Archive: mma

Jul 24, 2013 10:12 am

Melancon In For Thiago Against Gastelum

Yesterday we announced the removal of Paulo Thiago from his UFC Fight Night 27 bout against TUF winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Today, we can now announce his replacement as it was confirmed on last night’s “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV. In for the injured Paulo Thiago comes Brain Melancon. UFC Fight Night 27 is set to...

Jul 24, 2013 9:40 am

VIDEO | MacDonald Always Knew He Wanted To Be A Fighter

“I just fell in love. I started training. It was amazing. I was addicted. I was completely consumed in it. It was all I did like 24 hours a day was watch videos, train and try to learn as much as I could. “I pretty much knew instantly that this was going to be what...

Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Fight Master” Fighter AJ Matthews Talks About Cutting Weight, Suspects Joe Riggs of Peeing Himself

AJ Matthews defeated Darryl Cobb to join Spike TV’s new reality television show, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA AJ Matthews spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to discuss the most recent episode of Bellator’s reality television show on Spike TV, “Fight Master.” Matthews (6-2) has joined Anton and Dinny regularly since the show...

Jul 23, 2013 12:29 pm

Bonnar Lashes Back At “Broke” Tito Ortiz For HOF Comments

“I’m going to call it how it is. I’m going to help him out. We all know Tito is broke. We all know Jenna took his money. His punishment clothing, the only people I see wearing that are homeless people. His management company ***laughs*** he’s not banking any money there. So I’m going to help...

Jul 23, 2013 12:20 pm

With Pettis Booked, Thomson Eyes Fight With Grant For Contender Slot

“I’m begging and pleading for it. I’ve made it very clear that whoever they decide they want me to fight, that’s going to make it the fastest way to the title, that’s who I’ll fight. T.J. would be great. I mean obviously they offered him the title shot and things didn’t work out, he got...

Jul 23, 2013 12:14 pm

Bendo Coach Calls ‘Showtime Kick” A Fluke

“It was a fluke. It’s like getting caught with a punch. All the best fighters have lost, you know what I mean? How many times has Anderson Silva seen the Ryo Chonan heel hook? How many times is he going to see Chris Weidman catching him with that hook? If you’re great, if you compete...

Jul 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Cleared for TRT Use for Fight with Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen is perhaps the most notorious fighter using Testosterone Replacement Therapy after he tested positive for high testosterone levels in his first loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.  In a recent interview, he confirmed that the athletic commission in Massachusetts has accepted his request for theraputic use of TRT for his UFC bout...

Jul 23, 2013 12:03 pm

Bill To Legalize MMA In France Fails To Pass

As if certain Americans needed another reason to thumb their nose at the French. reported on Monday that the French Sports ministry has confirmed the ban on mixed martial arts will remain, blocking chances that the UFC or any organization could make its way toward Gay Paree. The French ministry reconfirmed its stand. “The...

Jul 23, 2013 10:48 am

Quick Twitt | Mark Hunt Staph Update With Photo

Mark Hunt had one of the most disgusting cases of staph ever publicly released in the MMA World. This thing was gross, his leg was hideous and now its on the mend. Check it out! Well there it is troops the wound is healing nicely the power of prayer won't be a leg model but...

Jul 23, 2013 10:39 am

VIDEO | Invicta FC 6 – All Angles: Torres vs Namajunas

During the last Invicta FC event two undefeated prospects went at it hard for 15 minutes. In this ‘All Angles’ special feature you can go behind the scenes with Torres and Namajunas on the night of their epic fight to catch all the action up close and personal.

Jul 23, 2013 10:02 am

Cormier Excited About Roy Nelson Booking

“I’m pretty excited about it. It’s the fight that we’ve wanted for a little bit And Roy’s wanted. I think it’s going to be a great fight. He’s a guy that brings the fight every time. He’s an exciting fighter. I’m happy to be in there with him. I’ve said multiple times that I don’t...

Jul 23, 2013 9:42 am

Quick Twitt | Nick Diaz Ditches ‘The Voice Versus’ Filming, Host Calls Him Out

Somewhere in Stockton, California there is a man who couldn’t care less about this story, its contents or who is putting him on blast through social media. That man is Nick Diaz. Nick has apparently botched a shoot with AXS TV’s ‘The Voice Versus’ host Michael Schiavello. Check it out: Flying to the 209. Looking...

Jul 23, 2013 9:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks ‘Fight Master’: Coaches, Fights and How the Show Worked | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

AJ Matthews, welterweight fighter on Bellator’s reality TV series on Spike TV, “Fight Master,” joined’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to break down last week’s episode and give us more details about what it was like inside the house.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This past episode of Bellator’s reality TV series, “Fight Master,”...

Jul 23, 2013 9:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture

Watch two former champions collide in front of the biggest crowd in UFC history: Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida looks to retire Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture in dramatic fashion at UFC 129.

Jul 23, 2013 9:20 am

Paulo Thiago Forced Out Of Gastelum Fight With Injury

Brazilian special forces super cop, Paulo Thiago, has been forced out of his August bout against TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum with an injury to his knee. The two were originally paired off for ‘UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann’ which is set to go down from the Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August. 28...

Jul 23, 2013 9:02 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Gets Two New Bouts

UFC Fight Night 28 just got its 11th and 12th fight booking on the September events lineup. A lightweight bout between Piotr Hallman and Francisco Trinaldo as well as a welterweight bout between Kenny Robertson and Joao Zeferino are the two most recent bookings that likely round out the full fight card. ‘UFC FIght Night...

Jul 23, 2013 9:00 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Phil Davis Open To Facing Teammate Gustafsson For Title

With Phil Davis getting ready to step inside the cage against Lyoto Machida and his teammate Gustafsson prepping for a showdown with Jon Jones, the two light-heavyweights could be on a collision course against each other. This possibility is what ‘Mr. Wonderful’ calls a win-win-win situation.

Jul 22, 2013 1:07 pm

PHOTO | GSP Spotted At LV Nightclub With Adult Actress Jesse Jane

Reclusive welterweight champion, GSP, got caught on camera enjoying a little bit of the Las Vegas nightlife with adult industry star, Jesse Jane. Another pic from @GalleryClubLV post ufc party with @GeorgesStPierre @GioTraining & @affliction — Jesse (@jessejane) July 8, 2013 Another pic from @GalleryClubLV post ufc party with @GeorgesStPierre @GioTraining & @affliction

Jul 22, 2013 12:13 pm

Joe Lauzon Sounds Off On Fighter Pay: ‘I Couldn’t be happier’

“We’re paid fighters, so getting in to the UFC doesn’t mean you’re gonna have this cushy job. You get paid based on how your performance goes. I’ve been very fortunate where I have had some great fights and I’ve been rewarded with some bonuses. I couldn’t be happier with the pay structure. It all comes...

Jul 22, 2013 11:55 am

Jorge Masvidal Ecstatic With UFC Fight Schedule

“When my manager called and said that I was getting [Michael] Chiesa, I felt like a kid again. I was like, ‘Man, I’m getting so many fights. This is awesome!’ I haven’t had that back-to-back, staying busy in a while and I was just ecstatic. I want to thank God and [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva...