Archive: ufc news

Apr 5, 2012 7:45 am


The landscape of MMA in Canada has just shifted course with three dominant MMA organizations in Western Canada merging to create the single largest MMA organization in Canada, which will know be known as Aggression Fighting Championships. Aggression MMA, Armageddon Fighting Championships, and AX Combat have now pooled their efforts in providing the best shows...

Apr 5, 2012 7:30 am

Evangelista Returns To Strikeforce Against Terry In May

Strikeforce officials have announced a lightweight addition to their May “Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” card in the form of Billy Evangelista vs. James Terry. The “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” is set to feature the heavyweight tournament final between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier as well as a lightweight title bout between Gilbert Melendez and...

Apr 4, 2012 3:53 pm

With Overeem's Future In Limbo, Frank Mir Requests Title Shot, Wants JDS Fight

With the news today that Alistair Overeem failed his “A” sample pre-fight drug test for UFC 146, heavyweight contender Frank Mir has commented on the rumors swirling regarding the UFC’s next steps regarding UFC 146. “I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC’s heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the...

Apr 4, 2012 3:31 pm

With No Plan B, UFC President Furious At Overeem For Failing Test

“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin … The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us. How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It’s...

Apr 4, 2012 3:02 pm

Overeem Fails Last Week’s Random Drug Test | UFC 146 Main Event In Jeopardy

Last week the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) exercised their right to request urine samples from the six-UFC heavyweights that participated in the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference on Tuesday. Among the men tested was main event fighter Alistair Overeem. He failed. According to the NSAC Executive Director, Keith Kizer, out of the six men...

Apr 4, 2012 1:04 pm

Photo Gallery | Bellator's Jade Bryce Latest Ring Girl To Hit Playboy

Bellator’s Jade Bryce has easily etched herself as one of MMA’s hottest commodities. From her many pictorials, to her video work for the Mixed Martial Arts promotion, fans have come to love the Bellator ring card girl. This is probably the exact reason why picked her up for this pictorial. Have no fear, the...

Apr 4, 2012 1:00 pm

Florian On Penn | He Hit Me Harder Than Anyone In My Life

“He wants honesty? I’ve never been hit. I’ve never been hit in the face at all [laughs]. No, it has to be BJ Penn. He’s hit me harder than anybody in sparring [or] in a fight, definitely the hardest hitter.” While conducting his weekly hosting duties on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” two-time UFC lightweight title...

Apr 4, 2012 12:46 pm

VIDEO | The Bruce Lee Influence on Modern MMA

Roots of Fight revisits Bruce Lee’s impact on the evolution of mixed martial arts with a new mini documentary featuring rare footage of Lee and a capsule collection. This mini-doc Features commentary from some of MMA’s finest, including Paul Lazenby, Eddie Bravo, and Ralek Gracie. The film examines the evolution of Lee’s style from Wing...

Apr 4, 2012 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Exposes Liars In The UFC

In this edition of Chael’s Corner, Mr. Sonnen gets on his soap box and dishes out some “truth”. What are UFC fighters lying about? Hear it from the “Undefeated and Undisputed”, Chael Sonnen. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 4, 2012 11:40 am

Dan Henderson Believes That Jon Jones Won’t Be Able To Stop Rashad’s Takedowns

“Don’t count out Rashad Evans. Everybody’s assuming it will be Jones, but Rashad is a good fighter too. Rashad got a lot of criticism for his last performance [against Phil Davis], but I thought he fought really well, really solid. Jon Jones is tough, but Rashad could definitely come out winning. He will definitely put...

Apr 4, 2012 11:15 am

Brian Stann Picking Sonnen Over Silva

“I think that Chael Sonnen takes it. There are a lot of factors that are going to play into that. Just similar to when I fought Chael, I think he’s particularly a very, very difficult match up for Anderson Silva. Just due to the years and years of difference in grappling and how physical Chael...

Apr 4, 2012 11:00 am

Soccer Player Fires Back At Dana White | Poses Challenge To UFC President

“Why would a tough guy like you feel so threatened by soccer that you needed to go off on it unprovoked? Is it maybe because you know the one thing any three-year-old can do is fight? Hell, mine spent a whole year fighting me. But that shouldn’t threaten you. I’m pretty you could hype a...

Apr 4, 2012 10:30 am

After Soiled Past Dana White Open To Barnett’s UFC Return

“The way that Showtime wants to do it is when that fight finally happens, whoever wins it, they wanna do another fight on Showtime, so that guy would probably come to the UFC. We’ll see what happens, you know? Josh and I have been playing nice with each other for a little while, since he...

Apr 4, 2012 9:00 am

Fisher vs. Stout Rubber Match Booked For UFC on FX 4

UFC officials have put together an exciting trilogy match between lightweights Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher. The bout will serve as a rubber match for the two fighters. While not yet officially announced by UFC officials, UFC on FX 4 is expected to go down at The Revel Entertainment Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey...

Apr 4, 2012 8:45 am

VIDEO | Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson: A Dazzling Debut

Follow Stephen Thompson in the final hours leading up to his debut at UFC® 143. His astonishing first round finish earned him knockout of the night honors and motivated Georges St-Pierre to declare him one of the best strikers he’s ever seen. “Wonderboy” now faces Matt “The Immortal” Brown at UFC 145. Find out if...

Apr 4, 2012 8:30 am

DeBlass In For Injured Kruth Against Diabate Next Weekend On FUEL

No matter how hard the injury bug works at ruining fight cards, the UFC matchmaking department still manages to make good fights. The latest example of this is the shift to next weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 2 which will see Tom DeBlass step in for the injured Jorgen Kruth against Cyrille Diabate. UFC on...

Apr 4, 2012 8:15 am

Virgil Zwicker Meets Guto Inocente At “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final”

Strikeforce officials have announced a light-heavyweight bout between Virgil Zwicker and Guto Inocente set for next month’s show in San Jose, California. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced the bout yesterday evening on his official twitter account. The “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” is set to feature the heavyweight tournament final between Josh Barnett and Daniel...

Apr 4, 2012 8:00 am

Miguel Torres Blog | I Believe I Will Be Champion Again

By Miguel Torres: When I first started fighting, the primary aim was to make money and pay for my college. I also wanted to make my father and family proud of me. By 2012, the aims have shifted somewhat, as I am established in the sport, have won a world title and now have my...

Apr 4, 2012 7:45 am

Quick Twitt | John Alessio Returns To UFC As Replacement For Wiman Against Bocek

At UFC 145 Marc Bocek was originally scheduled to face Matt Wiman. As it turns out, that bout has been altered following the announcement that Wiman has suffered injury. In his place comes returning UFC lightweight, John Alessio. Alessio will work on getting his first ever UFC win against Bocek. After three prior stints with...

Apr 4, 2012 7:30 am

Brian Stann Blog | The Adversity Fighters Face

By Brian Stann: Two days before Christmas my wife lost her little brother, Louie, in a very violent death. He was only 26 years old and it was horribly unexpected. Her mother lives with us and, in order to get them both through this tragedy, I decided to rearrange my whole training camp for my...

Apr 3, 2012 1:26 pm

VIDEO | UFC on FUEL TV: Diego Nunes' Long Road to the Octagon

Fierce striker Diego “The Gun” Nunes discusses the struggles he went through to get to the UFC, and how those struggles made him the man he is today. Read More: Diego Nunes’ (News), UFC, Mixed Martial Arts Video’s Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 3, 2012 1:10 pm

Nick Diaz Scheduled For BJJ Super Fight Next Month

It has been nearly 2-years since Nick Diaz slapped on a Gi for competition purposes, but with his MMA career on hold he is set to make a return to the competition circuit. Widely considered as one of Cesar Gracie’s top student, Nick Diaz is now set to compete in a “super fight” at the...

Apr 3, 2012 12:33 pm

VIDEO | Injured Soldier Finds Motivation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not your typical martial art. It combines wrestling and joint manipulation, and those who practice it say technique trumps size. But Tyler Anderson is not your typical martial artist either. For the U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and recent amputee, learning this new skill is just one of his life’s many challenges....