Archive: ufc news

May 9, 2013 9:03 pm

Mark Hunt Confident UFC Will Handle Visa Issues

UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt caused an unintentional confusion when he stated “Well thanks to a idiot friend of mine I did get arrested. Denied again at airport I’m never helping anymore dikhead mates. This is wat happens wen u have friends that are dikheads the last fukn time I help these mother fkn trouble...

May 9, 2013 1:28 pm

MMA & MUAY THAI ACTION HITTING SANTA CLARA, CA NEXT MONTH

Well known combat sports industry leaders, including popular Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou, have formed a new promotion that will make its debut on the Northern California scene next month at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California on June 15. With both Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai fights scheduled for action the...

May 9, 2013 12:52 pm

MUST SEE VIDEO: Vitor Belfort RVCA Advocate

From RVCA.COM: VITOR BELFORT HAS WON 14 WORLD TITLES IN TWO MMA MAIN EVENTS ON THE PLANET, EIGHT TIMES WINNER OF THE UFC (ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP) IN THE UNITED STATES, FIVE TIME WINNER OF THE PRIDE IN JAPAN AND CHAMPION OF CAGE RAGE IN LONDON IN DECEMBER 2005, AND IN 2006 BEGAN HIS PROFESSIONAL BOXING...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 9, 2013 9:31 am

Jon Jones Believes He Can Hang With Mayweather In ‘Only-Hands’ Bout

“To be honest with you, if it was all hands, it would probably be a pretty competitive match. But that’s not fighting, either. You can’t be at the bar and be like, alright, no kicking, no taking me down, don’t stretch my shirt out. It’s not like that. What I do, I consider it to...

May 9, 2013 9:16 am

Shogun Rua Using Past Glories For Future Motivation

“Remembering my glories is wonderful, makes me feel good, and gives me more will to live up to that again. It was an indescribable sensation; there are no words for it, especially because I got to achieve the dream of any fighter, which was to be both a UFC and PRIDE FC champion.” Former UFC...

May 9, 2013 9:02 am

A Call For Regulations On The Weight Cut In MMA

One of the most detrimental occurrences in professional sports is the failure of governing bodies to enact regulations prior to tragedy. Case in point: Weight Cuts. In the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, fighters will often cut upwards of 10-15% of their body weight in order to make the desired number for the division they...

May 8, 2013 2:03 pm

VIDEO | Randy Couture Choked Out In Elderly home

3 Geezers! Official Trailer 1 (2013) – J.K. Simmons, Tim Allen, Scott Caan Movie HD Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it’s like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may...

May 8, 2013 12:57 pm

Connecticut a step closer to legalizing MMA

Connecticut is closer to getting on board with mixed martial arts. A bill easily passed the state’s House of Representatives on Tuesday to have the sport legalized in the state. MMAjunkie.com reported that HB-5277 passed by a 117-26 vote. The bill now makes its way to the state senate, where if brought for a vote...

May 8, 2013 9:08 am

9 Fighters, Including Leonard Garcia, Removed From UFC Roster

When the UFC removes your profile from the online masterlist of fighters in its official website, it usually means you’re gone. Now that has happened to nine athletes earlier this week, as reported by Bloody Elbow, including fan favorite Leonard Garcia. The following is the list of fighters who are expected to be released in...

May 8, 2013 9:01 am

Dana White says UFC looking into new gloves

UFC 159 was one of the strangest events in the promotions history. The pay-per-view saw two technical decisions handed out as a result of accidental eye pokes, as well as a couple of gruesome injuries. UFC President Dana White talked about some potential new gloves during his appearance on ESPN 710-AM in Los Angeles on...

May 8, 2013 9:00 am

VIDEO | Rogan Riffs: UFC Debut Jitters

Mixed martial artists making their UFC debuts have a history of being overtaken by nerves and the opposition. UFC announcer Joe Rogan Riffs on the phenomenon of fighters like Hector Lombard, Anthony Pettis and many more becoming overwhelmed after stepping into the Octagon for the first time.

May 8, 2013 8:49 am

VIDEO | Shields Not Happy With Just Winning, Wants KO Or Submission Over Woodley

“I think Tyron, he’s a tough guy, but I have a lot more experience. Great wrestler, All-American wrestler, heavy hands. He’s a tough guy but I think I have a lot more experience and just advantages everywhere. Wrestling is pretty even but I think striking I can beat him, I can beat him on the...

May 8, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Issues Statement On Missed Media Day In L.A.

UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, was fined on Monday by the UFC for missing a day of media obligations in Los Angeles that included T.V., Radio and a media luncheon with some of the biggest media reps in the region. In an unprecedented move UFC officials fined their P4P king $50,000.00 for failure to appear....

May 7, 2013 8:37 pm

Jon Jones Toe Almost Good to Go

UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones ripped his skin, exposing the bone while pushing off the octagon canvas – pressure which caused the big toe in his left foot to break during UFC 159.  Joe Rogan brought it to his attention during the post fight interview.  Jones was treated in the cage and back stage immediately....

May 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

May 7, 2013 2:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fastest Path Back To Title Fight

Following the controversial loss to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez is eager to get back in the cage and mix it up with the best. ‘El’ Nino’ was featured on MMAWeekly’s Knockout Radio where the Cesar Gracie Jujitsu fighter made it clear he wants top contenders on the lightweight ladder. Melendez said, “There’s a lot of...