Archive: Welterweight

Jul 1, 2012 9:47 pm

Nogueira Does Not Want To Rush His Return To The Octagon | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After having to cancel his UFC 149 bout with Cheick Kongo Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira has continued to work hard on his physiotherapy sessions for his arm which was broken by Frank Mir at UFC 140. In an interview with TATAME Big Nog discusses his return and rehabilitation. “We don’t have a...

Jun 27, 2012 2:01 am

Alistair Overeem Breaks His Silence | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister  Alistair Overeem in an interview with "UFC Tonight"  Overeem firstly talks about how he felt when he initially tested positive. "When I had the positive test result, I didn't know why that was and I didn't want to talk about something that I didn't know about," said Overeem, who was speaking via...

Jun 21, 2012 8:01 am

Video | Werdum Has His Eyes On The Belt But Russow Is First | UFC News

Go inside Fabricio Werdum’s training camp and hear his strategy for taking down Mike Russow. Not only is he aiming for victory, but wants to be seen as a serious contender for the heavyweight belt. Catch his bout at UFC® 147: Silva vs Franklin II, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, June 23 at 10PM/7PM.

Jun 19, 2012 7:18 am

Brett Rogers 'Not Perfect' But Ready To 'Change And Make It Right' | Bellator News

By Jamie McAllister Bellator Heavyweight Brett Rogers in an interview with The MMA Hour. Once a contender in the Strikeforce Heavyweight division Rogers was released by the San Jose-based promotion on June 30, 2011 following his arrest for third-degree assault of his wife, which was then followed by another arrest for violating terms of his...


Jun 13, 2012 4:56 pm

Report | Lesnar Causing Tension Between The WWE and UFC | UFC NEWS

WWE superstar turned former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been making some headlines recently. UFC president Dana White met with him at UFC 146 and it “couldn’t have gone worse”. But it’s still not over. Lesnar is still in the middle of drama between the UFC and WWE. Lesnar’s appearance on RAW following his...

Jun 9, 2012 1:08 pm

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez : “If he didn’t want to stand-up with me he’s not going to do it with Cigano, I see Cigano winning again." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot was recently defeated by Velasquez at UFC 146 and this marked his second defeat on the bounce moving Silva to (16-4) overall. However fresh off his defeat Bigfoot does not think Velasquez has what it takes to contend with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior...

Jun 7, 2012 6:02 am

Roy Nelson Calls Out winner Of Kongo vs. Noguiera Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Roy Nelson comments to Sherdog. In his last bout Nelson breezed through Dave Herman at UFC 146 on May 26, 2012, with a 51-second knockout. The win got him back on track after his defeat to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 143, after the bout Nelson even contemplated moving down to 205. Fresh...

May 30, 2012 10:05 am

Rashad Evans Not Surprised By Jones Arrest | UFC NEWS

Jon Jones receives an outpour of  support and criticism on what has to be the worst thing that could happen to the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Rashad Evans weighed in on the recent mishaps surrounding UFC  Champion Jon Jones and shows his unexpected support on  FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight.” “Honestly, it’s hard to really say if it surprised...

May 29, 2012 12:32 am

Alistair Overeem Will Return To The UFC, Dana White Won't Deal With Him | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dana White comments on Alistair Overeem’s future following UFC 146. White firstly comments on Overeem returning after his suspension. “He lied to me. He sat in front of us, he lied to us, I’m not interested. I don’t have to deal with people I don’t want to deal with and I don’t...

May 25, 2012 3:05 pm

The Role of Weight in Heavyweight | MMA NEWS

  Earlier this week, we covered the UFC 146 conference call featuring the match-up between Frank Mir and the current reigning heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Frank Mir embarks on this challenge coming out of arguably the most impressive victory of his career which saw him overcoming adversity to defeat Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira in stunning...

May 25, 2012 12:55 am

Bigfoot Silva On Velasquez | "I would rather fight him on the ground."

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on making his UFC debut. “I am crazy to get this fight done. Get in that cage and have my UFC debut. I am feeling like if it was the first fight of my life. I guess I’m starting it all over again,...

May 25, 2012 12:40 am

Cain Velasquez Thinks Bigfoot Poses More Threats Than Mir

By Jamie McAllister Cain Velasquez in an interview with TATAME. Velasquez makes the comparison between Bigfoot Silva & Frank Mir. “They’re similar a little bit, but I think Silva is better all around. He does more kicks than Mir does, he uses his hands on his feet, good Jiu-Jitsu on the ground. I think Silva...

May 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Herb Dean Set To Oversee Dos Santos vs. Mir at UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner As the date approaches for UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to battle in the middle of the octagon, a referee for the bout has officially been assigned. In a meeting held on Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that veteran MMA referee Herb Dean would be officiating...

May 22, 2012 3:52 am

Shane Carwin Talks Recovery From Surgery & Returning To UFC | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin talks positively about his recovery from surgery and returning to the UFC while on HDNet’s ‘Inside MMA’ Carwin who has not competed since his defeat to now Champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131 which was in June 2011. “The first thing, and this is something I’ve shared...

May 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Dos Santos | "I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME. Dos Santos comments on his training. “My preparation is great. I had a great training camp, I had the support of high level athletes and I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title successfully.” Dos Santos comments on the change of opponents. “Since I...

May 16, 2012 4:55 am

"Cigano is better in the stand-up and on the ground," Say JDS Coach | UFC NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Yuri Carlton Junior Dos Santos BJJ coach in an interview with TATAME. Carlton comments on Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills and feels he may be better than Mir on the ground. “I am positive that Cigano’s Jiu-Jitsu is better. He trains with the Best guys in Brazil: Minotauro, Minotouro, Anderson, Demian, just to name...

May 15, 2012 6:46 am

Junior Dos Santos: I Have Never Taken Anything, I'm The Real Champ

On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos opened up more about his champion status, fighting clean fighters, and never using PEDs. “I don’t know exactly what happened with Alistair Overeem, but I don’t care about that. It’s between him and the athletic commission. I think he has to...

May 14, 2012 8:27 am

Mark Hunt | "The blood will fall whether it is mine or his."

By Jamie McAllister Mark Hunt in an interview with TATAME. Hunt comments on training at American Top Team. “The importance of training at a top team, the benefits of making your game stronger, and having the top guys pushing you all the time. It’s such a blessing for me to have training partners like Bigfoot...

May 10, 2012 2:30 pm

New UFC Signee Shane del Rosario Plans On Using His Speed Against The Big Men

By Jamie McAllister Shane Del Rosario comments to MMAprime. Del Rosario who is currently (11-0) in his MMA career.In his last outing he defeated Lavar Johnson in the first round via armbar. Del Rosario comments on how he prefers using his speed and footwork to his advantage. “I think that as a heavyweight I definitely...

May 8, 2012 2:07 pm

Frank Trigg On Drinking With Fedor | "I realize that this fool speaks English"

By Jamie McAllister Frank Trigg comments on Fedor Speaking English to Rebellion MMA Radio. “A lot of my stories are usually weird stuff from after parties that you really can’t talk about but going to Japan a lot you really learn about a lot of different people. You see Jake Shields over there all the...