Archive: strikeforce news

Dec 12, 2012 11:07 am

Mousasi: I don’t believe I ever trained for a fight | MMA NEWS

“I was overstrained, not motivated, not training well. I think that had something to do with it. This year-layoff got me hungry again and I’m training really good now. I think, it was good (the layoff), I’m making it a positive thing. I was just fighting. I won the belt in DREAM, I won the...

Dec 1, 2012 11:11 am

VIDEO | BJJ Instructionals From Renato Laranja’s Latest Seminar in Canada

Renato Laranja may be famous for stirring up trouble with UFC star Vinny Magalhaes, choking out BJJ legend Eddie Bravo, and discussing the mysteries of life with Joe Rogan – but he is also a truly accomplished grappler in case you might have missed it. Renato is extremely popular in Canada, and if you don’t...

Nov 29, 2012 6:18 pm

Kennedy vs. Smith added to January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Another middleweight bout has been added to the “Strikeforce: Champions” event as it was announced that Tim Kennedy (14-4 MMA, 5-2 SF) will throw down with Trevor Smith (10-2 MMA, 2-1 SF) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. It was back in July that Kennedy dropped a unanimous decision to middleweight champ Luke Rockhold in...

Nov 29, 2012 5:15 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. “Jacare” Souza added to “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

The “Strikeforce: Champions” event scheduled for January 12 in Oklahoma City continued to grow today as it was announced that middleweight fighters Lorenz Larkin (13-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (16-3 MMA, 6-1 SF) are set to face off in the cage. Larkin was set to face Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at the...

Nov 29, 2012 1:04 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Nandor Guelmino booked for “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

Former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett (31-6 MMA, 2-1 SF) will make his last appearance under the Strikeforce banner when he takes on Austrian heavyweight fighter Nandor Guelmino (11-3 MMA) on January 12 in Oklahoma City. The ex-UFC champ, Barnett, makes his return on the heels of a unanimous decision loss to Daniel Cormier in the...

Nov 29, 2012 12:35 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Sean McClure Catches up with Renato Laranja

Sean McClure catches up with Renato Laranja who happened to be driving through Los Angeles, California at the time. He discusses Ronda, buying Strikeforce, BJ fighting Rory, business ventures, entering the Octagon, and much more. Below is the full video. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 27, 2012 9:49 am

With Melendez out, Masvidal vs Healy now targeted for “Strikeforce: Champions” event | MMA News

With Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez out with an injury, #1 contender Pat Healy (28-16 MMA, 6-1 SF) will now face Jorge Masvidal (23-7 MMA, 5-1 SF) at the “Strikeforce: Champions” event set for January 12, 2013.  Healy, who earned his title shot with a unanimous-decision win over Mizuto Hirota at July’s “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy” event,...

Nov 22, 2012 11:46 am

Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi targeted for January’s Strikeforce Event | MMA News

A light heavyweight bout between Mike Kyle (19-8-1 MMA, 2-3-1 SF) and former champion Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2 MMA, 3-1-1 SF) is being targeted for January’s “Strikeforce: Champions” event. The two fighters have been slated to do battle on three prior occasions, but none of those proposed fights came to fruition, as a result of injuries. Kyle fights for the first time...

Nov 21, 2012 10:06 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Josh Thomson on Transitioning to the UFC, Strikeforce, AKA, Women…

With all of the talk about Strikeforce closing its doors circulating – there is a collective mixture of emotions. Guys like Luke Rockhold, Gilbert Melendez, Frank Shamrock, and Josh Thomson have helped build the organization, and they are now facing the first time they would step out of the organization in quite a while –...

Nov 19, 2012 8:59 am

Four Things You Love to Hate About Internet MMA Fans

One of the dangers of surfing the internet in search of MMA news is happening across unsavory forum posts. I admit I used to frequent these misguided outlets of free speech. That did not last long. It would amaze me, and still does, what some of the posters would come up with in defense of,...

Nov 19, 2012 8:52 am

Miesha Tate Calls GSP’s WMMA View Ignorant | UFC NEWS

I think the problem with GSP’s view about WMMA is that he doesn’t have one. If he hasn’t ever watched us women fight then he can’t say how he really feels about it because he’s ignorant. Being old fashioned is fine, but us “modern day” girls aren’t asking for your protection, we are asking for...

Nov 17, 2012 9:44 am

Report: Strikeforce Champ Melendez Backs Out Of Second Straight Healy Booking | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez, has reportedly fallen off the final Strikeforce event with the same nagging shoulder injury that forced him out of his last bout. Melendez was originally scheduled to defend his title against Strikeforce number one contender Pat Healy in September; however, news of an injury and subsequent withdrawal from the bout...

Nov 16, 2012 1:38 pm

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit Weigh In Results | UFC NEWS

  UFC 154 Weigh In Results: MAIN CARD Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) Martin Kampmann (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (171) Francis Carmont (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (184) Constantinos Philippou (185) vs. Nick Ring (184) Mark Hominick (145) vs. Pablo Garza (145) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX) Patrick Cote (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (186) Cyrille...

Nov 15, 2012 12:21 pm

UFC On Fuel 6 Medical Suspensions Put Le & Franklin Out Up To Six Months | UFC NEWS

Following this past weekends event in Macau, China and with no athletic commission to oversee the fighters, the UFC has taken up the responsiblity themselves, and have released the list of medical suspensions. Both Cung Le and Rich Franklin, who fought in the main event, will need to be medically cleared, Franklin for his left...

Nov 15, 2012 11:54 am

Dana White Targeting May 2013 For Silva vs. GSP Superfight | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White talked to ESPN’s Sportcenter, and outlined his plan if GSP is victorious over Carlos Condit this weekend. “(Silva) always comes out and says this stuff. I don’t know why he does it or why he says the things he says. I guarantee you, he will be there Saturday. If Georges St-Pierre...

Nov 15, 2012 11:44 am

Gray Maynard To Undergo Knee Surgery | UFC NEWS

According a report by MMAWeekly, UFC lightweight Gray Maynard will need to undergo knee surgery after suffering an injury while training at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. Maynard was to meet Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 this December, but will instead be going under the knife next week. The recovery time is only...

Nov 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Ben Askren Wrestling Clinics Hawaii Tour

  2008 Olympian and current Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, will be conducting wrestling seminars November 16th & 17th in Honolulu. Come train with the best and take your wrestling game to a new level this weekend. Twitter – @BenAskren Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 14, 2012 9:49 am

ESPN Posts Their Middleweight Rankings; Things Getting Interesting | MMA NEWS

ESPN has released their mixed martial arts middlewight rankings once again and it reflects the traffic jam that is the 185 pound weight class. No surprise that Anderson Silva is the king at 185, but there are a few surprises. Brian Stann has disappeared after his loss to Michael Bisping. Speaking of The Count, Bisping...

Nov 13, 2012 9:11 am

Chael Sonnen Says Rampage Jackson Can’t Beat Ronda Rousey | UFC NEWS

“I’d like to congratulate Ronda Rousey on becoming a pioneer in this sport. It’s well deserved and overdue. Looks like Mitt Romney has a new favorite fighter and Rampage Jackson has another opponent he can’t beat.” (via TMZ) Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit