Archive: MMA NEWS

May 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Drug Test Results Come Back For ‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’

15 fighters from ‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’ were required to submit urine samples to The Ohio State Athletic Commission following the Fox Sports 1 card. The commission does not disclose participants of the testing, but they typically test both the main event and main card fighters on the night. None of the...

May 22, 2014 11:00 am

UFC Using ‘Hero Cat’ In UFC 173 Hype

Want to attend this weekend’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas? The UFC has decided to piggyback off of ‘Hero Cat’s’ recent hype and are giving away two-tickets to ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’. has it, Here she is … Hero Cat firing off the first pitch at a minor league baseball game Tuesday...

May 22, 2014 9:50 am

White Credits TUF 19 Judging Fiasco For Positive Change In The NSAC

“After that moment on The Ultimate Fighter I think it created change. Finally, everything that I’ve been crying about and yelling about and screaming about finally came to a head in this episode of The Ultimate Fighter. I think that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has done a great job fixing the problem and moving...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

May 22, 2014 5:20 am

White: Mazzagatti just not a good referee

Dana White discusses the judging controversy on The Ultimate Fighter, whether Henderson or Cormier could get a title shot, and Anderson Silva’s most recent comments.

May 22, 2014 5:15 am

Sonnen: Female Fighters Should Be Grateful For Ronda Rousey

“She’s the whole thing for women’s MMA. I know there are some girls who don’t get along with her but, at the end of the day, when they put their heads down at night they’ve got to be grateful. Saying that, there are some other girls that aren’t too far behind. I think that Miesha...

May 22, 2014 5:14 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Winner of Miller vs. Cerrone

Khabib can’t start training for a fight until after Ramadan. So while he’s on the shelf, the Russian born Sambo Master is hoping to wait out the Jim Miller vs. Donald Cerrone ‘Fight Night’ main event, on FOX Sports 1, and get the winner. UFC Tonight broke the story during tonight’s broadcast, but the UFC...

May 22, 2014 5:13 am

UFC Planning Poirier vs. McGregor Title Eliminator With McGregor Win Over Miller

McGregor is on the fast track! According to last night’s ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, the UFC is opting to shelve top featherweight, Dustin Poirier, in hopes to put on a title eliminator bout on the table against Connor McGregor. During the broadcast on FOX Sports 1, the crew stated that in the event...

May 22, 2014 5:08 am

Barao: ‘Dillashaw thinks he is a striker’

“I believe T.J. [Dillashaw] thinks he is a striker now, and he isn’t. I think he will mess up and make mistakes in this fight, and this will present the chance for me to finish him. I’m very calm and ready for this fight, and I believe I will win this fight because I’m the...

May 22, 2014 5:05 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On UFC Embedded episode #4 of 7, with UFC 173 just four days away, the main card fighters have arrived in the fight capital of the world. On site at the MGM Grand, Dan Henderson sends a deep-fried, weight-cutting gift to his co-main event opponent, former heavyweight Daniel Cormier. UFC Embedded is a new, behind-the...

May 22, 2014 5:02 am

Channing Tatum Talks About The Intimacy Of Super Violent Wrestling

“[In] wrestling, there’s sort of a saying that you have to be very comfortable being uncomfortable,” Tatum told “Because everything is a struggle and a fight and if you’re getting choked you have to understand when, like, you’re gonna die, like literally you’re about to go out, or does this just suck? Does this...

May 22, 2014 5:01 am

Jakes Shields Out Of WSOF 11 With Injury

Bummer! Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger, Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Jon Fitch. The two welterweights were set to fight at the upcoming WSOF 11 event, which is expected to take place on July 5. According to WSOF officials the promotion will seek a replacement...

May 21, 2014 10:01 pm

Tickets For ‘TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar III’ On Sale This Week

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing the third annual UFC International Fight Week to Las Vegas once again this July! The week-long fan celebration returns with UFC events and related activities including entertainment, arts, charitable events, shopping and more. Plus for the first time, the event will feature two huge fight cards in one weekend...

May 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Dana White Not Interested In Nate’s Offer, Wants Nick Diaz vs. Matt Brown

Earlier this week Nathan Diaz came out and offered up his services against Matt Brown. Brown had previously called out the older Diaz, who is not currently fighting, so Nate thought it was appropriate to fight for his brother. Seems like a fun fight, but Dana White is not interested. “We never even considered that...

May 21, 2014 7:36 pm

Lombard vs. Kim Targeted For UFC China Event

Hector Lombard has been campaigning for a fight against Matt Brown for the past two-weeks. However, according to the UFC Tonight crew, that’s not happening. In a new development, UFC Tonight reported tonight, that the UFC is targeting a Hector Lombard vs. Dong Hyun Kim fight for an upcoming card in Macau. The fight is...

May 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Kenny Monday Leaves Blackzilians, Management Not Man Enough To Tell Him

“It wasn’t my decision. It was Glenn Robinson’s decision. I was blindsided by it. I really don’t know what his reason is. I don’t know if they are struggling financially, or what it is. I’m not sure what’s going on here. He wasn’t man enough to come talk to me himself. Life goes on. I...

May 21, 2014 6:42 pm

Ian McCall Talks About Training with BJ Penn

Ian McCall was recently brought out to Hawaii to assist BJ Penn in his preparation for Frankie Edgar. Hear what Ian says about the experience but hitting play above.

May 21, 2014 12:58 pm

Renzo Gracie Due In Court This Friday For Gang-Assault Charges

  Renzo Gracie is all the talk this week. After beating a bouncer in New York, being jailed, and released, the BJJ master gets his date in court this Friday. has the scoop: Renzo Gracie and three others are due in court Friday to answer to a charge of assaulting a bouncer at a...

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

White Smashes Journalist Over Anti-Barao Comments

UFC President Dana White has done his best to sell Renan Barao as a legit draw in the sport. With a headlining slot on this weekend’s pay-per-view and near historic low PPV buys this year, the UFC boss needs some people to bite on that idea. A recent Ben Fowlkes article brings Barao’s star-power into...