Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...

Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am

Chris Leben Admits “Spending All The Money” He Made on Drugs

  “The bottom line is,” retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben explains, “especially with all the illegal drugs, I was spending all the money I was making anyways.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It is no secret that Chris Leben has had his share of problems outside the ring.  From financial issues to a number of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:23 am

Johny Hendricks Plans On Holding Two UFC Belts

If all goes to plan, Johny Hendricks will finally have UFC gold around his waist in less than two months’ time. He will have climbed the highest peak in professional MMA, obtaining one of the most coveted and hotly-contested belts in the history of the UFC; a belt that hasn’t been around anyone’s waist, save...

Jan 28, 2014 6:21 am

Gabriel Gonzaga Requires Surgery for Broken Hand

  UFC heavyweight fighter Gabriel Gonzaga suffered a significant break to his hand in his fight against Stipe Miocic Saturday at UFC on FOX 10.  Gonzaga reported Monday that he was going to need surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Gabriel Gonzaga will undergo surgery to fix a significant break to his right hand suffered...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Will Georges St-Pierre be Ambassador of a New Fighters Union?

  Say what? Last week ears began to perk up when rumors started to spread that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be accepting a role as ambassador of a new fighters union. It really started to take off when UFC referee Yves Lavigne started retweeting tweets sent out by @fighters_union, stating that the...

Jan 27, 2014 7:32 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen Discusses Challenges Working With Silva On TUF Set

Chael Sonnen has landed in San Paulo, Brazil, to begin taping of the eagerly-awaited third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” To no-one’s surprise, the American Gangster already has some choice words for rival coach Wanderlei Silva. This is the first in a series of exclusive original reports, “Six Weeks with Sonnen,” in the build...

Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

TUF Brazil 3: Sonnen vs. Silva To Be Screened Exclusively On UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday,...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Sonnen, Silva Fist Fight on TUF Brazil Set, Coach Jumps In And Sucker Punches Chael

“Wanderlei and Chael fought. Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy shit happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile. It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm

QUICK TWITT | Sergio Pettis Vows to ‘Come Back Stronger’ Admits UFC on FOX 10 Mistake

“I messed up,” 20-year-old UFC fighter Sergio Pettis wrote on Twitter after losing to Alex Caceres on Saturday.  “But I’ll come back Stronger[.] thanks for all the support learned a lot tonight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Saturday night stopped the impressive momentum of 20-year-old fighter Sergio Pettis, “the Phenom” promised fans that he would...

Jan 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Rousimar Palhares to Challenge Steve Carl For WSOF Welterweight Title March 29

Former UFC welterweight fighter Rousimar Palhares (above) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Steve Carl, the organization’s welterweight champion, at WSOF 9 on March 29.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The World Series of Fighting announced its next welterweight championship fight between champion Steve Carl and organizational newcomer Rousimar Palhares.  The fight...

Jan 27, 2014 12:09 pm

Ortiz charged with two counts of DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz was charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI)   The report is coming  TMZ, and stems after Ortiz crashed his 2012 Porsche Panamera into a concrete median on Jan. 6, 2014.   Ortiz could face up to six months in jail if...

Jan 27, 2014 11:49 am

Big Nog Confirms Career End Is Near

“I still have four fights left in my contract. Until the end (of the contract), I don’t think too much about the future. It will depend on the results of my fights. I don’t want to keep losing too many fights. I think I have two or three years left. I’m almost 38, and I...

Jan 27, 2014 11:35 am

Cole Miller: ‘You’re damn right I’m a gate keeper’

“I don’t like people coming into the UFC, and the guy’s got the whole fighting Irish gimmick going on, and he jumps to the front of the line,” Miller said. “And a lot of people…I’ve got a lot of people on Twitter saying shut-up you gatekeeper bitch, and I’m sitting there thinking, that’s exactly what...