Archive: MMA NEWS

May 23, 2014 12:42 pm

White: ‘If you don’t like 145’ers you’re not a fight fan’

“I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big Renan Barao fan. What don’t you love about Renan Barao? He goes out and he finishes and he wrecks people. I’m still going back and forth with the Jon Jones-Renan Barao thing, but I think without a doubt Renan is the No. 2 ranked… If you...

May 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Hendo Feels A Little Tired Without TRT

“I feel fine without the TRT, maybe a little more tired. It’s hard to say this when you are in the middle of a camp because, with or without the TRT, you are going to tire yourself. I can’t say if makes a difference or not. I also wasn’t taking so much of it, I...

May 23, 2014 11:00 am

Dana White Profiled By Prestigious U.S. Media Outlet & It Doesn’t Look Good

The Washington Post, one of our country’s most prestigious media outlets recently did a profile on UFC president Dana White. Here’s an excerpt: Interviewer Ariel Helwani just asked Chuck Liddell whether he would want to fight Jon Jones, who’s 18 years younger than the retired MMA legend. The broadcast is Internet-only at this point, a...

May 23, 2014 9:47 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 5

On episode #5 of the 7-part fight week series, UFC Embedded, the UFC’s biggest stars press their luck. At Zuffa HQ, Dana White takes a call from Nick Diaz, deals with Jon Jones’ manager, and gets his long-awaited walking papers. Daniel Cormier visits Cain Velasquez’ Ultimate Fighter training session and questions Luke Rockhold’s expertise, while...

May 23, 2014 9:43 am

White: ‘Vitor Belfort Drug Test Results Absolutely Irrelevant’

“I think it’s all going to work out. I’m telling you, the whole Vitor thing, you guys know. Vitor drives me nuts, but Vitor has gotten a bad rap on this whole thing. He’s gotten a bad rap.” “When he showed up in Nevada the thing that was bad about that is he showed up...

May 23, 2014 8:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White & Tito Ortiz Engage In Twitter Beef

TWITTER BEEF! It’s out favorite way to gossip and talk trash. Today we have a new rant from Tito Ortiz and the UFC President Dana White. On the heels of White saying Tito can stay in the UFC Hall-of-Famer, Tito took to twitter to address the issue. Check it: @DanaWhite on @TitoOrtiz's @UFC Hall of...

May 23, 2014 6:50 am

Watch Today’s UFC 173 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4 PM PT)

To make tomorrow’s ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ pay-per-view event official, each participant must hit the scales today, and make weight. You can catch the action live right here starting at 4/7pm PT/ET, using the player below.

May 23, 2014 5:18 am

Sonnen: “Dan Henderson may be the greatest fighter of all time”

“Dan Henderson may be the greatest fighter of all time. If you want to sit around and talk about who had the best career, it may be Dan Henderson. Daniel Cormier may be the greatest light-heavyweight alive today. Cormier is a nine-to-one favorite in Las Vegas over arguably the greatest of all time.” Chael P....

May 23, 2014 5:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | JUST THE MAIN EVENT: Episode One, Jimi Manuwa (UFC 173)

BJPENN.COM partner, WhoaTV has done a great job putting together this quick prediction clip with UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Jimi Manuwa. Enjoy! – Official Website: http://www.whoatv.com/ – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whoamma – Twitter: https://twitter.com/whoatv

May 23, 2014 5:15 am

Florian: ‘Dillashaw’s Skills Cannot Be Denied’

“T.J. Dillashaw’s skills cannot be denied, this is a guy who really can do it all. When you break it down skill for skill, when you look at the jiu-jitsu game, the wrestling game, the striking game, he can go tit-for-tat with Renan Barao. Now, it all comes down to, can he put that together...

May 23, 2014 5:11 am

Cormier On Hendo Bout: ‘This is a passing of the torch’

“I work harder, because I know that Dan Henderson is a guy that has been around the block a time or two. He beats everybody up, he has won at every level and it’s an opportunity for a passing of the torch.” Daniel Cormier on if his admiration for Henderson affects his mindset entering the...

May 23, 2014 5:10 am

Pro’s Pick – Hendo vs. Cormier

MMA fighters from around the world cast their prediction for Saturday’s co-main event between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier.

May 23, 2014 5:05 am

Ross Pearson Terrorizing Pads – OUCH!

It’s almost fight night for Ross Pearson and he looks ready. The TUF winner faces off with Diego Sanchez on June 7. The Caption reads, “Pad session with Stu feeling sharpe & ready to fight”

May 23, 2014 5:04 am

UFC 173: President’s Preview

UFC president Dana White talks about the big fights coming up Saturday night at UFC 173 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, including the main event bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw.

May 23, 2014 5:01 am

Rockhold Still Campaigning For Belfort Rematch Over Title Shot

“I think [a title shot in 2014] is definitely a possibility. I want to get the belt, but I don’t want to be a paper champion. There’s a guy that beat me, and I feel like I need to beat him to be the best in the world. I’d definitely like to return the favor....

May 23, 2014 5:00 am

PHOTO | Four TUF Champs Chillin

From left to right: Mike Chiesa, Forest Griffin, Chris Holdsworth, Tony Ferguson. All but Griffin fight this weekend at UFC 173.  

May 22, 2014 8:28 pm

Dana White: ‘There Isn’t Much I Would ‘Say No’ To BJ Penn About’

“BJ’s a unique guy. Always has been. He’s literally been a staple in this company since the day we bought this company. He was one of the first guys that Lorenzo and I decided to bring in as a fighter. I’ve had my moments with BJ. BJ’s a nutty-guy. But unlike the other guys I’ve...

May 22, 2014 8:10 pm

Hendo Not Guaranteed Title Shot With Win Over Cormier

“Obviously if Hendo pulls off this upset, it’s huge, huge. He pulls off the upset against Shogun [Rua], he pulls off a huge upset against Cormier, we’ll see… It’s just stupid to talk about now because [Jones] is fighting Gustafsson, and that fight’s not happening until fall, and we still gotta get through that fight,...

May 22, 2014 8:01 pm

UFC Boss Happy With Ken Resolution But Frank Shamrock Not As Easy

Earlier this week we learned that Dana White and Ken Shamrock ended their 10-year long feud. I never thought we’d see the day, but we did. “It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down. But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it,...

May 22, 2014 7:51 pm

White Not Impressed With Tito, But Keeping Him In Hall-Of-Fame

“Who gives a shit what Tito wants. Does anybody really give a shit what Tito wants? Good for Tito. Let him stay over in Viacom MMA and make some money and try and stay relevant. I don’t care what Tito wants.” During today’s media scrum, UFC President Dana White addressed the recent success of Tito...

May 22, 2014 7:42 pm

Dana: ‘Ronda hurts Mayweather badly in street fight or MMA’

“Do you think Floyd Mayweather has ever had his feet kicked out from under him? She walks around at 160, 165. At 165 pounds, all her weight coming down on him, on the street, on here, on the concrete, I don’t care where it is, she’s going to hurt him badly. I’ve seen her throw...