The above video features UFC woman's 145 lbs champion Ronda Rousey and Jim Rome discussing the topic of sex before a fight. This isn't the first time Rousey has fielded questions regarding pre-fight sex. Video after the jump.
The Maximum Fighting Championship has announced that they’ve signed Mukai Maromo to a multi-fight contract that includes a championship bout agreement for MFC 36: Reality Check.
“All along my plan has been to become the MFC lightweight champ,” said Maromo in the official release. “I want to become the first Canadian-based fighter to win that belt. I want to make that mark, and then I want to defend the title successfully. After that I’ll see where my journey takes me next.”
Maromo will vie for the MFC lightweight title against Graham Spencer at MFC 36 scheduled for February 15 in Edmonton, Alberta. The two first met back in March 2010 at Era Fight Night where Spencer walked away with a unanimous decision.
The UFC has announced that welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Demian Maia will lock horns at UFC 156. UFC president Dana White said, “Maia hopes to move up the welterweight rankings by taking out perennial contender Fitch. Fitch wants to build on his Fight of the Night-winning victory over Erick Silva." [UFC]
Despite earlier reports of The Ultimate Fighter being moved to Wednesday nights on FX, a FX official has stated that it’s highly unlikely TUF will air on Wednesday nights. An official announcement is expected to come within the next two or three weeks. [MMA Fighting]
The injury bug continues to wreak havoc on the UFC as Eddie Yagan and Gray Maynard join Shane Carwin as the next group fighters to withdraw from upcoming bouts.
Yagan was forced to pull out of his fight with Dennis Siver after he was hospitalized with swelling around his brain. According to the report, Yagan returned home following a training session and after suffering from a headache and vomiting, Yagan went to the ER and was subsequently hospitalized. Yagan’s doctor stated that he didn’t feel that surgery was necessary and that the swelling should go down in the next few days. Nam Phan will replace Yagan and face Siver at UFC on FX 5. [MMAWeekly]
In other news, Joe Lauzon announced on Facebook that Maynard was injured and his new opponent would be Jim Miller. No details were released regarding Maynard’s injury.
The dreaded injury bug has struck again. UFC president Dana White has announced via Twitter that TUF 16 coach Shane Carwin has suffered a knee injury and been forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with Roy Nelson. No replacement has been announced at this time.
White tweeted, “WOW!! It never ends Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the TUF Finale on FX.”
The knee marks the second major injury for Carwin over the past two years. Before stepping onto TUF 16, Carwin spent the better part of a year rehabbing after undergoing back surgery. Carwin last appeared in the octagon on June 11 in a losing effort to UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos.
So now that Alistair Overeem is likely going to be forced out of what would have been one hell of an exciting UFC heavyweight title bout against Junior dos Santos next month, who is going to step in to take his place?
Pushing a rematch with Cain Velaquez aside, the only other contender on a win streak right now would be former champion Frank Mir, who has to know that he may be asked to move from his UFC 146 clash with Velasquez to the main event at any moment now. In fact, he does. From an official statement he put out this evening:
"I would be excited if given the opportunity to compete for the UFC's heavyweight title at UFC 146 if the reports released earlier today regarding Alistair Overeem failing his 'A' sample drug test are true," Mir is quoted as saying in the statement.
"I have been fortunate to be able to fight in the UFC for more than a decade, and it is a dream of mine to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in the UFC. Being able to fight Junior Dos Santos would put me one step closer to that dream."
It's also interesting to note that in a response to a fan on Twitter that brought up Mir as a potential replacement for Overeem, UFC President Dana White said that he "couldn't disagree" with Mir as the answer.
“I am beyond pissed about this. The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us. How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Anybody who’s using right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It’s beyond — what’s the word I’m looking for — it’s beyond belief. It’s beyond comprehension. You’re an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute (expletive) dummy. It goes beyond a guy having any common sense whatsoever.”
UFC President Dana White shares his feelings with The Star-Phoenix and other Canadian news outlets on a conference call today concerning the announcement about Alistair Overeem's positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, which puts his upcoming UFC heavyweight title bout against champion Junior dos Santos in doubt.
Overeem still has a chance to redeem himself and earn a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission with a damn good explanation within the next few weeks. But with Dana as angry as he is, will he even give Overeem that courtesy?
It turns out Chael Sonnen was right, his rematch with arch-rival Anderson Silva and a second shot at the UFC middleweight title isn't set in stone yet after all. However, according to UFC President Dana White's comments today, it's almost a matter of time.
With a formal announcement likely being delayed due to logistical issues, White revealed today that UFC officials are planning on holding the highly-anticipated bout in a soccer stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The promotion was previously attempting to secure a venue in Silva's birthplace of Sao Paolo, but rumored local concerns about noise and other potential annoyances forced the UFC to search elsewhere.
The news comes one day after Sonnen stated on Tuesday's episode of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV that "UFC Countdown" production workers were scheduled to come to his house later this week even though he has yet to sign a contract to face Silva.
It wasn't until I actually watched this trailer that I made myself go look at who is in it. Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Weller and Cung Le are the stars naturally. And if that looks an awfully lot like Trevor Prangley getting his ass kicked for about 30 seconds, that's because it is. Dan Henderson, Gilbert Melendez and Rich Clementi are also credited.
If nothing else, the action sequences are going to be sick.
On last night's edition of "UFC Tonight", UFC President Dana White ripped into boxing phenom Floyd Mayweather Jr for his recent comments on New York Knicks' upstart point guard Jeremy Lin and his failure to put together a fight against Manny Pacquiao. It's a must-see.