UFC 221 was supposed to crown a new interim middleweight champion but it went off the tracks Saturday when Yoel Romero missed weight meaning he couldn’t win the belt and then defeated Luke Rockhold anyway. The middleweight division is in a bit of chaos right now. To prove my point, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman has thrown his name out there for a shot against current champ Robert Whittaker. Chris is 1-3 in his last four and his one win is against former welterweight Kelvin Gastelum making his claim to a title shot unrealistic. Still, check out what he had to say.
Ronda Rousey’s ink on her WWE contract may not have dried yet but her fate may be sealed. There is a growing belief and reports from reliable sources like Dave Meltzer that she could very well lose at this year’s Wrestlemania. In a not so surprising move from the ego maniac filled McMahon family we … Read more
At UFC 221, Luke Rockhold will get a chance to regain his middleweight championship against former challenger Yoel Romero. Rockhold lost his belt to Michael Bisping who then lost it to Georges St. Pierre who promptly vacated it. This made Robert Whittaker the king of 185 until it was announced that this bout would be for the interim belt when Robert’s staph infection forced him out of UFC 221. What a crazy ride. In this latest hype video a focused Rockhold says he will break Romero in their bout this Saturday, February 10th in Australia. Check it out.
Matt Brown appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience MMA program and he was all business. He praised Conor McGregor and then condemned Snoop Dogg for his hating on the Irishman and sometimes negative comments about MMA in general. His mouth got bigger before and after Conor fought Floyd Mayweather and somehow Snoop is still connected to the UFC despite it all. That doesn’t sit well with Brown. On JRE MMA #14 he said he was ready to sock old Snoopy in the jaw on sight. Check it out.
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