Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Boxing Beat: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Substance Abuse Rehab Facility

  Beloved 40-year old boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, has checked himself into a substance abuse rehab facility and will miss this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Canelo super-fight. The former world boxing champion, turned promoter, has a long history of alcohol and drug addiction and the Los Angeles born ‘Golden Boy’ has apparently had enough...

Sep 10, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Partners in pain: Sampo, Ozkilic walk together toward flyweight stardom

From college dorms, to regional shows, and now considered among the best in the world, flyweights Josh Sampo and Alp Ozkilic are bound by a brotherhood forged through the trials and tribulations of combat sports. Sampo is currently 9-2 and the Cage Fighting Alliance flyweight champion. Ozkilic, at 8-1, is the Legacy Fighting Championships No....

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am

UFC Removes Matt Grice from UFC 166 Following Car Accident and Hospitalization

It was reported Monday that UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, was hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night.  Doctors performed surgery on Grice Sunday night, and he has been listed in critical condition.  As Grice was due to fight at UFC 166 in October, the UFC was forced to pull his fight from the...

Sep 10, 2013 10:59 am

Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen ‘Will Be the Next President of the United States”

Despite holding two exciting and decisive victories over Chael Sonnen, former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, does concede that Sonnen is more capable in some aspects.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is one of those fighters who never need an introduction.  He has become a recognizable face of mixed martial...

Sep 10, 2013 10:58 am

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Reportedly Arrested Monday

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, former MMA and UFC fighter, was arrested Monday in Orange County, CA, reported Mike Chiappetta of FOX Sports.  Miller has dealt with his share of legal trouble in the past few months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Jason Miller, known in the mixed martial arts community best as ‘Mayhem,’ was arrested in...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...

Sep 10, 2013 9:45 am

Sonnen: It’s OK To Lose, But Underperforming Will Haunt You

“It’s a two-man sport and you don’t know who is going to win. We can’t control who is going to win. You can only control how you compete. “As an athlete, you’ll never feel bad about losing, but what you will feel bad about is underperforming. That’s a real thing and it happens a lot...

Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern Added To Fight Night 32

After a lengthy suspension for banned substances, Thiago Tavares is set to return to action in front of his native countrymen this November in a lightweight bout against Quinn Mulhern. UFC officials recently announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 32 is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 on November 9 from Goiania, Brazil....

Sep 10, 2013 9:23 am

Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am

Matthew Riddle announces retirement from MMA

Matthew Riddle (7-3 MMA) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday night. The 27-year-old, Riddle, was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA) at next weeks Bellator 100 event, which features the opening round of the promotions Season 9 welterweight tournament. However,  Riddle apparently suffered a cracked rib in training and thus has decided...

Sep 9, 2013 1:21 pm

Ogle vs. Miller added to UFC Fight Night 30

  UFC Fight Night 30 announced a match-up between two featherweights on Monday. Cole Miller (19-8) and Andy Ogle (9-2) will touch gloves at the October event. UFC Fight Night 30 will be held Oct. 26 at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England. The majority of the fights will be televised on FOX Sports...

Sep 9, 2013 11:08 am

Team Hendricks & The NSAC Agree, GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Raise Red Flags

  UFC welterweight title contender, Johny Hendricks, was accused last week of refusing to partake in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s enhanced drug screening leading up to his title fight against welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in November.  Now, Hendricks’ team has come out explaining why they refused VADA.  The main reason, it seems, is that the...

Sep 9, 2013 10:01 am

Wrestling Wins Bid to Return to Olympics in 2020

After news came concerning the removal of wrestling from the official olympic games, a cavalcade of MMA fighters made their voices heard as they campaigned to bring a sport which defined their lives, back to the biggest stage available to it. Now with a majority vote of 49 votes from the International Olympic Committee (IOC),...

Sep 9, 2013 9:48 am

UFC Featherweight Matt Grice In Critical Condition Following Car Crash

  UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, has been hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night. Grice, who serves as a Oklahoma City police officer, is in critical condition following brain surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Officer Matt Grice, a UFC featherweight fighter, was hospitalized Sunday night following a serious car accident in which...

Sep 9, 2013 9:20 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar Hits Vine With Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, has surfaced again in these Vine video’s put up by Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. Lesnar out of the ring or cage, is rarely glanced upon, so when I ran across these video’s I wanted to share. Here’s another:

Sep 9, 2013 9:13 am

UFC’s Conor McGregor Done With Knee Surgery, Rehabbing Injury In O.C.

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has been dubbed the ‘Most Hyped Fight since Brock Lesnar”. Unfortunately for the brash Ireland resident, he suffered a torn ACL in his last outing against Max Holloway and has been forced into recovery which will now result in an extended layoff from competition. This past weekend the rising 145 pounder...

Sep 9, 2013 8:49 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Watch All The TUF 18 Elimination Fights In Full Right Here

16 fights took place between 32 fighters to make the final cut and move into the Ultimate Fighter: Rouey vs. Tate house. Last Wednesday on the shows debut, the UFC and FOX aired only a small handful of these fights in their entirety due to time constraints. Now, thanks to the UFC we can enjoy...

Sep 9, 2013 8:42 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

In July of last year, Renan Barao and Urijah Faber squared off for the UFC’s interim bantamweight title. In the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao was crowned the champion and now faces Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event later this month.