Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 9, 2014 6:51 pm

Dana White Defends Booking Arlovski In Newly Signed UFC Headliner

Just one fight removed from his UFC return, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been given the leading role in the upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 event. The former champion will face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a rematch, and many, especially after his most recent performance, are wondering why the UFC would book such...

Jul 9, 2014 6:28 pm

PHOTO | Pat Miletich Inducted Into UFC Hall-Of-Fame

Last weekend in Las Vegas, an unexpected rivalry was squashed when Dana White inducted former UFC champion and longtime antagonist, Pat Miletich into the UFC’s Hall-Of-Fame. This week in an interview with ‘The MMA Hour’ the former champ touched on his recent induction. Check it: “It’s not something I expected. Dana and I butted heads...

Jul 9, 2014 6:02 pm

UFC Fight Night Aukland Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

Fighters from last month’s New Zealand UFC event have been tested for banned substances by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. According to a report, coming out of MMAJunkie.com, all fighters tested were cleared and tested clean of any illegal substances. ‘UFC Fight Night Auckland: Marquardt vs. Te Huna’ was the promotion’s first trip to New Zealand....

Jul 9, 2014 5:51 pm

Faber: “Fighting Dillashaw not something I want to do, BUT…”

“You know, the only way that fight would happen is if TJ Dillashaw asked me to do it. The only reason it would happens is if it were something that Dana, Lorenzo, everybody thinks is a must-see and they want to make it worth our while. I don’t necessarily feel like it’s something I want...


Jul 9, 2014 5:28 pm

Khabib Expecting To Face ‘Cerrone vs. Miller’ Winner

“There are so many questions about my next fight but I have no any answer yet. I’m just waiting phone call from the UFC. But I think most likely my next fight will be against the winner of Cerrone – Miller bout.” In a recent interview with Russian Media Outlet, MMABoxing.ru, top UFC lightweight fighter,...

Jul 9, 2014 12:53 pm

Sonnen ‘accepting responsibility’ for second drug testing failure

Standing on the sidelines looking in, laid-off FOX commentator and UFC personality, Chael Sonnen is, according to his NSAC response, ‘Accepting Responsibility’ for his second failed drug test. Sonnen’s inability to give a clean testing sample on two-seperate occasions is forcing him into uncharted waters with the NSAC, who are seeking up to $250k in...

Jul 9, 2014 12:45 pm

Mousasi Blasts The UFC For Unprofessional PR Stint

The fighters are always the last to know… In the wake of the UFC’s second pay-per-view cancellation, Gegard Mousasi was on the road promoting, when he discovered on social media his fight had indeed been cancelled. Scheduled to fight Jacare Souza next month at UFC 176 in Los Angeles, the top middleweights now have a...

Jul 9, 2014 12:27 pm

Joe Rogan Teaches the brutal “Imanari” Finish

Joe Rogan, Jiu Jitsu blackbelt, stops by Onnit headquarters to teach some Jiu Jitsu to Whitney Miller, Danny Castillo, and TJ Dillashaw. He shows them the “Imanari” position, step by step, including utilizing the seatbelt and zombie grappling technique.

Jul 9, 2014 9:45 am

Fertitta Explains UFC 176 Cancellation

After the announcement of the postponement of UFC 176, chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta joins FOX Sports Live to explain why and when to look for it to be rescheduled for.

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jul 6, 2014 11:47 pm

BJ Penn Retires From MMA: “This is the end”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn has decided to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter season 19 finale, Penn spoke in the octagon and alluded to the fact that this was it. Later, at the post-fight press conference,...

Jul 6, 2014 11:33 pm

Dana White Talks About BJ Penn’s Career: ‘There’s nothing left to prove’

After his loss at TUF 19 finale, BJ Penn announced his retirement from the sport. After the fights, UFC president Dana White had plenty to say about Penn’s impact on the UFC and his thoughts on the fighter’s retirement. “BJ Penn was our jiu-jitsu coach before we even bought the UFC, you know, so I’ve...

Jul 6, 2014 11:01 pm

Dana White: Aldo/Mendes Could Still Happen

Frankie Edgar put on an impressive display against BJ Penn tonight and escaped the octagon in good shape. Social media started speculating the possibility of Frankie Edgar stepping in to save the UFC 176 card by facing Chad Mendes in the new main-event, but the UFC President hushed those rumors quickly. Dana White confirmed during...

Jul 6, 2014 7:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Gordon KOs Lima in Round 1, Earns UFC Contract

Eddie Gordon’s nickname “The Truck” is fitting. His truck of an overhand right won him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight. Gordon backed Lima up against the fence and landed a devastating, loud overhand right. If it wasn’t for the fence holding Lima up, he would have fallen straight to the mat. With...

Jul 6, 2014 6:53 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lewis Knocks Inocente Out in Round 1

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis has scary power. Lewis caught a leg kick and turned it into a takedown. As he was towering over Inocente, he tried to land a diving shot but he met nothing but canvas. From Inocente’s half-guard, Lewis blasted him with three right hands. Inocente became limper with every shot Lewis...

Jul 6, 2014 6:33 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Ortiz Picks Up Decision Win Over Scoggins

Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins lived up to the reputation of flyweights in the octagon; They go as hard in round three as they do in round one! Dustin Ortiz found success early with takedowns and utilized them to gain some momentum. He almost walked into an armbar but he powered through it and escaped...

Jul 6, 2014 5:54 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lee Outlasts Ronson and Earns Decision Win

This bout may not have lived up to the expectations it had as the main-event of the preliminaries, but it was a great display of each man neutralizing their opponent’s offense. Jesse Ronson found his range early and was able to land a couple lead uppercuts before Kevin Lee adapted to it. Since Lee adjusted,...

Jul 6, 2014 5:21 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Issa Traps Tuerxun in an Armbar, Gets Win in Round 3

Leandro Issa may have broken the rules in the second round, but he almost broke his opponent’s arm in the third. After a successful first round, Issa took two steps backward in the second when he grabbed the fence to complete a sweep on Tuerxun. Referee Mario Yamasaki paused the fight and stood both individuals...