We all know that Dana White is a gambler but he is taking a big one at UFC 156. Alistair Overeem is scheduled to return but will not be stepping right back into a title fight. The former champion will instead have to go throw a giant en route to a championship fight.
Antonio Bigfoot Silva has been calling out Alistair Overeem and it appears that the UFC have listened. The former Strikeforce fighters have been signed to fight on the UFC Super Bowl weekend extravaganza on February 2. The fight of course is contingent on Overeem getting his license back after being suspended for testing positive for PEDs. Overeem can apply for the license as soon as December 27. Although it is certainly not a guarantee.
“Come Dec. 27, he’s like any other fighter,” NAC executive director Keith Kizer said. “He’s free to apply for his license. The ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, antonio silva, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC 155, UFC 156
The UFC is hoping to rebound from a lackluster 2012 on pay per view with a big wish list of fights for 2013. The promotion is eyeing five big fights with hopes of shattering records and delivering fans the most exciting year in UFC history.
MMA writer Dave Meltzer breaks down the 2013 strategy in his latest issue of the Wrestling Observer newsletter. Meltzer breaks down the top five superfights with some context in what could turn into the most pivotal year in MMA history.
“There is also the hope, obviously, that they can do a huge year on PPV if injuries don’t get in the way. Anderson Silva is going to the 11/17 show in Montreal. If GSP wins, they are going to have a call out or confrontation to set up Silva vs. GSP. Of course, GSP has to win his match. The idea or hope is ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, anderson silva, Cain Velasquez, Cristiane Cyborg Santos, Georges St. Pierre, Jon Jones, Junior dos Santos, nick diaz, Ronda Rousey
Chael Sonnen has officially announced that he will be moving up to 205 and will play with the big boys at light heavyweight. Sonnen will make his debut against a former UFC light heavyweight champion to help the UFC close out the year on December 29 at UFC 155.
It was officially announced on Tuesday that Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin will go down on December 29. The fight marks Sonnen’s UFC debut at 205 pounds and the start of his quest to fight for the light heavyweight championship. Sonnen will be looking to bounce back off a loss while Griffin will hope to put together back to back wins.
Believe it or not, this is not the first time Sonnen and Griffin have fought in MMA. The two UFC fighters fought before joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship on a smaller regional show several years ago. Griffin defeated by Sonnen via submission in ..click here to read more
Cain Velasquez, Chael Sonnen, forrest griffin, Jon Jones, Junior dos Santos, UFC 155
The UFC heavyweight championship picture will finally have some stability. After a week of chaos, Dana White has finally answered the million dollar question. Cain Velasquez will get the next title shot.
Dana White set off a firestorm a week ago when he told reporters that not only did Junior Dos Santos request to fight Alistair Overeem instead of Cain Velasquez, but that the UFC were considering it. After a week of debate by both MMA fans and media, White cleared up the situation at the UFC 150 post fight press conference.
Alistair Overeem was originally scheduled to fight Junior Dos Santos back in May but had to pull out of the fighter after losing his license. Overeem tested positive in a pre-fight PED test for elevated levels of testosterone and had his license suspended until December. Even on the sidelines, Overeem began a trash talking campaign against the ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UC 155
Alistair Overeem is certainly making the most of PED suspension. He may not be able to fight, but it won’t stop him from promoting one. Overeem is confident that he will get licensed and has three words for Junior Dos Santos, “Let’s do it.”
Now that Anderson Silva has shut Chael Sonnen up and Josh Koscheck is on the sidelines, Overeem is becoming the “Rowdy” Roddy Piper of MMA. Whether it is by design or sheer luck, Overeem’s recent taunts of Junior Dos Santos have gotten to the UFC heavyweight champion. Dos Santos is so upset with Overeem, he recently asked the UFC to cancel his next fight with Cain Velasquez in favor of Overeem. Overeem’s recent comments will only further enrage the champ.
Overeem was interviewed on FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight and continued his verbal assault on JDS. Overeem continued telling the world that the champion is afraid ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos
The highly anticipated Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez UFC heavyweight title fight may have to wait. The champ is trying to change direction, instead wishing to shut up the fighting words of another top contender.
One of the biggest MMA mysteries of the last few weeks has been the Dos Santos vs. Velasquez rematch. Velasquez’s camp has publicly stated that they have asked for a date with the champ with no luck. Dos Santos and camp have shut down any rumors about an injury. So what is the delay in setting up arguably the biggest fight on the UFC docket? Alistair Overeem.
UFC president Dana White told reporters over the weekend that Dos Santos is trying to change direction on the UFC heavyweight title road. After proclaiming Velasquez as the number one contender, White now says that Dos Santos would rather wait for Alistair Overeem. Whether it was by design or ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, dana white, Junior dos Santos
Even nice guys have their limits. Junior Dos Santos is considered to be one of the nicest guys in and out of the UFC. Yet even he is starting to get annoyed with Alistair Overeem’s recent accusations that he is scared of fighting the Demolition Man.
Anyone that watched Junior Dos Santos coach on The Ultimate Fighter could see what a genuinely nice guy the UFC world heavyweight champion is. Even his opposing coach Brock Lesnar said how he grew to like Junior filming the show. That is why any kind of trash talk coming from JDS is a rare event.
Alistair Overeem is slowly bringing an aggressive side out of the champion. Overeem was scheduled to fight Dos Santos for the title back in May. The fight was cancelled after Overeem was popped for high levels of testosterone on a pre-fight drug test. Ever since that happened, both fighters have taken ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, Chael Sonnen, Junior dos Santos
Alistair Overeem watched his UFC title shot and credibility slip through his fingers overnight. Overeem will eventually fight again but can he restore his image? According to Overeem there should be no questions about PED use the next time he steps foot in the octagon.
Alistair Overeem has turned into one of the most polarizing figures in all of MMA. Overeem went from a favorite among MMA fans after sending Brock Lesnar into retirement to the poster child for PED abuse in sports. Overeem knows that there will be plenty of questions when he comes back and for the rest of his career regarding his freakish physique.
Overeem popped up at UFC 148 over the weekend and made himself available to the media. Overeem talked to reporter Ariel Helwani about a number of topics, including PEDs. I’ll give Overeem some credit. Unlike some former fighters (Chael Sonnen) who get busted and try ..click here to read more
Alistair Overeem, Ariel Helwani, Junior dos Santos
Ok, I did it. A while back, I wrote a similar piece and prefaced it by stating that fighters would probably get hurt along the way. Well, we got through Jones vs Evans, which I was thankful for since the piece was posted not-too-long before the event itself. Then the voodoo-training Gods just unmercifully struck down numerous fighters (and as a result, entire cards) with injuries. While I doubt Dana and Joe Silva get paid overtime, something tells me they’d be living off a steady diet of Five Hour Energy and takeout over the past few months if they did (I wouldn’t worry about their wallets though, folks. Something tells me they’ll be just fine). With arguably the biggest fight of the year set for tomorrow night, here is a follow up to that ill-fated March piece with an updated schedule.
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II
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anderson silva, Ben Henderson, Cain Velasquez. Frankie Edgar, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Jon Jones, Junior dos Santos, Mark Munoz, UFC 148, UFC 149, UFC 150, UFC 151, UFC 152, Urijah Faber
One of the biggest UFC fights in championship history will have to wait a few weeks. An announcement earlier this week about the upcoming Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez UFC heavyweight title rematch may have been a bit premature according to one camp.
UFC president Dana White announced at the UFC on FX 3 press conference that the UFC had slotted the highly anticipated Dos Santos vs. Velasquez rematch for UFC 152 in Toronto. However, a new report out of Tatame.com tells a slightly different story.
According to the article, Cain Velasquez has a broken hand that will delay the fight. Dos Santos’ manager told the website, “The fight is with Velasquez, but no definite date. It was speculated for September, but that is unreal. Velasquez is also with a broken hand, its ..click here to read more
B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, Rory MacDonald, UFC 152
We aren’t even into summer yet and the UFC is moving ahead with some big fall plans. According to several reports, two big championship fights are heading your way and the UFC has tentative dates for both headline fights.
The first big and I do mean big fight will head to Toronto, Canada on September 22. The UFC have targeted UFC 152 to hold the highly anticipated Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez UFC heavyweight championship rematch. The fight will be supported underneath in the co-main event with BJ Penn returning to the octagon to fight Canadian Rory MacDonald.
The second big championship fight will touch down on November 3 at UFC 154 also in Canada, specifically Montreal. Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return after a lengthy hiatus ..click here to read more
B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Carlos Condit, Georges St. Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Junior dos Santos, Martin Kampmann, nick diaz, Rory MacDonald, UFC 151, UFC 152, UFC 154
The UFC 146 all heavyweight fight show delivered what you wanted if you expected fast knockouts, exciting fights, and lots of blood. It was only fitting that the main-event would end with a 6’3” 261 pound man flat on his back in the championship fight.
Junior Dos Santos throttled Frank Mir with a second round TKO. Dos Santos kept the fight up top and refused to go to the ground with Mir. Dos Santos noted after the fight that his hand hurt which could signify a broken hand for the champion. Otherwise it was a fairly crisp performance for a first-time heavyweight title defense.
Frank Mir told the world he was going to open up the fight and immediately try and take Dos Santos down in the guard and that is exactly what he did. Unfortunately for him Dos Santos was ready and didn’t go down. Mir wound up fighting a stand ..click here to read more
antonio silva, Brock Lesnar, C.B. Dalloway, Cain Velasquez, dan hardy, Dave Herman, Jason Miller, Junior dos Santos, Lavar Johnson, Mark Hunt, Roy Nelson, Shane Del Rosario, Stefan Struve, Stipe Miocic, UFC 146