Tag "UFC Champs"

Jon Jones talks fighting Sonnen, coaching TUF, and Anderson Silva

Jon Jones has been killing two birds with one stone in his career lately  as he has been rehabbing his injured arm from a tight submission hold from Vitor Belfort in his last title defense, while wrapping up coaching duties at TUF 17, opposite of Chael Sonnen. “The arm is doing great,” said Jones in a recent interview with mmaheat.com. “The arm is doing really good. Rehab is going ok. You

Current top 5 pound-for-pound rankings

There have been many fighters that have come and gone in the UFC. The best pound for pound fighters are always controversial because opinions are biased and ever-changing. In order to stand out above the rest, a fighter must always train with the best, do their best, be their best, and beat the best. These five fighters have proven themselves to be some of the best mixed martial artists in

Dana White: Nick Diaz is next for Georges St Pierre

“He doesn’t ask for things much,” Dana said at the UFC on FOX pre-fight presser on Thursday. “So if he wants to fight Nick Diaz, and Diaz wants to fight him, then that’s the fight we’ll make.” This fight will be controversial when it is written in stone for completely different reasons than when it was booked before GSP became injured and Condit won the interim belt in a controversial

With Cruz out, Barao and McDonald set to face off in 2013 for Bantamweight Interim Championship

  It was recently reporter that current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz injured his knee again and will be out even longer than scheduled. “I was going in with the guy I was training with many times, all the time and we were moving, we were doing 50 percent movement drills with each other were basically working with each other shadow boxing … And on the mat that I was

UFC 155 Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez: The war of words intensify

Everyone knows the history between JDS and Velasquez. Anyone who follows mixed martial arts knows they are unequivocally the two most dangerous heavyweights in the world. Both have been proving this through consistently racking up dominant performances in recent years. Recently in two separate interviews with UFC.com, both men shared very specific sentiments on their opponent and how they saw the fight ending on December 29th, in the main event

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Nate Diaz

The 27 year old “kid” from Stockton has been fighting in the world of mixed martial arts since 2004 where he made his debut at WEC 12 defeating Alex Gracia via triangle choke in the third round. Diaz went 5-2 before he was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, which exclusively featured lightweights, fighting on Jens Pulver‘s team. In the preliminary round, Diaz defeated Rob Emerson by submission; in

The top 5 intriguing match-ups for Gilbert Melendez in the UFC

Out of all the top fighters in mma, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is the top prospect not fighting for the top mma organization in the UFC. Melendez has been very loyal to the company that made him in Strikeforce, and is ranked the #3 overall lightweight by sherdog and ranked #2 via MMA-Freak. Melendez was expected to fight Pat Healy for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship on September 29, 2012 in

Tristar head trainer Firas Zahabi: “Nick Diaz is No. 1 Contender at 170”

There has been a lot of speculation on the potential “super fight” between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. This might be the case, but the big question for me is, who is the current number one contender in the welterweight division? Tristar head trainer Firas Zahabi (GSP’s trainer) thinks that Nick Diaz is still the number one contender upon his return. Johny

UFC’s Michael McDonald open to interim title shot with Renan Barao

At the UFC 154 press conference UFC President Dana White mentioned he was considering a potential fight for the interim bantamweight title between champ Renan Barao (4-0 UFC) and Michael McDonald (4-0 UFC). The 21-year-old prospect went in for a surgical repair of his ailing right hand after a quick first round knock out of Miguel Torres at UFC 145 and says he is ready for whatever the UFC has