Archive: ufc news

Nov 7, 2011 1:59 pm

UFC 141 Pre Fight Press Conference Open To The Public In L.A. This Friday

Fans are encouraged to attend this Friday’s UFC 141 pre-fight press conference at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion...

Nov 7, 2011 1:22 pm

VIDEO:Overeem Moves Camp To Xtreme Couture, Explains Split From Golden Glory

“Despite that they are good management to all of their fighters maybe, can’t judge for that, but for me they’re not a good management, they’re a bad management. They’re a harmful management. I had some good periods with them as well, but due to this issue I cannot continue to work with them… I’m going...

Nov 7, 2011 9:55 am

Evans Picks Silva Over Jones In Hypothetical Super Fight

“Honestly, I think… I would say Anderson would win. I think he would catch Jon standing up because I think Jon does a lot of crazy stuff but, fundamentally, sometimes he does it just to do it. But I think Anderson has a reason, like Anderson, fundamentally and technically, is better in that respect and...

Nov 7, 2011 9:48 am

Dana White: We have made millionaires out of 40 UFC fighters

“From 2001-2006, we were almost $50 million in the hole. Over that time, not one fighter ever got paid late, no check bounced, no employee at Zuffa, ever. The Fertitta brothers funded this thing for that long. In 2006 we started turning a profit. From 2006-2011, I can’t remember what the number is, but it’s...


Nov 7, 2011 9:34 am

Guida Wants Next Crack At Edgar With UFC on FOX Win Over Henderson

“Ben is obviously a gamer, he always comes to fight and fight hard. From what I know, he is a real good dude and respectful, so add that to an intense work ethic and that’s a great recipe for success. … To me, a big win earns a title shot. I want to win big...

Nov 7, 2011 7:33 am

“I want to compete at the highest level”

com•pete (k m-p t ) intr.v. com•pet•ed, com•pet•ing, com•petes To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or a victory. To compete at the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts one must first be allowed the opportunity to do so. This is not an honor handed out often; only...

Nov 7, 2011 6:50 am

No One Wants To Finish Fights More Than Me, Says GSP

“Everyone has a violent side. My job is to win, and in order to win most of the time I need to injure my opponent. It’s a violent sport but in real life I’m not a violent guy. I’m an athlete in a full contact sport so it requires violence to win. I’ve had a...

Nov 7, 2011 6:30 am

Condit vs. Koscheck In The Works For UFC 143

During last Saturday’s UFC 138 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White started off hinting at a new welterweight matchup on the horizon. You could tell by his demeanor that he wasn’t 100% confident with the announcement but the media in attendance got him to confirm that they are working on scheduling a welterweight clash...

Nov 7, 2011 6:00 am

Report: Leben Almost Pulled From UFC 138 By Medical Staff

According to a report coming out of the UK based, Fighters Only Magazine, sources within the Leben camp disclosed that the Hawaiian based fighter suffered through a terrible weight cut to which he had to lose 21 pounds in 24 hours. Observers could see a fatigued Leben in the cage this past Saturday, and this...

Nov 7, 2011 5:50 am

UFC Pres Hasn’t Completely Shut The Door On A Paul Daley Return

“The Strikeforce-Showtime deal isn’t done yet. We’ll see what happens with that first. I just have a hard time with what Daley did. It’s not like Daley’s been so friendly since that happened, either. Plus, he hasn’t won. The guy’s got to win some fights. Any guy who loses in the UFC or other promotions,...

Nov 7, 2011 5:45 am

Tim Sylvia Wants Lesnar And Overeem Fights In The UFC

“I want to get up there. I want to get on the big stage again and prove myself. It’s not about winning titles. I’ve won five of them in the UFC, I’ve won other ones in other organizations; I don’t care about fighting for the UFC title again if it never happens. But I do...

Nov 5, 2011 9:52 pm

ProElite II Results and Recap

The second event for the reemerging ProElite promotion has come and gone and I am met with mixed emotions. The first round of the heavyweight Grand Prix and the return of budding welterweight fighter, Reagan Penn where both on the evenings docket as well as the return of Andrei Arlovski in the co-main event and...

Nov 5, 2011 8:53 pm

UFC 138 Attendance Figures and Bonus Winners

“UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went down tonight at the LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham England. The Spike TV card aired stateside via tape-delay and featured a main event between middleweights, Mark Munoz and Chris Leben in the UFC’s first ever 5-round non-title fight. While the main event was scheduled for...

Nov 5, 2011 3:08 pm

UFC 138 Results *Spoiler Alert*

“UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went down today at the LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham England. The card featured a main event between middleweights, Mark Munoz and Chris Leben in the UFC’s first ever 5-round non-title fight. Airing live in most of the global market, US and North American residents have...

Nov 5, 2011 10:01 am

Official UFC 138 Discussion Thread

Tonight’s UFC 138 Spike TV card is set to go down in just a few hours. Featuring a barn burner of a main event between middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Leben the card should without question, deliver an action packed fight. Use this thread to share your reactions to the fights, or debate with your...

Nov 5, 2011 9:55 am

How To Watch Tonight’s UFC 138 Event In Birmingham England

The only UFC event to take place in the United Kingdom this year is upon us and while many of you are familiar with the process of which to watch these events some may have forgot, or some may not have experienced one of these shows taking place over the pond. Unlike February’s Australia show,...

Nov 5, 2011 9:40 am

Chris Leben and Mark Munoz Make History Tonight At UFC 138

A milestone in UFC history takes place tonight from the LG Arena in Birmingham England this evening on Spike TV. For the first time in UFC history, UFC officials have set up a five-round non-title fight in its main event of the evening. “UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” goes down at the LG Arena at...

Nov 4, 2011 5:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE – ProElite II: Reagan Penn Pre-Fight Interview

Reagan Penn will take the next step in his MMA career tomorrow night, as he returns to action for his second professional fight against Dallas’s Evan “The Butcher” Cutts. Reagan made a successful MMA debut this past August, when he quickly dispatched Paul Gardiner via rear naked choke in just over a minute of round...

Nov 4, 2011 3:03 pm

ProElite II Weigh-In Results

265 lbs.: Andreas Kraniotakes (244) vs. Tim Sylvia (266) 265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski (250) vs. Travis Fulton (230) 170 lbs.: Evan Cutts (169) vs. Reagan Penn (169.5) 265 lbs.: Mark Ellis (242) vs. Ryan Martinez (260) 265 lbs.: Ed Carpenter ( 247) vs. Jake Heun (236) 265 lbs.: Cody Griffin (258) vs. Justyn Riley (260)...

Nov 4, 2011 12:11 pm

BJ Penn – They Only Made One

“Hats off to Nick Diaz, he’s the man. Joe, it’s probably the last time you’re ever going to see me in here. I can’t keep, uh, I want to perform at the top level. That’s it, Joe, I’ll shake your hand right here. I’ve got a daughter (and) another daughter on the way. I don’t...