UFC to hold fighter summit for 50 brightest, young stars next week in Las Vegas

For the first time in three years, the UFC will hold a fighter summit in Las Vegas, except this time they will be inviting 50 of the brightest young stars from the promotion to take part. According to a report via UFC Tonight, the promotion will hold the meeting next Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas with plans to do another summit later this year or in early 2016 with a different...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC overhauls Hall of Fame with four new categories for inductees

The UFC Hall of Fame will undergo a dramatic change with inductions now falling into four separate categories with plans to eventually open a structure in Las Vegas to honor the greatest people involved with the company over the years. There are currently 12 members of the UFC Hall of Fame that will also be divvied up into the new categories, which are as follows: The Modern Era...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Issues UFC Hit List, But Bellator Likely Next

After posting a unanimous decision victory over Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186, former light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) claimed he’s just getting started. Jackson knows exactly who he would like to face now that he’s back in the UFC. His hit list is exclusive and highly prestigious. In fact, two of them are former champions and one is the division’s...
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Joanna Jedrzejczyk Fight Night Krakow Q & A

Undefeated women’s strawweight Joanna Jedrzejczyk was given a well deserved hero’s welcome last month when she returned home to Poland as the country’s first UFC champion. With the UFC bringing a card to Poland for the first time this weekend a lot of the focus has been on the champ. And with another undefeated competitor in her division on the main card tomorrow in Krakow...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch UFC Fight Club Q&A With Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dan Hardy And Forrest Griffin

The UFC’s new woman’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was the special guest at the UFC Fight Night 64 Fight Club Q&A session in her native Poland earlier today, while Dan Hardy and Forrest Griffin were also up on stage. Check out what they had to say in the full Q&A video below. —
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Diego Sanchez Ten Years After Winning ‘The Ultimate Fighter 1′

When fans think about the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar immediately come to mind because of their instant classic – a live shootout that saved the struggling UFC. Griffin scored a controversial unanimous decision to take the light heavyweight tournament and secure a six-figure UFC contract. However, Bonnar was also awarded the...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC joins forces with Reebok, Nate Diaz responds

NEW YORK — The UFC just made what is now being called the biggest non-broadcast deal in their relatively short history. It’s something most of us expected, but we can all agree that we had no idea when it would become official, it has. The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Reebok are now in bed together, and they will be for at least the next six years. Here are all of the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Forrest Griffin’s leg badly mangled in Nissan commercial

Well this is something you don’t see everyday. Former TUF 1 finalists and combatants in arguably the most integral fight in UFC history, Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin recently caught up to do a commercial for a local Nissan dealership. In a “Cash for Clunkers” ad, both Griffin and Bonnar are seen beating on an old car with a sledgehammer before something goes horribly...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Reasons Shogun Rua Is No Longer A Top Contender

This weekend (Saturday, November 8, 2014) former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will take on No. 10-ranked Ovince St. Preux in the main event of UFC Fight Night 56 from the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlândia, Brazil. Once a devastating force of nature who ran through competition with thunderous ease in his early days in Pride, Rua has seen...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Forrest Griffin on ice goes wrong

In exchange for some mixed martial arts training, Swedish Hockey League’s AIK got the chance to show UFC stars Alexander Gustafsson, Joanne Calderwood and UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin a good time on the ice. While the Swedish ‘Mauler’ looked like he fit right in, Griffin wasn’t exactly Scott Niedermayer out there.
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC's Forrest Griffin trying to ice skate is the funniest thing you'll see today

There might be some goons in the NHL who would do better in the UFC than Forrest Griffin would in the NHL. The UFC Hall of Famer is in Sweden this week for the UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass: Nelson vs. Story and Wednesday he attempted to skate with one of the local hockey teams. It's a good thing he was wearing full gear, because Griffin spent as much time on the ground as he did...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ultimate Fighter Episode 3 preview: Time for the rematch

Rematches are always tricky business when it comes to fighting. An epic war the first time around certainly doesn't guarantee anything in a second fight just ask Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar about that.  A one-sided knockout doesn't necessarily guarantee the second fight will go the same way -- ask Matt Serra and Georges St-Pierre about that.  And sometimes things get even...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA: American Psycho Returns

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 27, 2014) – The Bellator Light Heavyweight division has seen a new arrival as fan favorite Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar (15-8) has agreed to terms on a new Bellator contract. Fighting in front of millions on Spike TV against the likes of James Irvin, Keith Jardine, Rashad Evans and an iconic showdown with Forrest Griffin, Bonnar has established...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

After retiring two years following a crushing at the hands of Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar (15-8) is coming out of retirement.  But the UFC Hall of Famer is fighting with the promotion and is instead joining Bellator where he has signed a multi-fight agreement and could also be a commentator for the company. And Bonnar is already calling out the guy he wants to fight: Tito Ortiz...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar: From UFC Hall of fame to Bellator fighter

Stephan Bonnar getting ready to come out of his corner for another grueling round. There is a place that UFC veterans go when their services are no longer needed inside of the octagon. Like when dogs pass away they all get to go to heaven, UFC’s fighters, retired or no longer relevant, all go to Bellator. Their newest addition is UFC hall of famer and retiree, Stephan Bonnar. The...
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the Strawweights: Tecia Torres

Tecia Torres doesn't deal in what ifs. It's all absolutes for the "Tiny Tornado" from south Florida, so whether she does it intentionally or subconsciously, there are no ifs, ands, or buts about her wearing the UFC strawweight championship belt. She's going to get it, whether it's after season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter or further down the line. "Honestly, I just think I'm getting...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC fight night Dublin: The Irish are taking over

Some events in MMA are just flat out unforgettable. We all remember where we were when Forrest Griffin and Stephen Bonnar went toe to toe for the first Ultimate Fighter finale. Every fight fan can remember where they were when Chris Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva. And every fight fan will remember where they were when Ireland took over the UFC. To call it a take over is putting...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 174 ‘Embedded’ Episodes 1-4 (Videos)

Not unlike the first go-round of the ultra popular brand spankin’ new series from our buddies at the UFC, the co-main eventers are the focus. We also get a whole lot of Dana White, and some fun times with UFC HOF’ers Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and EA Sports UFC. Looking to get hyped for UFC 174? Catch up on the first four episodes of ‘Embedded’ below.
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 dream fights to make in EA Sports UFC

In only a few days the UFC and EA Sports will release their latest video game to the public with EA Sports UFC on Xbox One and Playstation 4. Fight fans have been waiting a long time for the release of this game and it’s almost here. With the release around the corner, EA Sports and the UFC have started to release which fighters you can compete as in their new game. Current fighters...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode Two Of UFC Embedded

Yesterday, we released episode one of “UFC Embedded” leading up to UFC 174 this Saturday night. In today’s episode two, we see UFC president Dana White with his family at their vacation home in Bangor, Maine. Also, we see more behind the scenes footage of welterweights Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley prepare for their fight this Saturday, and footage of UFC star Daniel Cormier...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 174 Embedded: Episode 2

The second episode of UFC 174 Embedded is now up featuring more behind the scenes footage of Dana White, Tyron Woodley and Rory MacDonald, plus Chuck Liddell, Daniel Cormier and Forrest Griffin get their hands on EA Sports UFC. —
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva not sure if he’ll finish out his 8-fight contract, but why should he fight at all?

Why do you do these things, Anderson. You play with my heart like you did Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin heads. Before fighting Weidman, you signed an 8-fight contract. Now, heading into your 40th year on this planet, and coming off a shattered leg via Weidman’s Knee Destruction™, now you’re not so sure about fulfilling your contract. I get it; it’s your choice. You don’t...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Embedded Episode 6

Another day, another episode of the new ‘UFC Embedded’ series following Dana White, Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier around as they get ready for UFC 173, plus cameos from a host of other UFC stars like Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, Forrest Griffin, Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey and the list goes on. Also, the good news is that Dana confirms that the series, which has been well received...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode Six Of UFC Embedded

UFC 173 takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC has been releasing a video blog series titled, “UFC Embedded” leading up to tonight’s show. Today’s video is the sixth video of seven. The video goes behind the scenes of Daniel Cormier cutting weight, Dan Henderson eating a meal and getting a massage, a UFC meeting with Dana White,...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Joseph Valtellini: The Kickboxer as Artist – Part two

When you talk with Joseph Valtellini, you can hear him smile through the telephone. Especially when talking about kickboxing and his upcoming welterweight title fight at Glory 17 against newly crowned champion Marc De Bonte. He is passionate about the sport and has a burning desire to be a champion. That same passion comes out when he talks about the artistic side of kickboxing....
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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