Archive: ufc news

Sep 12, 2013 9:17 am

Jon Jones: Gustafsson and I are completely different

Many comparisons have been made between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) and his UFC 165 opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). However, “Bones” does not seem to agree with the comparisons, as he stated during Tuesday’s UFC 165 conference call: “I don’t really agree with any of the...

Sep 12, 2013 8:57 am

Miesha Tate: I hated Ronda Rousey

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently published a blog on Yahoo that details how her UFC 168 opponent Ronda Rousey interfered with her love for MMA: After my fight with Julie Kedzie last August, I announced I was taking some time off from my career. What I didn’t say at the time is that...

Sep 11, 2013 3:00 pm

Michael Bisping expects title shot with impressive win over Mark Munoz

Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is hoping that a convincing win over fellow middleweight contender Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at “UFC Fight Night 30” will result in a title shot opportunity. The brash Brit explained to GiveMeSport.com that he’s already been told by the UFC that his upcoming bout has...

Sep 11, 2013 12:12 pm

‘Showtime’ Changed Gameplay in EA Sports UFC 2014

UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is known for his diversified attack, one that includes an underrated ground game, as well as flashy-but-effective strikes, such as his infamous “Showtime Kick.” To account for his dynamic offense, EA Sports is reworking the mechanics in its upcoming UFC video game, to allow players the...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 11, 2013 8:29 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 33 Press Conference With Mark Hunt

See the press conference announcing UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT vs. BIGFOOT at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on December 7. Headlining heavyweight Mark Hunt, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh and Tom Wright, UFC director of operations, meet with media.

Sep 11, 2013 7:05 am

Alexander Gustafsson: My reach is 81.2″

Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against challenger Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) next Saturday, September 21, at UFC 165 live from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the buildup to the title fight, much has been made of the current champions wingspan, which is measured...

Sep 11, 2013 6:35 am

Jon Jones on Anderson Silva: ‘We are at completely different levels’

During yesterday’s pre-UFC 165 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) was asked a variety of different questions, most surrounding his September 21st opponenet Alexander Gustafsson (14-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC). Eventually, the questions veered away from “Bones” UFC 165 title fight and towards former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva and his...

Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics. Here are the results: 51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs 47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them...

Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

Boxing Beat: ‘Golden Boy’ Oscar De La Hoya Checks Into Substance Abuse Rehab Facility

  Beloved 40-year old boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, has checked himself into a substance abuse rehab facility and will miss this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Canelo super-fight. The former world boxing champion, turned promoter, has a long history of alcohol and drug addiction and the Los Angeles born ‘Golden Boy’ has apparently had enough...

Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am

UFC Removes Matt Grice from UFC 166 Following Car Accident and Hospitalization

It was reported Monday that UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, was hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night.  Doctors performed surgery on Grice Sunday night, and he has been listed in critical condition.  As Grice was due to fight at UFC 166 in October, the UFC was forced to pull his fight from the...

Sep 10, 2013 10:59 am

Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen ‘Will Be the Next President of the United States”

Despite holding two exciting and decisive victories over Chael Sonnen, former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, does concede that Sonnen is more capable in some aspects.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is one of those fighters who never need an introduction.  He has become a recognizable face of mixed martial...

Sep 10, 2013 10:35 am

Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie set for ‘UFC Fight for the Troops 3’ card

UFC officials announced Monday that a second women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC’s “Fight for the Troops 3” card, set for November 6 at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell. Amanda Nunes (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Germaine de Randamie (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) that evening, likely as part of the preliminary card. Amanda Nunes made her...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

Johny Hendricks: ‘GSP threw me under the bus with shady VADA Testing’

“I don’t know GSP and for him to say ‘yeah, let’s go take the test over here and nowhere else that I suggested or that even the UFC suggested,’ that’s a little suspect to me. My career is held in his hands and here he has a foot in the door with the VADA group.”...

Sep 10, 2013 10:21 am

Overeem Hints At Retirement If He Can’t Beat Frank Mir

“I’m telling you this, if I lose to Frank Mir I’d better start doing something else. If I lose to him and that’s three in a row, then I’d better start doing something else, right?” Alistair Overeem recently broke his silence to discuss his latest defeat at the hands of Travis Browne and his upcoming...