Liborio says goodbye to ATT over Covington comments

Colby Covington called Sao Paulo, Brazil a “dump” after a decision victory over Demian Maia on Saturday – and it got very real, very fast.  American Top Team (ATT) co-founder Ricardo Liborio has broken ties with the team over it. Here’s what Ricardo posted on social media. I feel that I must make a statement … Read more

Lawler says bye to American Top Team

Robbie Lawler had one of the greatest comeback stories in MMA history. The former welterweight champion came in from Strikeforce and lit the UFC up. He TKO’d Josh Koscheck, beat Rory MacDonald in to a bloody mess, and eventually defeated Johny Hendricks to capture the championship. He lost it to Tyron Woodley shortly after beating … Read more

Authentic Sports fighter Jorge Santiago signs with the UFC

Deerfield Beach, FL USA (February 22, 201) – Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago (23-8, 9 KO/TKO’s, 12 submissions) has recently been signed to a multi-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), with specific details of his first fight to be announced shortly. Santiago previously competed in the UFC in 2006. Since leaving from the … Read more talks with American Top Team’s Ricardo Liborio and Yves Edwards *VIDEO*

American Top Team’s Thiago “Pitbull” Alves and Yves Edwards are just a couple of the exciting and hardworking fighters that keep us anticipating matches featuring Coconut Creek mixed martial artists. American Top Team (ATT) is one of the leading teams in MMA.  ATT’s main academy is in Coconut Creek, Fla., but has 20 franchises throughout … Read more

American Top Team rising star: Hayder Hassan – exclusive interview

27-year-old welterweight, Hayder Hassan (3-1) is part of the crop of young up-and-coming  talent that is being grown at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. Most recently, Hayder fought on the “Strikeforce: Miami” preliminary card on Jan. 30, where he knocked out Ryan Keenan at 2:42 of the second round. It was his third … Read more

Din Thomas signs with Shine Fights; wants Ricardo Mayorga first

Photo: Sine Fights - Din Thomas wants to test himself against professional boxer Ricardo Mayorga.

Ohio (USA): On the heels of “Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World,” one of the biggest MMA events in Florida history, Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) is excited to announce the signing of the newest addition to its rapidly developing world-class roster, ATT member Din “Dinyero” Thomas.

Thomas is a nine-time UFC veteran, and is one of the top fight names in the world. Details of the contract will not be released, and “Dinyero” is slated to make his Shine debut in early 2010.

An experienced veteran who has been professionally competing since 1998, Thomas is excited about the opportunity to join a growing promotion like Shine. “I signed my contract to fight, and I’m happy,” he stated simply.

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Cain Velasquez UFC 104 video blog – part 2

We get to see a different side of Cain Velasquez in his second video blog for UFC 104. You can tell he’s a good father, taking care of his daughter. We see Cain hanging out with his family, cooking out, and then do what most families do together – go on a wild pig hunt! … Read more

Catching up with King Mo

PRO MMA ( recently had the pleasure of catching up with our good friend Muhammed Lawal. Better known to MMA fans as “King Mo,”  Lawal was last in the ring back in March when he defeated a game Ryo Kawamura by unanimous decision at SENGOKU 7.

We wanted to find out how Mo’s knee surgery went, how his recent trip to American Top Team turned out, and if there was any word yet when we might see him back in the ring.

PRO MMA: How you doing Mo, what have you been up to since your last fight?
KING MO: I just been chillin in Dallas and doing rehab on my knee.

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American Top Team Head Boxing Coach Howard Davis Jr. – PRO MMA exclusive interview

When we here at PRO MMA ( learned that one of the legendary strikers in the sport of mixed martial arts, Chuck Liddell, after years and years of doing things the same way, sought the help of a new trainer to help him with his hands it got our attention. Who was this guy and why did Chuck need him?

Well, “this guy” was a 1976 Olympic gold-medalist boxer and Head Boxing Coach at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida named Howard Davis Jr. and Chuck needed him frankly because he was no longer getting away with some of the bad boxing habits that were easy to overlook when he was knocking people out. 

Although from the old school of boxing, Howard Davis Jr. has fallen in love with the sport of MMA and its fighters. In fact, he has started a new MMA promotion entitled “Fight Time Promotions” which has already secured a TV deal and will launch this fall.

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Interview with Chuck Liddell’s boxing coach, Howard Davis Jr.

Chuck Liddell brought in legendary boxing trainer Howard Davis Jr. to help him work on his hands for his UFC 97 fight against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Davis Jr. talks about the disappointing loss and Chuck’s training for the fight. Basically, Davis concludes it’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks. This is a very … Read more