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Floyd Mayweather says he's the biggest name in MMA and boxing, no longer pursuing Conor McGregor fight
(mmamania.com)
The pound-for-pound best boxer in the world recently told Fight Hype that his attempts to make the dream fight happen didn’t go anywhere and now he’s moving on. "I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on. It’s so crazy that ya’ll talk about fighting Conor Mcgregor. Now there are so many fighters in boxing that want to fight Conor Mcgregor. But I was the first, once again. I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don’t even compete no more. That’s so great. That’s the great thing about my career."
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 1:43PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Dana White says CM Punk 'probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC'
(mmafighting.com)
On Saturday night, after almost two years of buildup, CM Punk finally made his walk to the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall. The walk lasted longer than the fight itself. When the opening bell sounded, Punk charged across the cage; Gall changed levels, took him down, and choked him out in just a touch over two minutes. It was a complete drubbing. Though Punk did successfully avoid one submission, he landed no significant strikes and absorbed a healthy number of them in return. And it looks like he may never get to land one. Speaking with Fight Network's John Pollock after the event, UFC President Dana White said that the UFC "probably" won't have Punk fight again.
Submitted Sep 12, 2016 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz on possible fight with Fedor Emelianenko: 'Let the beatings begin!'
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz says he would like to fight Fedor Emelianenko but wants to do so at 205 pounds. Edit: not on if it will happen, but if it did does anyone think that Ortiz would stand a chance?
Submitted Sep 1, 2016 1:48PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Frank Mirs B test came back positive
(phoneboothfighting.com)
Its at around 35mins when they talk about his test. In this interview from his own mouth Mir says he had the b sample tested but it came back the same as far as trace metabolites..... He goes on to say he believes tainted meat is the cause.....haha Not like Frank was on trt in his eary 30's or anything.......oh wait lol. As an athelete you are responsible for what goes in your body. So looks like Frank will retire (bummer i love watching him being seperated from consciousness)as he said before if the test came back positive thats what he'd do. Imo it was gods will......you don't speak ill of the last emporor lol
Submitted May 11, 2016 5:49PM by FKA - 29 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Muay Thai champ Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA
(mmafighting.com)
After making her name as a champion kickboxer under the Lion Fight banner, winning titles in two separate weight classes, Tiffany van Soest is looking to expand her horizons. The 27-year-old "Time Bomb" recently signed deals with the kickboxing promotion Glory, as well as an MMA deal with Invicta FC. She competes May 13 at the Glory 30 Super Fight Series against Emma Hasshass in Los Angeles. And, though an opponent hasn’t been named as of yet for her Invicta FC debut -- which will double officially as her MMA debut -- van Soest says the fight will take place on Sept. 23.
 
Hawaii police begin second-degree sexual assault investigation of BJ Penn
(foxsports.com)
MMA Fighting reports that the police in former lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn's home town have begun a sexual-assault investigation of allegations made against the fighter by the girlfriend of the former editor of his website. "Hilo (Hawaii) Police Department has launced a second-degree assault investigation into the UFC legend stemming from allegations made by the girlfriend of a former employee," the report reads. "The alleged victim filed an incident report in February regarding the matter in Delaware County (Ohio), where she currently lives. Hilo PD public information officer Chris Loos confirmed to MMA Fighting on Monday that the Hilo PD received a hard copy of that incident report last week." Penn said through a statement two months ago that the allegations made public by his former website editor were attempts at extorting him. No charges have been filed against Penn on this matter, yet, as far as we know.
Submitted Apr 19, 2016 12:14PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Rousey targeted for UFC's NY debut
(mmajunkie.com)
When the UFC makes its long-awaited debut in New York, there’s a good chance former titleholder Ronda Rousey will be part of the card. Earlier this month, MMA’s longtime ban in New York was lifted, and UFC officials quickly announced a Nov. 12 pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Many fighters, especially those who hail from New York, have been stumping for a slot on the card, which comes on the 23rd anniversary of the first UFC event. But UFC President Dana White said one of the organization’s biggest stars – former women’s bantamweight champion Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) – could be a central piece of the lineup. “(Rousey) definitely is part of the discussion,” White told ESPN’s “Beadle & Shelburne Show.” “She will fight whoever has that belt when she comes back.”
Submitted Apr 19, 2016 12:02PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Bas Rutten & Michael Bisping throwing verbal stones in April Fool's Day joke (Video)
WARNING: I know April Fool's Day is over. But I stumbled upon this video and believed it up until the end. . I must say, Bas & Bisping were beyond believable.
Submitted Apr 3, 2016 1:56PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA
 
RDA open to Robbie Lawler superfight at UFC 200
(mmafighting.com)
Perhaps the biggest loser from the madness of UFC 196, at least in a financial sense, is someone who didn't fight at all. UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos lost his golden ticket to the Conor McGregor show when he dropped out with a broken foot less than two weeks before the event. And after seeing his replacement, Nate Diaz, shatter the illusion of the unbeatable Irishman, dos Anjos' takeaways are twofold: first, that his big payday is likely gone for good, and second, that he could've done far worse things to McGregor had he not gotten injured. "I've been around the game for a long time, 12 years, and I never cancelled any fight due to injury," dos Anjos said Monday on The MMA Hour. "I always show up, but unfortunately for this fight, I broke my foot, man. A lot of people are making fun of it, and I don't like to make fun of people's injuries. I think we are fighters, so everybody is going to get injured one day. So, unfortunately I lost my payday, but I think everything is God's plan for my life. I believe in that.
Submitted Mar 9, 2016 1:29PM by GDPofMPG - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Dana White: ‘I absolutely hate’ the ‘business side’ of Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate
(mmafighting.com)
When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey to capture the UFC women's bantamweight title in November, UFC president Dana White joked that he and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta should have their promoters' licenses taken away if they booked anything other than an immediate rematch. Of course, those statements ended up being premature, considering that Holm is just days out from defending her title for the first time against Miesha Tate at UFC 196, but that doesn't mean White has to be happy about it. "I'll tell you this, to be brutally honest with you, as a fan, I love her attitude and I love that. As the business side, I absolutely hate it," White said Thursday on The Jim Rome Show. "Holly vs. Ronda is the biggest fight in UFC history, without a doubt. I think this thing does close to two million buys, and she's going in Saturday night against Miesha Tate
Submitted Mar 4, 2016 1:34PM by GDPofMPG - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Asian MMA
 
Edmond Tarverdyan: Ronda May Never Watch Film of Holm Loss
(foxsports.com)
Film study is a big part of many fighters' preparation. A couple months after losing via KO to Holly Holm, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey still has not watched film of the UFC 193 main event, however, according to her coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Tarverdyan says that Rousey may never actually watch it, in fact. "It's not about wanting to watch, it's about whether or not the timing is right, or if it's necessary," he recently told ESPN.com
Submitted Feb 3, 2016 10:14AM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
 
Mayweather: Racism still exists in combat sports
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The greatest boxer of his generation, and the highest paid athlete in history, Floyd Mayweather Jr., recently spoke with Fight Hype's Ben Thompson about the state of boxing. FMJ argued emphatically that racism still exists in combat sports. While he directed most of his comments at boxing, particularly boxing media's P4P list, he referenced mixed martial arts as well.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:41PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Holly Holm's team pushing to make first title defense to Miesha Tate, not Ronda Rousey
(mmafighting.com)
It doesn't sound like Ronda Rousey could be ready to fight anytime soon. Rousey told ESPN this week that she could be months away from "eating an apple," so a rematch with women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm at UFC 200 in July may be wishful thinking. Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez met with UFC officials Monday and has already been given a proposal to book Holm for the July 9 event in the new Las Vegas Arena.
Submitted Dec 9, 2015 12:56PM by GDPofMPG - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Joe Rogan Podcast: "Cyborg would make 135 if she cut off her d#$k"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Justino has been the victim of her fair share of body shaming and gross gender-related jokes and comments. Most recently, Joe Rogan and fellow comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made a joke in a podcast that featured UFC President Dana White about Cyborg having male genitals. They followed up by suggesting that she could cut down to bantamweight if she relieved herself it.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 12:42PM by GDPofMPG - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
GSP planning a 6 week camp to see if he wants to return
(mmafighting.com)
"He's gonna train for a fight," said Roach, who worked with St-Pierre recently at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. "He's gonna have a six-week training camp. And at the end of the six weeks, if he feels like he's ready to fight and he's hungry for it like he always has been, he's gonna do it. He's gonna fight one more time."
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:57AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: Jon Jones 'bad for the sport' of MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Jon Jones has been cleared to return to the UFC, and it seems his first fight back will likely be for the title he lost when stripped by the promotion for disciplinary reasons. But one fellow UFC superstar doesn’t seem exactly thrilled to have him back in the cage. “Honestly, I think that Jon Jones is bad for the sport because when he fights people, he injures us,” former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton Jackson told AXS TV. “He kicked my knee backwards. My knee is never the same.”
Submitted Oct 24, 2015 11:08AM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Michael Page's patience strained as he waits for big-name opposition
(mmafighting.com)
Michael Page isn't about to come right out and say that bigger-name fighters in Bellator's welterweight division are ducking him. But the flashy star-in-the-making is getting a little bit frustrated in his quest to find the right fights.
Submitted Oct 22, 2015 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Cruz on injury criticism: I'm out 4 years and I'm still going to beat Dillashaw, then what?
(bloodyelbow.com)
DOMINICK CRUZ ON TJ DILLASHAW AND BEING A CHAMPION Dominick Cruz has dealt with numerous injuries that have kept him out for a long time. The once dominant bantamweight king had won 5 title fights, before being forced out the sidelines and stripped of his title due to inactivity. He was out three years before completely dominating top ranked Takeya Mizugaki, and will lose another year following another ACL injury.
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 5:09PM by GDPofMPG - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
 
Gabi Garcia to make MMA debut at New Year's Eve event in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Most MMA fans remember Gabi Garcia from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, where the 205-pound BJJ blackbelt helped Wanderlei Silva coach his team against arch enemy Chael Sonnen's. Garcia's MMA debut has long been talked about and was originally rumored for the Brazil-based Jungle Fight promotion. Now Garcia has revealed that she will have her first fight at the New Year's Eve event in Japan, that will be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. "This is a secret, but everybody told me, 'You fight in Japan, you fight in Japan'. But yes, I fight in Japan, December 31," she told GNP1.de. FYI, it looks like all that mass she was cultivating has been harvested....
Submitted Sep 25, 2015 3:01PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz Claims UFC Offered Cris Cyborg Fight vs Ronda Rousey in Dallas Stadium
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator title contender Tito Ortiz joined Inside MMA on Friday night to talk about a number of subjects, but primarily his upcoming fight with Bellator light heavyweight champ Liam McGeary. While Ortiz talked quite a bit about his career and upcoming fight, he also talked about the prospect of Fedor Emelianenko joining the Bellator roster upon his return, and then dropped the bomb of the interview: that the UFC had offered Cris Cyborg the fight everyone has been wanting to see with UFC champ Ronda Rousey...
Submitted Aug 8, 2015 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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