Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Thiago, Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC on FX 8 in Brazil just added two welterweights with plenty to gain. Paulo Thiago (14-5) and Lance Benoist (6-2) are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8, according to several published reports. And both welterweights could be fighting for their UFC lives. Thiago is 1-4 in his past five outings. He started...

Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....

Mar 1, 2013 12:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Sampo making plenty of noise at flyweight | MMA News

Josh Sampo isn’t a household name in the world of MMA but he’s certainly getting it out there. ‘The Gremlin’ has turned heads with his last two victories at flyweight. Sampo won a unanimous decision over Antonio Banuelos at Legacy Fighting Championships 14 in the fall. Then he started 2013 with the biggest win yet...


Mar 1, 2013 9:51 am

Western Australia Bans MMA Fighting in Cage

Effective today, March 1, 2013, Western Australia becomes the second state alongside Victoria to ban mixed martial arts fighting in a cage in Australia. First announced in January, the decision was handed down by Sport Minister Terry Waldron and WA Premier Colin Barnett, who has denounced the cage for projecting a negative image. “I think...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...

Mar 1, 2013 9:14 am

Stefan Struve Eyeing Title Shot With Win Over Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

At 7 feet tall and 270 pounds, Stefan Struve is easily the largest fighter on the UFC roster. Winner of four in a row, and six of his last seven, Struve will look to extend his win streak with a victory over MMA veteran Mark Hunt in Saitama Japan this weekend. Struve believes that with...

Mar 1, 2013 9:02 am

Dan Henderson: “I’ll Fight Anyone” | UFC NEWS

“I’d consider fighting anybody. As long as I didn’t have to cut too much weight, I’d pretty much fight anybody. I just want to get back in there as soon as possible. I hated the long layoff. I want to fight any one of the top 5 guys and I know I’m capable of beating...

Feb 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Overeem’s Testosterone Levels Are Dangerously Low | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week, it was reported that Alistair Overeem’s supplemental blood test following UFC 156 brought back results not many expected: his testosterone levels were low.  The tests indicated his testosterone at 179 nanograms per deciliter, a number significantly lower than the normal 400 ng/dL. As MMAFighting.com reported, however, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director,...

Feb 28, 2013 9:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 17 Fighter Adam Cella Blogs for BJPenn.Com (Part 5) | UFC NEWS

This episode is actually one of my favorites and my reasons are explained early on. It starts with Bubba being disappointed about his loss to Kelvin, and jumps right into Josh versus Tor. Team Sonnen hints at what our entire team thought, what is Tor all about? Nobody really knew anything about him, except that...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...

Feb 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Gunnar Nelson vs Mike Pyle Announced For UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

The latest addition to the May 25th UFC 160 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is a welterweight matchup between Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson and UFC veteran Mike Pyle. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.com, but UFC executives have yet to formally announce the contest. Gunnar Nelson will make a quick turnaround...

Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Ronda Rousey Signs With William Morris Endeavor | UFC News

Ronda Rousey has signed with premiere Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor; only a week after making history winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ever women’s fight. Already en route to becoming a national sensation, this could further increase Rousey’s popularity and public exposure. In fact, rumors have been circulating this week that Rousey was...

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Matt Riddle’s Release | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements....

Feb 28, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Is A Good Fight For Him | UFC NEWS

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva spoke with UFC Tonight correspondent Karyn Bryant on location at his new Muay Thai College. Silva addressed his rumored fight against Chris Weidman, dismissing him as a ‘boy’. Will Silva vs Weidman happen in 2013?

Feb 28, 2013 10:05 am

Betting Odds: JDS opens up as the favorite over Overeem | UFC NEWS

Here is something that doesn’t get written very often: Alistar Overeem will be considered the underdog in his next fight. In the co-main event of UFC 160, Overeem will face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. According to bestfightodds.com, the odds makers have dos Santos at -248 while Overeem comes in at +192. The...

Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Diego Sanchez Gets “Dream” Fight In Japan This Weekend | UFC NEWS

“Coming to Japan was always a great goal and a dream of mine growing up, fighting through King of the Cage,” Diego Sanchez said at the UFC on FUEL TV 8 Pre-Fight Press Conference on Feb. 28 in Japan. Sanchez (23-5) is slated to fight Takanori Gomi (34-8) March 3 at UFC on FUEL TV...

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 am

Faber Game For A Fight Versus Frankie Edgar | UFC NEWS

“I wouldn’t mind taking a fight at 145. It would have to be the right fight. I’ve said this for a long time. I want to do the fights that are big, that people care about. That (Frankie Edgar) sounds like a huge fight to me. Frankie, as far as I’m concerned, if he gets...

Feb 28, 2013 9:27 am

Quick Twitt | Following Scandal Keenan Cornelius Leaves Team Lloyd Irvin

Team Llyod Irvin found itself under fire earlier this year following allegations of rape charges and a deep dark past of unquestionable acts. Now one of the team’s top talents has opted to distance himself from the camp and seek a new grappling home in boston. His father, Tom Callos took to facebook to announce...

Feb 28, 2013 9:15 am

Jake Shields vs Tyron Woodley Matchup Rumored for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

A welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley is in the works for a UFC card this summer.  Details about the card, such as the name, are still not clear.  Most likely, the event will be UFC 161 on June 15 in Canada.  The host city is yet to be announced. Jake Shields, the...

Feb 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...