New York Senate votes to legalize MMA

“New York moved one step closer to becoming the 45th state to regulate mixed martial arts, as the state Senate voted 32-26 to pass a bill on Wednesday that would legalize the sport.” “A similar bill is currently in committee in the state Assembly, where it is expected to pass before facing a close vote … Read more

Countdown to UFC 115 *VIDEO*

Countdown to UFC 115 takes a look at the June 12 light heavyweight match up between legends Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell (21-7) vs. Rich “Ace” Franklin (25-5) and heavyweights Pat Barry (5-1) vs. Mirko Cro Cop (26-7-2). The show goes behind the scenes to look at the fighters’ training camps and preparation for their fights. … Read more

Pat Barry on upcoming Cro Cop fight: “It’s not going out of round one”

Pat Barry (5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) (gushes and talks about his man crush on Mirko Cro Cop (26-7-2 MMA, 3-3 UFC) in great detail for three-and-a-half minutes. Then Barry is asked, “Are you going to win?”

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Todd Duffee talks about his knockout loss at UFC 114

After setting the UFC record for the fastest knockout at seven seconds in his UFC debut last August, heavyweight Todd Duffee (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) entered the Octagon at UFC 114 this past Saturday night undefeated and surrounded with a ton of hype. Duffee warned people before the fight that he was “over-hyped,” and he … Read more

Spike TV to telecast selected fights from UFC 116 prelims Saturday, July 3

“The Ultimate Fighter 3” Winner Kendall Grove vs. Goran Reljic and Brendan Schaub vs. Chris Tuchscherer New York, NY, June 2, 2010 – Spike TV will telecast live undercard bouts from “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” on Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “UFC … Read more

A look inside this weekend’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sin City was flooded with everything MMA this Memorial Day weekend. Everywhere there were Tapout, Xtreme Couture, and Affliction T-Shirts, and special UFC Fan Expo passes hung proudly on the necks of dedicated MMA fans. Fans, fighters, promoters, and sponsors of mixed martial arts showed up in numbers totaling approximately 125,000 … Read more

Chael Sonnen: “Everybody else in the UFC is a bunch of cowards except me”

It seems Chael Sonnen and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had a little run in at the UFC Fan Expo. Sonnen explains what happened. Sonnen also talks about his upcoming fight with Silva and how he was the only one in the middleweight division who wanted to fight him. Sonnen goes on to say, “One guy … Read more

Welterweight legend Matt Hughes joins UFC Hall of Fame

TWO-TIME UFC® CHAMPION ENSHRINED FRIDAY, MAY 28 Las Vegas, NV (USA) – “A country boy can survive.” For two-time UFC® welterweight champion Matt Hughes, those words echoed by singer Hank Williams Jr. don’t just serve as his inspiration before big fights. For the 36-year-old native of Hillsboro, Ill., those are words to live by. Whether … Read more