Archive: ufc

Apr 23, 2013 11:00 am

Benson Henderson Addresses The Fans On Finishing Rate

I know I’m not the best (yet, ;-D), I was never the fastest, or strongest, or most athletic, or most technical or anything like that. Go ahead and ask any of my high school or college wrestling coaches. I was never picked 1st in dodgeball or basketball or soccer or football games growing up but...

Apr 23, 2013 10:20 am

Sonnen On Jones: He Could Beat Tyson And Ali At The Same Time

“As great as Jon Jones is, I don’t think he realizes how good he is. He could beat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson at the same time. News flash buddy, you are the best. Maybe Tito Ortiz had a couple more wins, but he didn’t have the competition he’s faced. If I feel pressure, yeah,...

Apr 23, 2013 10:13 am

VIDEO | UFC’s Dana White: Goal is to Have Ultimate Fighting in Every Country

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts sports organization that produces over 30 live events worldwide each year. UFC has exploded in popularity worldwide. Dana White, president of the UFC, is looking to continue to expand the audience for the sport, seeking out new talent in countries such as China, India, and Mexico....

Apr 23, 2013 9:51 am

CSAC Responds to Controversial Judging Assignment at UFC on FOX

The challenge in choosing fighters and people who train as judges is finding zero affiliation to the fighters in the cage. California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster stands by his decision allowing Wade Vierra to judge the Ben Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez title fight. Foster states “I’m picking people who know what they’re...

Apr 23, 2013 9:07 am

VIDEO | Jim Millers UFC 159 Media Workout

From Youtube: Jim Miller and his brother Dan Miller were at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan on April 21, 2013, doing a workout for the press and MMA fans, leading into his fight against Pat Healy at UFC 159 in New Jersey this weekend. Jim warmed up with Dan with calisthenics and pummeling and wrestling, then...

Apr 23, 2013 8:53 am

Quick Twitt | Anthony Pettis: I’m Still The Best At 155

Following Saturday’s showdown between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis took to twitter to relay a quick and precise message. Pettis currently owns a victory over the current UFC lightweight champion, one that will never be forgotten. He has also shown flashes of brilliance inside the UFC’s Octagon, but has Henderson’s rate of...

Apr 23, 2013 8:47 am

Duane Ludwig Happier to Coach Team Alpha Male than Fight Himself

UFC Veteran Duane Bang Ludwig went on Ariel Helwani’s ‘The MMA Hour’ earlier today to talk about Team Alpha Male’s success this last Saturday, and how his participation could lead them to UFC Gold. Ludwig wasn’t without compliments for the already established team of lighter weight fighters as he explained how well they had been...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Apr 23, 2013 8:40 am

Gray Maynard: The Hardest Hitter At 155

“I think Grant really believes he has good stand-up. He’s good on the ground, but he likes to stand and strike. He believes in that aspect of his game and that’s okay. Training at AKA has added a few more tools to my game, but I truly believe I’m one of the hardest hitters —...

Apr 23, 2013 8:17 am

Olympic Medalist McMAnn Believes She Can Beat Rousey

“I believe I do (have what it takes to beat Rousey). I don’t think I’d be fighting if I didn’t either naturally have it or acquire it to be the best in the world. And if she gets beat by Cat, then I’ll have the skill set to beat Cat Zingano. And I just think...

Apr 23, 2013 8:12 am

Bisping: No One Is Going To Give A S#!t About Belcher After This Fight

“Alan Belcher, he’s trying to take a page out of my book or he’s trying to be Chael Sonnen. He’s being someone very, very different for this fight. I’m not quite sure I understand it. He’s trying to be all vocal, making video blogs and doing this and that, and he’s trying to convince himself...

Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva

  During a pre-UFC 159 conference call Monday, Chael Sonnen resumed a familiar tune by once again belittling UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.  During the call, Sonnen insisted that his upcoming opponent, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, is a better fighter than Silva.   “I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen remarked about the two...

Apr 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Benson Henderson Explains Proposal in the Octagon

  Following what was arguably his toughest title defense to date against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson followed the fight with another difficult task: asking longtime girlfriend Maria Magana to marry him in front of a booing San Jose crowd on national television.   Afterward, he described the...

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 11:20 am

Are the Diaz Brothers on the Chopping Block?

Bad conduct and not performing in The Octagon will end a career quickly these days. Name recognition is no longer a protective shield just ask Josh Neer who was released from the UFC a short time ago thanks to a 1-3 losing skid. The Diaz brothers are as close to the chopping block as they...

Apr 22, 2013 10:25 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones Extended Preview

After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers.

Apr 22, 2013 10:04 am

Benoist Out, Prazeres in against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

With less than one month to his 10th appearance inside the UFC’s Octagon, Paulo Thiago has been forced to prepare for a different opponent. Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...

Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Moving To 170 A Big Mistake

“I think going to 170 is a big mistake. Big, strong guys at 170.” … “He can make 155. Look what happened tonight at 155.” Prior to stepping into the cage against Josh Thomson, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, stated he was headed back to the welterweight division after UFC on FOX 7....

Apr 22, 2013 9:28 am

Chad Mendes Hoping For Title Shot By Years End

“I would really like to fight for the title this year. But ultimately it’s up to the UFC and these guys… Right now I’m going to take a little bit of time off. I mean, that was three camps back-to-back-to-back for me, so I just want to rest for a couple weeks.” Chad “Money” Mendes...

Apr 22, 2013 9:12 am

Benson Henderson Anticipates Rematch With Melendez In The Future

“At 155 the division is so stacked, so deep, the top five guys are like this far apart – they’re very close the top-5 guys, the top-10 guys at 155. Do I imagine I will be seeing Gil again? Yeah I’ll be seeing Gil again and he’ll want to beat the crap out of me,...

Apr 22, 2013 9:04 am

Judge Who Scored Fight for Melendez Trains Under Cesar Gracie

  This past Saturday, at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson brought yet another title fight into the championship rounds, winning a razor-thin split decision victory that could have justifiably gone either way. When it was all said and done, it seemed like a typical Benson Henderson fight with a typical decision...