Donald Cerrone's Inevitable Rematch With Anthony Pettis
When Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis faced each other in January of 2013, the result wasn’t controversial or debatable. That night, for all his immense talent, Cerrone found himself on the receiving end of a sound beating that left little desire for a rematch between the two. After a first-round kick to the body, Cowboy was down for the count. It appeared as though Pettis was the better man, and that’s where the Cerrone-Pettis storyline would end.
UFC 182's Myles Jury Wants Title Shot with Win over Donald Cerrone
"A win over Cerrone puts me next in line for that title shot. And that’s what I want. Anthony Pettis beat Cerrone and got a title shot. A lot of people that beat Cerrone, back in WEC and in the UFC, get title shots," he says. "When I beat Cerrone, you better bet I’m going to be asking for that title shot.
"The cat’s out of the bag. I want that title shot."
UFC statement on Michael Johnson
UFC lightweight Michael Johnson was ineligible to compete in the UFC organization following his arrest regarding a domestic dispute in Palm Beach County, Florida in April 2014. Given that the allegations against Johnson constituted a potential violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Johnson from competition pending the completion of a third-party investigation. Following a thorough review and investigation—including personal interviews with Johnson and independent confirmation that he has satisfied all obligations required by the UFC—Johnson is once again eligible to compete and will begin training for his next fight at UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The UFC will continue to monitor Johnson’s status. He must fully comply with the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and all other contractual and additional obligations in order to continue competing in the UFC.
Jon Jones to DC: You beat a guy that was 50 years old in your last fight
Jon Jones isn’t exactly impressed with the path Daniel Cormier has taken to earn a shot at the light heavyweight title.
After debuting in the Octagon with heavyweight victories over Frank Mir and Roy Nelson, Cormier moved to 205 pounds, where he has garnered dominant triumphs against Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson in his first two outings.
The funny thing is, just 1-2 years ago, Hendo was slated to fight Jones before an injury interrupted that show down, then Machida + Rashad beat Hendo up to de-rail that....but after Hendo KO'd Fedor, a lot of ppl wanted to see him fight Jones. Doubt he would have won, but he is a diff style of fighter Jones has fought. Would love to hear what Hendo thinks of these comments.....lol WAR HENDO
Coach says Ronda Rousey is 'sadistic'
Former Judo champion, and legendary fight coach "Judo" Gene LeBell has long styled himself as a 'sadistic son of a bitch.' So, when the old warrior basically says the same of UFC champion Ronda Rousey, who he's known since she was a kid, you'd better believe him, and believe that he means it as a compliment.
UFC champ Anthony Pettis bought his mom a house and a car for Christmas
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis grew up in Milwaukee with his mother Annette supporting his every move from the time he was born until the time he became one of the best fighters in the world.
Losing his dad several years ago, Pettis has done everything in his power to make things easier on his mom, who is also his biggest fan, as well.
So this Christmas, fresh off the first defense of his UFC lightweight title, Pettis decided to give his mom an extra special set of gifts.
Josh Burkman: Hector Lombard is the one who should be worried
when josh burkman steps inside the octagon next saturday night at ufc 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
When Josh Burkman steps inside the Octagon next Saturday night at UFC 182 it will be the first time he's fought for the promotion in over six years.
Report: Brock headed back to the UFC
Dave Meltzer knows more than anyone about the combined worlds of mixed martial arts and pro wrestling. And in his latest subscription Wrestling Observer Newsletter, he says the word is, Lesnar is headed back to the UFC.
Lesnar's current WWE contract expires following WrestleMania 31 on March 29, 2015.
UFC 2014: A ridiculously robust look at stats, streaks, skids and record-setters
2014 was in many ways a forgettable one for UFC mostly due to its schedule being ravaged by injuries.
However, from a statistical standpoint, 2014 was a breakthrough year from hosting the most events in history over the course of a 365-day span to adding to its second female weight class to perhaps the most important thing of all: some memorable moments inside the octagon.
Now that the year has come to a close, and with a major assist from FightMetric research analyst and live statistics producers Michael Carroll, here are some of 2014’s most significant milestones from the events, the fights and individual performances...
Raquel Pennington still looking to fight Holly Holm in 2015
Women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington hasn’t forgotten Holly Holm and is angling to rebook their bout that was scratched for UFC 181.
Pennington (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC), a “TUF 18 alum, took on Ashlee Evans-Smith (3-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the pay-per-view event earlier this month when Holm (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) suffered a neck injury and withdrew from the event.