Archive: mma

Apr 8, 2014 4:02 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Can Backflip – WOW!

UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight fighter, TUF Brazil 3 coach and ‘UFC Tonight’ host, Chael P. Sonnen, has added one more talent to his resume. Hit play above and check it.

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Weidman Injury Update: Champ Back Cycling On Day 6 Post-Surgery (Video)

Just six short-days after his double-knee surgery, Chris Weidman, the UFC’s middleweight champion, is back cycling his way through rehab. Check it out: 6 days post surgery. Feeling pretty good http://t.co/EtmU43bzqo — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) April 7, 2014

Apr 8, 2014 2:38 pm

PHOTO | New UFC 173 Poster Featuring Barao/Dillashaw Headliner

UFC officials have updated the UFC 173 poster with the addition of the fight night’s new main event. The original fight card featured a middleweight contest between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, but the TRT ban forced Belfort off the card and Lyoto Machida replaced him. That was just the beginning though, because later on,...

Apr 8, 2014 2:16 pm

Tim Kennedy Trains For ‘Pillow Fists’ In Most Hilarious MMA Video Of All Time

The one knock against Michael Bisping, is his lack of Knock Out finishes. He has beaten and battered his opponents, he has finished many men, but 2004 was the last time he has actually put someone to sleep. Because of that, he’s been dubbed, ‘Pillow Fists’, by many of his former opponents, and for the...

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘Roy Nelson is definitely a household name’

“Everyone wants to fight Nogueira in the UFC because he’s the only one that’s won a Pride belt and a UFC belt. He’s a legend. He’s one of those guys that comes to fight. He’s an old-school guy where he’s going to try to finish the fight regardless in the first round or fifth round....

Apr 8, 2014 1:56 pm

Replacement Found, Bocek Now Faces De La Torre Next Week

The injury bug is back at it. This time, taking out top UFC lightweight Evan Dunham, and forcing him to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Mark Bocek. With the TUF Nations Finale event set for next week, this last-minute injury left little time for adjustments. Luckily for Mark, the UFC brass found a suitable...

Apr 8, 2014 1:47 pm

‘Ultimate Gay Fighter’ Forced To Change Name

Everything about this is real, none of it is fictitious. That being said, it’s certainly an interesting topic. In a report coming out of the computing and video gaming world, a cellphone application titled ‘Ultimate Gay Fighter’ has been forced to change their name by an undisclosed Mixed Martial Arts Promotion. Mcvuk.com breaks it down:...

Apr 8, 2014 1:12 pm

VIDEO | Ramsey Nijem, Gilbert Melendez Spar Hard In Training

Ramsey Nijem looks to put together back to back wins as he faces Beneil Dariush from du Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As part of his reinvention, Nijem has relocated to San Francisco, California and is now among the infamous ‘Scrap Pack’ fighters that include the likes of Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 8, 2014 7:35 am

Salary Report: Kongo Towers Over Bellator 115 Payroll

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 115 took place on April 4th, where fight fans saw Vitaly Minakov defeat former UFC heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo to retain the Bellator heavyweight strap. Early this morning we received the payroll from the NSAC, fighter salaries are as follows: Main card (Spike TV) Vitaly Minakov ($17,500 + $17,500 = $35,000)...

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 9:18 pm

Kennedy Responds to Bisping’s ‘Homophobic’ comments

“I’m fortunate. One, he’s a really good fighter, he’s ranked above me, he’s a longtime UFC marquee perennial contender, and I don’t like him. It’s my dream come true. It’s a great fight, I couldn’t be more excited.” “Ironically, just a couple of days ago my wife told me I should never ever dress up...

Apr 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Kedzie Trains With Men, Says They KO Her

“I don’t think you can be world-class fighter without training with good training partners. Whether they’re male or female, I think you just have to have the right training partners. If you have a whole bunch of men, but they suck, then no, you’re not going to be a world-class fighter. If you have a...

Apr 7, 2014 7:42 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Signs Horse Head, Makes ‘Best Autograph Ever”

Alistair Overeem is a self-admitted horse eater. Before his venture into the UFC cage, ‘The Reem’ credited his large physique to a strict horse diet. “@ashertn: "Dinner by @Alistairovereem" Best autograph. Ever. @BruceDwane @nedwin pic.twitter.com/BVvwA5DUeB” — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 5, 2014

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 7, 2014 11:25 am

“hCG Drops” To Blame For Dennis Siver’s UFC 168 Failed Drug Test

Powerhouse featherweight Dennis Siver has come “clean”. Pardon the pun.   In an interview with Groundandpound.de, Siver admits to using “hCG drops” prior to UFC 168, which subsequently led to his positive screening for banned substances.   hCG is often used by people using testosterone boosters; as they cycle off of the testosterone, they will use the hCG in order...

Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....

Apr 7, 2014 8:46 am

Cyborg: ‘Ronda is a fake fighter’

“Ronda, she did an interview and she said “145 for Gina’ you know,” said Cyborg. “Only for Gina, not for me… She run from me, you know. And I think she’s a fake fighter. Because when you’re a true fighter, you fight everyone.”

Apr 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with Sherdog.com for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via Bloodyelbow.com.)     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Apr 7, 2014 8:30 am

VIDEO | Fox Sports Profiles UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero

Cuban born Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero has taken the UFC middleweight division by storm. His journey from prolific wrestler to MMA star with ferocious knockout power is one that highlights his integrity and endurance.