Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 9, 2013 10:56 am

UFC Lists Benson Henderson As Best Fighter Of 2012 | UFC NEWS

The good guys over at have compiled what they are calling the unofficial top 10 best UFC fighters list for last year. AS to be expected the likes of Anderson Silva and Jon Jones made the list, but in first position was UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson. Here is the UFC’s top 10 list...

Jan 9, 2013 10:48 am

Bellator’s $100,000 Welterweight Tournament Field Set for January 24 Live on Spike

Bellator’s Welterweight Tournament is now complete as the eight man field will battle for a $100,000 Bellator Tournament prize, as well as a guaranteed title shot for the Bellator Welterweight World Title. The Bellator Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinals will begin January 24th from Oklahoma’s WinStar World Casino live on Spike TV and in Spanish language on...

Jan 9, 2013 10:46 am

TUF 17 Cast Revealed For All New Tuesday Format | UFC NEWS

Tuesdays just got TUF. On January 22, some of the world’s most talented and determined mixed martial artists will face-off in the most grueling sports tournament on television. Watch as 28 mixed martial arts prospects battle for a coveted spot on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins with a special two-hour premiere...

Jan 9, 2013 10:33 am

Diego Nunes Leaves Nova Uniao In Pursuit Of Championship Gold | UFC NEWS

“I respected the people with whom I worked with at Nova União” said Nunes. “Independently of what I wanted though, I lowered my head there. There, Aldo was the champion really so I could never shout, ‘Oh! I am going to be a champion!’ Whenever I bow my head, I did it out of my...

Jan 9, 2013 10:20 am

Ed Herman Blames PED’s For Shields Loss | UFC NEWS

“I think Colorado is one of the HIPAA privacy states where they weren’t allowed to release what he tested positive for. I’m pretty sure it was for some type of performance enhancing substance, just by looking at his physique going in to the fight. He looked pretty puffed up and exhibited the common signs. As...

Jan 9, 2013 4:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Hopeful Soa “The Hulk” Palelei Interview

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei is one of the top unsigned prospects in MMA today. He has beaten some upper echelon fighters in Christian Wellisch, Bob Sapp, and Sean McCorkle. Soa fought and lost to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 and was released shortly after. That was back in December of 2007 so the question is...

Jan 8, 2013 12:10 pm

Overeem Licensed by NSAC, Set to Face “Bigfoot” Silva on February 2nd

The Reem is back! And the UFC 156 co-main event is saved! After a Tuesday hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem has finally been cleared and licensed to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event of UFC 156 on February 2nd. Overeem, who was stripped of his fighting license...

Jan 8, 2013 6:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar Trailer | UFC NEWS

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title against former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in 2013’s first superfight. Plus Rashad Evans vs. Rogerio Nogueira, and Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, live on pay-per-view!

Jan 8, 2013 5:50 am

UFC Boss Refutes Ronda Rousey Salary Leak | UFC NEWS

Yesterday we passed on a report released by our good friends over at that stated Ronda Rousey is set to get paid a $75k/$75k base salary plus a cut of all PPV revenue. Unfortunately for those guys, while their source may have been credible, we have to go with the UFC bosses word on...

Jan 8, 2013 4:50 am

Lombard vs. Okami Booked For UFC’s Return Trip To Japan | UFC NEWS

There is no doubt about it. When the UFC picked up top middleweight, Hector Lombard, they were expecting a title challenger to Anderson Silva’s throne. Unfortunately for the massive amounts of Lombard supporters, he failed to deliver in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. After a successful second UFC bout and a dominant victory over...

Jan 7, 2013 7:03 am

This Wednesday on BJPenn.Com Radio: Rory MacDonald, Mike Ricci and Firas Zahabi

  This week on BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will welcome good friends and training partners Mike Ricci and Rory MacDonald to the show along with their head coach at Tri-Star Gym, Firas Zahabi. Also joining us will be Alchemist Management Chairman Jeff Aronson and President Lex McMahon. This Wednesday night will...

Jan 7, 2013 5:49 am

Dan Henderson Says He Will Fight Teammate And Friend Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

“We’re friends, but above all we fight now in the same category and therefore have the same goal. We both compete for the same belt. Our friendship is more than a title and we are professional enough to let the rivalry be just inside the Octagon. It would be a different situation, but our profession...

Jan 7, 2013 5:43 am

Following Guillard Victory Varner Eyes Rematch With Lauzon | UFC NEWS

“I want to start my retribution tour. I want to start fighting the guys that I’ve lost to. First would definitely be Joe Lauzon. I’d really like to fight Joe again.” “I’m not going to take anything away from Joe. Joe’s awesome and he had an amazing game plan for me. The fact that he...

Jan 7, 2013 5:40 am

Fitch Predicts GSP Takes Diaz | UFC NEWS

“I think a shake-up could’ve happened if Johny Hendricks got the title shot. GSP will probably defeat Diaz. I think there is a strong possibility the fight after that would be Marquardt, just because it’s champion vs. champion. So I’m not even gonna consider thinking about any top seed type stuff for the whole 2013....

Jan 7, 2013 5:39 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier: I’m A Fighter | MMA NEWS

Watch a profile of Strikeforce fighter Daniel Cormier, the Olympian who fought his way to the top of mixed martial arts. Don’t miss Cormier vs. Dion Staring on Sat. Jan 12th at 10PM ET/PT as a part of the SHOWTIME Free Preview Weekend.

Jan 7, 2013 5:35 am

VIDEO | Anik And Rogan Breakdown UFC on FX 7 | UFC NEWS

January 19 stands as a critical date for the UFC middleweight division, as Vitor Belfort faces title contender Michael Bisping in Brazil. With a win over Belfort, The Count is all but guaranteed a shot at champion Anderson Silva. But first, he must get past a legend in Belfort on FX. Don’t miss the the...

Jan 7, 2013 5:25 am

Feud Ignited Between Boxer Fury And Michael Bisping | UFC NEWS

Last week we blasted out a tweet from British Boxer Tyson Fury. It was an attempt to call out UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. The comments ignited the following feud between him and Michael Bisping: “Everyone just ignore that excuse of a man, Tyson something. He’s trying to get hype, I’d never heard of him...

Jan 7, 2013 5:20 am

REPORT: Ronda Rousey’s UFC Payscale Revealed | UFC NEWS

When it comes to fighter pay the public only knows what certain governing athletic bodies are required to release by law. A source within the Liz Carmouche camp has reportedly disclosed the pay-scale for his fighter and that of the first ever UFC female champion, Ronda Rousey. Here is the report via MMAInterviews: MMAinterviews was...

Jan 7, 2013 5:10 am

Barboza Coins Frankie Edgar As Real Champ And Mentor | UFC NEWS

“For me, it’s Frankie Edgar. He’s the champ, he’s been the champ for a long time, that’s a big difference. Now I know I have good training partners and good coaches. Frankie he won the last fight with Ben Henderson, he’s the best… I need to prove everything. I’ve been working for this fight, I’m...