Archive: UFC 169

Nov 22, 2013 7:33 am

Dominick Cruz Responds To Tito Ortiz Twitter Spat

We failed to cover the latest in Tito Ortiz tweets when he called out UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Mostly because we can’t cover all the crazy that is Tito all the time. However, now that the ‘Dominator’ has addressed it publicly we will catch you guys up. It all started with an interview the...

Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am

Champ Cruz ‘Fed up’ With Questions About His Cage Absence

“I’m just fed up with the questions about the time off, because it’s like, at what point do you think about what I did before I got hurt? What did I do before I got hurt? Nobody talks about that. I went on a how many fight winning streak? I cleaned out the division, and...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Dana White Thinks Dominick Cruz ‘Has Kind of Been Stalling’ His Fight With Barao

“I shouldn’t say this,” Dana White told reporters, “I think that Cruz has kind of been stalling.  I think Cruz has dragged this out longer than needed to be.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Dominick Cruz last fought in October 2011 at UFC Live, where he successfully defended his UFC bantamweight championship for the...

Nov 14, 2013 8:49 am

Champ Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira To Headline February’s UFC 170

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has his next title defense set. And while we all pretty much knew that Jones would be facing Glover Teixeria, we now also know where and when they will do battle. UFC officials today announced that Jones vs. Teixeira will headline UFC 170, which takes place Feb. 22...

Nov 8, 2013 8:08 am

Cruz says he wanted Barao fight and no one else

Dominick Cruz wanted to jump right back into the fire. Cruz, the UFC bantamweight champ, has been out of commission for 18 months due to an ACL injury that required two surgeries. While on rehab, burgeoning phenom Renan Barao earned the 135-pound interim title and has defended it twice against Michael McDonald and most recently...

Nov 7, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Lamas: ‘Aldo can’t coast to victory in this ugly dog fight’

Late Night Cage Side Radio returned with another great show this past Monday night. Hosts Kinch and Sean McClure wasted no time getting to their first guest, UFC featherweight, and number one contender, Ricardo Lamas (15-2, UFC 4-0). Lamas is set to face the featherweight champion, and one of the pound for pound best, Jose...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 21, 2013 11:00 am

Ricardo Lamas Not Getting Hopes Up for Aldo Fight Just Yet

  Reports have surfaced about a potential featherweight title fight between Ricardo Lamas (pictured) and UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169, the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event.  For the challenger Lamas, he won’t get excited until he signs the contract.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Last week, reports surfaced of a featherweight title...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...