2387 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Feb 7, 2014 1:10 pm

Thiago Silva Police Report Details History Of Domestic Abuse – Put Gun In Wifes Mouth

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released copies of Thiago Silva’s police report. The pages (above, click to enlarge) read as follows: “The above listed defendant, Thiago Silva and the victim Thaysa Silva have been married for thirteen years and have no children in common. Silva trains as a mixed martial arts fighter for the...

Feb 6, 2014 7:48 pm

UFC GYM Celebrates 100th Gym Opening With Second Official BJ Penn Facility

UFC GYM, known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness, will celebrate the opening of its newest gym in Waikele, HI on Saturday, Feb. 8th. UFC GYM BJ Penn is a partnership with former two-division champion and Season 19 coach of The Ultimate Fighter®, BJ Penn. In addition to being the...

Feb 5, 2014 7:29 pm

The Green Power Ranger Wants To Welcome CM Punk To MMA

When CM Punk left the WWE last month the MMA world went crazy with speculation. CM himself didn’t rule out a move to Mixed Martial Arts, but, since his WWE departure, we have yet to receive an official word from the man himself. (Although his trainer, Rener Gracie, confirmed his interest) One thing we do...

Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...


Feb 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Two world title fights headline World Series of Fighting 9 on March 29

The World Series of Fighting returns home to the fight capital of the world for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles...

Feb 4, 2014 1:08 pm

Joe Lauzon sports an incredible 96% finishing rate

UFC lightweight contender Joe Lauzon (23-9 MMA, 10-6 UFC) does not like to leave his fights in the ‘hands of the judges.’ That’s probably why ‘J-Lau’ boasts an astonishing 96% finishing rate. Yes, you read correctly, Mr. Lauzon has a 96% ‘kill rate’ thus far in his MMA career. In fact, his last outing against...

Feb 3, 2014 7:34 pm

Mousasi is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” will result in a title shot

Former DREAM light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) , is hopeful that a win over the “The Dragon” at next weekends ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ event will result in a middleweight title shot. That’s what the “Dreamcatcher” told Ariel Helwani during his recent appearance on ‘The MMA Hour’: “Getting the chance to...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

Feb 3, 2014 8:18 am

UFC signs top Japanese prospect

A top 135-pound prospect has joined the ranks of the UFC. According to Bloody Elbow, Japan’s Michinori Tanaka (9-0) is the latest addition to the bantamweight division. Tanaka has been on the radar for awhile since he was the Shooto Rookie Champion in 2011, and he continued his unbeaten streak while dominating the PXC bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Jan 30, 2014 10:30 am

Rener Gracie: CM Punk interested in MMA, ‘no limits’ to his potential

Just last week, former WWE Champion, CM Punk, did an interview with MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani that created quite a buzz amongst fans of both wrestling and mixed martial arts. The interview, along with a report stating that Punk was not re-signing with World Wrestling Entertainment, left many to wonder if the longtime WWE Star was...

Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

CM Punk Leaves WWE, Could Begin MMA Career

Professional wrestler CM Punk (above) reportedly left the World Wrestling Entertainment this week, which some think may kick-start his MMA career.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While many have been speculating on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA and the UFC, it seems that another candidate has emerged to potentially make the...

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 29, 2014 8:50 am

ONE FC signs former Legend FC Champ Ji Xian

ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, has inked former Legend FC bantamweight champion Ji Xian (11-2 MMA). ONE FC CEO, Victor Cui, announced the news via twitter yesterday evening: @victoronefc: NEWS ALERT: Legend FC Champion Ji Xian, the best MMA fighter in China in his weight category, has officially signed with #ONEFC #MMA...

Jan 29, 2014 6:09 am

Will 2014 Be The Year Of MMA Legalization In New York?

ALBANY – Supporters of mixed martial arts began fighting a new fight, this past Tuesday. Or rather, a new battle in a war that’s been raging on for quite some time. A contingent of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, officials and fans traveled to Albany, hoping to coerce lawmakers to authorize the sport which has been...

Jan 29, 2014 6:08 am

UFC has big plans for Canada in 2014

As Canada continues to be one of the biggest hotbeds for Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC is looking to increase its presence there in 2014. In an interview with OCanada, UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright revealed plans for both a publicity tour and at least 4 live fight cards this year. A press...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 27, 2014 12:56 pm

Rumor’s Swirling About Ariel Helwani’s Cut UFC Access

Where in the world is Ariel Helwani? Outside of his usual stint over at MMAFighting.com, UFC on FOX correspondent Ariel Helwani was absent from his UFC on FOX duties last weekend. Prior to his disappearance, word hit me (from a reliable source) that he was in a spat with UFC officials and removed from his...

Jan 27, 2014 7:50 am

Harris Sarmiento signs with ONE FC, meets Herbert Burns at ONE FC: WAR OF NATIONS

Hawaiian MMA veteran, Harris “The Hitman” Sarmiento (36-25 MMA), has officially signed with Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE FC, and will make his promotional debut this March. ONE FC officials confirmed the news yesterday evening with bjpenn.com’s Chris Taylor. Sarmiento has competed in over 60 MMA fights and has faced some of the...

Jan 22, 2014 9:37 am

Nick Newell in line for possible WSOF lightweight title shot

Nick Newell is no stranger to criticism. He has been getting it his whole life. But now, he just might get the opportunity to shut all the negative onlookers up if he is set to face off against newly crowned World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. “I could beat everyone in the world...

Jan 22, 2014 6:33 am

Chris Leben’s Message To His Fans

Two days ago we learned that nine-year UFC veteran, Chris Leben, was retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. ‘The Crippler’ himself has now taken to his Facebook to address his fans on a more personal note. Check it: (unedited) Dear fans: man, it’s been a long couple weeks pondering this real big decision....

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

Report: Jewish Rabbi Wins His First MMA Fight

An Orthodox Jewish rabbi hadn’t thrown a punch in his life until he wanted to enter an amateur MMA fight. Yossi Eilfort’s journey began six months ago when he joined forces with MMA fighter and judo specialist Thierry Sokudju of Cameroon and started training at Team Quest Gym in Encinitas. “I never thought that a...

Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Gambler’s Odds: ‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’

Betting on mixed martial arts is a tricky way to win money. There is no team to rely on when making a bet. It is easy to rely on top-notch players like Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to carry the Broncos to the Super Bowl. In the octagon, though? It’s a one man...

Jan 21, 2014 9:42 am

Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong go at it on Twitter

World Series of Fighting matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz discussed an idea last week about a crossover event with Bellator MMA featuring 10 fighters from each promotion facing off in a pay-per-view event. Sounds all fine and dandy, but the fact is that we will most likely never see that happen. But if we ever did we...

Jan 21, 2014 6:44 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Retirement Of Chris Leben

Yesterday we learned that longtime UFC middleweight, Chris Leben, was taking a step back from competition and retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Following a four-fight losing streak, not many were surprised. Still though, losing a nine-year UFC veteran on the heels of his 22nd straight fight inside the Octagon is a tough...