Archive: ufc 148

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 4, 2013 8:03 am

Cody McKenzie returns to lightweight, faces Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout featuring Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (19-9-1 MA, 8-8 UFC) and Cody McKenzie (14-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC on FOX 9” card, set for December 14 in Sacramento. The “TUF 12” veteran, Cody McKenzie, got back in the win column in April...

Aug 6, 2013 7:26 am

Rampage: “When Tito signed, I went, ‘Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight'”

Prior to Bellator 97, rumors had been swirling that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) would be making his Bellator debut in a boxing match opposite former multi-division champ Roy Jones Jr. (56-8). When Rampage took to the cage at Bellator 97, many anticipated it would be to announce that he...

Apr 9, 2013 10:41 am

Tito Ortiz Calls UFC 148 Loss “Fishy”; Hints at Foul-Play

  UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz fought in what is supposedly his last MMA out of his storied career. In this fight, Tito fought Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148, dropping a close unanimous decision. Boos rained down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Griffin took the mic and made...

Jan 8, 2013 11:40 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen set for April 27 in Newark, N.J. | UFC News

The previously announced title fight between “TUF” coaches Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) now has an official date, as their fight will headline the UFC 159 event set for April 27 in Newark, New Jersey. Jones and Sonnen served as the coaches on the 17th edition of “The Ultimate...

Dec 21, 2012 11:59 am

Bobby Voelker vs. Patrick Cote official for UFC 158 | UFC News

Former Strikeforce fighter Bobby Voelker (24-8 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his UFC debut this March when he takes on Patrick ‘The Predator” Cote (18-8 MMA, 5-8 UFC) at UFC 158 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Voelker is currently riding a three-fight win streak that includes a pair of second-round TKO’s over Roger Bowling in Strikeforce. Voelker, who went 4-1...

Aug 2, 2012 1:18 pm

Kim vs. Thiago Set For "UFC on FUEL TV 6" I MMA News

  An exciting welterweight fight has been added to the UFC on FUEL TV 6 card as Paulo Thiago takes on Dong-Hyun Kim. Tatame spoke with Thiago as he revealed plans to fight in China in October. Thiago is coming off of a brutal knockout loss at the hands of Siyar Bahadurzada in April and will...

Jul 26, 2012 1:42 pm

Why We Haven’t Seen The Last Of Chael Sonnen In The Middleweight Division

By Evan Stoumbelis After losing to Anderson Silva for a second time, fans are left to wonder what Chael Sonnen‘s fate will be. Chael spoke with UFC Today’s Ariel Helwani about a possible move to the Light Heavyweight division. “There is simply an option to start over by changing weight class. My mentors have done...

Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm

UFC 148 Drug Tests Come Back Clean | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer stated that all fighters from UFC 148 tested negative for banned substances. Instead of random sampling, every fighter on the card was subject to drug testing. UFC 148 took place last Saturday and the main-event saw Anderson Silva defeat Chael Sonnen in...

Jul 10, 2012 7:17 am

Sonnen Has New Respect For Silva I MMA News

The most anticipated fight in UFC history has now concluded and the reigning UFC middleweight champion is still that, the champion. This fight had by-far the most amount of trash talking with a  two-year gap in between the two fights. After a tough loss, though, it is Chael Sonnen who came out and gave respect...

Jul 7, 2012 7:57 am

"I Think A Lot Of Questions Will Be Answered In This Fight" I MMA News

  In a recent interview with The Bleacher Report, Strikeforce champion, Ronda Rousey discusses Why Chael Sonnen doesn’t stand a chance against the long-regining middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Rousey has always been an outspoken fighter and compares her own hype skills to that of Chael Sonnen: “I think it’s a similar idea. Chael has more of...

Jul 7, 2012 7:19 am

"Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Are Going Do Just Fine Saturday Night" I MMA News

UFC President sits down with Todd Grisham of ESPN to discuss everything from boxing to Tito Ortiz to fighter pay in a fantastic interview leading up to the biggest UFC event in history. Dana White has been extremely busy as of late, expanding his company and giving fans around three UFC events each month. Now, with...

Jul 3, 2012 7:43 pm

Silva vs. Sonnen: Empty Threats or Full-On Promises | Editorial

Recently, our middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, has been a little upset. In the latest conference call, the usually soft-spoken Silva unleashed a Portuguese tirade, promising several life-altering injuries to Chael and ensuring him that he will basically have to eat through a straw, as his teeth will be forced down his own throat. These comments...

Jul 2, 2012 2:31 pm

Tito Ortiz says Forrest Griffin Should Retire Too | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Earlier this month, Forrest Griffin said “If I lose to Tito, I’m going to retire from life. Seriously” The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, Tito Ortiz responded to Forrest’s comment by saying: “Maybe it’s time for Forrest to retire; maybe he wants to retire. Maybe he’s just letting everybody know that he’s going...

Jun 30, 2012 7:14 pm

Forrest Griffin Hints That Retirement Is Near | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Earlier in June, Forrest Griffin mentioned that he would retire from life if he loses to Tito Ortiz in their rubber-match. Always one to joke, Griffin is also known for being very “matter of fact”, giving blunt and honest answers. In a recent interview with ESPN, Griffin addressed how much longer he...

Jun 30, 2012 7:08 pm

Urijah Faber "MMA Needs Chael Sonnen"

By Evan Stoumbelis Urijah Faber spoke recently about Chael Sonnen at a press conference. Faber talked about how he’s known Chael for a long time and how the two met while Faber was wrestling at UC Davis and Sonnen was wrestling at Oregon, Faber even went far enough as to call Sonnen an “outstanding individual”...

Jun 26, 2012 3:08 pm

Tito Ortiz Ready For His Last 15 Minutes Against Forrest Griffin | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner After a fifteen year career, Tito Ortiz is ready to hang up his gloves and call it a day. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will be walking into the octagon for the last time against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM...

Jun 15, 2012 12:15 pm

Dont Expect Sonnen To Beg For Your Approval | MMA News

By Evan Stoumbelis Chael Sonnen spoke with Dan Brood of The Times recently to tell him that when he gets into the octagon on July 7th he won’t be competing for the sake of North Americans. “We’re fans and we can cheer for whoever we want to cheer for. You want to back your guy....

Jun 14, 2012 9:27 am

Wanderlei Lashes Back At Sonnen | "F*** You Man!" | UFC NEWS

Wanderlei Silva has had an outspoken hatred for Chael Sonnen over the past few months and it has only gotten worse with Chael’s trash talking of Silva’s native Brazil. Having the longest reigning Pride champion and renowned master of brutality, Wanderlei Silva mad at you probably isn’t the best idea but Chael has been proven...

Jun 12, 2012 12:37 pm

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins Venue Set For Mandalay Bay | UFC NEWS

The weigh-ins for the most highly anticipated fight of the year have been scheduled for July 6th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The weigh-in will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo that will take place July 6-7 at the same venue. In the main event for UFC 148, Anderson Silva will take on Chael...

Apr 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Bisping says he would've stopped Sonnen had their fight been five rounds

By Evan Stoumbelis: Middleweight Michael ‘the count’ Bisping said the following in a recent interview: “I think Chael will out-wrestle Anderson and beat him this time, and then I’ll get the rematch with Chael considering how close our fight was. If I had Chael over five rounds, I’d definitely beat him. In that last fight,...