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Jun 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Paul Daley Eyeing UFC Return

“I’m seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype,” Daley said. “I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown – great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and...

Jun 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Rafael Lovato Jr. Looking To Make MMA Debut

Rafael Lovato Jr., arguably the greatest American born BJJ grappler in history, is now looking to make his MMA debut in 2014. Lovato made the announcement on the third episode of the Save Jiu Jitsu Podcast. Check out the full podcast below, Rafael’s segment about MMA starts around the 58:30 mark. Rafael is more than...

Jun 4, 2014 6:55 am

Paul Daley Says He Has Matured, Wants Back Into the UFC

Paul Daley is back in contact with the UFC since his unsportmanlike incident nearly four years ago. Daley was immediately cut from the UFC after his decision loss to Josh Koscheck back at UFC 113 for delivering a sucker punch to Kos for taking home the victory. Since his sudden departure, Daley has been adding...


Jun 2, 2014 3:55 pm

Benson Henderson: Russians are very tough

Benson Henderson joined Submission Radio to talk about his upcoming match against Rustam Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov. “Rustam’s very tough man,” Henderson told Submission Radio. “We all know those Russians, they’re very tough, you know they’re known as a people as being tough, the stereotype so to speak. But he...

May 29, 2014 6:30 am

Ryan Couture Latest UFC Vet To Join Battleground O.N.E. Card

BattleGrounds MMA announced today that it has confirmed two Superfights – a lightweight (155 pounds) showdown between Ryan Couture (7-3) of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jonny “The King of Late Night” Carson (11-6) of San Francisco, Calif., and a women’s atomweight (105 pounds) scrap between Nicdali “The Night Queen” Rivera-Calanoc (8-7) of Tulsa, Okla. and...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

May 21, 2014 12:34 pm

FACT – Fighter’s with HIV, Hep C & More Are Competing In New York

In some disturbing news, New Jersey commissioner Nick Lembo is discussing one of the scary sideffects of the ban on MMA in New York. Without a commission, there is no sanctioning, no licensing, no way of keeping guys safe. It’s a scary reality athletes looking to come up shouldn’t have to worry about. Check it:...

May 15, 2014 6:38 am

Maynard Leaves AKA, Seeks New Start In Arizona

Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard has spent his last several fight camps at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. AKA’s lightweight roster consists of several top 155lb fighters including, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Josh Thomson. On last night’s edition of UFC Tonight, the crew confirmed that Gray wanted to not stay so...

May 8, 2014 6:29 pm

Miguel Torres Signs with GLORY, June Debut Set

Miguel Torres is throwing his hat into the kickboxing ring. Torres has signed a one-night contract with GLORY, according to MMA Fighting. Torres is scheduled to make his debut at GLORY 17 Los Angeles on June 21. Torres’ fight will be on the GLORY 17 Spike TV undercard. The main card will be the promotion’s...

May 7, 2014 3:46 pm

Blackzilian Says Overeem Got Beat Up Too Much And Left The Team

By Evan Stoumbelis Gilbert Burns, one of the MMA prospects coming out of Blackzilians team in Boca Raton Florida spoke on the Sexto Round Podcast about former Blackzilian teammate Alistair Overeem’s departure from the team. “Overeem got mad because he was getting beat up by a guy with one hand, so he took Guto down...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

May 5, 2014 10:31 am

VIDEO | Spong Already Back Training

18 days after tragically snapping his leg in half, top kickboxing star and Blackzilian, Tyrone Spong is back in the gym. Miracle?

May 4, 2014 12:31 am

.gif | ‘Glory 16: Denver’: Watch Pat Barry Get Knocked Out Cold

Pat Barry made his kickboxing return on Saturday night and it was an event he would like to forget. Zack Mwekassa did a fantastic job implementing his strategy, which was to constantly pressure Pat Barry. Barry seemed one-dimensional in the ring as he was looking to land the high kick all too often. As the...

May 3, 2014 12:35 pm

Thiago Silva’s Wife Has Restraining Order Removed

Former UFC light-heavyweight, Thiago Silva, was arrested back in February. Here’s the police report if you want the details. Then, in March he was released from jail on a $25,000.00 bond. Silva is back with the Blackzilians and coaching kickboxing classes and according to his lawyer, who spoke with FOX Sports, Silva’s wife had the restraining...

May 2, 2014 11:45 am

Pat Barry: ‘You can’t trust MMA Fighters to stand and trade’

“My (MMA) first fight that I won with three low kicks. I didn’t want to do it. MMA wasn’t something that I really wanted to do. Even then, I wasn’t dying to get into it.” “Even if you’re in an MMA match as a striker matched up against another striker, and you both agree ‘We’re...

Apr 30, 2014 1:41 pm

AKA Boss: Cormier & Cain Both Beat Jon Jones

“Out of everybody that Jones has fought, Daniel’s going to be the one that’s not going to have an issue with his reach, that’s not going to have an issue getting inside. He is going to get inside. You know, what happens is gonna happen, but I guarantee you this, he’s going to go inside,...

Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Cormier Coach: ‘We’re Planning For Dan Henderson’s H-Bomb’

“That’s what we’re planning for. Going against the H-bomb…. I would think that maybe you’d (Dan Henderson) want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I’m in shape now. I’m older, it’s harder to stay in shape. Why don’t I just take care of it now since I’m...

Apr 20, 2014 1:47 pm

Fun Fact of the day: Liddell/Kennedy share same baby momma

Former Strikeforce title challenger Tim Kennedy and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell have more in common than just a career in mixed martial arts, they also share the same baby momma. Yes it’s true, and the mother is none other than female MMA fighter Casey Noland (4-6 MMA, pictured). Noland met “The Iceman” when she was seventeen...

Apr 14, 2014 7:12 pm

Tyrone Spong Confirms Surgery Success – Should Return To Training In 6 Months

Tyrone Spong is hopeful for a speedy recovery following his gruesome leg injury over the weekend while competing at GLORY 15 in Turkey. Spong, who was facing Gokhan Saki in the finals of the light heavyweight tournament, suffered a broken shin when Saki checked a kick. He immediately hit the canvas, and was comforted just...

Apr 13, 2014 12:13 pm

Gokhan Saki Wins GLORY Light Heavyweight Tournament, Crowned Champion

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki was already one of the most decorated athletes in the sport, but he can now add another championship to his resume after Saturday night. The Turk competed in a four-man, one night tournament in front of his hometown crowd in Istanbul and blew through two other athletes to win the vacant...

Apr 12, 2014 1:15 pm

Tyron Spong: ‘If I commit to MMA I want to be in the UFC’

“If eventually I fully commit to only MMA, of course I want to be in the UFC because that’s the highest league out there. But for now WSOF is treating me very well… [WSOF is] putting on great shows, great fight cards, they’re doing good numbers now. They’re getting bigger and better every show so...

Mar 28, 2014 4:41 pm

Chicago Cagefighting Championship’s APFC 16 Preview

By Evan Stoumbelis Next Saturday, April 5th, the Chicago Cagefighting Championship will be presenting fight fans with American Predator Fighting Championship 16 (APFC) live from the Odeum, in Villa Park Illinois. This card will have professional, as well as amateur fights, and will have local standout fighters, such as Dennis Dombrow and Carson Beebe. Headlining...

Mar 27, 2014 10:01 am

VIDEO | Stitch Duran’s Perspective – WOW!

Jacob “Stitch” Duran is the most famous UFC and Boxing Cutman in the business. Since 2002 he has been wrapping hands and closing cuts in the UFC Octagon and I personally can’t remember an event without him. In boxing the Klitschko Brothers always fly him to Europe to work their corners and Sylvester Stallone puts...