MMA News area of the website. Please read the guidelines carefully before posting." />

MMA News Share Forum

MMAPlayground.com » Community » MMA News Share Forum
If you have come across an MMA news item in your travels that was worth a read then this is the place to post it to share it with the community. This will also add it to the MMA News area of the website. Please read the guidelines carefully before posting.
« Previous Page | Next Page »
  1. Branch Replaces Ferreira, Faces Palhares at UFC Live 3
    Renzo Gracie pupil Dave Branch will step in for Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira to take on leg lock specialist Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares at UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann.” The news was first...
  2. Ryan Couture meets Lee Higgins at Strikeforce Challengers 14
    With less than a month to fight time, Ryan Couture has an opponent for his second professional fight. Couture (1-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) is expected to meet Lee Higgins (2-0 MMA, 0-0 SF) at Strikeforce...
  3. Safe Auto Insurance becomes official UFC sponsor
    MMA Payout had the opportunity to talk to Safe Auto Insurance about its recent move to become an official sponsor for the UFC. Safe Auto Insurance is the only insurance company that is a sponsor of...
  4. Jon Jones In Car Acccident, Bader Fight At UFC 126 Still On
    But it was a close call for Jones, who was fortunate to not be injured in the accident. The other driver was not so fortunate as Jones explains. "I just got into a car accident, police said it wasn't...
  5. Former TapouT employee sues for being forced to watch UFC
    Michelle Thomas, a 32-year-old ometime model who worked for the mixed-martial-arts clothing and lifestyle company TapouT says in a lawsuit that her bosses actually made her watch television on her...
    Pages: 2
  6. GSP, long-time manager Shari Spencer split ways
    According to a press release, "They felt they had a different vision for the future of Georges' career and it was best to remain close personally but dissolve their business relationship." St-Pierre...
  7. K-1: Bob Sapp lies, is a most lamentable dustman
    Earlier this week Bob Sapp talked about K-1 and its parent company FEG and accused the company of stiffing its fighters. Today K-1 president Sadaharu Tanikawa fired back at Sapp, declaring his words...
  8. Roy Nelson: Legal troubles have been settled
    “All I can simply say is it has finally been settled, and we’ll all just live a happy life because of the legal system in Las Vegas,” Nelson told MMAWeekly Radio on Monday. While the UFC seemed...
  9. Cesar Gracie explains why Diaz chose Strikeforce over UFC
    Diaz recently signed an extension with Strikeforce. Though Gracie could not discuss the exact terms, he said reports the contract was for a three-year deal were inaccurate. He confirmed that the UFC...
  10. Matt Riddle out at UFC on Versus 3; Matt Brown again without opponent
    Matt Brown (11-10 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has been left to wonder once again. Matt Riddle (5-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who was expected to face Brown at March's UFC on Versus 3 event, injured his right hand in training...
  11. Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Thiago Targeted For UFC On Versus 3
    Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago have been targeted to meet at UFC on Versus 3. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. It's unknown whether Hendricks vs. Thiago will replace a scheduled...
  12. Strikeforce's Diaz still eyes fight with "Mayhem," but money – not weight – must be right
    Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz (23-7 MMA, 4-0 SF) says he's more than happy to fight Jason "Mayhem" Miller (24-7 MMA, 1-1 SF) at 185 pounds. In fact, he'll fight at 155 pounds. Hell,...
  13. With help of Dana White's donation, baby girl survives 18-hr surgery
    Eight-month-old Tuptim Jadngooluem has been given a second chance at life after she successfully underwent surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok yesterday. Tuptim, who was diagnosed at three...
  14. No Frills Fitch
    Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is rarely rested, careless by nature and often in range of people with questions and notebooks. So he says a lot, and a great deal of...
  15. Joey Beltran calls on "BlackBarry" for UFC Fight Night 23 preparations
    When preparing for a fight with Pat Barry, opponents usually find few (if any) training partners that can mimic the noted striker's unique and challenging style. Joey Beltran, though, recently told...
  16. UFC Owners File Lawsuit Against Justin.tv For Copyright & Trademark Infringement
    After formerly subpoenaing the live-streaming site, officials from the Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced they officially have filed suit against Justin.tv in the United States District...
  17. Alex Caceres Drops To Featherweight, Meets Semerzier At UFN 24
    "Bruce Leroy" is coming to Seattle. UFC executives officially announced that "The Ultimate Fighter 12" cast member Alex Caceres is dropping to 145 pounds and faces WEC import Mackens Semerzier at...
  18. UFC Adds 2 Fights To Tonight's Facebook Stream
    A good deal just got even better. UFC officials today announced than a planned Facebook.com stream for Saturday's "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2" event will now feature four bouts...
  19. GSP-Silva Could Happen In 2011
    Two victories are all that are needed for a highly anticipated and long-speculated Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva superfight. UFC president Dana White said if the UFC's current welterweight and...
  20. Quinton Jackson Is Probably Next In Line For A UFC LHW TItle Shot
    So says Dana White from yesterday's pre-FFTT Q&A...of course this likely is assuming Jackson beats Thiago Silva at UFC 130. "(The light heavyweight) division is interesting. There's so many guys at...
  21. UFC Fight Night 23 bonuses: Guillard, Edwards and McKenzie earn $30K awards
    link KILLEEN, Texas – Melvin Guillard, Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie each earned $30,000 "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Saturday's "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2"...
  22. Cote draws Kalib Starnes for Ringside MMA debut in April
    link After a recent announcement regarding Patrick Cote signing with Ringside MMA it appears the former UFC middleweight title-contender now has an opponent and date attached to his forthcoming...
  23. Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida headlines Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
    link Anthony Pettis will finally make his Octagon debut but, as expected, it will not come against the UFC Lightweight Champion. According to Dana White, the last man to hold WEC‘s 155-pound title...
  24. UFC FFTT 3 Likely In 2012, $600K Raised So Far Via Broadcast
    With another successful chapter of the event series in the books, it's a safe bet "UFC Fights for the Troops" will return in 2012. Following Saturday's second installment, which came in the form of...
  25. You Can Thank Dominick Cruz For A Dominant Win By Matt Mitrione
    That's basically what Mitrione said at the UFC FFTT 2 post-fight presser. "He's so elusive. He uses his athleticism to make everybody else have to change their game. I mean, Scotty Jorgensen is a...
  26. Inspired By Will Ribeiro's Plight, Jason Reinhardt Seeks Big-Stage Win At UFC 127
    Jason Reinhardt has been granted a second chance to make a first impression. It is both a unique circumstance and a statement that implies his initial opportunity did not go as planned, which is...
  27. Former UFC champ Jens Pulver snaps losing streak, wins XFO 38 headliner
    Jens Pulver snapped a six-fight losing streak and picked up his first victory since 2007 with a win in the headliner of Saturday's XFO 38 event. Pulver (23-14-1) scored a quick, 49-second rear-naked...
  28. Spike Announced UFC Prelims For 2011, UFC 126 Next
    As expected Spike TV will broadcast a dozen "UFC Prelims" broadcasts, which are one-hour preliminary-card specials that precede pay-per-view airings, this year. Spike announced the plans today, first...
  29. UFC Claims 3200 Attendance For FFTT 2
    This past weekend's "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fights for the Troops 2" event drew an announced crowd of 3,200. There was no live gate for the event because the event was not only open to military...
  30. UFC FFTT 2 Medical Suspensions
    The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has issued the medical suspensions from Saturday's UFC Fights For The Troops 2 event. As is commonplace in Texas all fighters received a mandatory...
  31. Sources: No TUF 13 Elmination Round, Only 14 Cast Members
    While the past three seasons have featured an initial elimination round of fights, "The Ultimate Fighter 13" will kick off with just 14 cast members. Beginning with "TUF 11," the UFC expanded its...
  32. Paul Daley Could Lose SF Title Shot With 2/26 BAMMA Loss
    Right now, Paul Daley is Strikeforce's contender-in-waiting and will get a title shot against the winner of Saturday's championship fight between welterweight titleholder Nick Diaz and challenger...
  33. Jens Pulver Out to 'Rebuild' After Ending Six-Fight Losing Streak
    There's still some fight left in "Lil' Evil." Former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver (23-14-1) this past Saturday submitted Mike Lindquist with a first-round rear-naked choke at an XFO event in...
  34. Kenny Florian: If Melvin Guillard Thinks He Deserves A Title Shot Over Me, He Should Fight & Beat Me
    That's what KenFlo had to say on Pro MMA Radio last night in response to recent comments on the show by Guillard. "It doesn't make sense. There's a lot of guys working hard. It's who the best fighter...
  35. Don't "Axe" Me: Wanderlei Silva Doesn't Want To Fight Brian Stann
    At least that's what Dana White said recently. "We were actually trying to hook [Silva] up with Brian Stann. He doesn't want to fight Brian Stann. He's like, 'F*** that; everybody is going to hate me...
  36. Jon Jones Is "Pissed Off" At Aaron Simpson
    Apparently Simpson started a Twitter war with comments about Jones' next fight at UFC 126 against Ryan Bader. Naturally, Jones' fuse was lit. "Didn't you lose your last 2 fights? Please don't piss me...
  37. UFC FFTT 2: 1.85 Million Viewers
    This past weekend's "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fights for the Troops 2" event scored a 1.3 household rating and an average of 1.85 million viewers. The event also peaked with 2.5 million viewers. The...
  38. Fedor Emelianenko Will Not Win The Strikeforce HWGP Tournament
    So says none other than Scott Coker...and if he's on it'll be a loss to a familiar face. "I believe that there are going to be some upsets in this tournament. On one side you'll have Alistair Overeem...
    Pages: 2
  39. Will Ronaldo Souza Survive The "Ruthless" Standup Of Robbie Lawler?
    Not if Lawler has his way Saturday night. "He’ll have no choice but to stand. That’s what I plan on doing. I’m forcing him to stand and seeing how good his standup is. I believe if anyone stands,...
  40. Mike Guymon Confirms Retirement, Will Continue As Trainer
    UFC welterweight Mike Guymon is officially retired from the sport, and he's "at peace" with that decision. After a tough loss to DaMarques Johnson at this past weekend's "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC...
  41. Regardless of UFC Fight Night 24 outcome, Tito Ortiz not ready to retire
    Tito Ortiz laughed it off at first. Then he realized they were serious. Not long after Matt Hamill handed him his third consecutive loss at this past October's UFC 121 event, he got a call from UFC...
  42. Diaz focuses on Cyborg -- then boxing?
    Nothing is taking Nick Diaz's mind off the task at hand -- not the hoopla surrounding his refusal to move up in weight and face Jason "Mayhem" Miller nor the possibility of competing in a boxing...
  43. After Brock Lesnar Beats Junior Dos Santos He Plans On Taking His Title Back From Cain Velasquez
    But he's also focused on his primary task ahead-TUF 13. "I have one thing in my mind for this whole thing, which is to help these kids and to improve their lives. More importantly, it's an...
  44. Going Through Brock Lesnar Is A Better Path For Junior Dos Santos
    At least according to his manager, the one & only Ed Soares. "Our first choice, and he rightfully deserves it, was to fight for the title, but considering that couldn’t happen, I think this is the...
  45. Ricco Rodriguez to Face James McSweeney at BAMMA 5
    Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will meet The Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant James McSweeney at BAMMA 5 on Feb. 26 in Manchester, England, the promotion announced Wednesday. Rodriguez...
  46. Despite Love of Boxing, Trevor Wittman Happy to Have Moved on to MMA
    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – Trevor Wittman has a case of strep throat. Maybe. At least, there's a chance he does, and for a top MMA trainer, a chance is too much. In his line of work, which requires getting...
  47. UFC Officially Adds 3 Fights To UFC On Versus 3
    The fight schedule for the UFC's first-ever event in Kentucky is nearly complete. UFC brass today officially added three more contests – including Rafael Natal vs. Alessio Sakara, Johny Hendricks vs....
  48. Joe Schmoe Is Faster Than Kid Yamamoto
    The Joe Schmoe being, in this case, Demetrious Johnson, who gets to welcome the former #1 Featherweight to UFC at UFC 126. "He’s one of the biggest stars in Japan. He’s like the Manny Pacquiao of...
  49. Spike TV announces four-fight main card for "UFC Fight Night 24: Ortiz vs. Nogueira"
    For the first time in more than four years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will fight on Spike TV. Now, his supporting cast is official, too. In addition to the previously announced...
  50. "TUF 13" coach Junior Dos Santos: Weak-chinned Brock Lesnar can't take a punch
    LAS VEGAS – Just a few short weeks ago, things really didn't seem to be working out for top UFC heavyweight contender Junior Dos Santos (12-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC). Despite earning a shot at the UFC's...
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 ... 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 [320] 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 ... 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716