Archive: ufc

Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am

More Than Training Partners: Teixeira vs. Machida Will Never Happen Says Glover

“I have no problem fighting someone I train with. I train with many of the fighters in my division, and I’m friends with most of them. I love [Antonio] Rogerio [Nogueira] and “Feijao,” and if I had the choice, I would rather not face them. In Lyoto’s case, it goes beyond that. I’ve been in...

Jun 24, 2013 9:37 am

Dominick Cruz: Faber Nothing More Than A Contender

“I’m one of two people to ever keep Faber from becoming a UFC champion. He will forever be known as the former WEC champion. He will always be a number one contender and never anything more.” Absentee UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has apparently not let go of his longtime feud with Urijah Faber. In...

Jun 24, 2013 9:28 am

Diaz: No Set Plans For Second War MMA Event

With approximately 3500 fans in attendance and a name-your-own-price on-line PPV Stream, the War MMA promotion seems to be off to a healthy start. But is Nick Diaz one-and-done as an MMA Promoter? He talked to the media following Saturdays debut card and wouldn’t commit one way or the other. “We’re happy; everyone seemed to...

Jun 24, 2013 9:10 am

UFC Judges Busier Than Ever With Rapidly Decreasing Finishing Rate

From the UFC’s inception up to current date there has been a 50% decrease in finishing rate for fights taking place inside the Octagon. This staggering decline in finishes is broken down by Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics : How many UFC fights end inside the distance? The overall percentage is 60%, which includes fights all...

Jun 22, 2013 10:25 am

Forrest Griffin May ‘Magically’ Return To Fighting

Shortly after his retirement the UFC announced that Forrest Griffin would be inducted into the UFC’s Hall-Of-Fame. Now just two-short weeks out from his induction, the retired champion went on record and said, he may not be done yet. “I’ll start training again, September, August,” Griffin said in a recent interview with MMA Fight Corner....

Jun 22, 2013 10:06 am

Hendo picking Silva over Weidman

With a big portion of the UFC’s roster betting against the pound-for-pound king, there is still at least one great talent rooting for Anderson Silva. MMA legend Dan Henderson told Rick J Lee that he believes Silva will test the undefeated challengers chin in route to victory. “I really haven’t seen much of Chris Weidman,...

Jun 21, 2013 5:01 pm

Nick Diaz Sets WAR MMA Pay-Per-View Price to ‘Name-Your-Own’ Donation

If the fact that former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz started an MMA promotion just seven months after his title losing effort at UFC 158 surprises you, well just wait until you hear the price point. According to WAR MMA’s official website, the price of purchase for tomorrow’s inaugural event is set at a simple donation...

Jun 21, 2013 9:52 am

Doctor Explains Why Roy Nelson Doesn’t Get Knocked Out By Big Punches

‘Big Country’ has made the record books by absorbing the most strikes in the UFC as a heavyweight fighter. More impressive is the fact that he has done so without getting knocked out. Fightland’s medical columnist breaks down how he likely gets away with this amazing feat: “Nelson might have extremely strong neck muscles. Strong...

Jun 21, 2013 9:46 am

Invicta Makes Shift To Television With Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen

Two of the premier women mixed-martial-arts fighters in the world, Cris Cyborg (11-1) and Marloes Coenen (21-5), headline the July 13th Invicta Fighting Championships 6 pay-per-view event, airing live from Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. Brazilian KO artist Cyborg, arguably the top pound-for-pound fighters in women’s MMA, and equally dangerous Dutch submission specialist...

Jun 21, 2013 9:31 am

Rampage Jackson Discusses Potential Move To Heavyweight

Nearly two weeks ago we told you Rampage Jackson was toying with the idea of moving to the heavyweight division. Those ambitions have apparently not left the mind of the former PRIDE and UFC Champion as he discussed his intentions further in a recent media call. “Before, I was talking about retiring at 35 which...

Jun 20, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva Would Be A Fool Not To Respect Me

“I’ve been dreaming about this fight with Anderson Silva since I started MMA. He makes you pay for any mistakes you make. He’s opportunistic. Probably his biggest threat is his confidence. You make one mistake…he’s in there to win, and so I am. He’s a great champion for a reason, but he knows I’m a...

Jun 20, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen On How to Get The Girl

UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen talks about how he met his girl and she gives her side of the story!!! “I’m not an expert on love or relationships, but there is some advice: If it doesn’t come easy, you need to let it go. And if it’s right, you won’t have to work for it. It’ll...

Jun 20, 2013 9:11 am

Pettis Time On Shelf Extended After Visiting UFC Doctor

All hopes of Anthony Pettis being well enough to face off with Benson Henderson at UFC 164 have been squashed following a visit to a UFC approved Doctor in Las Vegas, Nevada. The standout lightweight fighter was originally scheduled to face Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title. However, after an injury, the Milwaukee based...

Jun 20, 2013 8:59 am

Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT

“You don’t have to look too far to see Chris Weidman has the exact skill set to beat Anderson Silva, and he’s also got it upstairs,” said Sonnen. “He wants this fight. He has a better top game, at least submission wise, than I do. I was able to have some success for several minutes...

Jun 20, 2013 8:53 am

Mike Dolce Explains The Challenges Of Working With Rampage Jackson

“Chael was 233 pounds six weeks before the Michael Bisping fight. To go from 233 to 185 in six weeks is insane. The hardest issue — I would have to say Rampage is the hardest I’ve ever had to deal with. Not because he was the biggest or heaviest because he wasn’t. I helped Duane...

Jun 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta Issues Statement on Failure to Legalize MMA in New York

Another year down for the progress of legalizing the sport of MMA to all 50 states as New York has failed, once again, to pass a bill, making the sport of MMA legal in their state. The Daily News reported Tuesday night that the Senate hadn’t been able to garner enough votes to pass the...

Jun 19, 2013 10:14 am

Joe Rogan Details Why Anderson Silva is the Best Ever

As only he can, UFC announcer Joe Rogan provides his commentary on why Anderson Silva is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Silva faces Chris Weidman at UFC 162 to prove his #1 ranking.

Jun 19, 2013 10:01 am

Randy Couture: Dana White Crossing The Line With My Family

“I don’t take any of that personal. I don’t really tune into the underground and all that other stuff. People come to me and they say, ‘Oh, he said this and he said that.’ I don’t care; I know what the truth is. I know how I have treated people, how I tried to treat...

Jun 19, 2013 9:55 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Pre-Fight Interview: ‘Weidman needs to work on his striking’

“Weidman got good jiu-jitsu and great wrestling, but he needs work with his stand-up. “Every fighter commits mistakes. I just have to look for the right opportunity to capitalize on his mistakes. Everyone has their strong points. Everyone has their weak points.” Every fighter has weak points and every fighter makes mistakes. At UFC 162,...

Jun 19, 2013 9:45 am

Chael Sonnen Has A Real Beef With LeBron James And He Explains It Here

“His name being brought up prompted it. He makes Urkel look cool. I would have liked to call him a twat, but they changed subjects. Let me tell you a story about LeBron. He asked the UFC for tickets for my fight against Anderson Silva. We sit the guy front row, and all through the...

Jun 19, 2013 8:53 am

Lamas Removed From UFC 162, Boetsch vs. Munoz Promoted To Main Card

When the ‘Korean Zombie’ got shifted to Brazil to face Jose Aldo, he left Ricardo Lamas without an opponent for UFC 162. The UFC his apparently opted against filling that vacancy and instead will give Lamas his show money for stepping down and not competing on July 6. With the UFC 162 event now absent...

Jun 19, 2013 8:34 am

Former UFC Fighter Paul Kelly Handed Down 13 Year Prison Sentence For Drug Trafficking

Former UFC welterweight and lightweight, Paul Kelly, was sentenced in his heroin trafficking case this week after a four-day trial found him guilty of basically being a drug kingpin in his home of England. The Liverpool Echo has the story: West Derby ‘hard man’ Paul Kelly, 29, who earned up to £100,000 a year on...