2262 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Jan 8, 2014 6:08 am

Invicta Boss Shannon Knapp Thinks Cyborg vs. Rousey Will Go Down This Year

Ronda Rousey has her sights set on Sara McMann for her next title defense at UFC 170, but who’ next in line if she successfully defends the championship? Invicta FC President thinks Cris Cyborg could be a potential opponent to Rousey’s throne in 2014. Jonathan Snowden recently asked his followers to send him their predictions...

Jan 7, 2014 5:39 am

Joe Ellenberger signs four-fight deal with UFC

Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA), the twin-brother of UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger, has apparently inked a four-fight deal with UFC according to a report from MMAFighting.com. Joe Ellenberger was a high school wrestling champion in Nebraska, and went on to become a two-time Division II All-American at the University of Nebraska. He is currently riding...

Jan 6, 2014 9:42 am

Australia’s Victorian Government’s “Cage Ban” Could Cost Them Millions

  It seems that some areas of the world still don’t understand the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC is planning an event at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, but it seems that the Napthine Government is refusing to drop their state-wide “cage ban”. Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand,...

Jan 6, 2014 9:21 am

Quinn Mulhern Retires From MMA Following UFC Fight Night 34 Defeat

How many fighters can you think of, off the top of your head, that remained in the game a little too long for their own good? Quite a few, I’m sure. Professional fighting, like most sports, is a hard career to simply walk away from. It’s not like retiring from an office job, where you...


Jan 4, 2014 2:43 pm

How Can MMA Become Mainstream? People Like Jeff Blatnick

The UFC was originally advertised as ‘no rules, brutality!, one man enters, one man leaves!’ Now it has established itself as the premier mixed martial arts organization on the planet. The number one place to see high level athleticism and also technical martial arts talent. MMA as a sport wasn’t always so respected, and it...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 4, 2014 9:41 am

Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum Confirmed for UFC 171

Yet another welterweight bout has been added to the UFC 171 card. Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum have officially been penciled in for the event and they will duke it out in Dallas, Texas on March 15, 2014. The bout was announced by UFC’s official news Twitter account: Undefeated TUF 17 winner @KelvinGastelum faces ranked...

Jan 3, 2014 7:13 am

Former UFC fighter Din Thomas retires from MMA

After 15 years of competing professionally in mixed martial arts, former UFC fighter Din Thomas (26-9 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. A longtime member of American Top Team, Thomas first fought for the UFC in June of 2001 against future UFC lightweight and welterweight champion...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

Anderson Silva: UFC 162 Loss Was “A Bad Day at Work”

“Sometimes you have a good day working,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained, “sometimes you have a bad day working.  My last fight [at UFC 162] was my bad day.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been one of the most highly anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts, and for plenty of reasons. ...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 21, 2013 9:58 am

Travis Browne On Josh Barnett: He Will Have To Finish Me To Win

All the talk about next week’s UFC 168 card involves two rematches: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, and Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey. One fight that seems to have been forgotten about, but is destined for fireworks, is a heavyweight match up between two of the best in the world, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne....

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...

Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am

Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Want To Leave A Gina Carano Void

Without Ronda Rousey, it is likely we wouldn’t be seeing the exciting and skillful women’s mixed martial arts matches we see today in the UFC. Dana White has made it clear that without the beautiful, charismatic and technical Rousey, there would still not be female fights inside the octagon. The question though, is can WMMA...