Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Page 508 - 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.
 
Jon Jones and Rashad Evans Nearly Came to Blows in a Vegas Club This Week
(cagepotato.com)
It looks like there’s no love lost between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans. A pirate at the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting that the former Team Jackson training partners came close to getting in a bar fight this week while in town for the Fighter Summit. According to the story, Jones was sitting at a table at Surrender nightclub with Tito Ortiz and Evans was sitting at the next table with Georges St-Pierre when a verbal back-and-forth between the pair escalated to the point that the current and former UFC light heavyweight champions “got physical” with each other. Apparently St-Pierre had enough of the childish behavior and the UFC welterweight champ told the pair to take the argument outside. There’s no word as to whether or not they resolved their issues, but they did continue the discussion elsewhere and Evans tweeted the following this morning, so it seems he’s implying that Jones was the scared homie:
Submitted May 13, 2011 1:23PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Talk smack about Brock Lesnar and you'll answer to Pat Barry
(mmamania.com)
"TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER FOR ME- BUT MY FRIEND HAD A RELAPSE OF SOMETHING THAT ALMOST KILLED HIM AND LEFT HIS WIFE A WIDOW AND KIDS FARHERLESS! AAAAAAANYBODY GOT SOMETHING SHITTY TO SAY ABOUT HIM DUCKING A FIGHT OR BEING SCARED, COME FIND ME AND I'LL HEAR YOU OUT EYE TO EYE!!! IF U GOT THE SAND!" Don't let the diaper fool you, UFC heavyweight Pat Barry (via his official Facebook fan page) is mad as hell and he ain't gonna take it anymore. "HD" is ready to defend the name of Brock Lesnar after the former division champion was forced to withdraw from his UFC 131 main event against Junior dos Santos on June 11 in Vancouver following another flare-up of diverticulitis. It seems some of the haters have insinuated that Brock was scared to fight "Cigano" or perhaps lost his desire to compete to which Barry says COME FIND HIM. Anyone gonna start looking?
Submitted May 13, 2011 10:29AM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maximo Blanco Leaves Sengoku, Eyes UFC and Strikeforce
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sengoku break-out star Maximo Blanco spoke to MMAWeekly.com recently, and there are some interesting bits of info here. The Venezuelen Lightweight fighter confirms that he has left Sengoku, and is now looking to make his name in the US. Blanco has signed with US based management company SuckerPunch Entertainment, and is hoping they can help him as he looks to make his stateside debut. SuckerPunch represents some quality, upper level fighters, including UFC names like Pat Barry and Donald Cerrone, plus fighters for Strikeforce, Bellator, and various other organizations. If you have never seen Blanco fight, you are missing out. The man is a joy to watch, bringing a wild intensity to his fights...
Submitted May 13, 2011 12:14AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Olav Einemo's UFC debut uncertain following Shane Carwin's promotion at UFC 131
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Olav Einemo (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is without an opponent following Brock Lesnar's withdrawal from UFC 131 and Shane Carwin's promotion to headliner opposite Junior Dos Santos. Einemo's trainer, Golden Glory's Martin De Jong, was unaware of the change when contacted today by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and began a scramble for answers with an expletive. UFC president Dana White said today that Einemo's future is currently undetermined. Asked whether a replacement is on the way for the Norwegian fighter, he said, "Not yet."
Submitted May 12, 2011 10:35PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Junior Dos Santos opens as -260 favorite for UFC 131 bout with Shane Carwin
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar's career may be on temporary hold, but oddsmakers' work is never done. With one-time heavyweight title challenger Shane Carwin announced as a replacement opponent for Lesnar in a UFC 131 main event with Junior Dos Santos, noted oddsmaker and frequent MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) guest Joey Oddessa opened the Brazilian slugger as a -260 favorite, meaning a bettor would need to wager $260 in order to earn $100 of the book's money. Meanwhile, Carwin opened as a +200 underdog, meaning a $100 wager would return a bettor $200 of the book's money in addition to the original wager amount.
Submitted May 12, 2011 10:23PM by pmoney - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Gracie Injured, Possibly Out Of IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships
(bloodyelbow.com)
We are less than a month away from Sport Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's most prestigious tournament and its biggest star's participation may be in jeopardy. Perhaps the world's best BJJ competitor, Roger Gracie has been recovering from an injury that has kept him from training for over a month according to the GracieMag blog: "I'm not sure if I'll be able to compete this year yet," revealed the Gracie Barra athlete, from London. "I suffered a leg injury and have been out of training for five weeks. I just started training again now. I'm already training hard and doing my best to be 100% by the Worlds. If I'm feeling well, I'll fight for sure," added the three-time absolute world champion.
Submitted May 12, 2011 6:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Eddie Alvarez Talks About Having the Best Hands at LW, Frankie Edgar
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was a guest on Fight Corner Radio recently, and they conducted a pretty extensive interview with him. Alvarez is coming off a five round decision win over Pat Curran at Bellator 39, and his next opponent will be decided in two days at Bellator 44 when Patricky Friere meets Michael Chandler in the tournament final. This interview touches mostly on stuff outside the realm of Bellator. It leads off with how Eddie would fare as a professional boxer, and he was surprisingly frank with his thoughts (transcribed by fiveknuckles): "I don't think I'd do well," Alvarez said. "Just because in boxing it would be hard for me to make 147. And I know boxers here in Philly at that weight and I spar with them, and I get my (expletive) whooped. They're not no world champions either, but these guys are seriously good. It would be really tough for me. I'd have to develop a whole different style of boxing to be successful. "Actually Bernard (Hopkins) thinks that I would become a world champion; he said it out of his own mouth that he's never seen an MMA fighter box the way that I box. And I felt good about him saying that, but in the back of my head I'm thinking to myself, 'Nah.' Maybe I'm not as confident in myself as some other people are, but I'm not looking to go into pro boxing any time soon."
Submitted May 12, 2011 6:51PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brock Lesnar out of UFC 131, Junior Dos Santos now faces Shane Carwin
(mmajunkie.com)
Diverticulitis has stricken Brock Lesnar again. In a hastily called conference call, UFC president Dana White announced that the former heavyweight champion has been forced to withdraw from an expected UFC 131 matchup with Junior Dos Santos with a shot at UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on the line. Despite Lesnar's withdrawal, Dos Santos will remain in the headlining slot of UFC 131, and former title challenger Shane Carwin will face him in the octagon. ----------- Brock: "I'm not retiring... I believe there's a solution to every problem, I just gotta find the right solution... I love this sport."
Submitted May 12, 2011 5:13PM by Twenty20Dollars - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Couture Gets Matt Ricehouse for Strikeforce Challengers 16
(mmafighting.com)
Ryan Couture, the son of recently retired UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, is set to face undefeated Matt Ricehouse at Strikeforce Challengers 16 on June 24 in Kent, Wash. Strikeforce announced Couture's opponent Wednesday as well as the main event featuring Caros Fodor against James Terry. Couture (2-0) began his professional MMA career at Strikeforce Challengers 10 last August, submitting Lucas Stark with a triangle choke in 75 seconds. His second fight this past February took a little longer, but also resulted in a submission when Couture finished Lee Higgins with a rear-naked choke in the third round.
Submitted May 12, 2011 4:07PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Bob Reilly Questions Motives Behind Zuffa's Accident Insurance
(mmafighting.com)
Mixed martial arts' most vocal critic in New York acknowledges that Zuffa's new accident insurance for its fighters is a positive move but won't go as far as saying it will help get MMA legalized in the Empire State. MMA Fighting contacted Assemblyman Bob Reilly to discuss whether Zuffa's new insurance policy could help pave the way for the legalization of MMA in New York, and while he at first admitted to not hearing the news, he offered -- for perhaps the first time -- a compliment to the MMA promoters. "I certainly wouldn't disparage that," Reilly said. "I think that's a good thing."
Submitted May 12, 2011 3:42PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Dolce Not Working With Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson for UFC 130
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Dolce, one of the key members of Team Quinton "Rampage" Jackson for the last couple of years, has not been helping Jackson prepare for his UFC 130 fight against Matt Hamill. Dolce, a fighter who was a cast member on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter but has gained notoriety as of late for his work as a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach, had been working closely with Jackson since his UFC 92 fight against Wanderlei Silva. The pair didn't have a falling out, however, Dolce was just already booked to work with Thiago Alves for his fight against Rick Story at the same event.
Submitted May 12, 2011 3:38PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Grappling stud Robert Drysdale finds early success in MMA, eyes UFC title in five years
(mmajunkie.com)
What Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Demian Maia can do, so can Robert Drysdale (2-0). That's the thinking, anyway. Transitioning from high-level grappling competitor to high-level mixed martial artist was made to look easy by the Strikeforce champion Souza and former UFC No. 1 contender Maia. It's not. Ask somebody like Andre Galvao, who has had mixed results so far in his career. The jury is still out on what level of success Drysdale will eventually attain after making his metamorphosis, which remains in the early stages.
Submitted May 12, 2011 3:32PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Nicolae Cury vs. Luis Santos added to Bellator 45 prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
One of MMA's most prolific prospects, Luis "Sapo" Santos (48-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will make his big-show debut at Bellator 45 against judoka Nicolae Cury (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) learned that both fighters have agreed to the contest, and bout agreements are expected to be finalized soon. Featuring a pair of season-four tournament finals, Bellator 45 takes place at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La.
Submitted May 12, 2011 3:24PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
CSAC Suspends Sonnen Indefinitely Pending May 18 Hearing
(sherdog.com)
The California State Athletic Commission has suspended Chael Sonnen’s license to fight in the state indefinitely. Reportedly handed down in late April, news of Sonnen’s suspension was first reported Tuesday by MMAWeekly.com. Sherdog.com on Wednesday confirmed the suspension with CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd, who said that Sonnen requested to meet with the governing body once notified. A hearing has been set for May 18 in Los Angeles.
Submitted May 12, 2011 2:32AM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lindland Returns Fire on ‘Hendo’ in Team Quest Lawsuit
(sherdog.com)
Matt Lindland loudly answered former teammate Dan Henderson’s lawsuit against him over the Team Quest logo and name. Not only does Lindland now ask the California federal court to dismiss Henderson’s complaint altogether, but in his answer to Henderson’s complaint, he also countersues the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion for claims including trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and interference with Lindland’s future business relationships. Henderson fired the first shot in this legal dispute by filing the lawsuit on Feb. 14, alleging trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition against Lindland and his company, Team Quest Fight Club, LLC
Submitted May 12, 2011 1:38AM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, PrideFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Alan Belcher targeting return at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans
(mmajunkie.com)
After 16 months away from the cage, UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher is hoping to make a return in September at "UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou." His agent, Malki Kawa, today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that Belcher's return fight soon should be finalized. And the Mississippi native is aiming for a spot on the Sept. 17 card, which takes place in nearby New Orleans. "He's from Mississippi and literally 25 minutes away," Kawa said of the Spike TV-televised event. "Hopefully (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) can make it happen." Belcher (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was scheduled for a UFC Fight Night 22 bout with Demian Maia this past September. But he started to lose vision in his right eye a few months before the event. After consulting with physicians and learning he had a detached retina, the injury forced the 26-year-old to not only withdraw from the fight but also face the possibility of watching his career come to an abrupt end.
Submitted May 11, 2011 5:37PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Judges' monitors approved for UFC 131, officials to request them at NSAC meeting
(mmajunkie.com)
When judges plunk down cageside to score the fights at UFC 131, they'll have more than just their eyes and ears to do the job. According to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner, the Vancouver Athletic Commission on Tuesday approved the use of cageside monitors for the June 11 event. "It's just another tool for the judges," Ratner today told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted May 11, 2011 5:35PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former WEC Matchmaker Sean Shelby Takes Over Matchmaking for Strikeforce
(mmaweekly.com)
Business as usual has been the statement of Zuffa since purchasing Strikeforce a couple of months back, but a few changes have taken place within the organization, starting with the matchmaker position.
Submitted May 11, 2011 5:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Spike TV Debuts “UFC In The Moment: Rampage Jackson” on May 25
(mmaweekly.com)
Spike TV will debut “UFC In The Moment: Rampage Jackson” on May 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This half-hour special chronicles 32-year-old former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s life as he prepares for UFC 130.
Submitted May 11, 2011 5:29PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans: 'I Have More Respect for Rampage Than I Do for Jon Jones'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had a lot to say in an interview with ESPN radio last night at the UFC Fighter Summit. Most of the content was in regards to his beef with current champion Jon Jones, but he also touched on a variety of other subjects that he hasn't addressed in the media until today. On his twitter war with Jones: "Yeah I was gettin' into it. I like to talk, and I was gettin' real excited about it. There were a lot of things that made me mad about the whole situation so...I definitely wanted to address a few things." On going back to Jackson's: "No, I will not be going back to Jackson's. I'll never go back to Jackson's. Wait, because I don't want to go back there I'm not goin to say never, I'm just gonna say I'm not going back."
Submitted May 11, 2011 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » 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
Categories