Archive: ufc news

Oct 6, 2011 1:40 pm

Lyoto Machida: "Nobody is invincible", not even Jon Jones

“I was at a birthday party last night and I heard I’d be fighting Jon Jones. I accepted immediately, I couldn’t announce it at the time, though. Ed and Joinha told me to hold the information and it was complicated, I had to stop talking at all (laughs). In the morning I want to give...

Oct 6, 2011 1:14 pm

STATEMENT FROM "SUGA" RASHAD EVANS REGARDING JONES vs. MACHIDA

Authentic Sports Management (Rashad Evans Management firm) today issued the following statement from “Suga” Rashad Evans regarding the Jones vs. Machida title fight: “After my last fight against Tito Ortiz, I dislocated my right thumb, which required it to be set back in place and held with pins. 24 hours ago, my physician removed the...

Oct 6, 2011 12:34 pm

King Mo Has Harsh Words For Rampage Jackson

“Rampage can talk all that noise, but I’m gonna take his spot. I’m gonna put his bitch ass on the B-Team! His punk ass wants to say I won’t stand up and box him. I will box him with the little gloves on. I’ll box him. The thing is, I can take him down. He...

Oct 6, 2011 11:47 am

UFC 137 Fight Card Update: Tim Credeur Injured, Brad Tavares Books Dustin Jacoby

That pesky injury bug strikes again and this time has taken out UFC middleweight fighter Tim Credeur, who was scheduled to face Brad Tavares on this month’s UFC 137 preliminary card. In his place comes UFC newcomer Dustin Jacoby. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the...


Oct 6, 2011 10:39 am

Florian: “This is possibly my last shot at a UFC title”

“Seems a lot of people like to say “Kenny Florian — that guy chokes in the big fights,” but it is simply not true. You have to look at fights in context and not just oversimplify stuff. There is a reason to each and every loss I have, and the fights need to be looked...

Oct 6, 2011 9:23 am

Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida Booked For UFC 140 Main Event

The UFC has booked a mega fight for their main event in Toronto this December in the form of Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida. Rashad Evans was originally tapped to face Jones in his next title defense, however, due to an injured thumb Evans will not be able to make the UFC 140 card and...

Oct 5, 2011 1:32 pm

RUMOR: Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans On Tap For UFC 140 Main Event (UPDATED)

The rivalry between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans was rumored to finally get settled as MMAFighting.com broke news that the two were likely to headline UFC 140 in Toronto, Canada.  However, UFC president Dana White says the fight isn’t happening, as he explained via his Twitter account: “Just did a 2 hour press conf at...

Oct 5, 2011 12:59 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants A Steak From Anderson Silva's Wife

“You tell Anderson Silva I’m coming over and I’m kicking down his backdoor and patting his little lady on the ass and I’m telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare just how I like it.” Although Chael Sonnen has been very quiet in the time leading up to his fight with Brian Stann at...

Oct 5, 2011 12:40 pm

Brian Stann On Lack Of Trash Talk Coming From UFC 136 Opponent, Chael Sonnen

“I told everybody from the start that I didn’t think it was going to happen, and I’ve said this a couple of times where I believe that Chael is very genuine when he says that if he has a problem with somebody, he’ll speak it, and when he doesn’t have a problem with somebody, he...

Oct 5, 2011 12:34 pm

Joe Lauzon Plans To Overwhelm Melvin Guillard

“If I catch him in a submission, it’s gonna be crazy; if he knocks me out, it’s gonna be a good knockout, and if I knock him out, the same thing. No matter how it ends, I think it’s gonna be a great fight,” Lauzon excitedly stated. “You get a lot of guys that are...

Oct 5, 2011 11:25 am

Melvin Guillard OK with Gilbert Melendez Getting Immediate Title Shot

“I look at it like this man, two champions from two different organizations I think they both should fight to get rid of the No. 1 [contender].” … “It takes the heat off of me too. I rather get another fight,” the 28-year-old says. “If it has to be the winner of Guida and Ben...

Oct 5, 2011 9:40 am

UFC on Fox 1 Gets DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison

After their original meeting fell through due to a Johnson injury, UFC officials have booked the duo for another contest, this time on their UFC on Fox card scheduled for November. According to reports, both DaMarques Johnson and Clay Harvison have verbally agreed to face each other on November 12. The two were originally scheduled...

Oct 5, 2011 8:30 am

Demian Maia: Fighting Is Spiritual

“Do you know somebody who likes to be punched in the face? I think nobody likes being punched in the face — not even boxers or kickboxers. But just as people say that about jiu-jitsu fighters, we can also say that about boxers and kickboxers who just train striking; after the first takedown they become...

Oct 5, 2011 8:15 am

Lyoto Machida Ponders On Possible Punishment Handed Down By The UFC

“It’s hard to say that it exists (a punishment by the UFC). Maybe so, maybe not, perhaps they’re keeping me on the sidelines, but I don’t believe that. I met with Lorenzo Fertitta in Rio and he talked to me, he said what happened was in the past, for me not to worry. But I...

Oct 5, 2011 7:10 am

Culinary Union Publishes Anti-Dana White Website

And they so cleverly call it Unfit for Children dot org. The brass behind ZUFFA have long claimed of a feud going on between the Las Vegas based Culinary Workers Union, Local 266. The union is unhappy with the Fertitta owned Stations Casino and as a result have been using their lobbying power to keep...

Oct 5, 2011 6:33 am

Bellator 54 Gets Two Additional Fights

Bellator officials have added two new fights to the Bellator 54 roster set for October 15. The two new bouts give the show currently nine fights with a few more additions likely to take place before the card is full. Jacob Kirwan vs. Rene Nazare and Brian Kellehere vs. Claudio Ledesma are now official for...