Archive: return

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...

Sep 26, 2014 11:08 am

Dominick Cruz Says Rankings Never Mattered

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz believes that rankings never mattered, and that you can listen to where the media ranks you. Cruz returns to the Octagon tomorrow night as the headlining fight on the preliminary card against Takeya Mizugaki. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 26, 2014 10:55 am

Nick Diaz Pleads Not Guilty To DUI Charges

Nick Diaz has officially plead not guilty to DUI charges from November of 2013, as well as earlier this month. Diaz is facing 8 charges, which include DUI, DUI with blood alcohol over .08, unsafe speeding, failure to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. Diaz will next appear in...

Sep 26, 2014 10:02 am

Zingano Ready To Return To Action At UFC 178, Focused On “Moving Forward”

Cat Zingano hasn’t fought in the UFC since April of 2013 when she stopped Miesha Tate via TKO. Zingano will be returning to competition this Saturday at UFC 178 against Amanda Nunes, who is 2-0 in the UFC. Ahead of her return bout, the undefeated ‘Alpha’ joined MMAJunkie to discuss the bout. “I’m just trying...

Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am

Phoenix International Raceway Maintained Cruz Sponsorship Throughout Injuries

Dominick Cruz is set to make his return to the UFC tomorrow night against Takeya Mizugaki, after nearly a three year long absence from competition due to 2 torn ACL’s and a torn groin muscle. While most of the MMA world turned their back on the former banatmweight champion, one of his biggest sponsors, Phoenix...

Sep 26, 2014 9:44 am

Cruz Explains Excitement Ahead Of UFC Return

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn’t been inside the Octagon in nearly three years. After tearing his ACL, Cruz underwent surgery, and was on his way to a return before re-tearing the same ACL, forcing Cruz out for even longer. The UFC stripped Cruz of his bantamweight title for inactivity after nearly two-years away from...

Sep 22, 2014 12:20 pm

Dominick Cruz Still Believes He’s The Best 135er In The World

This Saturday at UFC 178, Dominick Cruz will return to the Octagon after a three year long absence to face Takeya Mizugaki. The bout will serve as the main event of the preliminary card, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and will give Cruz to make his case for why he deserves a shot at...

Sep 21, 2014 10:01 am

John Dodson Back Training Following ACL Surgery

John Dodson was the #1 contender in the flyweight division earlier this year, and a rematch for the title against Demetrious Johnson was on the horizon once again. However, unfortunately, Dodson suffered a torn ACL and would be out until 2015. Dodson posted the following video on his Facebook, of himself back in the gym...

Sep 16, 2014 5:03 am

Eddie Alvarez On Thiago Silva: He Was Dealt A Bad Hand

Thiago Silva was recently released from prison and resigned by the UFC after the prosecutors for his case were unable to make a case against the light heavyweight fighter. Silva was acquitted of all charges, and was resigned by the UFC the very same day. Newly signed UFC lightweight Eddie Alvarez spoke with Fox Sports...

Sep 16, 2014 5:01 am

Frank Mir Uncertain About Future In The Octagon

Frank Mir’s legacy in the Octagon is safe, but that doesn’t mean Mir is ready to hang the gloves up just yet. Mir hasn’t been in the Octagon since February, when he went the distance with Alistair Overeem in a valiant effort that saw him lose a unanimous decision. The loss extended Mir’s losing streak...

Sep 8, 2014 4:25 pm

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Needs New Haters

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery for a torn meniscus, but has no set return date yet. Khabib posted the above picture on his Instagram. Who do you want to see Khabib fight in his return bout? Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 8, 2014 9:48 am

Anderson Silva Says He’s Haunted By ‘Ghosts’ Of Leg Injury

Anderson Silva is set to make his return to the Octagon against Nick Diaz in January. The bout will be Silva’s first back since snapping his shin in a rematch against Chris Weidman in December of 2013 when he fought to get his middleweight belt back. After the injury, many fans speculated that Silva may...

Sep 8, 2014 5:06 am

Anderson Silva Muay Thai Sparring

Anderson Silva did some Muay Thai sparring in preparation for his return fight against Nick Diaz in January. The Spider hasn’t seen Octagon action since December of 2013, where he suffered a brutal leg injury when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 7, 2014 10:34 am

Todd Duffee Announces He Is Ready To Return To The UFC

Todd Duffee was one of the most promising up and coming fighters at one point, however after one of the most spectacular comebacks in MMA history, Duffee was KO’d in the third round by Mike Russow. Following the loss, Duffee was forced out of a bout against Jon Madsen, and shortly after, released from the...

Sep 2, 2014 5:03 am

PHOTO | Anderson Silva Enjoying Time With His Family

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has his UFC return on the horizon, the beginning of next year to be exact, against none other than Stockton’s bad boy, Nick Diaz. The Spider posted a photo of him and his family enjoying some time together. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 1, 2014 5:08 am

PHOTO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Training With Cain Velasquez

Khabib Nurmagomedov is coming off surgery to repair a torn meniscus, however he took some time to head down to American Kickboxing Academy and train with Cain Velasquez. Nurmagomedov was supposed to sign to fight Donald Cerrone prior to tearing his meniscus. No word has emerged yet as to when The Eagle will return to...

Aug 26, 2014 5:05 am

Soares: Silva Motivated To Be Champion Again

Anderson Silva is set to make his long awaited MMA return against none other than Stockton’s bad boy, Nick Diaz. The bout is scheduled for UFC 183, which takes place next year, giving both men plenty of time to train. The Spider’s manager, Ed Soares spoke about Anderson’s desire to be the world champion again,...

Aug 24, 2014 4:12 pm

Hector Lombard: “I Thought My Career Was Gone”

Hector Lombard hasn’t seen the Octagon since his impressive performance against Jake Shields at UFC 171 back in March. After that it was announced that Lombard would fight Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Macao, however Lombard was forced off the card with a severely herniated disk in his neck. Lombard spoke with MMAJunkie to talk...

Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am

Big Nog Outlines Plans For Retirement

“I know I won’t fight forever, I’m focused on my gym’s business now. It’s a beautiful work, we have 9,000 students, 32 gyms. … I plan to end my career by the end of the next year, I believe. One more year. It’s until the point my body can handle. “So many injuries, I’m dedicating...

Aug 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Coker Willing To Give Mayhem Miller A Chance Under The Bellator Banner

Scott Coker is willing to talk to Mayhem Miller about a potential return to fighting if Miller is mentally healthy, despite his role in the brawl that many credit with killing the Strikeforce promotion. “That takes me right back to the CBS events. Boy, I’m starting to shake over here,” Coker said at the mention...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big...

Aug 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Sydney Crosby Reaches Out To TJ Grant During Concussion Recovery

TJ Grant has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year after suffering a concussion during training while rolling JiuJitsu, and hasn’t been able to shake the adverse effects from the concussion. He revealed that one of the NHL’s biggest stars, Sydney Crosby reached out to him to offer support since Crosby missed nearly...

Aug 11, 2014 5:57 pm

TJ Grant Ready To Return, Wants Cerrone Or Diaz

TJ Grant has been absent from the UFC for over a year now after suffering a concussion during training. Prior to that he was in the lightweight title picture after winning 5 straight, including an impressive TKO win over Gray Maynard. He spoke with FOX Sports about his return: “I would personally like to fight...

Aug 11, 2014 5:49 pm

Saffiedine Disses MacDonald, Says He Has No Kickboxing

Tarec Safiedine is gearing up for his fight against Rory MacDonald in October at UFC Fight Night 54, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, California. He spoke with Submission Radio to explain why he will defeat MacDonald: “You are as good as your last fight, right? So when I watch his fight against...

Aug 11, 2014 10:24 am

Thiago Alves Returns To Training

Thiago Alves made one of the best returns to the Octagon in April against Seth Baczynski, however the return was short lived because shortly after Alves had to undergo knee surgery. In this video on his Instagram we can see Alves has returned to training, no word yet on when he will return to the...