Archive: mma

Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Jake Ellenberger Goes Off On Rory MacDonald During Yesterday’s Media Call

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true and my message to Rory is pretty clear: start tasting some flavors of baby food and find one you like and stock up because this isn’t a Tears for Fears lookalike contest. All I said is for him to prepare for some horizontal television time, and I meant...

Jul 17, 2013 11:15 am

Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay

In the past several weeks the topic of fighter compensation really heated up. So much so that the UFC boss threatened to get rid of their bonus structure in order to offset expenses and pay the lower tiered fighters more money. That’s apparently not going to happen. “At the last press conference, I talked to...

Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Ross Talks Muay Thai and Lion Fight

Kevin Ross, world-champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai fighter, will be taking on Canadian phenom, Matt Embree, at Lion Fight 10 Friday July 26 in Las Vegas.  The fights will air live on AXS TV beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai...

Jul 17, 2013 11:08 am

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Reportedly In The Works For October Event

The Brazilian media is reporting that a welterweight bout between Brazil’s top prospect, Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for what is likely a Fox Sports 1 event in early October. Silva last saw action at UFC on FUEL TV 10 with his ‘Submission of the Night’ victory over Jason High....

Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

Chad ‘Savage’ George comeback promo video

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan MMA fans may have seen Occupation: Fighter on Netflix. A well known documentary following California MMA star Chad ‘Savage’ George leading up to his fight against Antonio Banuelos in 2010. Shortly after the documentary was filmed Chad underwent back surgery to replace a disk that had blown out in his...

Jul 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Dana White Assesses Ellenberger V. MacDonald

  Number 3 and 4 contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Rory MacDonald, are set to square off July 27 at UFC on FOX 8.  UFC President Dana White said that the winner of this fight will be very close to a title shot.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   As...

Jul 16, 2013 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

Jul 16, 2013 10:37 pm

James Krause Describes Near-Paranoia Waiting for UFC 161 Drug Test Results

  Winner of UFC 161’s Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, James Krause, can rest a little easier knowing that he has passed his post-fight drug test and the final obstacle between him and his $100,000 bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When it was announced that all fighters on...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 16, 2013 11:27 am

Constantinos Philippou wants Vitor Belfort, but ‘Not in Brazil’

“Belfort sounds good to me,” said Costas Philippou, though he was quick to add, “NOT in Brazil.” By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter, Constantinos Philippou, has had a strong start to his career in the Octagon, winning his last five fights with two KO’s.  Now, the New York-based fighter has his eyes set on...

Jul 16, 2013 11:13 am

Dominick Cruz Says He’s Not Thinking About the Belt Anymore

UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, says he is focused on recovery from his second ACL surgery, not on whether the belt will remain in his hands or be relinquished to current interim champion, Renan Barao. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been almost two full years since Dominick Cruz last stepped foot in the Octagon,...

Jul 16, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Chan Sung Jung vs. Leonard Garcia

After their star-making first meeting in the WEC, Chan Sung Jung and Leonard Garcia rematched in the UFC Octagon in 2011 in a fight that was just as exciting — and ended in the only ‘Twister’ submission in UFC history.

Jul 16, 2013 10:06 am

Quick Twitt | Jon Jones Shows Off His Off-Season Belly

When UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, isn’t training for a fight he is apparently just like every red blooded american, love handles and all! Check out the champs latest tweets and pictures about his about his out of competition physique. I am the laziest man in the world until it's time to work hard —...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 16, 2013 9:51 am

Swanson Wants Title Shot Or Top Contender Bout Against Edgar or Lamas

“Well, if they are going to give someone else Aldo then that’s way too long for me to wait. I’m in prime position right now. I’m doing well. There’s no sense in me waiting, but I do want that fight and if I have to fight one more time then I would like the Ricardo...

Jul 16, 2013 9:44 am

Lombard Says Decision To Move To 170 Was Made By The UFC

“That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170. They believe that I have, that I will perform better at 170 than 185. I have to do what the bosses say you know. Can’t argue with the bosses. If it were up to me, I would have stayed at 185. I have to...

Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman Admits Silva’s Antics Got To Him In UFC 162 Title Fight

“You have no idea what is going to happen when you get into the Octagon. If you have any insecurities at all, [Anderson Silva] will expose that — he’s going to bring them out and make you pay. He’ll put his hands down, he’ll put his hands on his hips, he’ll talk and make you...

Jul 16, 2013 9:10 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out BJ Penn & TJ Grant

“I have asked for a fight with BJ Penn but I have not received a response,” he said. “Perhaps they have different plans for him. I wanted to fight someone I watched on TV when I was younger. He is a legend. “If BJ is not available I would love to fight (TJ) Grant. If...