Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 4, 2014 11:24 am

POLL | Is The UFC’s ‘Fight Pass’ A Hit Or Miss?

Last week the UFC launched their on-line subscription based platform, ‘Fight Pass’, and today we got to see it in action with the Fight Night 34 event that aired live through it from Singapore. Fight Night 34 was the first live event on the platform and by all accounts it doesn’t appear as if many...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 4, 2014 10:52 am

Weidman: ‘Belfort’s Use of TRT Is Unfair’

“He’s failed a drug test before. He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right. I’m not a big TRT guy – I...

Jan 4, 2014 10:34 am

Erik Koch Abandones Featherweight Division, Fights Oliveira At Lightweight

UFC 170 just got a libit more interesting. UFC officials have announced the addition of a lightweight bout in the form of Erick Koch (pictured, left) vs. Rafaello Oliveira. ‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ is set to go down on February 22 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Ronda Rousey will make her...

Jan 4, 2014 10:18 am

Mitrione vs. Jordan Added To TUF China Finale Card

UFC officials have announced the addition of a heavyweight bout to the upcoming TUF China Finale event. UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer confirmed the additional of several bouts to the card recently, including a heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan. The UFC’s TUF China Finale event goes down on March 1 at...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

Chris Weidman: I Would Feel Bad Fighting Anderson Silva Again

Chris Weidman has been high in-demand with the media ever since he defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The UFC Middleweight Champion is doing a good job dealing with it however, and is responding to the tough questions with honest answers. In a recent interview with Lance Pugmire from the LA Times, Chris Weidman shared...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...

Jan 3, 2014 10:25 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’ Live Preliminary and Main Card Results

Tonight (or this morning, depending on where you are tuning in from) the UFC brings us ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’! Marina Bay Sands is playing host to the event and it’s looking to be a good one. This bout can only be viewed if you have a UFC Fight Pass membership. If you don’t...

Jan 3, 2014 10:06 pm

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Today 4:00 AM ET

The UFC announced that they will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore on Saturday, January 4 at 4:00AM/7:00pm ET/PT. It is rumored that the press conference is being held to announce that tickets for the TUF China Finale will be going on sale. The event is set to...

Jan 3, 2014 6:47 pm

Din Thomas Starting MMA Scouting Company

Din Thomas made his MMA debut in 1998, and fought for 16 years before deciding to retire on Jan. 2. Now, he is giving back to the sport that he made his career in and is starting an MMA scouting company to search for new talent. “We started a project called MMA Scouting Report,” Thomas...