Archive: mma

Feb 13, 2014 6:45 pm

UFC’s New Bonus Plan To Support $9.8 Million Bonus Budget For 2014

Change isn’t always good, but the UFC’s recent change to their Fight Night Bonus structure is definitely a step in the right direction. Initially, we had sparse details about the shift in bonus type, but on UFC Tonight they cleared it all up. Check it: The UFC announced that they were changing its bonus structure....

Feb 13, 2014 6:41 pm

Frank Mir Still Wants To Fight, But Only Under The UFC Banner

Coming off of his fourth straight defeat, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, is not ready to hang them up. In fact, the Las Vegas resident, isn’t even looking to downgrade his competition. As reported on last night’s UFC Tonight, Frank Mir’s manager Malki Kawa, told FOX Sports that the only place Mir wants to...

Feb 13, 2014 6:23 pm

Report: Eye’s Cannabis Levels So Low She Could Work For The Feds

That title is accurate folks. UFC bantamweight, Jessica Eye, recently got popped for pot and put on a probationary suspension by the state of Texas. Subsequently, the MMA world turned against her, media and fans alike. (not us though) Now it comes out, thanks to the good guys over at ESPN, that she tested positive...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

McCall Injured, Out Of Pickett Bout

Fight Night 37 just lost a marquee flyweight bout. Ian McCall is injured and will no longer be able to welcome the always tough, Brad Pickett, to the UFC’s 125 pound division. Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8 from London’s, O2 Arena. UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent...

Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Latin Fighters Take Center Stage For The Next International TUF Season

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature...

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...

Feb 13, 2014 12:25 pm

Cormier Gets a Fight, UFC Signs Undefeated Prospect For UFC 170 Bout

We’ve been back and forth on this one a few times since yesterday’s news on Rashad Evan’s fight canceling injury. The UFC originally opted to postpone the light-heavyweight showdown (between Cormier & Evans), but after a public plea from Cormier, UFC officials have signed Patrick Cummins, an undefeated all-american wrestling product out of SoCal’s Reign...

Feb 13, 2014 6:14 am

Dana White: ‘Smoking Weed Is Illegal, TRT Is Not’

When you sit down and actually think about it, suspensions for marijuana use are pretty silly, especially when the fighter lives in a cannabis-friendly state. The fact that with a doctor’s note, fighters are allowed to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), seems kind of backwards. Which is exactly why Dana White told Sherdog.com that it...

Feb 13, 2014 6:14 am

Arianny Celeste Makes “Most Desirable Women” List, Palmer Snubbed

Askmen.com runs a poll of the “Most Desirable Women,” and this year, UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste made the cut, coming in at number 66 on the list. Notable is the fact that Arianny is the only ring card girl to make the list. The official listing states:  “We’ll admit it: One of the reasons...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

PHOTO | UFC on FOX 11 Poster – First Look

In a press release, UFC officials released the first promotional poster for the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event. UFC on FOX 11 goes down on April 16, from Orlando, Florida.

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 am

Eyewitness Recounts Stabbing at UFC 169

While UFC 169 featured a plethora of fights, one of the most dangerous actually took place in the stands. As previously reported, multiple audience members were stabbed during a fight in the arena. Angel Pereira was arrested for the incident on multiple charges, including aggravated assault and weapons charges.  An anonymous eye-witness told Bloody Elbow  the story from...

Feb 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Cormier Asks For Any Fighter To Step Up And Fight Him Next Week

Calling all heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighters currently signed to the UFC. There’s an opportunity for cash and prizes at next week’s UFC 170 event in the form of a Daniel Cormier co-main event. As we learned earlier today, Rashad Evans was forced out of his bout and into rehabilitation following a fight canceling injury. In...

Feb 12, 2014 7:41 pm

Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear

Earlier today we were told by Dana White that Alistair Overeem ‘was literally hiding from Junior dos Santos’. Now, thanks to MMAFighting.com, Overeem has spoken out about these allegations: “I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first [I] need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up....

Feb 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Cormier Details Difficulties In Making Rashad Evans His Enemy

“It’s difficult because I met Rashad a long time ago, back in college. I have pictures of Rashad cornering me in Strikeforce. It’s a little different than if I had to fight someone else, but as a professional, you have to kind of put it to the side and just train. I think one thing...

Feb 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Fighters React to UFC’s New Bonus System

Earlier today during the UFC 170 pre-fight media conference call, fighters from the night’s main card weighed in on the UFC new bonus plan. Daniel Cormier stated: “I haven’t even gotten a bonus yet, so I don’t think that even applies to me. I just go out there and fight the best that I can....

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 1:43 pm

WSOF 9 Fight Card Complete With Addition Of Burkman vs. Stinson, Plus Two More

The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including welterweights Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (26-10) vs. Tyler “The Evolution” Stinson (27-9), lightweights Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-1) vs. Johnny Nunez (4-0) and featherweights Mike Corey (12-3-1) vs. Shane Kruchten (11-2). The three new...

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

Coach: Ronda Dropping Boxing World Champs With Punches In Training

“I’m not going to give out what she’s going to do, but I’ll be honest: We get boxing world champions in here – girls – and she drops all of them with body shots. So if you’re dropping people with 14-ounce gloves, you guys should be seeing that.” During this week’s UFC 170 media event...

Feb 12, 2014 10:16 am

Couture Says 34 Countries Have Signed On To Bring MMA To The Olympics

With himself and the UFC officially on the outs, Randy Couture keeps his name relevant doing stints with Bellator when he’s not on set making motion picture blockbusters. The UFC/MMA legend recently talked about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts going to the Olympics while attending a Hollywood event. TMZ has the scoop: UFC legend...

Feb 12, 2014 10:01 am

Baszler Turned Rousey House Into Ric Flair’s Pro-Wrestling Extravaganza!!

“Shayna totally converted our new house into a super pro wrestling house. Me and Shayna did have an ongoing debate on who was Arn Anderson and who was Rick Flair. I was like ‘sorry, I have to be Ric Flair, I gotta be Ric Flair.’ So eventually we came to the conclusion that I could...