Archive: ufc news

Jul 1, 2012 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell’s Reaction To Tito Ortiz’s Submission Win At UFC 132 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chuck Liddell and Dana White have both had their differences with “The People’s Champion” Tito Ortiz. Whether or not they have settled their rivalries was not important at UFC 132, however, as both Liddell and White were caught off guard by Ortiz’s out-of-nowhere submission victory. Surprised, they joined the crowd in attendance...

Jul 1, 2012 1:23 pm

Siyar Bahadurzada Injured, Matt Riddle In vs. Chris Clements at UFC 149 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The injury bug has struck again. Michael Bisping, Thiago Alves, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Thiago Silva, Jose Aldo and George Roop were all expected to fight at the UFC 149 card in Calgary, Alberta but were all forced off the card due to injuries. Now, you can add Siyar Bahadurzada to that list. UFC...

Jun 30, 2012 7:14 pm

Forrest Griffin Hints That Retirement Is Near | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Earlier in June, Forrest Griffin mentioned that he would retire from life if he loses to Tito Ortiz in their rubber-match. Always one to joke, Griffin is also known for being very “matter of fact”, giving blunt and honest answers. In a recent interview with ESPN, Griffin addressed how much longer he...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Jun 26, 2012 3:08 pm

Tito Ortiz Ready For His Last 15 Minutes Against Forrest Griffin | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner After a fifteen year career, Tito Ortiz is ready to hang up his gloves and call it a day. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will be walking into the octagon for the last time against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM...

Jun 12, 2012 3:22 pm

Bibiano Fernandes Says He Never Signed With the UFC | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Refuting previous reports stating Bibiano Fernandes signed with the UFC and then allegedly suffered an injury, Fernandes posted on his Facebook that he had never even signed with the organisation in the first place. Almost two weeks ago, it was reported on numerous sites that DREAM Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes had signed...

Jun 9, 2012 6:21 am

Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez Rematch Planned For UFC 152 | UFC News

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC President Dana White took to the podium at the UFC on FX 3 post-fight press conference and revealed the promotion’s plans for the upcoming UFC Heavyweight Title fight. Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez are set to have their rematch at UFC 152 in Toronto. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos captured the...

Jun 9, 2012 1:28 am

Wineland, Jorgensen, Pyle and Silva Earn $40k OTN Bonuses | UFC News

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC officials announced that four men would be taking home the additional “Of the Night” bonuses at “UFC on FX 3: McCall vs. Johnson”. Eddie Wineland, Scott Jorgensen, Erick Silva and Mike Pyle all earned an additional $40,000 for their respective performances. Fight of the Night: Eddie Wineland vs. Scott Jorgensen Knockout...

Jun 5, 2012 5:03 pm

Greg Jackson Will Not Corner St. Pierre or Condit If They Fight | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Greg Jackson has been in the corner of a number of fighters the past few years leading them to championship wins inside the octagon. However, if all the stars align and the UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit do end up facing each other, Greg...

Jun 1, 2012 6:50 am

VIDEO | First Silva vs. Sonnen II Trailer | UFC NEWS

The trailer for “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” was released just hours ago, and it gives the rematch even more of a “big fight feel” than it already had. http://youtu.be/cUOk7lrUM6Q At UFC 117, Anderson Silva stepped into the octagon to defend his UFC Middleweight Title against top-contender Chael Sonnen. Knowing that numbers are only...

May 31, 2012 1:58 pm

The Dangers Of Training | Faber Student Paralyzed | MMA NEWS

The sad news of a young athlete being paralyzed will never be softened by euphemisms or optimistic outlooks. Such is the case with 22-year-old Devin Johnson who was recently paralyzed during training session at Urijah Faber‘s Ultimate Fitness Gym in what sounds like a guillotine attempt during a takedown. Sacramento’s News 10 has the full...

May 27, 2012 3:09 pm

Whats Next For UFC 146 Winners And Losers | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 brought us one of the fastest and most exciting cards of the year with nine finishes, six of which came by way of TKO/KO and three by submission. The card was stacked head to toe due to the all heavyweight main card, which forced fantastic fights such as Hardy vs. Ludwig or Varner...

May 27, 2012 1:07 am

Jason "Mayhem" Miller Cut From UFC After Backstage Incident | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Despite being only two fights into his most recent UFC run, Jason “Mayhem” Miller has been released by the company and is “done” with all Zuffa owned promotions after a backstage incident. Dana White made the announcement during the UFC 146 post-fight press conference on Saturday night. After confirming that Miller had...

May 27, 2012 12:02 am

Vitor Belfort Suffers Broken Hand, Pulled From UFC 147 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC President Dana White confirmed at the UFC 146 post fight press conference that Vitor Belfort has suffered a broken hand and is out of the UFC 147 main event. Originally scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, it is unknown exactly how Belfort broke his hand and there is no timetable for a...

May 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Dos Santos Heavily Favored Over Mir At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

With fight night only four days away, the official betting lines for UFC 146 have been released. Odds for the event have been out for a good while now, but all the injuries and changes to the event caused a lot of bet cancelations and forced the bookies to work overtime. The odds for the...

May 23, 2012 8:37 am

Patrick vs. Head Added To UFC 149 Card | UFC NEWS

A welterweight fighter between James Head (8-2) and Claude Patrick (14-2) has been booked to UFC 149 on July 21, at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome in Alberta Canada. Head looks to build momentum as he comes off an exciting fight with Papy Abedi in Stockholm, Sweden back in April. Head won that fight with a submission...

May 23, 2012 8:04 am

UFC 150 | Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper Booked | UFC NEWS

Jared Hamman (13-4) is rumored to be taking on Michael Kuiper (11-1) in a middleweight fight scheduled to take place at UFC 150 on August 11th In Denver Colorado at the Pepsi Center. Hamman’s management team at Alchemist Management recently announced the fight but UFC officials have yet to confirm it. Hamman is looking to...

May 23, 2012 7:40 am

Dos Anjos In For Injured Taylor Against Njokuani | UFC NEWS

Fighters Only Magazine has reported that UFC veteran Paul Taylor (11-6-1) has been injured and will not fight against Anthony Njokuani (15-6) on the UFC on Fuel TV 4: “Munoz vs. Weidman” card. Fighting in his place will be Rafael dos Anjos (16-6) This comes as a huge blow to Taylor who hasn’t fought since...

May 22, 2012 6:55 pm

"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Medical Suspensions Report | MMA NEWS

After a tremendous card that saw several hard fought battles including two epic title fights, medical suspensions were bound to come next. The year-long Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix wrapped up last Saturday as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in the main event and Gilbert Melendez looked to defend his lightweight title against Josh Thomson....

May 22, 2012 6:18 pm

"Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Salary Report | MMA NEWS

Here is the much deserved salary list for the fighters from last weeks Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The card featured the finale to the Heavyweight tournament as Daniel Cormier took on Josh Barnett in a bloody clash that left both men cut up and bruised. In the co-main event, a lightweight title fight between champion...

May 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Herb Dean Set To Oversee Dos Santos vs. Mir at UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner As the date approaches for UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to battle in the middle of the octagon, a referee for the bout has officially been assigned. In a meeting held on Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that veteran MMA referee Herb Dean would be officiating...

May 22, 2012 7:16 am

Chael Sonnen Approved For TRT In Las Vegas | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chael Sonnen has been given the go-ahead by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for the therapeutic use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) after a brief hearing in Las Vegas this past Monday. The scheduled bout between UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will go on as planned at UFC...

May 22, 2012 7:14 am

Police Report Evidences Jon Jones Had Prior Legal Issues | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Just this past weekend, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Shortly after his bail was met by his mother, rumors started to spread that this was not his first run-in with the law. It was later confirmed by the Albuquerque Police...

May 21, 2012 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones Car Crash | UFC NEWS

UFC Light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones was arrested Saturday under for suspicion of DUI after he crashed his 2012 Bentley into a telephone pole in Binghamton New York. There have been no reports yet as to any injuries sustained from the accident or if Jones was traveling alone. He has been released as of now. Jones issued...