Category - MMA

Quotes from the UFC 152 media conference call

UFC

Toronto, Canada – The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization returns to Toronto, Canada, next Saturday with a stacked card featuring six of the most exciting names in all of mixed martial arts. In the fascinating main event, reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones fights a record fifth consecutive UFC...

Anderson Silva steps up to main event UFC 153 in Brazil

Anderson Silva

UFC Lightweight champion Anderson Silva has stepped up to headline UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, moving up to the 205lbs division to take on Stephan Bonnar according to USA Today. The show has now been named UFC 153: Silva vs Bonnar, and the main event replaced Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar after Aldo was ruled out injured. Silva was not scheduled to...

Rampage, Aldo, both injured and both out of UFC 153

Quinton Jackson

The UFC 153 show in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took a massive hit yesterday as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Jose Aldo were announced to be out of the show due to injuries. Rampage was set to co-main event the show against Glover Teixeira in what was supposed to be his last UFC fight. UFC is currently in the search for a replacement...

Kurt Angle forced to bow out of planned MMA commentary job

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle’s part time job of doing MMA commentary for NBC Sports has been scrapped and he will not be joining the World Series Of Fighting as previously announced. Angle revealed the news himself earlier today on Twitter, saying that due to conflict of interest he would not be commentating on November 3. The only conflict of interest that...

Bobby Lashley signed for the first WSOF show in Vegas

Bobby Lashley

Former ECW champion Bobby Lashley will be returning to MMA with a fight on November 3 in Las Vegas, the first televised show for the newly-created World Series of Fighting promotion. His opponent has not been announced yet as the card hasn’t been put together. WSOF announced yesterday a television deal with NBC Sports which will broadcast...

Kurt Angle joins broadcast team for new MMA company WSOF

Kurt Angle

It was revealed in an article on the New York Post that Olympic gold medalist and TNA Superstar Kurt Angle will be joining the broadcast team on NBC Sports for the World Series of Fighting MMA promotion. The WSOF promotion announced during a press conference held yesterday a one year contract with NBC Sports, formerly known as Versus. NBC Sports...

Cast for The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK announced

The Ultimate Fighter

FX and the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation today unveiled the identities of the sixteen Australian and British mixed martial artists set to represent their nations in The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK – TheSmashes. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finalists are among the top fighters in both nations’ lightweight and...

Get 6 UFC pay-per-views for the price of 5 with DirecTV

UFC

Several readers sent in word that DirecTV is running a special for UFC pay-per-views where you can purchase six shows for the price of five. Starting with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 157, the offer will be available till September 22 and to receive the offer, a DirecTV subscription is required with all DirecTV receivers have to be continuously...

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays final 32 cast revealed

The Ultimate Fighter

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 30, 2012) – The field of 32 of the most talented unsigned mixed martial artists in the world has been finalized for THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS which begins Friday, September 14, on FX with a special two-hour premiere airing at 9 PM ET/PT. Similar to the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, this upcoming season...

Georges St. Pierre medically cleared to make his return

Georges St Pierre

It looks like the king of the welterweights has been given the go ahead to get back in the gym and begin training. Georges St. Pierre has been out of the Octagon since he defeated Jake Shields at UFC 129 in April of 2011. St. Pierre has been sidelined after he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and back in December of last year, he had a...

Jon Jones apologizes for UFC 151 cancellation

Jon Jones

Days after UFC President Dana White canceled the UFC 151 pay-per-view from Las Vegas which was set for next Saturday, Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones apologized for refusing to fight Chael Sonnen, a decision which led to the cancellation of the show. White was pretty straight forward, blaming Jon Jones and his trainer Greg Jackson for pulling...

Anderson Silva offered to keep UFC 151 alive

Anderson Silva

UFC President Dana White said that Middleweight champion Anderson Silva offered to save the UFC 151 pay-per-view from being canceled by fighting a light heavyweight fighter. The only problem was that the message reached White a few hours after the UFC Pres announced that the show was officially canceled. The message was delivered by Silva’s...

Machida turns down UFC 152 title shot, Belfort steps up

Vitor Belfort

The main event for UFC 152 has been changed once again as Lyoto Machida refused to fight Jon Jones in Toronto on September 22, capping off a disastrous day for everyone at UFC. With Jones refusing to fight Sonnen, and Machida refusing to fight Jones, Vitor Belfort has stepped up the plate to take on the current Light Heavyweight champion. Belfort...

New main event for UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada

Jon Jones

A new main event for UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada, was announced today with the previous top fight – Joseph Benavidez vs Demetrious Jonson for the Flyweight title – moved to the co-main event spot. After the cancelation of UFC 151 from Las Vegas, the reigning Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be defending his title against...

Dana White announces the cancelation of UFC 151

Dana White

UFC 151 will go down in history as the event that never happened as a very angry Dana White today announced the cancelation of the pay-per-view from Las Vegas. The challenger for the title, Dan Henderson, suffered a partial MCL tear and was unable to take on the fight. White announced that Chael Sonnen had agreed to take on Jon Jones on a week...

Sonnen backs Hendo to beat Jones at UFC 151

Chael Sonnen

Las Vegas, Nevada – One teammate publically backing another to win a big title fight is probably to be expected, but nevertheless Chael Sonnen’s characteristically bombastic declaration that Dan Henderson will defeat UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 151 on September 1 has people talking. Sonnen and “Hendo”...

Dana White to hold chat on MetroPCS Facebook page tomorrow

Dana White

MetroPCS will be hosting a live fan chat with UFC President Dana White tomorrow, August 21, at 5PM PT. Those interested to participate are invited to submit questions to the MetroPCS Facebook page leading up and during the chat. White will discuss recent news, talk future fights and answer questions live from participants. You can visit the...

Rousey calls out Cyborg immediatley after fight

Ronda Rousey

It took just 54 seconds for Ronda Rousey to win her first title defense against former Bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman, and yet again, she won with an arm bar. This was her sixth straight arm bar submission win as a professional MMA fighter with none of her fights lasting more than the first round. Only Miesha Tate gave her a decent fight...