Archive: ufc news

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...

May 20, 2013 12:43 pm

Bryan Caraway Releases Statement On Zingano Elbow Claim

Unless someone new comes out with a horror story about Bryan Caraway this will probably be the last time we talk about MMA’s newest and most hated figure. UFC female title challenger, Cat Zingano came out last week and said that prior to her fight against Miesha Tate, Caraway elbowed her in the back of...

May 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Lentz suffers bizarre cut after win at UFC on FX 8

As if flying to Brazil, stepping into a cage and trading blows with a highly-skilled mixed martial artist isn’t enough, Nik Lentz earned his most significant injury of the day outside the Octagon. At Saturday’s UFC on FX 8 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the featherweight won a unanimous decision...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 20, 2013 11:52 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighter Accuses Bryan Caraway Of Selling Performance Enhancing Drugs

Last week was all about Bryan Caraway. The UFC fighter quickly found himself under fire for his comments surrounding Pat Healy’s Marijuana use. But apparently the questionable behavior didn’t start there as the fighter’s long documented past of poor behavior seems to be surfacing more and more everyday. We aren’t here to recount all those...

May 20, 2013 11:33 am

Dana White’s Proudest Moment As UFC Boss?

“FOX. No doubt about it. I mean, if you look at when we bought this company, people said we’d never get it back on pay-per-view. Television was hysterical. ‘You think you’re gonna get this on television?’ And one of the biggest media companies in the world was absolutely, undoubtedly, impossible.” Surprise, surprise! While on AXS...

May 20, 2013 11:27 am

Bisping says cut the BS: Weidman can beat Anderson Silva

“As much as it pains me to say it, I think Chris Weidman could be a bad match up for Anderson Silva. We all saw what Chael did in that first fight and as well as the second fight. Chael completely dominated Anderson in the first round of their second fight, had full mount, etc.,...

May 20, 2013 11:25 am

Sonnen No Longer Interested In Wanderlei Silva Fight

“I’m not looking for it anymore, I don’t like to bully guys. I tried to fight him, he doesn’t want to fight. I’m not gonna stick a finger in a guy’s chest. If a guy says ‘no,’ I’m not gonna be a jerk about it.” Taking to his desk job on the “UFC Tonight” set,...

May 20, 2013 11:20 am

Blackzilians Founder: Work Ethic Not TRT Responsible For Belfort Rebirth

“People don’t really understand TRT, so they like to make a lot of statements and claims. The truth of the matter is that Vitor has been skilled for as long as he’s been in the sport, and TRT didn’t make his feet do that spinning kick. TRT doesn’t give him his work ethic. TRT doesn’t...

May 20, 2013 11:13 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Thinks Dunham Got Robbed At UFC on FX 8

Never let a fight go to the judges. Famous words from UFC President Dana White that ring throughout when close fights end controversially. Last weekend in Brazil UFC on FX 8 went down and on the main card docket was a lightweight bout between Evan Dunham and Rafael dos Anjos. Dos Anjos walked away with...

May 20, 2013 10:54 am

VIDEO | Jacare vs. Camozzi Highlights

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza discusses his Submission of the Night win over Chris Camozzi at UFC on FX 8.

May 20, 2013 10:48 am

Humbled Rockhold Says TRT Had Nothing To Do With Belfort’s Kick

“I mean it’s hard to say what went wrong. I was feeling good. I was finding my timing. I felt like I was controlling things, and then he landed a spinning heel kick to my head. I felt good in this fight. I had a great camp. I felt good in the fight. I was...

May 20, 2013 10:38 am

VIDEO | Belfort vs. Rockhold Fight Highlights

Last weekend Vitor Belfort notched another first round KO to his record when he stepped opposite Luke Rockhold in Brazil. If you missed it, highlights are located in the player above. Enjoy!

May 18, 2013 8:53 pm

UFC on FX 8 Post-Fight Bonus Report: Belfort, Souza, Martins, Larsen Take Home $50,000

Vitor Belfort’s beautifully placed spinning back kick KO over Luke Rockhold earned “The Phenom” Knockout of the Night honors. This is the second knockout victory by head kick in a row for Vitor, and it sent the Brazilian crowd into an absolute frenzy. Ronaldo Souza earned Submission of the Night honors with an impressive arm-triangle...