Archive: mma

Nov 21, 2013 7:56 am

Rashad Evans Says Daniel Cormier Might Be Next Opponent

Long has the MMA community clamored for former Olympian and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier to drop from heavyweight to light heavyweight. The wait may finally be over, for it seems that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans could be the man to introduce Cormier to the division. Evans told “UFC Tonight”...

Nov 21, 2013 7:53 am

Micheal Bisping Cleared To Return To Training, Eyes March or April Return

UFC middleweight Micheal Bisping has been dealing with a detached retina, an injury that scrapped his main event matchup against Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30. Bisping went on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and said he has been cleared to return to training by his doctor, and is planning on a return to competition...

Nov 21, 2013 7:51 am

Rick Story Says He Deserves A Top 10 Opponent After Ebersole Victory

UFC Welterweight Rick Story believes that his recent decision victory over Brian Ebersole at UFC 167 should be enough to earn a shot at a top 10 opponent again. Story talked to MMAjunkie radio recently, and said “I want to fight anyone in the top 10. I just want to get back in the top...

Nov 21, 2013 7:48 am

UFC Fighter Forced Into Retirement After Kidney Issue Revealed

UFC Welterweight Brian Melancon has made the decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Melancon fought twice in Strikeforce, and twice in the UFC, compiling a career record of 7-3. His reasoning, he said, is due to health problems. He took to facebook to explain why his fight against Kelvin Gastelum will be the final...


Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

Nov 20, 2013 8:47 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Pat Barry KO’s Shane Del Rosario

On Dec. 7, Pat Barry returns to the cage against Soa Palelei as a featured bout on the UFC Fight Night 33 card in Brisbane, Australia. While we wait for this heavyweight showdown to occur, why not hit play above and take a look back at one of Barry’s more dominant UFC wins.

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...

Nov 20, 2013 8:03 am

Firas Zahabi Confirms GSP is Healthy

Since UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s bizarre decision to walk away from the sport, rumors and assumptions have been flooding the MMA news cycle. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s head coach and manager, went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to discuss the champion, and assured Helwani that St. Pierre was healthy. “Georges’ health is...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 20, 2013 7:58 am

Dana White Critical Of Rory MacDonald’s Style After Lawler Fight

After his lackluster decision victory against Jake Ellenberger, many fans and media members believed Rory MacDonald was just having an off night. Now, after his fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 167, where he attempted to nullify Lawler’s offense with little success, UFC President Dana White was critical of his style. “I can’t tell if...

Nov 19, 2013 8:52 pm

GSP’s Former Manager Denies Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Rumor

It looks like another rumor surrounding the Georges St-Pierre “time off” mystery has been denied. First there was TMZ reporting that GSP had family health issues and that he got a girl pregnant. Those claims have since been denied by several sources. Does that mean that there is no truth to those? It seems only...

Nov 19, 2013 9:46 am

UFC Boss Says GSP vs. Hendricks Rematch Should Be Finalized In Two-Weeks

You want a rematch? Dana’s going to give you a rematch! Immediately following GSP’s successful title defense last weekend at UFC 167 the globe erupted in controversy. The UFC Boss believes GSP lost, the challenger proclaimed himself the real champ and the fans, according to our poll, are nearly split down the middle. But Clarity...

Nov 19, 2013 7:56 am

Firas Zahabi Believes Round Five Won The Fight For GSP

Georges St. Pierre’s trainer Firas Zahabi, the head coach of St. Pierre’s home training center, the Tristar Gym, believes that round five was the deciding factor in St. Pierre’s controversial split decision victory over Johny Hendricks. “Georges was more active in round five,” Zahabi told MMAjunkie. “He got two takedowns and landed more strikes.” “I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:51 am

GSP’s Sister Nixes Sick Father Rumors

Contrary to TMZ’s report, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre’s “personal problems” do not consist of an ailing father. St. Pierre’s sister, Myriam St. Pierre, reported to Quebec newspaper La Presse that “My father is doing very well. We get lots of calls and this rumor has to stop. It [is causing us] pain. My father [watches]...

Nov 19, 2013 7:48 am

Hendricks’ Manager on GSP Rematch: “He Owes it to the Sport”

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Ted Ehrhardt, Johny Hendricks’ manager, shared his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the main event of UFC 167. When discussing the finer points of the match, Ehrhardt felt as though the decision should have been fairly clear-cut, with Hendricks clearly winning at least 3 of the 5 rounds, and...

Nov 19, 2013 7:34 am

Kenny Florian: UFC 167 Controversy Taking Away From A Classic Fight

Former three-time title contender and UFC color commentator Kenny Florian is among the minority in the MMA media who believes that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre deserved to go home with the belt after his controversial title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. “Everyone’s been saying I’m crazy and I’m biased. Now, I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...

Nov 19, 2013 7:26 am

Ben Askren Will Fight Rory MacDonald For Free, Retire If He Loses

Ben Askren, the free agent and former Bellator welterweight champion, is now up for grabs for the various MMA promotions, but Askren would prefer if he could fight in the UFC. Askren has consistently pestered UFC President Dana White since being released by Bellator, but White has been against signing the former champion. “As far...

Nov 19, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Confirms Jon Jones UFC 170 Cancellation Due To Injury

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones fought a tough and controversial fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, and many fans and media members though that Gustafsson did enough to win the title. Apparently, Jones’ fight against Gustafsson hurt more than his pride, and he has now had to pull out of his scheduled UFC...

Nov 19, 2013 7:21 am

Lyoto Machida Noncommittal To Fighting Teammate Anderson Silva

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has put himself in the spotlight and reinvigorated his career after a headkick knockout of his friend and contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, putting himself at the shortlist of possible contenders to the middleweight crown. Recently, Machida talked to Sherdog about the possibility of...

Nov 19, 2013 7:19 am

Dana White Says Koscheck Retirement Talk “Premature”

Former UFC Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck was knocked out this Saturday by Tyron Woodley, and after the fight, sent a text to UFC President Dana White that to White, “sounded a little bit like retirement.” Koscheck is now on a three-fight losing streak, and two of those three have come by first round knockout. White...

Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...

Nov 19, 2013 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...

Nov 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Dana White Confident GSP Is Not Retiring, Will Be Back

  The confusion surrounding Georges “Rush” St. Pierre saying he was taking some time off after his controversial split decision title defense over Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks left UFC President Dana White irate at the post-fight press conference. After the press conference, White reportedly sat down with St. Pierre, and came in to the post-fight...