Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

T.J. Grant Kills Conspiracy Rumors, Reveals Concussion To Blame For UFC 164 Removal

The legitimate UFC lightweight number one contender, TJ Grant, was recently forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 164 title fight against Benson Henderson with an injury. In his place comes Anthony Pettis and as a result UFC fans have been crying conspiracy. The Canadian, Grant, took to twitter to kill these rumors and explain...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jul 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Quick Twitt: Ross Pearson Calls Out Takanori Gomi

If UFC lightweight fighter, Ross Pearson, has his way he will be joining Michael Bisping on the OCtober 26th card set for Manchester, England in a fight against Takanori Gomi. The British Ultimate Fighter winner took to twitter to try and stake his claim on the card as the evening’s co-headlining bout. Bisping vs Munoz...

Jul 13, 2013 12:02 pm

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub Reacts To Mitrione Injury, Cancelled Fight

Earlier this week it was revealed that the UFC on FOX 8 bout between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub was removed from the card after Matt Mitrione was deemed unfit to compete due to an injury suffered while training. According to his recount of events, the UFC was unable to fill the void and find...

Jul 13, 2013 11:42 am

Bisping vs. Munoz Confirmed For October

“The Count” is set to return to his native land for the first time in three years… For a fight. Multiple sources recently confirmed a middleweight showdown between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz. The bout, which is expected to serve as the evenings main event is set for five-rounds of action at the Manchester Arena...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

Ronda Rousey Comments on Gina Carano’s “Fantastic Rack”

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, spoke with ESPN recently- not about becoming the first woman to fight and win in the UFC, not about being the first women’s UFC champion or the first female coach of the reality television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and not even about being...

Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Hendricks Agrees To GSP’s Challenge; Will Participate In VADA Testing

Last week UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre publicly challenged Johny “Big Rig” Hendricks to participate in a VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) drug testing regiment leading up to their clash for the welterweight strap in November at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. GSP told SportNet’s Showdown Joe Ferraro, “I...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 12, 2013 9:53 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Green, Most Swag In The UFC?

BJPENN.COM’S Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio team caught up with UFC lightweight fighter, Bobby Green this past weekend and while his fight with Castillo is cancelled, Green still has a lot to say! You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on BJPENN.COM Every Sunday night!

Jul 12, 2013 9:50 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Danny Castillo On Making Money Outside Of The Cage

UFC lightweight fighter, Danny Castillo was in Las Vegas last weekend supporting his Team Alpha Male crew at the MMA Draft Combine. While his UFC on FOX 8 with Bobby Green is off, this surging lightweight still had much to discuss about his life in and out of the cage. You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...

Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nevada Authorities Deny $1 Million Investigation Rumors

The rumors of a $1 million bet being placed on Weidman prior to his UFC 162 upset victory over Anderson Silva are apparently false. This is according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board chief of enforcement Jerry Markling, who has not only gone on record to about not investigating such a wager, but he...

Jul 12, 2013 8:43 am

Liddell Would Be Shocked If Jones Can Stay On Glover Teixeira

“He’s a tough kid. If you shoot on him, you better watch out, his submissions are legit. I got even more confidence watching Jones fight Chael, when he started getting hit a little bit and he decided to shoot. If he does that to Glover, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble. I...

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more.

Jul 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Sonnen Think His fight With Jon Jones May Have Been Stopped Too Early

“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight. Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules. I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them...

Jul 11, 2013 12:05 pm

GUEST BLOG: The Ace Up Bruce Buffer’s Sleeve

During a mixed martial arts fighter’s walk-in, the buzz within the grand hotel casino’s arena grows in anticipation as the fighter walks towards the UFC prep point. As both competitors separately enter the famed octagon, the crowd goes frantic while vehemently cheering on their favored fighter or violently jeering for a despised antagonist. A split-second...

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter: China’ Set to Debut in November

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC will debut the Chinese version of its hit, reality television show, “The Ultimate Fighter” this November.  TUF: China is the first step in a new broadcast deal that promises UFC events to air regularly in Asia. UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer,...

Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

UFC Boss Looking At Cowboy Stadium For Weidman vs. Silva II

If a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman comes to fruition, it is the UFC’s opinion that it will be the biggest fight in the promotions history. With such a major event, it should come as no surprise that the UFC boss is looking for a large venue to host the middleweight title clash....

Jul 11, 2013 11:24 am

Mitrione vs. Schaub Removed From UFC on FOX 8 Card

A UFC heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has been removed from the UFC on FOX 8 card due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Mitrione in training. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for Schaub it would appear is if the UFC has opted to shift the fight to another date. UFC...

Jul 11, 2013 9:52 am

Johny Hendricks wants GSP to get knocked out

Johny Hendricks is planning to shock the world this November by beating Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St- Pierre (24-2). Hendricks (15-1) is on a 6-fight-win streak. He earned his shot of the belt by defeating top ranked opponents including Carlos Condit, Martin Kampmann, Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch. Hendricks told MMA Fight Corner...

Jul 11, 2013 9:52 am

Holloway fills in for an injured Ogle against McGregor

UFC officials today announced that Max Holloway (7-2) has stepped in for an injured Andy Ogle (9-2) and will face Conor McGregor (13-2) in a featherweight showdown at UFC on Fox Sports 11. UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston and will be the UFC’s debut on...