Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 3, 2013 6:54 am

John Alessio: Nobody left at Xtreme Couture

BloodyElbow’s Steph Daniels recently did a wide-ranging interview with John Alessio, which included the topic of the decline of Xtreme Couture. When asked “Are you doing anything special to beef up your wrestling? Have you made any camp changes or brought in specific people to help you out?” John Alessio responded with the following: I’ve...

Jun 3, 2013 6:30 am

Woodley: TRT Creates “Madmen” In Training

“If your body says it’s time to stop [fighting], it’s time to stop. You shouldn’t be able to hit a reset button and go back and act like you’re 25 when you’re 39. I think people that do it, supposedly if you do it in moderation, if you have a doctor monitor it, if you...

Jun 3, 2013 6:25 am

Bonnar “Never Expected” ‘Hall-Of-Fame’ Bid

“I never even dreamed [of being in the Hall of Fame]. I did this as a hobby, I got picked for the show and just that was enough for me — I could have died happy there… If they want to put me in the Hall of Fame then like, my god what an honor....

Jun 3, 2013 6:15 am

Pettis Don’t Beat Aldo, Lamas Want’s That Accolade

“I’ve thought about that, and being the guy to beat Aldo would be the best. He’s one of the best champs of all of them, and such a dominating athlete, and I’d love to be able to beat him. So if Pettis does it before me, I’d be a little disappointed.” Top featherweight contender, Ricardo...

Jun 3, 2013 6:10 am

Hendricks: ‘I may have to beat GSP twice’

“I’m gonna have to beat him twice. Unless I knock him out. If I manhandle him for two round and I knock him out, then there won’t be a rematch,” Hendricks explained. “But if it’s a close fight or I go out and knock him out in the first minute, yeah, there’ll be a rematch.”...

Jun 3, 2013 6:05 am

Free Fight Video | A 15 Second KO From Asia

These two fighters in Malaysia don’t touch gloves at the start of the bout, and one goes to sleep within 15 seconds… Enjoy!! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 1, 2013 7:13 pm

Bubba McDaniel vs. Magnus Cedenblad Rumored for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word hit the news circuit today that recent TUF contestant Robert McDaniel is slated to take on Swedish fighter Magnus Cedenblad on August 28th at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 in Indianapolis. Brazilian news source Ataque Total first reported the news. The card is scheduled to be headlined by a rematch...

Jun 1, 2013 11:58 am

Mike Brown Will Put Retirement on Hold to Face Akira Corassani at UFC on FS1

Former WEC featherweight champion, Mike Brown, will be making a return to the Octagon to face Akira Corassani at UFC on FS1 August 17, UFC officials announced yesterday. Brown (26-8), who has been wrestling the past year with retirement after his last victory, underwent his second neck fusion at the end of last summer.  Since...

Jun 1, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold, NSAC May Follow

The UFC has decided to take a progressive step towards tolerance when it comes to the use of Marijuana by its fighters. There seems to be a divide among athletes, some of which prescribe heavily to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and who ultimately pay for that use with hefty fines and suspensions....

Jun 1, 2013 11:10 am

Alexander Gustaffson Believes He Will Be Offered The Next Shot Against Jon Jones

When it comes to the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, there are not too many guys left for Jon Jones to face. Having beat the entire roster from the old guard, Jones now looks at a new list of contenders who are far less established than the likes of a Rampage Jackson or ‘Shogun’ Rua. The likely...

May 31, 2013 4:52 pm

Martin Kampmann vs. Carlos Condit Announced for 2nd UFC on FOX Sports 1

Former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann have verbally agreed to rematch in the main event of the UFC on FS1 #2 event announced the UFC today.   The August 28 fight will be the second time Condit and Kampmann have fought in the Octagon.  Kampmann won their previous fight at UFC...

May 31, 2013 3:34 pm

Rousey puts ‘Mr. Tate’ on blast

As if it didn’t irk Ronda Rousey enough that rival Miesha Tate was hand-picked by UFC brass to replace an injured Cat Zingano as her opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter 18, the fact that Tate’s boyfriend, UFC fighter Brian Caraway could be along for the ride just adds salt to her wound. While Rousey...

May 31, 2013 2:02 pm

McGregor vs. Ogle Verbally Agreed for UFC on FS1: 1

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We caught word today that Irish fighting sensation Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA) has finally found an opponent for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17th in Boston. UFC officials sent out a release today stating that TUF veteran Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA) and McGregor have verbally agreed...

May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...

May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

Bellator Nabs Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

At 3-0, former NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins is ready to begin the next chapter in his career as the #1 world ranked prospect has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator. Jenkins is scheduled to make his Bellator debut this summer and will be given a number of fights before entering The Toughest Tournament...

May 31, 2013 12:11 pm

Could Rousey and Tate Give Us the Biggest Season in TUF History?

Earlier this week, the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, the first that will see both male and female participants living in the same house as well as two women coaches, was given a dramatic makeover. UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy Ronda Rousey was slated to coach opposite number one contender Cat Zingano, who earned...

May 31, 2013 11:35 am

Jacob Volkmann Says UFC Contracts Should Be a Minimum of Two Years, 15K Per Fight

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Newly signed World Series of Fighting lightweight, Jacob Volkmann, recently sat down for an exclusive interview with MMA.TV’s guest blogger, Jack Brown, to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his time in the UFC, the payment fighters should receive, and the newest chapter of his career as he prepares for...

May 31, 2013 10:58 am

PHOTO | Donald Cerrone Flips On Wakeboard

UFC lightweight fighter, Donald Cerrone, celebrated his recent win over K.J. Noons in typical Cerrone style. Image captured by Tracy Lee. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 31, 2013 10:50 am

Dan Henderson Wants to Knock Rashad Evans “Silly” at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The legend has spoken. Dan Henderson heads into UFC 161 as half of the newly named main-event as he takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Rahsad Evans. Both men will walk into the fight on June 15th having dropped their last fight and a win for each fighter is essential...