Watch UFC’s Jon Jones get lippy with cops after drag racing citation

Let me just say from the start, this is not fun to watch. Former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones broke the news on The MMA Hour Monday that he had been given five citations early Friday morning after getting stopped by Albuquerque police for an alleged drag racing incident. Jones has been doing … Read more

UFC champ Holly Holm’s full speech from ‘Holly Holm Day’ parade in Albuquerque *VIDEO*

Addressing thousands of her Albuquerque supporters, friends and the mayor on “Holly Holm Day”, newly-crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm showed gratitude for the support of her coaches, teammates, family and community. Holm’s hometown threw a parade in her honor on Sunday following her second round knockout win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 last … Read more

Watch Jon Jones leave jail on bail! (VIDEO)

Guess what $2,500 will get you? Bail in Albuquerque, if you’re UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The 27-year-old Jones (21-1) was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend that broke a pregnant woman’s arm. Jones finally turned himself in after fleeing the scene on foot and everybody from TMZ to the Washington … Read more

No drunken rants! Mel Gibson attends UFC Fight Night 42

Regardless what you think of his movies, Mel Gibson is a legend. Yes he’s had a few setbacks off the screen such as that drunken rant to his baby mama she recorded, and then there was that incident with the police, but those can almost be overlooked considering this dude was BRAVEHEART! After all, who hasn’t … Read more

UFC Live Stream: UFC Fight Night 42 Post-Fight Press Conference

Following Saturday night’s main event between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, and co-main event between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson, at UFC Fight Night 42, there will be a post-fight press conference you can watch right here. Catch the live stream or on-demand replay. Hear from the night’s big winners and UFC officials as they … Read more

“Jackson’s MMA series 1” results and play-by-play

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Greg Jackson, the coach and trainer of such well-known UFC fighters as Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, and Jon Jones, held his first “Jackson’s MMA Series” event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Saturday night in Albuquerque. There were two women’s fights on the card as Natasha Creger defeated Jennifer Berg by arm … Read more

Jackson’s MMA Series kicks off June 5 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Greg Jackson, the world-renowned MMA coach of such fighters as Rashad Evans and Keith Jardine, is throwing his hat into the promotion business. Coach Jackson and Jackson’s Gym is presenting the “Jackson’s MMA Series I” on June 5, at the new Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. The fight card … Read more

WEC 46 spotlight: Coty “Ox” Wheeler – exclusive interview

This Sunday night, Jan. 10, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting returns to Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. with “WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson”. Fighting at bantamweight on the card, and making his fourth WEC appearance, will be Coty “Ox” Wheeler (10-2). ( had the pleasure of speaking to Coty this week about his upcoming fight with Will Campuzano (6-1), how it feels to work with the “Fighters Only 2009 Coach of the Year”, where he got his nickname, and what animal he may have been in a previous life (it’s not an ox).

It’s the little man with big personality, the Apache kid, the fighter who was almost named “Two Dogs Humping”, Mr. Coty “Ox” Wheeler…

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Grappling Profile: Combat Sports Club brings unique approach in professional league – Southwest Grapplefest II, March 28

On March 28, 2009 SOUTHWEST GRAPPLEFEST II will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After years of traveling to Quest, Naga, Pan Ams, and other grappling competitions, the founder, Dave Friedlander told PRO MMA (, “I decided it was time to start a tournament here in Albuquerque as it is a hotbed for combat sports.”

Founded in 2007, SOUTHWEST GRAPPLEFEST and the SOUTHWEST GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP make up the tournament circuit of the Combat Sports Club which is run by Dave and his wife Ana and sons, Daniel, Matthew, and David.

One of the main things that separates the Combat Sports Club tournaments from other grappling events is the point system and professional league is merit based. There’s no need for an agent or manager or a resume. Everyone has equal chances of becoming a Pro and earning prize money; it is a fair unbiased system, no matchmakers, handlers or lawyers needed.

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