Archive: ufc news

Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am

UFC on FUEL TV 2 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

By Adam Cronklin: A fantastic card is made better as every drug test from the UFC on Fuel TV 2 event from Sweden, came back clean. All 24 fighters were tested under an election conducted by the Swedish MMA Federation. This was a good move for Sweden especially in a time where so many athletes...

Apr 26, 2012 8:46 am

Hatsu Hioki Passes On Title Shot, Books Ricardo Lamas For UFC on FX 4

Widely regarded as the number 2 welterweight in the world, Japanese stand-out Hatsu Hioki has made good on his word and has turned down a title fight against division king Jose Aldo. It was in his opinion, too soon for a title shot and as such has booked Ricardo Lamas for the upcoming UFC on...

Apr 26, 2012 8:27 am

Anheuser-Busch Sends Warning To UFC Over Fighter's Derogatory Comments: "We will act"

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of one of the UFC’s biggest sponsors Bud Light, has issued a warning to UFC officials over certain comments made publicly by some of its fighters recently. As reported by the AdvertisingAge, Anheuser-Busch stated,”We have communicated to the UFC our displeasure with certain remarks made by some of its fighters…If the...

Apr 26, 2012 7:49 am

Ronda Rousey Helps MMA’s Bid For New York

By Lorenzo Luciano: On April 18th, 2012 in Albany, New York, the state of New York senate voted 43 to 14 to pass a bill that would legalize the sport of mixed martial arts in that state. Marc Ratner, the UFC’s VP for governmental and regulatory affairs said, that it was made easier by Ronda...

Apr 26, 2012 7:43 am

Dana White tells Jim Rome: “I know (Overeem) lied to me!” | UFC NEWS

By Chase Raymond: Yesterday (April 25th, 2012) the very busy Dana White went on the Jim Rome radio show and answered questions regarding the Alistair Overeem situation. It was a nice surprised to get some new information on a situation that Dana has been pretty closed lip about. It was in some ways most surprising...

Apr 26, 2012 7:38 am

Video | Cain Velasquez Wants More Testing In Place In MMA | UFC NEWS

Cain Velasquez in an interview with MMA Weekly. Velasquez comments on having more testing in place in MMA. He also comments on how he feels better coming into his UFC 146 bout with Antonio Silva oppose to the return from a year long lay off before he lost to Junior Dos Santos at UFC on...

Apr 26, 2012 7:34 am

Erik Koch Likely Candidate For Next Featherweight Title Shot | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister: Jose Aldo’s next opponent could be Erik Koch. Koch is likely to be named the opponent for Aldo’s next title defence whenever the UFC decides on a date for the Featherweight champion to defend his title. Sources close to both fighters confirm that Koch is the likely candidate to get the shot...

Apr 26, 2012 7:29 am

Greg Jackson: Jones’ victory was bittersweet

By Edward Fernandez: On Sherdog’s Savage Dog Show, Jon Jones’ trainer Greg Jackson talked about his victory at UFC 145. He revealed he was happy about his top fighter retaining the title, but was upset with the very public situation that involved former team member Rashad Evans, whom Jones defeated via unanimous decision. “It was...

Apr 25, 2012 5:21 pm

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 2 | Marloes Coenen Talks Fights, PEDs, Cyborg, Overeem

Invicta FC headliner Marloes Coenen talks about her fight this Saturday – April 28, 2012 7pm central time. “Invicta is the next evolution for MMA.  I’m Really excited.” The Just Scrap Radio host Jens Pulver brings up Marloes Coenen’s last fight in Strikeforce where she dominated during the stand up but opponent Misha Tate’s wrestling...

Apr 25, 2012 4:43 pm

UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans | Salary Report | UFC NEWS

By Chase Raymond: Jon “Bones” Jones brings in the most money on the night, and rightfully so. Jones has been on an impressive win streak and is proving to be a great PPV draw for the UFC as of late. These numbers are not including the PPV bonuses or fight of the night bonuses, or...

Apr 25, 2012 4:36 pm

King Mo – "I think I can beat Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

King Mo was recently on TapOut Radio to share his thoughts on the Jones/Evans fight: “Jones used his reach good. Jones did his thing, keeping it at bay. Rashad fought a good 1st, 2nd and the first part of the 3rd round when he came moving forward. He was just getting outworked and out pointed....

Apr 25, 2012 4:16 pm

John Hathaway Talks About Return At UFC on FOX 3 | UFC NEWS

John Hathaway in an interview with Fighters Only Magazine. On injuries “It’s really frustrating. It’s going to be over a year since I last competed. I was already in a training camp for my last fight which was scheduled to be at UFC 138 last November, so I had to pull out because of that.”...

Apr 25, 2012 4:15 pm

Video | Chuck Liddell would consider return to fighting if offered a title shot

By Lewis Mckeever: With Jon Jones continuing to grow and evolve at such a frenetic pace, I’m reluctant to think that many of the prospects included in the UFC light heavyweight roster are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the current champ. Legendary hall of famer Chuck Liddell however, recently flirted with...

Apr 25, 2012 10:20 am

Where Does Rashad Evans Go From Here?

By Ryan Busuttil: In May 2010, Rashad Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision to become the number one contender to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. What happened in the next 23 months was a whirlwind of emotions, changes and frustrations for Evans. After the Rampage fight, he didn’t fight again until August 2011...

Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

No worries Fans | Overeem will fight again in the UFC!

By Chase Raymond: I know that most people are not giving Alistair Overeem a chance at being back in the UFC. I also know that Dana White is very upset about Overeem’s failed drug test. No worries folks, this is not the first fighter to fail a drug test and return to the UFC. It...

Apr 25, 2012 7:43 am

VIDEO | Awesomely Awkward Fighter Interviews From UFC 145

By Lewis Mckeever: Step aside Ariel Helwani, because there’s a new sheriff in town. Creative Loafing’s Joeff Davis incorporates his own unique journalistic flair into the fighter-press interactive experience. Davis injects some refreshing humour into the UFC 145 pre-fight press bombardment, interviewing a range of fighters who participated at the event. Rashad Evans, Matt Brown,...

Apr 25, 2012 7:40 am

Alistair Overeem's Doctor Has Questionable Past & Ethics

UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday and testified that he had received an anti-inflammatory injection that contained testosterone. Present at the hearing was Dr. Hector Oscar Molina Overeem’s physician along with his attorney Davis Chesnoff. Overeem testified that he had saw Molina due to a recommendation by retired...