“We care about our fighters and our fans and are proud of the company we have built. Today’s legal filing is procedural in nature, asking the court in California to transfer the cases to Nevada. Nevada has by far the strongest connection to the allegations in the complaint. Zuffa is headquartered in Las Vegas. The UFC employees who may be witnesses live and work in Las Vegas, and many fighters and other potential witnesses are also in Las Vegas. More UFC events take place in Las Vegas than in any other city and the plaintiffs all agreed to lit
The UFC Fight Night card on February 14 in Broomfield, Colorado took a hit Friday, when it was revealed that Welterweight standout Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson has suffered a rib injury in training, scrapping him from his main event bout against Brandon Thatch.Stay tuned to UFC.com for the announcement of a new main event. Read the Full Article Here
UFC 183, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz and the welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Kelvin Gastelum, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
Due to a rib injury, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 184 main event bout against Vitor Belfort on February 28. Moving into the main event slot at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles will be the UFC women's bantamweight title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and number one contender Cat Zingano.
Fight fans knew that Irish featherweight star Conor McGregor was going to be entertaining during his UFC 183 pre-weigh-in Q&A at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. What they didn’t expect was that they would get a fight announcement, but “The Notorious” one delivered, declaring that his challenge of featherweight champion Jose Aldo will take place on Saturday, July 11 as the main event of UFC 189.
UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz
The Spider arriving in @Vegas for #UFC183 Fight Week! @SpiderAnderson #TheTimeIsNow pic.twitter.com/1jJYhV7np1
— UFC (@ufc) January 28, 2015
#WhereIsNickDiaz #UFC183 #UFC pic.twitter.com/CFYjXxKRnJ
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 28, 2015
The eagle has landed. The eagle has landed. #209
— Dave Sholler (@Sholler_UFC) January 29, 2015
It’s 2pm Pacific time on January 20, and Nick Diaz is awake. That wouldn’t have been the case 30 minutes earlier, but Diaz never does anything like everyone else. That means training at night, sleeping in during the day, and doing it all over again, just like he has for 15 of his 31 years.“I've missed out on everything that's going on in the day,” he chuckles, a fitting statement considering that eight days later, the headlines throughout the mixed martial arts world screamed about him missing the open workout for his UFC 183 main event bout against Anderson Silva.
Joe Lauzon does not have a picture of Anthony Pettis on his mirror. There is no call for revenge against the UFC lightweight champion, no daily talks to himself about a quest for the title and a rematch with the man who defeated him nearly three years ago.Joe Lauzon is concerned with today, and only today. The rest will figure itself out.
1Current ranking of Anderson Silva as a UFC middleweight 2457Days of Silva’s former reign as UFC middleweight champion, longest reign in UFC history16Wins by “The Spider” inside the Octagon, tied for 3rd most in UFC history behind UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ 18 and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s 1912Post-fight bonuses by Silva, 2nd most in UFC history behind Joe Lauzons’ 1314Finishes by The Spider, most in UFC history11KO/TKOs by Silva, tied with Vitor Belfort for most in UFC history4KO/TKOs by Silva via a knee or a kick, tied for
It’s been a chaotic ride for Kelvin Gastelum, but one he’s making sure he takes the time to enjoy.The Arizona native came to Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter as a 21-year-old hopeful with only a handful of professional fights under his belt, and he saw the reality show as his way to gain entry onto the biggest stage in MMA.
A pair of exciting matchups have been added to the UFC Fight Night card in Rio De Janeiro on March 21, as Brazil's own Godofredo Pepey meets up with Team Alpha Male prospect Andre Fili in a featherweight bout, and female MMA pioneer Shayna Baszler returns to take on fellow bantamweight standout Amanda Nunes at the Ginasio do Maracanazinho.The FOX Sports 1 card is headlined by Urijah Faber's pivotal bantamweight bout against Raphael Assuncao. Read the Full Article Here
The temptation to look ahead and think about where you’ll end up depending on how the dominoes fall exists for every fighter who steps into the Octagon.With a new rankings update generated almost every week and myriad websites projecting different permutations for how divisions will shake out over the next six months, it’s easy for a fighter to develop a case of “if I win this one”-itis.
Nick Diaz was asked during his UFC 183 Media Day appearance on Thursday afternoon if his no show for Wednesday’s open workouts was a calculated decision.
He grinned and raised his pinky finger to the side of his mouth, doing his best Dr. Evil impression, hinting that his headline-making absence was all part of a master plan. In reality, when it comes to Nick Diaz, nothing is planned.
Nick Diaz wanted an opportunity for a big fight, so UFC President Dana White gave him one.
Now, just hours away from one of the biggest main events in recent UFC history, the focus has turned to the actual matchup between the two icons of the sport.
White thinks there are many factors that make this fight interesting and unique.