Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 8, 2011 3:30 pm

QUICK TWITT: BJ Penn Still Looking To Fight At UFC 137

“Dana just offered me a deal I can’t refuse. pretty sure I’m still fighting on Oct. 29th” BJ Penn has posted via his Twitter account that the UFC has made him an offer for a new opponent, and one he just can’t turn down. With Condit now fighting for the title, Jon Fitch out with...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 8, 2011 10:00 am

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson Booked For M-1 Event in Russia

According to multiple reports, “The Last Emperor”, Fedor Emelianenko has booked his next opponent in the form of one-time UFC title challenger, Jeff Monson. Our sources have indicated that while not official, verbal agreements are in place and contracts are expected to be issued shortly. It has been highly speculated that Emelianenko would reemerge on...

Sep 8, 2011 9:00 am

UFC 136: Grice Out with Injury, Nam Phan Books Rematch with Leonard Garcia

A shift in the UFC 136 card has taken place recently with a newly injured fighter in Matt Grice having to withdraw from his scheduled appearance with TUF season 12 participant Nam Phan. In the place of Grice comes, Team Jackson fighter, Leonard Garcia to settle the score with Phan in a much needed rematch...

Sep 8, 2011 8:50 am

VIDEO: Matt Kaplowitz: documentary looks at NY MMA community post-9/11

Presented By “The Fight Nerd”: This Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The way America looked at itself was altered immensely on that date, and a decade later the world is a very different place. Memories of panic and uncertainty are still present, but the urge to keep...

Sep 8, 2011 8:40 am

Spike TV to Air UFC 141 Prelims on Dec 30

The last pay-per-view of 2011 will be receiving the Spike TV Prelims treatment. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair...

Sep 8, 2011 8:30 am

Bellator’s Season 5 Preview Show Airing on MTV2 and Spike.com all this week

Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and Spike.com are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion’s upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the...

Sep 7, 2011 4:49 pm

UFC 140:Mir Books Big Nog Rematch

The UFC has booked a heavyweight rematch between former champions Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira set for the December 10th show. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The only main card bouts confirmed for the event at this time is set between Rory...

Sep 7, 2011 2:34 pm

Cesar Gracie Goes In-Depth On Nick Diaz Absence

“I don’t blame Dana White on this at all. This is a professional company, and Nick is a 28-year-old man. I’ve stuck up for Nick, even when he was wrong before. But he’s let a lot of people down. He’s let his team down. We all bought plane tickets to Vegas. We got hotel rooms...

Sep 7, 2011 2:16 pm

Official Press Release From Condit Camp on UFC 137 Opponent Change and Shot At GSP's Title

Condit agrees to fight Georges St-Pierre for UFC Welterweight title Albuquerque, N.M. – “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit has quickly risen up the UFC Welterweight ranks, winning his last four UFC fights in dominating fashion. That rise just happened much quicker as Condit has now agreed to face Georges St-Pierre for the Welsterweight title...

Sep 7, 2011 2:08 pm

Diaz Out, Condit in against GSP

A crazy turn of events at today’s UFC 137 pre-fight press conference has changed the scheduling of four welterweight stand-outs. As we reported yesterday, Nick Diaz failed to show for the Toronto leg of the UFC 137 media tour and he followed suit this afternoon when he skipped out on a reported three different flights...

Sep 7, 2011 12:37 pm

Jackson: “I’m not worried about Jon’s punches or kicks”

“I’m not worried about his punches or his kicks. I’ll walk right through it, I don’t care about it. He ain’t showing me a whole lot of power, especially with the way he stands. His stance is all wrong to even generate power. The guy can’t bust a grape. I’m confident that I have him...