Archive: MMA NEWS

May 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Lombard: ‘Matt Brown is just average, undeserving of hype’

“I’m mostly disappointed about how much hype Matt Brown has. I mean, he’s been fighting guys that, he never fought a top 10 guy. That’s one. And who is Erick Silva? I mean like, that’s ridiculous. I would like to fight this guy one day, and I’ll prove a point. He has to go and...

May 28, 2014 5:30 am

Jeremy Stephens Blog – 1 Month From Main Event

Fan favorite featherweight, Jeremy Stephens is set to headline UFC Fight Night 44 in Texas next month against the always tough, Cub Swanson. Being 1-month out from fight night, the top contender blogs through his Birthday and memorial day weekend. Enjoy!

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

Former Carlson Gracie Gym Owner Indicted On Federal Charges

Former Carlson Gracie Gym owner, Viet Nguyen has been indicted on Federal charges of fraud and more. From a press release: A suburban businessman and his bookkeeper are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly cheating credit card companies of approximately $1.2 million and evading their personal federal income tax obligations of more than $1.5 million,...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Assuncao: ‘I deserve to fight Dillashaw next’

“I hope they give me the title shot. I want to fight T.J. Dillashaw next. He said he deserved to win the first fight, so it’s the perfect finale. T.J. dominated him for five rounds and even got the TKO in the end. I will never demerit Barao, but I deserve to fight (for the...

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Dillashaw was giving technique lessons to Barao’

“I had goosebumps watching that performance. I believed he would win, but I had no idea how dominant he would look. Honestly, he looked like he was the champ and he was giving out technique lessons, and that’s what it was. He just completely schooled him and I’m impressed.” Taking to the Analyst desk at...

May 28, 2014 5:09 am

UFC 174 on Pay-Per-View Preview

The UFC Flyweight title is on the line Saturday, June 14th at UFC 174 as the champ, Demetrious Johnson takes on Ali Bagautinov who is on an 11 fight win streak. The co-main event is a pivotal welterweight bout as Rory MacDonald takes on Tyron Woodley.

May 28, 2014 5:08 am

Rockhold: ‘Vitor’s been dirty his whole career’

“I don’t believe anything the guy says and I don’t believe he’s clean,” said Rockhold. “I think he’s been dirty his whole career. I’m going to go out there and say that. Whatever. I’m going to be myself. I’m tired of holding back. I’m going to be real. The real MMA fans know what’s going...

May 28, 2014 5:06 am

Pat Cummins – ‘No Excuses in DC Fight’

Pat Cummins made his UFC debut against a very game, Daniel Cormier. He took the fight on very short notice and got finished quick. With a second chance in the organization, the light-heavyweight discusses his upcoming bout in Albuquerque next month.

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 28, 2014 5:03 am

Rogan Talks Dillashaw: ‘It was the finest performance I’ve ever seen’

“It was the most stunning performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of being a fight fan. In more than a decade of working for the UFC, that was the finest performance I’ve ever seen. This was a fight where a kid came into it with very few people thinking that he was going...

May 28, 2014 5:01 am

D.C. To Jon Jones: “Don’t run from me little guy”

“Listen, I have not lost a fight, I have not lost a round. I am 15-0, Jon Jones is undefeated, why not put two undefeated guys in the cage and see who the best is? Don’t run from me little guy, I’m ready. The more you wait Jon Jones, the worse it’s going to get...

May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Renzo Breaks His Silence – ‘I Never Hit That Chicken Of A Bouncer’

“It was nothing much, in reality. People made the thing become big. The DA (district attorney) saw me there and decide to call the press, make the drama and say that we were doing a gang assault. A gang assault is defined by three people beating up one individual and causing him serious injuries. Which...

May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

UFC 173 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Tops Payouts

The total disclosed payroll for Saturday’s UFC 173 event was just north of one-million-dollars. UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler, took home the lions share of the night’s earnings and brought in nearly 20% of the disclosed payouts with his win over Jake Ellenberger. Co-main event fighter, Daniel Cormier, was not far behind with a nice fat...

May 27, 2014 12:53 pm

Munoz: ‘I’m not going to stand with Mousasi’

“It is going to be an amazing match-up. Gegard has got a lot of fights in MMA. He’s an accomplished striker and is very well versed on the mat. One thing he lacks though is wrestling.” “It’s not a secret. I’m not going to stand with a striker. It’s not a secret. He knows I’m...

May 27, 2014 12:50 pm

Lombard Thinks Matt Brown Fought A Bunch of Bums, Still Wants Fight

“You know it’s something that is out of my control. But once again, I believe Matt Brown doesn’t deserve none of that. I believe Matt Brown is just an average fighter. And, you know like, even Kim (Dong Hyun) for example. Kim beat Matt Brown and he’s behind. Actually Kim beat Matt Brown and he...

May 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay

“I do feel devalued, for sure. Every fighter dreams to reach a level where he will make good money. I have other thoughts nowadays – I’ve been around the world, I have a big wide vision about that. At the same time that they give us our business, they could improve it (payment). We bring...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 27, 2014 12:29 pm

QUICK TWITT | GSP Has Police Scare In France

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is becoming quite the traveler since his UFC exodus. But during a recent trip to Paris, the French-Canadian got a scare. He says it best: “In Paris it’s afternoon out of my hotel, I was nervous when the police arrived. It was not to stop me but just to...