Rumble coming back as heavyweight

Anthony Rumble Johnson “retired” from MMA around 5 months ago. Many fans didn’t believe it because retirements in MMA are never permanent – if you look at the past you can see the future. Johnson’s Manager Ali Abdel-Aziz appeared on The MMA Hour stating that he would be back. He’ll come back as a heavyweight. … Read more

Five Questions With Heavyweight Prospect Dustin Joynson

Before Canadian heavyweight prospect Dustin Joynson tries to improve to 2-0 when he takes on Christian Catala at Hard Knocks 53 on January 27 in Calgary, Alta., Canada, the ZUMA contender caught up with Pro MMA Now. How were you introduced to MMA to begin with? I used to work at a bar that would show UFC … Read more

Five Questions With Apex Fights 13’s Justin Goodin

Before Justin Goodin takes on Billy Swanson for the Apex Fights Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Apex Fights 13 in Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., on January 21, the hard-hitting heavyweight sat down with Pro MMA Now. How were you introduced to MMA to begin with? I just started back when I was 16. It came … Read more

Brock Lesnar back in the top 10 heavyweight rankings after win over Mark Hunt

The UFC heavyweight rankings got a little shake-up after UFC 200, with the most surreal change being Brock Lesnar’s introduction at No. 8, while his opponent Mark Hunt dropped from No. 8 to No. 9. Brock Lesnar, the former UFC heavyweight champ and current WWE superstar, back among the UFC’s top 10 heavyweights? You got … Read more

Watch Jon Jones deadlift 500 pounds!

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones‘ return to the Octagon has yet to be announced, but the pound-for-pound king has been busy weightlifting and bulking up in anticipation of a future at heavyweight. Watch Jones put some meat on them “Bones” and build muscle as he deadlifts 500 freakin pounds. Get swole yo. https://youtu.be/PEcE60wjVvg … Read more

Fedor Emelianenko now speaks English… like really good

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko may not have been fighting for the past three years but he has been training and he has been learning English. Like really well. Remember when he always needed a translator. It always seemed to take something away, something always seemed just a little lost in the translation. It also … Read more

Top heavyweights Mark Hunt vs. Stipe Miocic to headline UFC’s first visit to Adelaide, Australia in May

UFC officials announced today that heavy-handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic will meet in the UFC Fight Night 65 main event when the promotion visits Adelaide, Australia for the first time on May 10th. The always dangerous Hunt (10-9-1) is coming off a second round TKO loss to Fabricio Werdum in November for the … Read more

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira career winding down, retirement in 2015?

If there was a fighter who looked much older than they actually are, it’s  Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. “Minotauro” has been in some epic battles throughout his career and the punishment has looked to take its toll on him. The 38 year old Brazilian has dropped back to back fights. He was submitted by Fabricio Werdum … Read more

UFC signs RFA heavyweight champ Josh ‘Cuddly Bear’ Copeland

UFC has just signed some (much needed) exciting new talent to their heavyweight division. Undefeated RFA heavyweight champ Josh “Cuddly Bear” Copeland (9-0) comes in rocking a nine fight winning streak — with only two going the distance. Copeland’s first round TKO win over Jan Jorgensen (7-1) for the title at RFA 16 last month … 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