Archive: ufc news

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Sep 7, 2013 11:25 am

Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: All Fighters Sidelined

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has suspended 22 UFC fighters following last Wednesday’s ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover Teixeira vs. Ryan Bader’ event, three of which could be suspended for as long as six-months. While a bulk of the suspensions are for precautionary reasons and are just a standard practice, some of the competitors will need...

Sep 7, 2013 10:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Duane “Bang” Ludwig Discusses Team Alpha Male’s Recent Success and Their Hunt for UFC Gold | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio the boys in shop invited Team Alpha Male coach, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, onto the airwaves to discuss several different topics, including the recent streak of success he’s helped bring to the Team Alpha Male camp. Ludwig, who was a fighter in the UFC himself,...

Sep 6, 2013 3:00 pm

BJ Penn Video Update: Penn vs. The Bull of Hilo

Where in the world is BJ Penn? Well, as of yesterday, the former two-division UFC world champion was in his hometown of Hilo, HI taking on a different type of opponent in an entirely different sport! “Penn vs. The Bull of Hilo” is just a quick update from the Prodigy and what he’s been up...

Sep 6, 2013 2:57 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Extended Preview

Light heavyweight champ Jon Jones believes in his skills while challenger Alexander Gustafsson is confident he can walk away with the belt around his waist. Plus, interim bantamweight championship between Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland.

Sep 6, 2013 2:54 pm

Bryan Caraway Changes Tune On Ronda Rousey

  One of Ronda Rousey’s biggest career antagonists happens to be the boyfriend of her TUF coaching opposite, Bryan Caraway. The two UFC fighters have bickered back and forth in the public eye for month’s if not years at this point and now Caraway has shown the first signs of respect towards the UFC’s female...

Sep 6, 2013 2:48 pm

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Igor Pokrajac set to fight at UFC Fight Night 32

The UFC announced on Thursday that Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante would fight Igor Pokrajac on November 9th at UFC Fight Night 32. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Cavalcante will be looking for his first win since joining the UFC. Feijao has great hands and looked very impressive in his MMA career with all of his...

Sep 6, 2013 2:22 pm

PHOTO | Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort Square Off In Brazil

Set to fight in the cage for the second time in their storied career, Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort recently squared off for Camera’s in Brazil while in town for last Wednesday’s Fight Night event. Dan Henderson walked away with the win in their first matchup. Will history repeat itself, or will Belfort get redemption?

Sep 6, 2013 2:13 pm

James Krause vs. Bobby Green Booked For Nov. 6 Event

A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming Fight For The Troops event in the form of James Krause vs. Bobby Green. UFC officials announced the contest via twitter this afternoon. UFC Fight Night 31 or ‘Fight For The Troops 3’, is set to go down from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell on November 6th. The...

Sep 6, 2013 2:00 pm

Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis Booked For Fight Night 31

A female bantamweight bout has been booked for The UFC’s Fight Night 31 event in the form of Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis. UFC officials announced the fight this afternoon via their official twitter account. UFC Fight Night 31 or ‘Fight For The Troops 3’, is set to go down from Kentucky’s Fort Campbell on...

Sep 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Dana White Responds To ‘Terrible’ FS1 Ratings/Historic Low TUF Scores

The ratings are in from Wednesday night’s UFC-a-thon; a night that showcased a UFC Fight Night event from Belo, Brazil, along with the premiere of the highly anticipated TUF: Tate vs. Rousey series. According to the UG’s ‘MMALogic,’ the UFC Fight Night prelims pulled 270k viewers, 539k viewers for the main card, and TUF:18 grabbed...

Sep 6, 2013 12:54 pm

NSAC raises the threshold on marijuana by 300%

One by one different athletic organizations have chilled on the numbers on marijuana limits that a mixed martial artist can have in his or her system both pre and post-fight. First was the World Anti-Doping Agency. Now jumping on board is the Nevada State Athletic Commission is relaxing its numbers. The latest news came from...

Sep 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Johny Hendricks has reportedly not followed through on VADA testing

French Canadian outlet, TVA Sports, is reporting that UFC welterweight #1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) has yet to fill out the proper paper work for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), prior to his scheduled main event bout with Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) at UFC 167 on November 16 in...

Sep 6, 2013 12:02 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (20-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) and Evan Dunham (14-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Cerrone is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at last month’s UFC Fight Night 27 event in Indianapolis. Prior...

Sep 6, 2013 10:24 am

Josh Barnett: Mir’s complaints are cheapening my win

This past Saturday at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) defeated another former UFC champion, Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC), when referee Rob Hinds stopped the contest at 1:56 of the first round, due to strikes. The stoppage was considered by many to be controversial, as a...

Sep 6, 2013 6:55 am

Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem added to UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday evening, UFC officials confirmed that a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to November’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Frank Mir most recentlty fought at last weekends UFC 164 event in Milwaukee. Unfortunately...

Sep 5, 2013 10:54 am

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 1

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 1 of his ‘TUF’ experience: As the first episode starts, we see clips of...