Archive: ufc 172

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 4, 2014 8:08 am

Davis Ready To Fight Glover, Thinks Jones Will Pull Out

Already scheduled to face returning UFC fighter, Anthony Johnson, at UFC 172,  San Diego’s Phil Davis, has a back up plan in mind. A fight with Glover Teixeira. Davis isn’t convinced the UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will show up on fight night, and being booked on the same card gives hope for Davis in...

Apr 2, 2014 7:58 pm

Jon Jones/Glover Teixeira Get Surprise Drug Test From Maryland Commission

Ahead of their UFC 172 bout, Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, were tested today, at random, by the Maryland State Athletic Commission. The event, at least for Jones, took place nearly live, while on UFC Tonight this evening. “The Maryland Commission sent a lab to drug test me and I’m glad they did,” said the...

Mar 31, 2014 4:45 am

Glover Coach: Getting Hit Is Normal

“I think his ace in the hole is his unbelievable one-punch knockout power. He got caught once or twice. I mean it’s a fight. It’s like telling a football team ‘oh your guy got tackled once or twice.’ I mean he got hit once or twice, exactly, so he really has good defense, but it’s...

Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Saffiedine Out, Lawler Steps In Against Ellenberger

By Evan Stoumbelis Tarac Saffiedine has been forced off April’s UFC 172 card, and has withdrawn from his bout against Jake Ellenberger. Stepping in is none other than “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, the bout has been moved to May’s UFC 173 card. Lawler found himself on the wrong end of a controversial decision against Johny Hendricks...

Mar 17, 2014 12:29 pm

Glover on Jones: ‘I’m gonna knock this guy out!’

“I have the power to beat him. I have to believe my skills are gonna work against his skills. People always tell me, ‘Oh, you need to bring this guy or that guy to [emulate] Jon Jones,’ but I don’t really worry about him. In my mind, he’s gonna have to worry about what I’m...

Mar 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Aldo Thinks Glover Teixeira Will Beat Jon Jones

Next month Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will throw-down for the UFC light-heavyweight title. No one knows who is going to win this pivotal title fight, but UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has an idea and it comes in the form of his former Ruas Vale-Tudo teammate, Glover Teixeira. “I’m sure, I have no doubt in...

Mar 10, 2014 4:52 pm

Daniel Cormier Wants To Stay Active, Will Not Wait For Title Shot

The UFC’s light-heavyweight division is packed full of guys looking to knock off the champ and arguably best fighter in the world right now, Jon Jones. Jones is set to face Glover Teixeira in Baltimore at UFC 172 on April 26. If Jones can get past Teixeira then he will face Alexander Gustafsson for the...

Mar 6, 2014 8:25 am

Castillo Gets New Gig Opposite Charlie Brenneman

Earlier this week, Team Alpha Male’s Danny Castillo, was pulled from his scheduled UFC 172 bout against Vallie-Flagg in favor of Takanori Gomi. Now we know the reason. Still keeping a slot on the UFC 172 card, Castillo now meets Brenneman in a lightweight bout. UFC 172 is set to go down on April 26...

Mar 2, 2014 5:36 pm

Phil Davis: Jon Jones wants ‘softer side’ of the LHW division

During a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis stated that he thinks Jon Jones wants the ‘softer side’ of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. His words: “He wants more of the softer side of the division. Most people would rematch (vs. Gustafsson). But he said, forget about that, forget about you. I find that interesting. Very...

Feb 20, 2014 4:17 pm

Danny Castillo vs Isaac Valllie-Flagg Set For UFC 172

  UFC lightweight and member of Team Alpha Male Danny Castillo will fight Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC 172, which takes place in Baltimore on April 26. The UFC announced the fight on Thursday. Castillo is looking to bounce back from his unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza back in December. Before that loss Castillo had...

Feb 10, 2014 7:38 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ First Day Back In Fight Camp, Prepping For Glover Teixeira

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has officially started his training camp for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira. “This is not about Glover, I’m on a quest for something far greater,” stated the UFC champion in a post on his Instagram earlier today. (Photo above included) Here’s Jones talking about his first day back...

Feb 10, 2014 10:38 am

Anthony Johnson: Pay us like MLB stars and we won’t have to use PED’s

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is set to make his second stint with the UFC when he returns to face Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Johnson was a recent guest on SiriusXM’s ‘TapouT Radio,’ where he discussed the hot topics of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in...

Feb 9, 2014 10:47 am

Glover Teixeira believes that most Brain injuries occur in the gym

UFC light heavyweight number 1 contender Glover Teixeira recently attended a press conference in Washington, DC on February 4 to help show his ongoing support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. The Brazilian Slugger believes that MMA fighters suffer the majority of their brain injuries during training, as opposed to during the actual fight...

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 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Feb 4, 2014 9:02 am

UFC 172 in Baltimore adds Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch

A key middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Tim Boetsch (17-6 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore. UFC officials announced the fight Tuesday morning. The final Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold, is coming off his first UFC win, which he earned this past...

Feb 4, 2014 8:43 am

Anthony Johnson back with UFC, faces Phil Davis at UFC 172

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (16-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) is headed back to the UFC, this after putting together a six-fight winning streak outside the organization. Dana White announced the signing earlier this morning and announced that “Rumble” will face Phil Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in his return to the octagon this April. Anthony Johnson was...

Feb 3, 2014 6:02 pm

Joseph Benavidez vs. Timothy Elliott set for UFC 172 in Baltimore

UFC officials announced today that a flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez (19-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Timothy Elliott (10-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) is the latest addition to April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Joseph Benavidez has gone 6-2 in the UFC, but has yet to solve the riddle that is UFC flyweight champion Demetrious...

Jan 31, 2014 1:11 pm

Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke set for UFC 172

Brazilian news outlet Combate reported today that Bethe Correia (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Jessamyn Duke (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 172 in Baltimore this April. Correia made her octagon debut at December’s ‘UFC Fight Night 33′ in Australia, where she scored a split-decision win over Julie Kedzie to remain undefeated. Meanwhile, ”TUF...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 18, 2014 10:26 am

Glover Hoping For First Round K.O. Over Jones

“In a perfect world, I’ll win via first-round knockout. But I believe it’s going to be a tough fight. Jon Jones is an excellent fighter, so I expect a tough bout. I will be ready for five rounds. I was ready to go five rounds against Bader and will be ready now, so we’ll see...

Jan 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set For UFC 172 In Baltimore

After several failed booking attempts the return of Jon Jones is finally set in stone. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion will face off with his division’s top contender, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 172 on April 26. The Baltimore Sun was the first to announce the news. UFC 172 will go down from the Baltimore Arena in...