Archive: ufc

Feb 11, 2014 6:36 am

VIDEO | Machida vs. Mousasi: UFC Fight Night preview

Following a spectacular middleweight debut in which he knocked out longtime contender Mark Munoz, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida continues his march for 185-pound gold. On February 15th, he faces international star Gegard Mousasi in a five-round showdown on FOX Sports 1.

Feb 11, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Shuts Down Another Illegal Streaming Site, Says Viewers Are Next

The battle to combat on-line piracy is still being wagered between the UFC and random fly-by-night illegal pay-per-view providers. In a press release the UFC announced that they have shut down for piracy and will be going after the people who viewed the website for free and illegally downloaded UFC content. Check the press...

Feb 11, 2014 6:14 am

Reza Madadi Still Not Jailed Following Sentencing In Burglary Case, Returns To MMA

In 2013, former UFC lightweight Reza Madadi found himself in some very hot water. Taking the familiar mantra of ” the UFC doesn’t pay its lower-level fighters enough money!” to an entirely new level, Medadi was arrested in Sweden last year for an alleged “smash and grab” robbery. According to Swedish tabloid “Expressen“, Madadi and an associate allegedly broke into...

Feb 11, 2014 6:13 am

Two Hard-Hitting Heavyweights Make Their UFC Debuts At UFC on FOX 11

Another fight has been added to the UFC on FOX 11 card, as two heavyweights will square off in their promotional debuts. Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter, late last night: Undefeated Jack May will meet Derrick Lewis in the center of the Octagon, and – judging by their records and penchants for knockouts – one...

Feb 11, 2014 5:00 am

Ronda Rousey: McMann Perfect Opponent To “Show what I’m capable of”

“A UFC title doesn’t really compare to the Olympics because they have new title fights all the time, but the Olympics could be one day in your whole life. And there’s no amount of pressure that can really ever compare to that. Just what it takes mentally to get through that, I don’t think you...

Feb 11, 2014 4:50 am

PHOTO | Cormier Before And After: Former Heavyweight Slimmed Down For Evans Fight

In just a few short weeks, Daniel Cormier makes his way down a division to face off with former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans. Cormier was practically forced out of the heavyweight division due to his friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez, holding UFC gold. For D.C. it was either be content in the number 2...

Feb 11, 2014 4:40 am

UFC Signs African MMA Heavyweight Champion

The UFC has just signed a fresh new prospect in the heavyweight division, all the way from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa: Ruan Potts. Potts has been EFC Africa’s dominating powerhouse since early 2011, where he exploded on the scene with four of his first five bouts ending by TKO (one of those first...

Feb 11, 2014 4:30 am

PHOTO | Bisping Taking Acting Career Deathly Serious

With his fight against Tim Kennedy still off a ways, Michael Bisping is testing out his acting chops in a film titled, ‘Strike Back.’ ‘The Count’ will be filming in Thai Land for three-weeks.

Feb 10, 2014 7:38 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ First Day Back In Fight Camp, Prepping For Glover Teixeira

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has officially started his training camp for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira. “This is not about Glover, I’m on a quest for something far greater,” stated the UFC champion in a post on his Instagram earlier today. (Photo above included) Here’s Jones talking about his first day back...

Feb 10, 2014 6:24 pm

Coach Says McMann Not Ready For Ronda Rousey

“Honestly, I don’t think [Sarah is ready for Ronda Rousey title fight]. In the fight she had with Shayna Baszler, she’s with us now, I don’t think she was that impressive in that fight. She won, yes, so I can’t say much about it, it could have gone either way, I would say honestly. What...

Feb 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Eye Blames Botched Paperwork For Drug Testing Fiasco

“I’m continuously trying to clear the air for you guys, but there are some things on my end that I don’t end up saying for anybody to use against me, but there were some mistakes that I made on my behalf that I didn’t give enough knowledge ahead of time. This is the first time...

Feb 10, 2014 5:45 pm

VIDEO | 10 Never Before Seen Gracie Challenge Fights That Pre-Date The UFC

At the birth place of the UFC, the Torrance California Gracie Academy played host to Mixed Bouts we now call, ‘Gracie Challenges’. In an attempt to prove that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was the best martial art, they would open up their doors in Torrance and take on all-comers. Recently the new generation of Gracies have...

Feb 10, 2014 5:37 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey UFC 170 Media Workout Scrum

Get ready world, Ronda Rousey is about to take over the MMA Headlines again as she prepares from her UFC 170 title tilt opposite, Sarah McMann. The UFC held a special media day with their UFC bantamweight champion (female), to promote the event and above are video highlights from her media scrum. Enjoy!

Feb 10, 2014 5:25 pm

Texas Commission Confirms Jessica Eye Popped For Pot

Move over Diaz bro’s. There’s a new MMA cannabis toker in town in the form of female bantamweight fighter, Jessica Eye. We learned last week that Eye was put on a probationary suspension for a drug testing failure following her decision victory (now overturned) over Sarah Kaufmann. After early reports listed a blood thinner, BJPENN.COM...

Feb 10, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Sneak Peek!! – EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay

In the first installment of EA SPORTS UFC’s Gameplay Series we reveal the unparalleled realism of our Next-Gen Fighters. Feel the fight as the action, emotion, and intensity inside the Octagon are brought to life like never before. The next generation of MMA fighting begins spring of 2014 when the first EA SPORTS UFC game...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...

Feb 10, 2014 6:40 am

McMann: Ronda Rousey Just Another Opponent

“She’s just another opponent. After you’ve competed for 19 years, it’s pretty hard to make anything the pinnacle. I look at it the same way, and I think that’s to my benefit. That I just go out there and train hard and treat her like an opponent with skills in this area, and deficits in...

Feb 10, 2014 6:33 am

Dos Anjos on Khabib: ‘I’m going to shut him up’

“I was preparing to fight, almost ready, with no injuries and my opponent hurt himself. But, in the end, I liked it because they gave an opponent with more expression. Khabib is undefeated. I believe that winning on him would be a bigger than one over Khabilov”. “I think that Khabilov has better wrestling than...

Feb 10, 2014 5:01 am

Jon Jones: Weidman’s Name Not Big Enough For Super Fight, Velasquez Though…

“A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman’s name and I think in order for it to be a ‘super fight,’ Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world champions. That being said, I think Cain Velasdquez would be the only guy that...

Feb 10, 2014 4:57 am

Looking Beyond the Numbers of Fighter Pay

When Robert “Bubba” McDaniel accidentally tweeted how much money he made fighting last year, he inadvertently brought up what is probably the most common discussion in regards to fighter pay; the numbers. McDaniel tweeted that he made $33,200 fighting last year, which is a figure that raises some eyebrows. The median US income was $27,519.10...