Archive: TUF

Mar 21, 2014 9:45 am

Colton Smith set to welcome newcomer Carlos Ferreira in San Antonio

By Evan Stoumbelis Ultimate Fighter season 16 winner and active duty service member Colton Smith will be welcoming Carlos Diego Ferreira to the octagon in San Antonio, Texas on June 28th. Colton Smith has had difficulty finding success after winning the Ultimate Fighter, first dropping a TKO loss to Robbie Whitaker, and then losing via...

Mar 21, 2014 7:54 am

Barnatt On McGregor: ‘You don’t have to represent the sport badly’

I’m starting to wonder if there’s anyone left in the UFC who doesn’t have some level of drama going on with Connor McGregor. Luke Barnatt, a member of The Ultimate Fighter 17 roster, recently sat down with Jonathan Shrager of MMA.TV and spoke about his issues with McGregor, as well as his fantastic start to his...


Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...

Mar 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Wand Blasts Sonnen: ‘Jokes About Poor Children & Whores Is Not Funny’

“This guy offended us. He called my country a jungle and said we don’t even have internet. He called our women whores. To say things and then say it’s only promotion doesn’t work. The guy makes jokes about homeless children. We walk in Sao Paulo and see the children in the streets and it’s painful....

Mar 2, 2014 9:46 pm

Bellator Boss On Losing Melendez To The UFC

“Being part of the Viacom family and having Spike as a legitimate partner, we can offer things to fighters like we’ve done with (Rampage) in terms of the theatrical stuff and the reality programming he’s done. We offered some of those things to Gil. There was no way they could match the deal without giving...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...

Feb 13, 2014 6:05 pm

Latin Fighters Take Center Stage For The Next International TUF Season

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. The seventh international edition of the UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, is set to feature...

Feb 10, 2014 9:37 am

TUF Nations’ Tyler Manawaroa Offers Official Apology For Blatantly Racist Photo On Instagram

Undefeated middleweight Tyler Manawaroa, currently a contestant on this season’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, has been receiving some flak regarding a racial image that he had uploaded to his personal Instagram account months prior to him being cast on the show. The 19 year old New Zealand fighter, who is currently representing...

Feb 10, 2014 4:37 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Actually Has A Fan Club In Brazil

Chael Sonnen has been in hostile territory filming the Brazilian version of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series. To the surprise of many, it’s not all hate for Chael down in Brazil. He actually has a fan club. Check it:

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pena’s Coach Defends His Team, Insists No Assault Took Place On TUF Winner

The big topic last week was the horrible and tragic injury of TUF winner Julianna Pena. Pena suffered a severe knee injury that will likely keep her on the shelf for the better part of two-full-years. UFC President Dana White told us that he believes it was a disgusting act of assault by a male...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 8:12 am

The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia Episode 3 recap

On the third installment of The Ultimate Fighter Nations team Australia looked to derail the momentum of the Canadians and regain control of the fight selection. Team Australia is 0-2 going into the third bout of the season as team Canada’s Chad Laprise (7-0) and team Australia’s Chris Indich (5-1) are set to face off...