2165 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Sep 23, 2015 5:02 pm

Former Pride Boss: ‘Fedor’s Opponent Will Mean Something For Future Of MMA’

At this past Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event it was announced that Fedor Emelianenko will be headlining an event in Japan, put one by the former boss of PRIDE FC, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, on New Years Eve. The card will air on Spike TV. It seemed like the popular thought was that he’d finally sign with the...

Sep 21, 2015 6:07 pm

France holds their first event under unified rules

One of the most amazing parts about being a fan of a sport so young is the ability to watch it grow before your eyes. It wasn’t long ago that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was banned in the majority of the country, and now they are partnered with one of the biggest broadcasting companies in...

Sep 21, 2015 5:09 pm

‘I would turn down a UFC title fight if it took place in Las Vegas!’

The mixed martial arts community came together when the NSAC announced that Nick Diaz would be suspended five years for failing one of his UFC 183 drug tests for marijuana. Though he is a repeated offender, the punishment does not fit the crime and certain personalities in the MMA world believe they just wanted to...

Sep 21, 2015 2:29 pm

Alvarez is “baffled” by amount of people favoring Pettis

After the Ultimate Fighting Championship absorbed the likes of Strikeforce and World Extreme Cagefighting, diehard fans of mixed martial arts got to see a lot of their dream fights come to life. With Eddie Alvarez dominating the scene in Bellator at the time, though, fans still pondered who the best in the world truly was....

Sep 21, 2015 11:37 am

Dana White: GSP is never coming back to UFC

In 2013, Georges St. Pierre dropped a bombshell on the mixed martial arts community when he announced his temporary retirement. The Canadian forfeited his role as UFC Welterweight Champion and ultimately revealed he wanted the sport to be cleaned up. Nearly a year later, UFC President Dana White announced a sponsorship between the company and...

Sep 21, 2015 7:05 am

Phoenix Jones stopped a murder one day after fighting for WSOF

“Phoenix Jones” is as close to a real life super-hero as people will see in the world of mixed martial arts. While some fighters are heroes in the sense of charitable work, “Phoenix Jones” actually patrols the streets at night and fights crime. Ben Fodor is used to dawning the gear to transform into his...

Sep 21, 2015 6:49 am

‘We would love to invite Vladimir Putin to the New Year’s Eve show”

Fans can expect some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts to make their way to Japan to see the return of Fedor Emelianenko live, but this potential spectator came out of left field. Former PRIDE FC President Nabuyuki Sakakibara announced the signing on “The Last Emperor” at Bellator’s “DYNAMITE” event on Saturday and...

Sep 21, 2015 6:42 am

Phoenix Jones: I channelled my inner ‘Iron Sheik” to win my fight

Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor walked into the decagon at “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” on Friday night knowing his career could change drastically if he suffered another loss. The super-hero turned World Series of Fighting athlete found little success in his first outing and needed a big win for job security. Not only did...

Sep 21, 2015 5:03 am

WSOF Champion Justin Gaethje is brutally honest about next potential opponent

World Series of Fighting took over the world of mixed martial arts last Friday with another exciting card in the form of “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino 2”. Gaethje once again proved he was the most dominant champion in the promotion by sending Palomino down to the mat with a brutal combination, followed up by...

Sep 21, 2015 2:34 am

WATCH! Katt Williams comes out in support of Nick Diaz

As soon as it was revealed that Nick Diaz would be suspended for five years due to failing one of his drug tests at UFC 183, the mixed martial arts community came out in full support of the former Strikeforce champion. Everybody from Ronda Rousey to Gina Carano spoke out against the Nevada State Athletic...

Sep 20, 2015 5:30 pm

Everything there is to know about Fedor Emelianenko’s return to MMA

Fedor Emelianenko dropped a bombshell on the mixed martial arts community at “DYNAMITE” on Saturday evening when it was announced he would NOT be fighting for either Bellator or the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Instead, “The Last Emperor” will be squaring off in the main-event of brand new Japan based MMA promotion! The card is set...

Sep 20, 2015 3:17 pm

Urijah Faber gives NBA’s Sacramento Kings a taste of the MMA world

Several players from the NBA’s Sacramento Kings made their way down to the Team Alpha Male training center to get a little taste of the world of mixed martial arts. Former World Extreme Cagefighting Champion and current The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 Coach Urijah Faber showed them around the facility and got them into better...

Sep 20, 2015 1:55 pm

‘Strikeforce fighters never got the credit they deserved’

Luke Rockhold’s path to the octagon was anything but easy and short. The California native started his professional mixed martial arts career in 2007 when he fought for the regional “Melee on the Mountain” promotion before graduating to Strikeforce in just two fights. He made his debut on the “Strikeforce: Young Guns II” card which...

Sep 20, 2015 1:30 pm

BJ Penn kicks it with Kimbo Slice at Bellator “DYNAMITE”!

Bellator and GLORY put on one hell of a show with “DYNAMITE” on Saturday evening and the biggest names in mixed martial arts were there live to witness history! Everybody from former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez to UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez were there live to check out the action. Perhaps there was no better...

Sep 20, 2015 11:21 am

Jon Fitch: Nick Diaz’s suspension is unifying the fighters

Nick Diaz’s suspension lit the mixed martial arts community on fire last week when it was announced the Nevada State Athletic Commission would be suspending the UFC fighter for five years. One of Diaz’s post fight drug test came back positive for marijuana and they chose to make an example out of the repeated offender...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

Sep 20, 2015 5:59 am

Champion Will Brooks trashes Bellator for poor promotion

It was arguably one of the biggest events in Bellator history on Saturday night when the mixed martial arts promotion and GLORY joined forces for the first “DYNAMITE” event in California. The card featured a slew of matches including one night light heavyweight tournament and a light heavyweight championship bout featuring Liam McGeary and Tito...

Sep 20, 2015 1:57 am

WATCH! Sorry Seagal — Joe Rogan doesn’t think Aikido is the real deal!

Martial arts legend Steven Seagal claims to have helped train some of mixed martial arts most elite champions on their path to gold. The likes of Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida have thanked Seagal for help in their post-fight speeches and have been seen training with them in various videos, but fans and fighters alike...

Sep 20, 2015 1:41 am

STATS! Get hyped for Fedor Emelianenko’s return

Fedor Emelianenko will not be fighting in the octagon nor will he be duking it out in the Bellator cage; “The Last Emperor” announced his signing with a new Japanese based promotion on Saturday night during “DYNAMITE”. The Japanese promotion has yet to be named but is run by one of the men behind the...

Sep 20, 2015 1:15 am

GSP runs into Couture and Velasquez backstage at “DYNAMITE”!

Georges St. Pierre stepped down as champion and away from the octagon to help clean the sport of mixed martial arts and it looks like it has paid off. The United States Anti-Doping Agency and the Ultimate Fighting Championship paired up to help clean the sport and it could have been the first step to...

Sep 20, 2015 1:00 am

Awkward “trainer” explains how to defend a sucker punch — CRINGEWORTHY!

Cheap shots obviously have no place in mixed martial arts or combat sports in general. Whether it’s a fighter striking his opponent long after the bell sounds or right when the fight starts during a glove touch, the crowd will instantly turn on a fighter throwing a cheap shot. This “trainer” claims to have mastered...

Sep 18, 2015 10:23 am

UFC’s Leslie Smith Now Refuses To Fight In Nevada

Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA) is the latest UFC fighter to refuse to fight in Nevada following the NSAC’s five-year suspension of Nick Diaz. The women’s bantamweight competitor took to her Sqor account to announce her decision: “I am making a statement and will stand with my fellow fighters Nick Diaz, and Henry Cejudo and refuse...

Sep 18, 2015 3:41 am

Joey Beltran: “I’m Not Fighting My Buddy Halsey For Chump Change!”

Mixed Martial Arts veteran Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) made his middleweight debut at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Brian Rogers. “The Mexicutioner” is set to return to action later this month when he battles Kendall Grove in the co-main event of Bellator 143. With a win over Grove...

Sep 17, 2015 7:01 pm

Joey Beltran: “I’m Opening The Flood Gates On All These Fools At 185!”

Mixed martial arts veteran Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) made his middleweight debut at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Brian Rogers. “The Mexicutioner” is now set to face Kendall Grove in the co-main event of Bellator 143, which goes down September 25 live from State Farm Arena in Texas....

Sep 17, 2015 4:42 am

Joey Beltran: “After The Newton Fight, My Wife Really Wanted Me To Retire”

Bellator middleweight standout Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) is busy preparing for his September 25 battle with Kendall Grove, which will serve as the co-main event for Bellator 143. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including leaving the sport of mixed martial arts on his own terms....

Sep 15, 2015 5:22 pm

Ten Time BJJ World Champion Ready To Start MMA Career

Watch out MMA fighters, here comes a ten time BJJ World Champion. Marcus Almeida, or “Buchecha” as he’s more commonly known, is ready to make the move over to mixed martial arts and plans to do so asap. Buchecha told Combate that after suffering a knee injury, which kept him out of this years ADCC,...

Sep 14, 2015 7:51 pm

Gina Carano shows Nick Diaz some love and has a message for the NSAC

Fighters within the Ultimate Fighting Championship have voiced their opinions on how they think the Nevada State Athletic Commission handled Nick Diaz’s suspension, but this supporter came out of left field! Gina Carano may be big in the world of Hollywood now, but she actually helped pave the way for women in mixed martial arts...