Archive: mma

Jul 12, 2013 8:43 am

Liddell Would Be Shocked If Jones Can Stay On Glover Teixeira

“He’s a tough kid. If you shoot on him, you better watch out, his submissions are legit. I got even more confidence watching Jones fight Chael, when he started getting hit a little bit and he decided to shoot. If he does that to Glover, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble. I...

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more.

Jul 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Sonnen Think His fight With Jon Jones May Have Been Stopped Too Early

“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight. Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules. I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them...

Jul 11, 2013 12:05 pm

GUEST BLOG: The Ace Up Bruce Buffer’s Sleeve

During a mixed martial arts fighter’s walk-in, the buzz within the grand hotel casino’s arena grows in anticipation as the fighter walks towards the UFC prep point. As both competitors separately enter the famed octagon, the crowd goes frantic while vehemently cheering on their favored fighter or violently jeering for a despised antagonist. A split-second...

Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

UFC Boss Looking At Cowboy Stadium For Weidman vs. Silva II

If a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman comes to fruition, it is the UFC’s opinion that it will be the biggest fight in the promotions history. With such a major event, it should come as no surprise that the UFC boss is looking for a large venue to host the middleweight title clash....

Jul 11, 2013 11:24 am

Mitrione vs. Schaub Removed From UFC on FOX 8 Card

A UFC heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has been removed from the UFC on FOX 8 card due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Mitrione in training. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for Schaub it would appear is if the UFC has opted to shift the fight to another date. UFC...

Jul 10, 2013 11:14 am

Weidman: ‘Silva Felt My Power And Knew He Couldn’t Hurt Me’

“He had felt my power and knew I was way more powerful than him, and he realized he couldn’t hurt me with anything he was going to do. I was in there right away trying to finish him, I don’t think he’s used to that. I didn’t really care where the fight went. I went...

Jul 10, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Rips Disrespectful Fan At UFC Fan Expo

Chael P. Sonnen, took to the main stage at last weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas to host a Q&A session with the people in attendance. Everything was going great until one guy thought it wise to question Sonnen’s most recent performances inside the cage.

Jul 10, 2013 11:06 am

Quick Twitt | Tito Ortiz Hints At Return To Action, Notifies Bellator & UFC

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, took to twitter recently to announce a possible return to action. Check it out! Come backs are always the best test! Live life to the fullest. #Positive http://t.co/X8YZ6catYk — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) July 7, 2013 https://twitter.com/titoortiz/status/353687090577424384 Nice 2be a free agent.Need 2make a big decision 4my future 4my kids...

Jul 10, 2013 10:56 am

Mike Pierce Motivated By Sponsor Pay & Main Card Slot

“Sponsors pay more money for the primetime airtime. So yeah, it’s going to be a little different than if I’d been higher up on the card, but this was another opportunity to get myself in that spot and make more money on sponsors. Hopefully that happens… The only guys I’ve lost to are guys who...

Jul 9, 2013 12:14 pm

Jon Jones: ‘War Gods made Anderson Silva pay for abusing his gifts’

“I think Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift. I think he’s gotten to the point where he really believes in his gift and he’s comfortable with his gift. He abused his gift, disrespected his gift, by disrespecting his opponent. Martial arts is a sport that is traditionally...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis.

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY | BJ PENN UFC FAN EXPO JIU JITSU SEMINAR

As part of the UFC Fan Experience at this year’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, enthusiasts got a rare opportunity to train with and take instructions from multiple-time, multiple division UFC Champion BJ Penn. What fans in attendance didn’t expect, was a surprise visit from UFC Legend, Matt Hughes. The Gallery from the July...

Jul 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Weidman: I’d Still Beat Him Again

“I’m not here to change other people’s opinion but I’ll tell you one thing: he did not give me the belt, he did not throw the fight. It was nothing like that. He was doing exactly what he does in all his fights. He had his hands down, he was trying to mentally defeat me,...

Jul 8, 2013 2:45 pm

Belfort: ‘Who deserves that title shot more than me?’

“Who deserves that title shot more than me? Come on. Look at what I did to the top two contenders. I defeated the world champion of Strikeforce. I defeated the No. 1 contender of the UFC, Michael Bisping. I not just defeated them, but I defeated them in (exciting) fashion… I guess sometimes you have...

Jul 8, 2013 2:27 pm

PHOTO | Jon Jones Stares Down Roy Jones Jr.

Anderson Silva has stated on several occasions that he wants a scrap against boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr. After his loss this past weekend, Dana White said that fight is still possible, but don’t tell that to Jon Jones who was seen at UFC 162 staring down the pugilist. Bones Jones vs Roy Jones pic.twitter.com/xY5QjD5oHo...

Jul 8, 2013 2:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | White Eyes Year-End Show For Silva vs. Weidman II

In a talk with the Los Angeles Times, UFC President Dana white revealed that he is trying to put together a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman for the UFC’s big year-end show. Currently dubbed, UFC 168, the show is already expected to be headlined by a female title fight between Ronda Rousey and...

Jul 8, 2013 2:10 pm

Salary Report: Anderson Silva Tops UFC 162 Disclosed Payroll

Even in defeat, the former pound-for-pound king took home the lions share of the disclosed fighter pay last weekend at UFC 162. So much so that, he out-earned his opponent by $552,000.00. The Nevada State athletic commission released the disclosed fighter pay this morning for last Saturday’s event that took place at the MGM Grand...