Preparing for Conflict: Nick Smiley blog #3 – Turning the Corner

Monday morning I realized how sick I was after coughing all night. In talking with Todd Duffee, we decided it would be best for me to go back to Savannah to see my primary care doctor. I didn’t want to risk getting guys like Glover Teixeira sick before his UFC light heavyweight title shot. Bright … Read more

Preparing for Conflict: Nick Smiley blog #2 — Realization!

After working a five-day stint as security in Savannah’s City Market District on St. Patrick’s Day — for those who are uninformed, it’s the world’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration — and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I had to get two molars cut out following an errant haymaker from a … Read more

Between Rounds: Between Extremes

I’m told often by colleagues in MMA that I like to travel even more than they do. It’s true, but let me clarify: I like to help this sport and its fighters wherever I can regardless of stateliness or borders. The locations, the talent, the ethical behavior, the promotion quality, it’s been truly interesting to see each what differences the sport brings from extreme to extreme.

Exclusive | WSOF Welterweight Champ Steve Carl On Palhares: ‘This Fight Is Going To Be Fireworks Right Off The Bat’

The most stacked World Series of Fighting card ever is just days away fight fans! The highly-anticipated main event at WSOF 9 this Saturday features a clash of talented welterweight warriors, as champion Steve Carl looks to defend his title against the infamous submission savant Rousimar Palhares. ProMMANow was granted an interview with the always … Read more

Exclusive: WSOF 9’s Ozzy Dugulubgov Talks Upcoming Fight, Background as Martial Artist and His Faith in Fighting

As we’ve said all week here at ProMMANow, the entire card at WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares this Saturday is stacked from top to bottom. Before Steve Carl and Rousimar Palahres go toe-to-toe for the welterweight strap, plenty of exciting battles will have already taken place. One of those bouts features Ozzy Dugulubgov, who is set … Read more

Exclusive: Marlon Moraes Talks Bantamweight Gold, Helping Build The WSOF Brand and Desire For Greatness

Before World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl defends his title against Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 9 in Las Vegas this Saturday, another title will also be up for grabs in the co-main event as Marlon Moraes takes on Josh Rettinghouse for the inaugural bantamweight strap. Moraes is arguably the most marketable athlete on … Read more

Exclusive: Bryson Hansen Talks WSOF Debut, Hawaiian Pride and Much More

If you’ve heard of Brenson Hansen, chances are you’ve also heard of his brother Bryson, and vice-versa. Bryson, the elder of the Hawaiian beat-down bros, is set to make his promotional debut and fight along side his kaikua`ana (brother) this Saturday at WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares. Bryson takes on Sean Cantor in what he assures … Read more

Exclusive: Hawaiian Slugger Brenson Hansen Talks WSOF 9, Background as a Martial Artist And Brotherly Love

With such a stacked main card unfolding on Saturday at WSOF 9: Carl vs Palhares, some of us might be forgetting all the great talent scheduled to throw down in the preliminary bouts streaming live on WSOF.com. Two warriors that the MMA world is buzzing about are the brutal brothers from Hawaii, Brenson and Bryson … Read more

Exclusive: Yushin Okami Talks Title Aspirations In WSOF, UFC Release and Rebuilding Japanese MMA With Ray Sefo

As another stacked World Series of Fighting’s card draws near, fight fans are eager to see the most star-studded event yet from the growing promotion. WSOF 9 features top-notch talent from the bottom of the undercard, to the highly anticipated main event between Steve Carl and Rousimar Palhares for the welterweight strap. One of the most intriguing additions to … Read more