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 12:42 pm

Alliance Coach Calling for Gustafsson To Face Lil Nog and Davis vs. Mousasi

While ideally, UFC light heavyweight fighter Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) would like an immediate rematch against division champion, Jon Jones, it seems he will have to defeat one more opponent before that happens.  And while the UFC is trying to figure out what to do next, Eric Del Fierro, coach at Alliance Training Center and former...

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 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Oct 3, 2013 12:07 pm

Bobby Voelker vs. William Macario Added to UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2

The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its highly anticipated end-of-the-year event, UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 in Las Vegas.  Bobby Voelker will take on William ‘Patolino’ Macario at 170 lbs., most likely on the preliminary card.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC officials announced today that welterweights Bobby Voelker and William...

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 11:12 am

Dana White Says Uriah Hall ‘Will Be Leaving Town’ With a Loss in Next Fight

  ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ contestant, Uriah Hall, was one of the most hyped fighters to come out of the UFC’s reality-television show in recent years.  Two losses later, and Hall is fighting to just keep his job, according to UFC President Dana White.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (7-4) is...

Oct 2, 2013 11:11 am

UFC Removes Yushin Okami from Middleweight Top 10 Rankings

  Following his release from the UFC, middleweight fighter Yushin Okami has been removed from the organization’s ranking system.  This move highlights the UFC’s release of its second top-ten ranked fighter this year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC removed Yushin Okami from its middleweight rankings earlier this week, just days after the organization...

Oct 2, 2013 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even...

Oct 2, 2013 10:22 am

White: Belfort has been ‘difficult’ and puts himself in ‘weird’ situations

UFC President Dana White sat down with reporters following his latest UFC 168 press tour pit stop in Brazil to speak openly and candidly about a number of topics. One of the subjects brought up was Vitor Belfort. White admittedly doesn’t know what to do with the top-ranked middleweight.  The Brazilian finds himself in a “weird”...

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 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...

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...