Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 1146 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
Former WEC Champ, Urijah Faber, Eyeing January Return
Former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber expects to return to action in January, but an opponent has yet to be named for "The California Kid." Faber confirmed during the WEC 43 broadcast on Oct. 10 that Jan. appears to be when he'll fight again. "That would be perfect timing for me," Faber told MMAWeekly.com "I'm hoping it's January." No opponent has been named, but the 30-year old fighter anticipates a tough match up. "I imagine I'll get a tough opponent. That's the way mixed martial arts is, the best fights the best. I'm looking forward to challenging myself and putting the smack down on somebody," said Faber.
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 2:42PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
For UFC 104's Razak Al-Hassan, the art always came before the martial
At first, Razak Al-Hassan didn't know there was a problem. "I didn't feel it," Al-Hassan told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of his dislocated elbow following his UFC debut in December 2008. "When the referee stopped it, I was bewildered. I was thinking, 'OK, why are you stopping the fight?'" The referee, in fact, noticed what pretty much everyone else watching the fight against Steve Cantwell did. Al-Hassan, caught in an armbar, was going to suffer a significant arm injury, but he was refusing to tap out. The first-round injury has made him into a notable UFC character. Some, he said, criticize him for not tapping out even though an injury was imminent. Others have slapped him on the back and praised him for his toughness in declining to quit.
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 2:41PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Trigg undergoes successful knee surgery, says target return date unchanged
A knee surgery went better than expected for UFC welterweight Frank Trigg, who underwent a 30-minute procedure this morning in Las Vegas. The procedure, which will keep him out of training for just two weeks, was scheduled after months of problems with his right knee. "It was a lot better than we thought it would be," Trigg today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of his knee. "I was on the table at 7 (a.m.) and off at 7:35. It took me longer to wake up from the anesthesia than the surgery itself."
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 2:40PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Signs Another KOTC Champion
First Tim Hague, then Mike Guymon, and now UFC has signed a 3rd King Of The Cage Champion in just the last several months. The latest one to sign is Rory MacDonald, a 4-year-pro who's only 20 but is a perfect 9-0 and is the KOTC Lightweight Champion. Terms not disclosed and no debut date set, but he's expected to move up to Welterweight in UFC.
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 10:28AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
TUF 10 is Called The Ultimate Fighter-Not The Ultimate Coach
And Quinton Jackson wants us to remember that. In a blog posting on his official website, Rampage wants to remind everyone the show, in which he is coaching this season against Rashad Evans, is really entertainment and says the reason his team is doing so poorly so far isn't just bad coaching-it's also bad editing. He also rants about Rashad acting so "fake" on the show and how Rashad thought the show was about him and how fake he could be.
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 10:25AM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alistair Overeem Doesn't Have Time For Brett Rogers & His Bullcrap
Alistair Overeem's latest excuse for not responding to criticism recently? He's too busy. That, according to comments he made to a Polish MMA website, is why he will not respond to recent comments by Brett Rogers claiming Overeem is ducking fighting him. Overeem said he's "very busy with training and fighting and doesn't have time for this BS".
Submitted Oct 15, 2009 9:33AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Strikeforce Wants Champs to Defend 2 Times a Year
One of the most attractive benefits for fighters signing with Strikeforce at the moment is the promotion’s open-door policy regarding non-exclusive contracts with the Japanese market. Newly acquired Strikeforce fighters like Antonio Silva and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal have either active contracts or relations with promotions in Japan. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has taken a surprisingly fighter friendly stance when it comes to contract exclusivity, as other promotions, like the UFC, continue to demand it.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 8:48PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Junie Browning Apologizes for Alleged Assaults, Signs For November Bout
Former UFC lightweight Junie Browning today apologized for his alleged assault of three nurses at a Las Vegas hospital last week that resulted in him being released by the UFC. Despite his hospitalization and arrest, Browning has signed to fight Scott Cornwell at MMA Big Show: Onslaught in Indiana on November 28.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 5:31PM by Macheetah - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Anderson Silva Has Surgery; Ponders Next Bout
LOS ANGELES -- Anderson Silva and manager Ed Soares are not quite ready to sign off on a fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC 108. Nearly three weeks after UFC president Dana White told the Los Angeles Times his middleweight champion and revitalized former light heavyweight champion had agreed to face off in Las Vegas on Jan. 2, there are complications on Silva's side. First, Silva must be able to heal properly -- and promptly -- from an arthroscopic surgery he underwent last Monday to repair chronic damage to his elbow, Soares told MMAWeekly.com Monday evening at a fashion show for sponsor Silver Star (Silva doubled as a runway model). That won't be known until the 34-year-old Silva sees his Los Angeles doctor on Friday.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 5:28PM by Macheetah - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce Wants To Unify Titles With Dream
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker on Wednesday said that his promotion is ready to take the leap forward and do something that has rarely been attempted in major mixed martial arts promotions, unifying titles across promotions. It’s something that he would like to pursue with Japanese promoter Dream. Though it’s often been discussed by various promotions, Strikeforce and Dream already have an official fighter sharing partnership in place, so it would be less of a stretch for the two to come to some sort of agreement on unification bouts. Coker announced the alliance between Strikeforce and Dream in early August, just after tapping Dream’s Mitsuhiro Ishida to come to the U.S. and challenge Gilbert Melendez for the Strikeforce interim lightweight championship. He likened the agreement to the post-season in Major League Baseball, where teams from different leagues compete to declare the top team in the sport. In actuality, Coker has been sharing fighters with Dream for quite some time, but once Strikeforce signed Fedor Emelianenko to a multi-fight contract, the two promotions decided to make the alliance more official. The formal partnership could now lead to the title unification bouts, and Coker is ready for that next step...
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 5:11PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
Coker: Overeem Will Defend Title Early Next Year
During a media call today, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker fielded a variety of questions, including when we'll see Strikeforce Havyweight Champion Alistair Overeem defend the title for the first time since winning it in '07. Coker was adamant in getting the defense to happen, saying we'll see Overeem back in SF in early '10, probably in February or March.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 4:31PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Antonio Silva: To get to Fedor, Fabricio Werdum must be eliminated
“Werdum is a good fighter, very experienced, cautious with good jiu-jitsu. He is famed among Strikeforce heavyweights and I want to be between the best ones to get the chance to fight Fedor, so I have to look for a knockout or a submission victory over him. I have improved my stand-up game in the past two years. I’m more confident, moving better, kicking and punching harder. I’m ready for any circumstance that may come up because my ground game is also very sharpened. It’s a fight and anything can happen, but I don’t see Rogers knocking out or submitting Fedor, despite his heavy hands. If you observe, he goes towards the opponent with his guard opened and Fedor hits very well in the short distance. I will be rooting for Fedor to keep winning.” Former Elite XC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva (13-1) heads back to the United States to challenge Strikeforce heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum at the Nov. 7 “Fedor vs. Rogers” event from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 3:53PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Frankie Edgar vs. Kurt Pellegrino lightweight bout to co-headline TUF 10 Finale
Indicating the lightweight fighters are moving toward the top of of the contenders list, Frankie Edgar (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and fellow New Jersey native Kurt Pellegrino (14-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) have been tapped co-headliners of The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale. Spike TV today confirmed the rumored bout and announced that the fight will co-headline the Dec. 5 event along with Matt Hamill vs. Jon Jones, which the UFC formally announced on Tuesday. The event takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and airs on Spike TV.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 3:38PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 111 - UFC books February 21st for its trip to Sydney, Australia
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is planning an event for Feb. 21 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, MMAWeekly.com has learned from a source within the UFC. The date, landing on a Sunday, is an unorthodox move for the promotion. The UFC’s sister promotion, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), often holds events on Sunday to accommodate the schedule of television partner Versus. The Sydney Morning Herald first reported the news Sunday citing the UFC’s U.K. president, Marshall Zelaznik. Yoshihiro Akiyama may headline the event against Wanderlei Silva, the Japanese star said during a recent UFC “Undisputed” video game press conference in Japan, according to a report on Sherdog.com. Akiyama, however, said he'd prefer the fight to happen at UFC 110, scheduled for Feb. 6 in Las Vegas. The Acer Arena played host to the 2000 Sydney Games and is the largest indoor arena in the country, holding up to 21,000 fans.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 1:51PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aussie Rag Slams MMA Down Under, Elvis Slams Back
Uh-Huh. A few days ago, The Sydney Morning Herald ran the usual MMA hatchet job when covering the UFC venture into the land down under, peppering the article with all the tried-and-true anti-fight buzzwords like “human cockfighting” and “brutal,” to name a few. That didn't sit well with Australian-born MMA fighter Elvis Sinosic, who wasn't pleased by this and took the time to write his own reply, pointing out many of the article's inaccuracies including the article referring to "pound and ground". Seriously.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 1:21PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Trigg vs. Tomato Can Coming To An Octagon Near You?
Don't laugh too hard. If Frank Trigg has his way that could happen. That's kinda what he wants because he realizes he's likely out of UFC again if he loses his next fight, which could be against Matt Serra. Thus Trigg for his next fight wants "a tomato can, like some low-level martial artist, so I can beat the crap out of somebody for a change and get a win streak going, but the way they work with me, it’s going to be somebody tough no matter who it is.”
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 11:02AM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Who Wins If Cain Velasquez Fights Fedor?
Cain, if you ask him. While making the rounds promoting his fight with Ben Rothwell at UFC 104, Velasquez said he definitely wins against Fedor, should that fight ever happen. "I'm a proud Mexican fighter. Anybody who steps in that ring with me, it’s like **** them, I’m gonna beat them. The guy’s gonna have to kill me. I think he’s an awesome fighter, he’s the best. It’s not like the movies or TV with the biggest and most muscular guy going out there and he’s the baddest guy, it’s not always like that. Like Cheick Kongo, I don’t look anything like him, but if you got the heart and the fighter spirit, that counts for a lot.”
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 10:59AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC 43: 419,000 Viewers On Versus
Reports are now out that WEC 43 did a total of 419,000 viewers Saturday night on Versus. This was down 37% from WEC 42 in August, but this can partly be blamed on Versus not being available on satellite provider DirecTV due to a pricing dispute with Comcast, and it being the rare WEC show to not feature one of their major draws-Urijah Faber, Miguel Torres, or Mike Thomas Brown.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 10:34AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
K-1 and DREAM announce ‘Dynamite!!’ New Year’s Eve supershow
At an Oct 14 press conference hosted by Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG), president Sadaharu Tanigawa and DREAM event producer Keiichi Sasahara unveiled the synopsis of this year’s annual “Dynamite!!” show on New Year’s Eve. The event will be held at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on a similar scale as the last year’s event, with the maximum stadium capacity of more than 40,000 people. Regarding the much-anticipated fight card, Tanigawa told the media that FEG will start releasing the fight cards once DREAM 12 and K-1 MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament, scheduled for Oct. 25 and 26, respectively, are in the books.
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 10:28AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Dream
Junie Browning Apologizes, Promises to Improve Himself
Former UFC lightweight Junie Browning spoke publicly for the first time Tuesday, exactly one week after he reportedly consumed 16 pills of the anti-anxiety medication Klonopin in an attempt to overdose and allegedly assaulting three nurses when treated at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nev. Browning spoke to the media at former Xtreme Couture trainer Shawn Tompkins' house to issue an apology to the nurses, his supporters and Tompkins, who drove Browning to the hospital and had taken the fighter under his wings. "I'm going to continue working on the problems I have, but again I want to apologize to everyone that was involved," Browning told Raw Vegas in the video above. "It was a horrible thing that happened."
Submitted Oct 14, 2009 10:21AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007