February 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 3
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Chris Clements: My next fight will be at Lightweight
Chris Clements has revealed to MMA Mental that he plans to drop down to lightweight, he also talks about Matt Riddle's failed drug test and why marijuana IS a performance enhancing drug.
UFC 157's Lyoto Machida interested in another fight before likely title shot
After beating Dan Henderson (29-9 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via split decision, Lyoto Machida (19-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) said he's healthy and could fight in three months. But the ex-champ is in no rush to meet the winner of an upcoming title bout between champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, which takes place in April at UFC 159. "Let's see what happens in that fight and the timeline that they come up with and if nobody gets injured," Machida on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "A lot of things can happen, but depending on the timing, I could even do another fight at a catch weight or something else to not lose the rhythm."
For UFC's Tom Watson, his fantasy opponent is ... teammate Brian Stann
Before rushing to conclusions based on the headline, middleweight Tom Watson isn't saying he wants to fight Brian Stann next time out in the UFC. But every fighter has a fantasy fight. Watson's is his sometimes-teammate Stann.
UFC adds Sarah Kaufman, three others to women's bantamweight division
UFC president Dana White confirmed the signing of four more women to their bantamweight roster, including former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman.
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 157
When we look at who the fortunes changed for at UFC 157, the correct answer is far more than many of the fighters, but fortunes also changed for the sport. Whether Saturday night's show at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., was the beginning of a period where Ronda Rousey will become the female equivalent to a Georges St-Pierre or Brock Lesnar as one of the UFC's biggest money generators (something 18 months ago which would have been inconceivable) or it was one night where she just became a curiosity piece is something only time will tell...
SD Senator seeks to ban MMA, calls it 'child porn of sports'
As the South Dakota legislature seeks to regulate mixed martial arts, one state rep. is calling for an outright ban of MMA, calling it "the child porn of sports."
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano Winner “Makes Sense” as Ronda Rousey’s Next Challenge
The winner of the next UFC women’s bout – between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano – could be next in line for a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight…
How Ronda Rousey changed women's MMA, whether she meant to or not
It's funny how quickly Ronda Rousey went from being the impatient line-jumper of women's MMA to its superstar messiah.
Chael Sonnen loses bet, licks Rashad Evans' shoe
UFC middleweight turned light heavyweight Chael Sonnen bet the world Dan Henderson would defeat Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. When he didn't, Sonnen was forced to lick the shoe of Rashad Evans on the FUEL post-fight show.
Liz Carmouche Leaves the Octagon with Teeth Marks, but No UFC Belt
Liz Carmouche entered the UFC Octagon for the first time planning to upset Ronda Rousey and leave with her title, but instead teeth marks and bruising is what she was left with following her first-round submission loss.
UFC 157's Lyoto Machida gets next title shot; Dan Henderson not retiring
It wasn't the most convincing win of Lyoto Machida's career, but the former champion's victory over Dan Henderson at Saturday's UFC 157 event will likely earn him a shot at the UFC's light heavyweight belt.
Could Gina Carano join Ronda Rousey in the UFC?
By the time Ronda Rousey won her bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Gina Carano was already an undefeated MMA fighter with a 6-0 record and the bulk of the attention in the world of women's fighting.
Avoiding the UFC ax, by any means necessary
Very little of what UFC President Dana White says on the topic of hirings and firings goes unnoticed by his fighters, particularly those further down on the fight cards.
White praises Robbie Lawler and 'hungry' Strikeforce crew after UFC 157
The Strikeforce crossover fighters continued to impress Dana White on Saturday night at UFC 157, but none more than Robbie Lawler, who handed Josh Koscheck the first losing streak of his career.
Dan Henderson: “(Lyoto Machida) Did a Good Job Not Fighting”
Dan Henderson felt he did enough to get the decision nod against Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday. Ultimately, he lost to Machida by split decision. “In my mind, I thought I did enough to win the fight, but it was my fault. I don’t place the blame on the judges. I should have been a little bit more aggressive. I let him fight his fight a little too much,” said Henderson during the post-fight press conference.
Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche turned out to be the perfect storm
From the start, UFC 157 was themed as a night that would be making history. And no matter what happened Saturday night when Ronda Rousey made her first defense of the newly- created UFC women’s bantamweight title, that wasn’t going to be an overstatement. The only question is what that history was going to be. There may be bigger fights this year, in the sense that they sell more tickets and do more pay-per-views. In fact, there will be one in just three weeks, when Georges-St. Pierre faces Nick Diaz. But 20 years from now, unless the company can finally produce the elusive Anderson Silva dream match with St-Pierre or Jon Jones, Saturday night’s main event from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., will be the most historically significant fight of the year...
UFC 157 draws estimated 15,525 attendance and $1.4 million gate
Saturday's historic UFC 157 event scored an announced attendance of 15,525 and a live gate of $1.4 million. UFC President Dana White confirmed the estimated totals following the event, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Official figures will be available from the California State Athletic Commission in the coming days. White said the event was a sell-out...
Want to avoid a pink slip? Fight like UFC 157's Matt Grice, White says
UFC roster space is at a premium like never before. Jon Fitch – arguably the third greatest welterweight in UFC history – was a high-profile casualty this past week as officials confirmed they'll be trimming their their roster by a hundred or so fighters. That made for some nervous fighters at Saturday's UFC 157 event, including Matt Grice. But though the fighter lost for the second time in his past three fights (and fell to 2-5 overall in the organization), his job is safe...
Dana White: Nick Diaz 'close' to losing UFC 158 fight with Georges St-Pierre
UFC President Dana White doesn't want to scrap the UFC 158 headliner of Georges St-Pierre (23-2 MMA, 17-2 UFC) vs. Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC), but on Saturday night he said if the challenger doesn't change his ways, that may be exactly what happens...
White: Jose Aldo doesn't want to fight Anthony Petttis in August
Shortly after UFC On Fox 6, the UFC surprised many by announcing a cross-divisional fight featuring Anthony Pettis challenging Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title. Pettis was coming off first round finishes over highly ranked Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon, but was willing to drop to 145 to fight Aldo. While there was some controversy, the anticipation overrode most complaints. However, following the UFC 157 press conference Dana white revealed to Ariel Helwani that the 145 lb. champ didn't like the match up