Archive: mma

May 25, 2012 12:55 am

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez | "I would rather fight him on the ground."

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on making his UFC debut. “I am crazy to get this fight done. Get in that cage and have my UFC debut. I am feeling like if it was the first fight of my life. I guess I’m starting it all over again,...

May 25, 2012 12:40 am

Cain Velasquez Thinks Bigfoot Poses More Threats Than Mir

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez in an interview with TATAME. Velasquez makes the comparison between Bigfoot Silva & Frank Mir. “They’re similar a little bit, but I think Silva is better all around. He does more kicks than Mir does, he uses his hands on his feet, good Jiu-Jitsu on the ground. I think Silva...


May 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Exclusive | Cesar Gracie: Nate Will Fight Anybody – He's Fought Everybody | UFC News

The last segment of Cesar Gracie’s interview, Jens Pulver fondly brings up “Baby D” Nate Diaz and asks Cesar “What do you think about the terror he’s going on right now?” Cesar replies in detail…. “I think Nate Diaz is the future of the 155lbs division.  In the past there were issues, there strength issues,...

May 23, 2012 3:34 pm

Diego Brandao | "I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about him.”

By Jamie McAllister Diego Brandao in an interview with TATAME. Brandao comments on his plans for his next fight against Darren Elkins. “My game plan is the same as Mike Tyson’s get the knockout. Trading punches for 15 minutes is dangerous” “When the cage is closed, we’ll strike. I’m cracking skulls, I don’t know about...

May 23, 2012 1:09 pm

The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale official fight match ups | UFC NEWS

  As The Ultimate Fighter Live rolls on and the finale draws closer, the bouts between those who have dropped out of the competition are already in the works. According to the official UFC.com event page today the following additions have been made: Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer The Team Cruz number one pick Justin...

May 23, 2012 11:10 am

Hettes Out, Gambino In Against Siler at UFC on FX 4 | UFC NEWS

The UFC on FX 4 card is shuffling around quite a bit lately; the UFC announced that Jimmy Hettes has been forced to pull out of his Featherweight bout with Steven Siler. Stepping in for Hettes at the nationally televised event is Joey Gambino, Steven Siler confirmed this on his facebook page earlier today. “Change...

May 23, 2012 8:04 am

UFC 150 | Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper Booked | UFC NEWS

Jared Hamman (13-4) is rumored to be taking on Michael Kuiper (11-1) in a middleweight fight scheduled to take place at UFC 150 on August 11th In Denver Colorado at the Pepsi Center. Hamman’s management team at Alchemist Management recently announced the fight but UFC officials have yet to confirm it. Hamman is looking to...

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

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 for...

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...