Archive: ufc news

Apr 16, 2012 11:37 am

Fighting teammates | Why Evans vs. Jones should not have happened

By Lorenzo Luciano: The next UFC pay per view event set to air on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta Georgia between former teammates Jon Jones and Rashad Evans has been tainted by an ongoing dispute between the two fighters. It is an unwritten rule in MMA that teammates do not fight...

Apr 16, 2012 11:31 am

VIDEO | Jones & Evans Go Head To Head In FUEL TV's Counterpunch (Part 2)

The war of words continues in Part 2 of “Counterpunch: Jones vs Evans” with UFC Ultimate Insider host Jon Anik. Were they really friends to begin with? Who’s the rightful UFC light heavyweight champ? Will Bones really skip to Suga’s lou? You be the judge. Rashad Evans: There’s a part of me that will always...


Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am

All Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champions Weigh-In On Jones vs. Evans

Some of the greatest names in the sport’s pantheon have held and fought for the UFC’s 205lbs title since its inception in 1997, including Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell and iconic fighters including Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz and “Rampage” Jackson.   The light heavyweight title – which was called the middleweight title...

Apr 16, 2012 11:06 am

UFC Contemplating Regional Titles With Global Expansion

By Jamie McAllister: “We talked about that too, we talked about rankings. Like, in boxing, guys [are] ranked in other countries. So you [would] end up with the UFC champions and then guys that are ranked in different countries. It makes sense; in the big picture long term it absolutely makes sense.” “Kicking off all...

Apr 16, 2012 11:02 am

POLL | Who will you root for this weekend, Jones or Evans?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. This is it, UFC 145 is upon us. This weekend in Atlanta Rashad Evans will look to dethrone Jon Jones in one of the heatest MMA rivals in history. But who are you rooting for? Cast your vote now!

Apr 16, 2012 8:36 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields Still Open To Moving To Middleweight

“I’m just trying to lift a lot of weights, eating a lot, gaining a little weight. I’m putting a few pounds on, just gotta make sure it’s the right kind of weight. I imagine within the next week or two I’ll have a for sure answer (on a possible move to middleweight).”

Apr 16, 2012 8:28 am

Rashad Trained With A Kid, But Now I'm A Man, Says Jones

By Jamie McAllister: “I’m a very intelligent guy, and everything that Rashad thinks he remembers, I remember so much, and I’m going to use everything that I remember. I feel equally if not more empowered that I used to train with Rashad. I’ll admit in 2010 he was a little bit better of a fighter...

Apr 16, 2012 8:13 am

Dana White Explodes with F Bombs – We Can't Drug Test All Our Fighters

By Lynn Mitchell: Days leading up to a statement where The UFC President Dana White explains at Saturday’s post-UFC on FUEL TV 2 press conference in Stockholm, in colorful detail why the UFC will not do random testing on the UFC roster of 375 fighters. Alistair Overeem the contender for the heavyweight title fight to...

Apr 16, 2012 8:11 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 4 Recap

By Jamie McAllister: The Ultimate Fighter Brazil returned on Sunday night with the 4th episode of the season. Broadcast streamed on TUF.tv, if have not had a chance to watch the show stop reading now! Daniel Sarafian submitted Renee Forte on last week’s episode in the first bout of the shows middleweight competition. The episode...

Apr 15, 2012 6:04 pm

BJ Penn's Ultimate Decision | Confirms Still Retired

By Roberto Mattos: The entire MMA world has come down with a strange feeling of ennui. Tapout flags across the world have been flying at half-mast. Die-hard MMA fans have been seen crying uncontrollably in a fetal position. No, this isn’t because Brock Lesnar is back in the WWE, or because Tito Ortiz may be...

Apr 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Tito Says He Is The Muhammed Ali And Hulk Hogan Of MMA, But Is He?

By Mark Carrillo: Throughout Tito Ortiz’s 15 year career in the UFC, he has managed to make himself one of the most loved, and hated athletes in the sport. MMA fans seem to either be cheering for Ortiz at the top of their lungs, or screaming for his opponent to knock his head into the...

Apr 15, 2012 2:14 pm

Dale Earnhardt's Grandson Trains for his MMA Debut

By Lynn Mitchell: Jeffrey Earndhart comes from a pedigree of race car drivers starting from great-grandfather Ralph Earnhardt –  Legendary NASCAR Hall of Famer Grandfather – Dale Earnhardt Sr.;  Father former racer – Kerry Earnhardt and his Uncle NASCAR star  & winner of Most Popular Driver Award nine times – Dale Earnhardt Jr.   A fourth-generation...

Apr 15, 2012 1:56 pm

TUF Australia Expected This Year | Aus vs. UK Possible

By Jamie McAllister: In the post-UFC on Fuel TV 2 aftermath, information began to surface about the ever-growing international expansion of the UFC and their “Ultimate Fighter” reality series. An official announcement for The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK series is likely drawing closer. FightBulletin.net revealed exclusively that the show is expected to air on...

Apr 15, 2012 1:38 pm

Dana White Hinting King Mo's Possible Comeback to Zuffa

By Lynn Mitchell: UFC President Dana White was pleased with the way Muhammed King “Mo” Lawal handled himself in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  White explained the predicament he was in and the reason for his decision to let King “Mo” go. “Some of the dummies in the press started talking about me...

Apr 15, 2012 1:31 pm

Onwards and upwards for Alexander Gustafsson

By Lewis Mckeever: Last night, Sweden’s star MMA pupil Alexander Gustafsson tallied up another impressive victory over a very game Thiago Silva, extending his career resume to 14-1, with the lone loss coming against wrestling juggernaut; Phil Davis. Amassing a five fight winning streak in MMA’s premiere promotion has cemented Gustafsson’s spot in the top...

Apr 15, 2012 1:04 pm

Dana White Breaks Silence On Overeem | Too Mad To Discuss Details

By Evan Stoumbelis: After Alistair Overeem failed his random screening for PED’s last week with elevated testosterone levels of 14:1 which exceeds the maximum ratio of 6:1 everyone has put forth their opinion, and there has been talk of who will be Overeem’s replacement should the NSAC not allow him to fight. The one man...

Apr 15, 2012 12:40 pm

VIDEO | How to take a punch by Freddie Roach – Just roll with it baby!

By Roberto Mattos: Just roll with it baby! In a recent video a true legend of the fight world, Freddie Roach, took some time out of his eventful schedule to teach us mere mortals how to take a punch. Roach breaks it down into three easier said than done steps. The first step according to...

Apr 15, 2012 12:28 pm

Nogueira Favors Hunt Or Mir Over Others For Overeem Replacement

By Jamie McAllister: “It was a little weird because now it is just around the corner to decide who will be his [Alistair] substitute. If the doping is really confirmed and he can’t fight, the UFC will have to replace him on the card. There are many UFC heavyweight fighters who could replace Overeem well...

Apr 15, 2012 10:04 am

Famous Chef Anthony Bourdain and Wife Ottavia Show Interest in MMA

By Lynn Mitchell: Star of  “No Reservations” – The Travel Channel’s top rated show – Anthony Bourdain and his wife Ottavia are featured in this piece about Ottavia’s interest in MMA. Ottavia Bourndain recently picked up a Silver Medal at Grapplers’ Quest Beast of the East.  In a TapOut interview, Ottavia explains she’s only been doing...

Apr 15, 2012 9:41 am

FULL VIDEO | UFC Primetime Jones vs Evans Episode 2

By Lorenzo Luciano: The second installment of the UFC Primetime show Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans aired last night (April 12, 2012) on the FX channel. The show takes an “all access behind the scenes” look at the UFC 145 main event. The show follows light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former light heavyweight champion...

Apr 15, 2012 9:37 am

Who’s Next for UFC on Fuel TV 2 Fighters?

By Ryan Busuttil: The UFC’s first event in 6 weeks, UFC on Fuel TV 2, is in the books. The main card featured 4 finishes, but even the 2 fights that went the distance delivered the action. I’m now going to play fantasy matchmaker and give my thoughts on who some of the main card...