Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Junior Dos Santos’ Coach ‘Never Considered’ Throwing in Towel at UFC 166

  At UFC 166, Junior dos Santos (right) suffered incredible damage during a nearly five-round fight against UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.  Despite dos Santos’ battered face and significantly slowed demeanor in the cage, the fighter’s jiu jitsu coach said he ‘never considered throwing in the towel.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Yuri Carlton is...

Oct 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Jose Aldo Wants Pettis Super Fight at Lightweight

  It was a fight we thought we were going to get at featherweight, but an injury forced Anthony Pettis (left) out of a highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo (right).  Now that Pettis holds UFC gold at 155 lbs., it seems that the 145-lb. champion wants the shot to win his second UFC...

Oct 23, 2013 12:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Line-Up Set for Nov. 9

  The fight card for UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson has been finalized with a total of 12 fights divided between a preliminary card that will stream live online and a main card that will air on FOX Sports 1.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has announced its line-up for next...

Oct 23, 2013 11:37 am

Mike Dolce : Cormier Can Make Weight And Be Champ At 205

“Daniel can be a world champion at heavyweight, but also at light heavyweight, 205,” said Dolce. “Unfortunately I was not working with him when he was training and competing in the Olympics. If I was, he would have made weight, had no problem, been healthy and he probably would have been an Olympic gold medalist.”

Oct 23, 2013 11:25 am

VIDEO | Adam Carolla Criticizes Tito Ortiz’ Boxing

Post by Adam Carolla. Check out Adam Carolla hold pads for former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz. Tito faces Rampage Jackson next week in Long Beach as the headlining act to Bellator’s first every pay-per-view event.

Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Joey Beltran Leaves The UFC Following Latest Loss

Southern California’s Joey ‘The Mexicutioner’ Beltran, has left the Ultimate Fighting Championship following his latest loss at the hands of Fabio Maldonado. The former heavyweight turned light-heavyweight returned to the for his second promotional stint following a 3-4 run as a heavyweight. During his tenure in the 205 pound division, Beltran dropped a fight to...

Oct 22, 2013 3:18 pm

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Calls Out Nate Diaz

Just three days removed from his epic battle against Gilbert Melendez, UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez is calling for his next opponent. Sanchez, who has once beaten the older Diaz brother is now calling for a fight against Nate. Check it out: Im thinking maybe nate diaz for the next fight would be a epic 5...

Oct 22, 2013 11:59 am

WSOF Has No Interest In Rousimar Palhares

Rousimar Palhares is looking for a home but don’t expect the World Series of Fighting to open its doors. Palhares was infamously cut this month by the UFC for refusing to let go of a heel hook that damaged the ankle of Mike Pierce. Bellator was the first to say, ‘no thanks’ when it came...

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Fabricio Werdum Says He Would Retire If He Defeats Cain Velasquez via Submission

  “Imagine if I’m the only guy who submitted Fedor, ‘Minotauro’ and Velasquez?” UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum asked after learning he would be the next to challenge Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight championship.  “Then I would retire and work only as a commentator.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Not long after Cain Velasquez successfully defended...

Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Report: Tatsuya Kawajiri Signs with UFC and Looks For Fight on January Card in Singapore

Sources close to Japanese featherweight fighter, Tatsuya Kawajiri, have said the 145-lb. fighter has signed a deal with the UFC.  These sources also said Kawajiri wants to fight on the UFC’s card in Singapore coming up in January.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Tatsuya Kawajiri will be coming to the UFC, sources close to the...

Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

POLL | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

Last weekend Junior dos Santos failed to recapture his UFC title for the second straight time. Much like their second fight, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was able to beat, batter and bruise dos Santos in route to a fight that went to the fifth and final round. Many people, Dana White included, believe...

Oct 22, 2013 10:29 am

Rousimar Palhares Finally Admits He Held Submission Too Long

“No, I did not want to hurt him. In the heat of the fight I did not feel him tap. Afterwards, when I watched the fight I realized that I held on too long, but I really did not mean to hurt him. He is a fighter like I am and I know he does...

Oct 22, 2013 10:26 am

Korean Zombie Asks UFC to Ban ‘Rising Sun’ Logo

Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight fighter popularly known as ‘The Korean Zombie,’ took to Facebook in March to inform UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of the social implications behind the ‘Rising Sun’ symbol that decorated a gi he wore at UFC 158.  After seeing the symbol worn by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Oct 22, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Phantom Cam Highlights

Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez ended their heavyweight trilogy with an epic fight. Watch highlights of Cain’s win and the rest of UFC 166 in super slow motion.

Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division. Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes. With ‘The Ultimate...

Oct 21, 2013 12:03 pm

The UFC and The Center Join Forces For HIV Awareness

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (“The Center”) have announced a dynamic new partnership, designed to raise awareness of the realities of HIV among young individuals under 30.  In the 1990s, there were major breakthroughs in both the treatment of and education about the HIV pandemic. Because of...

Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...

Oct 21, 2013 11:36 am

Dana White: “I try so hard to like Roy Nelson”

“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to...

Oct 21, 2013 11:19 am

Win Over George Sots Saved KJ Noons From Retirement

“It feels awesome, all this hard work. This was must-win. If I would have lost, I would have retired. If you can’t compete at the top, then why do it? It’s tough, I got the new baby. I got a job, too. Online real estate. I was doing that and training. It’s tough to do...

Oct 21, 2013 11:00 am

Ricardo Lamas Not Getting Hopes Up for Aldo Fight Just Yet

  Reports have surfaced about a potential featherweight title fight between Ricardo Lamas (pictured) and UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169, the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event.  For the challenger Lamas, he won’t get excited until he signs the contract.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Last week, reports surfaced of a featherweight title...

Oct 21, 2013 10:58 am

Junior Dos Santos Thought 5th Round TKO Loss Came in Round 2

Junior Dos Santos (pictured) suffered a second TKO loss to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this past weekend at UFC 166.  According to his corner, following the referee stoppage in the fifth round, Dos Santos believed he had been stopped in the second round.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  This past Saturday night at UFC...

Oct 21, 2013 10:54 am

Dana White Says UFC Roster ‘Is Too Full’

  In the past year, the UFC has made significant cuts from its roster of fighters.  These cuts included fighters who were in, or near, the top-10 of their respective divisions, such as Jon Fitch or Yushin Okami.  While fans cried out against such decisions, UFC President Dana White (pictured) says it is simply to...

Oct 21, 2013 10:50 am

UFC Announces ’20 Days To UFC 167′ Nationwide Tour

  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship  announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.  The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make...