Archive: featured

Apr 4, 2012 8:30 am

DeBlass In For Injured Kruth Against Diabate Next Weekend On FUEL

No matter how hard the injury bug works at ruining fight cards, the UFC matchmaking department still manages to make good fights. The latest example of this is the shift to next weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 2 which will see Tom DeBlass step in for the injured Jorgen Kruth against Cyrille Diabate. UFC on...

Apr 4, 2012 8:15 am

Virgil Zwicker Meets Guto Inocente At “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final”

Strikeforce officials have announced a light-heavyweight bout between Virgil Zwicker and Guto Inocente set for next month’s show in San Jose, California. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced the bout yesterday evening on his official twitter account. The “Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Final” is set to feature the heavyweight tournament final between Josh Barnett and Daniel...

Apr 4, 2012 8:00 am

Miguel Torres Blog | I Believe I Will Be Champion Again

By Miguel Torres: When I first started fighting, the primary aim was to make money and pay for my college. I also wanted to make my father and family proud of me. By 2012, the aims have shifted somewhat, as I am established in the sport, have won a world title and now have my...

Apr 4, 2012 7:45 am

Quick Twitt | John Alessio Returns To UFC As Replacement For Wiman Against Bocek

At UFC 145 Marc Bocek was originally scheduled to face Matt Wiman. As it turns out, that bout has been altered following the announcement that Wiman has suffered injury. In his place comes returning UFC lightweight, John Alessio. Alessio will work on getting his first ever UFC win against Bocek. After three prior stints with...

Apr 4, 2012 7:30 am

Brian Stann Blog | The Adversity Fighters Face

By Brian Stann: Two days before Christmas my wife lost her little brother, Louie, in a very violent death. He was only 26 years old and it was horribly unexpected. Her mother lives with us and, in order to get them both through this tragedy, I decided to rearrange my whole training camp for my...

Apr 3, 2012 1:10 pm

Nick Diaz Scheduled For BJJ Super Fight Next Month

It has been nearly 2-years since Nick Diaz slapped on a Gi for competition purposes, but with his MMA career on hold he is set to make a return to the competition circuit. Widely considered as one of Cesar Gracie’s top student, Nick Diaz is now set to compete in a “super fight” at the...

Apr 3, 2012 12:33 pm

VIDEO | Injured Soldier Finds Motivation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not your typical martial art. It combines wrestling and joint manipulation, and those who practice it say technique trumps size. But Tyler Anderson is not your typical martial artist either. For the U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and recent amputee, learning this new skill is just one of his life’s many challenges....

Apr 3, 2012 10:53 am

Wanderlei Silva | I’ve Waited 14 Years For Redemption Against Belfort

“This is the fight of my life [against Vitor Belfort]. I’ve waited all my career for this fight. I’ve waited for (14) years for this fight. He is one of the guys I really, really want to fight before I (retire). This fight is the fight of my dreams. I’ve been fighting since I was...

Apr 3, 2012 9:16 am

NSAC Commissioner Responds to Being Called A Racist B!tc# By “King Mo”

“I was not upset, and I never considered it to be derogatory. What I was doing was laying the classic or standard foundation for the gentleman to make sure that he understood the form that he was signing, that it was designed to be a truthful statement and that the information he was supposed to...

Apr 3, 2012 8:59 am

Brock Lesnar Returned To The WWE Last Night And Here Is The Video

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made an emphatic return to the world of professional wrestling last night during the WWE’s Monday Night Raw broadcast. The former WWE champ, turned MMA champ retired from Mixed Martial Arts following his TKO loss this past December at the hands of Alistair Overeem. Lesnar signed a 12-month deal...

Apr 3, 2012 8:51 am

Interntational Scene | Cage Warriors confirm ESPN deal

CAGE WARRIORS Fighting Championship is pleased to confirm that it has signed a 12-month deal with sports broadcasting giant ESPN International. The agreement will see Cage Warriors events over the next year televised by ESPN in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to CWFC’s existing television partners, which include...

Apr 3, 2012 8:13 am

International Scene | Fields Out, Kusch In | CWFC Fight Night 5 in Amman

There’s been an enforced change to the semi-final line-up for the Cage Warriors middleweight title tournament. Both semi-finals take place at CWFC Fight Night 5 in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, April 12, but John Phillips will now face Pavel Kusch, after Chris Fields withdrew due to a back injury. Fields (9-3-0) booked his place in...