Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 6, 2013 1:02 pm

Report Of BJ Penn’s Return To The UFC Brought Into Question

  There were headlines aplenty this week when it was reported on ‘UFC Tonight’ that UFC legend B.J. Penn was not only still interested in fighting again but also switching divisions. “The door is still open for B.J. Penn to return to MMA in the future,” Ariel Helwani reported on the most recent edition of...

Jun 6, 2013 12:31 pm

War Machine goes off on Twitter about state of MMA sponsorship

War Machine isn’t happy with how fighters get treated in mixed martial arts. He went off on Twitter and said exactly how he felt. @WarMachine170’s recent twitter posts: “Even the GSP’s/Anderson Silva’s are getting raped, yeah you/they THINK they are getting PAID, but when compared to Mayweather: RAPED!” “90% of professional MMA fighters have ZERO...

Jun 6, 2013 6:14 am

Things Fans Should Know

Things fans should know. In the realm of casual fandom of mixed martial arts there are many misconceptions. Hardcore fans hear them at parties, local restaurants and bars, and even in the comfort of their own homes. takes a look at some of these misconceptions in the hopes of bringing them to light. The...

Jun 6, 2013 6:12 am

Weidman Explains The Time He Offered To Fight Jon Jones

I’m the type of guy that loves big opportunities. I like when the cards are against me, and people think that I have no chance. I believe in myself, so when that fight came out that it was in jeopardy, I called my manager and asked if there was a possibility that I could get...

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

Jun 6, 2013 6:05 am

Rampage: Bellator Gets It, UFC Didn’t

“I’m very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for years. I’ve been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that ‘gets it.’ He’s like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...

Jun 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos to co-headline UFC on FOX Sports 1 2

UFC officials announced that Donald Cerrone (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) would be fighting fellow lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos (19-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 2. The announcement came via the Indianapolis Star. UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...

Jun 5, 2013 11:05 am

Keon Caldwell of TUF 13 Signs with WSOF

  Keon Caldwell, a former cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 13, has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting, reported   According to Caldwell’s manager, Jason Ellis, Keon will be looking to make his debut for the organization’s lightweight division sometime in late summer or early fall.  No opponent has...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Jun 5, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Miesha Tate vs Kaitlin Young

Miesha Tate’s Pro Debut was part of the HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women’s Tournament which took place on November 24, 2007. Following a controversial decision win over Jan Finney, Miesha was KO’d at :30 sec of the 1st round by a vicious round kick to the face from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young. Miesha Tate faces...

Jun 5, 2013 5:45 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: “Holyfield’s Ear Tasted Like S***”

Heavyweight Boxing legend and avid UFC fan, Mike Tyson, dropped by UFC Tonight to go through an intense round of Octo-Questions with Ariel Helwani. Tyson talked candidly about Dana White, UFC vs Boxing and even the notorious ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield.

Jun 5, 2013 5:34 am

Bisping Undergoes Eye Surgery For Detached Retina

Ironically in his last fight against Alan Belcher, Michael Bisping damaged his eye and tore his retina in an injury that required surgery to repair. “The Count” landed a nasty eye-poke to Belcher in the final frame of action in their bout, but somewhere throughout the course of the three-rounds is the one with severe...

Jun 5, 2013 5:28 am

Quick Twitt | Champ Cruz Cleared To Train Boxing By Doctors

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been on the shelf so long many forgot that Barao’s title is only an interim belt. The Alliance based fighter finally delivered a ray of hope yesterday in the form of a twitter post that doctors have cleared him to begin training again.

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...

Jun 4, 2013 5:53 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FS1-1 in Boston

UFC on FOX Sports 1 inaugural card continues to build up to be one of the best cards we have seen since UFC 100. The latest addition to the already stacked event features a bantamweight scrap between Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara. UFC on FS1 1 has already announced a plethora of amazing fights including...