Ronda Rousey on loss: ‘That had to happen for me to learn certain things’

At a Reebok Luncheon for Inspirational Women on Tuesday in L.A. former UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey spoke to the group of ladies about how she deals with setbacks, what her recent loss has taught her and the value of self-belief. “A lot of people think they’re a good person because they don’t do this, and … Read more

Tim Kennedy promises to say nice things about Reebok if…

Current No. 5 ranked UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy (18-5) has beaten some tough competition during his 15 years fighting in professional mixed martial arts. Not the least of which was a unanimous decision over current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler back in Strikeforce. The 36-year-old Special Forces operative was on a four-fight run until he was TKO’d … Read more

Cowboy Cerrone fined for Reebok violation, doesn’t care

The UFC recently partnered with both the USADA and Reebok and the repercussions for fighters not adhering to guidelines are harsh – and monetary. Donald Cerrone was fined for wearing an unauthorized patch on his fight shorts. It was apparently an old piece of his Muay Thai trunks. To make it even more special, it honored … Read more

Would you buy Reebok’s new Chris Weidman shoe for $110?

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-0) was presented his new signature Reebok shoe Monday on The MMA Hour by Senior director of Reebok combat training Michael Lunardelli. The shoe as you can see in the photo has “The All-American” colors of red, white and blue, complete with stripes and stars. It is a running shoe and … Read more

Check out the new WWE Tapout gear

There was a time when Tapout was synonymous with MMA and was the official apparel sponsor of the UFC. In the days of the Chuck Liddells and the Matt Hughes’s — let’s call it the glory days — Tapout was everywhere. They had their own reality show and their apparel adorned tattooed bald tough guys … Read more

Tim Kennedy says he doesn’t spar anymore

Head trauma and concussions are a major concern in all contact sports, in particular football, soccer, boxing and mixed martial arts. We’ve all seen the horror stories of guys who stayed in too long, who took too much abuse, who went too hard and paid a big price. A lot of it was ignorance, that … Read more

Between Rounds: You’re Fired!

This has certainly been an interesting week, and my comments have been requested many times. Based on the Jacob Duran experience, that choice could cost one his job. Now that is most certainly true in every occupation, but usually comes with a certain level of inappropriateness or insult that joins the comments. I have obviously … Read more

UFC fires cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran after speaking out about Reebok deal

This whole Reebok thing with the UFC is taking its toll. Not only were many fighters’ pocketbooks affected by the Reebok partnership, but so were cutmen who previously had their own sponsors. Once the Reebok deal was in place, fighters and cutmen were no longer allowed to sell sponsorships on their articles of clothing. The fighters had … Read more

Ryan Jimmo ‘happy’ to be out of UFC contract

When it was announced this week that 14 fighters had been let go from the UFC, 33-year-old Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo (19-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) was among them. The former MFC light heavyweight champ made his UFC debut in 2012 with a 7-second knockout of Anthony Perosh, which is currently tied for the second … Read more