Archive: ufc

Aug 26, 2013 9:43 am

Chris Weidman on Silva Rematch: ‘It’s Going To Be Easier’

It took less than two rounds for Chris Weidman to knock out perennial pound-for-pound champion, Anderson Silva, to claim the UFC middleweight belt at UFC 162.  With the rematch set for UFC 168, Weidman believes this second fight will be even easier.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chris Weidman defied the odds by dethroning Anderson...

Aug 24, 2013 1:25 pm

UFC 166: Sarah Kaufman vs. Jessica Eye Booked

Two top ranked female combatants have agreed to square off in a UFC 166 match that will serve as both their promotional debuts. Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, Sarah Kaufman, has agreed to face off with former Bellator fighter Jessica Eye. UFC 166: Velasquez vs. dos Santos III is set to take place on October 19,...

Aug 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Rashad Evans Knows For A ‘Fact’ He Can Beat Jon Jones In A Rematch

Founding Blackzilian member, ‘Suga” Rashad Evans, has long been rumored to be making a shift to the UFC’s middleweight division, but he’s not interested. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion believes that he can still make a title run in the division he has spent the majority of his career in and in a recent interview...

Aug 23, 2013 12:58 pm

Lost Unborn Son, 5 Armed Robber Incident Almost Made Demian Maia Retire in 2012

When UFC veteran Demian Maia dropped a unanimous decision to Chris Weidman on January of 2012, he thought about retirement for the first time in his career. But it wasn’t only his lackluster performance against the current middleweight champion that made the 35-year-old Brazilian entertain the idea of calling it quits. In fact, a series of...

Aug 23, 2013 11:37 am

Hendo Coach Looks To Bring In Sonnen, Wants Vitor Off TRT For Upcoming Bout

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson are both posters boys for the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). These two MMA Legends do it the right way, legally and get the proper exemptions from Athletic Commissions for fights. There’s a hiccup in Brazil though, one that could restrict Dan Henderson’s use of the therapy and his...

Aug 23, 2013 11:03 am

Report: Eddie Alvarez Only Signed Two-Fight Deal With Bellator

At one point Eddie Alvarez was one of the most sought after free-agents on the market. The former Bellator champion received a very lucrative offer from The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the sky seemed to be the limit for the international star. That’s when things got ugly. Bellator refused to let go of their premier...

Aug 23, 2013 10:44 am

Lyoto Machida Didn’t Want His Middleweight Debut Against Tim Kennedy

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, will be making his debut at middleweight November 6.  Set to welcome him to the 185 lb. division is Tim Kennedy.  While it’s certainly a tough fight, Machida says Kennedy is not his first choice.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lyoto Machida has decided to drop to middleweight...

Aug 23, 2013 10:42 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cerrone vs. Guillard

Donald Cerrone took on close friend Melvin Guillard at UFC 150, KO’ing him in the first round. “Cowboy” Cerrone fights Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs Kampmann on Wednesday, August 28th.

Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am

Bellator Boss Believes Rampage And Tito Belong On MMA’s Mt. Rushmore

You can’t deny the star power that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson once had in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Their success in the UFC saw them both rise to the pinnacle of the sport and hold shiny gold belts under the most prominent promotional banner in the world. The two legends are now...

Aug 23, 2013 10:18 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Tired Of McGregor Trash Talk, Ready To Scrap In Public

The ‘YES!’ Master, Diego Sanchez, has had enough of the Conor McGregor hype train. Especially after that train stopped in YES town to call him fat sloppy and slow. Things escalated from there: @TheNotoriousMMA i have bigger fish to fry like #1rankedlightweight oct 19, be ready when I see you at fight summit it's on...

Aug 23, 2013 9:58 am

UFC Fight For The Troops Card Taking Shape: Romero v. Markes & Camozzi v. Larkin

The UFC announced its addition of two middleweights bouts to its November 6 Fight For The Troops card.  Yoel Romero will face Ronny Markes, and Lorenz Larkin (pictured) will face Chris Camozzi, the UFC announced via Twitter Thursday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight For...

Aug 23, 2013 9:54 am

VIDEO | Machida Says He Has Four Years Left Of Fighting

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida gives an estimated timeline for his retirement in the video interview. The former light-heavyweight champion believes he will stick around for another four-years, making his estimated retirement age set at 39 years old.

Aug 23, 2013 9:46 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Kampmann vs. Condit 1

There are no gimmes when you enter the Octagon, as former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit learned when he made his UFC debut against 14-2 Martin Kampmann. The two headlined UFC Fight Night Live in April 2009.

Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Tore ACL at UFC Fight Night 26

Breakout UFC featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, will be sidelined for about ten months with tears to both cartilage and ligament in his knee which he suffered Saturday night competing at UFC Fight Night 26.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Conor McGregor, the Irish featherweight fighter who has been winning over fans since entering the...

Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Koscheck vs. Woodley Set For Growing UFC 167 Event

A third welterweight scrap has been added to the upcoming UFC 167 event in the form of Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. The pay-per-view event, which features a main event title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena...

Aug 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir Both Get TRT Exemptions For UFC 164

According to reports, a new face has hit the controversial TRT button and received an exemption for the therapeutic use of Testosterone in competition. That face belongs to UFC heavyweight fighter, Ben Rothwell. Rothwell actively sought and received an exemption from the state of Wisconsin to use the controversial therapy in advance of his UFC...

Aug 22, 2013 4:02 pm

Report: UFC 161 & 163 Ratings Flop, Do Under 200k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Wanderlei Silva Won’t Fight Sonnen Without PPV Points, Dana White Not Happy

We recently discovered that UFC President Dana White had plans for Sonnen vs. Silva to go down at UFC 167. Wanderlei Silva is apparently down for the scrap, but only if he receives additional compensation in the form of pay-per-view buy points. “[Silva] said he won’t fight him unless he gets PPV [points]” White told...