Back from the brink – Mike “Joker” Guymon’s battle with depression

Mike “Joker” Guyman fights Rory MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 20” on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The bout will mark the UFC debut of both fighters. It was only a few months ago that Guymon made a suicide attempt after a severe bout with depression. In this new interview … Read more

Georges St. Pierre wins “Fighter of the Year” at Fighters Only World MMA Awards 2009 – winners list

Fighters Only Magazine held their World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2009 Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Many of the stars of the MMA world were there, including Dana White, Tito Ortiz, Georges St. Pierre, and Diego Sanchez, among others. A few highlights included the awkwardness of having Dan Henderson … Read more

Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Carswell – Are we having fun yet?

Photo by Tracy Lee - Tami and the Tapout House crew out celebrating the night before WEC 45 weigh-ins.

I am back to training harder; working on all the parts of Tami that can be worked on. Greg gave me a training protocol to work my hips on the ground which I am very happy about since I can’t roll around on my shoulder right now.

There was a pumped up feeling around the house this week in which our boy Cowboy has been getting ready for WEC 45 in Vegas this weekend. Cowboy would just break out into random bouncing around saying he couldn’t wait for this fight. It’s been fun to witness his playfulness around fighting. You can see how much fun this is for him.

Unfortunately, for his opponents Cowboy has “Play Time” tattooed on his shins. True Dat!!! At the weigh-ins Cowboy bounced out with all that energy to face Ed Ratcliff who immediately put a smile on Cowboy’s face by saying that he was going to knock him out.

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The Cageside Beat December 23, 2009 Recap

The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of ProMMA.info
The Cageside Beat is the official radio show of ProMMA.info

On the most recent episode of The Cageside Beat, brought to you by ProMMA.info, Brian and Mike were joined by director/producer extraordinaire Bobby Razak. This episode was sponsored by TapouT, an expression of combat known worldwide.

The guys discussed a number of topics in addition to bringing you the new edition of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of MMA This Week” and announcing a UFC 108 Trivia contest.

To listen to and download the episode, as well as find out how to enter the UFC 108 Trivia contest, follow the jump.

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The Cageside Beat December 23, 2009: Bobby Razak

Join Brian and Mike for the newest episode of The Cageside Beat, the official radio show of ProMMA.info. This special holiday episode will happen Wednesday, December 23 at 11:00 PM ET. Brian and Mike will be joined by film director/producer extraordinaire, Bobby Razak.

You may be familiar with Razak’s numerous works with TapouT, and more recently, Dethrone.

This episode is being sponsored by TapouT, an expression of combat known worldwide. In addition to the return of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of MMA this week”, the episode will also feature a new segment on the show – a trivia contest – this week’s subject will be the upcoming UFC 108 event. Listeners will be able to call in and compete for some great MMA gear. Specifics will be announced live on the show.

For more info on the show, and some of Razak’s work, follow the jump.

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Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Carswell – Victory favors those that take pain

Tami Carswell lives in the Tapout House and train's at Greg Jackson's MMA Academy.

Tami Carswell’s Tapout house blog – Victory favors those that take pain

We started out strong going into the gym. Everyone energized from a chill weekend. First we had some great stand up drills lead by Greg and then we switched to take downs.

When it was my turn I entered with the intention of defending anything that came my way. Staying low, I was ready when my opposition shot in on me, sprawling out I defended the shoot.

What happened next I did not anticipate. My sparring partner grabbed my torso on the ground, picked me up, and slammed me down right on my shoulder. When I got up I knew something was different.

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Life at the Tapout House with female MMA fighter Tami Love Carswell – Introduction

My name is Tami Love Carswell and I am a female MMA fighter constantly working on making my dreams come to fruition. I have been training and learning as much about this sport as fast as possible. I started out only with “The Sweet Science” of boxing and soon began working on many other fight skills with the goals of perfecting them.

I have been very fortunate to partner up with Boom Superfoods in my mission to rise to the top. For me it was important to find a product that I believed in and one that would assist my body during training. In my initial conversation with Jeff McIntosh owner and alchemist of Boom Superfoods, I agreed to try FOODFIGHT and let him know how it resonated with me.

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MMA H.E.A.T. episode 2 now available

MMA H.E.A.T.’s second episode is now available for your viewing pleasure in the video player on our front page – it is not hard to find, I know you can do it. Just be sure to turn the sound up.

In episode two, the show opens with a human beat box performance from the artist K-9…which is pretty damn cool. It’s only their second show, but the guys are doing a great job of blending entertainment with MMA.

Sam Strayer and Karyn Bryant discuss a myriad of topics this week and sit down face to face with Jason “Mayhem” Miller to have a very interesting discussion about his willingness to fight anyone anytime, and his upcoming Strikeforce welterweight title fight with Jake Shields.

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Mike “The Joker” Guymon offered four-fight deal with UFC

Photo courtesy of: Sherdog - Mike "The Joker" Guymon wakes up Pat Healy with a big knee.
Photo courtesy of: Sherdog - Mike "The Joker" Guymon wakes up Pay Healy with a big knee.

Owner of the popular “Jokers Wild Fighting Academy” in Lake Forest, Calif., current King of the Cage welterweight champ, So-Cal MMA legend, and original member of the Tapout crew, Mike “The Joker” Guymon has been offered a four-fight deal with the UFC .

Guymon announced the news in a forum post on the Underground on Friday:

I just got offered a 4 fight deal with the UFC!!!!!! I feel so blessed and thankful for all the people in my life. This has been the craziest year by far. This has taken me just over 10 years to accomplish. Through that time there have been countless people and sponsors that made it possible, I love you all.

I literally cried for 3 hours from sheer joy and the long road that I had traveled to this point. Thank you so much Joe Silva, Dana, Tim Katz, Dan Caldwell, And Chris from the UG that made this all happen.

I know that the 170 division is stacked and all fights will be tough in there, but I promise that I will be ready in all facets of the game to give everyone their monies worth – Win or Lose!!!!

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PRO MMA Exclusive Interview – Mark DellaGrotte Part 3

Here is the final installment of a special three part PROMMA.INFO exclusive. Mark DellaGrotte talks candidly with “Fast Eddie” Constantine about his relationship with Kenny Florian, his thoughts on Penn vs Florian and has some very kind words for his family, friends and fans. Please like & share: