Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

XFC Turns Tables On WSOF – Issues Co-Promotional Challenge

Fighters calling out other fighters? How passé. Apparently, the newest trend in MMA is for promotions to call out other promotions. And the next challenger on the list? That would be the XFC. (I know, I know… try to contain your excitement.) I suppose we should have seen this coming; once the WSOF took off...

Jan 23, 2014 6:21 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao Extended Preview

The UFC returns to New Jersey during Super Bowl weekend for an exciting card guaranteed to pack a punch. Urijah Faber, who’s only loses have come in title fights, faces Bantamweight champ Renan Barao and Jose Aldo defends his strap against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 23, 2014 6:20 am

Adriano Martins: A Donald Cerrone Fight Is A ‘Shortcut To The Top 10’

Sometimes in this sport, you have to be at the right place, at the right time. Two weeks after Adriano Martins won his inaugural fight inside the UFC Octagon, he received a call that would turn out to be the harbinger of his greatest opportunity to date. It seemed that the UFC was having trouble...

Jan 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Dan Henderson Signs New Six Fight Deal with the UFC

It looks like Dan Henderson will be extending his stay with the Ultimate Fighting Championship a little bit longer. Despite what he called a “value issue” in the negotiations with the UFC, the two parties have come to terms on a new six-fight deal. The news was first announced on UFC Tonight, which stated that...

Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Shhh!!! Secret – Gustafsson Served 15 Months In Swedish Prison For Grievous Bodily Harm

Looks like the UFC’s light-heavyweight roster isn’t the only list of victims beaten by the hands of Alexander Gustafsson. The top 205’er, according to a Swedish Interview, served 15 months in a Swedish Prison for ‘Grievous Bodily Harm’. Now, before we dive into Gustafsson’s admission, I should note that I have it on good authority...

Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Henderson On Thomson’s Terrible Camp: ‘That’s Life’

“I’m a pretty self-motivated person,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson when he hear of Josh Thomson’s claims that he had the worst fight camp of his life prior to their fight this weekend.  “ I don’t need certain things, scenarios, circumstances to get me motivated.  The way I am, the way I’m wired,...

Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Kaitlin Young Suffers Major Laceration During Training

Invicta Fighting Championships’ fighter, Kaitlin Young, suffered a major laceration to her forehead during training; but the bantamweight took the injury with good humor.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Kaitlin Young (7-8) suffered a major injury during training, as she posted on Facebook a couple of pictures to Facebook that show a laceration on her...

Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Shogun vs. Henderson Confirmed to Headline UFC Fight Night 38

The UFC announced the rematch between Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (left) and Dan Henderson (right) at UFC Fight Night 38, which will take place in Natal, Brazil on March 23.  Shogun and Henderson fought once before at UFC 139 in what became an unbelievably exciting fight, easily winning many people’s votes for Fight of the Year....

Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Soares: ‘I Wouldn’t Say Weidman Beat Silva, But He Won The Fight’

“Regardless, he won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition and you have to congratulate him — what he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do, one of them is knock out Anderson Silva and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice. Nobody’s ever...

Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Josh Thomson Explains The Secret To His Longevity In The Sport

We’ve seen it countless times, on countless UFC programs – Fighter A, training from sunup to sundown. Or Fighter B, going to three different gyms in the space of one day, logging countless hours in an attempt to reach the pinnacle of his fighting ability. This level of dedication can be borderline masochistic. And –...

Jan 22, 2014 6:34 am

Dana White: Rousey’s Sportsmanship Different Than Richard Sherman

“Nope [I didn’t say anything to Ronda Rousey about not shaking Miesha Tate’s hand after UFC 168]. That was her own decision. It’s not about being an ungracious winner … Ronda said it best. She said, ‘I didn’t like her before the fight, I definitely don’t like her after the fight, and nobody is going...

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

Chris Leben’s Message To His Fans

Two days ago we learned that nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, was retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ‘The Crippler’ himself has now taken to his Facebook to address his fans on a more personal note. Check it: (unedited) Dear fans: man, it’s been a long couple weeks pondering this real big decision....

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

GSP Heads To NY, Assisting Carmont With UFC Training Camp

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, has left the arena, but not the game. The Canadian based fighter recently sent out the following up date, and yes, he’s still training with his team at the highest level. Is this a sign of things to come? Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it:

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Report: Jewish Rabbi Wins His First MMA Fight

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn’t thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort’s journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. “I never thought that a...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I Feel Like I’m The Best’

“For a long time, I never really cared where I fit in the division or the rankings – until now,” he said. “Until right now. I feel like I’m the best in the world. I just need to prove it. I need a chance. And I really don’t feel like anybody out there can stop...