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Egyptian fighter begs opponent to hit him, he does

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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Overeem: I think JDS is afraid of me

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

The scheduled fight between Alistair Overeem and UFC champion Junior dos Santos never happened as Overeem notoriously tested positive for elevated testosterone and was suspended from the sport by the Nevada State Athletic Commision for nine months. Since then, dos Santos has stated numerous times that he doesn’t believe Overeem deserves an immediate title shot […]

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Big Nog, Werdum agree to coach TUF Brazil 2

By   /  2012-11-03  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

An online sports arm of Brazilian media giant OGlobo has a big announcement about the second seaons of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, which airs on TV Globo in March of 2013. According to reliable sources, heavyweights Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum have verbally agreed to be coaches on TUF Brazil 2, with only small contractual issues […]

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Badr Hari to be charged with attempted manslaughter, facing possibly 10-years in prison

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Things have been up-in-the-air for the bad boy, Badr Hari, as he has been in jail awaiting sentencing for quite a while now. It appears that the courts have decided what to do with him, and if you are a Badr Hari fan, it does not look good for him right now. The charges to […]

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Cesar Gracie: Gilbert Melendez ‘hopefully’ won’t require shoulder surgery, return unknown

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez was forced out of his last bout withPat Healy due to a shoulder injury, which led to the cancellation of the event. Another event cancellation followed, but Strikeforce GM Scott Coker said they’d put on a stacked card in January. Will Melendez be on that card? According to his coach Cesar Gracie in an interview […]

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Why Nick Diaz wants to fight Anderson Silva

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

In four months Nick Diaz will be eligible to return to the Octagon, following a one year suspension for failing a Nevada State Athletic Commission administered recreational drug test at UFC 143. His trainer and manager Cesar Gracie has use the time wisely, trying to line up big matches; none is bigger than UFC Middleweight […]

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Wanderlei silva: I’m back in 2013, maybe at 205

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

lan Oliveira: What did you think of Anderson Silva’s showing at UFC 153? Wanderlei Silva: I think every sport has a guy who is different. Soccer had Pele, Formula 1 had Ayrton Senna, and MMA has Anderson. He is different, but it did not start now. He trained at a gym in a small neighborhood […]

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Randy Couture: Chael Sonnen has a great opportunity to defeat Jones

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

“I’m not terribly surprised on either front really,” Couture explained on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored Live. “I think at the end of the day it’s a business decision. This is a business, and Chael Sonnen is going to bring it and hype up any single fight he’s in. I think Jon Jones, in denying him […]

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Bellator’s Rebney: Hector Lombard got 400k signing bonus

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said that Bellator has made free agent Eddie Alvarez an offer, and that if he accepts it, he stays in the Bellator fold. If he doesn’t, Rebney will allow him to bypass the remaining 70+ days of the exclusive negotiating period and take his talents to the open market, where he […]

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Dana White trashes shitiest round in TUF history,’ says NSAC should be embarrassed by scoring

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Dana White lets The Ultimate Fighter cast, Nevada State Athletic Commission and anyone else involved with this week’s episode of TUF have it after arguably the worst fight in series history. Last night’s Ultimate Fighter saw one of the worst fights in series history (in fact, Beau Dure suggested it was exactly that). Michael Hill beat Matt Secor in the […]

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Meltzer: Why Jones vs. Silva is good for MMA

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

That’s why I’ve been amused all week by the horror about the planned Jones vs. Chael Sonnen fight, particularly the line that it is bad for the sport. There are fans who don’t like it. Fans have the prerogative to like and not like what they want. They don’t even need a valid season. People […]

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Jeff Blatnick: A Retrospective Of His Amazing Accomplishments

By   /  2012-10-29  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Much has already been said about the tragic departure of Jeff Blatnick, Olympic gold medalist and MMA commenter. Much less has been said, however, about the true and lasting significance of his contributions to American Greco-Roman wrestling, and of the full gravity of the legacy he left behind him. The loss of Jeff Blatnick was […]

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UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit Extended Preview

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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Jay Hieron talks about beating up knuckleheads from other gyms

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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Cesar Gracie is giving back to the community

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

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TOP 10 matches that never happened

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

Over the years, one of the main selling points of mixed martial arts has been its ability to deliver the fights people want to see. Whether or not you agree with the methods of UFC President Dana White, it is hard to argue with his track record of delivering big-ticket bouts. Without question, 2012 has been a […]

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Dana White: Brock Lesnar is ‘never coming back’ to UFC

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

For the last several years, there has always been this one elusive fight that, had it happened at the right time, probably would have been the biggest money fight in the history of the sport – Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor Emelianenko. From late 2008 until the summer of 2010, when Emelianenko was still considered the […]

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DREAM is not dead, it’s Dutch

By   /  2012-10-26  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

In the beginning, there was Pride. And although Pride Never Die, it died. A number of figures from Pride formed parent company FEG, and tried to do it again, with DREAM. From 2008 to the present, DREAM promoted 23 events. Fighters included Eddie Alvarez, Shinya Aoki, Mirko Crocop, Bibiano Fernandes, Joachim Hansen, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair […]

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Anderson Silva talks Jon Jones fight at a catch-weight

By   /  2012-10-19  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

“People are talking about it. I don’t have such intentions, there isn’t any motive to do so, mostly because there are several people from my team who belong to his weight class. Minotouro, Maldonado, Feijao, Caldeirao. My weight is 84kg, that’s my title. But lots of people talk about it, and some of those are […]

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Dana White: We want this in ever city in every country all over the world

By   /  2012-10-19  /  NEWS  /  No Comments

UFC President Dana White and UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta speak with Wall Street Journal’s Lee Hawkins about the business of mixed martial arts. “We didn’t buy this because we thought ‘Oh, were going to make millions of dollars’” said White. “We believed in the sport and the athletes and we believed that this could […]

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