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
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
Critics also said Wedrum had no chance prior to the Fedor Emelianenko fight and welp, we all saw how that turned out. "Werdum has what it takes to submit or knock Cain Vealsquez out. I don't agree when people say Werdum shocked the world against Fedor. There's no such thing in MMA. It's a fight and both fighters are ready. I won't be shocked when Werdum defeats Velasquez. I already expect that. We didn't want the Travis Browne fight, but Dana said he had to fight again before the title fight. We 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
Rarely do you see a fighter beat one of the best middleweights in UFC history yet have unanswered questions. Such is the life of Chris Weidman.
UFC 175 is his first fight in the Octagon since his knockout of Anderson Silva and subsequent technical knockout in the rematch. With both fights, some critics argued that Weidman got lucky. In the first one, Silva really didn't care and was more interested in trolling the crowd. In the rematch, his leg basically exploded.
Both of those critiques might h more
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What could possibly be next for UFC Fight Night 43 & 44 winners Cub Swanson, Kelvin Gastelum, Ricardo Lamas, Nate Marquardt, Jared Rosholt and Charles Oliveira after their main card victories this past weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) in Auckland and San Antonio? We mix and match them up accordingly below.
It's time to play matchmaker.
Since Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put on two events in two different continents on the same day (Sat., June 28, 2014), we're combining them for this week's more
For the two or three of you still amused by retired mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Don Frye, I present to you the "Predator Picks" for the UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. All the usual talking points are here, including misogyny, irrevocable scrotum damage, crackheads, and more. Enjoy! more
In case you haven't seen all the posts -- like this one -- alerting you to this weekend's twofer, Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Ronda Rousey, and Alexis Davis will collide at the UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, while B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar hook 'em up for a third time the following night (July 6) at the TUF 19 Finale on FOX Sports 1. As luck would have it, they all have cell phones and called in to the UFC media conference call earlier today, and you c more