After suffering a hard-fought third-round TKO loss to Roy Nelson this past Saturday night, UFC heavyweight contender Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. And while Filipovic hinted at the move prior to this past weekend’s UFC 137 event, many fans and pundits wondered aloud of a win would have kept [...]
Archive for October, 2011
Get ready for some mean-mugging. As MMAjunkie.com first reported Sunday night, Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz will meet at December’s UFC 141 event. UFC brass today announced the contest and confirmed that the intriguing matchup will take the card’s co-main-event slot.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued medical suspensions to 10 fighters from this past weekend’s UFC 137 event, and two could be out for an extended period of time. Preliminary-card winners Bart Palaszewski and Brandon Vera both received six-month suspensions, though they can be cleared early by doctors. MMAjunkie.com today requested and received the list [...]
No coaches have been chosen for the first international edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. When contacted by MMAjunkie.com, UFC officials today shot down reports that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and fellow Brazilian fighter Vitor Belfort have been tapped coaches for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.” “We have not had one conversation about coaches,” [...]
German heavyweight Andreas Kraniotakes meets Tim Sylvia in the headliner of Saturday’s ProElite 2 event, but he’s already looking ahead to a possible next opponent. And he wants that specific fighter for very personal reasons. One time in a Chicago airport, Kraniotakes said he met former UFC champ and fellow ProElite 2 competitor Andrei Arlovski. [...]
Although Saturday’s UFC 138 main card airs via same-day delay on Spike TV, the event’s preliminary card will stream live and for free on Facebook. The six-bout lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. GMT local time (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT). The night’s main card, including a Mark Munoz vs. Chris Leben middleweight headliner, airs later [...]
Nick Diaz ($200,000), B.J. Penn ($150,000), Cheick Kongo ($140,000) and Brandon Vera ($120,000) were the top earners at this past weekend’s UFC 137 event. Overall, the 22 fighters who competed on the card earned purses totaling $1,026,000. MMAjunkie.com today requested and received the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Filed under: UFC, News LAS VEGAS – Ten fighters from Saturday’s UFC 137 card have been given medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including one of up to six months for a winning fighter. The NSAC on Monday released the suspensions to MMA Fighting. Brandon Vera, who beat Eliot Marshall on the preliminary [...]
Filed under: UFC, MMA Fighting Exclusive, News Malki Kawa had a bad feeling when he heard his phone ring and looked at the caller ID. It was then that he realized UFC president Dana White was on the other line. UFC 137 had just ended 30 minutes earlier, and it was already after midnight on [...]
Filed under: UFC Now that he’s had a chance to think it over, maybe B.J. Penn isn’t “done” with MMA after all. In a short post on his website entitled “UFC 137: BJ Penn’s Message to the Fans,” the 32-year-old former UFC lightweight and welterweight champ seemed to leave the door open for a possible [...]