UFC Signs James Toney

March 4, 2010 19:35 by MMA Admin

Recent news from the UFC indicates that former boxing great James Toney, has just signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. Toney has won world titles in three separate weight classes, and has an impressive boxing record of 72-6-3 (2 NC) and 41 wins by knockout. Toney, who is 41 years old now, will be the most accomplished professional boxer to enter the UFC. A date has not yet been announced for his first bought.

Perth may host next Australian UFC event

February 28, 2010 02:22 by MMA Admin

According to Kevin Iole from Yahoo sports the next UFC event in Australia may be hosted in Perth. Iole recently spoke to the UFC Director of International Development, Marshall Zelaznik, who said that Perth would be the spot for the next event.

At the fight club Q & A session in Sydney, White was asked if the UFC would return to Australia, and possibly Melbourne. White responded by saying that the UFC will definitely come back to Australia, with plans to return at least once per year.

The problem is that MMA isn't licensed in Melbourne, and Iole said that if the next event is not in Sydney again, it will be Perth. 

UFC 111 Trailer

February 27, 2010 17:00 by MMA Admin

UFC 111 will take place on Saturday, March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Headlining will be GSP vs Dan Hardy and Frank Mir vs Shane Carwin

Mir wants to Lesnar to Die in the Octagon

February 26, 2010 18:46 by MMA Admin

Frank Mir recently stated that he wants to break Lesnar's neck, and wanted Lesnar to be the first one to die due to Octagon-related injuries. Mir stated that he feels as though people don't often speak their minds and are more interested in masking their real emotions in order to be politically correct. He says his hatred for Lesnar is genuine and that he doesn't care for him as a fighter or a human being. After his statement, Mir was quickly pulled back into line by the UFC and appearead to reluctantly make an apology to Lesnar and his family. Mir may get his chance to avenge his loss to Lesnar, but first he will have to defeat Shane Carwin for the interim Heavyweight Championship at UFC 111 on March 27th.

source: www.lowkick.com
image: Jon Kopaloff

Dana White - "We will be coming back to Australia"

February 21, 2010 01:18 by MMA Admin

MMA Razor was at the exclusive UFC 110 Question and Answer session today with Dana White at the Acer Arena. Fight club members posed some interesting questions to the president, who was more than happy to answer even some of the more difficult questions.

Here is a short summary of some of the main questions and answers:

Will the UFC be coming back to Australia?

Dana White said that based on Australia's initial response, that they will definitely be bringing the UFC down under again, and even mentioned the possibility of an event in Melbourne.

Will the UFC ever fight in larger venues?

The UFC likes to keep the crowd size close to 20,000 but not much bigger, so that fans will always feel close to the action. Supersized arenas are therefore not ideal for the UFC experience.

Will there be any new weight categories in the UFC such as a Super Heavyweight Category?

Dana said this is unlikely to happen. He cited that with sports like boxing things can get confusing with many weight divisions, and that things are likely to stay the way they are.

Will the UFC ever have it's own ranking system?

The UFC is happy with it's current model and prefers to give the fans the fights they want to see, rather than following a systematic ranking system which doesn't mean that the fights will always be the most exciting ones available.

Other discussions involved popular topics such as Fedor, Anderson Silva, GSP. There was also discussion of UFC training centres which will be opening in the USA, but possible countries like Australia in the future. Overall the Question and Answer session provided a positive indication of the continued international growth of the UFC, with many more exciting times for Australian fans.

UFC 110 Press Conference gets Heated

February 20, 2010 23:14 by MMA Admin

At the recent UFC 110 Press Conference things got a little heated when Michael Bisping was asked to comment on his fight with Wanderlei Silva. Bisping stated that he respects Silva as a fighter but not as a person. Although Bisping's fiancee is Australian, it appears to have not done him any favours, as if the pre-fight weigh-ins where anything to go by, the fans will be cheering for Wanderlei and booing Bisping. Watch the clip above for more. 

Wanderlei confident of KO against Bisping for UFC 110

February 18, 2010 01:33 by MMA Admin

Wanderlei Silva is looking for a fresh start in his fight against Bisping at UFC 110. After being a dominant force in Pride for so many years, Silva has only had one win against three defeats since joining the UFC. Some critics have said that Silva is over the hill, but Silva has a warning for Bisping - "I am going back to my best now", and "I badly want a victory and I want a victory Wanderlei Silva-style."

Silva states that he has fought many of the most toughest fighters in MMA, including the likes of Dan Henderson, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, and Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic, and that he fears nobody. Silva says "I don't mind getting hit in a fight. I don't think Bisping has the power to knock me out." Wanderlei has been told that Bisping has been making comments about him, and he believes that Bisping is afraid. "I've maintained my muscle and I'm going to put Bisping in real trouble".

source: www.telegraph.co.uk

A chance to meet Randy Couture in Australia

February 10, 2010 18:48 by MMA Admin

The UFC has just announced that Randy Couture will be hosting the UFC 110 viewing party. For those of you who missed the previous announcement, the UFC will be holding a viewing party at the Acer Arena, with numerous recognised MMA celebrities to attened, including the aforementioned Randy Couture.

Randy will be taking part in a Q & A session, and give the fans a chance to get up and close in personal. The UFC viewing party is a first of it's kind event, and is being setup in response to the overwhelming demand, as tickets for the event sold out in record time.

Randy said "I'm looking forward to going to Australia,” said Couture. “The fans there are very knowledgeable and passionate about the sport and it is going to be great talking with these guys. The card is stacked, with some very exciting fights and I am going to be a very interested observer".

Tickets for the viewing party are priced at $50 and can be purchased from http://premier.ticketek.com.au. Fans will also be given an official UFC 110 programme and a special commemorative laminate exclusive to fans attending the viewing party.

Randy Couture - UFC 109 Post Fight Interview

February 10, 2010 18:43 by MMA Admin

In an interview with mma fighting, Randy discusses his fight with Mark Coleman, and also talks about his future in the sport.

Anderson Silva at Heavyweight?

January 25, 2010 17:39 by MMA Admin

Recently on HDNet's "Inside MMA", Anderson Silva's manager Ed Soares discussed the possibility of Anderson Silva fighting heavyweights such as Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, or Frank Mir. Soares states that Silva "wants to be in the biggest fights possible, where it's GSP, whether it'd be at light heavyweight, or whether it'd even be at heavyweight". A move to Heavyweight for Silva is not unthinkable. At 6"2', Silva would likely be able to put on enough weight to make the division. Silva fought two boughts at Light Heavyweight not so long ago, with convincing wins over James Irvin and former Light Heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

Simply put, Silva wants to be involved in the big pay-per-views that the fans want to watch.