2134 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Mar 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Researchers Say Brain Trauma Occurs in 30% of MMA Fights

A Canadian study revealed information that could take athlete safety inside the octagon to the next level. The American Journal of Sports Medicine recently published a study that critiques how safe the sport of MMA really is. The study revealed that mixed martial arts fighters suffer a traumatic brain injury in three of every ten...

Mar 27, 2014 9:39 am

Three Time Boxing Champ, Ana Julaton, Makes Jump To MMA

Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, the first Filipino-American female boxing champion, is reportedly thinking of competing in mixed martial arts (MMA). ONE Fighting Championship’s (ON FC) CEO Victor Cui said he won’t be surprised if Julaton, the former Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight champion, decides to test the waters, being a natural fighter. Women’s MMA has been...

Mar 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Fertitta In Favor Of Random Drug Testing, Just Not By The UFC

“I think we have to understand at the end of the day we are unlike other sports,” said Fertitta. “We are regulated and cannot be presumptuous in thinking we can just take away whatever authority [commissions] have and put it in our hands. It’s not that simple. “You have to understand how state regulatory systems...

Mar 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Sergio Pettis vs. Yaotzin Meza set for ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ in Albuquerque

UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Yaotzin Meza (20-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s ‘UFC Fight Night 43’ event in Albuquerque. After opening his professional mixed martial arts career with 10-straight victories, 20 year-old Sergio Pettis suffered his first ever setback at...

Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Carano “Very Open” To MMA Return

After taking a hiatus from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Hollywood starlet Gina Carano, admits that she is still open to a return to fighting. The female former face of the sport told FOX Sports, “I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano said. “For some reason...

Mar 23, 2014 8:00 am

VIDEO | Pat Barry Returns To Kickboxing With This Beautiful K.O.

Last night in Virginia, former UFC heavyweight fighter Pat Barry, took to his roots in kickboxing and got a nice tune-up in the sport against a man by the name of, Ed Burris, at the 2014 WKA North American Championships. The result? A second round K.O. for the former Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. Here it...

Mar 21, 2014 10:06 am

Bas Rutten On The Fight That Got Away

“Rickson Gracie. At the time everyone was saying he was the greatest so I actually challenged him. People twisted the whole thing and tried to say it was because I didn’t like him. But I had nothing against him, I just wanted to find out who was the best. “And I would have loved another...

Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am

Hendo: Brazilian fans say I’m going to die

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson earned “Fight of the Year” honors back in 2011, for their 5-round war that took place at UFC 139 in San Jose, California. After 25-minutes of non-stop action, Hendo got the judges nod in what many people deem to be the greatest fight in mixed martial arts history. Since losing...

Mar 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Duane Ludwig Leaving Team Alpha Male, Search For New Coach Under Way

Despite all the success of the Team Alpha Male squad since bringing in UFC veteran, Duane Ludwig, it looks as if the relationship is being terminated. A reason for the departure is not known, but there is nothing out there leading us to believe the shift is due to any unfavorable conditions. According to UFC...

Mar 19, 2014 8:08 am

Rousimar Palhares Tested For PED’s By NSAC – WSOF Gets Back Up Plan For Title Fight

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares found himself signed to a contract with WSOF after being banned from the UFC several months ago. Now Palhares is set to face WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl on the promotion’s 9th fight card on March 29th. Palhares told the promotion that he was having issues finding...

Mar 19, 2014 6:12 am

Tryouts for the first all-women TUF series to be held April 28

  In the aftermath of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s 20th anniversary, the UFC is kicking off its next two decades with a fresh twist on its storied reality television series, The Ultimate Fighter. For the first time ever, the series’ 20th season will feature an all women cast in the UFC’s newest weight division and a new title...

Mar 18, 2014 7:07 pm

Pat Barry Set for GLORY Debut in May on Spike TV

With a booming personality that was only matched by his go-for-it fighting style, Pat Barry was a fan favorite during his five-year run in mixed martial arts. Barry, somewhat surprisingly, retired from the UFC after a 5-7 run through its heavyweight division. The ground game was always an albatross around Barry’s neck so it fitting...

Mar 18, 2014 11:47 am

PHOTO GALLERY | The Evolution of UFC Posters 1993 – 2013 (Full Catalogue)

We’ve seen a lot of evolution in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts over the years, especially in The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Since UFC 1, the UFC has been captivating fight fans and getting martial arts obsessed athletes to take up multiple disciplines. They’ve changed the way fighting takes place on a global level. Something...

Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Hendo To Reevaluate Career With TRT Ban Now In Place

In all of Mixed Martial Arts, Dan Henderson, is the last fighter who will likely ever receive a Therapeutic Use Exepmtion for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. At least in Brazil. The former Strikeforce and PRIDE FC champion, has been using the controversial therapy for years and as a result has been able to prolong his career...

Mar 17, 2014 5:04 pm

GSP calls for UFC random testing from an independent organization

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” where he expressed his concerns about the methods used by the UFC in regards to testing their athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). Here’s what he said: “Lorenzo is a good person. Lorenzo understands that it’s true. I believe the problem...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...

Mar 14, 2014 7:19 am

Vladimir Putin Gives MMA Fighter Anthony Ruiz $150,000

In August of 2012, mixed martial arts fighter Anthony Ruiz took a journey to Sochi, Russia for a bout against Alexander Shlemenko. During the fight, Ruiz was on the receiving end of a whooping so brutal that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, hooked him up with $150,000.00 of his own money. Bleacher Report’s Josh Gross got the...

Mar 14, 2014 7:14 am

Phil Baroni signs with Bellator MMA

We’ve seen Phil Baroni fight for almost every MMA organization under the sun. Now, the MMA veteran has signed with Bellator MMA. MMAjunkie has the story, thanks to one of their sources that has the inside scoop on whats going down in Bellator. The source has asked to stay anonymous due to not being authorized...

Mar 12, 2014 11:00 am

Diego Sanchez Thinks His Octagon Wars Have No Adverse Effects On His Health

“Hell no, that shit don’t take a toll on me, it makes me better. That’s experience, that’s being under the bright lights and that’s learning to find who you are as a true warrior; learning to find that true warrior spirit within. And, it takes time, it takes many years, it takes many fights, it...