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Added by Todd Jackson on May 29, 2011 at 1:11am — No Comments
Interviewing fighters can often be an interesting experience. While most fighters are very outgoing, fun and respectful of the journalist who they are talking with, there are times when things get a bit awkward. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani had one of those moments on Wednesday while interviewing UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Helwani is known as perhaps the most prominent mixed martial arts journalist in the world today. Whether it’s his radio show,…
Added by Nick Caron on May 27, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments
The MMA scene in Las Vegas has a big weekend ahead of it. The popularity of the sport across the world has exploded like a bomb. Within the fight capital of the world, MMA has spread like a viral outbreak within the community.
Part of that popularity in Sin City is of course attributed to the…
Added by Todd Jackson on May 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment
Speculation continues to mount surrounding a potential showdown between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz at UFC 140 this December in Montreal. MMAWeekly even reported that the fight could be…Continue
Added by Nick Caron on May 24, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments
When the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament was announced, many fans and experts thought that one fighter stood out like a sore thumb—and not in a good way. That fighter was Minnesota native Brett Rogers.
Despite an 11-2 mixed martial arts record, Rogers came into the event as the biggest underdog among the eight original…
Added by Nick Caron on May 24, 2011 at 5:10pm — No Comments
Like any professional sport, Mixed Martial Arts is a form of competition that breeds devastating defeat, and unparallelled glory. Winning the World Series, The Stanley Cup, The NBA Finals, or the Super Bowl can be a life altering experience for an athlete. Losing one can also run deep.…Continue
Added by Todd Jackson on May 18, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments
The main event for UFC 131 was scheduled to be Brock Lesnar vs. Junior dos Santos, but has now been changed to Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos. Lesnar is being forced out of the fight due to a flare up of diverticulitis.
Carwin, a former UFC…Continue
Added by Nick Caron on May 12, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments
The string of top level fighters needing to drop out of fights continues today as we learned on a UFC conference call that Brock Lesnar has officially pulled out of his scheduled UFC 131 bout against Junior dos Santos. He will be replaced by fellow top heavyweight contender, Shane Carwin.
Added by Nick Caron on May 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
It's been just over a week since news broke that a team of Navy SEALs had eliminated terrorist leader and No. 1 most wanted man in America, Osama Bin Laden. But critics of the President and his policies remain vocal. One of those critics is UFC fighter, Jacob Volkmann.…Continue
Added by Nick Caron on May 10, 2011 at 4:36am — No Comments
There is no doubt what so ever that the UFC lightweight division is one of the most stacked divisions across the entire sport, or any sport for that matter. The plethora of astonishing talent buzzing throughout the division is absolutely undeniable.
Henderson, Siver, Pettis,…
Added by Todd Jackson on May 9, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments
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Added by Todd Jackson on May 8, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments
While The Ultimate Fighter once was one of the most glorious representations of mixed martial arts potential, it has lately become a catalyst for disdain and criticism for both the sport and the franchise simply known amongst fans as TUF.
The TUF brand…
Added by Todd Jackson on May 5, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments
If you are a fight fan and you find yourself in The Old Pueblo looking for a place to watch your favorite UFC fighters, or meet your favorite local fighters, the place for you is the Redline Sports Bar and Grill. With the unique atmosphere, the smoking hot staff, and killer food and drinks, Lindy's…Continue
Added by Todd Jackson on May 4, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Paying homage to the historic UFC 129 event, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has decided to reward its fighters with record postfight bonuses of $129,000, according to MMAFighting.
The organization always takes care of fighters in…Continue
Added by Nick Caron on May 1, 2011 at 9:51pm — No Comments
The main event of UFC 129 saw Welterweight Champion, Georges St-Pierre, successfully defend his title against Jake Shields, winning the fight in a rather undramatic, unanimous decision.
UFC President Dana White has gone out of his way in the past to talk about how he wants his fighters to finish fights, but this is now the fourth consecutive time that St-Pierre has brought his opponent to a decision in a five-round fight.
The last time he finished…
Added by Nick Caron on May 1, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Canada’s own Mark Hominick has earned his UFC featherweight title shot at UFC 129 through years of hard work and dedication.
One of the best strikers in the featherweight division, Hominick may be the most dangerous fighter that the champion, Jose Aldo, has ever faced.
Aldo himself is…
Added by Nick Caron on May 1, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments
Going into UFC 129, only one fight in the company's history had ever been won by a knockout using a front kick to the face. That knockout came just a few months ago when Anderson Silva connected with one on Vitor Belfort in the UFC 127 main event.
But on Saturday night, Silva's fellow Black House training partner, Lyoto Machida, joined the club with his unbelievable, Karate Kid-like flying front kick to the face.
It almost seemed like a joke when…
Added by Nick Caron on May 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments