The Only Girl at the Try Outs

ONE Championship, the Singapore-based Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, and Kickboxing promotion launched in 2011, is home to an ever-lengthening list of fighters from New Zealand, and Nyrene Crowley looks set to join the ranks, and soon. Born and bread in Auckland, Crowley headed to Bali in September last year after leaving her trainers with … Read more

That time Jorge Gurgel took an ice bath with Rich Franklin

Former UFC fighters Rich Franklin and Jorge Gurgel are a pair of genuinely good guys. Rich coached Jorge on the second season of The Ultimate Fighter but they trained together long before that. Let me set this video up after saying all of this. Rich Franklin was taking an ice bath to help his body recover and in walks Jorge. After some antics Gurgel climbs in and Rich doesn’t seem that shocked even after Jorge creates a makeshift thong. Check it out…

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Romero’s manager believes his client just may be the middleweight GOAT, wait what?

Malki Kawa told The Luke Thomas Show that his client Yoel Romero may be the greatest middleweight of all time. You can’t be the GOAT if you can’t make weight and unless you have had the UFC belt around your waist there is no chance for that moniker to be yours. Yoel missed weight for … Read more

Rich Franklin says he’s busier than ever, ONE Warrior Series episode 1 video

I was texting back and forth with one of the most respectful, hard working, and friendly people on the planet about his current projects and he said he was very busy, but loved every minute of it. Rich Franklin is the vice president of international MMA organization ONE Championship and stays in constant motion nowadays so getting texts from him means he’s at least taking an occasional breather. If you would like a road map to success just look at his path from math teacher, to UFC champion, and then a powerful player in today’s MMA climate. One of our favorite projects he’s been working on is the ONE Warrior series and we’ve got the video. Check it out.

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TOP 3 UFC fights that turned a fighter in to a star

Nate Diaz is a megastar now since defeating Conor McGregor in their first bout. Sure, McGregor got the win back, but Diaz was launched in to the million dollar club. Ronda Rousey announced herself to the world by beating reigning Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate and Chris Weidman stunned the world by defeating Anderson Silva via … Read more

ONE Championship fighters will now compete at ‘walking-weight’ in revolutionary MMA weigh-in program

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

Former UFC champion Rich Franklin officially retires

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin has officially announced his retirement from MMA as a fighter. The 40 year old Franklin (29-7, 1NC) hasn’t competed since November 2012, a first round KO loss against Cung Le in China. Franklin did his own thing after that fight even though he had one fight left on his … Read more

The legacy of Anderson Silva

At UFC 64 Anderson Silva defeated Rich Franklin to become the new UFC middleweight champion. Franklin had been the champion for a year and half before the loss to “The Spider”, and many thought the loss was a fluke. After Franklin won two straight fights and Silva turned back challengers Travis Lutter and Nate Marquardt, … Read more

TEDx Talk with Rich Franklin: How to be a Loser

“Losing is inevitable. Make sure you have the tools in your toolbox to deal with it.” Speaking at TEDxUChicago last month, former UFC Middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin explains how to be an effective loser. Who has ever done something great without suffering setbacks and losing at some point? Franklin was on top of the … Read more