Archive: mma

Jun 21, 2013 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sergio Pettis on RFA 8, ‘I Didn’t Think I Was Gonna Be Fighting, Honestly’

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Before Sergio Pettis steps into the Resurrection Fighting Alliance cage Friday night to fight for the organization’s inaugural flyweight title, he spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night.   Pettis, who is known to many fans as the younger brother of UFC phenom Anthony Pettis, is set to face...

Jun 21, 2013 9:52 am

Doctor Explains Why Roy Nelson Doesn’t Get Knocked Out By Big Punches

‘Big Country’ has made the record books by absorbing the most strikes in the UFC as a heavyweight fighter. More impressive is the fact that he has done so without getting knocked out. Fightland’s medical columnist breaks down how he likely gets away with this amazing feat: “Nelson might have extremely strong neck muscles. Strong...

Jun 21, 2013 9:46 am

Invicta Makes Shift To Television With Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen

Two of the premier women mixed-martial-arts fighters in the world, Cris Cyborg (11-1) and Marloes Coenen (21-5), headline the July 13th Invicta Fighting Championships 6 pay-per-view event, airing live from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Brazilian KO artist Cyborg, arguably the top pound-for-pound fighters in women’s MMA, and equally dangerous Dutch submission specialist...

Jun 21, 2013 9:31 am

Rampage Jackson Discusses Potential Move To Heavyweight

Nearly two weeks ago we told you Rampage Jackson was toying with the idea of moving to the heavyweight division. Those ambitions have apparently not left the mind of the former PRIDE and UFC Champion as he discussed his intentions further in a recent media call. “Before, I was talking about retiring at 35 which...

Jun 21, 2013 9:00 am

Jacob Volkmann Had Seizure Prior to WSOF3 Fight

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA World Series of Fighting lightweight, Jacob Volkmann, told’s “Beatdown” Radio that he suffered a seizure the day before he fought Lyle Beerbohm at WSOF3 in Las Vegas last weekend.   As he was resting prior to weighing in on Thursday, Volkmann explained, “The maid knock[ed] on my door and...

Jun 20, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva Would Be A Fool Not To Respect Me

“I’ve been dreaming about this fight with Anderson Silva since I started MMA. He makes you pay for any mistakes you make. He’s opportunistic. Probably his biggest threat is his confidence. You make one mistake…he’s in there to win, and so I am. He’s a great champion for a reason, but he knows I’m a...

Jun 20, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen On How to Get The Girl

UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen talks about how he met his girl and she gives her side of the story!!! “I’m not an expert on love or relationships, but there is some advice: If it doesn’t come easy, you need to let it go. And if it’s right, you won’t have to work for it. It’ll...

Jun 20, 2013 9:11 am

Pettis Time On Shelf Extended After Visiting UFC Doctor

All hopes of Anthony Pettis being well enough to face off with Benson Henderson at UFC 164 have been squashed following a visit to a UFC approved Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based...

Jun 20, 2013 8:59 am

Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT

“You don’t have to look too far to see Chris Weidman has the exact skill set to beat Anderson Silva, and he’s also got it upstairs,” said Sonnen. “He wants this fight. He has a better top game, at least submission wise, than I do. I was able to have some success for several minutes...

Jun 20, 2013 8:53 am

Mike Dolce Explains The Challenges Of Working With Rampage Jackson

“Chael was 233 pounds six weeks before the Michael Bisping fight. To go from 233 to 185 in six weeks is insane. The hardest issue — I would have to say Rampage is the hardest I’ve ever had to deal with. Not because he was the biggest or heaviest because he wasn’t. I helped Duane...

Jun 19, 2013 10:14 am

Joe Rogan Details Why Anderson Silva is the Best Ever

As only he can, UFC announcer Joe Rogan provides his commentary on why Anderson Silva is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Silva faces Chris Weidman at UFC 162 to prove his #1 ranking.

Jun 19, 2013 10:12 am

Diaz Wants PRIDE Rules For New Promotion

“In the first event, what Nick’s trying to do is introduce some rule changes — relative to the rules that many of the fans may be familiar with already — to try to push the action a little more towards the sport as Nick envisions it. “That, first of all, is in a ring versus...

Jun 19, 2013 10:01 am

Randy Couture: Dana White Crossing The Line With My Family

“I don’t take any of that personal. I don’t really tune into the underground and all that other stuff. People come to me and they say, ‘Oh, he said this and he said that.’ I don’t care; I know what the truth is. I know how I have treated people, how I tried to treat...

Jun 19, 2013 9:55 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Pre-Fight Interview: ‘Weidman needs to work on his striking’

“Weidman got good jiu-jitsu and great wrestling, but he needs work with his stand-up. “Every fighter commits mistakes. I just have to look for the right opportunity to capitalize on his mistakes. Everyone has their strong points. Everyone has their weak points.” Every fighter has weak points and every fighter makes mistakes. At UFC 162,...

Jun 19, 2013 9:45 am

Chael Sonnen Has A Real Beef With LeBron James And He Explains It Here

“His name being brought up prompted it. He makes Urkel look cool. I would have liked to call him a twat, but they changed subjects. Let me tell you a story about LeBron. He asked the UFC for tickets for my fight against Anderson Silva. We sit the guy front row, and all through the...

Jun 19, 2013 8:53 am

Lamas Removed From UFC 162, Boetsch vs. Munoz Promoted To Main Card

When the ‘Korean Zombie’ got shifted to Brazil to face Jose Aldo, he left Ricardo Lamas without an opponent for UFC 162. The UFC his apparently opted against filling that vacancy and instead will give Lamas his show money for stepping down and not competing on July 6. With the UFC 162 event now absent...

Jun 18, 2013 1:37 pm

Free Fight Video | Terry vs. De La Torre From Last Weekend’s Arise FC Event

Upstart promotion, AriseFC made its debut last Saturday from the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. With a near sold out crowd, the mixed Muay Thai/MMA card delivered fireworks, including the main event between James Terry vs. Mike De La Torre which is featured above.

Jun 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Quick Twitt | Ellenberger And MacDonald Go At It

UFC on FOX 8 welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald traded verbal jabs yesterday on twitter. Check it out: St. Pierre: I stole your truck. I have the pics of you & Rory. Let's talk — Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) June 8, 2013 Rory: Strained Peas. SAM'S CLUB — Jake Ellenberger (@EllenbergerMMA) June 15, 2013 McDummy Bad...

Jun 18, 2013 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Following Schaub Disaster Metamoris Sets Up New Rules

At the Metamoris 2 event in Los Angeles, California UFC heavyweight fighter, Brendan Schaub failed to deliver on any real level of entertainment or competitiveness. As a result, Ralek Gracie, made the video entered above explaining some rule changes to their events.