Archive: ufc

Apr 2, 2014 11:58 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Close Up – TUF 20 Fighter Jo Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood spoke to BJPENN.COM affiliate, Whoa TV, ahead of her joining the TUF 20 cast. TUF 20 features 115-pound female fighters in a tournament that will crown the UFC’s first champ. TUF 20 will be coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 2, 2014 11:51 am

Pettis Laughing At Aldo’s Claims Of Fear, Champ Not Scared To Face Brazilian

Recently, Jose Aldo, the UFC’s featherweight champion, told the Brazilian media that he believes Anthony Pettis is scared and avoiding a champ vs. champ bout. To that, Anthony Pettis, told the following: I laughed of what he said because it’s me who is challenging Aldo since the beginning. I would drop of my division...

Apr 2, 2014 11:49 am

Sonnen Doesn’t Trust Silva’s Commitment To Fight, Readying For Cancellation

“It’s one of those things where, something stinks here. He’s talking more than ever. He’s saying things like ‘Chael better not get hurt’ and ‘Chael better not fall out.’ I’ve never pulled out, ever. If I’m hurt or I’m sick, I just show up. Never do I complain or I pull out. What that’s telling...

Apr 2, 2014 11:17 am

TUF Winner Pena Breaks Injury Silence – Recounts Incident That Forced UFC Sideline

“I don’t think I accidentally explained it incorrectly to [Dana White] — I think I explained it 110 percent exactly how the story went…. What happened was, I wasn’t even wearing an Ultimate Fighter shirt … because the kid told me he thought it was an Ultimate Fighter rash guard. But, here’s the thing, it’s...

Apr 2, 2014 11:10 am

Diego Sanchez: ‘I don’t get hit hard, I don’t take damage’

“To be honest, I don’t feel like I’ve been hit very hard. I think when I was fighting at 70, I took a couple hard hits and of course BJ (Penn) hit me hard, but aside from that, I think it’s more cuts than anything. I’m not taking a lot of damage, I’ve never felt...

Apr 2, 2014 11:03 am

Hendricks Urges Welterweight Division To Continue Without Him

With a sidelining injury and a lengthy rehab schedule, newly minted UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks, is urging the other competitors in his division to continue in his absence. The champ told MMAJunkie, “How many people are claiming they deserve a shot at me? I’ll be out for a little bit longer, so I would...

Apr 2, 2014 10:48 am

VIDEO | Liddell Hits Stuff Hard, Real Hard!

UFC legend, Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell shows off his acting chops in the latest Duralast commercial for AutoZone! After you watch it, check out this other commercial from Chris Weidman and draw a comparison. Do it, Do it NOW!

Apr 2, 2014 10:43 am

Baszler Out Of Kaufman Bout With Injury

If we have learned one thing over the years it’s that that pesky injury bug holds no prejudice. It just proved us right again, in taking out top female bantamweight fighter, Shayna Baszler. Baszler was scheduled to face off with, former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman in just two-week on the UFC’s Quebec, Canada fight card....

Apr 2, 2014 10:37 am

Bravo On The Metamoris 3 Gi Pants That Almost Started A Lawsuit

“I always wear gi pants when I train. It helps with my game. It’s harder to pull your leg out when it’s locked down with gi pants. There was a whole big scandal over the pants. I asked to wear pants specifically, because in the rules it says all no-gi competitors must wear a rash...

Apr 2, 2014 10:29 am

VIDEO | Will Chope & Ex-Wife Issue Statement To Try And Save UFC Career

It was just a few short weeks ago that Will Chope was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 38 fight-card after his official weigh-in for the event. Prior allegations of domestic abuse, mixed with a dishonorable discharge from the air-force ruled the UFC’s rash and sudden decision. Now, his ex-wife, the alleged abused, has come...

Apr 2, 2014 9:49 am

Yves Edwards vs. Piotr Hallmann Pushed From UFC 173 To UFC Fight Night 43

Yves Edwards and Piotr Hallmann will have to wait a few more weeks to scrap. With UFC 173 becoming quite crowded with fights, UFC officials announced today that the lightweight matchup between Edwards and Hallmann has been removed from UFC 173, and stuck into UFC Fight Night 43 – a difference of 14 days. Edwards was once...

Apr 2, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 38 – All Drug Tests Come Back Clean

All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 38 have had their drug tests come back clean. This would obviously include Dan Henderson, a fighter who will be the last of his kind – the last man to be granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), both in the...

Apr 1, 2014 2:12 pm

Shayna Baszler Ready To Fight Ronda Rousey “Tomorrow”

“Ronda knows that if they called me tonight to fight her tomorrow, I would do it. I tell her every day. Her and Jessamyn and myself, we all know we would fight each other if it came to it. We also know it would have to mean something. … Ronda and I have even practiced...

Apr 1, 2014 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Pat Healy: ‘ I want to erase last year from everyone’s mind’

Pat Healy has 49 pro MMA fights under his belt. In those 49 fights, Healy has earned 23 victories by either knockout or submission. So, when Healy hears fans call out fighters – including himself – for not finishing bouts, he gets a little upset. “It bothers me a little bit when I hear that,”...

Apr 1, 2014 11:14 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar: Best of the Beast

“The Best of the Beast” anthology features all seven of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s UFC fights, archive material including footage of the 282lbs beast’s amateur wrestling career and — in addition — exclusive interviews with pro-wrestling legends “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jim Ross. ONLY ON UFC FIGHT PASS.

Apr 1, 2014 11:10 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Forrest Griffin: ‘TRT helps you do your job better’

“Here’s what I don’t understand, What’s wrong with wanting to be better at your job? You only get one life. That’s it. I didn’t mean to have this shitty body with shitty genetics. I wanted a better one. I’ll be honest. I wanted to be much bigger, stronger and faster. If I could do that…...

Apr 1, 2014 9:52 am

Cyborg Disappointed With Muay Thai Loss, Still Planning Trip To 135

“She’s a little disappointed of course, but it doesn’t change anything in our plans. Our goal is still get to 135 by summer and fight Ronda Rousey in the fall if the UFC is willing to step up. I don’t see how this fight or this loss puts Cris back at all in the MMA...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Apr 1, 2014 7:57 am

Eddie Bravo: “Royce Gracie wants to kick my ass? How cool is that!”

The long-awaited re-match between Jiu-Jitsu legends Royler Gracie, son of renown Helio Gracie, and 10th planet jiu-jitsu’s Eddie Bravo finally took place at Metamoris 3, in Los Angeles, this past weekend (March 29, 2014). Many fans hoped for a repeat of their meeting in 2003 at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) grappling tournament, in...

Apr 1, 2014 7:44 am

Will Campuzano released from UFC roster

It’s a dog eat dog world in the UFC, and there is no space in the organization for lack luster performances in a sport full of up-and-comers. However, it was commonly thought that a fighter had at least a three fight chance to prove his or her worthiness. Apparently, that’s not the case. With only...

Apr 1, 2014 7:40 am

Salary Report: Cyborg Earns 5-Times More in Defeat Than Latest Kickboxing Opponent

Cris Cyborg may have lost her recent Muay Thai match last Friday night in Vegas, but she’s laughing all the way to the bank. The former Strikeforce champ and current Invicta FC champion, earned a whopping $25,000.00 for her five-round decision loss to Jorina Baars. Baars earned $5,000.00. Salary figures come from the Nevada State...

Apr 1, 2014 7:30 am

Maldonado Wants OSP or Feijao Next

“I asked to fight Dan Henderson with all respect because he is the man, it would be a dream for me. I think his style would be good for me. But there are a lot of people wanting to fight me. There is Ovince St. Preux who challenged me on twitter. I would fight you...

Apr 1, 2014 7:24 am

VIDEO | Roy Nelson Talks Rousey vs. Cyborg

Immediately following Cyborgs most recent Muay Thai match in Vegas, ‘Big Country’ Roy Nelson, shared his reaction to their bout and what he thinks about the proposed Rousey vs. Cyborg matchup.