Archive: Olympics

Oct 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Joe Warren Eyes Return To Wrestling, Gunning For Olympic Gold Medal

Newly crowned Bellator MMA champion Joe Warren is no stranger to wrestling competition. After winning the Pan American Championships in 2006 as well as the World Championship, a failed drug test cut his Olympic hopes short in 2008. Now, nearly 6 years later, Warren is eyeing an Olympic gold medal at the 2018 games. He...

Aug 27, 2014 11:23 am

Fresno State Announces The Return Of Their Legendary Wrestling Program

Fresno State has been without a wrestling program for nearly 8 years. Today however there was good news brought to the Fresno State Bulldogs. President Joseph Castro announced that the D-1 wrestling program would be reinstated the program, and will finalize a timeplan that will outline the program’s return. The Fresno Bee broke the news...

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...


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...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...

Nov 21, 2013 7:56 am

Rashad Evans Says Daniel Cormier Might Be Next Opponent

Long has the MMA community clamored for former Olympian and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier to drop from heavyweight to light heavyweight. The wait may finally be over, for it seems that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans could be the man to introduce Cormier to the division. Evans told “UFC Tonight”...

Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

Ben Askren Responds To Dana White’s Disinterest In Signing Him

UFC President Dana White has showed a disinterest in signing Bellator welterweight champion “Funky” Ben Askren, saying “As far as [Ben Askren], as far as the level he’s on? He barely beat Jay Hieron, you know? He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...

Sep 2, 2012 10:45 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Kim Couture says Rousey vs. Cyborg would be the FOTY

Whether you love her or hate her, there is absolutely no denying that Ronda Rousey is the hottest fighter in MMA today. I’m not even talking about her physical hotness, which some could make a case that she is leading that department as well but no other athlete in the sport is on fire right...

Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

MMA in the Olympics | Will It Happen? | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: I saw a story yesterday about why MMA would never be in the Olympics.  Saddened, I thought about why MMA couldn’t be in the Olympics and what would have to be done in order for MMA to get their. After counteracting as many arguments as possible, I realized that MMA has come...