Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saturday’s TUF 18 Finale Fight Card full fight card

Team Rousey’s Jessamyn Duke and Peggy Morgan will square off in a bantamweight bout on this Saturday’s TUF 18 Finale.

In the main event, Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz will square off in a lightweight contest.
Here’s how the TUF 18 Finale fight card looks now:
Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz
Julianna Pena vs. TBA
Chris Holdsworth vs. David Grant
Rani Yahya vs. Tom Niinimaki
Jared Rosholt vs. Walt Harris
Sean Spencer vs. Drew Dober
Ryan Benoit vs. Josh Sampo

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dana White Blasts GSP and NSAC During UFC 167 Post Fight Press Conference

“Did you see Georges get smashed and hurt in the first round? It’s about damage. This is a fight. It’s about whoever inflicts the most damage. He got hurt, he got wobbled, he got dropped. I’m blown away that Georges St. Pierre won that fight. And listen, I’m a promoter. He’s the biggest pay-per-view star on the f*****g planet for me, and I still don’t think he won that fight. I want what’s fair and that wasn’t fair.” White claimed.

“I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing. It’s absolute 100% incompetence and it needs to stop— I’m f*****g scared to come back here and do fights! I’m afraid of this state. I guarantee if you did a poll, not many people found that Georges St. Pierre won that fight.”

“Did he say he wants to retire? He didn’t say ‘I’m gonna retire, it’s been great everybody! Thanks a lot for all the years, see you later!’ He said ‘I’m gonna take some time off and I’m gonna”— FIRST of all, that decision that happens, right? You don’t just say ‘I’m gonna take a while off and maybe I’ll be back and maybe I won’t’. You owe it to the fans, you owe it to that belt, you owe it to this company and you owe it to Johny Hendricks to give him that opportunity to fight again unless you’re gonna retire.”

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UFC 167′s Rashad Evans: I had to admit I was afraid

“You lose a couple fights in a row, it’ll happen,” Evans told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie. “Even though you may say, ‘The hell with everybody and whatever they’ve got to say about me, I’m still the best,’ in your mind, something seeps in and you wonder, ‘What if they’re right? What if I can’t do it?’”

“It’s the hardest thing to do,” Evans says. “You have to confront yourself and say, ‘This is how I feel. I’m afraid. These losses and what people are saying, it’s starting to get to me.’
“But you’ve got to face it, because if you don’t, and if you try to lie to yourself and say it’s not bothering you, it’ll come out. And it will come out at the most inopportune time, when you’re not ready for it.”

Saturday, November 9, 2013

UFC Fight Night 32 results: Vitor Belfort TKOs Dan Henderson with head kick

  • Vitor Belfort def. Dan Henderson via TKO (kick, strikes) - Round 1, 1:17
  • Cezar Ferreira def. Daniel Sarafian via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-28)
  • Rafael Cavalcante def. Igor Pokrajac via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:18
  • Brandon Thatch def. Paulo Thiago via submission (strikes) - Round 1, 2:10
  • Ryan Laflare def. Santiago Ponzinibbio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jeremy Stephens def. Rony Jason via KO (kick, punch) - Round 1, 0:40
  • Sam Sicilia def. Godofredo Pepey via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:42
  • Omari Akhmedov def. Thiago Perpetuo via KO (punches) - Round 1, 3:31
  • Thiago Tavares def. Justin Salas via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:38
  • Adriano Martins def. Daron Cruickshank via submission (kimura) - Round 2, 2:49
  • Dustin Ortiz def. Jose Maria via TKO (strikes) - Round 3, 3:19

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi booked for Feb. 8 UFC show in Brazil

Machida (20-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC), a former UFC light heavyweight champion, will fight former Strikeforce 205-pound champ Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in the main event of a show expected to take place Feb. 8 in Brazil.The "Fight Night" card will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2