Machida claims 'illegal shot' was turning point in loss
Lyoto Machida suffered one of his worst losses at UFC on FOX 15 to Luke Rockhold, but claims it was an illegal blow that caused the fight to go in the wrong direction for him:
"I've watched it maybe 3-4 times, that fight," Machida said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I saw that I got an elbow on my neck, he elbowed my neck and I was so dizzy that time. Then, when I went to corner, I barely hear my brother, so when I got back to the fight, I was so dizzy, my legs were wobbly. I wasn't recovered. So suddenly I fell again, and he was smart and capitalized."
Trevor Wittman actually tried to stop Nate Marquardt fight twice.
The second-round stoppage in Kelvin Gastelum’s victory over Nate Marquardt, universally lauded by MMA pundits and observers as the right move and a breath of fresh air in today’s sport, was actually called off twice, according to the coach who called off the fight.
Marquardt’s coach, Trevor Wittman, told MMAjunkie there was one minute remaining in the second round of the fight on UFC 188’s pay-per-view main card when he decided his charge had had enough.
Titan FC Joins UFC Fight Pass
Long-running regional organization Titan Fighting Championship on Monday became the latest promoter to align itself with UFC Fight Pass.
Ultimate Fighting Championship Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik today announced that Titan FC has signed an “exclusive, long-term agreement” with the UFC’s online streaming service. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
UFC Fight Pass will live stream all future events from the promotion, beginning with next month’s Titan FC 34, and will also add its 33-event back catalog to the UFC’s online library.
UFC 188 Aftermath: Where does Fabricio Werdum rate among the greats?
MEXICO CITY -- Fabricio Werdum, the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history?
It's certainly not a certainty.
But after breaking Cain Velasquez's will, and taking his UFC heavyweight title Saturday night at UFC 188 in front of 21,000 Mexican fans who were ready to blow the roof off Arena Ciudad de Mexico in celebration of a Velasquez victory, Werdum's name absolutely belongs in the conversation.
UFC 188 Weigh In Results
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Cain Velasquez (242) vs. Fabricio Werdum (236)
Eddie Alvarez (156) vs. Gilbert Melendez (156)
Kelvin Gastelum (185) vs. Nate Marquardt (184)
Yair Rodriguez (145) vs. Charles Rosa (145)
Angela Hill (115) vs. Tecia Torres (114)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Chico Camus (126) vs. Henry Cejudo (125)
Drew Dober (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156)
Alejandro Perez (136) vs. Patrick Williams (136)
Johnny Case (155) vs. Francisco Trevino (154)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m. ET)
Augusto Montano (170) vs. Cathal Pendred (170)
Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Clay Collard (146)
Was very interesting for the Main Event weigh in.
Werdum was loudly boo'd while the biggest pop of the night went to Cain.
Also, a female commissioner def took a gander at some dick for a close weigh in.