Archive: mma

May 3, 2014 12:29 pm

Shields vs. Fitch Official For WSOF 11 Co-Main Event

Two of the world’s top welterweight fighters will collide in the upcoming WSOF 11 co-main event when Jon Fitch and Jake Shields square off in the cage. Fitch was originally slated to be in the evening’s headliner against Rousimar Palhares prior to his withdrawal from the event. Now, a lightweight title fight between Nick Newell...

May 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Mirko Cro Cop Helps Save Dog Shot By Hitman

By Evan Stoumbelis Former Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic has apparently assisted in saving the life of a dog who was shot by a hitman in the village of Orehovec in Croatia. The dog, who has been renamed Lucky, was targeted by the assassin after his owner refused to pay $50 to...

May 2, 2014 1:47 pm

Ronda: ‘These girls were playing Miss America before me’

“This is like a perfect WWE storyline. [Bethe Correia] puts down her finger and makes three, Shayna wants to fight her next. Now this chick’s undefeated fighting in Shayna’s UFC debut. It’s either going to be a huge win for Shayna or this girl’s still going to be undefeated and I want to have a...


May 2, 2014 1:15 pm

Cole Miller: ‘I’m the best fighter McGregor has ever faced’

“I like the matchup because, well, I’m a lot bigger than he is, for one. “I’m going to be a lot stronger than he is. On the ground, he will probably never, in his lifeteime, be as good as I am on the floor as I am at this point.The moment it hits the floor,...

May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

May 2, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Martial Arts vs Street Fighting

Geoff Thompson is a former bouncer, self-defence instructor, BAFTA winning writer, playwright, author and teacher. His first appearance on London Real causes people stop me on the street weekly to talk about the effect he has had on their lives. Geoff has a peculiar way of tapping into the male psyche and somehow explaining our...

May 2, 2014 12:34 pm

White Says UFC, Not Boxing Will Get First Crack At New Vegas Arena

The good folks over at MGM are building a new Las Vegas Arena with a $375 Million price tag attached to it. A who’s who of promoters will no doubt be vying for a chance to host the first event in the venue, but UFC President Dana White says that designation has already been promised...

May 2, 2014 12:25 pm

Rockhold Wants To Earn Title Shot By Shutting Bisping’s Mouth

“Even though I performed well in my last two fights, I don’t feel that I’ve beaten the top contenders. Obviously I wouldn’t turn down a title shot, but honestly, I would like to beat up somebody else up to secure my standing first. I want to make sure there’s no question in anyone’s mind that...

May 2, 2014 12:12 pm

VIDEO | UFC’s ‘Ultimate Fedor’ Trailer

Part two of Ultimate Fedor features the Last Emperor’s final PRIDE fights and follows the Sambo champion’s time in the Affliction and Strikeforce organizations.

May 2, 2014 12:05 pm

Korean Zombie 90% – Wants Ricardo Lamas In September

Fan favorite featherweight, Chan Sung Jung has been on the sidelines ever since his disappointing defeat against Jose Aldo las August. The Korean based fighter has been recovering from injuries ever since and now, according to UFC Tonight is planning a return later this year. Here’s what the panel said: “I spoke to his manager...

May 2, 2014 11:45 am

Pat Barry: ‘You can’t trust MMA Fighters to stand and trade’

“My (MMA) first fight that I won with three low kicks. I didn’t want to do it. MMA wasn’t something that I really wanted to do. Even then, I wasn’t dying to get into it.” “Even if you’re in an MMA match as a striker matched up against another striker, and you both agree ‘We’re...

May 2, 2014 11:39 am

Fabio Maldonado Wants To ‘Rumble’ With Anthony Johnson

After Johnson’s lopsided beating of Phil Davis last weekend, not too many men are looking for a showdown. However, Fabio Maldonado, one of the UFC’s most durable light-heavyweights, is up to the task. In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, Maldonado stated his case: “I want to fight Anthony Johnson. He would be a good fight...

May 2, 2014 11:34 am

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold’s Broken Toe (X-Ray)

It may have looked like the former Strikeforce champ took zero damage against Tim Boetsch, but he did. (Replay Here) AKA’s Luke Rockhold broke his toe. Here’s the X-Ray:

May 2, 2014 11:25 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Talks Being Painted The Villain, Retirement

In his first interview since completing filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, Wanderlei Silva talks about the infamous on-set brawl with rival coach Chael Sonnen, the crucible-like atmosphere of the series, and addresses rumors of his impending retirement.

May 2, 2014 11:19 am

PHOTO | Jones & Teixeira Enjoy Breakfast After Fight

There’s been a lot of back and forth since Jon Jones defended his title last weekend. The champion has been quick to harass his agitators following his 25-minutes of cage-time. However, despite Jon’s dislike for those who spoke against him, he seems to be nothing but class when it comes to his opponent, Glover Teixeira....

May 1, 2014 6:29 pm

Patrick Cote Thinks Hector Lombard’s Call Out Was ‘Strange’

  UFC welterweight Patrick Cote is coming off of a victory over Kyle Noke, but knows that he isn’t anywhere near the top of the division, which is why he found it odd that some one in the top 10 would call him out. That someone is current No. 6 ranked welterweight Hector Lombard. Lombard,...

May 1, 2014 5:44 pm

VIDEO | Royce Gracie, Eddie Bravo Altercation Caught On Tape (Trailer)

A sneak peek at the upcoming Eddie Bravo documentary, a TUFMED Films original. This project provides insight into Eddie’s historic rematch against Royler Gracie at Metamoris 3 including his unique training regimen, his music, his family, his lifestyle, and his philosophy toward jiu jitsu… Also features clips from his altercation with Royce Gracie, which TUFMED...

May 1, 2014 5:18 pm

Six Confirmed For BattleGround MMA’s One-Night, Eight-Man Tournament

BattleGrounds MMA, the upstart Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion headed by Olympic wrestling legend Kenny Monday, announced today that it has signed the first six competitors for O.N.E., its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award the winner a grand prize of $50,000 on Friday, June 27 at BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Tickets for the event, which will...

May 1, 2014 5:12 pm

Super Heavyweights Collide for Tuff N Uff Title Fight Tomorrow Night

Tuff N Uff, the nation’s premier amateur mixed martial arts organization, is back in action tomorrow night, Friday, May 2, live from the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, with the big boys of MMA hitting the cage in a battle for the Tuff N Uff heavyweight and a superheavyweight titles. “Tuff-N-Uff: The Future Stars of MMA” sees Las...

May 1, 2014 2:45 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 3 Blog

Fresh off the third episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following the...