Archive: UFC 173

May 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ellenberger: ‘Fight against Lawler my world title fight’

“In my mind this is my world title fight right here. I have to succeed at this. Every fight is important but I haven’t looked an inch past this fight. This is it. This is my world title fight right here.” This weekend on pay-per-view, Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler will square off on the...

May 19, 2014 12:39 pm

Dan Henderson – TheSHOOT!

SHOOTMedia catches up with UFC Light Heavyweight contender Dan Henderson as he prepares for battle with Daniel “DC” Cormier at UFC 173. It is sure to be a battle between the two former Olympians as Henderson attempts to end Cormier’s undefeated streak where the winner is guaranteed a Light Heavyweight title shot.

May 19, 2014 10:00 am

Hendo Not Concerned With Cormier’s Unbeaten Status

“I’m not really worried about anybody’s record. Everybody starts out undefeated, and eventually they will lose, and May 24 will be his day.” In a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner, Dan Henderson discussed his upcoming opponent, Daniel Cormier. The two light-heavyweights will face off at the end of the month in the UFC 173...

May 19, 2014 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Did Rousey Tap Ellenberger?

Jake Ellenberger believes that Ronda Rousey could beat up many UFC men inside the cage? But how does he know? Could it be from personal experience? While merely speculation, the following posting might lead us to believe he’s had a rough go in the gym against the female champ. Check it: Who can guess why...

May 19, 2014 6:32 am

‘Countdown To UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ (Full Episode)

Countdown goes inside the training camps of six determined fighters set to take the stage at UFC 173 on May 24. Undisputed bantamweight champion Renan Barao will put his massive unbeaten streak on the line against Team Alpha Male prospect TJ Dillashaw.

May 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ellenberger: ‘Rousey absolutely could beat a lot of guys in the UFC’

“She could and she would. I’ve known her for a few years but what really stands out with her is she works harder than most people in this sport. Male or female, it doesn’t matter. She’s always in the gym whether she has a fight coming up or not. And it shows. There’s no secret...

May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

T.J. Dillashaw-The SHOOT!

T.J. Dillashaw looks to bring back the UFC Bantamweight title belt back to Team Alpha Male as he takes on current Champion Renan Barao at UFC 173 at The MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 24th in Las Vegas.

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Dillashaw: ‘I have to be aggressive, but safe against Barao’

Yesterday on FOX Sports 1, UFC 173 headliner TJ Dillashaw discussed his upcoming title shot against Renan Barao, Duane Ludwig’s departure from Team Alpha Male and more. TJ Dillashaw on if he’s prepared to take on the champ Renan Barao in the title fight: “I’m more prepared now than I’m ever going to be. It’s a...

May 14, 2014 2:40 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland

The then UFC interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao remained perfect in the Octagon and showcased his explosive striking game with a highlight reel spinning back knockout of Eddie Wineland at UFC 165.

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

Dillashaw Drawing Inspiration From Weidman In Upcoming Title Fight

“Right now he’s (Barao) got the longest win streak in MMA history. He could be pound-for-pound the best in the world and it’s going to be sweet to beat him. It’s like when Weidman beat Silva, he (Silva) was untouchable, right? I mean, who did Weidman beat? What was his record? He beat some good...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

May 12, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOTO | Tornado vs. The ‘H-Bomb’ – Hendo Gets Hit

Later this month on pay-per-view, Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson returns to action against Daniel Cormier. While the former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE champion isn’t training, he’s apparently fighting off Tornado’s in his hometown of Temecula, CA. Captions Reads: “Just had a tornado at our house. Picked up our trampoline and landed on the roof!! Crazy! Anyone else...

May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Extended Preview

UFC 173 is sure to excite as Renan Barao puts his dominant streak on the line against TJ Dillashaw, Daniel Cormier tries to earn a title shot with a win over Dan Henderson, and heavy hitters Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler go to war!

May 6, 2014 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Lyoto Machida’s Father At Age 18

Before there was a Lyoto Machida, there was this man, the Master of the Machida fighting system and father to the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current middleweight title challenger, Yoshizo Machida.

May 6, 2014 10:37 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Preview

Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces talented contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173 on May 24th. Plus, Daniel Cormier defends his perfect record against light heavyweight legend Dan Henderson, and welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and...

Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

D.C. Says He’s Waiting On Jon Jones Title Fight

“I’ve waited long enough. This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones. If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not...

Apr 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Lawler & Ellenberger Put Through Enhanced Drug Testing By NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has opted to exercise their rights to put UFC 173 competitors, Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger through an enhanced drug testing program. ESPN recently broke the news. According to the NSAC, both fighters will undergo a series of testing in the lead up to their UFC 173 bout, including, urine,...

Apr 29, 2014 10:45 am

Hendo Doesn’t Plan To Wrestle, Wants To Test D.C.’s Chin

“Obviously I was hoping to not fight him, as well, I respect him. He’s a wrestler and he represents the sport really well and I’m a fan of his. It’s never somebody that you want to beat up in that way, but, we both have the same goals and sometimes we have to compete against...

Apr 23, 2014 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Machida Goes ‘Karate Kid’ On The Tightrope

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is back at it in this video, recently posted to his instagram. We first saw the former light-heavyweight champion’s balancing skills in THIS clip, and now we have more. Enjoy! Here’s another:

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Cormier Coach: ‘We’re Planning For Dan Henderson’s H-Bomb’

“That’s what we’re planning for. Going against the H-bomb…. I would think that maybe you’d (Dan Henderson) want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I’m in shape now. I’m older, it’s harder to stay in shape. Why don’t I just take care of it now since I’m...

Apr 10, 2014 10:47 am

Renan Barao Admits Fight Finishes Are Going To Be Less Frequent

Twenty-five minute bantamweight title fights. Get used to them. Renan Barao, the UFC’s 135 pound kingpin, recently addressed the Brazilian Press with thoughts of decisions. “I think so because it’s hard when you are the champion. All eyes are on you, the other athletes are studying your game. Sometimes you win a fight and people...

Apr 9, 2014 9:01 am

Renan Barao Focused on UFC 173, Not Opposed to Moving To 145 Later

Bantamweight champion Renan Barao has certainly put in work to be one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. With a 33-fight win streak overall and a perfect 9-0 record in the WEC/UFC, it’s easy to want to see where else he could dominate. Some speculation has been made towards a possible move to...

Apr 9, 2014 8:58 am

PHOTO | Renan Barao and TJ Dillashaw Engage In Awkward Staredown

Renan Barao will look to make his next title defense against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 on May 24, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC continues to promote the event and yesterday we got a look at the first staredown between champion and challenger. As staredowns go, this ones a bit strange and by strange...

Apr 8, 2014 4:06 pm

Machida Cool With Fighting Anderson Silva

“It’s good for the sport. This is a fight that I would like to avoid because I know Anderson very well but, as a professional, we can’t think like that. We have to think that this is a fight that can happen, he can be a future opponent and this is something that we will...