Archive: ufc news

Jul 10, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell Responds to Gripes About Fighter Pay

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current VP of Business Development recently responded to growing complaints about fighter pay. On SiriusXM Fight Club, Liddell talked about his own past with the UFC, explaining that monetary compensation in any sport is based on performance. “Those guys have got ot understand, this is...

Jul 10, 2013 10:07 am

Rumored: Anderson Silva Now Wants Rematch This Year

In the wake of his shocking defeat to Chris Weidman, a disappointed Anderson Silva, while still in the octagon, stated that he had no interest in a rematch for the belt that was his for almost seven years. When asked about those words in the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White quickly turned down...

Jul 10, 2013 10:05 am

Anthony Pettis on an October Fight With Josh Thomson: “No One Really Knows Who He Is”

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Josh Thomson is not the only one interested in a fight between him and Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, it seems.  Pettis told MMAFighting.com that he has no qualms taking on ‘The Punk’ in an October matchup to solidify the number one contender at 155. “Thomson called me out,” said Pettis (16-2).  “I’m...


Jul 9, 2013 12:14 pm

Jon Jones: ‘War Gods made Anderson Silva pay for abusing his gifts’

“I think Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift. I think he’s gotten to the point where he really believes in his gift and he’s comfortable with his gift. He abused his gift, disrespected his gift, by disrespecting his opponent. Martial arts is a sport that is traditionally...

Jul 9, 2013 11:49 am

Renzo Gracie: Weidman Was Fading, Silva Clowned Too Much

This kid [Weidman] is very dangerous, he was always very dangerous. Every time he fights, he wins. Early in the bout, when Chris was in control, he did everything he wanted, but couldn’t win, so Anderson gained great confidence. He thought it would be a walk in the park and then he began to play....

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis.

Jul 9, 2013 7:12 am

Vitor Belfort: Silva acted inappropriately in Weidman bout

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), was a keen observer when it came time for the main event of UFC 162 this past Saturday night in Las Vegas. After Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) shocked the MMA world by dethroning Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Vitor immediately issued a challenge...

Jul 9, 2013 7:00 am

Chris Leben Was Granted Exemption for Suboxone Prior to UFC 162

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News has surfaced following UFC 162 that the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted UFC middleweight Chris Leben permission to use the prescription opioid medication Suboxone. Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) lost his fight on the card in a split decision to Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at this past Saturday’s event. With his exemption granted by...

Jul 8, 2013 6:08 pm

UFC 162 Medical Suspensions Report: Silva gets 45-day medical suspension

In the aftermath of UFC 162, it was announced Monday that Anderson Silva will receive a 45-day medical suspension. The suspension ends on Aug. 21, according to the Nevada state athletic commission, which released the information to the media. Silva’s 16-fight UFC win streak and 10 title defenses came to a crashing halt at the...

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY | BJ PENN UFC FAN EXPO JIU JITSU SEMINAR

As part of the UFC Fan Experience at this year’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, enthusiasts got a rare opportunity to train with and take instructions from multiple-time, multiple division UFC Champion BJ Penn. What fans in attendance didn’t expect, was a surprise visit from UFC Legend, Matt Hughes. The Gallery from the July...

Jul 8, 2013 3:11 pm

Felony Assault Charges Against Jeremy Stephens Dropped

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Great news for UFC featherweight and longtime employee, Jeremy Stephens, broke today. Apparently the felony assault and burglary charges he was facing from an incident spawning from a 2011 incident have been dropped. The news comes by way of Stephens’ manager, Ryan Hass, as he first confirmed with MMA Fighting. Stephens and a...

Jul 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Weidman: I’d Still Beat Him Again

“I’m not here to change other people’s opinion but I’ll tell you one thing: he did not give me the belt, he did not throw the fight. It was nothing like that. He was doing exactly what he does in all his fights. He had his hands down, he was trying to mentally defeat me,...

Jul 8, 2013 2:45 pm

Belfort: ‘Who deserves that title shot more than me?’

“Who deserves that title shot more than me? Come on. Look at what I did to the top two contenders. I defeated the world champion of Strikeforce. I defeated the No. 1 contender of the UFC, Michael Bisping. I not just defeated them, but I defeated them in (exciting) fashion… I guess sometimes you have...