Archive: ufc

Feb 21, 2013 8:57 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping Says He Was Bullied As A Kid For Being Poor | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping sits down with John Joe O’Regan for a glass of wine and gives a personal and revealing interview. In this exclusive video from Fighters Only, ‘The Count’ talks about his childhood, the financial struggles of early adulthood, why he became and MMA fighter and much more.

Feb 21, 2013 8:16 am

Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Announced for UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

Former lightweight top contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard will face TJ Grant at UFC 160 on May 25th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is Maynard’s first fight since a split decision win over Clay Guida last June. TJ Grant has been steadily climbing up the ranks in the UFC’s...

Feb 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Fitch & Volkmann Not Alone, UFC Releases 16 Fighters In Total | UFC NEWS

On Tuesday, Dan White confirmed that 16 fighters were cut from the UFC’s roster. Wagner Prado, Mike Russow, Jacob Volkmann, Vladimir Matyushenko, CHe Mills, Jay Hieron, Terry Etim, Paul Sass, Jorge Santiago Mike Stumpf, Simeon Thoreson, C.J. Keith, Motonobu Tezuka, Josh Grispi and Ulysses Gomez have all been cut from the UFC. Some are standouts...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...

Feb 20, 2013 10:16 am

Betting Odds: Alexander Gustafsson Opens as Favorite Over Gegard Mousasi | UFC NEWS

Following the announcement of their bout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 on April 6 in Sweden, odds makers have released an opening line for Alexander Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi.  The odds favor Gustafsson with the advantage, as seen on  This is not surprising for the young Swedish fighter, who is coming off a...

Feb 20, 2013 9:52 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 157 (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

Take an exclusive, in-depth look into the camps of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche as the prepare for their groundbreaking title fight at UFC 157. Dan Henderson vs. Machida Countdown:

Feb 20, 2013 9:47 am

Invicta FC to implement random drug testing following Cyborg signing | MMA NEWS

Call it a coincidence, but Invicta FC recently announced that it will be implementing random drug tests at all future events just days after signing famed failed PED test taker, Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Through MMA Junkie, Invicta FS stated: “For the first time in its short history, Invicta FC will utilize random drug testing for...

Feb 20, 2013 9:45 am

Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan Verbally Agreed to Fight | UFC NEWS

Heavyweights Pat Barry and Shawn Jordan verbally agreed to brawl this May for the UFC. Damon Martin from Bleacher Report tweeted about the match-up today. Barry (8-5), who is inconsistent in the UFC, is coming off a win from The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale last December. In 26 seconds of the second round, he defeated...

Feb 20, 2013 9:35 am

UFC Lightweight Jacob Volkmann Cut from UFC Roster | UFC NEWS

UFC Lightweight fighter, Jacob Volkmann, announced last night via Twitter that he was cut from the UFC.  Earlier today, he posted that “I[t] wasn’t @danawhite[‘s] decision to cut me it was Joe Siva’s.”   Volkmann (15-4), who fights out of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, saw action most recently on the undercard of UFC 156, where...

Feb 20, 2013 9:25 am

Sonnen Shares Renewed Stance on TRT | UFC News

  It seems like you can’t go anywhere in the world of MMA without hearing the word testosterone, and while there is a plethora of MMA fighters who use testosterone, it still rides a fine line between fair and unfair. One of the most notable MMA fighters who has been put in the testosterone replacement...

Feb 19, 2013 8:52 pm

Cerrone vs Noons Official for UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone will take on KJ Noons at UFC 160 in a bout with Fight of the Night written all over it. Cerrone will be looking for an opportunity to bounce back from a loss to Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. One which left The Cowboy doubled over in pain from a few very hard...

Feb 19, 2013 8:34 pm

Bader vs. Teixeira added to UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

A light heavyweight battle has been added to the quickly improving Memorial Day Weekend UFC 160 card. Ryan Bader (15-3) is set to fight Glover Teixeira (20-2), a fight that will be Teixiera’s fourth fight in just the last year. Both light heavyweights have recently taken down the common opponent of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Teixiera...

Feb 19, 2013 11:52 am

Tito Explains Reasons Behind Cyborg’s UFC Departure | MMA NEWS

Tito Ortiz, manager to Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos, told Bleacher Report’s Damon Martin that reasoning behind their decision to be released from their UFC contract came down to two things; money and time. “The money had a lot to do with it,” Ortiz said. Also at an impasse was the contract’s length “We wanted to make...

Feb 19, 2013 11:19 am

Dana White Calls Out Bellator to Pay Eddie Alvarez His Worth | MMA NEWS

If you thought UFC President Dana White was done talking about lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez, think again. Eddie Alvarez has been in the middle of a legal battle with Bellator MMA, his current employer. The lightweight fighter’s contract ended and the UFC made him an offer. Bellator however, had the chance to match it, which...

Feb 19, 2013 10:55 am

Dana White to Fighters: You Dont Turn Down Joe Silva

Dana White has always favored fighters who step up and take fights when they are called upon. He has always shown love for a guy who comes out and says, ‘I want to fight this guy! Please make it happen.’ On the other hand, when a fighter does the opposite and says, ‘I DONT want...

Feb 19, 2013 10:53 am

Dillashaw Replaces Gagnon Faces Tamura at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

T.J. Dillashaw stepped up to fight bantamweight Issei Tamura at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dillashaw replaced Mitch Gagnon (9-2) for the event. An undisclosed injury forced Gagnon out of the fight against Tamura. Dillashaw (6-1), who is the runner-up for “The Ultimate Fighter...

Feb 19, 2013 10:29 am

Nate Marquardt Not Woodley Set To Face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 158 | UFC NEWS

When Rory MacDonald withdrew from UFC 158 with a neck injury, it left Carlos Condit withour an opponent. Not one to seize an opportunity, Johny Hendricks stepped up and took the co-main event fight. However, this left Hendrick’s original opponent, Jake Ellenberger, in the same position Condit was just in. There was talk of Tyron...

Feb 18, 2013 7:30 pm

VIDEO | Matt Hughes On Retirement: “I Didn’t Want To Retire, But..” | UFC NEWS

In an interview with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani, Matt Hughes talks about his new job as a liaison with the UFC, and his retirement from fighting in the organization. “I’m 39 years old, I’m not getting any quicker, I’m getting slower and it’s time to hang the gloves up.” When Ariel Helwani asks Matt if...

Feb 18, 2013 6:05 pm

Ortiz Responds to Botched Press Conference: Focus is on Cyborg’s Future

Last Friday Tito Ortiz held a press conference to announce the future for the highest-profile fighter he manages, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos.  He began the press conference reiterating his recent statement that it would be impossible for Cyborg to cut to 135 lbs by having the fighter step onto the scale.  In “fighting shape,” as Ortiz...

Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Rory MacDonald injured, Out of UFC 158 vs. Condit | UFC NEWS

Rory MacDonald has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 158, as reported by Ariel Helwani. The 23-year-old Canadian suffered an undisclosed injury during his training camp for what was already a highly anticipated rematch versus the “Natural Born Killer”. The welterweights faced each other at UFC 115 in June of 2010....