Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 21, 2014 10:30 am

Gaudinot Says He’s Innocent In Drug Testing Failure

We recently learned that TUF veteran and top UFC flyweight Louis Gaudinot had tested positive for banned substances. With a six-month suspension in place, the fighter sent out a statement, explaining his side. His words: “I have great respect for the UFC, the sport of MMA, and my opponent. I would never do anything to...

Jun 21, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Is The Next GSP Level Star

“Cain Velasquez, too, we’re literally riding him down to Mexico. I wouldn’t even go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez. Cain Velasquez is a huge star, too. When you have an entire country that’s going to follow and support you, there’s nothing bigger than that. You can argue it’s Jon Jones, it’s Ronda (Rousey), they don’t...

Jun 21, 2014 9:59 am

Paul Daley: ‘I’m ready to go back to the UFC’

“I’ve got things in place where if the UFC is ready to have me, I’m ready to go back. My BAMMA contract is up in December. I have a few people working on my behalf, very influential people. Glenn Robinson from Blackzilians, Rashad Evans’ manager, Michael Johnson’s manager; he’s been working on my behalf and...

Jun 21, 2014 9:27 am

13 Year UFC Veteran Frank Mir Hoping For A Few More

“I just took some time off. I kind of felt that maybe I was a little burned out and wasn’t putting everything into the training and the fights. I think the last couple of fights, I was looking more forward to the fight being finished than the fight itself. I just saw the signs of...

Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

One Of These Fighters Has Green Hair And Failed A Drug Test, But Who?

Another one of UFC’s finest has failed a drug test. This time it’s, TUF 14 competitor Louis Gaudinot, who was recently revealed to have had his latest 76 second submission-win overturned. The flyweight fighter tested positive for diuretics and has been suspended for six-months by the UFC, who acted as the bouts governing body in...

Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

Nam Phan Released By UFC

TUF 12 veteran Nam Phan has been quietly released from the UFC. The fan-friendly featherweight holds wins over Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia, but that’s pretty much it as far as UFC performances go. Phan not only lost his last three bouts for the promotion, but overall he only went 2-6 inside the UFC’s Octagon....

Jun 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Dana White Doesn’t Care What Johnson Wants, Dodson Likely Next Challenger

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse’, but the boss has spoken. In a recent interview with UFC.COM, UFC President Dana White explained just why his flyweight champ won’t get what he wants. Check it: “He (Johnson) looked amazing and he looks better every time he fights. He’s a guy that’s building a division. He’s building that division for...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 20, 2014 12:44 pm

PHOTO | Shogun Plays ‘Slap My Friends’ Because “They Like It”

One of MMA’s most beloved superstars, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua would likely slap you if you were his friend. For the former UFC light-heavywight champion, this kind of bonding is something you will certainly enjoy. He brings home this point with his latest posting on instagram. Check it: Brincando de bater no @andrevenum coisa que ele adora rsrs....

Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Chad Mendes Prepping For Aldo Leg Kicks With Brutal “Leg Toughening Regimen”

One of Jose Aldo’s most feared weapons is his low kicks. The UFC featherweight champion has dispatched several opponents with them, including Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber. Chad Mendes will be ready, or at least he’s preparing to be. The two fighters will square off in August in the UFC 176 main event.

Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am

Mendes: Jose Aldo Has Not Evolved

“Honestly, watching his last fights, I couldn’t see any sign of evolution. He basically bets on what he is good and he’s doing always the same things. I think that this fight will be excited to the fans because of that, since I have completely changed. There are so much things that I’ve learned in...

Jun 20, 2014 6:30 am

PHOTO | Gustafsson Updates His List Of Victims Tattoo

In a recent posting to his Facebook page, Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson revealed the latest edition’s to his record of victims tattooed on his arm. His Words: Ok, finally done with the updates on my tattoos. The Jon “Bones” Jones fight and the Jimi Manuwa are filled in. In my eyes, I won the fight...

Jun 20, 2014 6:10 am

New Mexico Will Not Overturn Sanchez vs. Pearson Decision

  After a meeting on Wednesday, the New Mexico Athletic Commission made a ruling on the controversial decision from the Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson bout. They ruled that…The decision will stand. That’s right Sanchez will get to keep his shiny W in his win column. The fight, which took place at UFC Fight Night...

Jun 20, 2014 5:29 am

QUICK TWITT | WWE Hall-Of-Famer Calls Out Sonnen For Stealing His Lines

Scott Hall, also known as Razor Ramon, took to twitter recently in an attempt to keep Chael Sonnen honest about stealing some famous words from the wrestler. Check it: “@sonnench: Bad times don't last, but BAD GUYS do…” very original — Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) June 19, 2014 Hey yo @sonnench….WWE Hall of Fame 2014

Jun 20, 2014 5:00 am

Stephens: ‘The Punching Power Advantage Belongs To Me’

“I have the striking advantage with the power. He TKO’s people, but when I knock people out they don’t move, they don’t get up. Their corners have to carry them back and ask them what the f–k just happened. He TKO’s guys where they’re still rocked and dazed, but they’re still seeing the lights compared...

Jun 20, 2014 4:55 am

New Mexico Commission Suspends Jason High For Pushing Ref

  Note to fighters: when the fight is over it’s best just to go back to your corner and A. Celebrate B. Pretend like you won a decision (who knows, you might actually win) C. Put your hands on your hips and shake your head in disappointment. So which one did former UFC lightweight Jason...

Jun 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Dana White: ‘I Just Can’t Forgive Paul Daley For What He Did’

“He (Paul Daley) obviously wants to be back. I just have a hard time with it. Since we’ve been here, and as far as I know in UFC history, no fighter has ever punched another fighter in the face when a fight was over. I just can’t forgive that.” In a recent talk with UFC.COM,...

Jun 19, 2014 4:00 pm

‘Mana: BJ Penn’ Documentary Airs Tonight On FOX Sports 1

A documentary featuring BJ Penn’s journey will debut on FOX Sports 1 this Sunday. The special UFC Presents episode will document the life of former welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn. The episode will feature Penn from the start of his MMA career to present time and what life’s like outside of the octagon as...

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...