Archive: mma

Nov 19, 2014 8:10 am

Conor McGregor v. Jon Jones, Who Gets In More?

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones captured a video with ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Both men have built an impressive resume in the ring, and out of the ring with their brash trash talk. McGregor, like his nickname indicates, is notorious for his trash talk leading up...

Nov 19, 2014 8:01 am

Medical Suspensions Report – Bellator 131

This past weekend fight fans witnessed two MMA veterans battle it out for three rounds in the cage with Tito Ortiz eventually getting the nod over Stephan Bonnar. Below are the medical suspensions from Bellator 131 courtesy of the MMAWeekly, who obtained the suspension list from the CSAC. Stephan Bonnar: 60 days pending medical clearance...

Nov 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Weidman: ‘I’m not letting a Juicehead take my belt’

“He’s trying to take my belt. He’s been caught cheating and I’m not going to let a cheating juicehead take my belt.” “I expect an even better Vitor Belfort. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise he’s off this stuff. Maybe he doesn’t have to worry about getting tired. I’m preparing for a Vitor we haven’t...

Nov 18, 2014 11:43 am

‘Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Broadcast Breaks Records

Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15 with record ratings for the emerging MMA franchise under new president Scott Coker. The Bellator 131 main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (11:50pm-12:16am) drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest­rated MMA fight on cable in 2014. The Ortiz-Bonnar...

Nov 17, 2014 9:24 pm

Erik Koch on Roufusport coaches: “These guys are great men and great teachers”

UFC fighter Erik Koch is defending his longtime gym, Roufusport after head coach and owner Duke Roufus took heat from former students and trainers for his training methods. Koch took to The UnderGround to support his coach. If you guys don’t already know I have trained at roufusport for about 5 years now. All this...

Nov 17, 2014 9:12 pm

STAREDOWNS! from ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference

Yesterday the UFC held a special press conference to announce the full 2015 calendar of events (See that HERE), and do a live Q&A with some of the UFC’s biggest superstars. Here are the staredowns from the event: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 8:47 pm

Kennedy talks Belfort vs. Weidman: “Weidman will freight train him”

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy may not be committed to continuing to fight at middleweight, however that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have an opinion on the highly anticipated matchup between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort. Kennedy spoke to Submission radio to discuss the bout. “I hope (Belfort) passes. We’ve seen pictures of him of late, whether...

Nov 17, 2014 8:41 pm

Werdum: Hunt asked for bout to be stopped

Fabricio Werdum landed a vicious, but well placed flying knee this past Saturday against Mark Hunt to become the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Werdum spoke to BloodyElbow about the setup for the fight ending knee, that he says caused Mark Hunt to ask for the bout to be stopped. His words: “It took me a...

Nov 17, 2014 8:33 pm

UFC on FOX 14 picks up three new bouts

UFC on FOX 14, which takes place January 24th from Stockholm Sweden has picked up four new bouts. First up is Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov. Krylov is coming off a TKO win over Cody Donovan earlier this summer, whereas Nedkov is coming off a TKO loss to Tom Watson nearly a year ago. Next...

Nov 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Herb Dean draws main event duty for UFC 181

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn main event duty for UFC 181 next month. Dean will referee the main-event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while fellow veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Yves Lavigne will also referee the TUF 20 finale in December as...

Nov 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Did Ortiz play tricks to keep Bonnar awake prior to Bellator 131?

The night before his Bellator 131 bout against Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar found himself on the wrong end of several bizarre circumstances that caused him to get little sleep the night before his highly anticipated fight against Tito Ortiz. He recounts the situation to MMAJunkie. “One of the reasons I was tired was some bizarre...

Nov 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Dana White discusses Luke Rockhold’s ranking

Earlier this month the UFC traveled to Sydney Australia where Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold fought in the main event. Rockhold ultimately finished Bisping in the second round of the bout with a one-arm guillotine choke. UFC President Dana White spoke to UFC.com on their weekly podcast, ‘The Download’ to discuss Rockhold’s ranking in a...

Nov 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Miesha Tate on “loud mouth” Bethe Correia: ‘She seems cocky’

Miesha Tate recently signed to fight Sara McMann at UFC 183. Tate believes that a fight with McMann would give her a better shot at getting back to title contention than a fight with Bethe Correia, who Tate wanted to fight at one point. Tate spoke to MMAJunkie about the decision to fight McMann. “I’ve...

Nov 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Emelianenko Gets Engaged Behind Bars

Alexander Emelianenko, MMA veteran, and brother of the great Fedor Emelianenko, was engaged recently while serving time in jail prior to a trial resulting from sexual assault charges. His trial is set for December 30th, and if Emelianenko is found guilty, he could face up to 6 years in jail. MMABoxing.ru reported in an article...

Nov 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Leonard Garcia retires at Legacy FC 37

At Legacy FC 37 this past weekend Leonard Garcia announced his retirement. Garcia fought Daniel Pineda at the event, and after an exciting start to the bout, was ultimately submitted at the end of the first round. Since being released from the UFC in April of 2013, Garcia went 3-2 under the Legacy FC banner...

Nov 17, 2014 4:48 pm

Kevin Casey out of Metamoris 5 with blood clot, Metamoris seeks replacement

Kevin Casey has been forced to withdraw from his Metamoris 5 match against Vinny Magalhaes due to a blood clot. Ralek Gracie revealed on The MMA Hour that Casey underwent emergency surgery this past weekend for the blood clot, and that Metamoris will be looking for a new opponent for Magalhaes. “We have some unfortunate...

Nov 17, 2014 4:39 pm

Johnson on suspension being lifted: “I couldn’t do anything but cry”

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson found himself suspended indefinitely by the UFC after domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife. Recently however, the UFC’s investigation turned up that Johnson was innocent, which he maintained throughout the entire process, and ‘Rumble’ was reinstated. Not only that, he was quickly signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson...

Nov 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Kennedy teasing drop to welterweight: “I can make it”

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since the infamous ‘stoolgate’ incident at UFC 175, in which Yoel Romero’s corner stalled to give Romero an extra 25 seconds to recover between rounds after being rocked. At the start of the next round, Romero went out and KO’d Kennedy (Read our breakdown HERE). Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio to...

Nov 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Silva: “I thought I was going to be paralyzed”

Anderson Silva found himself in a bit of a scare earlier this month when the former middleweight kingpin was rushed to the hospital after having back pain, and then reportedly being unable to feel his legs. Silva spoke to Veja Rio, in an article which was translated by MMAFighting, to discuss the back pain, and...

Nov 17, 2014 4:10 pm

UFC announces full 2015 schedule

The UFC announced earlier today during their ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference the entire schedule for 2015. You can see the full 2015 schedule below, which features an event almost every single weekend.