Archive: UFC 158

Feb 7, 2014 6:26 am

Jordan Mein vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio added to UFC on FOX 11

According to a report from MMAJunkie, a welterweight bout between Jordan Mein (27-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 11 card. Canadian Jordan Mein is coming off a loss to surging welterweight contender, Matt Brown, at the UFC on FOX 7 event...

Jan 29, 2014 2:45 pm

Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke set for ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

“TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia” coaches Patrick Cote (19-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will slug it out at the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City on April 16, 2014. UFC executive Tom Wright announced the events headliner during today’s UFC press conference in Quebec City. The former middleweight title...

Nov 27, 2013 9:42 am

UFC 167 Ratings report: GSP sets PPV record in Quebec

According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, UFC 167 was a major hit in Georges St. Pierre’s home province of Quebec. Indigo, which handles the pay-per-view in the province, sent out a release stating that UFC 167 had broke the record for the most buys, since it was bought by ‘Videotron’ in 2009. Which...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...


Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown set for UFC on FOX 9

Two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweight fighters will clash at UFC on FOX 9 this December, as UFC officials recently announced that Carlos Condit (29-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Matt Brown (18-11 MMA, 11-5 UFC) have agreed to square off in Sacramento. Former UFC interim-welterweight champion, Carlos Condit, most recently fought in the headlining...

Jul 11, 2013 10:58 am

Siyar Bahadurzada Out, Bobby Voelker In Against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

In a piece of potentially upsetting news for fight fans, Siyar Bahadurzada has been injured and forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with Robbie Lawler in a fight that would prompted an obligatory ‘don’t blink’ from UFC color commentators. But, the UFC has done well to keep the fireworks a very likely happening....

Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am

GSP Extends Invitation to Johny Hendricks for Voluntary Drug Testing

“I believe the sport has a problem now” -UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre went on record in a recent interview with Sportsnet.com on drug use in MMA where he came out with not only his personal opinion, but an invitation to his next challenger, Johny Hendricks. “When I first started fighting...

Jun 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Nick Diaz Sets WAR MMA Pay-Per-View Price to ‘Name-Your-Own’ Donation

If the fact that former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz started an MMA promotion just seven months after his title losing effort at UFC 158 surprises you, well just wait until you hear the price point. According to WAR MMA’s official website, the price of purchase for tomorrow’s inaugural event is set at a simple donation...

Jun 19, 2013 9:04 am

Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks set for November 16 in Las Vegas

The recently announced title fight between current UFC welterweight champion (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) Georges St. Pierre and number 1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) now has a date. According to a report by Ariel Helwani on Tuesday’s (June 18, 2013) edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, the 170-pound title fight will...

Jun 14, 2013 7:46 am

Patrick Cote, Kyle Noke Set as Coaches of TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia

Two international UFC favorites have been called upon to coach the new international season of The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia as Patrick Cote (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) square off, first as coaches, then as opponents in the Octagon. Both fighters have once appeared on the UFC’s reality show, Cote in TUF: The Comeback and Noke...

Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Scheduled for Unannounced Fall Event

  UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre (24-2) has been scheduled to defend his title against Johny Hendricks (15-1) at an unconfirmed event in the fall of this year most likely at an arena in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news during a conversation with the media while promoting UFC 161. St-Pierre last...

Jun 11, 2013 5:47 am

Lawyer: Nick Diaz still retired for immediate future

Following his unanimous-decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Shortly thereafter news broke that the Stockton native was getting into the MMA promoting business in North California. Today Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale spoke to Ariel Helwani about...

Jun 4, 2013 8:33 pm

Tavares/McDaniel, Voelker/Head Set for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

Two more matchups have been confirmed by the UFC’s official Twitter account as middleweights Brad Tavares (10-1) and Bubba McDaniel (21-6) fight and Bobby Voelker (24-9) takes on James Head (9-3), both at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 on August 28th. McDaniel currently rides a seven-fight win streak with his most recent being a...

May 31, 2013 7:14 am

Uriah Hall vs. Nick Ring set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Boston

The UFC will return to Boston’s TD Garden on August 17 and in doing so will make it’s promotional debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable network. Yesterday, it was announced that a pair of “ultimate fighter” veterans, middleweights Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Nick Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will square...

May 16, 2013 11:20 am

Nick Diaz’s Promotion ‘War MMA’ Looks for June 22 Debut

  The last few days have seen a tantalizing rumor develop into a prospective reality.  Former UFC welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, is looking to start his own MMA promotion; more than that, he has already applied for a temporary promoter’s license in hopes of launching “War MMA” as soon as June 22.   Sherdog.com reached...

May 14, 2013 3:38 pm

CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

Nick Diaz retired from MMA for the 2nd time after his UFC 158 loss to Georges St. Pierre, however he may have not step away from the cage for good. As we reported yesterday the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in his hometown of Stockton....

Apr 12, 2013 9:18 am

GSP admits he believes he weighed in at 170.4 at UFC 158 vs. Diaz!

The UFC 158 Welterweight Championship fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre is starting to seem like the fight that will not end. Armed with video footage evidence Nick Diaz and his camp demanded additional information claiming GSP received preferential treatment by the commission based on the fighters home province. Nick Diaz was told...

Apr 5, 2013 10:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo: I Want Rampage To Make His Money And Be Happy | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal talked with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night about a number of topics, ranging from his recent fights to his pro wrestling career.  But given all that has happened in the last few days, the conversation inevitably turned to the controversy being stirred up between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre following UFC...

Apr 5, 2013 10:15 am

Diaz Camp Formally Requests Drug Testing Details From Quebec Commission

UFC 158 has come and gone, but in typical Nick Diaz fashion the media and fans are forced to still talk about it. La Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux (RACJ), the athletic commission in Quebec, confirmed yesterday that they tested six UFC 158 competitors for banned substances. They would not release the...

Apr 4, 2013 11:59 am

All UFC 158 drug tests come back clean

No’roids? No weed? The Regie des alcools des courses et des jeux (Quebec’s athletic commission) said that drug tests for UFC 158 came back clean. A total of six competitors were tested, QAC rep Joyce Tremblay wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com. The substances tested for are confidential, she said. In UFC 158’s main event,...

Apr 3, 2013 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Happy With Career Choices: I’ll Never Call Dana Daddy, I’m Doing My Thing

Though the transition between Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling is not entirely new (see Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock and Sakuraba, among others), competing in both simultaneously is a rare endeavor.  Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is doing just that, fighting for both the Bellator Fighting Championships and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Wednesday night, Lawal...

Mar 30, 2013 8:59 am

Diaz’s lawyer reveals texts from UFC 158 officials | UFC NEWS

  The Diaz camp has provided more information in regards to their claims on what is now being called, “Decimal-gate.” It all started when a video clip surfaced after UFC 158 of UFC Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel Michael Mersch disclosing to the Nick Diaz camp that for his...

Mar 27, 2013 11:15 am

Diaz vs. Quebec Commission: The Case and Its Implications | UFC NEWS

The camp of Nick Diaz has thrown some heavy accusations this past week.  Most of this was aimed at the Quebec commission who oversaw UFC 158, the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux.  They claim the commission relaxed their enforcement of their own regulations on a fighter’s weight, and the Diaz camp also...

Mar 27, 2013 10:24 am

Georges St-Pierre Not Injured, Back to Training | UFC News

  It would appear that a rumored achilles injury to UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, isn’t as bad as once thought and that the champ is already back to intermediate training. St-Pierre last defended his title on March 16th with a unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz and barring some bizarre legal issues with the...

Mar 25, 2013 5:36 pm

GSP And Hayabusa Apologize For ‘Rising Sun’ Gi | UFC NEWS

Chan Sung Jung’s recently wrote a Facebook letter to Georges St Pierre regarding his offensive Hayabusa ‘Rising Sun’ Gi worn at UFC 158 earlier this month. He explained to Georges that this symbol represents Japan’s war crimes against Koreans. This ‘history lesson’ has lead both Hayabusa and Georges St Pierre to openly apologize for the...