Archive: ufc

Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Ronda Rousey Signs With William Morris Endeavor | UFC News

Ronda Rousey has signed with premiere Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor; only a week after making history winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ever women’s fight. Already en route to becoming a national sensation, this could further increase Rousey’s popularity and public exposure. In fact, rumors have been circulating this week that Rousey was...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Matt Riddle’s Release | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements....

Feb 28, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Is A Good Fight For Him | UFC NEWS

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva spoke with UFC Tonight correspondent Karyn Bryant on location at his new Muay Thai College. Silva addressed his rumored fight against Chris Weidman, dismissing him as a ‘boy’. Will Silva vs Weidman happen in 2013?

Feb 28, 2013 10:05 am

Betting Odds: JDS opens up as the favorite over Overeem | UFC NEWS

Here is something that doesn’t get written very often: Alistar Overeem will be considered the underdog in his next fight. In the co-main event of UFC 160, Overeem will face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. According to, the odds makers have dos Santos at -248 while Overeem comes in at +192. The...

Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Diego Sanchez Gets “Dream” Fight In Japan This Weekend | UFC NEWS

“Coming to Japan was always a great goal and a dream of mine growing up, fighting through King of the Cage,” Diego Sanchez said at the UFC on FUEL TV 8 Pre-Fight Press Conference on Feb. 28 in Japan. Sanchez (23-5) is slated to fight Takanori Gomi (34-8) March 3 at UFC on FUEL TV...

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 am

Faber Game For A Fight Versus Frankie Edgar | UFC NEWS

“I wouldn’t mind taking a fight at 145. It would have to be the right fight. I’ve said this for a long time. I want to do the fights that are big, that people care about. That (Frankie Edgar) sounds like a huge fight to me. Frankie, as far as I’m concerned, if he gets...

Feb 28, 2013 9:15 am

Jake Shields vs Tyron Woodley Matchup Rumored for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

A welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley is in the works for a UFC card this summer.  Details about the card, such as the name, are still not clear.  Most likely, the event will be UFC 161 on June 15 in Canada.  The host city is yet to be announced. Jake Shields, the...

Feb 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...

Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Many fighters have taken advantage of the spotlight and Joe Rogan ranks the best of the best in Ultimate 8. 8. Rustam Khabilov 7. Stephen Thompson 6. Ryan Jimmo 5. Glover Teixeira 4. Todd Duffee 3. Joe Lauzon 2. Junior Dos Santos 1. Anderson Silva

Feb 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Salary Report: Machida, Henderson the top earners at UFC 157 | UFC NEWS

Though it may have been Ladies Night, when it came to getting paid, UFC 157’s top dollars went the gents. Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, who fought in the co-main event, were the top earners this past weekend. The California State Athletic Commission emailed out the disclosed payroll Tuesday night with the total for the...

Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm

Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Official For UFC 160 | UFC News

  Former UFC lightweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (20-9) has made the drop to featherweight following a three fight losing streak. Stephens will take on promotional newcomer, Estevan Payan (14-3) at UFC 160. Stephens is returning after a first round knockout loss to Yves Edwards back at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz back in...

Feb 27, 2013 11:41 am

Rousey Offered Movie Role, White Says Fighting is Where Real Money Is

After headlining UFC 157 and making history as the first female UFC champion and first woman to win inside the famed octagon Ronda Rousey couldn’t get any bigger…or could she? The amazingly talented former Olympian and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been the talk of the MMA world for the past year, sweeping MMA...

Feb 27, 2013 10:40 am

White: If Aldo moves to 155, he stays at 155 | UFC NEWS

If UFC featherweight Champion Jose Aldo beats Anthony Pettis on Aug. 3, it was reported on BJPENN.COM, that he would receive a lightweight title against the winner of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2) versus final Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2). Henderson and Melendez will meet on Apr. 20 at UFC on FOX 7...

Feb 27, 2013 10:38 am

Evan Dunham vs. Rafael dos Anjos Added to UFC on FX 8 I UFC News

The UFC on FX 8 has added a lightweight fight to its May 18th card in Santa Catarina, Brazil.  It recently broke on Brazilian media outlet,, hometown fighter, Rafael dos Anjos, will be taking on Evan Dunham. Dos Anjos (18-6) is coming off three consecutive wins, most recently a unanimous decision win over Mark...

Feb 27, 2013 10:13 am

TUF 17, Episode 6 Results: Team Jones regains control with TKO win | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter returned to FX on Tuesday night with the sixth episode of the season – “Path to Greatness”. In the evening’s preliminary matchup, Josh Samman capitalized on Tor Troeng’s relaxed fighting style, winning via knockout in the first round. Samman, a Floridian with a 9-2 mixed martial arts record, landed a body kick...

Feb 27, 2013 10:04 am

Featherweights Sicilia, Blanco added to TUF 17 Finale | UFC NEWS

The complete card for the TUF 17 finale is starting to take shape. Added to the mix is another featherweight bout. This one features Sam Sicilia (11-2) against Maximo Blanco (8-4-1). The TUF 17 Finale takes place April 13 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Sicilia was a part of “The Ultimate Fighter...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...

Feb 27, 2013 8:46 am

Quick Twitt I Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen to Headline TUF 17 Finale I UFC News

Last Night Dana White posted on Twitter, “Glad everyone is loving TUF this season!  The main event for the Live Finale is [Urijah] Faber vs Scott Jorgensen @TUFonFX.” This news came following the announcement that UFC flyweight champion, Demetrius Johnson, was forced out of his bout with an injury. Faber is coming off a first...

Feb 27, 2013 8:43 am

Benson Asks For GSP Superfight, White Shuts him Down | UFC NEWS

Earlier this evening it was announced on UFC Tonight that current UFC Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, had asked to face Welterweight champ, Georges St. Pierre, assuming both successfully defend their titles in their upcoming fights.  Unfortunately for Bendo, Dana White immediately shot down the idea. “No, that’s not going to happen…” said White, “Ben Henderson,...

Feb 26, 2013 9:02 pm

Matt Riddle Released By UFC for Again Testing Positive for Marijuana

News broke late Tuesday night that welterweight Matt Riddle (8-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been released by the UFC for testing positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following his recent performance on the UFC on FUEL 7 card. Riddle defeated Che Mills (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) in that contest but later popped positive...

Feb 26, 2013 9:44 am

Chael Sonnen Sues Mean Street Pizza Business Partner | UFC NEWS

The man who gained fame and popularity by ruffling people’s feathers is dealing with his own antagonist it seems, as UFC Light Heavyweight title contender Chael Sonnen is suing his business partner for $42,600.  Sonnen and Lee Gamble oversee the West Linn Guys, LLC, through which they own a restaurant in West Linn, OR called...