Archive: mma

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Dana White on Jon Fitch, Expects 100 More Fighter Cuts to Come Soon I UFC News

UFC president Dana White met with the media following today’s UFC 157 pre-fight press conference and shared his thoughts on the release of welterweight contender Jon Fitch and why we should all expect many more cuts to come in the foreseeable future. Here’s what he had to say: “Jon Fitch is ranked number 9 right...


Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

UFC’s Boisterous Dispensation Has Heavy Implications | UFC NEWS

Yesterday, the UFC sent shockwaves into the MMA community with a massive downsize of a group of fighters. These fighters were well known, and some relatively big names for the promotion. Atop that list was 19 time UFC veteran, Jon Fitch. While the cuts were made for budget reasons (and maybe others that the UFC...

Feb 21, 2013 9:29 am

Jake Ellenberger offended – Johny Hendricks asked for less dangerous fight | UFC NEWS

Jake Ellenberger felt offended when his previous opponent, Johny Hendricks, asked UFC President Dana White to fight Carlos Condit instead. “I’m offended that Johny Hendricks called Dana to ask him to fight Condit. I’m going to choose my words carefully here, but I think that he wanted a less dangerous fight in my opinion,” Ellenberger...

Feb 21, 2013 9:24 am

Michael Bisping May Require Surgery to Repair Trapped Nerve In Neck | UFC NEWS

ESPN UK has recently reported that Michael “The Count” Bisping may go under the knife to fix trapped nerve in his neck, just two months before his scheduled bout against Alan “The Talent” Belcher. Bisping elaborated on his condition to ESPN reporters: “My right arm, and this is the first time I’ve mentioned this, I...

Feb 21, 2013 9:10 am

UFC 157: Ronda Rousey Pre-Fight Interview | UFC NEWS

Ronda Rousey talks about her UFC 157 title fight against Liz Carmouche, the moment she finally got the UFC’s the attention, a big weekend for female athletes, testosterone, her sister covering the fight, and more.

Feb 21, 2013 9:06 am

UFC 157: Dan Henderson Pre-Fight Interview | UFC NEWS

Dan Henderson talks about his UFC 157 fight against Lyoto Machida, his long layoff, whether he would fight Chael Sonnen, Dana White change of tune on testosterone replacement therapy and stricter drug testing in MMA.

Feb 21, 2013 8:57 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping Says He Was Bullied As A Kid For Being Poor | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping sits down with John Joe O’Regan for a glass of wine and gives a personal and revealing interview. In this exclusive video from Fighters Only, ‘The Count’ talks about his childhood, the financial struggles of early adulthood, why he became and MMA fighter and much more.

Feb 21, 2013 8:16 am

Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Announced for UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

Former lightweight top contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard will face TJ Grant at UFC 160 on May 25th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Maynard’s first fight since a split decision win over Clay Guida last June. TJ Grant has been steadily climbing up the ranks in the UFC’s...

Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Fitch & Volkmann Not Alone, UFC Releases 16 Fighters In Total | UFC NEWS

On Tuesday, Dan White confirmed that 16 fighters were cut from the UFC’s roster. Wagner Prado, Mike Russow, Jacob Volkmann, Vladimir Matyushenko, CHe Mills, Jay Hieron, Terry Etim, Paul Sass, Jorge Santiago Mike Stumpf, Simeon Thoreson, C.J. Keith, Motonobu Tezuka, Josh Grispi and Ulysses Gomez have all been cut from the UFC. Some are standouts...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...

Feb 20, 2013 10:16 am

Betting Odds: Alexander Gustafsson Opens as Favorite Over Gegard Mousasi | UFC NEWS

Following the announcement of their bout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden, odds makers have released an opening line for Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi.  The odds favor Gustafsson with the advantage, as seen on BestFightOdds.com.  This is not surprising for the young Swedish fighter, who is coming off a...

Feb 20, 2013 9:52 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 157 (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

Take an exclusive, in-depth look into the camps of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche as the prepare for their groundbreaking title fight at UFC 157. Dan Henderson vs. Machida Countdown:

Feb 20, 2013 9:47 am

Invicta FC to implement random drug testing following Cyborg signing | MMA NEWS

Call it a coincidence, but Invicta FC recently announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just days after signing famed failed PED test taker, Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Through MMA Junkie, Invicta FS stated: “For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for...

Feb 20, 2013 9:45 am

Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan Verbally Agreed to Fight | UFC NEWS

Heavyweights Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan verbally agreed to brawl this May for the UFC. Damon Martin from Bleacher Report tweeted about the match-up today. Barry (8-5), who is inconsistent in the UFC, is coming off a win from The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale last December. In 26 seconds of the second round, he defeated...