Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 30, 2013 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Johny Hendricks: I want the best GSP, no excuses

Three weeks from now the welterweight division could go in one of two different directions. It may witness another title defense from its dominant champion or it could be shaken up by the KO power of the challenger. Georges St-Pierre squares off with number one contender Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship on Sat. November...

Oct 30, 2013 12:31 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Hector Lombard Wants Condit And Kampmann in Next Fights | BJPENN.COM RADIO

“I think that Carlos Condit is high ranked, right?” said UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard when asked about who he wants to fight next.  “OK, I’ll take Carlos Condit then.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard spoke to BJPenn.com Radio recently about his MMA career to date and where he...


Oct 30, 2013 12:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Gym Senior VP Adam Sedlack Details Second Facility In Hawaii, Partnering With B.J. Penn, Growing The Brand And More | Late Night Cage Side Radio

Since the inception of the UFC Gym franchise, the growth of theses facilities has been staggering. With locations popping up all over the country, it is hard to deny the success of the brand and the desire of Americans to train like their favorite fighters and with more locations opening everyday, chances are your area...

Oct 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Cain Velasquez Not Suspended 6 Months, Commission Claims Mistake

  Cain Velasquez fans, rejoice!  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the body who oversaw UFC 166, has retracted its earlier report that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (shown above, left, fighting Junior dos Santos) would be suspended for six months with a broken jaw.  The commission stated that those facts were posted incorrectly....

Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Johny Hendricks Suffers Second-Degree Burns While Filming UFC Promo

  Johnny Hendricks just starred in a smoking-hot commercial for UFC 167. Literally. The UFC welterweight number one contender suffered second-degree burns to his back and shoulder, on the set of a video he had been filming for his much-anticipated meeting with longtime champion (and betting favorite), Georges St-Pierre.  Lights that were used to film...

Oct 30, 2013 11:47 am

‘Mayhem’ Miller Breaks Silence, Responds to Uriah Hall Incident

  Following an altercation that saw UFC middleweight Uriah Hall punch former UFC fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller after Miller shouted a barrage of racial slurs at Hall, Miller is claiming innocence and Dana White said the UFC will not punish Hall.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Middleweight fighter Uriah Hall may finally be on UFC...

Oct 30, 2013 11:40 am

Joe Rogan Undergoes German Miracle Blood Spinning Procedure To Heal Back & Neck

  UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan posted a picture on his Instagram of what looks like a ton of blood. Apparently it’s all his and its a part of a procedure he underwent to help with some neck and back problems he’s suffered from for a while. Rogan called the blood spinning procedure “crazy”....

Oct 30, 2013 11:04 am

Sonnen Wants To Punch ‘Scary’ Vitor Belfort In The Face Repeatedly

“I’ve been trying to fight Vitor for a long time now. And I think Vitor is awesome. I think Vitor is probably the second scariest guy in the UFC right now, right under Jon Jones. But I think he’s beatable. I think I can beat him. And I really don’t care either way. I’m going...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 29, 2013 1:35 pm

POLL | Did Bellator Make The Right Call By Canceling PPV & Thinning Down Card?

  Last Friday we learned that Tito Ortiz was pulling out of his main event fight against Rampage Jackson in what was to serve as the Bellator promotions pay-per-view debut. Instead of opting to book a replacement opponent on just one-weeks notice, the good folks over at Bellator decided to thin down the card and...

Oct 29, 2013 11:41 am

Rosi Sexton and Joe Rogan bump heads (and brains) on Twitter

  At UFC 166, Cain Velasquez put on an MMA clinic, battering, bruising and completely dominating former champ Junior dos Santos, on his way to a fifth round TKO victory. It was a fight which was so violent, so vicious, that dos Santos believed the fifth round TKO had actually transpired in the second round… leading...

Oct 29, 2013 11:41 am

Diego Sanchez Says Melvin Guillard’s Lies ‘Make Him Look Stupid’

  Following a likely candidate for Fight of the Year between Diego Sanchez (pictured) and Gilbert Melendez at UFC 166, Melvin Guillard took to Twitter to say that he would drop either one of the fighters.  Diego Sanchez has responded, calling Guillard a liar and turning the argument around on the former Jackson’s MMA fighter,...

Oct 29, 2013 11:03 am

Robert Drysdale Denied a License to Fight at UFC 167 Due To Elevated Testosterone Levels

It seems that Robert Drysdale’s much-anticipated UFC debut will again have to wait. The former jiu-jitsu world champion Drysdale was set to fight Cody Donovan on the Nov. 16 UFC 167 card, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission has denied him a license to fight. Drysdale took an out-of-competition drug test, and was flagged for...

Oct 29, 2013 10:53 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Shows Off X-Rays of Fractured Neck

‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz, single-handedly destroyed Bellator’s aspirations at a pay-per-view event. After a heavy dose of media promotions, Tito finally let the cat out of the bag last week that he had a fractured neck and will be unable to compete against Rampage Jackson at Bellator 106. Based on the timeline...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 29, 2013 10:34 am

Diego Sanchez wants to humble ‘pipsqueak’ McGregor | UFC NEWS

UFC veteran Diego Sanchez just fought in arguably one of the best fights, in the very least, of the year, in his unanimous decision loss to Gilbert Melendez. Sanchez is known for his relentless fighting style and when speaking with MMA Hour, he used the same approach when commenting on Irish featherweight Conor McGregor. McGregor,...

Oct 29, 2013 10:19 am

Kawajiri Eyes Swanson As Opponent In UFC Debut

New UFC signee and top Japanese import, Tatsuya Kawajiri, is not looking for an easy path in his climb up the UFC ladder. The Asian star has his eyes set on a top 3 featherweight opponent for his debut in what would be a potential matchup for revenge. The signing of Kawajiri was made public...

Oct 29, 2013 10:00 am

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

After a historic UFC 166 event that saw Cain Velasquez batter former champ, Junior dos Santos for nearly five straight rounds, the MMA world was split in half. Dana White, Joe Rogan and members of the media along with fans alike thought their fight for the UFC’s heavyweight title should have been stopped around the...