Archive: ufc

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Benson Henderson On Accepting A Fight With The Wrong Russian

Former UFC lightweight champ, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson discussed Saturday’s main event against Russian import, Rustam Khabilov. Benson Henderson on if he mixed up who he was fighting: “Sadly that’s a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘The Russians have arrived’

“The Russians have arrived and they all have that special style, the Sambo. They know how to wrestle. They know how to grapple and they know how to put it together. Khabilov will try to push Henderson with the punches and get the takedowns. But what’s going to make the difference is the scramble in...

Jun 5, 2014 5:08 am

Faber On Fighting Dillashaw: ‘Maybe if he asked as a favor’

Much is being made about the latest team-duo, who could potentially fight each other inside the cage. Longtime MMA staple, Urijah Faber has had a glorious career. Despite never winning UFC gold, the former WEC champ once held the UFC’s sister promotion solely on his shoulders. Now, with one of his protegé’s, T.J. Dillashaw in...

Jun 5, 2014 5:02 am

Sanchez Following The ‘Matt Brown Blueprint’ In Upcoming Ross Pearson Bout

Video: Sanchez: Dream come true to fight in Albuquerque Diego Sanchez is currently readying for his hometown fight this weekend against fellow TUF winner, Ross Pearson. Diego Sanchez on fighting in his hometown after being in the UFC for so long: “It feels like I’ve come full circle, after all those battles. I’ve had 20 fights...


Jun 5, 2014 5:01 am

D.C. Willing To Postpone Knee Surgery For Title Shot

During yesterday’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ the crew gave an update on the status of the UFC’s light-heavyweight title picture. The UFC is trying to put together a rematch between Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones, however, Jones wants a crack at Daniel Cormier. Ariel Helwani spoke on the topic during the broadcast, stating, “…I spoke...

Jun 4, 2014 9:00 pm

Two Of UFC’s Finest Get In Real Fist-Fight At Jacksons MMA

Ahead of the UFC’s first ever fight night in Albuquerque, two of the cities most prominent fighters engaged in a real-life fist fight during a training session. Details are bleak on the matter, as situations like this usually stay in the gym, but Dave Meltzer, of ‘The Wrestling Observer’, spilled the beans. Check it: “If...

Jun 4, 2014 5:28 pm

Nick Diaz Interested In Anderson Silva’s Offer To Fight

When he retired, former UFC welterweight title challenger and Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz said that he would only come back for a shot at Anderson Silva or Georges St-Pierre. Now, according to ‘UFC Tonight’ the negotiations for a Diaz vs. Silva bout have preliminarily been agreed upon by both parties. Earlier this week we learned...

Jun 4, 2014 5:03 pm

Dana White: ‘No Debate, Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In The World, Pound-For-Pound’

The debate on who the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter is, is now over, according to UFC President Dana White. “It’s Jon Jones”, said the UFC Boss. “When Renan Barao was undefeated for 32 fights and nine years and everything else, there was some debate there. There’s no debate now. Jon Jones is the best pound-for-pound...

Jun 4, 2014 4:32 pm

McGregor Wagers Dana White A Title Shot For Ticket Record In Dublin

“I want the whole of Irish MMA to capitalize on this. I want an entire generation to follow me. But I’m still quite young and I’m only getting started. This means everything to me. I’m not here to make up the numbers. This is the first UFC Fight Night to go on FOX. FOX TV...

Jun 4, 2014 12:43 pm

White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson

“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks,...

Jun 4, 2014 12:29 pm

Brandao on McGregor: ‘Calling himself The Best Is Bull$h*t’

“Saying that he’s the best in the world is bullshit. Obviously, he’s not. He knows that he’s not, and he has a lot to prove to be a top 10 in the UFC. Talking trash only makes me more motivated to train for the fight. While he’s talking, I’m training.” “I don’t feel any pressure...

Jun 4, 2014 12:23 pm

McGregor: ‘I’m going down as the GOAT’

“I’m searching, I’m out here working to become the greatest. That’s my goal. I’m looking to go down as the greatest of all-time, Hall of Fame, a history maker. He’s walking to be a test for me, that’s the difference.” “I believe what I’m saying is the truth. None of these guys are on my...

Jun 4, 2014 9:55 am

PHOTO | BJ Penn Brings In Dominick Cruz In Prep For Edgar Bout

With his return to Mixed Martial Arts action just around the corner, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has brought in, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, to help him prepare for his July 6 bout against Frankie Edgar. ‘Dom’ took to twitter with the following endorsement: Why come to Hilo to vacation, when u can fight...

Jun 4, 2014 9:48 am

Renzo Gracie’s Son Fights Four, Comes Out With Minor Scratches

One-on-four a fair fight? If your the son of combat master Renzo Gracie, it is. In a recent post to twitter, Renzo broke down his, ‘Proud Father Moment’. Check it: I come home… The kid is all bruises.. I ask.. How many?? He says 4.. Fair fight?? Hell yes it was.. got to love him...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Paul Daley Says He Has Matured, Wants Back Into the UFC

Paul Daley is back in contact with the UFC since his unsportmanlike incident nearly four years ago. Daley was immediately cut from the UFC after his decision loss to Josh Koscheck back at UFC 113 for delivering a sucker punch to Kos for taking home the victory. Since his sudden departure, Daley has been adding...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Mousasi & Kennedy Engage In Twitter Beef

Top UFC middleweight fighter’s Gegard Mousasi & Tim Kennedy have engaged in twitter beef. The two Strikeforce imports are both trying to climb the same ladder and there doesn’t appear to be any love lost. Check it: @mousasi_mma bwwwwaaa ha ha ha pic.twitter.com/udfiCKBC34 — Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 4, 2014 @TimKennedyMMA LOL u goofy look...

Jun 4, 2014 6:49 am

Rousey’s Live Reaction To WWE Betrayal

UFC 175’s ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey and her ‘Horsewomen’ are big Pro-Wrestling fans. So much so, that in the clip we can see the shock of Ronda when learning of the most recent WWE betrayal. The caption reads, “Reaction video of @rondarousey watching @WWERollins turn on #theShield on #RAWFollow”

Jun 4, 2014 6:37 am

Brendan Schaub Special Feature On FOX

A move to Los Angeles spurs an evolution in heavyweight Brendan Schaub’s fight game as the charismatic big man seeks elite status.

Jun 4, 2014 6:34 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar

After a dominating win over Clay Guida, Benson Henderson locked up the No. 1 contender spot and a shot at champion Frankie Edgar. Henderson landed 87 strikes and three takedowns to take home the Lightweight title and a Fight of the Night bonus.After a dominating win over Clay Guida, Benson Henderson locked up the No....

Jun 4, 2014 5:07 am

Coach Talks Gina Carano’s Possible Return To MMA

Gina Carano is considered not only a pioneer in women’s MMA, but also a legend. Her coach caught up with MMAFighting.com to talk about the movie-star’s return to MMA. “She’s doing great. She trains well, but she has a lot of things to do, like interviews and movies. I always tell her ‘no pressure, do...

Jun 4, 2014 5:06 am

Mendes To Aldo: I’m Going To Beat Your A$$

Jose Aldo said in an interview this week that Nova Uniao was going to get payback on Team Alpha Male, specifically Chad Mendes when the two fight in August. Aldo’s frustration was due to a joke made by someone at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness who listed Renan Barao under people signed up for Duane ‘Bang’...

Jun 4, 2014 5:05 am

UFC 173 Phantom Cam Highlights (Video)

The always popular Phantom Camera highlights have been posted courtesy of UFC.com. Check them out below to relive all the action in super slow motion.

Jun 4, 2014 5:04 am

Strange Ratings For TUF Brazil Finale

Somehow the TUF 3 Brazil Prelims this past Saturday did almost as many viewers as the main card on Fox Sports 1. The prelim card did 560,000 viewers, whereas the main card on Fox Sports 1 did 609,000 viewers. The last UFC event to air on Fox Sports 1 prior to the TUF Brazil finale...

Jun 4, 2014 5:00 am

Tyron Woodley Looks Ready For MacDonald Fight (Video)

Tyron Woodley gave fight fans a glimpse into his fight camp ahead of his matchup with Rory MacDonald at UFC 174 on June 14th via his official Instagram today. Check the post out below. Woodley is riding a two-fight win streak into his bout with MacDonald, most recently he defeated Carlos Condit after The Natural...