Archive: ufc news

Aug 29, 2012 11:13 am

Pat Miletich Says It's Organizational Suicide to Do That to Jon Jones | UFC News

“I understand the pressure that Zuffa is under with the Fox deal, FX deal, and all that stuff.  By putting on a massive number of cards, I think they’ve stretched themselves a bit thin. The quality of the cards has gone down, and I think everybody has noticed that, not just myself.  When you have...

Aug 29, 2012 10:47 am

Frankie Edgar Ready to Fight at Lightweight or Featherweight | UFC News

Following a discouraging second loss to reigning lightweight champ Ben Henderson earlier this month, Edgar tells mmaweekly radio it was the right time to test the waters at 145 pounds. “I think big fights definitely interest me whatever weight class they’re at, so maybe in the future who knows where else I could go, but...

Aug 29, 2012 9:00 am

UFC on FUEL TV 5 Main Card Set | UFC NEWS

UFC officials have finalized a six-fight main card for the return to the U.K. UFC on FUEL TV 5 is set to take place on September 29 from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. In the main event Stefan Struve will square off with Stipe Miocic. The full UFC on FUEL TV 5 is...

Aug 29, 2012 8:55 am

Charlie Brenneman Defends His Backlash Towards Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

“Even my wife was like, ‘Why are you mad at him? Why aren’t you mad at Dana White? If you’re champ, you’re the champ. That means, yeah, you probably make the most money, but it also means that you’re the face of Nike, you drive a Bentley, you are the face of the UFC. Those...

Aug 29, 2012 6:13 am

Stephen Thompson vs. Besam Yousef set for UFC 154 in Montreal | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor A welterweight bout between Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Besam Yousef (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC 154 card in Montreal. Thompson made an immediate impact in his UFC debut in February at UFC 143, when he knocked out Dan Stittgen in the opening bout of the...

Aug 29, 2012 2:54 am

Audio | Greg Jackson Explains Why Jon Jones Turned Down Chael Sonnen Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Greg Jackson comments in an interview with MMAWeekly. As far as UFC President Dana White was concerned there were two men responsible for the cancellation of UFC 151. Firstly the UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and in a close second his trainer Greg Jackson. Jackson explains why they decided not to face Chael...

Aug 29, 2012 2:36 am

Brendan Schaub Plans To Test His 'Weak Chin' Against Lavar Johnson | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Brendan Schaub comments on his next bout against Lavar Johnson. The bout is set to take place at UFC on Fox 5 Dec. 8, 2012 from Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Schaub has been finished in his past two bout via knockout. Firstly losing to Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134 in Brazil the...

Aug 28, 2012 4:34 pm

Anderson Silva Favors GSP Fight Even If GSP Loses To Condit | UFC NEWS

“Regardless of who wins, even if St. Pierre loses, a fight with me can happen. A fight like this is above anything else. St. Pierre is one of the greatest of the UFC. Right now, a fight with Condit is meaningless.” UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, seems to have his eyes set and locked on...

Aug 28, 2012 12:49 pm

GSP Medically Cleared to Fight Condit | UFC News

  UFC 154 will be George St. Pierre‘s return to the octagon after over a year.  The last time that fans saw GSP in action was at UFC 129 against Jake Shields.  The UFC has been planning to eliminate the interim welterweight belt with the  St. Pierre vs. Condit bout at UFC 154 and with GSP’s...

Aug 28, 2012 11:23 am

Silva Tried To Save 151, Says Jones Could Have Fought Sonnen | UFC NEWS

“You have a whole camp preparing to fight a specific athlete When the opponent changes, the preparation changes a bit. I thought he could have fought Chael, but it’s his decision. He prepared to fight Dan Henderson. The whole team thought it was best not to fight. When I heard the event might be canceled,...

Aug 28, 2012 11:06 am

Alistair Overeem Wants to Fight, Not Waiting for a Title Shot| UFC News

Former Strikeforce and K-1 Grand Prix champion, Alistair Overeem is currently serving his 9 month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commision due to testing positive for TRT.  Overeem’s manager tells mmaweekly radio the Dutch Fighter  isn’t taking time to enjoy a long vaction.  Overeem is treating the 9 months as a long and hard...

Aug 28, 2012 10:31 am

VIDEO | UFC's Carlos Condit Full Workout – Traning Days | UFC NEWS

This is 28 minutes that will make us all want to go to the gym right now. Here is a video detailing of one of UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit’s first days in his training camp to prepare for Georges St. Pierre. Rarely do we get such an in-depth look at a fighter and...

Aug 28, 2012 10:15 am

Brendan Schaub Books Lavar Johnson For UFC on FOX 5 | UFC NEWS

A heavyweight bout between Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson has been booked for the UFC’s return trip to FOX TV this December. UFC officials announced the matchup via twitter yesterday evening. UFC on FOX 5 is set to take place on December 8 from Seattle’s KeyArena. In the main event Benson Henderson will attempt to...

Aug 28, 2012 10:05 am

Mike Swick Inks New Four Fight Deal, Books Brown For UFC on FOX 5 | UFC NEWS

UFC welterweight fighter Mike Swick has more than just one reason to be smiling today. After taking off nearly 2.5 years from his professional combat career, he successfully returned to action this month and earned “Knock out of the Night” honors when he faced off with DaMarques Johnson. He now has announced through his official...

Aug 28, 2012 7:08 am

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold talks Anderson, UFC Crossovers, Kennedy, and More | MMA NEWS

Luke Rockhold is currently the king of the middleweight division – in Strikeforce. While he does cherish the title of Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke knows that the path to the undisputed global number one is in the UFC. The list of challengers in the Strikeforce 185 pound weight class is short. So short that Keith...

Aug 27, 2012 11:34 am

Team Shogun Explains Their Reason For Turning Down Jones Rematch | UFC NEWS

“We were in Sao Paulo and my phone rang about midnight. It was Lorenzo’s (Lorenzo Fertitta is a partner in the UFC). Lorenzo was on another call, so I talked to him like half hour later. He offered me a rematch against Jon Jones because Lyoto had declined it and asked me to give him...

Aug 27, 2012 11:31 am

PHOTO | New UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Poster | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 151 cancellation the UFC has put in place a stellar main event for the next scheduled show in Canada. UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is set to take place September 22nd and here is the official UFC poster.