Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Bendo: ‘I will take on all the next top contenders’

“I can understand how people would take that, but no, I don’t have anything bad to say against Pettis. I’m not taking shots.’Shots fired, shots fired.’ I’m not taking shots at Anthony Pettis or anything like that. Truly, the belt is not being defended as many times as the it had been previously. If the...

Jun 12, 2014 5:01 am

Demetrious Johnson Ready For Durable Russian Challenger

This weekend from Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson will attempt to defend his UFC flyweight title for the fourth straight time. Last night he discussed his first pay-per-view headliner and what he expects: Demetrious Johnson on his fight against Bagautinov: “He’s a two-time world combat Sambo champion. I’m excited to get in there...

Jun 12, 2014 5:00 am

Trey Houston Replaces Injured Josh Bryant In Battlegrounds MMA: O.N.E. Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA (www.battlegroundsone.com) announced today that hard-hitting finisher Trey “That Just Happened?” Houston (11-2) of Bixby, Okla. will replace an injured Josh “The Beast” Bryant(14-4) of Broken Arrow, Okla. in the highly-anticipated one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award it’s winner a grand prize of $50,000 at BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday, June 27. In addition,...


Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Chael Sonnen Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following NSAC Drug Test

Details are far-and-few-between, but unfortunately for fight fans Chael Sonnen appears to be retiring following news of a failed drug test and subsequent removal from UFC 175. We will work towards providing more details as they become available, but for now, all we really know is that the UFC’s biggest star, with the biggest arms...

Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Silva To Answer For Drug Test Dodging Charges In Nevada Next Week

Before Chael Sonnen failed his drug test, resulting in his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva dodged his. The two TUF Brazil 3 coaches were originally slated to fight each other, in the sports biggest grudge match to-date, however, both are now on the shelf facing serious allegations. in the State of Nevada. For Silva,...

Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Paul Daley Eyeing UFC Return

“I’m seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype,” Daley said. “I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown – great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 11, 2014 9:48 am

Caraway Coach Explains/Defends Fish Hooking Incident

“I think if it happened to anybody, it would’ve gotten a mention. It’s an abnormal thing. But if a guy gets kicked in the groin in the first round and then gets knocked out in the second, you don’t see people writing headlines like, ‘Groin kick comes before knockout.’ Bryan Caraway Fish Hooks Perez Before...

Jun 11, 2014 9:30 am

Coach: ‘We all love Overeem here at Jackson’s MMA’

With his recent move to Jackson’s MMA in New Mexico, many wondered if, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem would be able to adapt to the Team Environment. Apparently he has, Coach Greg Jackson told Sherdog.com, “We all love him, so it’s really up to him. If he’s like, ‘Man I’m sticking around, this is fun’ then...

Jun 11, 2014 7:00 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF Champ Mac Danzig Enjoying Retirement In Pot Fields – WHOA!

Yes, that is a pot field folks. But before you get any ideas kids, Mac Danzig is a grown and law-abiding adult in a legal MMJ state. The TUF winner and retired UFC lightweight is apparently enjoying time on the sidelines as evidenced by one of his recent tweets. Check it: Aaahhhh…. pic.twitter.com/pSwEsVBjbd — Mac...

Jun 11, 2014 6:52 am

PHOTO | Melvin Guillard Involved In Scary Accident, Sent To Hospital With Wife

When it rains it pours. Former UFC lightweight fighter, Melvin Guillard has seen his share of bad luck. From new camps, to lost fights and lost jobs, ‘The Young Assassin’ is just looking to catch a break. Yesterday he was involved in a bad car accident that sent both himself and his wife to the...

Jun 11, 2014 6:42 am

White Gives Ross Pearson Win Bonus Following Controversial Sanchez Loss

“Diego lost that fight,” White told UFC.com Tuesday. “The judge who judged that fight should never be judging fights again. He never should be judging fights of this caliber, he needs to go back down into the amateurs and really learn how to judge a fight. First of all, you gave every round to Diego,...

Jun 11, 2014 6:38 am

New Mexico Athletic Commissioner Comments On UFN 42 Controversies

  UFC Fight Night 42 went down in Albuquerque, NM this past Saturday. The card its fair share of controversial issues to say the least. From an amazing decision in the Ross Pearson/Diego Sanchez fight, to a fighter pushing a referee, but wait there’s more. The New Mexico Athletic Commission’s Tom King spoke with SWFights.com...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 10, 2014 6:33 am

Diego Brandao On Fighting Conor McGregor: “This fight is about me”

  When Cole Miller withdrew from his fight against Conor McGregor due to injury, the UFC turned to Diego Brandao to fill his spot. Brandao accepted the opportunity and will now face off with McGregor in Ireland on July 19. at UFC Fight Night 46. A fight that will be featured as the main event....

Jun 9, 2014 8:00 am

Bjorn Rebney Comments On Going Head To Head With The UFC

    In about 3 months from now, on Sep. 5, the UFC and Bellator MMA will battle it out in Connecticut. Both promotions have an event scheduled for that day, and the venues are 10 miles apart. Bellator’s card will take place at Mohegan Sun on that Friday, which is when Bellator’s fights usually...

Jun 9, 2014 5:25 am

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta Looking Jacked At Team Alpha Male Gathering

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is huge! During a recent hangout session in Sacramento, the UFC boss took some time to pose with Team Alpha Male at a celebration for TJ Dillashaw’s new title reign. Here’s the full post: Caption reads, All star crew in Sac-town! @lorenzofertitta @JoeJitsu @chadmendes @TJDillashaw @LancePalmer @sneakytommy #gif

Jun 9, 2014 5:20 am

UFC Covers Funeral Expenses For Green’s Brother

Say what you want about the UFC brass, but they seem to always come through when they’re needed. In an unfortunate twist of fate, UFC lightweight fighter Bobby Green suffered the loss of his brother last week during a shoot out in Southern California. (More on that HERE) As a kind gesture the Green family,...

Jun 9, 2014 5:19 am

Moraga Nose Not Broken, Doctors Stopped Fight For No Reason

Ut-Oh! As if the city of Albuquerque needed another blemish on their reputation following Saturday’s UFC event… In a flyweight bout on Saturday’s main card, John Dodson earned a Doctor Stoppage victory after the ringside physician wouldn’t let Moraga continue, due to a broken nose. (Replay HERE) Now there’s this: Nose not broken btw. Four...

Jun 9, 2014 5:05 am

Fedor Offers Assistance to Bellator Champion

Retired MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko is a proud Russian athlete. Which is precisely why it should come as no surprise that he wants to assist, Russian Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko close some gaps in his game. Fedor sent out the offer via The Russian Media: (Translated) “I always support Aleksandr and watch his fights. I...

Jun 9, 2014 5:04 am

Dillashaw On Barao Insult: ‘It was just a joke’

“There are a lot of crap being said about this episode. Actually, Urijah has never posted anything. A guy from our gym did the joke. Duane was going to give a Muay Thai seminar and the guy did the joke. It was because Duane said during my fight with Barao that I was giving him...