Archive: mma

May 29, 2014 6:24 am

TUF Brazil 3: Middleweight Finalists

He won by split decision in the semi-finals, and now Marcio Lyoto moves to the finals where he faces teammate Warlley Alves. Paula Sack sits down with the two middleweight finalists for this exclusive interview. Find out which of these fighters walks away with the UFC contract as they face off at UFC Fight Night:...

May 29, 2014 6:14 am

Vitor Belfort Says He Will Not Train With Jon Jones

Sorry Jon! UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones recently broke news about his growing relationship with, former foe, Vitor Belfort. According to Jones, the two are going to train together, possibly become training partners, and Jon has already booked a special trip to Miami, just to spend the day together. It’s a great story, outline by...

May 29, 2014 6:09 am

QUICK TWITT | Kennedy Still Tormenting Bisping, Months After Win

Is Tim Kennedy a bully? The Strikeforce import, turned UFC middleweight, recently welcomed Michael Bisping back to the cage after more than a year off. During the fight, Kennedy did literally no damage to ‘The Count’ but instead chose to employ a pure wrestling game plan to best the TUF winner. Months removed from their...

May 29, 2014 6:02 am

Wanderlei Silva Reacts To The UFC 175 Situation

  The news of the fight between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen being canceled was both a surprise and not a surprise. Let’s be honest, a lot of us, including Sonnen, have had our doubts about this fight actually making it into the octagon. So now Sonnen will fight Vitor Belfort, which may not have...

May 29, 2014 12:09 am

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 7 Recap – Team Edgar Earns The Upset

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode begins with the fighters discussing last week’s fight, and Team Edgar is not happy, believing that Stephens should have won the controversial decision. However, Team Penn’s Roger...

May 28, 2014 12:50 pm

Edgar Motivated To Close The Book on Penn For Good

“He’s gunning for me, so that kind of gives me some motivation. You better believe I don’t want to lose a third time around. I’m motivated to go in there, get the job done, and close this book for good.” “I get it, he’s a competitive person. I guess those two wins are still haunting...

May 28, 2014 12:45 pm

Jon Jones & Vitor Belfort Set To Train Together

Former foe’s Jon Jones and Vitor Belfort are exploring becoming training partners, and as a result, have a man-date this Friday to see how it goes. In a recent statement to the Brazilian Media, Jon Jones broke it down: “I’m planning to train with Vitor on Friday in Miami. I’m meeting him in a private...

May 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Overeem Has Requested September Return, Wants On Japan Card

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem last saw action against Frank Mir at UFC 169. Now ‘The Reem’ is looking for a return to action in September, as he wants on the UFC’s Japan card. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta broke down the situation to ESPN.COM, “Alistair is looking to return in September,” Fertitta said. “We haven’t finalized...

May 28, 2014 12:36 pm

Lombard: ‘Matt Brown is just average, undeserving of hype’

“I’m mostly disappointed about how much hype Matt Brown has. I mean, he’s been fighting guys that, he never fought a top 10 guy. That’s one. And who is Erick Silva? I mean like, that’s ridiculous. I would like to fight this guy one day, and I’ll prove a point. He has to go and...

May 28, 2014 5:30 am

Jeremy Stephens Blog – 1 Month From Main Event

Fan favorite featherweight, Jeremy Stephens is set to headline UFC Fight Night 44 in Texas next month against the always tough, Cub Swanson. Being 1-month out from fight night, the top contender blogs through his Birthday and memorial day weekend. Enjoy!

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

Former Carlson Gracie Gym Owner Indicted On Federal Charges

Former Carlson Gracie Gym owner, Viet Nguyen has been indicted on Federal charges of fraud and more. From a press release: A suburban businessman and his bookkeeper are facing federal fraud charges for allegedly cheating credit card companies of approximately $1.2 million and evading their personal federal income tax obligations of more than $1.5 million,...

May 28, 2014 5:12 am

Dillashaw: ‘Barao doesn’t deserve a rematch’

“I have no problem fighting him again, but I feel like he shouldn’t be getting an instant rematch the way he lost. It would be different if maybe I’d have finished him in the first round with that choke and maybe people thought it was a fluke. But I beat him up for five rounds....

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Assuncao: ‘I deserve to fight Dillashaw next’

“I hope they give me the title shot. I want to fight T.J. Dillashaw next. He said he deserved to win the first fight, so it’s the perfect finale. T.J. dominated him for five rounds and even got the TKO in the end. I will never demerit Barao, but I deserve to fight (for the...

May 28, 2014 5:10 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Dillashaw was giving technique lessons to Barao’

“I had goosebumps watching that performance. I believed he would win, but I had no idea how dominant he would look. Honestly, he looked like he was the champ and he was giving out technique lessons, and that’s what it was. He just completely schooled him and I’m impressed.” Taking to the Analyst desk at...

May 28, 2014 5:09 am

UFC 174 on Pay-Per-View Preview

The UFC Flyweight title is on the line Saturday, June 14th at UFC 174 as the champ, Demetrious Johnson takes on Ali Bagautinov who is on an 11 fight win streak. The co-main event is a pivotal welterweight bout as Rory MacDonald takes on Tyron Woodley.

May 28, 2014 5:08 am

Rockhold: ‘Vitor’s been dirty his whole career’

“I don’t believe anything the guy says and I don’t believe he’s clean,” said Rockhold. “I think he’s been dirty his whole career. I’m going to go out there and say that. Whatever. I’m going to be myself. I’m tired of holding back. I’m going to be real. The real MMA fans know what’s going...

May 28, 2014 5:06 am

Pat Cummins – ‘No Excuses in DC Fight’

Pat Cummins made his UFC debut against a very game, Daniel Cormier. He took the fight on very short notice and got finished quick. With a second chance in the organization, the light-heavyweight discusses his upcoming bout in Albuquerque next month.

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...