Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 4, 2013 4:47 pm

Rampage Promises Big Changes In MMA For Fighters

“When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true. When other fighters get the chance to see everything I’m able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you’re going to see a big change...

Jun 4, 2013 4:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 2) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Discusses Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels & Bellator 97

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...

Jun 4, 2013 12:12 pm

Evans focused on fighting not accolades

Mentally, Rashad Evans is getting back to his roots. He’s going back to the proverbial salad days when he stepped into the cage for the love of competition and not the payday or chasing a specific strap. Evans (17-3-1) will headline UFC 161against Dan Henderson (29-9), where he hopes to snap a two-fight losing streak...

Jun 4, 2013 11:45 am

Mayhem Miller Wishes He Could Have Fought Nick Diaz

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason “Mayhem” Miller was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday and, of course, the former UFC fighter gave an entertaining interview, to say the least. He didn’t break anything or storm off of the set of the show this time but he did give some really interesting and entertaining stories...

Jun 4, 2013 11:20 am

Weidman “Freaking Out” Over Rumored Silva Injury

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Chris Weidman almost had a breakdown when he heard the rumors that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had an injured rib that would put his title fight with Weidman on hold…and I don’t think anybody blamed the “All American” for “freaking out” over the news. However, the news of Silva’s injured...

Jun 4, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire.

Jun 4, 2013 11:08 am

Josh Barnett Gives Prediction For UFC on Fuel TV 10: Thinks the ‘Big Goofus’ Werdum Can KO the ‘Punched-Out’ Nogueira

In the interview above, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett spoke about this Saturday’s main event fight at UFC on Fuel TV 10, a heavyweight match between Fabricio Werdum and ‘Big Nog,’ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.  For Barnett, Saturday’s fight will see an older fighter on the decline taking on a rising star with newfound confidence...

Jun 4, 2013 10:58 am

Free Fight Video | Big Nog vs. Tim Sylvia

Back in 2008 the UFC’s heavyweight division was left without its champion, Randy Couture, due to a lengthy contract dispute. At UFC 81 Tim Sylve and Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera fought for the UFC’s interim heavyweight title.

Jun 4, 2013 10:50 am

TNA Wrestling & Reality Series Also Included In Rampage Jackson’s Bellator Deal

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in...

Jun 4, 2013 10:44 am

Jason Miller: The UFC ‘pretended’ to pay for knee surgery

Jason “Mayhem” Miller is not happy with his former employer. The Ultimate Fighting Championship released Miller after he lost to C.B. Dollaway via decision at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir in May 2012. He retired from mixed martial arts soon afterward. The 32-year-old revealed to “The MMA Hour” on Monday that he was set...

Jun 4, 2013 10:44 am

VIDEO | The Evolution of GSP’s Takedowns

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, has made a career out of taking his opponents down repeatedly to earn victories and climb to the highest seat in Mixed Martial Arts. In this video you get to see the evolution of his takedown game.

Jun 4, 2013 10:33 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson Earns his BJJ Blackbelt

Benson Henderson is now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt! This video was put together by Ben’s head coach, John Crouch, and features congratulations from several big names, including Shaquielle O’Neal, Larry Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fertitta, Ben’s Highschool and College wrestling coaches, Ariel Helwani, Mike Goldberg, Jon Jones, Royce Gracie, and Ben’s mom.

Jun 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

Dana White and Joe Silva have evidently put in some hours over the weekend planning what the future of the UFC’s light heavyweight division will look like. With the recent injury of Lil’ Nog, rumors were flying around that Lyoto Machida would replace him and fight Shogun Rua for a third time. After Chael Sonnen...

Jun 3, 2013 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 1) Manny “The Mean Bean” Rodriguez Talks About Alliance MMA, His Coaching Role, and His Job as a Bellator Commentator | 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/ 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, and his...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

Jun 3, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Says He Only Wanted 4 Fight Deal; Still Signed 10 Fight Contract

When UFC President Dana White said that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suggested inking a ten-fight deal, the MMA world was shocked. When Anderson Silva signed that deal, we all sat in amazement at the idea of the best in the world fighting for our pleasure 10 more times. While the deal is done, it...

Jun 3, 2013 8:17 am

Matt Serra: Patrick Cote Knows How To Party

“You want to know what’s really exciting? In Montreal, it’s called a Patrick Cote house party. Holy Shit! Does that f*cking French Canadian know how to party! I did a seminar over there, and he he had a party at his house. Damn, that guy knows how to party [laughs]. Listen to me, all I...

Jun 3, 2013 8:03 am

John Moraga Thinks Champ “Mighty Mouse” Is A Boring Fighter

“I think he’s boring … He just bounces around … He runs around too much. He doesn’t fight. He doesn’t put on exciting fights. He’s got a lot of technique and a lot of skill, but he doesn’t finish people, I don’t feel.”

Jun 3, 2013 8:00 am

Philippou Latest To Call Out Bisping

“It’s a win-win for everybody. I’m not just anybody, I’m ranked, he can see that. I noticed Luke Rockhold called him out today, but like Bisping said he hasn’t won a single fight in the UFC and he told him to go get a few wins in the UFC and then come back. He can’t...

Jun 3, 2013 7:50 am

Dana White Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame

UFC President Dana White was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall Of Fame recently alongside Tennis legend Andre Agassi. The gracious UFC boss took to the podium during his induction with the following acceptance speech. “As you know, we were losing a ton of money on this thing. We were $44 million in the...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...