Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

UFC News - Page 264

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Early pay-per-view numbers indicate UFC 158 will top 800,000 buys
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday's UFC 158 may wind up being the biggest pay-per-view event UFC's top draw, Georges St-Pierre, has done on his own with preliminary indications that the show will top 800,000 buys. The show was expected to be the company's most successful show since July's UFC 148 with Anderson Silva's return match with Chael Sonnen. St-Pierre had done numbers in the 750,000 to 800,000 range in previous fights with B.J. Penn, Dan Hardy, Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields, but this show is expected to finish slightly ahead of those fights...
Submitted Mar 21, 2013 12:12AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre's coach says he fought injured and sick against Nick Diaz at UFC 158
(bloodyelbow.com)
Just a few days after UFC 158, Firas Zahabi revealed that GSP scored his decision victory over Diaz while both nursing an injury and fighting a fever.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:40PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes vs. Godofredo Castro slated for UFC on FUEL TV 10
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Felipe Arantes and Godofredo "Pepey" Castro is the latest addition to June's UFC on FUEL TV 10 lineup.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres both fail UFC on Fuel TV 8 drug tests
(bloodyelbow.com)
The drug tests have come back for the recent UFC on Fuel 8 show in Japan, and two fighters tested positive for banned substances -- Riki Fukuda and Alex Caceres.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendricks' hand NOT broken, GSP bout in August?
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Welterweight contender Johny Hendricks tells Ariel Helwani that he is confident he did not break his hand against Carlos Condit at UFC 158 and that he will be ready to challenge Georges St. Pierre for the title in August.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:11PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Riki Fukuda: 'I'm cut from the UFC'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Japanese middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his UFC release on Twitter, two weeks after his decision loss to Brad Tavares at UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen targeted as 13th bout for May's UFC on FX 8 card
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight matchup between Brazilian striker Lucas Martins and Jeremy Larsen has reportedly been added to May's UFC on FX 8 event. Brazilian outlet Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest, and Tatame.com has since confirmed the booking with additional sources. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. With a main event of Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold, UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Submitted Mar 20, 2013 10:44AM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With Jim Hettes out, Kurt Holobaugh steps in to face Steven Siler at UFC 159
(mmajunkie.com)
Jim Hettes (10-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out a planned UFC 159 matchup with Steven Siler (21-10 MMA, 3-1 UFC), and Strikeforce import Kurt Holobaugh (9-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to take his place. UFC officials revealed the switch during Tuesday's new edition of "UFC Tonight." UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card, including a main event between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. Holobaugh vs. Siler is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary portion.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 11:20PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 157's Lavar Johnson flagged for elevated testosterone levels
(mmajunkie.com)
A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 7:52PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alcantara vs. Vinicius, Dias vs. Gamburyan targeted for May's UFC on FX 8 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Two new fights have reportedly been added to this May's UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil with bantamweights Yuri Alcantara (27-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) vs. Marcos Vinicius (20-4-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and featherweights Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Manny Gamburyan (12-7 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Brazilian media outlet SportTV.com first reported the new contests, though UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement. UFC on FX 8 takes place May 18, likely at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul. The event's main card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook. Both new fights are expected to be a part of the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 6:53PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Daniel Sarafian vs. Eddie Mendes targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 10
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" finalist Daniel Sarafian (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and promotional newcomer Eddie Mendez (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 SF) is in the works for UFC on FUEL TV 10. Tatame.com first brought word of the matchup, though UFC officials haven't made a formal announcement. UFC on FUEL TV 10, which also serves as the finale for "TUF: Brazil 2," takes place June 8, likely at Ginasio Paulo Sarasate in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. The main card airs on FUEL TV following prelims on Facebook. It's not clear where Sarafian vs. Mendes will be placed on the lineup.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 1:02PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Tavares calls out Wanderlei Silva for UFC 161
(bloodyelbow.com)
Silva's epic brawl against Brian Stann last month has caught the attention of many UFC Middleweights. On Monday, Tavares called out the former Pride champ for a fight at UFC 161.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 12:05PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cesar Gracie thinks Nick Diaz has overpaid taxes
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following Nick Diaz's claims that he has never paid taxes in his life, Cesar Gracie says that, if anything, Nick has overpaid in the past.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 12:04PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Darren Elkins steps in for Clay Guida, meets Chad Mendes at UFC on FOX 7
(mmajunkie.com)
After his Saturday win at UFC 158, Darren Elkins was looking for a Top 10 opponent. The UFC will oblige him, and then some – and in a hurry. Elkins (16-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) stopped Antonio Carvalho (15-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) this past weekend with a first-round TKO to improve to 5-0 as a featherweight – the first fighter to attain such a mark in the UFC...
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 11:15AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kongo Respects Nelson for lack of Steroids
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: You have stirred up some controversy as of late with some of your comments on Steroids and TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). What is your opinion of fighters using TRT and in your eyes is it any different than using illegal supplements? Cheick Kongo: I don’t agree with TRT usage in sports in general. The main problem with TRT is that most of the users (not just in mixed martial arts), only need it because they used steroids in the past, and it’s not fair. This is what I think. I am a fighter, not a cheater. I am clean, I expect my opponent to be clean too. That’s one of the reason I respect Roy Nelson.
Submitted Mar 19, 2013 1:05AM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White Felt Nick Diaz Should Have Been Penalized for Swinging at Georges St-Pierre
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White felt Nick Diaz should have been deducted a point for trying to hit Georges St-Pierre between rounds.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 10:01PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Waiting for UFC call, Anthony Smith eyes fights with Brunson, Lombard or Herman
(mmajunkie.com)
Middleweight Anthony Smith knows he's technically a UFC fighter – he's got a contract that proves it. But he doesn't know when he'll make his promotional debut.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 9:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Makdessi's body 'covered in scratches' following UFC 158 win
(mmajunkie.com)
John Makdessi admits his patience was tested at UFC 158. Opponent Daron Cruickshank complained about a low kick and a shot back to the head. The scratches, though, bothered Makdessi more than anything.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 9:58PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Dolce Breaks Silence On Cyborg: Says Santos Came To Him
(bjpenn.com)
When Mike Dolce joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 13, he spoke at length regarding many topics the MMA world have been buzzing about. However, none of his words may have been so striking as those chronicling his dealings with former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Santos.
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 7:45PM by Manak - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 158
(mmafighting.com)
A lot was made on Saturday night of the ending in the ring of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz fight. After a grueling 25-minute fight, a victorious St-Pierre asked his hometown crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal to cheer the man they paid $3.7 million to see get smashed into oblivion. "(He did) a great job of promoting the fight," said St-Pierre. "He's a good guy. Please give him hands (applause)." To a crowd where their champion can do almost no wrong, that was met with resounding boos. Fans at home had similar reactions. They had paid somewhere in the range of $35 million or more, based on commercials that led them to believe Diaz was a brooding, disrespectful outlaw who was finally going to get what was coming to him by one of the most talented fighters the sport will ever see. Instead, they were left in some cases with frustrations and mixed feelings...
Submitted Mar 18, 2013 11:39AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories