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Feb 19, 2014 6:32 pm

UFC 170’s Ronda Rousey: “I’m willing to die in there”

“On paper, she’s an amazing athlete, and athletically you could say we’re very close to equals, and that’s why people are so excited about this fight. But I think that I’m more of a fighter than she is. I can tell that this title is not as important to her as it is to me....

Feb 19, 2014 11:57 am

VIDEO | Ronda Goes ‘Beastmode’ While Shadowboxing – MUST WATCH!!!

Alright so, after watching this video, I think it’s safe to say that UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has been working on her stand-up. While she’s known for her grappling prowess, ending 100% of her fights with an arm bar submission, many want to see the champ stand and bang. Ronda recently touted herself as...

Feb 19, 2014 11:22 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rousey vs. Tate II (Full Fight)

Last year in the UFC 168 co-main event Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate squared off for the UFC bantamweight title. Catch the full fight replay in the player above. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm

Ronda Rousey: ‘It’s almost killing time’

UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, recently appeared on ESPN’s MMA Live to promote this weekend’s UFC 170 pay-per-view event. Check out what the champ had to say about her opponent, Sarah McMann, and more. Hit play and enjoy. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 18, 2014 6:40 am

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann: ‘When the pressure’s on I show up’

“I don’t know if it was necessarily my Olympic success that has [played into my MMA success]. I think you can take other Olympians or Olympic medalists and sometimes that doesn’t translate into success in another sport. So I think part of it is each individual, and that’s why when I began MMA I said,...

Feb 18, 2014 6:31 am

Rousey: ‘I’m also the best striker’

“My MMA striking is the best in the game. It definitely is a challenge. With judo I spent so many years with a certain posture that the hardest thing was adjusting it. I’ve reached a certain level of competition where what’s required out of striking to come into the clinch to grapple is a lot...

Feb 18, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Camp

Ronda Rousey sharpens her jiu-jitsu sword at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. In this video, previously released by, Ryron and Rener explain what she’s learning, why she’s so quick to absorb information, and how good her armbars really are. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 18, 2014 6:22 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Rousey vs. McMann

MMA’s top fighters give their prediction for this weekend’s UFC 170 main event between Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann. Enjoy! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 17, 2014 10:56 am

VIDEO | Don Frye ‘Predator’s Predictions’ UFC 170

Don Frye ‘Predator’s Predictions’ UFC 170. Another of Don Frye’s, unfiltered, politically incorrect MMA, Cage Fighting, Kick Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate Fighting Championship Predictions. This time you won’t believe what Don has to say about the UFC 170 and somehow always manages to gets away with it!!! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 17, 2014 10:49 am

McMann: Coaches, Not Pat Cummins, Broke Cormier In The Wrestling Room

“The coaches are responsible for breaking him, not anybody else. During these practices, we are always down on points. We have people rotating in on us. They are people in our weight class that are eating whatever they want, they’re fresh because they get breaks and we don’t. They have no pressure on them. It’s...

Feb 17, 2014 10:25 am

VIDEO | Cormier Explains Why He Cried At Hands Of Pat Cummins

“This was around 2004. I lost my daughter in 2003, so I was having a whole bunch of personal issues. I called our head coach at the time and told him the story Pat told. “And he was like ‘That’s not what happened. What is he talking about? He’s just lying.’ “I go ‘what happened?’...

Feb 14, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Is The Biggest Star The UFC Has Ever Had

Olympic Medalist, UFC Champion, Hollywood Movie Star. UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, is no doubt a hot commodity in the world of sporting and entertainment. So hot in fact that the UFC Boss believes she is the biggest star in his companies short history. At a recent media luncheon Dana stated, “She’s the hugest superstar....

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...

Feb 13, 2014 12:25 pm

Cormier Gets a Fight, UFC Signs Undefeated Prospect For UFC 170 Bout

We’ve been back and forth on this one a few times since yesterday’s news on Rashad Evan’s fight canceling injury. The UFC originally opted to postpone the light-heavyweight showdown (between Cormier & Evans), but after a public plea from Cormier, UFC officials have signed Patrick Cummins, an undefeated all-american wrestling product out of SoCal’s Reign...

Feb 12, 2014 7:56 pm

Cormier Asks For Any Fighter To Step Up And Fight Him Next Week

Calling all heavyweight and light-heavyweight fighters currently signed to the UFC. There’s an opportunity for cash and prizes at next week’s UFC 170 event in the form of a Daniel Cormier co-main event. As we learned earlier today, Rashad Evans was forced out of his bout and into rehabilitation following a fight canceling injury. In...

Feb 12, 2014 7:13 pm

Cormier Details Difficulties In Making Rashad Evans His Enemy

“It’s difficult because I met Rashad a long time ago, back in college. I have pictures of Rashad cornering me in Strikeforce. It’s a little different than if I had to fight someone else, but as a professional, you have to kind of put it to the side and just train. I think one thing...

Feb 12, 2014 7:01 pm

Fighters React to UFC’s New Bonus System

Earlier today during the UFC 170 pre-fight media conference call, fighters from the night’s main card weighed in on the UFC new bonus plan. Daniel Cormier stated: “I haven’t even gotten a bonus yet, so I don’t think that even applies to me. I just go out there and fight the best that I can....

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 10:35 am

Coach: Ronda Dropping Boxing World Champs With Punches In Training

“I’m not going to give out what she’s going to do, but I’ll be honest: We get boxing world champions in here – girls – and she drops all of them with body shots. So if you’re dropping people with 14-ounce gloves, you guys should be seeing that.” During this week’s UFC 170 media event...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...