Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 17, 2013 9:24 am

Roy Nelson gets to keep beard for UFC 166

Big Country will remain woolly. In the weeks leading up to his UFC 166 co-main event clash with Roy Nelson, Daniel Cormier filed an official complaint with the Texas athletic commission about the size of Nelson’s well-known beard. Cormier put in a request that Nelson would have to shave or trim the substantial swath of...

Oct 17, 2013 9:19 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez sounds off on Diego Sanchez, Pettis & the Diaz bros

“El Nino” will be storming into Houston this weekend to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 166. The No. 2-ranked lightweight and former Strikeforce champ discusses his Sanchez fight plan, “boring” fighters, Anthony Pettis, Nick and Nate Diaz, Ronda Rousey, and a potential fourth fight with Josh Thomson. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 17, 2013 9:05 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Open Workout Highlights

Yesterday at Hourston’s ‘House of Blues’ stars from UFC 166 came out to show off their skills at the UFC 166 open workouts. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 16, 2013 8:11 pm

PHOTO | Full Team Penn Coaching Staff Revealed For TUF 19

While we are still in the midst of the 18th season of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series, the 19th installment is underway with BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar set as coaching opposites. Today, on the TUF set, BJ Penn sent out this image of his selected coaching staff for his second sting as...

Oct 16, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Sidelined With Injury Brandon Vera Focuses On Teaching / Seminar At Alliance MMA | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  While currently sidelined with an injured hand, UFC heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera has continued his involvement with MMA through coaching.  Vera talked with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio about his approach to coaching at Alliance MMA.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Brandon Vera, long-time UFC fighter, has been out with a broken hand.  The injury...

Oct 16, 2013 11:05 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Says 145 Pound Title Next After Edgar Fight

During the UFC GYM New York Grand opening last weekend, BJ Penn answered questions from the fans in attendance. One of those questions happened to be what’s next for ‘The Prodigy’ after his fight with Edgar? Hit play above to hear Penn’s response. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 16, 2013 11:00 am

UFC Executive Defends MMA’s 10-Point Must System

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Marc Ratner, is one of the world’s most respected combat sports regulators. The former Executive Director for Nevada has seen it all. In a sport where the only rules used to be no biting or eye gauging, he, with the assistance of the UFC, has...

Oct 16, 2013 10:28 am

Kenny Florian On How JDS Can Beat Velasquez

Kenny ‘Kenflo’ Florian has gone from a two-division title challenging fighter to a full-blown MMA analyst for FOX. In the UFC Tonight hosts latest blog entry for FOX he breaks down Cain Velasquez for Dos Santos. Check it: “The first fight didn’t last long… The second fight was very different. Velasquez used forward pressure, head...

Oct 16, 2013 10:12 am

Daniel Cormier: Everyone’s Chin Expires, Even Roy Nelson’s

“Every person, every tough guy you’ve ever seen fight, whether it’s in boxing or martial arts who is known for having a great chin — there’s an expiration date on that. There’s a number these guys can take. What if the last one from Stipe Miocic was the one that was one too many? Maybe...

Oct 16, 2013 10:05 am

Coach: Askren Being Used As Pawn Between Two Promotions

“I feel like at times [Askren]’s being used as a pawn from one promotion to the other, personally. I mean, if [Bellator] doesn’t want him, let him go. I would love to see that fight happen, for sure. But Georges is talking about retiring, for one. Two, in order to make a title fight at...

Oct 15, 2013 12:07 pm

Conor McGregor Issues Apology to Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate For Sexual Tweet

Rising UFC featherweight star, Conor McGregor, has made headlines before for his use of social media.  Most recently, the Irishman issued an apology for a comment of his directed at two of the UFC’s biggest female stars, bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and challenger Miesha Tate.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   At one time calling...

Oct 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Mark Coleman Named As Team Penn’s TUF 19 Wrestling Coach

UFC Hall-Of-Famer, Mark “The Hammer’ Coleman has accepted a spot on the coaching team of BJ Penn for the 19th season of the UFC’s hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” The former UFC champion will join BJ Penn, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras and perhaps even Bas Rutten as a coach for up-and-coming fighters. While...

Oct 15, 2013 11:54 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricky Lundell talks BJJ, wrestling | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  You want to talk grappling? Ricky Lundell is a Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu second degree black belt under Pedro Sauer and considered by many to be Sauer’s most technical black belt. Lundell started BJJ at age six and is known as the youngest North American to receive the rank of black belt in Gracie...

Oct 15, 2013 11:51 am

QUICK TWITT | Renzo Gracie Defends Rousimar Palhares

Renzo Gracie is ‘pissed’ about the ‘witch hunt‘ that has taken over the life of Rousimar Palhares. Palhares fought and defeated Mike Pierce last week during the main card of UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. It took the submission master just 31-seconds to secure an ankle lock and force pierce to tap. What ensued...

Oct 15, 2013 11:32 am

JDS Really Wants To Box A Klitschko Brother

“I’m a boxing guy. I love to box with my training partners and everything but now everybody is saying this, everybody wants to fight with boxing guys. It’s become not sincere. When I say that, I’m sincere.” … “I think if they give me four months to get prepared, I can beat [the Klitschko brothers]....

Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am

Report: Bellator Has Sold Less Than 2,000 Tickets for First PPV

Bellator is set to air its first Pay-Per-View event on November 2 that will feature Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (pictured) fighting Tito Ortiz, but a report this past weekend indicates that the promotion may be struggling to get fans in attendance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As Bellator continues promoting and preparing for its first Pay-Per-View...

Oct 15, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 29 Drug Tests Results, All Fighters Pass

All fighters passed their mandatory drug tests from UFC Fight Night 29 last week.  Above, headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields stare down after weigh-ins.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian athletic commission, CABMMA, that oversaw UFC Fight Night 29 has released the results of the mandatory drug tests, and all fighters passed. CABMMA...

Oct 15, 2013 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Blog: Behind The Scenes As A UFC Fighter

From Youtube: Latest blog with random videos from the last several months. For those that are team rowdy – thank you for the support its always appreciated :):):) For those spending their time writing comments hating – thank you for devoting so much time watching my videos and debating about my actions on the internet,...

Oct 15, 2013 10:40 am

Gilbert Melendez Says Right Fight Would Bring Nick Diaz Out Of Retirement

Retired UFC welterweight fighter, Nick Diaz has been sitting idle since his decision loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 158 this past March. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ and on-again-off-again middleweight fighter has said he will never fight again. His team Gracie teammate and UFC lightweight contender, Gilbert Melendez, has taken to the UFC 166...

Oct 15, 2013 10:31 am

PHOTO | Official UFC 167: GSP vs. Hendricks Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ poster (pictured). The promotions 20-year anniversary event is set to go down on Saturday, November 16th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit