10 fighters banned from the UFC

Here’s a list of 10 MMA fighters who have almost certainly seen their last days inside the UFC octagon. Each of these fighters was once signed to MMA’s premier organization but for various reasons were cut from the league and never invited back. Some incidents were more serious than others, but none of them are good, … Read more

Top 10 UFC Firings

Nudie pics, out of control tweets, pushing a ref? These are just a few of the things that have gotten people fired from the UFC over the years. Montage King put together a list of the Top 10 UFC Firings and/or suspensions. See if you think they left anyone out. 10. Chandella Powell 9. Miguel … Read more

Legend Status: Watch this new highlight reel of Johnathan Ivey

MMA is about characters, those are the guys you remember. The Sakurabas, the Shamrocks, the Don Fryes, the Tito Ortizes. And the Johnathan Iveys. If you’ve ever seen The Leglock Monster fight then you know what I’m talking about. If you’ve ever seen him walk to the cage in a Jason Voorhees Friday-the-13th-style hockey mask and carrying … Read more

We asked leglock master Johnathan Ivey his thoughts on Rousimar Palhares

Johnathan Ivey. If you’re an MMA fan and you don’t know that name, you’re really a football fan who likes MMA sometimes. He’s been around the sport longer than you, fought more people than you (or probably anyone you know) and has definitely won more fights by leglock than you — 28 to be exact. … Read more

Jake Shields refuses to be reffed by Steve Mazzagatti again

“Man I was absolutely astonished he didn’t take a point to be honest with you. I never really paid attention to Steve Mazzagatti but I know he has a terrible reputation after that,” stated Jake Shields following a kimura submission loss to Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 22 last weekend. … “After today I think the guy … Read more

WSOF President Ray Sefo comments on suspending and stripping Rousimar Palhares of his title

WSOF president Ray Sefo announced Tuesday that World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares was being stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely following his actions inside the cage at WSOF 22 Saturday night in Las Vegas. Palhares was taking on UFC vet Jake Shields and repeatedly gouged him in the eyes when they … Read more

Will Rousimar Palhares’ Jiu Jitsu be too much for Jon Fitch to handle?

At World Series of Fighting 16 this Saturday Rousimar Palhares will put his Welterweight strap on the line against Jon Fitch. Palhares obtained the WSOF Welterweight title when he defeated Steve Carl via Heel Hook at WSOF 9. Palhares has proven to be an absolute nightmare on the mat winning 13 Mixed Martial Arts bouts … Read more

WSOF 16: Palhares vs. Fitch set for December 13

World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) announced today a highly-anticipated, welterweight (170 pounds) world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) main event showdown that Bleacher Report has dubbed a “must see’ fight, between dangerous, reigning champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares(16-6) of Dores Do Indaia, Minas Gerais Brazil and fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and superstar Jon Fitch (26-6-1, 1 NC) of … Read more

Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes top WSOF 9 payroll

You can indeed find competitive money or at least what I assume is competitive compensation outside of the UFC. That was made clear with the disclosed salaries of the cast at World Series of Fighting 9. There are some huge differences though. The two highest paid fighters both brought home a cool $50,000 while the low man on the bottom of the totem pole brought home a mere $1000.