Archive: ufc news

Apr 19, 2012 12:39 pm

Fuel TV Peak Ratings Higher Than Original Numbers Showed | Broke FUEL TV REcord

By Lynn Mitchell: The 7 year deal UFC with FOX has caused an increase from approximately 30 million homes to 36 million in the past few months.  The UFC programming played a big role in which has set ratings records for the sports-oriented station. UFC on FUEL TV 2 Gustafsson vs Silva averaged 197,000 viewers....

Apr 19, 2012 11:30 am

The Price Of Fighting | “Teammate VS Teammate”

By Tony D Bryant: In the world of fighting, fighters, fans, and companies come and go. The friendships that are built over the time are usually ones that can last through stories and memories. In baseball players are traded from team to team and it revolves all around money. Football and basketball are both built...

Apr 19, 2012 10:42 am

Georges St. Pierre Undecided On Rashad Evans/Jon Jones winner

By Lewis Mckeever: Canadian mixed martial arts icon Georges St. Pierre took to twitter to share his brief thoughts on this Saturday’s main attraction. A scholar under Greg Jackson’s tutelage himself, and having trained with both Jones and Evans, it’s no surprise to see Georges’ remain neutral with his fight pick: So, @UFC 145’s main...

Apr 19, 2012 10:35 am

Rashad Evans is '100 times harder to wrestle than Ryan Bader, claims Coach Van Arsdale

By Lewis Mckeever: Rashad Evans’ head coach Mike Van Arsdale has been singing praise of “Suga’s” wrestling talents. The imperial athletics instructor took some time out with MMA Fighting’s Luke Thomas to discuss Rashad’s upcoming mega-fight with Jon Jones: “The fight, all these fights, come down to distance, and who controls where the fight goes,...


Apr 19, 2012 10:26 am

MMA Bill Passes New York Senate Once Again

By Red Mattos: The state Senate in NY has again passed legislation to make it legal to punch someone in a cage, as opposed to a ring, which is perfectly fine. Local MMA instructor, Kevin Leonard, expressed his frustrations with not being able to do what he loves in his home state: “You gotta travel...

Apr 19, 2012 9:47 am

Video | Countdown to UFC 145 Full Episode

By Lynn Mitchell: Featuring one of the most dramatic  main event rivalries in UFC history:  UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones defends his belt against former team mate and champion Rashad Evans Top Welterweight Contender Rory McDonald challenges vicious knockout artist Che Mills in an electrifying co-main event. The Countdown to UFC 145 starts now Fuel TV...

Apr 19, 2012 9:41 am

Quick Twitt | After Compliment From Sugar Ray Leonard BJ Penn Contemplates Return

Not to get anyone’s hopes up, but following a complimentary twitter shout out from Boxing great, “Sugar” Ray Leonard today the two division UFC champion, BJ Penn, gave the first glimmer of hope on an eventual return to action. Even if it’s highlighted with a “maybe” from “The Prodigy’, is anyone else excited about the...

Apr 19, 2012 9:28 am

VIDEO | It Is 5:27 A.M. What's Rashad Evans Doing?

5:27 a.m. He is not home. Before anyone, before everyone, Rashad Evans trains. Patiently, diligently, with RESPECT, STRENGTH, COURAGE and TENACITY, he trains. So do you, every day you dedicate the time, and you train. And like Rashad, you strive to be your best. At 5:27 a.m. it is time to quietly, but passionately refuse...

Apr 19, 2012 8:24 am

Diaz Hearing Shelved Until Commission Sees Medical-Marijuana Card

By Mark Carrillo: The Nevada State Athletic Commission has put the Nick Diaz disciplinary hearing regarding his suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites on hold, at least until the fighter presents to the commission his medical-marijuana card. Diaz had tested positive after his fight with interim champ Carlos Condit at UFC 143. The NSAC...

Apr 19, 2012 8:16 am

Jon Jones | "Rashad has the weakest chin."

By Jamie McAllister: “When I watch my first fights I used to flail. Everything’s flail-y, and I realize the power of flexing your abdominal when you try to strike and things like that. I definitely feel as though I’m hitting harder, and I’m excited. I wobbled Rampage (Jackson) a little bit when I hit him,...

Apr 19, 2012 8:07 am

Hector Lombard Coming To The UFC ?

By Jamie McAllister: “We’ve received the final proposed UFC agreement from Hector’s attorney, and right now we are in the process of reviewing it to determine whether we’re going to match the agreement,” “Obviously, we have a huge event coming up Friday. As soon as that is over, we will sit down with our partners...

Apr 19, 2012 8:00 am

Quick Twitt | Lashley Hints At Bellator Move

By Jamie McAllister: Bobby Lashley hints at a potential Bellator signing via his twitter account. Caplan happens to be the VP of talent relations for Bellator and it may not be long until we see the former WWE superstar fighting under the Bellator banner. Lashley currently has a (7-1) record in MMA and has previously...

Apr 19, 2012 7:55 am

Rumor | Silva vs. Sonnen II Might Get Moved To Vegas

By Adam Conklin: BJPENN.COM recently reported that the UFC 147 date and/or location is in jeopardy of being changed due to the United Nations convention, Rio +20. Although these are just rumors for the time being, Anderson Silva has already expressed his displeasure towards the situation in saying that the fight must take place in...

Apr 19, 2012 7:37 am

Video | Jon Jones KO's Sparring Partner With One Punch

By Jamie McAllister: Jon Jones knocks out his sparring partner. The footage comes from the filming of show ‘The Proving Grounds’ which is a series produced by D-House Entertainment set in and around Jackson’s New Mexico facility.

Apr 19, 2012 7:32 am

Video | UFC How Would You Define A Great Athlete ?

Jones narrates in a Morgan Freeman like manner as well as featuring in a short promotional video for the UFC. The video suggests factors which are taken into account when defining a great athlete. The video features the likes of Jon Jones, Vitor Belfort, Carlos Condit, Georges St Pierre, Nick Diaz, Junior Dos Santos, Michael...

Apr 19, 2012 7:24 am

Video | Jon Jones Talks Ronda Rousey, Greg Jackson & Rashad Evans Ground Game | UFC NEWS

Following the UFC 145 press conference the Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones took the time to answer some additional questions. Jones covers topics such as Ronda Rousey, Greg Jackson, as well his UFC 145 opponent Rashad Evans’s ground game. Jones also goes into detail about his time at Jackson’s and says he would welcome any...

Apr 19, 2012 7:11 am

Video | UFC 145 Press Conference Highlights

Jamie McAllister: The UFC 145 Press Conference was held in a different format this time around with only the two men in the main event present in a one to one format. The check out the link bellow for some of the highlights. The UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans event takes place in Atlanta at...

Apr 18, 2012 8:34 pm

Evans Is The Real Deal | Jones Could Have Trouble At UFC 145!

By Chase Raymond: It should be one of the most exciting fights of the year this weekend when Jon “Bones” Jones defends his light heavyweight championship against “Sugar” Rashad Evans this weekend at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. You might believe that Rashad Evans doesn’t stand a chance against the newest ruler of the...

Apr 18, 2012 8:27 pm

VIDEO | Welcome To The "Blackzilian" Camp, An Inside Look

By Lorenzo Luciano: This week the “UFC Ultimate Insider” on “UFC on Fuel TV” took an insider look at the progression of the “Blackzilians”, located in Boca Raton, Florida. The name stems from the group originally being made up of ‘Black’ and ‘Brazilian’ men. The show demonstrates how they are a dedicated group, working together...

Apr 18, 2012 7:18 pm

UFC on FOX 3 Going Head-To-Head With Major Boxing Event Does Not Worry ZUFFA Boss

By Jason Kindschy: In an interview with MMAfighting.com yesterday, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta discussed the concerns about going head-to-head with a big boxing match. UFC on FOX 3 is set to air on May 5th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The headliner being Nate Diaz taking on Jim Miller for the...

Apr 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Jon Jones | The past, the present, the future

By Lewis Mckeever: It all started with YouTube. A young, ambitious adolescent learning how to punch and kick in his bedroom through studying instructional videos on the internet to becoming one of the most influential figures in Mixed Martial Arts today. One thing is certain; Jon “Bones” Jones is no ordinary athlete, Jon Jones is...

Apr 18, 2012 6:56 pm

Maynard | "I Know I'm Going To Win." Against Guida

By Red Mattos: While preparing for his next fight against Clay Guida, Gray “The Bully” Maynard got in a quick little workout against an undefeated “fighter”. Actually, he answered a few random questions by Fox News anchor, Jenn Fredericks. She asked Gray if he thinks he’s going to win his fight against “that guy with...

Apr 18, 2012 6:51 pm

UFC on Fuel TV 2 Medical Suspensions

By Ryan Busuttil: There were only 2 fighters medically suspended from this past weekend’s UFC on Fuel TV 2 event. Paulo Thiago and Alessio Sakara, both of whom were knocked out in their respective fights, have been suspended for 28 days according to the president of the Swedish MMA federation, George Sallfeldt. UFC on Fuel TV...

Apr 18, 2012 6:45 pm

Is Rampage Jackson vs. Alexander Gustafsson The Fight To Make? | UFC May Think So

Before Alexander Gustafsson’s light-heavyweight fight against Thiago Silva last Saturday at UFC on Fox 2, the UFC had pre-determined the winner of that bout would make a very interesting opponent for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. As originally reported on fightersonlymag.com, Jackson is coming off of dual knee surgery and if the fight takes place it looks...

Apr 18, 2012 6:40 pm

Editorial Spotlight | Do Main Event Feuds Translate to Big Money?

By Ryan Busuttil: Jones-Evans. Silva-Sonnen II. Cruz-Faber III. These 3 fights are all main eventing UFC Pay-Per View events in the next few months. The fights also share the fact that they are all title fights. But, perhaps the biggest similarity, which sets these fights apart from other main event title fights, is that they...

Apr 18, 2012 6:29 pm

Dan Henderson | "I don't need to rematch Anderson Silva to redeem myself"

“The 205 belt, the Light Heavyweight belt. I’m not real keen on fighting at 185 but it’s still a possibility, I’m not ruling it out. I’m not real worried about it but right now I’d like to fight at 205. I fought [Anderson Silva] and lost a while back and if it happens, it happens....