Archive: ufc

Apr 7, 2014 7:42 pm

PHOTO | Alistair Overeem Signs Horse Head, Makes ‘Best Autograph Ever”

Alistair Overeem is a self-admitted horse eater. Before his venture into the UFC cage, ‘The Reem’ credited his large physique to a strict horse diet. [email protected]: "Dinner by @Alistairovereem" Best autograph. Ever. @BruceDwane @nedwin pic.twitter.com/BVvwA5DUeB” — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 5, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 7, 2014 11:25 am

“hCG Drops” To Blame For Dennis Siver’s UFC 168 Failed Drug Test

Powerhouse featherweight Dennis Siver has come “clean”. Pardon the pun.   In an interview with Groundandpound.de, Siver admits to using “hCG drops” prior to UFC 168, which subsequently led to his positive screening for banned substances.   hCG is often used by people using testosterone boosters; as they cycle off of the testosterone, they will use the hCG in order...


Apr 7, 2014 8:47 am

Breaking News: Jake Shields Released By The UFC

After a three-year run in the UFC, climaxing with a fight against welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Jake Shields’ time has run out. Shields has been released by the UFC, which was confirmed by his manager Lex McMahon of Alchemist Management via MMAFighting.com, where he released the following statement, Monday morning: “Jake Shields has been released by the UFC....

Apr 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with Sherdog.com for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via Bloodyelbow.com.)     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

Apr 7, 2014 8:41 am

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone: Cowboy in Daytona

Racing fan and UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone experiences the 2014 Daytona 500 courtesy of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Apr 7, 2014 8:30 am

VIDEO | Fox Sports Profiles UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero

Cuban born Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero has taken the UFC middleweight division by storm. His journey from prolific wrestler to MMA star with ferocious knockout power is one that highlights his integrity and endurance. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 6, 2014 9:11 pm

Dana White: ‘Cyborg is mismanaged and that’s not going to change’

“The crazy thing about talking about this is there is no negotiations or anything like that. She’s a 145-pounder. She’s being mismanaged. She’s been mismanaged since the day that this whole thing went down, and she will continue to be mismanaged right until her career is over.” In a recent statement to MMAJunkie.com, UFC President...

Apr 6, 2014 9:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko Explains The Difference Between Him And His Wanted Brother Aleks

Fedor’s younger brother, Aleksander Emelianenko, is on Russia’s federal wanted list for charges of rape and beating his housekeeper. He’s also gone missing. In a recent interview with Russia’s Combat Bear, ‘The Last Emperor’ explained the difference between himself and his brother and why his brother’s life has taken a dark path. “Well, of course...

Apr 6, 2014 8:59 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I believe I would beat Hendricks handily’

With the UFC’s welterweight division now wide-open, top contender, Matt Brown is making sure his name gets brought up on the list of possible contenders. During a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, Brown said he has it was it takes to beat the current champion, Johny Hendricks: “Yes (I deserve a title shot)...

Apr 6, 2014 8:52 pm

Pettis: Lightweight Title More Prestigious Than Aldo’s Belt

“I’m done with the injuries. I want to fight 2-3 times a year and defend this belt. I think the 155-pound belt has more prestige. It’s better than the 145-pound belt. There is way more competition at 155. I would say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes so it makes sense...

Apr 6, 2014 8:46 pm

Werdum: Cain Prefers Browne Fight Due To Ground Game

“Everybody knows that he doesn’t have it on the ground. He goes on the ground, he tries to stand up. He doesn’t have confidence … [Velasquez] knows when he takes me down, it’s just starting the fight on the ground. [Fighting Browne] is much better for him for sure.” “I’m confident in my stand-up, too....

Apr 6, 2014 8:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Fertitta’s Son Commits To University Of Notre Dame Football Scholarship

Yesterday, Nicco Fertitta, son of UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, announced through his official twitter account that he has committed to The University of Notre Dame and will accept their offered football scholarship. Exciting news. Congrats Nicco! Excited to say I'm officially committed to THE University of Notre Dame #GoIrish #WeAreND Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 6, 2014 8:29 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Video Game Cover Released

Yesterday, the cover of the UFC’s new video game got released. As seen above, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones is seen with his nemesis, Alexander Gustafsson. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 6, 2014 8:15 pm

Coach Makes Final Call On Baszler’s Withdrawal,Tarverdyan Explains Why

“Shayna has been dealing with a lot of injuries.” Taraverdyan told FightHub TV. “Her leg was injured; her ankle, and then she got back problems last week. She has been hurting a lot and has been doing therapy. I gave her the week off so that it would be better for her to train in...

Apr 6, 2014 8:07 pm

VIDEO | Watch Holly Holm’s Latest KO Victory

Top bantamweight prospect, Holly Holm, returned to action last Friday with another head kick K.O. that secured her the Legacy FC world title. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 6, 2014 7:59 pm

Kyra Gracie Eyeing Career In UFC

At 28-years old, Kyra Gracie, a multiple time world jiu jitsu and ADCC champion, is speaking out about her ambition to shift her athletic career to Mixed Martial arts. She breaks it down to MMAFighting.com: “I’m pregnant, so I won’t be able to compete this year. I’ve accomplished all my goals in jiu-jitsu. Competing at...

Apr 6, 2014 7:53 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Tim Kennedy vs. Rafael Natal

Rafael Natal and Tim Kennedy put their three-fight winning streaks on the line at the UFC Fight for the Troops in Ft. Campbell, KY. Both fights exchanged vicious kicks early one, but it was a big left-hand that tilted the bout in Kennedy’s favor. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 6, 2014 7:40 pm

Chico Camus steps in for Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 173

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF 18 winner Chris Holdsworth has a new opponent for his UFC 173 bout, Chico Camus, who has stepped in for Kyung Ho Kang on May 24th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Holdsworth is perfect in his MMA career, going 5-0, with his most recent win coming by way of...

Apr 5, 2014 12:17 pm

Martin Kampmann Speaks About His Possible Retirement

    Martin Kampmann last fought in August of 2013, where he lost his rematch with Carlos Condit. Kampmann said in January that he would be taking a break from the sport. Kampmann recently spoke with MMAFighting about his current state, and whether, if at all, he would return to the cage. “You know, as...

Apr 5, 2014 12:02 pm

Could Gina Carano Be “Playing” The UFC With Talk Of MMA Return?

Gina Carano might be taking a page from the book of Brock Lesnar. Carano recently appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and let the proverbial cat out of the bag by saying she is thinking about a return to MMA. It’s not surprising that Carano would say such a thing, as her name has been...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...