Tarec Saffiedine News
Saturday 05.18.2013 11:48pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on FX 8 may have been short on stars, but the few that were in the arena on Saturday night made their presence felt with style.
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza put on an absolute clinic, lulling Chris Camozzi into unconsciousness within a matter of seconds after locking in a first-round arm triangle for his UFC debut. And then came Vitor Belfort. An underdog o...
Friday 05.17.2013 5:18pm ET | View Full Article
It's been a crazy, crazy week in MMA. Let's get right to finding out what's hot and what's not.
Not -- Pat Healy: After a memorable, double-bonus winning fight at UFC 159, Healy tested positive for marijuana. He lost his bonuses, worth $130,000. It was a very costly lesson.
Hot -- Bryan Caraway: He was the only other fighter at UFC 159 by submission, so he picked up Healy's vacated bonus.
Monday 05.13.2013 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...
Monday 05.13.2013 9:39am ET | View Full Article
This is Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine's two-year-old son, and he has some training to do on this laundry basket. Check out his technique on low kicks. Clearly, he has been watching Daddy and learning from him. The older Saffiedine is making his UFC debut in July against Robbie Lawler. Will he be as effective as his son is against the laundry?
Monday 05.13.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
After enduring weeks of bad publicly, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney finally went of the defensive late last week. In an extended interview with MMAFighting.com's Luke Thomas, Rebney responded to several of the accusations cast towards his promotion by current and former fighters.
Though one of the most compelling aspects of the conversation arrived when Rebney denied claims made by former UFC feathe...
Saturday 05.11.2013 4:29pm ET | View Full Article
Legend has it that Tarec Saffiedine placed headphones on his wife's womb that played Bruce Lee parables and martial arts podcasts while his son was developing in her womb. We can't confirm it, but it's possible Tarec's wife can take a shot to the stomach better than Houdini, because we think Tarec's son was kicking and throwing combos while climbing his umbilical cord to stay in shape."You can'...
Friday 05.10.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
A bantamweight fight between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza has been added to the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 fight card, according to UFC officials.
Albert is in on a three-fight losing streak, including a submission loss to Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8, 2012. Meza, who trains with UFC champion Benson Henderson, will try to bounce back from being knocked out by Chad Mendes at UFC on FX 6 o...
Friday 05.10.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
In what will probably be the final addition to the card Yaotzin Meza is facing off against John Albert at UFC on Fox 8. It's not the most scintillating of matchups, but carries with it the promise that both of these fighters will probably get cut with a loss. It's hard to say what effect that has on a fighters mentality going in, it may make the fight more exciting, or it may lead to a safe, poin...
Friday 05.10.2013 10:10am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today unveiled its first look at the upcoming poster for its UFC on FOX 8 event, which is set to take place at KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, on July 27, 2013.
"Johnson vs. Moraga" will feature a flyweight championship headliner as Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line for just the second time when he tangles with top 125-pound contender John Morag...
Thursday 05.09.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
The UFC on FOX card is now complete, with TUF 14 alum John "Prince" Albert facing Yaotzin Meza in an exciting bantamweight scrap. Albert most recently fought on last December's FOX event, while Meza, a training partner of light champion Benson Henderson, made his UFC debut at the TUF Smashes Finale.Riley. Salas Join Stacked Seattle CardUpdated April 26After a lengthy layoff due to injury, veteran...
Thursday 05.09.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Inaugural UFC® flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will make his second title defense against surging contender John Moraga on Saturday, July 27 when the UFC heads back to KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. At only 26 years old, Johnson earned the division’s title last September with a win over Joseph Benavidez. Following a unanimous decision victory over John Dodson in January, he’s now...
Sunday 05.05.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Tickets for UFC on FOX 8: "Johnson vs. Moraga," which is set to go down inside KeyArena in Seattle, Wash., on July 27, 2013, will go on sale to the general public May 17, 2013 at 10 a.m. PT.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Club members and UFC Newsletter subscribers, naturally, will be able to scoop up tickets prior to them being available for public consumption thanks to two separate...
Sunday 05.05.2013 4:30pm ET | View Full Article
"I think we will keep this fight standing, that is exciting for the fans. They like to see people standing, we have different styles standing but we are both exciting. However, if it goes to the ground I am ready to go there, it will be an exciting fight. I believe a win will put me close to being a title contender, I think one or two fights away from being a contender. Whenever you fight a top...
Friday 05.03.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
In an alternate universe, former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez fought at UFC 159, reeled in a hefty pay-per-view point paycheck from one of the year's biggest cards, and wouldn't be spending his time preparing for a long, potentially torturous court case. Unfortunately for Alvarez, that universe isn't the one we all call home.
Settlement talks between Alvarez and Bellator MMA appea...
Thursday 05.02.2013 6:00pm ET | View Full Article
When Tarec Saffiedine -- the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title -- was booked to swing leather against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8 on July 27, 2013, the collective thought was: Bangfest!
Saffiedine has been known to systematically pick apart his opponents on the feet, as he did to Nate Marquardt earlier this year at Strikeforce: "Marqaurdt vs. Saffiedine." Tarec battered and b...
Thursday 05.02.2013 12:04pm ET | View Full Article
Until today, no one has kicked the crap out of a couch better than Dave Chappelle while in his Rick James character on the Chappelle show back in 2004. That's almost ten years of holding the title of G.O.A.T couch effer upper. Pretty impressive run. Unfortunately for Dave Chappelle though, it's time to hang up those couch kicking shoes and pass the title over to a whole new king of beating the ...
Thursday 05.02.2013 8:47am ET | View Full Article
(Props: YouTube.com/TarecSaffiedine via TheUG)
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the future of the sport.
This little tyke is Tarec Saffiedine's two-year-old son, shown here during a recent sofa-training session. From his vicious leg kicks (look familiar?) to his jackhammer-esque ground-and-pound, Sponge Jr. already possesses the kind of skills that would make the Ruffo Brothers and Pretty Boy Bam B...
Wednesday 05.01.2013 7:51pm ET | View Full Article
Our sources are cited at the bottom of this post.
Rank Fighter Points Promotion Last Rank
Georges St. Pierre
Wednesday 05.01.2013 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 starting to take shape. 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 R...
Wednesday 05.01.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
UFC on Fox 8 takes place on July 27th in Seattle and while there's no line for the main event flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga yet, there are lines for two of the other big main card fights. Both will take place in the welterweight division and all four men are currently ranked in the top 10 in the UFC's official rankings. Here are the lines for Jake Ellenberger vs....