Archive: ufc news

Feb 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Overeem’s Testosterone Levels Are Dangerously Low | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week, it was reported that Alistair Overeem’s supplemental blood test following UFC 156 brought back results not many expected: his testosterone levels were low.  The tests indicated his testosterone at 179 nanograms per deciliter, a number significantly lower than the normal 400 ng/dL. As reported, however, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director,...

Feb 28, 2013 9:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 17 Fighter Adam Cella Blogs for BJPenn.Com (Part 5) | UFC NEWS

This episode is actually one of my favorites and my reasons are explained early on. It starts with Bubba being disappointed about his loss to Kelvin, and jumps right into Josh versus Tor. Team Sonnen hints at what our entire team thought, what is Tor all about? Nobody really knew anything about him, except that...

Feb 28, 2013 9:56 pm

Brian Stann: Fight with Wanderlei is a One-Time Jump in Weight | UFC NEWS

This Saturday, Brian Stann will face MMA legend Wanderlei Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 8.  The fight against his long-time idol in the sport, however, comes with a catch: Stann will be fighting at light heavyweight. For Stann, who once held the WEC light heavyweight belt, middleweight has become his optimum weight.  He fought...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...

Feb 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Gunnar Nelson vs Mike Pyle Announced For UFC 160 | UFC NEWS

The latest addition to the May 25th UFC 160 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is a welterweight matchup between Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson and UFC veteran Mike Pyle. The news was first reported by, but UFC executives have yet to formally announce the contest. Gunnar Nelson will make a quick turnaround...

Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Ronda Rousey Signs With William Morris Endeavor | UFC News

Ronda Rousey has signed with premiere Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor; only a week after making history winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ever women’s fight. Already en route to becoming a national sensation, this could further increase Rousey’s popularity and public exposure. In fact, rumors have been circulating this week that Rousey was...

Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Matt Riddle’s Release | UFC NEWS

Matthew Riddle tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England on February 16, 2013. This is Riddle’s second failed drug test for marijuana within the past seven months. Riddle previously failed a post-fight drug test due to marijuana following his UFC 149 victory over Chris Clements....

Feb 28, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Silva Doesn’t Think Weidman Is A Good Fight For Him | UFC NEWS

UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva spoke with UFC Tonight correspondent Karyn Bryant on location at his new Muay Thai College. Silva addressed his rumored fight against Chris Weidman, dismissing him as a ‘boy’. Will Silva vs Weidman happen in 2013?

Feb 28, 2013 10:05 am

Betting Odds: JDS opens up as the favorite over Overeem | UFC NEWS

Here is something that doesn’t get written very often: Alistar Overeem will be considered the underdog in his next fight. In the co-main event of UFC 160, Overeem will face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. According to, the odds makers have dos Santos at -248 while Overeem comes in at +192. The...

Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Diego Sanchez Gets “Dream” Fight In Japan This Weekend | UFC NEWS

“Coming to Japan was always a great goal and a dream of mine growing up, fighting through King of the Cage,” Diego Sanchez said at the UFC on FUEL TV 8 Pre-Fight Press Conference on Feb. 28 in Japan. Sanchez (23-5) is slated to fight Takanori Gomi (34-8) March 3 at UFC on FUEL TV...

Feb 28, 2013 9:32 am

Faber Game For A Fight Versus Frankie Edgar | UFC NEWS

“I wouldn’t mind taking a fight at 145. It would have to be the right fight. I’ve said this for a long time. I want to do the fights that are big, that people care about. That (Frankie Edgar) sounds like a huge fight to me. Frankie, as far as I’m concerned, if he gets...

Feb 28, 2013 9:15 am

Jake Shields vs Tyron Woodley Matchup Rumored for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

A welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley is in the works for a UFC card this summer.  Details about the card, such as the name, are still not clear.  Most likely, the event will be UFC 161 on June 15 in Canada.  The host city is yet to be announced. Jake Shields, the...

Feb 28, 2013 9:01 am

Florian Warns Fighters To Entertain Or Jeopardize Job | UFC NEWS

“I would have liked to see Jon Fitch stick around. I hate seeing any fighter get cut to be honest, that’s just obviously the fighter in me — my heart goes out to him. It’s got to be very difficult. The other side I do understand is that it’s a business and you do have...

Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Many fighters have taken advantage of the spotlight and Joe Rogan ranks the best of the best in Ultimate 8. 8. Rustam Khabilov 7. Stephen Thompson 6. Ryan Jimmo 5. Glover Teixeira 4. Todd Duffee 3. Joe Lauzon 2. Junior Dos Santos 1. Anderson Silva

Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine” | UFC NEWS

  UFC fans have watched Matt Riddle grow up right before our very eyes. The 27-year-old welterweight burst on to the scene as a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Riddle was the second selection for Team Rampage after knocking out Dan Simler to get into the house. Dana White called it...

Feb 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Salary Report: Machida, Henderson the top earners at UFC 157 | UFC NEWS

Though it may have been Ladies Night, when it came to getting paid, UFC 157’s top dollars went the gents. Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, who fought in the co-main event, were the top earners this past weekend. The California State Athletic Commission emailed out the disclosed payroll Tuesday night with the total for the...

Feb 27, 2013 1:47 pm

Jacob Volkmann signs with World Series of Fighting promotion | MMA News

Jacob Volkmann (15-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has found a new home inside the MMA world, as it was announced today that the veteran lightweight has signed with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. Terms of the multi-fight deal were not disclosed. Jacob Volkmann and Jon Fitch were two of the more well known fighters recently released...

Feb 27, 2013 10:40 am

White: If Aldo moves to 155, he stays at 155 | UFC NEWS

If UFC featherweight Champion Jose Aldo beats Anthony Pettis on Aug. 3, it was reported on BJPENN.COM, that he would receive a lightweight title against the winner of UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2) versus final Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez (21-2). Henderson and Melendez will meet on Apr. 20 at UFC on FOX 7...

Feb 27, 2013 10:38 am

Evan Dunham vs. Rafael dos Anjos Added to UFC on FX 8 I UFC News

The UFC on FX 8 has added a lightweight fight to its May 18th card in Santa Catarina, Brazil.  It recently broke on Brazilian media outlet,, hometown fighter, Rafael dos Anjos, will be taking on Evan Dunham. Dos Anjos (18-6) is coming off three consecutive wins, most recently a unanimous decision win over Mark...

Feb 27, 2013 10:13 am

TUF 17, Episode 6 Results: Team Jones regains control with TKO win | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter returned to FX on Tuesday night with the sixth episode of the season – “Path to Greatness”. In the evening’s preliminary matchup, Josh Samman capitalized on Tor Troeng’s relaxed fighting style, winning via knockout in the first round. Samman, a Floridian with a 9-2 mixed martial arts record, landed a body kick...