Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 21, 2013 8:33 am

Jon Jones Taking Rest Of 2013 Off, Hopes To Return In Early Spring Of 2014

Jon Jones was recently in a hotly contested battle at UFC 165, where he faced Alexander Gustafsson. It seems Jones is still feeling the effects of that fight, as he has recently withdrawn from a scheduled fight with Glover Teixeira. Apparently, Jones suffered a foot injury in his match against Gustafsson, and is taking the...

Nov 21, 2013 8:30 am

Dana White Explains Why Georges St. Pierre Owes The UFC More Fights

Although UFC President Dana White seemed to change his tune after irately criticizing Georges St. Pierre after St. Pierre spoke of walking away from the sport, it seems as though his comments still stand. White went on “UFC Tonight” and said “here’s the reality: Georges St-Pierre took almost a year and a half off and...

Nov 21, 2013 8:23 am

Georges St. Pierre: “Forget All The Rumors”

Since UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 and subsequently started talking about taking time off, many have speculated on what prompted his decision. St. Pierre recently took to twitter to tell his fans to forget all the rumors, that he is on vacation,...

Nov 21, 2013 8:20 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Thiago Silva vs. Ovince St. Preux | UFC NEWS

Heavy handed Brazilian Thiago Silva (16-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is set to face off against UFC new comer Ovince St. Preux (14-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) in January at UFC Fight Night 35 being held just outside of Atlanta, GA. Silva has had a tough few years with a pair of losses and no contests hanging...


Nov 21, 2013 8:19 am

Georges St. Pierre’s Manager Says UFC 167 May Have Been Last, Retirement Possible

Georges St. Pierre was criticized by UFC President Dana White for deciding to take some time off after his controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. White has since changed his tune, and believes St. Pierre will not be retiring. It seems though, that St. Pierre may have other plans. According to a report from...

Nov 21, 2013 8:16 am

Dana White Says Relationship with Georges St. Pierre “Never Been Better”

UFC President Dana White had harsh words for UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre after he began talking about taking time off from the sport after his controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. White recently took to MixedMartialArts.com’s UnderGround forums to say that his relationship with St. Pierre has never been better. “Our relationship...

Nov 21, 2013 8:07 am

Dana White Believes MMA Judges Should Be Put In A Submission Before Judging

MMA Judges have oft been criticized in the MMA media, and Dana White believes the issue is that the current judges do not know Jiu Jitsu. He thinks a simple prerequisite for being an MMA judge is to at least be put in a submission before placing fighter’s futures at the mercy of their ignorance...

Nov 21, 2013 7:56 am

Rashad Evans Says Daniel Cormier Might Be Next Opponent

Long has the MMA community clamored for former Olympian and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier to drop from heavyweight to light heavyweight. The wait may finally be over, for it seems that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans could be the man to introduce Cormier to the division. Evans told “UFC Tonight”...

Nov 21, 2013 7:53 am

Micheal Bisping Cleared To Return To Training, Eyes March or April Return

UFC middleweight Micheal Bisping has been dealing with a detached retina, an injury that scrapped his main event matchup against Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30. Bisping went on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and said he has been cleared to return to training by his doctor, and is planning on a return to competition...

Nov 21, 2013 7:52 am

UFC on FOX 10 headed to Chicago. Gabriel Gonzaga set to face Stipe Miocic. | UFC NEWS

Gabriel Gonzaga (16-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) vs Stipe Miocic (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has been added to the card for UFC on FOX 10 being held on January 25 at United Center in Chicago. The Heavyweight bout is the most recent addition to the card headlining former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson vs the very talented...

Nov 21, 2013 7:51 am

Rick Story Says He Deserves A Top 10 Opponent After Ebersole Victory

UFC Welterweight Rick Story believes that his recent decision victory over Brian Ebersole at UFC 167 should be enough to earn a shot at a top 10 opponent again. Story talked to MMAjunkie radio recently, and said “I want to fight anyone in the top 10. I just want to get back in the top...

Nov 21, 2013 7:48 am

UFC Fighter Forced Into Retirement After Kidney Issue Revealed

UFC Welterweight Brian Melancon has made the decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Melancon fought twice in Strikeforce, and twice in the UFC, compiling a career record of 7-3. His reasoning, he said, is due to health problems. He took to facebook to explain why his fight against Kelvin Gastelum will be the final...

Nov 20, 2013 9:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jessica Aguilar: ‘I’m gonna be #1 In WSOF Then The UFC’

Jessica Aguilar (pictured) previously competed for Bellator Fighting Championships, advancing to the semi-finals of the 2010 Bellator 115-pound women’s tournament. She is currently the top-ranked strawweight, according to several media outlets as well as considered one of the top pound-for-pound women fighters in the world. It was announced on November 11, 2013 that Aguilar has...

Nov 20, 2013 9:25 am

Cro Crop says all respect for the Emelianenko brothers has gone

Many would agree that MMA and kickboxing legend Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is not the fighter he once was. In his last fight he tapped to a neck crank from Alexey Oleinik at Russia’s Legend 2. The result had fellow icon, Fedor Emelianenko, criticizing ‘Cro Crop’, saying: “Something happened to him. And he does not have...

Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

Nov 20, 2013 8:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Pat Barry KO’s Shane Del Rosario

On Dec. 7, Pat Barry returns to the cage against Soa Palelei as a featured bout on the UFC Fight Night 33 card in Brisbane, Australia. While we wait for this heavyweight showdown to occur, why not hit play above and take a look back at one of Barry’s more dominant UFC wins.

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 20, 2013 8:03 am

Firas Zahabi Confirms GSP is Healthy

Since UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s bizarre decision to walk away from the sport, rumors and assumptions have been flooding the MMA news cycle. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s head coach and manager, went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to discuss the champion, and assured Helwani that St. Pierre was healthy. “Georges’ health is...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 19, 2013 8:52 pm

GSP’s Former Manager Denies Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Rumor

It looks like another rumor surrounding the Georges St-Pierre “time off” mystery has been denied. First there was TMZ reporting that GSP had family health issues and that he got a girl pregnant. Those claims have since been denied by several sources. Does that mean that there is no truth to those? It seems only...

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 19, 2013 8:01 am

GSP Getting Sued For Millions By Ex-Manager Claims Former Rep

As the rumors continue to swirl around the personal problems that are plaguing UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, a new possibility emerged on Monday. Speaking on Quebec’s 98.5 FM Sports, St. Pierre’s first manager, Stephane Patry, said the issue could be a financial one and a rather large one at that. Here is what...

Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am

Firas Zahabi Believes Round Five Won The Fight For GSP

Georges St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi, the head coach of St. Pierre’s home training center, the Tristar Gym, believes that round five was the deciding factor in St. Pierre’s controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. “Georges was more active in round five,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie. “He got two takedowns and landed more strikes.” “I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:51 am

GSP’s Sister Nixes Sick Father Rumors

Contrary to TMZ’s report, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s “personal problems” do not consist of an ailing father. St. Pierre’s sister, Myriam St. Pierre, reported to Quebec newspaper La Presse that “My father is doing very well. We get lots of calls and this rumor has to stop. It [is causing us] pain. My father [watches]...