Archive: ufc news

Apr 16, 2013 9:27 am

TUF 17 Winner, Kelvin Gastelum Planning Drop To 170

“I was sitting in my office one day. And then I saw the (TUF 17 tryouts) ad and I was like, ‘Hey, I guess I’m going to go and tryout, see what happens.’ Because before that I was struggling. I was about ready to quit MMA for a while, and just get another job because...

Apr 16, 2013 9:11 am

Zingano: Ref Made The Right Call, Kept Tate Safe

“It sucks to have a controversial call. You never like to hear, ‘Oh, that shouldn’t have ended the fight’ or whatever. That sucks. I walked away because I felt she was done. If I didn’t think the fight was over I would’ve needed to be pulled off her. Between the three of us sitting right...

Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

Dana White: Female Tryouts Felt Like TUF 1 All Over Again

“It was absolutely a historic day to have the women here for the first The Ultimate Fighter tryout. his is basically like the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to me… There are lots of girls out there that have taken taekwondo, judo, wrestling or mixed martial arts, and now they’ve got the opportunity to...

Apr 16, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White: More women’s divisions likely

Currently the UFC only features one weight division in regards to women’s MMA, bantamweight, but UFC President Dana White believes it is only a matter of time before they expand: “You would think so,” White stated when asked by if he expected to add more women’s divisions to the UFC. “If you think about it,...

Apr 15, 2013 10:20 am

TUF Season 18 Gets New Day, New Time And New TV Network

A new network, new day and time, new coaches and new captivating storylines. The Ultimate Fighter, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s signature reality series, moves to FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports’ newly minted multi-sport national cable channel, when it returns in September. The series, featuring UFC® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Cat Zingano as...

Apr 15, 2013 10:15 am

VIDEO | Mark Munoz Blog

UFC middleweight fighter Mark Munoz takes us a long a typical day in the life of a UFC fighter. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 15, 2013 9:00 am

VIDEO | J. Jones Gives Sonnen The Silent Treatment

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen spoke with Jon Anik during the TUF 17 Finale. While Sonnen was more than willing to talk about their upcoming fight at UFC 159, “Bones” wasn’t quite as eager as his opponent. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 15, 2013 8:53 am

Salary Report: Faber / Miller top TUF 17 Finale Payroll

Last Saturday the UFC returned to The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’. The promotion spent a disclosed $508,500 in fighter salaries with Urijah Faber and Cole Miller leading the charge and taking home the lions share of that figure. Cole Miller rounded out the preliminary card...

Apr 15, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Post TUF 17 Finale Media Scrum

UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media festivities last Saturday night to discuss many topics. Including the upset victory over Uriah Hall, the next season of TUF and more. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 15, 2013 7:47 am

VIDEO | Cat Zingano Gets Emotional During UFC Entrance

Newly crowned female bantamweight title challenger, Cat Zingano, cried her way to the cage last weekend. If you missed her emotional walkout you can check it out right here in the player above. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 15, 2013 7:38 am

Gonzaga camp to protest Browne loss

At this weekends TUF 17 Finale, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) was awarded a win as well as the “Knockout of the Night” bonus for disposing of competitor Gabriel Gonzaga (14-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) via elbows, just 71 seconds into their fight. At least a couple of the blows appear to violate both the no striking...

Apr 15, 2013 7:35 am

Following Gonzaga Win Browne Wants Top 10 Opponent

“I think I’m starting to get some of the recognition that I may not have gotten before, and I think it’s due. I think I’ve put in some of my time — what’s this like my sixth or seventh fight in the UFC? And I’m coming off of one loss in my career and, yeah,...

Apr 15, 2013 7:31 am

Miesha Tate “Pissed” With Ref Stoppage In Zingano Bout

“I’m pissed to say the least. I’m definitely not happy. I still feel like I was in the fight. I don’t for one second feel like it should have been stopped. I’m a fighter and I wanted to keep fighting.” “Kim came in and told me before we ever left the locker room that, ‘If...

Apr 15, 2013 7:21 am

VIDEO | Watch Gastelum Derail The Uriah Hall Hype Train

Last weekend Kelvin Gastelum became the youngest fighter to win “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. He did so by defeating one of the hottest prospects to ever walk off the set of the show in Uriah Hall. Check out highlights from the fight in the player above. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 15, 2013 7:12 am

VIDEO | Faber vs. Jorgensen Full Fight Highlights

In the main event of last Saturday’s TUF 17 Finale event, Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen squared off in a bantamweight bout. If you missed this fantastic fight, hit play above and catch all the highlights. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 13, 2013 12:18 pm

John Makdessi vs Edson Barboza Added to UFC 162

Independence Day weekend just got that much better. The already impressive UFC 162 fight card has just added a lightweight war between John Makdessi (11-2) and Edson Barboza (11-1). Barboza is coming off a first round submission win over Lucas Martins in January. This made for a triumphant return after a huge upset loss (first...

Apr 13, 2013 11:37 am

VIDEO: TUF 17 Finale – Tate vs. Zingano Preview

Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano discuss their pivotal matchup at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, coaching the next season of TUF, and a future title shot against Ronda Rousey. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit