Archive: mma

Jun 10, 2012 11:12 am

Dana White Calls For Fighters To Tone It Down, Stop Getting Injured | UFC NEWS

Injury is nothing new to mixed martial arts.  Recently, there seems to be flood of UFC fighters pulling out of their bouts.  Major fights are being changed due to injured fighters like Brian Stann, Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch, Vitor Belfort, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, and now Jose Aldo.  Matchmaker Joe Silva and UFC President Dana...

Jun 10, 2012 2:19 am

Jose Aldo Out of UFC 149, Faber vs. Barao Moved To Main Event | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is out of the UFC 149 main event due to injury. As UFC 149 is now without the main event the UFC 148 co-main event moves to UFC 149. Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao has been moved over as the new main event in Calgary. UFC officials...

Jun 9, 2012 1:08 pm

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez : “If he didn’t want to stand-up with me he’s not going to do it with Cigano, I see Cigano winning again." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot was recently defeated by Velasquez at UFC 146 and this marked his second defeat on the bounce moving Silva to (16-4) overall. However fresh off his defeat Bigfoot does not think Velasquez has what it takes to contend with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior...

Jun 9, 2012 11:29 am

GSP vs. Condit, Kampmann vs. Hendricks In The Works For UFC 154 | UFC NEWS

UFC president Dana White announced Friday following UFC on FX 3 -Johnson vs. McCall an expected headliner between interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit and welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and co-main event Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann in the works for UFC 154 on Nov. 17 at Bell Centre in Montreal. The welterweight bout represents a contingency in the...

Jun 9, 2012 10:17 am

Rickson Gracie Feels Only 30 Percent Of Jiu-Jitsu Is Effective In MMA

By Jamie McAllister Rickson Gracie in an interview with TATAME. Gracie talks about the evolution of MMA and feels pure Jiu-Jitsu alone now in the sport just does not cut it any more. “No, things have changed. Nowadays the rules impose a rhythm to the bout, conditioning and a game plan which imposes Jiu-Jitsu to...

Jun 7, 2012 6:02 am

Roy Nelson Calls Out winner Of Kongo vs. Noguiera Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Roy Nelson comments to Sherdog. In his last bout Nelson breezed through Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012, with a 51-second knockout. The win got him back on track after his defeat to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143, after the bout Nelson even contemplated moving down to 205. Fresh...

Jun 7, 2012 5:25 am

Tito Ortiz On Dana White : "I know he'll never forgive me." | UFC News

Jamie McAllister Tito Ortiz in an interview with Fight Magazine. Ortiz comments on his relationship with UFC President Dana White. “Some decisions where probably against Dana, I probably shouldn’t have said some of the things I said. Some of the things I should have did, I should have carried myself a little different. I’m a...

Jun 7, 2012 4:59 am

Shogun Rua vs. Brandon Vera Set For UFC On Fox 4 Main Event | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC having matched Hector Lombard with Tim Boetsch at UFC 149 and Stann out injured this has left the UFC on FOX 4 show without a main event. Enter Shogun Rua who’s UFC 149 opponent Thiago Silva withdrew from the bout due to injury and will now face Brandon Vera. Here’s...

Jun 7, 2012 4:20 am

With Bisping & Stann Out Injured UFC Match Up Lombard & Boetsch At UFC 149 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Michael Bisping is out of his UFC 149 match-up with Tim Boetsch due to injury, however it is unspecified which type of injury Bisping has sustained. Yesterday also saw Brian Stann injured and out of the fight with Lombard. Middleweights Lombard and Boetsch were left without opponents and now have been matched-up...

Jun 6, 2012 4:42 pm

Randy Couture Boosted His Testosterone Levels Using 'Natural' Products

By Jamie McAllister Randy Couture in an interview with MMA Weigh-In. Randy Couture managed to remain a top contender in the Light-Heavyweight division even at the age of 47 he took on top Light-Heavyweight Lyoto Machida. Machida defeated Couture via KO at UFC 129 and the win ultimaley gave Machida the chance to fight for...

Jun 6, 2012 4:15 pm

Francisco Rivera vs. Ken Stone Added To UFC on FX 4 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Francisco Rivera, fresh off a dominant performance over Alex Soto in May, will step in to face Ken Stone at UFC on FX in June. The news comes via Sherdog who first reported the bout. Edwin Figueroa was the original candidate for the fight however injury took him out of the bout...

Jun 6, 2012 5:59 am

Machida Talks About His Fight With Bader And Training In Los Angeles | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Lyoto Machida in an interview with TATAME. Machida is currently in Los Angeles, California training for the Ryan Bader fight. “Well, I came to stay here for a couple of months, but I’m really liking the training here. It’s pretty intense, many guys helping me out here, like Rafael, Johnson, Werdum, Babalu...

Jun 6, 2012 1:57 am

Rashad Evans Looking To Avenge Losses To Jones & Machida | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Rashad Evans in an interview with 790 The Ticket. Evans comments on his bout with Jon Jones at UFC 145. “It was difficult because it was a fight I really wanted, but it was a good learning tool because it helped me understand that things won’t always go my way and it...

Jun 6, 2012 1:35 am

Aaron Simpson vs Kenny Robertson Booked With Fitch Out Injured | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Kenny Robertson steps in to face Aaron Simpson in place of Jon Fitch. Simpson will face Robertson at UFC on FUEL TV 4 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on July 11, 2012. Fitch had to pull out of the bout with Simpson as he partially tore his ACL and will...

Jun 5, 2012 6:22 pm

Video | Joseph Benavidez Gives Prediction On McCall Vs. Johnson | UFC News Flyweight title contender Joseph Benavidez spoke with analyst Ariel Helwani about the upcoming rematch between Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall. Benavidez has been on the shelf waiting to take on the winner of that fight and he’ll finally find out who he’ll be facing for the UFC flyweight title.

Jun 5, 2012 5:59 pm

Video | GSP Road To Recovery | UFC News

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St Pierre in his road back to the octagon. St Pierre has told fans he is currently “ahead of schedule,” but is still concentrating solely on his rehab and not a title unification bout opposite Interim titleholder Carlos Condit.

Jun 5, 2012 3:12 pm

Michael McDonald Signs A New Four-Fight Deal With UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has landed a new four fight deal with the UFC. Sources close to the fighter’s camp confirmed the news to McDonald has gone (4-0) in the UFC and in his last bout at UFC 145 stopped former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres in the first round. With...

Jun 5, 2012 2:33 pm

Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin In The Works For UFC 151 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister A featherweight bout is in the works for the September 1st UFC 151. On the Las Vegas card Denis Siver & Eddie Yagin are set to square off according to who report that verbal agreements are in place from both Siver and Yagin. Denis Siver will stay in the Featherweight division...