Fabricio Werdum will finally fight for the UFC title on Nov. 15, when he battles reigning champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 in Mexico City, and his head coach Rafael Cordeiro is confident that the jiu-jitsu specialist has what it takes to beat Velasquez standing or on the ground.
"It’s going to be so cool," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "Fabricio has been training for this moment for years. Ever since he moved to the United States seven years ago, he developed a great stand-up game. He has a h more
Fabricio Werdum will find himself in a familiar position at UFC 180 in November. He'll be facing another opponent who seemingly has no weakness and will be the underdog to UFC champion Cain Velasquez, but the Brazilian knows what it takes to shock the world.
Werdum shocked the MMA world in 2010 as he defeated the greatest heavyweight—and some believe greatest MMA fighter overall—Fedor Emelianenko by submission in the first round. Werdum's coach, Rafael Cordeiro, speaking to MMAFighting.com, beli more
New Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier (because of this) talks about his last sparring session with longtime training partner and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (1:20 mark), which threw him for a loop because Velasquez was trying to emulate Jon Jones -- complete with side kick to the knee. "DC" told him to pump the brakes on that (for now) because they're still nine weeks out from UFC 178, where Cormier will attempt to break "Bones" for more
Watch highlights from the James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt main event fight at UFC Fight Night Auckland, which took place on Saturday, June 28, at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was on "America's Pregame" earlier this week via FOX Sports talking about his tough decision to fire Chael Sonnen (read the full transcript here), as well as his intention to coax BJ Penn into retirement with a loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale this Sunday (July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (read that quote here). Of course, White also dishes some dirt of UFC 175 (results), the other major mixed martial arts ( more
Watch highlights from the Ronda Rousey vs. Alexis Davis fight at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, which took place on Saturday, July 5, at Mandalay Bay. more
Watch highlights from the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida main event fight at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, which took place on Saturday, July 5, at Mandalay Bay. more
And from the sound of it, there isn't one.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre is no closer to making his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), because he hasn't found the "fire" to compete again and is currently enjoying his hiatus from combat sports.
"Rush" spoke to the gang at Inside MMA during an interview that aired last Friday night (July 11, 2014) on AXS TV. "I needed this. To be happy, I needed it. I lost the motivation. The feeling that I wa more
How did you get into MMA?
I actually got into MMA just because I wanted to try a new try of workout and lose some weight and started loving it and decided to train for real!Your last fight was a rematch against Yuri Medina on June 27 at Rage at the River in which you won in the first round via submission. How did you feel getting the win again since your previous fight with her was ruled as a unanimous decision in your favor?
I was pretty confident going into the fight. I should have finished more