Archive: ufc

Jul 15, 2014 8:50 am

Ralek Gracie Comments On Kenny Florian Competing At Metamoris

There have been rumors swirling that Kenny Florian would be competing in a secret match at Metamoris 4 in August. However Ralek Gracie, the founder of Metamoris spoke with MMAFighting.com to comment about the rumors, saying that they were not true and Florian would not be competing at the event. The full card is as...

Jul 15, 2014 8:37 am

McGregor Picks Dublin For His First Title Defense In 2015

The UFC has released the first episode of UFC: On The Fly which follows Conor McGregor as he prepares to fight Diego Brandao this coming Saturday in Dublin Ireland. “The last time I was here was probably in 2009, at UFC 93. I was sitting somewhere up there. To think that I’m back here, and...

Jul 15, 2014 8:28 am

Gleison Tibau Eyes A Future In Baking

UFC welterweight Gleison Tibau said despite being a professional fighter since the young age of 15, he sees a future in the baking industry like his father. He spoke to MMAJunkie about it. “I’ve been a professional fighter since age 15. I currently devote my sweat and blood to my career. But there’s only so...

Jul 15, 2014 8:24 am

Drinking Gasoline Changed Alex White’s Life

Alex White is fighting tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller. However that may not be the hardest thing White will go through in his life. The undefeated fighter spoke with USA Today about how drinking gasoline and being bullied ultimately motivated White. “I didn’t know someone drank all (the juice) and that...

Jul 15, 2014 5:02 am

Jessica Andrade vs. Valerie Letourneau Added To FN 51

Jessica Andrade and Valerie Letourneau are now scheduled to meet at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil on September 13th. Andrade is 2-1 in the UFC and is riding a two fight win streak into the bout, with her most recent win coming over Raquel Pennington in March. Valerie Letourneau on the other hand is...

Jul 15, 2014 5:01 am

PHOTO | Bigfoot And JDS Holding Hands During Lunch

Antonio Bigfoot Silva and Junior Dos Santos had lunch yesterday and got this interesting little picture. Check it out: Lunch with my friend @junior_cigano Almoçando com o amigo,damos muitas risadas juntos "Solta minha mão leao" rsrsrs pic.twitter.com/wVRCJUaLOf — Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) July 13, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 6:06 pm

Metamoris 4 Countdown: Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao

After his retirement from MMA, it was announced Chael Sonnen would headline Metamoris 4 against Andre Galvao. To get you ready for the event, check out this promotional video: “I told these guys a week ago, I said I have no belt in Jiu-Jitsu – within in a week I need to be a black...

Jul 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Stefan Struve ‘100% Wants To Fight’ After Fainting Incident

Stefan Struve’s manager spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about the incident that occurred backstage that forced him off of the UFC 175 card and halted The Skyscraper’s return. For those who don’t know, Struve was slated to return against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, but just a few minutes before...

Jul 14, 2014 5:52 pm

Bigfoot Disses Arlovski, Says He Will Knock Him Out

Antonio Bigfoot Silva will be making his UFC return in September against Andrei Arlovski in his native country of Brazil. Bigfoot spoke with MMAFighting.com about the fight and how this time around, he wants to finish Arlovski. We fought once and we know what we can do, but we fought four years ago and I...

Jul 14, 2014 5:46 pm

Chris Weidman Wants Belfort, If He Can Pass A Drug Test

UFC Middleweight Chris Weidman spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his injuries leading up to his bout with Lyoto Machida, as well as his desire to fight Vitor Belfort if The Phenom can pass a drug test. “I went through a two-day period where I was very nervous and it was really...

Jul 14, 2014 4:51 pm

James Te Huna To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Possibly Out For A Year

UFC middleweight James Te Huna is still reeling from his submission loss to Nate Marquardt on June 28th. However, the New Zealand native will now have to undergo shoulder surgery and will likely be out for a year. Te Huna spoke with Stuff.co.nz. “I’m having surgery on Tuesday. I’ll be out for about six months...

Jul 14, 2014 4:18 pm

Justin Edwards vs. Yancy Medieros Booked For UFC 177

Lightweights Justin Edwards and Yancy Medieros are slated to fight at UFC 177 in Sacramento, California on August 30th, in a bout that is crucial for both fighters UFC career’s. Justin Edwards is just 2-4 in his UFC career, most recently dropping a decision loss to Ramsey Nijem back in January. He will be riding...

Jul 14, 2014 3:56 pm

Faber Explains Injury That Could Sideline Him Until 2015

Urijah Faber joined MMAJunkie to talk about a potentially broken rib that he suffered during UFC 175, at the hands of Alex Caceras en route to a submission victory for Faber. “It was just a little knee,” Faber told MMAjunkie Radio soon after the event. “It hit me kind of in the side left, where...

Jul 14, 2014 3:33 pm

Amanda Nunes ‘100% Sure’ She Can Beat Rousey

Amanda Nunes will be fighting Cat Zingano at UFC 178 in September. The fight will serve as Zingano’s return to the UFC after a layoff that lasted over a year due to a knee injury. Nunes is 2-0 in the UFC, and should she defeat Zingano, will likely get a title shot, given that Zingano...

Jul 14, 2014 3:23 pm

Chael Sonnen Must Testify Under Oath At NSAC Hearing

Chael Sonnen’s ongoing troubles with the NSAC continue. After an initial hearing, it was announced that Sonnen would have a hearing at a later date, where he could formally appeal his suspension. Today the Nevada Deputy Attorney General spoke to MMAJunkie.com about the situation via email. “Mr. Sonnen must personally appear and testify under oath...

Jul 14, 2014 2:38 pm

Matt Brown Highlight Video: ‘You Can’t Shut Me Down’

In just 12 days, Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler will square off in a pivotal welterweight match-up that will determine who will fight Johny Hendricks for the Welterweight strap. To get you ready for the highly anticipated bout, someone threw together this awesome video of Matt’s highlights throughout his career.

Jul 14, 2014 10:32 am

Tarec Saffiedine Calls Out Rory MacDonald, Eyes Fall Return

Former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine successfully made his Octagon debut in August when he picked up a decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim in a fight of the night performance. After that Saffiedine was expected to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172, however Saffiedine pulled out of the bout with an injury. Now eyeing...

Jul 14, 2014 10:25 am

Wanderlei Silva Drug Tests Himself, Calls Out Belfort

Wanderlei Silva has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism after running away from an NSAC drug testing last month. After a hearing with the NSAC Silva says he is ready to fight whenever the UFC calls on him. Silva joined Tatame.com to discuss his future with the UFC. “I did the...

Jul 14, 2014 9:51 am

Anthony Johnson Blasts Blackzilian Teammates

Anthony Rumble Johnson took to his personal Facebook to put his Blackzilian teammates on blast for talking behind his back. The message, which is visible only to Rumble’s Facebook friends, was screenshot by our friends over at Bloodyelbow.com So funny how people in the gym wanna talk. Believe me I know who you are but...

Jul 14, 2014 9:39 am

Dana White Facing Obstacles Before Signing Gina Carano

UFC President Dana White said this past weekend that he would reach a deal with Gina Carano this week to sign to legendary WMMA pioneer to a UFC contract to fight Ronda Rousey. However according to Jeremy Botter, a source close to Carano, there are some obstacles that Dana White will have to overcome. Gina...