Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 22, 2013 10:06 am

Hendo picking Silva over Weidman

With a big portion of the UFC’s roster betting against the pound-for-pound king, there is still at least one great talent rooting for Anderson Silva. MMA legend Dan Henderson told Rick J Lee that he believes Silva will test the undefeated challengers chin in route to victory. “I really haven’t seen much of Chris Weidman,...

Jun 22, 2013 9:55 am

Carina Damm suspended six months for submitting false urine sample

Carina “Barbie” Damm was the first woman in mixed martial arts to be suspended for testing positive for steroids, which happened in 2008. Damm is in hot water again. She has been fined and suspended for six months by the Ohio Athletic Commission. Damm submitted an invalid urine sample prior to her fight against Jessica...

Jun 22, 2013 9:52 am

Anderson Silva Head-Kick KO’s Sparring Partner, Leaves Gym Upset

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As he closes in on his July 6 bout with top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva appears to be in perfect form.  Earlier this week, Brazilian media outlet, Portal do Vale Tudo, reported that in one of his last rounds of sparring in Brazil, the...


Jun 21, 2013 9:18 pm

Anthony Johnson Says He’s Fighting Mike Kyle at WSOF 5

By JAKE CHASTAIN | According to WSOF fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson he is going to square off next against Mike Kyle at WSOF 5. Johnson competed on the organization’s first two fight cards and is saying that he will make his promotional return on September 14th, 2013 for the organizations fifth event. WSOF officials have not...

Jun 21, 2013 7:56 pm

Benavidez vs. Formiga RUMORED for UFC on FS1: 3 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC is already starting to put together yet another UFC on FS1 card as it was rumored that the organization is looking to pit flyweights Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga against each other in Brazil for UFC on FS1: 3 on September 4th, 2013.   Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported...

Jun 21, 2013 6:42 pm

WSOF 3 Scores $106, 573 Live Gate, Sells 1, 107 Tickets, Comps 1, 394 More

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission)  today released the gate and attendance figures for the WSOF 3: “Fitch vs. Burkman” event, which took place last Friday night (June 14, 2013) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NSAC released that the final live attendance of the show...

Jun 21, 2013 11:06 am

Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

With the heavy anticipation continuing to build ahead of UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman, more and more fighters are coming forward with their picks for the main event on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. To the surprise of many in the MMA community, most of the pro’s have picked Chris Weidman to upset the...

Jun 21, 2013 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sergio Pettis on RFA 8, ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Be Fighting, Honestly’

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Before Sergio Pettis steps into the Resurrection Fighting Alliance cage Friday night to fight for the organization’s inaugural flyweight title, he spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night.   Pettis, who is known to many fans as the younger brother of UFC phenom Anthony Pettis, is set to face...

Jun 21, 2013 9:52 am

Doctor Explains Why Roy Nelson Doesn’t Get Knocked Out By Big Punches

‘Big Country’ has made the record books by absorbing the most strikes in the UFC as a heavyweight fighter. More impressive is the fact that he has done so without getting knocked out. Fightland’s medical columnist breaks down how he likely gets away with this amazing feat: “Nelson might have extremely strong neck muscles. Strong...

Jun 21, 2013 9:46 am

Invicta Makes Shift To Television With Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen

Two of the premier women mixed-martial-arts fighters in the world, Cris Cyborg (11-1) and Marloes Coenen (21-5), headline the July 13th Invicta Fighting Championships 6 pay-per-view event, airing live from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Brazilian KO artist Cyborg, arguably the top pound-for-pound fighters in women’s MMA, and equally dangerous Dutch submission specialist...

Jun 21, 2013 9:31 am

Rampage Jackson Discusses Potential Move To Heavyweight

Nearly two weeks ago we told you Rampage Jackson was toying with the idea of moving to the heavyweight division. Those ambitions have apparently not left the mind of the former PRIDE and UFC Champion as he discussed his intentions further in a recent media call. “Before, I was talking about retiring at 35 which...

Jun 21, 2013 9:00 am

Jacob Volkmann Had Seizure Prior to WSOF3 Fight

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA World Series of Fighting lightweight, Jacob Volkmann, told Sherdog.com’s “Beatdown” Radio that he suffered a seizure the day before he fought Lyle Beerbohm at WSOF3 in Las Vegas last weekend.   As he was resting prior to weighing in on Thursday, Volkmann explained, “The maid knock[ed] on my door and...

Jun 20, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva Would Be A Fool Not To Respect Me

“I’ve been dreaming about this fight with Anderson Silva since I started MMA. He makes you pay for any mistakes you make. He’s opportunistic. Probably his biggest threat is his confidence. You make one mistake…he’s in there to win, and so I am. He’s a great champion for a reason, but he knows I’m a...

Jun 20, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen On How to Get The Girl

UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen talks about how he met his girl and she gives her side of the story!!! “I’m not an expert on love or relationships, but there is some advice: If it doesn’t come easy, you need to let it go. And if it’s right, you won’t have to work for it. It’ll...

Jun 20, 2013 9:11 am

Pettis Time On Shelf Extended After Visiting UFC Doctor

All hopes of Anthony Pettis being well enough to face off with Benson Henderson at UFC 164 have been squashed following a visit to a UFC approved Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based...

Jun 20, 2013 9:03 am

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral Retires After Last Nights Bellator Loss

After 16 years, Renato Sobral has hung it up for good. “Babalu” called it a career Wednesday night as he left his gloves in the center of the cage following a third round technical knockout loss to Jacob Noe in the Bellator 96 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament semifinals that took place in Thackerville, Okl....

Jun 20, 2013 8:59 am

Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT

“You don’t have to look too far to see Chris Weidman has the exact skill set to beat Anderson Silva, and he’s also got it upstairs,” said Sonnen. “He wants this fight. He has a better top game, at least submission wise, than I do. I was able to have some success for several minutes...

Jun 20, 2013 8:53 am

Mike Dolce Explains The Challenges Of Working With Rampage Jackson

“Chael was 233 pounds six weeks before the Michael Bisping fight. To go from 233 to 185 in six weeks is insane. The hardest issue — I would have to say Rampage is the hardest I’ve ever had to deal with. Not because he was the biggest or heaviest because he wasn’t. I helped Duane...