Archive: ufc

Jul 4, 2014 5:06 am

Daniel Cormier: Weidman Is The Best At 185, Maybe At 205

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier believes that Chris Weidman is the best fighter at 185 pounds, and maybe even the best at 205 pounds. Cormier said: “To be the man, you have to beat the man,” said DC. “Weidman did it twice. I think Weidman’s the best, not only at 185, but could...

Jul 4, 2014 5:05 am

Dana White Loves The New Head Of The NSAC

UFC President Dana White praised the new head of the NSAC yesterday during an interview with Heidi Fang of The MMA Fight Corner saying: “Let me tell you what – I like this guy so much,” White told The MMA Fight Corner’s Heidi Fang. “He doesn’t pretend to be an MMA expert but boy he...

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 4, 2014 5:03 am

Faber Explains Why Duane Ludwig Won’t Corner Him

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber spoke with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about why former head coach of Team Alpha Male Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig will not be cornering him, but will still corner Chad Mendes. “He is still a part of the team. He is still working out with some of the guys. I think it is...


Jul 4, 2014 5:01 am

Andrei Arlovski Meets Bigfoot Silva At Fight Night 51

Fresh off his decision win against Brendan Schaub, Andrei Arlovski will not meet Antonio Bigfoot Silva at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brazil. Bigfoot Silva is coming off a rare draw against Mark Hunt in December, afterwhich he failed a drug test for elevated testosterone levels. His suspension will be up in September, just in...

Jul 3, 2014 9:06 pm

Weidman Blasts Belfort: He’s Becoming Like A Horse

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman did a pre-fight media scrum today leading up to his title defense against Lyoto Machida. During the course of the interviews, talks shifted to Chael Sonnen’s recent failed drug test, where the champ said: I feel like it, hopefully is just going to be the begginning of what’s been going...

Jul 3, 2014 8:29 pm

Alexis Davis Feels No Pressure Going Into Rousey Bout

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis spoke to the media today leading up to her UFC 175 bout against Rousey, and despite facing an uphill battle int the eyes of oddsmakers, Davis says she feels no pressure. Davis explained the feeling to MMAJunkie “I’m on a rush right now. I’m enjoying myself.”

Jul 3, 2014 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman And Ariel Helwani Beatboxing

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman apparently has some beatboxing skills according to the following video of he and Helwani beatboxing posted on Helwani’s official Twitter. Chris Weidman and I are taking our beatboxing show on the road soon. A taste — http://t.co/dRrC0FqOSG — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 4, 2014

Jul 3, 2014 7:56 pm

Chris Weidman Helps in Fundraiser for 6-Year-Old Wrestler

Chris Weidman isn’t just a fighter, but a philanthropist as well. According to Ben Fowlkes of USA Today, the Middleweight Champion was inspired to participate in a youth wrestling clinic after seeing the story of a 6-year-old wrestler named Isaiah Bird on Facebook. Isaiah is not only homeless, but was born with no legs. Weidman...

Jul 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Weidman Wants Clean Cut Win At UFC 175, No “Ball Breaking”

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman spoke to media members today about his coming matchup with Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 this Saturday, and how he wants a clean cut win after breaking Anderson Silva’s leg by checking The Spider’s leg kick. “It is just that you want to knock out a guy or submit a...

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jul 3, 2014 3:47 pm

Urijah Faber Smashes Mitts At UFC 175 Open Workout

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber smashed a mitt workout with Justin Buchholz at the UFC 175 open workouts today leading up to his fight against Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceras Saturday night.

Jul 3, 2014 3:40 pm

Rousey Calls For Harsher Penalties For PED Abusers

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to media members during a pre-fight media scrum for UFC 175 this Saturday. As it usually does with MMA related topics, the talk shifted to PED’s and failed drug tests. Rousey took a strong stand against them, noting the penalties are much harsher for Olympic athletes.

Jul 3, 2014 3:32 pm

Cordeiro Takes Jab At Weidman: Machida Will Knock Him Out

Lyoto Machida’s Muay Thai coach Rafael Cordeiro took some jabs at Machida’s opponent and middleweight champion Chris Weidman this Saturday. Many are saying that Machida has a weak chin, and can’t handle Weidman’s power, however Cordeira refuted those comments to MMAFighting.com saying: “You can’t say Lyoto has a weak chin. That’s a lie. Lyoto fought...

Jul 3, 2014 3:23 pm

T.J. Dillashaw Refuses To Be A “Diva Champion”

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw spoke to Fox Sports about his plans for his reign as the champion of the 135 pound division. Yesterday news broke that the UFC was targeting UFC 177 for a Barao vs. Dillashaw rematch, T.J. commented on it today saying: “I don’t want to pick and choose. I don’t want...

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 2:42 pm

Rory MacDonald Responds To Saffiedine’s Callout

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald responded to a callout made by the former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine on UFC Tonight saying: “That’s a fight that makes sense. We’ll see what the UFC says after some fights this summer, though. I’m interested in what’s gonna get me to the belt. So whatever the UFC says, I’m...