Archive: mma

Apr 17, 2013 9:01 am

Frank Mir Blames Health On Short Career Of Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir’s biggest career rival? I think if you asked the former two-time heavyweight champion, he would emphatically say Brock Lesnar. Mir and Lesnar crossed paths twice, once in Lesnar’s UFC debut where Mir was victorious and another to unify the belts the two men held. Lesnar won the second bout. In a recent interview...

Apr 17, 2013 8:48 am

Jon Jones Letting Sonnen Promote Fight, But Trash Talk Won’t Help In The Cage

Last night UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, stopped by FUEL TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss his upcoming title defense against Chael Sonnen. Here is how it went down: Jon Jones response to Chael Sonnen trash talk: “I don’t really have too much of a response. Chael’s doing what he does best. He’s promoting a fight...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear. Nick Diaz is still retired. There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or...

Apr 17, 2013 8:21 am

Coach: Pettis To Be The Next Anderson Silva

“Oh for sure it’s Anderson Silva. I have huge respect for Anderson Silva. He’s the best all around striker in mixed martial arts. For sure he’s got a good fluid style and he uses the Thai clinch well. This is going to sound arrogant but I think in a few short years, you’re going to...

Apr 17, 2013 8:06 am

Belcher: ‘I Know For Sure That I Own Michael Bisping’

“Now I know for sure I own Michael Bisping. I fight MMA’s biggest crap-talker in the co-main event of UFC 159 in New Jersey on April 27, but I know, right now, right here in camp, that I own that guy. So, with me, he also knows I can knock his ass out with one...

Apr 17, 2013 7:56 am

Boxing’s #1 Rated Female Leaving Sport To Pursue Mixed Martial Arts

Boxing’s leading lady, Holly Holm, is hanging up her boxing gloves permanently to enter the world of Mixed Martial Arts as a full-time job. She is an 18-time, three-division boxing world champion who has only suffered defeat twice in 37 pro-fights. She also boasts an undefeated 3-0 record as a Mixed Martial Artists. The news...

Apr 17, 2013 7:41 am

World Series of Fighting Announces 3rd Night of Fights

  The World Series of Fighting has announced its third event for June 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The organization has announced four fights that are slated to air live on NBC Sports Network that Friday night, with an additional number of preliminary fights which will presumably stream online....

Apr 17, 2013 7:34 am

Jones: Sonnen On Steroids His Whole Career

“People know that Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career and that’s probably why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that is the heart or the attitude of a champion, so that’s what I meant when I said he lacks champion’s soul.” While making the promotional rounds for his upcoming title...

Apr 17, 2013 7:28 am

Frank Mir Believes Training With His Family Close Has Hindered His Career

“It’s because my family’s there, it actually hinders my training. Those last few moments when she’s putting my stuff in my bag or I’m tying my tie, I get that kind of, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Not being with the children, not seeing my wife – it’s funny – I’ve always had a coach...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 16, 2013 9:56 am

Rashad Evans Shares Gameplan To Defeat Dan Henderson

“With Dan Henderson, there’s no secret, the power of Dan Henderson. He has a huge right hand, and he doesn’t hide it. He goes right after you. He makes sure he lines it up and he lets you know that he’s going to hit you with that big right hand. “But at the same time,...

Apr 16, 2013 9:50 am

Tate Atop List of TUF 17 Finale Medical Suspensions

After Faber and Gastelum had their night, a large list of fighters on the TUF 17 Finale card will be sitting out for a little bit due to the medical suspensions issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The list of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale medical suspensions is below: Miesha Tate: Suspended until...

Apr 16, 2013 9:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar-Swanson Open Up As Favorites Over Siver-Oliveira

UFC 162 is set to go down from Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. On the fight card are to pivotal featherweight bouts between four top-of-the-food-chain fighters. Former UFC lightweight champion is set to square off with Charles Oliveira and top contenders Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver are also paired up to fight....

Apr 16, 2013 9:38 am

Metamoris Pro II Invitational Announces Aoki vs. Gracie Main Event

Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie announces the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, staged live in Los Angeles at the historic Pauley Pavilion on June 9th and broadcast online via stunning HD live stream. The second event in the promotion’s history returns with another blockbuster card featuring six matches contested by world-class practitioners of Brazilian Jiu...

Apr 16, 2013 9:27 am

TUF 17 Winner, Kelvin Gastelum Planning Drop To 170

“I was sitting in my office one day. And then I saw the (TUF 17 tryouts) ad and I was like, ‘Hey, I guess I’m going to go and tryout, see what happens.’ Because before that I was struggling. I was about ready to quit MMA for a while, and just get another job because...

Apr 16, 2013 9:11 am

Zingano: Ref Made The Right Call, Kept Tate Safe

“It sucks to have a controversial call. You never like to hear, ‘Oh, that shouldn’t have ended the fight’ or whatever. That sucks. I walked away because I felt she was done. If I didn’t think the fight was over I would’ve needed to be pulled off her. Between the three of us sitting right...

Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

Dana White: Female Tryouts Felt Like TUF 1 All Over Again

“It was absolutely a historic day to have the women here for the first The Ultimate Fighter tryout. his is basically like the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to me… There are lots of girls out there that have taken taekwondo, judo, wrestling or mixed martial arts, and now they’ve got the opportunity to...

Apr 15, 2013 10:20 am

TUF Season 18 Gets New Day, New Time And New TV Network

A new network, new day and time, new coaches and new captivating storylines. The Ultimate Fighter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s signature reality series, moves to FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports’ newly minted multi-sport national cable channel, when it returns in September. The series, featuring UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Cat Zingano as...

Apr 15, 2013 10:15 am

VIDEO | Mark Munoz Blog

UFC middleweight fighter Mark Munoz takes us a long a typical day in the life of a UFC fighter.

Apr 15, 2013 9:00 am

VIDEO | J. Jones Gives Sonnen The Silent Treatment

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen spoke with Jon Anik during the TUF 17 Finale. While Sonnen was more than willing to talk about their upcoming fight at UFC 159, “Bones” wasn’t quite as eager as his opponent.

Apr 15, 2013 8:53 am

Salary Report: Faber / Miller top TUF 17 Finale Payroll

Last Saturday the UFC returned to The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’. The promotion spent a disclosed $508,500 in fighter salaries with Urijah Faber and Cole Miller leading the charge and taking home the lions share of that figure. Cole Miller rounded out the preliminary card...