Archive: ufc

Mar 14, 2014 6:32 pm

Arthur Jones Talks About Fighting Younger Bro, Jon Jones: “I’ll whoop his butt”

Oh brotherly love. If you didn’t already know, the Jones family have successfully figured out a formula to breed champion caliber athletes. Jon Jones is currently the UFC’s light-heavyweight champion and widely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter. The youngest of the three siblings, Chandler Jones, is a starting defensive end for the New England Patriots...

Mar 14, 2014 6:13 pm

There’s Something About Hendricks Dana White Just Doesn’t Like

At a recent UFC Media Day Scrum, UFC President Dana White was singing the praises of Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks. However, there was one thing about him that White isn’t a fan of. The beard. “I like everything about Johny Hendricks,” White said. “He’s a great guy, a hard worker, and he’s one of those...

Mar 14, 2014 6:09 pm

Ronda Willing To Go Up In Weight For Chance At Facing Carano, Not Cyborg

“I would love that. I’ve always said that, I never would’ve found women’s MMA if I hadn’t seen her (Gina Carano) fight. To fight her would be a real honor and I think that’d be a milestone for the sport. But, I mean, you can’t fight for anyone but yourself. I wouldn’t want her to...

Mar 14, 2014 1:33 pm

Aldo Thinks Glover Teixeira Will Beat Jon Jones

Next month Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will throw-down for the UFC light-heavyweight title. No one knows who is going to win this pivotal title fight, but UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, has an idea and it comes in the form of his former Ruas Vale-Tudo teammate, Glover Teixeira. “I’m sure, I have no doubt in...

Mar 14, 2014 11:20 am

Dana White: Sonnen vs. Silva still not official

By Evan Stoumbelis The ongoing drama between “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva continued this week during Dana White’s UFC 171 pre-fight media scrum. Dana told reporters that the fight between the TUF 3 Brazil coaches was still not set in stone. “Yeah,” White affirmed when asked on Thursday if...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...

Mar 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Dana White Scheduled To Meet With Holly Holm At UFC 171

So, remember when Joe Rogan went on a radio station and said that there was going to be a “huge announcement” regarding Ronda Rousey and WMMA? Well according to UFC boss, Dana White, there actually isn’t one. White spoke with the media on Thursday in Dallas, prior to this Saturday’s UFC 171. White said, “There’s...

Mar 13, 2014 11:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Brad Pickett Wants Ian McCall Next

Fresh off his UFC Fight Night London victory, UFC flyweight Brad Pickett, wants that fight against Ian McCall that eluded him prior. Check it: Hey @Unclecreepymma you think you might be fit to fight for the 31th May in Berlin or 19th July in Ireland ? #unfinishedbusiness — Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) March 11, 2014 @One_Punch...

Mar 13, 2014 9:40 am

The MMA ‘Russian Invasion’ That Never Was

You know that new influx of Russian fighters we’re seeing in MMA? Well, it turns out… you don’t. Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie caught up with Murat Keshtov, head of the K Dojo Warrior Tribe in New Jersey (the gym which houses many of these “new Russian fighters”), and Murat explained exactly why we might...

Mar 13, 2014 6:30 am

Kennedy Blasts Bisping In Blog, ‘The Count’ Offers Up Rivera Treatment

Ahead of their headlining stint at the TUF Nations Finale next month, Tim Kennedy, has taken to Yahoo Sports! with a personal blog about the event. Here’s some excerpts: “I’ve wanted to fight Mike since his bout against my friend, Jorge Rivera, a little more than three years ago at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia....

Mar 13, 2014 6:25 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler Do Pro-Wrestling

When she’s not preparing for title defenses, Ronda Rousey is making hits on the Silver screen in Hollywood. The UFC’s bantamweight champion, also moonlights as a pro-wrestler with her teammate and pro-wrestling enthusiast, Shayna Baszler. Check out their moves: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 13, 2014 6:21 am

Throwback Thursday: The Strikeforce Brawl (Video Replay)

Most MMA fans remember this very crucial point in MMA History. The Strikeforce Brawl. Strikeforce was a national promotion on the verge of a break out moment. Having reached the largest television audience in MMA History, Strikeforce and CBS had a budding relationship… Until this happened. Many credit the Strikeforce brawl for the eventual demise...

Mar 13, 2014 6:03 am

Betting Odds: Conor McGregor Opens Up as Early Favorite over Cole Miller

Despite the match-up not even being announced yet, Irish gambling website PaddyPower has marked Conor McGregor as a nearly 2-1 favorite over Cole Miller, meaning that a successful 100 dollar bet on the Irishman would net roughly 50 dollar profit.  MMAMania first announced the news. The line has moved since then, with McGregor now an even...

Mar 12, 2014 12:44 pm

VIDEO | Frightened Mother Scales Cage During Son’s MMA Bout

It took less than a minute for Caleb Frasher to stop Joe Fisher in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend,. But that’s not why these two amateur fighter’s are making headlines. As seen in the video above, Fisher’s mother jumped into the cage to aid her son while he lay flat on the canvas. Police then...

Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am

Nick Diaz To Jon Jones – ‘Don’t Be Scared Homie’

Cryptic is Nick Diaz. But once you get to know him, the secret messages and vague insults become clear as day. With Jon Jones trying to avoid, at all costs, a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, Nick took to his personal instagram to pass on a message. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 12, 2014 9:53 am

QUICK TWITT | Josh Thomson & Anthony Pettis Engage In Twitter Beef

Had the two met last December as planned, the need to settle unfinished business would have probably escaped them. None of that happened though and now what we have is a growing feud between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and top lightweight contender, Josh Thomson. The two fighters took to twitter recently and it kind...

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Bigfoot Not Happy With Brazil’s Ban On TRT

“The way I see, he (Brazil’s Athletic Commission Leader, Marcio Tannure) wants to play the good guy role. He’s just being political because he was never against TRT. But I don’t judge him. Everybody likes Dr. Tannure, he is a great person. He made a mistake with me and I was upset because he hasn’t...

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Anti-Aging Doctor Linked To Vitor Belfort: TRT ban pushes fighters into using ‘black market steroids’

Dr. John Pierce (pictured), an anti-aging doctor who has been linked to middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort, has apparently had multiple fighters inform him that they would rather go to the black market for performance-enhancing drugs, than get a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone. And now that the TUE program has been shut down? Dr. Pierce tells MMAJunkie – in a rather candid...

Mar 12, 2014 8:55 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz Gives His Thoughts On Canelo’s Stoppage Over Alfredo

“Yeah, he’s fine, but I don’t know, like, it’s like they wanted to stop it, looking for a good punch. But, it wasn’t like where it needed to be stopped. Because he still looked dangerous. Hey, you know, it’s a trip though, because they didn’t stop the fights in the UFC. Or they stop fights...

Mar 12, 2014 8:54 am

UFC Fight Night 39 Lineup Finalized With 10 Bouts

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 39: Nogueira (Minotauro) vs. Nelson has been finalized, and will go live at 11:30a.m. ET from Abu Dhabi exclusively on…you guessed it, UFC Fight Pass. The card has been finalized with 9 bouts, and will be headlined by the return of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who will be making his...

Mar 11, 2014 3:16 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: ‘Ronda Rousey Literally Makes Millions Of Dollars Per Fight’

  Fighter pay. It’s a funny thing, fighter pay. No one really has a true grasp on it outside of the disclosed salaries reported by certain governing bodies required to do so by law. But even that disclosed pay is often skewed as it doesn’t take into account, bonuses, pay-per-view points or sponsorship dollars. Fighter’s...

Mar 11, 2014 2:21 pm

GSP Talks Performance Enhancers In MMA

“I came out publicly about the performance enhancing drugs. I didn’t do that to shoot the UFC or attack an individual. I believe if you attack an individual, twenty other will come. I didn’t want to attack the UFC, I’ve always been the guy that want to defend the sport, but it’s a new sport...