Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 18, 2013 7:14 am

Anderson Silva Declines Chael Sonnen’s Offer To Help Him Coach On TUF

Chael Sonnen, always an instigator, made headlines recently when he requested his rival Anderson Silva to be an assistant coach for his team on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season. Anderson Silva, apparently, wasn’t opposed to the idea, but said it unfortunately could not happen. “It is true – I did get invited,” Silva told...

Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am

Anderson Silva And Ronda Rousey Sympathetic For GSP And His Retirement

Many in the MMA community do not believes Georges St. Pierre should have stepped away from the sport, but two of the brightest stars in the sport today, Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva, respect and admire his decision to leave. Rousey explained the stressors that accumulate while trying to stay on the top of one...

Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Two Bouts Added To UFC 169

Three more UFC newcomers now have their debut matches set up, and all of those matches will be on the Super Bowl weekend UFC 169 card. Neil Magny will meet newcomer Gasan Umalatov in the welterweight division, while Tony Martin and Rashid Magomedov will make their UFC debuts against one-another. UFC 169 will be headlined by dual title...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 17, 2013 8:32 am

VIDEO | GSP Caught Partying In Miami Night Club

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, is taking no time to settle into his new life outside the cage. Last week we learned that Georges would be leaving his title behind so that he can take care of his hectic personal life and that much needed time off apparently includes an exciting nightlife in the...

Dec 17, 2013 8:21 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ Extended Preview

In July, Chris Weidman shocked the world by knocking out Anderson Silva. On Dec. 28th, Weidman defends the UFC middleweight title in a rematch. Plus, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defends her crown against heated nemesis Miesha Tate.

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...

Dec 17, 2013 7:23 am

UFC Accidentally Releases ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast

Cast members for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed, possibly due to the UFC’s mistake. The UFC released a promotional video for the next season, which features BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Strangely, at one point in the video, it seems as though they accidentally released the names of the...

Dec 17, 2013 7:20 am

MMA Veteran/BJJ Trainer Joe Camacho Dies At Age 41

Joe Camacho, an MMA veteran and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach out of Los Angeles, Calif. has passed away. Camacho, who ran the Joe Camacho Jiu Jitsu academy in Los Angeles, also competed in MMA organizations such as Bellator, Shooto, King of The Cage, and others. After returning home from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Johny Hendricks Is Excited To Fight Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to compete at UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, and that doesn’t bother Hendricks one bit. “[I’m] Super-excited,” he told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. “Who wouldn’t be? You’re sitting there and doing stuff and you find out that you’re going to fighting Dallas, your own...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Firas Zahabi: GSP Had Mixed Feelings About Future Before Carlos Condit Fight

Although only making a definitive decision this past week, it seems Georges St. Pierre had thoughts of retirement dating back more than a year ago. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s coach out of Tristar gym, went on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to discuss St. Pierre’s mindset this last year. “I think before the [Johny] Hendricks...

Dec 17, 2013 7:15 am

Gegard Mousasi Implementing Karate Sparring In Camp For Machida

Gegard Mousasi will try his best to defeat the striking enigma that is Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 36. To train for the Karate master, Mousasi has began implementing Karate sparring in his training camp. “I already know how Machida fights style-wise,” Mousasi told MMAFighting.com, “and I have a training partner that has fought...

Dec 17, 2013 7:13 am

Johny Hendricks: The Belt, Not GSP, Is What Is Important To Me

Even though many people thought Johny Hendricks deserved a victory in his fight against Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks says beating St. Pierre isn’t what is important; getting the belt is all that matters. Although they may fight in the future, Hendricks said on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour “I don’t care about that. Here’s the...

Dec 17, 2013 7:03 am

VIDEO | Pros Pick Silva vs. Weidman 2

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ goes down next week in Vegas. In the video, pro fighters from around the country weigh-in on next weekends main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

Dec 17, 2013 6:30 am

Johny Hendricks: I Want That Target On My Back

a After the long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport for the forseeable future, Dana White and the UFC set up a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title, which will take place at UFC 171. Hendricks went on to...

Dec 16, 2013 12:25 pm

POLL | Who Ya Got, Silva or Weidman?

Next week fight fans will get to enjoy the UFC’s big year-end event when they tune in to watch UFC 168. In the main event, the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman takes place. With the fight approaching, I’m giving you guys one-week to cast a vote so we can determine who...

Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

UFC Will Delay Mexico Card Until Cain Velasquez is Healthy

Originally slated for sometime in early 2014, the UFC still intends to debut in the country of Mexico – but Dana White says that they’ll most likely wait for the UFC’s first Mexican-American champion Cain Velasquez to recover from surgery first (shown above).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following a successful shoulder surgery, Cain Velasquez...