Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Interviews News - Page 1

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor was offered $5M to fight Chinese kickboxer
(https:)
With the combat sports rumor mill buzzing about Floyd Mayweather’s on-again-off-again kickboxing exhibition bout with Japanese star Tenshin Nasukawa, it’s only natural that his rivals might be feeling left out. That may explain why John Kavanagh dropped a rumor of his own in a recent interview about his student and good friend Conor McGregor, who just so happened to be the other half of Mayweather’s August 2017 crossover boxing bout that did blockbuster numbers. The former UFC two-division champion has already weighed in on Mayweather’s potential Rizin Fighting Federation meeting with Nasukawa, and now his coach is saying that “The Notorious” is no stranger to receiving wild offers himself.
Submitted Nov 22, 2018 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Sean O’Malley says right now he’s ‘making around $4,500 a month through gaming’
(https:)
Sean O’Malley is trying to stay positive while he’s stuck on the sidelines. The undefeated 24-year-old bantamweight is currently serving a six-month suspension handed out by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug ostarine in a September drug test ahead of his UFC 229 fight against Jose Quinonez — a test result that O’Malley believes to be the result of a tainted supplement.
Submitted Nov 22, 2018 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Miesha Tate says move to ONE partly because she doesn’t ‘identify’ with the ‘sh*t show’ western promotion has become
(https:)
Miesha Tate is beginning a brand new journey. A retired women’s MMA legend and former UFC bantamweight champion, Tate agreed to a deal last week that will see her join ONE Championship in an executive role as vice president. Tate is expected to serve as both a color commentator and brand ambassador for the Singapore-based promotion, and she and her significant other, MMA fighter Johnny Nunez, have begun the process of moving to Singapore.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Asian MMA, Interviews
 
Bryce Mitchell considers himself ‘lucky’ despite horrific scrotum injury
(https:)
Bryce Mitchell can laugh about it now, but it’s difficult to imagine anyone having a sense of humor about the injury he suffered this past August. In a series of social media posts that would unsettle an iron stomach, the 24-year-old UFC featherweight shared the details of an accident that involved a drill, his scrotum, and a bloody pair of shorts. Suffice to say, fresh off of a stint on The Ultimate Fighter 27 and his first official UFC win — a majority decision nod over Tyler Diamond at the show’s finale — this wasn’t how Mitchell was looking to make headlines. Miraculously, the damage to Mitchell has mostly been cosmetic and he was back in the gym training just three weeks after the accident occurred. Looking back, the undefeated fighter realizes how fortunate he was, and he recently spoke to MMA Fighting about the moment he thought his days were numbered...
Submitted Oct 28, 2018 12:47PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC, Interviews
 
Carla Esparza accuses Claudia Gadelha of greasing at UFC 225: ‘She’s a cheater’
(https:)
Carla Esparza believes Claudia Gadelha cheated her way to a split-decision win in their back and forth strawweight clash at UFC 225. Esparza insisted that Gadelha greased before the fight and now regrets not informing a referee.
Submitted Jun 12, 2018 5:20AM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping’s on-air beef with Colby Covington was untimely (and unnecessary)
(https:)
It’s exceedingly easy to hate on Colby Covington, especially after he vowed to take his newly won interim belt to the White House for Donald Trump to run a cold finger over. But it’s quite another to dress him down on a post-fight show right after he wins that belt, which Michael Bisping did late on Saturday night. If you expect high-road professionalism from Bisping in his role as an analyst, five words spring immediately to mind. Good luck with that, booday. In fact, the whole segment — which lasted five minutes and aired live on Fox Sports 1 after UFC 225 — took on the complexion of an SNL skit, with Covington on one half of the split screen sporting shades, his belt and his trademark smug smile, and Bisping on the other, taking umbrage at how Covington called the panel out for doubting his chances against Rafael dos Anjos. It was uncomfortable, weird, comical, even a little mortifying — and sometimes all of those things at once (like when poor Michelle Waterson forgot her question). It was also untimely. Check it out for yourself.
Submitted Jun 11, 2018 3:01PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
UFC 225's Joseph Benavidez happy to return from long layoff, unhappy being 'buried' on UFC Fight Pass
(https:)
As he prepares to return from an an 18-month-long layoff, Joseph Benavidez has a few reasons to be happy. But then there are others in which Benavidez isn’t all that happy. Benavidez, the No. 2 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, meets No. 6 fighter Pettis in a meaningful fight for the division. In fact, should he beat Pettis and add a seventh win to his current streak, Benavidez thinks it will be hard to deny him a third stab at champ Demetrious Johnson. Despite its possible ramifications, the flyweight bout is only the third fight of the evening and will be featured on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed preliminary card at Chicago’s United Center. Asked about it, Benavidez makes no secret of his feelings on the card placement.
Submitted Jun 4, 2018 5:52PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Chuck Liddell announces that he’s coming out of retirement, targeting Tito Ortiz fight in late 2018
(https:)
After years of teasing a potential comeback, UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he is officially coming out of retirement. The 48-year-old Liddell is targeting a third fight against rival Tito Ortiz and is hopeful a deal gets done with Oscar de la Hoya to promote the contest under Golden Boy’s much-discussed potential move into the MMA space.
Submitted May 14, 2018 4:27PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
‘Rejuvenated’ Sarah Kaufman believes Invicta title is step toward proving she’s top women’s bantamweight
(https:)
Sarah Kaufman was once considered the best women’s bantamweight fighter in the world, the Strikeforce champion. Eight years later, Kaufman believes she still carries that distinction — and she’s eager to prove it.
Submitted May 3, 2018 6:01PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
 
Justin Gaethje calls KO loss to Eddie Alvarez a 'dream come true'
(https:)
Justin Gaethje may have suffered the first loss of his MMA career when he battled Eddie Alvarez this month at UFC 218, but that’s not what matters most to the former World Series of Fighting champion. Gaethje has long vowed that the entertainment value of his fights is more important than the result, and with Alvarez vs. Gaethje a surefire lock to land on nearly every major ‘Fight of the Year’ list for 2017, Gaethje is simply happy that the contest lived up to people’s lofty expectations.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 12:20AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Oscar De La Hoya says he’s been ‘secretly training’ and could beat Conor McGregor in ‘two rounds’
(https:)
Just when you thought there was no one left to call out Conor McGregor, another famous name has thrown their hat in the proverbial ring. Speaking on DashRadio, former boxing champion-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya revealed that not only has he been getting back into fighting shape, he’s doing so with the idea that even at the age of 44 he can still take out “The Notorious”.
Submitted Nov 14, 2017 12:31AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
(https:)
It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down during some sort of outdoor activity. Michael Bisping, for his part, went through both during what seems to be some sort of cursed trip.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Pat Barry recalls battles with addiction, hurting Rose Namajunas’ career, and getting sober
(https:)
For Pat Barry, everything came crashing down because of a pizza. It was last July and he had finished a sparring session with Brock Lesnar in Alexandria, Minn. and wanted to eat, and what’s a little pizza without a drink? Especially when the locals are spending their time side-eyeing you, wondering what in the hell you’re doing there?
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:43AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Alistair Overeem says Fedor Emelianenko is not the greatest heavyweight ever: He fought cans and declined to fight me
(https:)
One of the biggest questions that has persisted throughout combat sports history is how long is too long to stick around? The nature of the fight game, blunt force trauma to the head, means that it’s better suited to young men but the reality is that aging veterans and legends of the sport often have a hard time letting go, often to their detriment. Most recently, these questions about when to walk away have surfaced regarding two of MMA’s all-time greats: B.J. Penn and Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
(mmajunkie.com)
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
(https:)
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Mark Hunt: ‘Crock of sh*t’ that ‘cheater’ Alistair Overeem was allowed IV before UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
Earlier this year, Mark Hunt faced off against Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 amidst a sea of controversy regarding Hunt’s relationship with the UFC. At the time, Hunt was — and still is — in the midst of taking the UFC to court over the way the promotion handled Brock Lesnar’s entry into UFC 200 and subsequent drug testing failure. Hunt spent much of the lead-up to UFC 209 heavily criticizing the UFC while repeatedly pointing out how the organization matched him up, once again, against a foe with a murky history of PED use in Overeem.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 10:02PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Mighty Mouse speaks out against Dana White and the UFCs bullying and unfair treatment
(https:)
Demetrious Johnson has had enough. On the cusp of making history, the UFC flyweight champion, who is one title defense away from becoming the most successful champion in UFC history, has provided MMA Fighting with an exclusive statement (below) about his current relationship with the UFC. Over the past month, the UFC has attempted to book Johnson in a title fight versus bantamweight contender TJ Dillashaw, however, Johnson has resisted that idea.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 7:10PM by FKA - 17 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Luke Rockhold encourages fellow middleweights to stand ground, tell UFC 'f*ck you'
(mmafighting.com)
Luke Rockhold has lost just once in the last four years, and yet he’s nowhere near a title shot. That’s because the man who beat him 11 months ago, Michael Bisping, is waiting for his next challenge in the form of Georges St-Pierre, and that fight isn’t expected to take place until sometime after October. Needless to say, the former champion Rockhold — who lost the title to Bisping at UFC 199 last June — doesn’t know his current bearings, especially with Yoel Romero sitting idly as the No. 1 contender and Robert Whittaker fast-emerging behind him.
Submitted May 10, 2017 12:08AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White on McGegor vs Mayweather: ‘We Just Lost Our Date’
(mmaweekly.com)
Although UFC president Dana White has been fairly consistent in saying that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor isn’t even close to being signed, on Saturday night, he admitted that they did have a target date for the fight… until Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took it.
Submitted May 8, 2017 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » December 2018
  » November 2018
  » October 2018
  » September 2018
  » August 2018
  » July 2018
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories