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

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

It’s time for Nogueira to call it quits

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

This past Friday, Big Nog was brutally knocked out by Roy Nelson. The legendary Heavyweight mixed martial artist was sent crumpling to the canvas after a crushing punch from Nelson. The sun seems to have set on the illustrious career of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. No longer can Nogueira withstand large amounts of damage and still … Read more

Preparing for Conflict: The Nick Smiley blog #1

Hello friends, family and fans of the great MMA world! My name is Nick Smiley. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m a heavyweight pro from the little town of Ellabell, Georgia, a speck on the map between Savannah and Statesboro. I got my start in combat sports in 2001 through … Read more

Bellator heavyweight title fight set for November 22nd in Pennsylvania

Reigning Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov will defend his title for the first time as he battles fellow Russian striker Vitaly Minakov on Friday, November 22nd from Pennsylvania’s Sands Event Center live on Spike TV.

Where does Alistair Overeem go from here?

Alistair Overeem’s MMA career has recently taken a turn for the worst following back-to-back losses in the UFC. His most recent defeat came this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 26, where he was knocked out Jackson’s MMA heavyweight fighter and rising star Travis Browne.