Archive: mma

Oct 1, 2013 5:51 pm

Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation Presents Hawaiian Cup-2013

On Saturday November 2 the Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation presents the Hawaiian Cup-2013 Jiu Jitsu tournament for both adults and youth. The event takes place at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. To register visit BJPENN.COM/register and see the flyer for additional info.

Oct 1, 2013 5:26 pm

Vaughan Lee vs. Sergio Pettis Aimed for UFC 167

While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding its signing of Sergio Pettis (pictured), reports have surfaced that the organization has begun to book the young bantamweight’s debut bout against British fighter, Vaughan Lee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was reported earlier today that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of newly...

Oct 1, 2013 12:05 pm

Joe Rogan Blasts 10 Point Must System In MMA

“Scoring is very flawed. It’s flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it’s flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you’re going 10-9...

Oct 1, 2013 11:53 am


Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos needed an impressive win to erase the memory of his 2012 loss to Cain Velasquez. This dynamic attack and dramatic win over the iron-chinned Mark Hunt certainly did the trick, earning Cigano another title shot.

Oct 1, 2013 11:45 am

Dana White: For All Intents And Purposes, Barao Is The Real Bantamweight Champion

“Renan Barao is a champion. If you look at Renan Barao and what he has done, he’s beaten everybody that Dominick Cruz would be fighting if Dominick Cruz was healthy and was the champion. So, [the interim label] takes nothing away from [Barao], other than just that pin, that place holder until Dominick Cruz comes...

Oct 1, 2013 11:40 am

Right Knee Healing, Zingano May Now Have Torn Left Knee

Top female bantamweight fighter, Cat Zingano, was supposed to follow-up her UFC debut with a coaching stint on TUF and a title fight against Ronda Rousey. Shortly after her third round destruction of Miesha Tate, the female fighter was forced on the shelf with a knee injury and his been rehabbing ever since. Cat recently...

Oct 1, 2013 11:17 am

Overeem’s New Coach Blasts Friendly Fighters: ‘We come to fight’

“We can say ‘hi’ but I don’t want to your friend because then I can’t fight against you. And if I can’t fight against you then it costs money. And if I don’t bring money home I can’t feed my children and that’s a problem. Because a man is supposed to feed his children and...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...

Oct 1, 2013 10:58 am

The Fighters that Held the UFC together Part 1

MMA has grown in such a way that it has seeped in to mainstream media’s front offices. What once was viewed as brutality with no rhyme or reason is now officially a real sport. There are pioneers, people who truly walked the path no one else wanted to travel. There was no bonus system and...

Oct 1, 2013 10:51 am

Michael Bisping ‘Devastated’ Over Near Career Ending Eye Injury

“(I’m) devastated. I trained so hard for this fight. And not only that, it’s hard for the people of Manchester and the people of the U.K. to part ways with their hard-earned money to buy a ticket, so I apologize to all the fans and everybody who bought a ticket. I was fearing the worst....

Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion. Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at...

Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald

UFC welterweight Demian Maia is set to face Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on October 9. Before he was a headliner, he notched this amazing submission win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 87.

Sep 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Quick Twitt | Diego Sanchez Receives His Blackbelt

After years of training and competing in Martial Arts, Diego Sanchez can now add BJJ blackbelt to his list of accomplishments. Diego Sanchez is a TUF season 1 champion and former UFC lightweight title challenger. It is official #BLACKBELT — Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) September 28, 2013 It is official #BLACKBELT — Diego...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

Eye Surgery Puts Michael Bisping Out 4-6 Months

Perennial top-ten UFC middleweight fighter, Michael Bisping, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Mark Munoz due to complications with a detached retina suffered in April at UFC 159. Bisping has undergone another surgery, and he is now looking at a return time of four to six months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Sep 28, 2013 1:41 pm

TUF Finalist Mike Ricci Released By UFC

Following his UFC 165 split-decision loss at the hands of Myles Jury, TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star Gym team member, Mike Ricci has been released from his UFC contract. The release comes on the heels of several announced cuts made by the world’s most recognized promotion this week. Ryan Couture, Yushin Okami, Benny Alloway, Papy...

Sep 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Dana White And Ken Shamrock Engage In Very Public Dispute On Twitter

UFC President Dana White and former UFC Champion Ken Shamrock have made their dislike for each other very public over the last number of years. After a bitter lawsuit won by the UFC, the relationship between the promotion and one of their hall-of-famers has never recovered. Now that stars like Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson...

Sep 28, 2013 1:06 pm

QUICK TWITT | Miguel Torres Searching For Man Who Robbed His Father At Gunpoint

Former WEC bantamweight champion, Miguel ‘Angel’ Torres, has had to deal with his fare share of adversity outside of the cage. The current WSOF hopeful has now taken another blow to his personal life, due to a recent event in which his father was held up at gunpoint. Torres took to his personal facebook account...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Bisping Injured, Machida Moved To Fight Night 30, Will Face Munoz In Main Event

  Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping has been forced off the UFC Fight Night 30 card with an undisclosed injury. In for Bisping comes, debuting middleweight, Lyoto Machida. Machida was originally slated to face off with Tim Kennedy in the main even of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event set for November 6th, but with...

Sep 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki Booked for UFC Fight Night 33

A bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return trip to Australia in the form of Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki. UFC officials announced the bout this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 33 is set to go down from the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Dec. 7. In the main event heavyweights Mark hunt and...

Sep 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Yushin Okami Released By UFC

Former middleweight title challenger, Yushin Okami, has been released by the UFC following his latest loss at the hands of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earlier this month. After a seven-year stint with the promotion, Okami amassed an impressive 13-5 record and is still considered a top 10 middleweight fighter. The release comes as a shock, the...