177 Search Results for retired fighters

Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am

ABC launches charitable initiative to support retired fighters

Fighter pay is a hot button issue in mixed martial arts. It is widely believed that the majority of fighters are not paid well enough, and we often see fighters speaking out in protest of the way they’re paid. Al Iaquinta is probably the most high profile example of this trend at present, but he is...

Feb 10, 2016 8:48 am

Video: Boxing History’s 14 Fighters That Retired UNDEFEATED

Ever wanted to know who retired undefeated from professional boxing? This video has the 14 boxers who ended their careers with an unblemished record. Keep in mind Floyd “Money” Mayweather may one day come out of retirement to make it an even 50 wins passing up one of the greatest boxers of all time with...

Jul 13, 2017 11:51 am

Rich Franklin gives his take on when aging fighters should retire

Over the last year or two, we’ve seen many aging legends of MMA return to the cage against younger, faster competition. The results of these fights have been varied, but the pre-fight outcries that the legend should be retiring instead of fighting are constant. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Rich Franklin – an...

Jul 4, 2017 1:08 pm

MMA fighters with pro boxing experience talk Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Most of those coming from the world of boxing are not giving Conor McGregor much of a chance against Floyd Mayweather. Boxing analyst Max Kellerman is claiming that “The Notorious” will not land a single punch on Mayweather in the course of their fight in the ring. However, what are MMA fighters who also have...

May 30, 2017 12:20 pm

Three MMA fighters make ESPN’s World Fame 100 list

When you think of the most famous athletes in the entire world, who automatically comes to your mind and ranks at the top? The list of the most famous athletes on the planet will certainly depend on your background and interest in sports. If you are reading this, mixed martial arts is likely one of...

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Oct 20, 2016 4:48 pm

Conor McGregor sends his advice to fighters perturbed by UFC title shot woes and contracts

We have seen a recent influx in fighters publically addressing their displeasure with the UFC’s matchmaking, especially in some recent title fight in addition to issues regarding contracts. Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo recently expressed his request to be released from his contract with the UFC after it was announced that featherweight champion...

Oct 12, 2016 1:44 pm

Al Iaquinta Confirms He’s Fully Retired from Fighting

On November 12, the UFC will make it’s long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Given that this event marks the organization’s first trip to The Big Apple, it unsurprisingly sought to fill the card’s lineup with New York based fighters. One of those fighters was Wantagh, New York’s Al Iaquinta, who was...

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

Jul 19, 2016 10:00 am

Bellator MMA releases 7 fighters, including UFC vet

Tuesday morning, Bellator MMA announced that they had released 7 fighters from the promotion. MMAJunkie confirmed the story, which revealed that the following fighters were released: Mike Richman Dave Jansen Houston Alexander Mikkel Parlo Raphael Butler Isao Kobayashi Thiago Goncalves Jambo Houston Alexander, who is a UFC veteran, went just 1-5 during his stint with...

Nov 10, 2015 11:52 am

Ronaldo and his Brazilian agency part ways with UFC over ‘unfair’ treatment of fighters

Soccer icon Ronaldo Nazario de Lima and his 9ine Sports & Entertainment company have announced that they will no longer be working with the UFC due to “arbitrarily” changing its sponsorship funding rules and fighter remuneration. The marketing company that the retired soccer star is President of, spent the last few years building up stars...

Oct 14, 2015 10:43 am

Mayweather Hits Cuba And Finds New Appreciation For Their Fighters

Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be enjoying his life out of the ring. The boxer recently traveled to Cuba and got to see how Cuban boxers train and workout. After seeing it all, Mayweather says that he has a new appreciation for all Cuban boxers. The undefeated fighter took to Instagram and shared...

Aug 15, 2015 3:32 pm

Retired Coach Talks About Building Robbie Lawler Into A Champion

  “When I first got him, he was wild. He wanted to go out there and go balls to the wall until something broke. And it worked for a while and was exciting as hell for a lot of those first fights. In terms of his natural ability, it was off the charts. Guys were...

Jul 28, 2015 12:02 am

Retired UFC Fighter Accepts Fight Challenge From Twitter Troll

Be careful what you wish for on social media, especially when trying to taunt retired MMA fighters. Retired UFC fighter and current Invicta FC matchmaker and commentator Julie Kedzie recently grew tired of a certain Twitter troll, who challenged her to a fight. So she decided to go ahead and accept that challenge. Kenzie gave...

Jul 17, 2015 9:21 am

UFC Fighters React To Mike Swick’s Retirement

UFC welterweight and TUF 1 vet Mike ‘Quick’ Swick has officially retired from the sport of MMA. Swick hadn’t been active in quite some time, until he came back at UFC 189 this past Saturday and loss a tough decision to Alex Garcia. After the fight Swick decided to hang up the gloves and call...

Jul 16, 2015 9:34 am

Frank Mir Almost Retired After Losing To Overeem

“I really was. After the Overeem fight, I kept asking myself, why do I keep putting my family through this?” “I don’t think anyone will contest that among professional athletes, fighters are in a really selfish position. I don’t mean that in a negative way. We have to put ourselves first in our training, and...

Mar 22, 2015 2:47 pm

Jamie Varner Details What Led To His Retirement, Warns Other Fighters

  One of the topics discussed a lot amongst the MMA community is the threat of severe head trauma or brain damage caused by a plethora of shots to the head. Many fighters have been vocal about the topic, including Brian Stann who retired in 2013. Now, former WEC champion and top UFC lightweight Jamie...

Jan 4, 2015 4:33 pm

UFC Removes 8 Fighters From Roster

The UFC has reportedly removed 8 fighters from their roster, with some cuts being confirmed by the fighters, while others have yet to be confirmed by the UFC. The following fighters have reportedly been released: * indicates confirmed Issac Vallie-Flagg* Phil Harris* – Retired from MMA while signed with UFC Fabricio Camoes Garett Whiteley Wagner...

Dec 21, 2014 5:25 pm

Aldo: ‘The UFC and Media should treat fighters better’

There has been much talk recently of fighter pay, and now UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is adding his opinion to the list. He spoke about fighter pay, and why the UFC, as well as the media, need to treat fighters better. “The athlete is not treated like he deserves. We deserve better,. I’m not...

Dec 20, 2014 1:41 pm

Fighters Get Bitter On Twitter Over UFC Pay

With the impending UFC lawsuit, there has been much conversation regarding fighter pay. Most recently, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and the recently retired Cody McKenzie spoke out regarding the way fighters are paid. Now Mac Danzig has come forward to discuss the subject with Cody McKenzie publicly over Twitter before McKenzie deleted his account....

Dec 15, 2014 9:31 am

After retiring, Jamie Varner focused on creating fighters union

This past weekend at UFC on FOX 13, Jamie Varner retired after an unusual knockout. Now, with his career behind him, Varner says he’s focused on creating a fighters union for the current, and next generation of fighters. “I would love to start some type of union for fighters. mean, the sport is growing, and...

Dec 3, 2014 9:50 am

UFC Rankings to determine fighters pay in new Reebok uniform program

Yesterday the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced it’s new “athlete outfitting policy” which is set for July 2015. Beginning in July, popular sports brand Reebok will serve as the exclusive worldwide outfitter for the world’s largest MMA promotion. Under the terms of the new deal, UFC champions will be paid at the highest level per fight...

Oct 29, 2014 12:16 pm

Tito Ortiz Calling For Mental Healthcare For Retired MMA Vets

“Us fighters put our lives on the line to entertain the fans that watch. Look at Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, War Machine. I’m not defending anything they did. Everything they did was wrong in their own right, but a lot of these fighters take a lot of head trauma, head damage, as you see in professional...

Jul 23, 2014 7:45 pm

UFC Fighters React To Chael Sonnen And Vitor Belfort NSAC Verdicts

  Two important things happened today in the State of Nevada. Vitor Belfort got his license to fight Chris Weidman, and Chael Sonnen received a two-year suspension and what amounts to a bunch of community service in the fight to stop PED use. As usual, the MMA world took to twitter with reactions. Check it:...