Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 14, 2013 9:56 am

Introducing Cat Zingano: The UFC’s Newest Women’s Star | UFC NEWS

It was recently announced that Cat Zingano has signed a contract with the UFC, and will be fighting opposite Meisha Tate in the second ever UFC Women’s match on the TUF 17 Finale card on April 13 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many MMA fans are...

Feb 14, 2013 9:36 am

UFC Passes On Contract Renewal For Aaron Simpson | UFC NEWS

Former UFC middleweight turned welterweight, Aaron Simpson, last competed under the UFC banner in his losing effort to Mike Pierce last October. The defeat brought the 38-year-olds UFC record to 7-4 and was his last contracted bout with the UFC. According to multiple reports, at the culmination of his last contract with the promotion, UFC...

Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

Ratings Report: Tuf 17 Episode 4 Show Increase In Views | UFC NEWS

This weeks episode of the Ultimate Fighter showed a five percent increase in viewership from last week’s episode and did a respectable 1.25 million views. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer, tells the tale over at MMAFighting.com. The Ultimate Fighter seems to have settled in at what will likely be the normal level of the season as...

Feb 14, 2013 9:22 am

Offer On The Table For Josh Barnett But Up To Him Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

“It’s up to him,” he said. “He’s a big boy. He’s been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he...

Feb 14, 2013 9:18 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts Olympic Committee For Removing Wrestling | UFC NEWS

“Look, we have an idiocracy known as FILA that has ruined the sport. We have two knuckleheads that you couldn’t trust to run your local donut shop, regulating our sport of wrestling. At the same time, is this a surprise? …No, wrestling has cannabalized itself from 10 spots on the world and olympic team, to...

Feb 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Duke Roufus Speaks on Pettis vs Aldo and Why He Believes Pettis Will Take the Title

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, talked with Luke Thomas on the differences of Pettis’ striking compared to other lightweights, as well as featherweight Champ Jose Aldo in an in-depth interview over the weekend. Pettis is looking to dethrone the UFC Featherweight Champ this August and Roufus believes Anthony has the Edge one needs to...

Feb 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony

DUBLIN: @danawhite suffered a bad attack during the Trinity award ceremony, thx for support & understanding, we’ll be back soon, luv u guys — Nick the Tooth (@nickthetooth) February 12, 2013 UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin...

Feb 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Penn In Utah For Cataracts Surgery: UFC Enlists Dr. Crandall | UFC NEWS

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn has traveled to Utah after the UFC insisted on enlisting the service of famed eye surgeon, Dr. Alan Crandall, to repair a damaged eye suffering from cataracts. The Surgeon, based in Salt Lake City, is best known for his work with Boxing Champion Antonio Margarito and successfully...

Feb 11, 2013 10:09 am

Liz Carmouche Plans On Proving Rousey Cannot Armbar Her | UFC NEWS

“I honestly don’t think Rousey has what it takes to beat me. The only person that can defeat me is myself. Everybody asks, ‘Yeah, how do you not get arm barred?’ You just don’t get arm barred. You haven’t seen anyone be able to counter is yet so you know if she’s going to put...

Feb 11, 2013 10:05 am

UFC Sets Eyes On Possible Strawweight Division | UFC NEWS

It’s happening, the latest planned expansion for the Ulitmate Fighting Championship will be a 115 pound Strawweight division. In an interview with UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said “I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.” He explained that: “As the sport continues to grow and we...

Feb 11, 2013 9:56 am

VIDEO | Ian McCall Reads Out A Poem From Joseph Benavidez | UFC NEWS

THE ENTERTAINER Blood and sweat, sometimes tears, Battered hands, countless fears, Highest highs, lowest lows, Shattered dreams, the hurt just grows. Your smile shields the pain you hide, All the while you’re dead inside; Your faith is absent, your will gives out, Now clear your mind, erase the doubt. Everything that you have gave, To...

Feb 9, 2013 1:11 pm

Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS

“Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘ No...

Feb 9, 2013 12:44 pm

Michael Bisping Issues Official Statement On TRT Use | UFC NEWS

As a middleweight fighter, Michael “The Count” Bisping has been the victim of TRT users. He has lost at the hands of three very high profile fighters who use TRT. Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort. He took to his personal website to release the following statement regarding the use of this approved performance...

Feb 9, 2013 12:36 pm

Fight Odds: Machida Nearly A 2-1 Favorite Over Dan Henderson | UFC NEWS

Oddsmakers aren’t sold on the fact that Dan Henderson can take out Lyoto Machida when the two light-heavyweight fighters square off at UFC 157 in Anaheim. For his part Dan Henderson has cemented his place in the sport as one of the all-time greats. As far back as I can remember he has nearly decapitated...

Feb 9, 2013 12:24 pm

VIDEO: Dan Hardy Hints At Short Future With UFC, Retirement On His Mind | UFC NEWS

British fighter Dan Hardy nearly reached the pinnacle of the sport in his early days as a UFC fighter. His impressive win streak in the UFC’s welterweight division was capped off with a highly publicized title shot against division kingpin Georges St. Pierre. He lost a bid at the title and then came back to...

Feb 8, 2013 9:50 am

UFC 158 Lineup Finalized With Five Fight Main Card | UFC NEWS

UFC officials have finalized the bout order for March’s UFC 158 event with a five-fight pay-per-view main card and a sever-fight prelim. UFC 158 takes place on March 16 from the Bell Centre in Montreal. In the main event Georges-St-Pierre will defend his title against longtime rival Nick Diaz. The 12-fight bout order is as...