Archive: MMA NEWS

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

Aug 15, 2013 10:41 am

The Ultimate Fighter 18 Cast Revealed: Features Many Notable & Familiar Female Athletes

The Ultimate Fighting Championships reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, is set to debut its 18th season on Fox Sports 1 starting on September 4th. For the first time in the shows history the UFC is featuring two female coaches and a mixed gender cast of fighters. UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will coach this...

Aug 15, 2013 10:10 am

UFC on FOX 8 Drug Test Results

Last Month’s UFC on FOX 8 event took place from Seattle’s KeyArena on July 27. Ten of the evenings participants underwent mandatory drug screenings by the Washington State Department of licensing and all fighters passed. Evenings headliners Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga underwent testing as did Rory MacDonald, Jessica Andrade, Mac Danzig, Daron Cruickshank, Ed...

Aug 15, 2013 10:04 am

Dana White Offers Nick Diaz Shot At Middleweight Against Lyoto Machida

UFC President Dana White revealed yesterday during a special Q&A in Boston that he has offered former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz a fight against former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Not a bad idea is it? “I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we’ll see what happens,” White said yesterday...

Aug 15, 2013 9:36 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FS1 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live On BJPENN.COM (10am PT)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hosting a pre-fight press conference for the promotion of this weekend’s special event for the launch of Fox Sports 1 today from the Boston Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts In attendance will be evening headliner Chael Sonnen and Shogun Rua, Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, UFC President Dana White and...

Aug 14, 2013 12:30 pm

Mayhem Miller Issues Cryptic Apology Following Latest Legal Troubles

Jason “Mayhem” Miller has been making headlines, as of late, for all the wrong reasons. The fan favorite fighter, turned controversial eccentric has once again left many puzzled following an arrest for domestic violence as his home in Mission Viejo, California. After being released on bond and having a couple of days to let the...

Aug 14, 2013 12:25 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ Extended Preview

It’s a rematch of one of the most exciting title fights in MMA history, and this time, lightweight champion Benson Henderson intends to leave with his belt untouched by Anthony Pettis. Plus, heavyweight Josh Barnett returns to face Frank Mir. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 14, 2013 11:48 am

Report: UFC Boss Eyeing Machida vs. Belfort As UFC 167 Co-Main Event

Vitor Belfort wants another crack at the UFC middleweight title. Lyoto Machida wants a rematch with Phil Davis. But it looks like neither will happen if UFC president Dana White has his way. On this week’s edition of UFC Tonight, White told reporter Ariel Helwani that he would like to make Belfort vs. Machida as...

Aug 14, 2013 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon UFC Fight Night Vlog: Episode 2

Go behind-the-scenes with UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon as he kicks off the final week of his training camp for his fight against Michael Johnson on August 17th. Looks like Joe might have a secret weapon in his arsenal! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Resolution With Bellator

“More than anything I was wary about when I was going to get to be able to fight again. As a fighter, my main concern is getting back in the cage, being in front of fans, being able to perform. My main concern was… Big thing that was going through my head was, ‘When am...

Aug 14, 2013 11:00 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s UFC on FS1 Open Workout

UFC featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, will make his second UFC appearance this weekend in Boston. As part of the pre-fight promotion the UFC put together this open workout video for the Irish born fighter. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Slated For Muay Thai Fight At Lion Fight 11

Widely seen as one of the most dangerous women in MMA today, Cristian ‘Cyborg’ Justino recently defeated Marloes Coenen to win Invicta FC’s inaugural featherweight title.  That victory behind her, Cyborg is now looking to put her Muay Thai skills to the test by facing world champion Martina Jindrova at Lion Fight 11, a pure...

Aug 14, 2013 10:49 am

UFC Fight Night 28: Felipe Arantes vs. Kevin Souza Added

The UFC has finalized the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight Night 28 with the addition of a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes (pictured) and Kevin Souza.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Kevin Souza to the fight card for next month’s UFC Fight...

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Aug 14, 2013 10:14 am

Sonnen Wants Trilogy Match With Anderson Silva

In a typical ‘trilogy match’ two fighters aim to settle a score where they are both 1-1 against each other. In the world of Chael Sonnen, he still believes his first two matches with Anderson Silva were questionable and wants to prove he is the better fighter in a third match up. Check it out:...

Aug 14, 2013 10:13 am

Overeem Focused On Getting Back On Track, Not Title Shots

Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne are set to duke it out in the co main-event of UFC Fight Night this Saturday in Boston, Massachusetts. As the UFC makes their debut on Fox Sports 1, Overeem is in a position where, with a decisive victory, he can earn another shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The...

Aug 13, 2013 11:29 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt

See the grit and determination that made Chael Sonnen a two-division title challenger in this UFC 109 war against highly-favored middleweight Nate Marquardt. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 13, 2013 11:24 am

Cub Swanson Not Sold On Conor McGregor Hype

“I like the kid, I really see a future for him in the UFC because he is talented. But he runs his mouth and you’ve got to be careful when you do that.” “For some reason he decided to take a shot at me. I’m a fan of many fighters but as soon as they...

Aug 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

Aug 13, 2013 10:32 am

The Best Non-Title Fights of All Time takes a look at the fights that may not have had a championship on the line, but the fighters fought like there was. Here are some of the best non-title fights of all time. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar – The Ultimate Fighter Season One Finale If you were living under a rock you...

Aug 13, 2013 10:26 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler

Eddie Alvarez battles Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight World Championship in one of the best fights of 2011. Catch the long awaited rematch between Chandler and Alvarez, November 2nd, Live on PPV! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 13, 2013 10:18 am

Sheila Gaff Becomes First Woman Cut By UFC

Germany’s top-ranked female fighter, Sheila Gaff, has become the first woman cut from the UFC’s roster.  The cut came nearly two weeks after her second 1st-round TKO loss inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC released German fighter, Sheila Gaff, reported a German website, This announcement comes less that two weeks...