Archive: ufc news

May 6, 2013 9:43 am

Dodson Talks Mighty Mouse Fight, Ready For A Rematch, Promises Victory

“I thought I won three [rounds], man,” he admitted. “In my mind, I thought I had the first three rounds, and then when I watched it, I still thought I had the first three rounds. Because it was the third round where he took me down. I slipped and I fell, and he sat on...

May 6, 2013 9:31 am

VIDEO | Akira Corassani Calls Out Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor entered the UFC and has been talked about and hyped up ever since. If you missed his debut performance, it was an impressive first round TKO over Marcus Brimage just last month in Sweden. Pegged as the next big thing, he now has his first official call-out and it comes from Akira Corassani.

May 6, 2013 9:24 am

Munoz Recounts Depression Following Weidman Defeat

“I kind of went into depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers’ characters in his movie. I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. Having an adversity stricken year was really, really hard for me. It was just hard for me to not be able to fight...


May 6, 2013 9:01 am

Rich Franklin not ready to retire, eyes fight with Bisping

Six months removed from his KO loss at the hands of Cung Le, former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is finally talking about what’s next in his MMA career. Franklin recently made an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, where he quickly made it clear that he has...

May 6, 2013 8:39 am

Chael Sonnen to Buy WWE When he Retires?

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen spoke to TMZ and stated that he wants to buy WWE when he retires from MMA. Chael’s representative told TMZ that he’s not joking and has already met with “big wig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.” A WWE rep told TMZ, “We are a publicly traded company,...

May 4, 2013 1:04 pm

Kongo Releases Statement: “I am on very good terms with” the UFC

Earlier this week the UFC removed long-time heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo from their fighter roster on UFC.com. After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock. Later it would be revealed that...

May 4, 2013 12:55 pm

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I never felt like I was in danger’ in Benson Henderson Fight

Two weeks ago, Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson squared off in a lightweight title fight in the main event of UFC on FOX 7. The closely contested bout was back and forth and close to call, but much to the disappointment of onlookers, Benson Henderson was awarded a victory via a split-decision on the judges...

May 4, 2013 12:38 pm

Thiago Alves Set To Return Against Matt Brown At UFC on Fox Sports 1 In Boston

After more than a year on the side-lines, former UFC welterweight title challenger, Thiago Alves is set to return to action this summer in Boston against the fast rising Matt Brown. The bout serves as the first official booking for the UFC’s debut on the new Fox station, Fox Sports 1, which UFC president Dana...

May 3, 2013 5:31 pm

Why Competitors Need To Do More Than Just Salsa

Among other things, one significant facet of finding success in fighting relies on rhythm. Not to discount the other variables involved in fighting, but in order to deliver a significant strike or shoot for a successful takedown, a fighter needs to concisely pinpoint the perfect moment in time to close that space in order to...

May 3, 2013 5:18 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones Injury Update

UFC Tonight’s Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen got the inside scoop on the toe injury suffered by Jon Jones during his fight with Sonnen at UFC 159.

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

May 3, 2013 10:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Gastelum adjusting to life as a TUF champ | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Kelvin Gastelum is still basking in the whirlwind. Gastelum went from the youngest competitor in The Ultimate Fighter history to being the last pick who upset his way to the TUF 17 season title. Gastelum, who fought for Team Sonnen, earned an impressive split decision victory over Uriah Hall in the TUF 17 finale, an...

May 3, 2013 10:38 am

UFC Boosts Fuel TV To Record-Setting Month

  The month of April proved to be Fuel TV’s most-viewed month to date, and much of that success comes from the network’s frequent UFC programming.   With a UFC event every weekend in April, Fuel TV accordingly increased its UFC coverage, broadcasting one live main card, all four live weigh-ins and post-fight press conferences,...

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

May 3, 2013 9:15 am

How to Fix the Eye Poke Problem?

Joe Rogan was pissed. The eye poke Michael bisping hit Alan Belcher with at UFC 159 was deep and it was potentially career threatening. If you have ever been poked in the eye with significant force you can recall how bad it felt and how hard it was to see. Now imagine that force coming...

May 3, 2013 9:13 am

Mike Tyson Explains His Love of MMA

It seems that from the first moment he saw mixed martial arts ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson was hooked. Tyson, the 46-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion, has long been a fan of the sport. Tyson’s been seen at many a UFC event, spotted in Dana White’s popular video blogs, and even showed up in an episode of...

May 3, 2013 9:12 am

Philippou out of UFC on FX 8 fight due to injury; Souza now faces Camozzi

With two weeks left to go, the co-main event of UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold has shifted. Middleweight Constantinos “Costa” Philippou (12-2-1) has a suffered a cut above his eye and was forced out of his bout against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (17-3-1). Souza will now make his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi (19-5)....