Archive: ufc news

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...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster.

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

VIDEO | Fans Brawl In UFC 159 Crowd

As if UFC 159 wasn’t odd enough… Thanks to the amazing technology of cellphone camera’s moments like this rarely go undocumented.

Apr 30, 2013 8:58 am

Greg Jackson Ready To Prep Jones For Anyone The UFC Wants

“It doesn’t matter to me. It’s whatever the UFC says. As long as we have enough time to prepare, we’re going to have to fight them all anyway. We’re going to have to fight Machida again, we’re going to have to fight Gustafsson, whoever else they put in front of us. It’s just a matter...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

PHOTO | Alan Belcher Gets 8 Stitches Following Bisping Eye Poke

During Alan Belchers co-main event against Michael Bisping, he was stabbed in the eye with a British finger. The eye-poke put a stop to the bout in the third and Belcher ended up losing a technical decision on the judges scorecards. He received 8-stitches in the eye.

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 29, 2013 6:09 pm

VIDEO | UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva Preview

It’s a night of heavy hands and heavy stakes, as Cain Velasquez, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt invade Las Vegas for UFC 160.

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Marc Ratner To Make Formal Request To Change Unified Rules At Summer ABC Convention

This past weekend at UFC 159 we saw light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux get his eyes accidentally gouged by opponent Gian Villante which led referee Kevin Mulhall to halt and call an end to the fight. Immediately following the event, UFC President Dana White discussed his desire to reassess the rules: “What needs to happen...

Apr 29, 2013 5:58 pm

With Jones Injured, Machida Seeks Title Eliminator With Gustafsson

“I would like to fight before the title, maybe, because I don’t want to wait for long time. I need to fight.I’m interested in this (Gustafsson) fight because now I think is a good idea to put Gustafsson against me. He’s a No. 2 contender; I’m a No. 1 contender… (I’m ready to fight) as...

Apr 29, 2013 5:53 pm

Seven Fighters Released By UFC

Make no mistake about it, just because you receive a UFC contract doesn’t mean the promotion is going to keep you around if you under-perform. Such is the case with many fighters, be them fan favorites or not. You want to keep your job as a fighter for the world’s largest fight promotion, you better...

Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”

MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate. When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post...

Apr 29, 2013 11:01 am

Hendo Calls Jones Stoppage Unjust for a UFC Title Fight

Jon Jones defends his title and keeps the strap via TKO ref stoppage during UFC 159 main event which took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey April 27. Referee Keith Peterson saves Chael Sonnen of a burtal beating or calls it too early? Chael Sonnen told the crowd he had no problem...