Some people dismiss the notion that Brock Lesnar is making a push to return to mixed martial arts. Some think it is a ploy to gain attention as Wrestlemania approaches. Whatever it is, people love it. People flock to Brock Lesnar news. Could he come back to the UFC and be competitive. Of course. The heavyweight division is the weakest of all UFC weight classes. Will we see this happen in 2014? One can hope right.
WWE and WCW Wrestling legend Ric Flair flew into Appleton, Wisconsin last weekend to give a pep talk to the San Francisco 49ers as they prepared to play the Green Bay Packers in an NFL playoff game. Flair hds sent messages of support to his hometown Carolina Panthers in recent weeks. The Panthers wanted to get Flair in Charlotte for a pep talk before their playoff game but Flair was apparently tied up. Below is a video of the media attention Ric received and footage of “The Nature Boy” in action.
Dale Miller was an MMA fighter before the UFC’s rise to prominence that subsequently sparked state regulations to be created, and records to be kept. Dale was a World Champion in traditional martial arts in a time when the final bout was often an MMA fight in a cage. Shortly after conquering traditional martial arts Dale shifted his focus to MMA.
Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is a top middleweight no doubt, but he also has a quick wit and is one of the nicest guys in the world. In this interview he talks about bouncing back from the loss to Vitor Belfort, his fight on January 15 with Costa Philippou, and more. Oh, and … Read more
John Cena is in the weight loss game now. This press release was circulated earlier this week and posted over at Lordsofpain. It is interesting that well known wrestling stars like John Cena and DDP are tapping in to this market, a place where pro wrestling hasn’t really been. Steroid allegations and investigations tend to squash any aspirations there, but with the WWE’s publicized “Wellness Policy” it isn’t too surprising that this is possible.
In a recent video posted on Youtube, pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan cut an old school promo with lots of “Let me tell you something brother” to go around. The video is in support of the New England Patriots and Hogan even goes as far as to promise them a championship belt. Hogan has been alternating back and forth between the TNA and WWE promotions. This video seems to be Hogan just being, well Hogan offering them a piece of…you guessed it, Hulk Hogan.
A stare down, for those who do not know the term, is when two fighters square off, usually for a photo opportunity before a fight. Some say that the stare down after weigh-ins is an art form and maybe one of the best parts of an MMA showdown. There have been some memorable ones like Wanderlei Silva vs everyone, Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez, and some not so great like Heath Herring vs. Yoshihiro Nakao. Herring knocked Nakao out cold after Nakao kissed him during a face to face pre-fight briefing from the referee. Pro MMA Now takes a look at some of the masters of the art and one might surprise you.