September 2013 MMA News Archive
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'Fight Master' not yet renewed for second season, says Bellator boss
Despite reports stating otherwise, Bellator and Spike TV have yet to decide if the promotion's first foray into reality TV, "Fight Master," will get a second season.
UFC signs Krzysztof Jotko
After a week of fighter cuts, the UFC is doing a little business in the other direction with the reported signing of Polish Middleweight Krzystof Jotko.
UFC champ Anthony Pettis took Benson Henderson's title with a separated shoulder
UFC Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis revealed today on the MMA Hour that he fought and beat Benson Henderson at UFC 164 with a separated shoulder.
Bellator's Rebney noncommittal about signing former UFC title challenger Okami
For now, it appears Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney isn't jumping out of his promoter's chair to sign Yushin Okami – though he isn't completely dismissing the potential to sign the former UFC title challenger, either.
Bellator 104 lineup set, features Hawn vs. Weedman, Keslar vs. War Machine
The nine-bout lineup for next month's Bellator 104 lineup is now official, and the evening features the semifinal bouts of Bellator's Season 9 welterweight tournament with Rick Hawn vs. Brent Weedman and Ron Keslar vs. War Machine.
White: B.J. Penn wanted Henderson as stepping stone to Frankie Edgar trilogy
RIO DE JANEIRO – B.J. Penn has his trilogy fight set up with Frankie Edgar, and he didn't have to take any extra steps to get there after originally thinking maybe he'd have to fight Benson Henderson to get a shot at Edgar.
Renzo Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu and the riot that got MMA banned in Rio de Janeiro
MMA is a popular sport in Brazil today, but that wasn’t the scenario back after Pentagon Combat in 1997. The sport was still growing, and the events basically matched fighters to defend their martial arts inside a ring. Jiu-jitsu dominated the scene, but the luta livre competitors wanted their revenge for their losses six years before. Pentagon Combat was created to feature more classic battles between jiu-jitsu and luta livre on Sept. 27 of that year, but the night didn’t end well...
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Urijah Faber: Time to 'have the conversation' about stripping Dominick Cruz of title
While the top of the UFC bantamweight division is in a state of flux, Urijah Faber has been going about his business. Champion Dominick Cruz has been out nearly two years with a knee injury. In his absence, interim champion Renan Barao makes his case for the No. 1 spot with each successive fight...
Where Jones vs. Gustafsson ranks with the greatest fights ever
There's a reason some sayings get to be old sayings, and that's because they're probably true. So after my fifth viewing this week of the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight, my conclusion is that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. When the fight ended, Joe Rogan said that this may be the greatest light heavyweight championship fight in UFC history. It was a great, dramatic fight, and when it was over, I thought Jones won rounds four and five and Gustafsson won round one. As far as the other two rounds, they were close enough to go either way. Upon multiple viewings, I'm even more torn about who won rounds two and three. Like in any close fight, nobody was robbed. In this case, whoever got the "W" should consider himself lucky...
UFC plans 13 events in Brazil on 2014
With the upcoming events in Barueri and Goiania, Brazil will end 2013 with seven UFC events. And Dana White wants more next year. During UFC 168 media day, the UFC president revealed his plans for the country for 2014...
Dana White would never buy Bellator: ‘There’s no value’
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the biggest MMA organization in the world today, and Dana White doesn’t see Bellator as a competitor. During UFC 168 media day Sunday, the UFC president said ZUFFA would never buy Bellator since "there’s no value" to them...
Anderson Silva Says to Expect a ‘New’ Anderson in Rematch with Chris Weidman at UFC 168
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s longest title reign in UFC history came crashing down as a result of a well-placed left hand by Chris Weidman on July 6 at UFC 162. The way the fight played out didn’t sit well with some people. Silva is known for his showmanship. He taunts and toys with his opponents, but on that night his antics backfired...
John Moraga meets Darren Uyenoyama at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento
The most recent UFC flyweight title challenger will try to get back on track this December. John Moraga (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will meet Darren Uyenoyama (8-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) when the UFC returns to network television for UFC on FOX 9. UFC officials recently announced the new booking...
Diuretics suspected in death of Brazilian fighter Leandro Souza
The aunt of deceased fighter Leandro Souza says he was taking Lasix in the hours before his death by stroke while cutting weight for Shooto Brazil 43.
Shuffle makes unbeaten Carlos Diego Ferreira-Chris Feist new Legacy FC 24 main
The Legacy FC 24 card has undergone a little shuffling the last couple days, and now a battle between a pair of unbeaten lightweights will be the main event as Chris Feist meets Carlos Diego Ferreira next month.
Miguel Torres says he's fighting at WSOF 6, but opponent not yet named
It appears that World Series of Fighting will make good on its promise to book Miguel Torres once again. Now it's just a question of who his opponent will be.
Miguel Torres' father robbed at gunpoint
Former WEC/UFC bantamweight star Miguel Torres' father robbed at gunpoint
Bisping out 4-6 months after eye surgery
UFC middleweight star Michael Bisping had surgery to correct a detached retina and now will be out of action for four to six months.
UFC light heavyweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have confrontation at Olympia Expo in Las Vegas
For those who wanted to see Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva fight each other, you almost got your wish.
Maximo Blanco meets Akira Corassani at TUF 18 Finale in Las Vegas
The UFC's Season 18 live finale card for "The Ultimate Fighter" continues to grow with the addition of a featherweight bout. Maximo Blanco will meet Akira Corassani on the card in late November.