Archive: mma

May 12, 2014 1:10 pm

White Not Concerned With Nick & Nate Diaz – “The World Moved On”

“The thing that’s sad about it: I like them. And I used to have a really good relationship with Nate, but fighting or any other sport, it isn’t a profession. It isn’t a job. It’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to make money. It’s an opportunity to achieve great things in a short window of...

May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Extended Preview

UFC 173 is sure to excite as Renan Barao puts his dominant streak on the line against TJ Dillashaw, Daniel Cormier tries to earn a title shot with a win over Dan Henderson, and heavy hitters Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler go to war!

May 12, 2014 12:34 pm

Salary Report: Brown Tops Fight Night 40 Purses With $82K

‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’ was the night of the underdogs, the night of the K.O.’s and the night of Matt “The Immortal” Brown. The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the evening’s disclosed payroll figures and leading the charge is, main event winner Matt Brown, with a contacted wage of $82K and bonuses...

May 12, 2014 12:27 pm

Medical Suspensions Report: Brown, Silva Out Indefinitely

Eleven fighters from Saturday’s UFC event have received medical suspensions from the Ohio State Athletic Commission. UFC Fight Night 40 marked the fist time in seven-years The Ultimate Fighting Championship hit ‘The Tri-State’ in Cincinnati Ohio and the show delivered. Event headliners Matt Brown and Erick Silva put on a memorable performance, but are paying...

May 12, 2014 11:51 am

Brown Confident He Beats Hendricks, Ready For Championship Reign

The UFC’s welterweight division has never looked so promising. Rory MacDonald is fighting is fighting Tyron Woodley next month, in a bout many believe will put the winner into a title shot. You have Robbie Lawler fighting Jake Ellenberger later this month in a bout that could serve as a title eliminator in it’s own-right....

May 12, 2014 11:39 am

Erick Silva Apologizes For Letting Everyone Down In Brown Fight

“At first, I would like to thank the people that supported me and stopped by to watch the fight, I know that I let them down. I have no excuses, I know that I’m behind these tough guys but I will always accept fighting regardless of the opponent or my possible win or loss. I...

May 12, 2014 11:27 am

PHOTO | Erick Silva Carried On A Stretcher After Brown Beating

Few men could take what Matt Brown dished out last Saturday on FOX Sports 1. (Replay HERE) Erick Silva, tried but made it just three short rounds in route to a brutal TKO stoppage defeat. With Brown the victor, medical teams rushed to aid Silva after a brutal beating and opted to immobilize him in...

May 12, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Crazy Brown vs. Silva Fight

Last weekend the UFC returned to Cincinnati with an action packed card featuring the return of Matt “The Immortal” Brown. Here’s what the MMA world thought about that fight: OMG!!!!! It's crazy here at @USBankArena — UFC (@ufc) May 11, 2014 How are you @ufc main even with a 3:00 gas tank? What the Fuck...

May 9, 2014 5:23 pm

Nate Diaz Takes Jabs at Anthony Pettis

By Evan Stoumbelis The saga with the Diaz brothers continues, this time with younger brother Nate. Nate Tweeted the UFC with a jab at lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis yesterday. ufc Lol this is inactivity http://t.co/zFUrUVxbNv — Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) May 8, 2014 Diaz hasn’t seen Octagon action since November when he defeated Gray Maynard...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Conor McGregor Tweets Photobomb of Chuck Liddell

By Evan Stoumbelis They don’t call Conor McGregor “Notorious” for nothing. Today the 25 year old UFC fighter Tweeted a picture of himself at his first UFC event, where he photobombed UFC legend Chuck Liddell. Check out the priceless picture below. 16 years old at my very 1st @UFC event!! I dived on @ChuckLiddell, he...

May 9, 2014 5:22 pm

Struve: Mitrione is ‘pathetic’

By Evan Stoumbelis It’s been over a year since Stefan Struve has been in the Octagon. It was in that same fight where Mark Hunt shattered the jaw of “skyscraper”. Shortly after the fight it was discovered that Struve suffered from a leaky aortic valve in his heart. Meaning his heart was divided into two...

May 9, 2014 10:21 am

T.J. Grant’s Trainer Wants Cruz and Zingano Removed From Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant hasn’t seen the Octagon since May of 2013 when he knocked out Gray Maynard in the beginning of the first round, extending Grant’s win streak to five. The fight served as a lightweight title eliminator and it appeared Grant would fight Anthony Pettis in December of 2013, however...

May 9, 2014 10:20 am

Thomson vs. Johnson Set For San Jose Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Josh “The punk” Thomson will meet Michael “The Menace” Johnson at the UFC’s July 26th event in San Jose California for UFC on Fox 12. Josh Thomson dropped a close decision loss to former lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in July at UFC on Fox 11 in Chicago. Following the controversial decision,...

May 8, 2014 7:16 pm

Miesha Tate On UFC Contract: ‘I do want to get paid more’

“I do want to get paid more, of course. I think my stock’s gone up a lot since fighting in the UFC. I think the contract that transpired when I was still in Strikeforce, transitioning to the UFC, doesn’t reflect what I feel like I’m worth. So that’s a whole process that has to happen.”...

May 8, 2014 7:06 pm

Cyborg Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following Latest Defeat

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. After a seventeen-year career, the Brazilian won 19 of 35 professional bouts, fought around the globe, including stints in Sengoku and Strikeforce. The former-spouse of female champion Chris Cyborg, leaves the sport on the heels of a quick and violent defeat delivered by devastating striker, Melvin...

May 8, 2014 6:41 pm

Tim Sylvia Wants UFC Return In Hometown – ‘Would Almost Do It For Free’

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia caught wind that the UFC is heading to Bangor, Maine and he wants in. ‘The Main-iac’ has been trying to get back in to the ZUFFA owned promotion for year’s but with the recent signing of Andrei Arlovski, is there actually some hope? Here’s what Tim has to say...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 11:02 am

Dana White: ‘I don’t read the internet’

“I found that our fans are going to bitch about everything. We know what fights people want to see. We have different types of fights, ones that hard-core MMA fans are into, and then fights that break through, that spill over into main stream that people will PPV to see. (On knowing what people want...

May 8, 2014 10:57 am

Tim Kennedy: ‘I’m One Fight Away From A Title Shot’

“I think I’m close, either. The next fight, whoever Joe Silva gives me. If it’s Vitor Belfort, [Ronaldo Souza], that puts me right there. I’m No. 6. [If] I beat a No. 2-3 guy, that’s a title fight. I’ll be 4-0 in the UFC just beating a title eliminator. My last two fights have been...