Archive: mma

Nov 6, 2013 7:32 am

Cruz vs. Barao Trumps Aldo vs. Lamas for Main Event Slot at UFC 169

  The title unification bout between interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and champion Dominick Cruz has taken top billing at UFC 169. Previously thought to be the main event, a fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will now be in the co-main event spot. Cruz has been sidelined with a...

Nov 6, 2013 7:19 am

UFC Boss Says Mayhem Miller Deserved What Uriah Hall Dished Out

We know that Dana White’s initial reaction to the Hall vs. Mayhem Scuffle wasn’t all that bad for Uriah Hall, who is still under contract with the UFC. For the UFC boss, his dislike for Mayhem Miller and the circumstances surrounding the incident were both reason to look the other way and not invoke any...

Nov 6, 2013 7:09 am

Dana White: ‘We’re just not mainstream’

“It takes a long time. We’ve only been here for 13 years [as owners] and we really didn’t even start kicking until 2005, 2006.” White told a story about sitting with his kids in seats on the 50-yard line at Gillette Stadium over the weekend to watch his New England Patriots play the Pittsburgh Steelers....

Nov 5, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC Fight For The Troops 3 Weigh In Results

All 26 fighters competing in tomorrow’s UFC Fight for the Troops 3 successfully made weight today at the Sabre Air Field as Fort Campbell in Kentucky. The main event fighters, Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal, weighed in at 186 pounds and 185.5 pounds, respectively. Natal took the fight on late notice after Lyoto Machida was...

Nov 5, 2013 11:39 am

Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City. Rampage Jackson...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

UFC To Announce Alexander Gustafsson’s New Opponent Today

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC United Kingdom tweeted today that the UFC has officially found a new opponent for Alexander Gustafsson. The unnamed opponent will be announced tonight on BT Sport 1 at 9pm. Gustafsson was left without an opponent after Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira pulled out of their fight due to a back injury. Below...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

Rick Glenn and Georgi Karakhanyan fight at World Series of Fighting 7 for inaugural featherweight title

World Series of Fighting will soon crown the second champion in company history as Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (14-2-1, *pictured) meets Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (22-3-1) for the promotion’s inaugural featherweight title. The two meet at “World Series of Fighting 7: Johnson vs. Kyle,” which takes place Dec. 7 at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia,...

Nov 5, 2013 9:02 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell Tests Soldiers Body Armor

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell is giving back to the troops this week as part of the UFC Fight for the Troops experience. While on base, Chuck gave a soldier what he asked for, and that was a kick to the body to test his armor. Here it is: https://twitter.com/ChuckLiddell/statuses/397453748047323139

Nov 5, 2013 8:40 am

Michael Bisping wants MMA judges to be held accountable

  How many times do you think Dana White has said the words, “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.” The answer is, a lot. During the Ultimate Fighter, during press conferences, in interviews, so on and so on. The phrase has now become essentially an MMA mantra. The sport has seen its...

Nov 5, 2013 8:38 am

Eddie Alvarez isn’t mad at Bjorn Rebney or Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis Newly crowned Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his successful return to action this past Saturday at Bellator 106 after a year-long layoff to reclaim his 155-pound strap from then undefeated champion Michael Chandler. For those who don’t know, Bellator sued Alvarez after the UFC offered him a contract and Bellator exercised...

Nov 5, 2013 8:30 am

QUICK TWITT | The Ever Expanding List Of Team Penn Coaches For TUF 19

For the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, coach BJ Penn has continued to wow fans with the ever-growing list of coaching talent he is bringing in. Latest on the list of all-star mentors and coaches is BJJ world champion Marcus Almeida. Almeida is the 2012/2013 blackbelt absolut and ultra-heavyweight world champion and now, assistant...

Nov 5, 2013 8:21 am

Hendo Feels Pressure To Win But Won’t Retire With Loss To Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA and UFC legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for the second time this Saturday. However this time it will be under the UFC banner, the last time these two warriors met was back in 2006 at Pride 32 where Dan Henderson won via unanimous decision. News surfaced this...

Nov 5, 2013 8:12 am

GSP Firm On Not Fighting Teammate Rory MacDonald, But Says “Rory Will Be The Champion”

  There are two people standing between GSP and Rory in the UFC’s welterweight rankings: Johny Hendricks, and Carlos Condit. But it’s GSP and Rory themselves who are standing in the way of these men ever locking horns inside the Octagon. “No. No, I’m not interested,” says St-Pierre, laughing at the notion. MacDonald, mirroring the...

Nov 5, 2013 8:06 am

Despite TRT Issues Drysdale To Still Make UFC Debut

  Despite a bothersome setback in the form of elevated testosterone, it appears as though Robert Drysdale’s UFC debut is still on tap for the future. The renown Brasa Jiu-Jitsu representative has garnered quite the reputation through his skills on the mats and has looked to do the same in the octagon, that is until...

Nov 5, 2013 8:03 am

Jon Jones Not Worried About EA Sports Game Cover Curse

Yesterday we learned that Electronic Arts, the gaming company making the latest installment of the UFC video game, have opted to have Jon Jones as part of the new video game cover. There is somewhat of a superstition surrounding being on an EA Sports game cover. For gaming fanatics, EA Sports games have often been...

Nov 5, 2013 7:21 am

Kikuno vs. Mulhern Set For UFC Fight Night 34 In Singapore

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 34 when the promotion heads overseas to Singapore in January. The newly announced contest will put UFC newcomer Katsunori Kikuno opposite Quinn Mulhern in a bout that was announced via twitter by UFC officials. The Fight Night event has yet to take shape and broadcast...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their...

Nov 4, 2013 5:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future. Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow. “Oh yeah, I will always want...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 4, 2013 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Nov 4, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract

The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9. As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract. Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Nov 4, 2013 11:54 am

Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

  By Evan Stoumbelis UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounded off to MMAFighting about the situation involving the UFC’s matchmaking decision to have Alexander Gustafsson fight Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira. Jones described his reaction to hearing the matchup to MMAFighting in an interview: “I was like ‘Really? You want him to have the rematch that...