Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 3, 2014 7:56 pm

Chris Weidman Helps in Fundraiser for 6-Year-Old Wrestler

Chris Weidman isn’t just a fighter, but a philanthropist as well. According to Ben Fowlkes of USA Today, the Middleweight Champion was inspired to participate in a youth wrestling clinic after seeing the story of a 6-year-old wrestler named Isaiah Bird on Facebook. Isaiah is not only homeless, but was born with no legs. Weidman...

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jul 1, 2014 1:40 pm

Pettis to Bendo: We All Know Who The Real Champ Is

There is no denying that current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is one of the sports most exciting and dynamic stars. Nicknamed “Showtime,” Pettis has displayed remarkable creativity in his striking, using the octagon cage as a springboard on multiple occasions to throw all types of strikes at his opponents. It’s these unique abilities that have...

Jul 1, 2014 12:50 pm

Officials: Chael Sonnen will remain in Metamoris 4 headliner

To say Chael Sonnen has had a rough week would be an understatement. The self-proclaimed “American Gangstar” was released of his fighter/broadcaster duties with the UFC and FOX on Monday, this following a pair of failed drug tests that were administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) prior to Sonnen’s scheduled bout with Vitor Belfort, which would...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 8:48 am

‘Stone Cold’ Would Love To See Jon Jones Get His A$$ Kicked

“I mean, you here a little stuff on the side, about his lifestyle. I mean, his lifestyle is a little bit different than what he preaches. But, as a fighter, premiere. And, God, in the light heavyweight division! And Gustafsson really handed him his ass and took him in the deepest water that he’s ever...

Jul 1, 2014 8:22 am

PHOTO | Dana White’s New Focus Mits

Playing on the Dana White/Tito Ortiz rivalry, a company called ‘Face it Mits’ has sent the UFC boss a sample of what they can do. You like?

Jul 1, 2014 8:09 am

Crazy Russian Two-On-Two MMA Fights To Hit America In August

A crazy and intense variation of Mixed Martial Arts has been sweeping its way through the world and lands on American soil next month. Arena Combat League is a Russian based promotion that puts two vs two fights on inside an obstacle course arena. In a recent release (via the company announced their U.S....

Jul 1, 2014 7:53 am

Myles Jury Pens A Long Letter To Nate Diaz About Fighter Pay And Making Money

Rising UFC lightweight, Myles ‘Fury’ Jury is trying his best to draw Nathan Diaz off the sidelines in Stockton and into a cage to fight. It’s not working. So in an attempt to reason with Nate (I think), Jury has taken to Facebook with a long-winded post targeting Nate’s pay gripes. Check it: My take...

Jun 30, 2014 7:08 pm

UFC and FOX Release Chael Sonnen Following Second Drug Testing Failure

And just like that… Following a very public and recent drug testing failure, his second in just a few months, Chael Sonnen has been released by the UFC and his job as a FOX analyst. In a joint release the UFC and FOX stated the following: The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the...

Jun 30, 2014 2:41 pm

TRT Ban Forces ‘Bigfoot’ Into Pituitary Gland Surgery

“I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to train again in four or six weeks. I will have to do the surgery again since I can’t take testosterone (replacement therapy). Some use it for ego, but (the TRT ban) is a problem for those...

Jun 30, 2014 12:01 pm

Pettis Not Scared Of Diaz Camp, But Promises No Brawls On TUF 20

With an upcoming stint as TUF 20 coach opposite Gilbert Melendez, the UFC’s lightweight champ will have to endure more than just coaching a few fighters in the house. Anthony Pettis will be confronted, on likely, a daily basis, by MMA’s most confrontational group, Team Cesar Gracie. In a brand new interview with’s, Jesse...

Jun 30, 2014 10:10 am

Aus Media Credits UFC’s Mike Goldberg For Fueling Ignorant American Stereotypes

  In the aftermath of “UFC Fight Night: Auckland”, The Australian media has taken issue with UFC commentator Mike Goldberg. During his fight commentary, Goldberg confused two-sports, a rule set and mispronounced the name of one of the regions biggest sporting idols. Harmless errors from a man not from the area, but the media fired...

Jun 30, 2014 10:07 am

GSP Addresses Support Of Canadian Drug Lord In Open Letter

Last week we learned that GSP had sent a letter of support to U.S. courts in hopes to gain favor for his friend and famed Canadian Drug Lord, Jimmy Cournoyer. Since coming under fire for the decision, GSP has penned a letter to his fans, explaining his choices. Check it: “A letter I signed in...

Jun 30, 2014 9:59 am

IMMAF and Tuff-N-Uff present first-ever Amateur MMA World Championships

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) in partnership with Las Vegas’ own Tuff-N-Uff: “The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts,” is presenting the first-ever amateur Mixed Martial Arts  World Championships during UFC International Fight Week™ on Monday, June 30  to Saturday, July 5. The IMMAF selected Tuff-N-Uff to co-present this competition because of their excellent reputation and...

Jun 30, 2014 9:52 am

Nick Diaz Says: “#$$ #Makeadeal #ufc #nickdiaz #bloodmoney”

Semi-retired UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz, is still resting on the sidelines waiting for a big money deal to come throughout the pipeline. With all the recent hoopla about his brother and Myles Jury, The Stockton Badboy took to instagram with a simple message of his own. Check it: The Caption Reads, #$$ #Makeadeal #ufc #nickdiaz...

Jun 29, 2014 12:25 pm

UFC Executives Discuss Sonnen Latest Failure & PED Problem in UFC

In this brief post-press conference interview, Dave Sholler and Marc Ratner explain what happened with Chael Sonnen’s second drug test failure and how it affects his status with the Nevada State Athletic Commission going forward – retired or otherwise.

Jun 29, 2014 11:51 am

UFC Releases Statement On Chael Sonnen’s Second Failed Drug Test

During UFC Fight Night 44, news broke that now retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had failed a second drug test. This test was taken after the test he previously admitted to failing. Unlike last time, this test was positive for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO). During the post-fight press conference Dave...

Jun 29, 2014 11:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Swanson vs. Stephens Main Event

Last night’s decision heavy UFC Fight Night 44 main card delivered some exciting moments of action. Most of which happened in the main event. Here’s how the pro’s broke it down: Its time for the main event, lets fucking get them @LiLHeathenMMA– you got this!!! #mma @ufc RT — Chris Leben (@cripplerufc) June 29, 2014...