Archive: return

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 20, 2014 5:56 am

Dana White: “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator”

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has signed several former UFC fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, and Rampage Jackson. One fighter White isn’t worried about joining Bellator is former champion Brock Lesnar. White spoke to TSN’s ‘On The Record’ to discuss why Lesnar wouldn’t sign with Bellator. “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator. Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:08 am

Dillashaw wants Cruz bout in February or March

Good news for fight fans, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw underwent successful surgery on his elbow for bursitis, and is gunning for a return to the UFC in February or March to defend his bantamweight strap against Dominick Cruz. Dillashaw’s manager spoke on UFC Tonight about Dillashaw’s surgery, saying that Dillashaw underwent surgery on October...

Nov 20, 2014 5:07 am

Bethe Correia eyes spring return following successful eye surgery

With no pun intended, Bethe Correia will be looking to return to the UFC in March or April after recovering from surgery to repair a detached retina. Correia caught criticism from MMA fans after turning down a bout with Miesha Tate following a bitter Twitter feud. At that point, Correia’s injury was unbeknownst to the...

Nov 20, 2014 5:06 am

Dana White on Brock Lesnar return: “The door is open for him”

UFC President Dana White recently said that Brock Lesnar is interested in fighting again (Read that HERE). Despite not fighting in nearly 3-years, the former champion is teasing a return, and according to Dana White, the door is open for Lesnar. White spoke on TSN’s ‘On the Record’ program about a possible return. “When Brock...

Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am

Dana White on “unique relationship” with Rampage: “He’s a good dude”

Rampage Jackson left the UFC nearly 2 years ago, the former champ’s departure was a bitter one that saw Jackson signed by the UFC’s rival company, Bellator MMA. This week Rampage sent out a Tweet hinting that he should have stayed with the UFC (See that HERE). UFC President Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off...

Nov 19, 2014 9:18 am

GSP Unsure, But White Confident He’ll Return

While there is no word as to the certainty of the return of Georges St Pierre, UFC President Dana White is confident the former welterweight kingpin will return. GSP returned to training recently, stoking the flame of potential return talks. Dana White spoke to media members and fans at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’...

Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am

GSP On Rory’s Title Shot, And His Personal MMA Future

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been noncommittal regarding his return to MMA. ‘Rush’ spoke to MMACanada, to discuss his potential return, his teammate Rory MacDonald, who will likely get a title shot in his next fight, and avoiding injuries in training. Check it out:

Nov 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Silva: “I thought I was going to be paralyzed”

Anderson Silva found himself in a bit of a scare earlier this month when the former middleweight kingpin was rushed to the hospital after having back pain, and then reportedly being unable to feel his legs. Silva spoke to Veja Rio, in an article which was translated by MMAFighting, to discuss the back pain, and...

Nov 17, 2014 11:35 am

GSP on return: “I just don’t know”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since defending his welterweight strap against Johny Hendricks. Since then there has been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see St. Pierre in the Octagon again. Recently, St. Pierre returned to training, which sparked a lot of discussion pointing towards St....

Nov 16, 2014 9:08 am

White Clarifies Comments About Stripping Velasquez Of Championship

UFC President Dana White caught heat from critics earlier this week when news surfaced that White was allegedly contemplating stripping UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of his belt if the champ is unable to fight before March (Read about that HERE). White clarified his comments last night at FOX Sports post-fight show last night after...

Nov 9, 2014 9:31 am

Condit Targeting Fight With Brown Upon Return

Former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit is currently recovering from a torn ACL in his most recent fight against Tyron Woodley. Condit informed a packed audience at an open workout in the Philippines, which was part of a 3-day media tour with the UFC, that while he is still recovering, he would like to fight...

Nov 3, 2014 8:49 am

Sonnen Responds To Wanderlei’s Challenge

Yesterday we reported that XFC was targeting a matchup in Brazil between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and that Silva had already accepted the matchup (Read about that HERE). The MMA world sat on the edge of it’s seat while we eagerly waited for ‘The American Gangster’ to answer Silva’s challenge, and we have an...

Nov 2, 2014 7:41 pm

XFC Interested In Doing Silva vs. Sonnen In Brazil, Wanderlei Accepts

Wanderlei Silva may be retired, but there have been rumors of a potential Silva return. Last week a report surfaced that Silva could face Phil Baroni on New Years Eve in Japan (Read about that HERE). During XFC International in Brazil this past weekend, Silva was asked about a potential matchup against Chael Sonnen, the...

Oct 27, 2014 9:03 pm

Paul Daley Gets Visa, Eyeing 2015 Bellator Return

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has officially received his visa, and will be looking to make his return to Bellator MMA in 2015. Daley was released by the UFC after punching Josh Koschek after the bout ended, and was given a lifetime ban from the promotion. Since then he has fought for Strikeforce, and fought in several...

Oct 24, 2014 4:12 pm

SUCCESS! Out Of Surgery, Eyeing March Return

UFC heavyeight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 bout against Fabricio Werdum earlier this week after suffering a sprained MCL. Velasquez absence in the main event, led the UFC to call upon Mark Hunt to fill the slot against Fabricio Werdum, and fight for the interim heavyweight championship. Velsasquez coach, Javier...

Oct 24, 2014 12:42 pm

Matt Brown Asking To Welcome Back GSP

Earlier this week it was revealed that former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre had been cleared to return to training, and stepped back into Tristar gym to have his first training session. Despite GSP returning to training, UFC President Dana White stated that St. Pierre would let the UFC know when, and if he’s ready...

Oct 20, 2014 3:51 pm

QUICK TWITT | GSP Returns To Training

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre was cleared last week to resume training after tearing his ACL. The former champ is taking advantage of his medical clearance, and is already back in the gym training. Check it out: First day back in training @GeorgesStPierre looked awesome. — Firas Zahabi (@Firas_Zahabi) October 20, 2014

Oct 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Joe Warren Eyes Return To Wrestling, Gunning For Olympic Gold Medal

Newly crowned Bellator MMA champion Joe Warren is no stranger to wrestling competition. After winning the Pan American Championships in 2006 as well as the World Championship, a failed drug test cut his Olympic hopes short in 2008. Now, nearly 6 years later, Warren is eyeing an Olympic gold medal at the 2018 games. He...

Oct 19, 2014 10:29 am

Mike Pierce Ready To Return To The UFC

UFC veteran Mike Pierce hasn’t seen action in the Octagon since UFC Fight Night 29, almost a year ago to date. The bout ended in the first round when Rousimar Palhares infamously secured a heel hook, but refused to let go of the submission after Pierce tapped, and subsequently was released by the promotion. Pierce...

Oct 13, 2014 8:56 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Some Scary Training Partners

Khabib Nurmagomedov is preparing to return from having a torn meniscus, and as we reported last week HERE, he is getting into some light sparring as well. With that, ‘The Eagle’ posted the following photo of himself with some of the younger fighters at the gym. Loading Сегодня боксировал с Билялом и Аюбом, теперь они...

Sep 30, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie Eyeing UFC Return After Sakuraba Match At Metamoris

JiuJitsu legend Renzo Gracie is eyeing a return to the UFC after he has his grappling match against Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 in November. Sakuraba broke Renzo’s arm when the two first faced off under the PRIDE FC banner in 2000. Renzo spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his desire to...

Sep 28, 2014 3:43 pm

QUICK TWITT: Team Alpha Male Reacts To Cruz Dissing Them

Yesterday in the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 178, Dominick Cruz made his triumphant return to the UFC by TKOing Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. During his post-fight Octagon speech, he said he was looking forward to beating up more “Alpha Fails.” His insult was aimed at Urijah Faber and his...

Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To The Return Of Dominick Cruz

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 178, Dominick Cruz returned from nearly a three-year long layoff to defeat Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. Below is a list of the best reactions from UFC fighters regarding the return of Cruz. FUCK YESSSS @TheDomin8r THE CHAMP IS HEEERE!! #UFC178 — Rowdy...

Sep 27, 2014 10:34 pm

Dana White Announces Dillashaw Is Next For Cruz

Earlier tonight at UFC 178, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz made his return to the UFC where he defeated Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. After the bout, many fans called for Cruz to fight the current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. During the post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that TJ...

Sep 27, 2014 10:22 pm

REPLAY! Watch Dominick Cruz Post-Fight Speech

In case you missed the triumphant return of Dominick Cruz earlier tonight at the UFC 178 prelims, you can rewatch Cruz post-fight speech, and Cruz calling out Team ‘Alpha Fail’ below.

Sep 27, 2014 10:08 am

Silva: I Won’t Stop Until I Get My Title

Anderson Silva appears to be back, and it sounds like he means business. After losing to Chris Weidman on July 5th in 2013, and losing his middleweight championship Silva released a video saying “I’m back, trust me, I’m back.” However in their rematch in December of 2013, Silva snapped his leg. Now Silva is slated...

Sep 27, 2014 9:55 am

Coach: Mizugaki Is Fighting A Madman

Dominick Cruz is set to return to the UFC tonight after nearly a three year long absence. Cruz, on a quest to reclaim his bantamweight title, has to get through Takeya Mizugaki in the main event of the preliminary card of UFC 178 tonight. His grappling coach, Neil Melanson spoke to MMAMania about Cruz’s evolution...

Sep 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Rich Franklin Considers Himself “The Last Of The Mohicans”

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin hasn’t stepped in the Octagon in nearly two years. His last outing saw him lose via KO to Cung Le back in November of 2012. ‘Ace’, who is now the Vice President of ONE FC, and knows that if he plans on fighting again, he needs to pull the...

Sep 26, 2014 6:15 pm

UFC Targeting Rousey Bouts In January And March

UFC President fielded questions from fans earlier today at the UFC 181 tickets on-sale press conference. One of the questions that was asked was when UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would fight. White responded saying: “She’s absolutely, 100-percent fighting January. She’ll fight in January, 100-percent. She’ll fight in January, and then she’s going to...