Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 11, 2013 11:24 am

Mitrione vs. Schaub Removed From UFC on FOX 8 Card

A UFC heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has been removed from the UFC on FOX 8 card due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Mitrione in training. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for Schaub it would appear is if the UFC has opted to shift the fight to another date. UFC...

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...

Jul 10, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Rips Disrespectful Fan At UFC Fan Expo

Chael P. Sonnen, took to the main stage at last weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas to host a Q&A session with the people in attendance. Everything was going great until one guy thought it wise to question Sonnen’s most recent performances inside the cage.

Jul 10, 2013 11:06 am

Quick Twitt | Tito Ortiz Hints At Return To Action, Notifies Bellator & UFC

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, took to twitter recently to announce a possible return to action. Check it out! Come backs are always the best test! Live life to the fullest. #Positive http://t.co/X8YZ6catYk — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) July 7, 2013 https://twitter.com/titoortiz/status/353687090577424384 Nice 2be a free agent.Need 2make a big decision 4my future 4my kids...

Jul 10, 2013 10:56 am

Mike Pierce Motivated By Sponsor Pay & Main Card Slot

“Sponsors pay more money for the primetime airtime. So yeah, it’s going to be a little different than if I’d been higher up on the card, but this was another opportunity to get myself in that spot and make more money on sponsors. Hopefully that happens… The only guys I’ve lost to are guys who...

Jul 9, 2013 12:14 pm

Jon Jones: ‘War Gods made Anderson Silva pay for abusing his gifts’

“I think Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift. I think he’s gotten to the point where he really believes in his gift and he’s comfortable with his gift. He abused his gift, disrespected his gift, by disrespecting his opponent. Martial arts is a sport that is traditionally...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis.

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY | BJ PENN UFC FAN EXPO JIU JITSU SEMINAR

As part of the UFC Fan Experience at this year’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, enthusiasts got a rare opportunity to train with and take instructions from multiple-time, multiple division UFC Champion BJ Penn. What fans in attendance didn’t expect, was a surprise visit from UFC Legend, Matt Hughes. The Gallery from the July...

Jul 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Weidman: I’d Still Beat Him Again

“I’m not here to change other people’s opinion but I’ll tell you one thing: he did not give me the belt, he did not throw the fight. It was nothing like that. He was doing exactly what he does in all his fights. He had his hands down, he was trying to mentally defeat me,...

Jul 8, 2013 2:45 pm

Belfort: ‘Who deserves that title shot more than me?’

“Who deserves that title shot more than me? Come on. Look at what I did to the top two contenders. I defeated the world champion of Strikeforce. I defeated the No. 1 contender of the UFC, Michael Bisping. I not just defeated them, but I defeated them in (exciting) fashion… I guess sometimes you have...

Jul 8, 2013 2:27 pm

PHOTO | Jon Jones Stares Down Roy Jones Jr.

Anderson Silva has stated on several occasions that he wants a scrap against boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr. After his loss this past weekend, Dana White said that fight is still possible, but don’t tell that to Jon Jones who was seen at UFC 162 staring down the pugilist. Bones Jones vs Roy Jones pic.twitter.com/xY5QjD5oHo...

Jul 8, 2013 2:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | White Eyes Year-End Show For Silva vs. Weidman II

In a talk with the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana white revealed that he is trying to put together a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman for the UFC’s big year-end show. Currently dubbed, UFC 168, the show is already expected to be headlined by a female title fight between Ronda Rousey and...

Jul 8, 2013 2:10 pm

Salary Report: Anderson Silva Tops UFC 162 Disclosed Payroll

Even in defeat, the former pound-for-pound king took home the lions share of the disclosed fighter pay last weekend at UFC 162. So much so that, he out-earned his opponent by $552,000.00. The Nevada State athletic commission released the disclosed fighter pay this morning for last Saturday’s event that took place at the MGM Grand...

Jul 8, 2013 12:38 pm

VIDEO | Did Anderson Silva Predict His Own Loss?

The above video is making waves this morning. Prior to his UFC 162 defeat, former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva predicted his own loss against Chris Weidman. Check it out!

Jul 8, 2013 12:25 pm

VIDEO | GSP Reacts To Weidman’s Win Over Anderson Silva

“I predicted Chris Weidman would win but I didn’t think he’d win the way he did. I thought he would win with ground and pound or some kind of submission but he won with a beautiful knockout standing up.” “But I think Silva just got caught. I still think he’s the best in the world.”...

Jul 8, 2013 12:22 pm

Dana White: Jon Jones Now To Top Pound-For-Pound Fighter In The World

The UFC boss has crowned a new pound-for-pound king following Anderson Silva’s second round defeat at last weekend’s UFC 162 event and that man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. To hear the UFC bosses comments, hit play below and catch-all his post-fight musings.

Jul 8, 2013 12:18 pm

Dana White: Vitor Belfort Completely Out Of Title Hunt

Vitor Belfort has cemented himself as one of the greatest ever. His recent run of domination in the UFC’s middleweight division is nothing short of amazing. While he likely deserves a rematch at Anderson or a crack at the new champ, UFC president Dana White told reporters during the UFC 162 post-fight media event that...

Jul 8, 2013 12:14 pm

Mark Munoz Thinks He Can Definitely Beat Chris Weidman In Rematch

Mark Munoz, returned to action with an impressive win over top middleweight contender Tim Boetsch. During his appearance on the FUEL TV post-fight show he took to the mic to give his take on what a rematch would yield for himself against Chris Weidman. “You saw the real Mark Munoz tonight,” Munoz said on the...