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Nick Diaz and "Jacare" Souza Retain Titles On Amazing Night Of Strikeforce Bouts In San Jose

Strikeforce has done it again. Saturday night saw a talented group of Strikeforce athletes simply light up the cage… Continue

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

UFC Fight For The Troops A Moving Display Of The Worth Of MMA In The Community

For a sport so brutal as mixed martial arts, for a sport that still struggles to…


Added by Todd Jackson on January 23, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

Hurtsbad UFC 125 Preview: Fankie Edgar Lays Title On The Line Against Only Man To Ever Beat Him Gray Maynard


This Saturday January 1st 2011, the UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar looks to…


Added by Todd Jackson on December 29, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Ben Henderson And Dominick Cruz To Defend Titles At Home In AZ For Final WEC Event


The World Extreme Cagefighting’s final event, WEC 53, is a bitter sweet event for the world of MMA. It signifies the end of what has…


Added by Todd Jackson on December 16, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad UFC 124 Conference Call Notes: "I Am The Best Georges St. Pierre I Have Ever Been"

The face of the UFC is set to compete in his seventh straight title match Saturday December 11th at UFC 124. In his own backyard of…


Added by Todd Jackson on December 10, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad UFC 124 Conference Call Notes: Josh Koscheck's Mom Predicts Second Round Knockout

UFC 124 is peaking over the horizon and the rematch between pound for pound standout Georges St. Pierre and his…


Added by Todd Jackson on December 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Strikeforce St. Louis Delivers Devastating Finishes Over And Over Again

B.J. Penn must have been proud if he took the time to watch Strikeforce’s recent event in St. Louis. He seems to have started a trend across MMA with his recent brutal knockout victory over Matt Hughes.

Strikeforce fighters apparently took note and put on a devastating display of weapons of… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 6, 2010 at 4:25pm — 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… 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… 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… 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… Continue

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

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

Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships Crowns Eddie Jackson As New MW King

With mixed martial arts boring full steam ahead and simply taking the world by storm it has become more abundantly accessible than ever. It seems as though MMA is just about everywhere these days.

At the highest levels of the sport promotions broadcast their events across pay per view… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on October 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Tuff-N-Uff Returns To The Orleans Hotel And Casino For A Stacked Fight Card October 22nd

If you spend enough time in the business of MMA you are sure to come across a few people who have had dealings with a certain duo in the industry of amateur mixed martial arts. That duo are brothers Barry and Jeff Meyer.

To take that a step further, if you have had dealings with Barry, a… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on October 21, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Hurtsbad Exclusive: Former ASU Coach Thom Ortiz Discusses Cain Velasquez's Heart

One young lion, one old lion, and their cubs=Pride. Cain Velasquez (L), Thommy Ortiz (R) photo courtesy of the Ortiz family

In three days time one of the most compelling mixed martial arts heavyweight championship matches in recent memory will take place.…


Added by Todd Jackson on October 20, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

World Fighting Federation "Redemption" Event As Advertised...Explosive

Photo courtesy Erick Lazo

It was another beautiful Autumn Tucson night at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater Saturday. All the stars were out, both across the desert sky and in attendance for the World Fighting Federation’s Redemption fight card.

Some of…


Added by Todd Jackson on October 18, 2010 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

The World Fighting Federation's Redemption Event Is Cocked, Locked, and Loaded-Don't Blink

Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way over the last seventeen years or so. The pinnacle of the sport is still the UFC, but much has changed under their rule of this sport of MMA.

As the sport has become more widely accepted, the business of MMA has become an option for those looking to… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on October 13, 2010 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad Exclusive: The Sledgehammer Lyle Steffens Ready To Bring WFF Title Home To Apex MMA

As a fan of MMA, a true fan that will consume any mixed martial arts placed before you, you will develop an eye for the type of athlete that stands out among the crowd.

No not the Johnny Jones type that is obvious to everyone with half a brain, but more type of fighter at the roots of the sport. The… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on October 13, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad Exclusive: Esteves Jones Confident And Ready To Defend His WFF HW Title

In recent years the Arizona desert has become recognized for forging top shelf, world class mixed martial artists. Many of today’s top competitors either do or have called Arizona their home.

They got their start competing locally and honing their skills in front of their home crowd.

It is in… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on October 12, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad Exclusive: K.J. Noons Ready To "Let His Hands Do The Talking" vs. Nick Diaz

Bad blood can fuel the fire for promoting a fight between two competitors with a turbulent history. While it becomes motivation for fans to buy all into an upcoming match, many times for the competitors even with the bad blood it's just another day at the office and business as usual.

Such was the tone…


Added by Todd Jackson on October 9, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

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