Archive: ufc

Jan 20, 2014 9:55 am

Dana White Not Letting Boxing Die, Hints At Future Involvement In Sport

With a producer credit on a reality series titled, “The Fighters”, UFC President Dana White is slowly putting his toes into the deep end of the boxing pool. Currently just testing out the waters, the UFC boss went on FOX Sports to explain his position with the sport of boxing and what his future in...

Jan 20, 2014 9:44 am

PHOTO | Matt Riddle Poses With Marijuana for High Times Magazine

Mixed Martial Artist and Season 7 ‘TUF’ competitor, Matt Riddle, was released from the UFC back in February of 2013 after testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card.  Riddle spoke out, saying, “I got fired over taking my medicine because I don’t want...

Jan 20, 2014 9:39 am

Bisping vs. Kennedy Targeted For ‘TUF Nations’ Finale Event

  While not officially booked, a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy is currently in the planning stages for a headlining slot at the ‘TUF Nations’ Finale event. Details are still sparse on this booking, but the TUF Nations finale is expected to go down on April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada....

Jan 20, 2014 9:11 am

Brandon Vera Still Nursing Injuries, Not Ready For UFC Return

“Yeah, as far as I know. He is back in training, but not punching yet. He actually shattered his hand again, same one that he broke in the Shogun [Rua] fight. He had a wire sticking out of his hand for about three months straight and this time I think he took those wire cables...

Jan 18, 2014 11:25 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 35 Phantom Cam Highlights

Experience the wildest moments from Duluth, GA in slower motion. Featuring Luke Rockhold vs. Costas Philippou, TJ Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton, Lorenz Larkin vs. Brad Tavares, and more.

Jan 18, 2014 11:10 am

TUF 3 Brazil Filming So Intense Team Sonnen Fears For Safety

“From what I have heard, the first day of filming was absolute insanity. Basically, it’s so crazy down there that the guys that are coaching on Chael’s team are scared to be there. That’s how insane it is inside that gym.” Following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 event, the UFC boss (Dana White) told the...

Jan 18, 2014 11:03 am

Jon Most Successful Jones Brother Confirms Super Bowl Champ Arthur

The Jones family was blessed with three athletic sons. Probably the most successful sporting family in America, Jon, currently holds UFC gold, while his two brothers both play in the National Football League (NFL). As a key player for the Super Bowl championship Baltimore Ravens, Arthur Jones, contends that the middle brother, Jon, has found...

Jan 18, 2014 10:26 am

Glover Hoping For First Round K.O. Over Jones

“In a perfect world, I’ll win via first-round knockout. But I believe it’s going to be a tough fight. Jon Jones is an excellent fighter, so I expect a tough bout. I will be ready for five rounds. I was ready to go five rounds against Bader and will be ready now, so we’ll see...

Jan 18, 2014 10:23 am

Gegard Mousasi: Lyoto Has Holes In His Stand Up

“He’s not the biggest [challenge of my career]. I’ve had many fights, against dangerous strikers, heavier opponents. I fought K-1, different divisions. It’s one of the most important fights for me. I look forward to the fight. He has his gaps. Stand-up, he makes mistakes. I think it’s gonna be that fight that whoever makes...

Jan 17, 2014 7:26 pm

An Event Timeline Of The Dana White / Georges St-Pierre Fiasco

For a man who is enjoying the simple life of semi-retirement, Georges St-Pierre sure is in the news a lot. Usually a quiet, reserved individual, “GSP” has recently been anything but, performing interview after interview, attempting to disclose his side of this perplexing story. It can get pretty confusing, to be completely honest. There’s been...

Jan 17, 2014 5:46 pm

Fedor Emelianenko carries the Olympic Torch

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko may be retired, but that hastn’t stopped him from receiving the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in his home country of Russia in preparation to the Winter Olympics. Steph Daniels posted via Bloodyelbow a picture that has been making rounds on Twitter of the Pride FC legend...

Jan 17, 2014 4:41 pm

JDS Eyeing Spring Return, Wants Fight With Overeem

“He took some time off and is now back to training. We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet. The UFC has great athletes, the best, but a fight that we wanted to see is against Overeem. It was expected to happen before and didn’t. But they have great...

Jan 17, 2014 1:35 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Forrest Griffin In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Forrest Griffin on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Jan 17, 2014 1:00 pm

Phil Davis Wants A Fight But The UFC Isn’t Calling

Top UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, has been benched since his August victory over Lyoto Machida (pictured). He didn’t get popped for banned substances or get put on a lengthy medical suspension. He didn’t ask for an extended leave or go on vacation either. He’s just not getting any calls from the UFC and his...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...

Jan 17, 2014 10:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping & Rockhold Trade Insults On Twitter

If you’re a UFC middleweight and you’re not calling out Michael Bisping than you’re not really a true UFC middleweight. Such is the case with last Wednesday’s main event winner, Luke Rockhold. Luke, wants to make Bisping pay for his prior comments about him and that beef just spilled over on twitter. Check it:

Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it:

Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

Trainer Says Lesnar’s Retirement Mostly Mental Not Physical

“I think mentally, the diverticulitis, that was the big thing [that led to his retirement]… If he came back and he was 100-percent mentally in the game, knowing that he could take whatever it meant to take, he could push himself, he could get hit, he could whatever – that was the big thing. When...

Jan 17, 2014 9:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Mike Swick Back In Hospital Following Motorcycle Accident

Some guys just can’t catch a break. According to his twitter feed, the UFC’s, Mike Swick, is back in the hospital following an unfortunate motorcycle accident that really looks like it hurt. Here’s word from Mike: Slow down Swick, you’re moving too ‘Quick’.  

Jan 17, 2014 9:10 am

Hendo Blasts Belfort: ‘No Way He Beats Weidman In The U.S.’

“No (he doesn’t beat Weidman). Vitor is very capable of beating anybody in those first few minutes of the fight because he is dangerous and he hits hard. But, I don’t see it happening, especially if the fight is in the U.S. I don’t know, I’m not going to point fingers and say things I...

Jan 17, 2014 8:58 am

Conor McGregor Talks Nice On Diego Sanchez, Hoping For Dublin Bout

“Honestly, it doesn’t matter who I meet because everyone in that division is in trouble in my eyes. I move differently from all of them. My mind is different than everyone. Diego Sanchez, we’ve had some issues. He’s been in the UFC a long time and he has a big fan base and he’s been...

Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm

CALL TO ACTION | Fund To Help the Zingano Family

Donations are being accepted online to help the Zingano family cover expenses after Mauricio Zingano, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and husband to UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (above), committed suicide Monday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA BJPENN.COM wants to call on all the members of Penn Nation to help out UFC fighter,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:52 pm

PPV Buy Estimates Put UFC 168 Among UFC’s Most Successful Events

Estimates show UFC 168 selling over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making it one of the most lucrative events in the organization’s history. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC certainly closed out 2013 with a bang.  Early estimates indicate that UFC 168 sold somewhere in the ballpark of 1,025,000 pay-per-view buys.  The UFC increased the price...

Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga Aimed for March UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Reports have surfaced that flyweight fighters Scott Jorgensen (above) and Jussier Formiga are set to fight on a UFC Fight Night card that will take place this March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though still not officially announced, the UFC Fight Night that will be held in Brazil this coming March has begun to build...

Jan 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Donald Cerrone: “I’m Broke…I Have No Idea What Saving Money Is”

  Top Lightweight Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently talked to Majority Draw Radio about his upcoming fight with Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Adriano Martins. When asked if this was the fight that he wanted, Cerrone admitted: “I don’t give a shit either way. Whether I want or don’t want, or say ‘yeah’ …they tell me.”...

Jan 16, 2014 6:34 pm

UFC Boss: GSP Wanted To Disappear, Now He Won’t Go Away

In a surprising turn of events, former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, is quickly becoming enemy number 1 for the UFC. Following his exodus from the sport, the UFC, and it’s executives, promised to give their top drawing fighter his space to work out his ‘personal issues’. But now that space is growing larger and...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Johny Hendricks: A Hyrbid of Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture?

“I looked up to Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. Two wrestlers who made it work for them. They were two completely different fighters. One was a stand-up guy, one was a control-type fighter. What I learned, if you can mesh the two, you can be an amazing fighter. Control, but have the Chuck Liddell mantra...