The Mountain from Game of Thrones sparred someone once and it was brutal

Dierks Bentley put it best when he sang, “What was I thinking”. What was this dude thinking? Actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson played the ruthless and brutal knight The Mountain on Game of Thrones. Before that, the 6’9” Icelandic 30 year old became the first person to win the tri-fecta of the Arnold Strongman Classic, Europe’s … Read more

Malignaggi says he knows McGregor’s greatest fear and may be right

At one point Paulie Malignaggi’s name was locked on to Conor McGregor’s. The former boxing champ agreed to be a sparring partner for the Irishman and eventually regretted it… With Paulie getting ready to face McGregor’s pal and tongue in cheek GOAT Artem Lobov in a Bare Knuckle FC bout it’s heating up again. Oh, … Read more

Malignaggi Continues to Refute McGregor’s Knockdown Claims

It’s been back and forth from Team McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi for weeks now, even prior to the New Yorker entering Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor’s training camp for his August 26th bout with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.  Before they were scheduled to be training partners, Malignaggi had said he would “knock McGregor’s beard off” … Read more

Malignaggi on sparring with McGregor: ‘He’s capable and his power is good’

Former world champion boxer and current Showtime boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi (36-8) was brought in by Conor McGregor to help him prepare for his Aug. 26 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in what will be the Irishman’s pro boxing debut. It’s a long shot for the UFC champion but one that will keep his grandkids … Read more

RUMOR: McGregor was KO’d in sparring

Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas told Villainfy Media he heard through the grapevine that Conor McGregor was knocked out by one of his training partners. “He got knocked out in sparring already, man”, Vargas said. When asked about further clarification on where he heard this from he said, “The boxing world is small, it’s a small circle.” According to … Read more

Transparent Jon Jones opens up about party lifestyle and redemption on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast #880

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has been out of the spotlight since he was forced out of his scheduled bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 due to testing positive for a banned substance. Now Jones opens up to Joe Rogan and is quite transparent about all the controversy, including the hit-and-run accident, … Read more

Tim Kennedy says he doesn’t spar anymore

Head trauma and concussions are a major concern in all contact sports, in particular football, soccer, boxing and mixed martial arts. We’ve all seen the horror stories of guys who stayed in too long, who took too much abuse, who went too hard and paid a big price. A lot of it was ignorance, that … Read more

Chris Leben UFC 162 video blog at Alliance MMA

This is a video blog of middleweight fighter Chris “The Crippler” Leben preparing for his UFC 162 fight against Andrew Craig on July 6. The video shows Chris sparring and training at Alliance MMA. Also, Head coach Eric Del Fierro and Phil “Mr Wonderful” Davis talk about Leben and what he has been working on at the gym.