Archive: ufc news

Dec 21, 2011 6:00 am

UFC NEWS – Dominick Cruz Blames Faber For Less Than Perfect Public Image

“I think a lot of people have misconceptions about me. People usually believe what Faber’s been saying about me, that I’m a d-bag and all these negative things. Of course, he’s going to say negative things about me. I’ve beaten him and some of his teammates. What nice stuff will he have to say about...

Dec 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Phil Davis Not Impressed With The Wrestling Of Rashad Evans

“Rashad is the same old Rashad, which is very dangerous and very skilled. I mean, he definitely has gotten better over the years but I think he’s the same old guy. The problem is that we’re both known for excellent wrestling but only one of us actually has it. So, I’m thinking about using the...

Dec 21, 2011 4:30 am

UFC NEWS – Junior Dos Santos to Host Special Q&A at UFC 141

On Thursday Dec. 29th, “UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem” will host a special Q&A session with UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos prior to weigh-ins at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC Fight Club members will have access to the UFC’s fan club activities starting at 4 p.m. EST. The Q&A session is available...


Dec 21, 2011 4:16 am

UFC NEWS – Lamas Steps In For Koch Against Poirier At UFC 143

As we announced yesterday afternoon, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 143 bout against Dustin Poirier due to an injury suffered during training. The UFC promised a replacement and UFC president Dana White announced early this morning that one has been booked. Rising 145 pound fighter, Ricardo Lamas has agreed to...

Dec 21, 2011 4:00 am

MMA NEWS- "Strikeforce Melendez vs. Masvidal" Salary Report: Mousasi & Melendez Top Earners

Last weekend’s Strikeforce event played host to nine professional Mixed Martial Arts fights. The total disclosed payroll released by the California State Athletic Commission came in at $580,000 for all 18 competitors on the night. Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, topped the evening’s payroll with $150,000 each. The...

Dec 21, 2011 3:45 am

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Fighters Test Clean For Drugs Of Abuse

The California State Athletic Commission recently releases the findings from their “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” testing for substances of abuse and performance enhancing drugs. All fighters tested passed. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In the main event of the evening, lightweight...

Dec 20, 2011 4:15 pm

UFC NEWS – Reminder: Countdown To UFC 141 Airs Tomorrow On FUEL TV

In typical fashion, the production team over at the UFC has put together a UFC 141 pre-fight countdown show in anticipation of the December 30th heavyweight number one contender matchup between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. However, the show will not air on Spike TV like usual and will instead be brought to audiences nationwide...

Dec 20, 2011 4:11 pm

UFC NEWS -UFC 143's Erik Koch Forced Out Of Bout With Dustin Poirier With Injury

UFC officials took to twitter this afternoon to announce yet another fighter injury resulting in a change of card. Erik Koch has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Dustin Poirier with an undisclosed injury suffered in training. UFC officials stated that they will keep Poirier on the card and a replacement opponent...

Dec 20, 2011 3:00 pm

MMA NEWS – Mousasi Wants Rematch With "King Mo"

“My only loss in a couple years has been to King Mo, so I would definitely like that fight, especially if it’s a title fight. Light heavyweight isn’t that bad in Strikeforce you have Mike Kyle, Feijao, King Mo, me, there’s some upcoming guys so it’s getting stacked even more. It’s getting better. I think...

Dec 20, 2011 1:40 pm

UFC NEWS – Dana White: " I don't know how Nogueira sleeps at night"

“[Nogueira] was two punches away from winning that fight [against Frank Mir]. Instead he passed the guard and tried to apply a guillotine on Frank Mir. Nobody understood that. He will regret that decision for the rest of life. It was his fight. It was finished. I do not know how he sleeps after that.”...

Dec 20, 2011 1:10 pm

UFC NEWS – "I'm Looking Forward To Fighting Dos Santos" Says Overeem

“Style-wise, dos Santos is going to be an excellent fight for me — striker against striker. With my experience, I should have the upper hand. I must say that he is very dangerous with his hands. He’s got a lot [of power] in both punches; he’s clever and he’s fast. I’m looking forward to fighting...

Dec 20, 2011 12:39 pm

MMA NEWS – “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Draws 460,000 Viewers To Showtime

Last weekends “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” drew in approximately 460,000 viewers with a 1.35 household rating according to industry insiders. These figures mark the event as the sixth-highest watched Strikeforce event on Showtime this year. “Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” took place this past Saturday from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. In...

Dec 20, 2011 11:56 am

UFC NEWS – Frank Mir Happy To Welcome Strikeforce Heavyweights To The UFC

“We don’t have the type of depth that the other weight classes have and I think it’s only a benefit to move them (Strikeforce heavyweights) over to us. I guess I have a bad taste in my mouth because of what happened when I first started my career. I had to always hear about, ‘Oh,...

Dec 20, 2011 10:25 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem Passes PED Test – Cleared to Fight Lesnar At UFC 141

Today the NSAC has revealed that UFC 141 competitor Alistair Overeem has passed his pre-fight drug screening for performance enhancing drugs. UFC president Dana White broke the news just moments ago via twitter. “Overeem is ready to go!!! Lesnar vs Overeem is on!”, said the UFC president. UFC 141 is set to take place on...

Dec 20, 2011 8:54 am

UFC NEWS – Herb Dean Had Hoped "Big Nog" Would Tap Before Eventual Arm Break

“In my mind, I was hoping that he would tap. Like, ‘Please, please make this easy for me. That looks like it’s on.’ I definitely [had a] heightened awareness at that time. I was really focused on that arm. But that’s how Antonio became who he is — he didn’t get there by giving up....

Dec 20, 2011 8:43 am

MMA NEWS – Masvidal Went Into Melendez Fight Injured

Last night a close friend of Jorge Masvidal sent out a photo of the Strikeforce lightweight title challenger getting his arm casted (featured). In his report he states that Jorge hurt his hand in the first round of his fight last weekend and tried to gut through it. With photo evidence of the American Top...

Dec 19, 2011 3:00 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC on FX 2 Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Attention Australian MMA fans and everyone willing to make the trip, UFC on FX 2 tickets go on sale tomorrow for the UFC’s return trip to the land down under. UFC on FX 2 is set to feature a main event welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. The Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia...

Dec 19, 2011 11:35 am

UFC NEWS – Kenny Florian Eyes One More Title Run

“I feel that I have all the skills to [get back in the title picture]. I’ve had different issues over the course of my career, but I’m capable of doing it. It’s just going out there and getting it done. I have some injuries I’m going to let heal for the next two months. Once...