Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 17, 2013 11:01 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Spanks Sonnen During In-Depth Fox Interview

Former rivals and competitors, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have put the beef behind them and in this latest interview the two exchanged several friendly words and gestures while promoting this weekend’s UFC 165 event. None more so than when Jones decided to spank Sonnen in the butt. The interview is good too so check...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Dismissive About Both Cormier And Teixeira Threats

Should he get past Alexander Gustafsson this weekend in the UFC 165 main event, Jon Jones and the UFC will have to find the next suitable title challenger. Right now, the UFC has stated that Glover Teixeira is next and UFC President Dana White also hinted that Daniel Cormier may be able to jump the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 17, 2013 10:02 am

UFC Champ Jones Encouraged By Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Pay

“[FMJ’s pay is] ridiculous, in a good way. His swagger, his work ethic shined through. It’s great to see a champion show his heart and his winning ways. It’s great to see a champion get what he deserves. That really, really encourages me. Boxing has been around over 100 years. The foundation is set and...

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 16, 2013 12:50 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title this weekend against top contender, Alexander Gustafsson. Before he was champ, he faced of with Ryan Bader and earned his shot at UFC gold that at the time was held by Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Relive one of the defining moments of the UFC champ’s career in the...

Sep 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Rony Jason Injured, Leaves Jeremy Stephens Without Opponent

UFC featherweight fighter, Rony Jason has been pulled from his scheduled date with Jeremy Stephens following a reported lumbar hernia. The two were originally slated to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jeremy Stephens recently made the shift to the UFC’s 145 pound division after dropping three...

Sep 16, 2013 12:33 pm

Sicilia vs. Pepey Booked For UFC Fight Night 32

While not yet announced by the promotion, a featherweight bout between Sam Sicilia and Godofredo Pepey is expected to go down this November in Brazil at Fight Night 32. Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will...

Sep 16, 2013 12:11 pm

VIDEO | Mayweather vs. Canelo Full Fight Highlights

Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his undefeated record intact with a pretty decisive performance over Canelo Alvarez. If you missed the bout, check out the full highlights right here! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 16, 2013 11:57 am

Jon Jones Says Superfight With Anderson Silva Still Possible

“All Anderson has to do is win his next fight decisively and there’s the interest right there. It’s still on, the superfight. I’ve never really been overly anxious to face Anderson Silva though to be honest. I knew the fight could happen but I never had any desire to be the one to beat him...

Sep 16, 2013 11:50 am

Cyborg Gets New Opponent For Muay Thai Match Set For This Friday

Lion Fight Promotions and the D Las Vegas today announced that undefeated French Muay Thai Champion Jennifer Colomb is the new opponent to take on Cris “Cyborg” in the Lion Fight 11 women’s mega-match this Friday night, Sept. 20, live from the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. Cyborg’s previous opponent, Martina Jindrova, had...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 16, 2013 11:41 am

Tibau Coach Reveals Secrets Behind Biggest Weight Cut in MMA

UFC 155 pound fighter, Gleison Tibau continually goes through one of the biggest weight cuts in the sport today. According to reports, the lightweight fighter walks around at 190 pounds and usually re-gains around 30 pounds after his weigh-ins so he walks into the cage around 185 pounds. That’s a big lightweight. His coach, the...

Sep 16, 2013 11:33 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Wineland vs. Will Campuzano

Eddie Wineland won his last four fights in the WEC before transitioning to the UFC. Check his third win of that streak, a second-round TKO of Will Campuzano. Wineland fights Barao this weekend for the interim UFC bantamweight title. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 16, 2013 11:22 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov – The road to triumph

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov has been making waves in the UFC’s lightweight division. Now training at the American Kickboxing Academy, the Sambo master has documented his fight preparation and mentality in this short film. Khabib fights Pat Healy this weekend at UFC !65. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 16, 2013 10:55 am

QUICK TWITT | Melvin Guillard Latest To Join American Top Team Ranks

e UFC lightweight fighter, Melvin Guillard, has struggled to find a training home. From Greg Jackson’s, to the Blackzilians, a stint at Grudge and who knows where else, the embattled lightweight has apparently settled in at America Top Team, right across town from his former Blackzilians home. ATT fighter, Hector Lombard, took to twitter with...

Sep 16, 2013 10:45 am

Glover Planning On Challenging Jones vs. Gustafsson Winner

“I expect this to be a tough fight, but I believe Jones is more complete.His wrestling and jiu-jitsu are better, and he will win. I believe he will take [Gustafsson] down and finish [the fight]. That’s the way I see this fight going.” “I don’t know if the UFC will [let me walk in the...

Sep 16, 2013 10:31 am

Thiago vs. Thatch added to UFC Fight Night 32

In just his second UFC fight, Brandon Thatch is getting a big bump up in competition. Thatch (10-1) will meet welterweight Paulo Thiago (15-5) at “UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson.” Thiago confirmed the bout via Twitter. UFC Fight Night 32 takes place Nov. 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil. FOX Sports...

Sep 16, 2013 10:22 am

Bisping: ‘Jacare could be my next opponent after Munoz’

“It was sensational. Okami is the perennial contender – we’ve never seen that happen to him before. Jacare is definitely a title contender now. He could be my next opponent after Munoz. Who knows? Vitor Belfort is there and now there’s Jacare and Chael and Lyoto Machida’s coming down. The middleweight division is really stacked...

Sep 16, 2013 10:15 am

VIDEO | Tate: ‘I’m going to break Ronda’s Jaw’

Video: Tate showing no mercy in Rousey rematch Ultimate fighter coach, Miesha Tate, isn’t planning on playing nice in her upcoming fight against champion, Ronda Rousey. “I’m going to break her jaw,” said Tate. “I’m not going to stop punching until something on her face is broken and she wakes up looking at the lights....

Sep 14, 2013 10:14 am

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt Special Edition: No-Gi Part 2

  In a follow up to his epic no-gi rant, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Brian Jones gives his thoughts on no-gi and gi based jiu jitsu. View the epic video for Part 1 HERE Why is it that no-gi doesn’t have an accepted belt system? There isn’t an accepted belt system in no-gi because you don’t...

Sep 14, 2013 10:13 am

Pre-Fight Talk That Ended Badly Part 1

In this three part series, takes a look at some of the times a pre-fight verbal jab or statement didn’t end well for the one who said it. We’ll start off with some of the ones that are probably easiest to remember for fight fans.     Anderson Silva on Chris Weidman, UFC 153...