Archive: mma

May 15, 2014 9:42 am

Matt Brown Interested In Diaz Fight

“I think Nick Diaz would be more of a war than anybody else. The dude is not afraid to fight. He’s a warrior in his own right. He likes to come forward, I like to come forward … I can see that being a legendary fight, for sure. Of course that’s gonna interest me.” In...

May 15, 2014 9:38 am

Khabib Wants One More Fight Before Title Shot

“I was really relaxed [against Dos Anjos].It felt like sparring to me. I even felt I didn’t warm up enough. We had a plan and I was able to execute it 100%. Train hard, fight easy. As you could see I was victorious. “It was probably the first fight when I felt I could go...

May 15, 2014 6:40 am

Is Bellator 120 Worth The Almighty PPV Dollar?

Whether you upgrade to high-definition, or stick to standard, is Saturday’s Bellator 120 card worth the almighty dollar? That, in a nutshell, is the million dollar question. Take a quick look at the card, now that it has lost the planned main event between Michael Chandler and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. You’ve got Quinton “Rampage”...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Maynard Leaves AKA, Seeks New Start In Arizona

Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard has spent his last several fight camps at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. AKA’s lightweight roster consists of several top 155lb fighters including, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Josh Thomson. On last night’s edition of UFC Tonight, the crew confirmed that Gray wanted to not stay so...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Pushing For McMann vs. Kaufman, Sarah Not Interested

Former UFC title challenger, Sara McMann (pictured) is ready to bounce back from her first round defeat against Ronda Rousey. The olympic Silver Medalist wants to tango with former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman. Sarah is looking at a bigger named opponent, more specifically she wants a fight against Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano. Last night...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Souza Wants Title Shot Or Belfort – Tired Of Fighting People Beneath Him

Last Night on FOX Sports 1, The UFC Tonight crew gave us un update on the status of Jacare Souza. Souza, a former Strikeforce champ is undefeated in his three UFC bouts and according to the show’s insider, Ariel Helwani, Jacare is done fighting people beneath him and wants a title shot or a fight...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Dillashaw: ‘I have to be aggressive, but safe against Barao’

Yesterday on FOX Sports 1, UFC 173 headliner TJ Dillashaw discussed his upcoming title shot against Renan Barao, Duane Ludwig’s departure from Team Alpha Male and more. TJ Dillashaw on if he’s prepared to take on the champ Renan Barao in the title fight: “I’m more prepared now than I’m ever going to be. It’s a...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 14, 2014 8:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: Dana White Blocks Tim Sylvia on Twitter

By Evan Stoumbelis Tim Sylvia hasn’t fought for the UFC since 2008 when he lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. However that hasn’t stopped the 3-time champ from campaigning to get on the UFC’s Fight Night 47 card in his hometown of Maine. Apparently Sylvia’s call to arms via Twitter was too much for Dana White,...

May 14, 2014 8:17 pm

Report: Anthony Pettis Cleared To Resume Training

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has been cleared to train boxing and Jiu-Jitsu, as well as begin strength and conditioning for his rehabilitated knee, according to Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus. The TUF 20 Coach tore his meniscus back in June after accepting a bout against Jose Aldo for the featherweight...

May 14, 2014 6:42 pm

PHOTO | Baby Lauzon In The Buff – Doing Good At 4 Months

Joe Lauzon entered the world of fatherhood four-short-months ago. And since that time the fan favorite UFC lightweight fighter has been enduring a battle much tougher than his fights inside the cage. His child was born with Cancer. Baby Lauzon has come a long way in these four months of life, and has responded well...

May 14, 2014 6:25 pm

Gay Male In The UFC? Benavidez Says ‘Cool’, Jones Unsure

There are currently gay fighters within the UFC’s ranks. The only open ones however, happen to be female. In a recent polling by FOX Sports, a few notable UFC fighters were asked about the subject and the responses may surprise you. Joseph Benavidez “Why not? It would be cool to see a gay guy just...

May 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Rampage: ‘My Fight is worth your pay-per-view money’

“My fight alone is going to be worth the pay-per-view. This is one of the few grudge matches going on right now in MMA where [the fighters] honestly don’t like each other.” “I’m going to put on an exciting fight, and I’m going to be coming at him the second the bell rings. I’m going...

May 14, 2014 4:45 pm

‘TUF Latin America: Velasquez vs. Werdum’ Cast Revealed

The latest addition to the TUF family, ‘TUF Latin America’, started filming two days ago in Las Vegas. We learned of the coaching assignments last month during the UFC’s special press-conference in Mexico City and now we have the full cast. Mexican media outlet, Indiscutido was the first to break the news. Here’s that list:...

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...