Archive: ufc

Feb 14, 2013 9:59 am

Dana White Confirms Luke Rockhold vs Vitor Belfort UFC Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White confirmed that plans are in place for Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold yesterday while in London. A date and venue have not been confirmed yet, but it will likely take place during the second quarter of 2013. The fight will headline a major event in Brazil, and the winner will most...

Feb 14, 2013 9:56 am

Introducing Cat Zingano: The UFC’s Newest Women’s Star | UFC NEWS

It was recently announced that Cat Zingano has signed a contract with the UFC, and will be fighting opposite Meisha Tate in the second ever UFC Women’s match on the TUF 17 Finale card on April 13 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Many MMA fans are...

Feb 14, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Boss Confirms They Have Cut Ties With Cris “Cyborg” Santos | UFC NEWS

Cris “Cyborg” Santos will no longer fight in the UFC. UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fighter has been released at the UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald Pre-Fight Press Conference that happened Feb. 13 in London. White wasn’t happy that Santos refuses to make 135 pounds for a fight against Ronda...


Feb 14, 2013 9:36 am

UFC Passes On Contract Renewal For Aaron Simpson | UFC NEWS

Former UFC middleweight turned welterweight, Aaron Simpson, last competed under the UFC banner in his losing effort to Mike Pierce last October. The defeat brought the 38-year-olds UFC record to 7-4 and was his last contracted bout with the UFC. According to multiple reports, at the culmination of his last contract with the promotion, UFC...

Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

Ratings Report: Tuf 17 Episode 4 Show Increase In Views | UFC NEWS

This weeks episode of the Ultimate Fighter showed a five percent increase in viewership from last week’s episode and did a respectable 1.25 million views. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer, tells the tale over at MMAFighting.com. The Ultimate Fighter seems to have settled in at what will likely be the normal level of the season as...

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...