Archive: mma

Sep 12, 2013 10:38 am

TUF 18’s Julianna Pena: ‘I made Ronda Rousey cry and I love it’

Female Mixed Martial Artist, Julianna Pena, shocked The Ultimate Fighter house in last night’s episode with a submission victory over tournament favorite, Shayna Baszler. The lack of humility by Team Rousey made her victory that much sweeter. “Shayna’s great, she’s ready,” said Rousey before the two squared off. “This other girl doesn’t deserve to breathe...

Sep 12, 2013 10:20 am

TUF 18’s Shayna Baszler: I Don’t Like Julianna Pena

Last night on the Ultimate Fighter, MMA veteran and house favorite, Shayna Baszler, was removed from the tournament after an upset defeat at the hands of Team Tate’s Julianna Pena. Baszler has been a leader in women’s Mixed Martial Arts, having fought the biggest names in the sport for the past 10-years. In her TUF...

Sep 11, 2013 8:29 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 33 Press Conference With Mark Hunt

See the press conference announcing UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT vs. BIGFOOT at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. Headlining heavyweight Mark Hunt, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh and Tom Wright, UFC director of operations, meet with media.

Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Boxing Beat: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Substance Abuse Rehab Facility

  Beloved 40-year old boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, has checked himself into a substance abuse rehab facility and will miss this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Canelo super-fight. The former world boxing champion, turned promoter, has a long history of alcohol and drug addiction and the Los Angeles born ‘Golden Boy’ has apparently had enough...

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am

UFC Removes Matt Grice from UFC 166 Following Car Accident and Hospitalization

It was reported Monday that UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, was hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night.  Doctors performed surgery on Grice Sunday night, and he has been listed in critical condition.  As Grice was due to fight at UFC 166 in October, the UFC was forced to pull his fight from the...

Sep 10, 2013 10:59 am

Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen ‘Will Be the Next President of the United States”

Despite holding two exciting and decisive victories over Chael Sonnen, former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, does concede that Sonnen is more capable in some aspects.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is one of those fighters who never need an introduction.  He has become a recognizable face of mixed martial...

Sep 10, 2013 10:58 am

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Reportedly Arrested Monday

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, former MMA and UFC fighter, was arrested Monday in Orange County, CA, reported Mike Chiappetta of FOX Sports.  Miller has dealt with his share of legal trouble in the past few months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Jason Miller, known in the mixed martial arts community best as ‘Mayhem,’ was arrested in...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO: Ask a BJJ Black Belt Special Edition: Epic No-Gi Rant!

In the latest edition of Ask a BJJ Black Belt, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor Brian Jones unloads on no gi practitioners. Jones fires away at everything from belts, BJJ lineage and history, and no gi in general. This is a must listen if you practice jiu jitsu. Brian Jones has been studying martial...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...

Sep 10, 2013 9:45 am

Sonnen: It’s OK To Lose, But Underperforming Will Haunt You

“It’s a two-man sport and you don’t know who is going to win. We can’t control who is going to win. You can only control how you compete. “As an athlete, you’ll never feel bad about losing, but what you will feel bad about is underperforming. That’s a real thing and it happens a lot...

Sep 10, 2013 9:34 am

Thiago Tavares vs. Quinn Mulhern Added To Fight Night 32

After a lengthy suspension for banned substances, Thiago Tavares is set to return to action in front of his native countrymen this November in a lightweight bout against Quinn Mulhern. UFC officials recently announced the bout. UFC Fight Night 32 is set to go down on FOX Sports 1 on November 9 from Goiania, Brazil....

Sep 10, 2013 9:23 am

Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Sep 9, 2013 11:08 am

Team Hendricks & The NSAC Agree, GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Raise Red Flags

  UFC welterweight title contender, Johny Hendricks, was accused last week of refusing to partake in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s enhanced drug screening leading up to his title fight against welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in November.  Now, Hendricks’ team has come out explaining why they refused VADA.  The main reason, it seems, is that the...

Sep 9, 2013 9:48 am

UFC Featherweight Matt Grice In Critical Condition Following Car Crash

  UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, has been hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night. Grice, who serves as a Oklahoma City police officer, is in critical condition following brain surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Officer Matt Grice, a UFC featherweight fighter, was hospitalized Sunday night following a serious car accident in which...

Sep 9, 2013 9:20 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar Hits Vine With Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, has surfaced again in these Vine video’s put up by Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet. Lesnar out of the ring or cage, is rarely glanced upon, so when I ran across these video’s I wanted to share. Here’s another:

Sep 9, 2013 9:13 am

UFC’s Conor McGregor Done With Knee Surgery, Rehabbing Injury In O.C.

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor has been dubbed the ‘Most Hyped Fight since Brock Lesnar”. Unfortunately for the brash Ireland resident, he suffered a torn ACL in his last outing against Max Holloway and has been forced into recovery which will now result in an extended layoff from competition. This past weekend the rising 145 pounder...

Sep 9, 2013 8:49 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Watch All The TUF 18 Elimination Fights In Full Right Here

16 fights took place between 32 fighters to make the final cut and move into the Ultimate Fighter: Rouey vs. Tate house. Last Wednesday on the shows debut, the UFC and FOX aired only a small handful of these fights in their entirety due to time constraints. Now, thanks to the UFC we can enjoy...

Sep 9, 2013 8:42 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

In July of last year, Renan Barao and Urijah Faber squared off for the UFC’s interim bantamweight title. In the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao was crowned the champion and now faces Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event later this month.

Sep 7, 2013 11:46 am

Benson Henderson Releases Statement On Elbow Injury Suffered In Pettis Fight

Former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson visited Dr. Brian Shafer this week and learned that there is no structural damage to his elbow. Dr. Shafer is an elbow specialist in Phoenix and a team physician with the Los Angeles Dodgers. There is no specified timetable for Benson’s return to the Octagon. Statement from Benson...

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Sep 7, 2013 11:25 am

Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: All Fighters Sidelined

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has suspended 22 UFC fighters following last Wednesday’s ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader’ event, three of which could be suspended for as long as six-months. While a bulk of the suspensions are for precautionary reasons and are just a standard practice, some of the competitors will need...