Tag Archive for Full

ESPN Acquires Full UFC Package, Adds Broadcast Television Deal to Streaming Rights

ESPN is going all-in on the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: Tyron Woodley ‘Couldn’t Be More Full of S—t’ About Nate Diaz Fight

Just like he did in December, UFC President Dana White is denying Tyron Woodley’s claims that a fight with Nate Diaz is in the works.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Midnight Mania! Dana White calls Tyron Woodley full of shit, Woodley fires back

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Despite Dana White’s strong feelings about it, Tyron Woodley continues to push for this Nate Diaz fight. Nate wants the bout too, telling ESPN.com:

“I’m getting to the point where I’m sick of not fighting. I’m not getting any younger,” Diaz told ESPN. “I put that tweet out saying I wanted to fight in May or June, but I didn’t say who because I was weighing my options. And now, Woodley is my best option.

”I see him on TMZ every week, talking about me. I’m like, ‘What the f—? If that’s what you want to do.’ It’s not really my weight class, but I’m with it. I think it’s my title we’re fighting for. If he’s the one calling me out, whose title are we fighting for? Who’s the real champion here?”

Diaz is right about Woodley calling him (literally) on TMZ.

Dana fired back with all the scorn he could muster, telling UFC Tonight that the welterweight champion is full of shit. Via MMAFighting.com:

“[Woodley’s] full of sh*t,” White said. “That fight was never made, you couldn’t be more wrong, he couldn’t be more full of sh*t, and it’s absolutely not true. It’s so not true that our lawyer hit him up today and said he needs to stop saying these kind of things, because it’s absolutely not true.”

“Dos Anjos is the fight we’re looking at for Woodley,” White said. “That’s the fair fight, he just won a great fight against Robbie Lawler and looked good and what I love about that fight is dos Anjos will bring it. He will come after Tyron Woodley and it will be a great fight. That’s the fight that’s gonna happen.”

White also repeated his talking point that Diaz had turned down several fights with lightweight opponents:

“We’ve offered Nate Diaz five or six fights in the last several months and he’s turned them all down,” White said. “I’ve said many times over the last several months that I don’t see Nate Diaz fighting. Will he fight this year? Maybe he’ll come out and see he wants to fight eventually, but no, he’s turned down every fight we’ve offered.“

Woodley wasn’t long in responding to Dana White, and he certainly has a point.

White, not unlike the current United States President, does have a long and frequent history of factually incorrect and misleading statements. Among many other examples, he said Anderson Silva would not be fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 (hours before the bout was announced), and most memorably denied the UFC was being sold for 4 billion dollars, including releasing a memo to his employees to that effect. (Many of those employees were subsequently let go.)

In this case, Tyron Woodley is angling for a bout which, divisionally, makes very little sense, but from a promotional standpoint, might very well make sense. Given the direction WME-IMG have taken in these cases lately, it does seem possible Woodley is right.


Insomnia

Some Wednesday trash talk between Tyron Woodley and Rafael Dos Anjos also went down:

TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt went at it on Twitter too:

Congratulations to Robert Whittaker and his wife on the birth of Bobby Knuckles Jr., destined to rule women’s divisions twenty years from now.

Do we approve or disapprove of these Reebok jerseys?

I never wanted to know this about Kenny Florian.

Head movement! Head movement! Head movement:

This seems like a great grappling match to make.



Slips, Rips, and Head Kicks

Head kicks are cool

Early Groovy Lando

Look at this spinning back kick.


Podcasts and Video

The MMA Outsiders! Check us out on SoundCloud as well as iTunes and Stitcher on the official MMA Mania channel! And be sure to follow MMA Mania on Youtube!

My top three fights for UFC 221 are Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero, Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes, and the debut of Israel Adesanya.

Meisha Tate says the Cyborg title defense isn’t enough for her to buy UFC 222.

Dominick Cruz on the secrets to life:


Random Land

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Dana White: Tyron Woodley ‘Couldn’t Be More Full of S—t’ About Nate Diaz Fight

Just like he did in December, UFC President Dana White is denying Tyron Woodley’s claims that a fight with Nate Diaz is in the works.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: Tyron Woodley ‘Couldn’t Be More Full of S—t’ About Nate Diaz Fight

Just like he did in December, UFC President Dana White is denying Tyron Woodley’s claims that a fight with Nate Diaz is in the works.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: Tyron Woodley ‘Couldn’t Be More Full of S—t’ About Nate Diaz Fight

Just like he did in December, UFC President Dana White is denying Tyron Woodley’s claims that a fight with Nate Diaz is in the works.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Lyoto Machida vs. Eryk Anders full fight video highlights – UFC Fight Night 125

Despite getting his face bloodied throughout 25 minutes of action last night (Sat., Feb. 3, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 125 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Arena Guilherme Paraense in Belem, Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida captured a split-decision win over formerly undefeated middleweight contender Eryk Anders.

Machida would find some success early by dropping Anders with a sweeping leg kick. “The Dragon” was back to his usual tricks as he eluded danger on the Octagon warning track and controlled the action. That was until Anders landed a solid straight left in the second round that sent the former champion back into the cage.

Anders would add to his efforts by landing a nasty inside knee in Round 3. It left a cut on the bridge of Machida’s nose, which ultimately spilled blood into the eye and mouth of “The Dragon.” Still, Machida was able to mix in some timely counter shots whenever Anders pressed his offense. He was taken down by Anders a few times, but quickly returned to his feet where he was able to score points with precision punching and piercing body kicks.

It was a back-and-forth affair that had a few momentum changes, but it was Machida who did enough through the course of five rounds to walk away with the split-decision win.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Machida gets back into the win column after dropping his last three Octagon appearances. Machida called out former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping after the victory and may end up getting his wish. It would be a nice retirement matchup for “The Count,” and another chance for Machida to prove he’s still a contender at 185 pounds.

For complete UFC Fight Night 125 results and coverage click here.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

White: ‘Showtime is full of s—t, I despise those f—king guys’

There was a time in the somewhat-distant past when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was a huge fan of Strikeforce. The Showtime network, however, which aired the majority of Scott Coker’s televised events, will forever be in White’s doghouse.

Especially after the way it handled the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match.

“Think about this and I don’t give a shit about Showtime’s fucking full of shit press release they put out — it’s the biggest fight ever,” White told Yahoo! Sports (transcribed by MMA Weekly). “Ever in combat sports history.”

The numbers released by Showtime were far different than what White and his band of “Money” men released in the wake of last August’s pugilistic spectacle. The former had May-Mac falling short of breaking the pay-per-view (PPV) record while the latter placed it at No. 1, all time.

“The thing did over 6.7 million buys and if the service didn’t drop, we would have gotten closer to 7 million,” White continued. “The way that they handled that press release and what they did — I didn’t trust them before and now I despise those fucking guys. The Showtime guys, I’ll never work with them again. Ever.”

I don’t think they’re on the page with that one, either.

On the heels of his success with Mayweather vs. McGregor, White is expected to dip his toe into the boxing world later this year. It will be interesting to see what resistance he faces — if any — in a sport where Showtime already has proven success.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza full fight video highlights – UFC 219

Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely dominated Edson Barboza in his return to the cage last night (Sat., Dec. 30, 2017) at UFC 219 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, eventually winning a completely lopsided unanimous decision (30-24, 30-25 X2).

Outside of a few hard leg kicks and body kicks early into the fight, Nurmagomedov walked through everything Barboza offered. He stalked the Brazilian down, landed punches, kicks, takedowns, and heavy ground-and-pound that busted and wilted “Junior.” In the end, Nurmagomedov easily walked away with the victory.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Khabib essentially locks up a title fight with current interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson sometime early next year. And if the undefeated contender can get through “El Cucuy” he should be able to get his hands on Conor McGregor sometime in the summer.

For complete UFC 219 results and coverage click here.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Video: Watch ‘Countdown’ to UFC 218 full episode for ‘Holloway vs Aldo 2’

UFC 218 is all set to go down from inside Little Caesars Arena and will feature a featherweight title rematch featuring division champion Max Holloway defending his belt against the man he took it from, Jose Aldo, this Saturday night (Dec. 2, 2017) in Detroit, Michigan.

To help fans get amped for this weekend’s pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza, the promotion recently released its “Countdown to UFC 218” video special on FOX Sports 1, the same channel that airs the UFC 218 “Prelims” on Saturday night.

Also getting the “Countdown” treatment is the heavyweight bout pitting former division title contender Alistair Overeem taking on heavy-handed Francis Ngannou, possibly for a shot at the division strap. Furthermore, Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje get their time in the spotlight, as well, ahead of thier pivotal lightweight scrap.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 218: “Holloway vs Aldo 2” click here.

MMAmania.com – All Posts