Rory MacDonald News
Monday 06.17.2013 1:23am ET | View Full Article
What people fail to realize is the concept of morning isn't a temporal phenomenon, it's a state of mind.
Therefore what you perceive morning to be could actually be different than what I believe morning is. Morning for me could actually be the color of a kitchen table, or the taste of an apple. Therefore when we say we're releasing the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, the only requisite for it is ac...
Sunday 06.16.2013 7:24pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on Fox 8 Play-by-Play: Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger
Sunday 06.16.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
After recording arguably the biggest win of his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career against Tyron Woodley at UFC 161 on Saturday night (June 15, 2013), Jake Shields only wants the road to get more difficult.
Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC) surprised many people at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, when he brought an end to the hype train of "T-Wood" in the form of a razor-thin split d...
Tuesday 06.11.2013 10:04am ET | View Full Article
(At one point, Jones tried to pull away because he thought the handshake was over, but Chael held on for like a half-second longer. It was, without question, the most challenging moment of Jones's professional MMA career. / Photo via Getty Images)
By Matt Saccaro
The fight game isn’t just about tatted-up white guys with shaved heads hitting each other in the face. If it were, BodogFIGHT and t...
Thursday 06.06.2013 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
For the last year, Johny Hendricks has been asked the same question.
"Will George St. Pierre be next for you?"
The current top welterweight contender had to deal with the questions ever since he flattened then-number two ranked Jon Fitch at UFC 141 in just 12 seconds.
Since then, he's beat a trio of fellow top 10 170-pounders Josh Koscheck, Martin Kampmann and former interim welterweight cham...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
Despite coming up short in his previous two bouts against Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5 and Nick Diaz at UFC 137, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight and Lightweight Champion B.J. Penn isn't quite ready to call it a career just yet.
"The Prodigy" is considering a return to action in the 155-pound division, according to a report on UFC Tonight.
If and when he does come back...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 4:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC president Dana White has made no secret of his desire for former Welterweight and Lightweight champ B.J. Penn to call it a career. Here's what Dana said about it at the UFC 160 post-fight media scrum:
"B.J. is too tough for his own good," White said. "B.J. might not get knocked out, but the shots that B.J. took would have knocked out a normal human being. He's had his head bounced off the ca...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 11:30am ET | View Full Article
(Well, at least we had the same reaction to this news as Penn himself.)
Former lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn is one of the best fighters in MMA history, pound for pound. There is no debating this. However, the thirty four year-old has also only won a single fight in his last six outings, and just three in his last nine fights, dating back the last four and a half years.
Wednesday 06.05.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
UFC President Dana White may want B.J. Penn to retire, but the former two-division champ isn't ready to make it that easy.
Penn, who White recently referred to as "too tough for his own good" hasn't yet closed the door on his career, according to a report from MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani made on Tuesday's edition of UFC Tonight.
The 34-year-old legend last fought at UFC on FOX 5, losing to ...
Wednesday 06.05.2013 12:04am ET | View Full Article
Despite Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White pleading for B.J. Penn to hang up the gloves for good, "The Prodigy" isn't closing the door on active competition just yet.
In a media scrum following the UFC 160 post-fight press conference last month, White told reporters that he would like to see Penn call it quits when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition, asserting that the...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 7:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on Fox 8 is scheduled for July 27th in the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, and the card is pretty much full now. The main event will see Demetrious Johnson defend his UFC flyweight title against John Moraga, in a bout that was originally scheduled for the TUF 17 Finale. In the co-main, Jake Ellenberger will look to build on his UFC 158 win over Nate Marquardt when he takes on Canadian standout Rory...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 3:03pm ET | View Full Article
Hard-hitting veteran slugger Robbie Lawler will look to keep his momentum going when he trades leather with fellow striker Siyar Bahadurzada as part of the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 fight card, scheduled for July 27, 2013 at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
"The Great" replaces Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine, who was forced to withdraw from the 170-pound affair due to injury.
After more th...
Saturday 06.01.2013 10:00am ET | View Full Article
For one brief shining moment, Liz Carmouche was on top of the women's MMA world, most specifically when Ronda Rousey was wearing her like a backpack and taking a bite out of her arm. Carmouche was the benefit of a division suddenly at the forefront of it's sport with only one name fighter to carry it. She received the outsized treatment that can come when vaunted challengers are scarce. But along...
Friday 05.31.2013 10:14pm ET | View Full Article
With Miesha Tate's sudden shift to a coaching role on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18, Liz Carmouche was in need of an opponent for UFC on FOX 8. She got one on Friday (May 31, 2013) in the former of an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) newcomer.
According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, the unheralded Jessica Andrade will make her Octagon debut against the former bantamweight t...
Friday 05.31.2013 11:24am ET | View Full Article
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Georges St. Pierre
Tuesday 05.28.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now features "official" rankings on its website, UFC.com, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (May 25, 2013) UFC 160 show in Newark, New Jersey.
The biggest movers and sha...
Sunday 05.26.2013 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC 160: "Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2" took place Saturday night (May 25, 2013) in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Cain Velasquez defeating Antonio Silva by first-round knockout (again) in the main event for his first-carer Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title defence.
With an event that saw six of the 12 bouts on the card end by (technical) knockout or submission, including four of five o...
Sunday 05.26.2013 11:30am ET | View Full Article
B.J. Penn has often teased mixed martial arts (MMA) retirement, most recently after a five-round beatdown at the hands of Nick Diaz at UFC 137 in Oct. 2011.
"The Prodigy," however, returned to the Octagon more than one year later, accepting a bout with up-and-coming Welterweight sensation Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 5: "Henderson vs. Diaz" in Dec. 2012. Penn would go onto drop another lopsided...
Saturday 05.25.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
Welterweights Rick Story (15-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) faces Mike Pyle (24-8-1 MMA, 7-3 UFC) headline tonight's UFC 160 preliminary card special on FX. Both are coming off 1st round TKO wins of their respective opponents. Story is coming in as a replacement for the injured Gunnar Nelson, the Icelandic prospect who has won his first two fights in the UFC.
While Pyle/Nelson was a good fight on paper, Pyle v...
Saturday 05.25.2013 2:01am ET | View Full Article
Guess who's back again, Maniacs?
The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with a complete website redesign and this time, it's offering an even bigger freeroll for MMAmania.com readers. If you're not familiar with how the site works, here's a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves.
Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points a...