Archive: ufc news

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 16, 2013 9:51 am

Swanson Wants Title Shot Or Top Contender Bout Against Edgar or Lamas

“Well, if they are going to give someone else Aldo then that’s way too long for me to wait. I’m in prime position right now. I’m doing well. There’s no sense in me waiting, but I do want that fight and if I have to fight one more time then I would like the Ricardo...

Jul 16, 2013 9:44 am

Lombard Says Decision To Move To 170 Was Made By The UFC

“That wasn’t my plans, UFC wanted me to go to 170. They believe that I have, that I will perform better at 170 than 185. I have to do what the bosses say you know. Can’t argue with the bosses. If it were up to me, I would have stayed at 185. I have to...

Jul 16, 2013 9:32 am

Weidman Admits Silva’s Antics Got To Him In UFC 162 Title Fight

“You have no idea what is going to happen when you get into the Octagon. If you have any insecurities at all, [Anderson Silva] will expose that — he’s going to bring them out and make you pay. He’ll put his hands down, he’ll put his hands on his hips, he’ll talk and make you...

Jul 16, 2013 9:10 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out BJ Penn & TJ Grant

“I have asked for a fight with BJ Penn but I have not received a response,” he said. “Perhaps they have different plans for him. I wanted to fight someone I watched on TV when I was younger. He is a legend. “If BJ is not available I would love to fight (TJ) Grant. If...

Jul 16, 2013 8:53 am

Pierce Camp Makes Case For Bout Against Shields

“We’d really like to fight Jake Shields next. A little bit of that is availability. Both of those guys are coming off wins in the last couple months. We feel that stylistically, both guys are good on the ground so it could be a good place for Mike to really showcase his striking and his...

Jul 16, 2013 8:45 am

Mayhem Hints At Possible Return To Fighting

Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic “I got some mileage on me for 32. Have I thought about fighting? All the time! Every time anybody brings anything up. I’m an intense guy. Now, I have to have two knee surgeries. I’m going to rebuild him. Make him faster, stronger. Then, we’ll talk about it....

Jul 15, 2013 12:11 pm

UFC Spends Second Most of Any Major Sporting Company in Lobbying Efforts in 2012

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you’re fighting for the right things it  never seems like spending too much is a concern of high regard. Take it from the UFC’s recent spending this past year on Capitol Hill. The world’s number one MMA promotion spent a hefty $620,000 dollars in lobbying efforts in 2012 while they tried...

Jul 15, 2013 10:33 am

All The Provocation & Hands Down Will Continue Says Anderson Silva

“If Muhammad Ali came up saying I wasn’t humble, then I’d think if I was humble or not. There was no lack of respect. I respect everybody. All the provocation, hands down… It should continue, it’s part of the show” “Nobody likes to lose,” Silva said. “I train four months to win. But you end...

Jul 15, 2013 10:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rousey vs. Tate 1 Full Fight

This fight is not for the squeamish. Both Ronda Rousey and Meisha Tate have a bit of history heading back to their days under the Strikeforce banner. If you missed their first fight than enjoy it above!

Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am

Anthony Pettis Comments on Title Shot Against Henderson

“It wasn’t like nothing happened. I tore my LCL, it’s still a serious injury, but it isn’t as bad as an ACL or meniscus tear. Minimum is supposed to be six weeks out, but I’ve got a good therapist here, and I feel confident enough that I can take this fight,” Pettis stated. “You can’t...

Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am

Manager: Anderson Silva Plans On Finishing 10 Fight Contract

“Anderson Silva will fight out the nine fights on his contract. But his next fight will be against Chris Weidman.” Anderson Silva’s manager, Ed Soares, recently sat down with AXS TV’s Inside MMA and told the panel there that his client plans on finishing out his 10-fight UFC deal. At 38-years old can he do...

Jul 15, 2013 10:05 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms To Fans ‘He’s Back’

UFC President Dana White announced on Sports Center that he has booked Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman II For UFC 168 in December. As part of the coverage of this announcement, ESPN released this video of Anderson Silva confirming to his fans that he is back. “I back, trust me, I back”, confirmed the former...

Jul 15, 2013 9:50 am

UFC Matchmaking Department Busy With Five New Fight Bookings

With the year half over, the UFC is rounding out the final bookings for the remainder of the 2013 calendar. We’ve seen the next several headlining bouts get booked up in the past week or so, but the UFC keeps adding the supporting casts to these shows at a very rapid pace. Most recently UFC...