Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 11, 2013 8:29 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 33 Press Conference With Mark Hunt

See the press conference announcing UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT vs. BIGFOOT at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. Headlining heavyweight Mark Hunt, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh and Tom Wright, UFC director of operations, meet with media.

Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Boxing Beat: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Substance Abuse Rehab Facility

  Beloved 40-year old boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, has checked himself into a substance abuse rehab facility and will miss this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Canelo super-fight. The former world boxing champion, turned promoter, has a long history of alcohol and drug addiction and the Los Angeles born ‘Golden Boy’ has apparently had enough...

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...

Sep 10, 2013 9:45 am

Sonnen: It’s OK To Lose, But Underperforming Will Haunt You

“It’s a two-man sport and you don’t know who is going to win. We can’t control who is going to win. You can only control how you compete. “As an athlete, you’ll never feel bad about losing, but what you will feel bad about is underperforming. That’s a real thing and it happens a lot...

Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern Added To Fight Night 32

After a lengthy suspension for banned substances, Thiago Tavares is set to return to action in front of his native countrymen this November in a lightweight bout against Quinn Mulhern. UFC officials recently announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 32 is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 on November 9 from Goiania, Brazil....

Sep 10, 2013 9:23 am

Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am

Matthew Riddle announces retirement from MMA

Matthew Riddle (7-3 MMA) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday night. The 27-year-old, Riddle, was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA) at next weeks Bellator 100 event, which features the opening round of the promotions Season 9 welterweight tournament. However,  Riddle apparently suffered a cracked rib in training and thus has decided...

Sep 9, 2013 10:01 am

Wrestling Wins Bid to Return to Olympics in 2020

After news came concerning the removal of wrestling from the official olympic games, a cavalcade of MMA fighters made their voices heard as they campaigned to bring a sport which defined their lives, back to the biggest stage available to it. Now with a majority vote of 49 votes from the International Olympic Committee (IOC),...

Sep 9, 2013 9:20 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar Hits Vine With Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, has surfaced again in these Vine video’s put up by Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. Lesnar out of the ring or cage, is rarely glanced upon, so when I ran across these video’s I wanted to share. Here’s another:

Sep 9, 2013 9:13 am

UFC’s Conor McGregor Done With Knee Surgery, Rehabbing Injury In O.C.

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has been dubbed the ‘Most Hyped Fight since Brock Lesnar”. Unfortunately for the brash Ireland resident, he suffered a torn ACL in his last outing against Max Holloway and has been forced into recovery which will now result in an extended layoff from competition. This past weekend the rising 145 pounder...

Sep 9, 2013 8:49 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Watch All The TUF 18 Elimination Fights In Full Right Here

16 fights took place between 32 fighters to make the final cut and move into the Ultimate Fighter: Rouey vs. Tate house. Last Wednesday on the shows debut, the UFC and FOX aired only a small handful of these fights in their entirety due to time constraints. Now, thanks to the UFC we can enjoy...

Sep 9, 2013 8:42 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

In July of last year, Renan Barao and Urijah Faber squared off for the UFC’s interim bantamweight title. In the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao was crowned the champion and now faces Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event later this month.

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Sep 7, 2013 11:46 am

Benson Henderson Releases Statement On Elbow Injury Suffered In Pettis Fight

Former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson visited Dr. Brian Shafer this week and learned that there is no structural damage to his elbow. Dr. Shafer is an elbow specialist in Phoenix and a team physician with the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is no specified timetable for Benson’s return to the Octagon. Statement from Benson...

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Sep 7, 2013 11:25 am

Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: All Fighters Sidelined

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has suspended 22 UFC fighters following last Wednesday’s ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader’ event, three of which could be suspended for as long as six-months. While a bulk of the suspensions are for precautionary reasons and are just a standard practice, some of the competitors will need...

Sep 6, 2013 3:00 pm

BJ Penn Video Update: Penn vs. The Bull of Hilo

Where in the world is BJ Penn? Well, as of yesterday, the former two-division UFC world champion was in his hometown of Hilo, HI taking on a different type of opponent in an entirely different sport! “Penn vs. The Bull of Hilo” is just a quick update from the Prodigy and what he’s been up...

Sep 6, 2013 2:57 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Extended Preview

Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones believes in his skills while challenger Alexander Gustafsson is confident he can walk away with the belt around his waist. Plus, interim bantamweight championship between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.

Sep 6, 2013 2:54 pm

Bryan Caraway Changes Tune On Ronda Rousey

  One of Ronda Rousey’s biggest career antagonists happens to be the boyfriend of her TUF coaching opposite, Bryan Caraway. The two UFC fighters have bickered back and forth in the public eye for month’s if not years at this point and now Caraway has shown the first signs of respect towards the UFC’s female...