Chris Weidman will finally defend his middleweight title against a man not named Anderson Silva when he puts the 185-pound strap on the line against Lyoto Machida in the main event of tonight's (Sat., July 5, 2014) UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. more
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine is a man on a mission. After a successful UFC debut in January against Hyun Gyu Lim, Saffiedine has been looking to get back into the cage. He was initially expected to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 172 in May, but had to withdraw due to injury.
'The Sponge', however, is feeling better and ready to get back to work. First up? If Saffiedine had his way, it'd be Rory MacDonald.
Saffiedine recently called out MacDonald on The MMA Hour. He tol more
Only one man stands between Nick Newell and his becoming a major mixed martial arts champion: World Series of Fighting lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje. more
Things just got a little bit more personal between Lyoto Machida’s and Chris Weidman’s coaches.
Weidman and Machida are set to battle for the middleweight championship at Saturday night’s UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Nev., and the champion’s coach Ray Longo is confident his protégé will finish the challenger, since "The Dragon" has a "real weak chin".
"You can’t say Lyoto has a weak chin. That’s a lie," Machida’s muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro responded in an interview to MMAFighting.com. "Lyoto fough more
Back in the win column, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wants more.
Tito Ortiz submitted Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout in May, and he’s targeting a return to the cage in November, according to his muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
"He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training."
The former UFC light heavyweight champion snapped a more
The trash talk won’t stop, and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva wants to end this rivalry inside the Octagon.
The Brazilian heavyweight continues to campaign for a match with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett when he returns from suspension, and the fact that Barnett isn’t interested in fighting him makes Silva wonder why.
"Everything he said is nothing but excuses. He’s simply afraid to fight me," "Bigfoot" said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "If a fighter comes to the media and says he more
Undefeated welterweight Ben Askren is not convinced that soccer is a sport that parents should consider for their sons. Ben Askren is clearly not a fan of soccer.
The former Bellator welterweight champion had some harsh criticism about the World Cup and the athletes that participate in it. He was particularly appalled with the amount of "faking" taking place in matches, deeming it unmanly.
"I’m not really a soccer fan. I understand they have skill and all that running up and down the pitch and w more
Several MMA managers expressed disappointment privately after nutritionist and coach Mike Dolce said on yesterday's episode of "The MMA Hour" that many MMA managers are doing a disservice to their clients. To recap:
"These managers are charging the athletes 20 percent," Dolce said, "just to answer a phone call from Joe Silva to get one opponent's name, to then call the athlete and say, you're fighting Johnny So-and-So. And then the manager then takes 20 percent out of that. And then the athlete more
Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is now regretting writing a letter supporting Canadian drug kingpin Jimmy Cournoyer as he awaits sentencing on serious drug trafficking charges in U.S. federal court in New York. "Rush" tweeted a letter to his fans last night stating that the support he voiced to Cournoyer, which first ran in The Montreal Gazette, was "a mistake." First of all, the letter I signed was a mistake - my mistake. I will not go into details as to how and why more