Archive: mma

Jul 19, 2013 9:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring....

Jul 19, 2013 9:18 am

Matt Hughes: ‘How Can These Guys Complain About Their Pay’

“You go back to when I first started. These guys are making as much now as I did when I won the belt,” Hughes said. “How can these guys complain about their pay? I don’t understand it. I really don’t. Most of the guys that complain are guys who have been kicked out of the...

Jul 18, 2013 1:30 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO REPLAY: CESAR GRACIE, JOE RIGGS & SCOTT KENT

If you missed last night’s episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO, now is your chance to catch all the action. We had Cesar Gracie, Joe Riggs and Lion Fight President Scott Kent on the show and while it is full of interesting news breaks and insightful commentary, the Riggs interview comes with a strong NSFW warning! Enjoy!

Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am

VIDEO | Dana White Goes Off On SI’s Recent Roundtable Discussion About UFC Fight Fixing

“That reminds me speaking of morons. When we talk about… Sports Illustrated had this group of people together and they… SPORTS ILLUSTRATED talked about, had this panel saying, “yeah, so I heard over the weekend, you know this fight might have been fixed.” First of all these people looked like they covered tennis, not fighting,...

Jul 18, 2013 10:23 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Phil Davis Ready To Start His Legacy Off Machida Win

“What makes me so confident in this run for the title? I know what I’m willing to do to make it happen. Machida was next in line for a title shot. Wining against him will put me up in the contender race. What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he is quite effective at...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 17, 2013 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell: “Tito Didn’t Want To Fight Me”

UFC legend “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell took the UFC by storm, becoming a fan favorite knock out artist. “Fighter’s Cut” gets “The Iceman” to open up about his greatest battles inside the Octagon and his rivalry with Tito Ortiz. “Fighter’s Cut” airs 7/16 at 10/7P ET/PT on FUEL TV.

Jul 17, 2013 11:53 am

Quick Twitt | War Machine Exposes and Blasts Sponsor For Non Payment

It seems to be a problem that plagues Mixed Martial Arts fighters. They book a sponsor, deliver their end of the bargain but fail to receive payment from upstart apparel and nutrition companies promising them big bucks. War Machine is the latest victim of this kind of business practice, but he isn’t taking it lying...

Jul 17, 2013 11:46 am

UFC’s October Event In Manchester Still In The Works, Not Yet Official

A bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz is expected to headline the UFC’s return to UK in October. However, according to a recent Facebook post made by the UFC’s Official UK Page, this event is still in the works. Here is their release: UFC fans! We are aware that a large number of you...

Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

Report: Drysdale Out Of UFC Debut With Staph

Undefeated MMA prospect and three-time world BJJ and ADCC submission grappling champion, Robert Drysdale, is reportedly out of his scheduled UFC debut against Ednaldo Oliveria due to a staph infection. While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting it as fact. Drysdale and Oliveria were scheduled...

Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Jake Ellenberger Goes Off On Rory MacDonald During Yesterday’s Media Call

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true and my message to Rory is pretty clear: start tasting some flavors of baby food and find one you like and stock up because this isn’t a Tears for Fears lookalike contest. All I said is for him to prepare for some horizontal television time, and I meant...

Jul 17, 2013 11:15 am

Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay

In the past several weeks the topic of fighter compensation really heated up. So much so that the UFC boss threatened to get rid of their bonus structure in order to offset expenses and pay the lower tiered fighters more money. That’s apparently not going to happen. “At the last press conference, I talked to...

Jul 17, 2013 11:08 am

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Reportedly In The Works For October Event

The Brazilian media is reporting that a welterweight bout between Brazil’s top prospect, Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for what is likely a Fox Sports 1 event in early October. Silva last saw action at UFC on FUEL TV 10 with his ‘Submission of the Night’ victory over Jason High....

Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

Chad ‘Savage’ George comeback promo video

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan MMA fans may have seen Occupation: Fighter on Netflix. A well known documentary following California MMA star Chad ‘Savage’ George leading up to his fight against Antonio Banuelos in 2010. Shortly after the documentary was filmed Chad underwent back surgery to replace a disk that had blown out in his...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 16, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia

After their star-making first meeting in the WEC, Chan Sung Jung and Leonard Garcia rematched in the UFC Octagon in 2011 in a fight that was just as exciting — and ended in the only ‘Twister’ submission in UFC history.

Jul 16, 2013 10:06 am

Quick Twitt | Jon Jones Shows Off His Off-Season Belly

When UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, isn’t training for a fight he is apparently just like every red blooded american, love handles and all! Check out the champs latest tweets and pictures about his about his out of competition physique. I am the laziest man in the world until it's time to work hard —...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 16, 2013 9:51 am

Swanson Wants Title Shot Or Top Contender Bout Against Edgar or Lamas

“Well, if they are going to give someone else Aldo then that’s way too long for me to wait. I’m in prime position right now. I’m doing well. There’s no sense in me waiting, but I do want that fight and if I have to fight one more time then I would like the Ricardo...

Jul 16, 2013 9:44 am

Lombard Says Decision To Move To 170 Was Made By The UFC

“That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170. They believe that I have, that I will perform better at 170 than 185. I have to do what the bosses say you know. Can’t argue with the bosses. If it were up to me, I would have stayed at 185. I have to...

Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman Admits Silva’s Antics Got To Him In UFC 162 Title Fight

“You have no idea what is going to happen when you get into the Octagon. If you have any insecurities at all, [Anderson Silva] will expose that — he’s going to bring them out and make you pay. He’ll put his hands down, he’ll put his hands on his hips, he’ll talk and make you...