Archive: MMA NEWS

Oct 26, 2012 8:43 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Renews For Four More Fights | UFC NEWS

Surging UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, has announced via his social media accounts that the UFC has opted to keep his employment and as such entered into a new four-fight contract. Since making the move from welterweight to the UFC’s lightweight division Grant has gone unbeaten in three-straight fights. His most recent victory was at...

Oct 26, 2012 8:36 am

UFC Offered Rampage Coaching Slot Opposite Sonnen Before Jones Booking | UFC NEWS

According to a report on, UFC President Dana White as well as former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson both confirmed that Jackson turned down the TUF coaching gig opposite Chael Sonnen prior to the Jones booking. The currently anti-UFC “Rampage” Jackson had this to say on the matter: “Forget TUF. I’m not interested in...

Oct 26, 2012 8:32 am

Glover Teixeira: Rampage Is Clueless | UFC NEWS

“I’ll have to talk to me, man (laughs). I hope it is me, but at the moment I’m doing some fights to get more experience. I learned a lot with this fight against Maldonado. Even with the victory, learned a lot. I have to learn more and gain experience to enter the Octagon [against Jones]....

Oct 26, 2012 8:28 am

Kyle Noke Forced Off UFC on FX 6 Card With Injury | UFC NEWS

That pesky injury bug has taken out another UFC fighter. This time it’s, UFC welterweight, Kyle Noke who has been forced out of his planned UFC on FX 6 bout against Seth Baczynski. UFC officials made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. UFC on FX 6 is set for the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Oct 26, 2012 8:09 am

Overeem: Velasquez Will Beat JDS | UFC NEWS

“I lke Cain. I’m going to fight whoever the UFC puts in front of me. I think Cain is going to do good in this next fight… I think he is going to get the belt. I thought so the first time, but then he lost the belt. But this time could be different. So...

Oct 26, 2012 7:49 am

VIDEO | Introducing The UFC’s New Octagon Girl | UFC NEWS

The UFC is Introducing Korean celebrity, Kang Ye-bin, as its latest addition to their Octagon girl staff at the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 6: “Franklin vs. Le” set for November 10. To check out her official UFC promo hop to page 2.

Oct 25, 2012 10:11 am

Brock Lesnar Never Fighting Again Confirms UFC President | UFC NEWS

“He’s done. Called me a couple days ago he’s never coming back. He said his body, he can wrestle but he can’t fight. He was contemplating coming back.” While on the Chet Buchanan and the “Morning Zoo” program on KLUC-FM (98.5 FM in Las Vegas) UFC President Dana White spoke on the airwaves about the...

Oct 25, 2012 9:45 am

Bellator Making “Hard Push” To Keep Eddie Alvarez | MMA NEWS

“Talks have gone really well with Bellator and Eddie just wants to fight the best fighters he can, and get a contract he feels is fair, but I can tell you Bjorn has gone out of his way to make Eddie feel welcome and talks have gone well so far, so we’ll see what the...

Oct 25, 2012 9:40 am

Luiz Cane Released By UFC Following Most Recent Loss | UFC NEWS

Luiz Cane is the most recent fighter to receive his walking papers from the UFC. His last Octagon appearance was a losing effort to Chris Camozzi in front of his hometown crowd and it notched his fourth loss in five fights. The Brazilian started off his UFC career with a loss to James Irvin, but...

Oct 25, 2012 9:34 am

DREAM IS BACK: Promotion Resurging For NYE Event | MMA NEWS

Japan’s DREAM promotion, once thought to be on the shelf for good, is returning for their annual New Year’s Eve bash on December 31. DREAM officials made the announcement late yesterday that “DREAM: Special NYE 2012” is on the books for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. DREAM’s former owner FEG went bankrupt earlier...

Oct 25, 2012 9:04 am

Cain Velasquez: Cormier Would Beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

“I think [Cormier] wants to drop down [to light heavyweight].He’s been wanting that fight with Jon Jones for a while now. We’ve definitely talked about it. [When] he does come into the UFC, he can make 205 [pounds]. He’s heavy right now. He’s like 240 [pounds] right now. But, you know, we’ll clean up his...

Oct 25, 2012 8:57 am

Dana White Estimates 60-80 Million People Watch The UFC in Brazil | UFC NEWS

“When we do fights in Brazil, 60 (million) to 80 million people watch. And there’s only 200 million people in the country. It is so red-hot in Brazil. When we go down there, the fans are so loud and chanting for their guys. They go crazy for their guys. It’s just unbelievable. I know there’s...

Oct 25, 2012 8:52 am

GSP Agrees With Critics: Need To Finish More Fights | UFC NEWS

“I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans. Ive been training to jump more on opportunities that are open to me. I’m still gonna fight my fight, but I’m going to be more opportunistic.” In a recent interview with the New York Post, UFC...

Oct 25, 2012 8:46 am

Cyborg: Ronda Rousey Used My Name To Get Famous | MMA NEWS

“Ronda gained fame using me as a stepping stone and turned the good girl of the story. I could not accept this, I was wrong, and I paid a high price, but I have learned so much. I have God in my heart and 200 million supporters (Brazil population), that will help me to give...

Oct 25, 2012 8:39 am

Cerrone Tired Of Waiting On Pettis, Considering Other Options | UFC NEWS

“We were supposed to go in Denver, no. OK, we’ll be ready in December. No, now we’ll actually be ready in January. Now is it February, March? How long can you just (wait) — I don’t know. I understand the guy is hurt, but I got bills to pay, too.” “Joe (Silva’s) attitude is, ‘Why...

Oct 25, 2012 8:12 am

VIDEO | UFC 154: St Pierre vs. Condit Extended Preview | UFC NEWS

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit is set to go down on November 17th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Featuring the return of one of our sports biggest stars after more than a year on the sidelines, the UFC 154 pay-per-view event also features many other top UFC stars. To check out the extended video preview...

Oct 25, 2012 8:06 am

UFC 154: St Pierre vs. Condit In To Broadcast Live In Theatres Nationwide | UFC NEWS

The most anticipated UFC fight of the year gets even bigger because it is being broadcast larger than life to movie theaters nationwide. NCM Fathom Events and Ultimate Fighting Championship® present UFC 154: Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit in movie theaters Saturday, November 17 Live at 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT/8:00pm MT/7:00pm PT/6:00pm AK/5:00pm HI.

Oct 25, 2012 8:01 am

VIDEO | San Diego Plumber Taps Out MMA Fighter Brandon Vera | UFC NEWS

Alright Penn Nation, so is it likely that a San Diego area plumber really tapped out “The Truth?” In the great wide world of martial arts training facilities I’m sure crazier things have happened, but that’s not to say that a professional pipe cleaner would be able to fold Vera in an actual competitive environment....

Oct 25, 2012 7:53 am

VIDEO | UFC Fighter Trivia: Pop Culture Challenge | UFC NEWS

UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani is bringing the ultimate test to the ultimate fighters! What do your favorite fighters know about pop culture? Check out the full video segment from Tuesday’s broadcast on FUEL TV on page 2.

Oct 25, 2012 7:48 am

VIDEO | UFC Fighter Trivia: The Battle Of MMA Brains | UFC NEWS

UFC Fighter Trivia is back to test the MMA knowledge of the UFC’s biggest and brightest stars. Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Kenny Florian and Dominick Cruz bring it in this battle of wits on last Tuesday’s UFC Tonight! It’s funny and entertaining and if you missed the Tuesday broadcast check out the trivia segment on...

Oct 24, 2012 4:20 pm

Remembering A Pioneer: Jeff Blatnick Passes At 55 Years Old | UFC NEWS

Remembering Olympic Gold Medalist and MMA Pioneer Jeff Blatnick The MMA world lost an icon today. Jeff Blatnick — former UFC commentator, MMA judge and referee — died earlier today of complications from open-heart surgery, according to multiple sources. He was 55 years old. To many fans, Blatnick will be remembered as a pioneer of...