Chuck ‘Cold Steel’ O’Neil talks upcoming middleweight debut at CES MMA 31

Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil (15-7) will make his official move up to middleweight on Oct. 30 when he faces Daniel Vizcaya (8-3) at Classic Entertainment and Sports‘s CES MMA 31 from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. For those who may have forgot, O’Neil was on the thirteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter back in 2011, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos talks upcoming title rematch versus Ben Askren

Thirty-five-year-old Luis “Sapo” Santos (61-9-1, 1 NC) will get another shot at Ben Askren‘s (14-0, 1 NC) welterweight title on Nov. 13 at ONE Championship 34 in Singapore. Their first fight ended in a No Contest in April after Santos took a finger to the eye just 2:19 into the first round and was unable to continue. … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Rousey’s Mom explains comments regarding daughter’s head coach

There’s been a lot made about the comments of Dr. AnnMaria De Mars regarding her daughter Ronda Rousey’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan of Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Rousey’s mom has labeled him as a “bad person” a “worthless human being” and has warned people not to train at his gym. She even said she’d … Read more

Between Rounds: You’re Fired!

This has certainly been an interesting week, and my comments have been requested many times. Based on the Jacob Duran experience, that choice could cost one his job. Now that is most certainly true in every occupation, but usually comes with a certain level of inappropriateness or insult that joins the comments. I have obviously … Read more

EXCLUSIVE | ‘Doomsday’ Howard Talks Low Blows, War Machine and Laying the Smack Down on Brian Ebersole

Here comes the Doom! Before all the Pay-Per View action begins at UFC 178 this Saturday, the preliminary card will broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and showcase some of the UFC’s top talent. While the return of Dominick Cruz has overshadowed the rest of the prelims, the bout set to kickoff the evening is sure … Read more

MMA Coach’s Corner: An inside look at Ovince Saint Preux’s win over Ryan Jimmo and upcoming main event with Ryan Bader

Well, I know that these blog posts are sporadic at best, but as the world is finding out I’ve been kinda busy in Knoxville. After this weekend’s fights in Vancouver for UFC 174, my student Ovince Saint Preux is now 4-0 in the UFC. All four of those fights have ended due to stoppage, with … Read more

Exclusive | WSOF 10’s Derrick Mehmen Thinks Dave Huckaba “Has One Foot Out The Door,” Wants To Fight Spong Next

If you plan on tuning in for World Series of Fighting 10 this weekend, hopefully you will also watch the preliminary card on WSOF.com and enjoy some of the other great match-ups on this card. One fight in particular that has gained some buzz is a battle of the heavyweights, as Dave “Bad Man” Huckaba … Read more

Exclusive | WSOF Featherweight Champ Georgi Karakhanyan “If Rick Glenn gives me the slightest opening for a submission or knockout, I’m going to take it.”

Before Jesse Taylor and David Branch compete for the inaugural middleweight title at WSOF 10 this Saturday, the company’s first champion Georgi Karakhanyan will look to further cement his claim as the best featherweight in the world. Karakhanyan was crowned champ at WSOF 7 back in December with a slick submission victory over top-contender Lance … Read more

Nick Smiley Blog – Reboot!

April 26th versus Adrian Henderson — loss via KO, one minute 59 seconds into the first round. The bitter taste of defeat! It had been since June of 2010 and I really didn’t miss this feeling. After probably one of the best camps of my career, having put some awesome new tools in the toolbox, … Read more

Interview: King Mo on what really happened at Bellator 120

  Bellator 120, the company’s first pay-per-view event, may be in the past for many fight fans and viewers but the painful loss of that night is still very fresh for Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Lawal lost to fellow light heavyweight, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event and after the fight Lawal bluntly accused Bellator MMA … Read more