Archive: ufc news

Oct 26, 2012 8:54 am

Randy Couture Predicts That Strikeforce Will Fold Just Like The WEC | MMA NEWS

“Yeah, there are some questions there. I know the Showtime relationship with Zuffa has been rocky. I know they hoped to renew that relationship and build that relationship, but they weren’t able to pull that off. I think you’re gonna see the Strikeforce guys absorbed and plucked like they did the WEC. So, then the...

Oct 26, 2012 8:43 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Renews For Four More Fights | UFC NEWS

Surging UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, has announced via his social media accounts that the UFC has opted to keep his employment and as such entered into a new four-fight contract. Since making the move from welterweight to the UFC’s lightweight division Grant has gone unbeaten in three-straight fights. His most recent victory was at...

Oct 26, 2012 8:36 am

UFC Offered Rampage Coaching Slot Opposite Sonnen Before Jones Booking | UFC NEWS

According to a report on MMAFighting.com, UFC President Dana White as well as former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson both confirmed that Jackson turned down the TUF coaching gig opposite Chael Sonnen prior to the Jones booking. The currently anti-UFC “Rampage” Jackson had this to say on the matter: “Forget TUF. I’m not interested in...

Oct 26, 2012 8:32 am

Glover Teixeira: Rampage Is Clueless | UFC NEWS

“I’ll have to talk to me, man (laughs). I hope it is me, but at the moment I’m doing some fights to get more experience. I learned a lot with this fight against Maldonado. Even with the victory, learned a lot. I have to learn more and gain experience to enter the Octagon [against Jones]....

Oct 26, 2012 8:28 am

Kyle Noke Forced Off UFC on FX 6 Card With Injury | UFC NEWS

That pesky injury bug has taken out another UFC fighter. This time it’s, UFC welterweight, Kyle Noke who has been forced out of his planned UFC on FX 6 bout against Seth Baczynski. UFC officials made the announcement late yesterday afternoon. UFC on FX 6 is set for the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre...

Oct 26, 2012 8:09 am

Overeem: Velasquez Will Beat JDS | UFC NEWS

“I lke Cain. I’m going to fight whoever the UFC puts in front of me. I think Cain is going to do good in this next fight… I think he is going to get the belt. I thought so the first time, but then he lost the belt. But this time could be different. So...

Oct 26, 2012 7:49 am

VIDEO | Introducing The UFC’s New Octagon Girl | UFC NEWS

The UFC is Introducing Korean celebrity, Kang Ye-bin, as its latest addition to their Octagon girl staff at the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 6: “Franklin vs. Le” set for November 10. To check out her official UFC promo hop to page 2.

Oct 25, 2012 10:11 am

Brock Lesnar Never Fighting Again Confirms UFC President | UFC NEWS

“He’s done. Called me a couple days ago he’s never coming back. He said his body, he can wrestle but he can’t fight. He was contemplating coming back.” While on the Chet Buchanan and the “Morning Zoo” program on KLUC-FM (98.5 FM in Las Vegas) UFC President Dana White spoke on the airwaves about the...

Oct 25, 2012 9:45 am

Bellator Making “Hard Push” To Keep Eddie Alvarez | MMA NEWS

“Talks have gone really well with Bellator and Eddie just wants to fight the best fighters he can, and get a contract he feels is fair, but I can tell you Bjorn has gone out of his way to make Eddie feel welcome and talks have gone well so far, so we’ll see what the...

Oct 25, 2012 9:40 am

Luiz Cane Released By UFC Following Most Recent Loss | UFC NEWS

Luiz Cane is the most recent fighter to receive his walking papers from the UFC. His last Octagon appearance was a losing effort to Chris Camozzi in front of his hometown crowd and it notched his fourth loss in five fights. The Brazilian started off his UFC career with a loss to James Irvin, but...

Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am

Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury added to UFC 155 | UFC News

A lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (12-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Myles Jury (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson has won three straight fights, this after starting his UFC career by going 1-2. His latest win came over Danny Castillo at UFC on FX 5...

Oct 25, 2012 9:34 am

DREAM IS BACK: Promotion Resurging For NYE Event | MMA NEWS

Japan’s DREAM promotion, once thought to be on the shelf for good, is returning for their annual New Year’s Eve bash on December 31. DREAM officials made the announcement late yesterday that “DREAM: Special NYE 2012” is on the books for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Japan. DREAM’s former owner FEG went bankrupt earlier...

Oct 25, 2012 9:04 am

Cain Velasquez: Cormier Would Beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

“I think [Cormier] wants to drop down [to light heavyweight].He’s been wanting that fight with Jon Jones for a while now. We’ve definitely talked about it. [When] he does come into the UFC, he can make 205 [pounds]. He’s heavy right now. He’s like 240 [pounds] right now. But, you know, we’ll clean up his...

Oct 25, 2012 8:57 am

Dana White Estimates 60-80 Million People Watch The UFC in Brazil | UFC NEWS

“When we do fights in Brazil, 60 (million) to 80 million people watch. And there’s only 200 million people in the country. It is so red-hot in Brazil. When we go down there, the fans are so loud and chanting for their guys. They go crazy for their guys. It’s just unbelievable. I know there’s...

Oct 25, 2012 8:52 am

GSP Agrees With Critics: Need To Finish More Fights | UFC NEWS

“I agree with the criticism. I want to do better. I want to give more entertainment to the fans. Ive been training to jump more on opportunities that are open to me. I’m still gonna fight my fight, but I’m going to be more opportunistic.” In a recent interview with the New York Post, UFC...