Archive: ufc news

May 2, 2013 7:18 pm

Dave Meltzer: Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Likely for UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

Following Chael Sonnen calling out Wanderlei Silva on Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV, the MMA world has been abuzz about this possible match up.  Dave Meltzer announced on his radio show that the fight is likely being targeted for the August event on Fox Sports 1.   Meltzer said of Chael’s...

May 2, 2013 9:46 am

Pettis: Move To 145 Not Permanent

“A lot of things led to my cutting down to 145. I was tired of waiting for a 155-pound title shot. It’s not a permanent weight cut (to featherweight). But a striker like myself and Aldo, it doesn’t really matter what weight class it happens at. It’s going to be fireworks either way.” UFC lightweight,...

May 2, 2013 9:37 am

MMA Elite Brand Owner Alden Halpern Announces Resignation As CEO

As first reported by FightParrot.com, MMA Elite Owner Alden Halpern has officially stepped down as acting CEO of the premiere sports apparel brand. Although he has decided to part ways with the MMA industry for personal reasons, he will still retain ownership and majority share of the company. Stepping in to fulfill the role of...

May 2, 2013 9:35 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen’s Full “UFC Tonight” Interview

Chael Sonnen made his return to UFC Tonight after his devastating loss to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 159. Sonnen gives his undisputed opinion on the loss to Jones and calls out UFC legend Wanderlei Silva.

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

May 1, 2013 4:09 pm

TUNE IN ALERT: BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00 WITH WATSON, SAFFIEDINE, HEALY AND GASTELUM

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC’s Burt Watson, Tarec Saffiedine, Pat Healy and Kelvin Gastelum. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners, disregard our...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

May 1, 2013 12:19 pm

Patrick Cote Inks New Four-Fight Deal with UFC

Patrick Cote’s last fight at UFC 158 earned him a W at welterweight following a long career at middleweight. Cote tell the Bleacher Report: “I just signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. We’ve talked about my next fight, but nothing is signed, nothing has been decided. They just announced the TUF Canada vs. Australia...

May 1, 2013 11:59 am

BURT WATSON JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the UFC’s personal hype man Burt Watson. Burt is kind of like the glue that holds the entire UFC promotion together and in the unprecedented interview we...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am

TUF 17 CHAMP KELVIN GASTELUM JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin made waves during his time on the most recent season of the UFC’s reality series and we will...

May 1, 2013 10:31 am

VIDEO | The History of WMMA

From Youtube: This video was inspired by that time I hung out with and watched Kedzie & Kaufman get their celebrity on at the UFC 157 Weigh-ins, witnessing in person the historic moment that was Rousey vs Carmouche, Julie Kedzie’s Fightland blog and all of the incredible women fighters I’ve met over the past year....

May 1, 2013 10:29 am

Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster

After competing under the UFC banner for seven-straight years it looks as if the French-born Cheick Kongo has been released by the promotion following his most recent defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson this past Saturday. Kongo’s profile was recently removed from the active roster at UFC.com which likely signifies the termination of his contract....

May 1, 2013 10:15 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Out Wanderlei Silva: Wants Revenge For “Dirt Bag” Move

“Wanderlei pulled a real dirt bag move on me one time. We’re in a van together, he mutters something at me, but I can’t understand what he’s saying for the life of me. Truly, I couldn’t understand him. He then puts this video on the Internet, with subtitles, because he knows I can’t understand him...

May 1, 2013 9:48 am

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

    The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.   For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his...

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

May 1, 2013 9:24 am

Robbie Peralta Suspended for Marijuana Following UFC on Fuel TV 9

The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight fighter Robbie Peralta tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his performance on UFC on Fuel TV 9 back in April.   Peralta (16-4) will be suspended 6 months retroactive to April 6, the date of the infraction, and required to pass drug rehabilitation classes and a drug test...

May 1, 2013 9:08 am

Sonnen Not Retiring Eyes Future At 205 Pounds, Won’t Rule Out Return To Middleweight

After last Saturday’s domination of Chael Sonnen at the hands of Jon Jones, many fans and pundits have been wondering if the sports best trash talker would return to action or settle into retirement. During yesterday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, Chael Sonnen addressed this very issue: “I’ll fight at 205. I’m not...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...

Apr 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10” Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

Training with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre come with perks according to Jake Ellenberger as he speaks to MMA Digest about Rory MacDonald. “I’m not really sold on him. In my opinion the only top 10 guy in our division he’s fought he’s lost to, and that’s Carlos Condit. I think he’s definitely...