Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

PHOTO | Roy Nelson Trains With Sumo Wrestlers

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is taking in the arts while in Japan. The Caption Reads, How does @roynelsonmma prepare for#UFCFightNight in Japan? By training alongside Japanese sumo wrestlers, of course! #UFCJapan

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

Stephens: ‘I think I can dominate in all areas’

Jeremy Stephens chats with Kenny and Chael about his upcoming fight with Cub Swanson. “I think I can dominate him in all areas. I feel like I’m the better overall MMA fighter and I have the power on the feet. I just have to go out there and prove it.” Stephens on what’s changed moving...

Jun 26, 2014 9:00 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I’ve fought better’

“I think when he does knock people out, he’s right, he hits hard. There is no arguing that. But I’m not that easy to hit. If we want to compare knockouts, whether I TKO people or knock them out, a win is a win and I think I’ve done it to better opponents.” In a...

Jun 26, 2014 6:46 am

GSP Writes Letter Of Support During Canadian Drug Lord’s U.S. Trial

The following letter was written by former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who penned the words of support for the “King of Pot” Jimmy Cournoyer. Cournoyer is currently in U.S. custody, awaiting sentencing, after pleading guilty to trafficking large amounts of illegal narcotics. GSP and Cournoyer are known associates and the kind words from the...

Jun 26, 2014 6:39 am

QUICK TWITT | Hendo Denies Return To Middleweight Rumors

Ut-Oh! Earlier in the week, rumors started circulating about Dan Henderson’s departure from the UFC’s light-heavyweight division, and return to middleweight. Untrue though, says the former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE Champ. Check it: It's funny how rumors get started. If you have read that I will be returning to middle weight. Not true, but always a...

Jun 26, 2014 6:35 am

Pettis Cleared By Doctors To Kick, Cartwheels Rufus In First Sparring Session

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis wasted no time getting back to his flashy kicks. After just being cleared to throw leg-strikes, the top lightweight fighter took to a quick sparring session with coach, Duke Rufus, where he caught his longtime trainer with one of his signature flashy moves.

Jun 26, 2014 6:27 am

UFC Teams Up With Local Japanese Promotion For Talent Cultivation

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Japan’s ‘Vale Tudo/Shooto’ promotion have joined forces for the greater good. UFC President Dana White announced, during today’s Tokyo Press Conference, that the two companies have formed a partnership that includes a new TV series. The Television series is set to feature bantamweight and featherweight talent in a tournament style...

Jun 26, 2014 5:40 am

GSP Shows Insane Strength In Latest Work Out Clip

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre shows off his upper body strength in this latest short clip. The Caption Reads, Even after a busy day, when I passed by the hotel gym I couldn’t resist doing some training. I love it!!! Can’t wait to get my leg back to 100%.

Jun 26, 2014 5:30 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cub Swanson vs. Ross Pearson

Watch as Cub Swanson shows off his stand up and resolve, having to fight from his back several times against Ross Pearson. Swanson faces Jeremy Stephens at Fight Night San Antonio.

Jun 26, 2014 5:15 am

PHOTO | Nick Diaz Poses With Actor Liev Schrieber

One of MMA’s most popular sidelined fighters, Nick Diaz poses with famous actor, Live Schrieber while enjoying some fights. The Caption Reads, At the @joe_schilling fight tonight With @spartan_sano@brettyboy001 and @frankherlihy11 #fights #glory#kickboxing ##ufc #nickdiaz #lievschreiberFollow

Jun 26, 2014 4:59 am

PHOTO | King Mo Impresses In A Different Ring

Bellator light-heavyweight fighter, King Mo is still perfecting his pro-wrestling skills, as seen in the image. The Caption Reads, Making @chrismasters310 tap out at The@houseofhardcore VI – Masterlock Challenge event@harrahssocal , on saturday 06/14/14 #Prowrestling#houseofhardcore #chrismasters #kingmo #winner#tapout

Jun 25, 2014 8:50 pm

UFC 100 approaches 5-year anniversary

UFC stars honor the 5 year anniversary of UFC 100, by looking back on what was billed as the biggest, baddest event in UFC history.

Jun 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Contract Negotiations Stall For Free-Agent Carano And UFC

In the week’s leading up to her latest film release, Gina Carano was on the MMA Radar in a big way. Meetings with Dana White, contract talks and a promised return to fighting were all the talk. Now, more than a month removed from Carano’s movie release, and according to the folks over at UFC...

Jun 25, 2014 6:48 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Perfect Fit For Chael Sonnen

“I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to keep himself active and keep himself interested in something that brings him to his roots in a lot of ways. It really was kind of a perfect fit for him be able to...

Jun 25, 2014 6:48 pm

Winner Of Machida-Weidman Next For Vitor, Confirms Belfort Camp

According to reports coming out of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, Vitor Belfort is readying for his title shot, and expects to face the winner of Lyoto Machida vs. Chris Weidman. Weidman vs. Machida takes place next Saturday from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Chris Weidman will look to defend his...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Cruz Ready, Wants Mizugaki Fight In UFC Return

The injury prone, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured right) is ready to return to action. After two-years of inactivity. ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1 broke the news, stating that Cruz’s camp wants a fight against Takeya Mizugaki, and believe that a win over the top 10 fighter will put Dominick right back...

Jun 25, 2014 6:47 pm

Emelianenko Facing Potential 4-6 Years In Prison For Alleged Rape Charges In Russia

Younger brother to famed fighter, Fedor, Aleksander Emelianenko is in a load of trouble. Following charges of Rape in Russia, the MMA fighter, who originally fled from authorities, is apparently facing up to six-years in prison if found guilty. The victim’s lawyer recently released the following statement: “First, the court should extend Emelianenko’s arrest which...

Jun 25, 2014 12:54 pm

Silva Blasts Barnett: ‘I’ll teach him the lessons his mother didn’t’

“I woke up this morning and saw his interview. He’s giving excuses because he’s scared. That’s the word. He says he won’t fight me because he doesn’t want to give me name and money with this fight, but the truth is he’s scared. “I think he should take a look at the rankings. I’m ranked...

Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office. The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction. Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with “My job is to go out there and...

Jun 25, 2014 12:40 pm

‘Money’ Still Pissed Over Aldo Fence Grab In First Encounter

“It sucks looking back on it. I’ve watched that fight multiple times, and it pisses me off every time. I mean, that definitely would have changed at least the first round… We’re definitely going to be talking to the refs beforehand this time, and I’m really going to be working on getting takedowns out in...