Archive: mma

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...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with Lancenet.br, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...

Feb 12, 2014 9:39 am

FightMedicine.net Launches the First Ever BJJ Tournament for Grapplers with Disabilities

FightMedicine.net, the MMA world’s #1 resource for injury, training and health information, is joining forces with UFC Legend Pat Miletich, NCAA ’01 National Wrestling Champion Nick Ackerman, Bellator fighter Keith Miner, and a host of other talented and disabled mma and bjj fighters, to create the world’s first grappling tournament just for martial artists with...

Feb 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Was Jessica Eye wrong for lying to Ariel Helwani?

Jessica “Evil” Eye has had quite the hectic past few months. On October 19th she defeated Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166 via split decision. Nearly four months later here we are. Reports emerged that Eye had tested positive for a banned substance, and her win over Sarah Kaufman was changed to a no-decision. However the...

Feb 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Dana Admits To Being Threatened By His Fighters Over Money/Contracts

“Oh yeah, there’s no doubt about it (That a fighter has threatened to beat Dana’s ass). There’s been many. One time, I was in a negotiation over a contract, and one of the fighters said, ‘Well how bout if I come down there and just beat your fucking ass?’ [laughs] Well, it’s not gonna help...

Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste – Then & Now

Arianny Celeste made her UFC debut back in 2006 at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It didn’t take long for her to win the hearts of UFC fans across the nation after strutting her stuff around the octagon and appearing in magazines, including Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Since making her first...

Feb 11, 2014 5:30 pm

UFC Gets Rid Of KO/Sub Of The Night Bonuses, Introduces New System

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC plans on implementing their new post-fight bonus system starting this weekend with UFC Fight Night 36. The new system allows the UFC to single out individual fighters who put on a solid performance without being limited to knockout of the night and submission of the night categories, however they still...

Feb 11, 2014 6:36 am

VIDEO | Machida vs. Mousasi: UFC Fight Night preview

Following a spectacular middleweight debut in which he knocked out longtime contender Mark Munoz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continues his march for 185-pound gold. On February 15th, he faces international star Gegard Mousasi in a five-round showdown on FOX Sports 1.

Feb 11, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Shuts Down Another Illegal Streaming Site, Says Viewers Are Next

The battle to combat on-line piracy is still being wagered between the UFC and random fly-by-night illegal pay-per-view providers. In a press release the UFC announced that they have shut down www.cagewatcher.eu for piracy and will be going after the people who viewed the website for free and illegally downloaded UFC content. Check the press...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...