Archive: ufc

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...

Jul 3, 2014 2:35 pm

Marquardt Discusses Holes In Drug Testing Procedure

Fresh off his win over James Te Huna last month, Nate Marquardt spoke with MMAKanvas to discuss the UFC’s recent ban on TRT as well as the increased random drug testing that saw Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva in quite a bit of trouble with the NSAC. “I think (the TRT ban is) great because...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jul 3, 2014 2:21 pm

Chris Dempsey Replaces Lawlor at Fight Night 46

Ilir Latifi will get to welcome UFC newcomer Chris Dempsey to the cage at UFC Fight Night 46. Dempsey got the call to replace an injured Tom Lawlor and accepted the bout earlier today. Latifi is coming off a submission win over Cyrille Diabate in March after losing his promotional debut to Gegard Mousasi. Dempsey...

Jul 3, 2014 2:16 pm

McMann vs. Murphy Set For Fight Night 47

The UFC announced today that former women’s bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann will get to welcome UFC newcomer Lauren Murphy to the cage at UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine next month. While McMann is coming off a loss to Ronda Rousey, she looks to get herself back in the title picture with a win...

Jul 3, 2014 2:11 pm

Davis Wants Quentin Tarantino To Walk Her To The Cage – What?

UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis has been doing her rounds with the media today in preparation for her fight with Ronda Rousey this Saturday at UFC 175. Today Davis gave the following request for what she would like to have happen on the way to the cage: “You know who I’d love? I’d...

Jul 3, 2014 2:03 pm

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey Cutting Weight In Style

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been cutting weight for her upcoming fight with Alexis Davis this Saturday at UFC 175, and is doing it in style. Rousey posted the following photo on her official Instagram with this caption: Weight cutting with style thanks to @thedolcediet photo via @ewillphoto

Jul 3, 2014 12:27 pm

Phil Davis Draws Sharpie Abs On Forrest Griffin

Mr. Wonderful Phil Davis took a sharpie to former UFC champion Forrest Griffin, while several other UFC fighters and former fighters looked on. Tyron Woodley captured the moment with this video which he posted to his official Instagram with the following caption: These dudes!!! This is what happens when you get a bunch of punch...

Jul 3, 2014 9:34 am

Davis Talks Strategy, Why Rousey Has Been So Successful

Alexis Davis, who is challenging Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title on Saturday night spoke to the media today about why Ronda Rousey has been so successful so far, saying it’s because “she doesn’t give people time to think.”. Check out the full interview below:

Jul 3, 2014 9:26 am

Weidman Has No Doubts That He’s Better Than Silva

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready for his second title defense this Saturday against Lyoto Machida, but during an interview with the media Weidman said he has no doubts that he is better than former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, whom he beat two times.

Jul 3, 2014 9:00 am

Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira Possible For Fall Event

‘Mr. Wonderful’ Phil Davis, and Glover Teixeira will likely square off later this year in a fall event. While neither fighter has commented on the potential matchup and nothing is set in stone, however Ariel Helwani reported on UFC Tonight that there has been talks from the UFC of the bout materializing. Phil Davis is...

Jul 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52

FOXSports.com has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jul 3, 2014 8:31 am

Rousey Doesn’t Understand Why People Are Offended By Her Confidence

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke to MMAJunkie today during an interview about why she doesn’t understand how people are offended by her confidence. “I don’t think there’s any place where anybody’s better than me. That’s the kind of attitude you have to have to be the best in the world, and I don’t...

Jul 3, 2014 8:26 am

Faber Pumped For Caceras Fight: I’m Not Scared Of Anything

When it was announced that Urijah Faber, a three time UFC title challenger, and former WEC champion would fight Alex Caceras at UFC 175, many MMA fans were left scratching their heads. Despite Caceras coming off a big win over a previously undefeated Sergio Pettis, “Bruce Leeroy” just hasn’t fought the caliber of opponents Faber...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...

Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...

Jul 3, 2014 7:34 am

Ricardo Lamas Slams Nik Lentz: He Has No Heart

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas fired back at Nik Lentz today during an interview with MMAJunkie. Lentz took a shot at Lamas’ performance this past Saturday against Hacran Dias, saying he would beat Lamas easy. “The Bully” didn’t take too kindly to that, and fired back by saying: “if he wants some, he can...

Jul 3, 2014 5:08 am

Machida Contemplates Drop To Welterweight

UFC 175 headliner Lyoto Machida spoke to media members today leading up to his UFC 175 title bout against Chris Weidman. ‘The Dragon’ revealed he is possibly contemplating a drop to welterweight after this bout.