Archive: ufc

Jan 4, 2014 2:43 pm

How Can MMA Become Mainstream? People Like Jeff Blatnick

The UFC was originally advertised as ‘no rules, brutality!, one man enters, one man leaves!’ Now it has established itself as the premier mixed martial arts organization on the planet. The number one place to see high level athleticism and also technical martial arts talent. MMA as a sport wasn’t always so respected, and it...

Jan 4, 2014 11:24 am

POLL | Is The UFC’s ‘Fight Pass’ A Hit Or Miss?

Last week the UFC launched their on-line subscription based platform, ‘Fight Pass’, and today we got to see it in action with the Fight Night 34 event that aired live through it from Singapore. Fight Night 34 was the first live event on the platform and by all accounts it doesn’t appear as if many...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 4, 2014 10:52 am

Weidman: ‘Belfort’s Use of TRT Is Unfair’

“He’s failed a drug test before. He’s on TRT now. I don’t agree with TRT to begin with, so him failing a drug test and being on TRT, I don’t really like it. So I appreciate there will be a commission making sure he’s doing things right. I’m not a big TRT guy – I...

Jan 4, 2014 10:34 am

Erik Koch Abandones Featherweight Division, Fights Oliveira At Lightweight

UFC 170 just got a libit more interesting. UFC officials have announced the addition of a lightweight bout in the form of Erick Koch (pictured, left) vs. Rafaello Oliveira. ‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ is set to go down on February 22 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Ronda Rousey will make her...

Jan 4, 2014 10:18 am

Mitrione vs. Jordan Added To TUF China Finale Card

UFC officials have announced the addition of a heavyweight bout to the upcoming TUF China Finale event. UFC Asia Managing Director Mark Fischer confirmed the additional of several bouts to the card recently, including a heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan. The UFC’s TUF China Finale event goes down on March 1 at...

Jan 4, 2014 9:40 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Draws 5,000 Live Attendees In Singapore

UFC Fight Night 34 was able to sell out the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore with an attendance of 5,216 people.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This morning’s UFC Fight Night 34 event drew an attendance of 5,215 for the organization’s inaugural event in Singapore. UFC Executive Marc Fischer announced the...

Jan 3, 2014 6:36 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey’s Former Coach & Teammate Show How To Defend Her Armbar

Apparently current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has burnt some bridges. Her former judo coach and four-time Olympian Jimmy Pedro released a video showing how to defend Rousey’s signature armbar. Also in the video is Rousey’s former teammate and Olympian Travis Stevens. The story is not clear, and the reasons have not been discussed,...

Jan 3, 2014 5:20 pm

Chris Weidman opens as a 2-1 favorite over Vitor Belfort | UFC NEWS

The UFC Middleweight Champion, Chris Weidman, has opened as a 2-1 favorite over his next opponent, Vitor Belfort. Here are the current odds according to Weidman- -225 Belfort- +175 Weidman has not been the favorite since before he fought anyone named Anderson Silva. In their first fight back in July 2013 at UFC 162,...

Jan 3, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Opens Office in Brazil

The UFC has made a major impact in the country of Brazil since its return in 2011, and 2014 brings with it new changes to how the UFC will operate there. According to MMAfighting, Grace Tourinho, the UFC’s managing director, announced that the UFC will open its own office in Brazil to run local events...

Jan 3, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Jones Consoles Anderson Silva Bedside After Leg Break

“Never upset because you have to understand that God does all things for a reason. That would be something that would be under his control. Anderson was prepared the best he could. Weidman is just a stronger guy and was getting the advantage. It don’t mean Weidman was going to win, but it was looking...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

Jan 3, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Superstar Justin Timberlake And Anderson Silva Discuss Leg Break

When it comes to celebrity fans in MMA, Anderson Silva probably garners the most respect. Which is why it should come as no surprise that ‘The Spider’ and Justin Timberlake are boys. Check it: Thank you to send good energy man I received thanks you “@jtimberlake: That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168”...

Jan 3, 2014 6:18 am

Max Holloway Looking To Start 2014 With A Bang At UFC Fight Night 34

At 22, Max Holloway is the fourth youngest member of the UFC roster. After spending 2013 winless after two consecutive decision losses to Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor, Holloway is looking to rebound with a victory over his opponent Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34. Holloway is 3-3, with his three losses coming in...

Jan 3, 2014 6:17 am

Bobby Green Explains ‘Crappy’ Reason He Had To Pull Out Of UFC On Fox 9

Well, we now know why Bobby Green didn’t face Abel Trujillo last month at UFC on Fox 9. We may not have wanted to know, but it is what it is. Apparently, Green has been facing issues recently. As stated on his official twitter account: @Blademov79 @UFCNews @AbelTrujillo1 @jamievarner Something happened after the Krause fight...

Jan 3, 2014 6:17 am

VIDEO | UFC Singapore: The Main Event

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine makes his awaited UFC debut against hard-hitting Korean knockout artist Hyun Gyu Lim in a bout certain to shake up the talent-rich 170-pound weight class.

Jan 3, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Pop Star Bruno Mars Consoles Anderson Silva

Pop singing sensation, Bruno Mars, is apparently a UFC fan. Not only is the Hawaiin born Mars a UFC fan, but the pop singer is also an Anderson Silva fan. Check out the exchange between the two: Thanks man I will “@BrunoMars: Wishing Anderson Silva a speedy recovery” — Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) January 2, 2014

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Travis Browne: “I’m that guy who works his ass off”

“I’m that guy who works his ass off, who shows the guys sitting on the couch that he should go do what he loves. I’m an average person, I just decided to work hard and dedicate myself to something. That’s the only thing that separates people like me from people sitting on the couch. I...

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Matt Serra on Silva Fight: Weidman ‘Did the Right Thing’ Checking That Kick

At UFC 168, Chris Weidman defeated legendary fighter Anderson Silva for the second time in a row via a gruesome leg kick-check, which unfortunately resulted in Silva’s leg breaking horrendously. Since the victory, some fans have strangely called into question Weidman’s performance in the fight, with comments directed at the check itself, the “fluke” nature...

Jan 3, 2014 3:00 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Weigh Ins: All Fighters On Weight

All fighters made weight for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 34 card in Singapore, which will be aired on the UFC’s digital Fight Pass service tomorrow starting at 6:30 a.m. ET, 3:30 PT. In the main event, the final Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Safiedine will make his UFC debut against rising Korean prospect Hyun Gyu Lim....

Jan 2, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Plans Seven Events In 2014 For Asia

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination. On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 34 will emanate out of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. This will be the first stop on a 7-event trip through the continent of Asia, with all seven events falling inside the 2014 calendar year. An aggressive business...

Jan 2, 2014 9:55 am

GSP Says The UFC Took His Championship Belt When His Back Was Turned

We left the GSP hysteria back in 2013 where the former UFC welterweight champ left his UFC world title behind for a shot at taking care of his compounding personal affairs. But now Georges is spreading a tale through the media about how his former employer (UFC) and how they actually had the nerve to...