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Mar 28, 2014 6:25 pm

Retired Boxing Legend Marvin Hagler Compares MMA To Bar Fighting

Yes, the man known as Marvelous Marvin Hagler (that’s his legal name) recently spoke to reporters in Malaysia and the topic of MMA came up. Here’s what the former world champion had to say: “That sport right there, I can’t see any art inside. If you wanna teach a kid how to fight (in MMA),...

Mar 27, 2014 3:08 pm

Retired Forrest Griffin Says Body So Beat Up He Can No Longer Dunk

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin, is six-foot, three-inches tall. He’s not a short man my any stretch of the imagination. Which is why it’s somewhat troubling to hear, that at just 34 years-old, he’s struggling so hard with a broken down body, that a simple athletic feat of dunking a basketball is now impossible...

Mar 12, 2014 9:03 am

GSP happy to be retired: “I’m enjoying my life”

Last December Georges St. Pierre stepped away from the sport of MMA and relinquished his crown as king of the UFC welterweight division. A choice that he has yet to regret so it seems. He took some time with Yahoo Sports to discuss his reasoning for walking away from the sport and how he feels...


Nov 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Rashad Evans Wants To Retire… Before He Gets Retired

Chuck Liddell. Gary Goodridge. Rich Franklin. Big Nog. All of these names come to mind, when you think of fighters who might have been a little too stubborn for their own good; clinging to their competitive spirit a little too long, most combat athletes fail to retire while on top of their game, opting to...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

Jun 11, 2013 5:47 am

Lawyer: Nick Diaz still retired for immediate future

Following his unanimous-decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158, former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. Shortly thereafter news broke that the Stockton native was getting into the MMA promoting business in North California. Today Diaz’s lawyer Jonathan Tweedale spoke to Ariel Helwani about...

Oct 15, 2012 7:04 pm

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Says it Looks Like He’s Retired

  Readers of this site are very familiar with Matt Hughes. Not only is he a former UFC Welterweight Champion, he is a UFC Hall of Famer and he faced BJ Penn three times, losing two of them. Hughes celebrated his 39th birthday this past Saturday and hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since losing...

Oct 10, 2012 3:12 pm

With Lesnar & Conrad Retired Team Death Clutch Closes Doors | MMA NEWS

Team Death Clutch is no more subsequent to Brock Lesnar and Cole Konrad’s retirement. Brock Lesnar built a gym and facility that would make him a more complete mixed martial artist, while also keeping him close to home. The team carried on with fighters like Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad and UFC heavyweight Pat Barry,...

Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Though Retired, Fedor Not Ruling Out Return Against Lesnar | MMA NEWS

By Jose Garcia After retiring last week from MMA and all competition sports, Fedor Emelianenko, made his first official statement since the news of his retirement. After dominating Pedro Rizzo in 84 seconds, the once king of the heavyweight division decided it was time to hang up the gloves. When the news reached the internet...

Apr 15, 2012 6:04 pm

BJ Penn's Ultimate Decision | Confirms Still Retired

By Roberto Mattos: The entire MMA world has come down with a strange feeling of ennui. Tapout flags across the world have been flying at half-mast. Die-hard MMA fans have been seen crying uncontrollably in a fetal position. No, this isn’t because Brock Lesnar is back in the WWE, or because Tito Ortiz may be...

Mar 7, 2012 11:00 am

Video | Nate Diaz Says His Brother Nick Will Likely Stay Retired

“Triathlon season is starting so he’s just training, getting in shape for that. [He’s] concentrating on being in shape, being healthy, helping me out and coaching me for my fights. Right now, I don’t think [we’ll ever see him back]. He’s just big on, like I said, just being healthy and staying in shape and...

Jan 24, 2017 8:12 am

Dan Hardy elaborates on comment about Ortiz vs. Sonnen being “choreographed”

With no UFC card last weekend, the MMA spotlight was fixed firmly on Bellator 170, which went down on Saturday night. This card was headlined by a light heavyweight fight between retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning star Chael Sonnen. In advance of this fight, Sonnen assured it was one he’d wanted for years,...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:51 am

Jon Anik: Floyd Mayweather needs McGregor and the UFC more than they need him

The biggest ongoing storyline in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. Until recently, this history-making showdown has resided firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. When UFC President Dana White made what he called “a real offer” of $25 million to Mayweather, however,...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 20, 2017 7:27 am

Manny Pacquiao would step into the boxing ring with Conor McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds the possibility of a mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. Over the course of the last year, there have been ceaseless headlines about this bout. After UFC President Dana White made Mayweather what he called a “real offer” of...

Jan 19, 2017 6:00 pm

VIDEO | Holding mitts for Mike Tyson in his prime was a terrifying job

When Mike Tyson, the knockout artist from Brooklyn, New York came into the professional boxing scene, he ate up his competition and spit them out. At the age of 20, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion of the world on November 22, 1986. Tyson erupted in the ring in typical fashion in his first...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...

Jan 18, 2017 5:46 am

Nate Diaz well on his way to acquiring boxing license in Nevada

Nate Diaz is well on his way to acquiring a boxing license in the state of Nevada. According to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, who spoke with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett, Diaz has been working toward this end for several months. Having paid the $50,000 fine he was handed by the NSAC...

Jan 17, 2017 6:21 am

Conor McGregor looks to trademark his nickname

As the first fighter ever to wear UFC gold in two divisions concurrently, Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world. With numerous UFC records in the areas of fighter pay and pay-per-view sales, and side projects ranging from video game appearances to short films with John Lovitz, he’s also an astute...

Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Floyd Mayweather offers to help train Ronda Rousey

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather holds a polished 49-0 undefeated boxing record and has recently been a hot topic amongst MMA fans with the talk of a potential fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Another name in MMA that came up a lot with Mayweather was former UFC women’s bantmaweight champion, Ronda Rousey, as the...