Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Anderson Silva’s Son Calls For Fathers Retirement

Anderson Silva appears optimistic about returning to training. But if it were up to his son, ‘The Spider’ would be done with intense competition. Silva’s 15-year-old son, Kalyl, told Brazilian news outlet, R7, that he would prefer that his dad retired. “All respect for Chris (Weidman) to go out there and fight like a champion....

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:00 am

Six Bouts Set For UFC Fight Night 35 Main Card

The UFC’s return trip to the ‘Dirty South’ is set for January 15 when ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ hits the Atlanta, Georgia suburbs of Gwinnett County. In the main event top middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou will face off in an attempt to inch the winner one-step closer to Chris Weidman’s...

Dec 31, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Tim Kennedy Creates, Signs And Sends Out Contract To Fight Bisping

For the past few months Tim Kennedy (pictured) has been calling out Michael Bisping using any means necessary. Now we have a tweet coming from the Army Combat Ranger, where he created, signed and sent a contract to UFC President Dana White. Check it: Dear @danawhite Here is my signed bout agreement for @bisping Any...

Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

McMann Ready For Title Fight Against Rousey

Immediately following her successful title defense against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey learned that her next opponent would be fellow Olympic medalist, Sarah McMann (pictured). The UFC even went as far as to reveal their fight poster last Saturday during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. The two female fighters will face off in the UFC...

Dec 31, 2013 9:50 am

After Seeing Silva’s Leg Break Jon Jones Will Still Throw Leg Kicks

Anderson Silva’s broken leg was about as cringe-worthy as anything we have ever seen in the history of MMA. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick from Silva, causing a brutal break on Silva’s left leg. The break sent waves through the MMA community, with many analysts and other fighters...

Dec 31, 2013 9:45 am

Girl Fight!: Jessica Eye Vs. Alexis Davis Set For UFC 170

Another huge women’s fight has been added to UFC 170. According to the UFC’s twitter, a fight between number five ranked Jessica Eye and number three ranked Alexis Davis will be added to the UFC 170 card, which is headlined by a championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. UFC 170 gets another huge...

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Chris Weidman: “Belfort Will Try to Overwhelm Me”

Following his second defeat of long-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (above) began assessing his next opponent, Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With his first title defense successfully completed at UFC 168, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will get to face an opponent who is not Anderson...

Dec 30, 2013 10:37 am

Salary Report: Weidman Earns $400k, Silva $600k For UFC 168

UFC 168 was a costly night in more ways than one for the organization with $1,872,000 in payroll dished out. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva and Josh Barnett were among the top earners at the Dec. 28th event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reported that the total disclosed payroll was $1,872,000. Silva suffered...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

Brock Lesnar Is Set To Make His Return – Just Not In The UFC.

Brock Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC. After days of speculation, unanswered questions and rumors circulating around the MMA community, it appears that most of it was just a publicity stunt used to get Lesnar’s name in the media, prior to his return to World Wrestling Entertainment at tonight’s live Monday Night RAW...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Cyborg To Ronda: ‘I’m coming to get you’

It’s a rivalry that’s been building for years now between two of the most feared women in MMA today, and following UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (left) successful title defense this weekend, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (right) intends to make a fight between the two happen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While the rivalry we saw...

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 30, 2013 9:45 am

Fight Metric Report Shows Rousey’s Absolute Dominance Over Tate

For the first time in her career, Ronda Rousey was taken past the first round this past Saturday by her arch-rival, Miesha Tate. Hopefully Miesha can find a small moral victory in avoiding the almost unavoidable first-round armbar from Ronda, because – as the Fight Metric report shows us – she was completely dominated in...

Dec 30, 2013 9:37 am

With Anderson Silva injured, Roy Jones Jr. Now Wants Nick Diaz

Before UFC 168 there had been plenty of speculation about Roy Jones Jr. maybe boxing Anderson Silva. Both guys had said they would love to do it, but following Anderson Silva’s broken leg at UFC 168 it appears that Jones Jr. has his eye’s set on another UFC fighter to box. According to mmafighting.com Roy...