We all assumed it was coming. Mario Yamasaki has a history of making Dana White and fans mad with some very questionable decisions either with stoppages coming too quick or worse, too late. Rather than in going to a lengthy discussion on all of the mistakes Yamasaki has made we will let Dana do the talking.
Mixed martial arts promoter Johnathan Ivey said it was a “no brainer” having Hendersonville’s Donovan Salvato fight for the promotion’s inaugural welterweight title when his organization returns to the Mid-TN Expo Center in Murfreesboro on Feb. 10. Salvato picked up an impressive debut victory at the last Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships event and this … Read more
At Hardrock MMA 96 this past weekend an amateur fighter got on his knees to propose in front of a packed house. Jesse Romans just finished a three round battle when he mustered enough strength and confidence to ask girlfriend Annie Helton to marry him. She said yes and we wish them all of the best. Check it out.
MMA Fighting says CM Punk is fighting later this year according to reports. Punk got obliterated by Mickey Gall in his debut at UFC 203 and hasn’t fought since. Fighter Mike Jackson looks to be the next opponent in line for the former WWE champion with a comparable record albeit with a bit more experience. We gave Punk a pass since his first opponent was a certified killer with championship potential so maybe this time in his hometown of Chicago at UFC 225 CM Punk can put one in the win column. If not he will most likely be out of a job. Let’s hope he doesn’t try this over confident no hand shake face off he had with Gall. Not a smart move.
It’s rare that we bring you financial reports but with all of the whispers of WWE’s impending financial crisis this was pretty interesting. WWE is somehow profiting with dismal ratings and poor reception to their PG product which is fascinating for those of us who understand how profits work for big companies. Some of our … Read more
Huntingdon, Tenn. veteran of the cage Steve Stover is returning to action for a welterweight championship showdown against fast-rising talent Donovan Salvato at Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships 3 taking place Feb. 10 at the Mid-TN Expo in Murfreesboro. Pro MMA Now caught up with Steve before the fight to get his thoughts on the … Read more
UFC president Dana White had some interesting comments regarding brain trauma in a new interview with AP sports writer Dan Gelston on abcnews.go.com. White was an amateur boxer back in the day, but according to the article, seeing the long-term effects the brutal sport had upon some individuals made him rethink what he was doing. … Read more
Ruben Warr defeated veteran and one time TUF contestant BJ Ferguson for the featherweight title at Hardrock MMA 96. BJ is known as one of the most durable fighters at 145 so it was no surprise the bout went to a decision. Warr (9-8) called out Ferguson and even claimed that he could beat Kentucky’s best featherweight – and he did. The fight was back and forth with BJ almost submitting Warr, but in the end it was Ruben who wore the title. After the fight he apologized to Ferguson and gave a short emotional speech.
UFC 221 is slated to commence soon on February 10th in Perth, Australia. This will be the first UFC event to be hosted in Perth. The headliner fight is to a middleweight class competition between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold. Along with this fight will be 11 other fights of varying classes. Sports bet sites … Read more
Lance Pugmire of the LA Times says that Nate Diaz is ready to return. Max Holloway got injured and was forced to pull out of his main event featherweight title defense at UFC 222. This leaves challenger Frankie Edgar without an opponent and while we would like to see Edgar take the Diaz fight we … Read more