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

Preparing for Conflict: Nick Smiley blog #2 — Realization!

After working a five-day stint as security in Savannah’s City Market District on St. Patrick’s Day — for those who are uninformed, it’s the world’s second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration — and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I had to get two molars cut out following an errant haymaker from a … 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