Happy New Year! I was able to finally lock down Ronda Rousey’s 2004 Olympic Teammate and fellow Pro MMA Now Staff Writer Dr. Rhadi Ferguson to ask him some questions about Ronda Rousey and here’s what he had to say. Jack Bratcher: Dr. Ferguson, what is your assessment of Ronda’s last fight with Miesha Tate? … Read more
Let’s Get This Straight. Ben Askren Is A World Champion and an Olympian. Many Mixed Martial Arts organizations have much to offer but…. that Olympian credential, means that Ben Askren was one of the baddest dudes on the planet. And that credential is not up for argument. Can we argue where he ranks in MMA? … Read more
Efforts to save Olympic wrestling are paying off. However, the fight is not over. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today following a vote in St. Petersburg, Russia that wrestling was in a group of three sports selected as candidates for the final provisional sport spot in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
The UFC’s first female champion inks a one-year endorsement deal with the official energy drink of the UFC LAS VEGAS (April 23, 2013)– XYIENCE Xenergy, the official energy drink of the UFC®, has signed a one-year endorsement contract with Ronda Rousey, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Rousey, 26, is an Olympic bronze medalist in judo … Read more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held a media call today to help promote their upcoming UFC 157 card on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. UFC 157 is a historic event for the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts in that it will mark the first female fight in the organization’s history.
We’ve got U.K. MMA news, post-fight analysis of the Henderson-Edgar rematch, why you shouldn’t get too excited about the possibility of seeing MMA in the Olympics, interviews with Eduard Folayang and Daron Cruickshank, and a Ronda Rousey impression you won’t soon forget, all in this week’s Independent MMA Link Club.
Five-time world champion Judo player Teddy Riner won Olympic gold today at ExCel Arena in London. Representing France, Riner had won four bronze medals in the Olympics in Beijing four years ago, but today he picked up the highest crown any Olympic athlete can achieve by besting three-time Russian world champion Alexander Mikhaylin on penalties in the heavyweight final.