Archive: ufc news

Apr 13, 2012 8:04 am

James Te Huna tweets Brandon Vera as next opponent for UFC on FUEL TV 4

According to Te Huna’s recent tweets, the New Zealand native is set to do battle with long time UFC veteran Brandon Vera. I’m fighting Brandon Vera, UFC on fuel 4 — Jamie Te Huna (@JamesTeHuna) April 12, 2012 As of now, this is the only announced match up for the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV...

Apr 13, 2012 7:51 am

NickTheFace Uploads #rallyformarkhunt Hype Video

By Lewis Mckeever: Fan favourite YouTube sensation “NickTheFace” is at it again. Due to popular demand from Mark Hunt’s twitter minions, Nick has freshly uploaded his very own #rallyformarkhunt promotional teaser. Check it out below: It certainly made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, how about yours?

Apr 13, 2012 7:47 am

Georges St. Pierre teams up with video game publishing giants Square Enix

By Lewis Mckeever: Down but not out. Sitting on the sidelines rehabilitating injuries has not stopped the French Candian from staying out of the headlines. As well as showing off his best poker face through recently partnering up with 888 poker, GSP has also managed to secure a deal with infamous video game studio Square...

Apr 13, 2012 7:38 am

UFC On FUEL TV 2 Weigh-In Results | All But Siver Make The Mark

The UFC is back and today marked the UFC on FUEL TV 2 official weigh-ins ceremony. UFC on FUEL TV 2 is set to take place tomorrow night from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. In the main event Thiago Silva will return from his yearlong suspension against the fast rising Alexander Gustafsson. MAIN...

Apr 12, 2012 3:03 pm

Ed Soares: “It will be very bad for Brazil if something happens…” to the idiot Chael Sonnen

By: Jason Kindschy: The concerns for Chael Sonnen’s safety going into the rematch with champion Anderson Silva in Brazil on June 23rd seem to be very legitimate. Anderson Silva’s long time manager, Ed Soares, recently made this statement to portaldovaletudo.uol.com.br. “Hopefully people will understand that they shouldn’t do anything against Chael, just boo him. Let...

Apr 12, 2012 2:44 pm

Analyzing Alistair Overeem's TRT Defense Possibilities

By Lynn Mitchell: Amidst all the controversy Alistair Overeem has drawn to himself these past two weeks he still remains tight lipped about the whole thing.  In the days following his failed test for T/E ratio (or elevated concentration of endogenous steroid)-the MMA fans rally to move Mark Hunt up to a title shot at Junior...

Apr 12, 2012 2:11 pm

Tito Ortiz | Love Him Or Hate Him, MMA Will Miss Him Following Retirement

By Chase Raymond: When Tito Ortiz steps into the octagon at UFC 148 on July 7th 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, expect to hear no boo’s, no silence, and see no one in their seats. The one time “Huntington Beach bad boy” and now self proclaimed “Peoples Champ” will be...

Apr 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Report | UFC Headed To The UK In September

By Jamie McAllister: “Our expectation is that in September, we will be in the U.K. It won’t be Liverpool,” said Zelaznik, shooting down the rumors about Liverpool before announcing the U.K. return. “We haven’t announced the venue or the location or the date, but we will be back. The fans can rest assured, we will...

Apr 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Hominick Flying Under Radar, Looking to Win for Toronto Fans

By Jason Kindschy: Featherweight contender Mark Hominick strongly feels that he owes the Canadian fans, primarily his hometown fans in Toronto, a big win. The Toronto Sun reported on an interview the QMI Agency did with ‘The Machine,’ that tells the story of a fighter in need of a big win. Not only for himself,...

Apr 12, 2012 10:12 am

Photo Gallery | UFC On FUEL TV 2 Media Workouts

Yesterday Alexander Gustafsson and his supporting UFC on FUEL TV 2 cast worked out for the media during the UFC open workouts at Pancrase Gym in Stockholm, Sweden in anticipation for his headlining bout against Thiago Silva this Saturday. UFC on FUEL TV 2 is set to take place on April 14 from the Ericsson...

Apr 12, 2012 9:42 am

California Assembly Bill Threatens UFC Contracts And Could Give Fighters New Rights

By Micah Hinchliffe: Recent developments in the Assembly Bill 2100 could have devastating effects on current Zuffa contracts should it be passed, the issue has arisen at a difficult time as it is during a year which the UFC has already faced allegations about their pay and treatment of fighters. The ESPN documentary on the...

Apr 12, 2012 9:34 am

UFC SUPPORTS CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s leader in mixed martial arts (MMA), applauds the announcement made earlier today of the creation of the new International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF). The UFC wholeheartedly supports this new initiative as well as its leader, IMMAF President August Wallén, who will spearhead the initial growth of this Federation....

Apr 12, 2012 9:30 am

Food For Thought | Why Don't Bellator Fighters Fail Drug Tests?

By Giovanni Burns: On the brink of trying to scramble for a possible replacement for UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem after a failed drug test, questions remain about the fact that UFC fighters are failing drug tests at alarming rates, as opposed to the second largest MMA promotion Bellator and other “B level” mixed martial...

Apr 12, 2012 9:09 am

Jon Jones Open To Fighting Junior Dos Santos In Place Of Overeem

By Jamie McAllister: Right now it seems like everyone from the Light Heavyweight contenders to just about any top 10 Heavyweight is being touted and pushed towards the 146 showdown with Dos Santos. The latest is Champion Jon Jones who is set to face Rashad Evans at UFC 145 which is just over a month...

Apr 12, 2012 8:40 am

TUF Live On FX | Proctor & Tickle Weigh In On Tomorrow Night's Fight

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX continues this Friday, live on FX at 10 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast) when Team Faber’s Joe Proctor (8-1), of Pembroke, Mass., takes on Team Cruz’s Chris Tickle (8-4), of Bloomington, Ill., for a spot in the quarterfinals. With Team Faber’s Michael Chiesa notching a victory over...

Apr 12, 2012 8:20 am

Frank Trigg Released By HDNet For Alleged Spousal Abuse & Adultery

By Mark Carrillo: Former UFC fighter, Frank Trigg has been relieved of his duties as a commentator for HDNet for alleged domestic violence and having an improper relationship with a co-worker. Trigg allegedly choked his wife unconscious in front of their children back in October of 2011, and is now in the middle of a...

Apr 12, 2012 8:15 am

Nick Diaz's Lawyer Fires Back At NSAC

By Drew Graham: Nick Diaz is still waiting to answer to the charges of testing positive for marijuana in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. In March, Jennifer Lopez, public information officer told Yahoo! Sports that “Not only did Nick Diaz violate the law by testing positive for marijuana metabolites, but he also lied...

Apr 12, 2012 8:00 am

Gustafsson Feeling No Pressure Heading Into Bout with Silva

By George Deutsch: UFC light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson says he’s feeling no pressure prior to his main event matchup against Thiago Silva in Gustafsson’s native Sweden on April 14 at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva, also known as UFC: Sweden. Speaking to Karyn Bryant of MMA Heat, “The Mauler” cited his training as...

Apr 12, 2012 7:46 am

Twitter For The UFC Fan | The Who's, Why's, Where's And How's

By Sarah J Newman: Twitter, how many of you are using it? Why should you as a fight fan have a twitter?  How do you use it properly? Well first the “why”; most of your favorite fighters are on twitter, they will give you updates on when they are fighting, how training is going, and...

Apr 12, 2012 7:20 am

VIDEO | Street Chokes w/ Ryron and Rener Gracie (Sneak Preview)

As MMA grows in popularity, more and more people are lead to believe that training jiu-jitsu without the gi is the only way to effectively prepare for a street fight, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this video, Ryron and Rener explain how people rarely walk around topless or in rash-guards, and...

Apr 12, 2012 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 145 – The Champ is Here

On Saturday, April 21st, Jon Jones will look to defend his UFC light heavyweight title for the third time when he faces off against former training partner Rashad Evans.