Archive: ufc

Oct 1, 2013 10:51 am

Michael Bisping ‘Devastated’ Over Near Career Ending Eye Injury

“(I’m) devastated. I trained so hard for this fight. And not only that, it’s hard for the people of Manchester and the people of the U.K. to part ways with their hard-earned money to buy a ticket, so I apologize to all the fans and everybody who bought a ticket. I was fearing the worst....

Sep 30, 2013 12:59 pm

Manager Reveals True Intentions Behind Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz’ manager Mike Kogan spoke to mmajunkie.com about Nate’s controversial tweet in which he said he’d be unable to fight Gray Maynard at the Ultimate Fighter 18 finale because of his high school reunion. Kogan said Nick meant he wanted to fight Maynard in their rubber match two weeks later at...

Sep 30, 2013 12:36 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Jason MacDonald

UFC welterweight Demian Maia is set to face Jake Shields in the UFC Fight Night 29 main event on October 9. Before he was a headliner, he notched this amazing submission win over Jason MacDonald at UFC 87.

Sep 30, 2013 12:12 pm

Quick Twitt | Diego Sanchez Receives His Blackbelt

After years of training and competing in Martial Arts, Diego Sanchez can now add BJJ blackbelt to his list of accomplishments. Diego Sanchez is a TUF season 1 champion and former UFC lightweight title challenger. It is official #BLACKBELT pic.twitter.com/n5DW0PzmeQ — Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) September 28, 2013 It is official #BLACKBELT pic.twitter.com/n5DW0PzmeQ — Diego...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

Eye Surgery Puts Michael Bisping Out 4-6 Months

Perennial top-ten UFC middleweight fighter, Michael Bisping, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Mark Munoz due to complications with a detached retina suffered in April at UFC 159. Bisping has undergone another surgery, and he is now looking at a return time of four to six months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Sep 30, 2013 10:44 am

Dennis Hallman: Ronda Rousey Truly has Mental Health Issues

Former UFC welterweight and Team Tate Coach, Dennis Hallman, had some choice words for rival coach, Ronda Rousey after observing her behavior on the set of The Ultimate Fighter. According to Hallman, a verbal altercation between Rousey and the show’s producers over the payment due to her assistant coaches, sparked Rousey to lash out: ‘You shut...

Sep 30, 2013 10:20 am

Bisping apologizes to fans for injury

On Friday, reports broke out that Michael Bisping had to pull out of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England slated for Oct. 26 due to an eye injury. Bisping (24-5) was supposed to face middleweight Mark Munoz (13-3). Bisping’s injury forced the UFC to find a suitable replacement fast, which led to former UFC...

Sep 28, 2013 1:41 pm

TUF Finalist Mike Ricci Released By UFC

Following his UFC 165 split-decision loss at the hands of Myles Jury, TUF 16 finalist and Tri-Star Gym team member, Mike Ricci has been released from his UFC contract. The release comes on the heels of several announced cuts made by the world’s most recognized promotion this week. Ryan Couture, Yushin Okami, Benny Alloway, Papy...

Sep 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Dana White And Ken Shamrock Engage In Very Public Dispute On Twitter

UFC President Dana White and former UFC Champion Ken Shamrock have made their dislike for each other very public over the last number of years. After a bitter lawsuit won by the UFC, the relationship between the promotion and one of their hall-of-famers has never recovered. Now that stars like Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson...

Sep 28, 2013 1:06 pm

QUICK TWITT | Miguel Torres Searching For Man Who Robbed His Father At Gunpoint

Former WEC bantamweight champion, Miguel ‘Angel’ Torres, has had to deal with his fare share of adversity outside of the cage. The current WSOF hopeful has now taken another blow to his personal life, due to a recent event in which his father was held up at gunpoint. Torres took to his personal facebook account...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Bisping Injured, Machida Moved To Fight Night 30, Will Face Munoz In Main Event

  Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping has been forced off the UFC Fight Night 30 card with an undisclosed injury. In for Bisping comes, debuting middleweight, Lyoto Machida. Machida was originally slated to face off with Tim Kennedy in the main even of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event set for November 6th, but with...

Sep 27, 2013 3:12 pm

Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki Booked for UFC Fight Night 33

A bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s return trip to Australia in the form of Nam Phan vs. Takeya Mizugaki. UFC officials announced the bout this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 33 is set to go down from the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Dec. 7. In the main event heavyweights Mark hunt and...

Sep 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Yushin Okami Released By UFC

Former middleweight title challenger, Yushin Okami, has been released by the UFC following his latest loss at the hands of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earlier this month. After a seven-year stint with the promotion, Okami amassed an impressive 13-5 record and is still considered a top 10 middleweight fighter. The release comes as a shock, the...

Sep 27, 2013 11:59 am

Frankie Edgar On Penn: ‘I have his number’

“I do think I have his number, every fight is different. I’m going to approach this as a new challenge. I’m not thinking he’s going to come in the same as he did the last two. I expect him to come in and change a little. I want to show my improvement over the last...

Sep 27, 2013 11:53 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields And Demian Maia Battle It Out On The Mic

At a recent photo opportunity, Demian Maia and Jake Shields are faced with the awkward task of interviewing each other. Paula Sack turns the microphone over to the fighters and mayhem ensues. Thankfully, the guys stick to their day jobs. Catch this main event at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields, Wednesday, October 9 at...

Sep 27, 2013 11:29 am

Rousey’s Mother Blasts Reality TV Experience on TUF

Taking to her personal blog, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, the mother of UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, discussed her short stint alongside her daughter during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter 18 and she was not amused. Check it out: I only had one day to observe some of what went on (did we miss...

Sep 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Brandon Thatch vs. Paulo Thiago Added to UFC Fight Night 32: Belfort vs. Henderson 2

UFC welterweight fighters, Brandon Thatch (pictured) and Paulo Thiago, will look to square off November 9 on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Golania, Brazil.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added an exciting welterweight fight to the UFC Fight Night 32 card, pitting young prospect Brandon Thatch against veteran Paulo Thiago....