Archive: ufc

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 13, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | BJ Penn In A Room Full Of Killers At Nova Uniao In Brazil

Under the tutelage of head coach, Andre Pederneiras, former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has officially left the comforts of home in Hilo, Hawaii, to train with his team in Brazil. Seen in the photo, BJ Penn is helping prepare Jose Aldo and Renan Barao for their upcoming title fights at UFC 169. Penn is...

Jan 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘What I have to say is, I’ll be back’

“…I am confident that everything will be all right, I’ll be fine, and that I will come back to fight soon. Your body tells you, your mind tells you, ‘now it’s time to stop. I think I still have a lot to do in the fight [game] and I have no such intention of stopping…...

Jan 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Dana White/UFC Has Cut Off Contact With Former Champ GSP

“Georges St. Pierre said he wants to go handle his stuff and take some time off. We haven’t talked about Georges St. Pierre since. We haven’t called Georges St. Pierre. We’re letting Georges St. Pierre have his time. If Georges St. Pierre decides he wants to come back and fight, then he can come back...

Jan 13, 2014 6:36 am

Silva Says Accident, Not Chris Weidman To Blame For UFC 168 Loss

“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do. “No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.” In a recent interview...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Georges St-Pierre: “There is a chance I will come back”

  Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been gone for long but it seems the comeback speculation has already started. St-Pierre announced his “time off” from the sport after his close victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. Since then he’s mostly stayed out the media, until now. St-Pierre made his first public appearance since vacating his title,...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Jan 13, 2014 6:12 am

Ray Longo Breaks Down “The Destruction” Technique

If you don’t know what happened at UFC 168 then shame on you. Here’s a recap for those few who didn’t get the news yet. Anderson Silva broke his leg when Chris Weidman checked his leg kick. A lot of the attention has been on Silva and his recovery, but it seems now we get...

Jan 13, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones & Brother Rack Up Hogs On Hunting Trip

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, is making the best of his time off. The champ is seen above with his brother and manager on what appears to be a successful hunting expedition. Jon Jones is set to face off with Glover Teixeira this April in the headlining slot at UFC 172.

Jan 11, 2014 2:16 pm

Munoz Wants To Settle ‘Unfinished Business’ With Bisping

“I’ve always wanted Michael Bisping, not because I have any personal issues or beef with him, but he’s always been at the top. We were supposed to fight, and I know Kennedy has been calling him out and wants to fight him, but I feel we’ve got unfinished business to take care of. I think...

Jan 11, 2014 11:43 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber Preview

It’s two title fights on one night as bantamweight king Renan Barao rematches the surging Urijah Faber in his third title defense. Plus, Jose Aldo puts his featherweight belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas.

Jan 11, 2014 10:38 am

Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

Keith Kizer, the man who served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for almost eight years, has decided to step down from his role as the head of one of the most powerful and controversial athletic commission in the United States. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the commission, but it’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am

PHOTO | Cast Removed From Anderson Silva’s Leg

After succumbing to a brutal leg break in his second consecutive loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Anderson Silva seems to be on the path to recovery. His leg was surgically repaired and then put in a cast. The cast is now off and, if UFC president Dana White is correct, the former champion...

Jan 11, 2014 10:28 am

Congressman Silva? Wandy Says Yes To Political Seat In Brazil

Wanderlei Silva, once one of the most feared fighters in all of MMA, has now set his sights on something that just might be more scary than facing Silva in his prime. Being a politician. Silva is already set to compete against Chael Sonnen on the upcoming third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but...

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Jan 11, 2014 9:54 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Undergoes Surgery For Nagging Injury

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is spending his suspension healing up a nagging injury. After putting on one of the best fights of 2013 against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia, Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. He was subsequently suspended for nine months by the UFC....

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...

Jan 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set For UFC 172 In Baltimore

After several failed booking attempts the return of Jon Jones is finally set in stone. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion will face off with his division’s top contender, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 172 on April 26. The Baltimore Sun was the first to announce the news. UFC 172 will go down from the Baltimore Arena in...

Jan 10, 2014 11:15 am

Pedro Rizzo Wants to Fight for WSOF in Brazil

“They’re doing a good job in the U.S.,” Pedro Rizzo said of the growing MMA organization, WSOF, “and it would be great to be able to fight again in Brazil.  If they give me a good opponent, even better.  Give me a good time to get ready and let’s do it.”   By Christopher Murphy...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am

Louis Gaudinot vs. Phil Harris to Fight at UFC Fight Night 37

UFC flyweights Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris (above) will face off this March at UFC Fight Night 37 in London, England.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced that Louis Gaudinot and Phil Harris will meet in a flyweight bout on the UFC Fight Night 37 Card in March. UFC Fight Night 37 takes...

Jan 10, 2014 11:09 am

Tate Blames Adrenaline Dump for Rousey Loss, Would Fight Ronda 100 More Times

€œI felt like sh*t, to put it quite frankly. Watching it again, I looked better than I felt, but I really had to push myself because I felt horrible. I was trying to push out of first gear but it didn’€™t really happen. I did a lot of good things defensively but I wasn’€™t able...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 10, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Rousey Glad To Put Tate Rivalry Behind Her

UFC female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, closed out 2013 with a bang. Featured as a co-main event on the year’s biggest fight card, she successfully defended her title with her signature arm bar to close out her rivalry with Miesha Tate. Now Ronda looks forward to the 2014 season and up first on her hit...

Jan 10, 2014 10:35 am

VIDEO | UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review

UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review brings all the pivotal moments to happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship over the past year. Marking the 20th anniversary of the UFC, 2013 proved to be a historic 12 months as a women’s division was created, new champions were crowned, and featuring some of the greatest battles...