Archive: ufc news

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

Jun 6, 2013 6:05 am

Rampage: Bellator Gets It, UFC Didn’t

“I’m very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for years. I’ve been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that ‘gets it.’ He’s like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/ with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 6, 2013 6:01 am

Diego Brandao vs. Daniel Pineda set for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1

UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 continues to take shape as it was announced that a featherweight bout between Diego Brandao (17-8 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Daniel Pineda (18-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to the August event. The winner of Season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Diego Brandao, is currently riding back-to-back wins,...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos to co-headline UFC on FOX Sports 1 2

UFC officials announced that Donald Cerrone (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) would be fighting fellow lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos (19-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 2. The announcement came via the Indianapolis Star. UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...

Jun 5, 2013 7:25 am

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton and Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff added to UFC 163

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 163 event set for August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A featherweight bout between Rani Yahya (18-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Josh Clopton (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first announced by UFC officials on Tuesday evening. The former WEC bantamweight title...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Miesha Tate vs Kaitlin Young

Miesha Tate’s Pro Debut was part of the HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women’s Tournament which took place on November 24, 2007. Following a controversial decision win over Jan Finney, Miesha was KO’d at :30 sec of the 1st round by a vicious round kick to the face from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young. Miesha Tate faces...

Jun 5, 2013 5:45 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: “Holyfield’s Ear Tasted Like S***”

Heavyweight Boxing legend and avid UFC fan, Mike Tyson, dropped by UFC Tonight to go through an intense round of Octo-Questions with Ariel Helwani. Tyson talked candidly about Dana White, UFC vs Boxing and even the notorious ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield.

Jun 5, 2013 5:34 am

Bisping Undergoes Eye Surgery For Detached Retina

Ironically in his last fight against Alan Belcher, Michael Bisping damaged his eye and tore his retina in an injury that required surgery to repair. “The Count” landed a nasty eye-poke to Belcher in the final frame of action in their bout, but somewhere throughout the course of the three-rounds is the one with severe...

Jun 5, 2013 5:28 am

Quick Twitt | Champ Cruz Cleared To Train Boxing By Doctors

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been on the shelf so long many forgot that Barao’s title is only an interim belt. The Alliance based fighter finally delivered a ray of hope yesterday in the form of a twitter post that doctors have cleared him to begin training again.

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...