Archive: wrestling

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...

Nov 26, 2013 8:56 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Phillipe Nover Set For Dec. 1 Showdown

Frankie Edgar, the former UFC lightweight champion and featherweight contender will face Phillipe Nover in a grappling contest. Madison Square Garden, the arena that has been long coveted by the UFC, will host the annual Grapple at the Garden, where some of the best grapplers in America and abroad will compete. “After attending Grapple at...

Sep 9, 2013 10:01 am

Wrestling Wins Bid to Return to Olympics in 2020

After news came concerning the removal of wrestling from the official olympic games, a cavalcade of MMA fighters made their voices heard as they campaigned to bring a sport which defined their lives, back to the biggest stage available to it. Now with a majority vote of 49 votes from the International Olympic Committee (IOC),...

Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Askren: ‘I’m OK in MMA, I’m not that good, but neither are the guys I’m beating’ | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, onto the air to talk about all the things going on in Milwaukee with him and his team at Roufusport. Askren is a highly decorated wrestler and is currently holding an undefeated MMA record of 12-0 to back up his Bellator welterweight...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

Mar 16, 2013 12:44 am

Dana White Reveals an Offer to Fight Vince McMahon | UFC NEWS

  In a recent video interview in the days leading up to UFC 158 in Montreal, Dana White was asked about a hypothetical fight between himself and WWE Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon.  Surprisingly, White responded that this “what if?” was at one point a matter of “when and where?”.   At the 8:58 mark...

May 18, 2012 9:12 am

King Mo Bellator/TNA Deal Good for MMA | MMA NEWS

By Ryan Busuttil: A common complaint of MMA fans, especially when Brock Lesnar made the jump from the WWE to the UFC in 2008, is to not associate Mixed Martial Arts with professional wrestling. “Wrestling’s fake”, “Only idiots watch wrestling”, etc. are among the comments that I’ve read over the years anytime professional wrestling is...