Archive: UFC 168

May 30, 2014 6:33 am

Bigfoot Silva Wants Josh Barnett When He Returns

We learned from the most recent episode of UFC Tonight, that UFC heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is already eyeing a certain someone for his next fight. That being said whoever he ends up fighting will have to wait four more months due to the fact that Silva is currently serving a 9 month suspension for...

May 20, 2014 7:29 am

Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard set for UFC 176

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Gray “The Bully” Maynard and Fabricio Camoes is the latest addition to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Gray Maynard (11-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) is coming off back-to-back first-round TKO losses which he suffered to opponents Nate Diaz and TJ Grant respectively. The former two-time lightweight...

Apr 13, 2014 11:41 am

WSOF and GLORY Fighter Tyrone Spong Suffers Broken Leg at ‘GLORY 15: Istanbul’

One of combat sport’s most gifted athletes suffered a major setback on Saturday night. World Series of Fighting and GLORY fighter Tyrone Spong was set to face Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament on Saturday night. Just over a minute and a half into the first round, Spong threw a leg...

Apr 7, 2014 11:25 am

“hCG Drops” To Blame For Dennis Siver’s UFC 168 Failed Drug Test

Powerhouse featherweight Dennis Siver has come “clean”. Pardon the pun.   In an interview with Groundandpound.de, Siver admits to using “hCG drops” prior to UFC 168, which subsequently led to his positive screening for banned substances.   hCG is often used by people using testosterone boosters; as they cycle off of the testosterone, they will use the hCG in order...

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Apr 3, 2014 9:51 am

Siver Suspended Following Positive Drug Test

Following a failed drug test after UFC 168, Dennis Siver has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. According to Foxsports.com, the suspension is temporary, until a future commission hearing will decide Siver’s fate, which will most likely be a suspension ranging from six to nine months, as well as possibility of fines and his...

Mar 17, 2014 6:14 am

Dennis Siver Positive For Banned Substance In Fight Against Manny Gamburyan

Dennis Siver has tested positive for banned substances, following his victory over Manny Gamburyan at UFC 168, back in December. Siver tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone that naturally appears in the human body. However, it has also been linked with the use of steroids and therefor on the list of banned...

Mar 10, 2014 3:08 pm

Cro Cop: Anderson Silva will never be the same fighter

Former UFC heavyweight and PRIDE legend Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour.’ During the interview, Cro Cop touched on the brutal leg injury suffered by former middleweight champion Anderson Silva at December’s UFC 168 event, here is what he had to say: “I’m 39 already, and how long...

Mar 6, 2014 9:29 am

Two UFC 168 Post Fight Drug Tests Come Back Inconclusive

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC 168 was one of the biggest nights of fights in UFC history topped off by Rousey defeating Miesha Tate for the second time, as well as the tragic injury of Anderson Silva in his second defeat against Chris Weidman. However two of the post fight drug tests came back as “inconclusive”....

Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am

Ronda Rousey On Sara McMann: “She’s trying to rip away everything I worked for, and that’s not very nice.”

Ronda Rousey doesn’t like Miesha Tate. That might be one of the biggest understatements I could write about the women’s UFC bantamweight champion. After all, one could surmise exactly how Ronda felt about Miesha, simply by watching the two women interact for a few seconds. And even after Ronda completely dominated her arch-rival in their championship bout at UFC 168,...

Feb 8, 2014 11:35 am

Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller added to UFC 172 in Baltimore

Bobby Green (22-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will look to keep his perfect UFC record intact when he faces perennial contender Jim Miller (23-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the lightweight bout on Friday evening. Strikeforce import, Bobby Green, will be looking for his eighth-straight victory when he...

Feb 4, 2014 6:23 am

Rogan Skeptical On Anderson Silva Return, Says Risk Of Breaking Leg Again There

“Maybe. Dana’s a promoter. He wants [Silva] to fight by the end of the year. Anderson wants to fight, too, but there’s a real danger of that thing breaking again. You’ve got to make sure that it’s completely healed up before you check it again. [Opponents] are going to do the exact same thing. Anybody...

Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am

Chris Leben Admits “Spending All The Money” He Made on Drugs

  “The bottom line is,” retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben explains, “especially with all the illegal drugs, I was spending all the money I was making anyways.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It is no secret that Chris Leben has had his share of problems outside the ring.  From financial issues to a number of...

Jan 22, 2014 9:51 am

Soares: ‘I Wouldn’t Say Weidman Beat Silva, But He Won The Fight’

“Regardless, he won the fight. I wouldn’t say he beat him, but he won the fight. He won the competition and you have to congratulate him — what he’s done nobody’s ever been able to do, one of them is knock out Anderson Silva and the other thing is beat Anderson Silva twice. Nobody’s ever...

Jan 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Rousey Says Greusome Injuries Like Silva’s Leg Break Aren’t Bad for MMA

No stranger to gruesome injuries inside the cage, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that the sport’s carnage is more “problem solving” than it is angry violence.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke at a recent media event for her upcoming fight against Sarah McMann, and she...

Jan 16, 2014 8:52 pm

PPV Buy Estimates Put UFC 168 Among UFC’s Most Successful Events

Estimates show UFC 168 selling over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making it one of the most lucrative events in the organization’s history. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC certainly closed out 2013 with a bang.  Early estimates indicate that UFC 168 sold somewhere in the ballpark of 1,025,000 pay-per-view buys.  The UFC increased the price...

Jan 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Soares Calls Weidman’s Wins Controversial, Says Anderson Will Return

“I believe he’ll make a 100-percent recovery and I believe he’ll be back, but right now the main thing is just making sure he’s OK. I do believe he’ll be back. We’ll just have to see when and how the recovery is coming along.” Ed Soares, in a recent interview with sherdog.com, shared his thoughts...

Jan 13, 2014 6:36 am

Silva Says Accident, Not Chris Weidman To Blame For UFC 168 Loss

“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do. “No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.” In a recent interview...

Jan 13, 2014 6:12 am

Ray Longo Breaks Down “The Destruction” Technique

If you don’t know what happened at UFC 168 then shame on you. Here’s a recap for those few who didn’t get the news yet. Anderson Silva broke his leg when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick. A lot of the attention has been on Silva and his recovery, but it seems now we get...

Jan 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Ronda Rousey: Cheers don’t pay for my gas.

Ronda Rousey became one of the most hated mixed martial arts fighters in the UFC after her season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ aired on Fox Sports 1. In this situation, most public figures would release a statement saying that the tapes were manipulated in a way to make them look like the ‘bad guy’. She...

Jan 10, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Rousey Glad To Put Tate Rivalry Behind Her

UFC female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, closed out 2013 with a bang. Featured as a co-main event on the year’s biggest fight card, she successfully defended her title with her signature arm bar to close out her rivalry with Miesha Tate. Now Ronda looks forward to the 2014 season and up first on her hit...

Jan 9, 2014 8:54 am

Ronda Rousey: ‘Tate Handshake Gesture Just For The Camera’s’

Even after her recent third round armbar defeat of Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey is still finding ways to keep their rivalry alive. At a recent media presser, Rousey was asked about the purposey ignored handshake that was offered her by Tate at the conclusion of their match. “I really think that if me and her...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...