Friday, April 18, 2014

Dana White: ‘I used to beat the living sh*t out of Tito Ortiz’

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UFC President Dana White's new show on Discovery debuts tonight. "The Fighters" features gym owner and former fighter Peter Welch as he enlists Boston'’s top boxing trainers in an effort to revive boxing in Boston. The man who helped build the UFC (and by default, MMA) into the highly-popular sport it is today, is hoping to pump new life blood into another sport dear to his heart. In a recent talk with media members about "The Fighters" and his own boxing roots, White expounded on the time when he and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz were going to have a little boxing match of their own. Read More »

Justine Kish talks Resurrection Fighting Alliance fight with Randa Markos Thomas

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In China, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, in the IOC this is the Year of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, but in MMA many are calling this the Year of the Strawweight. The UFC, the sport's premier organization, is set to lead the way by establishing a Women's MMA strawweight division complete with an entire twentieth season of its hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter geared around crowning the winner as the promotion's first-ever strawweight champion. Read More »

UFC on FOX 10: A look at the career of Stipe Miocic

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For mixed martial arts fans, the checkerboard pattern of Croatia is commonly associated with one man: the legendary Mirko Cro Cop. While he may be the most commonly known Croatian fighter, the small nation of just over four billion has a rich tradition in producing fighters that have reached the top level of their craft. From the storied kickboxers Stefan Leko and Branko Cikatic to former UFC fighters Igor Pokrajac and Goran Reljic, it's easy to see the deep roots of Croatian mixed martial arts. But the man who dons the checkerboard shorts today in the octagon is not one from Croatia, rather, he hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Read More »

Moments of WTF: Wing Tsun / BJJ Defense Solved? Doubtful

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I would like to say that the techniques in this video look even remotely close to something that would work against a wrestling shot or jiu jitsu takedown, but I can't. This looks like how Kip from Napoleon Dynamite would be fighting off uncle Rico's unwanted advances. There is nothing here that says the guy in prison orange could defend himself in a real fight unless he was able to dictate how and which arm to use when getting attacked. Rex Kwon Do comes to mind. Read More »

Batista talks MMA, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and his return to WWE | VIDEO

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After breaking his back and having surgery, Batista, through his friendship with Nick Diaz, began training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and even dabbled in mixed martial arts for a time. He actually had one pro fight, defeating Vince Lucero via first round TKO in 2012. Now listen in as "The Animal", now 45-years-old, talks about his return to the WWE and his desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Read More »

TUF Nations episode 2 promo | VIDEO

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The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia returns this evening with episode 2 on FOX Sports 1. Coaches Patrick Cote (Canada) and Kyle Noke (Australia) try and lead their teams of middleweights and welterweights into becoming the next Ultimate Fighter and winning that UFC contract. Take a look at this promo for episode 2 and get a glimpse of what's in store on this season's long-running UFC reality series. Read More »

Video | UFC 169 extended preview

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Yes, UFC on FOX 10 is this Saturday, but next Saturday, Feb. 1, we've got UFC 169: BARAO vs. FABER II. Take a look at the preview for this card that will feature UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao trying to retain his title against Urijah Faber in the main event. Read More »

UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson schedule and coverage details

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) heats up FOX UFC SATURDAY: HENDERSON VS. THOMSON as two of the top lightweight fighters of this era finally meet in the Octagon® live and in prime time on FOX and FOX Deportes onSaturday, January 25 (8:00 PM ET), when former UFC lightweight champion and No. 1-ranked “Smooth” Benson Henderson (19-3) battles former Strikeforce titleholder and No. 4-ranked Josh “The Punk” Thomson (20-5, 1NC). Read More »

Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua II to headline UFC Fight Night 38

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The event will take place on March 23 in Brazil, and will feature a rematch from one of the most epic MMA fights of all time. Dan Henderson (29-11) and Shogun Rua (22-8) fought at UFC 139 with Henderson winning a unanimous decision in 2011. It received "Fight of the Year" honors for all of the back forth action between two of the greatest fighters of our generation. Read More »

Results| V3Fights first all professional event

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The Cannon Center for Performing Arts was turned into The Cannon Center for Mixed Martial Arts on Saturday night in Memphis, TN. V3Fights definitely lived up to the hype in their first ever all pro event. From the opening bout's TKO, to the main event's five round WAR, every fight had fans on the edge of their seats. No question, "Fight of the Night" honors goes to Wade Johnson and Craig Johnson. These two warriors showed both skill and heart and had the place rocking Saturday night. "Knockout of the Night" goes to co-main event fighter, Adrian Miles. He was able to finish his opponent with some brutal ground and pound in the third round. "Submission of the Night" goes to Harry Johnson. Although known as a stand-up fighter, Johnson was able to latch on a standing guillotine choke to his opponent in the first round and choke him out unconscious. Read More »

Tuesday Tech: iPhone 6 screen secrets

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Rumors are already starting to roll in about Apple's purported iPhone 6, according to Apple Insider. The newest claims come from Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, who told Chinese-language Web site QQ Tech that the smartphone will come in two large-screen sizes and could be unveiled as soon as June. Read More »

What happened after Raw went off the air?

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After Monday’s WWE RAW went off the air in Dayton, John Cena continued celebrating until Damien Sandow came out to interrupt. Cena ended up giving Sandow an Attitude Adjustment to end the show. There was no dark main event as is sometimes the custom with WWE shows. Read More »

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