Archive: UFC 166

Oct 24, 2013 11:00 am

Cain Velasquez’s camp confused by broken jaw report

The camp of UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez (13-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), is more than a bit confused as to why the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s Combative Sports division medically suspended the fighter for a suspected broken jaw following this past weekend’s UFC 166 event. Heidi Seibert, who is a spokesperson for Zinkin...

Oct 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Junior Dos Santos’ Coach ‘Never Considered’ Throwing in Towel at UFC 166

  At UFC 166, Junior dos Santos (right) suffered incredible damage during a nearly five-round fight against UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez.  Despite dos Santos’ battered face and significantly slowed demeanor in the cage, the fighter’s jiu jitsu coach said he ‘never considered throwing in the towel.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Yuri Carlton is...


Oct 22, 2013 11:05 am

Fabricio Werdum Says He Would Retire If He Defeats Cain Velasquez via Submission

  “Imagine if I’m the only guy who submitted Fedor, ‘Minotauro’ and Velasquez?” UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum asked after learning he would be the next to challenge Cain Velasquez’s heavyweight championship.  “Then I would retire and work only as a commentator.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Not long after Cain Velasquez successfully defended...

Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

POLL | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

Last weekend Junior dos Santos failed to recapture his UFC title for the second straight time. Much like their second fight, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was able to beat, batter and bruise dos Santos in route to a fight that went to the fifth and final round. Many people, Dana White included, believe...

Oct 22, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | UFC 166 Phantom Cam Highlights

Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez ended their heavyweight trilogy with an epic fight. Watch highlights of Cain’s win and the rest of UFC 166 in super slow motion.

Oct 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Aftermath: Cain Velasquez Posts Photo of Himself 2 Days After Defending Title

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made defending his title look easy last Saturday, defeating Junior dos Santos by TKO in the fifth round of the conclusion of their trilogy. Cain did sustain a few bumps and bruises, however, which were evident during the post-fight press conference. Cain’s superficial injuries didn’t stop him from enjoying what...

Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...

Oct 21, 2013 11:36 am

Dana White: “I try so hard to like Roy Nelson”

“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to...

Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am

Cain Velasquez Done with Junior dos Santos After Dominating Once Again

After the second consecutive meeting between UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, it is clear that Velasquez knows exactly how to dominate the Brazilian, leaving little to question on who the superior fighter is. Velasquez has now seemingly put an indefinite hold to the ‘parallel careers’ discussion between the two, stating that...

Oct 21, 2013 10:58 am

Junior Dos Santos Thought 5th Round TKO Loss Came in Round 2

Junior Dos Santos (pictured) suffered a second TKO loss to UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez this past weekend at UFC 166.  According to his corner, following the referee stoppage in the fifth round, Dos Santos believed he had been stopped in the second round.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  This past Saturday night at UFC...

Oct 21, 2013 10:54 am

Dana White Says UFC Roster ‘Is Too Full’

  In the past year, the UFC has made significant cuts from its roster of fighters.  These cuts included fighters who were in, or near, the top-10 of their respective divisions, such as Jon Fitch or Yushin Okami.  While fans cried out against such decisions, UFC President Dana White (pictured) says it is simply to...