Archive: mma

Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm

White: Fighters need to start ‘reeling it back a bit’ in training

  UFC President Dana White has been dealing with fight canceling injuries, at an alarming rate. This weekend’s UFC 180 event is the perfect example. Norman Parke, Joe Lauzon, Diego Sanchez, and Cain Velasquez have all been forced to withdraw from the event, making the promotion’s debut in Mexico a shell of its former self....

Nov 13, 2014 4:41 pm

Bethe Correia Turned Down Bout With Miesha Tate

“They offered me to fight Miesha three times. The first date was in December, then January and February, but I couldn’t take it because I’m injured. I tried to convince my doctor to let me fight, but he said I can’t come back before March. I can fight King Kong in March, but I can’t...

Nov 13, 2014 4:27 pm

Nate Diaz: Size No Issue For Nick, Against Anderson Silva

    “Nick’s a good size. Anderson Silva fought Ryo Chonan, Jeremy Horn. All those guys weren’t the biggest guys. Nick’s a good size for 185. He’s not huge, but it should be a good fight. That’s a fighters’ fight. “Oh course [Silva’s] probably going to hit hard and be bigger a little bit, but...

Nov 13, 2014 4:01 pm

Cowboy Cerrone Flies A Plane, Does Flips

I believe I can flllllllly. (R-Kelly voice) No such thing as toooo much fun. Learning to fly A video posted by Donald Cerrone (@cowboycerrone) on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:52pm PST Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a wild man. If he’s not base jumping off the Las Vegas needle (replay HERE), he’s learning how to do...

Nov 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Team Alpha Male Calendar Shoot

If there’s one you’ve always wanted, it’s a fresh new Team Alpha Male Calendar. Now you can have one! Check it: First rule of @teamalphamalemma calendar u can't talk about #TAM calendar. Coming soon. @ufc @honfoto @tjdillashaw @joejitsu @lastcall155 @jbmma155 @lancepalmer @holdsworth135 @touchyfili @chadmendes #lebronlighting #hasselblad #broncolor #blockboymedia A photo posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber)...

Nov 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Velasquez on pulling out of UFC 180

“My knee was pretty jacked up the whole training camp. I felt it was very unstable. My meniscus was torn. It was pretty bad. I needed to get it fixed.”   Cain Velasquez on if he tried to work through the injury: “I tried everything I could – not wrestling, not doing jiu-jitsu, just boxing....

Nov 13, 2014 1:13 pm

Gustafsson on not fighting Jones, matchup with Anthony Johnson

Alexander Gustafsson joins UFC Tonight to discuss missing out on his rematch with Jon Jones and his upcoming bout with Anthony Johnson. Alexander Gustafsson to Cormier on tips on how to beat Jon Jones: “Be fast and work on your footwork. It’ll be a great fight. I can’t wait to see it. I want to...

Nov 13, 2014 12:55 pm

Sonnen: “He’s not as good as they say he is”

“Your brother’s been in there with Georges St-Pierre. I fought Anderson Silva before and I’ve worked out with Georges St-Pierre and I had a much harder time with St-Pierre. That was my experience. Styles come into it, but St-Pierre was far superior of an athlete and a fighter. I think your brother has been in...

Nov 13, 2014 11:54 am

Holm No Longer Set To Make UFC Debut, Out With Injury

Top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm has been forced to pull out of her UFC debut with an injury. Holm was scheduled to face Raquel Pennington on Dec. 7 in, Las Vegas, as part of the UFC 181 event. The Brazilian press was first to report the news, which was later confirmed by

Nov 13, 2014 11:22 am

Luke Rockhold Readying To Replace Vitor Belfort

According to reports coming out of UFC Tonight, top UFC middleweight contender, Luke Rockhold is staying in-shape and ready for a chance at the UFC’s 185 pound strap. The AKA trained fighter told UFC Tonight that he is keeping himself on standby incase Vitor Belfort fails a pre-fight drug test. While there might be a...

Nov 13, 2014 10:24 am

Tim Kennedy Hinting At Retirement?

According to reports, UFC funny man, Tim Kennedy is toying with the idea of retirement. The Team Jackson middleweight fighter is coming off a disappointing defeat, at the hands of Will Romero, and  into surgery to repair a minor knee injury. These stressors seem to have Kennedy second-guessing his career as a prize-fighter. In a statement...

Nov 13, 2014 9:36 am

REPLAY! Edgar vs. Maynard III (Full Fight)

UFC President Dana White has made it official – Frankie Edgar has verbally agreed to defend his UFC lightweight title against the only man to beat him, as well as the number one contender who held him to a classic draw, Gray Maynard, at UFC 136. Don’t miss Edgar’s upcoming fight at Fight Night Austin...

Nov 12, 2014 3:43 pm

Champ T.J. Dillashaw: “I wanna fight Aldo so bad”

“I wanna fight Aldo so bad, dude. I will beat Aldo. I wanna fight him. I respect him, he’s an awesome fighter.” … “I hope Cub Swanson wins. I like Frankie Edgar as a fighter, but Cub Swanson is a super cool dude and his stand-up gotten so much better. We have already seen Frankie...

Nov 12, 2014 11:57 am

Chael Sonnen Considering 2016 Olympics

“I’ve considered trying out for the 2016 Olympic team in Greco-Roman wrestling. My goals would be different. I would not make the team, but I think I could be one of the guys. I could be right in there, top four or five. Give me a good opportunity to train and be active and still...

Nov 12, 2014 11:37 am

Bonnar: Tito’s ‘the biggest a**hole the sport’s ever known’

“He’s just fishing for something. The bottom line is [wrestling coach] Paul Herrera is not working with him. Paul Herrera’s working with me on my wrestling defense and what Tito’s good at. “I could watch Tito’s fights. I know them all. I know his double leg, his underhook to knee tap. We worked on defending...

Nov 12, 2014 11:27 am

TUF 20 Fighter Felice Herrig’s MMA ‘Creep Tweet Of The Day’

One of the UFC’s most fan friendly athletes, Felice Herrig, has had her fair share of creepy social media come-ons. And when she gets them she shares. Here’s the latest: #creepymessageoftheday …. Or just really angry and disgruntled — Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) November 11, 2014 A photo posted by @feliceherrig on Nov 11, 2014...

Nov 12, 2014 11:22 am

REPLAY! Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown (Full Fight)

Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, who have combined for a career 32 knockouts, go toe-to-toe in the Octagon with a welterweight title shot on the line. Now, Lawler has his title shot against champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 181, don’t miss any of the action on Pay-Per-View.

Nov 12, 2014 9:24 am

Anthony Johnson vs. Alexander Gustafsson Set

  History will be made when Swedish superstar and No. 1 ranked light heavyweight contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson meets No. 3 ranked knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Stockholm, Sweden to determine the next UFC® light heavyweight title challenger.  The bout will take place in front of more than 30,000...

Nov 12, 2014 5:00 am

Phuket Dreaming Episode 6 – “The Fast Lane”

In the sixth episode of Phuket Dreaming, Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino Trains for her fight at the Sri Panwa Resort and meets up with Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante for some SUP Surfing. Meanwhile Tito Ortiz trains for his fight with Stephan Bonnar and holds a seminar.

Nov 11, 2014 6:51 pm

UFC 180 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

On episode #1 of UFC 180 Embedded, interim heavyweight title contender Fabricio Werdum shows featherweight Dennis Bermudez around Mexico City and takes in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament. Werdum’s opponent, Mark Hunt, drops off a heavyweight-size load of laundry and battles the language barrier in search of his signature hairstyle. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes...

Nov 11, 2014 5:36 pm

Hunt: ‘I’m Happy Cain Got Injured’

“I would say I’m quite happy because Cain was injured. Sorry Cain. It was good news on my account. I’m here to win that No. 1 spot, I’m gonna knock Fabricio out. His object is to probably put me down and tire me out. I know that. But all I need is one punch, one...

Nov 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Bellator Champ Will Brooks ‘Not Impressed With Unprofessional Bonnar’

“I think that just put an ugly look on the promotion. That approach [Bonnar] was allowed to take as far as bringing in his buddy [former UFC talent Justin McCully], doing that whole pro wrestling skit type of deal, I think that really turned a lot of people off. That’s not fair to the other...

Nov 11, 2014 5:00 pm

Velasquez Breaks Down Werdum vs. Hunt Interim Title Fight

“I think Mark Hunt just has that knockout power, and that’s pretty much it. I think Werdum, with his length, also if it goes to wrestling, if it goes on the ground, Werdum has it. I think on the feet, with the power that Hunt has, I think he has a good chance of winning...

Nov 11, 2014 4:50 pm

Invicta FC 10 Event Finalized With 10 Bouts

The Invicta Fighting Championship has announced the lineup for their 10th event. In the ‘UFC Fight Pass headliner’, the promotion’s atomweight champion, Michelle Waterson (pictured) will fight Herica Tiburcio. “Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio” takes place on Dec. 5 from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The full lineup is as follows: Atomweight Title...

Nov 11, 2014 4:39 pm

Gadelha: ‘UFC strawweight belt is mine’

“I think that this is my belt. I’m trying to achieve something in this career for 10 years. I don’t think anyone is as focused as I am. It’s not a dream you have for three or four years, like many of those girls have. It’s something I dream about 10 years. I’ve been working...