Archive: mma

Jun 16, 2014 10:20 am

Diego Brandao Leaves Jackson-Winkeljohn Ahead Of McGregor Bout

Former TUF winner Diego Brandao has left his longtime camp at Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque for an unnamed team in San Antonio ahead of his UFC FN 46 bout with Conor McGregor in Dublin, Ireland. Diego joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss the move in camps: “Greg Jackson always leaves the door open...

Jun 16, 2014 9:48 am

PHOTO | Shaq Trains With Royce Gracie: ‘Dana White I’m Ready’

Shaquille O’neal joined former UFC champion Royce Gracie for some Jiu-Jitsu training this past weekend and captured the moment on his official Instagram. What do you think PENNation? Would you like to see Shaq make an Octagon appearance? Sound off in the comments section.

Jun 16, 2014 9:30 am

PHOTO | Tim Sylvia Hires Security

Tim Sylvia hired some security this past weekend when he was at Gander Mountain shopping this past weekend. Check out the funny Tweet below. My security @GanderMtn today — Tim Sylvia (@timsylviamma) June 13, 2014

Jun 16, 2014 9:18 am

X-Ray | Jimmo Breaks Arm Clean Through In Saturday’s Bout

Aaron Simpson Tweeted the following picture of Ryan Jimmo’s arm xray after Jimmo snapped it blocking a head kick from OSP this past weekend at UFC 174. Clean break on ryanjimmo 's right arm. Happened when he blocked a kick. Just got out of surgery in… — Aaron Simpson (@aaronsimpson) June 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014 9:07 am

QUICK TWITT: McGregor Looking Lean And Mean Ahead Of FN 46

Conor Mcgregor Tweeted the following picture leading up to his July 16th UFC Fight Night 46 bout against Diego Brandao. Check out the full Tweet made by ‘Notorious’ below. The Kings of the new age don't sleep. We plot. July 19th we raid the homeland!!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 15, 2014

Jun 16, 2014 8:42 am

Reem Wants To Return To 100% Health Before Fighting

Coming off a lackluster performance against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Alistair Overeem underwent successful elbow surgery for bone spurs. Now the heavyweight contender says he wants to wait until he’s 100% ready before returning to Octagon action according to an interview with Sherdog. “The surgery is healing up well. [I had] bone spurs...

Jun 16, 2014 8:29 am

White: ‘Why would Sonnen ever come back?’

UFC President Dana White spoke to media members during a UFC 174 media scrum about Chael Sonnen’s retirement, as well as the potential possibility of Sonnen returning to the Octagon. “If Chael came back to me and said he wants to fight again I’d go, ‘Dude, why?; The offers that this guy gets every day...

Jun 16, 2014 8:24 am

Cummins Still Believes: ‘9 out of 10 times I beat Cormier’

Patrick Cummins may have dropped a very quick TKO loss to Daniel Cormier after talking quite a bit of trash. However Cummins still believes he can beat Cormier ‘9 times out of 10’ according to his interview with “I truly believe, anytime I step into the cage with Daniel I’ll be able to beat...

Jun 16, 2014 8:10 am

PHOTO | Royce Gracie Rescues Gators In Florida

Former UFC champion and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie visited Florida and joined the ‘Gator Patrol’ to rescue some Alligators this past weekend. Check it out below:

Jun 16, 2014 6:21 am

Ben Askren Would Fight Nick Diaz If He Could ‘Stay off the pipe’

  Who’s up for some fictional and totally irrelevant match making? Today we’re going to talk about a fight between two former welterweight champions. One was the Bellator champion until he left the promotion in order to go on to bigger and better things. He was not offered a UFC contract, so now he fights...

Jun 15, 2014 8:54 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To DJ’s Win Over Ali

In Saturday’s UFC 174 main event, Demetrius Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for the fourth straight time. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: DJ is way more well rounded. Probly the moSt diverse fighter — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) June 15, 2014 That fight set flyweights...

Jun 15, 2014 8:47 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Rory MacDonald’s Win Over Woodley

In Saturday’s UFC 174 co-main event, Rory MacDonald earned a decisive decision victory over Tyron Woodley. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Rory totally nullifies Tyron Woodley and will take this fight 30-27. The Vancouver crowd approves #ufc174 — Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) June 15, 2014 Rory...

Jun 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Brendan Schaub Says No Facial Injuries Following Arlovski Fight

Despite his extremely disfigured post-fight face, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub assures fans that doctors have cleared him and he is not injured. Check it: Guys I'm fine! Just got cleared by the docs thanks for the support. We know who won that fight #TeamBigbrown @ufc — Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 15, 2014 Schaub lost a...

Jun 15, 2014 8:23 pm

Arlovski ‘Feels Really Horrible’ About UFC 174 Performance

“Honestly, I felt and I still feel really horrible. I’m glad Dana White isn’t here because he’s probably so pissed at me. He gave me a great opportunity, and I didn’t like my performance, my fight, tonight.” During Saturday’s post-fight press conference, main card winner Andrei Arlovski explained his frustration with himself over the poor...

Jun 15, 2014 8:14 pm

Dana White: ‘The Schaub vs. Arlovski Fight Sucked

“I think everyone would agree that fight sucked. That fight was horrible. Do you know who lost in that fight? The fans. The fans lost in that fight. …I made a big mistake putting that on the main card that should be on the prelims.” The return of Andrei Arlovski didn’t go as well as...

Jun 15, 2014 11:57 am

Schaub Pissed Over Arlovski Loss, Here’s The Scorecards

“There has to be some sort of major change with these judges. I have no idea what they’re doing, but clearly they weren’t paying attention to the fight. I know Andrei’s a big star, and maybe they were swayed by the fans’ reaction. Look at the punch stats and statistics, then tell me that he...

Jun 15, 2014 11:49 am

Rory Ready For Title Shot But Doesn’t Want To Sit Idle

“It’s not that I don’t want the title shot. I want it to be clear: I want that. But I respect the decision that there are two guys ahead of me that have been promised it, but if that fight is a stinker, I’m ready to step in. I like to fight. If I wait...

Jun 15, 2014 11:34 am

White Says John Dodson Makes Most Sense For Demetrious Johnson

“Dodson makes the most sense. Dodson is the man. I thought that fight was awesome. They are two of the fastest guys in the business; both technically sound. I like that fight. I’m not saying that is the next fight we are doing but I like it.” Demetrious Johnson doesn’t have many challenges. He has...

Jun 15, 2014 11:30 am

Firas Zahabi: ‘GSP Motivated For Return, Rory Deserves Title Shot

“I think [GSP will return]. I think there’s a lot of fire left in him. Especially since he got injured, he’s more motivated than ever. He’s was just about to start sparring again before he got injured. I think there’s a lot of martial arts left in him.” GSP head coach, Firas Zahabi, discussed the...

Jun 15, 2014 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald Not Interested In Being A Superstar

“I want them to like me, but I don’t want to be a superstar. I just like to fight and hopefully I’ll be a dominant champion and represent Canada well. I think this is probably my best performance of my career so far. I’ve got to watch the tape, but the feeling I have right...