Archive: MMA NEWS

May 14, 2014 4:09 pm

PHOTO | Jon Jones Meets Hulk Hogan

While on Holiday in Miami, UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is making nice with the locals, most notable of which is Wrestling Superstar Hulk Hogan. Imagine you’re the UFC champ and pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, hanging in Miami with ‘The Hulkster’. What would you do? Caption Reads, “Epic.”

May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz At 220lbs 3 Days Before Bellator 120 Fight

The ‘Huntington Beach Badboy’ Tito Ortiz, is set to scrap it out with the Bellator middleweight champion this weekend at Bellator 120. The middleweight champion, Shlemenko, won’t have to cut weight for the bout, instead, he will come in at around 190 pounds. Tito will likely hold a 30 pound advantage over him. Check it:...

May 14, 2014 3:21 pm

Lombard Calls Out Matt Brown

Hector Lombard is one of the UFC’s scariest men. Like, literally, he scares me. It’s probably for reasons like my own that there isn’t a group of UFC welterweights lining up to fight him. The former Bellator champion is coming off a dominant victory over Jake Shields and prior to that he totally embarrassed Nate...

May 14, 2014 2:40 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

The then UFC interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao remained perfect in the Octagon and showcased his explosive striking game with a highlight reel spinning back knockout of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165.

May 14, 2014 2:34 pm

PHOTO | Rule Sheet From 1993’s UFC 1 Released

On November 12, 1993, The Ultimate Fighting Championship was born. Dubbed as a ‘No Rules’ event, both athletes and event promoters recognized the need for certain obvious items to be stated when it came to competition. (No eye-gauging or biting for example.) Still though, UFC 1 was the most liberating fighting tournament ever put on...

May 14, 2014 2:05 pm

Belfort Plans On Easy License In Nevada

“…What I want now is get licenses in every state because the UFC is a global company, and I want to fight whenever there’s a fight. If I need a license to fight in Mars, I’m ready. We’re going to contact [the NSAC], as we’re going to contact every other state commission. I’m focused on...

May 14, 2014 12:40 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Watch Ellenberger Blast Through Marquardt

Welterweight Jake Ellenberger had won seven of his previous eight fights in the Octagon leading up to this UFC 158 bout with Nate Marquardt. Marquardt, a former Strikeforce champion, looks for his first win in the Octagon.

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

May 14, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones is #1P4P, Barao is #2

With Anderson Silva out of the picture, there’s a debate about who the world’s most dangerous man is, pound-for-pound. According to UFC President Dana White, that designation has been secured by Jon Jones following his seventh straight title defense against Glover Teixeira. His words: (Via “I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Bas Rutten Believes Jon Jones Is A Dirty Fighter

“He is a very calm, relaxed and methodical fighter. Because of that, I am sorry that I have to say: yes, he is a dirty fighter. Maybe he was looking down when he pushed the fingers in the eye. I didn’t check that. But he knows exactly what he is doing at any given time,...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Series Of Repeated Blows Cause Alvarez Head Injury

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez was expected to make his PPV debut for Bellator this weekend. Instead of hyping the fight, he’s in the media explaining a recent training injury that forced him out of the planned main event. Via ‘The MMA Hour‘: “It was during one of [coach] Kenny Monday’s wrestling practices. Me and Abel...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson Licensed By NSAC In Post-TRT Era

Good news fight fans. Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen have been given licenses to fight by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. While usually not a headliner, the two former teammates have been poster-boys for the controversial use exemptions for Testostorone Replacement Therapy (TRT). And up until the recent ban, have been using the treatment in...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC 172 Medical Suspensions Report: Glover, Benavidez, More Out With Indefinite Terms

Last month’s UFC 172 saw Jon Jones defend his UFC light-heavyweight title for a record seventh time. As a result of that dominance, his latest opponent, Glover Teixeira has been benched by the Maryland State Athletic Commission for an indefinite period for excessive head blows and lacerations. Several other fighter’s on the April 26 fight...

May 13, 2014 8:11 pm

Report: New York State Senate Passes MMA Bill

The New York State Senate held firm to their guns today and passed a bill to legalize Mixed Martial Arts in the State of New York. Today’s vote, at 44-16 in favor, wasn’t even close and marks the fifth-year straight the bill has gone through the state’s Senate. The bill must now pass in the...

May 13, 2014 3:08 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I Guarantee I Can Knock Johny Hendricks Out’

“I definitely don’t think it would go to decision. Like I’ve said 100 times, I’m not going to hit him that many times and not knock him out. He’s not going to stay on his feet if I hit him as many times as Robbie Lawler did. I’m a really accurate striker.” “I hate to...

May 13, 2014 3:02 pm

UFC Boss Explains Why Arlovski & Not Tim Sylvia

Last week we learned that Tim Sylvia had jump started his campaign to return to the UFC with a Facebook group and a direct and clear call-to-action for his loyal fan following. With Arlovski’s recent signing, it seemed like the former champ may have had a shot at his dream fight in Maine. UFC President...

May 13, 2014 2:27 pm

PHOTO | Gustaffson Aids Hobbit In Scrapping Skills

Beloved actor Dominic Monaghan is probably best known for his role as Meriadoc Brandybuck (AKA, Merry), the Hobbit, in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. I remember him most fondly as Charlie in LOST. At any rate, he trains MMA with Alexander Gustafsson. Pretty Cool! The Caption Reads,  “With Dominic Monaghan at the gym today...

May 13, 2014 2:13 pm

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Dissing Bellator’s Interim Strap

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez didn’t take kindly to the news that Michael Chandler will be fighting for an interim title.  And why should he? However, the Blackzilian lightweight decided to take the high road and issued an apology through twitter about his negative comments. I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the interm...

May 13, 2014 12:36 pm

Ken Shamrock Blames Bodyguard For Jay Z Elevator Assault

Former UFC champion and current celebrity bodyguard, Ken Shamrock took to TMZ to give his professional take on the recent assault on rap mega-star, Jay Z. (Video of assault HERE) “It’s pretty clear that something went off [between Jay Z and Solange] before the fight,” says Shamrock. “The bodyguard should never have put them on...

May 13, 2014 12:09 pm

White: ‘Pettis is such a badass’

“Pettis is such a badass – unbelievably talented fighter. I love his attitude. I love everything about that kid, and it is truly an honor to watch that kid perform. The running off the cage, the bouncing off the cage and the knee to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, (he) beats Ben Henderson in the first round when...

May 13, 2014 9:34 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Phantom Cam Highlights

Experience the wildest moments from Cincinnati, Ohio in slow motion. Featuring Chris Cariaso vs. Louis Smolka, Costas Philippou vs. Lorenz Larkin, Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank, Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva and more.