It was a homecoming of sorts for the local prodigal son who returned to Lemoore, Calif., where his match was listed as the evening’s Tachi Palace Fights 18 co-headliner. The former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto (13-2) captured the Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight title at 135-pounds against Jeremiah Labiano through the doctor’s urgent stoppage of a bloodbath.
UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey discusses her upcoming UFC 170 bout with Sara McMann during a media scrum held Monday in L.A. Rousey talks about fighting so soon after her recent win over Miesha Tate, facing a fellow Olympian, her loyalty to her coach Edmond Tarverdyan, living with her fellow Four Horsewomen and her upcoming movie projects. Enjoy.
UFC light heavyweight champion provided a quick interview for “Inside MMA” which airs on AXS TV earlier this week. Jones was asked about having a super-fight with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but Jones indicated that Weidman didn’t have a big enough following for that fight to be considered a super-fight. In fact, the only fight he would consider to be a super-fight would have to be against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
What a difference time can make. Sen. John McCain was at one time the UFC’s biggest antagonist and called it “human cockfighting”. But now nearly 20 years later, the good senator, who boxed while attending the U.S. Naval Academy, says he “absolutely” would have given MMA a try had it been around back then.
So what’s up with this Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis fight? Will it happen and at what weight? What’s all this about Georges St-Pierre having headaches and was that one of the reasons he decided to walk away from his title and the UFC? So CM Punk left the WWE and has been hanging out with the UFC President — what does it all mean gosh darnit? Dana White answers all this and more in this interview from Fox Sports Live.
Take a walk down memory lane with one of MMA’s most influential fighters of all time and relive the story of the original Ultimate Fighter winner Forrest Griffin. Who can ever forget the legendary fight between Griffin and Stephan Bonnar which helped launch the UFC into the stratosphere of success they have been riding ever since? I’ll answer that for you. No one.