Former middleweight kingpin and one of the best to ever do it, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, was a guest on The MMA Hour Monday and said if he doesn’t get to fight Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight title at UFC 212 on June 3, he will retire. “The Spider” was originally supposed to face … Read more
Mark Hunt unloads on the UFC after Brock Lesnar allegedly failed a UFC 200 pre-fight drug test but was still allowed to fight because the results didn’t come back until after the bout. Lesnar, who had not competed in an MMA bout since 2011, won a unanimous decision over the “Super Samoan” in the UFC … Read more
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0) was presented his new signature Reebok shoe Monday on The MMA Hour by Senior director of Reebok combat training Michael Lunardelli. The shoe as you can see in the photo has “The All-American” colors of red, white and blue, complete with stripes and stars. It is a running shoe and … Read more
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was a guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday and it was clear there was some real tension between these two. Rampage repeatedly cursed at Helwani and said he only came on the show because his fans wanted him to. The renowned MMA reporter wanted to squash the beef … Read more
The upcoming season of Bellator MMA is about to kick off and that means a grueling twelve week schedule. According to new boss Scott Coker it will be the last of it’s kind. Coker appeared on The MMA Hour and told Ariel Helwani that in 2015 you can expect 16 events with three of those events … Read more
It’s normal. There’s a reason BJ Penn is called “The Prodigy” and it’s not just because he became the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship after just three years of training. He’s also an expert in MMA trivia as you will witness in this new UFC cartoon hot off the presses.
The questions swirling following the announcement Friday that the Sarah Kaufman- Jessica Eye bout from October had been changed to a no decision by the authorities in Texas just keep getting compounded. Today MMAWeekly reports that Eye has been suspended for a year following a failed test for a banned substance.
After more than a decade of fighting MMA as a professional, The Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran Chris Leben (22-11) has announced his retirement. UFC fans may recall Leben quit on his stool between rounds following a brutal first round against Uriah Hall at UFC 168 back in December. The loss marked Leben’s fourth straight defeat.
John Cholish retires from the sport of MMA. He cited the major factor in his decision was not only the issue of pay for fighters, but also that time he spent away from friends and family was not worth trading just for the love of the sport. It is clear this was not a decision he made on the fly. He stated it was a decision he came to over the past year.
Stephen Espinoza, Vice President of Showtime Sports, explains why Showtime will no longer be in the Strikeforce business after this Saturday.