Speaking via "The Jim Rome Show," UFC President Dana White discusses the short-lived career, and subsequent retirement, of former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. White reveals details of his post-UFC 141 conversation with Lesnar, and says that, while it was "fun" having him around, he does not expect the former WWE star to make a return to MMA.
The recently reincarnated promotion, ProElite, successfully staged their first event this weekend from the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In a rematch more than seven years in the making, Kendall Grove needed just 59-seconds to submit Joe Riggs in the headlining bout, while former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski snapped a four-fight losing slump by scoring a third-round stoppage victory over Ray Lopez. Reagan Penn made good on the family name, choking out Paul Gardner in the
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UFC majority owner Lorenzo Fertitta shares his thoughts on the recent TRT phenomenon affecting mixed martial arts. Fertitta explains that any type of performance enhancing will not and should not be tolerated, also suggesting ways to improve the current system in hopes of preventing further issues within the sport.
Former Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin, who will meet Junior dos Santos in the headlining bout at UFC 131, discusses his opponent, as well as his title hopes. Carwin is confident that the Brazilian will not be able to match his wrestling skills and says that there's no doubt in his mind that he will beat Dos Santos...
Following this past Saturday's UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC President Dana White revealed during an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com that former division champ Lyoto Machida could be next in line to face Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones should "Rampage" Jackson be unable to compete. Machida is fresh off an impressive second-round knockout victory over Randy Couture at last month's UFC 129. Prior to the win, the Brazilian had lost two-straight, first against Mauricio Rua...
Following his dominant unanimous decision victory over Matt Hamill in the main event of Saturday's UFC 130, top Light Heavyweight contender Quinton "Rampage" Jackson seemed in high spirits as he spoke to both Karyn Bryant of MMA Heat and Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting. Jackson talks to Bryant about avenging his recent losses and admits that he only gave her the interview "because she's hot." Speaking to Helwani, on the other hand, "Rampage" explains that when he was punching Hamill, he was picturing him...
Top Middleweight contender Michael Bisping, who is currently riding a three-fight win streak, discusses Chael Sonnen's indefinite suspension by the CSAC, as well as the various competitors who have called him out. Bisping acknowledges the mistakes that Sonnen has made, but says he feels sorry for the Team Quest fighter.
On this week's episode of HDNet's Inside MMA, host Kenny Rice is joined by former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champ Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, top Heavyweight contender Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, and Lightweight stand-out Josh Thomson. During this segment, the panel discusses which interpromotional fights they are most interested in seeing between UFC and Strikeforce competitors, during which time "King Mo" calls out former UFC Champion "Rampage" Jackson. Photo: Francis Specker
ZUFFA's recent announcement of the company's customized accident insurance coverage, which covers all Strikeforce and UFC fighters inside and outside of the cage, appeared to be both welcomed and applauded by all. That is, with the exception of MMA's most infamous detractor, New York Assemblyman Bob Reilly, who has openly likened the sport to a form of "human cockfighting."
In the newest installment of "The Rampage Diaries," Light Heavyweight contender Quinton "Rampage" Jackson brings fans along as he prepares for his bout with Matt Hamill at UFC 130. Jackson makes a trip to the eye doctor before realizing that he's been caught cheating on his diet. UFC 130 is set for May 28th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Francis Specker
Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champ Dan Henderson and former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko are now set to go head to head in July. The match-up is set to take place July 30th and will likely be held at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Though it is expected to to be promoted as a Heavyweight fight, reports indicate that both competitors have agreed to a catchweight of 220-pounds.
A promising Middleweight bout between Maiquel "Big Rig" Falcao and "The Filthy Mauler" Tom Lawlor is currently in the works for UFC 134: Rio in August. UFC 134: Rio is set to take place August 27th from the the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The landmark card will be headlined by a Middleweight title fight between division Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva and challenger Yushin "Thunder" Okami and will mark the promotion's first trip back to Brazil since 1998.
Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, who will make his promotional debut against Mark Hominick at UFC 129, discusses his preparation for the bout, as he and his team begin the final stages of training. Undefeated since 2005, the Brazilian will put his title of the line for the third time in front of a record breaking 55,000-plus fans in Toronto.
Newly signed UFC Middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller, who will face Aaron Simpson at UFC 132 in July, talks about returning to the Octagon and shares his thoughts on his first opponent. Miller says he is "really excited" to be fighting Simpson because he always comes to fight hard and put on a great show for the fans.
Jason "Mayhem" Miller has signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC. The deal comes following the expiration of Miller's contract with Strikeforce, for whom he has not competed since defeating Tim Stout in Nashville more than a year ago. The card is primarily remembered for the post-fight melee between "Mayhem" and the Cesar Gracie Fight Team, which was the first, and only, event televised on CBS.