Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 25, 2012 9:42 am

Showtime Releases Statement On Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy" Cancellation | MMA NEWS

Incase you missed it, ZUFFA took another hit this week with another cancellation of a major MMA event. This time however it was Strikeforce that was forced to halt a show when headliner and lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez withdrew with an injured shoulder. While it is unclear on whether or not Strikeforce would have tried...

Sep 25, 2012 9:37 am

Dana White Names The UFC's Top 5 Pay-Per-View Stars | UFC NEWS

Last weekend during the UFC 152 post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White confirmed to all in attendance his top 5 pay-per-view draws. While the UFC maintains its firm stance on not revealing its PPV buy-rates, the UFC boss was frustrated with a recent report from the Toronto Sun which listed several reasons why the...


Sep 24, 2012 3:59 pm

Happy With Retirement Says Fedor Emelianenko | MMA NEWS

I am still training, but I am not training for a fight… Recently I went to Greece on vacation with my family and had a great time. Retirement is very enjoyable and I am content with my life… No I do not miss the ring (laughs)… I still planned to be involved in sport and...

Sep 24, 2012 3:54 pm

Mike Pyle says he’s going to fight James Head at TUF 16 finale | UFC NEWS

The welterweight knockout artist Mike Pyle (23-8-1 MMA, 6-3 UFC) tweeted that his next fight will be against James Head (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at The Ultimate Fighter 16 finale on Dec. 15 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It’s not been announced whether the fight will take place on the...

Sep 24, 2012 3:49 pm

PHOTO | This Ronda Rousey Image Denied For Cover Photo, "Image Is Too Sexy" | MMA NEWS

Popular MMA champion, Ronda Rousey, took to social media to announce that the image pictured in this article was deemed “too sexy” for popular female editorial “Oxygen Magazine” Here is what the champ said: @RondaRousey: Picture shot by @paulbuceta deemed “too sexy” to use for the cover of @oxygenmagazine Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 24, 2012 3:44 pm

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort POPS Jon Jones' Arm (Gracie Breakdown feat. Ed O'Neill)

In this special episode of the Gracie Breakdown, Ryron and Rener are joined by 22 year Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and Gracie Academy black belt, Ed O’Neill. Even though Ed had to attend the 64th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening (“Modern Family” is nominated for 14 awards this year!), he made time to sneak...

Sep 24, 2012 12:20 pm

Despite Marine Corps Bureaucaracy MMA Style Competition Still In The Works | MMA News

  The Marine Corps announced back on May 2011 by the now-retired Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent plans to create competitions similar to those tied to the Modern Army Combatives Program.   He said then that the tournament-style program was expected to start within a year.  It’s four months past its target date.     Gunnery Sgt....

Sep 24, 2012 11:09 am

Jon Jones Wants To Handle Unfinished Business With Dan Henderson | UFC NEWS

“[The UFC 151 controversy] affected me a lot, but I made up my mind to keep my eyes on the prize through all the adversity and remember why I’m here. I’m here to win. I’m here to be a great champion. Trials and tribulations are there for a reason. As long as things weren’t life...

Sep 24, 2012 10:59 am

VIDEO | FUEL TV 5 In Focus: Struve vs. Miocic Preview | UFC NEWS

In Focus” dives deep into the worlds of Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic, two UFC heavyweights on a collision course. On September 29th at UFC On FUEL TV 5, these giants will go to war in the Octagon to prove they’re the next big thing. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 24, 2012 10:56 am

Invicta Fighting Championships Forms Strategic Alliance with Super Fight League to Develop Women's MMA Talent out of India | MMA NEWS

Invicta Fighting Championships and India-based Super Fight League announced today that the two Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions have formed a strategic alliance to develop women’s MMA talent out of India. The relationship is intended to support Invicta FC’s goals of identifying the best women’s fight talent around the globe and producing the best possible...

Sep 24, 2012 10:55 am

Dana White Hopes Boxing Does Great, But Blasts Bob Arum | UFC NEWS

“I’m happy for them. Whenever boxing does good things and they pull killer pay-per-view (numbers), I’m always watching to see what they do on pay-per-view. And I’m not like those (expletives), they did this much, I’m happy for them. I want to see combat sports do better. I want to see boxing pull bigger numbers....

Sep 24, 2012 10:49 am

Super Fight League Launch Weekly MMA Events In India | MMA NEWS

Super Fight League (SFL) is proud to announce the launch of Friday Night Fight Nights starting October 12th 2012. Fights will be taking place every week live from a specially designed arena in Mumbai in front of an exclusive invitation only audience. Programming will last for three hours each week with weigh-ins, live fights and...

Sep 24, 2012 10:44 am

After UFC 152 Scare, Jones Admits He Needs To Embrace Jiu Jitsu | UFC NEWS

“I would rate the performance, I think it was a good performance, but there was definitely a lot of room to improve. Vitor had me second-guessing myself. I’ve just got to get more comfortable in the Octagon. I work so hard on my wrestling and so hard on my standup. I definitely need to embrace...

Sep 24, 2012 10:39 am

Belfort Admits He Eased Up On Armbar After Feeling It Pop | UFC NEWS

“I’ve always had great respect for Jon Jones and know he is a great champion. When I felt his arm snap, I decreased the pressure, and he got out. Simple as that. During the bout, he managed to work his elbows well (from the top), but I was never afraid. But he was very good...

Sep 24, 2012 9:26 am

Where You At? Ep. 3, With Sean McClure Feat. Renato Laranja

In this episode of Where You At?, Renato Laranja talks to Sean McClure from a subway station about Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko, Michael Bisping, and prepares to thwart off a mugger like Renzo Gracie. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Video | MMA Inside the Cage Ep. 111 and 112

MMA Inside the Cage is back and we have two episodes for you this week! 111 is on this page and the jump to episode 112 is at the bottom of this page. EPISODE 111 Check out this week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage, featuring featuring an all new “Dirty Dozen” of knockout clips...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

UFC President Snaps Back At Jones: "Jones Knew UFC 151 Would Get Canceled" | UFC NEWS

Yesterday during our UFC 152 pre-fight press conference coverage we shared a statement from UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. In the statement the champion stated clearly that the UFC brass did not notify him of the UFC 151 cancellation and while the champ admits, it may not have made a difference in his decision process,...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

UFC 152 Fighter Diary: Michael Bisping – Episodes 1-4 | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight fighter and 152 contestant, Michael Bisping, took to the “Fighter Diary” UFC series to document his road to tonight’s pay-per-view event. The “British Bad Boy” takes you through fight week, weight cut and the aftermath. If you go to page two you can catch the other episodes not listed on this page… Enjoy!...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

Video | UFC President Dana White's UFC 152 Blog | UFC NEWS

It isn’t UFC fight week without a video blog from the UFC boss, Dana White. In the latest installment from the UFC president, he takes off for Toronto and gives viewers behind the scenes access of the UFC’s last event. UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort goes down tonight on PPV. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 22, 2012 10:55 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 2 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode two – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Carwin win the inaugural fight of the competition, as Neil Magny claimed a unanimous decision victory over Las Vegas native Cameron Diffley. Magny said: “Winning was a big relief. To be able to get that...

Sep 22, 2012 1:19 am

Vitor Belfort Old Mentor & New Camp | UFC News

  Vitor Belfort joined the Blackzilians after leaving Xtreme Coture.  Mario Sperry who is Belfort’s old teammate and mentor is currently the coach at famed Blackzilians.  Both learned Jiu-Jitsu from the legendary Carlson Gracie. MMA Fighting talks to both and asked Sperry when the two met “That’s a funny question,” says the gray-haired Sperry, because...