Archive: mma

Jan 9, 2014 8:12 pm

Sara McMann Claims Ring Rust Won’t Be An Issue In Rousey Fight

By the time she fights UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 170 it will be nearly 10 months since Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann’s last fight. Some competitors may worry about ring rust after an extended time away from the octagon, but McMann isn’t one of them. According to McMann, her Olympic wrestling background...

Jan 9, 2014 8:11 pm

James Te Huna’s New Year’s Resolution? Drop To Middleweight

It wasn’t long ago that James Te Huna was on a four fight winning streak and looking toward a possible light heavyweight title shot. Unfortunately for him, Glover Teixeira and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua put an end to Te Huna’s winning ways. Now Te Huna looks to make a change this year by dropping down to...

Jan 9, 2014 4:51 pm

WSOF Execs ‘Disgusted’ With Matt Brown’s Comments On Female Fighters

UFC welterweight Matt Brown continues to find himself in the line of fire today, as promoters from World Series of Fighting (joined by women’s strawweight Alida Gray) chimed in on Brown’s sexist comments on women’s MMA. Brown was quoted as saying that he would only purchase a women’s pay-per-view if they were topless. “If it’s...

Jan 9, 2014 4:48 pm

Martin Kampmann Isn’t Retiring, But He’s Also In No Rush To Return

Martin Kampmann is burned out. And he’s looking to remedy that with a little hiatus from his job as a professional MMA fighter. No, he’s not retiring. He wants to be perfectly clear about that. He’s just taking some time to rest and recover, as his many wars in the UFC have taken their inevitable toll...

Jan 9, 2014 12:29 pm

Sexist Much? Matt Brown Wants UFC Women To Fight Topless For Dollars On UFC PPV’s

“The whole fight we have women in one room, men in another room,” says Brown as transcribed by MMA fighting. “Rousey and Miesha come on and all the women just fucking gather around the TV like it’s the fucking Kardashians coming on.” “I always said, ‘I don’t know why they put women in the UFC.’...

Jan 9, 2014 11:01 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey & Sarah McMann Staredown For The First Time

During yesterday’s UFC 170 media event in Los Angeles the two UFC 170 headliners squared off for the camera’s in attendance. Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann both boast unblemished MMA records with a side of Olympic medals to their credit. Ronda, the current UFC bantamweight champion, bronzed during her stint on the U.S. olympic Judo...

Jan 9, 2014 10:36 am

Ronda Rousey: I want 57 of Fedor’s babies

“Do I want to have 57 of his babies? It’s true. I think he’s married, though, so I’m not allowed. He was like my first real exposure to MMA. Manny and Karo I would see little bits of their stuff; I didn’t know it was like a real thing. I would see Karo putting on...

Jan 9, 2014 10:12 am

Sonnen’s Crazy and In-Depth Theory on UFO’s & Aliens

Chael Sonnen wears many hats. Fighter, Analyst, Broadcaster, Hype-man and now writer. In a recent FOX Sports column, Sonnen discussed his UFO and Alien theories. I don’t really know why, but he did, and it’s worth a read. Check it: The idea of UFOs as metallic ships sent to Earth, piloted by intelligent, flesh-and-blood beings,...

Jan 9, 2014 9:38 am

Pettis on Anderson Silva: ‘I hope he doesn’t come back’

“I hope he doesn’t [come back] because why?” Pettis told Yahoo Sports Tuesday night at a Monster headphones event as part of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show. “His legacy is already fulfilled. What’s he going to come back and win the belt? He’s done what he’s going to do in the sport…I couldn’t even...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

PHOTO | Rousey & McMann Pose During UFC Media Day

Yesterday in Los Angeles the UFC put their two Olympic Medalists in a room together to promote their upcoming February bout with the media. Ronda Rousey will defend her title against Sarah McMann at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on February 22nd. The two female Olympic medalists will serve as the pay-per-view...

Jan 9, 2014 9:04 am

Mark Hunt’s “interesting” fan from Japan.

Though the average American fan can seem a bit, lets just call it douchy, when it comes to an MMA bout. Such as booing during situations that are simply a part of the game but are ofter viewed as “boring”. At least, most of the time, those fans don’t cross into the category of strange....

Jan 9, 2014 8:45 am

QUICK TWITT | Nurmagomedov Wants To Know Where His Opponent is

During last month’s UFC 168 post-fight presser it was revealed that the UFC was planning a lightweight tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez. They even had the poster drafted. Unfortunately for fight fans this grudge match in the making was called off for reasons unknown and that concerns the Russian. Check it: Who know...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 9, 2014 8:43 am

Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk removed from UFC on FOX 10

It was announced by the UFC that the Heavyweight fight between Jared Rosholt and Oleksiy Oliynyk has been removed from the UFC on FOX 10 card. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Oliynyk and the UFC’s decision not to find a replacement for Rosholt the fight has been pulled. UFC on FOX 10 will...

Jan 8, 2014 5:36 pm

Miesha Tate’s Stunt to Harass Gas Station Attendant for Poor Service Works

All of this for a spicy pickle…   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Miesha Tate took to social media to publically humiliate a gas station employee for poor customer service. “Ok I have to vent (That’s what facebook is for right?) So I’m standing in line at the gas station to buy...

Jan 8, 2014 5:33 pm

Joe Torrez May Face Charges After Defending Home Invasion

27-year-old professional MMA fighter Joseph Torrez has made international news when he defendes his home from four men who broke in early on New Year’s Day.  Of the four men who invaded the house, one died on the scene, another was hospitalized and two more were arrested.  It seems now that Torrez could be charged...

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...

Jan 8, 2014 5:30 pm

Mitch Gagnon vs. Tim Gorman Targeted for TUF Nations Finale in April

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations,’ which begins airing next week, will feature two teams of UFC hopefuls from Canada and Australia.  The finale has been set for April, and the event’s first bout has been targeted for bantamweight fighters Mitch Gagnon (above) and Tim Gorman.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the next ‘Ultimate Fighter’ venture...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 8, 2014 6:31 am

Constantinos Philippou Looking For Fight Of The Night At UFC Fight Night 35

Because Constantinos Philippou recently lost a lackluster split decision to Francis Carmont, he is eager to make this next fight against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC Fight Night 35 on Jan. 15 a good one. “I want excitement. I’m going for [the] ‘Fight of the Fight’ [bonus] . No matter what the...

Jan 8, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Cody Donovan Sidelined With Surgery

UFC light heavyweight Cody Donovan has apparently been sidelined due to an injury he sustained immediately prior to his TKO loss against Gian Villante. Donovan will go in for surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. Thumb injury update: Torn ulnar collateral ligament. Surgery is Thursday. 6-8 week recover 😡 looks...

Jan 8, 2014 6:28 am

‘Badboy’ Russian Rapper Signed To UFC Roster

On Tuesday, the UFC signed 29- year- old Alexander Yakovlev. Yet another Russian contender added to the UFC roster. Yakovlev’s most recent win coming by way of a very one sided decision victory over former (and permanently expelled) UFC Welterweight Paul Daley at Legends 2 back in November of 2013. It may sound like Yakovlev...