Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 19, 2014 5:00 am

Condit Tattoo Removed From EA UFC Game

If you picked up the new EA UFC video game, don’t be surprised when you see a cleaned up Carlos Condit. According to a report over at The Wall Street Journal a history of legal issues is to blame. Here’s their breakdown: Phoenix-based tattoo artist Chris Escobedo took an intellectual property rights training course and...

Jun 19, 2014 4:59 am

Damaged ACL Repaired, Big Nog Wants 2015 Return To Action

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent successful knee surgery to repair a damaged ACL. The longtime heavyweight staple, at 38-years old, still has a desire to compete, and Brazilian Commissioner Marcio Tannure told Combate.com that everything’s a go for ‘Big Nog’s’ return to competition: “The procedure was a success, now...

Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

LEAKED! – Rebney’s Scripted Hype Video That Viacom Threw Away

Our good friends over at Middleeasy have got their hands on this video that Bjorn Rebney tried to push on SPIKE TV. Zeus, of Middleeasy shares the story: The story behind this promo is Bjorn Rebney wanted to show the media how great of a rapport he had with his staff and fighters. In order...


Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 pm

WSOF Exec: Rebney’s Release Is Freedom From Slavery, A Victory For MMA

“Today is victory for all of MMA – for me, for you, for all the fighters. Today should be (named) MMA Independence Day. Freedom from slavery, freedom from abuse, freedom from shadiness – this guy left. I don’t want to say his name – just MMA fans should be happy, and I’m very sure a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Rebney’s Termination

Earlier today we learned that Viacom was taking their MMA company serious for once, and as a result they got rid of their plague of bad executives. A top the termination list was company founder, Bjorn Rebney. The MMA world reacted: Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney...

Jun 18, 2014 12:33 pm

Matt Serra Admits To TRT Use, ‘It’s fun’, Says The Former Champ

“After I got done fighting, I was always on the mat six days a week. So I got on the TRT. I had some back issues, I’m always on the mat and I figured I’d get my levels checked because I had some guys going who were around my age or a little bit older....

Jun 18, 2014 12:27 pm

Dodson: ‘Might Mouse is ducking me’ (bro)

Everybody ducking Vitor bro! Wait, wrong guy… In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Top UFC Flyweight John Dodson proclaimed that the champ, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is avoiding a rematch. Here’s what he said: “I heard the press conference, I heard him trying to duck and bob and weave and jive out of a...

Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am

Kimbo Camp Confirms Bellator Offer, Nothing Signed Yet

Could one of MMA’s biggest TV draws be coming back for a stint under Scott Coker? That’s what the rumor-mill has been filled with since our report last week. Now, we have confirmation from Ariel Helwani, that indeed, talks have taken place with the Bellator promotion. In Ariel’s report (via mmafighting.com), Kimbo’s manager Icey Mike...

Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

CONFIRMED: VIACOM Gets Smart, Ditches Bjorn Rebney For Scott Coker

MMA’s biggest scoundrel, Bjorn Rebney has been officially removed from his seat as Bellator President. As we reported earlier today Scott Coker, the former Strikeforce boss, will come in as a replacement and likely give Bellator the credibility they’ve been lacking. Rebney released the following statement: “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Jun 18, 2014 6:36 am

MMA Manager Explains ‘N’ Word Comment About Aldo

“I was saying he needs to make up his mind. Either you b—h and stick to it or don’t say anything at all. He said he wasn’t happy about the pay before, then three days later took it back (and) said, ‘Well, I didn’t mean it.’ Now he’s talking about it again. “So my point...

Jun 18, 2014 6:31 am

Brandon Vera Released By UFC

Following two-straight losses and a year stint of inactivity, longtime fighting staple Brandon Vera has reportedly been released from his contract at the UFC. FOX News was first to report. Vera started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2002 and started competing for the UFC as a heavyweight just three years later. After a...

Jun 18, 2014 6:12 am

Schaub Cries While Talking About Arlovski Bout

“For me, it’s just frustrating, but it’s onwards and upwards. I don’t know any different, but to get back to training and just…this is what I do, man. This is what I do. This is it. It went to the judges. I got screwed in a decision. I probably should’ve done more to make it...

Jun 18, 2014 6:07 am

O.N.E. Night Tournament Postponed Two Months

The public has spoken and BattleGrounds MMA has listened. Due to popular demand, the promotion led by Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kenny Monday will take its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament, which will award its winner a $50,000 grand prize, to a national audience with a live pay-per-view telecast on Friday, October 3...

Jun 16, 2014 8:10 am

PHOTO | Royce Gracie Rescues Gators In Florida

Former UFC champion and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie visited Florida and joined the ‘Gator Patrol’ to rescue some Alligators this past weekend. Check it out below:

Jun 16, 2014 6:21 am

Ben Askren Would Fight Nick Diaz If He Could ‘Stay off the pipe’

  Who’s up for some fictional and totally irrelevant match making? Today we’re going to talk about a fight between two former welterweight champions. One was the Bellator champion until he left the promotion in order to go on to bigger and better things. He was not offered a UFC contract, so now he fights...

Jun 15, 2014 8:54 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To DJ’s Win Over Ali

In Saturday’s UFC 174 main event, Demetrius Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for the fourth straight time. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: DJ is way more well rounded. Probly the moSt diverse fighter — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) June 15, 2014 That fight set flyweights...

Jun 15, 2014 8:47 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Rory MacDonald’s Win Over Woodley

In Saturday’s UFC 174 co-main event, Rory MacDonald earned a decisive decision victory over Tyron Woodley. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Rory totally nullifies Tyron Woodley and will take this fight 30-27. The Vancouver crowd approves #ufc174 — Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) June 15, 2014 Rory...

Jun 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Brendan Schaub Says No Facial Injuries Following Arlovski Fight

Despite his extremely disfigured post-fight face, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub assures fans that doctors have cleared him and he is not injured. Check it: Guys I'm fine! Just got cleared by the docs thanks for the support. We know who won that fight #TeamBigbrown @ufc — Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 15, 2014 Schaub lost a...