Archive: mma

Jul 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Weidman Blasts Belfort: He’s Becoming Like A Horse

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman did a pre-fight media scrum today leading up to his title defense against Lyoto Machida. During the course of the interviews, talks shifted to Chael Sonnen’s recent failed drug test, where the champ said: I feel like it, hopefully is just going to be the begginning of what’s been going...

Jul 3, 2014 8:29 pm

Alexis Davis Feels No Pressure Going Into Rousey Bout

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis spoke to the media today leading up to her UFC 175 bout against Rousey, and despite facing an uphill battle int the eyes of oddsmakers, Davis says she feels no pressure. Davis explained the feeling to MMAJunkie “I’m on a rush right now. I’m enjoying myself.”

Jul 3, 2014 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman And Ariel Helwani Beatboxing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman apparently has some beatboxing skills according to the following video of he and Helwani beatboxing posted on Helwani’s official Twitter. Chris Weidman and I are taking our beatboxing show on the road soon. A taste — http://t.co/dRrC0FqOSG — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 4, 2014

Jul 3, 2014 7:56 pm

Chris Weidman Helps in Fundraiser for 6-Year-Old Wrestler

Chris Weidman isn’t just a fighter, but a philanthropist as well. According to Ben Fowlkes of USA Today, the Middleweight Champion was inspired to participate in a youth wrestling clinic after seeing the story of a 6-year-old wrestler named Isaiah Bird on Facebook. Isaiah is not only homeless, but was born with no legs. Weidman...


Jul 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Weidman Wants Clean Cut Win At UFC 175, No “Ball Breaking”

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman spoke to media members today about his coming matchup with Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 this Saturday, and how he wants a clean cut win after breaking Anderson Silva’s leg by checking The Spider’s leg kick. “It is just that you want to knock out a guy or submit a...

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jul 3, 2014 3:47 pm

Urijah Faber Smashes Mitts At UFC 175 Open Workout

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber smashed a mitt workout with Justin Buchholz at the UFC 175 open workouts today leading up to his fight against Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceras Saturday night.

Jul 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Rousey Calls For Harsher Penalties For PED Abusers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to media members during a pre-fight media scrum for UFC 175 this Saturday. As it usually does with MMA related topics, the talk shifted to PED’s and failed drug tests. Rousey took a strong stand against them, noting the penalties are much harsher for Olympic athletes.

Jul 3, 2014 3:32 pm

Cordeiro Takes Jab At Weidman: Machida Will Knock Him Out

Lyoto Machida’s Muay Thai coach Rafael Cordeiro took some jabs at Machida’s opponent and middleweight champion Chris Weidman this Saturday. Many are saying that Machida has a weak chin, and can’t handle Weidman’s power, however Cordeira refuted those comments to MMAFighting.com saying: “You can’t say Lyoto has a weak chin. That’s a lie. Lyoto fought...

Jul 3, 2014 3:23 pm

T.J. Dillashaw Refuses To Be A “Diva Champion”

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw spoke to Fox Sports about his plans for his reign as the champion of the 135 pound division. Yesterday news broke that the UFC was targeting UFC 177 for a Barao vs. Dillashaw rematch, T.J. commented on it today saying: “I don’t want to pick and choose. I don’t want...

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...

Jul 3, 2014 2:35 pm

Marquardt Discusses Holes In Drug Testing Procedure

Fresh off his win over James Te Huna last month, Nate Marquardt spoke with MMAKanvas to discuss the UFC’s recent ban on TRT as well as the increased random drug testing that saw Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in quite a bit of trouble with the NSAC. “I think (the TRT ban is) great because...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 3, 2014 2:21 pm

Chris Dempsey Replaces Lawlor at Fight Night 46

Ilir Latifi will get to welcome UFC newcomer Chris Dempsey to the cage at UFC Fight Night 46. Dempsey got the call to replace an injured Tom Lawlor and accepted the bout earlier today. Latifi is coming off a submission win over Cyrille Diabate in March after losing his promotional debut to Gegard Mousasi. Dempsey...

Jul 3, 2014 2:16 pm

McMann vs. Murphy Set For Fight Night 47

The UFC announced today that former women’s bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann will get to welcome UFC newcomer Lauren Murphy to the cage at UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine next month. While McMann is coming off a loss to Ronda Rousey, she looks to get herself back in the title picture with a win...

Jul 3, 2014 2:11 pm

Davis Wants Quentin Tarantino To Walk Her To The Cage – What?

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis has been doing her rounds with the media today in preparation for her fight with Ronda Rousey this Saturday at UFC 175. Today Davis gave the following request for what she would like to have happen on the way to the cage: “You know who I’d love? I’d...

Jul 3, 2014 2:03 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey Cutting Weight In Style

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been cutting weight for her upcoming fight with Alexis Davis this Saturday at UFC 175, and is doing it in style. Rousey posted the following photo on her official Instagram with this caption: Weight cutting with style thanks to @thedolcediet photo via @ewillphoto