Archive: MMA NEWS

May 15, 2013 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Tells How The Nogueira Brothers Kept Him Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, the UFC Middleweight Champion, opened up to Karyn Bryant on FUEL TV’s “From All Angles”. Silva explains how the Nogueira brothers convinced him to keep fighting, his warrior spirit and his family. “The Nogueira brothers are part of my family. I love these buys because me stay together with my dream,...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...

May 15, 2013 11:05 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Whole New Strategy Into ‘Bigfoot’ Rematch

“This is a whole new fight. Obviously, we saw what Bigfoot can do in his past two fights. I can’t take him lightly. He’s a special competitor and is really dangerous in the Octagon. I don’t see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight… I’m fine with rematches. As far as motivation, I’m...

May 15, 2013 10:48 am

Free Fight Video | Justin Buchholz Dominates Gordon Bell

Former UFC lightweight fighter and Team Alpha Male member, Justin Buchholz, returned to action recently at Showdown Fights 11 to defend his title against Gordon Bell. The fight ended in dramatic fashion! Enjoy.

May 15, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO | Bruce Buffer Details Elevator Fight With Frank Trigg

“With all respect to Frank because he’s an awesome fighter, he’s been one of the top welterweights in MMA, Frank and I basically were friends, we are friends, and we went into an elevator in the Hard Rock Hotel on the tenth floor and Dana White happened to be in the elevator. As soon as...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

May 15, 2013 8:52 am

The UFC signs two European Heavyweights; one is an undefeated prospect!

  The UFC Heavyweight division just got a much-needed upgrade in depth with the signing of two European fighters. Polish fighter Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1 MMA) is currently riding an 11-fight win streak. The other fighter signed is a 20-year-old Ukrainian prospect that already holds a record of 14-0. The UFC Heavyweight division was starting to...

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Ariel Helwani on Dana White: “It’s a Professional Relationship”

Usually the one asking the questions, MMA Fighting and Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani has recently experienced being on the other side of the microphone. The former three-time “Journalist of the Year” by the World MMA Awards, from 2010 to 2012, took some time to talk to the UG’s guest blogger Jonathan Shrager, when he detailed...

May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

FUEL TV May Be No More; FOX Sports 2 Likely Its Replacement

By Jake Chastain | News is circulating that News Corp.’s FOX Sports is not only getting ready to launch its newest sports station, FOX Sports 1, on August 17th but now we’re getting word that the company is looking to launch 2 new stations, maybe even on the same day. Insiders working on the plan...

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 14, 2013 9:30 am

Showtime expects to be back in MMA

Showtime wants to get back into MMA. The premium cable network was a fixture for nearly seven years as the home of Strikeforce. But with Strikeforce bidding adieu, Showtime is looking for new players in the game. Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza was a guest on Monday’s The MMA hour and he predicted that the...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter:           

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Chris Lytle Talks Life Outside the UFC | BJPENN.COM RADIO

By Jake Chastain | Last Wednesday night Radio welcomed on a special guest in UFC veteran Chris “Lights-Out” Lytle. Chris, who is a long time fan favorite and an MMA godfather with 54 professional fights on his resume, decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts after his epic battle with Dan...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson Added to UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

  The UFC will debut on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 with a night of fights live from Boston’s TD Bank Garden.  The fight card for UFC on FS1 1 continues to take shape, as it has been revealed through a number of sources that Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson will face off in...