Archive: ufc news

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.

Apr 11, 2012 5:55 pm

Cheating in MMA: What’s an advantage?

By Edward Fernandez: Many fight fans have been talking about PEDs in the past week. With you-know-who testing 14:1, but with he-who-shall-not-be-named testing higher in the past, yet still getting a shot at “The Spider” this summer, what is considered fair? I like reading your comments, as a fight fan and a writer. It’s interesting...

Apr 11, 2012 5:52 pm

An Important Moment In MMA History | UFC Primetime St. Pierre vs. Penn

By Drew Graham: While everyone else was busy doing something far less productive, 920 000 People (myself included) tuned in to UFC Primetime: St.Pierre vs Penn 2, in January of 2009. This was the first time UFC had released a Primetime show before the PPV. I watched in amazement as the program began with the...

Apr 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Why Aren't People Tuning In And Watching The Ultimate Fighter Live On FX?

By Jay Sanders: People are not watching The Ultimate Fighter anymore. At least not as much as they once did. The UFC has season one to thank for much of its success. But since that time there have been format changes, rules changes and, most recently, a network change. Still the numbers are down. Here...

Apr 11, 2012 5:05 pm

VIDEO | GSP Rehabbing With Medicine Ball – Itching To Return To Action

St-Pierre tore an anterior cruciate ligament in December, had surgery and will be prevented from defending his title until November. Two months after surgery on his knee, he is still in rehabilitation. “I’m two months away from starting to train again,” the Canadian told Telegraph Sport yesterday. “There was one move on there I really...

Apr 11, 2012 4:39 pm

Rolles Gracie in Negotiations to Fight "The Last Emperor"

By Lynn Mitchell: The Gracie family will try to make history once again.   Heavyweight submission specialist Rolles Gracie is negotiations to face the once most feared Heavyweight in MMA “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emilianenko on June 21 2012 in St. Petersburg arranged by M1-Global. After his lost to Joey Beltran back in 2010 Rolles...

Apr 11, 2012 4:00 pm

Tito Ortiz: “If I have to do TRT, I'm done with the sport.”

By Dustin Moore: Tito Ortiz gave his two cents about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in a recent interview to www.fightersonlymag.com, stating that “If I have to do that kind of stuff, I’m done with the sport, I wont compete anymore because I want to be a natural athlete.” There has been a lot of controversy...

Apr 11, 2012 3:36 pm

With GSP And Zahabi’s Support, MacDonald Poised To Inherit Crown In Two Years

By Micah Hinchliffe: During last night’s airing of Ultimate Insider we got to take a peak into the renowned Tristar camp and hear from some of it’s most successful fighters as they prepare for UFC 145 in Atlanta, April 21st. Among these fighters was welterweight contender Rory “Ares” Macdonald, whom many believe to be the...

Apr 11, 2012 3:32 pm

Dos Santos | It's Disrespectful to MMA And Unfair To Let Overeem Fight

By Jamie McAllister: “I am a fighter and will be there to fight, but it is sure to be a disrespect to MMA and how serious is this sport. This will also be unfair, it will be unfair to me. I’ve never used these devices to gain strength. I think the right would do blood...

Apr 11, 2012 3:25 pm

Winkeljohn On Cornering Against Evans | Rashad Is Lost, Jon Has His Number

By Jamie McAllister: UFC 145 is getting closer and closer as this happens there are numerous polls and forum discussions about who is going to come out on top in the main event Jon Jones or Rashad Evans who better to break down the situation than the man who has worked extensively with both fighters...

Apr 11, 2012 12:24 pm

Getting To Know Braulio Estima, The Man Who Is Facing Nick Diaz

By Micah Hinchliffe: “Soooo, Yes Guys it is true!!! I will be facing Nick Diaz at the World Jiu Jitsu Expo in California. The fight will be broad casted live on the Internet ;)))) hope u all will like the match” – A status from April 11th on Braulio Estima’s facebook page. Braulio Estima, a...

Apr 11, 2012 12:09 pm

VIDEO | CFA Throws Their Ring Girls In The Mix With This Body Painting Video

So I’ve done it again. I bring to you today another shockingly entertaining video about MMA ring girls, this time it’s brought to you by the guys at the Championship Fighting Alliance. Their staff of ring card girls by themselves is a wonder to look at, but combine them with the amazing process of getting...

Apr 11, 2012 11:26 am

Is The UFC's "Fire At Will" Policy A Fair Way To Determine Fighter Employment?

By James Emerson: UFC 137 was the last UFC fight for the career of Danny ‘Boy” Downes. At 25 years old, why was it his last fight with the promotion? He was obviously losing the fight but caught some attention in the second round with an inverted triangle/crucifix attempt. It stood out, not something that...

Apr 11, 2012 10:22 am

Nick Diaz Faces Braulio Estima In BJJ Superfight

By Lynn Mitchell: BJJ Superfight: UFC Fighter & a black belt under Cesar Gracie – Nick Diaz of Gracie Fighter vs a black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. – Braulio Estima of Gracie Barra. This will mark the launch of WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO on May 12, 2012 the highoctane home of all things Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Apr 11, 2012 10:18 am

Evans / Jones Clash | The Team You Built Is Mine Now Says Jones

By George Deutsch: Ultimate Insider host Jon Anik sat down with the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and heated rival and former training partner Rashad Evans recently, and it didn’t take long for sparks to fly between the two competitors, particularly in regard to Evans’ exit from trainer Greg Jackson’s New Mexico-based training camp....

Apr 11, 2012 10:12 am

"UFC success was on my blood, sweat and tears" – Brock Lesnar

By Lorenzo Luciano: Brock Lesnar former UFC heavyweight champion, left the UFC after suffering back to back devastating loses against Cain Valesquez and current embattled heavyweight number one contender Alistair Overeem. Lesnar joined the UFC in 2008 and left in 2011 with an MMA record of 5 wins and 3 losses. Having accomplished more in...