April 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 3
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Sonnen ready to retire after loss to Jon Jones?
In Sonnen's post fight interview, he seemingly retired from the sport of MMA. Check out the quotes below to see what he had to say about his future with the UFC.
Jon Jones suspended indefinetly after breaking toe
Shortly after the conclusion of UFC 159, the New Jersey SAC released the full medical suspensions for all 24 fighters that appeared on the card. Most notably, headliner Jon Jones will be suspended until he's cleared by an orthopaedic doctor after breaking his toe.
Weidman says he got UFC 162 title fight with Silva only because Evans lost
Had Rashad Evans beaten Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 this past February, it appears that he would have been making a division change and going after Anderson Silva. Instead, it's Chris Weidman.
BREAKING: Nick Catone vs. James Head pulled from UFC 159
Following a trip to the hospital for dehydration, Nick Catone has been scratched from his UFC 159 bout with James Head, scheduled for tonight at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event will proceed as scheduled with 11 bouts.
After recent UFC win, Myles Jury calls out Takanori Gomi for next fight
Fresh off a devastating knockout of "The Ultimate Fighter 13" finalist Ramsey Nijem at this past weekend's UFC on FOX 7 event, Myles Jury is setting his sets high for his next fight.
Spang & De Fries removed from active roster, scythe swings on TUF 17 cast
The UFC's active roster got seven fighters shorter today. It appears that Phil De Fries and Chris Spang have been released, as well as the TUF losers from the season 17 finale.
UFC 159 Weigh In Results
The official UFC 159 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205) - for light-heavyweight title Alan Belcher (185) vs. Michael Bisping (186) Cheick Kongo (237) vs. Roy Nelson (258) Phil Davis (205) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (205.5) Pat Healy (155.5) vs. Jim Miller (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET) Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.5) Ovince St. Preux (206) vs. Gian Villante (206) Sheila Gaff (133) vs. Sara McMann (134) Johnny Bedford (136) vs. Bryan Caraway (136) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET) Leonard Garcia (145) vs. Cody McKenzie (145) Nick Catone (173) vs. James Head (170.25)* Kurt Holobaugh (145) vs. Steven Siler (145.25) * - Catone has been fined 20 percent of his purse, but the fight will go on as scheduled
Ed Herman vs. Trevor Smith added to July's UFC on FOX 8 event
A middleweight matchup between four-time Strikeforce veteran Trevor Smith and "The Ultimate Fighter 3" finalist Ed Herman is the latest edition to July' UFC on FOX 8 event.
Roy Nelson: “I Could Probably Lose and Still Get a Title Shot”
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has become a bastion for the overweight bearded man since winning the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show. Known for his propensity to pick up a box of donuts over a vial of TRT, “Big Country” has long been a fan-favorite...
'ONE FC 9: Rise to Power' main card adds Docyogen-Urushitani, Eustaquio-Leone
The main card is set for next month's "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power" event with the recent addition of two flyweight bouts.
Mother of Phil Davis' child claims Davis choked her during sex as she plead for him to stop; threatened to kill her
Top ten UFC fighter Phil Davis is being accused of violent sex against the wishes of his baby's mother who also claims Davis threatened to kill her numerous times.
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UFC 159's Alan Belcher 'kind of bored' with Bisping antics, 'ready to fight'
"You're getting your ass kicked on Saturday night, bro," Michael Bisping spat at Alan Belcher after squaring off following a pre-event media day for UFC 159. "You're getting knocked out," Belcher replied with a big grin.
Roy Nelson believes impressive UFC 159 win over Kongo could lead to title shot
Know that classic MMA fighter adage of "Whoever the UFC puts in front of me"? Yeah, well not Roy Nelson. Not Roy Nelson at all. "I say, 'Whoever has the gold!" Nelson told MMAjunkie.com.
UFC 159's Cheick Kongo takes 'skinny and small' mental approach for Roy Nelson
Cheick Kongo isn't a small man, but before every fight, he imagines himself as one. The UFC heavyweight, who's more gentle giant than towering bruiser, said it's his way of rising to a challenge before he gets into the cage.
Barring another injury, UFC champ Dominick Cruz won't be stripped of title
UFC President Dana White said he recently spoke to injured UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and that things are looking good for an upcoming return.
UFC champ Jones wants fight with Gustafsson, eyes spot on future FOX card
If he gets by Chael Sonnen in Saturday's UFC 159 headliner, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has two goals: a fight with Alexander Gustafsson and a spot on a future UFC on FOX card.
Chael Sonnen would have sued Jon Jones for 'reckless' steroid accusations
MMA Fighting caught up with the Light Heavyweight contender to get his response to Jones' resent statement that he'd been taking steroids throughout his career.
Jon Jones: 'People like Matt Mitrione are scumbags'
Ahead of his UFC 159 bout with Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones calls Matt Mitrione a "scumbag" for his comments on transgender fighter Fallon Fox.
Georges St-Pierre All But Closes the Door on Anderson Silva Superfight
The idea of UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre moving up a division to face middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva in a superfight has been kicked around for years. It’s a promotional dream, but St-Pierre on Tuesday all but closed the door on the possibility of fighting Silva… at least in the near term. The 31-year-old Canadian appeared on UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s latest podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, and said he’d likely face Johny Hendricks next. St-Pierre had cleared out the 170-pound division before suffering an ACL injury that required surgery and extensive rehabilitation while preparing to face Nick Diaz at UFC 143. The knee injury sidelined the champion for 19 months, and new contenders emerged in his absence. “I need to do stuff in my division before I take (a superfight) because it has moved now,” said St-Pierre.