is known for taking jabs at his competition from time-to-time, but apparently Bjorn Rebney, the Bellator CEO, didn’t want to take that jab lying down. “It hasn’t been my...

Oct 2, 2013 10:17 am

VIDEO | Warrior Code: Gilbert Melendez

Lightweight Gilbert Melendez has his sights set on another shot at the UFC belt but he also has a profound perspective on all things UFC as he reveals in Warrior Code.

Oct 2, 2013 7:31 am

Lavar Johnson discusses TRT suspension

36-year-old heavyweight, Lavar Johnson, appeared on Monday’s episode of ‘The MMA Hour,’ where he discussed his suspension by the California State Athletic Commission for elevated levels of testosterone following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157. The loss was Johnson’s second in a row and he was subsequently released by the UFC. “What happened was basically I was...

Oct 1, 2013 5:51 pm

Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation Presents Hawaiian Cup-2013

On Saturday November 2 the Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation presents the Hawaiian Cup-2013 Jiu Jitsu tournament for both adults and youth. The event takes place at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. To register visit BJPENN.COM/register and see the flyer for additional info.

Oct 1, 2013 12:05 pm

Joe Rogan Blasts 10 Point Must System In MMA

“Scoring is very flawed. It’s flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it’s flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you’re going 10-9...

Oct 1, 2013 11:53 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | JDS vs. Hunt

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos needed an impressive win to erase the memory of his 2012 loss to Cain Velasquez. This dynamic attack and dramatic win over the iron-chinned Mark Hunt certainly did the trick, earning Cigano another title shot.

Oct 1, 2013 11:45 am

Dana White: For All Intents And Purposes, Barao Is The Real Bantamweight Champion

“Renan Barao is a champion. If you look at Renan Barao and what he has done, he’s beaten everybody that Dominick Cruz would be fighting if Dominick Cruz was healthy and was the champion. So, [the interim label] takes nothing away from [Barao], other than just that pin, that place holder until Dominick Cruz comes...

Oct 1, 2013 11:40 am

Right Knee Healing, Zingano May Now Have Torn Left Knee

Top female bantamweight fighter, Cat Zingano, was supposed to follow-up her UFC debut with a coaching stint on TUF and a title fight against Ronda Rousey. Shortly after her third round destruction of Miesha Tate, the female fighter was forced on the shelf with a knee injury and his been rehabbing ever since. Cat recently...

Oct 1, 2013 11:17 am

Overeem’s New Coach Blasts Friendly Fighters: ‘We come to fight’

“We can say ‘hi’ but I don’t want to your friend because then I can’t fight against you. And if I can’t fight against you then it costs money. And if I don’t bring money home I can’t feed my children and that’s a problem. Because a man is supposed to feed his children and...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...

Oct 1, 2013 10:51 am

Michael Bisping ‘Devastated’ Over Near Career Ending Eye Injury

“(I’m) devastated. I trained so hard for this fight. And not only that, it’s hard for the people of Manchester and the people of the U.K. to part ways with their hard-earned money to buy a ticket, so I apologize to all the fans and everybody who bought a ticket. I was fearing the worst....

Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald

UFC welterweight Demian Maia is set to face Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on October 9. Before he was a headliner, he notched this amazing submission win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 87.