Archive: ufc

Feb 14, 2013 9:22 am

Offer On The Table For Josh Barnett But Up To Him Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

“It’s up to him,” he said. “He’s a big boy. He’s been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he...

Feb 14, 2013 9:18 am

Chael Sonnen Blasts Olympic Committee For Removing Wrestling | UFC NEWS

“Look, we have an idiocracy known as FILA that has ruined the sport. We have two knuckleheads that you couldn’t trust to run your local donut shop, regulating our sport of wrestling. At the same time, is this a surprise? …No, wrestling has cannabalized itself from 10 spots on the world and olympic team, to...

Feb 13, 2013 10:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | At Just 19 Sergio Pettis Says He Is Ready For Call From The UFC | MMA NEWS

For now, the last name Pettis is associated with UFC lightweight contender turned featherweight title challenger Anthony “Showtime” Pettis but MMA fans will soon recognize another. Anthony’s younger brother, 19 year old Sergio Pettis is on the rise and hungry to make a statement in MMA’s bantamweight division. Sergio currently sports an undefeated professional record...

Feb 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Rousey: Cyborg: ‘Fading into being irrelevant’ | UFC NEWS

The ongoing tit for tat between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Santos continued Tuesday during the UFC 157 conference call. When prodded by the media about her thoughts on Santos asking to get cut loose from her UFC contract, Rousey , the UFC 135-pound champ, hurled this salvo: “I think she’s just kind of making...

Feb 12, 2013 4:07 pm

Lyoto Machida: “Title shot should be on the line” | UFC NEWS

On today’s UFC 157 conference call, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida sounded off on the implications of his upcoming bout with Dan Henderson. Machida, who is coming off a win over Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 in August, said the winner of UFC 157’s co-main event deserves a crack at Jon Jones. For the...

Feb 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Why Is Ronda Rousey Single? Her Mom Spills The Beans | UFC NEWS

The folks at BloodyElbow.com got ahold of Ronda Rousey’s mother, who talks about Cyborg, charity, and why Ronda doesn’t have a boyfriend. “I worry about her all the time, I think I’ll be 95 and she’ll be in her 70’s and I will still worry about her,” said Dr. DeMars, laughing. “One thing that concerns...

Feb 12, 2013 12:29 pm

Duke Roufus Speaks on Pettis vs Aldo and Why He Believes Pettis Will Take the Title

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis’ coach, Duke Roufus, talked with Luke Thomas on the differences of Pettis’ striking compared to other lightweights, as well as featherweight Champ Jose Aldo in an in-depth interview over the weekend. Pettis is looking to dethrone the UFC Featherweight Champ this August and Roufus believes Anthony has the Edge one needs to...

Feb 12, 2013 12:11 pm

Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony

DUBLIN: @danawhite suffered a bad attack during the Trinity award ceremony, thx for support & understanding, we’ll be back soon, luv u guys — Nick the Tooth (@nickthetooth) February 12, 2013 UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin...

Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

Cyborg on Rousey: “She’s running from me” | UFC NEWS

In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos discussed her request for release from Zuffa as well as the ongoing verbal banter between herself and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey. In the video, Cyborg remains adamant that she will not drop to 135.  She suggests that she could make 140...

Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am

Eddie Alvarez Speaks Out About Bellator, Calls Staff Liars | MMA NEWS

This past Monday on The MMA Hour, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney joined Ariel Helwani in the midst of a trip to Charlotte, NC for Bellator’s live event this Thursday, February 14 at 10 PM/EST on Spike. The telecast features three quarterfinal match-ups in the Bellator Middleweight Tournament, as well as a Bantamweight title fight between...

Feb 12, 2013 11:35 am

UFC 157 Gets Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort | UFC NEWS

Former Strikeforce fighters Nah-Shon Burrell and Yuri Villefort are set to fight in a welterweight bout set for UFC 157. UFC 157 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Feb. 23. The main event will feature Ronda Rousey versus Liz Carmouche who will fight for a title for the women’s bantamweight title....

Feb 12, 2013 11:05 am

EXCLUSIVE | Journalist Danny Acosta Isn’t A Fan Of Sonnen vs. Jones | Fist-Ta_Cuff Radio

On Sunday February 10, 2013 bjpenn.com’s Fist-ta-cuff radio talked to Danny Acosta, former writer for FIGHT magazine and current sportswriter/journalist. Acosta was asked about the fact Ricardo Lamas is 4-0 in the UFC and defeated number one contender Erik Koch in his last bout, but was passed over and Anthony Pettis was given the title...

Feb 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Penn In Utah For Cataracts Surgery: UFC Enlists Dr. Crandall | UFC NEWS

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn has traveled to Utah after the UFC insisted on enlisting the service of famed eye surgeon, Dr. Alan Crandall, to repair a damaged eye suffering from cataracts. The Surgeon, based in Salt Lake City, is best known for his work with Boxing Champion Antonio Margarito and successfully...

Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Couture to Young Fighters: “You have a brand… build it up” | MMA NEWS

In a recent interview with BloodyElbow.com, MMA legend and former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture, discussed his acting and television career and his recent departure from the Zuffa organization.  A well-covered topic last week, Couture described his departure from Zuffa as a weight lifted from his shoulders.  “Being in the organization, you...

Feb 11, 2013 12:40 pm

A Look at the UFC’s ‘Notorious’ New Featherweight | UFC NEWS

Irishman Conor McGregor comes into the Octagon this Spring followed by a world of hype. The UFC just nabbed another exciting prospect that will mix beautifully into the lightweight and featherweight picture. Dublin’s Conor “Notorious” McGregor (12-2) has recently signed with the UFC and will debut against Marcus Brimage April 6 at UFC on Fuel...

Feb 11, 2013 10:09 am

Liz Carmouche Plans On Proving Rousey Cannot Armbar Her | UFC NEWS

“I honestly don’t think Rousey has what it takes to beat me. The only person that can defeat me is myself. Everybody asks, ‘Yeah, how do you not get arm barred?’ You just don’t get arm barred. You haven’t seen anyone be able to counter is yet so you know if she’s going to put...

Feb 11, 2013 10:05 am

UFC Sets Eyes On Possible Strawweight Division | UFC NEWS

It’s happening, the latest planned expansion for the Ulitmate Fighting Championship will be a 115 pound Strawweight division. In an interview with UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said “I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.” He explained that: “As the sport continues to grow and we...

Feb 11, 2013 10:02 am

Benson Henderson Wants Eddie Alvarez In The UFC | UFC NEWS

The UFC lightweight champion is a busy man; he has an upcoming fight with Strikeforce’s last 155 lb. champ on April 20th, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his sights on another former champ. Henderson thinks it would be a great idea to bring former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez over to the UFC....

Feb 11, 2013 10:00 am

Gonzaga and Brown set to fight at TUF Finale | UFC NEWS

While the next contender for champion Cain Velasquez is still up in the air, the heavyweight division has just added another date on its calendar as Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga and Travis “Hapa” Browne have agreed to collide on April 13th, as part of “The Ultimate Figher Finale: Jones x Sonnen” card. The bout was announced today...

Feb 11, 2013 9:56 am

VIDEO | Ian McCall Reads Out A Poem From Joseph Benavidez | UFC NEWS

THE ENTERTAINER Blood and sweat, sometimes tears, Battered hands, countless fears, Highest highs, lowest lows, Shattered dreams, the hurt just grows. Your smile shields the pain you hide, All the while you’re dead inside; Your faith is absent, your will gives out, Now clear your mind, erase the doubt. Everything that you have gave, To...