Just hours ago the bomb was dropped that Dan Henderson has injured his knee and has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 151 title fight vs champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Always ready to rise to the occasion Chael Sonnen was ready, willing and waiting to take the fight on 8 days notice.
Everyone from MMA Fans, all the way to UFC Pres Dana White have been telling Frankie to drop down for sometime now. Apparently the UFC even denied Edgar’s bid for TUF 5 back in 2007 because of his size, or more to the point, his lack thereof. Even featherweight champ Jose Aldo is sick of the reoccurring theme. “He said he wants to drop to featherweight so I’m hoping he does that to
A lightweight matchup between Canadian Mark Bocek (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos (17-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been added to UFC 154. The card is expected to feature the unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titleholder Carlos Condit, although not yet signed. The card takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
The best part of this video is watching Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey call out Cris “Cyborg” after her successful title defense against former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champ Sara Kaufman. She goes as far as calling Cyborg a cheater. Well put.
It ain’t easy being a big man/fighter in a world of smaller men/fighters. Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jared Rosholt has learned this the hard way. Rosholt said an “ibuprofen diet” is a requirement during training, when he does everything his smaller and more agile Team Takedown teammates do. Admittedly, though, he pays the price for it.
At UFC 151 on September 1st, we will witness the rebirth of a legend or another stepping stone for a current champion as he attempts to cement his legacy in the sport of mixed martial arts. VIDEO UPLOADED ON YOUTUBE BY jimmy92635..
Bantamweight Championship bout: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman: Rousey is without a doubt the most talked about female fighter in all mma and is more popular than Gina Carano or Cris “Cyborg” these days. She is a dangerous fighter, but her opponent is ready to spoil her fun and derail the Rousey “hype” train. Kaufman has good take-down defense, good jiu jitsu and will definitely have the advantage in the striking
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight title will be defended on network television for the first time. This will be the second time a UFC title is defended is defended on Fox. This will be the most stacked card on live television. USA TODAY Sports and MMAJunkie confirmed with UFC officials that current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will face Nate Diaz (16-7, 11-5) at UFC on FOX
He’s been well documented as one of the most colorful athletes to ever grace the UFC cage. He’s fought an elite list of top level talent throughout his MMA career, hosted tv shows, and gained a huge fan base along the way. Hearing of the latest self destructive move on the part of Jason “Mayhem” Miller came as a shock, but not a huge one. He’s hit a rough patch
“Yah I got one,” said Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann when asked if he had a statement for his opponent. “I’m gonna give him a University of Minnesota wrestling beat down.” I’ll admit I was digging for something good but then this isn’t the first time Volkmann will compete against Shane Roller. “Cause we were arch rivals back when he was in college too. Their senior year they won nationals. The two years