Archive: ufc

Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Matt Hughes: Ortiz and Couture weren’t loyal and now they’re paying the price

Throughout the years many fighters, fans and media members have had disputes with the UFC/Zuffa, or more specifically with UFC President Dana White. Most notably would have to be former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and Tito Ortiz. We all remember the days of Tito’s prime when he wore his “Dana...

Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...


Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am

Evans says Sonnen’s distractions will come back to haunt him

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is slated to fight Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 167. Evans spoke on The MMA Hour to host Ariel Helwani about the distractions Sonnen is facing going into the bout, mainly his consistent presence on Fox Sports 1’s UFC tonight. “I definitely...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

VIDEO | Matt Mitrione Flips Our After Losing NAGA Grappling Match

Who likes to lose? No one likes to lose, but we can add Matt Mitrione to the list of people who just flat out lose their cool when defeated in competition. In the video UFC the UFC heavyweight fighter is seen getting really ticked off about a match that didn’t go his way at a...

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...

Nov 12, 2013 7:19 am

Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier

“The whole story behind me and him is just so silly. I met him, and I came up to him with a big smile on my face. He’s another black guy in the sport, and I felt the need to say hello to him, and I was just like ‘hey man, I hear you’re a...

Nov 12, 2013 6:00 am

Tate Beats Out Rousey In Fan Voting For EA Game Cover

Surprise, surprise! Even with twice the Twitter followers, UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey was unable to defeat her career nemesis Miesha Tate in the first round of the cover vote (via fan’s choice) for the new EA Sports UFC video game. This means “Cupcake” will now advance to the second round, and face a stiff...

Nov 11, 2013 4:27 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions Report

16 fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 event have been medically suspended following their respective bouts inside the Octagon. Two of those men have been put on six-month suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission has released their mandates and the terms will put both Brandon Thatch and Rony Jason among the rosters most lengthy suspension...

Nov 11, 2013 2:29 pm

POLL | Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot

With his most recent win over Dan Henderson, the MMA world is abuzz for all things Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian former champion has left behind a path of bodies unmatched by any other fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. While Dana White seems non-committal about a title shot, what do you, the fans, say about...

Nov 11, 2013 1:07 pm

New Jersey Report Casts Dark Shadow Over Brain Trauma In MMA

In February of last year veteran MMA Fighter Gary Goodridge (pictured) came out to the media about his Dementia pugilistica (DP), a type of neurodegenerative disease or dementia that may affect amateur or professional boxers as well as athletes in other sports who suffer concussions. It was a shocker for MMA fans, fighters and analysts...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 11, 2013 11:40 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Spars With Gegard Mousasi

Female bantamweight champion has caused a big commotion about her ability to beat UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. So while we ponder that possibility for a minute, why not take a look at how she faired in sparring against top UFC middleweight fighter, Gegard Mousasi. *Props to BJ Penn FB follower Ben Mason for the...

Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

Nick Diaz Wants Big Fight and $3-5 per PPV Buy in Return to UFC

“I am a pretty big draw,” UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz said when discussing a potential return to the Octagon.  “We would have to negotiate a pretty decent amount of pay and a pretty decent amount from the pay-per-view.  I’m talking like three to five dollars [per buy].”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s been...

Nov 11, 2013 11:12 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Vitor Deserves A Title Shot’

“I believe he (Vitor Belfort) deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part (to earn a title shot), just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185… I saw the fight [against Hendo], he fought really well.Vitor has been doing great, showing why...

Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am

Kenny Florian Not A Fan Of TRT, But Belfort Criticism Getting Old

Former two-division title challenger, turned Fox Sports analyst, Kenny Florian has had enough of the TRT talk when it comes to Vitor Belfort. The popular retired UFC fighter recently took to twitter with the following message for fans: Not a fan of TRT but criticizing Belfort is getting old. Don't forget that Hendo & Vitor...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...