2137 Search Results for mixed martial arts

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...

Jan 21, 2014 6:28 am

Bravo vs Gracie 2 set for Metamoris 3

One of the largest upsets in the jiujitsu world came by way of triangle choke, when Eddie Bravo defeated the seemingly unbeatable Royler Gracie (son of Helio Gracie) at the 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) grappling tournament. Now, the two are scheduled to meet again to test their skills against each other a second...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 17, 2014 7:26 pm

An Event Timeline Of The Dana White / Georges St-Pierre Fiasco

For a man who is enjoying the simple life of semi-retirement, Georges St-Pierre sure is in the news a lot. Usually a quiet, reserved individual, “GSP” has recently been anything but, performing interview after interview, attempting to disclose his side of this perplexing story. It can get pretty confusing, to be completely honest. There’s been...

Jan 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Donald Cerrone: “I’m Broke…I Have No Idea What Saving Money Is”

  Top Lightweight Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently talked to Majority Draw Radio about his upcoming fight with Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Adriano Martins. When asked if this was the fight that he wanted, Cerrone admitted: “I don’t give a shit either way. Whether I want or don’t want, or say ‘yeah’ …they tell me.”...

Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Cat Zingano Releases Statement on Husband’s Death

UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Cat Zingano recently received terrible news, when her long-time husband Mauricio Zingano was found dead in his house on Monday, possibly from a suicide. She recently released a statement to MMAWeekly.com, saying: Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away....

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...