Archive: UFC 173

May 23, 2014 5:16 am

EXCLUSIVE | JUST THE MAIN EVENT: Episode One, Jimi Manuwa (UFC 173)

BJPENN.COM partner, WhoaTV has done a great job putting together this quick prediction clip with UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Jimi Manuwa. Enjoy! – Official Website: – Facebook: – Twitter:

May 23, 2014 5:15 am

Florian: ‘Dillashaw’s Skills Cannot Be Denied’

“T.J. Dillashaw’s skills cannot be denied, this is a guy who really can do it all. When you break it down skill for skill, when you look at the jiu-jitsu game, the wrestling game, the striking game, he can go tit-for-tat with Renan Barao. Now, it all comes down to, can he put that together...

May 23, 2014 5:11 am

Cormier On Hendo Bout: ‘This is a passing of the torch’

“I work harder, because I know that Dan Henderson is a guy that has been around the block a time or two. He beats everybody up, he has won at every level and it’s an opportunity for a passing of the torch.” Daniel Cormier on if his admiration for Henderson affects his mindset entering the...

May 23, 2014 5:10 am

Pro’s Pick – Hendo vs. Cormier

MMA fighters from around the world cast their prediction for Saturday’s co-main event between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier.

May 23, 2014 5:04 am

UFC 173: President’s Preview

UFC president Dana White talks about the big fights coming up Saturday night at UFC 173 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, including the main event bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw.

May 23, 2014 5:00 am

PHOTO | Four TUF Champs Chillin

From left to right: Mike Chiesa, Forest Griffin, Chris Holdsworth, Tony Ferguson. All but Griffin fight this weekend at UFC 173.  

May 22, 2014 8:10 pm

Hendo Not Guaranteed Title Shot With Win Over Cormier

“Obviously if Hendo pulls off this upset, it’s huge, huge. He pulls off the upset against Shogun [Rua], he pulls off a huge upset against Cormier, we’ll see… It’s just stupid to talk about now because [Jones] is fighting Gustafsson, and that fight’s not happening until fall, and we still gotta get through that fight,...

May 22, 2014 8:01 pm

UFC Boss Happy With Ken Resolution But Frank Shamrock Not As Easy

Earlier this week we learned that Dana White and Ken Shamrock ended their 10-year long feud. I never thought we’d see the day, but we did. “It started off a little heated, we both have different opinions on the way things went down. But at the end of the day, he wanted to end it,...

May 22, 2014 7:51 pm

White Not Impressed With Tito, But Keeping Him In Hall-Of-Fame

“Who gives a shit what Tito wants. Does anybody really give a shit what Tito wants? Good for Tito. Let him stay over in Viacom MMA and make some money and try and stay relevant. I don’t care what Tito wants.” During today’s media scrum, UFC President Dana White addressed the recent success of Tito...

May 22, 2014 7:42 pm

Dana: ‘Ronda hurts Mayweather badly in street fight or MMA’

“Do you think Floyd Mayweather has ever had his feet kicked out from under him? She walks around at 160, 165. At 165 pounds, all her weight coming down on him, on the street, on here, on the concrete, I don’t care where it is, she’s going to hurt him badly. I’ve seen her throw...

May 22, 2014 11:00 am

UFC Using ‘Hero Cat’ In UFC 173 Hype

Want to attend this weekend’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas? The UFC has decided to piggyback off of ‘Hero Cat’s’ recent hype and are giving away two-tickets to ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’. has it, Here she is … Hero Cat firing off the first pitch at a minor league baseball game Tuesday...

May 22, 2014 5:08 am

Barao: ‘Dillashaw thinks he is a striker’

“I believe T.J. [Dillashaw] thinks he is a striker now, and he isn’t. I think he will mess up and make mistakes in this fight, and this will present the chance for me to finish him. I’m very calm and ready for this fight, and I believe I will win this fight because I’m the...

May 22, 2014 5:05 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On UFC Embedded episode #4 of 7, with UFC 173 just four days away, the main card fighters have arrived in the fight capital of the world. On site at the MGM Grand, Dan Henderson sends a deep-fried, weight-cutting gift to his co-main event opponent, former heavyweight Daniel Cormier. UFC Embedded is a new, behind-the...

May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

White Smashes Journalist Over Anti-Barao Comments

UFC President Dana White has done his best to sell Renan Barao as a legit draw in the sport. With a headlining slot on this weekend’s pay-per-view and near historic low PPV buys this year, the UFC boss needs some people to bite on that idea. A recent Ben Fowlkes article brings Barao’s star-power into...

May 21, 2014 6:44 am

Lawler: ‘If they scored on damage I would be champ’

“I was ready to fight, it’s as simple as that,” he says. “I told (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva I wanted to get back in as soon as possible. I didn’t take any damage against Hendricks, so why not?” “I did the most damage in that fight, but I lost. He did a good job in...

May 21, 2014 6:22 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3

On UFC Embedded episode #3 of 7, all roads lead to Las Vegas for UFC 173 fight week. Co-main event star Dan Henderson completes media obligations in LA and heads to Sin City, while UFC President Dana White watches fights on the set of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America and wins big at the tables....

May 21, 2014 6:14 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dillashaw vs. Vaughan Lee

TJ Dillashaw displays his elite wrestling in this UFC 173 free fight, as he takes Vaughan Lee’s back and finishes him with a rear-naked choke with Lee still on his feet. Dillashaw goes for UFC bantamweight gold at UFC 173 against Renan Barao on May 24.

May 21, 2014 6:11 am

Ellenberger: ‘People giving Lawler a little too much respect’

“I’m stoked, it’s a top guy. I’m not really wasting any time and it’s still a southpaw, similar guy. Little different… I think a lot of people kind of give Robbie a little too much respect. But, you know, in this sport you can’t fight like that. So, it’s a great matchup, a great fight....

May 21, 2014 6:08 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields

Jake Ellenberger worked Jake Shields over in the clinch, landing several big knees to the head, before finishing the former Strikeforce middleweight champion by TKO in the KO of the Week. Ellenberger faces Robbie Lawler at UFC 173 on May 24.

May 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Faber Says Dillashaw Too Mean And Dirty For Barao

“I think he wins that fight. The reason I’m not being biased is because I fought T.J. and I fought Barao. I know it’s a very tough fight either way. Barao is amazing. I think the biggest difference will be this: Barao is a bigger guy than T.J., I think T.J. is going to be...

May 20, 2014 9:43 am

Cormier: I wasn’t exactly happy about fighting Hendo

Daniel Cormier has accomplished many feats during his athletic career, but he still has one dream left to forefill and that’s to become the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, as he told MMAJunkie‘s Steven Marrocco in a recent interview: “I didn’t win the Olympics. I didn’t win the world championships. I didn’t win the NCAA tournament. I always have been one...

May 20, 2014 8:47 am

Lawler: Ellenberger Striking Higher Level Than Hendricks

“[Ellenberger] is a hell of a fighter. He is well rounded and knocks people out. He always comes in shape and is one of the best fighters in the UFC. I would say his striking is higher level [than Johny’s]. He is sharp with his hands. He moves his feet really well. I don’t really...