704 Search Results for injuries

Oct 23, 2015 12:05 pm

UFC vet Lavar Johnson in jail after brutal alleged assault on girlfriend

Former UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce fighter Lavar Johnson is currently in jail after allegedly brutally assaulting his girlfriend. Johnson was arrested back in August according to a new report from TMZ however, he remains in jail in Fresno California on $120,000 bond. Johnson’s girlfriend alleges that Johnson slammed her against the wall and ground before...

Oct 22, 2015 10:46 am

Bill regulating Michigan MMA could go to Government

Although MMA is regulated throughout the majority of the United States, in 13 states it isn’t. Michigan is one of those states, however a new bill that would regulate MMA has been approved and could make it to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. MMA.tv broke the story, which stated that the bill calls for several things:...

Oct 20, 2015 8:51 am

Nick Newell on retirement: “It was the right decision for me”

Following his unanimous decision win over Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24 this past weekend, ‘Notorious’ Nick Newell announced his retirement. In a backstage interview immediately after the fight, Newell cited numerous injuries as his reason for retiring despite being on a 2-fight win streak. Newell joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Monday to...

Oct 18, 2015 12:05 pm

Cruz to Dillashaw: I’m out for 4 years and I’m STILL going to beat you

Dominick Cruz has only stepped foot in the octagon once within the last four years thanks to a pair of ACL injuries that has kept him on the sidelines. Before suffering the injury, Cruz defended his championship against Demetrious Johnson and Urijah Faber and established himself as a dominant champion in a short amount of...

Oct 13, 2015 11:30 am

The Real Ronda — How Bottled Up Grief And Anger Lead Her To Fighting

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has a story that connects with a lot of people. From the tragic loss of her father at a young age, to medaling at the olympics and living in her car, to becoming the UFC champ. Rousey recently wrote a piece for the Herald Sun, depicting her journey from American...

Oct 12, 2015 5:38 am

Bas Rutten: ‘Fedor Still A Threat For UFC Title’

Fedor Emelianenko took his fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions when he announced he would be coming out of retirement earlier this year. People expected “The Last Emperor” to sign with Bellator, but the possibility of seeing him duke it out with the best in the octagon piqued diehard and casual fans’ interests...

Oct 11, 2015 1:45 am

WHOA! Fighter Dislocates Shoulder And Opponent Just Chills

Injuries happen all too often in mixed martial arts. Whether it’s a cut above the eye or a broken hand suffered in the first round, it’s up to the doctor and fighter to decide if it’s worth ending the fight. Regardless, the injury will hinder the fighter’s performance. Very rarely, though, an injury is so...

Oct 10, 2015 10:29 am

Jose Aldo Wants a Fighters Union

“In the NFL, Nike makes the uniforms, but teams still pay their athletes, the same goes for NBA. Life gets hard for fighters who are just starting and earn no pay-per-view money. We spend a lot with trainers, sparring partners, etc. Nobody in this day and age goes to a gym to be punched in...

Oct 9, 2015 8:46 am

Can Finally Put Foot On Ground

UFC bantamweight fighter Raphael Assunção hasn’t fought since October of 2014, when he beat Bryan Caraway in a three round fight and earned the decision. After that fight, it was expected that he would be getting the next title shot, especially since he’s on a seven fight win streak. However, injuries have kept him out...

Oct 9, 2015 6:13 am

Jose Aldo Wants Monthly Salaries For UFC Fighters

“I support this idea, of course. In the NFL, Nike makes the uniforms, but teams still pay their athletes, the same goes for NBA. Life gets hard for fighters who are just starting and earn no pay-per-view money. We spend a lot with trainers, sparring partners, etc. Nobody in this day and age goes to...

Oct 8, 2015 8:24 am

Cain Velasquez Vows To Stay More Active In The Future

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will be getting a rematch and a chance to get his belt back when he faces Fabricio Werdum once again, this time possibly in Brazil. That fight is expected to take place sometime early next year. At a recent UFC Q&A the former champ talked about being more active...

Oct 7, 2015 2:12 pm

RIP! BJJ Fighter Dies After Rear-Naked-Choke

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a sport where you see a lot of deadly injuries. Unlike fighting, boxing and other high impact sports, BJJ doesn’t involve strikes or big throws. However, major injuries do happen and unfortunately Globo is reporting that a 32-year-old jujitsu student in Brazil has died, several days after being choked with a RNC during class....

Sep 28, 2015 5:50 am

UFC Fight Night 75 fighter shows off his nasty finger injury

An athlete’s journey to the UFC can be an emotional ride. Roger Zapata was riding the longest streak of his career before he stepped into the octagon for the first time at UFC Fight Night 75. Zapata put on a great performance in the first fight of the night before the bout was cut short...

Sep 28, 2015 4:35 am

Rashad Evans eyeing UFC title shot after beating Ryan Bader

Rashad Evans has been sitting on the sidelines watching the light heavyweight division go through changes due to a knee injury that put him out of action for nearly two years. The former champion will make his return at “UFC 192” on October 3rd and will be going up against top-ranked Ryan Bader on the...

Sep 27, 2015 1:51 am

Weird hot tub incident forced a fighter to pull out of RFA show

Mixed martial arts is a bizarre sport where fighters can be forced to pull out of the fight at any moment. Renan Barao passed out while cutting weight which delayed his UFC 177 fight with TJ Dillashaw. Jose Aldo cracked his rib and was forced out of UFC 189. Now, Resurrection Fighting Alliance has one...

Sep 22, 2015 3:24 am

Former Ronda Rousey Opponent Cat Zingano Back To Training

UFC bantamweight Cat Zingano hasn’t stepped in the cage since her 14 second loss to the champion Ronda Rousey. That fight was back in February and she’s been out of action since then, healing up from injuries. There hasn’t been any real word on a set return date or an opponent. Zingano was tapped as...

Sep 14, 2015 9:39 am

UFC fighters react to the return of NFL Sunday football

American Football fans rejoiced on Sunday afternoon when the National Football League made their return to a weekly schedule. The men and women of the octagon were excited to see their favorite teams return to the gridiron and spouted off their support through social media. Some fighters ended their night with a smile while others...

Sep 14, 2015 6:53 am

Thomson On Nurmagomedov: He reminds me of Frankie Edgar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rise toward the top of the UFC’s lightweight division did not happen overnight. The Sambo master managed to fly under the radar while he built an impressive win streak before coming out of his shell to show the world he has what it takes to become the company’s lightweight champion by dominating Thiago...

Sep 8, 2015 2:39 pm

Dillashaw: ‘I’ll Finish Dominick Cruz Faster Than I Finished Barao’

  Current UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been tied to former champ Dominick Cruz for a while now. Cruz has had several fights with Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber, teammate of Dillashaw and has since been compared to Cruz for having similar styles. There is no question that currently, Dillashaw vs. Cruz is the...

Sep 6, 2015 12:01 am

WATCH! McGregor Didn’t Throw A Single Kick Ahead Of Mendes Fight

  UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor wants the world to know that going into the Chad Mendes fight at UFC 189, he was anything but 100%. Apparently he wasn’t able to throw a single kick during all of his training and still, he was able to go in and get the finish. So now...

Sep 4, 2015 9:20 am

Rampage Is Tired Of All The Annoying Male Groupies

Rampage Jackson is really sick of ‘male groupies’ telling him he’s washed up and should retire. The UFC light heavyweight recently took to Instagram to vent some of his frustration. We saw a similar statement come from heavyweight Frank Mir early in the week. Mir went after the keyboard warriors who kept telling him that...

Sep 2, 2015 10:36 am

Demetrious Johnson On A Mission To Break Anderson Silva’s Record

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is the only 125 lb. champ the UFC has ever had and he plans on keeping it that way, for a while. Johnson currently has six title defenses and will look to make it seven this Saturday at UFC 191 when he takes on John Dodson. The champ has a...

Sep 2, 2015 6:19 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Signs Individual Deal With Reebok

Undefeated UFC lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is the latest fighter to sign an individual sponsorship deal with Reebok. Reebok officials announced the partnership and now the Dagestan is among fighters like Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Paige VanZant, Rory MacDonald and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. That’s quite the group to be apart of. Khabib has not fought since April...

Aug 30, 2015 8:01 pm

BEEF! Dillashaw and Cruz go at it on Twitter!

Dominick Cruz is the challenger who never truly lost his championship. The bantamweight tore through his competition in World Extreme Cagefighting before before graduating to the octagon where he handily defeated Urijah Faber in his debut fight. “The Domin8r” would defend his championship one last time against Demetrious Johnson before getting stripped due to inactivity...

Aug 25, 2015 8:20 am

Erick Silva’s ‘Embarrassed’ By His Performance And His Body

UFC welterweight Erick Silva is not pleased with his performance. He took on Neil Magny at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night: Saskatoon and ended up losing via split decision. The Brazilian fighter took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the fight and hinted that he went into the fight with an injury. If he would...

Aug 25, 2015 6:21 am

BJJ Blue Belt Stops Potential Terrorist Attack On Train

The world learned the names Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler this weekend when they acted and prevented a potential terrorist attack on a Paris train. The three Americans were on a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris when they heard gunshots. They were coming from a man who had brought an AK-47 with...

Aug 23, 2015 8:35 pm

UFC Fight Night 74 Results: Magny rebounds from tough loss and earns win over Silva

Erick Silva has had quite the path to “UFC Fight Night 74” before finally finding an opponent in Neil Magny. Silva was originally scheduled to face Rick “The Horror” Story, but Story was forced to pull out of their fight on two separate occasions due to injuries. Tonight, Silva showed the effects of a rough...