Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 677 - 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.
St-Pierre: I can't fight everybody at once, so Diaz best fight for right now
St-Pierre, who UFC President Dana White said asked for the matchup, said his logic is simple. He believes a fight with Diaz is the matchup fans want to see. "This fight has been waiting to happen for a long time," St-Pierre said. "It's the big fight. That's what people want to see. "Everybody wants to fight me now. It's crazy. I cannot split myself in half. If I would have not have done that, I would do another fight, and fans would have complained. If I fight another guy, they both would have complained. What do you want me to do? I cannot split myself in different pieces and fight guys all at the same time." St-Pierre and Diaz were, of course, supposed to fight in 2011 before the challenger was pulled from the matchup for infamously failing to handle his pre-fight obligations. Diaz would eventually go on to lose to Carlos Condit and suffer a yearlong suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing a post-fight drug screen. Meanwhile, Hendricks is riding a five-fight win streak that includes victories over top contenders Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck and Martin Kampmann, among others. Still, St-Pierre insists he believes Diaz is the rightful No. 1 contender based on his career accomplishments and the face that "Rush" thinks Hendricks actually lost a razor-thin decision to Koscheck. "I believe Diaz is No. 1 ranked," St-Pierre told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "The guy has been there for a long time. He took out a great name (in B.J. Penn). His fight with Condit is very controversial. For some people, he won the fight. For some people, he lost. "Hendricks, when he fought Koscheck, personally I would have given the fight to Koscheck. … I speak with my heart, and that's what I believe. I would have given Koscheck that fight, even though I don't like Koscheck." Which led St-Pierre to Diaz. He still thinks Hendricks is likely next should he earn a win over Jake Ellenberger in another big fight on the UFC 158 card. He also knows Silva is lurking in the background, but St-Pierre thinks he'll need time to pack on the muscle necessary to compete with the world's best 185-pounder. After a lengthy time away from the sport to recover from injury, St-Pierre said he simply doesn't want to take that kind of break right now. He's itching to fight, and Diaz provides the perfect opportunity. "I do feel bad for Johny Hendricks, but put yourself in my shoes," St-Pierre. "[Diaz] is a big fight. For me, right now, it's the fight that makes the most sense. If I fight Anderson Silva, I have to go up in weight. It will take me time. I cannot fight Anderson in March. It would take time. So right now, I take the fight that is the most logical. "I just came back from 19 months. It's a long time, and the fight that people wanted to see that I can give it to them fast and when it's time to do it is Diaz. … So it's a big fight that people want to see me in, Diaz and I, so I want to make this fight happen for myself, for the fans and for the UFC."
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 8:58PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FUEL TV 7 adds Tom Watson vs. Stanislav Nedkov
A middleweight bout between Tom Watson and Stanislav Nedkov is the latest addition to February's UFC on FUEL TV 7 card in London.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 1:46PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
'TUF 16' runner-up Mike Ricci headed to lightweight, eyes UFC 158 slot
LAS VEGAS – As expected Mike Ricci is returning to his normal weight class, and following a runner-up finish on "The Ultimate Fighter 16," he's aiming for a spot on the recently announced UFC 158 card.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 12:58PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
After 'TUF 16' championship, Colton Smith considering drop to lightweight
LAS VEGAS – After defeating a string of welterweights and winning the 16th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," Colton Smith is considering a new weight class.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 12:57PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC boss doesn't blame Bellator for advertising during UFC broadcasts
LAS VEGAS – UFC President Dana White said he doesn't blame Bellator for advertising its upcoming eighth season during recent UFC broadcasts. He said he'd do the same thing.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 9:27AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricci, Smith, Ellis, Manley win $25,000 'TUF 16' season bonuses
LAS VEGAS – Mike Ricci came up short of winning "The Ultimate Fighter," but he didn't walk away from Season 16 empty-handed. Ricci, Colton Smith, Eddy Ellis and Jon Manley won $25,000 season bonuses.
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 7:44AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF 16 Finale bonuses: Barry, Waldburger, Elliott, Papazian get $40K each
On a night featuring nine stoppages in 11 fights, Pat Barry, T.J. Waldburger, Tim Elliott and Jared Papazian each earned $40,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's TUF 16 Finale event....
Submitted Dec 16, 2012 12:17AM by jay98107 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jake Ellenberger vs. Johny Hendricks Announced For UFC 158 In Montreal
During the live broadcast of tonight’s TUF 16 Finale the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced three key welterweight matchups for the upcoming UFC 158 event in Montreal, including a bout between Jake ‘The Juggernaut’ Ellenberger (28-6) and Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks (14-1) as that third fight. The other two previously identified matches include a welterweight title match between champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz and a rematch between Rory MacDonald vs. Carlos Condit. UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz is expected to take place on March 16, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 11:04PM by sparky - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kong Watson v Nedkov 12th fight for Wembley Arena
12 fight card has now been announced, I have tickets for this event and I am over the moon. Full Fight card Renan Barao v Michael McDonald Dennis Siver v Cub Swanson Jimi Manuwa v Cyrille Diabate Che Mills v Matthew Riddle James Te-Huna v Ryan Jimmo Gunnar Nelson v Justin Edwards Terry Etim v Renee Forte Paul Sass v Danny Castillo Tom Watson v Stanislav Nedkov Andy Ogle v Josh Grispi Vaughan Lee v Motonobu Tezuka Phil Harris v Ulysses Gomez
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 4:20PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hector Lombard volunteers for injury replacement duty at UFC on FX 7
GOLD COAST, Australia – If Vitor Belfort is forced to withdraw from UFC on FX 7, Hector Lombard would like the UFC to call him – stat. Lombard (32-3-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) called out Belfort's next scheduled opponent, Michael Bisping, after knocking out Rousimar Palhares on the first main-card bout of UFC on FX 6. "I will jump in," Lombard told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Belfort (21-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) and Bisping (23-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) headline UFC on FX 7, which takes place at Ginasio Estadual Geraldo Jose de Almeida (Ginasio do Ibirapuera) in Sao Paulo.
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 7:42AM by Budgellism - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pearson: Sotiropoulos punched coach, was knocked out in 'TUF' filming
GOLD COAST, Australia – Ross Pearson had his reasons for not shaking George Sotiropoulos' hand following his third-round TKO victory at UFC on FX 6. Pearson (14-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Sotiropoulos (14-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) punched his assistant boxing coach off-camera over a Twitter beef. The boxing coach, Erin Beach, then knocked out Sotiropoulos. "That's why I said I lost all respect for him, and that's why I didn't shake his hands afterward," Pearson said. "That's why I'm not his friend now – because he acted unprofessional."
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 7:41AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Whittaker, Fletcher, Scott and Alloway each score $25K 'TUF' season bonuses
GOLD COAST, Australia – "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Australia vs. Team UK" contestant Ben Alloway might not have taken home the show's welterweight crown, but he left far from empty-handed. Alloway was awarded a $25,000 bonus for the best fight of the season on the reality show in addition to the $40,000 he banked for "Knockout of the Night" at UFC on FX 6. His opponent on the show, Brad Scott, also took home $25,000. In other bonuses, Robert Whittaker, who won the welterweight reality show tourney, and Colin Fletcher, the lightweight runner-up, each earned $25,000 bonuses for KO and submission of the season, respectively.
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 7:39AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC On FX 6 results: Penner/Donovan take FOTN, Alloway gets KOTN
UFC On FX 6 delivered with solid action throughout the night. In the main event Ross Pearson further exposed the standing weakness of Georges Sotiropoulos. The only time Pearson was in trouble was late in the first round. He finished the fight less than a minute into the third with the lead left hook head been landing all night. TUF: The Smashes crowned it's winners in Lightweight Norman Parke and Welterweight Robert Whittaker who both delivered exciting fights.
Submitted Dec 15, 2012 12:17AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Hardy wants UFC fight with Matt Brown in March or April; Riddle, not so much
GOLD COAST, Australia – By the end of a Q&A session with UFC fans, Dan Hardy decided he wants to fight Matt Brown, who recently called him out on Twitter, and still isn't interested in a fight with Matt Riddle.
Submitted Dec 14, 2012 11:48AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
'TUF: Smashes' finalist Colin Fletcher: I am 'Freakshow'
Here are a few things you might not know about Colin Fletcher. Things you might not absorb if, you know, you're distracted by his exterior. It wouldn't be the first time it happened to him. The man nicknamed "Freakshow" did most of his growing up while spinning records as a DJ. He got his start at a nightclub his father owned. He toured all over Britain spinning "funky house" and trance...
Submitted Dec 14, 2012 10:02AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
How the UFC preps for a dual-event weekend
UFC President Dana White may have finally figured out how to be in two places at once. For the second time this year, the world's biggest MMA promotion is hosting televised fight cards on consecutive nights on two different continents. In June, the UFC boss was able to attend a Friday night event in New Jersey before touching down in Brazil in time to watch his promotion's Saturday night card. This weekend, he won't be as lucky. Tonight, FX and FUEL TV air "UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson" live from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The event actually takes place on Saturday morning in Australia but airs in the U.S. on Friday night due to the time difference...
Submitted Dec 14, 2012 8:48AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Neer vs. Court McGee targeted for UFC 157 in Las Vegas
A welterweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 11" winner Court McGee (13-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and veteran Josh Neer (33-12-1 MMA, 6-8 UFC) is targeted for UFC 157 in February. A source close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) verbal agreements are in place for the fight. MMAFighting.com first reported the matchup. UFC officials haven't formally announced the fight. UFC 157 takes place Feb. 23 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The event's main card, which is headlined by the first-ever women's fight in the promotion (champ Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche), airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. McGee vs. Neer likely will be part of the prelims.
Submitted Dec 13, 2012 1:48PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Shlemenko vs Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves Headlines Bellator 88 in Georgia
Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves will square off for the vacant middleweight title on Feb. 7 at Bellator 88. Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with sources close to the bout, who also verified that The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., will play host to the event, which marks Bellator’s fourth effort of Season 8. Promotion officials have yet to release any information about the show, but it will nevertheless air live on Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 13, 2012 1:43PM by sparky - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
DREAM.18 adds Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Michihiro Omigawa to year-end event
Former top-ranked lightweight Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawajiri (31-7-2) will meet big-show vet Michihiro Omigawa (13-12-1) in a featherweight bout later this month. Officials today announced the bout as part of the "DREAM.18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year's Eve Special" event. DREAM.18, which features both MMA bouts and the "GLORY 4 Tokyo – Heavyweight Grand Slam" kickboxing tournament, takes place Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Shinya Aoki and Antonio McKee headline the MMA portion of the card. Plans for a possible broadcast in North America have not yet been announced.
Submitted Dec 13, 2012 11:31AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: Dream
Gunnar Nelson vs. Justin Edwards added to UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London
Gunnar Nelson (10-0-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will bring his finishing skills and vibrant personality to London when he meets fellow welterweight Justin Edwards (8-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC on FUEL TV 7 in February. UFC officials today announced the bout. UFC on FUEL TV 7 takes place Feb. 16 at London's Wembley Arena. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook. With the addition to the card, the UFC on FUEL TV lineup now includes: Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald - for interim bantamweight title Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson Che Mills vs. Matthew Riddle Terry Etim vs. Renee Forte Danny Castillo vs. Paul Sass Ulysses Gomez vs. Phil Harris Vaughan Lee vs. Motonobu Tezuka Josh Grispi vs. Andy Ogle Cyrille Diabate vs. Jimi Manuwa Justin Edwards vs. Gunnar Nelson
Submitted Dec 13, 2012 9:59AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
  » 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