Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to withdraw from his UFC 209 co-main event fight with Tony Ferguson just one day prior to their interim lightweight title match. Nurmagomedov faced complications while cutting weight and was hospitalized before weigh-ins. He and his opponent lost out on a huge payday, not to mention a potential shot at Conor … Read more
At 154.5 pounds UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson was all set to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim title at Saturday’s UFC 209 card. Unfortunately, as previously reported, Khabib was removed from the card after complications from weight-cutting sent him to the hospital. It’s not the first time Khabib has had trouble making weight and … Read more
ONE Championship has introduced a new weigh-in program that will hopefully be safer for the fighters and also help prevent what happened with the recent Luis Santos situation. Fighters are no longer allowed to cut weight by dehydration and will now compete at their “walking-weight”. The news comes via ONE Championship press release: 23 December … Read more
UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks has been hospitalized due to issues with cutting weight to fight Tyron Woodley on Saturday at UFC 192 in Houston, Texas. UFC President Dana White broke the news via his Twitter account: Hendricks vs Woodley is off the card due to Hendricks weight cut issues. pic.twitter.com/By3P6jg2FO — Dana White (@danawhite) October … Read more
Sly Stallone called her “a natural” at acting. In this new 36-minute sit-down interview with RingTV UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey talks about her foray into film, her thoughts on being a role model, balancing acting and fighting and not falling victim to the “curse” of fighters who cross over into movies. The Rowdy … Read more
The weight cutting debate is alive and well as men and women are looking for advantages any way they can. Sometimes it does pay off. Those times are usually when a weight cut goes as smoothly as possible and the fighter hits the mark on the scale. UFC 177 was plagued with the opposite, weight … Read more
Bellator Uncut is a new weekly series that shows fans what goes on behind the scenes. This week we take a look at what went down backstage last Friday night at The Horseshoe in Hammond, Ind., at Bellator MMA 112 when Pat Curran reclaimed the featherweight title from Daniel Straus in the night’s main event. What Straus went through to make weight is worth the watch by itself.
This week I was able to lock down Dr. Ferguson again and this time I asked him some really tough questions about two of his friends, Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. Dr. Ferguson has trained and consulted for Rashad and he went to the Olympic Games in 2004 with Daniel Cormier and fought in Strikeforce with him and on the same card in 2011.