2382 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Aug 30, 2016 12:09 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Weighs in On CM Punk’s Debut

  One of the most polarizing events on the MMA horizon is the UFC debut of WWE superstar CM Punk. Because Punk has precisely zero background in the martial arts, there are plenty of fans out there who think his UFC 203 bout with Mickey Gall is a publicity stunt that is doomed to fail....

Aug 29, 2016 7:15 am

ODDS | CM Punk is a big underdog against Mickey Gall

Former WWE champion CM Punk (0-0 MMA) will make his mixed martial arts debut at next month’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland when he takes on Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA) on the evening’s main card. As you can imagine, the former WWE star has been labelled as the underdog in his first octagon appearance...


Aug 25, 2016 11:24 am

VIDEO | CM Punk taps out to rear-naked choke

pic.twitter.com/LH0Nl5U2nr — Jessica Hudnall (@LegKickTKO) August 25, 2016 Former WWE superstar CM Punk is just a little over two weeks away from making not just his UFC debut, but professional mixed martial arts debut. The 37-year-old former professional wrestler whose real name is Phil Brooks will face 2-0 Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland,...

Aug 23, 2016 9:15 am

Andre Pederneiras: Conor McGregor isn’t confident for Jose Aldo rematch

At the end of 2015, Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon for what many believed to be the toughest test of his mixed martial arts career. Opposite McGregor was undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who had yet to taste defeat inside the Octagon as he reigned as the 145 pound kingpin. McGregor made short...

Aug 21, 2016 1:05 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor gets wild at his UFC 202 after party!

After putting on a “Fight of the year” candidate performance in the headliner of last night’s UFC 202 event, current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and his team hit the club in Sin City. McGregor earned a majority decision victory over Nate Diaz in yesterday’s UFC 202 main event. The fight was an absolute war...

Aug 15, 2016 4:50 pm

Coach: Conor McGregor has an “upgraded engine” going in to UFC 202

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will be looking to avenge the first loss of his UFC career when he rematches Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 202 this Saturday night in Las Vegas. The first fight between McGregor and Diaz occurred this past March headlining the UFC 196 fight card in Las Vegas....

Aug 15, 2016 10:00 am

GIF | The evolution of Joe Rogan’s ability to f–k you up!

Joe Rogan Turning Side Kick Then & Now If you aren’t familiar with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan’s martial arts background, the guy is surely one that can talk the talk and back it up. Rogan is a taekwondo and Brazilan jiu-jitsu black belt and definitely knows his stuff, which makes him such a revered...

Aug 14, 2016 12:59 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey will not return at UFC 205

Who will headline UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York? According to MMA insider Dave Meltzer, it will not be former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Meltzer recently spoke with Submission Radio where he delivered the following news about a possible “Rowdy” comeback: “I talked to one of her friends a couple...

Aug 14, 2016 12:28 pm

VIDEO | UFC fighters past and present talk about a Fighters Union

Watch as former and current UFC fighters talk about the need for a Fighters Union. In the above video former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture discusses the need to expand the “Ali Act” to mixed martial arts. Mixed martial arts legends and former champions Cung Le and Ken Shamrock also speak out...

Aug 14, 2016 12:13 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey takes on Ediane Gomes in her first pro fight

Watch former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey score a quick armbar submission victory in her professional mixed martial arts debut against Ediane Gomes at “King Of The Cage – Turning Point” in March of 2011. “Rowdy” would go on to win her next 11 MMA fights, scoring finishes in all eleven contests, before eventually...

Aug 13, 2016 8:43 am

Two-time Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison has received multiple MMA offers

Two-time Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison spoke with reporters on Friday and stated that she has received multiple offers to fight in mixed martial arts promotions. The 26-year-old, who became the first American to win two gold medals in Judo at this years Rio Olympics, says she has no interest in joining the sport...

Aug 11, 2016 9:17 pm

Cung Le calls on fighters to join MMA Fighters Association

This week, it was revealed that the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association was officially formed as part of the Professional Fighter’s Association. The news comes on the heels of UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt calling for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test revolving...

Aug 11, 2016 7:19 am

BREAKING! Professional Fighters Association has officially launched

Big news from the world of mixed martial arts. The Professional Fighters Association (PFA) was established today to represent the collective interests of the fighters employed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The goal of the “PFA” is to organize the fighters so that they can collectively bargain their terms and conditions of employment. The...

Aug 9, 2016 10:20 am

Will 23-year-old Mackenzie Dern become a bigger star than Ronda Rousey?

23-year-old Mackenzie Dern made her MMA debut at LFC 58 in July. The jiu-jitsu wizard put on a dominating performance for all three rounds of her fight with Kenia Rosas and ended up winning a unanimous decision. Dern is honing her MMA skills with former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator star Benson Henderson at...

Aug 6, 2016 3:45 pm

Conor McGregor sides with Nate Diaz: ‘They f—ing are all are on steroids’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been one of the most tested athletes in the UFC by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). With 14 tests done by USADA, “The Notorious” says that it is a good thing for the sport of mixed martial arts. “I’m happy to be tested,” said McGregor on Friday during the...

Aug 6, 2016 1:40 pm

PHOTO | Comedian Joey Diaz gets BJJ promotion at 53-years-old

Stand up comedian Joey Diaz is a big fan of mixed martial arts. The 53-year-old is a good friend of UFC color commentator Joe Rogan as the two often do shows comedy shows together. Diaz is not just a fan, but has also been putting in the work on the mats and recently was promoted...

Aug 6, 2016 12:58 pm

Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand boxing fight purses are staggeringly eye-opening

Saturday night features a light heavyweight boxing matchup between Andre Ward and Alexander Brand in Oakland, California. Ward, the former WBC, WBA, Ring Magazine and lineal super middleweight champion will take on Brand in what many consider a tune-up fight, as Ward has only fought three times in nearly four years after battling contract disputes....

Aug 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Another MMA promotion within reach of $1 billion valuation

With the recent news of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, it set the bar for the business of mixed martial arts promotional companies. Another MMA promotion company has a big price tag on it. Not quite as big as the UFC’s, but ONE Championship is reportedly “already within reach of a $1 billion...

Aug 6, 2016 10:35 am

New MMA judging criteria finalized, to be implemented in 2017

In addition to rule changes from the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports’ (ABC’s) Unified Rules of MMA, the wording of the 10-Point Must system for mixed martial arts competition was updated and will be logged in to the Unified Rules and will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. Bloody Elbow was able to...

Aug 5, 2016 3:45 pm

Conor McGregor roasts Brock Lesnar and the rest of the WWE ‘puss–s’

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz were asked questions from the media on a UFC 202 conference call ahead of the August 20 card that the two fighters will headline. When asked about Brock Lesnar’s return to the Octagon at UFC 200, McGregor was blunt with his opinion that blanketed most of professional wrestling. McGregor: @WWE...

Aug 4, 2016 12:05 pm

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia smashes in training with Babalu Sobral

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has found a new drive competing in mixed martial arts. Garcia is scheduled to make her third professional MMA fight at RIZIN 2 on September 25 in Japan. Garcia’s opponent has yet to be named as the promotion is likely trying to find someone who is actually willing to...

Aug 4, 2016 11:09 am

Cris Cyborg heading into the boxing ring for the biggest payday of her career?

Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been hoping for the UFC to open up a featherweight division so she can prove her dominance in the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world. With one catchweight fight at 140 pounds in the UFC, Cyborg has not been given any option to fight at 145 pounds...

Aug 4, 2016 2:11 am

UFC fighter Teruto Ishihara hates MMA, boxing, wrestling, and grappling

Teruto Ishihara has surely made it a long way with not having a particular interest in fighting. The UFC featherweight has made it to the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world and is quite frank about why he is a fighter. “Yashabo” says that the only reason he fights is to pick up...

Aug 3, 2016 1:29 pm

VIDEO | Randy Couture rips on New Jersey State Athletic Control Board deputy commissioner

UFC Hall of Fame legend Randy Couture is a part of the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) MMA rules and regulations committee and was present at the conference on Tuesday that addressed new rule changes to the sport of mixed martial arts. Following New Jersey State Athletic Control Board deputy commissioner Rhonda Uttley-Herring speech about...

Aug 3, 2016 11:36 am

VIDEO | Gabi Garcia open to fighting a man and knocking him out

Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia has transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts and is continuing to learn all aspects of the game. Garcia holds a 2-0 professional MMA record but is having a hard time finding opponents that are willing to go to competition with her. Garcia and her trainer Babalu Sobral...