April 2011 Blog Posts (36)

Dana White: Five-Round Non-Title Fights in UFC's Immediate Future

Five-round non-title fights are in the UFC’s immediate future, according to UFC President Dana White, who told the media on Friday of the organization’s plans.



“I hate draws worse than anything,” White declared as the biggest…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 30, 2011 at 5:25am — No Comments

UFC 129 Fight Card: What's Next for Georges St-Pierre If He Beats Jake Shields?

UFC 129 could very well be the end of an era for UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre.



Obviously a loss to Jake Shields would mean that St-Pierre’s reign as champion would be over, but a win may mean it’s the last time we ever see him fighting at 170 pounds.



Rumors continue to build that a super-fight between middleweight…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 30, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments

BJ Penn: Wants to Regain UFC Titles, Train with Anderson Silva Before Retiring

Former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion, BJ Penn, was recently forced to drop out of his scheduled rematch with Jon Fitch at UFC 132, citing a shoulder injury that could require surgery.



When the Hawaii native took perhaps the biggest beating of his MMA career in the third round of his fight with Fitch at UFC 127, he sounded as if he was truly contemplating retirement in numerous post-fight interviews. But now…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 30, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Eddie Bravo's St. Pierre vs. Shields Pick, Talks Phenoms And Blasts MMA Rules

 

As the sport of MMA evolves and improves, its fans also evolve to become more knowledgeable and appreciative of the finer points of the sport.



Fight fans are really starting to gain a full awareness of how exciting MMA really is. As fans become more educated about what it is…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 28, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

UFC 129 Fight Card: Could a Loss to Machida Lead to Randy Couture vs. Fedor Emelianenko?



With UFC 129 just a few days away, the buzz around Randy Couture’s fight with Lyoto Machida possibly being the last of his historic career. But win, lose or draw, there is still one fight remaining that fans want to see—the long-anticipated battle between Randy Couture and fellow MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko.

 

Couture himself has…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 27, 2011 at 2:41am — No Comments

Randy Couture: Three Final Rounds Of A Legendary Career In And Out Of The Cage

 

There is a lot that can be said about the career of Randy “The Natural” Couture. Most of which pertains to a legendary run that played a vital role in defining the culture of mixed martial arts. The path that has been walked by Couture set the bar so high on so many levels that MMA will never be…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 26, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

UFC LHW Ryan Bader Talks Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz With Hurtsbad MMA

 

The career of Ryan Bader has known little more than absolute success. From his collegiate wrestling pedigree to his near perfect run in mixed martial arts, “Darth” Bader has represented excellence every step of the way.



Having suffered his first MMA loss to phenom Jon Jones,…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 25, 2011 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Arizona Proving Grounds Inaugural Event Leaves Fight Fans Stunned

 

It takes a unique individual to compete in the sport of mixed martial arts, or any combat art for that matter. The first impression to the untrained eye is that it takes a bar brawler, it takes a knucklehead, it takes a person with less than dignity or class.



Little does the untrained eye…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 24, 2011 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Bellator MMA Judge: Don't Leave Fights in the Hands of the Judges

MMA judges and the entire scoring system in American mixed martial arts has been under extreme criticism as of late.

Most recently, it was Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren's victory over Marcos Galvao which drew some fans to suggest that the fight was fixed.…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 20, 2011 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Jon Fitch Twitter: UFC Star Needs Shoulder Surgery, Will Miss 4-6 Months

 

More tough news for consensus No. 2 MMA welterweight, Jon Fitch, today as he revealed via Twitter that he will be going under the knife to repair his injured shoulder.



The American Kickboxing Academy fighter was forced to pull out of his scheduled…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 20, 2011 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Norm MacDonald's Sports Show on Comedy Central Visits UFC Event (Video)

Norm MacDonald’s new Sports Show on Comedy Central debuted just over a week ago and has already begun picking up steam.



On last night’s episode, the show created a bit in which MacDonald’s “nephew,” Kyle, attended an unnamed UFC event, and interviewed various fans and celebrities including UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste and actress…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

If B.J. Penn Wants To Be The Best Ever Is He Going The Wrong Direction?

 

“I only want to be known as the best ever. Is that too much to ask?”--B.J. Penn



The recent career of B.J. Penn has been mired in adversity and surrounded with questions. Penn has seen many peaks and many valleys from his vantage point in this sport. Lately though the man has found a bit of a…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 20, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Hurtsbad Bellator 41 Cageside Recap: Scorching AZ Heat And Scorching Fights

 

Bellator Fighting Championships put on their very first show for fight fans of the Arizona desert this past Saturday night. Setting up their weekly event in Yuma Arizona Bjorn Rebney and the staff of Bellator put on a show that lit up an already scorching desert evening.

 

All the…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Few Exclusive Photos At Bellator 41 By Hurtsbad MMA

 

 

Hurtsbad MMA was cageside in Yuma Arizona.  Our photographer was able to collect literally thousands of photos.  These are just a few of a plethora of great shots Hurtsbad MMA was able to secure at Bellator in Yuma

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Enjoy a gallary of various shots Hurtsbad MMA took while…

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Added by Todd Jackson on April 18, 2011 at 2:59pm — No Comments

UFC in England: Nottingham Rumored as Site of October U.K. Event

The UFC may have found a location and date for its return to the U.K. later this year, according to This is Nottingham.



The website reports that the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 18, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

Brock Lesnar: 5 Reasons He's Still the Biggest Draw in All of MMA

 

The UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter show has struggled since “Season 10: The Heavyweights” which featured Kimbo Slice. But in Season 13, UFC President Dana White and Co. turned to the promotion’s biggest star to help revitalize the program. Unfortunately, through the first three weeks of the show, it has not worked out so…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 18, 2011 at 12:03am — No Comments

Rashad Evans Twitter: Jon Jones Is Fake, Will Be MMA's Version of Milli Vanilli

What was once a relationship which saw Rashad Evans refer to Jon Jones as a “brother” has apparently soured as the two UFC light heavyweights have turned to going after one another on Twitter and in the media.



Jones recently spoke out, stating that he,…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 17, 2011 at 11:55pm — No Comments

MMA Sponsors: FBI Shuts Down Full Tilt Poker, Other Top Sponsors

In a bold move that brings serious question to the law, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized online poker Web sites FullTiltPoker.com, PokerStars.com and AbsolutePoker.com, according to…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 17, 2011 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Dana White: Potential Silva vs. St-Pierre Matchup Looking Good

Just when chances were starting to look bleak of seeing a pound-for-pound matchup between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, UFC president Dana White has stirred up the pot once again.



While praising his company’s welterweight champion, White also confessed that he thinks that the upcoming fight at UFC 129 against Jake Shields…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 17, 2011 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Anderson Silva: I Will Never Fight Jon Jones, Still May Fight Georges St-Pierre

Just weeks after UFC president, Dana White, called out Rashad Evans for not wanting to fight his “friend,” another fighter has come out and said that he does not want to fight the newly-crowned UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.

This time, it was UFC…

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Added by Nick Caron on April 17, 2011 at 11:50pm — No Comments

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