John Cholish retires after UFC on FX 8, criticizes UFC payment of fighters

John Cholish

John Cholish retires from the sport of MMA. He cited the major factor in his decision was not only the issue of pay for fighters, but also that time he spent away from friends and family was not worth trading just for the love of the sport. It is clear this was not a decision he made on the fly. He stated it was a decision he came to over the past year.

UFC on FX 8 weigh-in results

Vitor Belfort vs Luke Rockhold

Fighter weigh-ins for UFC on FX 8 took place today at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua Do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil, the same venue playing host to Saturday’s fight card headlined with a 185-pound match-up between former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold and former UFC light heavyweight champ Vitor Belfort.

The UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold card

Vitor Belfort

UFC officials have recently announced several bouts for the UFC on FX 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold card that’s slated to take place in Brazil on May 18th. The event will take place at the Arena Jaragua in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil, and will be broadcast live on FX.

John Cholish vs. Danny Castillo and Pascal Krauss vs. John Hathaway set for UFC on FOX 3 in May

UFC on FOX

The UFC has added two more bouts to the UFC on FOX 3 event that will take place on May 5th in East Rutherford, New Jersey. A lightweight bout between John Cholish and Danny Castillo has been verbally agreed upon by the fighters.

UFC 140 spotlight: 10 questions with Mitch Clarke

ProMMAnow.com talks with 26-year-old undefeated lightweight Mitch Clarke, who makes his UFC debut this Saturday night against John Cholish at UFC 140 in Toronto, Ontario.