Archive: ufc news

May 21, 2012 1:20 pm

Exclusive | Kingsbury potentially eyeing a middleweight run | UFC NEWS

Kyle Kingsbury feels at home in the UFC light heavyweight division. His size and strength afford him a luxury most light heavyweights don’t have, and that’s the ability to power out of things most fighters at the weight can’t. It wasn’t always the case for Kyle who was a heavyweight before the UFC came calling....

May 21, 2012 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones Car Crash | UFC NEWS

UFC Light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones was arrested Saturday under for suspicion of DUI after he crashed his 2012 Bentley into a telephone pole in Binghamton New York. There have been no reports yet as to any injuries sustained from the accident or if Jones was traveling alone. He has been released as of now. Jones issued...

May 21, 2012 1:01 pm

Mark Munoz | Lombard Doesn't Deserve A Title Shot | UFC News

Mark Munoz in an interview with Munoz comments on Hector Lombard potentially getting the Middleweight title shot. “Hector Lombard? Shoot, I got respect for that guy. He’s a good fighter and he’s already mixing up the water, I mean, he’s already doing that. But at the same time, I’ve been in this organization for...

May 21, 2012 1:00 pm

Programming Reminder | Countdown To UFC 146 Airs This Week | UFC NEWS

The widely popular UFC Countdown show returns this Wednesday on Fuel TV. The half hour special will showcase the top fights of this weekends UFC 146 card to build anticipation for the all heavyweight main card. The main event is the Heavyweight title match between Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir while the co-main event...

May 21, 2012 10:00 am

The Changing Landscape for Foreign Fighters | MMA NEWS

By Oliver Insixiengmay: Chants of “Zombie, zombie, zombie” erupted from the crowd and surrounded the octagon during Chan Sung Jung’s encounter with Dustin Poirier. Chan Sung Jung, more familiarly and popularly known under the moniker “The Korean Zombie,” has garnered a remarkable amount of popularity over the past year. This can be accredited to his exciting...

May 21, 2012 9:30 am

UFC Champ Jones Addresses DUI Arrest, Issues Apology on Facebook | UFC NEWS

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones took to Facebook this morning to address his recent DUI arrest. Jones’ spokesperson had previously issued a statement, but this is Jones’ first time to address his arrest directly. From Bones’ Facebook page: “Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and...

May 21, 2012 9:24 am

PHOTO | Josh Barnett Shows Off Nasty Hand Break Suffered Saturday | MMA NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy Following his loss to Daniel Cormier on Saturday, Josh Barnett explained to Mauro Ranallo that he broke his hand early in the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Final. Barnett put any doubts of his claim to rest Sunday when he posted an X-ray of his left hand on Twitter....

May 21, 2012 7:45 am

Struve Weighs In On New Booking Against Lavar Johnson At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve blogs for MMA Fighting about his sudden change in opponent from Mark Hunt to Lavar johnson, and what he thinks of both new and old match-ups. Struve will fight on the all Heavyweight card next Saturday at UFC 146. Here Struve discusses the brief notice and opponent change: “The news arrived...

May 21, 2012 7:30 am

UFC Fighter Eliot Marshall Confirms Retirement | UFC NEWS

UFC Light-heavyweight, Eliot Marshall has officially announced his retirement. Marshall is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Brandon Vera last October, ending his career with a record of 10-4. The 31-year old New Jersey Native gave an honest and frank excuse for his departure from competition: “I’m retired. There’s a point of diminishing...

May 21, 2012 7:00 am


UFC GYM announces that the much anticipated UFC GYM BJ Penn Hawaii will officially open its doors for workouts on Monday, May 21st. The massive 37,000 square foot facility located in the Kaka’ako community is the first-ever signature club. In partnership with BJ Penn, Hawaii-native and two-division UFC® champion, residents of all ages are invited...

May 21, 2012 6:25 am

VIDEO | JDS – Road To The Belt (Parts 1 & 2) | UFC NEWS

Junior Dos Santos will be defending his title opposite Frank Mir, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday May 26, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This video takes us back to November’s UFC on Fox where Paula Sack is granted rare access during Fight Week right before JDS materialized a dramatic victory earning him the UFC Heavyweight...

May 21, 2012 6:10 am

Gamburyan Meets Omigawa At UFC on FOX 4 | UFC NEWS

Manny Gamburyan has one more chance to prove himself in the UFC. His opponent comes calling at UFC on FOX 4, by means of Michihiro Omigawa, the Japanese slugger. Gamburyan is coming off of three consecutive losses, two in the UFC(one in WEC), one to Tyson Griffin and the other to Diego Nunes, both via...

May 21, 2012 5:55 am

Easton In For Barao Against Menjivar At UFC 148 | UFC NEWS

With Dominick Cruz forced out of his scheduled title bout with Urijah Faber the UFC scrambled for a suitable replacement with the intentions of keeping fan favorite Urijah Faber on the UFC 148 card. Last Friday the promotion announced that Renan Barao was not only suitable to fill the vacancy, but that the two will...

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 20, 2012 7:58 pm

VIDEO | UFC GYM BJPENN Grand Opening Highlight

Yesterday in Honolulu the UFC GYM BJPenn opened its doors for the first time to the registered members for orientation day. After months in the works the latest addition to the UFC GYM family is now open and ready for business. Check out the video highlight featuring BJ Penn above. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Quick Twitt | Melendez vs. Thomson IV? – Champ Says "No" | MMA NEWS

Following last night’s razor thin split-decision victory over Josh Thomson many fans are calling for a fourth encounter between the two Strikeforce lightweights. However the champ, Gilbert Melendez according to this tweet from USA Today has had enough of Thomson in his life. If the decision had went the other way, which many think it...

May 20, 2012 11:21 am

VIDEO | "Strikeforce Barnett vs. Cormier" Highlights

Highlights from the amazing final bout of the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament with Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier. Plus, Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 20, 2012 11:17 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Post Fight Interviews (Video) | MMA NEWS

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” took place yesterday evening from San Jose’s HP Pavilion. In the main event Daniel Cormier was able to coast his way to a unanimous decision victory over highly touted veteran Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-feature champion Gilbert Melendez squeaked by Josh Thomson in a hard fought five-round war that many...

May 20, 2012 11:09 am

UFC President Dana White Receives Death Threats from Fighter Dan Quinn | UFC NEWS

“I’m gonna shoot you right in the f-cking head motherf-cker.” This and other expletive-laced messages were left on the private work voicemail of Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White recently, according to TMZ. White has received a number of threatening voicemails over the past week from Dan Quinn (5-8 MMA). Quinn has never fought in...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 19, 2012 11:26 am

Jon Jones Arrested For DUI This Morning | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was arrested earlier this morning for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) after crashing his Bently, and ultimately totaling it in Upstate NY, TMZ learned. Law enforcement stated that the UFC fighter crashed his car into a pole at 5:00 AM on Saturday morning in Binghamton,...

May 19, 2012 8:41 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Live Results & Discussion Thread

Strikeforce is back on Showtime this evening with the conclusions of the Heavy Weight Grand Prix. In the main event finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the Strikeforce Grand Prix title and a chance to cement themselves as one of the top heavyweights in the game. In the co-featured bout...