Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 16, 2012 12:40 pm

Flyweight Ian McCall Discusses UFC Fighter Pay | UFC NEWS

UFC fans were upset headliner Ian McCall made only $9,000 for his losing effort versus Demetrious Johnson.  McCall came on The Underground forum and stating that things are not always as reported when it comes to UFC fighter pay. From: UGCTT_UncleCreepy Posted: 12 hours ago, UGCTT President Member Since: 6/19/02 Posts: 5084 Dana says he doesn’t like to give out...

Jul 16, 2012 11:15 am

March Of 2013 Likely For UFC’s Return To Japan | UFC NEWS

Plans for the UFC to return to Japan is in the making.  This past February UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson was the first event in Japan in over a decade pulling an estimated attendance of around 20,000 fans at the Satima Super Arena. UFC is considering March 3, 2013 according to returning at the...

Jul 16, 2012 10:00 am

Rashad Evans 50/50 On Possible Move To Middleweight | UFC NEWS

“I’ve been thinking about going down to middleweight lately. I haven’t totally made up my mind. It’s something I’m going to think about a little more in the coming months and see where my body’s at, but I’m definitely giving it serious consideration. The odds of me moving down to 185 are 50-50 or better.”...

Jul 16, 2012 1:52 am

Video | Luke Rockhold Post-Fight Interview | Strikeforce News

Following an action-packed defense of his Strikeforce Middleweight Championship belt, Luke Rockhold talks to Heidi Androl and SHOWTIME Sports minutes after his win over Tim Kennedy. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jul 16, 2012 1:03 am

Carwin Warns ‘UFC Jester’ Roy Nelson That Coaching TUF Is No Joke | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC  announced that Heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson will coach The Ultimate Fighter. Carwin recently commented on the opportunity on his blog and has no plans to get caught up in ‘Jester’ Roy Nelsons jokes. “This will be the first time in my adult life that I wont be working....

Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

BJ Penn prepared to pay for UFC 152 pre-fight testing

“For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1...

Jul 14, 2012 10:35 am

Mike Dolce Thinks Every Fighter Can Learn Something From Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Mike Dolce went from having a lackluster career as a mixed martial arts fighter to having a very successful career as a nutritionist for some of the top athletes in the world today. One of the high-profiled names that he helps reach his desired weight on fight day is Chael Sonnen, who...

Jul 14, 2012 9:34 am

Melvin Guillard vs. Donald Cerrone Booked For UFC 150 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Former training partners Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard are all set to fight at UFC 150 which takes places in Denver, Colorado on August 11 2012, UFC announced on Friday. The two had once trained together in Albuquerque, New Mexico under Greg Jackson, but that won’t keep them from trying to bash...

Jul 14, 2012 3:55 am

Video | Luke Rockhold: I’m A Fighter | Strikeforce News

Check out Luke Rockhold outside the ring, from riding the waves to skateboarding and more, and see how the young fighter became the star he is today. Don’t miss Rockhold vs. Kennedy and Woodley vs. Marquardt – Saturday, July 14th 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned...

Jul 14, 2012 3:44 am

Video | Tim Kennedy: I’m A Fighter | Strikeforce News

See how Tim Kennedy came to be one of the top MMA fighters, from a wild childhood to an enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces and finally back in the ring. Don’t miss Rockhold vs. Kennedy and Woodley vs. Marquardt – Saturday, July 14th 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME For all the latest MMA news...

Jul 14, 2012 3:33 am

Video | Nate Marquardt: I’m A Fighter | Strikeforce News

From Wyoming to the MMA ring, see how Nate Marquardt overcame a tough childhood to become a mixed martial arts fighter. Don’t miss Rockhold vs. Kennedy and Woodley vs. Marquardt – Saturday, July 14th 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Jul 14, 2012 3:20 am

Video | UFC 149 : Extended Preview | UFC News

Two of the most explosive fighters in the UFC collide for the interim bantamweight title, as Urijah Faber and Renan Barao headline the UFC’s first event in Calgary. Plus, Hector Lombard makes his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jul 14, 2012 3:09 am

Video | UFC 149: Renan Barão Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Renan Barao, owner of an astounding 31-fight unbeaten streak, looks to see his dream come true by using his speed and fluidity to defeat Urijah Faber and become the UFC interim bantamweight champion. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jul 14, 2012 3:02 am

Video | UFC 149: Urijah Faber Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Former WEC champ Urijah Faber talks about his upcoming title fight against Renan Barao, and why he expects to stop Barao’s 31-fight unbeaten streak. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jul 13, 2012 3:19 pm

Dana White Puts Talks Of Hawaii On Hold | UFC NEWS

  UFC has been toying with thoughts of an outdoor event in Hawaii.   The organizers have been keeping the Hawaii in their radar. The state commission of Hawaii instituted a set of rules similar to those held in other areas of the United States. The rules and sanctioning are in place but post UFC Fuel...

Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

UFC 148 Drug Tests Come Back Clean | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer stated that all fighters from UFC 148 tested negative for banned substances. Instead of random sampling, every fighter on the card was subject to drug testing. UFC 148 took place last Saturday and the main-event saw Anderson Silva defeat Chael Sonnen in...

Jul 13, 2012 12:08 pm

Lack Of Strikeforce Promotion Angers Tim Kennedy | STRIKEFORCE NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Tim Kennedy/Luke Rockhold and Nate Marquardt/Tyron Woodley will be fighting for their respective Strikeforce titles this Saturday. Usually a card like this would have the attention of mixed martial arts fan masses from around the world, but this weekend’s card seems to be a bit different. Earlier this week Zuffa and Strikeforce...

Jul 13, 2012 11:55 am

VIDEO | Dana White Talks Silva vs. Weidman, Rampage & Sonnen | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White joined UFC Tonight analyst Ariel Helwani after an unreal night of fights at UFC on FUEL TV. White broke down what’s next for Chris Weidman after his dominant performance over Mark Munoz, discussed the newest 205lb star James Te Huna and had an impromptu discussion about Stephan Bonnar’s possible retirement.

Jul 13, 2012 10:18 am

Who’s Next for UFC on Fuel TV 4 Winners? | UFC NEWS

By Ryan Busuttil The UFC’s Middleweight division just got a lot more interesting! Less than a week after the almost 2 year feud between champion Anderson Silva and his “arch nemesis” Chael Sonnen concluded at UFC 148, many were wondering who the next challenger for Silva’s crown would be. The thought was that the winner...

Jul 13, 2012 10:11 am

Former WWE wrestler Batista making MMA debut

Former WWE wrestler and actor Dave Batista is following in Brock Lesnar’s footsteps. He promised a big announcement and delivered on his promise. Batista’s big announcement that he has been hyping is his MMA debut. TMZ reports that Batista will debut on October 6th in Providence, Rhode Island at the Dunkin’ Donuts Theater for the...

Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce’s Nate Moore talks AKA, Roger Bowling, and Jason High

Nate Moore takes on Jason High on Saturday’s Strikeforce’s Rockhold vs. Kennedy card. After losing to Tarec Saffiedine, Moore bounced back with a knockout win over Nathan Coy. The loss to Saffiedine was a tough pill to swallow initially for Nate. “Mentally the Tarec Saffiedine fight humbled me and pushed me to work on more...