Archive: UFC 169

Jan 28, 2014 10:31 am

Dana White Harassed & Haggled By California Reporter At Media Luncheon

UFC President Dana White was involved in a rather heated back-and-forth conversation with reporter T.J. Simers, who decided to call out the Zuffa fight boss on a variety of different topics during yesterdays UFC 169 media luncheon. MMAWeekly’s  Erik Fontanez was on the scene and basically tweeted a live play-by-play of the comments and questions...

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 27, 2014 12:00 pm

UFC 169 Will Move to Sunday if Severe Weather Shifts Super Bowl to Saturday

There has been speculation that the threat of severe weather could cause a change of date in regards to this weekend’s scheduled Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, which is set to go down Sunday Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With that said, the UFC is already...

Jan 24, 2014 6:54 pm

UFC Boss ‘Loves’ The ‘Awesome’ Urijah Faber

“He’s a stud. I have so much respect for Urijah Faber. This will be his fifth fight in ten months; he’s never looked better. The fights that he’s been fighting have been awesome. Just his attitude, everything about the kid is awesome. I love Faber.” During Dana White’s recent UFC on FOX 10 media scrum...


Jan 24, 2014 6:42 am

Dana Says Weidman #1 P4P Fighter With Belfort Win

It seems like just a few days ago the UFC boss was praising his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Dana even proclaimed him the pound-for-pound best fighter with a UFC 169 stoppage over Faber. Now Dana White is using the same lines when talking about his undefeated middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Check it: “[If Weidman beats...

Jan 24, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male

Sacramento is home to a brotherhood of fighters who call themselves Team Alpha Male. The bond between these fighters is unmistakable and their success lies in their approach to training and recruiting sparring partners who are fully committed to MMA.

Jan 23, 2014 6:29 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Frank Mir vs. Mirko Cro Cop

Ahead of Frank Mir’s UFC 169 bout against Alistair Overeem, the UFC has released a fight from their vaults. Enjoy this legendary matchup between Mir and Cro Cop in the player above.

Jan 23, 2014 6:21 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Faber vs. Barao Extended Preview

The UFC returns to New Jersey during Super Bowl weekend for an exciting card guaranteed to pack a punch. Urijah Faber, who’s only loses have come in title fights, faces Bantamweight champ Renan Barao and Jose Aldo defends his strap against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Lamas feels that he can expose Aldo at UFC 169

Every fighter has holes and is capable of making mistakes. At UFC 169, Ricardo Lamas will face Jose Aldo, the reigning featherweight champ and the man many put near the top of the their pound-for-pound list. Lamas has won four-straight that includes victories over Cub Swanson, Hatsu Hioki and Erik Koch. Aldo has won 16...

Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Alistair Overeem’s Manager Says Overeem is Always Welcome at Blackzilian Camp

Glenn Robinson, CEO of Authentic Sports Management, spoke out yesterday concerning the Blackzilian camp of fighter.  One of the team’s stars, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (above), has left the Florida-based fight camp to train in Thailand for his next fight, but Robinson explained that the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion still has a home...

Jan 20, 2014 1:03 pm

Manager Confirms Overeem No Longer With Blackzilians

Glenn Robinson, manager of UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem, explained Monday that ‘The Reem’ is training away from his new-found home at the Blackzilian camp in Florida leading up to his UFC 169 fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem has...

Jan 16, 2014 4:28 pm

With Win Over Faber, Renan Barao Tops White’s P4P List

With Anderson Silva and GSP out of the mix there aren’t many UFC fighters deserving of the pound-for-pound accolade. Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez come to mind as suitable replacements, but the UFC boss is leaning towards his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Outside of his professional debut, Barao hasn’t lost a bout in 32 straight...

Jan 13, 2014 6:13 am

Jose Aldo Wants to Start Fighting at 155

Jose Aldo is accustomed to being questioned about moving up to 155, and while he will next be taking on Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey, he feels that another successful title defense there could bring him closer to a match-up with the lightweight king, Anthony Pettis. “I was pissed with that...

Jan 11, 2014 11:43 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber Preview

It’s two title fights on one night as bantamweight king Renan Barao rematches the surging Urijah Faber in his third title defense. Plus, Jose Aldo puts his featherweight belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 9, 2014 9:05 am

Renan Barao: “(Faber) has evolved a lot… since our last fight”

Renan Barao was recently crowned the official bantamweight champion after former champ Dominick Cruz announced that he is yet again injured and was forced to pull out of their unification bout set for UFC 169. Luckily, “The California Kid” Uriah Faber was there to take the fight with Barao on short notice. The two have...

Jan 8, 2014 6:04 am

Uriah Faber ready to “get a little dirty” with Renan Barao at UFC 169

In recent MMA news, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to pullout of his unification bout with Renan Barao at UFC 169 due to a groin tear. The bout was expected to be Cruz highly awaited return after almost two and a half years from being away from the sport. However, with another...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 20, 2013 8:31 am

UFC On FOX 9 Winners Bobby Green And Abel Trujillo To Face Off At UFC 169

This past Saturday at UFC on FOX9, Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up important wins on their quest towards title contention. Neither man will get much time to reflect on their victories, however, as they will both return to action at UFC 169 in February. And while they will again be appearing on...

Dec 19, 2013 12:08 pm

UFC 169 Could Air on the Same Date As the Super Bowl

There could be another head-to-head standoff coming on February 1st besides that between Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz and Interim Champion Renan Barao. Though this is certainly not set in stone, it is possible that the NFL may reschedule its Super Bowl date for February 1st, 2014. The Super Bowl is one of America’s biggest nights...