Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 23, 2013 10:02 am

Cormier Excited About Roy Nelson Booking

“I’m pretty excited about it. It’s the fight that we’ve wanted for a little bit And Roy’s wanted. I think it’s going to be a great fight. He’s a guy that brings the fight every time. He’s an exciting fighter. I’m happy to be in there with him. I’ve said multiple times that I don’t...

Jul 23, 2013 9:42 am

Quick Twitt | Nick Diaz Ditches ‘The Voice Versus’ Filming, Host Calls Him Out

Somewhere in Stockton, California there is a man who couldn’t care less about this story, its contents or who is putting him on blast through social media. That man is Nick Diaz. Nick has apparently botched a shoot with AXS TV’s ‘The Voice Versus’ host Michael Schiavello. Check it out: Flying to the 209. Looking...

Jul 23, 2013 9:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks ‘Fight Master’: Coaches, Fights and How the Show Worked | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

AJ Matthews, welterweight fighter on Bellator’s reality TV series on Spike TV, “Fight Master,” joined’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to break down last week’s episode and give us more details about what it was like inside the house.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This past episode of Bellator’s reality TV series, “Fight Master,”...

Jul 23, 2013 9:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture

Watch two former champions collide in front of the biggest crowd in UFC history: Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida looks to retire Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture in dramatic fashion at UFC 129.

Jul 23, 2013 9:20 am

Paulo Thiago Forced Out Of Gastelum Fight With Injury

Brazilian special forces super cop, Paulo Thiago, has been forced out of his August bout against TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum with an injury to his knee. The two were originally paired off for ‘UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann’ which is set to go down from the Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August. 28...

Jul 23, 2013 9:02 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Gets Two New Bouts

UFC Fight Night 28 just got its 11th and 12th fight booking on the September events lineup. A lightweight bout between Piotr Hallman and Francisco Trinaldo as well as a welterweight bout between Kenny Robertson and Joao Zeferino are the two most recent bookings that likely round out the full fight card. ‘UFC FIght Night...

Jul 23, 2013 9:00 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Phil Davis Open To Facing Teammate Gustafsson For Title

With Phil Davis getting ready to step inside the cage against Lyoto Machida and his teammate Gustafsson prepping for a showdown with Jon Jones, the two light-heavyweights could be on a collision course against each other. This possibility is what ‘Mr. Wonderful’ calls a win-win-win situation.

Jul 22, 2013 1:07 pm

PHOTO | GSP Spotted At LV Nightclub With Adult Actress Jesse Jane

Reclusive welterweight champion, GSP, got caught on camera enjoying a little bit of the Las Vegas nightlife with adult industry star, Jesse Jane. Another pic from @GalleryClubLV post ufc party with @GeorgesStPierre @GioTraining & @affliction — Jesse (@jessejane) July 8, 2013 Another pic from @GalleryClubLV post ufc party with @GeorgesStPierre @GioTraining & @affliction

Jul 22, 2013 12:13 pm

Joe Lauzon Sounds Off On Fighter Pay: ‘I Couldn’t be happier’

“We’re paid fighters, so getting in to the UFC doesn’t mean you’re gonna have this cushy job. You get paid based on how your performance goes. I’ve been very fortunate where I have had some great fights and I’ve been rewarded with some bonuses. I couldn’t be happier with the pay structure. It all comes...

Jul 22, 2013 11:55 am

Jorge Masvidal Ecstatic With UFC Fight Schedule

“When my manager called and said that I was getting [Michael] Chiesa, I felt like a kid again. I was like, ‘Man, I’m getting so many fights. This is awesome!’ I haven’t had that back-to-back, staying busy in a while and I was just ecstatic. I want to thank God and [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva...

Jul 22, 2013 11:21 am

Quick Twitt | Roy Nelson Goes At It On Twitter With Popular MMA Sponsor For Non Payment

Popular MMA fighter, Roy Nelson, took to twitter recently to call out popular MMA Apparel brand, Cage Fighter, and CF President, Mike DiSabato didn’t take it lying down. Because of his outgoing response to ‘Big Country’ DiSabato is finding himself on the bad end of this argument for taking it too far. Check it out and...

Jul 22, 2013 11:02 am

UFC Announces World Tour 2013

  Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year.  The UFC 2013 World Tour will include UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The World Tour...

Jul 22, 2013 10:11 am

Quick Twitt | Diego Sanchez Rooting For Hendricks Over Teammate GSP

The line has been drawn in the and for the Greg Jackson trained Diego Sanchez, who doesn’t really consider UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre a real teammate. Here is what he said via twitter: I am 110% pulling for @JohnyHendricks to beat GSP and @EllenbergerMMA to smash rory #USA — Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) July...

Jul 22, 2013 10:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields

At UFC Fight Night 25, back in 2011, Jake Ellenberger earned himself ‘Knockout of the Night’ with this vicious performance over Jake Shields. Ellenberger faces Rory MAcDonald this weekend on FOX.

Jul 22, 2013 9:54 am

Chuck Liddell Tells Fighters To Stop Playing It Safe If They Want More Money

“The fighters probably aren’t going to like me for this one but my biggest problem is guys playing it safe. I understand it from a coach’s standpoint and a manager’s standpoint, I understand why you want to play it safe and win every fight. I get it. But do I want to go watch a...

Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

Interim Champ Barao Says He Is The True Champ, Not Cruz

When Renan Barao faced off and defeated Urijah Faber at UFC 149 he was crowned the UFC’s interim bantamweight champion in the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz. He has since had one successful title defense against Michael McDonald in the year he has held the interim title and apparently that’s enough for the Brazilian place...

Jul 22, 2013 9:39 am

Bobby Green ‘Exposes’ Rampage For Public Diss

“So all my career I’ve been compared to Rampage, people tell me how I look like him fight like him etc, well after five years I finally met him and wow it was not worth it so check this out: I tell him how I’m a big fan how I’m compared to him and that...

Jul 22, 2013 9:33 am

Demian Maia Says Silva Training With Seagal Is All Lies

“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in...

Jul 22, 2013 9:03 am

Fallon Fox Set For CFA Title Bout

Media lightening rod Fallon Fox will return to the Championship Fighting Alliance arena. Fox (3-0) will take on Ashlee Evans-Smith (1-0) for the CFA women’s featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12. AXS TV’s “Inside MMA” announced the fight over the weekend. The card is expected to be CFA 12, and will likely take place at...

Jul 22, 2013 9:01 am

TUF: Brazil 2 Champ Leonardo Santos Plans Drop to Lightweight

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Leonardo Santos, the latest winner of TUF: Brazil, has made plans to drop down to lightweight for his next UFC fight. The Brazilian won TUF: Brazil 2 and the six-figure UFC contract at UFC on FUEL TV 10 in June. He claimed that crown with a second-round submission of William Macario, who was heavily favored to...