Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 15, 2013 7:30 am

Belfort: Politics Not Merit Earn UFC Title Shots | UFC NEWS

“There’s not much I can say about what qualifies you for a shot at the title in the UFC. It hasn’t been happening much by merit, but by politics. I can’t answer you that. The one who can is Dana White. I just do my job, which is to fight and win. My right is...

Jan 15, 2013 6:50 am

Photo | Bas Rutten Undergoes Neck Surgery | MMA NEWS

Bas Rutten recently sent out a photo in his post-op room following successful neck surgery. He took to facebook with an explanation as to why he went under the knife: “… tomorrow morning I will get my neck surgery…. They will fuse three discs together in my neck which will make space for my nerves...

Jan 15, 2013 5:20 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

The state of Oklahoma doesn’t play around when it comes to medically suspending combat sports athletes. We are so used to seeing a laundry list of fighters being put on the shelf for precautionary reasons that it is a breath of fresh air to list off just five-men. The final Strikeforce card last Saturday night...

Jan 15, 2013 5:15 am

Salary Report: Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine | MMA NEWS

It’s over, the Strikeforce promotion was bought, plundered and forced to shut down after a ZUFFA owned company purchased the fight promotion nearly two-years ago. The promotions last stand was put up on Showtime last Saturday and the guys who partook in the evenings festivities took home a pretty decent salary. Josh Barnett topped the...

Jan 15, 2013 5:00 am

Bisping Calls Belfort The Perfect Tune-Up Fight For Anderson Silva | UFC NEWS

“The good thing is Vitor Belfort is the perfect warm-up for Anderson Silva. He’s a southpaw, Anderson’s a southpaw, and they’re both incredible strikers. My skills against a southpaw have definitely improved a lot in this training camp. At the start of the camp I was struggling because things do change due to the stance....

Jan 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Frank Mir Reflects On Cain’s Win Over JDS | UFC NEWS

“I actually had it 50/50 going in, I still felt that Velasquez, I’ve always said one of the most well rounded heavyweights. I think that he was potentially the most dangerous guy, but obviously Junior’s takedown defense and his hands always make it something to always pay attention to. Even as dominating as Velasquez was,...

Jan 14, 2013 12:30 pm

Rousey: Carmouche ‘one clever chick’

The first ever female UFC champion, Ronda Rousey, talks about her upcoming title defense against Liz Carmouche. On not training with the Diaz brothers for her UFC debut: We’re kind of doing our own thing and renting out a gym and a house up in Big Bear and doing that, we’re bringing people in. You...

Jan 14, 2013 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Lauzon’s flying heel hook | MMA NEWS

In this episode of the Gracie Breakdown, Ryron and Rener are reporting directly from a Gracie Garage in Palm Beach, Florida where they are visiting a very dedicated Gracie University home-study family. They breakdown their two favorit submissions from the final Strikeforce card (Roger Gracie’s arm triangle and Jacare’s beautiful kimura) and then they give...

Jan 14, 2013 5:00 am

VIDEO | Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine video highlights | MMA NEWS

SHOWTIME Sports presents the recap of the January 12 Strikeforce event featuring headliners Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine. Watch highlights of Marquardt vs. Saffiedine, plus Jacare Souza vs. Ed Herman, Gegard Mousasi vs. Mike Kyle, Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino, and Daniel Cormier vs. Dion Staring.

Jan 12, 2013 1:29 pm

Quick Twitt: Swanson vs. Siver For Number One Contender? | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, there is not one clear new title challenger for the UFC’s featherweight crown. Maybe that’s why someone informed Cub Swanson that his upcoming fight against Dennis Siver is for a number one contender seat: The two fight at UFC on FUEL TV 7...