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Between Rounds: Olympic goals

MMA cutman David Maldonado

I am very grateful to have been recently associated with multiple organizations trying to create criteria and standardization for a future goal of having MMA as an Olympic sport. It is obviously an exciting opportunity for me and of course for the future fighters that can participate. Read More »

Pictures: Tachi Palace Fights 18

Joe Soto defeats Jeremiah Labiano

ProMMAnow.com photographer Joey Krebs was on the scene in Lemoore, Calif., last Thursday night for Tachi Palace Fights 18. The event saw Poppies Martinez defeat Chris Culley via first round submission for the Tachi Featherweight Title in the main event. In the co-headliner Joe Soto claimed the vacant Tachi Bantamweight Title with a third round TKO over Jeremiah Labiano. Enjoy the pics. Read More »

Monday Morning Quarterbacking With Dr. Rhadi Ferguson: Marijuana, MMA Union, Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, Sara McMann and ObamaCare

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It's Monday, but it's not morning, but we're still "quarterbacking" with the good Dr. Rhadi Ferguson. This week I spoke to the Doctor about the Jessica Eye situation, the upcoming Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann fight, a mixed martial arts union, and I finally got his prediction for Rousey vs. McMann and Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans. Here we go... Read More »

Power Ranger calls out CM Punk for MMA fight

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According to Lordsofpain.net Power Rangers star and MMA fighter Jason David Frank wants to fight CM Punk for the World Series of Fighting promotion. WSOF matchmaker and Executive Vice President Ali Abded-Aziz confirmed to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com that Frank’s manager contacted them ... Read More »

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you. Read More »

Interview: Meet UFC’s newest bantamweight Aljamain Sterling

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After an injury forced Bryan Caraway out of his bout against Lucas Martins scheduled for Feb. 22 at UFC 170, the UFC went in search of a bantamweight that could fill the slot on roughly three weeks notice. In steps undefeated 24-year-old New Yorker and Serra-Longo fighter, Aljamain "Funk Master" Sterling (8-0). Mr. Sterling was kind enough to answer a few of our questions this week so you fight fans could get familiar with the UFC's newest addition to their bantamweight roster. Read More »

UFC on FOX 10: Seven questions with Eddie Wineland

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Fresh off a bantamweight title shot against Renan Barao last September Eddie Wineland steps back in the Octagon this Saturday as he faces Yves Jabouin on UFC on FOX 10's preliminary card airing live on FOX Sports 1. Though it's a busy week for Eddie, he was kind enough to speak with ProMMAnow.com about his upcoming fight as well as his thoughts on next week's Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber main event. Read More »

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

tito ortiz vs dana white

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 »

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

Batista

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

TUF Nations

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 »

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