Archive: ufc news

Dec 28, 2012 1:56 pm

Once “Pumped” Dana White Now Happy Strikeforce is Closing its Doors

By Ryan Busuttil During his UFC 155 pre-fight press conference media scrum, UFC President Dana White reflected on the end of Strikeforce, which holds its final event in a couple of weeks. White took MMA media sites to task for reporting that UFC parent company Zuffa purchased Strikeforce to “bury it”. White explained “Any of...

Dec 28, 2012 11:56 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 155 Blog Part 2 | UFC NEWS

Dana White’s 2nd vlog for UFC 155 is a behind the scenes look into UFC on FOX 5, Nick the Tooth shows up with no room booked( like always). Nick licks a gum wall. Rob Dyrdek gives his UFC 155 Main Event fight picks.

Dec 28, 2012 11:09 am

Dana White: Gilbert Melendez Likely Gets Immediate Title Shot | UFC NEWS

With the closing of the Strikeforce promotions doors next week, it would appear as if their lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, may get his wish to challenge for UFC gold. The Strikeforce champion has beaten everyman he has ever faced inside a cage or ring and has now set his eyes on UFC gold. UFC president...

Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am

UFC heading to Mexico in January for “The Ultimate Fighter Mexico” casting | UFC News

UFC President Dana White has made his intentions very clear in regards to wanting to bring his company to Mexico, but Thursday marked the first time that he’s revealed some tangible details on when and how. “We’re going down there, we’re casting,” said White following Thursday’s UFC 155 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas. “We’re working...

Dec 28, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White Expects Eddie Alvarez Situation to Get “Ugly” | MMA News

The battle to land lightweight free agent Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA, 8-1 BFC) is starting to heat-up, or so it would appear. The former Bellator lightweight title holder is being pursued by both the UFC and his former employer Bellator Fighting Championships. Following Alvarez’s last fight, he officially became a free agent after competing under the Bellator...

Dec 27, 2012 5:26 pm

UFC 155 Main Card Predictions

  Saturday night the UFC will hold it’s last event of 2012 as they present UFC 155:  Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The organizations top two heavyweights will meet for the second time in 13 months. Their first fight took place last November in Anaheim, CA as part of the first ever UFC card on...

Dec 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Vigilante MMA fighter stops Vodka thief in MO!

No it wasn’t Jon “Bones” Jones running down another thief hours before a fight, but once again another brave MMA fighter jumps into action to stop a robber. According to Karlie Baker of sunsethills-crestwood.patch.com MMA fighter Jesse Finney said he was headed to Schnucks in Crestwood around 7 p.m. on Dec 21 to pick up...

Dec 27, 2012 1:57 pm

UFC 156’s Alistair Overeem Applies for License from NSAC

“The Reem” is back…maybe. According to officials, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem applied today for his license to fight in Nevada in 2013. Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is already scheduled to do battle against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 156, which takes place February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Event Center...

Dec 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Daniel Cormier Signs Multi Fight Deal with The UFC | UFC News

Strikeforce heavyweight-grand-prix champion Daniel confirmed that he has signed a deal with the UFC, but that it is a “shorter contract” than usual.  Cormier was slated to take on Mir at a scheduled Strikeforce event this past November, but Mir suffered a training injury and pulled out of the bout.  Now, “DC” will be taking on...

Dec 27, 2012 12:07 pm

Josh Barnett Breaks Down This Weekends Heavyweight Main Event | UFC NEWS

“Here’s the deal – Cain doesn’t get his takedown game going with his distance on his striking early on, and Junior’s dictating pace and distance on stopping the takedown, it’s going his way. Bombs away, he’s going to take him out. I don’t think he’s going to one-punch him again cause he’s not normally —...

Dec 27, 2012 11:04 am

Weidman On Silva: I’m Younger, Bigger and Better in Most Areas | UFC News

UFC undefeated middleweight contender, Chris Weidman withdrew out of UFC155 on Saturday opposite Tim Boetsch due to an injury.  He recently spoke with sherdogradio to give his thoughts on  getting passed up for a shot at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva. “It’s a business and I understand what [Anderson Silva’s camp] is doing.  So, I don’t...