November 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Tara LaRosa vs. Takayo Hashi on Tonight

Arguably the toughest female fighter in the world, Tara LaRosa will be fighting Takayo Hashi tonight in a five-round title fight for DaMMAge Fight League in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

LaRosa was originally scheduled to fight Irish sensation Aisling Daly, but Daly could not get the fight cleared by Bellator Fighting Championships. Although LaRosa recently lost a controversial split decision to Roxanne Modafferi, she holds an incredible record of 18-2 and notable wins over Shayna… Continue

Added by Yael Grauer on November 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad UFC 123 Recap: B.J. Penn Fight Fans...OMFG...That's It!

UFC 123 went exactly as fight fans expected. It was an event riddled with explosive match ups that let the judges off the hook on multiple occasions. Fights were being finished left and right by a variety of outcomes. The ones that didn't end early were wars.

Like a spark plug, the Spike TV portion of the card ignited the evening with a war between Aaron Simpson and Mark Munoz. We are talking all out aggression mixed with world class talent… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 21, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad UFC 123 Conference Call Notes: B.J. Penn & Matt Hughes Discuss Their Rubber Match

In what has amounted to an extremely compelling fight card, UFC 123 has really stirred up a lot of attention leading into the fights this coming weekend. As four proud former champions prepare to get it on, fight fans are salivating over what is in store Saturday night.

This recent Veteren’s Day all four of the co-main and main event fighters took some time to join various journalists on the UFC 123 conference call. was honored… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 18, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad's UFC 123 Conference Call Notes: Rampage Jackson Talks Machida, Training, & Family

UFC 123 is upon mixed martial arts fans and the fighters alike. In an extremely compelling co-main and main event four former world champions will square off as they take the next steps in their careers.

Matt Hughes and B.J. Penn will do battle one more time to solidify their trilogy in MMA history. While there are not titles or even contender status on the line, make no mistake this fight is one for the ages.

Following their… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 17, 2010 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad Exclusive: Don "The Predator" Frye Talks Knitting, Baking, And Kicking Ass On Veteran's Day

Truly one of the most amazing legends to pioneer the great sport of mixed martial arts, Don Frye is as unique as he is bad ass. Never one to pull a punch and always shooting from the hip he may be one of the most unpredictable icons the sport has ever known.

That goes both in and out of the cage and he wouldn't have it any other way.

Always a true patriot and proud American Frye was kind enough to take some time away from… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 16, 2010 at 6:24pm — 3 Comments

UFC Fight For the Troops Official

The UFC will be holding a Fight for the Troops on January 22nd in Fort Hood, Texas, according to a press release issued by Spike TV. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization serving severely wounded military personnel and veterans, as well as families of military personnel lost in performance of their duty.

The main card will feature battles between Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham, and will feature Mike Swick, Matt Mitrione, Melvin…

Added by Yael Grauer on November 11, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday MMA: Tuff-N-Uff Celebrates With Women's 145lb Tournament Opener

When it comes to amateur MMA in the fight capital of the world, with Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships, the hits just keep on coming.

Friday November 12th represents the 17th anniversary of MMA being introduced to the public as the Ultimate Fighting Championships held their inaugural event in Denver Colorado.

Now 17 years later the sport has come full circle as the potential… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 9, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Coach's Corner - Commitment: Have It and Keep it!

COMMITMENT, Do you know what it means? Do you have it? When you make a commitment, do you keep it? Can you set a goal and keep it with no excuses? This post is aimed at everyone. Fighters, Coaches, Trainers, Managers, and Promoters. EVERYONE.

When you commit yourself to being a fighter, know going in what that means. It means you will push yourself beyond your limitations. It means buckets of pain, discomfort, and sweat. It means always pushing yourself to the next level in…


Added by Wayne L. Brannon on November 4, 2010 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

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