Archive: ufc news

Sep 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Belcher vs. Okami II Booked For UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

A middleweight contest between Alan Belcher and Yushin Okami has been booked for the UFC’s year-end-show in Las Vegas. For the two middleweights this bout is a rematch from way back in 2006 where Okami was able to best Belcher via decision at UFC 62. MMAfighting.com was the first to report the match. UFC 155...

Sep 13, 2012 1:57 pm

Bellator Champ Konrad Opts For Early Retirement, Says MMA Not His Passion | MMA NEWS

After two years of complete dominance inside the Bellator cage, the King is hanging up his crown as Bellator Heavyweight Champion Cole Konrad has officially retired from MMA. While the announcement was a shock to many, Konrad knew this decision was coming sooner than later. “This decision has been on my mind for a while,...

Sep 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Alvarez vs. Pitbull Headline Loaded Night of Fights at Caesars Windsor | MMA NEWs

As Bellator prepares for its explosive seventh and final season on MTV2, the promotion has finalized a stacked night of fights that include the highly anticipated lightweight showdown between Eddie Alvarez and Patricky Pitbull, as well as the Season 7 Featherweight Tournament and a host of International and Canadian talent looking to collect big wins...

Sep 13, 2012 10:35 am

Roy Nelson: Dana White Is Like My Wife | UFC NEWS

“You just got remember that mine and Dana White’s relationship is like were a husband and wife. I do the man’s stuff around the house. I do the fighting, all the man’s stuff and he does all the woman stuff — all the yapping. He’s more the 21st century, he’s the one who goes out...

Sep 13, 2012 10:31 am

Anderson Silva Opens As Huge Betting Favorite Over Bonnar | UFC NEWS

With the recent news that Anderson Silva is stepping up to face Stephan Bonnar to save the UFC 153 pay-per-view in Brazil, Oddsmakers have made their choice on a victor. It should never come as a surprise that Anderson Silva is chosen as the odds makers favorite, even when he is moving up in weight...

Sep 13, 2012 9:02 am

Aldo And Trainer Explain Injury: "I did my best", Says Aldo | UFC NEWS

“It’s been almost tem days Aldo suffered the motto accident and he should’ve gotten a lot better,” explained Pederneiras. “His bruises should’ve healed but he got a swollen right foot and today, when he was on his first sparring training he couldn’t lean his foot on the floor because it hurt so much. Since he...

Sep 13, 2012 8:53 am

VIDEO | UFC Fighter Louis Gaudinot Trains With Fitness Models | UFC NEWS

Woman v. Workout host Lauren Berlingeri heads to Tiger Schulmann’s headquarters in Englewood, NJ to train with professional MMA (Mixed-Martial Arts) fighters Louis “Goodnight” Gaudinot and Lyman “Cyborg” Good before a cage fight with Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera.

Sep 13, 2012 8:03 am

George St. Pierre "It’s hard to finish a guy who doesn’t fight to win." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since 2007, every time George St. Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) has stepped inside the octagon, it has been to face the second best welterweight fighter in the world. The UFC welterweight champion, St. Pierre, has gone to the judges’ scorecards in five of his past six outings, including his latest victory over Jake Shields at...

Sep 13, 2012 6:25 am

Chris Leben vs. Carlos Vemola booked for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Chris Leben, who was given a year-long suspension by the UFC in November of 2011 after testing positive for prescription painkillers oxycodone and oxymorphone after his UFC 138 main event loss to Mark Munoz in England, now has an official return date and opponent. Leben (22-8 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will return to the octagon...

Sep 13, 2012 6:10 am

UFC 152 Quotes And Notes From Main Card Fighters| UFC NEWS

JON JONES: “These are the fights I live for.” VITOR BELFORT: “This is Phenom vs Phenom.” JOE BENAVIDEZ: “It is seek and destroy.” DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON: “The UFC title means everything.” MICHAEL BISPING: “Stann will stand in the way of my title shot.” BRIAN STANN: “I will knock Bisping out in two rounds.” The Ultimate Fighting...

Sep 12, 2012 7:27 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Episode 1 With Sean McClure Featuring Renato Laranja

BJPenn.com has tasked Sean McClure to keep up with the whereabouts of 27-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Renato Laranja. This week Renato is at a top secret location working on a top secret project, but manages to speak with Sean long enough to give his thoughts on BJ Penn and Penn’s fight with Rory...

Sep 12, 2012 11:40 am

Anderson Silva Gets Global Nike Deal | UFC NEWS

“It started off as Nike Brazil, but it has since been made a global deal. I don’t think there’s another mixed martial arts athlete on the planet that deserves that more than Anderson. He’s one of the best athletes out there that fits that mold, the face of Nike. Look at all the people they’ve...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 12, 2012 10:56 am

Brian Stann Ready To Surprise Bisping With Devistating Strikes | UFC NEWS

“There’s a great deal of respect. I feel that Mike is not only a good fighter, I feel he’s a great fighter, everywhere. The one thing he is underestimating, obviously, is my ability to improve. I haven’t been doing this as long as him or some of his peers. That means my learning curve and...

Sep 12, 2012 10:53 am

Bisping: "I mince Brian Stann's arse like burger meat nine times out of 10" | UFC NEWS

“From what I understand, Stann isn’t training with Jackson anymore,” Bisping told Yahoo! Sports. “But who the hell cares either way? Come on, guys. Just because Stann trained with some smug git from New Mexico who can quote the Ninja Turtles, doesn’t mean he’s got some mystical insight to beat me. “Listen, Greg Jackson has...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 8:24 pm

Matyushenko out, Hollett back in against Hamill at UFC 152 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill (10-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) due to an injury. UFC officials stated that Matyushenko tore his Achille’s tendon and was obviously unable to perform. Hamill was originally slated to face UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....