Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 20, 2013 9:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jessica Aguilar: ‘I’m gonna be #1 In WSOF Then The UFC’

Jessica Aguilar (pictured) previously competed for Bellator Fighting Championships, advancing to the semi-finals of the 2010 Bellator 115-pound women’s tournament. She is currently the top-ranked strawweight, according to several media outlets as well as considered one of the top pound-for-pound women fighters in the world. It was announced on November 11, 2013 that Aguilar has...

Nov 20, 2013 9:25 am

Cro Crop says all respect for the Emelianenko brothers has gone

Many would agree that MMA and kickboxing legend Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is not the fighter he once was. In his last fight he tapped to a neck crank from Alexey Oleinik at Russia’s Legend 2. The result had fellow icon, Fedor Emelianenko, criticizing ‘Cro Crop’, saying: “Something happened to him. And he does not have...

Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

Nov 20, 2013 8:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Pat Barry KO’s Shane Del Rosario

On Dec. 7, Pat Barry returns to the cage against Soa Palelei as a featured bout on the UFC Fight Night 33 card in Brisbane, Australia. While we wait for this heavyweight showdown to occur, why not hit play above and take a look back at one of Barry’s more dominant UFC wins.

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 20, 2013 8:03 am

Firas Zahabi Confirms GSP is Healthy

Since UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s bizarre decision to walk away from the sport, rumors and assumptions have been flooding the MMA news cycle. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s head coach and manager, went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to discuss the champion, and assured Helwani that St. Pierre was healthy. “Georges’ health is...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 19, 2013 8:52 pm

GSP’s Former Manager Denies Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Rumor

It looks like another rumor surrounding the Georges St-Pierre “time off” mystery has been denied. First there was TMZ reporting that GSP had family health issues and that he got a girl pregnant. Those claims have since been denied by several sources. Does that mean that there is no truth to those? It seems only...

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 19, 2013 8:01 am

GSP Getting Sued For Millions By Ex-Manager Claims Former Rep

As the rumors continue to swirl around the personal problems that are plaguing UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, a new possibility emerged on Monday. Speaking on Quebec’s 98.5 FM Sports, St. Pierre’s first manager, Stephane Patry, said the issue could be a financial one and a rather large one at that. Here is what...

Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am

Firas Zahabi Believes Round Five Won The Fight For GSP

Georges St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi, the head coach of St. Pierre’s home training center, the Tristar Gym, believes that round five was the deciding factor in St. Pierre’s controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. “Georges was more active in round five,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie. “He got two takedowns and landed more strikes.” “I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:51 am

GSP’s Sister Nixes Sick Father Rumors

Contrary to TMZ’s report, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s “personal problems” do not consist of an ailing father. St. Pierre’s sister, Myriam St. Pierre, reported to Quebec newspaper La Presse that “My father is doing very well. We get lots of calls and this rumor has to stop. It [is causing us] pain. My father [watches]...

Nov 19, 2013 7:48 am

Hendricks’ Manager on GSP Rematch: “He Owes it to the Sport”

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ted Ehrhardt, Johny Hendricks’ manager, shared his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the main event of UFC 167. When discussing the finer points of the match, Ehrhardt felt as though the decision should have been fairly clear-cut, with Hendricks clearly winning at least 3 of the 5 rounds, and...

Nov 19, 2013 7:34 am

Kenny Florian: UFC 167 Controversy Taking Away From A Classic Fight

Former three-time title contender and UFC color commentator Kenny Florian is among the minority in the MMA media who believes that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre deserved to go home with the belt after his controversial title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. “Everyone’s been saying I’m crazy and I’m biased. Now, I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...