Archive: ray sefo

Nov 17, 2014 5:02 am

Sefo: ‘XFC President falsified documents’

WSOF President Ray Sefo is currently under fire from XFC President Myron Molotky, who refuse to back off their lawsuit, claiming that Kalindra Faria is under contract with XFC. Sefo won’t fold easy however, and believes the lawsuit is nothing more than a ploy to extort money from the WSOF. Sefo spoke about the lawsuit,...

Nov 2, 2014 11:29 am

QUICK TWITT: Cody Bollinger Engages In Twitter Beef With His Boss, Ray Sefo

WSOF fighter Cody Bollinger allegedly was promised a WSOF title fight in December, and took to Twitter to call out WSOF President Ray Sefo for allegedly going back on his word. @CodyBollinger Cody I never promised you a fight in December what I promised you was that you won't lose your placing in the division....

Aug 6, 2014 10:10 am

WSOF President Ray Sefo Says He Would Have Pushed Jon Jones Too

  Former MMA fighter and kickboxer and current president of The World Series of Fighting, Ray Sefo, currently spoke on MMAJunkie Radio about the media event brawl between UFC champion Jon Jones and challenger Daniel Cormier. Sefo made it clear that he tells fighters to respect their opponents and that the scuffle between Jones and...

Mar 31, 2014 6:18 am

WSOF Execs Talk On Palhares’ Latest Heel Hook

Rousimar Palhares may never shake his nasty reputation. Prior to, and even before,  his release from the UFC following a heel hook victory over Mike Pierce that many believed was “dirty,” Palhares, a leg lock expert, has had a dark cloud surrounding him as someone who doesn’t fight fair. Fans and media lit up once again, feeling that...

Jan 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Rousimar Palhares to Challenge Steve Carl For WSOF Welterweight Title March 29

Former UFC welterweight fighter Rousimar Palhares (above) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Steve Carl, the organization’s welterweight champion, at WSOF 9 on March 29.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The World Series of Fighting announced its next welterweight championship fight between champion Steve Carl and organizational newcomer Rousimar Palhares.  The fight...

Jan 21, 2014 7:51 am

WSOF calls Rebney a Candyass for turning down challenge

By Evan Stoumbels A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator. Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying: “Look, and...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Jan 10, 2014 9:00 am

With WSOF 8 Win, Anthony Johnson in Line for Title Shot

World Series of Fighting continues to slowly introduce championships into their weight-classes, and the next one just might be light heavyweight. According to the WSOF brass, with a win over Mike Kyle, Anthony Johnson will be one of the participants in the inaugural title fight. “If Anthony comes out on top in this fight, he’ll...

Jan 9, 2014 8:40 pm

UFC 170’s Sarah McMann Fires Back, Tells Brown To Fight In His Speedo

“I want to make it absolutely clear … I do not care if somebody wants to be a fan or not. Don’t pay $60 then. Nobody’s taking their top off.  I don’t even know him. Why would I give a crap what he thinks about my fight? You know what, Matt Brown, fight in a Speedo.”...

Jan 9, 2014 4:51 pm

WSOF Execs ‘Disgusted’ With Matt Brown’s Comments On Female Fighters

UFC welterweight Matt Brown continues to find himself in the line of fire today, as promoters from World Series of Fighting (joined by women’s strawweight Alida Gray) chimed in on Brown’s sexist comments on women’s MMA. Brown was quoted as saying that he would only purchase a women’s pay-per-view if they were topless. “If it’s...

Dec 8, 2013 1:37 pm

WSOF Aims to Hold 8-10 Events Next Year, 2 of Which May Air on NBC

World Series of Fighting held their inaugural show in November of 2012 on NBC Sports Network. With established names like Andrei Arlovski and prospects like Tyrone Spong fighting for them, the future looked promising for their promotion. They would go on to hold six events in 2013, crowning their featherweight and welterweight champions in the...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Dec 2, 2013 10:41 am

UFC Plays Nice With WSOF Execs, Rolls Out Red Carpet At TUF 18 Finale

We don’t usually see the UFC playing nice with their competitors. Which is why their relationship with the World Series of Fighting has been surprising. The UFC boss, Dana White, has never had a problem bad mouthing his competitors, but when it comes to the WSOF promotion all we are seeing is professionalism and respect....

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Rousimar Palhares For WSOF Debut: He Is “Fixing The Issues”

Rousimar Palhares has been given a chance to fight in the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) organization, after being released from the UFC roster. Palhares has a history of holding his submissions after the referee jumped in to stop his fights, which in turn caused injury to his opponents, and provoked ire from the MMA...

Aug 8, 2013 1:22 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 08/07/13 REPLAY: Chad George, Ray Sefo & Ian McCall

Last night on BJPENN.COM RADIO we were joined by a great panel of guests. First up was WEC veteran Chad George whose successful documentary ‘Occupation: Fighter’ launched him into superstardom around the world. Chad made a big announcement on our show about his MMA career. We also had WSOF President and fighter, Ray Sefo, who...

Aug 7, 2013 4:11 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00PM PT WITH CHAD GEORGE, RAY SEFO AND IAN MCCALL

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by former WEC fighter and movie star, Chad George as well as WSOF President and fighter Ray Sefo. Rounding out the show will be UFC 163 ‘FON’ winner...

Jul 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Ray Sefo Takes Temporary Leave as WSOF President

With a return to active competition on the horizon, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has officially elected to take a temporary leave from his executive role. “I’m looking forward to another chance to step into the cage, but before I do, I felt taking a temporary leave from my executive duties was the...

Jun 15, 2013 11:33 am

Ray Sefo Announces Huckaba as Opponent at WSOF4

World Series of Fighting president, Ray Sefo, announced at WSOF 3 Friday night that he will be fighting Dave Huckaba at the organization’s fourth event, WSOF4. Sefo had announced earlier this week that he intended to fight on the next card. Tonight, he announced in front of the sold-out Hard Rock Hotel and Casino crowd...

Jun 11, 2013 5:27 am

Ray Sefo To Return to MMA at WSOF 4

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World Series of Fighting President, Ray Sefo, announced Monday that he will be fighting for the promotion in its next set of fights at WSOF 4.   Sefo spoke on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, and he announced that he would be returning to action on the WSOF...

Jun 11, 2013 5:27 am

Tyson Griffin vs. Gesias Cavalcante Announced for WSOF 4

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Former UFC lightweight contender, Tyson Griffin, is set to make is promotional debut for the World Series of Fighting against Gesias Cavalcante, Brazilian website Tatame.com announced Monday.   Griffin (16-6) left the UFC in 2011 following a 1-4 run in the promotion.  He has since bounced back, winning his...

May 14, 2013 1:36 pm

WSOF Schedules 4 Man Tourney to Crown First Ever Middleweight Champion

By Jake Chastain | For the first time in WSOF history there will be a middleweight champion…that is, after four fighters compete in a four man tournament to see who the best in the company really is. News just broke that WSOF is planning to host the tournament on the NBC Sports Network in the...

Mar 28, 2013 10:08 am

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman to Headline World Series of Fighting 3 | MMA NEWS

Jon Fitch will be making his entrance into the World Series of Fighting in a few months. Fitch (24-5-1) will meet Josh Burkman (25-9) on June 14 to headline WSOF 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. for the second time. The event will be televised live on NBC Sports Network, but no venue has been announced...

Mar 19, 2013 6:37 pm

Moraes could be in line for title shot with win against Nam at WSOF 2

The World Series of Fighting promotion will offer championship fights later this year, President Ray Sefo said in a conference call Tuesday. That could be perfect timing for Marlon Moraes – provided he gets past Tyson Nam in their WSOF 2 bantamweight matchup Saturday at Ovation Hall at the Revel in Atlantic City, NJ. Moraes...