2864 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Jun 7, 2017 1:18 pm

Conor McGregor shoots up in ranks amongst the world’s highest-paid athletes

It’s hard for the everyday Joe to even fathom the amount of money that the world’s highest paid athletes make as they rake in millions of dollars every year. Forbes released their list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes on Wednesday and once again, only one mixed martial arts superstar made their top-100 list. UFC lightweight...

Jun 6, 2017 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Remembering Kimbo Slice one year since his passing

June 6, 2017, marks one year since the legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson passed away at the age of 42. In the video above, we take a look at the work of MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin and her story of getting to know Kimbo throughout his career in mixed martial arts. Kimbo Slice was one...

Jun 6, 2017 1:42 pm

PHOTOS | Dillon Danis going for more of a Conor McGregor look?

Dillon Danis has gotten a lot of attention since teaming up with Conor McGregor for his last two fight camps helping with his jiu-jitsu game. Danis was initially brought in to help McGregor for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz after he was submitted by the Stockton scrapper in their initial meeting at UFC...

Jun 6, 2017 5:58 am

TJ Dillashaw on Demetrious Johnson outcry: it all comes down to him being scared of me beating him

Yesterday morning, dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, blasting the organization and its head-honcho Dana White for bullying him, and for trying to force him into a fight with former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (read that statement here). Now a day removed from Johnson’s...


Jun 4, 2017 9:14 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort discusses his UFC 212 win and what is next Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort scored a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Nate Marquardt on the main card of last night’s UFC 212 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following his victory over “Nate the great”, “The Phenom” was...

Jun 2, 2017 9:32 am

TUTORIAL: Angela Lee demonstrates rare Peruvian Necktie submission

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Angela Lee is back to teach fans a new move. Once again training with 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s Rick Marshall, Lee demonstrates a very rare submission called the Peruvian Necktie. It’s basically an unorthodox choke that is a little uncommon in mixed martial arts. Although Lee herself has...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Dana White: Cris Cyborg is definitely fighting at UFC 214 in Anaheim

The last time we saw Cris Cyborg compete was at UFC Fight Night 95 in September of last year. Cyborg took out Lina Lansberg by TKO in a 140-pound catchweight main event fight in Brazil. With the UFC women’s featherweight division in shambles with the inaugural champion Germaine de Randamie not willing to fight Cyborg...

May 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Tito Ortiz reflects on historic UFC fight where he fought for no pay

Tito Ortiz was one of the first superstars in the UFC and Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Ortiz’s professional mixed martial arts debut, making his way into the Octagon for the first time in 1997 at UFC 13. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fought twice at UFC 13, winning a first round TKO over...

May 31, 2017 12:40 pm

VIDEO | 155 pound Genki Sudo vs. ‘Butterbean’ Eric Esch

‘The Neo-Samurai’ Genki Sudo remains arguably one of the most unique and unorthodox fighters to ever grace the sport of mixed martial arts. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to match his unparalleled striking game, Sudo was a tough puzzle for many of his opponents to crack. Following his split decision loss to Duane...

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...

May 29, 2017 1:22 pm

VIDEO | 18-year-old Kyokushin karate fighter possibly the next big MMA superstar

There are certain characteristics coupled with physical skills that make for a superstar in mixed martial arts. 18-year-old Tenshin Masukawa seems to possess all of those traits at a very early age. Here, we take a look at the Japanese Kyokushin karate fighter with his highlights and breakdown of martial arts skills and fighting IQ....

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...