Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 1147 - 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.
RVCA Banned by UFC
As evidenced by the black electrical tape covering the RVCA symbol on BJ Penn's shirt at today's pre-fight press conference. RVCA was banned from the UFC in mid-November due to their sponsorship agreement with Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:15AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bobby Lashley signs multi-year contract with Strikeforce MMA
Former WWE star and collegiate wrestling champion Bobby Lashley (4-0) has signed a multi-year agreement with Strikeforce and will make his mixed martial arts debut for the San Jose-based promotion at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, Jan. 30, against an opponent to be named. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:08AM by jae_1833 - 18 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC Quick Quote: Rampage Jackson wants to fight, not spell
"I had a very unpleasant 45-minute phone call with Rampage before the TUF finale (on Dec. 5). We started fighting on texts that day. He sent me a really bad text so I sent him a really bad text back. He wrote back, 'Call me, I can't spell good enough to fight on texts (laughs).'" -- UFC President Dana White tells the Las Vegas Sun about his recent grammatically-challenged exchange with "retired" former light heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, prior to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale on Dec. 5.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:09PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
AKA: Sure, Train With Us, but Only if We Get a Percent of Your Income
When Affliction went down in flames, Paul Buentello decided he might want to go to the UFC. Dana White's feelings on Zinkin Entertainment are well known, and Buentello decided to replace Bob Cook and get a new manager. As a result, Buentello was suspended from the American Kickboxing Academy, where he's trained since 2000: According to the fighter and his long-time trainer and friend, Dave Velasquez of Nor Cal Fight Factory, the dispute arose when Buentello replaced Cook with a new manager. "I’ve always came to this crossroads, if I ever go back to the UFC, I gotta have somebody on board that’s gonna sell me like I’m the best thing since sliced bread," said Buentello. The native Texan believes that someone is Elis Pacheco of New York-based Dedos Marketing Group, which has worked with Ice-T, Fat Joe and Beyonce Knowles. Cook, Buentello’s former manager and trainer, declined comment.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Frank Mir ‘went into depression’ and ‘got sick’ over Brock Lesnar obsession
In what could now officially qualify as a somewhat unhealthy fanaticism in regards to avenging a previous, and utterly embarrassing defeat at the hands of current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir recently went on record with the Las Vegas Sun stating that the news of Lesnar’s recent health problems made him ill…. literally. “When he got sick it screwed up my training because he was such a driving force for me,” said Mir. “I went into a depression for two to three days where I didn’t go to the gym, I got sick — I drove myself insane thinking we may possibly not fight again. “I couldn’t live with that.” Apparently the obsession with Brock isn’t really with Brock at all. No, according to Mir’s father you can chalk it up to a deep seeded disdain for losing.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:05PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Major Surgery May Still be Needed for UFC'S Lesnar
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar continues to have serious health problems, according to UFC president Dana White. "He's still really sick," White told reporters Thursday. "We won't know for probably another month and a half. He had that minor surgery, he's going to change his diet, do some things and see what happens."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 7:36PM by Gogoplatapus - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alan Belcher: ‘I feel disrespected’, ‘ready to let my fists do the talking’
Just two days shy of his UFC 107 showdown with the always dangerous Wilson Gouveia, Alan “The Talent” Belcher is flat out pissed, and it’s not at his opponent but the current predicament he finds himself in. The predicament being a “Fight of the Night” caliber athlete being snubbed from main card honors. “I have tons of people coming out to support me, and it kind of helps me get over the fact that I’m not going to be on the main card… it pisses me off.”
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 7:22PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
MMA Quick Quote: Herschel Walker calling on his younger personality for upcoming Strikeforce debut
"You know what is strange? I didn’t want to mention my age. Like I said, I have these multiple personalities so that 25 year old that is inside is doing this fighting ... I have been in mixed martial arts for 30-something years and this is a great opportunity for me to get in there and show them what I can do. I tell you I love it. I have been eating one meal a day for over twenty-something years I have been doing that. My regimen hasn’t changed that much. I feel good. I am not going to embarrass AKA. I am not going to embarrass the fighters at AKA. I won’t embarrass Strikeforce and most of all I won’t embarrass myself. When I step into the ring I will be ready to go." Recent Strikeforce acquisition and former NFL great Herschel Walker comments on his transition to mixed martial arts when he debuts for the San Jose-based promotion in January 2010.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 7:17PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC cuts Alexander
No surprise here. UFC cutting Houston Alexander after loss to Kimbo Slice.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 6:04PM by RyanC - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
White confirms Jackson's return, says Evans fights "Rampage" with UFC 108 win
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It was supposed to be a glorious day for former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. With the UFC rolling into his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for this Saturday's "UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez" event, Jackson was supposed to be the focus of the week. Instead, that honor has fallen to lightweight champion B.J. Penn and challenger Diego Sanchez, but UFC president Dana White said at Thursday's pre-event press conference that Jackson should be the only one concerned at his absence. "If anyone should be upset, it's 'Rampage,'" White said.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 4:17PM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn: Diego Sanchez Is Underestimating Me
MEMPHIS -- Diego Sanchez has repeatedly said that his endurance and cardio will be one of the reasons why he will defeat BJ Penn and capture the lightweight title at UFC 107 on Saturday. But when FanHouse asked "The Prodigy" about that at Wednesday's media workout, Penn, who claims to be in the best shape of his life, said that Sanchez couldn't be more wrong.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 3:28PM by MaxOne - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Sanchez: ‘I’m here to claim what’s mine’
Diego Sanchez may be the challenger going into this weekends lightweight championship clash against B.J. Penn at UFC 107, but judging from The Nightmare’s recent statements during the UFC 107 Countdown Show, he wouldn’t know it. According to Diego, he’s already the champion; This fight is just a formality for the San Diego based fighter. “From the moment I stepped down to 155, I knew in my heart that I was the best 155 pounder in the world,” said Sanchez during the recent Spike TV broadcast. “I’m here to claim what’s mine. It’s my time now.”
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 1:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 107: Frank Mir Details How He Is Going To Put Cheick Kongo To Sleep
A always talkative Frank Mir breaks down his improvements after losing to Brock Lesnar at UFC 100, details new training and predicts a very easy second round submission against Cheick Kongo on Saturday at UFC 107.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 1:15PM by MaxOne - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Clay Guida, "I make guys fight my fight"
The exciting and always dangerous Clay Guida is set on a collision course to continue his push to the top of an ever-growing lightweight division. Always an imposing threat, “The Carpenter” has now enhanced his arsenal tenfold by adding his name to the growing roster of fighters who trek across country – in some cases across the world – to work with the infamous Greg Jackson.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:50AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn casts doubt on Diego's craziness
BJ Penn says he won’t be rattled by vocal gymnastics coming towards the Octagon – if he can even hear them – when he faces Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 on Saturday. Sanchez, winner of the original “Ultimate Fighter,” who’s getting his first title shot after shrinking from welterweight to lightweight, isn’t your average bird outside the cage. Sure, he works hard like everyone else. But his supreme confidence – a trademark of his early career – isn’t expressed in the usual ways. That’s if you consider cartwheeling through a park yelling “YES!” unusual. If it’s a contest of crazy, Penn told reporters Wednesday, Diego’s already lost.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:48AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC Quick Quote: Donald Cerrone is going to call out Jose Aldo
"I’m going to call out Jose Aldo and drop down to 145. I’m really looking forward to that. I’m not running away from the 155 pound weight class. I’m going to stay at 155, but just also going to fight at 145." -- Perennial WEC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone dropped in on the *********** “The Ground and Pound” radio show this past Monday to discuss his upcoming bout with Ed Ratcliff and, apparently, his desire to move down to the 145-pound division.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:46AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
UFC Hoping for a July 2010 Return for Brock Lesnar
According to Heavy.com, Brock Lesnar is back on his feet after a nasty case of diverticulitis, and the UFC is targeting July as a potential return date for the heavyweight champ; Lesnar's long-delayed bout against Shane Carwin could headline the UFC's first show in Boston. Well, that's their hope, anyway. Though Lesnar is indeed recovering, his trainer Greg Nelson told MMA Weekly that he's not sure when Brock will be able to start training again — and he's definitely not sure when he'll be healthy enough to fight. Right now, Lesnar is simply healing up in a pissed-off fashion. Said Nelson: "Mentally, he wants to get back in there. He wants to jump in. You get a guy like that who’s used to being able to do whatever and moving around and train, throw hay around, whatever he wants to do, then you’re stuck inside your house...that’s tough. Mentally, it’s tough."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 10:28AM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hamill: Jon Jones Didn't Lose And I Didn't Win
Although Jon Jones' disqualification eventually led him to a win, Matt Hamill doesn't consider it a victory–and he doesn't think Jones should consider it a loss either. At The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5, Jones controlled Hamill, dislocated his shoulder on a takedown, battered him with ground and pound, but suffered the first-round DQ loss when instant replay showed Jones had connected on illegal downward elbow strikes. Hamill thinks Jones should be commended for the effort. "Aside from making a mistake, he did his job and he did it well," Hamill wrote on his official Web site, matthamill.com. "He definitely didn't lose this fight, and I definitely didn't win, but I guess the rules are there for a reason. It is what it is. I went into this fight feeling like my record was actually 9-1, so with this so-called win, I will now consider my record 9-2."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 9:46AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Harris: Jens Pulver Returns In 2010
Although his comments following his last fight in WEC suggested otherwise, Jens Pulver will be returning to the cage in 2010. That's the latest word from WEC GM Reed Harris, who simply said "Jens is going to fight again. He wants to fight." Pulver is only 1-4 in WEC since leaving UFC and dropping to Featherweight.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 6:35AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Frank Mir on Chieck Kongo
As for Mir, many of his detractors have accused him of cockiness and of having a overabundance of arrogance and ego. Yet in the following video, which I have posted here for my friends to critique and discuss, you will hear a very humble Mir. A fighter who gives props to his opponents and credits 170-pound UFC welterweight superstar Georges St-Pierre for having the greatest takedowns in the game. Mir also discusses his game plan for this weekend, a simple one which will include a stand-up exchange followed by a single, or double-leg takedown. . . . . . Sorry if its already been posted. Didn't see it anywhere. Mir sounds very humble, respectful, and prepared. I think realizing he shouldn't strike with Kongo is all he needed to do to win this fight.
Submitted Dec 9, 2009 10:25PM by bjj1605 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » 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