What does it really cost to be an MMA fighter? (Part 2)

In the first of this two-part series about what it costs to be a fighter, I discussed things like training camp, food costs, and supplements. Now we’re back for Part 2 to talk about more expenses that come up as the fight gets closer. Every pro fighter is familiar with the medical tests required for … Read more

What does it really cost to be an MMA fighter? (Part 1)

I think even the top level fighters in the UFC would tell you that being a fighter is a labor of love. In addition to working their bodies as hard as possible nearly everyday, the toll that being a fighter takes moves beyond the physical and mental into the financial. While I’m sure many of … Read more

An inside look at Roger ‘The Leperchaun’ Carroll

One of the most anticipated fights of the night is a Welterweight matchup between local favorite Roger Carroll and regional challenger Josh Eagans as Xtreme Fighting Championships returns to Charlotte for XFC 22: Crossing the Line on February 22. The fight will be Carroll’s second with the XFC and Eagans XFC debut. The two will … Read more

Case against MMA fighter who ripped out heart of training partner proceeds

KLAMATH, Calif. – Mixed martial arts occasionally gets some bad press, but this story takes the cake. If you have yet to hear about it, on March 21, professional MMA fighter Jarrod Wyatt (1-0) cut open the chest, ripped out the heart, and cut off the tongue of his training partner, Taylor Powell, after becoming … Read more