Malignaggi on sparring with McGregor: ‘He’s capable and his power is good’

Former world champion boxer and current Showtime boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi (36-8) was brought in by Conor McGregor to help him prepare for his Aug. 26 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what will be the Irishman’s pro boxing debut. It’s a long shot for the UFC champion but one that will keep his grandkids … Read more

RUMOR: McGregor was KO’d in sparring

Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas told Villainfy Media he heard through the grapevine that Conor McGregor was knocked out by one of his training partners. “He got knocked out in sparring already, man”, Vargas said. When asked about further clarification on where he heard this from he said, “The boxing world is small, it’s a small circle.” According to … Read more

Transparent Jon Jones opens up about party lifestyle and redemption on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast #880

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has been out of the spotlight since he was forced out of his scheduled bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 due to testing positive for a banned substance. Now Jones opens up to Joe Rogan and is quite transparent about all the controversy, including the hit-and-run accident, … 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

Chris Leben UFC 162 video blog at Alliance MMA

This is a video blog of middleweight fighter Chris “The Crippler” Leben preparing for his UFC 162 fight against Andrew Craig on July 6. The video shows Chris sparring and training at Alliance MMA. Also, Head coach Eric Del Fierro and Phil “Mr Wonderful” Davis talk about Leben and what he has been working on at the gym.

Randy Couture UFC 102 video blogs

8/28 (part 2)


Beginning with Friday, we get to take a look back at this week leading up to the fight tonight for Randy Couture at UFC 102 against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Randy returns to his old training center at the original Team Quest gym in Portland and we get to see “The Natural” preparing for one of the most durable fighters in the game. This fight could be a real war and Randy looks ready to go. More videos after the jump…

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Gegard Mousasi exhibition fight video

At M-1 Global’s “Breakthrough” event on Friday, Aug. 28, Fedor Emelianenko took on Gegard Mousasi in a special sparring exhibition match. While the two fighters did not go full force against one another, there were moments it appeared more than just an exhibition. Please like & share:

Aleksander Emelianenko highlight video (includes must-see sparring session with Fedor)

This is one of the coolest highlight / training videos you will ever see featuring Aleksander Emelianenko. In addition to the Aleksander theme music, you will see Aleks going through various training methods and an intense must-see sparring session with his brother Fedor where they try to take each other’s head off. Be sure to … Read more

Chuck Liddell plans to take a year off

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell was last inside the Octagon against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 97 in April. The Iceman suffered a first round TKO loss. Prior to that, he was knocked completely unconscious by Rashad Evans at UFC 88.

His boss and friend Dana White said he should retire. While not committing one way or the other, Liddell recently told SI.com he’s going to take some time off from sparring and fighting, “I think I need at least some time off from getting hit. I’m going to take time off sparring.” As far as how long he wants to take off from competing he said, “for at least a year or so, just to let my head rest.”

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