Tag: UFC

Who is Holly Holm? The UFC fighter who knocked Ronda Rousey the eff out

Holly Holm was a massive underdog in her fight against UFC Bantamweight Champ Ronda Rousey, and for good reason. Rousey, 12-0 going into UFC 193, had only been stretched beyond one round once in her MMA career. Nothing against Holm, a world-champion boxer and kickboxer who was undefeated in UFC coming in, but she isn’t Ronda Rousey, who had won her last three title defenses in a combined 64 seconds.


Wrestling is fake: And so much more entertaining than UFC

Dana White got it wrong calling wrestling “fake.” Wrestling got it wrong getting upset at Dana White for calling it “fake.”


CM Punk Rules: How UFC will make money with The Best in the World

CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.


Line up the tomato cans: How will CM Punk fare in UFC?

Brock Lesnar was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion before leaving WWE to star in UFC. The best CM Punk can claim is that he has trained in MMA off and on for a few years.


CM Punk to UFC: Didn’t see this one coming

CM Punk announced Saturday night on the live UFC 181 pay-per-view that he has signed a multi-fight deal with UFC and will debut in 2015.


Jim Ross gets us thinking: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31?

With Roman Reigns on the shelf following surgery, WWE world champ Brock Lesnar needs an opponent for WrestleMania 31. Jim Ross blogged this week on an intriguing possible fill-in for Reigns: CM Punk.


SummerSlam Hits and Misses: Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Stephanie-Brie-Nikki

HIT: Brock Lesnar squashes WWE Champ John Cena Yeah, wow. Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC champ, dominated Cena, hitting a reported 16 German suplexes and a pair of F5s, one 45 seconds into the match, the second as the finisher.


Looking back, it was obvious that the Undertaker Streak was coming to an end

The ring entrance for The Undertaker included a display of 22 coffins, 21 for his previous WrestleMania victims, the last one for Brock Lesnar, who was about to be added to the list. Watching WrestleMania 30 with a friend and his two elementary-school-age sons, it was one of the younger fans who pointed out the obvious.


WrestleMania 30: Is The Streak really over? Undertaker loses to Brock Lesnar

There is plenty of speculation online about the surprise ending to the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match at WrestleMania 30, which ended with the biggest swerve in wrestling history: Undertaker losing for the first time ever at a WrestleMania.


Betcha didn’t know this: How much do UFC fighters get paid?

What would you think a guy like Nate Quarry, a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, would get for a main-event title fight on a UFC pay-per-view? No way you’d guess $10,000. “I fought for the world title for $10,000,” Quarry wrote on his blog of his fight against then-UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin in […]


TNA News: YouTube channels passes 500 million views

This week the TNA Impact Wrestling YouTube channel pushed past 500 million lifetime views. TNA noted in a press release that had beaten other YouTube channels such as UFC, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, MLS, WNBA, Marvel, CNN and Fox to the milestone. It is worth noting that the WWE YouTube channel was over 954 million views as of […]


Jim Ross: Why would Brock Lesnar want to return to UFC?

Dana White started it, and Alistair Overeem stepped it up, calling out former UFC heavyweight champion brock lesnar after UFC 169. There’s a lot of talk about Lesnar returning to the octagon. Jim Ross doesn’t see it happening. “I can see why brock lesnar would love to fight in the UFC again because he’s a […]


CM Punk update: Could he be moving to UFC?

There has been a lot of speculation this week that CM Punk, who quit WWE on Monday, could be interested in making a move to UFC, speculation that was fueled by his presence at a UFC event in Chicago last weekend before his appearance in the WWE Royal Rumble. UFC president Dana White said Punk […]


Dana White on Brock Lesnar: Is Brock heading back to UFC?

Piggybacking on comments made last week, Dana White told TMZ today that former UFC heavyweight champion brock lesnar wants to return to the octagon. Lesnar is signed to WWE through WrestleMania 31, so at first glance this wouldn’t seem doable. But White, the UFC president, told TMZ that he thinks Lesnar “wants to do both. […]


UFC on Fox 10 preview

  Two of the top 155-pound fighters of this era finally meet in the Octagon on January 25th, when former UFC lightweight champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson battles former Strikeforce titleholder Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Plus, resurgent heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga meets rising star Stipe Miocic, Brazilian lightweight standout Adriano Martins challenges 155-pound action hero Donald […]


UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson Preview

  FOX UFC Saturday is live from Chicago, Illinois, headlined by a lightweight bout between former lightweight champ Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson.


UFC President Dana White on Brock Lesnar: Definitely a possibility

There is increasing talk that brock lesnar may be on the verge of making a return to UFC. UFC President Dana White addressed the Lesnar issue in a press conference after UFC Fight Night earlier this week. A reporter asked White if there was a chance that UFC and WWE would be sharing Lesnar, as […]


UFC contender Daniel Cormier: Pro wrestling was too hard

So you compare pro wrestling to MMA and think to yourself, MMA is real, pro wrestling is entertainment, so the shoot fighters have it harder. And you’d be wrong. “I was like, ‘Man this hurts, I’m done.’ I’m not doing professional wrestling,” said Daniel Cormier, a top contender for the UFC Heavyweight Title and a […]


UFC 169 Free Fight: Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles

  “The California Kid” Urijah Faber put together an impressive performance following his bantamweight title fight loss to Dominick Cruz, securing a submission victory over Brian Bowles at UFC 169.


UFC on FOX 10 Free Fight: Josh Thomson vs. Nate Diaz

  Former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson made a splash in his first UFC fight, following a head kick with vicious punches to become the first person to TKO Nate Diaz.


UFC gets ready for Fight Night Atlanta

  The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Atlanta on January 15th with a stellar card headlined by a five-round middleweight matchup between former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold and hard-hitting contender Costas Philippou.   UFC Fight Night Atlanta headliners Luke Rockhold and Costas Philippou hit the scale before their bout.


Video: UFC 169 preview

  It’s two title fights on one night as bantamweight king Renan Barao rematches the surging Urijah Faber in his third title defense. Plus, Jose Aldo puts his featherweight belt on the line against Ricardo Lamas.


UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson Preview

  Two of the top lightweights finally meet in the Octagon on January 25th, when former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson battles former Strikeforce titleholder Josh Thomson. Plus, resurgent heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga meets rising star Stipe Miocic.


UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review

  UFC Best of 2013: Year in Review brings all the pivotal moments to happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship over the past year. Marking the 20th anniversary of the UFC, 2013 proved to be a historic 12 months as a women’s division was created, new champions were crowned, and featuring some of the greatest […]


UFC Video: X-Cam Highlights

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UFC: Interview with Costas Philippou

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Not a work: UFC is in talks with Brock Lesnar about possible return

Los Angeles Times writer Lance Pugmire has confirmed that UFC remains in talks with former UFC Heavyweight Champion brock lesnar about a possible return to the octagon. Lesnar is currently under contract to WWE. Also a former WWE champ, Lesnar appeared on the Old School Raw last night, and appears to be very much in […]


UFC Video: Tarec Saffiedine Post-Fight Interview

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Is Brock Lesnar headed back to UFC?

The short answer: no. Published reports have Brock Lesnar tied to WWE through WrestleMania 31 in 2015, so the rumors that the former UFC heavyweight champion is headed back to the octagon are off base.