2824 Search Results for mixed martial arts

May 29, 2017 1:11 pm

SI Swimsuit model and Muay Thai fighter Mia Kang eyeing MMA competition

Don’t let the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model job description fool you because Mia Kang is a fighter, too. After spending a good part of her life in the modeling industry and going through every eating disorder in the book, one experience in a Muay Thai fight camp in 2016 changed Kang’s outlook on life and...

May 28, 2017 1:36 pm

Anthony Johnson weighs in on tonight’s main event scrap, says he is “getting that itch!”

Anthony Johnson weighs in on tonight’s main event scrap, says he is “getting that itch!” Following his second-round submission loss to current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, knockout artist Anthony Johnson shocked fights fans by announcing his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. “Rumble” had...

May 27, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment

VIDEO | Gegard Mousasi once again gets the Thug Life treatment Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi is currently the most coveted free agent fighter in all of mixed martial arts. Mousasi is riding a very impressive five-fight win streak which includes two stoppage wins over former UFC champions. Gegard’s most recent win came...

May 26, 2017 1:48 pm

VIDEO | Diego Sanchez helps train Jackson Wink MMA’s newest fighter

Jackson Wink MMA has a new fighter on their team and has already got some great one-on-one training done with UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. Social media videos from former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Jackson Wink MMA showed a little preview of Sanchez training with the new member of the team, Isaac “The...


May 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Bellator picks up another big heavyweight from the UFC

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC roster. Roy Nelson, Season 10 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, according to a report released on Friday by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to make the official announcement of Nelson’s signing but is expected to do...

May 23, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Some of the biggest referee mistakes in MMA

Being a referee in any sport is never an easy job. With making extremely close calls as best you can based on your own judgment, it’s nearly impossible to make the right call every time, which is why instant replay is being used in more and more sports these days. However, there are a few...

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

May 22, 2017 5:55 am

Victor Cui explains why ONE Championship would never sign Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in mixed martial arts. In fact, he’s probably the biggest star in combat sports outright. As such, you’d assume that most MMA promotions would absolutely love to make him a part of their roster. While this might be true for most promotions, it is not the case for Singapore-based ONE Championship....

May 21, 2017 12:30 pm

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!”

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!” Highly touted mixed martial arts coach Mark Henry is very familiar with current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Henry, who is the coach of former UFC lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, was cage side for McGregor’s historic UFC 205 victory this past November in...

May 21, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Bruce Lee’s techniques are still applied in modern MMA

Bruce Lee is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time. And while some skeptics might suggest that Lee never actually fought, all it takes is a quick look at modern mixed martial arts to see just how sprawling his influence has been. Yes, even today, some 43 years after...

May 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Kobe Bryant shows support for Fighter’s Union at UFC Athlete Retreat

This weekend, UFC fighters congregated for the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat. During the course of the event, various guest speakers made appearances to talk to the fighters about various topics. One speaker was none other than NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who fielded questions from fighters as part of his speaking time. While no phones were...

May 20, 2017 10:28 am

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends

Rory MacDonald has his sights set on two MMA legends Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald (19-4 MMA) made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut last night in London, England when he squared off with knockout artist Paul Daley in the evening’s featured bout. MacDonald was able to put on a dominant performance against...

May 19, 2017 11:02 am

Jake Shields talks about win over Dillon Danis: ‘The kid’s kind of a baby’

Dillon Danis is one of the most recognizable grappling stars and has crossed over with getting quite a bit of recognition amongst MMA fans with helping UFC superstar Conor McGregor train for his last two fights. Over the weekend, Danis competed in the Submission Underground 4 grappling event against MMA veteran Jake Shields. Shields ended...

May 18, 2017 2:04 pm

PHOTO | Conor McGegor targets boxing world titles

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has signed his bout agreement for a boxing match against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Now, UFC President Dana White is off to negotiate with Team Mayweather on the terms of the bout and will look to get a signed contract to make this fight that many believed had no...

May 18, 2017 2:03 pm

VIDEO | MMA fighter shows incredible composure after nasty leg break suffered in fight

Unfortunately, injuries often come as part of the game in sports. In mixed martial arts, it’s more often than not that you’ll see some bloodshed and some bumps and bruises. However, broken bones are quite rare with how many mixed martial arts fights that take place around the world. Perhaps the most recognized leg break...

May 18, 2017 1:42 pm

VIDEO | UFC vet Shonie Carter in bareknuckle boxing match

UFC veteran Shonie Carter is certainly one of the most outgoing figures in mixed martial arts. The Judo black belt amassed a 51-31 record throughout the course of his professional career, fighting in numerous high profile promotions such as the UFC, Bellator MMA, and the WEC to name just a few. The biggest win of...

May 18, 2017 8:42 am

Demetrious Johnson goes off on Ronda Rousey: “Grow the f**k up”

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite and well spoken UFC fighters on the roster today. Johnson, who rarely engages in any form of trash talk, seemed to really come out of his shell during a recent interview when he didn’t hesitate to give former Ronda Rousey...

May 17, 2017 2:10 pm

VIDEO | UFC 5 – Wing Chun fighter vs. grappler ends very quickly

The interesting aspect of the early days of mixed martial arts was that most fighters had just a single discipline that they were skilled at. This would pit a particular martial arts style versus another and it was always intriguing to see which style would come out on top. The sport of mixed martial arts...

May 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Fight Breakdown: Nasty Muay Thai Elbow KO

This article/video was first published on Evolve MMA. Since all mixed martial arts bouts start on the feet, striking is one of the most important aspects of the sport. In fact, contrary to popular belief, an entire MMA bout can go the duration without ever going to the ground. That makes striking probably the most...

May 14, 2017 6:57 am

Pros React to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s dominant decision defeat of Jessica Andrade

Last night, dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a whopping fifth defense of her throne, defeating a game Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision. Though Andrade had her moments in the fight, and certainly impressed fans with her toughness, it was an impressive win for the champion, who stands out as one of the most...

May 10, 2017 11:59 am

Report: Boxing far from dead – Canelo vs. Chavez draws in tremendous numbers

Many fans often debate between the popularity and superiority of mixed martial arts vs boxing. They are two different combat sports that have many die-hard fans often are trying to claim one is better than the other or that one is more popular. With the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez fight that took place...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 11:36 am

Dana White: Canelo-GGG fight stole planned date for Mayweather vs. McGregor

With no major mixed martial arts events occurring over the weekend, Saturday night’s anticipated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. boxing match dominated the attention of the combat sports world. While the fight, which culminated in a blowout decision win for Canelo, was an interesting watch, the biggest headline the evening produced occured after...