Sign In


Keep me logged in

UFC News - Page 742

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.
Lesnar Update
First post. Sorry if it doesn't work.
Submitted Nov 18, 2009 2:19AM by jlock003 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Couture vs. Coleman slated for UFC 109
Randy Couture and Mark Coleman have verbally agreed to a light heavyweight headlining bout at UFC 109 on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas, Sherdog.com has learned through sources close to the bout. If signed, the bout will mark the first time UFC hall of famers have met in the Octagon. Both former heavyweight champions, Couture was originally slated to face Coleman at UFC 17 in May 1998 in Mobile, Ala., before the four-time Olympic alternate hurt his ribs prepping for that year’s Greco-Roman wrestling Nationals. Instead, Coleman fought Pete Williams, a then unknown Lion’s Den protégé, and was knocked out with a head kick just past the 12-minute mark. The accomplished wrestlers’ paths did not cross again. Couture, 46, out-clinched muay Thai striker Brandon Vera to a unanimous decision last Saturday at UFC 105 in Manchester, England. Couture is the only fighter to have held titles in both the UFC’s light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2006. He is also a two-time Div. I National Championships team member and a two-time NCAA Div. I runner-up for Oklahoma State University. Coleman, 44, breathed new life into his 13-year career with a unanimous decision victory over 32-year-old “The Ultimate Fighter” finalist Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100 last July in Las Vegas. He was slated to face former 205-pound champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 106 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas, but withdrew with a slight torn MCL in early October. Coleman, who was inducted by the UFC in 2008, was Pride Fighting Championships’ first grand prix tournament champion in 2000 and placed seventh in freestyle wrestling at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Coleman was an NCAA Div. I champion his senior year at Ohio State University. The legendary pair wrestled one another in a freestyle match at the 1989 Olympic Festival at Oklahoma State. Coleman won the match by one point.
Submitted Nov 17, 2009 8:30PM by WheelchairBandit - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC bans...
News is that the UFC has banned Clinch Gear (Dan Henderson's MMA Clothing line) after UFC 105. There was a good amount of Clinch Gear shown throughout the CBS Strikeforce broadcast, but most likely this is the byfactor of failed negotiations between Dan Henderson and the UFC. There is also a strong rumor that the UFC has banned RVCA after they sponsored Fedor and appeared on the CBS Strikeforce card as well, though the brand has close ties with BJ Penn, so it would definitely be an interesting scenario if the rumor is true. Update: a well-placed source within the mma apparel industry indicates that they have heard the same as well, regarding RVCA. Will keep you guys updated. This is why I hate the UFC and Dana White.
Submitted Nov 17, 2009 3:41PM by cmill21 - 61 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shane Carwin comments on Brock Lesnar situation
See what the number one contender for the UFC heavyweight title has to say regarding Brock Lesnar and his illness, including his thoughts on an interim title.
Submitted Nov 17, 2009 11:13AM by BrutalKnockOut - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Rested St. Pierre well on way back
MANCHESTER, England – Georges St. Pierre, the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion, is one of the few individuals who can look you in the eye, smile, say that his goal is to become the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time, and not have it come across as the slightest bit arrogant. “My goal is that when I retire, I want to be considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the history of the sport, and to have made a difference in the sport,” St. Pierre (19-2) said. The Quebec native, who has been sidelined since suffering a torn abductor muscle midway through his July 11 win over Thiago Alves, will return early next year to face Dan Hardy, who defeated Mike Swick via decision on Saturday to earn the title shot.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 10:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Belfort/Silva in talks for UFC 109
The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Anderson Silva and explosive challenger Vitor Belfort is now targeted for UFC 109. The UFC had originally hoped to feature the contest at UFC 108, but Silva's recovery process from elbow surgery forced a delay in the schedule. Belfort first released news of the new date to the Portugese-language Terra magazine's "Mano a Mano" blog, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed with sources close to the bout that verbal agreements are in place. Bout agreements have yet to be signed.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 5:11PM by Macheetah - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lesnar Update: Major Surgery Coming, Possibly Done
In his latest update on the condition of UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, Dana White told TMZ that Lesnar will need "major surgery" for some sort of intestinal disorder and he's trying to get Lesnar ot the Mayo Clinic for treatment. White also added the following: "There's a possibility Lesnar will never fight again." Dana also said Lesnar does not have mono, HIV or cancer.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 1:23PM by DCRage - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
Takanori Gomi Hopes To Sign With UFC Or Strikeforce
In a posting on his official blog, Takanori Gomi announced that while in Las Vegas this past weekend for boxing, he hoped to meet with UFC officials and work out a deal with the promotion, preferably before he gets married in the future. But Gomi also said that if those talks don't work out, Strikeforce is an option and Gomi hopes he's "not here only to tourism".
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 12:08PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
Rumor: GSP & Hardy Coaching TUF 11?
It's only a rumor at this point, but The Telegraph in England is reporting that UFC is considering offering the coaching spots for season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and the man he'll next defend against, England's Dan Hardy.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 11:56AM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Reed Harris: UFC-WEC Merger Rumors False
UFC and WEC are not merging anytime soon. When news of this happening broke over the weekend, WEC GM Reed Harris was quick to call this report "a lie" and suggested the outlet decided to "make up stories" to draw traffic to its Web site. Harris also reiterated there are on plans for a merger.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 10:38AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC
Evans-Silva Promoted To UFC 108 Main Event
Assuming they can avoid the injuries, illnesses, and apparent curses that have befelled the 3 matchups before them, Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva is the latest fight to be promoted to the main event for UFC 108. The 3 previous planned main events all had to be scrapped due to fighter injuries/illnesses.
Submitted Nov 16, 2009 10:33AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: No Return in sight for Brock Lesnar
MANCHESTER, England -- Brock Lesnar will not be back in the UFC anytime soon, according to UFC president Dana White. Speaking with the media after UFC 105, White indicated the heavyweight champion is very ill and will be out of action for the foreseeable future. He went on to state that an interim title match might need to be set up. White did little to shed light on the specifics of Lesnar's condition, but he did say that the champion has been hospitalized. "He's in a hospital up in North Dakota somewhere right now," said White. "He went to Canada and some bad stuff happened to him, so we've got to figure it out. "He doesn't want to talk about it publicly, but he's in bad shape. He's not well and he's not going to be getting well anytime soon." Lesnar pulled out of his Nov. 18 heavyweight title match with top contender Shane Carwin, and reports suggested he had swine flu. But when rumors began to circle about the rescheduled Jan. 2 date being in jeopardy, it was announced that Lesnar had mononucleosis and could be out even longer than originally thought. Now, after White's comments, it is apparent that Lesnar is in more dire shape. He is not only suffering from mono but other ailments as well. "He has other problems too," continued White, fielding a question about his diagnosis of mononucleosis. "He is not good. He is very, very sick and he's going to be out for a while." White went on to state that the UFC would be doing everything in its power to help Lesnar. "I am worried about it," said White of his biggest star's medical situation. "You know, I can't really talk about it right now, but he's in rough shape. He's in really bad shape … and we're going to have to do some stuff to take care of this guy. He is not well and he's not getting any better.
Submitted Nov 15, 2009 11:48AM by Kpro - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lesnar's Condition "Nothing Life Threatening"
MMAWeekly.com spoke to a source in Lesnar’s camp on Saturday night that denied such characterizations, but indicated that there are some new issues to deal with. “Nothing life threatening like the reports, just some complications with his illness and he had to be hospitalized for antibiotics.” The extent and exact nature of Lesnar’s illness is still unclear. White indicated that he might even fly out to visit the champion to find out more about his condition and see what the promotion can do to help him get better.
Submitted Nov 15, 2009 2:43AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bisping: 'One of Those Shots Broke His Will'
"I noticed from my footage that he breaks mentally if the fight doesn’t go his way, and I could see it in his eyes when I hit him,” Bisping said. “One of those shots broke his will.” It was an exercise in controlled aggression from Bisping, in which he demonstrated improvements in his grappling skills, highlighted by his containment of the experienced Kang from the bottom and the telling damage he managed to inflict from the top.
Submitted Nov 15, 2009 2:41AM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vera Accepts Couture Decision
“I’m pissed, I’m really pissed, but the sport of MMA, she, MMA, is a b---h and if you let it go to the judges, you let it out of your hands, you know?” said Vera. “So, I’m going to take the blame for this loss. I’m going to man up.” “I should have finished it. I had a couple of opportunities to during the fight that I should have finished it,” said Vera. “I’m super happy I got to fight Randy Couture, my hero, my legend, and let the rest of the light heavyweight division know that I’m going to whip you’re a-- if you get into the Octagon with me.”
Submitted Nov 15, 2009 2:39AM by jae_1833 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 105 fighter bonuses: Bisping, Kang, Siver and Etim each earn $40K
MANCHESTER, England – Main card fighters Michael Bisping and opponent Denis Kang and preliminary-card fighters Dennis Siver and Terry Etim each earned $40,000 fight night bonuses at UFC 105. The event took place in front of a soldout crowd of 16,693 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. The event aired live in the U.K. on ESPN and via delay on Spike TV in the U.S. Bisping and Kang each earned a "Fight of the Night" bonus, Siver got the "Knockout of the Night" award, and Etim picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus check.
Submitted Nov 15, 2009 2:35AM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lesnar Seriously Ill, Hospitalized in Canada After Collapse
MANCHESTER - UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is seriously ill in hospital after collapsing in Canada, UFC president Dana White said Saturday. "He's in rough shape, he's in really bad shape," White said Saturday after UFC 105. "He is not well and he is not getting any better. . . . He's very, very sick and he's going to be out for a while. He's got a lot of problems."
Submitted Nov 14, 2009 11:15PM by Gogoplatapus - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nogueira vs Cain off
The UFC's injury woes continue, and another main event has been scrapped. A planned UFC 108 bout between heavyweight contenders Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (32-5-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Cain Velasquez (7-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) has been called off due to a severe staph infection currently affecting "Big Nog."
Submitted Nov 14, 2009 8:21PM by Aaronno9 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Hardy looks to silence the critics with UFC 105 win over Mike Swick
In his brief UFC career, welterweight contender Dan Hardy (22-6 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has proven himself to be quite a polarizing figure. Widely adored in his native U.K. for a flashy fighting style and lively pre-fight banter, Hardy is also viewed with disdain from many who believe he's too new in the organization to be vying for a shot at the 170-pound title. "The Outlaw" hopes to use Saturday's "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" bout with Mike Swick (14-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in Manchester, England, as a chance to prove his doubters wrong. "With all due respect to Mike, I don't think he's better at me in any area," Hardy said on a recent call promoting the event. "If anything, we're even. "It's a very evenly matched fight, and I think that this is my chance to prove that to a lot of people that are doubting me." Hardy is undefeated in three trips to the octagon, but two of those wins have come via split decision. Meanwhile, Swick is 9-1 in the UFC and is riding back-to-back TKO wins.
Submitted Nov 14, 2009 1:29PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conan guarantees: “Cane will stop Rogerio”
Coach and one of American Top Team’s leaders, Conan Silveira is anxious to the next fight of Luis “Banha” Cane on UFC. With 10 victories on his career, Cane will face Rogério “Minotouro”, who will debut on UFC. “It will be a very tough fight for both, high level and with a lot of intelligence”, analyzes, mourning that fact to face another Brazilian. “Unfortunately is that thing, we have to be professionals”. *yes indeed..Lil Nog gonna get KO's*
Submitted Nov 14, 2009 1:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » 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