Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 16, 2013 8:37 am

Rousey ‘Honored’ To Be In UFC 168 Co-Main Slot Following Removal From Main Event

“I’m super stoked about being on the same card as Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. It’ll alleviate some of the promotional stress and pressure because there’ll be more of us working to promote this big card. Their fight may very well be the fight of the year, maybe even in the history of the company,...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show” “Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end...

Jul 15, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rousey vs. Tate 1 Full Fight

This fight is not for the squeamish. Both Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate have a bit of history heading back to their days under the Strikeforce banner. If you missed their first fight than enjoy it above!

Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

Anthony Pettis Comments on Title Shot Against Henderson

“It wasn’t like nothing happened. I tore my LCL, it’s still a serious injury, but it isn’t as bad as an ACL or meniscus tear. Minimum is supposed to be six weeks out, but I’ve got a good therapist here, and I feel confident enough that I can take this fight,” Pettis stated. “You can’t...

Jul 15, 2013 10:19 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cyborg vs. Coenen II From Last Weekend’s Invicta FC 6

Last weekend Marloes Coenen got a shot at redemption against top female featherweight fighter, Chris ‘Cyborg’ Santos. The two originally squared off under the Strikeforce banner, but faced off again Saturday night for a shot at the Invicta FC featherweight crown. If you missed the fight, check it out above in its entirety.

Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am

Manager: Anderson Silva Plans On Finishing 10 Fight Contract

“Anderson Silva will fight out the nine fights on his contract. But his next fight will be against Chris Weidman.” Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently sat down with AXS TV’s Inside MMA and told the panel there that his client plans on finishing out his 10-fight UFC deal. At 38-years old can he do...

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms To Fans ‘He’s Back’

UFC President Dana White announced on Sports Center that he has booked Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II For UFC 168 in December. As part of the coverage of this announcement, ESPN released this video of Anderson Silva confirming to his fans that he is back. “I back, trust me, I back”, confirmed the former...

Jul 15, 2013 9:50 am

UFC Matchmaking Department Busy With Five New Fight Bookings

With the year half over, the UFC is rounding out the final bookings for the remainder of the 2013 calendar. We’ve seen the next several headlining bouts get booked up in the past week or so, but the UFC keeps adding the supporting casts to these shows at a very rapid pace. Most recently UFC...

Jul 15, 2013 9:27 am

Cormier vs. ‘Big Country’ Being Considered For UFC 166

In what is being reported as his last fight in the heavyweight division, Daniel Cormier is likely to face one of his many rivals in Roy Nelson at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. UFC 166 is set to take place on October 19 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cormier has mentioned...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jul 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Quick Twitt: Ross Pearson Calls Out Takanori Gomi

If UFC lightweight fighter, Ross Pearson, has his way he will be joining Michael Bisping on the OCtober 26th card set for Manchester, England in a fight against Takanori Gomi. The British Ultimate Fighter winner took to twitter to try and stake his claim on the card as the evening’s co-headlining bout. Bisping vs Munoz...

Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub Reacts To Mitrione Injury, Cancelled Fight

Earlier this week it was revealed that the UFC on FOX 8 bout between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub was removed from the card after Matt Mitrione was deemed unfit to compete due to an injury suffered while training. According to his recount of events, the UFC was unable to fill the void and find...

Jul 13, 2013 11:42 am

Bisping vs. Munoz Confirmed For October

“The Count” is set to return to his native land for the first time in three years… For a fight. Multiple sources recently confirmed a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The bout, which is expected to serve as the evenings main event is set for five-rounds of action at the Manchester Arena...

Jul 12, 2013 9:53 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Green, Most Swag In The UFC?

BJPENN.COM’S Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio team caught up with UFC lightweight fighter, Bobby Green this past weekend and while his fight with Castillo is cancelled, Green still has a lot to say! You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on BJPENN.COM Every Sunday night!

Jul 12, 2013 9:50 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Danny Castillo On Making Money Outside Of The Cage

UFC lightweight fighter, Danny Castillo was in Las Vegas last weekend supporting his Team Alpha Male crew at the MMA Draft Combine. While his UFC on FOX 8 with Bobby Green is off, this surging lightweight still had much to discuss about his life in and out of the cage. You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...

Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nevada Authorities Deny $1 Million Investigation Rumors

The rumors of a $1 million bet being placed on Weidman prior to his UFC 162 upset victory over Anderson Silva are apparently false. This is according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board chief of enforcement Jerry Markling, who has not only gone on record to MMAFighting.com about not investigating such a wager, but he...

Jul 12, 2013 8:43 am

Liddell Would Be Shocked If Jones Can Stay On Glover Teixeira

“He’s a tough kid. If you shoot on him, you better watch out, his submissions are legit. I got even more confidence watching Jones fight Chael, when he started getting hit a little bit and he decided to shoot. If he does that to Glover, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble. I...

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more.

Jul 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Sonnen Think His fight With Jon Jones May Have Been Stopped Too Early

“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight. Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules. I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them...

Jul 11, 2013 12:05 pm

GUEST BLOG: The Ace Up Bruce Buffer’s Sleeve

During a mixed martial arts fighter’s walk-in, the buzz within the grand hotel casino’s arena grows in anticipation as the fighter walks towards the UFC prep point. As both competitors separately enter the famed octagon, the crowd goes frantic while vehemently cheering on their favored fighter or violently jeering for a despised antagonist. A split-second...

Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

UFC Boss Looking At Cowboy Stadium For Weidman vs. Silva II

If a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman comes to fruition, it is the UFC’s opinion that it will be the biggest fight in the promotions history. With such a major event, it should come as no surprise that the UFC boss is looking for a large venue to host the middleweight title clash....