Archive: mma

Jun 24, 2013 11:19 am

Tito Ortiz Takes Issue With Stephan Bonnar in the UFC Hall Of Fame

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Hall of Fame fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, spoke recently to MMA Junkie about his concerns toward the UFC Hall of Fame’s new inductee, Stephan Bonnar.  It was announced last month that Bonnar and Forrest Griffin are to enter the Hall of Fame together at the...

Jun 24, 2013 11:17 am

VIDEO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Preview

UFC 162 takes place on July 6 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman – for middleweight title Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz PRELIMINARY CARD:...

Jun 24, 2013 11:13 am

Rua Unaffected By Sonnen’s Trash Talk

“He disrespected Nogueira and Wanderlei. About me, he still said nothing. But disrespecting Wanderlei is enough. He is a controversial guy that really likes to talk a lot, but I’m cool. Sonnen will surely want to say something to me, but it does not affect me at all.” Chael Sonnen is notorious for running his...

Jun 24, 2013 11:09 am

Boetsch Not Buying Weidman Hype, Picking Silva To Win

“I think Dana’s quote was all the fighters he’s talked to were picking Weidman. He didn’t call me to get my opinion because I’m with Anderson Silva on this one. I’m happy for Chris that he got what he asked for, but I think he’s going to find out he should have taken a little...

Jun 24, 2013 10:23 am

Six Fighters Removed From UFC Roster

It’s that time again. In the latest mass-layoff, from the UFC Promotion, six-fighters have been sent packing. On top of the list is Karlos Vemola. Vemola went an unimpressive 2-4 with the promotion as a heavyweight, light-heavyweight and middleweight fighter. The UFC has made it clear that fighters who do not perform will not hold...

Jun 24, 2013 10:14 am

Submission Ace Roger Gracie On Weidman: ‘He can tap anyone, even me’

“I think [Weidman] is very, very dangerous. His grappling is at a very high level. He can submit any world-class grappler. I think he’s really that good. He can tap anyone, even me. It’s just a matter of if he can put Anderson in those situations. I would still put my money on Anderson but...

Jun 24, 2013 10:03 am

Quick Twitt | One FC’s Shinya Aoki Makes Test Cut To Featherweight

One of the most dangerous lightweight fighters in the world, Shinya Aoki, recently tweeted out his successful cut to the featherweight division. NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — shinya aoki 9月8日新刊発売 (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013 NOW!!!!!少し飲んで明日の朝の計量に備えるぜ!!!こんにちわ。フェザー級!!Hello !!! feather weight class !!!! pic.twitter.com/EnmWwQoHeu — shinya aoki 9月8日新刊発売 (@a_ok_i) June 22, 2013

Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am

More Than Training Partners: Teixeira vs. Machida Will Never Happen Says Glover

“I have no problem fighting someone I train with. I train with many of the fighters in my division, and I’m friends with most of them. I love [Antonio] Rogerio [Nogueira] and “Feijao,” and if I had the choice, I would rather not face them. In Lyoto’s case, it goes beyond that. I’ve been in...

Jun 24, 2013 9:37 am

Dominick Cruz: Faber Nothing More Than A Contender

“I’m one of two people to ever keep Faber from becoming a UFC champion. He will forever be known as the former WEC champion. He will always be a number one contender and never anything more.” Absentee UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has apparently not let go of his longtime feud with Urijah Faber. In...

Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am

Diaz: No Set Plans For Second War MMA Event

With approximately 3500 fans in attendance and a name-your-own-price on-line PPV Stream, the War MMA promotion seems to be off to a healthy start. But is Nick Diaz one-and-done as an MMA Promoter? He talked to the media following Saturdays debut card and wouldn’t commit one way or the other. “We’re happy; everyone seemed to...

Jun 24, 2013 9:18 am

Free Fight Video’s | Nick Diaz Promotions War MMA Full Event

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl9Suupyw44&feature=share&list=PLqaeN0J5wv5mwmMqN1-qhibPIRy5BhjLI Popular MMA Fighter, Nick Diaz, made his debut last weekend as a promotor. If you missed the event use the player above to catch all the action from the evenings fight card.

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am

UFC Judges Busier Than Ever With Rapidly Decreasing Finishing Rate

From the UFC’s inception up to current date there has been a 50% decrease in finishing rate for fights taking place inside the Octagon. This staggering decline in finishes is broken down by Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics : How many UFC fights end inside the distance? The overall percentage is 60%, which includes fights all...

Jun 22, 2013 10:25 am

Forrest Griffin May ‘Magically’ Return To Fighting

Shortly after his retirement the UFC announced that Forrest Griffin would be inducted into the UFC’s Hall-Of-Fame. Now just two-short weeks out from his induction, the retired champion went on record and said, he may not be done yet. “I’ll start training again, September, August,” Griffin said in a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner....

Jun 22, 2013 10:06 am

Hendo picking Silva over Weidman

With a big portion of the UFC’s roster betting against the pound-for-pound king, there is still at least one great talent rooting for Anderson Silva. MMA legend Dan Henderson told Rick J Lee that he believes Silva will test the undefeated challengers chin in route to victory. “I really haven’t seen much of Chris Weidman,...

Jun 22, 2013 9:52 am

Anderson Silva Head-Kick KO’s Sparring Partner, Leaves Gym Upset

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As he closes in on his July 6 bout with top middleweight contender, Chris Weidman, UFC champion and pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva appears to be in perfect form.  Earlier this week, Brazilian media outlet, Portal do Vale Tudo, reported that in one of his last rounds of sparring in Brazil, the...

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 BJPenn.com’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 Sherdog.com’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...