January 2013 MMA News Archive - Page 7
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GSP TAKES ON NICK DIAZ AT UFC 158 ON MARCH 16 IN MONTREAL?
UFC® WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONGEORGES ST-PIERRE TAKES ON BITTER RIVAL NICK DIAZ IN HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED MATCHUP ON MARCH 16 SIX OF UFC®’S TOP 10 WELTERWEIGHTS IN ACTION AT UFC® 158: ST-PIERRE vs. DIAZ– TICKETSON SALE JANUARY 26 PRESS CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 23 IN MONTREAL FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Rick Hawn having trouble finding sponsors
Bellator lightweight contender, Rick Hawn, discusses difficulty landing sponsors, despite being the headliner on the promotion's first Spike TV broadcast.
After layoff, champ Pat Curran could be the aggressor at Bellator 85
Patricio Freire hasn't fought in 20 months. His opponent tonight, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran, has been on the shelf for more than nine months. But things could quickly become explosive tonight at Bellator 85, Curran said
UFC on FX 7's Thiago Tavares seeking rebound year, whether he admits it or not
If you listen to Thiago Tavares tell it, 2012 wasn't one of the worst years of his professional life. But in truth, it was.
Video: Belfort and Bisping get heated at UFC on FX 7 press conference
What had been a rather cordial buildup to Saturday's UFC on FX 7 event took a stark turn in a different direction at Thursday's pre-event press conference.
As with UFC, Spike TV predicting big success for new partner Bellator
The way Spike TV President Kevin Kay described it, Bellator MMA has spent the past year "off-Broadway" on MTV2, which might have been a good thing. But tonight, with Bellator's Spike TV premiere, expectations are high.
Siver out, Poirier in
The UFC have just tweeted that Dennis Siver is out of his fight in London against Cub Swanson. The good news is that even though Siver is out, Dustin Poirier will replace.
'Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine' drug tests come back clean
The five fighters who underwent drug testing at this past weekend's "Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine" event tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational/drugs of abuse.
Bellator 85 Weigh-in Results: Twin Title Fights Set
MAIN CARD: Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Patricio Pitbull (144.5) - FW Championship fight Michael Chandler (154.6) vs. Rick Hawn (155) - LW Championship fight Mikhail Zayats (205.7) vs. Babalu Sobral (205.3) PRELIMINARY CARD: Seth Petruzelli (204.8) vs. Jacob Noe (205.9) Emanuel Newton (205.4) vs. Atanas Djambazov (205.6) Hector Ramirez (204.8) vs. Jason Lambert (205.5) Aaron Miller (145.8) vs. Joe Camacho (145.8) Joe Williams (170.7) vs. Jamie Yager (170.8) Savant Young (155.5) vs. Mike Guymon (155.7) Brian Warren(165) vs. J.J. Ambrose (164.5) Mario Navarro(144.8) vs. Cleber Luciano(144.9)
UFC's Marc Ratner says bonuses won't be paid out until return of drug tests
The UFC still is considering more changes to its existing policies regarding drug testing, but in advance of UFC on FX 7, the promotion has instituted two new rules to act as deterrents. All fighters who compete on international events will be tested for performance-enhancing drugs, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Additionally, the promotion won't pay out fight-night bonuses until drug testing results are available, Ratner said. Currently, the UFC offers cash incentives for "Knockout of the Night," "Submission of the Night" and "Fight of the Night." Typically, they are handed out after the event and announced by UFC President Dana White. The changes will be in place this weekend when UFC on FX 7 goes down at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event's main-card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Luke Rockhold wants to fight Costa Philippou at UFC on FOX 7
Luke Rockhold watches Strikeforce's biggest names receive their UFC debut fights and wonders when his number will be called. The last Strikeforce middleweight champion told MMAFighting.com recently that he has yet to receive his marching orders from the UFC but is back to training after suffering a wrist injury and ready to make his Octagon debut. In fact, Rockhold has a candidate in mind for his first UFC fight. "I think Costa Philippou makes the most sense right now," he said. "He's coming off a win, and I think he's a good opponent. Let's get it on at [UFC on FOX 7]."
Manager: UFC champ Ronda Rousey meant no disrespect with Sandy Hook video
Ronda Rousey's manager today said the UFC women's bantamweight champ meant no disrespect when she retweeted a video linked to the Sandy Hook Truther Movement.
Ronda Rousey tweets 'interesting' video claiming Sandy Hook shootings were government conspiracy
UFC Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is known for her rather strong opinions on just about any topic, and this one is no different. Today Rousey tweeted what she stated to be an "interesting" video on Youtube. That video turned out to be a 30 minute clip suggesting that the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT was a government conspiracy.
BETA Academy ends association with Team Lloyd Irvin in wake of rape scandal
One of Team Lloyd Irvin's largest affiliate schools, BETA Academy, has cut ties with TLI in the wake of the rape scandal that has rocked the local BJJ scene.
Nick Newell responds to Dana White saying he'd 'never' be in the UFC, asks for his 'equal opportunity'
Nick Newell, an MMA fighter with only one hand, thinks that he deserves a chance to prove himself in the UFC, even if Dana White doesn't think so.
Barnett not on Bellator's radar, Rampage may be
After the closing of Strikeforce last weekend and UFC On FX 7 this weekend there will be two notable free agents on the market, namely Barnett and Rampage. Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney explains his interest in each fighter.
Rampage Jackson May Follow Kimbo Slice into Boxing, “Let the UFC Be My Past”
The days of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson being a UFC fighter have almost come to an end.
Jon Jones Wishes Daniel Cormier Would Just Drop Weight Classes and Stop Talking About It
Jon Jones is open to a potential fight against Daniel Cormier but at this point he'd rather the former Olympian just drop weight and get in the fight.
Five Strikeforce Fighters Drug Tested in Oklahoma, Including Nate Marquardt and Josh Barnett
Five Strikeforce fighters were drug tested in Oklahoma over the weekend, including past transgressors Nate Marquardt and Josh Barnett.
UFC on FX 7's Ben Rothwell: 'I'm a gringo, but I'm trained by Brazilians'
SAO PAULO – Ben Rothwell doesn't see Saturday's fight with fellow heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga as a U.S. vs. Brazil matchup. In fact, after enduring a year of disappointments, he said his Brazilian coaches are the main reason he's ready for the fight.