Archive: MMA NEWS

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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


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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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...

Oct 1, 2013 11:17 am

Overeem’s New Coach Blasts Friendly Fighters: ‘We come to fight’

“We can say ‘hi’ but I don’t want to your friend because then I can’t fight against you. And if I can’t fight against you then it costs money. And if I don’t bring money home I can’t feed my children and that’s a problem. Because a man is supposed to feed his children and...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...

Oct 1, 2013 10:58 am

The Fighters that Held the UFC together Part 1

MMA has grown in such a way that it has seeped in to mainstream media’s front offices. What once was viewed as brutality with no rhyme or reason is now officially a real sport. There are pioneers, people who truly walked the path no one else wanted to travel. There was no bonus system and...

Oct 1, 2013 10:51 am

Michael Bisping ‘Devastated’ Over Near Career Ending Eye Injury

“(I’m) devastated. I trained so hard for this fight. And not only that, it’s hard for the people of Manchester and the people of the U.K. to part ways with their hard-earned money to buy a ticket, so I apologize to all the fans and everybody who bought a ticket. I was fearing the worst....

Sep 30, 2013 1:07 pm

VIDEO | TUF 18 Episode 5 Preview: Rousey’s Mother Stops By

Ronda Rousey’s Mom, and former World Judo champion, Ann Maria DeMars stops by, fighters struggle to eat clean, and David Grant and Louis Fisette prepare for their bout on episode 5 of The Ultimate Fighter. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald

UFC welterweight Demian Maia is set to face Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on October 9. Before he was a headliner, he notched this amazing submission win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 87. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Quick Twitt | Diego Sanchez Receives His Blackbelt

After years of training and competing in Martial Arts, Diego Sanchez can now add BJJ blackbelt to his list of accomplishments. Diego Sanchez is a TUF season 1 champion and former UFC lightweight title challenger. It is official #BLACKBELT — Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) September 28, 2013 It is official #BLACKBELT — Diego...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

Eye Surgery Puts Michael Bisping Out 4-6 Months

Perennial top-ten UFC middleweight fighter, Michael Bisping, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Mark Munoz due to complications with a detached retina suffered in April at UFC 159. Bisping has undergone another surgery, and he is now looking at a return time of four to six months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...