Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet probably gets you a ticket into the UFC. Being one of the best mixed martial artists on the face of the planet doesn't make you an automatic qualifier as a fan favorite, though. If Brock Lesnar and Tito Ortiz proved anything in their illustrious fighting careers, it was that no matter how dominant they could possibly be, they always managed to rub a good portion of the MMA community the wrong way. Lesnar was hated because of h read news >>
With so much riding on every bout, many UFC fighters simply can't handle the agony of defeat, particularly when it comes in controversial fashion.
Elizabeth Phillips could relate to these sentiments following her second straight loss in the promotion at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China.
Disgusted with the judges' decision in her split-decision loss to UFC newcomer Milana Dudieva, Phillips said the following on Facebook (as transcribed by Bloody Elbow) minutes after her second straight loss in read news >>
The UFC LHW champ has some interesting comments to Sherdog that reveal some of the real psychology behind his seemingly out of control rivalry with challenger Daniel Cormier.
Jon Jones has seemingly lost control of himself and his public image in his efforts to promote his UFC 178 title fight with Daniel Cormier. Either that or he's made the dreaded "full heel turn" that those who hate to talk about fight promotion in the terms of sports entertainment hate so much.
His comments to Sherdog, indic read news >>
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These two hate each other's guts. And that makes for a great fight!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is kicking off its media campaign for the upcoming UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
See the full UFC 178 fight card and line up here.
Leading the charge were UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and undefeated division number one contender Daniel Cormier ( read news >>
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 read news >>
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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was a guest on FOX Sports 1's "America's Pregame" show earlier this afternoon to talk about his upcoming rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, Daniel Cormier being a more deserving opponent, his rocky relationship with Dana White and Co., as well as his fans (and haters) and much more ... like a dream fight against Muhammad Ali! read news >>
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Love MMA but hate yourself? Then Bellator 121 was the card for you. Bellator pulled a last-second switcheroo on fans on Friday. It moved Eric Prindle vs. James Thompson into the co-main event slot and elevated 2014 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament bout Austen Heidlage vs. Philipe Lins into the main event.
Lins, to his credit, proved that he deserved the extra exposure. The Nova Uniao product displayed some formidable Brazilian jiu-jitsu and demonstrated serious strength by maintaining read news >>
- 2 months ago
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – For Erik Perez, Bryan Caraway isn’t a fighter who dates Miesha Tate or hates marijuana. He’s a ticket to better opportunities. Filed under: Featured Videos, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Bad news, everyone.
No matter how much people hate Jon Jones or how much they love Chuck Liddell, their feud is among the silliest things in MMA since Dana White had hair. It's a waste of everyone's time to listen to it, and a waste of breath for those involved to even talk about it. Everything about it is just plain silly.
On one hand you have Jones, a dominant champion presently on track to be the greatest fighter who ever lived by the end of 2015.
On the other you have Liddell, a guy who was read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Tim B. puts on his matchmaking hate to take a look at who the UFC 172 main card fighters should meet in their next bout.
UFC 172 is in the books and I was very impressed. Dana White kept saying it was the best card they've ever put on and while that statement is pretty lame from a relevance sense, the fights themselves turned out to be exciting from top to bottom. The last two events (this one and UFC on Fox 11) have been the best events of the year so far. I think our own Mookie Alexander put i read news >>
- 4 months ago
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It doesn't take long when you sit down for your first Jon Jones fight to realize he's a little bit different than your average UFC fighter. While others mean-mug, flex, scream and smirk their way into the cage, Jones chooses a simple, yet decidedly unmasculine, cartwheel. At first glance, it seems soft. You might ask yourself: What's wrong with this guy? Does he even want to bang? Is this a fight or a gymnastics recital? Of course, when you think about it a bit, it's the most primal entrance of read news >>