Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 13, 2013 8:56 am

Faber: Old Man Cruz Could Learn How To Finish Fights From Yuri

“I’ve got mixed feelings. It’s huge to be on the new channel for the first fight, but the opponent is someone nobody really knows about. I don’t choose my fights. If someone asks me to fight in the Octagon, I have a hard time turning down fights. “Who am I to say he doesn’t deserve...

Jun 13, 2013 8:51 am

Jose Aldo Plans On Making Pettis Regret Drop To Featherweight

“I will prove that he should have stayed at lightweight and not drop down. After the fight, he will regret having fallen down to featherweight. I’m adapted, I always fought here. We have to respect, but here is our world and we will show who we are.” In a recent interview with, Brazilian Media outlet...

Jun 12, 2013 2:49 pm

Former UFC Welterweight John Howard On Training With Boston Marathon Bomber

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Former UFC middleweight fighter, John Howard, recently spoke to Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown,” where he talked about his relationship with deceased Boston marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.   Tsarnaev is the older of two brothers suspected of planting and detonating several explosives near the finish line of this year’s Boston...

Jun 12, 2013 2:35 pm

Erik Perez Faces Off With Takeya Mizugaki Ready to Scrap at UFC on FS1: 2 in Indy

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials have announced that bantamweights Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Takeya Mizugaki (17-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) are set to square off at UFC on FOX  Sports1: 2 on August 28th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both men are high contenders and will likely be vying for top...

Jun 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Antonio McKee to Welcome Undefeated “Lethal” Lewis Gonazalez To Big Show at WSOF 4

By JAKE CHASTAIN | A lightweight bout between Antonio McKee (28-5-2) and undefeated new-comer “Lethal” Lewis Gonzalez (8-0) is the latest addition to the World Series of Fighting 4 event. Gonzalez’s manager, Dave Hirschbein of MMAGOLD, first confirmed the bout with MMAjunkie, although the organization hasn’t made an official announcement. WSOF 4 is scheduled to take place on August 10th at Citizens...

Jun 12, 2013 12:57 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Pulls Second Highest Numbers in Station History

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last and final UFC on FUEL TV event closed with an exclamation point! The ratings for the event, which featured a stacked Brazilian-heavy card, gave Fuel TV its second highest audience in the station’s history. That’s impressive considering the circumstances of the fight being hosted abroad in Brazil and many...

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

Jun 12, 2013 11:33 am

Douglas Lima Injured Again, Out of Bellator 97 Tourney Finals Fight with Ben Saunders

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The injury bug just won’t stop biting Bellator welterweight Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC). The tournament finalist has apparently suffered a rib injury has force him out of a rematch and Season 8 tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC). Sherdog.com first reported the initial rumor and Lima later...

Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Tim Elliott Set to do Battle at UFC 164 in Milwaukee

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC officials today announced that a featherweight bout between Louis Gaudinot (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Elliott (9-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled for UFC 164 in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on August 31st. It has not yet been announced whether Gaudinot vs Elliot will air on the prelims or PPV portion...

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

Jun 12, 2013 9:47 am

TRT Disallowed in California

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The California State Athletic Commission could be changing the mixed martial arts world dramatically, as it has placed a temporary ban on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with a decision Monday.   In an 8-hour meeting, one of the items discussed was a new proposed...

Jun 12, 2013 8:45 am

Casting MMA Stars in Movies Round 2

We’re at it again for round number 2 of our Hollywood shake up. We’re putting MMA stars in movies as if we had the control to cast the stars! Mark Hunt is Superman in The Man of Steel Daniel Cormier will be back as the Terminator The Iron Man Reboot with Antonio Minotauro Nogueira Frankie...

Jun 12, 2013 6:21 am

Quick Twitt | Overeem Eyes Worlds Largest Horse As Amazing Meal

Alistair Overeem has been known to eat some horse meat from time to time, we all know this. He credits his overly large physique to this special diet even in the wake of his failed testosterone test. It appears as if the Reem has a sense of humor on the subject too, check out the...

Jun 12, 2013 6:17 am

Dana White Eyes October For GSP vs. Hendricks

The return of GSP has been on the mind of fans for many months now. With his next opponent already hand selected in Johny Hendricks all we have been waiting for is a date for the fight to go down. According to UFC President Dana White that date looks to be in the works for...

Jun 12, 2013 6:11 am

Shields Responds To Woodley: ‘He doesn’t hit harder than Hendo’

“I definitely think I could withstand his (Woodley’s) punches. I mean, anything is possible, there could be a flash knockout with those little gloves, so of course anyone can be knocked out, but I think I could take it. I’ve taken Henderson’s biggest right hand he could throw. I think Woodley hits hard, but I...

Jun 12, 2013 6:08 am

Sonnen Clarifies Jon Jones Set Up Comments

Earlier this week Chael Sonnen hit the airwaves stating that at UFC 151 Dan Henderson and himself set up Jon Jones for the last-minute switch in opponent that ultimately cancelled the entire event. If it was truly a set up it did not go down as planned. Nonetheless, Sonnen clarified those same comments during his...

Jun 12, 2013 6:02 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick UFC 161

Some of MMA’s most popular figures weigh in on this weekends UFC 161 event. To see who they favor in the nights marquee match ups tune into the video above.