Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 22, 2014 6:20 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva & Chael Sonnen Square Off On TUF Brazil Set

Fight fans have a lot to be excited about in 2014. One of those items is this grudge match middleweight bout between TUF Brazil coaches and longtime rivals, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. The two coaches squared off for cameras recently while on the set of their reality series. (See Above) Early prediction  

Jan 21, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC Fight Night 34 Drug Test Results

UFC Fight Night 34 received a clean bill of health. MMAjunkie today confirmed with UFC representatives that all 20 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 34 underwent drug testing after the event and successfully passed their tests. Representatives also said there were no therapeutic-use exemptions for testosterone or any other substance issued for the...

Jan 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Lamas feels that he can expose Aldo at UFC 169

Every fighter has holes and is capable of making mistakes. At UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas will face Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champ and the man many put near the top of the their pound-for-pound list. Lamas has won four-straight that includes victories over Cub Swanson, Hatsu Hioki and Erik Koch. Aldo has won 16...

Jan 21, 2014 2:50 pm

FOX Bumps UFC Card to Sunday Due to Saturday Motocross Event

The UFC hosting a live card of fights on a Sunday is something to scratch your head at… The card getting bumped from a Saturday night spot for a motocross event is something else entirely. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be hosting UFC Fight Night 38 on Sunday, March 23 at...


Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Alistair Overeem’s Manager Says Overeem is Always Welcome at Blackzilian Camp

Glenn Robinson, CEO of Authentic Sports Management, spoke out yesterday concerning the Blackzilian camp of fighter.  One of the team’s stars, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (above), has left the Florida-based fight camp to train in Thailand for his next fight, but Robinson explained that the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion still has a home...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

Jan 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Vitor Belfort Dropping TRT For Weidman Title Fight?

“I don’t believe [Vitor will be using TRT for his fight with Weidman]. It’s something that him and I have not discussed. He trains with us, but most of his, because he’s been in the game for so long, everything for him is pretty well set. So Joana (Belfort’s wife) does most of his day-to-day...

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Gambler’s Odds: ‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’

Betting on mixed martial arts is a tricky way to win money. There is no team to rely on when making a bet. It is easy to rely on top-notch players like Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to carry the Broncos to the Super Bowl. In the octagon, though? It’s a one man...

Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...

Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses Tito Ortiz’s return to MMA & DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, where he lost to Forrest Griffin by unanimous decision. Following that loss, Ortiz retired from MMA only to come out of retirement about a year later to fight former training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately Ortiz pulled out of that...

Jan 21, 2014 6:04 am

Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson 2 Rumored for March Event

What many consider to be one of the greatest MMA bouts of all time may be happening again. According to Tatame, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua will fight for a second time. The bout is rumored to be the headliner of a UFC card in Natal, Brazil, which takes place in March. Their first fight,...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 21, 2014 6:01 am

VIDEO | UFC London Media Tour Highlights

Jimi Manuwa and Alexander Gustafsson met the press for the first leg of their week long press tour ahead of their showdown in March at London’s 02 Arena. Props to our friends over at WhoaTV.com for the coverage.

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Abu Dhabi Media lands three-year broadcast deal with UFC

The global reach of the UFC is continuing in a big way. In what has been called a “prominent achievement,” Abu Dhabi Media has secured the rights to broadcast UFC event in the Mena (Middle East/North Africa) region for the next three years. The UFC already has programming in more than 150 countries and in...

Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Rousey Says Greusome Injuries Like Silva’s Leg Break Aren’t Bad for MMA

No stranger to gruesome injuries inside the cage, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that the sport’s carnage is more “problem solving” than it is angry violence.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke at a recent media event for her upcoming fight against Sarah McMann, and she...

Jan 20, 2014 1:54 pm

Walt Harris Says Basketball is the Next Base for MMA

“I think in the next 10 years you’ll see more basketball players migrate over to MMA,” said Walt Harris (pictured, left), heavyweight knockout artist and UFC fighter.  Harris will face Nikita Krylov this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship began as a competition to determine which style...