Archive: will chope

May 28, 2014 5:13 am

The UFC Looks To Implement New Background Checks On All Fighters

The UFC is good at a lot of things. One of those things is protecting their image. Like any other big company, the UFC wants to avoid a scandal or controversy whenever they can. So how do you avoid situations where a fighters past is brought up and not so flattering details are revealed? Bring...

Apr 14, 2014 9:33 pm

Dana White Explains The Will Chope Release

“It seems like a great guy and he’s got his stuff together, but a few years ago he didn’t sound like such a great guy. You put your hands on your girlfriend or your wife and you’re accused of it. You beat her three times or whatever you did, that’s a tough one to overcome.”...

Apr 2, 2014 10:29 am

VIDEO | Will Chope & Ex-Wife Issue Statement To Try And Save UFC Career

It was just a few short weeks ago that Will Chope was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 38 fight-card after his official weigh-in for the event. Prior allegations of domestic abuse, mixed with a dishonorable discharge from the air-force ruled the UFC’s rash and sudden decision. Now, his ex-wife, the alleged abused, has come...

Mar 26, 2014 6:21 am

After Will Chope’s UFC Release, Assault Victim Speaks Out In Favor Of Him

Last weekend, Will Chope was let go by the UFC due to a domestic violence charge being brought to light. Now, domestic violence is something that the UFC should always have a zero-tolerance policy for. There’s no excuse, no reason, and no explanation that would ever be good enough to warrant these kinds of actions....

Feb 5, 2014 6:23 pm

Brandao vs. Chope at UFC Fight Night 38

Two featherweights were added to an upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Wednesday. Diege Brandao will face Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 fight card in Natal, Brazil on March 23. Brandao (18-9) had won three straight before getting finished but Dustin Poirier in December. The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner...

Jan 3, 2014 6:18 am

Max Holloway Looking To Start 2014 With A Bang At UFC Fight Night 34

At 22, Max Holloway is the fourth youngest member of the UFC roster. After spending 2013 winless after two consecutive decision losses to Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor, Holloway is looking to rebound with a victory over his opponent Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34. Holloway is 3-3, with his three losses coming in...

Nov 13, 2013 9:25 am

‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’ Added To UFC Roster

At a staggering 6-foot-4, the UFC’s newest addition to the featherweight division, Will Chope has been signed and given his first contractual UFC obligation. A fight with fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov. The two UFC rookies will square off at UFC Fight Night 34, the event which serves as the UFC debut in Singapore set to...