Archive: mma

May 23, 2012 7:40 am

Dos Anjos In For Injured Taylor Against Njokuani | UFC NEWS

Fighters Only Magazine has reported that UFC veteran Paul Taylor (11-6-1) has been injured and will not fight against Anthony Njokuani (15-6) on the UFC on Fuel TV 4: “Munoz vs. Weidman” card. Fighting in his place will be Rafael dos Anjos (16-6) This comes as a huge blow to Taylor who hasn’t fought since...

May 22, 2012 3:52 am

Shane Carwin Talks Recovery From Surgery & Returning To UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin talks positively about his recovery from surgery and returning to the UFC while on HDNet’s ‘Inside MMA’ Carwin who has not competed since his defeat to now Champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 which was in June 2011. “The first thing, and this is something I’ve shared...

May 21, 2012 11:02 pm

Anderson Silva Says He's Staying At Middleweight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in an interview with TATAME. Silva comments on staying in the Middleweight division. “We have a couple of athletes in the above division, which are Rafael Feijao (Strikeforce), who’s a big name in the division and Fabio Maldonado, who just fought and lost by points. We have...

May 21, 2012 1:01 pm

Mark Munoz | Lombard Doesn't Deserve A Title Shot | UFC News

http://youtu.be/y1uUI21fQKU Mark Munoz in an interview with allelbows.com Munoz comments on Hector Lombard potentially getting the Middleweight title shot. “Hector Lombard? Shoot, I got respect for that guy. He’s a good fighter and he’s already mixing up the water, I mean, he’s already doing that. But at the same time, I’ve been in this organization...

May 21, 2012 10:00 am

The Changing Landscape for Foreign Fighters | MMA NEWS

By Oliver Insixiengmay: Chants of “Zombie, zombie, zombie” erupted from the crowd and surrounded the octagon during Chan Sung Jung’s encounter with Dustin Poirier. Chan Sung Jung, more familiarly and popularly known under the moniker “The Korean Zombie,” has garnered a remarkable amount of popularity over the past year. This can be accredited to his exciting...

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 19, 2012 8:10 am

Chael Sonnen Wins Jim Rome's 2012 Smack-Off Award | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chael Sonnen was recently featured on the Jim Rome Radio Show and took place in the annual “Smack-Off” competition. The “Smack-Off” is a contest where Rome provides a platform for listeners of the show to call in and speak their mind and give their best smack talk while Rome and other show...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 17, 2012 12:13 am

Cesar Gracie Still Wants Diaz vs. Estima BJJ Match To Go Ahead In Future

By Jamie McAllister Cesar Gracie comments to MMAFighting. Gracie comments on the Diaz vs. Estima BJJ match and would still like to see it happen. “Right now, Nick is dealing with all this NSAC stuff, and it’s like they’re coming at him double-barreled, because he had the audacity to challenge them in court and everything,...

May 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Dos Santos | "I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME. Dos Santos comments on his training. “My preparation is great. I had a great training camp, I had the support of high level athletes and I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title successfully.” Dos Santos comments on the change of opponents. “Since I...

May 16, 2012 11:44 pm

Fabio Maldonado Calls Judge "A Leper" Following Decision Loss | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Fabio Maldonado was defeated in by unanimous decision by Igor Pokrajac (29-28, 30-27, 29-28). Afterwards Maldonado was less than impressed by the judges performance even calling one judge a “leper” Maldonado responded to the decision on his Facebook page. “I am too upset. What fight those judges saw? Not mine. One leper...

May 16, 2012 4:58 am

Jon Jones On Rashad | "I definitely pray for him. I wonder how he's doing,”

By Jamie McAllister UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones comments to MMA Uncensored Live. Jones comments on Rashad and hopes his former training partner & opponent is doing well. “I haven’t talked to Rashad, but I definitely pray for him. I wonder how he’s doing,” “I’m sure it’s a lot to lose, especially to me....

May 16, 2012 4:55 am

"Cigano is better in the stand-up and on the ground," Say JDS Coach | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Yuri Carlton Junior Dos Santos BJJ coach in an interview with TATAME. Carlton comments on Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills and feels he may be better than Mir on the ground. “I am positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better. He trains with the Best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name...

May 15, 2012 7:01 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Official Statement On Nick Diaz No-Show

By Jamie McAllister Cesar Gracie issues official statement on Nick Diaz no show. Gracie details the facts behind the situation in a statement to GracieFighter.com In early April I got the call from Junior asking what I thought of a Braulio Estima vs Nick Diaz matchup. I had heard of Braulio and knew he was...

May 15, 2012 6:31 am

Erick Silva Would Like Yamasaki To Referee His Next Bout | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Erick SIlva in an interview with TATAME. Silva comments on fighting abroad. “I am sure those things won’t get to me. I’m going there to put on a great show. When we’re focused, it does not change one bit.” Silva comments on his next opponent Charlie Brenneman. “He’s a wrestler who likes...

May 15, 2012 6:29 am

Braulio Estima Challenges Nick Diaz To An MMA Fight

By Jamie McAllister Braulio Estima in an interview with TATAME. Estima comments on challenging Nick Diaz to an MMA bout. “(The challenge) It was for real. I fight him next week if he’s up to it. But I guess he would run away” Estima claims he saw Nick on the day of the expo. “I...

May 14, 2012 8:27 am

Mark Hunt | "The blood will fall whether it is mine or his."

By Jamie McAllister Mark Hunt in an interview with TATAME. Hunt comments on training at American Top Team. “The importance of training at a top team, the benefits of making your game stronger, and having the top guys pushing you all the time. It’s such a blessing for me to have training partners like Bigfoot...

May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 14, 2012 7:34 am

Edson Barboza On Varner | "He’s got to bring it. This fight is going to be a war"

By Jamie McAllister Edson Barboza in an interview with TATAME. Barboza comments on his opponent being changed. “They changed my opponent but I am still focused. It doesn’t matter if he’s shorter, taller, a good wrestler or boxer. To me, what matters is doing a good job. I’m focused on my game and my stategy....

May 14, 2012 7:30 am

Bigfoot Silva Compliments Dos Santos BJJ Skills

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir & compliments Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. “It’s complicated. (Nogueira and Mir) fought twice and unfortunately Mir won them both, but he shouldn’t take it personally because when you put your emotions in there it’s when you get...

May 14, 2012 7:28 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 8 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil Team Wanderlei claimed their first victory of the season when Rony Jason defeated his friend Gasparzinho via armbar in the first round. This weeks episode picked up where we left off last week with Wanderlei & Belfort in a heated argument about Belfort matching up...

May 12, 2012 10:11 am

Wanderlei Talks Retirement & What An Easy Target Vitor Is

By Jamie McAllister Wanderlei Silva in an interview with SporTV.com Wanderlei comments on retirement. “How can I say it? I am in a situation… people want to see a show. I thought that I would do my last fight in Japan but then Germany, Australia and other countries came in asking me to make the...