Archive: return

Jul 29, 2014 5:10 pm

Silva vs. Diaz To Headline UFC’s Super Bowl Weekend Card

Dana White announced earlier today that Anderson Silva would be making his UFC return against Nick Diaz on January 31st, however initially no further details were given. Now the UFC President has given fans more information about the bout, which will headline the UFC’s Super Bowl Weekend card, which will likely be UFC 183. “The...

Jul 29, 2014 4:26 pm

Wanderlei Silva Believes Chael Sonnen Will Be Back

After an abrupt end to his UFC career, Chael Sonnen scheduled to fight Andre Galvao at Metamoris 4 next month. After a hearing with the NSAC Sonnen was suspended for two years from MMA, leaving many fans to speculate whether or not he will fight in the UFC once his suspension is up. His opponent...

Jul 29, 2014 3:13 pm

BREAKING: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Set For Jan. 31st

The fight everyone has been asking for will take place on January 31st 2015. Anderson Silva will make his return to the Octagon to fight Nick Diaz in what will also serve as Diaz’s return to the Octagon. UFC President Dana White spoke about the fight on SportsCenter on ESPN saying: “The fight that the...

Jul 28, 2014 8:27 pm

Nick Diaz Wants Fight With Anderson Silva

With a new Zuffa contract under his belt, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz says in this promo video that he wants a fight with Anderson Silva, but he is ready whenever the UFC calls on him. Check it out:

Jul 28, 2014 3:47 pm

Dan Hardy Wants To Return To The UFC And Retire Diego Sanchez

Dan Hardy hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon since 2012 when he KO’d Duane Ludwig, and then picked up a unanimous decision win over Amir Sadollah. After the bout it was discovered that Hardy suffers from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which is a heart condition that essentially means Hardy has an extra electrical conduction pathway in his...

Jul 28, 2014 9:52 am

Junior Dos Santos Eyes November Return Against Stipe Miocic

Junior Dos Santos hasn’t seen Octagon action since October of 2013 when he suffered a brutal beating at the hands of Cain Velasquez, however Dos Santos was supposed to fight Stipe Miocic in May at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale, but had to pull out of the fight with a broken hand. Dos Santos explains...

Jul 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Anderson Silva Looking Scary While Sparring

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva can be seen in this video he posted on his Instagram of himself looking terrifyingly scary while doing some boxing sparring, check it out:

Jul 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Paul Daley Signs With Bellator

Paul Daley has been campaigning hard for the UFC to resign him, however not all of his efforts have gone to waste. Bellator has signed the former UFC fighter. Daley spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to give details on the situation. “After months of rumors about me returning to the States with...

Jul 21, 2014 2:45 pm

Cruz Explains Why He Doesn’t Want An Immediate Title Shot

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his return to the UFC after nearly a two year absence that came due to a torn ACL and then a torn groin. Cruz opted to fight Takeya Mizugaki instead of immediately fighting champion TJ Dillashaw. “You know, it’s a...

Jul 21, 2014 10:22 am

Minotauro Nogueira Believes He Still Has What It Takes To Fight

Big Nog has been on the receiving end of criticism as he has gotten older, suffering many injuries in training that have forced him out of numerous bouts. Despite that, and undergoing ACL surgery several weeks ago, Minotauro believes he still has what it takes to compete with the UFC’s elite. He spoke with

Jul 16, 2014 5:06 am

GSP: I Lost My Motivation To Compete

Georges St. Pierre spoke with Inside MMA about how he lost his fire to compete and whether or not he will return in the future. “I needed this. To be happy, I needed it,” St-Pierre recently told Inside MMA. “After my first comeback, when I fought [Carlos] Condit, I had a lot of fun. It...

Jul 16, 2014 5:03 am

Efrain Escudero Returns To The Octagon At Fight Night 51

TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero is set to make another appearance inside the Octagon. confirmed the news with a source close to Escudero, and broke the news earlier today. After winning TUF, Escudero went 2-2 in the Octagon and failed to make weight for one of the bouts. As a result the UFC...

Jul 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Stefan Struve ‘100% Wants To Fight’ After Fainting Incident

Stefan Struve’s manager spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about the incident that occurred backstage that forced him off of the UFC 175 card and halted The Skyscraper’s return. For those who don’t know, Struve was slated to return against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, but just a few minutes before...

Jul 14, 2014 3:33 pm

Amanda Nunes ‘100% Sure’ She Can Beat Rousey

Amanda Nunes will be fighting Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September. The fight will serve as Zingano’s return to the UFC after a layoff that lasted over a year due to a knee injury. Nunes is 2-0 in the UFC, and should she defeat Zingano, will likely get a title shot, given that Zingano...

Jul 14, 2014 10:32 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls Out Rory MacDonald, Eyes Fall Return

Former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine successfully made his Octagon debut in August when he picked up a decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim in a fight of the night performance. After that Saffiedine was expected to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172, however Saffiedine pulled out of the bout with an injury. Now eyeing...

Jul 8, 2014 6:59 pm

Dominick Cruz Set To Make Return At UFC 178

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki. Cruz is coming off a nearly three year absence from the Octagon, which was due to two torn ACL’s. Mizugaki will be riding a five fight win streak into the bout, including wins over Bryan Caraway...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 8, 2014 2:38 pm

Eddie Bravo Calls For One More BJ Penn Fight

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo posted a thred on The UnderGround calling for BJ Penn to return to the UFC for one more fight, but with some changes. That crazy strategy should retire not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive...

Jul 4, 2014 8:47 am

Matt Hughes To GSP: Get Out Of The UFC

Former welterweight champion Matt Hughes spoke about the future of another former welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre. GSP tentatively retired from the sport last year after his controversial win over Johny Hendricks. Personal reasons were the main source of GSP’s ‘retirement’ however in the weeks and months after, he complained about poor drug testing procedures,...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...

Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...

Jul 2, 2014 3:28 pm

Tito Ortiz Eyeing November Return, Targets Rampage

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s head coach Rafael Cordeiro spoke to about Tito’s next fight under the Bellator banner after submitting Alexander Shlemenko in May. “He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko,” Cordeiro told “He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training.” “He got an...

Jun 23, 2014 9:13 am

Nick Diaz Enters Contract Negotiations, Eyes Return This Year

One of MMA’s biggest personalities, Nick Diaz, who hasn’t fought since dropping a decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 in March of 2013, now wants to make a return to MMA. Sports Illustrated’s Loretta Hunt ran into Diaz at Glory Kickboxing this past weekend and got the story. Ran into Nick Diaz...

Jun 23, 2014 8:50 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Targeting September Return, Puts Division On Notice

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is anxious to return to UFC action after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos in April, but is looking ahead to a potential bout in September. The Eagle’s manager spoke to about who he would like to see his client fight. “Khabib is ready to go from September on. He had...

Jun 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Hendricks Eyeing Fall Return, Puts Contenders On Notice

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks underwent surgery for a torn bicep shortly after winning the vacant title against Robbie Lawler. Hendricks spoke to USA Today Sports about how it feels being sidelined while fighters in his division tear it up. “It sucks being on the sidelines, knowing these guys are all fighting to get to...

Jun 16, 2014 4:15 pm

Paul Daley: UFC Welterweight Are On Borrowed Time

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is making a very strong argument for why he belongs in the UFC. Check out this recent blog post he made on WhoaTV. In the time I’ve been away from the UFC, achieving notable success and continuing to light people up I’ve seen the welterweight division swell with incredible fighters. Johny Hendricks,...

Jun 16, 2014 8:42 am

Reem Wants To Return To 100% Health Before Fighting

Coming off a lackluster performance against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Alistair Overeem underwent successful elbow surgery for bone spurs. Now the heavyweight contender says he wants to wait until he’s 100% ready before returning to Octagon action according to an interview with Sherdog. “The surgery is healing up well. [I had] bone spurs...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...