Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 6, 2014 5:25 am

Sergio Pettis: “I’m not a little boy anymore”

“That fight taught me a lot. No one likes to lose, but as Duke (Roufus) always says, ‘Losing is like your medicine. Don’t be bitter, get better.’ I learned a lot in that fight. It was my first time in deep waters and I froze up and made a mistake. Caceres capitalized on it and...

Jun 6, 2014 5:24 am

Dodson Willing To Give T.J. Dillashaw A Rematch

“I know how much it sucks to lose to somebody, so if [Dillashaw] ever wants to run that back, we could. T.J. made our whole season look amazing. He walked out there and said, ‘Hey, I came from ‘The Ultimate Fighter 14,’ and everybody on that season is doing phenomenal, and he’s doing the best...

Jun 6, 2014 5:20 am

Renan Barao: ‘I know I can beat T.J. Dillashaw’

UFC bantamweight Renan Barao and coach Andre Pederneiras discuss the loss to TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 and what the future holds for the now former champion.Watch the full interview on UFC FIGHT PASS:

Jun 6, 2014 5:20 am

Pearson Wants Bonnar-Griffin Performance In This Weekend’s Sanchez Fight

“I want it to be a Stephan Bonnar-Forrest Griffin fight. I want it to be better than the Clay Guida fight, better than the Gilbert Melendez fight. I’m coming here to state my case in the UFC lightweight division.” UFC lightweight fighter and TUF winner, Ross Pearson is looking to make an impression to the...

Jun 5, 2014 8:34 pm

Jones Relents, Signs To Fight Gustafsson In September

After a very public back-and-forth between himself and the UFC, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed on the dotted line and will face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC’s 205-pound belt. In a statement through, Jon Jones explained: “There was never an issue with a contract. I was traveling and finally got...

Jun 5, 2014 2:56 pm

Bendo: ‘No Rivalry, but my camp is undefeated against Team Jackson’

“There’s not much of a rivalry. Our gym against Greg Jackson’s gym, I think we’re like 7-0 against them. I’m 3-0, so we don’t really see it as a rivalry. Khabilov is tough. I have to go out there and get my hand raised.” Heading into his fourth bout against a Greg Jackson trained fighter,...

Jun 5, 2014 2:52 pm

No Retirement For Shogun, Wants On Upcoming Japan Card

Following his most recent defeat, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has decided to fight on and not retire. News of his intentions came to us during last night’s UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. The Brazilian striker came into the UFC on the heels of a nearly unmatched run in PRIDE. Once here,...

Jun 5, 2014 2:45 pm

Chael Sonnen Lands Ambassador Gig In Topps/UFC Partnership

The Topps Company, Inc. and the Ultimate Fighting Championships today launched the 2014 Topps UFC Knockout card set, the most comprehensive and engaging collectible card product ever launched in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The launch of the 2014 set will feature special giveaways and promotional opportunities, including a “Golden Ticket” insertion in select...

Jun 5, 2014 2:42 pm

‘The Reem’ Feeling Good Under Greg Jackson

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem is two-days in to his test phase over at Greg Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque. For now, it appears as if ‘The Reem’ is enjoying the vibe. Hit play and catch it all.

Jun 5, 2014 12:56 pm

Cole Miller Releases Statement On McGregor Fight Cancellation

We learned earlier this week that Cole Miller was forced out of his ‘UFC Dublin’ main event against Conor McGregor. A Fight-cancelling injury was the culprit, and Miller just took to his Facebook page to explain what happened. Check it: “Today, after 11 years in mixed martial arts, I have had a first in my...

Jun 5, 2014 12:46 pm

Maia Still Gunning For UFC Title

“The day I stop aiming for the title, I will stop fighting. That’s my goal and always will be, but I decided to stop thinking about it. Every time I think about it, it brings more pressure over me, and that was bad. I will continue fighting and see what happens.” In a recent interview...

Jun 5, 2014 12:40 pm

Robert Drysdale To Make UFC Debut At ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar’

Next month, the ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Finale event goes down from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In new news, sources close to the situation have confirmed that Robert Drysdale will make his long-awaited Octagon Debut at the event against fellow UFC newcomer, Keith Berish. The ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar...

Jun 5, 2014 9:52 am

Bas Rutten: ‘Jon Jones Is Beatable’

“Jon is one of those guys who gets caught in an armbar, and this will probably never happen again now, because he’s the guy who goes back on Monday after the weekend and then he starts working on it so it will never happen again,” said the 49-year-old former champ. “So it made [Jones] a...

Jun 5, 2014 7:58 am

Rumor: Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan in the works for Bellator 122

According to sources close to, a bout featuring MMA veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan is in the works for July’s Bellator 122 event in Temecula, California. Phil Baroni was last seen in action over a year ago at May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise to Power” event, where he suffered a gruesome leg injury...

Jun 5, 2014 6:38 am

King Mo Still Upset Over Rampage Loss

“…It’s true (Bjorn is a dick Rider). When they announced the decision, you know he knows Quinton lost that fight. We had a brief talk, like two men talk. Then at the press conference they asked him “do you agree with the decision?” And he said yes. Well now, if he knows MMA and he...

Jun 5, 2014 6:32 am

PHOTO | Cole Miller Gets Fight-Cancelling Injury Repaired

American Top Team’s Cole Miller was forced to pull out of his scheduled main event with an undisclosed injury. The bout would have served as closure to the Miller vs. McGregor featherweight rivalry, but unfortunately for fight fans we will have to wait. Here’s Cole’s post: This is what fear looks like — Cole...

Jun 5, 2014 6:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: Arlovski vs. Brink

Go back in time as Andrei Arlovski make his UFC debut at UFC 28 against Aaron Brink. Then, catch his upcoming fight with Brendan Schaub at UFC 174.

Jun 5, 2014 5:36 am

Jon Jones Meeting With UFC Today To Lockdown Next Fight

A lot of confusion will hopefully be put to rest, later this afternoon, at the UFC offices in Las Vegas. According to a report on last night’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Jon Jones and manager are ready to work a deal with the UFC brass in regards to his highly anticipated return to action. UFC on FOX...

Jun 5, 2014 5:34 am

Courage No Issue For Jones Says Coach Jackson

“Everybody is looking for a chink in his armor and they are desperate for it. They are desperate, like, ‘Please let us find something wrong with the guy.’ I’ve never heard him say, ‘I’ll never fight Gustafsson again. I’m scared.’ I’ve never seen that from him at all. I don’t really think courage is a...

Jun 5, 2014 5:15 am

Faber Talks Nova Uniao: ‘We have a real rivalry now’

Video: Urijah Faber joins UFC Tonight Urijah Faber has faced off with two of Brazil’s best fighters in Jose Aldo and Renan Barao. With his Team Alpha Male guys always competing for the same space as the Brazilian team, the two have formed a healthy rivalry. Faber discussed, Faber on the rivalry with Nova Uniao: “We’ve...

Jun 5, 2014 5:14 am

Hendricks Still Wants GSP Rematch But Focused On His Own Legacy

Video: Hendricks still believes he beat GSP UFC welterweight champ, Johny Hendricks doesn’t care who he fights next, but he wouldn’t mind if it was GSP. Johny Hendricks on who he’d like to fight next: “I don’t care. I’m going to have to fight one of them. It doesn’t matter.”  Hendricks on if he still thinks...

Jun 5, 2014 5:10 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Jones Should Do What’s Right, Fight Gustafsson’

Last night, on UFC Tonight, Chael P. Sonnen gave his take on the UFC’s complicated light-heavyweight title picture. Chael praised his former opponent in Jones, calling him the ‘baddest dude on the planet’. But the ‘UFC Tonight’ host also put up a call-to-action, saying Jon should take the Gustafsson fight. Check it: “You can call...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Benson Henderson On Accepting A Fight With The Wrong Russian

Former UFC lightweight champ, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson discussed Saturday’s main event against Russian import, Rustam Khabilov. Benson Henderson on if he mixed up who he was fighting: “Sadly that’s a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘The Russians have arrived’

“The Russians have arrived and they all have that special style, the Sambo. They know how to wrestle. They know how to grapple and they know how to put it together. Khabilov will try to push Henderson with the punches and get the takedowns. But what’s going to make the difference is the scramble in...